COMMUNITY CALENDER: Week Of Nov 18

CIVIC CLUBS

Albany Golden K Kiwanis Club meets 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at 2126 Edgewater Drive.

Albany Kiwanis Club meets noon Wednesday in room C252 at Albany State University West, 2400 Gillionville Road. Contact Mary Nowell at jomln06@gmail.com.

Albany Lions Club meets on the first Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at Blackbeard’s at 2209 N. Slappey Blvd. Contact Club President Connie Houseman at (229) 347-3196.

Albany Rotary Club meets noon Thursday at Doublegate Country Club, 3800 Old Dawson Road.

Dougherty County Rotary Club meets noon Tuesday at Doublegate Country Club.

Exchange Club of Albany, chartered in 1936, meets at noon Friday (except for the fifth Friday) at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 810 S. Westover Blvd.

Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County meets 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hilton Garden Inn, 101 Front St., Albany. Contact David Shivers at (229) 698-4253. Does not meet Labor Day or Memorial Day.

Kiwanis Club of Lee County meets at noon first and third Thursdays of the month at River Pointe Golf Club, 801 River Pointe Drive. Contact Gene Goldsmith at (229) 888-7802.

MEETINGS

AA — Albany Central Group meets at noon and 7:30 p.m. Monday through 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 through Saturday at 314 Flint Ave. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church community house.

AA — Unity Group meets at 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 314 Flint Ave. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church community house. Women only.

AA — Unity Group meets at 7:30 p.m. today at 314 Flint Ave. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church community house.

AARP Moultrie meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at 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, meet at 1:30 p.m. on the third 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.

Alateen meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Youth Room at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4800 Old Dawson Road.

Albany Area Crime Stoppers meets 4 p.m. on the third Tuesday 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 Area Tea Party Patriots meet at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday at Century Fire Station, U.S. Highway 19 (north of Publix), Leesburg. Contact Mike at (229) 869-6802.

Albany Audubon Society, dedicated to the conservation of birds and other wildlife, meets 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Flint RiverQuarium. Membership open to the public. Annual dues at the national and/or local level are $20 for an individual. Membership includes expert presentations, snacks, social events and field trips to some of southwest Georgia’s best birdwatching spots. Contact Donna Reshetnichenko at donnaluvsbirds@gmail.com or call (229) 669-7168.

Albany Chorale community chorus meets for practice at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, 2200 Dawson Road, Albany. Contact (229) 432-6019 or visit www.albanychorale.org. Does not meet from June to mid-August.

Albany Community Builders meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Flint RiverQuarium conference room. Contact Kenneth Florence at kflee52@aol.com.

Albany Community Toastmasters Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of the month at the Community Policing Center, 1721 E. Oglethorpe Ave. Contact (229) 787-0014.

Albany Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, an official auxiliary of the Air Force, meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. The squadron is recruiting volunteers. Cadet members, ages 12-18, fly, learn to lead, perform search and rescue, and get in shape. Cadets meet two hours weekly and one Saturday monthly and have opportunities to attend leadership training, career academies and other activities during the summer. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com/index.cfm or contact Lt. Col. Jim Shaw, (229) 881-7744, or Lt. Col. Fred Broome, (229) 449-1259.

Albany Daylily Society meets at noon on Saturday at Phoebe East Conference Center, 2410 Sylvester Road. Contact (229) 296-12933.

Albany Flying Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month in the Albany Airport Conference Room. Anyone interesting in flying is welcome. Information: Contact Larry Robinson at (229) 395-5127.

Albany Garden Club meets 11:30 a.m. on the first Friday of the month at Federated Garden Center, 808 Fifth Ave.

Albany Hemerocallis Society holds its monthly meeting on the third Saturday at noon at Phoebe East Conference Center, 2410 Sylvester Road. Potluck lunch, gardening tips and guest speakers. Contact (229) 296-1293.

Albany Ladies of Nasah meets 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Albany Ladies of Nasah Building, 1822 Palmyra Road, Albany. Contact Jetta Sprayberry at (229) 566-4384.

