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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2013

“It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre” will be presented Dec. 5 in Tifton as part of ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series. (Special photo)

“It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre” will be presented Dec. 5 in Tifton as part of ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series. (Special photo)

METRO ALBANY

Ongoing

Make A Wish Come True with a Letter to Santa: Help make Christmas special for a child spending the holidays at The Bridge or Liberty House. Just pick up a letter to Santa from the Albany Recreation and Parks office from now through Dec. 6 (or until all the letters are taken). Purchase items from the child’s wish list. Return the gifts, along with the letter to Santa, to the ARPD office by December 13. Gifts do not have to be wrapped. For further information, please contact Gloria Bridges at 430-5242 or Kristin Caso at 430-5222.

Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade: Help bring joy to the patients at Georgia’s regional mental health and mental retardation hospitals through the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade, a program of the Georgia Municipal Association. Donations of new, unwrapped items will be accepted through December 3 at the following locations: Albany Recreation and Parks office at 1301 N. Monroe St. in Tift Park; Mayor’s office at 222 Pine, Suite 580, (Government Center), Engineering Department office at 240 Pine, Suite 200 (Central Square Building). For more information, call (229) 430-5222.

Flint RiverQuarium Movies: 101 Pine Ave. Fri., Sat. and Sun.: Alligator Kingdom 1:15 and 4:15; Micro Planet 2:15; Invincible Army 3:15. Saturday: Alligator Kingdom 1:15 and 4:15; Micro Planet 2:15; Invincible Army 3:15. For more information, call (229) 639-2650.

South Georgia College Art Invitational: Albany Area Arts Council, Carnegie Library, 215 N. Jackson St. This exhibit will showcase the work of college level artists from Albany State University, Darton State College and Valdosta State University. These college level artists have been invited to participate by university faculty who selected their art as standouts among their peers. The exhibition runs Nov. 28. For more information please call (229) 439-ARTS (2787) or visit albanyartscouncil.org.

Albany Museum of Art: Exhibits at the museum, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Free admission. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Contact 229-439-8400 or info@albanymuseum.com, or visit www.albanymuseum.com.

Steven Chapman: Patient Recollections: Photographs of naturalistic scenes; exhibit displayed through Dec. 31.

Albany Civil Rights Institute: 326 Whitney Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Closed on holidays. Call 229-432-1698 or visit albanycivilrightsinstitute.org.

Discovery Day: Flint RiverQuarium, first and third Sunday of each month, 2 to 4 p.m. Bring the whole family and join the fun with arts and crafts, storytelling, live animal presentations and more. Designed for children ages 5 and up, each month features a different theme. Children receive a free F.U.N. Passport that is stamped on each Sunday visit. Once you receive 4 stamps, you become a Flint Ultimate Naturalist and receive a F.U.N. Certificate and a prize. Free with RiverQuarium membership or with regular admission.

Farmers’ Market: 1402 S. Slappey Blvd (across from main post office); open Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (229) 432-5799.

Thronateeska Heritage Center: 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. For information, visit www.heritagecenter.org. The planetarium has showings at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Shows are: Molecularium at 10:30 a.m.; Earth, Moon & Sun at 11:30 a.m.; Black Holes at 1 p.m.; Astronomyths at 2 p.m. and Oasis in Space at 3 p.m. For more information, call (229) 432-6955.

THIS WEEK

Today

10th annual Turkey Jam Concert: 8 p.m., State Theatre. The Law Band and The Evergreen Family Band. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m. and lasts until midnight. Must be 18 or older to attend; tickets are $8 and will be available night of the show. For more information, call (229) 244-2237.

Turkey Toss: 6 to 7 p.m., 208 Fussell Road, Leesburg. This official night before Thanksgiving blowout will feature a royal rumble style wrestling match. Entertainment provided by Nick Alligood, The Mathis Brothers and the Cootiegraw. All ages. Cost is $7 to $10. For more information, call (229) 496-1633.

Friday

Cubs Program: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Parks at Chehaw Wildlife Theater, 105 Chehaw Park Road. Cost: $4. The Cubs program is designed for 3- and 4-year-olds to get some “paws” on experience with animals. Program includes an animal encounter, a zoo trip, a story and a snack. Program pricing is only $4 in addition to Park and Zoo Admission.

Saturday

World Ballet: The Darton State College Dance Program presents “The Nutcracker: A Diversity Celebration.” Darton State College Theater, 2400 Gillionville Road, Bldg. J; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.; general admission is $15. For tickets, call (229) 317-6554. For more information, contact Elizabeth Delancy at (229) 317-6991.

