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 St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4800 Old Dawson Road.
AA—Unity Group meets at noon Monday-Saturday at 314 Flint Ave., 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. Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4800 Old Dawson Road.
Albany Area Tea Party Patriots meet Tuesday at Century Fire Station, U.S. Highway 19 (north of Publix), Leesburg. Contact Mike at (229) 869-6802.
Albany Chorale community chorus meets 7 p.m. Monday at Darton College, Building F, room 115. Contact (229) 432-6019 or visit www.albanychorale.org.
Albany Civitan Club meets at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Quickie Restaurant, 1906 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany. Contact 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 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 International Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5.Contact (229) 436-6913.
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.
Darton State College Concert Band rehearses 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Humanities Building room F113, 2400 Gillionville Road, Albany. Community members invited to join without audition
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 meets at 10 a.m. Thursday at Albany Technical College in the Kirkland Building.
Dougherty County Rotary Club meets noon Tuesday at Doublegate Country Club.
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 6:30 p.m. Monday at 106 N. Monroe St. 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.
The Good Life Drum Circle meets 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday under the shelter of the Horace King Overlook beside Turtle Grove Park, downtown 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 6 p.m. first Monday at Phoebe Northwest conference room, 2336 Dawson Road, Albany. Contact Janet Hancock at (229) 435-2517.
Southwest Georgia Barbershop Chorus: Rehearsals 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday 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. Nov. 5. For location, contact (229) 349-3112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society meets 2:30 p.m. first 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.
Survivor’s Support Group: 2 p.m. Tuesday. Education, support and advocacy group for those experiencing issues related to domestic violence/dating violence and physical and emotional abuse. Confidential. Call (229) 439-7094 for information and location.
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.
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.
GriefShare: Education and support group for those who have lost a loved one due to death meets at First Baptist Church—Albany, 145 Oakland Parkway, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 14. Individuals may join the group at any time. Contact Kathy at (229) 883-8000.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Family-to-Family Education Program, 12 weeks beginning in January 2013. Free to family members and caregivers of persons with mental illness. Includes latest research, support, resources, coping strategies. Sponsored by NAMI Georgia with support from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Learn more about Family-to-Family at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Phoebe Northwest. Look for NAMI directional signs. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Albany Symphony Association is seeking volunteers for various opportunities. Contact (229) 430-8933 or email email@example.com.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Time Out needs volunteers on Friday afternoons and Tuesday afternoons.
Birthright of Albany Inc., a crisis pregnancy center offering alternatives to abortion, is seeking volunteers. Spots are available each weekday morning from 9 a.m. until noon. Contact (229) 883-5433 or (229) 439-7353.
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 and general office work in the Albany and Americus offices. Also needed are volunteers to help with fundraisers, mailings, special events and 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.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.