BARBECUE CHICKEN FUNDRAISER
WHERE: Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Washington Road, Thomson
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday
DETAILS: Sponsored by the Camellia City Lions, the plates will be $7 each and will be take-out service. Proceeds will go to sight conservation programs and Lions Club charities to help in the community. Call Lion Chairman Mary Beard at (706) 595-1717 or Lion Bonnie Martin at (706) 595-5176.
MARCH ACTIVITY CALENDAR
WHERE: Thomson-McDuffie Senior Center, 304 Greenway Street
• 11:30 a.m. March 14 – Susie Pritchett from the Alliance Hospice will be speaking on over-the-counter medications.
• 11:30 a.m. March 21 – Angie Stadler from Moye Pharmacy will speak on diabetes.
• Line Dance class – Mondays at 12:30 p.m.
• Exercise class – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 10 a.m.
• Craft and Jewelry class – Monday through Friday – 9:30 a.m.
• Computer Classes – Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 10 a.m.
• Bingo – Monday and Wednesday – 10:30 a.m.;
• Blood Pressure Check – Wednesday – 9:30 a.m.
• Wii Competition – Friday – 10 a.m.
• Pool Table, checkers, card games and dominoes – Monday through Friday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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CAMAK RAILROAD DAYS FESTIVAL
WHERE: Downtown Camak
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7
DETAILS: Music, games, rides, free Martin Marietta shuttle tour, an old historic railroad town, railroad exhibits and displays, arts and crafts, antique tractors, classic cars, food, model trains, raffle items and much more. Vendor applications are available at www.camaksrailroaddays.com/RRAApplication.html Free admission and parking. Call (706) 465-1904 or (706) 465-2449.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW
WHERE: Downtown Thomson
WHEN: 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. April 28
DETAILS: Fun, games, prizes and cars for the whole family to enjoy. Featuring cash prizes and trophies for car entries, vendors and craftors, food, auction and door prizes. Call (706) 597-1000. Sponsored by the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce.
RAY GUY GOLF CLASSIC
WHERE: Belle Meade Country Club
WHEN: 1 p.m. Friday, April 20
DETAILS: Sign up today by calling (706) 597-5202, or visit www.mrmc.org. Proceeds benefit the McDuffie Regional Medical Center Foundation
WHERE: Thomson Family Y130 Center
WHEN: Twice a week per month
DETAILS: Beginner and advanced lessons. Fee: $43 per month for members; $63 per month for nonmembers. Register at the Y130 center or online at www.thefamilyy.org.
WHAT: For the 2012-13 school year in McDuffie County
MORE INFO: There has been a date change for pre-K and kindergarten. Registration for both pre-K and kindergarten will be held April 9-13. A new date for the pre-K lottery will be announced.
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WHERE: Thomson Family Y130 Center
DETAILS: Gymnastics consists of basic advanced floor tumbling and gymnastics using high and low beams, uneven bars and more. Classes are progressive and are based on a combination of ability and age levels. All participants perform a winter and spring show. Fee: $43 per month for members; $63 per month for nonmembers. Discount for additional siblings. Register at the Y130 center or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.
WHERE: Thomson Family Y130 Center
WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays
DETAILS: Classes focus on different mediums: painting, drawing, ceramics and more. Participants present their works in an art gallery at winter and spring shows. Fee: $43 per month for members; $63 per month for nonmembers. Discount for additional siblings. Register at the Y130 center or online at www.thefamilyy.org. Financial assistance is available for all Family Y programs.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST
WHERE: Thomson High School
WHEN: March 19-22
DETAILS: The school will administer the Georgia High School Graduation Tests in English, math, science and social studies. If you are out of school and need to take and pass one or more of these tests to earn a high school diploma, please call the high school at (706) 986-4200 no later than March 1 to register for these tests.
WHO: Shepeard Community Blood Center
WHERE: Walmart Thomson
WHEN: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
WHERE: Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 1326 Washington Road, Thomson
WHEN: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25
WHERE: McDuffie Regional Medical Center
WHEN: 2-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 26
ACT IX’S ANNIE
WHERE: Warrenton Cultural Center
WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 22
DETAILS: ACT IX children’s theatre presents Annie. For more information, call Cindy Rivers, ACT director, at (706) 465-9604.
WHERE: McDuffie County Partners for Success office, White Oak Road
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month
DETAILS: The McDuffie County Parent Teen Support group is open to teen parents and teenagers expecting a child. Call (706) 595-3112.
BBQ & JEANS ON GREENE
WHERE: Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St., Augusta
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today
DETAILS: Food by Wifesaver, tunes by The Favors, and a chance to win a cooler of cheer, the Ultimate Girls Basket of Delights, or the Extreme Guys Bundle of Rewards. $35 per person. Raffles are one for $10 or three for $25. Tickets are available at Sacred Heart Cultural Center or by calling (706) 826-4700.
MONEY MATTERS WORKSHOP
WHERE: McDuffie County Extension Office conference room in the old courthouse, 337 Main St., Thomson
WHEN: 5-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15
DETAILS: The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service will hold a workshop on basic personal finance for aspiring entrepreneurs and individuals. The program includes a light meal. Registration is due by March 12. To register, call (706) 595 -1815 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
1ST ANNUAL DAWG DASH
WHERE: Norris Elementary School, 511 Main St.
WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, March 17
DETAILS: All proceeds from this event will go to the Thomson High School track and field program. Registration for the 5K run/walk is $20. Everyone registering by March 3 will receive a free T-shirt. Register online at www.Active.com, or return registration forms to the Thomson-McDuffie Middle School office, 1191 White Oak Road, Thomson, GA 30824.
WHERE: Thomson Family Y
WHEN: Summer months
DETAILS: Looking for counselors, site directors and specialty camp workers. Print out application online at www.thefamilyy.org or pick one up at the Y130 program center.
GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA 100TH ANNIVERSARY
DETAILS: Girl Scout Troop 20749 of First United Methodist Church of Thomson wants to help celebrate with an exhibit at the McDuffie County Museum. Troop girls would like to interview former Girl Scouts about their Girl Scouting experience. Please contact Jane Dansie at (706) 699-0783 or Donna Fluker at (706) 690-1031.
DETAILS: The Thomson-McDuffie Leisure Center is looking for someone to instruct a free class on quilt making. Contact Sara McGhee at the Leisure Center.
SCRAP METAL AND
DETAILS: Warren Newsome of Thomson is asking for donations of scrap metal and aluminum to help pay for his wife’s medicine. He will also take donations of old stoves, refrigerators and water heaters. Call (706) 595-0824.