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Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 23, 2013

METRO ALBANY

Ongoing

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.

Albany Area Arts Council: Exhibit at the council’s gallery, 215 N. Jackson St. Free admission. The AAAC normally is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call ahead for holiday hours. Contact 229-439-2787.

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

Farmers’ Market: 1402 S. Slappey Blvd (across from main post office); open every 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.

Wetherbee Planetarium: Thursdays through Saturdays, 100 Roosevelt Ave. Show schedule — 10:30 a.m., Molecularium; 11:30 a.m., Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity; 1 p.m., Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope; 2 p.m., Astromyths; 3 p.m., Oasis in Space. Shows are seen on Spitz “SciDome” high-definition projection system — with 40-foot diameter dome and digital 5.1 surround sound — is the first of its kind in the world. Admission: 3 years old and older, $3.50 plus tax; Children under 3 years, free. Planetarium open same hours as Thronteeska Heritage Center Museum, which is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday

Health Fair: Century Pines & Evergreen Senior Living Annual Health Fair will be held at 2823 Gillionville Road. Blood pressure checks, bone density checks and more will be available, along with door prizes. For more information, call 229-889-8979.

Thursday

ACRI Community Night: Albany Civil Rights Institute, 6:30 p.m. Deputy Chief Nathaniel Clark of the Albany Police Department Investigations Bureau will be the guest speaker.

ASU Theater Ensemble: “A Streetcar Named Desire,” 7:30 p.m., Albany State University, ACAD Auditorium. No admission charge; for more information, contact the ASU Department of Fine Arts at 229-430-4849.

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.

Theatre Albany: “Funny Money,” 8 p.m. Mild-mannered man picks up wrong briefcase — one full of money. He decides to keep it, and his inept attempts to extricate himself from an impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations.

Trail of Terror: 7 to 11 p.m. The Trail of Terror starts at the Darton State College tennis courts. Admission is $7 per person. For more information, please call 229-317-6539.

Friday

Bottles and Brushes: Art Class at Museum of Agriculture from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will paint “Autumn” by Brenda Rose, local artist and “Bottles and Brushes” instructor.

Tricks and Treats: Flint RiverQuarium and along Riverfront Trail to Thronateeska Heritage Center; 5 to 8 p.m. Admission: $6 with costume, $8 without costume. For more information call 229-639-2650 or 229-432-6955.

Overdose: Byne Memorial Baptist Church, 6 to 10 p.m. A dramatic walk-through chronicles the results of people’s choices and the consequences in this life and beyond. The Judgement House presentations will take place in a series of room portraying different scenes that tell a story relevant to current events. The presentation lasts about 45 minutes.

Albany Frightnights: 2815 Old Dawson Road at the old Harley Davidson buiding; cost for admission is $9. Albany FrightNights is planning its 13th year as the largest haunted house in the region. Proceeds from the event are donated to a local charity. For additional information about the event, go to www.albanymuseum.com or www.albanyfrightnights.com.

Theatre Albany: “Funny Money,” 8 p.m. Mild-mannered man picks up wrong briefcase — one full of money. He decides to keep it, and his inept attempts to extricate himself from an impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations.

Thomas the Train: The 2013 Day Out With Thomas offers little engineers and their families an opportunity to ride a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series. Children will ride along with their favorite hero on his latest adventure as he pulls SAM Shortline Excursion Train down the track. Cost is $15.12 to $22.68; children under the age of 2 are free. Train leaves from SAM Shortline Excursion Train at Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 Ga. Highway 280, Cordele — located 9 miles west of I-75 (exit #101). For more information or tickets, visit SamShortline.com or call 866-468-7630.

Saturday

Tails on Trails: 9 a.m. to noon, downtown Riverfront Park, Front Street. Hosted by Bush animal clinic, the run/walk for people and their dogs benefits the Albany Humane Society.

Divas and Desserts: 7 to 10 p.m. at the Albany Civic Center. Dance to the tunes of G & S and sample desserts from Albany’s finest chefs. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society. Tickets are available at the Recreation and Parks office at 1301 N. Monroe, in Tift Park (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Tickets are $20 for individuals and $35 for couples. For more information, contact Deborah Crenshaw at 229-430-5222, 229-430-5240, 229-881-4917, or email dstarling@albany.ga.us.

Overdose: Byne Memorial Baptist Church, 4 to 10 p.m. A dramatic walk-through chronicles the results of people’s choices and the consequences in this life and beyond. The Judgement House presentations will take place in a series of room portraying different scenes that tell a story relevant to current events. The presentation lasts about 45 minutes.

River Zombies Run: 3 p.m. 5K Fun Run Obstacle Course to benefit the Flint RiverQuarium. 110 W. Mercer Ave., Human minimum age to participate is 12 years. If under 18, parent must be present and sign a waiver. Cost: $30, fees go up after Oct. 15. For more information, visit www.flintriverquarium.com.

Divas and Desserts: 7 to 10 p.m., Albany Civic Center. The Albany Recreation and Parks Department, along with the Albany Technical College and the American Cancer Society, presents dancing to the tunes of G & S and sampling of desserts from Albany’s finest chefs. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society. Tickets for the event are available now at the Recreation and Parks office, 1301 N. Monroe St. Tickets: $20, individual; $35, couple. Contact Deborah Crenshaw at 229-430-5222, 430-5240, 881-4917, or email dstarling@albany.ga.us.