Things you should know in metro Albany for Oct. 21-27, 2013

This is a look at events and meetings of note in metro Albany this week.

Here are some things and events you need to know about this week in metro Albany.


LEE REPORT CARDS: Report cards go out at Lee County public schools.

DOUGHERTY COUNTY COMMISSION: The board meets at 10 a.m. for its regular business session in room 100 of the Government Center, 222 Pine Ave. Among the items on the agenda are a request from ADICA for use of the Riverfront Park for a canoe/kayak launch; consideration of a list of roads for improvements; a resolution that would designate the Historic Dixie Highway Scenic Byway; equipment and vehicle purchases and repairs, and a proposal from a service provider for the employee assistance program.

DOUGHERTY SCHOOL BOARD: The Board of Education has a personnel hearing set for 10 a.m. in the School Administration Building, 200 Pine Ave.

DOUGHERTY FINANCE COMMITTEE: The finance committee of the Dougherty County Commission will meet immediately after the commission’s business session. The Commission will meet in the fifth-floor conference room of the Government Center, 222 Pine Ave., where committee members will review budgets for the quarter that ended Sept. 30.


LEE SCHOOL TOUR: The Lee County School System will conduct its annual community networking event 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants meet at the system’s central office, 126 Starksville Ave. North, for orientation, followed by a bus tour of the system’s schools and lunch at one of the schools. Contact (229) 903-2101.

ALBANY CITY COMMISSION: The commission meets for its monthly business session at 6:30 p.m. in room 100 of the Government Center, 222 Pine Ave. Pre-meeting briefing starts at 6 p.m. Among the agenda items are resolutions supporting the Historic Dixie Highway Scenic Byway; supporting the memorandum of agreement between ADICA and the Georgia Department of Transportation on roadway lighting on Jefferson Street; approval of American Legion Post 30’s proposal to place a World War II Memorial in Veterans Park, and authorization of SPLOST VI funds for additional funding for completion of the Senior Center currently under construction for the SOWEGA Council on Aging.

LEE COUNTY COMMISSION: The board meets at 6 p.m. at the Tharp Governmental Building, 102 Starksville Ave. North. No agenda was available Friday.


DOUGHERTY SCHOOL BOARD: The Board of Education meets in a work session at 12:30 p.m. at the School Administration Building, 200 Pine Ave. Pre-meeting briefing is at 11:30 a.m. Among the agenda items are consideration of issuing $9 million in tax anticipation notes (TANs); an appearance by Dougherty Sheriff Kevin Sproul, who will update the board of programs his office conducts for county children; a recommendation for the purchase of seven school buses for $724,000; consideration of hiring early intervention program (EIP) teachers.


FORRESTER EXTENSION MEETING: The Lee County Commission conducts a public information open house for the proposed Forrester Parkway Extension and the Westover Road Extension projects 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Tharp Government Center, 102 Starksville Ave. North. The proposed route to be presented is the extension of Forrester Parkway beginning at the intersection of Glendale Avenue and Creekside Drive and extending west to Oakland Library on U.S. Highway 82, and the extension of Westover Road north from Fussell Road to the proposed Forrester Parkway.

VERGE PINK PARADE: Event is a fall fashion preview, with men parading in bedazzled bras at intermission, at 5 p.m. at the Art Park, 128 Pine Ave. The Verge Pink Parade is a way to promote awareness of breast cancer in a fun way. Taco truck, drinks, music and giveaways.


ZOMBIE RUN: The second Zombie Run is 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the former First Tee behind the Albany Civic Center. Participants run a 5k obstacle course while avoiding zombies who try to steal life flags.

DIVAS AND DESSERTS: Benefit for the American Cancer Society is 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Albany Civic Center. G&S performs and desserts will be sampled. Speaker will be cancer survivor Marquese Williams. Tickets: $20, individual; $35, couple; purchase at 1301 N. Monroe St. Contact Deborah Crenshaw, (229) 430-5240 or 881-4917.

COMMUNITY UNITY COOKOUT: The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office hosts the 4th annual Building Unity in the Community cookout 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at C.W. Heath Park. The park is located on Jordan Street just off Maple Street.