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by Aaron Blair

Wednesday, September 25th – Wine Down Wednesday at Chill Bar. Mix.Mingle.Unwind. Location: 242 W Broad Ave

Thursday, September 26th – 10am
Taco Truck Thursday at the Flint RiverQuarium. Stop by the FRQ Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck”. 10am-2pm

Thursday, September 26th – 10am
Marketing to State & Local Governments. If you’ve ever wondered how state agencies, cities, counties, school boards, and authorities buy their goods and services, then this is the class for you. You will learn how to register as a vendor, who to contact, where to find opportunities, what the requirements are for bidding, and how to get paid. Specific attention will be given to doing business with the City of Albany, Dougherty County, other local governments, and the State of Georgia. For more information: Ms. Bennett 229.430.4189. Location: Candy Room 125 Pine Ave

Thursday, September 26th – 6:30pm
Community Night at the Albany Civil Rights Institute. Come on out and enjoy a great evening with friends and family. Cost: Free. Location: 326 W Whitney Ave.

Friday, September 27th – 10am
Food Truck Friday! Stop by the RiverQuarium Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck” 11am-3pm

Friday, September 27th -5pm
Live Music, Dinner, & Fun on the Patio at Riverfront BBQ! Join us on the patio for drinks, music, corn hole, and our 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, September 27th – 6pm
NAACP 36th Annual Freedom Awards Banquet. The Albany-Dougherty Branch of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) cordially invites you to attend our 36th Annual Freedom Awards Banquet. Our theme for this month is ‘ We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder’. Our strategic 5 Game changers are Economic Sustainability, Education, Health, Public Safety & Criminal Justice, Voting Rights and Political Representation. The Keynote Speaker will be The Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III, Pastor, Charity Missionary Baptist Church from North Charleston, South Carolina. He is the Vice-President, Stakeholder Relation of the NAACP. Riv. Rivers will be delivering a timely message that ties in appropriately with the Banquet theme of ‘We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder’. Featured entertainment will be by Mr. Kenneth Thomas & The Southwest Georgia Mass Choir and The Little ‘Angels In Action’ Dancers from Hawkinsville, Georgia. A delicious meal will be served. Location: Albany Civic Center. Cost $25. Info: 229.432.7941

Friday, September 27th – 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

Saturday, September 28th -10am
Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival. Make some tracks and come to the Flint RiverQuarium for the 2013 Water, Wings & Wildlife Festival on Saturday, September 28! Whether wet and scaly, feathered, slimy or furry, we want to celebrate all of the amazing wild animals that fill our beautiful world. You can enjoy birds of prey and reptile shows, birding hikes along the Riverfront Trail, building a birdhouse and learning about the “animals” in outer space. Or maybe you prefer to fly fish along the Flint, fish in the fountain or SCUBA dive. All of these activities and much more await you at the Flint RiverQuarium. The RiverQuarium is offering a special reduced admission of $8.50 per ticket. An Imagination Theater movie can be added for $3.00 Please visit our web site for a complete schedule of events. http://flintriverquarium.com/wingswildlife.html

Saturday, September 28th – 11am
TEAM Community Outreach at Riverfront Park. Together Everyone Achieves More Community Outreach Annual ‘One Stop Shop’ Community Outreach Day. Free food & clothes from our Food/Clothing Bank for the first 50 families! Free food! Entertainment! Great opportunities/info! TEAM Community Outreach is a collaboration of organizations and businesses which includes Center of Refuge, Albany State University, Albany Technical College, Phoebe’s Network of Trust Program, Dougherty County Health Department, Albany Fire Department, Gang Task Force, Comprehensive Communication Care, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and many more. For more information: 888.1147

Saturday, September 28th -5pm
Live Music, Dinner, & Fun on the Patio at Riverfront BBQ! Join us on the patio for drinks, music, corn hole, and our 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!

Saturday, September 28th -6pm
Makerspace Albany presents: Wine and Design. Artist Ashley Branch will lead us in an evening of painting and fun. Appetizers, art supplies, and instruction are included. Appetizers provided by Our Daily Bread. Bring a wine of your choice, or tea and water will be available. Cost is $30. Registration is required. Space is limited! To register, email makerspacealbany@gmail.com or call Angela at (229) 869-8935. Or you can register and pay online (PayPal / Credit Cards) here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KXMXK6S485PCG Location: Our Daily Bread 106 N Washington St. This event is a fundraiser for Makerspace Albany.