Steven Chapman: Patient Recollections: Albany Museum of Art; photographs of naturalistic scenes; exhibit displayed through Dec. 31.

Showtime Wrestling: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 313 Pine Ave. Real Showtime Wrestling and the State Theater Present a November to Remember. Jayson Falcone will defend his championship, tag team action and more.

Sunday

Merry Fishmas: Flint RiverQuarium, 2 to 4 p.m. Bring the whole family and join the fun with arts and crafts, storytelling, live animal presentations and more. Designed for children ages 5 and up. Children receive a free F.U.N. Passport that is stamped on each Sunday visit. Once you receive 4 stamps, you become a Flint Ultimate Naturalist and receive a F.U.N. Certificate and a prize. Free with RiverQuarium membership or with regular admission.

Tuesday

Camilla Christmas Parade: 6:30 p.m. downtown Camilla.

NEARBY

Ongoing

The Giving Tree Donation Drop-Off for The Children’s Advocacy Center: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Georgia State Patrol Post 12, 4800 U.S. Highway 84 Bypass. All children receiving gifts from this project are from Thomas County and are victims of physical or sexual abuse, neglect, have witnessed a violent crime or have a need. For children’s sizes, wish lists and other information, contact Jackla Lawson at (229) 977-1639. Drop off items to Georgia State Patrol Post 12. If you would like to contribute monetarily, make donations payable to “The Tree House” at P.O. Box 2594, Thomasville, GA 31799. Your donation is tax deductible. Deadline for drop-off is Dec 6.

Christmas in Lights Drive-Thru Display at Flowers: Nov. 29 through Dec. 31, Thomasville. Flowers Foods’ annual Christmas in Lights — a holiday display on the grounds of the company’s corporate office. Two nativity scenes, a Victorian village, an animated train, Santa poised on an upstairs balcony and other scenes will be outlined in thousands of lights and holiday music will be piped throughout the drive-through display. The display is open daily from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Flowers Foods Corporate Office at 1919 Flowers Circle, off U.S. Highway 19 S. For more information, call (229) 226-9110.

Fantasy in Lights: Callaway Gardens. Drive-through or Jolly Trolley options each night through Dec. 30.

Tilley Exhibit: Center for Art and Rehabilitative Energies Inc., 3696 Pearl St., Shellman. Work by father and daughter artists Lewis Tilley and Meg Tilley Anderson will be featured in this exhibit Nov. 10 through Jan. 3.

‘Back Roads of Georgia’ Exhibit: The Gallery of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton. Over 100 entries by Georgia amateur and professional photographers are a part of this new exhibit depicting everything there is to love about rural Georgia-old barns, dusty roads, vintage tractors and country sunsets. The “Back Roads of Georgia” will remain on display at The Gallery until Jan. 25. For more information, interested persons can email Polly Huff at phuff@abac.edu.

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage: 225 Love Ave., Tifton. Open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursdays; 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. No admission charge. Call (229) 382-5083 or jrigdon@friendlycity.net.

Farmers’ Market: 183 Ga. Highway 91 S.W. at Michael’s Shopping Center in Newton; open every Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information, call (229) 432-5799.

Pelham Country Jamboree line dancing lessons: Every Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Pelham across from train depot. Donation of $5 required to help raise money for Saturday Jamboree. For more information, call Regina Hurst at 229-294-0520.

THIS WEEK

Friday

Climax Grand Ole Opry: 7 p.m., Climax School Auditorium. Come see a great show with local talent featuring Dolly Parton, George Strait, Minnie Pearl, Hank Williams, Ray Stevens and more. Sponsored by the Climax Golden Agers; admission by donation.

Autumn Tours of Lost Creek Forest — Birding by Song and Sight with Apalachee Audubon: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Lost Creek Forest is located on Airport Road, south of the Thomasville Regional Airport and east of Country Oaks Golf Course, 5 miles northeast of Thomasville off Ga. Highway 122. Guests can come and see, hear, and feel the beauty of an old-growth hardwood forest as it prepares for winter. To sign up for a tour, please register at www.lostcreekforest.eventbrite.com or call (229) 227-9844.

Moultrie Staggerwing Country Jamboree: 7 to 11 p.m. Gary Page and The Country Rockers, featuring Billy Wilson, Ernest Hagen, Wayne Watson, Lalla Lehmann, Emmitt Page and Gary Page; next door to Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, raffles, 229-888-3664, staggerwingcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.

