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WHERE: Hamburg State Park

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: This year's festival will feature arts, crafts and food vendors, along with other events for kids and adults. A free kid's fishing rodeo will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will be open to kids up to 15 years old. Be sure to bring a fishing pole, tackle and bait for the kids to use. Pedal boat races will be from 1-2 p.m. Hay rides begin at 10 a.m. and will operate throughout the day. The gristmill will begin grinding corn at 10 a.m. and will host demonstrations until 4 p.m. Call 478-552-2393.


WHERE: Thomson High Brickyard

WHEN: October 23 during football game

FOR MORE INFO: The Thomson High School Technology Student Association will be sponsoring this event during the Bulldog's game against the West Laurens Patriots. TSA will be selling the t-shirts for $10 for short sleeve and $15 for long sleeves. T-shirts will be sold during the next two home games, in the front office at the high school until 3:30 p.m. Monday -- Friday.


WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Junior High School

WHEN: September 21, 6-7:15 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Parents will have the opportunity to hear a general session beginning at 6 p.m. in the school's cafeteria. The general session will review promotion and graduation requirements, helpful hints relative to school success, and school goals. Following the general session overview, parents will meet with academic teachers, change classes when the bell sounds, become oriented with curricular goals and may sign-up for parent conferences. Mid-term progress reports will be sent home with students on September 17.


WHERE: Hamburg State Park

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Hamburg State park will waive its parking fee in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Beginning at 9 a.m., visitors can assist park staff and the Friends of Hamburg State Park by participating in various volunteer projects. They will begin the day by preparing flower beds for fall and doing a litter pick-up along the highway in front of the park and through the picnic area. Next, they will clean the museum and gristmill. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch, so you can enjoy Hamburg State Park once all the work is done. For more adventure that evening, take part in a ranger-led hike along the yellow trail beginning at 8 p.m. The hike will start at the parking area across from the maintenance shop. Be sure to bring a small flashlight. Call 478-552-2393 or 1-800-864-7275.


WHERE: SunTrust Bank, Jackson Street

WHEN: September 26, 7 a.m. until

FOR MORE INFO: All proceeds benefit McDuffie County families in need during this holiday season. Sponsored by the Thomson Junior Woman's Club


WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: During the business meeting, the by-laws will be updated and voted on by farmer members. Barbecue tickets may be purchased at the office located on the Augusta Highway before October 9 for $3 per plate. After October 9, the price per plate will be $5. No take outs please. Door prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the meeting.


WHERE: Maxwell Elementary Media Center

WHEN: September 17 -- 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: On Math Night (Sept. 17) the hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For questions, call 706-986-4830.


WHERE: Dearing Baptist Church, 265 Main Street, Dearing

WHEN: Saturday, October 3, Doors open 6 p.m., concert at 6:30 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Admission: Please bring a canned good or dry good to benefit the local Golden Harvest Food Bank.


WHERE: To be sold at Dearing Mayfest

WHEN: May 1, 2010

FOR MORE INFO: If anyone would like to donate any recipes, stories or pictures to go in the cookbook, please send typed articles and copies of pics to this address: Dearing Mayfest, P.O. Box12, Dearing, GA 30808, by November 30, 2009. Dearing is also celebrating their Centennial Anniversary during this event, so everyone come out and help make this day special for our town.


WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center Lobby

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Cash, checks, credit cards and payroll deduction accepted. Sponsored by MRMC Auxiliary.

Web posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009

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