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Calendar of Events

Apr
1
Sat
Hike and Craft – Mistletoe State Park @ Mistletoe State Park
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hikes will usually last about one hour on one of several trails. Call the park office with questions.

 

Apr
22
Sat
Workshop – Felting @ STATE studio
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In this 6 hour class, students will learn the basics felting. Focusing on the wet felting technique, students will explore making their own textiles with various fleeces (wool, alpaca, etc.). STATE Designer Adrienne Antonson uses her experience of living and working on an alpaca farm in the NW to explain the basics of fiber structure, processing, and felting. By the end of the course, students will have learned how to create seamless felt pieces, as well as experimenting with 3D forms and techniques. The class will touch on Nuno felt as well as needle felting for sculpture or enforcement to your wet felt.

All materials included.

Apr
29
Sat
Workshop – Kids Marbeling @ STATE Studio
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Marbling is like magic!  Come learn the basics of marbling on silk. We will learn the methods used to prepare the bath, the paints, the fabric, and the marbling process itself. All students will make 2 silk handkerchiefs and be able to customize their patterns and color palette.

All materials included.

May
6
Sat
Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival @ Thomson | Georgia | United States

2017 Lineup: The Wood Brothers, Mingo Fishtrap, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, the Joey Landreth Trio, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and the Marcus King Band.

The Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival debuted in 1993, to honor the music and spirit of Blind Willie McTell. The festival has been going strong ever since, and is still staged in the same grassy field it debuted in almost 23 years ago.

Workshop – Kids Felting @ STATE studio
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this 2 hour primer, students will learn the basics of felting. Felting is the process of taking raw animal fiber (wool, alpaca, etc) and combining it with hot water and friction to create a textile. We’ll focus on both the wet felting technique as well as touch on needle felting for the older students. STATE Designer Adrienne Antonson uses her experience of living and working on an alpaca farm in the NW to explain the basics of fiber structure, processing, and felting. By the end of the class, students will have created a seamless felt piece, as well learned how to make felted beads and balls.

All materials included.

Bikes & Blues
May 6 @ 7:30 pm
Bikes & Blues @ Thomson | Georgia | United States

How about a Bikes n’ Blues Day on May 6th? Ride the 25 mile Statesboro Blues loop or the 50 mile Broke Down Engine loop in the morning and cross the finish line right into the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival and relax with some great music, food and cold beverages!! Sounds like a plan!!

Bikes & Blues is a partnership between Hometown Warrenton, Thomson-McDuffie CVB and the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival.

May
20
Sat
Hidden Gem Paddle @ Georgia's Little River Water Trail
May 20 – May 21 all-day
Hidden Gem Paddle @ Georgia's Little River Water Trail

This Hidden Gem will highlight this up-and-coming Georgia’s Little River Water Trail on Clarks Hill Lake and will include 2 days of paddling, camping, live entertainment, nature and history presentations; and much more.

Jun
3
Sat
Farmers Market @ Thomson Depot
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
5
Mon
Bicycle Ride Across Georgia @ Old Thomson High School Building
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day
Bicycle Ride Across Georgia @ Old Thomson High School Building | Thomson | Georgia | United States

Join us as we welcome bike riders from all over Georgia for an overnight visit to Thomson, as they ride from Athens to the Golden Isles!

Jun
10
Sat
Farmers Market @ Thomson Depot
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
16
Fri
Historic Pews & Pulpits Ramble @ Bus will leave from Home Depot Parking lot
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Historic Pews & Pulpits Ramble @ Bus will leave from Home Depot Parking lot | Greensboro | Georgia | United States

Each church will have a 30-minute program consisting of the history of the church or a hymnal performance. There will also be an opportunity to walk the grounds and photograph the area. Ticket price will include a lunch served at one of the churches. The churches and counties involved are:
1. Mount Zion Presbyterian Hancock County
2. Powelton Methodist Church Hancock County
3. Antioch Baptist Church Taliaferro County
4. Wrightsboro Methodist Church McDuffie County
5. Barnett Methodist Church Warren County
6. Locust Grove Catholic Church Taliaferro County
7. Penfield Baptist Church Greene County

If you are interested in participating in the bus tour, contact Elizabeth Vance for more info.

Jun
17
Sat
Farmers Market @ Thomson Depot
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
24
Sat
Farmers Market @ Thomson Depot
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jul
1
Sat
Farmers Market @ Thomson Depot
Jul 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jul
3
Mon
Freedom Blast @ McDuffie County Government Center
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

flag-fireworks

 

The fire works extravaganza will take place on the fron lawn of the Thomson-McDuffie County Government Complax. The Patriots of McDuffie County recognition will begin at 8:30 p.m. and the fireworks will immediately follow.

Bring a lawn chair and appetite as we will have vendors serving up local delights and games for children.

Jul
8
Sat
Farmers Market @ Thomson Depot
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jul
15
Sat
Farmers Market @ Thomson Depot
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jul
22
Sat
Farmers Market @ Thomson Depot
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jul
29
Sat
Farmers Market @ Thomson Depot
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
4
Sat
Belle Meade Hunt Opening Meet
Nov 4 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

BelleMeadeHunt

Ride along on a Tally-ho wagon through historic sites and beautiful rolling countryside of McDuffie County, following scarlet-coated hunters and well-trained hounds on a simulated fox hunt. Join us for an unforgettable McDuffie County tradition!

Nov
30
Thu
Thomson Tree Lighting @ Thomson Depot
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cookies with Santa @ Thomson Depot
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
2
Sat
Reindeer Run 5K
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Camellia City Festival – Arts & Crafts Festival @ Thomson, Ga - Railroad Street
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Christmas Tour of Homes @ Springfield Baptist Church
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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