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Albany Area Community Calendar - Dec. 1-9, 2013

These are non-entertainment events and organization meetings in the Albany area for the next nine days.

NOTE TO ORGANIZATIONS

If your organization has a change in schedule or cancellation of a meeting or event in December because of the Christmas or New Year’s holidays, please let us know by emailing southview@albanyherald.com. Unless otherwise notified, we will assume that any meetings that fall on the Christmas or New Year’s Day holidays have been canceled or rescheduled.

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 and Thursday 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 Brain Injury Support Group meets at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse. Contact Tom Connelly at (229) 430-4170.

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 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 Community Toastmasters Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Community Policing Center, 1721 E. Oglethorpe Ave. Contact (229) 787-0014.

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 Lions Club meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Golden Corral, 2524 Archwood Drive. Contact Connie Houseman at (229) 347-3196.

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 meets at Wednesday at noon, Central Baptist Church, at 1618 W. Third Ave., Albany. Light lunch is served. Reservations are not necessary. Contact Nancy Goode of Alzheimer’s Outreach Center at (229) 432-2705.

Artesian City Car Club Tuesday at Quickie Restaurant, 1906 N. Slappey Blvd. East, 6 p.m.; meet, 7 p.m. Contact (229) 883-4123.

Artesian Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursday at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany. Contact (229) 639-8324.

Baker County Historical Society meets 10 a.m. Thursday at the old courthouse in Newton. Contact Mike Tabb at (229) 734-5417 or Gail Harrell at (229) 734-5440.

Blind Support Group meets 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the SOWEGA Council on Aging 311 Pine Ave. Contact: Debbie McDonald at (229) 888-2789.

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 to 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 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sherwood Baptist Church, 2201 Whispering Pines Road, free child care available. Contact (229) 883-1910, ext. 217.

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 S. Westover Road.

First Tuesday Book Club meets 10 a.m. Tuesday at Miller County-James W. Merritt Jr., Memorial Library.

Fort Valley State University Albany Area Alumni Chapter meets 10 a.m. Saturday at Carter’s Grill restaurant, with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Contact Mary Wright at (229) 669-2911 or TeShaunda Hannor-Walker at (478) 952-9438.

Georgia Artists Guild of Albany meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Albany Area Arts Council, 215 Jefferson St., Albany.

Good Life Drum Circle meets Saturday at Riverfront Park on 112 S. Front St. 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Bring your rhythm, drums or other percussion instruments and chairs. No drumming experience necessary.

H.E.A.R.T. Prints Support Group: Meets Thursday at 6 p.m. at Phoebe Northwest Conference Room B, 2336 Dawson Road. This support group is for families who have lost a baby. Siblings welcome. For more information call 1-855-439-0615.

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

Hepatitis C Awareness Matters Support Group meets 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at Palmyra Medical Center Education Room. Anyone affected by Hepatitis C is welcome. Contact (229) 344-6030.

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. Monday at Phoebe Northwest conference room, 2336 Dawson Road, Albany. Contact Janet Hancock at (229) 435-2517.

Renewed Minds meets 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Byne Memorial Baptist Church. Group provides support and resources for people with a mental illness and their families. Contact Dr. Mark Burnette at (229) 288-1925 or email Kim Burnette at kimlyb61@gmail.com.

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 Barbershop Chorus: Rehearsals 7 to -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. Monday. For location, contact (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. Contact Lavonda at (229) 888-5646.

Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lee County Library in Leesburg. 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 at 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 GA No. 170 Putney meets 6 p.m. Monday at Putney Community Center. Contact Theresa Henderson at (229) 439-9715.

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 to 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. to 5 p.m., at (229) 436-5700.

DARTON STATE COLLEGE

Contact 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 our January, 2014 class. (229) 317-6730. Fee: $89

SAT Prep Class – Wednesday. 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. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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. Contact 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. Contact (229) 883-0024 or email lareciagill@bellsouth.net.

Gentle Yoga Class for Women Cancer Survivors is held 1 to 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.

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, email w.monroe@infantswim.com or visit www.infantswim.com.

CRAFTS

Ceramic Classes are held in the following locations:

— 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Thornton Community Center, located at 210 Thornton Drive. Contact (229) 430-5242.

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

— 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Henderson Community Center, located at 701 Willard St. Contact (229) 430-5241.

VOLUNTEERING

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

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

Albany Community Hospice is seeking volunteers interested in providing patient support and companionship. Contact (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. Contact (229) 439-8400.

Albany Symphony Association is seeking volunteers for various opportunities. Contact (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. 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.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is looking for volunteers. Contact 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. Contact (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. 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) 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. Contact Nigel Poole at (229) 924-2026.

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 an item for the Community Calendar, please submit it by 5 p.m. Monday before publication. Submissions must be concise and emailed to southview@albanyherald.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.