HALI FULLER MEMORIAL FUND
WHERE: Queensborough National Bank
FOR MORE INFO: Anyone who wishes to donate to her family may do so at any local Queensborough Bank branch.
THOMSON HIGH YEARBOOKS
WHERE: Thomson High
WHEN: Monday through Friday, front office
FOR MORE INFO: Yearbooks are on sale now for $65. Order forms are available in the front office. This edition is dedicated to former THS football Coach Luther Welsh. Contact Miranda Murphey at THS for more details.
MEMORIES FROM CASCOGNE
WHERE: Sacred Heart Cultural Center
WHEN: 5-7 p.m. today
FOR MORE INFO: Jim Gensheer, well-known Augusta watercolor artist/teacher, has taken a group of adult students to a small village near Mezin, in the southwest of France, for the past seven years to study pleine air watercolor painting. The group traveled and stayed in a century-old renovated grist mill where Mr. Gensheer's hosts and instructor counterparts were Ray and Lynne Johnstone. Featured artists in the exhibition include John Brice, Jim Gensheer, Mo Gensheer, Jamie Hardy, Mack Nickles, Virginia Nickles, Suzanne Thipgen. Reception and exhibit open to the public. Please enter at the Ellis and 13th Street gate.
VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE TRAINING
WHERE: University Hospital
WHEN: Through Monday
FOR MORE INFO: Volunteer Advocates are needed in McDuffie and surrounding counties to advocate for victims of sexual assault. An advocate must be at least 18 years of age, submit to a criminal background check and be able to reach McDuffie Regional Medical Center within 30 minutes.
CLASS OF 1981 REUNION MEETING
WHERE: McDuffie County Library
FOR MORE INFO: All members of the class of 1981 are invited.
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT RALLY
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: Jan. 15-16
FOR MORE INFO: "It Takes a Village" is designed to encourage and expose youth to positive life skills. Live performances, fun activities for children and workshops aimed at providing youth the skills they need to succeed in life will be included. The success of the rally will depend on unity as a community. Contact Kimberly Usry at (706) 595-8672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to donate or sponsor this needed event.
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 Georgia? Did you know an experienced construction laborer can earn $20 an 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.
McDUFFIE COUNTY EVENING SCHOOL CREDIT RECOVERY
WHERE: Thomson High
WHEN: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
FOR MORE INFO: This option is for Thomson High School students who have 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. Call the guidance department at (706) 986-4222.
MOTHER'S MORNING OUT
WHERE: Thomson Family YMCA
WHEN: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
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.
AFTERSCHOOL TUTORING FOR THS STUDENTS
WHERE: Thomson High
WHEN: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
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 (706) 986-4222.