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Refrigerator Front

Don't forget to set clocks ahead an hour before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.

'CINDERELLA'

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: 7 p.m. March 17-19

MORE INFO: Tickets are general admission $7 and reserved seats $10. Call (706) 986-4200.

'THE SOUND OF MUSIC'

WHERE: Briarwood Academy

WHEN: March 24-25

MORE INFO: Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. To buy tickets or get more information, call (706) 595-5641.

I HOOPs BASKETBALL LEAGUE

WHERE: Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta

WHEN: Register now

MORE INFO: Open to ages 10-13 and 14-18. League play will begin Monday, and there will be a $15 registration cost. Call Corey Warren at (706) 312-2200, (706) 504-4071 or David Green at the Thomson Club, (706) 595-7477.

JEWELRY FAIR

WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center Main Lobby

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday

MORE INFO: 10K and 14K gold jewelry, sterling silver rings in sizes 5-12, charms, chains, earrings, fine fashion jewelry, handbags, wallets, totes and gifts, books for everyone. Bring broken and unwanted gold and silver jewelry and old U.S. coins to sell for cash or trade.

BLOOD DRIVE

WHERE: Walmart, Thomson

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

MORE INFO: One in seven hospital patients need blood. Shepeard Community Blood Center is the only local provider to 17 hospitals in the area and the burn center.

PROJECT M-PACT KICK-OFF

WHERE: One Stop (Beside Tractor Supply)

WHEN: 5:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday

FOR MORE INFO: Cost: Free. Tickets needed for admittance as seating is limited. Donations will be accepted to sponsor additional community and youth events just like this one. Dinner will be provided. Featured speakers will be Devon Harris, gang prevention specialist with Full Circle Refuge, and Chuck Wade, president of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Inc. Call (706) 595-8941, Carrie Edwards or Leon Fields.

TRASH AMNESTY DAY

WHERE: McDuffie County Solid Waste

WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to noon March 26

FOR MORE INFO: Everything but tires, hazardous wastes, mobile homes and automobiles accepted. Management reserves the right to reject any loads. Call (706) 595-2374. Commercial loads will be charged the regular Saturday rate. All loads must be covered and secured. No scavenging aloud; what is dropped off stays. Violators will be cited.

SECOND ANNUAL SPRING BREAK FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, SOCCER, CHEER CAMP

WHERE: 1962 Rowland York Drive, Lincolnton (recreation complex)

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4-8

FOR MORE INFO: Open to ages 5-14. Discount of $50 if you sign up before Friday. Cost $65, half-price discount for the second child in the same household. Group rates for 10 or more kids. Lunch provided. Special guest on Friday. Call Kathy at (706) 359-2236 or camp hot line at (706) 220-3020 or go to www.leaguelineup.com/yesnoles.

TRAIL RIDE

WHERE: Doodle Hill Hunting Club

WHEN: April 15-17

FOR MORE INFO: Approximate five-hour ride through wooded areas. Friday night: bring your own steak and cook on our grill. Enjoy music and fellowship around the large fire pit. Evening meal and dance Saturday night with DJ Dewayne Holliman. Hamburger and hot dog lunch will be available for Saturday. Free primitive camping available -- no electric or water hookups. Water is available for horses. Cost: $30 includes ride, lunch, evening meal and dance; $20 ride and lunch; $10 evening meal and dance; $w5 dance only; children 6-12 $5 off all prices -- under 6 free. Call Jerry Brinkley, (706) 595-7345 or (706) 825-8465. Doodle Hill is located at 2924 Sterling Gibson Road S.W., Thomson.

COMMUNITY WIDE SPRING FLING

WHERE: Thomson Elementary, 409 Guill St., Thomson

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16

FOR MORE INFO: All vendors welcome; arts and crafts, yard sales, food and fun, businesses, etc. Call Judy Giles, (706) 986-9212 or the school, (706) 986-4700.

FIRST RESPONDERS TRAINING

WHAT: Training for emergency responders on working with media outlets during emergency situations.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26

WHERE: McDuffie County Fire/Rescue Service, 1061 Salem Road, Thomson

MORE INFO: Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium and Institute for Preventive Strategies offer a free Department of Homeland Security-certified course on media awareness. Register online at http://www.ruraltraining.org

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

WHERE: Downtown Thomson

WHEN: April 30

FOR MORE INFO: Looking for participants, vendors and craft exhibitors. Call Teleen at the Chamber office, (706) 597-1000.

MUSIC IN THE PARK

WHERE: Mitchell Depot

WHEN: Every first Saturday April through October

FOR MORE INFO: Bluegrass, country and gospel music, hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks. Donations accepted. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. There is a playground for the kids. Free parking available.

DEARING MAYFEST FESTIVAL

WHERE: Dearing CSRA RESA office, Augusta Highway

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7

FOR MORE INFO: There will be a parade, crafts, prize giveaways, a burger battle and rides for the kids. Go to dearingmayfest.org for more information.

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

WHEN: Ongoing

FOR MORE INFO: 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 the heavy construction industry after training.

AFTER-SCHOOL 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 THS guidance department at (706) 986-4222.

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.

THS BULLDOG DIAMOND CLUB MEMBERSHIPS

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: Ongoing

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.

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 fifthbrigade2004@yahoo.com or at (912) 618-3613.

BASEBALL, T-BALL, SOFTBALL REGISTRATION

WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department

WHEN: Ongoing

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.

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 just call (877) OK2-burn or log ontoGaTrees.org.



Web posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011













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