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KENNY HILL FUND

WHERE: Farmers State Bank

MORE INFO: Kenny Hill has recently been diagnosed with brain 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 more than three weeks. 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 DAY CAMP

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

WHEN: Through June 3

MORE INFO: Open to ages 5-12; $65 per week for members; $75 per week for nonmembers.

SUMMER CREDIT RECOVERY

WHERE: Thomson High School

WHEN: 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-6 p.m. June 6-24

MORE INFO: This program is open to Thomson High students only. The cost is $50 per half-unit attempted. Pupils must register with their guidance counselors June 1-2 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Contact (706) 986-4200.

SELF-DEFENSE CLASS

WHERE: Tang Soo Do, 654 Main St., Suite 2

WHEN: 1-3:15 p.m. June 11

MORE INFO: Open for women ages 14 and up. ASFA certified instructors. You will learn common defensive tactics, identify and use soft targets, get-away strategies, and you will practice what you learn. Class size is limited for personalized, hands on training. Register by June 6. Call (706) 597-0999. Wear comfortable clothing.

DIG HISTORY

WHERE: Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson

WHEN: 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. June 13-17

MORE INFO: This is a week-long archaeology day camp. Kids participate in survey, excavation, artifact analysis, prehistoric hunting methods and more. Cost is $60 per child per week, which includes materials and two snacks each day. Open to ages 11-17. Call (706) 595-7777 or e-mail Sydney Peden at sfpeden@hickory-hill.org for registration and information.

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BOOSTER CLUB TO MEET

WHERE: Thomson Athletic Building

WHEN: 7 p.m. June 13

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

WHERE: Cherokee Park, Lincolnton

WHEN: 9 a.m. June 25

MORE INFO: $25 per person or $100 per team. Four-person teams, double eliminations, two divisions: male and female; team T-shirt; cash prizes. Application deadline June 10.

MUSIC IN THE PARK

WHERE: Mitchell Depot

WHEN: First Saturdays 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.

COACH BRUCE BLASINGAME MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

WHERE: Belle Meade Country Club

WHEN: Shotgun start 9 a.m. July 9

MORE INFO: Format: three- person Lauderdale, $300 per team, 60 senior tees. Includes mulligans, lunch, Lowcountry boil. Call Belle Meade Pro Shop for information and sign up (706) 595-4511.

BALLROOM DANCING

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

WHEN: 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday

MORE INFO: Free for Family Y members; $10 per class for nonmembers. Register at any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org.

GET A BURN PERMIT

WHERE: Call (877) 652-2876

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.

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ECO-ADVENTURES

WHERE: Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson

WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11-15 and 25-29

MORE INFO: This is a week-long fun and fascinating look at ecology, farming, recycling, and more. Campers will learn to test water for pollution, visit with Georgia native reptiles and amphibians, harvest foods from the organic gardens, and make art from recyclable materials. This is a day camp only. Camping and lodging facilities available in nearby Thomson. Cost is $60 per child per week, includes materials and two snacks each day. Open to ages 10-16. Call (706) 595-7777 or Sydney Peden at sfpeden@hickory-hill.org for registration and information.

Forming SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS chapter

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 per month

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.

ART CLASSES AT 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 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.

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 nonmembers. Discount for additional siblings. Register at any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org.

DANCE LESSONS

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

WHEN: Twice a week per month

MORE INFO: Offered to all skill levels ages 2 years through 12th grade. 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.

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.

GET A BURN PERMIT

WHERE: Call (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 (877) OK2-burn or log ontoGaTrees.org.



Web posted on Thursday, May 26, 2011













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