CITY OF THOMSON CLOSINGS
WHERE: City of Thomson government offices
WHEN: November 25 and 26
FOR MORE INFO: Thursday and Friday collections will be on Wednesday, November 24. Citizens are reminded not to place their garbage or recycle containers at curbside on Thursday and Friday. If an emergency arises on Thursday or Friday citizens should call 706-595-2145 or 706-595-6133 to arrange repairs of utility (water, sewer, natural gas) services. The police and fire departments will be on the job as usual.
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 an dhelp end hunger in this area.
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 -- 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: Did you know that more than 25,000 jobs will be opening for the heavy construction industry throughout the state? Did you know an experienced construction laborer can earn $20 per hour? Did you know that you may qualify to be trained for this great career? 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.
CSRA FALL CLASSIC TRAIL RIDE
WHERE: Ricky's Ranch: 1896 Bethany Church Rd., Crawfordville, GA 30631
WHEN: November 26-28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Obstacle course: 50/50 payback per division. Saturday spectator fee: $5; band: Southern Ride with special guest Aston Montgomery, S.C. new country entertaining of the Year 2009/2010; Saturday dinner: 6 p.m. Potluck -- bring a dish to share. Camping available Friday p.m. -- Sunday. Food vendors available all three days. Call 706-817-8265.
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.
DEARING TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY
WHERE: Old Dearing School Gym
WHEN: December 3, 6 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Please come out and enjoy a night of fun as they light the tree. There will be free cookies, hot chocolate, singing and a visit from Santa. Please bring your own cameras if you would like a picture with him.
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.
GRPA 10 AND UNDER STATE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
WHERE: Sweetwater Park
WHEN: December 4, 11-12
FOR MORE INFO: The Thomson McDuffie Recreation and Leisure Services will be hosting this tournament. All games will be played at Sweetwater Park. Admission fee is $3 for adults and $2 for children, call 706-595-2152.
SIXTH ANNUAL EVENING OF CHRISTMAS CELTIC GUITARS
WHERE: Thomson Depot
WHEN: Thursday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Presented by the Activities Council of Thomson in association with WTHO. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For information call 706-597-1000.
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.