Saturday

First Harvest of Pecans Festival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the GA Pecan Company, 710 Ashburn Highway in Sylvester. Gospel and bluegrass music will be featured; for more information, call (229) 777-7730.

Swine Time Festival: 620 New Street, Climax. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Arts and crafts, food vendors, free rids for children and more. Greasy pig chase and best-dressed pig contest. For more information, call (229) 246-1050.

Plains Christmas Parade: 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Plains.

South Georgia Ballet Presents The Nutcracker: 7:30 p.m. at the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium. Join South Georgia Ballet Thanksgiving Weekend for their 16th annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s, The Nutcracker. Staged, choreographed and directed by SGB founder and Artistic Director Alison Bundrick, this holiday classic will be performed. For more information or tickets, visit www.southgeorgiaballet.org or call (229) 228-9420.

Center for Art and Rehabilitative Energies Inc.: 3696 Pearl St., Shellman. Open each Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. All the exhibitions are open to the public. Other than on the weekends, if you would like to bring a group of friends or students, call (229) 679-5069 and we’ll accommodate your schedule.

Sunday

South Georgia Ballet Presents The Nutcracker: 2:30 p.m. at the Thomasville Municipal Auditorium. Join South Georgia Ballet Thanksgiving Weekend for their 16th annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s, The Nutcracker. Staged, choreographed and directed by SGB founder and Artistic Director Alison Bundrick, this holiday classic will be performed. For more information or tickets, please visit www.southgeorgiaballet.org or call (229) 228-9420.

Book Signing: 11 a.m., Lifespring Community Church, 2010 Ga. Highway 133, Moultrie. Author Donald “Donny” C. Pitts will sign copies of his book, “The Lamb and the Dragon.” In his first novel, Pitts portrays the ongoing real battle between good and evil. He captures the reality of the supernatural in which demonic forces influence the characters in the book. The only hope for them is the same for all mankind — the power in the Word of Almighty God.

Monday

Thomasville Christmas Parade: Broad Street, Downtown Thomasville, 6:30 p.m. Usher in the holiday season and welcome Santa to Thomasville with a charming down home parade. For more information contact the YMCA at (229) 226-3446, or email info@ymca-thomasville.org.

Tuesday

Dancing in Downtown: DeLarber Downtown at 227 W. Jackson St. in Thomasville. Classes will be held every Tuesday, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. $12 per person, per class. Singles and couples are welcome. For more information, email call (229) 224-0286, email thomasvilleballroom@yahoo.com, or visit www.bacchusthomasville.com. Event occurs every Tuesday until Dec. 24.

Pelham Country Jamboree line dancing lessons: 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Pelham across from train depot. Donation of $5 required to help raise money for Saturday Jamboree.

SWGA NIGHTLIFE

American Legion Post 512: 815 Willie Pitts Jr. Road, Albany. Open to nonmembers Thursdays through Tuesdays. Lounge opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, dance, no cover; Friday, dance, $5 cover; Saturday, dance, $5 cover; Sunday, BYOB, $5 cover. Call 229-436-0162.

Another Place: 1502 East Broad Ave., Albany (229) 888-4165, Happy Hour Hour Monday through Thursday 3 to 7 p.m., Monday Ladies Night at 7 p.m., Wednesday Dart Tournament at 8 p.m.; Thursday Jam Session, All Musicians Welcome starting at 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday Karaoke with Wayne; Saturday Horse Shoes at 4 p.m.

The Brass Monkey: 2238 Palmyra Road, Albany. (229) 438-0181. Happy hour Tuesday through Friday 3 to 7 p.m. Today, Poker with Chasin’ Aces, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dart Tournament 8 p.m. and karaoke with Quinton starting at 9 p.m.; Friday, Dan Crowder 10 p.m.; Saturday, open at 11 a.m. for football; Karaoke with Andy Newell, 9 p.m.; Monday, all-day happy hour; Tuesday, Trivia with Andy Newell, 8:30 p.m.

Casa Tapatia: (229) 903-8802, 108 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany. (229) 903-8802.

Chill Bar & Grill: Broad Ave., Albany. Today: Wine Down Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Club Xscape: 1019 W. Broad Ave., Albany.

Dismukes Poolhall: 1209-B N.Slappey Blvd., Albany. Open 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; happy hour daily, 1 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, ladies night. (229) 496-9022.

