SEEDLINGS ARE NOW ON SALE
WHERE: Georgia Forestry Commission
WHEN: Now taking applications
FOR MORE INFO: Weekly deliveries to GFC county unit will start the first week of December. Payment must accompany each order. For a list of the type sof seedlings offered, prices, and for more information contact the local GFC office at 706-595-4661 or visit www.gartees.org.
CONCERT IN THE PARK
WHERE: City Park in Warrenton
WHEN: July 15, 6-8 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: J.K. and The Lost Boys from Atlanta will be performing. Pack a picnic or pick up some take out at the local restaurants. This is a Hometown Warrenton, Inc. sponsored event and it is free and open to the public.
WHERE: Monroe Kimbrel Gardens, 310 Tom Watson Way, Thomson
WHEN: July 16, 2-3 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Bring lawn chairs and coolers, absolutely no alcohol. Children must be accompanied by an adult. From the hills of southeastern Virginia, Jeff Robbins grew up with the authentic mountain sounds that he has performed at colleges, the Library of Congress, schools and libraries throughout the United States. Jeff permits no passive listening, quickly involving kids in sing-a-longs, rhythmic clapping and simple square dances. Jeff perpetuates American's richest musical tradition, Southern Appalachia music. Please park inside the fenced area behind the Thomson Memorial Cemetery on Bethany Drive. Contact Michelle Zupan, 706-595-7777. Sponsored by the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc.
AUGUSTA SOUTHERN NATIONALS DRAG BOAT RACING
WHERE: the Savannah River
WHEN: July 16-18
FOR MORE INFO: 25th Annual Augusta Southern Nationals Drag Boat Races. Over 100 racing teams from25 states will compete for $140,000 in purse and prizes as they try to beat the record of 252.94 MPH in the "World's Richest Drag Boat Race." See the fastest and loudest boat racing action in the country as competitors race down the liquid quarter mile. The event benefits the Augusta Chapter of the Georgia Special Olympics. Tickets are available at www.tixonline.com or charge by phone at 803-278-4849. Advanced series tickets for the weekend are $22 and patron tickets are $60. Check it out at www.augustasouthernnationals.org. Call 706-823-0440, ext. 1.
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.
THOMSON HIGH SCHOOL CANNERY
WHERE: Thomson High School
FOR MORE INFO: The cannery will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 1, July 6-8, July 15, July 20-22 and July 27-29. Canning vegetables is a 40 cents charge per can. Shelling peas is a 10 cents charge per pound. Contact 706-986-4200 for any other information or email email@example.com.
POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVING
WHEN: July 27 -- August 31 on Tuesdays; 1:30-3 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Presented by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, this is a six-week educational series to provide family caregivers with tools to increase their self-care and confidence. A participation fee of $35 includes "The Caregiver Helpbook," which is required, and will be accepted at the Extension Office, 116 Main St., Thomson. Class size is limited to 15. Registration deadline is Thursday, July 22. Past class participants indicate improved emotions, including reduced anger, guilt and depression. For more information you may call the Extension Office at 706-595-1815.
CSRA BEAGLE CLUB BBQ & TRADE DAY
WHERE: Winfield Community Center
WHEN: July 31
FOR MORE INFO: Free and open to the public. In addition to great food and fellowship, we plan to have: a live broadcast by Kicks-99, Jason Norman Reptiles and a hunting hawk, BB gun and archery shooting events, moonwalk and pony rides for the kids, beagle coloring contest for the kids, a horseshoe tournament (open to everyone), prize drawings for registered guests, beagles for sale (puppies and adults), dog supplies, rabbits and related supplies, a delicious rabbit stew, a silent auction, information on beagle trialing and our club running grounds available to test beagles. 706-294-6260
ADULT SOCCER PROGRAM
WHERE: Sweetwater Park Gym
WHEN: Games begin Aug. 2 and run until the end of September
FOR MORE INFO: This is open to ages 17 and up. Cost: $35 for in-county residents and $50 for out-of-county residents. Contact Monte Ashcraft at the Recreation Department 706-595-2152.
THS BULLDOG BRIAGDE BAND CAMP 2010
WHERE: Thomson High School
FOR MORE INFO: August 2-6: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (12-1 p.m. lunch break) -- Leadership, Auxiliary (Flag Line, Dance Line and Majorettes) and Percussion Line. August 5-6: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (12-1 p.m. lunch break) -- Rising Freshmen (ninth graders) and all new marching members -- Rookie Camp. August 9-13: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (12-1 p.m. lunch break) -- Full Camp. Camp packets will be sent out with more information on music, materials and special events. If there are any additional questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-564-4375.
R.L. NORRIS CLASS OF 70
WHEN: September 4-6
FOR MORE INFO: For more information please contact Geraldine Sturgis at 706-595-6677 or Susie Moton at 706-466-0875
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.