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 legion12261@yahoo.com.

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 www.GeorgiaTrust.org 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 loweroconee.eventbrite.com.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

7:30 a.m.: Lake Oconee Promise Keepers meets at The River of Life center on Scott Road. Jack Minchey 706-473-0431.

10:30 a.m.-noon: Free computer classes for seniors will be held at the Senior Citizens Center in Baldwin County.

1 p.m.: Falun Gong exercise class will be held at Central City Park (formerly Bonner Park) free of charge. Cultivate mind and body with five sets of easy-to-learn exercises good for all ages and all physical conditions. For more information call 478-453-4241.

6-8 p.m.: Northside Baptist Church, 1001 N. Jefferson St., offers free English lessons for non-English speakers. Free childcare is provided. Contact 478-452-6648.

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