THS BULLDOG DIAMOND CLUB MEMBERSHIPS
WHERE: Thomson High School
FOR MORE INFO: Thomson High School Bulldog Diamond Club memberships are now available along with season passes. For memberships and tickets, call Bubba Grimaud at (706) 595-1720 or Judy Wood at (706) 595-0179.
FOR MORE INFO: McDuffie Partners Advocating Community Togetherness (M-PACT) has obtained grant funding for gang- and drug-prevention initiatives throughout McDuffie County. If you would like additional information and/or want to play a part in this endeavor, contact Leon Fields or Carrie Edwards at East Central Georgia Consortium -- ONE STOP, (706) 595-8941. Be on the lookout for more information to follow.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
FOR MORE INFO: The Sons of Confederate Veterans, a heritage, history and honor society and the nation's largest Southern heritage organization, is seeking to organize a chapter in Thomson/McDuffie County. Those interested in such an endeavor should contact Georgia Division 5th Brigade Commander Michael Mull at email@example.com or at (912) 618-3613.
BASEBALL, T-BALL, SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department
FOR MORE INFO: Participants can also register online at www.thomsonmcduffierecreation.com. Applications are also being accepted for umpires and volunteer coaches for baseball and softball.
WHERE: Dearing Elementary School lunch-room
WHEN: Feb. 26
FOR MORE INFO: Cost is $5. Entries must be a 4-quart minimum and delivered to the school between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold to the public at 5 p.m. for the tasting. Dessert and drinks are included. There will be a cake auction, too, so bring your homemade goodies and put them on the auction block.
WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center
WHEN: 2-6:30 p.m. Feb. 28
FOR MORE INFO: Sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center.
FORT FISHER (NC) -- THE CONFEDERATE GOLIATH
WHERE: Talk of the Town CafÃ©, Fitzpatrick Hotel, Washington
WHEN: 6 p.m. Feb. 28
FOR MORE INFO: Ray Flowers, the historian at Fort Fisher, N.C., will present the program. The cost of the meeting is $10 per person and includes dinner. Reservations are required and may be made by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (404) 210-5811 and leaving a message. After noon Friday, make reservations by calling and leaving a message.
J.A. MAXWELL USED BOOK DRIVE
WHERE: School Library
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2-4
FOR MORE INFO: J.A. Maxwell will play host to a second used book fair. It is currently collecting books and magazines for all ages to sell. Bring donations to the front office during school hours. The book fair is open to anyone interested.
TRI-COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS
WHERE: White Columns Inn, Georgia Room
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. March 3
FOR MORE INFO: Police Chief Joseph Nelson will present the program.
ANNUAL BARBECUE CHICKEN DINNER
WHERE: Queen of Angels Catholic Church
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4
FOR MORE INFO: The barbecue chicken dinner will cost $7 and will be take-out service. Will deliver if necessary. Call Bonnie Martin at (706) 595-5176. This is a Thomson Camellia City Lions Club fundraiser.
BENEFIT PROGRAM FOR ATTORNEY ARLEEN EVANS
WHERE: Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church
WHEN: 4 p.m. March 5
FOR MORE INFO: The purpose of this benefit program is to aid attorney Evans with getting a kidney transplant. The church is located at 7 Hall St., Warrenton. Call (706) 465-2470, (706) 465-3903 or (706) 465-2864.
FREE CHILDBIRTH CLASSES
WHERE: McDuffie County Healthy Start Office, 328 W. Hill St., Thomson
WHEN: March 8-10
FOR MORE INFO: Learn about the signs of labor, how to deal with pain in labor, what to expect during childbirth, breastfeeding and the first few weeks after the baby is born. Prizes for all who attend. Call (706) 597-0364 to register.
DROP AND SHOP
WHERE: Thomson Family Y
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.
ONE STOP MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU
WHERE: East Central Georgia Consortium One Stop
FOR MORE INFO: More than 25,000 jobs will be opening for the heavy construction industry throughout the state. An experienced construction laborer can earn $20 per hour. If you are unemployed, willing to travel and Georgia Work Ready Certified, contact the local One Stop for more information at (706) 595-8941. The One Stop has placed more than 45 people in jobs related to this industry after training. Come get your training today.
AFTERSCHOOL TUTORING FOR THS STUDENTS
WHERE: Thomson High
WHEN: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday
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 the THS guidance department at (706)
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. Contact the guidance department at (706) 986-4222.
GET A BURN PERMIT
WHERE: By Calling (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, call (877) OK2-burn or log on to GaTrees.org.