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'Abandoned Rural America' Exhibit Opens

'Abandoned Rural America' Exhibit Opens

 

Allied Arts in Milledgeville, Georgia, will present an exhibition of works by 4 Georgia artists

that represents change in rural America. The exhibition, entitled “Abandoned Rural America: The American Family Farm in Transition” will open on Sunday,  March 25 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Marlor Arts Center and continue through April 20, 2012. A reception hosted by the Civic Woman’s Club of Milledgeville will be held at the gallery on March 25, from 1pm to 3pm in honor of the contributing artists. The public is invited to attend.

Abandoned farmhouses, you can see them everywhere in the countryside...ignored

by most, completely overlooked by many. The changing face of America has sprouted

numerous abandoned farms and rural houses. There is something solemn and even

sadly beautiful in the textures and colors of these abandoned homesteads, remnants

of bygone times.

Milledgeville Farmers' Market Opens in April

Milledgeville Farmers' Market Opens in April

The Milledgeville Marketplace opens with a celebrations on Tuesday April 3rd from 4-7p.m., a Milledgeville Main Street and Downtown Development Authority news release says. 

That's at 222 E. Hancock Street in Downtown Milledgeville.

During the celebration, you'll find live entertainment featuring T. P. and Sandra Holloman, who are local bluegrass entertainers.

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Geico Road Race to Benefit Special Olympics

Geico Road Race to Benefit Special Olympics

A benefit for the Georgia Special Olympics, The Geico 5K Road Race, is set for Saturday, March 3rd. 

The fun starts at 9 a.m.

For more information, call Becky Pruitt at 478-986-6809.

Special Olympics serves Baldwin, Crawford, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs, Upson and Wilkinson Counties.

Tornado Warning: Northwestern Baldwin County

Tornado Warning: Northwestern Baldwin County

Tornado warning is in effect for northwestern Baldwin County until 11 a.m.

Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Healthy Habits Program Gets Local Footing

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) received a grant from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) to implement a nutrition and physical activity program in Central Georgia, a Bright from the Start news release says.

Through the “Caregivers Promoting Healthy Habits: Implementing Wellness Policies in Child Care Centers in Georgia,” Bright from the Start will provide 38 early care and education centers in 42 middle Georgia counties with assistance in developing and implementing wellness policies that encourage healthy eating and physical activity for children ages zero to five years.

The selected centers will receive up to $3,000 in the form of sub-grants to support wellness activities.

Milledgeville to Host Ga. Museum & Galleries for Conference

Milledgeville to Host Ga. Museum & Galleries for Conference

The Milledgeville Museum Association is honored to welcome and host the Georgia Association of Museums & Galleries for its annual conference to be held in Milledgeville on January 18-20, a Milledgeville Museum Association news release says.

The conference sessions will take place on the campus of Georgia College, with related events being held at the museums and attractions in Milledgeville and at the Rock Hawk Effigy in Putnam County. 

The theme for this year's conference is "Change Happens: How to Survive and Embrace It!"  The keynote speaker will be Henry "Hank" M. Huckaby, Chancellor of the University System of Georgia. 

The Georgia Association of Museums & Galleries is a statewide organization dedicated to serving a diverse membership in a way that establishes a responsive network, provides a resource base, and promotes professionalism so that Georgia's museum community is strong, effective, and proactive.