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Things to do Downtown this week!

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by Aaron Blair

Wednesday, August 28th – 10am
Fundamentals of Working. Location: Candy Room, 125 Pine Ave 229.430.4189 http://www.gtpac.org . Trying to decide whether to sell to the government market? Interested in the government marketplace but not sure where to start? Need to know how to be considered a viable contractor by government buyers? These questions and more will be answered in this one-hour, rapid-fire briefing on government contracting.

Wednesday, August 28th – 5pm
Wine Down Wednesday at Chill Bar. Mix.Mingle.Unwind. Location: 242 W Broad Ave

Thursday, August 29th – 10am
Taco Truck Thursday at the Flint RiverQuarium. Stop by the FRQ Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck”. 10am-2pm

Friday, August 30th – 10am
Food Truck Friday! Stop by the RiverQuarium Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck” 11am-3pm

Friday, August 30th -5pm
Live Music, Dinner, & Fun on the Patio at Riverfront BBQ! Join us on the patio for drinks, music, corn hole, and our new oyster bar! The Oyster Bar opens outside at 6pm and the music begins at 7:00. Bring the whole family or just hang-out with friends!

Friday, August 30th – 7pm
Dinner & Live Music at Our Daily Bread! Join Our Daily Bread for Great music, great food, and a great atmosphere. This is family-friendly, so grab the kids and meet us at Our Daily Bread. Location: 106 N Washington St

Friday, August 30th – 8pm
Nights@dtown Live Music.Live Art. Join us for Albany’s most unique monthly event. Location: Art Park on Pine. Music Lineup: Frank Dremel-8, Thorns Deep-830, Corvus & Canis-930 , G & S Band-1030. Artist: Inpsyte, Kris Letlow, Sean Mulkey, Alex Mixon: Maker of the Arts, Squirrely Doodle Designs, Fab Funky Diva, Vicki Churchman, Downtown Arts Coalition, Gerrad Branch, Kattalistt Group, Ashley Branch, Makerspace Albany, The Artist Everett Dixon, PhotoJenX, Bob’s Balls, and more!

Saturday, August 31st -5pm
Live Music, Dinner, & Fun on the Patio at Riverfront BBQ! Join us on the patio for drinks, music, corn hole, and our new oyster bar! The Oyster Bar opens outside at 6pm and the music begins at 7:00. Bring the whole family or just hang-out with friends!

Other Downtown News
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New Restaurant & Bar set to open soon! 104 N Washington St

Albany Arts Council
August 5-30: Journey With Us Exhibit and Sale. Location: Carnegie Library, 215 N. Jackson Street 229.439.2787 www.albanyartscouncil.org Journey With Us Exhibit and Sale August 5-30th at the Albany Arts Council. The art of 14 local painters will be on display for the month of August. Come enjoy the 41 paintings that are available for viewing and purchasing. Admission is free and open to the public 10-4pm Monday-Friday.

Flint RiverQuarium
$5 admission to the Flint RiverQuarium for all ages every Sunday in August. Add a movie for $3.

Saturday Paddle the Flint Available Dates: September 21 and November 9.

Imagination Theatre Shows
Fridays: 1:15 – Alligator Kingdom, 2:30 – Micro Planet, 3:30 – Fire Ants
Saturdays: 10:15 – Alligator Kingdom, 11:15 – Micro Planet, 1:15 – Alligator Kingdom, 2:30 – Fire Ants, 3:30 – Micro Planet
Sundays: 1:15 – Alligator Kingdom, 2:30 – Micro Planet, 3:30 – Fire Ants
Saturday Morning Matinee Special: Buy one Adult Combo ticket and Receive one free child’s movie admission for either the 10:15 or 11:15 movie.

Festival Springs Fountain
The Festival Springs Fountain in Riverfront Park is open till the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The hours of operation will be from 9 am to 7 pm.

Two 31 Comm,unity Garden
Wondering how you can make a difference?. You, your company, or your friends can sponsor a garden plot for $150 or be a garden sponsor for $250. It’s a great way to bring fellowship and community into a lonely corner where nothing was growing… now there is light! Be the light. Be the change.

Art Park on Pine
Hours of operation for the general public: 9am-5pm. Community Open Air Art Gallery. The ART PARK is a place where everyone is welcome to observe, create and/or perform all forms of art, and an extraordinary venue for public and private events. This is a project designed to enhance the quality of life in the Downtown Albany Area, while simultaneously providing a Community Center for Artists and lovers of Art, alike. It’s a venue that will enhance the education and expanse of Albany’s growing art community. Hours of operation for the general public: 9am-5pm. http://www.artparkonpine.com

Hilton Garden Inn
New Hours at Starbucks! Monday-Friday 6am-6pm, Saturday 7am-11am. Also ask us about our Daily Deals! Located in the Hilton lobby.

Cool Scoops Ice Cream
Cool Scoops is open for LUNCH daily and now serving PIZZA, Hamburgers, & Nathans Hot Dogs. 106 Pine Ave.

Albany Welcome Center
Zoom In On Albany Photo Contest: Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting a photo contest, and we want you to participate! The contest is open to professional and amateur photographers, all ages, visitors, locals and YOU! Enter on our Facebook page. Photos can be color, black and white, or sepia tone. Photos must be JPG file at 300 DPI minimum. Entries must be submitted on Visit Albany’s Facebook Page. Photo subjects can be events, people, scenes and any season. All entries become the property of the Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau. Entries and releases must be received on or before Sept. 16, 2013, by 11:59 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances. Voting begins at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 17 and ends 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2013. There will be one overall winner. Prize will be an Ipad2, and the winning photo will be showcased in the Albany Herald.

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