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Community Calendar - Jan. 29, 2012

MEETINGS

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.

Albany Area Tea Party Patriots meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Century Fire Station, U.S. Highway 19 (north of Publix), Leesburg. Attending Tuesday will be Lee County Commission candidate Greg Frinch and U.S. House District 2 candidate Rick Allen. Contact Mike at (229) 869-6802.

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 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. 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 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday at 2509 Homewood Drive.

Albany Rotary Club meets noon Thursday at Doublegate Country Club.

Albany State University Toastmasters Club 5091 meets 10 a.m.-noon 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.

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

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 at 10 a.m. in the Kirkland Room at Albany Technical College.

Dougherty County Rotary Club meets Tuesday at Doublegate Country Club. Speaker Tuesday is Billy Brown: “Adventures in Alaskan Wilderness.”

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

Faith Community Outreach Center’s Board of Directors meets at 6 p.m. Monday at its center, located at 425 W. Society Ave. in Albany. The nonprofit organization provides shelter for homeless women and children. Contact Janice Thompson at (229) 436-0807.

Georgia Artists Guild of Albany meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Albany Area Arts Council, 215 Jefferson St., Albany.

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

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. 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. Feb. 6 at Phoebe Northwest conference room, located at 2336 Dawson Road, Albany. Contact Janet Hancock at (229) 435-2517.

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. Feb. 6. For location, contact (229) 349-3112 or sowegacoinclub@bellsouth.net.

Southwest Georgia Exchange Club meets noon-1 p.m. 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 at the genealogy room of the Dougherty County Central Library, 300 Pine Ave., Albany. Visitors welcome. Contact (229) 889-9274.

Stroke Support Group meets 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.

REUNIONS

Tifton Cotton Mill/Emanual School annual reunion is March 24 at Ferry Lake Clubhouse, New River Church Road, Tifton. Registration starts at 11 a.m. with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish and beverage. Paper products and ice will be provided. Contact Mary Lee (Hayes) Sheppard, (229) 388-8083.

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.

PAGEANTS

Miss Cotton Scholarship Pageant: Applications are being accepted for the 10th annual Miss Cotton Scholarship Pageant to be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Tift County High School Performing Arts Center. The age divisions are: Baby, Teeny, Tiny, Little, Petite, Junior, Teen and Miss, with ages ranging from 6 months to 23 years. Contact Mary at (229) 388-8008 before 5 p.m. or at (229) 386-5567 after 6 p.m., or email mary@chickashaofgeorgia.com or missgacotton@bellsouth.net.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

FAMILY REUNION WORKSHOP

A Family Reunion Workshop sponsored by the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau will be conducted 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Topics will icnlude how to plan a reunion led by Jeff Mills of Mills Marketing Group; reunion planning assistance from the Visitors Bureau; how to obtain information on genealogy and family trees; meetings with hotels, events facilities officials, caterers, photographers, shirt vendors; a tour of the Institute, and drawings for Albany souvenier items and attraction tickets. Deadline for resevations was Friday.

AUTISM PROGRAMS

Judevine Autism Training Program Workshop for Parents: 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Feb. 7-9, Albany Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) Training Center, 1319 W. Broad Ave. Three-evening workshop is designed to teach parents how to work with children who have autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, autistic characteristics or pervasive development disorders (PDD). Topics incliude autism, communication problems, behavior development strategies, applied behavior analysis and sensory integration. To register, call (229) 888-6852 and contact Debbie Vansant at extension 357 or Sonia Prescott at extension 350. Funding for the workshops is provided by Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

SELF IMPROVEMENT

(Weekly through March 4)

Financial Peace University (FPU): 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church-Albany, 145 Oakland Parkway, Lee County; childcare available. A Christian-based program by Dave Ramsey that teaches how to make the right decisions with money. Materials fee is $75. Contact (229) 883-8000, ext. 203.

GriefShare: Your Journey from Mourning to Joy: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church-Albany, 145 Oakland Parkway, Lee County; childcare available. A class and support group for those experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. Contact (229) 883-8000, ext. 203.

GARDENING

Spring Gardening Series will be taught by James Morgan, CEA Urban Horticulture/AG/Natural Resources with the Dougherty County Cooperative Extension Office.

Each class begins at 6 p.m. in the Candy Room at 125 Pine Ave. Call (229) 436-7216 to register for any of these classes. Cost is $8 per class or $25 for series.

Feb. 9 — Fruit Tree Culture

Feb. 16 — Organic Gardening

March 15 — Vegetable Gardening 1-2-3

April 5 — Totally Tomatoes

COOKING

Homemaker’s Club — Candy Bouquets: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., Tuesday, 125 Pine Ave, Suite 100. Cooking class from Dougherty County Cooperative Extension is taught by Suzanne Williams, CEA Family & Consumer Services. Pre-registration required. Call (229) 436-7216. Materials fee: $12.50.

Healthy Cooking Class: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 11, Yoga on Pine, 503 Pine Ave. Visit www.pamelasfoodpantry.com for information.

CONSUMER

Classes from Dougherty County Cooperative Extension will be taught by Suzanne Williams, CEA Family & Consumer Services, at 125 Pine Ave., Suite 100. All classes require pre-registration. Call (229) 436-7216

My Financial Health: noon-1 p.m, Friday. Free.

