Pure Chiropractic Lake Oconee and Pure Chiropractic Milledgeville are collecting canned goods to benefit the less fortunate until Nov. 21. Everyone who donates five or more canned goods will receive a complete spinal exam. For more information, contact (478) 457-0003 (706) 485-1010.
Maddox Investing in America Inc. will be feeding needy families a hot meal for Thanksgiving. For more information about how you can help, contact (478) 453-2221 or visit their office at 133 Old River Bridge Road. There is no donation too big or too small.
The Baldwin County Fire Rescue is collecting toys for its third annual Kids-Yule-Love Toy Drive. Families needing assistance should apply with Baldwin County DFCS by Nov. 21. 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 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.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Relay for Life Teams will be at the Milledgeville Mall selling crafts, baked goods, and holiday items to raise money for the fight against cancer. Come out and support your Relay for Life Team. For additional information concerning Relay for Life Mall Days, please contact Jan Nutt at (478) 451-7573.
9 a.m.: The Oconee Valley Iris Club will hold its annual Fall Iris Show at the Milledgeville Mall. The theme is “Returning Glory.” Awards will be given in Horticultural and Artistic categories for adults and youth. There will also be a “People’s Choice Award.” Entries will be accepted at the front door of the mall between 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. and judging will begin at 11. The show is free and open to the public from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
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.
9 a.m.: Plantation Quilters meet at the visitor center at Jarrell Plantation near Juliette. Dues are $10 a year. Bretta Perkins (478) 986-5172.
11 a.m.: There will be a Shinholster Fundraiser and Plate Sale at the home of Ira and Janice Horne, 1601 Asbell Road, Irwinton. There will be a tilapia fish plate/fish sandwiches, chicken tender plates/baskets, French fries, cole slaw, baked beans, sodas and water. For more information, call Ira Horne at (478) 946-3635 or (478) 456-0938.
Sunday, Nov. 18
6:30 p.m.: American Legion Auxiliary Post 523 meets at 430 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. All members are urged to attend.
Monday, Nov. 19
7:30 a.m.: Lake Oconee Promise Keepers meets at The River of Life center on Scott Road. Jack Minchey (706) 473-0431.
Noon: Baldwin County Retired Educators Association will have its fall banquet at Northside Baptist Church, 1001 N. Jefferson St. All retired educators are invited to attend and bring a covered dish. The guest speaker will be Carol Agee, Volunteer Coordinator for Meals on Wheels. Included in the meeting will be piano entertainment by BCREA members and a silent auction.
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.
Noon: Milledgeville Exchange Club meets at the Milledgeville Country Club
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 email@example.com to reserve your slot or volunteer.
6 p.m.: Digital Bridges will host an advanced iPad class. The class will allow students more personalized time with instructors and will review advances apps, features and controls for more experienced iPad users.
6:30 p.m.: The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 523 meets at the American Legion Post 523 on Martin Luther King Drive.
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. 20
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.
Noon: The Grumman Retiree Club Peach Pit Chapter meets at Golden Corral.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to reserve your slot or to volunteer.
6 p.m.: The County Commission will hold their budget hearing in the Baldwin County Courthouse in Rm. 319.
7 p.m.: The Sweet Georgia Sound Sweet Adeline Chorus meets at Vineville Christian Towers to practice, socialize and sing. It is for women only. (478) 932-5387.
7:30 p.m.: The Baldwin County chapter of the NAACP meets at Flagg Chapel Baptist Church.