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Albany Area Community Calendar - Nov. 24-Dec. 2, 2013

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 at 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 at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Century Fire Station, U.S. Highway 19 (north of Publix), Leesburg. Call Mike at (229) 869-6802.

Albany Chorale community chorus meets 7 p.m. Monday at Darton College, Building F, room 115. Call (229) 432-6019 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. Call Lt. Colonel Marl McCracken at (229) 347-8207.

Albany Flying Club meets Monday at Ryan’s Steakhouse — 6 p.m. eat; 7 p.m. meet. Anyone interesting in flying is welcome. Information: Call Larry Robinson at (229) 395-5127.

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

Albany Paratransit Advisory Group, meets 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Monday at the Government Building, located at 222 Pine Ave., room 120. Call (229) 431-2824.

Cubs Program meets 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday at the Wildlife Theater at Chehaw, 105 Chehaw Park Road. Cost: $4 The Cubs program is designed for 3 and 4 years olds to get some “paws” on experience with animals. Each program includes an animal encounter, a zoo trip, a story, and a snack. Park and Zoo admission apply.

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 child care available. Call (229) 883-1910, ext. 217.

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

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. Call Janice Thompson at (229) 436-0807.

Gold Star Wives of America, Albany Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Blackbeard’s Restaurant, Slappey Boulevard. Service-connected widows are welcome. Call Mildred Stephens at (229) 439-9659.

Good Life Drum Circle meets 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park, . Bring percussion instruments and chairs. No drumming experience necessary.

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

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Albany Area Chapter meets at 6 p.m. Monday. Call Sebrena Haywood at shaywood@dougherty.ga.us or (229) 430-2911 for meeting location.

Kiwanis Club of Albany meets at noon Wednesday at Darton College, Student Union Room 252. Call 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. Call David Shivers at (229) 698-4253.

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

Mended Hearts Southwest Georgia Chapter 165, a support group for heart patients, meets Monday at Phoebe Northwest conference room with board meeting at 6 p.m., refreshments at 7 p.m., and the general meeting at 7:30 p.m. Call Sam Foster at (229) 436-7140.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Phoebe Northwest conference room, 2336 Dawson Road, Albany. Call Janet Hancock at (229) 435-2517.

National Alliance on Mental Illness support group meetings for two separate groups — family and friends of someone with an illness, and for adults to maintain recovery — are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Phoebe Northwest in Albany. Call (229) 343-8791.

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

Southwest Georgia Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. For location, Call (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. Call Lavonda at (229) 888-5646.

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 at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Byne Memorial Baptist Church. Call Faye Vick at (229) 787-5252.

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

REUNIONS

The Monroe High School Class of 1964 is holding monthly meetings at 4 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month at South Albany Medical Center (Police Department Division), 1300 Newton Road. Call Murray Wiley at (229) 395-8395.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

English classes for internationals: Byne Memorial Baptist Church is offering free English classes for internationals who wish to speak English. (English as a Second Language) classes meet each Sunday from 4 p.m.-5:45 p.m. There are also free activities for children and child care. The church is located at 2832 Ledo Road across from Wal-Mart. For more information, call (229) 432-6032.

Sign Language classes: Byne Memorial Baptist Church is offering free classes. For more information, call the church office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at (229) 436-5700.

DARTON STATE COLLEGE

Call Darton State College Continuing Education at (229) 317-6730 for more information and to register for these classes.

SAT Test Review for High School Students offered each month. Two three-hour sessions. The cost is $76.

White Tail Deer Ecology and Management: Dec. 16-17. Learn to make the most of your quest to capture with this one and a half day class. Dr. Karl Miller, Professor of Wildlife Ecology from UGA and Brian Murphy, CEO & Wild life Biologist will be teaching and explaining the latest research on deer behavior, vision, scent and much more. Fee - $290.00

iAuthor – How to create and publish multi touch eBooks with iBooks Author. Register now for January 2014 class. (229) -317-6730. Course Fee: $89

SAT Prep Class – Dec. 4. Preparation and review to help students feel less anxious about taking their SAT’s. Class size is limited so call early to register (229) 317-6730. Course fee is $76.

SEWING

Adult Sewing Classes are 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. All levels, including beginners. Machines are provided. Participants work at their own pace and choose 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. Call the center at (229) 430-2792.

HEALTH/FITNESS

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Courses for certification and recertification are available. Cost is $45 and certification is valid for two years. Call (229) 883-0024 or email 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. Call (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.

Darton College conducts Continuing Education Serv-Safe Food Safety class monthly. Call (229) 317-6730 or (229) 317-6726.

Fire Safety classes meet twice monthly at 2401-C4 Dawson Road. Cost $15 per person. Call Velma Raven at (229) 881-7600.

Infant Swimming Resource classes will be held at the Country Inn and Suites throughout the year. Call (229) 343-7982, email 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 and Wednesday at Thornton Community Center, located at 210 Thornton Drive. Call (229) 430-5242.

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Bill Miller Community Center, located at 322 Vick St. Call (229) 430-5240.

• 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Henderson Community Center, located at 701 Willard St. Call (229) 430-5241.

VOLUNTEERING

Call 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. Call Tracy Wallace at (229) 436-0531, ext. 212.

Albany Civil Rights Institute is seeking volunteers. Call via email: lee@acrmm.org.

Albany Community Hospice is seeking volunteers interested in providing patient support and companionship. Call (229) 312-7050.

Albany Museum of Art is seeking volunteers to assist in answering telephones, greeting visitors, creating and assembling mailings, events, projects and exhibitions. Call (229) 439-8400.

Albany Symphony Association is seeking volunteers for various opportunities. Call (229) 430-8933 or email lledbetter@albanysymphony.org.

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. Call (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. Call 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. Call 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. Call 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. Call (229) 435-0074.

Palmyra Nursing Home needs volunteers to help with activities for residents.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is looking for volunteers. Call Volunteer Services at (229) 312-4336 (Main Campus) or (229) 312-4331 (North Campus).

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. Call (877) 985-9212, email 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. Call (229) 787-5722 or Call 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. Call (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. Call James W. King, (229) 854-1944 or jkingantiquearms@bellsouth.net.

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. Call Nigel Poole at (229) 924-2026.

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