MUSIC IN THE PARK
WHERE : Mitchell Depot WHEN: First Saturday, April through October
INFO: Bluegrass, country and gospel music, hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks by donation. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket. Playground available. Free parking.
YOUTH SUMMER EMPLOYMENT
WHERE: East Central Georgia Consortium / One Stop, 674 Washington Road, Thomson WHEN: June 1 -- July 31
INFO: Open to ages 14-18. Limited work site available. Last day to apply is April 30. Eligibility is based on low income and having defined barriers to employment. Call (706) 595-8941.
OLD THOMSON MIDDLE YEARBOOKS
WHERE: Thomson Middle School
WHEN: Monday-Friday during school hours
FOR MORE INFO: For years 1998, 200-2008; $15 each. Buyers must make purchase in front office. Cash only please.
FREE H1N1 FLU VACCINE
WHERE: McDuffie County Health Dept. WHEN: Mondays are walk-ins and Tuesdays-Fridays are appointment only
INFO: Available to everyone.
DEARING MAYFEST CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL
WHEN: May 1
INFO: Day of family fun with free rides for kids, music, crafters, a burger battle and more . Crafters looking to exhibit wares, please sign up. Go to dearingmayfest.org to apply.
MOVE ON WHEN READY ACT & DUAL ENROLLMENT
WHERE: Thomson High School INFO: In compliance with Georgia's Move On When Ready Act, Thomson High School informs parents of rising juniors and seniors that multiple dual and joint enrollment opportunities are available with local colleges and technical schools. MOWR allows juniors and seniors to receive high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending college classes full time. Approved college online courses can also be taken. The ACCEL program allows students to take college courses part time. Students interested in these options for next school year must meet with their school counselor to discuss admissions requirements, high school eligibility and graduation requirements, and financial aid procedures prior to May 20. Call (706) 986-4222.
WARREN COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE
WHERE: Warrenton City Park WHEN: Friday; 6 p.m. until midnight
INFO: If you haven't joined or created a team, now is the time. Call Tish Wilson, event chair, at (706) 465-2136 to get started.
BIKE TUNE-UP WORKSHOP
WHERE: Warrenton Depot Stage WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m
INFO: Hosted by Dennis Neal. Bring your own bike for hands-on training on lubricating chains and changing tire tubes. Then, be ready to ride in the Cycle Tour the next Saturday.
WHERE: A.J. Miller Lodge #204 WHEN: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
INFO: Dine in or take out. Proceeds go to Masonic Children's Home; $5 per plate.
HISTORIC BEECH ISLAND TOUR
WHERE: Beech Island, S.C. WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
INFO: Tour tickets are $25 day of the tour at any of the homes or churches, $20 in advance for adults, and $20 for seniors age 60 and up. Children and students under age 18 are free. Advance tickets available from Beech Island Historical Society (803) 867-3600 or Historic Augusta (706) 724-0436. Tour information also is on the society's website, www.beech-islandhistory.org.
THE BATTLE OF WAYNESBORO WHERE: Jockey Club restaurant on The Square in Washington WHEN: April 26, 6 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Mr. Paul Dye will present "The Battle of Waynesboro" to the Washington Civil War Round Table. The cost of the meeting is $10 per person and includes a very nice dinner Please make reservations, as soon as possible, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 404-210-5811 and leaving a message.
RISING FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE ORIENTATION WHERE: THS auditorium WHEN: April 26, 6 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: The one-hour orientation session will address high school survival tips, dress code/code of conduct, and graduation requirements. Students will have an opportunity to add their marks to the Commitment to Graduation wall, to meet the current Senior Adopters and Renaissance Leadership class members, and to tour the building. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.
A STERLING SILVER AND FASHION JEWELRY SHOW WHERE: Lobby of McDuffie Regional Medical Center WHEN: April 26, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Sponsored by MRMC Auxiliary, they will have 20 percent off all jewelry.
DEARING MAYFEST CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL WHERE: Town of Dearing WHEN: May 1
FOR MORE INFO: This is a day of family fun with free rides for the kids, music, crafters, a burger battle and lots of other planned events. Any crafters looking for a festival to exhibit their wares, please sign up. Just go to dearingmayfest.org to apply. This is a free event.
FIRST SATURDAY CYCLE TOUR WHERE: Warren County Court House
WHEN: May 1 8 a.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Early bird registration by April 15 by contacting Cindy Rivers at the Warren County Chamber. There will be 12, 26, 50 and 100 mile routes. Official 2010 BRAG Training ride. This event is sponsored by Hometown Warrenton, Inc., Augusta Coca-Cola, EP9 Wilson and the City of Mitchell.
THS SENIOR HONORS NIGHT WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: May 3, 6:30 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: All parents of graduates are welcome to attend.
JAKE FISHING DAY WHERE: Ogeechee River Mill, 262 Reynolds Rd. Warrenton WHEN: Saturday, May 8; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation Warren County Chapter. Come one, come all for: fishing, casting contest, BB gun shooting contest, mill tours, DNR and Smokey the Bear, hot dog lunch, lots of prizes and fun for the whole family. Contact Missy Garner at 706-465-2195 or John Wood at 706-962-0062 for more information.