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TRI-COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS

WHERE: Georgia Room, White Columns Inn

WHEN: November 5, 10:30 a.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Dr. John Upchurch, president, Georgia Retired Educators Association, will present the program.

McDUFFIE ARTS COUNCIL MEETING

WHERE: McDuffie Museum

WHEN: November 5, 7 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: All members and interested persons are encouraged to attend. Please bring any new artwork that you would like to share with the group.

FALL EXTRAVAGANZA

WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Library

WHEN: November 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: This will include sale of books, bulbs, plants, baked goods and other miscellaneous items.

FIST SATURDAY

WHERE: Downtown Warrenton

WHEN: November 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: The day will begin when the cat in the Hat arrives to play host for all of the day's activities. The public library will hold its book sale in front of the courthouse. The Early Read Program will be set up in a booth to sign up Warren County children for the program. All Warren County children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old can register free and begin receiving a book a month by mail. At noon, the Cat in the Hat will conduct a spelling bee for children of all ages.

I'D RATHER BE IN TIGNALL

WHERE: Independence Street, Tignall

WHEN: November 7, 10 a.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Free admission. There will be music, arts and crafts, food vendors, cake walk, bingo, hay rides, moon walk and slide and face painting. Fun for the whole family.

TRASH AMNESTY DAY

WHERE: McDuffie County Solid Waste

WHEN: November 7, 7:30 a.m. -- 12 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Nothing will be accepted after noon. Any waste being hauled in McDuffie County must be covered and secured within the vehicle. State and local litter laws are in effect and being enforced. Fines are $100-$1,000. They will accept at no charge: household garbage, white goods (i.e. refrigerators, washers), scrap metal, old lawn mowers, furniture and rechargeable batteries and old cell phones. Items not accepted: no tires, no asbestos materials, no large items (such as mobile homes or automobiles), no paint (unless solidified in paint can), all liquids (must be solidified), no pesticides or waste oil. They reserve the right to reject items that are deemed hazardous or can't be broken down for shipping. Call 706-595-2374 for questions.

MEMORY WALK

WHERE: Augusta Commons

WHEN: November 7

FOR MORE INFO: Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 3K walk/run will begin at 9 a.m. Stay for lunch and enjoy live entertainment by Electric Voodoo. Contact 706-731-9060 or visit www.alz.org/georgia. This event is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.

GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TESTS

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: November 9-12

FOR MORE INFO: The tests will be administered at 8 a.m. as follows: Monday, Nov. 9, English; Tuesday, Nov. 10, Science; Wednesday, Nov. 10, Social Studies; Thursday, Nov. 11, Math. This is a retest opportunity for those students planning to graduate in May 2010 and for any former student wishing to fulfill diploma requirements. Photo ID is required of any test taker who is not currently enrolled at Thomson High. Per state directions, no cell phones or other electronic devices are permitted in the testing room. Any former student wishing to register for these tests must pre-register by calling 706-986-4222 prior to October 31.

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Library multi-purpose room

WHEN: November 11, 10:30 a.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Friends of the Library will present this program.

SPORTSMAN'S FESTIVAL

WHERE: Downtown Warrenton

WHEN: November 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Come meet the legendary Okefenokee Joe, The Snake Educator and "Swampwise" Star, who will be onsite, near the Welcome Booth, all day long. He will host shows at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and he will also be available for autographs and photos. The Car Cruise-In will fill Courthouse Square during the entire festival and door prizes will be given away to participants there.

COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: November 14, 9-11 a.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America, these classes are free. To sign up call the Business Education Department at 706-986-4296.

PIONEER DAY

WHERE: Lincoln County Historical Park, 147 Lumber St., Lincolnton

WHEN: November 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Fun filled day of family entertainment, living history demonstrations, antique tractors and southern cooking. This is a free event.

RESCUE SPECIALIST COURSE

WHERE: Warren County Community Services Building, 48 Warren St., Warrenton

WHEN: November 21-22

FOR MORE INFO: This free course is sponsored by Warren County Emergency Services and Georgia Emergency Management Agency. To register call 706-465-3351. P.O.S.T. Credit and C.E.U.'s available.

CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

WHERE: McDuffie County Solid Waste

WHEN: November 26-27

TRAVELING BASEBALL TEAM

FOR MORE INFO: If you are interested in playing on a boys traveling baseball team and will not be 11 years old before May 1, 2010, please give Jim Raftevold a call at 706-868-5195 or 706-814-8711.



Web posted on Thursday, November 05, 2009













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