Albany Lions Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at Blackbeard’s on 2209 Slappey Blvd. For more information, call Club President Connie Houseman at (229) 347-3196.

Albany Mom-to-Mom provides food and fellowship for expectant mothers and mothers with children up to 5 years old, along with child care for children, from 6-8 p.m. on the third Tuesday September through May — except for November, which has a meeting on the second Tuesday — at Gillionville Baptist Church, 4614 Gillionville Road, Albany. Women do not need to be members of Gillionville, or any church, to participate. Membership is $60 per year. For more information, contact the church office at (229) 435-9738, albanym2m@gmail.com or visit albanym2m.com.

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

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

Albany Scottish Rite meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Scottish Rite Lodge, 2800 N. Jefferson St., Albany. Contact Charlie Brown at (229) 432-6939.

Albany State University Toastmasters Club 5091 meets 10 a.m.-noon on first and third Saturdays of the month in Room 172 of the ACAD Building at ASU. Contact (229) 255-6331.

Albany Woman’s Club meets monthly at the clubhouse at 1012 N. Van Buren St. Contact ellendwills@gmail.com.

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church, 307 Flint Ave., Albany, at noon on the first Wednesday of the month. Light lunch is served. Reservations are not necessary. Contact Nancy Goode of Alzheimer’s Outreach Center at (229) 432-2705.

American Cherokee Confederacy is accepting members with at least one-sixteenth of Native American heritage. Individuals do not have to Cherokee as long as they do not belong to another tribe or organization. For more information, call the tribal office located at 619 Pine Cone Road in Albany at (229) 787-5722.

Artesian City Car Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Moe’s Southwest Grill, 1016 N. Westover Blvd., Albany. Eat at 6 p.m. and meet at 7 p.m. All auto enthusiasts welcome. Contact (229) 883-4123.

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

Ask an Expert — Life Changer Classes: 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, GraceWay Education Addiction/Recovery Outreach Center, 411 W. Tift Ave. Contact (229) 446-4550.

Baker County Historical Society meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the old courthouse in Newton. Contact Gail Harrell at (229) 734-5440.

Better Breathers Support Group for those with pulmonary problems meets 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Phoebe Northwest, with December and January meetings varying. Contact the American Lung Association at (229) 435-3626.

Breast Cancer Survivor Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Westwood Church, 123 N. Westover Blvd., Albany. Contact (229) 776-8823 or (229) 883-5714.

Commodore Richard Dale Chapter of National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution meets 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Quickie Restaurant, 1906 N. Slappey Blvd. No meetings July and August. Contact (229) 432-7909 or (229) 435-0534.

Compassionate Friends, a self-help group for bereaved parents, meets 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in the civic room of the Chamber of Commerce building, located at 100 S. Central Ave., Tifton. Contact Mary Jones at (229) 382-1586.

Corvette Club of Albany meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Elks Lodge, located at 3213 Gillionville Road, dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Contact (229) 435-8157 or (229) 439-1887 or visit http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/ccalbany.

Daffodil Garden Club meets 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday at Federated Garden Center on Fifth Avenue in Albany. Contact (229) 436-6888.

Divorce Care Support Group meets 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sherwood Baptist Church, 2201 Whispering Pines Road; free child care available. Contact (229) 883-1910, ext. 217.

Dougherty Lodge No. 591 F&AM meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the lodge, 1900 Palmyra Road. Meal is at 6:30 p.m., meeting is at 7:30 p.m.

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

First Tuesday Book Club meets 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Miller County-James W. Merritt Jr. Memorial Library.

Flint River Model Railroad Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday at Raleigh White Baptist Church 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.

Fort Valley State University, Albany Area Alumni Chapter meets 10 a.m. on the third Saturday at Golden Corral Restaurant, 2524 Archwood Drive, Albany. Alumni and supporters in Dougherty, Lee, Worth, Mitchell, Crisp, Terrell and other Southwest Georgia counties invited. Contact Tony Jones at (229) 669-4711.

Friendship Force meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday at Covenant Presbyterian Church meeting room next to the gym. Bring a covered dish. Contact (229) 432-7715. No meetings in July, August and December.

