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WHAT Mobile spay/neuter unit coming to Putnam County WHEN Aug. 22-23 WHERE Putnam County Animal Shelter, 107 Ridley Dr., Eatonton MORE INFO Appointments only, call 706-454-1508. Cats $40, dogs $50. Maximum weight for dogs is 60 lbs. ‘In heat’ or lactating animals are not accepted. All dogs must be on a leash. Cats must be in a cat travel carriers. Animals must have a valid rabies vaccination (vet certificate required). An additional $10 fee will be added if proof is not provided. Please don’t feed animals 12 hours prior to surgery.



WHAT Blackberry production for the home gardener and small producer WHEN 7 p.m. Aug. 23 WHERE Putnam County Extension Office, 663 Godfrey Rd., Eatonton MORE INFO Do you love blackberries but the thought of picking them amongst the briars sends you off to the grocery store? Join us as Cooperative Extension Coordinator Keith Fielder discusses several new introductions of blackberries. These berries will change your mind about “home” grown. The event is free and open to the public. Please call Lori at 706-485-4151 to register.



WHAT “From Story to Finished Book: How to Get Your Story Published” WHEN 10 a.m. – noon Aug. 25 WHERE The Georgia Writers Museum, 109 S. Jefferson Ave., Eatonton MORE INFO Author and instructor Rona Simmons will teach a writing workshop. Gain a better understanding of what is involved in starting to write a book, finishing a it and the options you have to getting it published. $45 registration includes a copy of one of the author’s book. Visit to register.

WHAT LifeSource Food Distribution Program WHEN 10 a.m. Aug. 25 WHERE Putnam County Elementary School Gym, Eatonton MORE INFO Sponsored by Lakepoint Community Church. Any disabled resident who has already registered and would like to designate someone to get his/her food distribution must give that person a signed authorization. [“USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider”]. Putnam General Hospital will provide blood pressure and glucose testing, DFCS will provide assistance with applications and answer questions, ORHS will provide pet food and signups for spaying/ neutering services and Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy will provide free books/ signups.



WHAT Heartsaver CPR/FIRST Aid/ AED course WHEN 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Aug. 30 WHERE CGTC campus in Eatonton MORE INFO Cost $125. To register call 478-757-3445.



WHAT Eatonton City Council meeting WHEN 7 p.m. Sept. 4 WHERE Putnam County Administration Building, 117 Putnam Drive, Suite A, Eatonton MORE INFO Eatonton City Council will hold its regular bi-monthly meeting. Call 706-485-3311 for more information.

WHAT Budget hearings for millage rate WHEN 6:45 p.m. Sept. 4 WHERE Putnam County Commissioners Meeting room #203, 117 Putnam Dr., Eatonton MORE INFO The budget being considered by the Eatonton City Council requires a millage rate higher than the rollback millage rate to be able to maintain and continue to provide much needed services to the citizens of Eatonton. Before the budget is finalized, Eatonton City Council members must hold three public hearings on the tax increase so concerned citizens may express their opinions.



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 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 “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 and 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 A writing workshop taught by author Rona Simmons, author of “The Book Widows.” WHEN 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 15. WHERE The Georgia Writers Museum, 109 S. Jefferson Ave., Eatonton MORE INFO Anyone, aspiring or experienced writers, may attend. The cost is $45. Registration is required due to limited space. Visit to register.