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Albany Area Community Calendar - May 18-26, 2014

CIVIC CLUBS

If you would like the speaker at your club listed, please email us the name and any organization the speaker represents by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication (5 p.m. Tuesday on holiday weeks). Email the information to southview@albanyherald.com.

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

Albany Lions Club meets at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Golden Corral, 2524 Archwood Drive. Contact Connie Houseman at (229) 347-3196.

Albany Rotary Club meets noon Thursday at Doublegate Country Club.

Dougherty County Rotary Club meets noon Tuesday at Doublegate Country Club. May 20 speaker is Dave McClery on human trafficking. No meeting May 27.

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

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. Program May 19 is scholarship winners. No meeting May 26. Contact David Shivers at (229) 698-4253.

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

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.

MEETINGS

AA—Albany Central Group meets at noon and 7:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 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., at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church community house.

AA—Unity Group (women only meetings) meets at 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and also Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at 314 Flint Ave. at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church community house.

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. second 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 bmredeth1@yahoo.com.

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 Employer Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Georgia Department of Labor, located at 1608 S. Slappey Blvd. Employers and human resource professionals welcome. Contact Robin Chester or Lynne Jones at (229) 430-5010.

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

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 Crime Stoppers meets 4 p.m. Thursday at the Albany Police Department Law Enforcement Center, 201 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. Crime stoppers is an anonymous tip line that encourages community participation. Meetings open to the public. Contact (229) 431-0800.

Albany Sickle Cell Foundation meets 4 p.m. Tuesday at 1306 S. Slappey Blvd., Suite B. Contact (229) 432-7528 or (229) 430-2845.

Albany Flying Club meets May 26 at Ryan’s Steakhouse — 6 p.m. eat; 7 p.m. meet. Anyone interesting in flying is welcome. Information: Contact Larry Robinson at (229) 395-5127.

Albany Paratransit Advisory Group, meets 2 p.m.-3 p.m. May 26 at the Government Building, located at 222 Pine Ave., room 120. Contact (229) 431-2824.

Artesian Toastmasters Club meets at noon Thursday at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany. Contact (229) 639-8324.

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.

Daffodil Garden Club meets 2 p.m. Tuesday at Federated Garden Center on Fifth Avenue in Albany. Contact (229) 436-6888.

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.

Faith Community Outreach Center’s Board of Directors meets at 6:30 p.m. May 26 at 106 N. Monroe St. in Albany. The nonprofit organization provides shelter for homeless women and children. Contact Janice Thompson at (229) 436-0807.

Flint River Model Railroad Club meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Albany. During each meeting members work on various aspects of model railroading and have a program focusing on promoting railroad history through modeling. Contact Jimmie Swann at (229) 883-3517.

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. No meetings in July and August and December.

Gold Star Wives of America Inc., Albany Chapter meets 11:30 a.m. May 26 at Blackbeard’s Restaurant, Slappey Boulevard. Service-connected widows are welcome. Contact Mildred Stephens at (229) 439-9659.

Good Life Drum Circle meets Saturday at Riverfront Park on 112 South Front St. from 4-5 p.m. Bring your rhythm, drums or other percussion instruments and chairs. No drumming experience necessary.

H.E.A.R.T. Prints Support Group: Meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Phoebe Northwest Conference Room B, 2336 Dawson Road. This support group is for families who have lost a baby. Siblings welcome. For more information call 1-855-439-0615.

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

Hepatitis C Awareness Matters Support Group meets 6 p.m.-8 p.m. first Tuesday at Palmyra Medical Center Education Room. Anyone affected by Hepatitis C is welcome. Contact (229) 344-6030.

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Albany Area Chapter meets at 6 p.m. fourth Monday. Contact Sebrena Haywood at shaywood@dougherty.ga.us or (229) 430-2911 for meeting location.

Marine Corps League of Albany meets at 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday at River Pointe Golf Course Club House, located at 801 River Pointe Drive, Albany. All current and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen are invited. Contact Bobbie Elmore at (229) 435-2283.

