Members of the American Legion Post 523 Milledgeville are accepting donations for care packages for men and women stationed overseas. Items being collected include socks, underwear, fingerless gloves, undershirts, caps, towels, as well as books and magazines, pens and pencils, and personal items. Non-perishable food items will also be accepted. For more information call Johnnie Gilbert, senior vice commander, Post 523 Milledgeville, 478-456-6528, Michael Davis, 478-456-4480 or email

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will showcase some of Georgia's finest examples of antebellum architecture during The Georgia Trust Expedition: Sparta Renaissance in Sparta and Hancock County on Saturday, Aug. 27. The Georgia Trust Hancock County Expedition is $50 for Georgia Trust members and $60 for non-members and includes lunch and the closing reception. Tour-only tickets that do not include lunch and the closing reception are also available for $25. Walk-up tickets may be purchased the morning of the event at Hancock County Courthouse. For more information or to register, visit or call 404-885-7812. Proceeds from the Expedition support the many preservation and educational programs of The Georgia Trust. 

Thursdalusia! is held at Andalusia starting at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month through September: Sept. 15. The open mic evenings will go until sunset and performers get five minutes. Performances will take place on the Nail House deck.

Georgia River Network will hold its Lower Oconee Hidden Gem Paddle & Campout Sept. 17-18. For information and to sign up visit

Tuesday, Aug. 23

10:30 a.m.: A Senior Olympic badminton club will be held at the Baldwin County Recreation Department gym.

11 a.m.-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.

11 a.m.: The public is invited to attend a weekly meeting at the Collins P. Lee Center at 237 Harrisburg Road to discuss plans for the Lucille Harris Community Garden and Solomon Harris Walking Trail, as well as to hear updates about efforts by the Parks & Recreation Dept., Milledgeville Community Garden Association, Baldwin Family Connection and the Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. For more information contact the Wards at 478-453-2565 or Barbara Vann at 478-452-5726.

12:30 p.m.: Eatonton Duplicate Bridge Club, an official member of the American Contract Bridge League, is now meeting at the Parkside Main 8 Theater, 1050 Parkside Main, Greensboro. For more information contact Betty Roper at 706-467-3079.

12:45 p.m.: The Milledgeville Kiwanis Club meets at First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Wayne St. Visitors are welcome to the program and to lunch with a club sponsor.

3-6 p.m.: The Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers Market is held at 222 E. Hancock St. in downtown Milledgeville at the Market Park Pavilion. Free parking available. Call 478-414-4014 for information.

6:30 p.m.: Milledgeville City Council meets at City Hall.

7 p.m.: The Sweet Georgia Sound Sweet Adeline Chorus meets at Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave., Macon, to practice, socialize and sing. It is for women only. 478-335-3010.

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