FFA ANNUAL FRUIT SALE
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: on sale now until November 12
FOR MORE INFO: The fruit is expected to arrive at Thomson High December 7. You can place your order by contacting any FFA member or Mr. Johnson at 706-986-4297, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
ONE STOP MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU
WHERE: East Central Georgia Consortium One Stop
FOR MORE INFO: If you are unemployed, willing to travel and Georgia Work Ready Certified then contact the local One Stop for more information at 706-595-8941. The One Stop has placed over 45 people in jobs related to this industry after training. Come get your training today.
BACK DOOR FLU CLINICS
WHERE: McDuffie County Health Department
WHEN: Every Monday in October, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Medicare, Medicaid and State Insurance is accepted as well as private pay. The cost for the vaccine is $25 for the injection and $35 for the Flu Mist. Please call 706-595-1740 with any questions.
WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center Lobby
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, Oct. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: This event is sponsored by the McDuffie Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
WHERE: Wal-Mart, 2205 Harrison Road, Thomson
WHEN: October 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Hosted by Shepeard Community Blood Center.
DEARING SCHOOL REUNION
WHERE: old Dearing School gym
WHEN: Saturday, October 23, 11 a.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Open to students and teachers. Lunch will be held at noon. Please bring finger food in disposable containers. Special entertainment provided at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium.
UPWARD BASKETBALL LEAGUE
WHERE: First Baptist Church
WHEN: Early Bird Registration - $50 due by October 18
FOR MORE INFO: Registration goes up to $65 after October 18. Registration is closed after October 28. Open to girls and boys grades first through sixth. Mandatory Evaluation Nights October 26 (first through fourth grades) and October 28 (fifth and sixth grades and make-up for younger children). More information and registration brochures are available at First Baptist Church. You can also visit www.upward.org or www.fbcthomson.org or call 706-595-4252.
JACK-O-LANTERNS ON JOURNAL
WHERE: Downtown Thomson, Journal Street
WHEN: October 23, 5-9 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: This is a free event. Call 706-597-1000
NEWLY DISCOVERED RELICS FROM CONFEDERATE CAMP LAWTON
WHERE: Jockey Club restaurant on The Square, Washington
WHEN: October 25, 6 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: The cost of the meeting is $15 per person and includes a very nice dinner. Please make reservations, as soon as possible, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 404-210-5811 and leaving a message.
40th CLASS OF 1970 REUNION
WHERE: Pine Top Farms, Augusta Highway
WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 5 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. the cost is $20 per person and dress is casual attire. Please rsvp by October 15 to Ginny M. Berry, 1457 Knob Hill Circle, Evans, GA 30809. For questions call John or Sue Richards after 6 p.m. at 706-595-3002. They are still in need of several addresses and need assistance to get the word out to classmates so please give them a call.
FAMILY Y TRUNK-OR-TREAT
WHERE: The Wilson Family Y, Wheeler Road, Augusta
WHEN: October 30, 10 a.m. to noon
FOR MORE INFO: Trunk-or-Treat offers a safe Halloween experience for kids and families. Activities will include inflatables for kids, candy and free food. The event is free and open to the public. Call Linda Birchmore at 706-922-9615.
NINTH ANNUAL I'D RATHER BE IN TIGNALL
WHERE: Old School Grounds -- Independence Street
WHEN: Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Free admission and parking. There will be hayrides, horse rides, candy corn contest, moon walk, live entertainment, cash door prizes, craft vendors, quilt raffle, kids fashion show, food vendors and a trip down memory lane.
ANNUAL SPORTSMAN'S FESTIVAL
WHERE: downtown Warrenton
WHEN: November 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Gun Raffle (tickets may be purchased now at Wheeler's True Value Hardware, Miss Jane's Restaurant and the Chamber office). Turkey Shoot, Big Buck Contest, Car Cruise-In, Kid's Carnival, Hunting and Fishing exhibits and vendors, commercial vendors, best festival food, free health fair at the depot and returning for an encore appearance, Okefenokee Joe.
FORE! THE KIDS GOLF TOURNAMENT
WHERE: Forest Hill Golf Course
WHEN: November 13, 12:30 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: The golf tournament is a four person team scramble. $80 per person or $300 for a team of four. Call 706-296-6504.
PARENT PORTAL OPEN AND TITLE I/TITLE II SURVEY AVAILABLE ONLINE
FOR MORE INFO: Thomson High School encourages all parents to view their children's grades and attendance through the McDuffie County School District's parent portal. To access the portal, you may visit the school and request a log-in. Photo identification is required to obtain a log-in and password. For security reasons, no log-ins or passwords can be issued through email or via the telephone. Also THS requests that all parents of current students complete the Title I/Title II parent survey online at the school district's website (www.mcduffie.k12.ga.us). This survey provides information regarding the school's parental involvement efforts and quality of instructional services. For more information on this survey, please contact the school at 706-986-4200.
WHERE: R.L. Norris Elementary School gym
WHEN: Each of the remaining home football games
FOR MORE INFO: Sponsored by SKYE (Supporting Knowledge for Student Experiences). The cost is $5. Students must have a current school ID and must wear soft bottom shoes to be allowed on the gym floor.
45TH CLASS REUNION
WHERE: R.L. Norris
WHEN: November 27, 3 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: This is the R.L. Norris Class of 1965 reunion. All classmates are asked to attend. Call Patsy Jones 706-595-5150, Jamie Burnett 706-595-2541 or Mary Hill 706-595-2664.
McDUFFIE COUNTY EVENING SCHOOL CREDIT RECOVERY
WHERE: Thomson High
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: This option is for Thomson High School students who have previously failed a required course for graduation. All courses are computer-based, self-paced, and aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards. The cost for each course is $50 per half-unit attempted, and students may register in the guidance office. A student is not permitted to leave early unless a parent or guardian comes to sign him/her out. Contact the guidance department at 706-986-4222.
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 email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a volunteer advocate.
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.