THS BULLDOG DIAMOND CLUB MEMBERSHIPS
WHERE: Thomson High School
FOR MORE INFO: The Thomson High School Bulldog Diamond Club memberships are now available along with season passes. For memberships and tickets, call Bubba Grimaud (706) 595-1720 or Judy Wood (706) 595-0179.
I HOOPs BASKETBALL LEAGUE
WHERE: Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta
WHEN: Register now
FOR MORE INFO: Open to 10-13 years old and 14-18 years old. League play will begin March 14 and there will be a $15 registration cost. Call Corey Warren at (706) 312-2200 or (706) 504-4071 or David Green at the Thomson Club (706) 595-7477.
FOR MORE INFO: McDuffie Partners Advocating Community Togetherness (M-PACT) has obtained grant funding for gang- and drug-prevention initiatives throughout McDuffie County. For information, contact Leon Fields or Carrie Edwards at East Central Georgia Consortium -- ONE STOP at (706) 595-8941.
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. Contact Georgia Division 5th Brigade Commander Michael Mull at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (912) 618-3613.
BASEBALL, T-BALL, SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Depart-ment
FOR MORE INFO: Participants can also register online at www.thomsonmcduffierecreation.com. Applications also are being accepted for umpires and volunteer coaches for baseball and softball.
J.A. MAXWELL USED BOOK DRIVE
WHERE: School Library
WHEN: March 2-4, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: J.A. Maxwell will be holding its second used-book fair. Organizers are collecting books and magazines for all ages to sell. Please bring any donations to the front office during school hours. The book fair is open to the public.
TRI-COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS
WHERE: White Columns Inn, Georgia Room
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. today
FOR MORE INFO: Police Chief Joseph Nelson will present the program.
ANNUAL BARBECUE CHICKEN DINNER
WHERE: Queen of Angels Catholic Church
WHEN: Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: The barbecue chicken dinner will be $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: Saturday, 4 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Benefit program helps 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.
SOLO EXHIBIT BY WALTER CUMMING
WHERE: Sacred Heart Art Hall in Augusta
WHEN: Sunday, 3-7 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Reception and talk by the artist at 3:30 p.m. The exhibit will contain new paintings of France and Germany.
FREE CHILDBIRTH CLASSES
WHERE: McDuffie County Healthy Start Office, 328 W. Hill St., Thomson
WHEN: Tuesday-March 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.
WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center Main Lobby
WHEN: March 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March 11, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: 10K and 14K gold jewelry, sterling silver rings, charms, chains, earrings, fine fashion jewelry, handbags, wallets, totes and gifts, books for everyone. Bring your broken and unwanted gold and silver jewelry and old U.S. coins to sell or trade.
WHERE: Thomson Walmart
WHEN: March 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: One in seven hospital patients need blood. Shepeard is the only local provider to 17 hospitals in the CSRA and the burn center.