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Things to do downtown this week

A list of things to do downtown this week

AABE: Business Recognition Breakfast presented by MillerCoors

Wednesday, April 11th – 7:30am

Location: Hilton Garden Inn 7:30am. Cost: $15 advance/$20 Day of Event purchase packets online: www.albanyareablackexpo.com

AABE: Wine Down Wednesday -Chill Bar & Lounge 5:00pm. FREE & Open to the public

Meals in Minutes

Wednesday, April 11th – 12pm

Learn to cook healthy, quick, low cost meals for your family. Attend 6 classes and graduate with a certificate from the University of Georgia. You get cooking demonstrations, food tastings, a measuring cup, measuring spoon, menu planner, thermometer and a recipe book. Where: The Candy Room, 125 Pine Avenue. For more information contact: Cathy Bracy at phone: 229.436.7216 or E-mail: cbracy@uga.edu

AABE: Jazz in the Park

Thursday, April 12th – 7pm

Veteran's Park Amphitheatre. Cost: $5 per person

VERGE Spring Fling Fashion Preview

Friday, April 13th – 5:30pm

Join us this Friday for the Spring Fling Fashion Preview!! Bring a lawn chair and get ready for a night of FUN. Taco truck, Spring drinks, DJ, Fashion, and Prizes!! This will be a night to Remember. Tell a friend! Tickets are ONLY $10!!!! Proceeds to benefit mission change www.facebook.com/vergespace or 229-432-0305

AABE: Women of Purpose Luncheon presented by Procter & Gamble

Friday, April 13th – 11:30am

Featuring Jasmine Guy. Location: Hilton Garden Inn 11:30am. Tickets: $30 Advance/$35 Day of Event purchase Tickets online at www.albanyareablackexpo.com.

AABE: Book Talk & Autograph Session with Jasmine Guy. Book: Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary by Jasmine Guy. Location: Hilton Garden Inn 2:30pm. Must have a book to enter

AABE: Fins & Thespians: A Night of Theatre at The Flint Riverquarium presented by the Downtown Theatre Company & ASU Theatre Ensemble. Featuring the play: Before It Hits Home Flint RiverQuarium. Refreshments & Networking at 7:00pm. Play Starts at 8:00pm: $10 per person/$15 for couples purchase Tickets online at www.albanyareablackexpo.com

Cooking Class at Our Daily Bread

Saturday, April 14th – 10am

Come join us for a cooking class. We will teach you how to make pasta from scratch. Learn to mix, season, roll out, and hand cut pasta. After you prepare your pasta, you will cook it, and then join us for lunch at our community table to enjoy your creation. Sign up on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ourdailybreadalbany We look forward to seeing you there! P.S. Come hungry!

AABE: Business Showcase & Tradeshow

Saturday, April 14th – 10am

Hilton Garden Inn 10:00am‐3:00pm. FREE & Open to the public

AABE: Gospel Fest 2012 presented by YoungBuck$ Entertainment

Including: Deitrick Haddon, William Murphy, Cornelius Drake & Foundation, Gabriel & The Rock Him Crew, Jackson 2, Interpretive Mimes. Hosted by: K. D. Bowe. Location: Veteran's Park Amphitheatre at 6:30pm. Tickets: $29 prime seating, $23 general, $17 college students, $10 child K‐12. Purchase Tickets online at www.albanyareablackexpo.com

AABE: Grown Folks Society Party presented by Urban Pulse Media

Location: Hilton Garden Inn at 10:00pm. Tickets: $15 Advance/$20 Day of Event

purchase Tickets online www.albanyareablackexpo.com

Disney Live! THREE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES

Saturday, April 14th – 10am

Times: 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm. Tickets: $10, $15, $20, $25. Location: Albany Civic Center. For more information

Contact: Civic Center Box Office phone: 229-317-7217

Saturday Paddle the Flint

Saturday, April 14th – 10am

Explore a scenic section of the Flint River and learn about this amazing natural resource. Minimum age is 10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each participant should bring a sack lunch and water. Trip lasts approximately 6-8 hours.

Additional Information for all trips:

• All canoe trips above cost $45.00 per canoe.

• Trip guide, canoe, paddles and personal flotation device (PFD) are all included.

• All participants must be able to swim.

• No child under age 10 will be allowed to participate.

• Capacity is 2 adults per canoe unless parents have a young child.

• Coolers permitted, but no alcoholic beverages will be permitted on trips.

• For safety purposes, no flip flops or sandals allowed on trips.

• Hat, sunscreen and bug repellant are suggested.

• You must include payment with your registration to hold a slot.

Trips may be cancelled due to extreme high/low river flow or inclement weather. In these instances, you may request a refund or reschedule your trip. For more information or to register, call 229-639-2650 or 1-877-GOFLINT.

Freedom Singers Performance

Saturday, April 14th – 1pm

Performance is every second Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

Location: 326 Whitney Avenue - Albany Civil Rights Institute. For more information contact: I. L. Turner at phone: 229 432-1698 or E-mail: iturner@acrmm.org

HARVEY, Pulitzer Prize Winning Comedy

Thursday-Sunday, April 12th – 21st – 8pm

When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary fried, Harvey, a sic-an-a-half foot rabbit, to guests a a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much as his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She dedicated to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood. Thursday - Saturday shows at 8 pm & Sunday matinee at 2:30 pm Show runs: Apr 12, 2012 -Apr 21, 2012. Location: 514 Pine Ave

Save the Date! Upcoming Downtown Events

April 16th – Unplugged Poetry – Global Essence

April 20th – Movies in the Park – Riverfront Park

April 20th-22 – Deerfield Windsor present: Once Upon a Mattress - Municipal Auditorium

April 21st – Life Link 5k Walk for Life – Riverfront Park

April 21st – Albany Panthers Football- Albany Civic Center

April 21st – Junkanoo “Affrican Street Festival” - Downtown

April 21st – Wine & Cheese Mixer – My Sisters Place Boutique

April 21st – 21 Bandmate Salute: A tribute to David Thomas – The State Theatre

April 22nd – Darton College presents: Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” – Veterans Park Amphitheatre

April 27th – Nights@dtown

April 28th – Paint the Park – Art Park on Pine

April 28th – 6th Annual Bike Fest 4 Kids – Front Street at the Albany Civic Center

April 28th – Albany Panthers Football- Albany Civic Center

April 28th – Woodstock – Theatre Albany

May 4th – Albany Star Finale - Albany Civic Center

May 4th – First Friday “Shop.Eat.Art.Music” - Downtown

May 5th – Downtown Scavenger Dash – Downtown

May 7th – Unplugged Poetry – Global Essence

May 12th – Albany Panthers Football- Albany Civic Center

May 12th – Urban Takeover - Downtown

May 21st – Unplugged Poetry – Global Essence

May 25th – Nights@dtown

May 26th – Movies in the Park – Riverfront Park

June 1st – First Friday “Shop.Eat.Art.Music” - Downtown

June 24-27th – Pen Stroke Poetry Festival – Downtown Albany

July 6th – First Friday “Shop.Eat.Art.Music” - Downtown

July 21st - Movies in the Park – Riverfront Park

August 3rd – First Friday “Shop.Eat.Art.Music” - Downtown

October 6th – Flint Fest 2 – Riverfront Park

Comments

MRKIA 2 years ago

DOES THE JUNKANOO AFFRICAN STREET FESTIVAL IMPLY THAT THE WHITE FOLK TAKE A PASS ON THIS ONE? THAT EXTRA "F" MIGHT MEAN EXTRA AFRICAN. BTW THIS INCLUDES LIGHT-SKINNED BLACK FOLKS TOO.

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