WHERE: Behind Thomson-McDuffie Junior High
WHEN: Today, 7 p.m.
INFO: Community is invited to celebrate Thomson High Homecoming.
WHERE: Springfield Baptist Church, 523 Martin Luther King St., Thomson
WHEN: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
INFO: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. -- Thomson Alumnae Chapter presents A Financial Fortitude Workshop: Planning Your Financial Future. Steve Strouble and Todd Ward will cover topics such as college funds and retirement funds. With question-and-answer session and refreshments. Call Jeannie Simmons, (706) 595-4987, or Countess P. Wilkerson, (706) 595-2477.
FALL FAMILY FEST
WHERE: Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling
WHEN: Saturday, 5-9:45 p.m.
INFO: Family fun including a live band, pumpkin scavenger hunt for children younger than 12, apple bobbing and marshmallow roasting, face painting, storytelling, square dancing, night hike (after storytelling) and hayrides. Cost is $10 per vehicle. Hayrides are extra $2 per person. Call (706) 541-0321.
CONFEDERATE ANTIQUEs ROAD SHOW
WHERE: The Jockey Club restaurant on The Square, Washington
WHEN: Monday, 6 p.m.
INFO: Bring no more than two Civil War items to be examined and appraised by John Sexton, an appraiser and dealer in Civil War items for more than 25 years. $10 per person includes dinner. Make reservations as soon as possible by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (404) 210-5811.
POPS! AT THE BELL SERIES OPENS
WHERE: Bell Auditorium, Telfair Street, Augusta
WHEN: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
INFO: America will be presented under the direction of Shizuo "Z" Kuwahara. Season tickets for the four-concert series are available online at www.soaugusta.org or by calling (706) 826-4705. Tickets can be purchased at the Bell Auditorium box office beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the day of show. Full-time students and military personnel with valid I.D. can purchase $7 tickets on concert evening only.
WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Junior High
WHEN: Oct. 29, 6-7 p.m.
INFO: Math comes to life through singing, dancing and acting. Eat snow cones and other treats as you peruse the halls of the school to witness students facilitating tasks. With meteorologist John Lynn from Channel 6 News.
TRI-COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS
WHERE: Georgia Room, White Columns Inn
WHEN: Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m.
INFO: With Dr. John Upchurch, president, Georgia Retired Educators Association.
WHERE: Downtown Warrenton
WHEN: Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
INFO: The Cat in the Hat plays host for the day's activities, including the public library book sale in front of the courthouse and sign-ups for the Early Read Program -- all Warren County children ages 5 and younger can register free to receive a book monthly by mail. At noon, the Cat in the Hat will conduct a spelling bee for children.
I'D RATHER BE IN TIGNALL
WHERE: Independence Street, Tignall
WHEN: Nov. 7, 10 a.m.
INFO: Music, arts and crafts, food vendors, cake walk, bingo, hay rides, moon walk and slide and face painting. Free.