Georgia Artist Guild of Albany meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Albany Area Arts Council, 215 Jefferson St., Albany. The group does not meet in July and August.

Georgia State Retirees Association, Southwest Georgia Chapter meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of January, April, July and October at Golden Corral Restaurant in Albany. Contact Bob Pollock, (229) 535-4341.

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

H.E.A.R.T. Prints Support Group meets 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month 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 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 6-8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Anyone affected by Hepatitis C is welcome. Contact (229) 344-6030.

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

Lee County Library Chess Club meets 2-4 p.m on the third Saturday, Leesburg Library, 245 Walnut Ave., Leesburg. Open to adults and children ages 6 and older, all skill levels. Contact (229) 759-2369.

Limb Support, a support group for people with disabilities and health issues, meets 5:30-7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in February, April, June, August, October and December. Contact Debbie McDonald, (229) 888-2789, for location.

Marine Corps League of Albany meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday at River Point Golf Course Clubhouse, located at 801 River Pointe Drive, Albany. All former and active-duty Marines and FMF Corpsmen are invited. Contact Tim McClelland at (229) 869-7119.

Mended Hearts Southwest Georgia, Chapter 165 meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday at Phoebe Northwest, 2336 Dawson Road. Support group for heart patients and families. National President’s Cup Award recipient. Contact Al Voss at (847) 757-1536.

Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets 10 a.m.-noon on the second Tuesday of the month at Horizons Community Solutions, 810 13th Ave., Albany. Meeting is open to patients and caregivers. Contact Barbara Blake at (229) 308-7337.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 6 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, except holidays, at Phoebe Northwest conference room, 2336 Dawson Road, Albany. Contact Janet Hancock at (229) 435-2517.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 643 meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus, 2009 Gillionville Road. Lunch buffet is available.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Night: Educational meeting, 6-8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Albany Advocacy Resource Center, 3005 Old Dawson Road. Meeting is open to the public. Audience interaction is encouraged. Support in two groups at 7:30 p.m. Contact NAMI Albany at AlbanyNAMI@gmail.com or (229) 329-1444.

National Alliance on Mental Illness support meetings for two separate groups — connection group for those in recovery, and family group for family and friends — are 6-8 p.m. Fourth Tuesday at the Albany Advocacy Resource Center, 3005 Old Dawson Road. Contact NAMI Albany at AlbanyNAMI@gmail.com or (229) 329-1444.

Project Independence — Low-Vision Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the District 4 Albany Police Precinct, 1721 E. Oglethorpe Blvd. Free transportation for those who qualify. Contact Debbie McDonald at (229) 894-5712.

Renewed Minds meets 7-9 p.m. first, second and fifth Tuesdays of the month at Byne Memorial Baptist Church. Group provides support and resources for people with a mental illness and their families. Contact Dr. Mark Burnette at (229) 288-1925 or email Kim Burnette at kimlyb61@gmail.com.

Shamrocks Barbershop Quartet rehearsal 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4800 Old Dawson Road. All men who enjoy singing are invited to attend. Contact Joe Wingard, (229) 376-1030.

Sherwood Acres Neighborhood Watch meets at 6 p.m. on the last Monday of the month at BJ’s Country Buffet, 2401 Dawson Road. Does not meet May through August.

Shire of Ravenwood, the Albany branch of The Society for Creative Anachronism, established in 1978, is an educational group dedicated to the study and re-creation of the Middle Ages, from 600 to 1600. Meets 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at Turtle Park behind the Albany Welcome Center on Front Street.

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

South County Line Road Neighborhood Watch, 7 p.m., on the third Thursday, Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4007 Moultrie Road, Albany. Contact Agnes Dauphinais, (229) 883-0634.

South Georgia Mopar Association meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Golden Corral in Tifton for dinner, followed by a meeting at 8 p.m. Contact Larry Walters at (229) 594-6324 or sftmopar@att.net.

SOWEGA Beekeepers Club meets 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Chehaw, Creekside Educational Center, Philema Road. Contact Kathy Brinson at kbrinson@bellsouth.net or visit sowegabeekeepers.org.

