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COMMEMORATIVE PLATES ON SALE

WHERE: Chamber of Commerce in the Depot, Downtown Thomson

MORE INFO: The seventh in the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce's series of historical plates have arrived. The newest edition features the Laura Jones Elementary School surrounded by a border of camellias, and is available in blue-on-white and pink-on-white. A brief history of the school is printed on the back of the plate, which costs $40. Call 706-597-1000.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY

WHERE: Fort Discovery

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

MORE INFO: Acceptable items include computers, monitors, desktop CPUs, LCD display-laptops, notebook computers, CD, CDRW drives, DVD, hard, floppy and zip drives, scanners, printers, fax machines, adding machines, cell phones, corded phones, cordless phones, answering machines, pagers, pocket PCs, data cartridges, PC and digital cameras, servers, routers, hubs, remotes and PDAs. Unacceptable items include electric ovens or microwaves. For more information call Cheryl Wynn 706-821-0224.

STEW SOUP CHILI COOKOFF

WHERE: Dearing Elementary School Cafeteria

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 19, 4-4:30 p.m.

MORE INFO: After judging is complete, entries will be sold - adults $5 per bowl and children ages 10 and under $3 per bowl. This price also includes a drink and dessert. There will also be a cake auction. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

LIFELINK SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

MORE INFO: LifeLink of Georgia, the local agency that coordinates organ and tissue donations for the state, is seeking volunteers to assist with educational programs pertaining to organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Volunteer activities include public speaking, staffing information tables, and much more. Potential volunteers include transplant recipients and their families, patients waiting for organ or tissue transplants, donor families, or anyone interested in organ and tissue donation. All volunteers will be trained by LifeLink staff. For more information contact Tracy Gay at 800 544-6667 or 706-854-0333.

HEAD START APPLICATIONS

WHERE: 614 Hunter St., Thomson

WHEN: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MORE INFO: CSRA EOA, Inc. Head Start is accepting applications for children who were 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2007 and 4 years old by Dec. 31, 2007. Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that provides quality services for the whole family. The program offers medical and dental services, mental health services, transportation, transition practices, nutrition experiences, social services and opportunities for parental involvement. All services are free to qualified applicants. The following information is requested to process your application: certified birth certificate, verification of income (last 12 months), - W2 form, copy of last income tax return, TANF/food stamp letter, Social Security benefit letter, and a child immunization certificate shot record (Georgia Form 3231). Call 706-595-2362.

NORTH GEORGIA FOOTHILLS DULCIMER ASSOCIATION JAM

WHERE: Mistletoe State Park Group Shelter

WHEN: Jan. 18-20

MORE INFO: The public is invited to drop in and enjoy mountain dulcimer music made by players from all over the state. Musicians will also be available to teach dulcimer enthusiasts.

GEORGIA NAVIGATOR CUP 2008 EXTREME O

WHERE: Mistletoe State Park Beach House

WHEN: Jan. 19-21

MORE INFO: Sanctioned by the U.S. Orienteering Federation. First Starts will be approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. An Extreme O event is planned for Monday. Open to students in varsity teams and JROTC. For information and registration, go online to http:///www.gaorienteering.org.

SENIOR MENTORS NEEDED

WHERE: Local elementary schools

MORE INFO: The Senior Citizens Council is recruiting seniors 60 years of age and older to mentor children with reading in elementary schools. Seniors will work 20 hours per week (4 hours per day), receive medical leave, vacation leave and mileage reimbursement. Contact Jackie Kennedy at 706-868-0120.

DEMENTIA CARE TRAINING

WHERE: The Gordon Club, Fort Gordon

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6

MORE INFO: Conducted by the Alzheimer's Association, the day long workshop is designed to assist family caregivers improve their knowledge and skills in caring for family members with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. The workshop is free. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, so registration is required. To register, call 706-731-9060.

SUPPER AT HARBOR INN AT AUGUSTA

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 10, 5-8 p.m.

MORE INFO: Leaving from the Thomson-McDuffie Senior Center. Call 706-595-7502.

GUEST SPEAKER

WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Senior Center

WHEN: Jan. 14, 11:30 a.m.

MORE INFO: The topic for the program is Mental Health and Depression.

GARDENING CLASS

WHERE: Columbia County Library

WHEN: Jan. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MORE INFO: Leaving from the Thomson-McDuffie Senior Center. Call 706-595-7502.

BINGO AND LUNCH IN AUGUSTA

WHEN: Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MORE INFO: Leaving from the Thomson-McDuffie Senior Center. Call 706-595-7502.



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