Saturday, September 28th -8pm
A Night of Rock and Metal at the State Theater. Band lineup: Doghead, Lo-Cast, Poser, Cut N Run, and Intoxicated Logic. All ages are welcome. Cost: $7 at the door. Location: State Theater 313 Pine Ave

Other Downtown News
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.

Heritage Health Career Center
Phlebotomy course now available!! Just 4 days and you’re on your way to a new career. Class starts Oct. 7th. Call today for information 229-255-3274

All ASU, Albany Tech. & Darton Students: Show your student ID for 20% off at VERGE!!! 110 N Washington St

Thronateeska Heritage Center
The Wetherbee Planetarium is proud to be considered a valuable educational resource in south Georgia, sharing not just full-dome educational films, but also producing live presentations on a wide variety of astronomy topics. Show schedule — 10:30 a.m., Molecularium; 11:30 a.m., Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity; 1 p.m., Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope; 2 p.m., Astromyths; 3 p.m., Oasis in Space. Cost $3.50 plus tax

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

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

Peavy & Associates’ Business Services, Inc.
Peavy Associates’ provide training and consulting services to small-medium size businesses throughout the U.S. and offshore. Whether its remotely, onsite, or offsite training, our services has helped business employees to become more skillful in many software and cloud applications for their internal use or services offered. We train companies to use: Medical Billing Software, HRM systems by Oracle & SAP, CRM systems, Accounting Systems, and Project Management Systems. Location: 242 West Broad Avenue Suite 212 Office: 678-667-7988

Albany Arts Council
Pottery and Paintings will be on display for the month of September at the Albany Area Arts Council. The exhibit will showcase the work of local artist, Kirby Gregory. Long time SW GA potter, Gregory will display and sell his functional stoneware. Location: Carnegie Library, 215 N. Jackson Street 229.439.2787 www.albanyartscouncil.org Admission is free and open to the public 10-4pm Monday-Friday.

Flint RiverQuarium
Saturday Paddle the Flint Available Dates: November 9.

Imagination Theatre Shows
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Alligator Kingdom 1:15
Micro Planet 2:15
Fire Ants: The Invincible Army 3:15
Alligator Kingdom 4:15

Blue Hole Dive Shows. Did you know that you can watch divers hand-feed the fish in our blue hole every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.? Staff and/ or volunteers are also on-hand to answer questions. Recently, our divers have begun playing tic-tac-toe with the audience!

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: Mon-Sat 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

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.

Historic Neighborhoods of Greater Downtown – Activities
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.
New Custom garden flags & car decals now available!!
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 in September
- New construction: AKA Alumni Sorority House-N Jackson (PENDING)

Family Fun Day at Tift Park 10am-1pm. Albany Recreation & Parks and Youth Becoming Healthy present Albany Family Play Day. Family fun for all ages including relay races, arts & crafts, Home Depot kits for kids, games and much more!
- 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
- NOW OPEN: Woodall’s – 7th & N Jefferson.

Save the Date! Upcoming Downtown Events
October 3rd – Blind Wine Tasting – Nelson Tift Building
October 5th – Riverfront Run – Riverfront Park
October 12th – Freedom Singers – Albany Civil Rights Institute
October 17th – Vienna Boys Choir – Municipal Auditorium
October 18th-19th – ASU Homecoming
October 24th – 50th Anniversary for Albany ARC – Hilton Garden Inn
October 25th – Trick or Treat Downtown – Thronateeska/Flint RiverQuarium
October 26th – Frights@dtown – Festival Park (Former 1st Tee)
October 26th – Zombie Run – Festival Park (Former 1st Tee)
October 30th – Dtown Arts Coalition Meeting – Art Park
November 9th – Saturday Paddle the Flint – Flint RiverQuarium
November 9th – Easter Seals – Veterans Park Amphitheater
November 9th – Freedom Singers – Albany Civil Rights Institute
November 15th – Don “DC” Curry Comedy Show – Albany Civic Center
November 16th – Albany Symphony “Beethoven in Blue Jeans” – Municipal Auditorium
December 7th – Christmas Parade – Downtown

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