Coming Up Calendar -- Sept. 21-27, 2011



Green Effects: Exhibit of the multimedia work of artist Sandra G. Anderson continues through Sept. 30 at the Albany Area Arts Council, 215 N. Jackson St. The council gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Contact (229) 439-2787.

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.


Fall Dinner Theater: 7 p.m., Main Street Theatre, Dawson. A evening of mayhem, matrimony, mystery and murder. Tickets are $35 each. Contact Rhonda Gordon at (229) 995-5329.


Paranormal Kicks Cancer: 5 p.m., Albany Welcome Center. Event includes the paranormal investigation of a haunted location. Seating limited. Tickets, $20-$25. Ages for the event is 13 and older. Benefits cancer coalition. Contact the Albany Welcome Center, (229) 317-4760; Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition, (299) 312-1706, or pkctickets@georgiaspirits.com.

Wings and Wildlife: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Flint RiverQuarium. Birds of Prey show, bird watching guided tour, build your own birdhouse, zoo in space planetarium show, alligator feedings and much more. Reservations and fees will be take on the day of the event. Contact (229) 639-2650 or flintriverquarium.com.

Community Day: 6th annual event sponsored by Agape Christian Worship Center, noon-5 p.m., Robert Cross Park, 3500 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Family fun for all ages: relay races, games, entertainment, free food. Contact (229) 432-2897.

Trail Ride and Fall Festival: Quail Crossing Stables, 131 James Pond Road, Leesburg. Event benefits Graceway recovery Center. Trail rides are at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. $25 fee includes lunch and other activities. Fall festival is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes petting zoo, pony rides, Boom Blaster, hay rides, jumping castle and apple bobbing. Child admission of $15 includes all games and rides along with lunch. Silent auction goes until 12:30 p.m. Contact Lauren Watson at (229) 343-3714 or lwaldenwatson@yahoo.com.

Fall Dinner Theater: 7 p.m., Main Street Theatre, Dawson. A evening of mayhem, matrimony, mystery and murder. Tickets are $35 each. Contact Rhonda Gordon at (229) 995-5329.

Albany Family Play Day: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Tift Park, Albany. A free event for families. The “Playful City USA” event will include art activities, tennis, volleyball, relay races and other sorts of fun activities. Contact Kristin Caso at (229) 430-5222.

The Downtown Albany Market : 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Parking deck at Jackson Street and Broad Avenue. Fresh produce and other items.

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.


Flint Float: 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Flint RiverQuarium. Spend an afternoon on the flint, followed by a barbecue and music at the RiverQuarium. Fees range in price from $30-$50. For those who don’t want to canoe, separate fees of $8-$12, adults, and $5-$6, children, apply for just meal and music. Contact (229) 639-2650 or flintriverquarium.com.


The Cask & Kilt Irish Pub: 2610 Dawson Road. (229) 496-9372 or www.facebook.com “Cask N Kilt.” Fridays, Music Trivia with Ross & Jimmie 8 p.m.

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.

Club Xscape: 1019 W. Broad Ave.

Harvest Moon: 2347 Dawson Road, (229) 439-7077. Cowtown String Band, June 24.

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.



Strings and Things: Continues through Oct. 2 at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture at Abraham Baldwin College, Tifton. The exhibit, presented in partnership with the Tifton Farmers’ Market, showcases the work of instrument-makers Mike VanDeVelde, Davy Davis, Mike Daugherty and Michael Walker. Each luthier specializes in uniquely designed and hand-built musical instruments, including fiddles, mandolins, and guitars. An antique ocarina, a few Appalachian dulcimers, a harp, and a double-bass will also be on display. Exhibit hours for the month of August will coincide with the Museum’s summer hours, and during the months of September and October the exhibit hours will be 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.


