LAKE OCONEE — 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.
Halcyon Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide companionship and socialization to terminally ill patients and their caregivers. There is something for everyone’s talents, time and abilities. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to: playing music, reading, crafts and clerical support. Contact Tami Dedels at (678) 943-3585.
Back by popular demand, it’s John Berry. The Chamber is proud to once again host John Berry’s Christmas concert in downtown Greensboro. This year the Christmas with John Berry concert will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. at Festival Hall. This annual fundraising event will be sponsored by BankSouth, Georgia Power, AT&T and The Farmers Bank. Tickets are on sale at the Greene County Chamber office at 111 N. Main St. Call (706) 453-7592 for more details.
The search is on for the perfect tree to help Downtown Greensboro celebrate the holidays. City leaders and downtown business owners are looking for a tree that will serve as the town tree this holiday season.
Greensboro’s tree is typically a fresh cut evergreen. Past trees have ranged from 20 to 30 feet in height. The selected tree will stand on the Court House Lawn in historic Greensboro throughout the holiday season. Organizers hope to have the tree in place by mid November. To suggest or offer a tree, please contact the Greensboro Better Hometown Office at (706) 453-7674.
Local groups and organizations are invited to participate in the Tree Lighting program. Choirs are needed to provide special music throughout the evening and local non-profits are invited to get involved by providing special holiday goodies. For more information about participating in the Downtown Tree Lighting, contact Kendrick Harris at the Better Hometown Office at (706) 453-7674.
Nov. through Dec.
In order to meet the deadlines below, the Greene County Christmas Stocking Fund needs to start planning now. They had a great team of volunteers last year and hope more members of the community will be able to work to support this cause again this year.
Volunteers are needed for the dates below.
November 27 -- Clothes sorting and packing for children.
December 11 -- Initial toy sorting and counting.
December 14 -- Pack toys.
December 18 -- (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Distribution at Senior Center (seniors gifts only).
December 18 – (5 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Loading at the County Annex building.
December 19 -- (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Distribution of Toys and clothes for children at Greene County High School.
If you would like to volunteer contact Vickie, (706) 817-6825, or Lloyd Jenkins, (678) 642-7728, with which event(s) and date(s) you are available. Jenkins will have more details as the upcoming dates approach.
Nov. through Jan.
STMA and The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton present “Mothers and Children: Beyond Sentiment.” This show features a collection of paintings depicting the theme of mother and child. The show is located at The Plaza Arts Center, 305 N. Madison Ave., Eatonton.
Nov. through March
STMA will present “Steffen Thomas Prints and Printmaking.” The exhibit contains Steffen Thomas’ hand pulled prints, printmaking plates and tools.
Nov. 26 through Dec. 31
The Broughton Artists’ Market will be held at 125 W. Jefferson St. in Madison.. Discover locally-made arts and crafts. The market is open Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a Grand Opening Soiree on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.
Eatonton Elks Lodge #2549 will be serving country-fried steak with all the trimmings for their Country Cook'n. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Adult plates cost $10 and plates for children 12 and under cost $6. The public is invited and the event is smoke free.
The Downtown Tree Lighting celebration in Greensboro will take place from 5-7 p.m. on the evening of Friday, Nov. 30. Mark your calendars. Santa will be available for children to visit, there will be an old-fashioned hayride through town and your favorite holiday tunes will be sung around the tree. Come early and enjoy “Soups & Sammies” by Washington Grass Inn while local choirs and choral groups perform throughout the evening.
Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
STMA will host a Holiday Collection Christmas Bazaar each day from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Bazaar will offer a variety of baked Christmas goodies, as well as unusual and inexpensive gifts, including some hand-made treasures by local artists.
Dec. 1 through Dec. 30
The Madison Artists Guild hosts their first “MAG Holiday Market” at the Cottage in Town Park, 248 W Jefferson St., Madison. There will be unique gifts, artwork and seasonal stocking stuffers. The market will be open: Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Lake Oconee Elks Lodge #2849 will be hold their annual Charity Christmas Turkey shoot at the old Lake Oconee Shooting Club at 631 Sparta Highway. There will be safety instruction for new and young shooters who can also compete in the events. Guns and ammunition will be provided or you may bring your own. All proceeds to benefit the Elks Lodge Charity fund providing aid to the needy, scholarships and a full array of philanthropic endeavors.
Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day. There is a shooting fee of $5.00, but children seven through 17 shoot and eat free. There will be refreshments, snack bar and a number of prizes. So come on out for some fun and friendship and win a Christmas turkey or ham for the family. For further information call the Lodge at (706) 991-1499.
Back by popular demand, it’s John Berry. The Chamber is proud to once again host John Berry’s Christmas concert in downtown Greensboro. This year the Christmas with John Berry concert will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. at Festival Hall. This annual fundraising event will be sponsored by BankSouth, Georgia Power, AT&T and The Farmers Bank. Tickets for the event will go on sale Oct. 8 at the Greene County Chamber office at 111 N. Main St. Call (706) 453-7592 for more details.
The Pray, Hope and Believe Cancer Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Putnam General Hospital classroom, 101 Lake Oconee Parkway, Eatonton. The theme is “Caring and Sharing” and there will be a Christmas party and dinner. All those attending should bring a heavy snack and a wrapped present ($5 or less) to exchange.
Madison Artists Chuild will host a Gingerbread Workshop at 6 p.m. at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. You can register at the Madison Artists Guild Cottage, 248 W. Jefferson St., until Dec. 3. Price per house: MAG members $13; nonmembers $15 or join the guild to receive the MAG discount. Two children may work on one house. Please arrive no earlier than 5:45 p.m. to check-in. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The city of Union Point will host a Christmas Parade in conjunction with the Greene County Chamber of Commerce and Greene County Family Connection. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a visit from Santa, Christmas Caroling with the community and more. Vendors will also be selling from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact (706) 486-4102 or (706) 486-2351.
