Oconee Today - Jan. 16
Our quick daily roundup of what's happening in Oconee today.
1. Give the Gift of Life!
The NE GA Chapter of the American Red Cross is continuing their special blood donor drive today due to an severe blood shortage in Georgia. Stop by the blood donor center at 3525 Atlanta Hwy in Athens. To make an appointment, call: 706-546-0681 or make an on-line appointment at your convenience. All blood types are accepted. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old, healthy, and not taking antibiotics. Grab a bite before you donate. It's National Blood Donor Month. It's easy, it's fast and it can save a life!
2. Enjoy a play!
This is the last performance of The Oconee Youth Playhouse's presentation of "Annie," the famous Broadway musical modeled after the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie." Show time today is 2 p.m. Prices: $16 adults, $14 students and seniors; $12 under 12. Showing at the Oconee County Civic Center at 2661 Hog Mountain Rd. in Watkinsville. 706-769-2677.
3. Watch some hoops!
Cheer on the Lady Hoop Dogs as they face one of their biggest SEC rivals, the Lady Gators from UF. Tip off is 2 p.m. at Stegeman Coliseum, 100 Smith St. in Athens. Youth $3 / Adult $5 Buy Tickets 877-542-1231.
4. Go for a run!
The Oconee County Pilot Club is holding its 2nd Annual Chase 5K at OconeeVeterans Park. Proceeds benefit Pilot Club service projects within the community. Start time is 3 p.m. $20. This event is part of the 2011 Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series. 3500a Hog Mountain Rd. in Watkinsville. 706-769-7356.
5. Get ready to volunteer!
Monday is MLK National Day of Service. Why not make your plans today? There are many opportunities in the Oconee County area if you're looking for places in need of volunteers. Check out our announcements section for a variety of many local listings.
Two volunteer special events for MLK Day:
- The Oconee Democrats are meeting at 1 p.m. at the Barber Creek Fire Station to pick up litter along the Oconee Connector/Mars Hill Road area
- Hands on Northeast Georgia is organizing three dozen community service projects for volunteers in the Athens area. Meet at Morton Theatre in downtown Athens to head out to project sites to work from 10am to 1pm.