VOTERS OPEN HOUSE
WHERE: New office, 337 Main St., Suite 101 (old courthouse), Thomson
WHEN: 4-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6
DETAILS: Rounding off the voter registration deadline, McDuffie County Board of Elections and Voter Registration is holding an open house. During the open house, participants can register to vote, verify voting information, tour the facility, review the new district maps, obtain a free voter I.D. card (if you have no other identification for voting purposes), ask questions about the voting process, explore the components of the electronic voting system, operate the demonstration voting units, and much more. This will be the deadline for voter registration associated with the upcoming elections. Call (706) 595-2105 for more information.
WHERE: Thomson Depot
WHEN: 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9
DETAILS: The meal includes pancakes and syrup, grits, sausage and bacon. Beverages are included for dine-in meals only.
TICKETS: Get tickets from any Kiwanis member or at The McDuffie Mirror. Tickets are $6.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
WHERE: MAC ON MAIN, 107 MAIN ST., THOMSON
WHEN: 5-8 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 10
DETAILS: THE THOMSON-MCDUFFIE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL HOLD A BUSINESS AFTER HOURS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE MCDUFFIE ARTS COUNCIL’S MAC ON MAIN GALLERY. THE ARTS COUNCIL HAS DESIGNATED THE EVENT AS ONE. MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED BY GARDEN CITY JAZZ.
MORE INFO: VISIT MCDUFFIEARTSCOUNCIL.ORG OR CALL (706) 986-1481.
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SOUP, CHILI & STEW COOKOFF
WHERE: Dearing Elementary School cafeteria
WHEN: Feb. 25. Contestants must deliver a slow-cooker full of their entry by 4:30 p.m. Judging begins promptly at 5:15 p.m. At 6 p.m., for $5 per person, the public may enjoy samples of all entries.
DETAILS: Proceeds go to Good Samaritan House, Dearing’s free health clinic. Watch for details of the annual Dearing Mayfest on Saturday, May 5.
MORE INFO: Call (706) 595-9730
WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Senior Center
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 14
DETAILS: Individuals or groups of any age can showcase their talents in the Valentine’s Day talent show. Register at the Senior Center, 304 Greenway St., by Feb. 1.
SENIOR OF YEAR
WHERE: Thomson Senior Center
WHEN: Application deadline is Feb. 24.
DETAILS: Help choose the 2012 senior citizen of the year. A candidate must be a resident of McDuffie County, 70-plus years of age, who has performed (or is performing) worthwhile deeds and who has made (or is making) a positive difference in McDuffie County. Applications can be picked up at the Senior Center, 304 Greenway St. Call (706) 595-7502.
WHO: Shepeard Community Blood Center
WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center, 521 Hill St. S.W., Thomson
WHEN: 2-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30
WHERE: Walmart Thomson, 2205 Harrison Road
WHEN: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
WHERE: Augusta Tech Thomson, 388 Tech Drive N.W,
WHEN: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21
WHERE: Sweetwater Baptist Church, 1606 Wrens Highway, Thomson
WHEN: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26
WHERE: McDuffie County Community at Regional Medical Center, 521 Hill St. S.W., Thomson
WHEN: 2-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27