JJ Weeks Band presents "Christmas" at Wilkinson County High School Auditorium, 11481 Highway 57, McIntyre, on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Make your plans now to attend. Call (478) 233-0389 for more information. Youth groups, church groups and school groups are encouraged to come. Prizes will be given.
The Lunchbag Landscape Lecture on the latest in equipment, tools and new products for gardeners will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greene County Extension Service office, 1180 C. Weldon Smith Drive in Greensboro.
Dr. Robert Westerfield will present.
Indulge Salon will donate 10% of sales on this date to the Greene County Christimas Stocking Fund (GCCSF). Come and experience a day of pampering while helping the GCCSF provide for those less fortunate in our community. To schedule an appointment, call (706) 999-9911. Walk-ins are also accepted.
The Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton will host A Family Holiday Celebration at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35, $50 and $65. For more information call (877) 725-8849 or visit the Oconee Performing Arts Society website at www.opas.org.
Bootcamp exercise classes designed to blast fat fast are every weekday at 6:15 a.m. at Bodyplex Gym, 106 Village Lane off of Harmony. All fitness levels welcome. $5 per class. Contact Jennette Snider CPT (706) 986-9376.
Ladies Barbershop Chorus meets every Thursday night at Liberty Chapel, 269 Milledgeville Highway in Eatonton at 7:30 p.m. All ladies that like to sing are welcome. Call (706) 485-6804, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lake Oconee Bariatric Surgery Support Group meets 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the office of Oconee Nutrition Consultants at Cowles Clinic, Suite Elm. Anyone considering surgery, pre- or post-op is welcome. Contact Stacy Paine, RD, LD at (706) 473-5801.
Lake Oconee Landscape Association has formed to promote professionalism in the green industry, in the lake country. All members of LOLA are required to be licensed, insured and reputable. LOLA members provide services such as; landscape installation, maintenance, lawn and shrub fertilization, weed control, garden centers and all your outdoor needs. All LOLA members are listed at www.lakeoconeelandscapeassociation.com. LOLA is a nonprofit organization to assist consumers in Greene, Putnam, Morgan and Baldwin counties to select quality landscape professionals.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) meets at 11:30 a.m. every third Monday in the dinning hall at Rock Eagle 4H Club Center. For further information call (706) 485-7606 or (706) 485- 0276.
The Lake Oconee Promisekeepers meet each Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for light breakfast and coffee. All men are welcome. (706) 473-0431.
Living Beyond The Label Parent support group for children and adults with disabilities is now meeting monthly. For info: (478) 456-2592 or (706) 342-0568. E-mail: email@example.com.
The Greene County Toastmasters Club invites everyone who wishes to improve their public speaking ability and increase their confidence to join them. Greene County Toastmasters is a chartered member club of Toastmasters International. The mission of the club is to assist members in learning and developing their communication skills. Toastmasters International has grown to become a world leader in helping people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience. The nonprofit organization now has nearly 250,000 members in more than 12,500 clubs in 106 countries, offering a proven — and enjoyable — way to practice and hone communication and leadership skills. For information, call (706)
The Phoenix Homemakers Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at Philadelphia United Methodist Church on New Phoenix Road in Putnam County.
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition-Georgia Chapter will host “Hearts of Teal” the last Tuesday of each month. Survivors of all gynecologic cancers are warmly invited to join us. Survivors, both new and long-term, will find understanding, care and even laughter to enrich your journey. Family and friends are welcome to attend with survivors. For more information, call Beverly Bentley, Georgia Chapter president, at (706) 342-2039.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Eatonton group, meets at 7 p.m. each Sunday, Monday and Wednesday at 105 W. Sumpter St. across from the courthouse.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets in Greensboro at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church.
AARP meets at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Senior Citizens Center in Greensboro.
Bariatric Surgery Support Group The Lake Oconee Bariatric Surgery Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month at the office of Oconee Nutrition Consultants at Cowles Clinic, Suite Elm. Anyone considering surgery, pre- or post-op is welcome. Dr. Cesar Gurmcuio of the Moore Center will be guest speaker May 8. He will discuss body-contouring surgery after significant weight loss. Contact Stacy Paine, RD, LD at (706) 473-5801.
Buckhead Bethany Friendship Club meets the third Wednesday of every month except June, July and August. Natalie Wheat, (706) 342-2264.
Community Addiction Recovery, C.A.R., meets at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday at First Baptist Church in Greensboro and at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Madison. Ralph Danson, (706) 467-3547.
Diabetes School given by the Medical College of Georgia is held on the third Friday of each month at the TenderCare building in Greensboro. (706) 453-1201. A Diabetics Support Group of Putnam County meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month except June, July and August at the Senior Citizens Center. (706) 485-8591.
A Diabetes Support Group meets from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the TenderCare Clinic in Greensboro. (706) 453-1201.
Eatonton Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Eatonton Performing Arts Center on Madison Avenue. Visitors must have a partner Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call Betty Roper at (706) 467-3079.
Eatonton Elks Lodge No. 2549 of Putnam County meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at 135 Industrial Boulevard. The Elkettes meet at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month.
Eatonton Jaycees meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Elks Lodge, 135 Industrial Blvd.
Eatonton Kiwanis Club meets at noon Thursdays at Central Georgia Technical College in Eatonton.
Eatonton Service League meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month. Hollie Haley, (706) 484-0127.