VENDORS AND CRAFTERS
WHERE: Festival Off Main
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3
Details: Call (706) 595-6330 or (706) 597-1000 for applications.
WHERE: Thomson High
WHEN: Through Nov. 11
Details: Season tickets - 10 home basketball games for $50; savings of $10. Courtside seats are on sale for $100. This includes admission to all 10 regular season home games and a comfortable seat at courtside.
SHEPEARD BLOOD center DRIVES
WHERE: Norris Elementary School
WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center
WHEN: 206 p.m. Oct. 24
Details: All blood drives are sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center.
PHILLIPS FAMILY REUNION
WHERE: 7325 Rainy Road (new location)
WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Details: Turn off Whiteoak Road at Whiteoak Campground. After crossing over I-20, take the first small road on the right. Please bring a covered dish. Call Elvie at (478) 737-5929.
PTO AND SPOOKY MATH NIGHT
WHERE: Norris Elementary School auditorium
WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday
Details: Topics for PTO include the 2011-2012 PTO budget, changes to the PTO by-laws and a review of the Title I Schoolwide and Parent Involvement Plans. Spooky Math Night will follow PTO. Call (706) 986-4400.
SONIC SPIRIT NIGHT
WHERE: Sonic in Thomson
WHEN: 5-10 p.m. Oct. 20
Details: Norris Elementary will partner with Sonic for a Spirit Night. A portion of the sales at Sonic will benefit the school. Proceeds will support math instruction and be used to recognize students as part of the schoolwide Positive Behavior Support System.
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MAGIC CITY CLASSIC
WHERE: Birmingham, Ala.
WHEN: Oct. 29
Details: There are a few seats left on the bus. Call (706) 595-5114 by Friday. The trip will include a parade, football game, shopping at the River Chase Mall, a college tour (Miles College), visit to the Civil Rights Institute, picture taking at Freedom Park, sightseeing and conversation with former THS students who are now college students at Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University.
MASS FLU CLINIC
WHERE: McDuffie County Senior Citizens/Leisure Center
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday; closed for lunch 12:30-1 p.m.
DETAILS: Cost: $25, Medicare or Medicaid. Contact Kathy Linebarger at (706) 595-1740 or email@example.com
TANNER REESE BENEFIT POKER RUN
WHERE: Sportsman's Corner, 2002 Martintown Road, Clarks Hill, S.C.
WHEN: Oct. 22
DETAILS: Registration begins at 10 a.m., with last bike out at 11:30 a.m. Cut-off for last bike in is 4 p.m. Cost: $25 driver/$15 passenger and $10 extra hand. Best and Worst Hand prizes will be awarded to participants only. Concessions and raffles are open to the public. Georgia law requires all riders wear a DOT approved helmet. All money collected will go directly to the Tanner Reese family. Contact Kathi Piekielniak at (803) 480-3502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
McDUFFIE COUNTY FARM BUREAU ANNUAL MEETING
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 13
DETAILS: Tickets may be purchased at the office located on the Augusta Highway before Oct. 7 for $3 per plate. After Oct. 7, the price per plate will be $5. No take outs please. Door prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the meeting.
LEADERSHIP McDUFFIE 2012
WHERE: Thomson Chamber
DETAILS: Anyone interested in becoming part of the Leadership team should contact the Chamber at (706)
FALL CROWS 2011
WHERE: Downtown Thomson
WHEN: Oct. 1-Nov. 5
DETAILS: Entry fee $20 until Oct. 21. All fees and registration forms are to be turned in at the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce. All crows will be judged Oct. 22. Winner will be announced at the Jack O Lanterns on Journal Festival Oct. 27. First place winner will receive $100 in Chamber bucks. Contact the Chamber office for further details at (706) 597-1000.