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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Feb. 19-25, 2014

METRO ALBANY

Ongoing

Lil STAR Instructional Basketball Camp: 9:30 to11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Feb. 18, Turner Gym, 2301 George St. The Albany Recreation and Parks Department conducts camp for kids ages 6 to 9. Registration is $5 per child; ARPD membership application required. Registration is at ARPD office, 1301 N. Monroe St., or Turner Gym. Kids will learn the basketball fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling and life skills such as paying attention, following instructions, and self-discipline. Contact Tim Adams at (229) 430-5222 or Dan James at (229) 430-5239.

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. Call (229) 439-8400 or info at albanymuseum.com, or visit www.albanymuseum.com.

— Plates, Blocks and Stone: The Fine Art of the Print: American prints by Hope and Bruce Campbell. Exhibit presented in the AMA East Gallery through March 31. Gallery Talk: “A Brief History of Printmaking;” Feb. 20, “Prints — Processes and Methods;” March 6, “Contemporary American Prints.”

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. Call (229) 439-2787.

— Home and Abroad: Paintings by Henrietta Ladson. Exhibit runs through Friday. For more information, call (229) 439-2787.

— Empty Bowls Potters’ Exhibit: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission; for more information, call (229) 439-2787 or visit albanyartscouncil.org. Exhibit runs through Feb. 27.

A Celebration of Heritage: Works by artists Sandra Anderson, Demetrius Sexion, Horace G. Williams, Christopher Johnson and Femi Nilaja Anderson. Exhibit runs Feb. 4 through 27.

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

Flint RiverQuarium: 101 Pine Ave. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call (229) 639-2650.

— RiverQuarium movies: Fridays through Sundays: Alligator Kingdom 1:15 and 4:15 p.m.; Micro Planet 2:15 p.m.; Invincible Army 3:15 p.m.

— Discovery Day: First and third Sundays, 2 to 4 p.m. Family fun with arts and crafts, storytelling, live animal presentations and more. Designed for children ages 5 and up, each month features a different theme. Children receive a free F.U.N. Passport that is stamped on each Sunday visit. Free with RiverQuarium membership or with regular admission.

Farmers Market: 1402 S. Slappey Blvd. (across from main post office); open 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (229) 432-5799.

Farmers Market: 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays, 183 Ga. Highway 91 S.W. at Michael’s Shopping Center in Newton. Call (229) 432-5799.

Thronateeska Heritage Center: 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Wetherbee Planetarium and Science Museum are part of center. Visit www.heritagecenter.org or call (229) 432-6955.

THIS WEEK

Saturday

911 Hero Run: Leesburg. 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run. Opening ceremony at 1 p.m., followed by run at 3 p.m. Register online at www.911heroesrun.com. For more information, contact the Lee County Chamber of Commerce at (229) 759-2424.

Arbor Day Celebration: 9:30 a.m., 110 W. Mercer Ave. Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful and the City of Albany will celebrate Arbor Day with the planting of 34 trees. Volunteers should wear work clothes, gloves, and bring shovels. For more information, contact (229) 430-5257.

Tuesday

Spring Gardening Series: 6 p.m. at The Candy Room, 125 Pine Avenue. Informative class on organic gardening. $8/class or $32/series. For more information, call (229) 436-7216.

NEARBY

Ongoing

Festival of Camellias: Massee Lane Gardens is hosting a celebration of the the camellia in February and March. Workshops, tours, luncheons and a fashion show are part of the Festival of Camellias celebration. Guests may tour the gardens, porcelain galleries and greenhouse, and attend workshops for the cost of garden admission. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children under 12 and American Camellia Society Members. Self-guided tours include an informational video on camellias and the gardens.

American Legion Dance: First Saturday of each month, 722 N. Madison St., Thomasville. Dinner at 6 p.m. is $3, followed by dance from 7 to 10 p.m. — $7 donation. No alcohol or smoking. Live music from Albany musicians. For more information, call (229) 221-3813. Members of American Legion, VFQ or DAV are admitted to dance at no charge.

Center for Art and Rehabilitative Energies Inc.: 3696 Pearl St., Shellman. Open each Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. All the exhibitions are open to the public. Other than on the weekends, if you would like to bring a group of friends or students, please call (229) 679-5069 and we’ll accommodate your schedule.

Separate Realities displays works by artist Ray Pierotti.

Back Roads of Georgia Exhibit: Through Jan. 25, The Gallery of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton. More than 100 entries by Georgia amateur and professional photographers are a part of this exhibit depicting everything there is to love about rural Georgia-old barns, dusty roads, vintage tractors and country sunsets. Email Polly Huff at phuff@abac.edu.

