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.
FAMILY Y SPLASH PROGRAM
WHERE: Family Y of Thomson
WHEN: Through Friday
MORE INFO: Registration is underway online at www.thefamilyy.org or at the Family Y location. YMCA Splash is a free, weeklong introduction and orientation to swimming and water safety offered as five 30-minute sessions for children ages 3-12.
T.J. HAMILTON CAMP, SCV
WHERE: Ryan's in Thomson
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.
WHEN: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
MORE INFO: Sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center.
THS CAP AND GOWN PORTRAITS
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: 8 a.m. - noon May 19
MORE INFO: Sign up for a portrait time in the main office.
OLD SKOOL FISH FRY AND DANCE
WHERE: Thomson Depot
WHEN: 5 p.m. -- midnight May 21
MORE INFO: Sponsored by Arabia Grand Court Daughters of Isis, the cost is $10. Call 706-901-0054.
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WILL AVERY BASKETBALL CAMP
WHERE: Evans Middle School
WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 23-27
MORE INFO: Camp teaches boys and girls ages 7-17 the fundamentals of basketball in a safe and fun environment. Campers will participate in various skill development stations and team and individual competitions during the week. To register, go to www.willaveryspringclassic. com or contact William at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $150. Evans Middle School is at 4785 Hereford Farm Road, Evans.
EXTENDED SEMESTER AT Thomson high
WHEN: May 25-June 2
MORE INFO: Thomson High students who earned grades of 60-69 in selected subjects for the semester may apply if they meet other eligibility requirements. Applications are due no later than 3:30 p.m. May 24.
MUSIC IN THE PARK
WHERE: Mitchell Depot
WHEN: Every first Saturday through October
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.
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 at (706) 627-2368. Cost is $10.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE 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. Contact Georgia Division 5th Brigade Commander Michael Mull at fifthbrigade2004@ yahoo.com or at (912) 618-3613.
KARATE AT FAMILY Y
WHERE: Thomson Family Y
WHEN: Twice a week
MORE INFO: Offered to all skill levels ages 6 and up. Fee: $40 per month for members; $60 per month for nonmembers. 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.