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FFA PLANT SALE

WHERE: Thomson High School main office

WHEN: Until Saturday

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.

SACRED HEART GARDEN FESTIVAL

WHERE: Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Augusta

WHEN: Through May 1

MORE INFO: Nola Falcone Speaker Series: Mary Palmer and Hugh Dargan, Tuesday; and Ryan Gainey, Wednesday; preview party and live auction, April 28; festival and garden tour: April 29-May 1. Call (706) 826-4700 or www. SacredHeartGardenFestival.com.

WOMANLESS BEAUTY PAGEANT

WHERE: Thomson High School auditorium

WHEN: 7 p.m. today

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: Saturday, 8 a.m. until everything sells

MORE INFO: Relay teams include Moye Pharmacy, Family Care Group, Sweet Blessings and Watson and Knox/Knox and Swan. Homemade cakes, baked goods, casseroles and Easter basket 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.

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FAMILY FUN: CARNIVAL GAMES AND DANCE

WHERE: Gunn Farm, Warrenton

WHEN: Saturday

MORE INFO: Gunn Farm and Friends is sponsoring a day of country fun as a benefit for Jimmy Williams of Thomson. The carnival will be from 2 to 7 p.m. with a cake walk, horseless rodeo, tug-of-war, wagon rides, dunking booth, inflatables, door prizes and more. The dance will be from 8 p.m. to midnight. Cost for the dance is $10 per person and $15 per couple. Concessions will be available all day. The date could change in case of bad weather. Call (706) 832-1370 or Jimmy Williams, (706) 449-6052.

HOBBS FAMILY REUNION

WHERE: Purvis Community Center

WHEN: 1 p.m. Sunday

MORE INFO: Covered dish luncheon. All family and friends and urged to attend.

THE CONFEDERATE NAVY, THE MAGNIFICENT CHALLENGE

WHERE: Talk of the Town Café, Fitzpatrick Hotel, The Square in Washington

WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday

MORE INFO: Ken Johnston, program director at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, will present Mr. Mallory's Miracle at the Washington Civil War Round Table meeting. The cost of the meeting is $10 per person and includes dinner. Make reservations by e-mailing claibourne@ darden-atlanta.net or by calling (404) 210-5811 and leaving a message.

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 e-mail ced wards@classicsouth.net or call (706) 595-8941, ext. 105. Seating is limited. The event will be sponsored by Project M-PACT and will be free to all those who RSVP by Monday.

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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, participate in Home Depot kids workshop and camp cooking. Other activities include interpretive hayrides, spring crafts, lawn games, face painting, cakewalk, outdoor exhibits, wildlife trailer and more. Cost is $10 per vehicle. Come in the morning and enjoy a spring hike and mountain bike ride. Call (706) 541-0321 or go to www.gastateparks.org.

THS SENIOR HONORS NIGHT

WHERE: Thomson High auditorium

WHEN: 7 p.m. May 2

MORE INFO: Thomson High School will salute the Class of 2011 at its annual Senior Honors Night program. A reception for students and parents will precede the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the mall area.

School holds EOCT

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: During regularly scheduled class periods May 2-6

MORE INFO: The Georgia End-of-Course Tests comprise 15 percent of a student's second-semester grade in: Mathematics I, Mathematics II, American literature and composition, ninth-grade literature and composition, biology, physical science, U.S. history and economics. Study guides and review materials are available on the test preparation link on the Thomson High School web page (www.mcduffie.k12.ga.us/ThomsonHigh.cfm). Call (706) 986-4200.

BLOOD DRIVE

WHERE: Augusta Tech, Thomson Campus, 388 Tech Drive

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 3

RELAY FOR LIFE GOLF TOURNAMENT

WHERE: Gordon Lakes Golf Courses, Fort Gordon

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. May 9

MORE INFO: Registration will begin at 11 a.m. for the third annual East Georgia Classic. Entry fee is $75 per player for a four-player team. Call Gary Goodwin at (706) 595-2562 or Doug Dent at (706) 597-2570.

RELAY FOR LIFE DESSERT AUCTION

WHERE: www.sweet blessingsconfections.com

WHEN: Each Wednesday through Saturday

MORE INFO: Each week a different cake and candy auction will be held. Just go to the site and make your bid. There is a $10 minimum bid for the cake or candy and a $7 minimum bid for the cookies. Every cent above that goes straight to Relay for Life. Winners are contacted by e-mail and phone and the product is delivered on Saturday.

RELAY FOR LIFE ONLINE AUCTIONS

WHERE: www.facebook.com/tlcrelay

WHEN: Each week until relay

MORE INFO: Held by the TLC Weight Loss Center's Relay for Life team. Information and bidding instructions about the products available each week will be located under the photo section of the page. Call (706) 986-5174.

MUSIC IN THE PARK

WHERE: Mitchell Depot

WHEN: Every first Saturday April through October

MORE INFO: Bluegrass, country and gospel music, hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks. Donations accepted. Bring your lawn chairs n 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

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

PETTIS FAMILY REUNION DINNER

WHERE: Sweetwater Park Activity Center

WHEN: 5 p.m. July 2

MORE INFO: If you are related to Eddie Pettis Sr. or Myra Pettis please contact Lisa Pettis for more information before April 30 at (706) 627-2368. Cost is $10.

THS BULLDOG DIAMOND CLUB MEMBERSHIPS

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: now

MORE INFO: The Thomson High School Bulldog Diamond Club memberships are now available along with season passes. For memberships and tickets please call Bubba Grimaud (706) 595-1720 or Judy Wood (706) 595-0179. See you at the ballgame!

SONS OF CONFEREDERATE VETERANS

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.

KARATE AT THE FAMILY Y

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

WHEN: Twice a week per month

MORE INFO: Offered to all skill levels ages 6 and up. Fee: $40 per month for members; $60 per month for non-members. Discount for additional siblings. Register at any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.

ART CLASSES AT THE FAMILY Y

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

WHEN: Twice a week per month

MORE INFO: Offered to all skill levels ages pre-K through eighth grade. Fee: $40 per month for members; $60 per month for non-members. Discount for additional siblings. Register at any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.

GYMNASTICS AT THE FAMILY Y

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

WHEN: Twice a week per month

MORE INFO: Offered to all skill levels ages pre-K and up. Fee: $40 per month for members; $60 per month for non-members. Discount for additional siblings. Register at any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.

DROP AND SHOP

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

WHEN: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

MORE INFO: Take the morning to go shopping, hang out with friends or just relax alone. Open to ages 6 months -- 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: now

MORE INFO: Did you know that more than 25,000 jobs will be opening for the heavy construction industry throughout the state? Did you know an experienced construction laborer can earn $20 per 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.

AFTERSCHOOL TUTORING FOR THS STUDENTS

WHERE: Thomson High

WHEN: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

MORE INFO: This option is for Thomson High School students who have previously 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 1-877-652-2876

WHEN: Always get a burn permit, it's the law

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 1-877-OK2-burn or log ontoGaTrees.org.



Web posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011













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