Quilting Exhibit: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon. “Quilts, Textiles and Fibers,” is a three-gallery exhibition contrasting the traditional art of quilt making with modern textiles and fiber arts. Dozens of traditional geometric quilts, alongside folk art story-telling quilts, from the Museum’s Permanent and Education Collections will be on display through May 18. The exhibition will also feature the free motion embroidery textile work of UGA Assistant professor Jennifer Crenshaw, plus a large-scale contemporary installation by nationally recognized fiber artist Judy Bales using fibers and textiles. Bales will do demonstrations during museum hours through Friday.

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. Call (229) 382-5083 or jrigdon@friendlycity.net.

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

Georgia National Rodeo: Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. For more information, call (478) 987-3247.

Friday

Thomasville Antiques Show: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets for all special events are available online. General Admission is $15 per person. The Thomasville Antiques Show is presented each year by the Thomasville Antiques Show Foundation to benefit quality children’s programs of Thomas County. Please visit www.thomasvilleantiquesshow.com for details.

Georgia National Rodeo: Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. For more information, call (478) 987-3247.

Bottles and Brushes: 6-8 p.m., ABAC Museum of Agriculture. Participants will paint “Pears” by Brenda Rose, a local artist and the “Bottles and Brushes” instructor. Participants can bring their favorite beverage and must register ahead of time by contacting Polly Huff at (229) 391-5222 or by e-mailing her at phuff@abac.edu. The class fee is $25 per person or $40 for couples. The fee includes all supplies and instruction.

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

Saturday

Daddy-Daughter/Mother-Son Dance: 7 -9 p.m., Mount Olive Baptist Church, Sale City Community Center, 239 S. Barnes St. Tickets: $10 per couple $5 for each additional guest.

Miss Forestry Scholarship Pageant: Tift Theatre for the Performing Arts in Tifton. The pageant is open to contestants from all surrounding counties. For more information, call Dianne Dominy at (229) 238-2851 or (229) 386-2681.

Thomasville Antiques Show: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets for all special events are available online. General Admission is $15 per person. The Thomasville Antiques Show is presented each year by the Thomasville Antiques Show Foundation to benefit quality children’s programs of Thomas County. Please visit www.thomasvilleantiquesshow.com for details.

Georgia National Rodeo: Georgia National Fairgrounds, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. For more information, call (478) 987-3247.

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

Sunday

Thomasville Antiques Show: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets for all special events are available online. General Admission is $15 per person. The Thomasville Antiques Show is presented each year by the Thomasville Antiques Show Foundation to benefit quality children’s programs of Thomas County. Please visit www.thomasvilleantiquesshow.com for details.

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

88’s Bar and Lounge: Open Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 5 p.m. to midnight.

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

Another Place: 1502 East Broad Ave., Albany (229) 888-4165, Happy Hour Hour Monday through Thursday 3 to 7 p.m., Monday Ladies Night at 7 p.m., Wednesday Dart Tournament at 8 p.m.; Thursday Jam Session, All Musicians Welcome starting at 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday Karaoke with Wayne; Saturday Horse Shoes at 4 p.m.

Benchwarmer Bar: 2422 Sylvester Road, (229) 420-5440. Karoke every night; free WiFi. Monday and Tuesday beer specials all day; Thursday, Ladies Day; Friday and Saturday, Karaoke with Herb. Mardi Gras Party on Fat Tuesday. Corned Beef & Cabbage on St.Patrick’s Day. Special pricing for bartenders and servers.

Bogey’s (formerly The Brass Monkey): 2238 Palmyra Road, Albany. (229) 438-0181. Happy Hour Hour every afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday Customer Appreciation with happy hour prices all day long; Tuesday trivia and Karaoke with Andy Newell at 8 p.m.; Wednesday poker with Chasin’ Aces at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday dart tournament at 8 p.m./Karaoke with Quinton at 9 p.m.; Friday, Tina Natoli and Charlie Meyer at 10 p.m., and Saturday Karoke with Andy Newell.

Casa Tapatia: (229) 903-8802, 108 N. Slappey Blvd., Albany. (229) 903-8802.

Chill Bar and Grill: Broad Ave., Albany. Today: Wine Down Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Club Xscape: 1019 W. Broad Ave., Albany.

Dismukes Poolhall: 1209-B N. Slappey Blvd., Albany. Open 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; happy hour daily, 1 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, ladies night. (229) 496-9022.

Harvest Moon: 2347 Dawson Road, Albany. (229) 439-7077.

Henry’s Fine Edibles: 2516 Dawson Road, Albany. (229) 883-5470. Happy Hour 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Icons Bar and Grill: Unwind Wednesday, 5 p.m., 104 N. Washington St.

Mellow Mushroom: 2825 Nottingham Way, Albany. (229) 888-4646 or www.facebook.com.

Our Daily Bread: 106 N. Washington St., Albany. Friday, 7 p.m. to midnight, dinner and live music.

POB Lounge: 2408 Liberty Expressway, Putney. Today, Night golf tournament; Thursday, Customer Appreciation Night; Friday and Saturday, Karaoke; Tuesday, Nine ball tournament. (229) 888-6630.

