Community Calendar for April 15, 2012

Please note that today’s nine-day listings of upcoming meetings of organizations and clubs can be found on page 6C.


Albany High School Class of 1960 50.5 reunion 10:30 a.m. May 5 at Chehaw, Building F-11. Cost for one person will be $18 for both meals and $30 for couples. Bring bag chairs and coolers for any drinks other than sweet and unsweet tea. Make check payable to “AHS Class of 1960” and send to: Raymond Barlow, 3130 Higgins Drive, Albany, Ga. For information on Chehaw campground call the park at (229) 430-5275 or visit www.chehaw.org.

Albany High School class of 1962 is celebrating its 50th reunion on April 20 at the Shackleford House and April 21 at Doublegate Country Club. Contact (229) 436-5643.

Albany High School class of 1967 reunion will be May 4-5 at the Merry Acres Inn & Event Center (229-435-7721 for lodging information). Contact Mike Patterson at (229) 420-8654 or mike.patterson@albanygarealestateguide. AHS Class of 67 Facebook page has ongoing information.

Albany High School and Westover High School class of ’72 will combine schools for their 40th reunion, scheduled for April 28 at Chehaw. Contact gkshealy@gmail.com or Donna Wester Gentry at dgentry3@live.com.

Madison/Monroe High School All Class Reunion members are making plans for July 6-8. Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month at 623 Whitney Ave. For more information, contact Ben McMiller, (229) 343-1037; Gloria Robinson, (229) 886-3289; Rutha Harris, (229) 347-5768, or Emory Harris, (229) 449-3328.

Monroe High School class of 1964 is holding meetings for its 48th reunion every other week March 11-May 6.

Monroe High School class of 1965 is celebrating the 65th Birthdays of classmates Aug. 10-12 at Marriott Atlanta Airport 4711 Best Road, Atlanta. Contact Roy Mays, chairman, Birthday Planning Committee via mail: 500 Pine Springs Trail, Marietta, Ga. 30067; email: roy257@bellsouth.net; call (404) 446-7182. Information needed: name, address, phone number, number of nights at hotel, number of guests and date of birth.

Monroe High School class of 1973 will meet at 5 p.m. April 28 at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Chapel, 1908 MLK Jr. Drive. Contact Gary Ball, (229) 854-9590.

Monroe High School class of 1982 will have its 30th year reunion June 22-24. Contact Todd Mims, (229) 854-7970; Christopher Railey, (229) 395-8595; Shurita Pittman-Davis, (404) 512-1352, or Zenobia Waters (404) 512-1352, or visit the reunion website www.MHS1982.com.

Terrell County High School class of 1972 is finalizing plans for its 40th year reunion. The final meeting will be 6 p.m.-7 p.m. May 27 at Pizza Hut on Forrester Drive in Dawson. All participants must be present at this meeting. Contact Mattie Nelson at (229) 995-8454.


The 73rd Cook County Forestry Pageant is scheduled for Saturday in Adel. The winners of the Cook County Forestry Pageant will receive their entry fees paid to represent the county in the 73rd Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant, the state’s oldest scholarship pageant. This year, a formal ball will be held for the Teen and Miss contestants. The Cook County queens will be responsible for promoting forestry for the county. The pageant is open to young ladies ages birth to 24 years from Cook and all surrounding counties. The younger girls are judged a 1 to 20 on poise, beauty, gown, personality, and overall appearance. The Teen and Miss are judged on interview, public speaking, and evening gown. Contact Kayla Stone, director, at (229) 873-5699 or kayla_stone1@yahoo.com, or Krysta Dorminey, co-director, at (229) 873-5680 or krystadorminey@yahoo.com. The website is http://cookcountyforestry.webs.com.



The classes are being held at the Sew-thern Belles Sewing Studio, 2516-D Dawson Road, in Largo Plaza, across from Northwest Public Library. Pick up additional information at the studio Monday-Saturday or contact Carolyn Levy, 869-6775, cclalbany@hotmail.com.

Adult Sewing Classes are 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. All levels, including beginners. Machines are provided. Participants work at their own pace and chooses their projects. Adults can begin any week. Instructor: Carolyn Levy. Classes are $12.50 per hour.


Piano Lessons: The Albany State University Early Learning Center now offers piano lessons for all ages in the afternoons and on weekends. Lessons cost $40 per session. Contact the center at (229) 430-2792.


Moderate Flow Yoga: Yoga on Pine, 503 Pine Ave. 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. on Wednesday and on May 12 and 26.

Partner Yoga Workshop: Yoga on Pine, 503 Pine Ave. 2 p.m.-5 p.m., May 5. Fee: $30 per couple.

Prepared Childbirth Class, Weekend Class, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Phoebe Putney Childbirth/Lactation Resource Center. Fee is $50. Contact (229) 312-0053 for registration and information.

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Courses for certification and recertification are available. Cost is $45, and certification valid for two years. Contact (229) 883-0024 or e-mail lareciagill@bellsouth.net.

Gentle Yoga Class for Women Cancer Survivors is held 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Albany YMCA, Fee $29 per month. Contact (229) 312-0042.

Hula Hooping for Women Cancer Survivors is held 7 p.m. Mondays. Fee $15 per month or $5 per class. For location and more information, call Candy Reid at (229) 889-0313 or visit www.hoopsforhealing.com.

CPR classes through the American Heart Association are available. They include health care provider, heartsaver and first aid. Contact (229) 883-6368 or (229) 883-2083.

Darton College conducts Continuing Education Serv-Safe Food Safety class monthly. Contact (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

Fire Safety classes meet twice monthly at 2401-C4 Dawson Road. Cost $15 per person. Contact Velma Raven at (229) 881-7600.

Infant Swimming Resource classes will be held at the Country Inn and Suites throughout the year. Contact (229) 343-7982, e-mail w.monroe@infantswim.com or visit www.infantswim.com.


Ceramic Classes are held in the following locations:

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Thornton Community Center, located at 210 Thornton Drive. Contact (229) 430-5242.

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Bill Miller Community Center, located at 322 Vick St. Contact (229) 430-5240.

• 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Henderson Community Center, located at 701 Willard St. Contact (229) 430-5241.


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.


American Cherokee Confederacy is accepting members with 1/16 or more of Indian heritage. Contact (229) 787-5722 or contact the tribal office at 619 Pine Cone Road.

Albany Paratransit System provides transportation for disabled, elderly and ADA-certified citizens for trips to doctors appointments, jobs, shopping or visiting family and friends. Contact (229) 430-5182 or visit www.albany.ga.us.

Chevrolet Club for Chevrolets manufactured 1950-79 is being formed. Contact (229) 878-6243.

Sons of Confederate Veterans organization is accepting members. Free Family Tree Research And Documentation Of Confederate Ancestor. Contact James W. King, ( 229) 436-0397.

Flint River Chapter of the American Red Cross provides 24-hour personal response services for area senior citizens. The service provides a small, lightweight, waterproof device that can be worn on the neck or wrist and contains a button that, when pushed, provides personal support, especially in a medical emergency. Contact Nigel Poole at (229) 924-2026.

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation is offering grants to help children needing critical health care treatment, services or equipment not covered or not fully covered by their parents benefit plans. For more information, visit www.uhccf.org.

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