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Community Calendar Oct. 16-24, 2011

VOLUNTEERING

Contact United Way/Volunteer Center at (229) 883-6700, ext. 23 or wendy.friar@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 24 counties. Contact Wanda at (229) 924-2026.

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.

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.

MEETINGS

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

AA—Homewood Group meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4800 Old Dawson Road.

AA—Unity Group meets at noon Monday-Saturday at 314 Flint Avenue, behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

AA— Unity Group (women only meetings) meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday at 314 Flint Ave. behind St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

AA—Unity—Sunday night meets at 7:30 p.m. today 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.

Al-Anon meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2126 Edgewater Drive.

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 Chorale meets 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday at Darton College, building F, room 115. Contact (229) 698-4246 or visit www.albanychorale.org.

Albany Civitan Club meets at 7 p.m. 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 Oct. 24 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. Oct. 24 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.

Byne Christian School’s Girl Talk program is open to all girls in grades 6-12 in the community. The group meets from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the school year. Contact (229) 438-0424.

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

Diabetes Support Group meets 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.

Flint River Model Railroad Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Broad Avenue and Washington Street. 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.

Friendship Force meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Covenant Presbyterian Church meeting room next to the gym. Bring a covered dish. Monday’s topic will be on Spain by Darby Calhoun. Contact (229) 432-7715.

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. Oct. 24. Contact Sebrena Haywood at shaywood@dougherty.ga.us or (229) 430-2911 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 Oct. 24 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. Lunch available.

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. Oct. 23 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.

REUNIONS

The Hopeful School reunion will be Nov. 5 at the renovated Hopeful Gym on Georgia Highway 97. Contact (229) 336-6571 or (229) 883-5928.

The Community Calendar is a summary of non-entertainment upcoming events published Sundays in SouthView. (Our Coming Up Calendar features upcoming entertainment events and runs Wednesdays.) If you have a item for the Community Calendar, please submit it by 5 p.m. Monday before publication. Submissions must be concise and e-mailed to southview@albanyherald.com; faxed to (229) 888-9357, Attn. SouthView; or dropped by our office at 126 N. Washington St.