FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING
WHERE: Thomson Library
WHEN: 7 p.m. Aug. 16
DETAILS: Please note change in hour of meeting. A good attendance is urged.
HOMESCHOOL CARE GROUP INFORMATION MEETING
WHERE: Warren County Library conference room
WHEN: 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 16
DETAILS: All homeschoolers are welcome to attend. Questions: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR CHILDREN'S VILLAGE FUNFEST AND RALLY
WHERE: McDuffie Board of Education field (across from the Brickyard)
WHEN: 4-8 p.m. Aug. 19
DETAILS: For elementary and middle school-age youth. Free food, fun and entertainment. The Teen Fest (high school age) will be Aug. 20 at the Old Frontier, along with the EmuFest, beginning at 3 p.m. Contact Kimberly Usry at (706) 595-8672 or (706) 595-5591 for questions or to volunteer, donate or sponsor.
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: 6-7 p.m. Aug. 11
DETAILS: Students who attend will be allowed to see their schedules and will be given a tour of the building. Parents will learn about new testing and curriculum changes for entering ninth graders and have their questions answered.
WHERE: Walmart Thomson
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13
DETAILS: Sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center
'SHARED SPIRIT' IN MUSIC
WHERE: Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 515 Fluker St., Thomson
WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday
DETAILS: Aaron Dixon and Bob Corbitt will present solos, piano duets and piano-organ duet. Refreshments will be served after the free program.
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LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER
WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center
WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday
DETAILS: The American Cancer Society's free program teaches adult female cancer patients how to cope with the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. To RSVP, contact Dawn Swan at (706) 597-5202.
WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department website
WHEN: In progress
DETAILS: Register for football, soccer and cheerleading online or in the office. Sign up at the recreation department between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call (706) 595-2152.
RESERVE-SEAT TICKETS ON SALE
WHERE: Thomson High office
DETAILS: Through Aug. 19. Reserve football tickets at $62.50 are available to current seat holders. Any seat not sold after Aug. 19 will be open to the general public.
CAMELLIA CITY LIONS CLUB MEETINGS
WHERE: Queen of Angels Catholic Church
WHEN: 7 p.m. second Mondays
DETAILS: 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: Patriots Park, 6445 Columbia Road, Grovetown
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday
DETAILS: Instructor Tom Vanderhoof 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. Drivers should confirm discount with insurance agents. Call Vanderhoof at (706) 863-2865. The fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. The fee is payable the day of the class.
PINDOR CONSTRUCTION/CONTRACTOR/JOB FAIR
WHERE: Thomson Depot
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13
DETAILS: $50 for vendors. The event is geared to help small businesses to grow and to offer job opportunity to qualified individuals. E-mail: email@example.com or call (706) 361-8001.
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An Evening with Livingston Taylor
WHERE: Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. DETAILS: Tickets are $32.50 and $27.50. Call (706) 726-0366. Visit www.augusta amusements.com.
AN EVENING WITH LEON REDBONE
WHERE: Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
DETAILS: Tickets are $32.50 and $27.50. Call (706) 726-0366. Visit www.augusta amusements.com.
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
DETAILS: Classes specialize in health care provider ($20), heart saver first aid ($20), fire extinguisher training (free) and child care professional fire safety training ($10). Fees are expected at time of registration. 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.
KENNY HILL FUND
WHERE: Farmers State Bank
DETAILS: Kenny Hill was recently diagnosed with brain and lung cancer. Keep up with his progress at www.caringbridge.org/visit/kennyhill. 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
DETAILS: 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.
FAMILY Y Classes
WHERE: Thomson Family Y
WHEN: Twice a week per month
KARATE: Ages 6 and up.
ART: Pre-K through eighth grade.
DANCE: 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.
WHERE: Thomson Family Y
WHEN: 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday
DETAILS: Each month features a different dance. Free for Family Y members; $10 per class for nonmembers. 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
DETAILS: Open to ages 6 months -- 12 years. Cost is $15 per child. Discount for additional siblings. Visit any Family Y location or register online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all programs.