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CERTIFY IN CPR AND FIRST AID

WHERE: McDuffie County Fire and Rescue Headquarters, 1061 Salem Road, Thomson

WHEN: Begins at 9 a.m. first and third Saturdays

MORE INFO: Classes specialize in health care provider, heart saver first aid, fire extinguisher training and child care professional fire safety training. Fees: health care provider and heart saver first aid, $20 per person; child care professional fire safety training, $10; general fire extinguisher training, free. Contact Lt. Ed Lewis, Fire and Life safety instructor Terence Favors or Capt. Ron May, (706) 595-2044 or (706) 595-2045.

SWIMMING LESSONS

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

MORE INFO: Fees: member $40, nonmember $60; ages 3-5, 6-6:45 p.m.; ages 6-8, 6:45-7:30 p.m. SESSION TWO: Monday-June 30; SESSION THREE: July 4-14 ; SESSION FOUR: July 18-28

WATER AEROBICS

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

WHEN: Through June 30

MORE INFO: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 7-8:30 p.m. $40 members, $60 nonmembers; $5 daily rate. Call (706) 595-5615.

SHEPEARD BLOOD DRIVES

WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center

WHEN: 2-6 p.m. June 27

GYMNASTICS CAMP

WHERE: Y130 Program Center

MORE INFO: July 18-21; beginner, 4-5 p.m.; advanced, 5-6 p.m.; intermediate, 6-7 p.m.; $40 members, $60 nonmembers

"SIP AND SEE THE GALLERY"

WHERE: MAC on Main Art Gallery and Studio, 107 Main St., Thomson

WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Friday

MORE INFO: This free event will introduce the new art and new McDuffie Arts Council artists for the summer season.

THOMSON-McDUFFIE FRIENDS OF LIBRARY

WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Library conference room

WHEN: 4 p.m. Tuesday

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FORE KIDS GOLF TOURNAMENT

WHERE: Belle Meade Country Club

WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday

MORE INFO: $300 per team. Held by the Knox Foundation to benefit Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching students financial literacy, economics, entrepreneurism and the importance of completing school. Call Laurie Cook, (606) 736-3070 or e-mail: lcook@georgia.ja.org.

Dementia WORKSHOP

WHERE: Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way, Augusta

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, June 21

MORE INFO: "Dementia Care Training for Family Caregivers," sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, is designed to help family caregivers improve their knowledge and skills in caring for family members with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. The workshop is free. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited, registration is required. Call (706) 731-9060.

THOMSON HIGH FFA CANNING PLANT

WHERE: Next to Voter Registration building, Whiteoak Road

WHEN: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, June 28-30; July 6-7, 14, 19-21, 26-28

MORE INFO: Produce will be canned at 40 cents per can and peas shelled at 10 cents per pound. Peas to be shelled should be picked the day before and set out to dry for 24 hours. Call (706) 986-4200 or e-mail duboser@mcduffie.

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MEMORIAL RIDE FOR MIKE HOGAN

WHERE: H&H Signs, 225 W. Hill St., Thomson

WHEN: 9 a.m. June 25

MORE INFO: $15 per bike. Ride will have bathroom/gas break at 60 miles. Ride ends at Hogie Joe's, 128 Railroad St., Thomson. Contact Jon Register, (706) 339-4790; Rosemary Register, (706) 339-4775; or Mike Reed, (706) 466-0371.

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CASON-HINTON REUNION

WHERE: Sweetwater Activity Center

WHEN: 12:45 p.m. June 26

MORE INFO: Business session will be held followed by lunch. Members are asked to bring food to share. Ice, drinks and eating utensils will be provided.

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. 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.

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 lawn chairs and blankets. There is a playground for the kids. Free parking available.

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS

WHERE: Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans

WHEN: Gates open at 7 p.m. Movie starts at dusk. Fridays in June

MORE INFO: Presented by MCG Health Children's Medical Center. Free. Movies are rated PG. Coolers are allowed. No alcoholic beverages permitted. Friday: Shrek Forever After; June 24: Despicable Me.

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, contact Lisa Pettis 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: 3-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.

ECO-ADVENTURES

WHERE: Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson

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

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.

BALLROOM DANCING

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

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

MORE INFO: Each month features a dfferent dance. Free for Family Y members; $10 per class for non-members. Register at any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org.

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, June 16, 2011













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