Community Calendar for April 29, 2012


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.

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

Al-Anon meets 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4800 Old Dawson Road.

Albany Area Community Service Board meets 3 p.m. April 10 at the Administration Conference Room, Brooks Center, 1120 W. Broad Ave. Call (229) 430-2889.

Albany Brain Injury Support Group meets at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Call Tom Connelly at (229) 430-4170.

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. first and third Monday at Quickie Restaurant, 1906 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany. Call 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. every first and third Thursday at the Community Policing Center, 1721 E. Oglethorpe Ave. Contact (229) 787-0014.

Albany Garden Club meets 11:30 a.m. Friday at Federated Garden Center, 808 Fifth Ave.

Albany Golden K Kiwanis Club meets 10 -11 a.m. Wednesday at 2509 Homewood Drive.

Albany International Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday. If the Monday is a holiday, the meeting is held the second Monday. Call (229) 436-6913.

Albany Lions Club meets at 11:45 a.m. first and third Tuesday at Riverfront Bar B Q, 105 West Broad Ave. Contact Karen Wynegar at (229) 639-4258.

Albany Rotary Club meets noon Thursday at Doublegate Country Club.

Albany State University Toastmasters Club 5091 meets 10 a.m.-noon first and third Saturday in room 172 of the ACAD Building at ASU. Contact (229) 255-6331.

Alzheimer’s Support Group sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Albany Health Care, 223 W. Third Ave. Contact Martha Hale at (229) 435-0741.

Alzheimer’s Support Group sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Southwest Georgia and Alzheimer’s Outreach Center meets at noon Wednesday at Central Baptist Church, 1618 W. Third Ave., Albany. Light lunch is served and open to everyone. Contact (229) 432-2705.

Artesian City Car Club meets 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Steak House, 1228 N. Westover Blvd. Call (229) 881-1047 or (229) 869-0462 or visit http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/accc.

Artesian Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursday at the Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany. Contact (229) 639-8324.

Blind Peer Support for the Blind or Visually Impaired meets 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday at Albany ARC Center for the Blind, 1500-B Gillionville Road, Albany. Contact Debbie McDonald, CPS, at (229) 888-2789 or Debbieon24@aol.com, Alycia Sims at (229) 485-9020 or asims@albanygaarc.org

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.

Corvette Club of Albany meets Thursday at the Elks Lodge, located at 3213 Gillionville Road, dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact (229) 435-8157 or (229) 439-1887 or visit http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/ccalbany.

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.

Dougherty County Retired Educators Association meets Thursday of September, November, January, February, March and April at 10 a.m. in the Kirkland Room at Albany Technical College.

Dougherty County Rotary Club meets noon Tuesday at Doublegate Country Club.

Dougherty County Saddle Club to meet Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. at the DCSC Show grounds, 2924 Lonesome Rd. Contact (229) 431-0056.

Exchange Club of Albany, chartered in 1936, meets at noon Friday, except the fifth Friday of the month, at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 810 South Westover Road.

First Tuesday Book Club meets 10 a.m. Tuesday at Miller County-James W. Merritt Jr., Memorial Library.

Georgia Artists Guild of Albany meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Albany Area Arts Council, 215 Jefferson St., Albany. The group does not meet in July and August.

Helping Our Veterans meets 7 p.m. Wednesday at 1721 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany. Contact (229) 878-6243.

Hepatitis C Awareness Matters Support Group meets 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at Palmyra Medical Center Education Room. Anyone affected by Hepatitis C is welcome. Contact (229) 344-6030.

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. Speaker Monday (4/30) is Matt Breedon, Dougherty assistant DA, on gangs. Contact David Shivers at (229) 698-4253.

Kiwanis Club of Lee County meets at noon Thursday at Grand Isle Club, 270 Grand Isle Drive. Contact Gene Goldsmith at (229) 888-7802.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 7 p.m. Monday, except holidays, at Phoebe Northwest conference room, located at 2336 Dawson Road, Albany. Contact Janet Hancock at (229) 435-2517.

Southern Rivers Kiwanis Club meets 6:30 p.m. first and fourth Tuesday at Albany Police Community Center on Dawson Road. For more information, visit www.kiwanisofsouthernrivers.ning.com or www.kiwanis.org.

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 Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday. For location, contact (229) 349-3112 or sowegacoinclub@bellsouth.net.

Southwest Georgia Community Food Alliance: Farmers market planning meeting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday (April 2), Cafe 230, 230 W. Broad Ave., Albany. Contact (229) 737-7075 or email eastbaker@bellsouth.net.

Southwest Georgia Exchange Club meets noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, except the fifth Tuesday, at Byne Memorial Baptist Church fellowship building, 2832 Ledo Road, Albany. Contact Lavonda at (229) 888-5646.

Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society meets 2:30 p.m. Saturday, except July, at the genealogy room of the Dougherty County Central Library, 300 Pine Ave., Albany. Visitors welcome. Contact (229) 889-9274.

Stroke Support Group meets the Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Phoebe Northwest. Contact (229) 312-8716.

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.

Thronateeska Chapter of National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution meets at noon Thursday at the Women s Club building, 1012 N. Van Buren St. For more information or reservations, call (229) 883-0245.

TOPS No. GA 170 Putney meets 6 p.m. Monday at Putney Community Center. Contact Theresa Henderson at (229) 439-9715.


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.



Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop: 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. every Tuesday through May 22, SOWEGA Council on Aging, 311 Pine Ave. Participants will learn how to self-manage their chronic conditions, as well as help other manage theirs. No cost to participate. Call (229) 432-1131.


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.


Prepared Childbirth classes; Six-week session, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Mondays from May 1 until June 5, Phoebe Childbirth/Lactation Resource Center. There is a $50 fee. Conact (229) 312-0053 for registration and information.

Prepared Childbirth classes: Weekend Class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., May 19, Phoebe Childbirth/Lactation Resource Center. There is a $50 fee. Please call 312-0053 for registration and information.

Safe Sitter Classes: June 6-7, and 20-21 and July 18-19. These two-day classes are 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for ages 11-15. Cost is $45. Contact (229) 312-0053 to register and for information.

Moderate Flow Yoga: Yoga on Pine, 503 Pine Ave. 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. April 18, and 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.

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. Because of space constraints, items that are not time sensitive or new may not appear each week.