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Things to do Downtown this weekend!

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Things to do Downtown this weekend!

Last Night

Opening Reception – Pottery and Paintings by Kirby Gregory. 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.

Friday, September 6th – 10am
Food Truck Friday! Stop by the RiverQuarium Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck” 11am-3pm

Friday, September 6th -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, September 6th – 7pm
Dinner & Live Music by The Folks 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 7th -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!

Sunday, September 8th – 1pm
Grandparents’ Day at the Flint RiverQuarium. One grandchild admitted free with each paid grandparent. Come enjoy the Flint RiverQuarium together!

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.

Verge
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.

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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. Opening Reception will be on September 5th from 6-8pm. 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: 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.

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: 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
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.
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)

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
- NOW OPEN: Woodall’s – 7th & N Jefferson.

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