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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 kpiekielniak@yahoo.com.

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 claibourne@darden-atlanta.net 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 thomsonclassof82@yahoo.com.

BLOOD DRIVE

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.

SECOND CABINET

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 kelinebarger@dhr.state.ga.us

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

WHEN: now

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

WHEN: anytime

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

WHEN: now

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.



Web posted on Thursday, October 20, 2011













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