HONOR GRADUATE/EDUCATOR BREAKFAST
WHERE: Thomson High media center
WHEN: 7-7:45 a.m. Friday, March 30
DETAILS: Thomson High will host a drop-in continental breakfast honoring graduating seniors who currently hold Honor Graduate status and the person of their choosing who positively impacted them during their schooling.
WHERE: McDuffie County Solid Waste
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 24
DETAILS: Residential trash is free this day. Commercial will be charged normal Saturday rates. They accept household waste, yard waste, scrap metal, any batteries, construction debris, almost anything. They do not accept tires, automobiles, biomedical waste, asbestos siding (or asbestos period), mobile homes, waste oil or paint. Call (706) 595-2374. Please cover and secure your loads when enroute to the transfer station. Please bring help to unload. They will assist when possible.
CONCERT ON THE LAWN
WHERE: Thomson High School front lawn
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 13
DETAILS: Thomson McDuffie Middle School and Thomson High School bands invite the public to an evening of music and fun. Bring a blanket or chair. Tickets for barbecue dinner on sale from a local band student or school office. Barbecue plate includes sandwich, coleslaw, chips and dessert for only $6. Dinner will be served from 6-7:30 p.m. Enjoy on the lawn or pickup.
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VICTIM’S RIGHTS RALLY
WHERE: Thomson McDuffie Middle School
WHEN: 11 a.m. April 28
DETAILS: The McDuffie Office of the Department of Juvenile Justice has partnered with Safehomes of Augusta to collect toiletries for victims of domestic violence that will be donated during this rally. Many businesses, government leaders, churches, organizations, and schools are participating. There will be workshops for teen males, teen females and adults (parents) designed to improve awareness of domestic violence among teens and families as well as other violent crimes. There will be booths set up with useful information. A free spaghetti supper and victim’s memorial honoring teen victim Shakira Hudson will be held at the end of the rally.
MASTERS WEEK CAMP
WHERE: Y130 Center
WHEN: April 2-6
DETAILS: Camp activities are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Early drop off at 7 a.m. and late pick up at 6 p.m. is available at no additional cost. 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. Open to ages 5-12 years. Fees: members $65/week; non-members $75/week. Free spots available to those who qualify.
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.
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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.
RAFFLE FOR 2 ATLANTA BRAVES TICKETS
WHEN: Drawing May 11
DETAILS: Temple-Inland, a business of International Paper, will be holding a drawing for two Atlanta Braves tickets for the May 26 game against Washington nationals. The seats are located in section 119L in Row 16 (lower section on the first base side). Tickets are $5 each. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the McDuffie County Relay for Life. Drawing will be held at the Temple-Inland tent, located at the high school track. You do not have to be present to win. Raffle tickets may be purchased from any Temple-Inland Relay for Life team member.
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: 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.