Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) will be the guest speaker at Georgia Military College (GMC) President’s Parade at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 on Grant Parade. Representative England is the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and has spent his eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives serving the citizens of Barrow County, and House District 116. GMC’s Prep School and Junior College (JC) Cadets will participate in the parade.

Community Wide Indoor Craft Fair and Indoor Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5. Calling all artisans, crafters, bakers. Calling those who need to clean out the house before the holidays. Please register for this two-part event hosted by Community Baptist to host a yard sale booth or a craft fair booth. Sign up at or call 478-453-2380.

THP Productions and Volume Hyundai, along with local sponsors, will present a fall festival and carnival from 2 to 5 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 107 Ga. Highway 49 West. Bring trick-or-treat bags. The event will feature candy, pictures and giveaways for best costume design.

The second annual “People Helping People” event sponsored by Maddox Investing America (MIA) Food Bank will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at 133 Old River Bridge Road. Proceeds will go to help feed families for the holidays. There will be free food and music. For more information call 478-453-2221.

The 12th annual Andalusia Farm Bluegrass Festival is slated from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Andalusia. The music lineup includes Good Country People, The Skillet Lickers and Packway Handle Band. Andalusia is located at 2628 N. Columbia St.

Georgia Military College Prep School Theatre Program presents “The Wedding Singer” One Act performance Oct. 27 and 29 at 7 p.m. at the Goldstein Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available online for reserved admission at

The Simmons Family and Big Heads Barber Shop is hosting its annual Halloween Candy Drive for the 35th year. The community is asked to donate to this effort by contributing candy, individually wrapped bags of chips, cookies and snack cakes. Bags will be distributed to the Boys & Girls Club, the Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS), Pro Kutz, Dr. Gregory Graham’s office, Kid’s Zone Day Care, to the elder, homebound and to trick-or-treaters. To donate or for more information, call 478-454-1804 or 478-387-8760.

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

Maddox Investing America Inc. Food Bank presents its Community Celebration Day from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at 133 Old River Bridge Road. There will be music and free food.

Saturday, Nov. 5

8 a.m. - noon: Community Wide Indoor Craft Fair and Indoor Yard Sale at Community Baptist Church, 143 Log Cabin Road, NE Milledgeville. Local artisans and crafters at the fair and an indoor yard sale in the other part of the building. Proceeds go to local ministries. For more information email

9 a.m. to noon: The Green Farmer’s Market is open at the new Market Park Pavilion downtown. There will be live music, fresh produce and other vendors.

3 p.m.: The Readers Book Club meets at the Milledgeville Mall food court to discuss its current selection. Be prepared to suggest or vote on a book for the group to read. The club is free and open to the community. For more information contact Jeff Taylor at 478-454-4206.

Sunday, Nov. 6

2 p.m.: ABATE of Georgia District 7 for all motorcyclists meets at AP’s Hidden Hideaway on Broadway in Macon. 478-451-9870.

 Monday,  Nov. 7

10 a.m.: Oconee Valley Family YMCA meets at People’s Bank at Harmony Road and Highway 44.

Noon-4 p.m.: Harriet’s Closet is open. It is located next to the Cancer Treatment Center at Oconee Regional Medical Center and provides items free of charge to cancer patients and survivors. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping cancer patients in the Oconee region. For more information or to volunteer, please call 478-457-2124.


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