SOWEGA Beekeepers Open Hive Day meets at 1 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month, weather permitting, at Chehaw. Open to club members and the public. Beekeeping veil and other beekeeping clothing will be required; some materials available on site on first come, first served basis. Contact Lee Brown at (229) 669-1626 or secretary@sowegabeekeepers.com.

Southwest Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Georgia meets 1-3 p.m. third Thursday at the District 4 police precinct, 1721 E. Oglethorpe Blvd., Albany. Contact Melvin Scott at (404) 747-5883 or (229) 364-1624.

Southwest Georgia Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. For location, contact (229) 349-3112 or sowegacoinclub@bellsouth.net.

Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society meets at 2:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month except July at the Lee County Library in Leesburg. Visitors welcome. Contact (229) 889-9274.

Southwest Georgia Survivors of Suicide Loss, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. For location, more information or to speak to a group member, contact Babs Hall at (229) 234-7954 or email AlbanySurvivors@gmail.com.

Stroke Support Group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at Phoebe Northwest. Contact (229) 312-8716.

Sunbelt Photo Club of Albany is a nonprofit organization of imaging enthusiasts of all skill levels that meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday in Education Room 1 at Phoebe North in Albany. Sunbelt Photo Club presents various “how-to” programs pertaining to photography, shares images and food, plans photographic field trips and discusses equipment. Membership is open to the public, and annual dues are $20. Contact Alan White at (229) 883-3191.

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.

Thronateeska Chapter of National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution meets at noon on the first Thursday of the month at the Women’s Federated Clubhouse, 1012 N. Van Buren St. Contact (229) 349-0353. Does not meet in July or August.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Ga. No. 245, a weight-management group, meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Byne Memorial Baptist Church. Contact Velma Hamon at (229) 698-5372.

Tift Park Community Market is set up 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at North Jefferson Street and Fifth Avenue, and 1 to 5 p.m. at Pretoria Fields on the second Sunday of the month. Season runs from March through October.

TOPS GA No. 170 Putney meets 6 p.m. Monday at Putney Community Center. Contact Theresa Henderson at (229) 439-9715.

VFW Post 2785 315 Philema Road, Albany, meets 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday for members, except for when it meets on the third Thursday in November and December. Qualified members wanted who 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, 5:30-6 p.m.; Thursday, 11-11:30 a.m.; Friday, 9-9:30 a.m.; Saturday, 8:30-9 a.m. Go to WeightWatchers.com for meeting and weigh-in times.

Wiregrass Quilters Club meets March 8, June 14, Sept. 13, Dec. 13 at Peace Lutheran Church, 604 Tennessee Drive, Tifton. Sit-and-sew, 5 p.m., meeting, 6:30 p.m. Contact (229) 831-6735 or (229) 424-2669.

BLOOD DRIVES

The

American Red Cross has these blood drives scheduled in south Georgia this week. Officials ask potential donors to help replenish the supply for the coming months. There is currently an urgent need due to the upcoming winter season.

Upcoming opportunities to give this week include:

— Monday, 1-6 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 2245 Bethel Road, Sycamore;

— Monday, 3-7 p.m., Preston Williams Center, Highway 90, Montezuma;

— Tuesday, 1-6 p.m., Cordele Community Clubhouse, 108 15th Ave., Cordele;

— Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Family Connection, 40 Cemetery Road, Preston;

— Thursday, 3-7 p.m., Ellaville Baptist Church, 64 N. Broad St., Ellaville.

RECREATION

The

Albany Area YMCA has opportunities for after-school activities, basketball, cheerleading, home school physical education, yoga, CPR and first aid training, lifeguard training and various other adult and youth fitness classes. For more information, call (229) 436-0531.

The Community Calendar is a summary of upcoming non-entertainment events published Sundays in SouthView. Anyone with an item for the Community Calendar should submit it by 5 p.m. Wednesday before publication. Submissions must be concise and can be emailed to southview@albanyherald.com; faxed to (229) 888-9357, attn. SouthView, or dropped by our office at 126 N. Washington St. Items that are not time-sensitive or new may not appear each week.

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