Buffington’s, located downtown, will host a Toys for Tots event through Saturday. The local downtown restaurant will collect Toys for Tots donations throughout Saturday. Entry is free, but donations of toys, batteries or cash are appreciated. Mayview Road kicks off the night festivities at 9 p.m. After Mayview’s set, a DJ will spin tunes starting at 11 p.m.
The Baldwin County Fire Rescue is collecting toys for its third annual Kids-Yule-Love Toy Drive. The follow stations are drop points: Allen Memorial Drive, Central State Hospital campus, Carr Station Road, Highway 22 and Lovers Lane and Log Cabin Road. The Lemon Tree downtown, as well as all Exchange Bank branches and Dr. William Lee’s office, 2715 N. Columbia, are also drop points. Toy collection will run until Dec. 18.
Flu vaccines are now available at the Baldwin County Health Department. They will offer both the traditional flu shot and Flu Mist, which is a nasal spray. Vaccines will cost $25 but are available at no charge to those on Medicaid, Peachcare, Wellcare, Amerigroup, Medicare Part B, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia or a State Benefit Plan through United Healthcare or Cigna. Flu vaccines will also be offered in the schools this year. Parents will receive permission slips from their child’s school in the coming weeks.
Thursday, Dec. 6
10 a.m. to 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 building at Oconee Regional Medical Center. For information or to volunteer, call (478) 457-2124.
Noon: The Rotary meets at the Country Club.
Noon: The Eatonton Kiwanis Club meets at Central Georgia Tech on the James Marshall bypass.
1 p.m.: The Eatonton Duplicate Bridge Club, an official member of the American Contract Bridge League, meets at the Eatonton Performing Arts Center at Madison Avenue in Eatonton. Come with a partner or e-mail Pat Turney at email@example.com for a possible partner match.
2 to 5 p.m.: Free HIV testing at 900 Barrows Ferry Road. (478) 445-5518.
3:30 p.m.: Mary Vinson Memorial Library, 151 S. Jefferson St. will host a Teen Movie featuring “Elf” (rated PG). The movie will be shown in the Story Time Room and there will be free popcorn. For more information, contact (478) 452-0677 ext. 127.
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.
4:30 p.m.: The Baldwin County Chapter of the Fort Valley State Alumni Association meets at the public service building at the Milledgeville Police Department.
6:30 p.m.: The Milledgeville Area Patriots meet at Victory Baptist Church on Meriweather Road. The meeting is open to the public.
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.