Harvest Moon: 2347 Dawson Road, Albany. (229) 439-7077.

Henry’s Fine Edibles: 2516 Dawson Road, Albany. (229) 883-5470. Happy Hour 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Icons Bar & Grill: Unwind Wednesday, 5 p.m., 104 N. Washington St.

Mellow Mushroom: 2825 Nottingham Way, Albany. (229) 888-4646 or www.facebook.com.

Our Daily Bread: 106 N. Washington St., Albany. Friday, 7 p.m. to midnight, dinner and live music.

POB Lounge: 2408 Liberty Expressway, Putney. Today, Night golf tournament; Thursday, Customer Appreciation Night; Friday and Saturday, Karaoke; Tuesday, Nine ball tournament. (229) 888-6630.

The State Theater: 313 Pine Ave., Albany. (229) 344-2237 or www.facebook.com.

VFW Post 2785: 315 Philema Road, Albany. Open to non-VFW members. Lounge opens at 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Friday: Still River Band with Danny and Big Ernie, 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Mac George Band, 8:30 p.m. Contact (229) 883-9950.

If your club or facility has entertainment coming up, email us at southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Friday for listing in the following Wednesday’s SouthView calendar.

LATER ON

METRO ALBANY

Sylvester Christmas Parade: Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. in downtown Sylvester.

Pancake Breakfast: The Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County will host its annual all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2126 Edgewater Drive, just off Dawson Road Tickets are $6; no charge for children under age 6 dining with parents. Guests can eat in or take out. Proceeds help fund the activities and projects of Kiwanis of Dougherty County in benefiting children in Dougherty and Lee counties.

Peter Pan: Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.; Dec 7 and 8, 2:30 p.m. at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Ballet Theatre South presents J.M. Barrie’s classic tale.

Albany Symphony Orchestra: “Celtic Holiday Celebration with Mithril,” Dec. 7, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Darton Theater. Pre-concert notes at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $35 for adults and $10 for students with ID. For more information or reservations: 229-430-8933 or www.albanysymphony.org.

Jingle Bell Jog: Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. Jog will consist of a 5K and 10K run, a 1-mile fun walk and a Toddler Trot. Everyone crossing the finish line receives a ticket and a chance to win one of dozens of door prizes. The Jingle Bell Jog is an affiliate of Run & See Georgia and boasts a USATF Certified Course. For questions, please contact Amanda Biery by email or phone at (229) 312-4483.

A Triumphant Christmas: Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 417 Edgewood Lane. The Albany State University Chorale and Chamber Singers present a Christmas concert featuring “The Christmas Cantata” by Daniel Pinkham, music by Palestrina for chorus and brass, and traditional music for the holiday season. Admission is free; for more information, call (229) 430-4849.

Open Air Art Market: Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 129 Pine Ave. Looking for a place to sell your art or crafts? All artist and crafters are welcome to come out to the Art Park and set up. For more information, email info@dtownalbany.com.

Poulan Christmas Parade: Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. in Poulan.

Christmas with Grandparents Day: Dec. 23, 11 a.m. at Lockett Station Community Center, 324 Lockett Station Road. The Albany Recreation and Parks Department, along with Miss Kutie’s Boutique, invite senior citizens age 50 and over to the Christmas with Grandparents. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased through December 17 at the ARPD office at 1301 N. Monroe St., Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, contact Tee Taylor at (229) 430-5219 or the Recreation Administrative Office at (229) 430-5222.

Roots of Jazz: Feb. 15. The Albany Symphony Celebrates Black History Month ROOTS OF JAZZ with the “Classically Jazzed Quartet with Ken Trimmins. 7:30 p.m. at the Albany Municipal Auditorium. For ticket information, call (229) 430-8933 or visit www.albanysymphony.org.

Albany Symphony: March 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Albany Municipal Auditorium. The Albany Symphony presents: 2014. The Albany Symphony presents “The Orchestra Sings” Family Concert with Orchestra Instrument Petting Zoo at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information, call (229) 430-8933 or visit www.albanysymphony.org.

Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure: Sat., March 29, 1:00 p.m. at the Albany Civic Center. Tickets are $17, $22, $27, $37 and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office (229) 430-3804 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Local Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at: (800) 745-3000. Ticketmaster’s Albany Location: PUBLIX at 2715 Dawson Road.

LATER ON — NEARBY

A Very Merry May-Haw Christmas: Dec. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Cotton Hall Theater in Colquitt. Admission is $15. For tickets, visit swampgravy.com or call (229) 758-5450.