PROJECT EXPRESS SCORES AVAILABLE
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Georgia High School Graduation Test results from the summer Project ExPreSS program are now available.
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 types of seedlings offered, prices, and for more information contact the local GFC office at 706-595-4661 or visit www.gartees.org.
THOMSON HIGH STUDENT PARKING PERMITS
WHERE: Thomson High office
FOR MORE INFO: Platinum Seniors: July 19; Seniors: July 20; Juniors: July 26; Sophomores: August 2. Applications must be signed by a parent or guardian and students will need to bring their driver's license, insurance card and motor vehicle tag receipt in order to purchase a permit. The costs of the permits are $10 each and can be purchased Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
THOMSON HIGH FOOTBALL RESERVE TICKETS
WHERE: Thomson High office
FOR MORE INFO: 2010-2011 football reserve seat tickets are on sale Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tickets are $62.50 per seat.
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. Caregivers care for others who need assistance with daily living and emotional support as they face chronic illness, disability or death. 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.
"PARTY WITH A PURPOSE"
WHERE: McDuffie Place, Lincolnton Highway
WHEN: July 30, 8 p.m. until
FOR MORE INFO: Please come and "Party with a Purpose" to raise money for youth scholarships. $10 donation.
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
YOUTH SOCCER, FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION
WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department
WHEN: Registration begins Aug. 2
FOR MORE INFO: Soccer-Coed: (age control date is Dec. 31) 5-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds, 10-13 year olds, 14-16 year olds; Cheerleading: (age control date is Sept. 1) 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, 9-10 year olds, 11-12 year olds; Football: (age control date is Sept. 1) MUST BE 7 by Aug. 31, 7-8 year olds, 9-10 year olds, 11-12 year olds. Coaches will be needed in all sports. Applications may be picked up at the recreation office. Coaches must submit to a background check. Registration fee will be $35 for in-county residents and $50 for out-of-county residents. Parents may also register their child at www.thomsonmcduffierecreation.com. Call 706-595-2152.
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 BRIGADE 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.
CARR AND ROGERS FAMILY REUNION
WHERE: TW Café, Thomson
WHEN: August 6-8
FOR MORE INFO: Please contact Annette Carr Howard at email@example.com or 706-597-1889 for more details or if you are a relative of one of the following persons: Lethia Buntley or Nolan Carr.
BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRATION
WHERE: Healthy Start Office, 330 W. Hill St., Thomson
WHEN: August 10, 2-4 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: This free event is open to all teens. There will be pizza, food and drinks. Please RSVP by August 6, 706-597-0364.
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
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, TUMBLING, 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.