CPR AND FIRST AID TRAINING
WHERE: First Baptist Church of Thomson
WHEN: August 26, 9 a.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Cornerstone Preschool FBC Thomson will be hosting this class. Only $20 per person. Includes adult, child and infant CPR and basic first aid. Fun, interactive training that is perfect for parents, babysitters, SS teachers and anyone else who cares for children. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/thomsoncpr.
SIMPLE FAVORS FOR AFGHANISTAN
WHERE: VFW Post 4665 Harlem
WHEN: Now until October 15
FOR MORE INFO: Imagine waking up and only having enough toothpaste for that morning. Simple enough Wal-Mart is on every corner. Easy now imagine your out in the desert of Afghanistan and have limited supplies of these simple needs like toothpaste, toothbrush, cornstarch, deodorant, for our ladies -- feminine products. VFW Post 4665 is on a mission to send these supplies to those in need. Call 706-556-9194 or Melissa McGrotha at 706-726-8837.
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
JULY GHSGT/GHSWT SCORES AVAILABLE
FOR MORE INFO: The scores from the July Georgia High School Graduation Tests and the Georgia High School Writing Test are available in the Thomson High School Guidance Office during normal business hours.
GHSWT TO BE ADMINISTERED AT THS
FOR MORE INFO: Thomson High School will administer the Georgia High School Writing Test on Wednesday, September 29. This is the main administration for all juniors and others planning to graduate in May 2012. It is also a retest opportunity for candidates for May 2011 graduation. Former students wishing to take this test must pre-register no later than September 10 by calling 706-986-4222. Per state testing rules, photo identification is required of all test takers who are not currently enrolled at THS. No cell phones, PDAs, or other electronic devices are permitted in testing rooms.
GHSGT TO BE ADMINISTERED AT THS
FOR MORE INFO: Thomson High School will administer the Georgia High School Graduation Tests September 20-23. The testing schedule is as follows: Sept. 20, Science; Sept. 21 Math; Sept. 22 English; Sept. 23 Social Studies. All tests will begin promptly at 8 a.m. This is a retest opportunity for candidates for May 2011 graduation. Former students wishing to take these tests to fulfill diploma requirements must pre-register n later than September 10 by calling 706-986-4222. Per state testing rules, photo identification is required of all test takers who are not currently enrolled at THS. No cell phones, PDAs, or other electronic devices are permitted in testing rooms.
FOR MORE INFO: Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services is seeking volunteer advocates. Volunteers are needed in Richmond, Burke, Jefferson and McDuffie counties. Advocates must be able to respond to hospitals in their area within 30 minutes. Please contact Dinah at 706-774-2746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a volunteer advocate.
FOR MORE INFO: Supporting Knowledge for Youth Experiences, a new organization that has as its primary focus to expand the understanding and knowledge for the youth (grades 6-12) of McDuffie County and surrounding counties by providing a wide range of opportunities. This organization will provide enrichment experiences through college tours, visits to museums and historical sites and workshops. The first trip will be Saturday, September 11. This trip will include college tours to Benedict College, Columbia, S.C., Claflin University and South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C. The tour will culminate with a football game South Carolina state vs Mississippi Valley State. For more information, contact Jane Pettis 706-825-2033 or Mary Belton 706-836-3613.
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.
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.
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.
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.