Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Feb. 26 - March 4



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.

— 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 Thursday.

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

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.



ACRI Community Night: 6:30 p.m., Albany Civil Rights Institute; musical concert from a combined choir of public and private high school students will be featured. Free admission.

Lincoln Day Dinner: 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.


Albany Marathon & 1/2 Marathon: 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., downtown Albany. The marathon and half marathon are open to runners and walkers of all ages and skills. For more information, call (229) 317-4760. Downtown Festival activities to follow.

March 1, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – March 2, 2014 @ (no time specified)

Mardi Gras:

Noon, downtown Albany. Live music and dance performances, food, arts & crafts, and children’s activities. Admission is $5, children 10 and under free with paid visitor.

Doodle 4 Google @ Albany Museum of Art: Grades K-5 10 a.m. 12 p.m.; Grades 6-12 1 - 3 p.m. Competition for students of US schools to create their own Google doodle. This year’s theme is: ‘If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place…” One talented young artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school. For more information, call (229) 439-8400.

Spring Fling: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 913 Forrester Drive, Dawson.The Dawson Friends of the Terrell County Library is sponsoring this event that will feature a Guessing Game, a Bits & Pieces Shop, a Sweet Shop, a Nearly New Shop, face painting, and a Book–A–Rama. All funds will benefit the Terrell County Library. For more information, call (229) 995-6734 or (229) 995-2902.


Symphony at the Museum: Tallahassee Bach Parley Ensemble: Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Admission is $20 Adults/$10 Students with ID/ Comlimentary post-concert reception. For more information, call (229) 430-8933. The Tallahassee Bach Parley performs music of the Baroque era using period instruments.


Guys Night Out: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Jackson Heights Fitness & Wellness Center, 1100 Jordan St. Cost is free. Event will include Boot Camp instruction and information on men’s health and wellness. For more information, contact Christopher Campbell at (229) 430-5222.

Harlem Quartet: 7:30 p.m., Albany Municipal Auditorium. Performance is part of the T. Marshal Jones Fine Arts Performance and Lyceum Series; admission is $5, $10, and $15.



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. 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 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.

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.

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.



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.


Kite Rally: 1 - 4 p.m., Florence Marina State Park, Omaha. $5 fo parking and $2 for materials. For more information, call (229) 838-4706 or visit www. GeorgiaStateParks.org.

Regional Science Olympiad: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m, ABAC in Tifton; awards ceremony at 3 p.m. in Howard Auditorium. High School students will compete in various fields including biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, and mathematics. For more information, call (229) 391-5116 or (229) 391-5118, or email mpartlow@abac.edu or lpearman@abac.edu.

Astronomy Night: 7 p.m., Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia Highway 39 near Lumpkin. Dr. Rosa Williams of the Coca-Cola Space Center will lead astronomy session. $5 park pass applies. Contact (229) 838-4706 or visit www.georgiastateparks.org.

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.


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.


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.



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

Operation Band+Aid: 8 p.m., March 7, Merry Acres, 1500 Dawson Road. Bands Helping Bands is a fundraiser to help Highway 55, who were victims of theft. Featured performers include Bo henry, Jodi Mann, Nick Allgood and Andy Miller. Tickets: $15, general admission; free, ages 12 and younger. Contact (229) 344-5077.

Honk Jr! The Ugly Duckling Musical: March 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7 p.m., Twin Oaks Elementary School, Leesburg. Tickets: Adults, $5, chidren $3. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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

Evening for ABAC: March 7, 6 p.m. Dinner and fundraiser for student scholarships. Indie-alternative folk group von Grey is the featured performer. Tickets are $100 for singles and $180 for couples. A reserved table for eight is available for $1,250. A portion of the cost for each ticket is tax deductible. Tickets are available by calling (229) 391- 4895.

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.

Performance Horse Show: The Dougherty County Saddle Club’s monthly performance show, including western, huntseat, trail, halter and showmanship classes is at 10 a.m. March 15 at the club showground on Lonesome Road between Vanderbilt and Newton roads south of Albany. Hunter/jumper is at 9 a.m. Visit www.docosaddleclub.com for details.

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.

Battle Color Ceremony: March 17 at 1 p.m., Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany. Admission is free. is scheduled to take place at the Marine Base on Monday, March 17 at 1 p.m. — Save The Date — This event will be free and open to the public. The U.S. Marine Corps’ Battle Color Detachment, stationed in Washington, D.C., and comprised of three performing ceremonial units from Marine Barracks Washington, the Marine Corps Color Guard, the Silent Drill Platoon and the Drum & Bugle Corps will perform.

 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.

AHS Class Reunion/Birthday Bash: Plans are underway for a reunion/birthday party for Albany High School classes 1960-1969 to be held the weekend of May 30-31. For more information, go on Facebook to AHS classes of the 60s Birthday Bash.


Azalea Festival: March 8 & 9, Drexel Park, 1401 N. Patterson St. Valdosta. 5K, fun run, rides, demonstrations, food and vendors. For more information call (229) 269-9381 or visit www.azaleafestival.com.

Painting Exhibition: Opening reception March 9th at 2 p.m., exhibit runs March 9 - May 11 at The Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies, Shellman. Features the work of eight painters who paint exclusively on silk. The Center is open and free to the public each weekend from 2 - 6 p.m. For more information, call (229) 679-5069 or (229) 679-2070.

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.

Dogwood Antique Show and Sale: Leslie, March 14 and 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and March 16, Noon - 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person.

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 re-enactmetns 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.

Natural Resources Conservation Workshop: June 8-12, ABAC in Tifton. Experts from universities and natural resource agencies will provide students with lectures and hands-on activities to enhance their understanding of Georgia’s vital natural resources. Workshop Director Luke Crosson said the workshop gives students a unique, one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about Georgia’s natural resources from experts in each field utilizing classroom and field trip activities to help interested young people learn the basic principles and the responsible use of natural resources. Tuition is $150 per student; deadline for applications is May 24. The workshop application and information is available online at http://www.abac.edu/nrcw.

Miss GA South Pageant: July 12, Adel. Applications are currently being accepted; for an application or for more information, email missGAsouth@hotmail.com, visit Georgia South on Facebook, visit michellesformalwear.net or call (912) 381-7070. Deadlline to enter is July 1; “Early Bird” special available until May 1.

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.