10 things to know this week in Metro Albany (Oct. 28-Nov. 3)

Here are 10 things you need to know in metro Albany this week.


DOUGHERTY COUNTY COMMISSION: 10 a.m., room 120, Government Building, 222 Pine Ave. Among the agenda items are information on a new online payment option for property tax payers, purchase of a dozen mobile data units for Dougherty police at a cost of $60,147, an update on the procedure for naming a new county police chief, proposed rules and regulations for RiverFront Park and an update on the planned closing of the downtown post office.

DOUGHERTY SCHOOL BOARD: The Dougherty County Board of Education has a called meeting at 11:30 a.m. in the Administration Building Board Room, 200 Pine Ave. A new principal for Albany High School is expected to be named.

LEE SCHOOL BOARD: The Lee County School Board has its monthly planning session at 5:30 p.m. No agenda was available.


ALBANY CITY COMMISSION: The commission doesn't have a meeting this week. The next one is a work session scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 6.

RED RIBBON FESTIVAL: The Red Ribbon Week Fall Festival: "We Elect to be Drug Free" will be 5 p.m.-7 p.m. ay Carver Community Center, 1023 S. McKinley St. Contact Linda Harris at (229) 430-5243 or LiHarrisalbany.ga.us.


TRICK OR TREAT!: It's Halloween. That means that youngsters will be trick-or-treating in many neighborhoods, some churches and organizations will be having Halloween or fall-related festivals and costumed adults may out and about. If you're out in the neighborhood, remember to wear reflective clothing and carry a light so that motorists can see you, and drivers need to take special care to watch out for young goblins out on their candy-collecting rounds.


ANDREW YOUNG CONVERSATION: Andrew Young, a civil rights leader who worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and who served as the first African-American ambassador to the U.N., will speak 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at the ACAD Auditorium at Albany State University. The event, "America On My Mind: A Conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young," is free and open to the public.

'SPIDER ISLAND': Thriller stage play by Joseph Spalding is set in a lighthouse six miles off the New England coast. Opens at 8 p.m. at Theatre Albany, 514 Pine Ave. Other scheduled performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 8-10, and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11, Tickets are $25, adults; $20, seniors; $10, students and active-duty military. Contact (229) 439-7141 or visit theatrealbany.org.


EARLY VOTING ENDS: Today is the last day to vote early in the General Election, which will be conducted Nov. 6.


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDING: Time changes back to Eastern Standard Time at 2 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 4). Many clocks automatically reset these days, but if you have one or more that have to be adjusted manually, you'll probably want to move it back an hour before you go to bed tonight.