The Old Governor’s Mansion will feature Civil War era exhibits and lectures throughout October and November. “What We Wore on our Heads: An Exhibition of Civil War Era Headwear” will be on display from Oct. 1 - Nov. 2. “Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War” will be on display Oct. 2 - Nov. 15. “Out the Change the World: The Life and Works of John Oliver Killins” will be featured at the Sallie Ellis Davis House from Oct. 3 - 30. “Picket’s Charge: A Novel” will be presented by Charles McNair Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.
Tri-County EMC is hosting a design contest Oct. 1 - Nov. 8 for its 2013 Christmas Card. Students grades Kindergarten through fifth who live in a household served by Tri-County EMC may enter. For more information visit www.tri-countyemc.com.
Allied Arts will host the exhibition Speaking Highly of the South by Stan Strickland from Oct. 6 - Nov. 15.
Cub Scout Pack No. 325 and New Beginning Church of Christ, 325 Highway 49 W, invite everyone to a Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19. There will be games, free food, a yard sale, pre-winter vehicle check for women (beginning at 8:30). For more information contact the Rev. Mary Thomas at 478-456-6056 or Sister Sue Pearson at 478-456-6676.
The Bicycling Club of Milledgeville will hold its second annual Deep Roots Charity Bike Ride beginning at 9 a.m. at the Central State Hospital Pecan Grove Oct. 19. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The five-mile Family Fun Ride is free to all participants, but the longer routes cost $40 per entrant. For more information contact Ride Director Tom Glover at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mvillebikes.com.
GMC will host a parade for Alumni Weekend at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19, the guest speaker will be Lt. Gen. Claude Kicklighter. The GMC President’s Parade will be held Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
NSDAR will host a 50th anniversary Commemorative Event honoring those who served in the Vietnam War Oct. 20 from 3-4 p.m. at the Birdsong Recreation Center of the Georgia War Veteran’s Home, 2249 Vinson Highway, Ga. Highway 112 S. The speaker will be Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Greer.
The Oconee Regional Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert, Piano Passion, on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. at Russell Auditorium.
Georgia DoT will host a meeting at the Milledgeville Mall Oct. 21 from 5 -7 p.m. The event is to give the public an opportunity to review and comment on the Draft FY 2014-2017 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for East Central Georgia.
ORMC and the American Cancer Society are offering free smoking cessation classes Oct. 22 and 29 and Nov. 5 and 12 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Education Center. Call 477-454-3705 to register.
Oct. 23 - 24 GC’s Sustainability Council will host two events from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The educational events will be held at the Arts & Sciences fountain to raise awareness about sustainability.
Toomsboro Kids’ Club is sponsoring a city-wide yardsale in Toomsboro Oct. 26 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Toomsboro.
A Harvest Festival and Petting Zoo will be held on Oct. 27 starting at 9:45 a.m. at New Vision COGIC, 941 Dunlap Road. There will be food and prizes.
Baldwin High School will present the Haunted Nature Trail Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin High Nature Trail. The event is $5 per person. For more details contact Pam Howard at 478-453-6429.
Salvation Army needs volunteers for bell ringers this holiday season. For more information contact Millie Day at 478-452-7511.
Court Appointed Special Advocates is seeking volunteers for its Fall training. If interested call 478-452-9170, visit ocmulgeecasa.org or contact Lori Muggridge at email@example.com.
The Baldwin County Health Department has flu vaccinations available. For more information contact the Health Department at 478-445-1574.
Thursday, Oct. 17
8:30 a.m.: The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce Full Board meets in the Chamber Boardroom at 130 S. Jefferson St.
10 a.m.-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 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 and 3 p.m.: The LIR Book Group will hold a meeting at the First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Wayne St. The Writer’s Group will follow.
2-5 p.m.: Free HIV testing at 900 Barrows Ferry Road. 478-445-5518.
5:30-7 p.m.: The Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce hosts Business After Hours. Call 478-453-9311 for the location.
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.