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Community calendar Aug. 8-16, 2010

VOLUNTEERS

Albany Area YMCA seeks volunteers in youth sports, aquatics, fitness, fundraising and facilitities-managment. Contact Tracy Wallace at (229) 436-0531, ext. 212.

Albany Civil Rights Institute is seeking volunteers. Contact via e-mail: lee@acrmm.org.

Albany Community Hospice needs volunteers interested in providing patient care and respite care.

Albany Museum of Art is seeking volunteers to assist in answering telephones, greeting visitors, creating and assembling mailings, events, projects and exhibitions. Contact (229) 439-8400 or e-mail cmorrison@albanymuseum.com.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Time Out needs volunteers on Friday afternoons and Tuesday afternoons.

Dougherty County Public Library seeks volunteers. Contact Rinthia Walker at (229) 420-3281.

Evergreen Assisted Living needs volunteers.

Faith Community Outreach Center needs volunteers to work in building maintenance, data entry, dietician assistant and clerk, filing clerk, receptionist and recreational assistant. Contact Janice Thompson or Leslie Revill at (229) 436-0807.

Flint RiverQuarium needs volunteers for a number of positions throughout the facility.

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia has various volunteer opportunities from leading a troop to chaperoning a trip to teaching a workshop. Contact 1-800-448-4762 or (229) 432-9188.

Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers.

Lee County Headstart needs various volunteers.

Lily Pad SANE Center is seeking CASA volunteers to work with abused and neglected children who are served through the Juvenile Court System, as well as volunteer advocates. Contact (229) 435-0074.

Palmyra Nursing Home needs volunteers to help with activities for residents.

Salvation Army needs volunteers to help serve meals.

Southwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers to assist with answering phones, accepting in-person donations, registering health-and-safety-class participants, fundraising, mailings and special events. Volunteers are also sought to be trained in local disaster assistance in Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Crips, Dougherty, Early, Lee, Miller, Randolph, Terrell and Worth counties. Contact Gina at (229) 436-4845 or visit the chapter at 500 Pine Ave. in Albany.

Stitches from the Heart seeks volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, small sweaters and hats for babies, which will be donated to hospitals throughout the nation. Patterns available. Contact (877) 985-9212, e-mail StitchFromHeart@aol.com, visit www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org or write 3316 Pico, Santa Monica, Calif., 90405.

Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers to help with children and horses.

Thronateeska Heritage Center is seeking volunteers.

The Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Southwest Georgia, seeks volunteers of all ages to help with various programs throughout the community. To apply, call (229) 883-6700, ext. 22 or visit the center at 2620-C Dawson Road.

MEETINGS

AARP Dougherty East Chapter 2637 meets at 11 a.m. Thursday. Conact Cherry Stewart at (229) 436-7569 for meeting place.

AARP Moultrie meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Albany residents are welcome. Discount meal available at 5 p.m. Contact Harriett Calton at (229) 890-2385.

ADD/ADHD Support Group meets 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church Leesburg, located at 135 Main St., Room B-101 in the blue education building. Enter the doors under the covered crosswalk. Facilitators are Sarah Rowan, Sandra Rutherford and Rhonda Potts. Contact (229) 759-1192 or e-mail sandrarutherford@bellsouth.net.

Albany Area Community Service Board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Brooks Center Administration Conference Room, 1120 W. Broad Ave., Albany. Contact: (229) 430-4005.

Albany Civitan Club meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Quickie Restaurant, 1906 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany. Contact Janet Woodward at (229) 881-3672.

Albany Civil Air Patrol is recruiting junior members, 12-18 years old, and senior members, 18 and older. Group meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Terminal, 3905 Newton Road, Suite 301, Albany. The organization helps on air-search-and-rescue missions and teaches junior members aeronautics. Being a pilot is not necessary to join. Contact Capt. Phil Jourdan at (229) 446-7218.

Albany Golden K Kiwanis Club meets 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday at 2509 Homewood Drive.

Albany Parkinson's Support Group meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Phoebe Northwest's conference-room C in Albany. Contact (229) 312-8700.

Artesian Toastmasters meets at noon Thursday at the Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany. Contact (229) 639-8324.

Better Breathers Support Group for those with pulmonary problems meets 10 a.m. Wednesday at Phoebe Northwest, with December and January meetings varying. Contact the American Lung Association at (229) 435-3626.

Breast Cancer Survivor Group meets 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Westwood Church, 123 Westover Blvd., Albany. Contact (229) 776-8823 or (229) 883-5714.

Compassionate Friends, a self-help group for bereaved parents, meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the civic room of the Chamber of Commerce building, located at 100 S. Central Ave., Tifton. Contact Mary Jones at (229) 382-1586.

Divorce Care support group meets 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sherwood Baptist Church, 2201 Whispering Pines Road, free and childcare available. Contact (229) 883-1910, ext. 217.

Dougherty County Extension's Sewing Club meets 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in the Candy Room, located at 125 Pine Ave. in Albany. Contact Suzanne Williams at (229) 436-7216 or Suzanwms@uga.edu.

Exchange Club of Albany, chartered in 1936, meets at noon Friday at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 810 South Westover Road.

Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County meets 12:30 p.m. Monday at Hilton Garden Inn, 101 Front St., Albany. Contact Dr. Doug Lorber at (229) 434-0003.

Limb Support Group meets 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the main conference room of the District 4 Police Precinct, located at 1721 E. Oglethorpe Blvd. Contact Debbie McDonald at (229) 888-2789 or Deborahk63@aol.com.

