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Coming Up Calendar - Sept. 25, 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.

THIS WEEK

Thursday

Albany Civil Rights Institute Community Night: Albany Civil Rights Institute, 6:30 p.m. Special guest will be Albany Police Department Deputy Chief Nathaniel Clark, Investigations Bureau. For more information, call 229-432-1698 or email lmsingleton@mediacommbb.net

Albany Family Play Day: Tift Park at the corner of Fifth Avenue and the 1300 block of N. Monroe Street. The Albany Recreation and Parks Department and Youth Becoming Healthy is hosting a day dedicated to the celebration of healthy and active play. The event is free — bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a day outside with the entire family. There will be art and craft activities as well as bouncy rides, relay races and other games with prizes. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Kristin Caso at the Albany Recreation and Parks Department at 229-430-5222.

Water, Wings and Wildlife Festival: The Flint RiverQuarium, 10 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. Special reduced admission of $8.50 per ticket for all ages. Add a movie for $3. The 2013 Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival will celebrate wild animals with birds of prey and reptile shows, birding hikes along the Riverfront Trail, building a birdhouse, learning about the “animals” in outer space, fly fishing along the Flint, fishing in the fountain and SCUBA diving. Visit the Flint RiverQuarium web site at http://flintriverquarium.com/wingswildlife.html.

East Meets West: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Darton State College Theater, 2400 Gillionville Road. Su-Chang, playing the guzheng, joins the Albany Symphony Orchestra for its opening concert of the 2013-14 season. Su Chang is to perform “Identity: Zhongshang Zhuang,” a piece that combines the richness of the Western orchestra with a 3,800-year-old Chinese folk instrument. Also hear Eastern influences as the orchestra performs Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber and von Weber’s Overture to Die Freischutz. Pre-concert notes are at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10-$35. Contact 229-430-8933, email info@albanysymphony.org or visit www.albanysymphony.org.

Movie Night at the AMA: Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive, 7:45 to 10 p.m. — movie begins at 8:15 p.m. Enjoy a walk through the galleries prior to the show. Admission is $5 for a family of four; featured film is Walt Disney’s “Hocus Pocus,” rated PG for mildly scary situations and teen romance.

Community Health Fair: “Living Well is the Best Revenge” 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the PT Gym on 1420 Dawson Road. The focus of the fair is one diabetes and obesity; health care professionals will be on hand for discussions. Educational materials, food, a live radio remote and door prizes will also be featured.

5 Rock Bands: 7 p.m. to midnight, State Theater. Performing will be Cut N Run, Poser, Lo-Cast, Beyond Sorrow and Dog Head. All ages welcome and cash bar available. Tickets: $5. Contact Lane Rosen at 229-344-2237.

Albany Family Play Day: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tift Park, Monroe Street and Fifth Avenue. Annual Albany Family Play Day in Tift Park includes games, arts and crafts, and prizes. Home Depot will have kits for the kids. Program is presented by the Albany Recreation & Parks Department and Youth Becoming Healthy.

NEARBY

ONGOING

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage, 225 Love Ave., Tifton. Open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesday and 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.

Pelham Country Jamboree line dancing lessons: Every Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Pelham across from train depot. Donation of $5 required to help raise money for Saturday Jamboree. For more information, call Regina Hurst at 229-294-0520.

THIS WEEK

Thursday

Vietnam Moving Wall: Cook County for Vietnam Veterans is bringing the Vietnam Moving Wall to Adel. The Wall will be on public display round-the-clock, from noon Thursday until noon on Sept. 30. The exception to that, is the early evening of Sept. 29th, when the Wall will be open to Vietnam Veterans only, for a time of private reflection. Other events to honor Veterans and Active Duty personnel are planned throughout the Wall’s visit. To get an up-to-date record of events, visit our Facebook page: The Moving Wall-Cook County, GA. For more information, call Linda W. Meadows at 229-896-3591 or lmeadowsz4@windstream.net. To volunteer, contact Pam W. Fuller at 229-896-4088.

Friday

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.

Plains Peanut Festival: Two-day festival opens.

Opening Ceremony for Vietnam Moving Wall: 10 a.m., Adel. Keynote speaker will be Colonel Samuel P. Milam, commander of the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing at Moody Air Force Base. Other events to honor Veterans and Active Duty personnel are planned throughout the Wall’s visit. To get an up-to-date record of events, visit our Facebook page: The Moving Wall-Cook County, GA. For more information, call Linda W. Meadows at 229-896-3591 or lmeadowsz4@windstream.net. To volunteer, contact Pam W. Fuller at 229-896-4088.

Saturday

Plains Peanut Festival: Parade at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dan Arial serving as the grand marshal.

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.

Sunday

East Meets West: 3 p.m., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton. Su-Chang, playing the guzheng, joins the Albany Symphony Orchestra for an encore of its opening concert of the 2013-14 season. Su Chang is to perform “Identity: Zhongshang Zhuang,” a piece that combines the richness of the Western orchestra with a 3,800-year-old Chinese folk instrument. Also hear Eastern influences as the orchestra performs Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber and von Weber’s Overture to Die Freischutz. Contact 229-430-8933, email info@albanysymphony.org or visit www.albanysymphony.org.

Tuesday

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 thorugh 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 229-888-4165, Happy Hour Hour Monday thru Thursday 3 to 7 p.m., Monday Ladies Night at 7 p.m., Wednesday Dart Tournament at 8 pm; Thursday Jam Session, All Musicians Welcome starting at 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday Karaoke with Wayne; Saturday Horse Shoes at 4 p.m.