COATS AND BLANKETS
WHAT: McDuffie County Partners for Success is accepting clean coats and blankets for McDuffie County families. Items can be dropped off at the office, 1121 White Oak Road, across from Thomson High School.
WHEN: Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
DETAILS: For more information, call (706) 595-3112.
NOTE: Partners for Success also is beginning its Christmas campaign. Anyone interested in adopting a McDuffie County family for Christmas may call Partners. There is no fixed cost to participate.
BRIARWOOD FALL FESTIVAL
WHERE: Briarwood Academy
WHEN: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. today
DETAILS: Trick-or-treating from 5-6:30 (must wear costume to participate in trick or treating). Games from 5-7:45; tickets are five for $1. Christian concert by Ethan DeMore, 7:30 p.m., Briarwood gym.
Activities include: football toss, candy corn toss, pumpkin bowling, pick-up ducks, go fish, ring toss, dunking booth with coaches, doughnut bobbing, treasure dig, cupcake walk, darts and balloons, basketball shoot, putting green, picture booth, jail, face painting, nail salon, hair salon, bingo, hay ride, pony ride.
TRUNK OR TREAT
WHERE: Thomson Health and Rehabilitation
WHEN: 12-2 p.m. Saturday
TI-COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS MEETING
WHERE: White Columns Inn Georgia Room
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3
DETAILS: The Rev. Brennan Francois will present the program. A silent auction will be held and plans for a bake sale on Nov. 19 will be finalized. A good attendance is urged.
14TH ANNUAL FALL PUMPKIN RUN
WHERE: Hooters Restaurant, 2834 Washington Road, Augusta
WHEN: Nov. 5
DETAILS: Rain or shine. Registration is 9 a.m. to noon. Dash plaques for first 200 participants. Awards at 3 p.m. Lots of door prizes, 50/50 drawing will be one draw. Pre-registration until Nov. 4 - $20; day of show - $25. Send completed registration with check to Genie Holley, 2701 West Terrance Drive, Augusta, Ga. 30909. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warriors Fund and MCG's Children's Miracle Network. www.thecsraroadangels.com.
GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST RESULTS
WHERE: Thomson High School guidance office
WHEN: Pick up scores during school hours
DETAILS: The next administration of the English, Math, Science and Social Studies tests will be Nov. 7-10. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. Those former students interested in taking one or more of these tests must call the guidance office at (706) 986-4222 to register. Last day to register is Nov. 1.
THOMSON CAMELLIA CITY LIONS CLUB FLEA MARKET
WHERE: Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1326 Washington road, Thomson
WHEN: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nov. 11-12
MORE INFO: There will be clothes, books, Christmas ornaments and gifts, do-dads, toys, linens, and lots more. Buy your Christmas gifts at the sale rather than at the Mall. Call Mary at (706) 595-1717.
NES PARENT INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITY
WHERE: Norris Elementary School computer lab
WHEN: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 9
DETAILS: NES will host a Title I Parent Involvement Activity entitled "Community Resources Online." Parents may contact the school at (706) 986-4400 to register.
NES HOLIDAY PICTURES
WHERE: Norris Elementary School
WHEN: Nov. 11
DETAILS: Information about these photos will be sent home with students prior to the picture date.
NES SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING
WHERE: Norris Elementary School media center
WHEN: 4 p.m. Nov. 15
DETAILS: All parents are invited to attend. Meeting topics include the school improvement plan, Title I Schoolwide Plan and a review of benchmark data.
MORE INFO: (706) 595-5641
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 ecalling (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 Road, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.