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Coming Up Calendar - Sept. 18, 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.

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

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.

NEARBY

Ongoing

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage, 225 Love Ave., Tifton. Open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursdays; 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. No admission charge. Contact 229-382-5083 or jrigdon@friendlycity.net.

The Fall Opening at the Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies will feature the exquisite Batik Paintings by world renowned artist Rita Trefois. Trained in textile chemistry and decorative arts, she uses hot wax and dyes on refined silk to produce one-of-a-kind works of art. The exhibit will run until Nov. 3 at Gallery at The Center located at 3696 Pearl Street, Shellman. For more information, call 229 679-2070 or visit www.ritatrefois.com.

THIS WEEK

Friday

Bottles and Brushes Art Class: A “Bottles and Brushes” art class will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Participants will paint “Beach” by Brenda Rose, a local artist and the “Bottles and Brushes” instructor. The Gallery at the Museum will provide the paint, canvas and brushes. There is a fee of $25 per person for the class or $40 for a couple. Participants must register ahead of time by contacting Huff at 229-391-5222 or by e-mailing her at phuff@abac.edu. Space is limited.

Moultrie Staggerwing Country Jamboree: 7 to 11 p.m. Gary Page & The Country Rockers, featuring Billy Wilson, Ernest Hagen, Wayne Watson, Lalla Lehmann, Emmitt Page and Gary Page; next door to Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, raffles, 229- 888-3664, staggerwingcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.

Saturday

Paddle the Flint: Explore a scenic section of the Flint River and learn about this amazing natural resource. Minimum age is 10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each participant should bring a sack lunch and water. Trip lasts 6 to 8 hours. Cost: $50 per canoe. Contact Flint RiverQuarium at 229-639-2650 for start time and location.

End of Summer Nature Photography Workshop with John Reed: End of Summer Nature Photography Workshop to be held at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Sat. and Sun. Acclaimed photographer Reed will present the two-day workshop; participants may register for one or both days. Participants must provide their own camera and any other photographic equipment they need. If payment is received by Friday, the cost for the 2-day workshop is $55. If interested in only one day, the Saturday session is $50 and the Sunday session is $25. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits for an additional $5 fee. For registration and information, call 912-496-7836 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The entrance fee to the refuge is not included in the cost of the workshop.

Pelham Country Jamboree: Cotton Boll Express featuring special guests A.J. Thomas, Jeff Howell, Lalla Leaman, Mack Harrison, Von Bass and Gary & Emmitt Page; 5 to 11 p.m.; downtown Pelham, across from the train depot. Contact 229-377-8952 or pelhamcountryjamboree@yahoo.com.

Monday

Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars: Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23 & 24 at Albany Exchange Club Fairgrounds on S. Westover Blvd. Performances are at 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets on sale until Sunday, Sept. 22; to order, go to www.tickets.com or call 1-888-332-5200. Tickets will also be available day of event at circus box office.

Tuesday

Cocktails & Acrylics: Albany Museum of Art will host “Cocktails & Acrylics” Tuesday. Art instructor Janice Rentz will be on hand to help budding artists create their own floral and fruit still-life paintings. Cost is $40 per person. Light snacks, art supplies and instruction are included; guests are allowed to bring their favorite wine or beverage.

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants: 6:30 p.m., Moultrie-Colquitt County Library. Thomasville student naturalist Beth Grant will be presenting Dr. Doug Tallamy’s slideshow based on his book, “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants,” which examines ways in which everyone can make a difference in helping to preserve wildlife. For more information, call the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library at 229-985-6540 or email mccls@mccls.org.

Pelham Country Jamboree line dancing lessons: 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Pelham across from train depot. Donation of $5 required to help raise money for Saturday Jamboree.

SWGA NIGHTLIFE

American Legion Post 512: 815 Willie Pitts Jr. Road, Albany. Open to non-members Thursdays-Tuesdays. Lounge opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, dance, no cover; Friday, dance, $5 cover; Saturday, dance, $5 cover; Sunday, BYOB, $5 cover. Contact 229-436-0162.

Another Place: 1502 East Broad Ave., Albany. Happy Hour 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Today, dart tournament, 8 p.m.; Thursday, jam session and karaoke, 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Karaoke with Robert Wayne and Mark, 8 p.m; Saturday, horse shoes, 4 p.m.; Monday, Ladies Night, 7 p.m. Contact 229-888-4165.

The Barn: 1197 U.S. Highway 19 S., Pelham. Contact 229-294-4687 or 229-403-6780.

Benchwarmer Lounge: 2422 Sylvester Road, Albany. Daily Happy Hour 3 to 7 p.m. Today, Men’s Night; Thursday, Ladies’ Night; Friday and Saturday, karaoke. Contact 229-420-5440.