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RECYCLING DROP-OFF

WHERE: Maxwell Elementary School, 409 Guill St.

WHEN: 8-10 a.m. Monday

MORE INFO: If you have recyclable items you have been collecting for the school this summer, bring them to the front of the school. The school collects chip bags, candy wrappers, cell phones, box tops, Campbell's Soup labels and more. Click on the Trash to Cash link at the school Web site, http://www.mcduffie.k12.ga.us/MaxwellElementary.cfm

SPORTS ONLINE REGISTRATION

WHERE: thomsonmcduffie recreation.com/registration

WHEN: Now

MORE INFO: Register for football, soccer and cheerleading. In-office registration will start Aug. 1. Call (706) 595-2152.

Y130 DAY CAMP

WHERE: Y130, Main St., Thomson

WHEN: Until July 30

MORE INFO: Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, games, songs and character-development activities. Open to ages 5-12. The cost is $65 per week for members and $75 per week for non-members. Register at any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.

SWIMMING LESSONS

WHERE: Thomson Family Y

MORE INFO: $40 members, $60 nonmembers; ages 3-5, 6-6:45 p.m.; ages 6-8, 6:45- 7:30 p.m.; Monday-July 28

COUNTRY-WESTERN MUSIC SHOW

WHERE: Pan Handle Kuntry Store & Grill

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

MORE INFO: Bring lawn chairs. Free show features the Whiskey Road Gang. Call (706) 595-3737.

BACK TO SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

WHERE: Thomson Walmart

WHEN: Saturday

MORE INFO: Sponsored by Agape Ministries. All donations will be accepted. Call (706) 597-8800.

SEE MORE, Pages 2A, 3A

RESERVE-SEAT football TICKETS

WHERE: Thomson High front office

MORE INFO: Reserve-seat tickets are $62.50 for all current seat holders. Any seat not sold by Aug. 19 will be open to the public.

ECO-ADVENTURES

WHERE: Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Drive, Thomson

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

MORE INFO: This is a week-long look at ecology, farming, recycling and more. 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 e-mail Sydney Peden at sfpeden@hickory-hill.org for registration and information.

SHEPEARD BLOOD DRIVE scheduled

WHERE: Fort Creek Baptist Church, 1497 Fort Creek Road, Dearing

WHEN: 8:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Sunday

GYMNASTICS CAMP

WHERE: Y130 Program Center

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

4-H SUMMER CLASSES

WHERE: Extension Office, 116 Main St.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon July 21

MORE INFO: Learn the basics of growing plants from seeds. Open to fifth-graders and up. Call the Extension office, (706) 595-1815.

BLOOD DRIVES

MORE INFO: Given by Shepeard Community Blood Center at the following dates and locations: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 23 at Walmart in Thomson; 2-6 p.m. July 25 at McDuffie Regional Medical Center; 9 a.m. to noon at Augusta Tech Thomson Campus

DAISY ANSLEY BENEFIT CONCERT

WHERE: Dearing Baptist Church

WHEN: 7 p.m. July 30

MORE INFO: Southern Songmasters will be featured. A love offering will be accepted.

THOMSON CAMELLIA CITY LIONS CLUB

WHERE: Meeting at Queen of Angels Catholic Church

WHEN: 7 p.m. second Mondays

MORE INFO: Call Bonnie Martin at (706) 595-5176 or Pat Wylie at (706) 595-0560. Board meetings are held last Thursdays at 7 p.m.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS

WHERE: Patriots Park, 6445 Columbia Road, Grovetown

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9

MORE INFO: Instructor Tom Venderhoof will present an AARP driver safety class geared toward drivers age 50 or older. The course is not limited to seniors or to AARP members. To qualify for insurance discounts, a driver must have a clean driving record for three years. To register or for more information, call Vanderhoof at (706) 863-2865. Enrollment is limited. The fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. The fee is payable the day of the class. Anyone interested in scheduling a class also may contact Vanderhoof.

PINDOR CONSTRUCTION/CONTRACTOR/JOB FAIR

WHERE: Thomson Depot

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13

MORE INFO: $50 for vendors. The event is greared to help small businesses to grow and to offer job opportunity to qualified individuals. E-mail: tucker4858@bellsouth.net or call (706) 361-8001.

CERTIFY IN CPR AND FIRST AID

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

WHEN: 9 a.m. until class completion; first and third Saturdays

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

KENNY HILL FUND

WHERE: Farmers State Bank

MORE INFO: Kenny Hill has recently been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer. 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 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.

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.

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 different 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, July 14, 2011













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