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Community Calendar - May 31, 2011

METRO ALBANY

Ongoing

Visionary Art: An exhibition featuring works from an array of outsider, folk and visionary artists from Georgia and Alabama, including Howard Finster, Eddie Owens Martin, Mose Tolliver, R.A. Miller and O.L. Samuels continues through Sept. 14 at the Albany Museum of Art. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit www.albanymuseum.com or call (229) 439-8400.

Wetherbee Planetarium: Thursdays-Saturdays, 100 Roosevelt Ave. Show schedule -- 10:30 a.m., Molecularium; 11:30 a.m., Black Holes; 1 p.m., Two Small Pieces of Glass; 2 p.m., Black Holes; 3 p.m., Oasis in Space. Shows are seen on Spitz "SciDome" high-definition projection system -- with 40-foot diameter dome and digital 5.1 surround sound -- is the first of its kind in the world. Admission: 3 years old and older, $3.50 plus tax; Children under 3 years, free. Planetarium open same hours as Thronteeska Heritage Center Museum -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays.

Thursday

Guys & Dolls: Tony Award winning musical fable about Broadway, 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. Contact (229) 439-7193.

Friday

Guys & Dolls: Tony Award winning musical fable about Broadway, 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. Contact (229) 439-7193.

Lee County Jamboree, Gospel music, 7:30 p.m., 100-B Walnut Ave., Leesburg. Contact (229) 759-2893.

Saturday

Furry Vengeance: Movies in the Park series, 8 p.m., Riverfront Park. Free admission. Food vendors available.

Guys & Dolls: Tony Award winning musical fable about Broadway, 8 p.m., Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. Contact (229) 439-7193.

Lee County Jamboree, Country and '50s music, 7:30 p.m., 100-B Walnut Ave., Leesburg. Contact (229) 759-2893.

Cheetah Run: 10:30 a.m., Chehaw.

Tuesday

Patriot Games: FreedomWorks presents 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at Ole Times Country Buffet, 2401 Dawson Road, tests on knowledge about current events and historical facts about local, state and federal governments and the Constitution. Meal is $5; trivia and games are free. Contact Donna at (229) 881-0717 or go to http://connect.freedomworks.org/node/78378.

METRO NIGHTLIFE

The Crow Bar: 717 E-F N. Westover Blvd., (229) 438-7111. Mondays, Live Texas Hold 'Em; Tuesdays, Karaoke with Quinton; Wednesdays, Accoustic Music; Thursdays, Ladies Night, Karaoke with Quinton; Friday; Best Live Bands, Saturday; Best Live Bands.

The State Theatre: 313 Pine Ave., (229) 344-2237 or www.facebook.com.

Mellow Mushroom: 2825 Nottingham Way, (229) 888-4646 or www.facebook.com.

One Trick Pony, 2538 Dawson Road. Live Texas Hold 'Em, 7 p.m., and Karaoke with Danny 10 p.m., Wednesdays; Live Accoustic Acts, Thursdays; Live Accoustic Acts, Friday; Michael Stacey, Saturday; Cole Taylor.

Club Xscape: 1019 W. Broad Ave.

Harvest Moon: 2347 Dawson Road, (229) 439-7077.

San Joe's: Steve Strowbridge performs Fridays, (229) 759-2065.

Casa Tapatia: (229) 903-8802, 108 N. Slappey Blvd. (229) 903-8802.

VFW Post 2785: 315 Philema Road, (229) 883-9950.

The Barn, 1197 U.S. Highway 19 South, Pelham, (229) 294-4687 or (229) 403-6780.

If your club or facility has entertainment coming up, e-mail us at southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Friday for listing in the next Wednesday's SouthView calendar.

NEARBY

Ongoing

Blue Star Museums Program: Through Sept 5, Jack Hadley Black History Museum, 214 Alexander St., Thomasville. Free admission through Sept.5 for active duty military personnel and their immediate families. Contact (229) 226-5029 or visit www.jackhadleyblackhistorymuseum.com.

Bloom: Spring art exhibition, through June 17, Thomasville Center for the Arts, 600 E. Washington St., Thomasville. Exhibition features work of Ann Rhodes, Elizabeth Barber and Nancy Everett. Galleries are free and open to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Visit www.thomasvillearts.org or contact (229) 226-0588.

Friday

Tinker Bell's Magical Adventure: South Georgia Ballet performs, 7 p.m., Thomasville Municipal Auditorium, 144 E. Jackson St. Tickets -- reserved: $15, adult; $12, child; general admission: $10, adult; $8, child. Contact (229) 228-9420 or (229) 378-2787 or visit www.southgeorgiaballet.org.

Downtown Nights: 5 p.m.-9 p.m., downtown Thomasville. Shops and restaurants are open late on the first Friday of every month. Contact (229) 227-7020 or visit www.downtownthomasville.com.

Moultrie Staggerwing Country Jamboree: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Gary Page & The Country Rockers featuring Billy Wilson, Lala Lehmann, Wayne Watson, Robert Price, Emmitt Page, Jason Duckworth, William Brinson, R.J. Brinson and local drop-in talent from surrounding counties; next door to Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, raffles, (229) 888-3664, staggerwingcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.

