LAKE OCONEE — Sept. 23 – Oct. 26
STMA will be hosting its fall fundraiser d’Art Shadows, on Oct. 26. From now until Oct. 25 an online Celebrity Costume Contest is ongoing as part of the event. The costume contest features 15 local “celebrities” dressed up for Halloween portraits. Each vote helps raise money for STMA’s children art programs. Tickets to the costume party are $35 and can be ordered by calling Pam at 706-342-7557. Come as your aren’t!
The Red Cross will hold Blood Drives at the following locations:
Oct. 4 – Greene County High School, 1002 S. Main St., Greensboro, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 – Rotary Club of Morgan County, 382 S. Main St., Madison, noon-6 p.m.
Oct. 24 – Knights of Columbus, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, noon-6 p.m.
October – March
Oconee Performing Arts Society will present Education and Outreach Programs. In October there will be three performances of the Georgia Boy Choir. In February the Atlanta Opera will present “En Miss Palabras” for two performances. Let’s Go Science with Professor Smart will hold two performances in March. For more information visit www.opas.org.
Oct. 1 – 13
Putnam County’s elementary and primary school students can compete for prizes in Goodwill’s donation drive while helping provide career training services for their community.
Students can bring donations to the Goodwill drive-through donation center at 1030 Lake Oconee Parkway from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, or noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays through Oct. 13. An attended Goodwill donation truck also will be located in the parking lot of the Walmart Superstore in Eatonton from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 3-6.
For more information contact Nancy Browning at 706-833-5938 or email@example.com.
Oct. 1 – Nov. 8
Tri-County EMC will be hosting a design contest for its 2013 Christmas Card. Students grades Kindergarten through fifth who live in a household served by Tri-County EMC may enter. For more information visit www.tri-countyemc.com.
Oct. 3 – Dec. 23
The Greene County Christmas Stocking Fund has announced the following dates for application acceptance, volunteer training and donation sorting:
Oct. 3 (10 a.m.–noon): Computer training for data entry volunteers
Oct. 3-4 (2-6 p.m.): Applications accepted at FUMC in Union Point
Oct. 5 (10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) – 6 (1:30-4:30 p.m.): Applications accepted at Athens Tech Computer Lab
Dec. 3 (1-4:30 p.m.): Clothes sorting and packing (Walkers Church)
Dec 4: Clothes bags moved to County Building (3-4 volunteers needed)
Dec 16: Initial toy sorting and counting, shopping if needed
Dec. 17-18: Toys for Tots collection, final toy sorting
Dec. 19 (9 a.m.-noon): Distribute senior gifts at Greensboro Senior Center (3-4 volunteers needed)
Dec 20: Pack toys
Dec 21: Load trucks
Dec 23 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.): Distribution to the families with children at GCHS
For further information contact Vickie Jenkins at 706-817-6825 or Lloyd Jenkins at 678-642-7728.
The second annual Fall Family Festival and Titan Trot will be held at Lake Oconee Academy, off Carey Station Road in Greensboro. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run taking place at 9:30. Festival activities will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at t he baseball field. For more information visit www.lakeoconeeacademy.org and select “Coming Events”.
Rep. Broun will have field representatives available to meet with residents at the following locations: Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce, 115 E. Jefferson St., 10 a.m.-noon; Eatonton City Hall, 201 N. Jefferson Ave., 2-4 p.m.
OPAS is pleased to present American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle in a special concert at Festival Hall in Greensboro. Melinda, along with Jim Grey and the Session Players Big Band, will bring R&B and Jazz to Lake Oconee. The first Oconee Idol winner will also perform before the show.
The Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties is planning a fun-filled, family friendly event on beautiful Lake Oconee. The Poker Paddle contestants will launch kayaks from 1130 Lake Oconee Parkway (by the bridge next to That Pizza Place), Eatonton at 3 p.m. To register or request more information contact Rotarian Dr. Ramona Warren, 1022 Founders Row, Greensboro, Ga. 30642, or by phone at 706-454-2040.
Tri-County EMC’s Annual Meeting to determine the election of board of directors will be held in Gray. For information on the candidates visit www.tri-countyemc.com/election.da.
Oct. 18 – Nov. 22
The Plaza Arts Center, Eatonton, will host illustrator Lindy Burnett as she teaches a class on Gouache, a painting technique similar to watercolor. Classes will be for sessions on six consecutive Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $125 total. To register visit www.theplazaartscenter.com or call 706-923-1655.
STMA will be hosting a family workshop: Celebrating the Moment through Image and Words. The workshop will be held at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, and will run from 10 a.m.-noon. The workshop is meant for a partnership of one child and one adult or two children and one adult. Learn to use cell phones to create memorable art. If you don’t have a camera on your cell phone there will be phones to spare. Adults $10, children $8 (members receive a $2 discount and those in financial need may attend free). To make a reservation call 706-342-7557.
Farmers & Merhcants Bank, downtown Eatonton, will hold a Shred Day open to the community from 10 a.m.-noon. Please limit two boxes per person. They will also be able to “shred” data on computer hard drives. Donations of old computers will also be accepted.
Oct. 24 – 27
The Greene County Players will present First Baptist of Ivy Gap at Festival Hall in Greensboro. For more information, or to buy tickets, contact 762-243-8022.
The Eatonton Putnam Arts Foundation and the Eatonton-Putnam Historical Society will host Ghosts on the Avenue Historic Walking Tour and Supper from 5-8 p.m. The ghosts of historic Eatonton characters will share fascinating stories as they greet folks outside their formers homes along Madison Avenue. Guided 30-minute tours include supper at the Plaza Arts Center. Tickets, $25, are available the Arts Center, by phone at 706-923-1655 or online at www.theplazaartscenter.com.
The Pilot Club of Greene County is once again revving up for their annual Meadowcrest Arts and Crafts Market at the Greene County High School in Greensboro. If you are a prospective new vendor or an “old reliable” vendor please contact Faye Worthen at 706-338-9134 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Ileane Slocum at 706-453-9338 or email@example.com as soon as possible for applications and information.
Save the date. The Greene County Chamber of Commerce will present T. Graham Brown in concert at Festival Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. Watch for further details on the event and visit www.greeneccoc.org for updates.
Nov. 24 – Feb. 16
The ice skating rink will be open at Reynolds Plantation. The rink is open to the general public: $30 for adults; $20 for ages 12 and under.
OPAS is honored to present Emmy award nominated Michael Londra with an evening of Christmas from Ireland told in song, dance and the classic stories of his youth at Festival Hall in Greensboro. Tickets go on sale Sept. 30. Visit www.opas.org for more information.