Development Authority meeting
Where: Belle Meade
When: Noon Wednesday
Details: This month will be a luncheon instead of the regular 8:30 a.m. monthly meeting.
SONIC SPIRIT NIGHT
WHERE: Sonic in Thomson
WHEN: 5-10 tonight
DETAILS: On this evening, a portion of the sales at Sonic will benefit Norris Elementary. Proceeds will be used to support math instruction and to recognize students as part of the school-wide Positive behavior Support System.
TANNER REESE POKER RUN
WHERE: Sportsman's Corner, 2002 Martintown Road, Clarks Hill, S.C.
WHEN: Saturday 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. Georgia law requires all riders wear a DOT-approved helmet. All money collected will go to the Tanner Reese family. Contact Kathi Piekielniak at (803) 480-3502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civil war discussion
WHERE: Talk of the Town Café in the Fitzpatrick Hotel, Washington
WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday
DETAILS: Dr. Keith Bohannon, associate professor of history at the University of West Georgia will present the program Gen. J.E.B. Stuart at the Battle of Chancellorsville. The cost of the meeting is $10 per person and includes dinner. Make reservations by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling (404) 210-5811 and leaving a message. After noon on Friday, make reservations only by calling and leaving a message.
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THS CLASS OF 1982 REUNION MEETING
WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Library
WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday
DETAILS: Contact Kathy Carpenter (706) 449-1063 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center
WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday
DETAILS: Sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center.
MAGIC CITY CLASSIC
WHERE: Birmingham, Ala.
WHEN: Oct. 29
DETAILS: Anyone interested in this trip call (706) 595-5114 by Friday. The trip will include a parade, football game, shopping at the Riverchase Mall, a college tour (Miles College), visit to the Civil Rights Institute, picture taking at Freedom Park and conversations with former THS students who are now college students at Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University.
THS FFA FRUIT SALE FUNDRAISER
WHERE: Thomson High
WHEN: Until Nov. 4
DETAILS: To help pay for FFA members to attend local, state and national competitions and conduct local FFA activities. Orders can be made by e-mailing DUBOSER@mcduffie.k12.ga.us or by calling (706) 986-4297.
VENDORS AND CRAFTERS
WHERE: Festival Off Main
WHEN: Dec. 3
DETAILS: Call (706)595-6330 or (706)597-1000 for applications.
WHERE: Madison Club Building, 1311 Fair Grounds Rd., Madison
WHEN: Nov. 5
DETAILS: This is for Lions Club 18F. There will be first aid/CPR training from 9-11:30 a.m. After lunch, the district meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. All Lions and guests are invited to attend both the training and district meeting. Thomson Camellia City Lions may attend this meeting, and anyone needing transportation can call Lion Bonnie Martin at (706) 595-5176.
THOMSON BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS AND COURTSIDE SEATS
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: Now through Nov. 11
DETAILS: Season tickets - 10 homes 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 on courtside. Seats are limited.
MASS FLU CLINIC
WHERE: McDuffie County Senior Citizens/Leisure Center
WHEN: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. every Thursday; closed for lunch 12:30-1 p.m.
MORE INFO: Cost: $25, Medicare or Medicaid. Contact Kathy Linebarger at (706) 595-1740 or email@example.com
LEADERSHIP MCDUFFIE 2012
WHERE: Thomson Chamber
DETAILS: Anyone interested in becoming part of the Leadership team, please contact the Chamber at (706) 597-1000.
SALSA FOR SALE
WHERE: Habanero's Mexican Grill
DETAILS: $10 per jar. All proceeds go to Thomson First United Methodist Church Drop Zone youth program.
FALL CROWS 2011
WHERE: Downtown Thomson
WHEN: Display time Oct. 1 - Nov. 5
DETAILS: Entry fee $15 until Oct. 11; $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. All entries must be taken down by Nov. 5. Winner will be announced at the Jack O Lanterns on Journal Festival Oct. 27. First place winner will receive $100 in Chamber bucks. Second and third place winners will receive $25 in Chamber bucks. Contact the Chamber office for further details at (706) 597-1000.
SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS
WHERE: McDuffie County Partners for Success, across from the high school
DETAILS: Call (706) 595-3112
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.
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.
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: Offered to all skill levels ages 6 and up.
ART: Offered to all skill levels ages pre-K through eighth grade.
DANCE: 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.
DROP AND SHOP
WHERE: Thomson Family Y
WHEN: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
DETAILS: 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
DETAILS: 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
DETAILS: 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.