MUSIC IN THE PARK
WHERE: Mitchell Depot
WHEN: First Saturday -- April through October
FOR MORE INFO: There will be bluegrass, country and gospel music, hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks by donation. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket. Playground available for the kids. Free parking.
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.
OLD THOMSON MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOKS FOR SALE
WHERE: Thomson Middle School
WHEN: Monday through Friday during school hours
FOR MORE INFO: The yearbooks are for years 1998, 200-2008 and they are $15 each. Buyers need to come to the front office to make their purchase. Cash only please.
FREE H1N1 FLU VACCINE
WHERE: McDuffie County Health Department
WHEN: Mondays are walk-ins and Tuesdays-Fridays are appointment only
FOR MORE INFO: This is available to anyone and everyone.
ONLINE EXPRESS TUTORIAL
WHERE: Any place, any time where there is access to the GadOE online Moodle site
WHEN: Ongoing 24/7 for 365 days a year
FOR MORE INFO: This is a free online program offered by the Georgia Department of Education that provides tutorial support for the Science and/or Social Studies GHSGT. To sign up students must access the site to create their own registration account using their GTID (Georgia Testing Identifier) number. For students who are out of school, please contact Pat Blenke at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the GTID number.
GET A BURN PERMIT
WHERE: By Calling 1-877-652-2876
WHEN: Always get a burn permit, it's the law
FOR MORE INFO: Breezy, warm, spring days are perfect for enjoying the outdoors, but they're perfect, too, for wildfires. To prevent the spread of wildfires, the Georgia Forestry Commission is urging residents to take extra precautions when burning yard debris, using an outdoor grill or enjoying campfires. If you're not sure when to get a permit just call 1-877-OK2-burn or log ontoGaTrees.org.
UPCOMING BAND CONCERTS AND EVENTS
FOR MORE INFO: April 29 -- THS Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7 pm., THS Auditorium; April 30 -- THS Jazz Concert at Dearing Elementary School, 3:30 p.m., THS Auditorium; May 4 -- Chorus Concert, including the sixth and seventh grade students from TMS, eighth grade students from TMJH, under the direction of Suzanne Catham and the Women's Ensemble and the Musical Theatre class of THS under the direction of Pam McCorkle at the THS auditorium. There will be an intermission where desserts will be sold as a fund raiser for both the Junior High and High School Choral programs. May 6 -- THS and Ninth Grade TMJHS Band Concert, 7 p.m., THS Auditorium; May 7-8 -- TMS Band Performance Trip; May 13 -- THS and TMJHS Band banquet, 6 p.m., THS Cafeteria (RSVP via invitations given to students or email@example.com)
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.
SIDEWALK CHALK CONTEST
WHERE: Journal Street -- downtown Thomson
WHEN: May 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: $5 entry fee includes chalk and your own 5" x 5' space to create. Contest drawing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prizes awarded at 5 p.m. $20 first place for each age category -- second grade and under; third -- fifth grade; sixth -- ninth grade, 10th -- 12th grade; adults: $50 Best of Show. All age categories sign in and pay on Journal Street. Any further questions go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THS/TMJHS END-OF-COURSE TESTS
WHERE: Thomson High School and Thomson-McDuffie Junior High School
WHEN: May 10-14
FOR MORE INFO: Parents are reminded that these exams comprise 15% of a student's second semester average in these courses. Students will be tested in the following subjects: Geometry, Mathematics 1, Mathematics 2, Biology, Physical Science, Ninth Grade Literature & Composition, American Literature & Composition, U.S. History and Economics.