The Baldwin County Fire Rescue will kick off their third annual Kids-Yule-Love Toy Drive on Nov. 1. Toys collected will be distributed to local children. Any business that would like to participate as a drop point for the public, or would like to do an employee collection, please contact the Baldwin County Fire Head Quarters at (478) 445-4421. The toys will be distributed by the Department of Family and Children Services to families that apply for Christmas Assistance. The follow stations will be drop points: Allen Memorial Drive, Central State Hospital campus, Carr Station Road, Highway 22 and Lovers Lane and Log Cabin Road.
An event benefiting Michael Barfield will take place at Ivey Tire, 900 N. Jefferson St., on Nov. 10. Recycle for Michael is meant to assist Barfield after he was injured in an accident. Cans will be recycled and there will be a car wash. If you would like to help, please contact (478) 452-4030 or (478) 451-9307.
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.
Saturday, Nov. 3
7:30 a.m.: The Big Dam Run will begin registration. The event is to assist The Empty Stocking Fund. The run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be timed by Macon Trax Running Club. The 5K begins at the Milledgeville Country Club and goes to the Lake Sinclair Dam and back. The first 72 runners receive a Big Dam Run T-shirt. Registration is $20. For more information on the Big Dam Run, contact Z97 Radio at (478) 453-9770 or visit their website z97.fm. For more information on how to contribute to The Empty Stocking Fund contact Randy New at Baynes Army Store on Wayne Street.
9 a.m.: Elkettes Eatonton Lodge No. 2549, located across from Haband, will host a Family Turkey Shoot. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The Elks will serve to-go plates of barbecue chicken for $8 starting at 11 a.m. For more information, contact (706) 485-8606.
9 a.m.: Yoga at the Greenway every Saturday morning. Bring a yoga mat and/or towel. All ages welcome. A $1 to $5 donation is appreciated. For more information, call (478) 973-9767.
9 a.m. to noon: The Fall Line Farmers Market is now open every Saturday morning in the parking lot behind First Presbyterian Church, 210 S. Wayne Street rain or shine. More than a dozen middle-Georgia farmers and producers who live in a 100-mile radius of Milledgeville sell a wide selection of naturally grown, seasonal vegetables; grass-fed beef and lamb; heritage breed pork; free-range eggs; hormone-free dairy products including butter and yogurt; artisan bread and cheese; local honey and preserves; baked goods including specialty cakes; perennial plants and more. Come sample, browse and take advantage of the opportunity to meet and talk with folks who are passionate about providing locally grown, delicious food. Children and well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. For more information call (478) 414-6433.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Gordon Woman’s Club will host a flea market and cafe at 110 College St., Gordon. There will be Christmas decorations, children’s toys, Christmas gifts and more. The Corner Cafe will be open and there will be homemade barbecue, cakes and other food.
3 p.m.: The Readers Book Club meets at Blackbird Coffee downtown 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.
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.: Ballroom Dancing held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flannery O’Connor Hall at 110 N. Jefferson St. Admission is $5. Dancers of all levels gather monthly at this alcohol and smoke-free event. For more information contact Carol Melder at (478) 453-3345.
Sunday, Nov. 4
2 p.m.: ABATE of Georgia District 7 for all motorcyclists meets at AP’s Hidden Hideaway on Broadway in Macon. (478) 451-9870.
5:30 p.m.: The Milledgeville Music Club will hold their business meeting in Porter room 228 on Georgia College’s campus. The meeting will then move to Max Noah Auditorium for a recital by scholarship winner, Erlencia Mumphrey.
Monday, Nov. 5
10 a.m.: Oconee Valley Family YMCA meets at People’s Bank at Harmony Road and Highway 44.
Noon to 4 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.
1 to 3 p.m.: Mary Vinson Memorial Library and Digital Bridges host a Computer Clinic at the Library by appointment only. 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 volunteer.
3 p.m.: “The Mourning After” a bereavement group sponsored by Hospice Care Options is held at the First Baptist Church on South Liberty Street in Milledgeville. The event is free and open to the public. (478) 453-8572.
4 p.m.: American Legion Morris-Little Auxiliary Unit 6 meets at 231 Log Cabin Rd. All members are urged to attend. For more information call Carrol Griffin, Unit 6 President at (478) 453-0295.
6 p.m.: Digital Bridges will host an “Intro to iPad” class. The class will focus on basics, including: primary iPad components, e-mail, touch screen typing, keyboard controls, basic and included applications and web browsing. If interested in the course but you do not own an iPad there are iPads available for reservation.
7 p.m.: BINGO is held at the American Legion on Log Cabin Road. No one under the age of 18 is permitted. Refreshments are sold by the Ladies Auxiliary. (478) 452-8538
7:30 p.m.: The Oconee River Buskers Square Dance Club meets at the Walter B. Williams Recreation Center.
Tuesday, Nov. 6
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.
12:45 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.
1 p.m.: The Eatonton Duplicate Bridge Club, an official member of the American Contract Bridge League, meets at the Eatonton Performing Arts Center on Madison Avenue in Eatonton. Come with a partner or e-mail Pat Turney at email@example.com for a possible partner match.
3:30 to 6:30 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.
Day Book is published daily as space allows. It is for club, government and organization meetings. If you have an item you want published, e-mail it to email@example.com or fax it to (478) 453-1459. Include a contact number to be published with your item whenever possible.