KENNY HILL FUND
WHERE: Farmers State Bank
MORE INFO: Kenny Hill is a dear friend to many residents of McDuffie County and the surrounding area. He has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer and lung cancer. Doctors have removed two tumors on his brain and are trying to treat the ones that are left. Kenny has been in ICU for over three weeks. You may keep up with his progress at www.caringbridge.org. If you would like to donate, please mail a check made out to Benefit for Kenny Hill to Farmers State Bank, P.O. Box 99, Lincolnton, GA 30817.
WHERE : J.A. Maxwell front office
WHEN: Until sold out
MORE INFO: Just in time for Mother's Day, the school is selling a cookbook of the staff's favorite recipes. The laminate cover, spiral bound cookbook is on sale for $8.50. Contact Judith Hodges at (706) 986-4800
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
WHERE: Dearing Mayfest, 4683 Augusta Highway, Dearing
WHEN : 8:30 a.m. -- 2 p.m. May 7
PLANT SWAP, SALE
WHERE: Pendleton King Park Franke Pavilion
WHEN: 9 a.m. -- 1 p.m. May 7
MORE INFO: Looking for unusual plants? This free event will have a huge variety of plants, herbs, shrubs and native plants available to purchase at reasonable prices. Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions and provide information. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Come early for best selection and a great morning of garden shopping.
RELAY FOR LIFE GOLF TOURNAMENT
WHERE: Gordon Lakes Golf Courses, Fort Gordon
WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 9
FOR 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.
TCB TINY TEAM KICK-OFF
WHERE: Sweetwater gym
WHEN: 5-6 p.m. Monday
FOR MORE INFO: Kids ages 3-6 learn to roll, flip, cartwheel and tumble. Use the new trampoline with belt to teach them to use their body and build air awareness. Keep fit throughout the summer. Call (706) 595-8182.
FAMILY Y YMCA SPLASH PROGRAM
WHERE: Family Y of Thomson
WHEN: Monday through May 13
MORE INFO: Registration is under way online at www.thefamilyy.org or at the Family Y location. YMCA Splash is a free, week-long introduction and orientation to swimming and water safety offered as five 30-minute sessions for children ages 3-12.
TAX COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE TO CLOSE
WHEN: Tuesday through May 12
FOR MORE INFO: This is for annual staff training. If your birthday falls within these dates, please renew tags before May 10 to comply with Georgia law. If for some reason you cannot purchase your tag before Tuesday, no late fees will be assessed if you purchase your vehicle decal by May 16. Law enforcement can ticket you for not having a current decal if you should be stopped after midnight of your birthday.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
WHERE: T.J. Hamilton Camp at Ryan's in Thomson
WHEN: May 12
MORE INFO: Dinner will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the meeting will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. You may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.