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Things To Do Downtown This Week

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Thursday, August 8th – 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 9th – 10am
Food Truck Friday! Stop by the RiverQuarium Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck” 11am-3pm.

Friday, August 9th -5pm
Live Music, Dinner, & Fun 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 9th – 7pm
Dinner & Live Music Cole Hankins & Friends 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 9th – 8pm
Pecha Kucha Night Volume 2 at the State Theatre. The Kattalistt Creative Group presents our second volume of the fast paced presentation known as Pecha Kucha Nights, featuring the 20 x 20 slideshow format being performed in more than 650 cities world-wide. Come be a part of a global idea, and enjoy drinks and discussion. Free. Cash Bar. All ages are welcome. Location: The State Theatre https://www.facebook.com/events/143036059237030/?ref=2

Saturday, August 10th -1pm
Freedom Singers Perform. Every second Saturday, the Freedom Singers, led by the original SNCC Freedom Singer Rutha Harris, perform in the fully restored Old Mount Zion Baptist Church on the campus of the Albany Civil Rights Institute. Admission $6 adults, $5 seniors and students. Location: Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 Whitney Ave

Saturday, August 10th -5pm
Live Music, Dinner, & Fun at Riverfront BBQ! Join us on the outdoor 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

Flint RiverQuarium
Saturday Paddle the Flint Available Dates: August 24, 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. Current Movies:
MicroPlanet (2D Showing). Meet the thieves, assassins, and gentle souls alike that inhabit Georgia’s lakes and forests. This ground-breaking film explores secret worlds and tiny kingdoms that thrive without us… even in spite of us.

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
Starbuck! Come visit us at our newly opened “We Proudly Serve” Starbucks, located in our lobby. 6 am – 12 pm and 4 pm – 9 pm

Cool Scoops Ice Cream
Cool Scoops is open for LUNCH daily and now serving PIZZA. The perfect spot to stop for a Nathans hot dog! 106 Pine Ave.

Albany Welcome Center
Stop by and rent a bike! Perfect weekend activity.

Historic Neighborhoods of Greater Downtown – Activities

Harlem
No information to report.

Old Westside
New construction: Liberty Gas Station and Convenience Store -413 W Oglethorpe Blvd

Palmyra Heights
No information to report.

Rawson Circle
Neighborhood Sunday Dinner 6pm.
Rawson Park Clean-Up Meeting Friday 9th at 9am
NEW FACEBOOK PAGE! www.facebook.com/RawsonCircleAlbany

Old Northside
-Custom Old Northside Address plaques are now available for purchase from the Matrix Department, Inc. For information on purchasing an address sign please call 229-888-7272. Sign cost is $36.00.
- New construction: Thronateeska Archives Building
- New Streetlight project scheduled to begin soon
- New construction: AKA Alumni Sorority House-N Jackson (PENDING)

Arcadia
- New construction: SOWEGA Council on Aging-N Society at Jackson/Jefferson. major remolding /addition and site work
- New construction: Wynfield Park Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Facility- 3rd & Washington/Jackson. Major remolding /addition & site work
- New construction: Woodall’s and Subway- 7th & N Jefferson.

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