LAKE OCONEE — 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.
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.
January through February
Reynolds Plantation has opened their seasonal ice skating rink. Access to the rink is complimentary for resort guests, $40 per four-hour session for adults, $30 per four-hour session per child (12 and under). The prince includes a skate rental.
January through March
STMA, 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, will present “Steffen Thomas Prints and Printmaking.” The exhibit contains Steffen Thomas’ hand pulled prints, printmaking plates and tools. For more information, call (706) 342-7557.
The Madison Artists Guild proudly presents “Point of Origin,” the debut show of local artist Katharine Wibell, at MAG’s new quarterly venue, Perk Avenue. Several years ago, Wibell, a recent graduate of both Mercer University’s Fine Art and Psychology programs, became interested in stippling and pointillism.
Wibell’s work varies focal points and mediums dependent upon which of her wide range of interests she wants to explore. It is her unique choice of style that ties her body of work together into this fascinating and unparalleled show. The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments at the opening Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs through March 2013. Perk Avenue at 111 W. Jefferson St., Madison, GA 30650. For MAG information: http://www.madisonartistsguild.org/.
Jan. 24 through Feb. 13
The pets at the Oconee Regional Humane Society are offering a two bedroom, two-bath ocean view condo at the Royal Caribbean Resort in Cancun — Riviera Maya. The weeklong condo rental (March 30 – April 6) will be for the winner of ORHS’ Rest and Rescue Raffle, also included is boarding for one pet at Park Place Animal Hospital (airfare is not included). Raffle tickets are available at 1020 Park Ave., Suite 101, Greensboro, as well as at Park Place Animal Hospital. Tickets are $10 or three for $25. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.orhspets.com — to ensure your purchase will go toward the raffle contact ORHS for more information.
The LifeSource Food Distribution Program will take place at 10 a.m. in the Putnam County Elementary School Gym. Any disabled resident who has already registered and would like to designate someone to get his or her food distribution must give that person a signed authorization to do so. Putnam General Hospital will provide nutrition education and counseling. DFCS will provide assistance applications and answer questions. ORHS representatives will provide pet food and signups for spaying/neutering services. FERST Foundation for Childhood Literacy will provide free books/signups.
Classical Conversations, a program catering to homeschooling communities, will hold an information meeting at 7 p.m. at Source of Light Ministries International, 1011 Mission Road, Madison. To RSVP contact Tina Williams at (706) 816-1022 or email@example.com or Karen Mullens at (770) 235-7485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Salem Fire Rescue will hold their second annual BINGO BASH at the Spotlight Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with BINGO beginning at 7. All proceeds benefit OSFR.
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.
AARP meets at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Senior Citizens Center in Greensboro.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets in Greensboro at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Eatonton group, meets at 7 p.m. each Sunday, Monday and Wednesday at 105 W. Sumpter St. across from the courthouse.
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 located at 1093 Lake Oconee Parkway, Suite 108. Anyone considering surgery, pre- or post-op is welcome. Contact Stacy Paine, RD, LD at (706) 473-5801.
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.
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.
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.
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, email@example.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 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
The Phoenix Homemakers Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at Philadelphia United Methodist Church on New Phoenix Road in Putnam County.