The State Theater: 313 Pine Ave., Albany. (229) 344-2237 or www.facebook.com.

VFW Post 2785: 315 Philema Road, Albany. Open to non-VFW members. Lounge opens at 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Friday: Still River Band with Danny and Big Ernie, 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Mac George Band, 8:30 p.m. Call (229) 883-9950.

If your club or facility has entertainment coming up, email us at southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Friday for listing in the following Wednesday’s SouthView calendar.

LATER ON

METRO ALBANY

ACRI Community Night: Feb. 27, Albany Civil Rights Institute; musical concert from a combined choir of public and private high school students will be featured.

Lincoln Day Dinner: Feb. 27, 6 p.m., The Bindery Oakland Library, 445 Oakland Parkway W., Leesburg. Guest speaker will be Col. Allen West, a former U.S. representative; tickets are $50 per person. Contact Tom Heldenberg or Jane Zingaro to purchase tables along with two tickets to a meet-and-greet with Col. West by emailing leecntygop@gmail.com. For tickets, call (229) 883-7771, (229) 594-2177, visit BTG-foundation.org, the Lee County Chamber of Commerce or Heldenberg Auto.

Sunbelt Photography Club Exhibit: Opening reception is March 6, 6 to 8 p.m. at Albany Area Arts Council; exhibit runs through March 28.

The Vagina Monologues: March 7, 2 to 4 p.m., ACAD Auditorium, Albany State University. For more information, call (229) 439-7094.

Youth Symposium: March 8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Orene Hall, Albany State University. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is sponsoring “It’s All About Me: Healthy Choices, Healthy Living, Healthy Generations,” which will give young people workshops and information on critical issues facing youth today. For more information, contanct Willa Williams at (229) 888-2320, Diane Hallman at (229) 436-0686, or Polly Roberts at (229) 883-6914.

4th annual Georgia Wing Fest: March 15, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 810 S. Westover Blvd. Live bands, eating contests (wing eating, wing cooking and clucking), arts and crafts, pony and train rides, kids’ play area, food vendors (not just chicken wings) and entertainment. Admission: $5; free for kids 8 and younger, and active military. No parking fee. A portion of proceeds benefits South Georgia Cancer Coalition. Phone: (229) 869-0364. Website: www.georgiawingfest.com.

Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure: 1 p.m. March 29, Albany Civic Center. Tickets are $17, $22, $27, $37 and are on sale. Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office at (229) 430-3804 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Local Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at: (800) 745-3000. Ticketmaster’s Albany Location: Publix at 2715 Dawson Road.

LATER ON — NEARBY

Visual Journaling Classes with Julie Guyot: Tuesdays, Feb. – March 25, 6-8 p.m., Building 209, 209 W. Remington Ave., Thomasville. Participants will make pages that incorporate painting, drawing, collage, writing, and so much more. No art or writing experience is necessary. Tickets $75 includes supplies. For more information, call (229) 226-0588, email info@thomasvillearts.org, or visit www.thomasvillearts.org.

Swamp Gravy: Brothers and Sisters: March 7- 8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 at 7:30 on Fridays and 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays. May-Haw tickets are $15, and Swamp Gravy tickets are $26.56. For more information, call (229) 758-5450.

Senior Living Expo: March 13, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Building D, Rooms 106-108, Southwest Georgia Technical College, 15689 US Highway 19 N., Thomasville. Learn about resources and services in our community available for seniors, caregivers and family. Free admission; event will feature resources, door prizes, seminars and screenings. For more information, call (229) 226-8183 or (850) 445-3751.

Spring Festival at Westville: March 27-29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Celebrate the beginning of spring with activities and craft. Cotton patch and gardens will be tilled up and prepared; basket maker and candlemaker will be working on new products. Tickets: Adults & Children K - 12 are $10; Seniors/College/Military, $8; Pre-K is free.

Hands-On Craft Days: April 18 & 19, Historic Westville. Try your hand at crafts such as sewing or quilting, woodworking, candles and soapmaking, blacksmithing and more. Tickets: Adults & Children K - 12 are $10; Seniors/College/Military, $8; Pre-K is free.

1836 Creek Wars: May 24 & 25, Historic Westville. In 1836 the Creek Wars tore Alabama and Georgia apart as two sides clashed in bloody battles all over western Georgia. View reenactmetns of two important battles of the 1836 Creek Wars, visit with the Creek Indians in the historic Wells House and experience cultural activities such as storytelling, dancing, and handicrafts. Tickets: Adults & Children K - 12 are $10; Seniors/College/Military, $8; Pre-K is free.

The Coming Up Calendar is a summary of upcoming entertainment events published Wednesdays in SouthView. If you have a item for the Coming Up Calendar, please submit it by 5 p.m. Thursday before publication.

Submissions must be typed, concise and emailed to southview@albanyherald.com; faxed to (229) 888-9357, Attn. SouthView; or dropped by our office at 126 N. Washington St.