Flaunt:25 Opening Night: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., The Bookshelf and Gallery, 126 S. Broad St., Thomasville. Reception for the Thomasville Center for the Arts’ Flaunt: 25 Art Exhibition. Artists will be on hand at the reception. Visit www.thomasvillearts.org for more information. Contact (229) 226-0588 or wsmith@thomasvillearts.org.

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.


Downtown Art Crawl: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., downtown Thomasville. Flaunt: 25 exhibits commemorate 25 years of promoting arts and culture as the Thomasville Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Downtown Main Street Thomasville, spotlights the region’s talent by exhibiting the works of 25 artists in 25 places for 25 days. Artists will be on hand for the Art Crawl and have 8-10 of their pieces on display and for sale in the selected 25 downtown locations. Art will remain on display until Oct. 17. contact (229) 226-0588 or visit www.thomasvillearts.org for more information.

The Chuck Wagon Gang: 7 p.m., Thomasville Auditorium, 144 E. Jackson St., Thomasville. Concert is for Salvation Army’s You’re In The Army! fundraiser. Tickets: $13, advance;$15, at the door. Advance tickets available at Thomasville Visitors Center at 1 (866) 577-3600 or (229) 228-7977.

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.


Pelham Country Jamboree line dancing lessons: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., downtown Pelham across from train depot. Donation of $5 required to help raise money for Saturday Jamboree. (every Tuesday)



ACRI September Community Night: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Sept. 29, Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Jane Bond Moore, “Supporting the Movement Behind the Scenes.” sister of Julian Bond, worked behind the scenes in SNCC. She started an integrated cooperative nursery school in Atlanta and worked on her brother’s political campaign. She is an attorney, teaches law school in California, and is a contributor to Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC. Book signing will follow presentation. No admission charge.

Julian Bond: The civil rights leader and former state legislator and NAACP chairman speaks at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 30, at Albany State University’s student center ballroom. No admission charge.

‘Til Beth Do Us Part: Sept. 29-30; Oct. 1-2, 6-9; Theatre Albany. Side-splitting comic romp on a marriage that is struggling to balance twin careers until Beth, a Southern bell with eyes on the wife’s career, gets on the scene. Individual tickets range from $10 for students and military to $25 for adults. Contact (229) 439-7141 or visit www.theatrealbany.com.

Ruby Roundup: 6:30 p.m.; Oct. 1; Albany Humane Society fundraiser. Autumn Classic will host a Surf and Turf Dinner along with a $10,000 Reverse Raffle at Doublegate Country Club. Going on also will be a Ruby raffle and silent auction. Entertainment will be by Jodi Mann. Dinner for two with a reverse raffle entry is $100. Dinner only $35 person. Contact Carol Rathel (229) 431-0056 or autumnclassic.us.

Paddle the Flint: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; 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.

Things That Make You Go EWW!: Discovery Day, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 2 and 16, Flint RiverQuarium. Crafts and activities for the whole family. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

Freedom Singers: Performance, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 8, Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. No admission charge.

Jay’s Hope Foundation Wine Tasting: 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Oct. 6, Albany Museum of Art. contact Bo Strickland (229) 343-4383 or Jason Gaskins (478) 256-1913.

Kids of the ‘70s: 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Oct. 8, Thronateeska Heritage Center. Open to all Albany area kids of the 1970s. Music by Bonfire featuring Billy Spires and Eeric Hardy, ‘70s Kids. Appetizers include Jimmie’s hot dogs, Krystal burgers and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Menu: Barbecue pork, chicken, sides, bread and tea. Cash bar. Admission: $25, individual; $50, couple. Ticket deadline Oct. 1; no admission at the door. For tickets, mail check to Kids of the ‘70s, 1044 U.S. Highway 82 West, Leesburg, Ga. 31763.

Gospel Goes Classical: Albany Symphony Orchestra Celebration Concert XIV, 4 p.m., Oct. 8, Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Guest performer will be 15-year-old violinist Randall Goosby, winner of the Junior Division of the Sphinx Competition. Free admission. Contact the symphony at (229) 430-8933.

