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TOWN HALL MEETING

WHERE: Thomson Depot

WHEN: 6 p.m. June 28

MORE INFO: U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., will answer questions.

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 are: health care provider and heart saver first aid, $20 per person; child care professional fire safety training, $10 per person; general fire extinguisher training is free. Fees are expected at time of registration and please note that class must consist of five or more participants. Contact Lt. Ed Lewis, Fire and Life safety instructor Terence Favors or Capt. Ron May, (706) 595-2044 or (706) 595-2045.

YOUTH BOOT CAMP

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

WHEN: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. June 6-July 14

MORE INFO: Mondays and Thursdays - Fee: members $20 nonmembers $30

SWIMMING LESSONS

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

MORE INFO: (Fees: Member $40 Non-Member $60) Ages 3-5, 6-6:45 p.m.; ages 6-8, 6:45-7:30 p.m. SESSION THREE: July 4-14; SESSION FOUR: July 18-28

See more, Pages 2A,3A,6A

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 for more information.

DONATION accepted FOR POPPies

WHERE: Thomson community

WHEN: Saturday

MORE INFO: Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 6672 and Ladies Auxiliary will be distributing Buddy Poppies this weekend. They ask that the public make a donation to help disabled veterans and their families. Poppy assembly is a year-round project in veterans' facilities and a part-time program in others. These poppies are made by disabled veterans and some under direction of the National VFW Department.

SHEPEARD BLOOD DRIVE scheduled

WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center

WHEN: 2-6 p.m. Monday

Civil war presentation

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

WHEN: 6 p.m. June 27

MORE INFO: Jack Travis from Wilmington, N.C., will present the program Brig. Gen. Porter Alexander (CSA), the Brilliant Warrior from Washington at the Washington Civil War Round Table meeting. If you are on the permanent reservation list, you do not need to make reservations. But please let them know when you are not planning to attend. If you are not on the list you will need to make a reservation by calling (404) 210-5811 and leaving a message or e-mailing claibourne@darden-atlanta. net. After noon Friday, make reservations only.

FFA CANNING PLANT TO OPEN

WHERE: Next to Voter Registration building, Whiteoak Road

WHEN: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 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. If peas are to be shelled they should be picked the day before and set out to dry for 24 hours for best shelling results. Call (706) 986-4200 or e-mail duboser@mcduffie.k12.ga.us.

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

LINCOLN COUNTY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

WHERE: Cherokee Park, Lincolnton

WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday

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.

PURVIS SCHOOL REUNION

WHERE: Purvis Community Schoolhouse

WHEN: June 25

MORE INFO: Bring a covered picnic basket lunch. Contact Roy C. Kitchens at (706) 595-3409. Located 12 miles south of Thomson in Warren County.

CASON-HINTON REUNION

WHERE: Sweetwater Activity Center

WHEN: 12:45 p.m. Sunday

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. 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.

MUSIC IN THE PARK

WHERE: Mitchell Depot

WHEN: Every first Saturday April 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.

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: 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 please contact Lisa Pettis for more information at (706) 627-2368. Cost is $10.

See more, Page 6A

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, low country boil. Call Belle Meade Pro Shop for information and sign up (706) 595-4511.

ECO-ADVENTURES

WHERE: Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Dr., 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 23, 2011













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