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WHAT: PUTNAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING WHEN: 9 a.m. Sept. 7 WHERE: Putnam County Administration Building, 117 Putnam Drive, Suite A, Eatonton MORE INFO: Call 706-485-5826 or visit for more information or to see the agenda.

WHAT: DAVE TEBO AT THE COVE WHEN: 6 p.m. Sept. 7 WHERE: 144 Collis Marina Rd., Eatonton MORE INFO: Go have some good food and listen to some good live music. All tips and CD sales will go to The Fox Family Fund.

WHAT: THE MAGNIFICENT PLANETS BAND: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT WHEN: 8 p.m. Sept. 7 WHERE: The Black Heritage Plaza, downtown Milledgeville MORE INFO: Free admission. The stars have aligned to bring The Planets Band to Milledgeville as part of Milledgeville’s First Friday events and also to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary reunion. The Planets Band plays funk-style music, a genre that originated in the African-American communities in the mid-1960’s when African-American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Funk music has been showcased by artists like James Brown, Prince and Chaka Khan. On the local forefront of the funk-genre, The Planets Band was born.


WHAT: MEETING OF THE KINDERHOOK FIRE ASSOCIATION WHEN: 10 a.m. Sept. 8 WHERE: Kinorhook Barbeque, 103 Mockingbird Dr., Eatonton MORE INFO: The Kinderhook Fire Association would like to encourage anyone living or renting in the area to attend meetings. The goal of the Association is to establish a functioning fire department that benefits all residents in the Kinderhook area.

WHAT: MONTHLY MEETING PIEDMONT AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE WHEN: noon, Sept. 8 WHERE: Radio Tower, 234 N. Wesley Chapel Rd., Eatonton MORE INFO: Monthly meeting is at noon, followed by our participation in the ARRL VHF DX contest at 2 p.m. All Ham Radio operators and anyone interested in Ham Radio is welcome. Come join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. Website: For additional information, email questions to


WHAT: MONTHLY MEETING OF THE PUTNAM COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE WHEN: 7 p.m., Sept.10 WHERE: Robert’s Nightclub on Glenwood Springs Road, Eatonton


WHAT: PGH AUXILIARY BOOK SALE WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 WHERE: Putnam General Hospital MORE INFO: Gadgets, gifts and books.


WHAT: “WRITING YOUR SCREEN PLAY; A SCREENWRITER’S WORKSHOP” WHEN: 4-6 p.m. Sept. 10 – Oct. 1 WHERE: Georgia Writers Museum, 109 S. Jefferson St., Eatonton MORE INFO: Writer/ director/ instructor Angela Criscoe will teach a workshop created for high school students and offered after school hours one day a week. Class members will learn how to develop, write and pitch their very own screenplay in a series of 4 classes. Call 706-991-5119 for more information.


WHAT: FALL 2018 OCMULGEE COURT APPOINTED CASA TRAINING FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS WHEN: 5 p.m. Sept. 11 WHERE: CASA Office, 100 S. ABC Str., Milledgeville (inside the Early Learning Center) MORE INFO: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) advocate for the best interests of children in foster care. Ocmulgee CASA covers Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam and Wilkinson counties. For more information, please call 478-452-9170.


WHAT: DOMESTIC TASK FORCE MEETING WHEN: 1 p.m. Sept. 12 WHERE: Tastee Chick, 812 Oak St., Eatonton MORE INFO: Efforts to help victims of domestic violence and reduce such incidents will be discussed. Anyone interested in helping is welcome to attend.


WHAT: PGH AUXILIARY MASQUERADE, JEWELRY AND BAKE SALE WHEN: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sept. 13; 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 14 WHERE: Putnam General Hospital


WHAT: THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB WHEN: 7 p.m. Sept. 13-15; 2 p.m. matinee Sept. 16 WHERE: The Plaza Arts Center, 305 N. Madison Avenue, Eatonton MORE INFO: The Plaza Alliance for the Performing Arts (PAPA) presents the hilarious and touching comedy, The Dixie Swim Club. It is a story of five women who are former members of a swim team in college. Be prepared for a good time with side-splitting laughs as these women discuss men, marriage and the challenges of aging. Reserved seating - tickets are $15 or $20. Purchase tickets online at or call The Plaza at 706-923-1655.


WHAT: MARKETING YOUR BOOK: HOW TO BECOME RICH AND FAMOUS AS AN AUTHOR WHEN: 10 a.m. – noon Sept 15 WHERE: The Georgia Writers Museum, 109 S. Jefferson Ave., Eatonton MORE INFO: If you want more than family and friends to buy your book, learn how to promote it using blogging, social media and other ways to reach people you don’t know and places you’ve never been. Taught by Dr. Chip R. Bell, the author of “Book Mark.” Cost $45. To register visit

WHAT: KINDERHOOK FIRE ASSOCIATION’S FIRST ANNUAL FAMILY FUN DAY WHEN: 10 a.m. Sept 15 WHERE: Kinderhook BBQ Restaurant, 103 Mockingbird Dr. SW, Eatonton, just off Hwy 129. MORE INFO: The event will be free for kids 12 and under. Kids activities include a waterslide, bounce house, games, horseshoes and more. There will also be live entertainment, vendors, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, car show, dance contest and so much more. Commemorative T-shirts, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ and other types of food will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go toward building a volunteer fire department in the area. For more information contact Terea “Tia” Jacobs 706-473-4471 or Craig Jacobs 706-816-5748.


WHAT: EATONTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING WHEN: 7 p.m. Sept. 17 WHERE: Putnam County Administration Building, 117 Putnam Drive, Suite A, Eatonton MORE INFO: Eatonton City Council will hold its regular bimonthly meeting. Call 706-485-3311 for more information.


WHAT: PUTNAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 WHERE: Putnam County Administration Building, 117 Putnam Drive, Suite A, Eatonton MORE INFO: Call 706-485-5826 or visit for more information or to see the agenda.


WHAT: DISCUSSION OF FLANNERY O’CONNOR’S BOOK “A VIEW OF THE WOODS” WHEN: 10-11 a.m. Sept. 20 WHERE: Georgia Writers Museum, 109 S. Jefferson Ave., Eatonton MORE INFO: The Flannery O’Connor Book Club is meeting at the GWM while Andalusia is being renovated. Light refreshments are served. A discussion on “A View of the Woods” will be facilitated by Dr. Bruce Gentry of Georgia College, a noted Flannery O’Connor scholar. Meetings are free and open to the public. Call 706-991-5119 or 404-895-7103 for more information.