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SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER GIFT SHOP OPEN HOUSE

WHERE: Sacred Heart Gift Shop, Art Hall, Great Hall

WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: Featuring: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Chef Virginia Willis of Atlanta, formerly of Augusta, signing her award -- winning "Bon Appetit, Y'all" cookbook; 1-2 p.m.: Chef Willis Cooking Demonstration (ticketed event) cost $10 or free with cookbook purchase; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Book signing by Timothy Penland, Author of "The True Nigh Before Christmas," "The True Night Before Noah Rode on the Ark," and other titles in the series; Annual Guild Bake Sale. Easy parking, free gift wrapping and refreshments will be offered.

PIONEER DAY

WHERE: Lincoln County Historical Park, 147 Lumber St., Lincolnton

WHEN: November 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: This is a free fun-filled day of family entertainment, living history demonstrations, antique tractors and southern cooking. Last year 3,500 people came to Lincolnton for a day of good clean family fun.

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT ORDERS

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: December 2-3

FOR MORE INFO: Balfour will be at Thomson High during all three lunch periods to take orders for May 2011 graduation announcements. Representatives will also be at THS after school until 6:30 p.m. on December 2 to take additional orders. Order forms will be distributed to students prior to the order dates.

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.

AFTERSCHOOL TUTORING FOR THS STUDENTS

WHERE: Thomson High

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

FOR MORE INFO: For math, students may see Mrs. Costello in room 209; for English, Mrs. Flanders in room 111; for social studies, Mrs. Hubert in room 405; and for science, Mrs. Pereda in room 304. There is no charge to the student for this supplemental educational service. Call THS guidance department at 706-986-4222.

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.

VOLUNTEER ADVOCATES

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 volunteerrcsas@uh.org if you are interested in becoming a volunteer advocate.

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.



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