FFA ANNUAL FRUIT SALE
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: Orders accepted until Friday with fruit expected to arrive at the school Dec. 8.
INFO: To order, contact Mr. Johnson at (706) 986-4297, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Proceeds offset FFA dues and defray competition and convention expenses. Prices are: Juicy Oranges: 2/5 box ($13), 4/5 box ($18), Navel Oranges: 2/5 box ($13), 4/5 box ($20), Tangelos: 2/5 box ($13), 4/5 box ($20), Red Grapefruit: 2/5 box ($13), 4/5 box ($20), Sunburst Tangerines: 2/5 box ($20), Washington Red Delicious Apples: bushel ($30); Trio Gift Pack: 1/2 bushel ($18).
RECEPTION TO HONOR ISABEL WHEELER
WHERE: Wheeler True Value, bypass in Warrenton
WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon
INFO: Former students of Mrs. Isabel Wheeler at Wrens Elementary School and Warren County schools are invited.
WHERE: Lincoln County Historical Park, 147 Lumber St., Lincolnton
WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
INFO: Family entertainment, living history demonstrations, antique tractors, southern cooking. Free.
RESCUE SPECIALIST COURSE
WHERE: Warren County Community Services Building, 48 Warren St., Warrenton
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
INFO: Free course 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.
INDIAN AND PIONEER JUNIOR RANGERS
WHERE: Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling
WHEN: Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
INFO: Children ages 6-12 will experience how Pioneer and Indian children lived. They will learn the skill of fire making, build their own shelter, hike and learn how important wildlife and plants were to everyday living. Children will make butter, a whistle, candle and candle holder to take home. Cost is $20 per child. Pre-registration is required by Friday. Call (706) 541-0321 or go to www.gastateparks.org/mistletoe.
LEGeNDS OF BLACK CONFEDERATES
WHERE: The Jockey Club restaurant on The Square in Washington
WHEN: Monday, 6 p.m.
INFO: Mr. Martin O'Toole will present "Legends of Black Confederates." $10 per person includes dinner. Make reservations, as soon as possible, by e-mail at email@example.com or by leaving a message at (404) 210-5811.
HANDBAG AND ACCESSORY FUNDRAISER
WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Main Lobby
WHEN: Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
INFO: Sponsored by the hospital auxiliary. Cash and credit accepted. Open to public.
TOYS FOR TOTS
WHERE: Thomson Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 2158 Washington Road, Thomson
WHEN: Through Dec. 14
INFO: A U.S. Marine Corps Reserve "Toys-For-Tots" drop-off location. Please bring new and unwrapped toys along with cash contributions for underprivileged children in our area. The dealership is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call (706) 597-0062 for directions. In addition, the dealership staff will donate to the collection drive.
TREE OF LOVE
WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center front lawn, Thomson
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
INFO: Santa will be available for pictures. For a minimum of $10, a light can be placed on the Tree of Love in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Make check payable to Tree of Love. Envelopes may be found in the Sunshine Corner Gift Shop or at the hospital front desk. This year the tree and star will be lighted in memory of Sharon May, who died earlier this year and was an associate of our hospital for 18 years. Proceeds from this year's Tree of Love will be used for a "Stryker Stretcher" to be used in the Sonography Room of Radiology.
FESTIVAL OFF MAIN
WHERE: Downtown Thomson
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 6
INFO: Thursday, Dec. 3: 6 p.m., Christmas tree lighting, children's choir singing, Santa's arrival; hamburgers, hot dogs and chili will be sold by Thomson Fire Department. Friday, Dec. 4: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Depot -- Polar Express, refreshments and activities for children ages 5-10. Wear PJs and bring sleeping bag or pillow and blanket. Limited number tickets sold at the Chamber of Commerce for $5 per child. Saturday, Dec. 5: Knox Shopping Center -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. arts and crafts festival, 5-K Depot Dash, entertainment, crafts, food, inflatables for children to play on -- no charge. Sunday, Dec. 6: Downtown Thomson -- 3 p.m. "Winter Wonderland" Christmas parade. Line up at Thomson Middle School, Main Street and disband at Thomson Elementary and/or IGA parking lot. Contact Johnette Bell at (706) 595-3087 for vendor and crafter information. Visit www.festivaloffmain to download forms for vendors and crafters, the Depot Dash and the parade. Call (706) 597-1000.