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.
WHEN: Saturday, August 7
FOR MORE INFO: 10 a.m. until -- back roads and bikes charity ride and poker run. Registration is from 9-10 a.m. and is $25 per bike. This includes one hand of poker and lunch. T-shirts and head wraps will be given to the first 40 registered. Best hand wins $300 and Worst Hand wins $100. Stops on the ride: Warren County Courthouse, Rock Mill Plantation, Gibson Business District, and The Club tavern. All proceeds go to Hometown Warrenton, Inc., specifically supporting local children's activities, such as The Mentoring Program and the Warren, Let's Read Together Program. This year, a 2008 Roketa Scooter will be raffled off. Tickets are $5 each. Following the ride, a George Brister Benefit Pig-Pickin' will be held at The Club Tavern.
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.
VFW/LAVFW TO MEET
WHEN: Tuesday, August 10
FOR MORE INFO: Thomson Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will hold their monthly meeting. Dutch treat meal is from 6-7 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Call VFW Post Quarter Master Milton Keene at 706-595-9777 or Auxiliary President Lynne McTier at 706-556-6603.
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
PARENT'S NIGHT OUT
WHERE: Y130 Center in Thomson
WHEN: August 14, 6-10 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Fun, entertaining night for children ages 2-12. Cost is $10 per child for Family Y members; $15 per child for non-members. Discount for additional siblings. Register at the Y130 location or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.
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
MOTHER'S MORNING OUT
WHERE: Thomson Family YMCA
WHEN: Monday through Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Take the morning to go shopping, hang out with friends or just relax alone. Open to ages 6 months to 12 years. Cost is $15 per child. 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.
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.
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 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. Register children at www.thomson mcduffierecreation.com. Call 706-595-2152.
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.
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.