Mended Hearts Southwest Georgia Chapter 165, a support group for heart patients, meets Monday at Phoebe Northwest conference room with board meeting at 6 p.m., refreshments at 7 p.m., and the general meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact Sam Foster at (229) 436-7140.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 643 meets at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at American Legion Post 30, Gillionville Road. Lunch buffet is available. Speaker will be author Henry Duggan.

Sherwood Acres Neighborhood Watch meets at 6 p.m. May 26 at Sherwood Acres Elementary School, 2201 Doncaster Drive.

Sons of Confederate Veterans meets Monday at 6 p.m.at Golden Corral Restaurant in Albany. Potential members invited. Contact James W. King at (229) 854-1944 or jkingantiquearms@bellsouth.net.

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.

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 at 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.

Albany VFW Post 2785, 315 Philema Road, meets 7 p.m. Thursday for members. Qualified members wanted that served overseas in combat areas, includes Korea or received imminent danger (combat) pay. Contact (229) 883-9950.

Weight Watchers: Meetings are held at 414 N. Westover Blvd., Suite D. Weigh In Times: Monday, 5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Go to WeightWatchers.com for meeting and weigh in times.

REUNIONS

The Albany High School Class of 1969 and the Deerfield-Windsor Class 1969 will hold their 45th reunion June 20-21 at Merry Acres. Grapevine Band will play live music. For more information, email erhinman@mchsi.com.

The Monroe High School Class of 1964 will hold monthly meetings every third Sunday at the Police Department Division located at 2223 Dawson Road at 4 p.m. All members are asked to attend and be on time. For questions, please contact Murray Wiley at (229) 395-8395.

The Monroe High School Class of 1970 is in the process of planning a 45th class reunion and are looking for classmates. For more information, contact Mary Rouse Edwards at (229) 395-4843 or Willa Mosely Menefee at (229) 349-4033.

Plans are almost complete for the AHS Birthday Bash reunion/birthday party for Albany High School classes 1960-1969 to be held the weekend of May 30-31, 2014. Only a few seats remain available and we are expecting to be “SOLD OUT” very soon. For more information, contact Mike Patterson at 229-420-8654 or email to AHSBIRTHDAYBASH@aol.com.

The Albany High School class of 1954 is planning a 60 year class reunion on June 7 at the American Legion in Albany. This date was our graduation date exactly 60 years ago. For more information, please contact Brinson Phillips at (229) 698-4235 or email w4sbp@windstream.net.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

DARTON STATE COLLEGE

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

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

Real Estate Pre License Course – 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Drivers Education Classes

SOWEGA COUNCIL ON AGING

Powerful Tools for Caregivers — The classes will demonstrate effective strategies on caregiving for adults. The classes are on-going and in various counties. Class: Grady County: Wednesdays May 21 – June 25, 2014 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Grady County Senior Center, Cairo; Class: Worth County: Thursdays May 22 – June 26, 2014 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. SHIPP Senior Center, Sylvester; Registration fee $10; Call Cynthia Wade at (229) 432-1124 for more information.

Caregiver Support Group — The Caregiver Support Group is for anyone taking care of a relative, friend, or other person they love who is age 60 or older. The support group meets monthly every second Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (except in April during the Caregiver Conference and in November during the Annual Caregiver Lunch and Learn Seminar) located at Greater Cutliff Grove Baptist Church, 835 W. Broad Avenue, Albany. For more information or to register, please call Ada Brown at 229-432-1124.

MUSIC

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.

HEALTH/FITNESS

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 lareciagill@bellsouth.net.

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 www.hoopsforhealing.com.

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 w.monroe@infantswim.com or visit www.infantswim.com.

CRAFTS

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.

VOLUNTEERING

Contact United Way/Volunteer Center at (229) 883-6700, ext. 23 or wendy.friar@unitedwayswga.org.

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: lee@acrmm.org.

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 lledbetter@albanysymphony.org.

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 StitchFromHeart@aol.com, visit www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org 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 wendy.friar@unitedwayswga.org.

NOTICES

Affinis Hospice is a new Southwest Georgia growing company serving over 20 counties. They are looking for volunteers interested in office support and providing support to patients and families. Call (229) 435-2109 for more information.

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 www.albany.ga.us.

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 jkingantiquearms@bellsouth.net.

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 southview@albanyherald.com; 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.