If you are interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive parent, IMPACT pre-service training classes will be held on May 4 and 11. Classes will be held at Jones County DFCS, 141 James Street, Gray, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is free and is available for families from Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties. For more information call 1-877-210-5437 or 478-445-7020.
The sixth annual Fun Day for Kids, sponsored by Tracy Harper Productions along with Butler Ford and Flipper Chapel AME Church, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Admission is free. Prizes will be given away along with scholarships for area students. There will also be a car given away to one area student. Students must have a 4.0 grade point average and have proof of transcript to receive awards. For more information call 478-454-7556.
As of Monday, May 6, 2013 the road leading onto Foston Trailer Park from Harrisburg Road will be closed indefinitely due to illegal trash dumping and road conditions.
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. The guidelines for the Scholarship Fund are: 1) applicants must be enrolled in a healthcare or healthcare-related field of study; 2) a minimum of 2 years toward a program should be completed to demonstrate commitment to the particular field of study for undergraduate programs, all graduate program students meet this qualification; 3) preference will be given to Baldwin County current or former residents, but in the absence of qualified candidates from this area, other applicant qualifications will be considered; 4) the deadline for application submission is May 31. Applications for the Scholarship Fund can be obtained by visiting www.oconeeregional.com and clicking on the “Foundation” tab.
Tuesday, May 7
10:30 a.m.: A Senior Olympic badminton club will be held at the Baldwin County Recreation Department gym.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Cafe Central is open every Tuesday at Freedom Church in Milledgeville. A free meal will be served to everyone who comes. For information on volunteering, call 478-453-4400.
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.
12:45 p.m.: The Milledgeville Kiwanis Club meets at the Milledgeville Country Club. Visitors are welcome to the program and to lunch with a club sponsor.
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.
4 to 7 p.m.: The Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers Market is held at 222 E. Hancock Street in Downtown Milledgeville (Next to the Golden Pantry). Free parking available. Call 478-414-4014 for information.
5:15 and 6 p.m.: The County Commission will hold their Work Session followed by their regular meeting in the Baldwin County Courthouse in Rm. 319.
6:30 p.m.: American Legion Auxiliary Post 523 meets at 430 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. All members are urged to attend.
7 p.m.: The Sweet Georgia Sound Sweet Adeline Chorus meets at Vineville Christian Towers to practice, socialize and sing. It is for women only. 478-932-5387.
7:30 p.m.: The Knights of Columbus Council 9458 meets in Flannery O'Connor Hall for a regular business meeting at Sacred Heart Church, Hancock and Jefferson streets. Tom O'Neill 478-456-0901 or 478-451-0745, or e-mail email@example.com.