April 10

The Lake Oconee Bariatric Surgery Support Group meets 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. Dr. Cesar Gumcuio of the Moore Center will be the guest speaker April 10. He will discuss Body Contouring Surgery After Significant Weight Loss. Call Stacy Paine, RD, LD, at (706) 473-5801.

April 14

Do you doodle in the margins? Transcendoodles are STMA’s take on the latest rage in creative daydreaming with pen and paper. Once again favorite creative thinker, Elizabeth Collins of Sparkle Plenty Art will open eyes to a mind-blowing technique that will set your creative spirit free. The museum will provide pen and paper, which is all you need to turn your scribbles into fascinating patterns and designs that seem to draw themselves. You’ll be mesmerized by the technique, and there’s no end to the creative possibilities you’ll discover when you’re “in the zone.” The workshop starts at 10 a.m. and runs until noon. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for children. STMA members receive a $2 discount, and those in financial need may attend free of charge. Reservations are required, so call (706) 342-7557. STMA is located at 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead. Hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.steffenthomas.org the workshop will be held April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon.

May 5

Model Car Contest at second annual St. Matts Car Show and Spring Festival on the Grand Lawn of the Vines Mansion and Botanical Gardens in Loganville. Boys, girls and grown-ups can compete for trophies in the 1/24th, 1/32nd scale plastic models and Pinewood Derby car classes. For contest rules and to sign up, visit www.stmattscarshow.com or call Wayne Lowery at (770) 238-9281.

The 2012 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp Season is gearing up with around 200 coaches and athletes that want to attend. To sponsor a local athlete or coach to attend FCA Camp this summer or for more information about scholarships for this year’s camps, email Jenny Miles at jmiles@fca.org.

The following events are coming to the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Performance Tickets are selling quickly…. Don’t forget to purchase yours!

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, ehtbsc@gmail.com

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 provides services such as; landscape installation, maintenance, lawn and shrub fertilization, weed control, garden centers, 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


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:


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) 453-0799.

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


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 will meet December 6 at 6:30p m at the office of Oconee Nutrition Consultants at The Cowles Clinic, Suite Elm. Anyone considering surgery, pre- or post- op is welcome to attend. 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 Boulevard.

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.

Eatonton Town and Country Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of September through May at First United Methodist Church on North Madison Avenue. Jane Hersey, (706) 485-0935.

The Greensboro Writer’s Guild meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the activity center of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. For more information, call Kathy Wright at (706) 485-2987 or Bill Boughner at (706) 467-3423.

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