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Coming Up Calendar -- Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2011

Ongoing

Green Effects: Exhibit of the multimedia work of artist Sandra G. Anderson continues through Friday 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.

International Collectibles Roadshow: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., through Saturday, Country Inn and Suites, 2809 Nottingham Way. Experts examine antiques, collectibles, gold and silver. Contact, (888) 282-8550.

Thursday

ACRI September Community Night: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., 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.

‘Til Beth Do Us Part: 8 p.m., 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.

Friday

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

‘Til Beth Do Us Part: 8 p.m., 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.

Saturday

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

‘Til Beth Do Us Part: 8 p.m., 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., 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.

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.

Sunflower Weekend: Bill Harrell performs 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at Mark’s Melon Patch near Sasser on Georgia Highway 520 as a series of fall celebration weekends kick off. Activities include face painting, hay rides, giant pumpkin jumpy castle and spooky trail.

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

Sunday

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

‘Til Beth Do Us Part: 2:30 p.m.; 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.

Sunflower Weekend: Bill Harrell performs 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at Mark’s Melon Patch near Sasser on Georgia Highway 520 as a series of fall celebration weekends kick off. Activities includeface painting, hay rides, giant pumpkin jumpy castle and spooky trail.

Monday

Butterfly Release: 5th annual event, noon-1 p.m., Ray Charles Plaza, Front Street. Butterfly release honors victims and survivors of domestic abuse and kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness Moth activities in Albany.

METRO NIGHTLIFE

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.

NEARBY

Ongoing

Strings and Things: Continues through Sunday 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.

Thursday

Great Southern Music Festival: 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.

Friday

Fall Tifton Truck and Tractor Pull: 7 p.m., American Legion Fairgrounds, one mile east of downtown Tifton on Highway 82, gates open at 5 p.m. The pull is coordinated by the Ag Equipment Technology Club at ABAC. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12 years of age. Contact Tyron Spearman at (229) 386-0216 or spearmanagency@friendlycity.net.

Great Southern Music Festival: 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: 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.

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

Great Southern Music Festival: 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: Saturday day pass, $15; weekend pass, $25. Camper hook ups and camping available. Visit www.pickersparadisepark.com for more details. Contact (229) 221-5467.

Corn Maze: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, 1392 Whiddon Mill Road, Tifton. Also scheduled will be two exhibitions — a Creek Indian encampment and a 19th century military encampment. Pumpkin patch and corn maze are part of regular admission. Contact Tonia Carpenter at (229) 391-5205.

Fall Tifton Truck and Tractor Pull: 7 p.m., American Legion Fairgrounds, one mile east of downtown Tifton on Highway 82, gates open at 5 p.m. The pull is coordinated by the Ag Equipment Technology Club at ABAC. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12 years of age. Contact Tyron Spearman at (229) 386-0216 or spearmanagency@friendlycity.net.

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.

Tuesday

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)

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