FUN DAY IN THE PARK
WHEN: Ongoing until June 24th
FOR MORE INFO: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Bring your swimsuit and a towel. Free lunch will be provided on site for all children. Open to kids ages 6-12.
LOCATIONS: Tuesday: Pitt Street Park; Wednesday: Eubanks Park in Dearing; Thursday: Vontego Cummings Park.
VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE TRAINING
WHERE: McDuffie County Sheriff's Office Training Room
WHEN: June 10-11; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Rape crisis services include: 24-hour hotline, victim advocacy and crisis intervention, counseling and support groups and community education. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with RCSAS, please call Dinah at 706-774-2746 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THOMSON IRIS & DAYLILY SHOW
WHERE: Thomson Depot
WHEN: June 11; 1- 5 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Entries will be received from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. There is no admission charge for the show.
McDUFFIE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING
WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Library, Main Street
WHEN: June 15, 4 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: A good attendance is urged.
WHERE: Monroe Kimbrel Memorial Gardens of Watson Brown
WHEN: June 12
FOR MORE INFO: Presented by the McDuffie Arts Council, gates open at 6 p.m. Music starts promptly at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite beverage, picnic basket and lawn chairs. All tickets available at the gate for $3. Go to www.mcduffieartscouncil.org for maps and details.
WHERE: Enterprise Community Health Start Office, 330 W. Hill St., Thomson
WHEN: June 14-15; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: This series of childbirth preparation classes is designed to inform and prepare all expectant parents. Class topics include various stages of labor, breathing and relaxation, and how to care for yourself and your new baby. Classes are free and open to the public. If you plan to attend please call the office in advance. 706-597-0364 or 1-800-982-3728.
WHERE: Warren Community Services Building, 48 Warren St., Warrenton
WHEN: June 19; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Warren County Emergency Services presents Snake Safety with Chris Harper. To register or for more information, call 706-465-3351. Tickets are Children 8-12, $5; adults, $8. Space is limited, please register by June 14. CEU and POST credit available.
WHERE: Mistletoe State Park
WHEN: June 21-23; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Cost: $50 pre-registration is required. Open to ages 8-12. Day one is Georgia Wildlife and Get Out & Play Activities. Children will investigate mammals, reptiles and amphibians and birds of prey. They will learn how to use binoculars, dissect owl pellets and go on a nature hike. In the afternoon children will make sand candles and plaster-paris prints, play outdoor games and get wet. Day two is Outdoor Living Day. Children will build shelters, learn how to build their own fire, cook lunch outdoors on the campfire and hike. They will also create their own pioneer toys that consist of a whistle and pull toy. Day three is Water Day. Children will learn water safety and how to paddle a canoe. Then they will canoe to the rock dam area, seine in the creek discovering what critters make their home in Boulder Creek. They will eat lunch near the Rock Dam then canoe back to the picnic area. Each child will be rewarded with a Junior Ranger patch becoming a registered Georgia State Park Junior Ranger. Space is limited to 10 children so make sure to register early.
FAMILY Y SWIM LESSONS SUMMER SESSION
WHEN: June 21 - July 21
FOR MORE INFO: Offering swim lessons for all ages and skill levels, ages 6 months to adult beginners. Lessons are held in two-week sessions Monday through Thursday at the indoor pools at the Wilson Family Y and Aiken County Family YMCA and at the outdoor pools at White Oak Campground in Thomson. Open to Family Y members and non-members. Discount for additional siblings. To register, visit any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.
FREE MUSIC CAMP
WHERE: Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, Augusta
WHEN: July 19-23, 9 a.m. to noon
FOR MORE INFO: Open to all children entering kindergarten through seventh grade this fall. Please register by emailing Mark Dickens, email@example.com. The camp will include singing, drama, handbells, musical arts & crafts, and games. 803-798-6192
THS TO ADMINISTER EOCT
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: June 23
FOR MORE INFO: THS will administer the Georgia End-of-Course Tests for students enrolled in summer credit recovery. Math EOCTs will be administered at 9 a.m. and all other EOCTs will be administered at 1 p.m. Parents should note that the EOCT comprises 15% of the student's grade in any EOCT course; students enrolled in EOCT courses must take the tests in order to receive credit for the classes.
THS SENIOR PORTRAITS
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: June 21-24
FOR MORE INFO: Lifetouch Photography will be at THS to take senior portraits for the rising Class of 2011. Students will receive an appointment time from the photographer. If a rescheduled appointment is needed or if no appointment time is received, please contact Lifetouch directly at 706-556-9898.
SEAMLESS SUMMER NUTRITION PROGRAM
WHEN: Monday through Thursday until August 13
FOR MORE INFO: Breakfast 7:45-8:45 a.m. and Lunch 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 706-986-4051.
LOCATIONS: Thomson Elementary School, Thomson Middle School, Thomson High School, Boys & Girls Club and Human Development, Department of Juvenile Justice, Thomson McDuffie Parks and Recreation Department and Y130 Main Center
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.
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.
GYMNASTICS, TUBMLING, CHEERLEADING AND STUNT CLASSES
WHERE: Sweetwater Gym
WHEN: Registration weekly Monday or Tuesday at 6 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Open to ages 3-18. Monday: 6-7 p.m. Gymnastic class beam, vault and tumbling; 4-5 p.m., 3-6 year old class; Wednesday: 6-8:30 p.m. Cheer for Christ Level 6 open team 18 and over. They have competitive cheerleading and dance teams for girls ages 6-18. For more information contact Laura Adams - 706-595-8182 or visit the web site at http://eteamz.active.com/ThomsonBulldogs.