Community Calendar - July 17, 2011


Contact United Way/Volunteer Center at (229) 883-6700, ext. 22 or volunteercenter@unitedwayswga.org.

Albany Area YMCA seeks volunteers in youth sports, aquatics, fitness, fundraising and facilities-management. 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.

Evergreen Assisted Living needs volunteers.

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

Flint River 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, Crisp, 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.

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.

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. 23, or visit the center, located at 112 N. Westover Blvd.. Email wendy.friar@unitedwayswga.org.


AA--Albany Central Group meets at noon and 7:30 p.m. daily, 427 Flint Ave.

AA--Homewood Group meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4800 Old Dawson Road.

AA--Unity Group meets at noon Mondays-Saturdays at 314 Flint Avenue, behind St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

AA-- Unity Group (women only meetings) meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 314 Flint Ave. behind St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

AA--Unity--Sunday night meets at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at the mental health center, 601 W. 11th Ave.

Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 451 and Auxiliary Chapter A451, meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at American Legion Post 30. Open to enlisted USAF personnel, National Guard Reserve, prior service and retirees. Spouses and surviving spouses invited to attend. Contact Jack Tresslar, (229) 854-9688 or Charlie Jones, (229) 878-6475.

Albany Area Employer Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Georgia Department of Labor, located at 1608 S. Slappey Blvd. Employers and human resource professionals welcome. Contact Robin Chester or Lynne Jones at (229) 430-5010.

Albany Area Tea Party Patriots will meet at 7 p.m. July 26 at Century Fire Station, just north of Publix on U.S. Highway 19 in Lee County. Guest speakers will be Greg Fitch, on Imposition and county sheriffs as the last line of defense, and B.J. Fletcher on her candidacy for mayor of Albany. Contact (229) 869-6802.

Albany Chorale meets 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday at Darton College, building F, room 115. Contact (229) 317-6854 or visit www.albanychorale.org.

Albany Civitan Club meets at 7 p.m. third Monday 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 Lt. Colonel Marl McCracken at (229)347-8207.

Albany Community Toastmasters Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Community Policing Center, 1721 E. Oglethorpe Ave. Contact (229) 787-0014.

Albany Sickle Cell Foundation meets 4 p.m. Tuesday at 1306 S. Slappey Blvd., Suite B. Contact (229) 432-7528 or (229) 430-2845.

Albany Flying Club meets July 25 at Ryan's Steakhouse -- 6 p.m. eat; 7 p.m. meet. Anyone interesting in flying is welcome. Information: Contact Larry Robinson at (229) 395-5127.

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

Albany Lions Club meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Riverfront Bar B Q, 105 West Broad Ave. Contact Karen Wynegar at (229) 639-4258.

Albany Paratransit Advisory Group, meets 2 p.m.-3 p.m. July 25 at the Government Building, located at 222 Pine Ave., room 120. Contact (229) 431-2824.

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

Daffodil Garden Club meets 2 p.m. Tuesday at Federated Garden Center on Fifth Avenue in Albany. Contact (229) 436-6888.

Diabetes Support Group 2 p.m. Tuesday at Palmyra Medical Center in Albany. Reservations required because of limited seating. Contact the Diabetes Treatment Center at Palmyra at (229) 434-2087.

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.

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

Faith Community Outreach Center's Board of Directors meets at 6 p.m. July 25 at its center, located at 425 W. Society Ave. in Albany. The nonprofit organization provides shelter for homeless women and children. Contact Janice Thompson at (229) 436-0807.

Flint River Model Railroad Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chautauqua Room at Thronateeska Heritage Center, 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. During each meeting members work on various aspects of model railroading and have a program focusing on promoting railroad history through modeling. Contact Jimmie Swann at (229) 883-3517.

Helping Our Veterans meets 7 p.m. Wednesday at 1721 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany. Contact (229) 878-6243.

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Albany Area Chapter meets at 6 p.m. July 25. Contact Sebrena Haywood at shaywood@dougherty.ga.us or (229) 483-7631 for meeting location.

Kiwanis Club of Albany meets at noon Wednesday at Darton College, Student Union Room 252. Contact Roger Marietta at (229) 894-2425.

Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County meets 12:30 p.m. Monday at Hilton Garden Inn, 101 Front St., Albany. Contact David Shivers at (229) 698-4253.

Marine Corps League of Albany meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at River Pointe Golf Course Club House, located at 801 River Pointe Drive, Albany. All Marines are invited. Contact (229) 435-2283.

Mended Hearts Southwest Georgia Chapter 165, a support group for heart patients, meets the July 25 at Phoebe Northwest conference room with board meeting at 6 p.m., refreshments at 7 p.m., and the general meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Sam Foster at (229) 436-7140.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 643 meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at American Legion Post 30. Lt. Danny Ball with the Dougherty County Police Department will speak on identity theft at Wednesday's meeting.

