February 15 & March 15
Alzheimer's and dementia education
The CARE Center has teamed up with Thomson-McDuffie County, the Alzheimer's Association, UGA’s Archway Partnership, and UGA’s Cooperative Extension to hold a series of educational seminars for those who are concerned with or caring for family and loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Upcoming sessions include:
Dementia: Signs and Symptoms - Wednesday, Feb. 15, noon to 1 p.m.
Care Partner Support - Wednesday, March 15, noon to 1 p.m.
There is no cost to attend and lunch will be provided. To reserve your lunch, please RSVP by calling the McDuffie Cooperative Extension Office as soon as you can at (706) 595-1815.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Camp 91, Thomson Guards, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24. They gather for dinner and fellowship at 5:30 p.m. at Fernandas Grill and Pizzeria in Thomson and meet at 7 p.m. in the Thomson McDuffie County Library - use the rear entrance. The speaker will be retired Army Col. Steve Rathbun of Millen, GA, who will present Confederate submarines and their groundbreaking activities. For additional information see www.thomsonguardscamp91gascv.com
Friends host honor for Louis Graziano
The Thomson-McDuffie Friends of the Library are hosting a meet and greet on Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to honor Louis Graziano for his 100th birthday on Feb. 6. Mr. Lou is our last local WW2 veteran. He was at DDay, the Battle of the Bulge, and saw the Articles of Surrender with the Germans signed. There will be light refreshments served, but the main event will be an opportunity for people in the community to come wish Mr. Lou a happy birthday on this special occasion. If you want to bring a birthday card, there will be a basket in which to drop it.
The Thomson-McDuffie Museum has a vast stockpile of local historic treasures available for inspection and enjoyment located in a local historic landmark. Surrounding area residents have donated one-of-a-kind items that provide a time capsule of life in this area. The museum is free to the public, located at 121 Main St., and is open Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Want to bring a group? Call (706) 990-8784.
Need prayer? Call or Text (706) 703-2662 for the Washington Heights Baptist Church dedicated prayer line 24/7/365!
If you have family or friends who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, there is help and support for you. The Thomson Serenity Seekers Alanon Family Group meets each Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Young Memorial United Methodist Church which is located at l711 Washington Road. Please join us if you need help.