Panic Relief Inc., will hold a Panic and Anxiety Program noon-1 p.m. Monday and 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Albany. For more information and location of meetings, call (732) 940-9658.

South Georgia Mopar Association meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Corral in Tifton for dinner, followed by a meeting at 8 p.m. Contact Larry Walters at (229) 594-6324 or sftmopar@att.net.

Southwest Georgia Exchange Club meets noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at Byne Memorial Baptist Church fellowship building, 2832 Ledo Road, Albany. Contact Lavonda at (229) 888-5646.

Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society meets 1 p.m. Saturday at the genealogy department of the Dougherty County Central Library, 300 Pine Ave. in Albany. Contact (229) 889-9274.

Sowega Social and Dance Club holds its monthly dance 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Post, 2916 Gillionvile Road, casual dress, light refreshments, small cover charge. Contact Gary Fowler at (229) 888-7015.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Ga. No. 245, a weight-management group, meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Byne Memorial Baptist Church. Contact Faye Vick at (229) 787-5252.

TOPS No. GA 170 Putney meets 6 p.m. Monday at Putney Community Center. Contact Theresa Henderson at (229) 439-9715.

REUNIONS

Worth County High Class of 2000 reunion is set for Oct. 2 at Worth County Community Center. Cost: $35 per person. Contact Nikki Nelson, (678) 923-0247.

The Albany High School Class of 1975 is planning its 35th reunion on Sept. 10-11. Contact nreimer@bellsouth.net.

Lee County Class of 2000 -- 10 year reunion. Contact Shayla Ireland Norman or facebook or sireland7@mchsi.com or Jill Cater Morris on Facebook or jmorris.3@netzero.net.

Monroe High School Class of 1960 will hold its 50-year reunion planning session at 6 p.m. every third Sunday at the Law Enforcement Center, 201 West Oglethorpe Blvd. Contact Flora Robinson-Brown at (229) 436-4525 or Dicena Searles at (229) 436-9101.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

Marketing With Social Media presented by UGA Small Business Development Center and Darton College teaches "How To Use Facebook for Business," "Search Optimization and Search Marketing," "Brand Building With Twitter and Blogging," "I Can't believe They said That About Our Business on the Web" and "The Future of Social Media." Seminar is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Darton College's Student Center Building C, Room 252. Early bird fee of $109 includes breakfast and lunch. Contact (229) 420-1144 or visit www.georgiasbdc.org/ce/albany.

American Cancer Society will host free Look Good Feel Better programs 10 a.m.-noon at Phoebe Putney's Cancer Support Services room, located at 910 N. Jefferson St., Suite E on Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25 and Nov. 15. Contact Phyllis Colvin at (229) 312-2264.

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Courses for certification and recertification are available. Cost is $45, and certification valid for two years. Contact (229) 883-0024 or e-mail lareciagill@bellsouth.net.

Gentle Yoga Class for Women Cancer Survivors is held 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Albany YMCA, Fee $29 per month. Contact (229) 312-0042.

Hula Hooping for Women Cancer Survivors is held 7 p.m. Mondays. Fee $15 per month or $5 per class. For location and more information, call Candy Reid at (229) 889-0313 or visit www.hoopsforhealing.com.

CPR classses through the American Heart Association are available. They include healthcare provider, heartsaver and first aid. Contact (229) 883-6368 or (229) 883-2083.

Ceramic Classes are held in the following locations:

* 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Thornton Community Center, located at 210 Thornton Drive. Contact (229) 430-5242.

* 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Bill Miller Community Center, located at 322 Vick St. Contact (229) 430-5240.

* 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Henderson Community Center, located at 701 Willard St. Contact (229) 430-5241.

Darton College holds Continuing Education Serv-Safe Food Safety class monthly. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

Fire Safety classes meet twice monthly at 2401-C4 Dawson Road. Cost $15 per person. Contact Velma Raven at (229) 881-7600.

Georgia Artists Guild of Albany will hold the following Watercolor Workshops:

* Led by Fealing Lin, Sept 20-24. Fee $300.

For more information, contact Carole Hall Gum at (229) 432-5417 or klgum@mchsi.com.

Infant Swimming Resource classes will be held at the Country Inn and Suites throughout the year. Contact (229) 343-7982, e-mail w.monroe@infantswim.com or visit www.infantswim.com.

Rocketry Classes will be held 10 a.m.-noon each Saturday at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, located at 101 Hickory Grove Road in Leesburg. Contact Lynn McCracken at (229) 431-3284.

NOTICES

Helping Our Veterans is in the process of being organized in Albany. Also, volunters being sought to assist military veterans. Contact (229) 878-6243.

Chevrolet Club for Chevrolets manufactured 1950-79 is being formed. Contact (229) 878-6243.

American Cherokee Confederacy is accepting members with 1/16 or more of Indian heritage. Contact (229) 787-5722 or contact the tribal office at 619 Pine Cone Road.

Albany Paratransit System provides transportation for disabled, elderly and ADA-certified citizens for trips to doctors appointments, jobs, shopping or visiting family and friends. Contact (229) 430-5182 or visit www.albany.ga.us.

Southwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross provides 24-hour personal response services for area senior citizens. The service provides a small, lightweight, waterproof device that can be worn on the neck or wrist and contains a button that, when pushed, provides personal support, especially in a medical emergency. Contact Mari Wright at (866) 407-3515.

United Healthcare Children's Foundation is offering grants to help children needing critical health care treatment, services or equipment not covered or not fully covered by their parents benefit plans. For more information, visit www.uhccf.org.

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