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.

PFLAG-Albany, parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays, meets 3 p.m.-5 p.m. July 24 at the Episcopal Church of Saints John and Mark in Albany, 2425 Cherry Laurel Lane. Contact (229) 395-6772 or (229) 854-3838 or visit www.pflag.org.

Sons of Confederate Veterans meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday Golden Corral restaurant, 2425 Archwood Drive, Albany. Contact James W. King, (229) 436-0397.

Southwest Georgia Barbershop Chorus: Rehearsals 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Darton College Choral Room, Bldg. F, Room 115, 2400 Gillionville Road. Contact Steve Scott (229) 288-7205 or Joe Wingard (229) 594-3403.

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.

Sunbelt Photo Club of Albany is a nonprofit local organization of imaging enthusiasts of all skill levels who meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Education Room 1 at Palmyra Hospital in Albany. Sunbelt Photo Club presents various "how-to" programs pertaining to photography, shares images and food, plans photographic field trips and discusses equipment. Membership is open to the public, and annual dues are $20. Contact Alan White at (229) 883-3191.

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.


The Miss GA South pageant is set for Sept. 10 in Adel. A preliminary for the Miss GA USA and Miss GA Teen USA pageants, the Adel contest is open to females birth to 26 years old who live, work or attend school in Georgia. The pageant has competition in eight age groups: Baby, birth to 23 months; Teeny (2-3 years); Tiny (4-6); Little (7-9); Young (10-12); Junior (13-15); Teen (16-18), and Miss (19-26). Teen and Miss contestants compete in interview, swimsuit and evening gown. Prizes include paid entry fees for the Miss and Junior winners in the Miss GA Teen USA pageant, along with preparation and training for the statewide contest. Contact Darrell Williams, (921) 381-7070; Aneisa Young, (229) 325-5090; Michelle Meadows, (229) 896-2748, or visit www.michellesformalwear.net.


Albany High School Classes of 1964 and 1965 are combining to conduct a reunion Oct. 14 and 15 at Merry Acres. Information on 1964 graduates can be sent to glendashelbyc@gmail.com. Data on 1965 graduates can be sent to percillae@bellsouth.net.

Albany High School Class of 1976 is planning its 35th reunion July 1-2. For more information, contact Ronnie Flowers at (229) 435-7248 or flowersronnie@bellsouth.net.

Albany High School Class of 1991 is planning its 20th reunion Aug. 26-28. For information on graduates or details about the reunion, contact Shannon Hicks Turner at (229) 407-2851 or ahs1991class@yahoo.com.

Dougherty High School Class of 1976 35th reunion will be Sept. 23-24 at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds in Albany. Cost is $85 per couple, $50 for single. Deadline for registration Aug. 30; late registration at higher cost. Contact: Lesley Skandamis, (229) 446-0155; Sheryl Robison Nichols, (229) 435-8949; Donell Mathis, (229) 449-7833; Seneca Nellon, (229) 395-7948; Cindy Dorough Porter, (229) 869-1016; Chucky Mathis, (229) 347-3657; Patricia Hayes Bryant, (229) 291-2819 or Willie Mae Adams Ware, (229) 881-3103. Fees may be paid to Lesley Skandamis, 820 S. County Line Road, Albany, Ga. 31705 or Cindy Porter, 209 Springlake Drive Leesburg, Ga. 31763. Also, visit Facebook page or e-mail Lesley.skandamis@natdistco.com or sheryln77@hotmail.com.

Westover High School Class of 1971 is planning its 40th reunion for Oct. 8. For more information, contact pmartin53@mchsi.com or bmcgrath@jenkinsgroup.net.


Piano Lessons: The Albany State University Early Learning Center now offers piano lessons for all ages in the afternoons and on weekends. Lessons cost $40 per session. Contact the center at (229) 430-2792.

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.

Yoga class/informational talk will be 1 p.m.-4 p.m. April 30 at Yoga on Pine, 503 Pine Ave. Register at yogaonpine.com. Yoga classes conducted 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; all classes are by donation. Contact Laura at (229) 894-6227.

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

* Led by Lian Zhen; Monday-Tuesday; Chinese watercolor; fee $130; www.lianspainting.com

* Led by Lian Zhen; July 20-22; fee $195; www.lianspainting.com

* Led by Fealing Lin; Sept. 19-23; fee: $300; www.fealingwatercolor.com

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

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 classes through the American Heart Association are available. They include health care 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.

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.


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.

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

Sons of Confederate Veterans organization is accepting members. Free Family Tree Research And Documentation Of Confederate Ancestor. Contact James W. King, ( 229) 436-0397.

Flint River 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 Nigel Poole at (229) 924-2026.

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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