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THS FFA PLANT SALE

WHERE: Thomson High School main office

WHEN: Until April 23

MORE INFO: A variety of blooming and green plants, cultivated by students throughout the year, are available for purchase. Contact Jersey Johnson or Rick DuBose at (706) 986-4200. All proceeds benefit the THS FFA program.

NEW SCV CHAPTER

WHERE: Thomson Depot

WHEN: 7 p.m. today

MORE INFO: The Georgia Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, a heritage, history and honor society seeks to establish a chapter in this area. This will be an informational meeting. Anyone with an interest in the Civil War is urged to attend. There are no obligations.

RELAY FOR LIFE HOT DOG LUNCH

WHERE: The Wilson Co. sidewalk

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday

MORE INFO: Hot dog, chips and drink $4.50 and two hot dogs, chips and a drink $6. All proceeds go to the Relay for Life. Sponsors for this event are Bi-Lo, IGA, Thomson Chemical, Janitorial & Paper Supply Inc. and Walmart.

POWDER PUFF GAME

WHERE: The Brickyard

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

MORE INFO: Admission $3. Girls will be the players and guys will be the cheerleaders. Tickets can be purchased early after spring break at Thomson High.

CHAIR CANING WORKSHOP

WHERE: McDuffie Museum

WHEN: Saturday

MORE INFO: Hosted by Randy Cannon and Brian Renko of Allied Arts in Milledgeville. Bring a chair and we'll provide the rest. Registration is $55. Come by or call (706) 595-9923. Jenny Lindsey, director.

SPRING FLING

WHERE: Thomson Elementary, 409 Guill St.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

MORE INFO: Contact Judy Giles (706) 986-9212 or the school (706) 986-4700.

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TRAIL RIDE

WHERE: Doodle Hill Hunting Club

WHEN: Friday-Sunday

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; $5 dance only; kids (6-12) $5 off all prices -- under 6 free. Call Jerry Brinkley, (706) 595-7345 or (706) 825-8465. Doodle Hill is at 2924 Sterling Gibson Raod S.W., Thomson.

RELAY FOR LIFE HAIRCUTS

WHERE: Suzette's Salon, Belair Road in Evans

WHEN: 2-6 p.m. Sunday

MORE INFO: The New Hope Baptist relay team is in charge of this event. The haircuts are free. The salon is located on the left before reaching Oakley-Pirkle Drive.

SACRED HEART GARDEN FESTIVAL

WHERE: Sacred Heart, Augusta

WHEN: Sunday-May 1

MORE INFO: Garden Festival Tea: Taking Tea with Alice -- Sunday; Nola Falcone Speaker Series: Mary Palmer & Hugh Dargan -- Tuesday, April 26, and Ryan Gainey, Wednesday, April 27; Preview Party & Live Auction: Thursday, April 28; Festival & Garden Tour: Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1. For tickets and information call (706) 826-4700 or www.SacredHeartGardenFestival.com.

NORTHVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING

WHERE: McDuffie County Library

WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday

MORE INFO: Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

WOMANLESS BEAUTY PAGEANT

WHERE: Thomson High auditorium

WHEN: 7 p.m. April 21

MORE INFO: The cost is $8 per person for a chicken plate dinner and entry to the pageant or $5 for the pageant ticket. Contact the school for tickets or more information. The winner will be honored with the People's Choice Award. Participate in Silent Chair Auction. All proceeds go toward Relay for Life.

SPAGHETTI DINNER

WHERE: Thomson Fire Department, Station One, Main Street

WHEN: 5-7:30 p.m. April 22

MORE INFO: Includes tea, bread, salad and dessert. Proceeds to benefit Relay for Life.

MULTITEAM BAKE SALE

WHERE: Moye Pharmacy

WHEN: 8 a.m. until everything sells April 23

MORE INFO: Relay for Life teams include Moye Pharmacy, Family Care Group, Sweet Blessings and Watson and Knox/Knox and Swan. Homemade cakes, baked goods, casseroles and Easter basket size packages of chocolates will be available. All profits go to Relay for Life. To pre-order cakes to be picked up that day, contact Michele Ray at (706) 836-3490.

TRAIN THE TRAINER: THE TRUTH ABOUT GANGS AND HOW TO REACH THEM

WHERE: East Central Georgia Cosortium Inc. -- One Stop

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28

MORE INFO: With lunch on your own. RSVP Carrie Edwards by email cedwards@classicsouth.net or call (706) 595-8941, ext. 105. Seating is limited. The regular price for this training is $39 per person; however, this event will be sponsored by Project M-PACT and will be free to all those who RSVP by April 25.

VENDORS AND CRAFTERS WANTED

WHERE: Downtown Thomson

WHEN: April 30

MORE INFO: Annual Car Show held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (706) 597-1000

SPRING FLING

WHERE: Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling

WHEN: 1-6 p.m. April 30

MORE INFO: Guests can participate in an introduction to geocaching, learn about animal rehabilitation, see a live birds of prey program, Hoe Depot kids workshop and participate in camp cooking. Cost is $10 per vehicle. Stay late to enjoy star gazing and geocaching at night. Call (706) 541-0321 or go to www.gastateparks.org.

End-of-course tests

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: During class periods May 2-6

MORE INFO: Study guides and review materials are available on the test prepara-tion link on the Thomson High School Web page (www.mcduffie.k12.ga.us/ThomsonHigh.cfm). Call (706) 986-4200.



Web posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011













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