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Things to know in metro Albany - Nov. 11-17, 2013

Salutes to veterans open the week for metro Albany

These are events that you need to know about for the week of Nov. 11-17, 2013 in the metro Albany area.

MONDAY

VETERANS DAY DEDICATION: At 11 a.m., a monument to military veterans from World War II will be dedicated at Veterans Park downtown at Front Street and West Oglethorpe Boulevard.

DOUGHERTY COUNTY COMMISSION: The commission conducts a work session at 10 a.m. in room 120 of the Government Center, 222 Pine Ave. Among the items on the agneda are an overview of service strategy agreements, a request from the Dougherty County School Board to assess an annual property tax to pay debt service on $32.45 million in general obligation bonds approved by voters in November 2011, a finance committee recommendation for a $500 lump sum payment to county employees on the payroll as of June 30, and introductions of the new Library Director Paulina Abidde and incomin Tax Director Shonna Colley.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSION: The commission will conduct a called session at 8:15 a.m. to discuss the county health insurance plan. The meeting will be in the Kinchafoonee Conference Room of the Tharpe Government Building, 102 Starksville Ave. North, Leesburg.

TUESDAY

AARC COMMUNITY AWARDS: The Albany Advocacy Resource Center (AARC) conducts its 35th annual Community Awards Banquet at Hilton Garden Inn, 101 S. Front St. A 6 p.m. reception will be followed by the 7 p.m. dinner and program. The speaker will be Greg Schmeig, executive director of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. Tickets, including dinner, are $25. Contact (229) 888-6852.

ALBANY CITY COMMISSION: The City Commission does not meet this week. The next regularly scheduled meeting is a work session that will start at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 18 in room 120 of the Government Center, 222 Pine Ave.

WEDNESDAY

DOUGHERTY SCHOOL BOARD: The board conducts its mid-month meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the School Administration Building, 200 Pine Ave.

THURSDAY

CHAMBER LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST: The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Rise ‘N’ Shine breakfast focuses on the state Legislature. It starts at 7: 30 a.m. at the Merry Acres Event Center, Dawson Road.

MARCH ON WASHINGTON: Four ASU students will present to the community their impressions from the 50th celebration of the March on Washington at 6:30 p.m. at the Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 W. Whitney Ave.

FRIDAY

PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT: Community and Economic Development conducts Stand Up for Our Neighbors, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Albany Civic Center, 100 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. Food, clothes, bus tokens, hygiene items,health screenings, haircuts and resource guides. Contact (229) 483-7650.

DON DC CURRY: Comedy performance by Don DC Curry, which was postponed from Sept. 27, is at 8 p.m. at the Albany Civic Center, 100 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. Tickets at ticketmaster.com are $22.50 with $5.50 fee.

ASO 50TH GALA: Albany Symphony Association’s 50th anniversary dinner dance honoring those who supported the ASO from its beginning. Hilton Garden Inn, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. $75 per person, $150 per couple, cash bar. Black tie optional. Music by the Southern Art Music Ensemble. For tickets, visit albanysymphony.org or call (220) 430-8933.

SATURDAY

DIRTY DOG RUN: MCLB Dirty Devil Dog Mud Run: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Boyett Park at 814 Radford Boulevard. Start times: 10 a.m. — Individual (medals awarded to top 3 male and female), 11 a.m. to 4 person team (trophies awarded to the top 3 teams), 12 p.m. — Fun Run; Trophy for team and individual most creative costume. Late registration on active.com, only, through November 9 is $40, however you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. You may also register the day of the race fro $40 (cash only), however, you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.

BEETHOVEN IN BLUE JEANS: Pianist Awadagin Pratt accompanies the Albany Symphony Orchestra for its Beethoven in Blue jeans concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany Municipal Auditorium, 200 N. Jackson St. Pre-concert notes are at 6:30 p.m. Orchestra members will be weraing blue jeans and concert-goers are encouraged to do likewise. Tickets: $10-$30 at albanysymphony.org.