Oconee Regional Healthcare Foundation's Samuel M. Goodrich, MD, Endowed Healthcare Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. Application packets have been sent to area colleges and universities that offer degrees in healthcare fields of study. Scholarships will be made in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for the academic year. Applications for the Scholarship Fund can be obtained by visiting www.oconeeregional.com and clicking on the “Foundation” tab.
The Lake Oconee Bible Bee is excited to announce the beginning of the 5th Bible Bee season. Family registration runs from April 1 through May 31, and study materials will be released on June 1. The Lake Oconee Bible Bee will be holding monthly fun family activities in preparation for the local contest, which will be held on August 24 at Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church. The competition challenges youth from ages seven to 18 years in Bible knowledge and memorization first at local contests held around the country at the end of August, and then at a National Competition held in November for the top 300 contestants from across the nation. Please contact Melinda Spivey or Christie Pineda at BibleBee.org/LakeOconee if you have any questions or would like to volunteer. Learn more about the National Bible Bee and register at www.BibleBee.org.
Thursday, May 16
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Harriet's Closet, a free supply closet to help fill the needs of cancer patients, is open. The nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients in Central Georgia has relocated next door to Georgia Cancer Specialists building at Oconee Regional Medical Center. For information or to volunteer, call 478-457-2124.
11 a.m.: AARP will meet at the Golden Corral on N. Columbia St. Please bring items for the food pantry.
Noon: The Rotary meets at the Country Club.
Noon: The Eatonton Kiwanis Club meets at Central Georgia Tech on the James Marshall bypass.
12:30 p.m.: The Eatonton Duplicate Bridge Club, an official member of the American Contract Bridge League, meets at the Plaza Arts Center, 305 N. Madison Ave. in Eatonton. For more information contact Betty Roper at 706-467-3079.
2 p.m.: Learning in Retirement’s Book Review Group will meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Wayne St., to discuss Jonathan Kahn’s “The Harbinger.” The public is invited to read the book and join the discussion.
2 to 5 p.m.: Free HIV testing at 900 Barrows Ferry Road. 478-445-5518.
3 to 5 p.m.: Digital Bridges Open Computer Clinic is open in the Knight Community Innovation Center, 127 W. Hancock St. Work station availability is limited. The clinic is designed to teach basic skills to adult beginning computer users. Participants may come with specific questions or for general knowledge. For more information call 478-387-0254 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your slot or to volunteer.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: The Baldwin County Healthcare Coalition meets in the Education Room at ORMC, 821 N. Cobb St.
5:30 to 7 p.m.: The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce hosts Business After Hours. Call 478-453-9311 for the location.
6 p.m.: A community Litter Task Force meeting will be held at the Baldwin County Board of Education auditorium, located at 110 N. ABC Dr. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss task force goals, objectives and plans of action to eliminate litter in the community. The public is invited.
6 p.m.: Chaplinwood Health & Rehabilitation will have a Family Night Fish Fry and party.
6 p.m.: Baldwin County Commissioners will hold a Litter Task Force Meeting at the Baldwin County Board of Education Auditorium, 110 ABC Drive.
6:30 p.m.: The John Milledge Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, meet at the Milledgeville Country Club.
7 p.m.: The Milledgeville Lions Club meets at the Golden Corral on North Columbia Street.
7:30 p.m.: Bingo is held at the American Legion Post 523 on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Refreshments will be sold. 478-452-1611.
7:30 p.m.: Lake Country Twirlers is a square dance club that meets at the Harmony Association Building on Highway 44. Everyone is invited to come by, meet members, enjoy refreshments and see what fun square dancing can be. For more information call 706-468-5090 or visit www.LCTwirlers.groupsite.com.