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MAC KIDS' ART CAMP

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

WHEN: July 25-29

MORE INFO: Haley Tam, the director of the McDuffie Arts Council's student division, will be host to an art camp for children ages 5 to 8. Contact her at (706) 699-4449 for details, or visit www.mcduffieartscouncil.org. Please inquire about opportunities for older age groups.

SPORTS ONLINE REGISTRATION

WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department Web site, www.thomsonmcduffie recreation.com

MORE INFO: Register for football, soccer and cheerleading. In-office registration will start Aug. 1. Sign up at the recreation department between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call (706) 595-2152.

Y130 DAY CAMP

WHERE: Y130, Main Street, 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. Early drop-off at 7 a.m. and late pickup until 6 p.m. is available at no additional cost. Register at any Family Y location or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.

Reserved football TICKETS ON SALE

WHERE: Thomson High front office

MORE INFO: Until Aug. 19, reserve-seat tickets are $62.50 for all current seat holders. Any seat not sold after Aug. 19 will be open to the general public.

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ECO-ADVENTURES

WHERE: Hickory Hill, 502 Hickory Hill Dr., Thomson

WHEN: 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. 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.

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 Wal-Mart in Thomson; 2-6 p.m. July 25 at McDuffie Regional Medical Center; 9 a.m. to 12 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.

THS BAND CAMP 2011

MORE INFO: Aug. 1-4 from 7:30 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m. -- All marching and pit percussion, all auxiliary members (dancers, flag corp and majorettes) and all band leadership. Aug. 3-4 from 7:30 a.m. -- 12 noon -- All rising ninth grade marching band members and first time marchers. Aug. 8-11 from 7:30 a.m. -- 3:30 p.m. -- All marching band members for full band camp. Aug. 15-16 from 4-7 p.m. -- All marching band members for full band camp. Please check the THS band website www.bulldogbrigade.org for more information or friend our THS band boosters on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/THS-Bulldog-Brigade-Band-Boosters/199216950122564.

THOMSON CAMELLIA CITY LIONS CLUB MEETINGS

WHERE: Queen of Angles Catholic Church

WHEN: 7 p.m. second Monday of each month

MORE INFO: Call Lion Bonnie Martin at (706) 595-5176 or Lion Pat Wylie at (706) 595-0560. Board meetings are held the last Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS

WHERE: Patriot Park, 6445 Columbia Rd., 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. Successful completion for the course can qualify a driver for a 10 percent discount on their auto insurance premium. To qualify, a driver must have a clean driving record for three years. Drivers should confirm that discount with their insurance agents. 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 as well as to offer job opportunity to qualified individuals. Email: tucker4858@bellsouth.net or call (706) 361-8001.

CERTIFY IN CPR AND FIRST AID

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

WHEN: 9 a.m. until class completion; first and third Saturday of every month

MORE INFO: Classes specialize in healthcare provider, heart saver first aid, fire extinguisher training and child care professional fire safety training. Fees for the courses are as follows: healthcare provider and heart saver first aid is $20 per person and child care professional fire safety training is $10 per persona nd 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 Captain 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. 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.

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 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 21, 2011













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