Saturday

Tinker Bell's Magical Adventure: South Georgia Ballet performs, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Thomasville Municipal Auditorium, 144 E. Jackson St. Tickets -- reserved: $15, adult; $12, child; general admission: $10, adult; $8, child. Contact (229) 228-9420 or (229) 378-2787 or visit www.southgeorgiaballet.org.

12 Mile Yard Sale & Festival: 6th annual event stretches from Pavo to Boston along Georgia Highway 33, with a festival in Central Park In Barwick. Live entertainment by Jimmy Gillis, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.. Raffles, door prizes, food, arts & crafts. Yard sales starts at daybreak. Contact (229) 735-2111 or barwickads@windstream.net, or visit www.12mileyardsale.com.

Pelham Country Jamboree: Cotton Boll Express and drop-in talent; 5 p.m.-11 p.m., downtown Pelham across from the train depot, raffles, (229) 377-8952, pelhamcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.

Sunday

Tinker Bell's Magical Adventure: South Georgia Ballet performs, 2 p.m., Thomasville Municipal Auditorium, 144 E. Jackson St. Tickets -- reserved: $15, adult; $12, child; general admission: $10, adult; $8, child. Contact (229) 228-9420 or (229) 378-2787 or visit www.southgeorgiaballet.org.

LATER ON

METRO ALBANY

Twilight Paddle: 6:30 p.m.; June 9, 30; July 14, 28; Aug. 4; Flint RiverQuarium. Leisurely 45-minute canoe trip on the Flint River from the Georgia Power Dam to downtown Albany followed by hors d'oeuvres at the RiverQuarium. Space is limited; reservations are recommended. Participants meet at the Flint RiverQuarium. Minimum age is 21. Fee: $35 per canoe (paddles and flotation devices provided). Contact (229) 639.2650 Ext. 221

Paddle the Flint: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; June 11; July 9; Aug. 6; Sept. 3; Oct. 1; Flint RiverQuarium. Explore a scenic section of the Flint River from the Radium/Marine Corps ditch landing south of town to the North Mitchell Park landing. Space is limited; reservations are recommended. Participants meet at the Flint RiverQuarium and bring a bag lunch. No alcohol allowed. Minimum age is 10. Fee: $25 per canoe (paddles and flotation devices provided). Contact (229) 639.2650 Ext. 221.

Movies in the Park series: 8 p.m., Riverfront Park. Free admission. Food vendors available. Films and dates include June 18, "Shark Tale"; July 2, "Despicable Me"; July 16, "The Little Rascals"; July 30, "Beetlejuice."

Patriot Games: FreedomWorks presents 7 p.m.-8 p.m. July 12 at Ole Times Country Buffet, 2401 Dawson Road, tests on knowledge about current events and historical facts about local, state and federal governments and the Constitution. Meal is $5; trivia and games are free. Contact Donna at (229) 881-0717 or go to http://connect.freedomworks.org/node/78378.

American Legion Dinner/Dance: June 10 American Legion Post 30, 2916 Gillionville Road. Dinner, 7 p.m.; dancing, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Music: Ed McRee and Don Turner. Cost: $7, dance only; $10, dinner/dance. Contact (229) 435-5450.

Crime Stoppers Theme Song Search: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., June 18, Darton College Bldg. J. Top 10 entries compete in talent show. No admission fee. Contact (229) 347-9473 or (229) 1841.

Charles W. McKinney Jr.: 7 p.m., June 23, Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Charles W. McKinney Jr. will discuss his new book, "Greater Freedom: The Evolution of the Civil Rights Struggle in Wilson, North Carolina." Free admission. Part of the museum's Monthly Community Night series. Contact (229) 432-1698 or lee@acrmm.org.

2011 Senior Citizens Prom: 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Albany Civic Center. Admission: $10, single; $15, couple. "A Night to Remember" for those 50 years old and older. Tickets can be purchased at Albany recreation and Parks Department, 1301 N. Monroe St., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Ticket purchasers entered in contest for free limo ride to the prom. Contact (229) 430-5219 or (229) 430-5222.

Albany STAR: Vocal talent contest, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 6, Veterans Park Amphitheater, 100 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. Contestant age groups -- 8-10 years, 11-14 years, 15-18 years, and 19 and over. Contact, Roni Ware at (229) 430-5222 and (229) 869-8215 or www.facebook.com/AlbanySTAR.

NEARBY

Wild Adventures Theme Park: The 2011 concert season for the theme, water and animal park near Valdosta at 3766 Old Clyattville Road starts at 8 p.m. on performance Saturdays. Concerts are free with day or season park admission pass. Reserved concert seating is $15. Scheduled performers are Lady Antebellum, June 11; Casting Crowns, June 25; Tye Tribbett (Luther Barnes and Sunset Jubilaries open at 6:30 p.m.), July 16; World Classic Rockers, July 23; Skillet, Aug. 13; MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly, Aug. 20. Contact (229) 219-7080 or go to wwww.wildadventures.com.

The Primitive Quartet: Concert 7:30 p.m., June 17, Thomasville Municipal Auditorium, 144 E. Jackson St. Part of WTUF radio and Downtown Thomasville Main Street's Another Night of Bluegrass Concert Series. Admission $10 per person. Tickets available at the Thomasville Visitors Center or contact (229) 228-7977 or (866) 577-3600.

The Coming Up Calendar is a summary of upcoming entertainment events published Wednesdays in SouthView. If you have a item for the Coming Up Calendar, please submit it by 5 p.m. Thursday before publication.

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