American Legion Dinner/Dance: Oct. 14, 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.

Things That Make You Go EWW!: Tadpole time, 10 a.m., Oct. 19, Flint RiverQuarium. Event for pre-school aged children and their caregivers featuring story time, crafts and snacks. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

ACRI October Community Night: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Oct. 27, Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Danielle McGuire, “At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance — A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power.” An assistant professor of history at Wayne State University, McGuire has written a controversial new book that argues that the civil rights movement “in part started in protest against the ritualistic rape of black women by white men who used economic intimidation, sexual violence, and terror to derail the freedom movement. ... Black women’s protests against sexual assault and interracial rape fueled civil rights campaigns throughout the South that began during World War II and went through to the Black Power movement.” Book signing will follow presentation. No admission charge.

Tricks and Treats at the Flint RiverQuarium: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 28, Flint RiverQuarium. Bring your little ghosts and goblins downtown for lots of spooky fun as the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center team up to present Trick and Treats. You’ll get twice the fun at just one price because an armband purchase at either location grants you entrance to all of the festivities, as well as a candy path of treat tables along the riverfront trail. Admission fee will be charged. Contact (229) 639-2650 or visit www.flintriverquarium.com.


Great Southern Music Festival: Sept. 29-Oct. 1; Pickers Paradise Park, 2217 Maddox Road, Ochlocknee. Festival Lineup includes Hurricane Creek, Wauka Mountain Boys, Jackie Hill and Blue Shades of Grass, The Kenny Hill Band, Gandy Brothers Band, Three Rivers Band, Pinkgrass and others. Ticket Prices: Thursday Musician’s Night, $5; Friday day pass, $10; Saturday day pass, $15; weekend pass, $25. Camper hook ups and camping available. Visit www.pickersparadisepark.com for more details. Contact (229) 221-5467.

Georgia National Fair: 22nd annual fair, Oct. 6-16, fairgrounds, Perry. Contact (478) 987-3247 or 1 (800) 987-3247

Swamp Gravy: Solid Ground: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28; 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29; Cotton Hall Theater, Colquitt. Georgia’s official folklife play’s fall season performances. Individual tickets are $26.56; available at www.swampgravy.org or call 1 (800) 514-3849. Group rates available.

Boudleaux Bryant Day: 10 a.m., Oct. 8, Shellman City Park, Shellman. Music, food and fun for family. Free admission. Contact Zorral Stubbs, (229) 679-2290 or (229) 537-0924.

Downtown Moultrie Bazaar: 7 a.m.–2 p.m., Oct. 8, Courthouse Square, Moultrie. In conjunction with the 100 Mile Peanut Pickin Yard Sale & Downtown Farmer’s Market.

Fall Frolics: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will host several events. Oct. 8, Forges and Fiddles, opening of a pottery exhibit, fiddlers, blacksmith and soap-making demonstrations. Oct. 15, Harvest Celebration, fall games, caramel apple station, corn shelling and hay rides. Oct. 22, Critter Saturday at the museum, interactive native animal exhibits from Chehaw Park, pony rides and petting zoo, Oct. 29, Trick or Treat in the Village, trick or treat tour, see the monster spider web and listen to ghost stories. A costume contest for children and adults. Visitors can also take part in the Haunted Village and Steam Train ride. Fees range from $4-$10 depending on age and day of visiting. Contact (229)391-5200 or www.abac.edu/museum.

Music Under the Magnolia: 8 p.m., Oct. 15, Courthouse Square, Moultrie. Free admission.

Hitchcock Film Festival: Rylander Theatre, Americus. Films will be “The Birds, “ 3 p.m., Oct. 15; “Psycho,” 7 p.m. Oct. 15; “Vertigo,” 3 p.m. Oct. 16. Admission: $5, single movie; $12, all three movies. Contact the Rylander Theatre at (229) 931-0001.