TRASH AMNESTY DAY
WHERE: McDuffie County Solid Waste
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday
DETAILS: Residential trash is free this day. Commercial will be charged normal Saturday rates. They do not accept tires, automobiles, biomedical waste, asbestos, mobile homes, oil or paint. Call (706) 595-2374.
POPPIES FOR VETERANS
DETAILS: Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 6672 and Ladies Auxiliary will distribute Buddy Poppies and ask the public to make a donation to help disabled veterans and their families.
HONOR GRADUATE/EDUCATOR BREAKFAST
WHERE: Thomson High media center
WHEN: 7-7:45 a.m. Friday, March 30
DETAILS: Thomson High will hold 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.
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CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE
WHERE: Talk of the Town Café, Fitzpatrick Hotel on The Square, Washington
WHEN: 6 p.m. Monday
DETAILS: Scott Smith, president and CEO of the Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah, will present “The CSS Georgia and Fort Jackson, The Saviors of Savannah” to the Washington Civil War Round Table. The cost of the meeting is $10 per person and includes dinner. Make reservations by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (404) 210-5811 and leaving a message.
CAR WASH AND BAKE SALE
WHERE: First Baptist Church of Thomson
WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon April 7
DETAILS: The church also is sponsoring a communitywide egg hunt at 11 a.m. and after the egg hunt the church Relay team will sell hot dog lunches. All proceeds will go toward Relay for Life.
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.
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.
RAFFLE FOR 2 ATLANTA BRAVES TICKETS
WHEN: Drawing May 11
DETAILS: Temple-Inland, a business of International Paper, will hold a drawing for two Atlanta Braves tickets for the May 26 game against the Washington Nationals. Raffle tickets are $5. 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.
RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS
DETAILS: Please submit information on your team or organization’s Relay for Life events for use in The McDuffie Mirror and on our Facebook page. Please e-mail email@example.com, fax items to (706) 843-9295, or mail items to 108 Railroad St., Thomson, GA 30824.
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.
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.
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, 226 S. Gibson St.
WHEN: 7 tonight and 3 p.m. Sunday
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.
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.