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.
Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 451 and Auxiliary Chapter A451, meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday at American Legion Post 30. Open to enlisted USAF personnel, National Guard Reserve, prior service and retirees. Spouses and surviving spouses invited to attend. Contact Jack Tresslar, 229-854-9688 or Charlie Jones, 229-878-6475.
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 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 to 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 Crime Stoppers meets 4 p.m. Thursday at the Albany Police Department Law Enforcement Center, 201 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. Crime stoppers is an anonymous tip line that encourages community participation. Meetings open to the public. Contact 229-431-0800.
Albany Flying Club meets Oct. 28 at Ryan’s Steakhouse — 6 p.m. eat; 7 p.m. meet. Anyone interesting in flying is welcome. Information: Contact Larry Robinson at 229-395-5127.
Albany Golden K Kiwanis Club meets 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at 2509 Homewood Drive.
Albany Paratransit Advisory Group, meets 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Government Building, located at 222 Pine Ave., room 120. Contact 229-431-2824.
Albany Rotary Club meets noon Thursday at Doublegate Country Club.
Artesian Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursday at 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 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the school year. Contact 229-438-0424.
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 South Westover Road.
Faith Community Outreach Center’s Board of Directors meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at 106 N. Monroe St. in Albany. The nonprofit organization provides shelter for homeless women and children. Contact Janice Thompson at 229-436-0807.
Gold Star Wives of America Inc., Albany Chapter meets 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at Blackbeard’s Restaurant, Slappey Boulevard. Service-connected widows are welcome. Contact Mildred Stephens at 229-439-9659.
GriefShare meets 6:35 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Nov. 13 at First Baptist Church of Albany, 145 Oakland Parkway, Leesburg. Education/support group is for those experiencing grief because of death of a loved one. Contact Kathy Mims at 229-883-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping Our Veterans meets 7 p.m. Wednesday at 1721 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany. Contact 229-878-6243.
International Association of Administrative Professionals, Albany Area Chapter meets at 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Contact Sebrena Haywood at email@example.com or 229-430-2911 for meeting location.
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.
Mended Hearts Southwest Georgia Chapter 165, a support group for heart patients, meets the Oct. 28 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. Contact Sam Foster at 229-436-7140.
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. Contact 229-343-8791.
Southern Rivers Kiwanis Club meets at 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 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.
Sunbelt Photo Club of Albany is a nonprofit local organization of imaging enthusiasts of all skill levels who meet at 7 p.m. third Thursday in Education Room 1 at Phoebe North in Albany. Sunbelt Photo Club presents various “how-to” programs pertaining to photography, shares images and food, plans photographic field trips and discusses equipment. Membership is open to the public, and annual dues are $20. Contact Alan White at 229-883-3191.
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 first 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.
Albany VFW Post 2785, 315 Philema Road, meets 7 p.m. Thursday for members. Qualified members wanted that served overseas in combat areas, includes Korea or received imminent danger combat-pay. Contact 229-883-9950.
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. Contact Murray Wiley at 229-395-8395
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.
Thriller 101: Horror Writing will be presented by Dr. Sandra Giles, ABAC at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library on Oct. 26 at 1:00pm. Dr. Giles will share the ingredients for seriously creepy stories. The event is free; pre-registration appreciated. Call 985-6540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
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.
Learning to use your Smart Phone/iPhone: Oct. 28 and 30. Cost is $100.
Using your iPad: Two evening classes Nov. 12 and14 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cost is $71
iBooks Author: An introduction to Apple’s free and amazing program to create your own eBooks, Oct. 22 and 29 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Cost is $89.
Intro to Recording: Learn the Basics of recording and audio sciences. November 5, 7 and 12, 2013 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. $150. Call 229-317-6730.
Intro to Mac Computers Crash Course: Learn how to properly operate your Mac computer from maintaining them to software and hardware operations. Nov. 19, 21 and 26, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Must bring your own mac computer with current operating system. $150. Call 229-317-6730 to register.
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 and Wild life Biologist will be teaching and explaining the latest research on deer behavior, vision, scent and much more. Fee - $290.00
Adult Sewing Classes are 6:30 to 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 email: firstname.lastname@example.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 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.
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 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, 229-854-1944 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.