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Community Calendar - Sept. 8, 2013


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.

AARP Moultrie meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Albany residents are welcome. Discount meal available at 5 p.m. Contact Brenda Meredeth at (229) 985-8847 or email

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 Area Community Service Board meets 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Child & Adolescent Program ASPIRE Clubhouse, 2500 Dawson Road, Suite 101. Contact (229) 430-4042.

Albany Audubon Society meets 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday in the Flint RiverQuarium administrative building. No meetings are held June-August. Contact Melissa Martin at (229) 296-7567.

Albany Chorale community chorus meets 7 p.m. Monday at Darton College, Building F, room 115. Contact (229) 432-6019 or visit

Albany Civitan Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Quickie Restaurant, 1906 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany. Contact Janet Woodward at (229) 881-3672.

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 Golden K Kiwanis Club meets 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday at 2509 Homewood Drive.

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.

Better Breathers Support Group for those with pulmonary problems meets 10 a.m. Wednesday at Phoebe Northwest, with December and January meetings varying. Contact the American Lung Association at (229) 435-3626.

Breast Cancer Survivor Group meets 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Tuesday at Westwood Church, 123 Westover Blvd., Albany. Contact (229) 776-8823 or (229) 883-5714.

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 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the school year. Contact (229) 438-0424.

Commodore Richard Dale Chapter of National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution meets noon Thursday at Golden Corral restaurant, 2524 Archwood Drive, Albany. Contact (229) 432-7909 or (229) 435-0534. No meetings July and August.

Compassionate Friends, a self-help group for bereaved parents, meets at 6 p.m Tuesday in the civic room of the Chamber of Commerce building, located at 100 S. Central Ave., Tifton. Contact Mary Jones at (229) 382-1586.

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 p.m.-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.

Dougherty County Saddle Club meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Quickie Restaurant, 1906 N. Slappey. Contact, (229) 438-9043 or

Exchange Club of Albany, chartered in 1936, meets at noon Friday at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 810 South Westover Road.

Friendship Force meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Covenant Presbyterian Church meeting room next to the gym. Bring a covered dish. Contact (229) 432-7715.

GriefShare meets 6:35 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays 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

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

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. Does not meet Labor Day

Kiwanis Club of Lee County meets at noon Thursday at Grand Isle Club, 270 Grand Isle Drive. Contact Gene Goldsmith at (229) 888-7802.

Limb Support, a support group for people with disabilities and health issues, meets 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday in the conference room of the District 4 Police Precinct, 1721 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany. Contact Debbie McDonald at (229) 888-2789.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday at the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia, 2332 Lake Park Drive, Albany. Meeting is open to patients and caregivers. Contact Barbara Blake at (229) 308-7337.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Night: Educational meeting, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at Phoebe Northwest in Albany. Meeting is open to the public. Audience interaction is encouraged. Support in two groups at 7:30 p.m. Contact (229) 883-3191 or (229) 343-8791.

Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Phoebe Northwest’s conference-room C in Albany. Contact (229) 312-8716.

Renewed Minds meets 7 p.m.-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

Sons of Confederate Veterans meets Sept. 16, at 6 Golden Corral Restaurant in Albany. Potential members invited. Contact James W. King at (229) 854-1944 or

South Georgia Mopar Association meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Golden Corral in Tifton for dinner, followed by a meeting at 8 p.m. Contact Larry Walters at (229) 594-6324 or

Southwest Georgia Barbershop Chorus: Rehearsals 7 p.m.-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.

Sowega Beekeepers Club meets 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Chehaw Park, Creekside Educational Center, Philema Road. Contact Kathy Brinson at or visit

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.

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.

TOPS GA No. 170 Putney meets 6 p.m. Monday at Putney Community Center. Contact Theresa Henderson at (229) 439-9715.


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.

Dougherty County Saddle Club will celebrate 50 years of riding and fellowship, Sept. 21, at the DCSC show grounds off of Lonesome Rd. in Albany. All past and present members are welcome, visit, Facebook or contact (229) 407-1450, (229) 438-9043.

Dougherty High School Classes of 1965-70 Reunion is 8 p.m.-midnight, Oct. 5 at Chehaw Creekside Event Center, 105 Chehaw Road. Contacts for classes are 1965-66, Joey Bateman (229) 436-2714; 1967, Dottie Oliver Tucker (229) 883-6686; 1968, Buck Jewell (229) 436-0684, and 1969, Doris Ward Watts at (229) 435-0492.

The Dougherty High School Class of 1970 will have a reunion on Oct. 5. For further information, contact Pam Nicholson Kelly at (229) 435-7320.

The Worth County High School Class of 1963 will have a reunion on Sept. 21 at Southern Woods on Hwy. 33 South in Sylvester at 5:00 p.m. For further information, please contact Donna M. King at (229) 776-4595 or June McDonald at (229) 776-3035.


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 4:00-5:45 p.m. beginning Sept. 8. 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.-5 p.m., at (229) 436-5700.

Women’s Holistic Health Conference will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Eureka Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 Lilly Pond Road. Focus is on physical, mental and spiritual health. Co-chairs are Eloise Edge and Dr. Dianne Hooks. Contact Lisa Gilbert at (229)288-5418.


The Albany Recreation and Parks Department will hold the Annual Black & Silver Social in honor of National Grandparents Day on Saturday from 6–9 p.m. at Thornton Community Center on 210 Thornton Drive. Speaker is Mayor Dorothy Hubbard. Tickets are $5 for singles and $8 for couples, and may be purchased at Thornton Community Center or the ARPD office at 1301 N. Monroe St., in Tift Park. For further information, please contact Gloria Bridges at 430-5222 or 430-5242.


National Alliance on Mental Illness: Family-to-Family Education Program is 12 weeks beginning Sept. 15. Free to family members and caregivers of persons with mental illness. Includes latest research (updated annually), support, resources, and coping strategies. Teachers are trained family members of NAMI Albany. Participants must commit to 12 weeks. For more information on this program or NAMI-Albany, contact Pam Barfield at (229) 343 8791 or emial


Contact Darton State College Continuing Education at (229) 317-6730 for more information and to register for classes.

Interior Decorating Classes begin Sept. 24. Five Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Cost is $96

How to Self Publish Your Own Paperbooks and eBooks: This class will show you how to self publish your own book free of charge. Class is held two Tuesday evenings, Oct. 8 and 15, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Cost is $79

SAT Test Review for High School Students will be offered each month beginning Sept. 25. Two three-hour sessions. The cost is $76.

Learning to use your Smart Phone/iPhone: Oct. 7 and 14 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cost is $79

Using your iPad: Four-hour class Sept. 25 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., or two evening classes Nov. 12 and14 from 6 p.m.-8pm. 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.

Martial Arts: Six classes beginning Sept. 23 from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Cost is $100


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.


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

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

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 or visit


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

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:

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

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, visit 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


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

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

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; 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.