WEE TOTS LEARNING CENTER FOOD DRIVE
WHERE: Wee Tots Learning Center
WHEN: now through December 31
FOR MORE INFO: All food collected will be distributed by Golden Harvest Food Bank throughout 30 counties in Georgia and South Carolina. Please donate non-perishable items and help end hunger in this area.
MOTHER'S MORNING OUT
WHERE: Thomson Family YMCA
WHEN: Monday-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 -- 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.
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.
THOMSON HIGH COLLEGE FAIR/NIGHT
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: November 11, 5-7:30 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: From 5-6 p.m. students and parents may browse booths and speak with representatives from various colleges, technical schools and post-secondary agencies. Additionally, after the College fair, a representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will be present to discuss financial aid. Other seminar topics available will include finding the best college fit for your student, NCAA compliance for student-athletes, historically black colleges and universities, and technical colleges. Additionally, THS seniors will have the opportunity on Thursday and Friday to apply to post-secondary institutions as part of Apply to College Week.
SACRED HEART ART HALL
WHERE: Art Hall, Sacred Heart Cultural Center
WHEN: 5-7 p.m. today
FOR MORE INFO: This is opening reception for a Mother-Daughter Legacy Exhibit. Please enter at 13th and Ellis Street Gate.
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'S NIGHT OUT
WHERE: Y130 Center, downtown Thomson
WHEN: November 13
FOR MORE INFO: Open to ages 2012 from 6-10 p.m. Cost is $10 per child for Family Y members; $15 per child for non-members. 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.
NUTRITION SEMINAR "VEGGIE EXTRAVAGANZA"
WHERE: Thomson Family YMCA
WHEN: November 15, 7:30 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Free to members; $10 to non-members. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.
FREE CHILDBIRTH CLASSES
WHERE: McDuffie County Healthy Start Office, 328 W. Hill St., Thomson
WHEN: November 17-19, 10 a.m. to noon
FOR MORE INFO: Topics will include signs of labor, how to deal with pain in labor, breastfeeding information, newborn care and your health after the baby is born. Call 706-597-0364 to register.
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.
LEARN INFANT MASSAGE
WHERE: McDuffie County Healthy Start Office, 328 W. Hill St., Thomson.
WHEN: November 18, 1-2 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Benefits of infant massage for baby and parents: Relaxes child and helps to decrease stress, relieves discomfort from constipation, gas and colic, helps baby sleep better, babies cry less, more comfortable and confident in their ability to care for baby, and parents learn ways to calm and comfort their babies. Call 706-597-0364 to register. A free bottle of massage oil will be given for each baby. Please bring a soft blanket to lay your baby on, diaper bag.
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.
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.
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.
DEPOT DASH GASPING GOBBLER 5K REGISTRATION
WHERE: Downtown Thomson
WHEN: December 4
FOR MORE INFO: Registration through November 23 is $20 and $23 beginning November 24. For more information or to register call 706-922-9622.
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.
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.
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.