Green Cleaning— Recipes for a Healthy Home: Feb. 21, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Materials fee: $10 ($12 at the door).

SEWING

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.

MUSIC

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.

HEALTH/FITNESS

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Family-to-Family Education Program, 12 weeks, began in January. Free to family members and caregivers of persons with mental illness. Includes latest research, support, resources, coping strategies. Contact NAMI-Albany: Pam at (229) 343 8791 or Alan at (229) 883 3191.

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.

Moderate Flow Yoga Class: 9 a.m., Saturday, Yoga on Pine, 503 Pine Ave. Contact (252) 659-0135 or email yogagirl1964@yahoo.com..

Relaxation/Meditation workshop: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 18, Yoga on Pine. Contact (252) 659-0135 or email yogagirl1964@yahoo.com.

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.

CRAFTS

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.

VOLUNTEERING

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.

NOTICES

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.

REUNIONS

Tifton Cotton Mill/Emanual School annual reunion is March 24 at Ferry Lake Clubhouse, New River Church Road, Tifton. Registration starts at 11 a.m. with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish and beverage. Paper products and ice will be provided. Contact Mary Lee (Hayes) Sheppard, (229) 388-8083.

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.

PAGEANTS

Miss Cotton Scholarship Pageant: Applications are being accepted for the 10th annual Miss Cotton Scholarship Pageant to be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Tift County High School Performing Arts Center. The age divisions are: Baby, Teeny, Tiny, Little, Petite, Junior, Teen and Miss, with ages ranging from 6 months to 23 years. Contact Mary at (229) 388-8008 before 5 p.m. or at (229) 386-5567 after 6 p.m., or email mary@chickashaofgeorgia.com or missgacotton@bellsouth.net.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

FAMILY REUNION WORKSHOP

A Family Reunion Workshop sponsored by the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau will be conducted 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave. Topics will icnlude how to plan a reunion led by Jeff Mills of Mills Marketing Group; reunion planning assistance from the Visitors Bureau; how to obtain information on genealogy and family trees; meetings with hotels, events facilities officials, caterers, photographers, shirt vendors; a tour of the Institute, and drawings for Albany souvenier items and attraction tickets. Deadline for resevations was Friday.

AUTISM PROGRAMS

Judevine Autism Training Program Workshop for Parents: 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Feb. 7-9, Albany Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) Training Center, 1319 W. Broad Ave. Three-evening workshop is designed to teach parents how to work with children who have autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, autistic characteristics or pervasive development disorders (PDD). Topics incliude autism, communication problems, behavior development strategies, applied behavior analysis and sensory integration. To register, call (229) 888-6852 and contact Debbie Vansant at extension 357 or Sonia Prescott at extension 350. Funding for the workshops is provided by Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

SELF IMPROVEMENT

(Weekly through March 4)

Financial Peace University (FPU): 5:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church-Albany, 145 Oakland Parkway, Lee County; childcare available. A Christian-based program by Dave Ramsey that teaches how to make the right decisions with money. Materials fee is $75. Contact (229) 883-8000, ext. 203.

GriefShare: Your Journey from Mourning to Joy: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church-Albany, 145 Oakland Parkway, Lee County; childcare available. A class and support group for those experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one. Contact (229) 883-8000, ext. 203.

GARDENING

Spring Gardening Series will be taught by James Morgan, CEA Urban Horticulture/AG/Natural Resources with the Dougherty County Cooperative Extension Office.

Each class begins at 6 p.m. in the Candy Room at 125 Pine Ave. Call (229) 436-7216 to register for any of these classes. Cost is $8 per class or $25 for series.

Feb. 9 — Fruit Tree Culture

Feb. 16 — Organic Gardening

March 15 — Vegetable Gardening 1-2-3

April 5 — Totally Tomatoes

COOKING

Homemaker’s Club — Candy Bouquets: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., Tuesday, 125 Pine Ave, Suite 100. Cooking class from Dougherty County Cooperative Extension is taught by Suzanne Williams, CEA Family & Consumer Services. Pre-registration required. Call (229) 436-7216. Materials fee: $12.50.

Healthy Cooking Class: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 11, Yoga on Pine, 503 Pine Ave. Visit www.pamelasfoodpantry.com for information.

CONSUMER

Classes from Dougherty County Cooperative Extension will be taught by Suzanne Williams, CEA Family & Consumer Services, at 125 Pine Ave., Suite 100. All classes require pre-registration. Call (229) 436-7216

My Financial Health: noon-1 p.m, Friday. Free.

Green Cleaning— Recipes for a Healthy Home: Feb. 21, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Materials fee: $10 ($12 at the door).

SEWING

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.

MUSIC

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.

HEALTH/FITNESS

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Family-to-Family Education Program, 12 weeks, began in January. Free to family members and caregivers of persons with mental illness. Includes latest research, support, resources, coping strategies. Contact NAMI-Albany: Pam at (229) 343 8791 or Alan at (229) 883 3191.

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.

Moderate Flow Yoga Class: 9 a.m., Saturday, Yoga on Pine, 503 Pine Ave. Contact (252) 659-0135 or email yogagirl1964@yahoo.com.

Relaxation/Meditation workshop: 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 18, Yoga on Pine. Contact (252) 659-0135 or email yogagirl1964@yahoo.com.

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.

CRAFTS

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.

VOLUNTEERING

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.

NOTICES

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.