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Things to do Downtown this Week!

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by Aaron Blair

Wednesday, October 23rd – 10am
What is a “Capabilities Statement” and why you should have one. Corporate résumé, government agencies call this a Capabilities Statement. A Capabilities Statement should contain information to tell buyers why you’re an expert and why they should feel confident about awarding you a contract. This workshop provides instruction on how to write a good Capabilities Statement, including all the right ingredients. If you are looking for help with how to present your company to government decision-makers, then attending this workshop is a must. BRING YOUR BROWN BAG LUNCH. Location: Candy Room 125 Pine Avenue. Contact: 430-4189

Wednesday, October 23rd – 11:30am
How to create your elevator speech. Ever wondered how to introduce your business to a government buyer? Like everything else, there’s a right way and a wrong way. Government officials are often pressed for time, so you usually have a limited amount of time to “sell yourself.” This workshop will teach you how to introduce yourself like a pro and convince decision-makers that you are an expert at what you do! A snack will be served between these two classes. Location: Candy Room 125 Pine Avenue. Contact: 430-4189

Wednesday, October 23rd – 5pm
Wine Down Wednesday at Chill Bar. Mix.Mingle.Unwind. Location: 242 W Broad Ave

Wednesday, October 23rd – 6:30pm
Fall Festival at First Presbyterian Church. Come find out more about the One who loves you most of all. Location: 220 N Jackson St. To sign up for a trunk or treat spot call 229-347-2384.

Thursday, October 24th – 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, October 24th – 5:30pm
VERGE Pink Parade Fall Fashion Extravaganza. VERGE Fall Fashion Preview and men in bedazzled bras. We endeavor to promote Awareness of Breast Cancer in a fun way. Men will parade the fancy bras during the intermission of our show. Taco truck, cash bar, music, and FUN!! Bring a friend and join us!! Location: Art Park on Pine 128 Pine Ave. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: 432-0305 Verge:110 N Washington St

Thursday, October 24th – 6pm
How to make an infinity scarf. Have you seen all the cute Infinity Scarves everyone is wearing. Save that $30 and come make your own. Learn basic sewing machine operation or brush up on your sewing skills. We’ll have several materials to choose from and an embroidery machine in case you want to monogram your creation. All attendees must register by Mon., Oct. 21 in order for me to purchase materials. Everyone is welcome!
All fees must be paid before the date of the class. No money can be accepted at the door. Thur., Oct. 24, 6 – 8 pm $15 materials fee. Where: The Candy Room 125 Pine Avenue. Cost: Free. Contact: Dougherty County Extension/FACS at 229-436-7216

Thursday, October 24th – 6pm
Albany ARC 50th Anniversary: A tribute to Annette Bowling. Albany ARC is celebrating 40 years of the unwavering dedication and leadership of Annette Bowling and 50 years of Turning Disabilities into Possibilities at the Albany ARC. Master of Ceremonies, Mark Taylor, as well as local and regional dignitaries will share their stories of Annette in action ensuring a fun night full of laughs and inspiration. Location : Albany Hilton Garden Inn 101 South Front Street. Contact: Laura C. Calhoun 229.888.6852. Tickets: http://www.albanyarc.org/ARCTribute.html

Thursday, October 24th – 7:00pm
Author Michael Wenger’s Community Discussion on Race Relations. World renowned author of the book, “My Black Family, My White Privilege” Michael Wenger is coming to Albany GA to discuss Race Relations and to share some Best Practices for how to HEAL our community. Michael R. Wenger, of Mitchellville, Maryland, is a Senior Fellow at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Sociology at The George Washington University. He served as Deputy Director for Outreach and Program Development for President Clinton’s Initiative on Race, and he speaks and writes frequently on issues of race. You do NOT have to have read the book to come and participate. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Location: Albany Civic Center

Thursday, October 24th – 8pm
Theatre Albany present: Funny Money. Mild-mannered Henry accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase-one full of money. He decided to keep it, and his inept attempts to extricate himself from an impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations. Where: Theatre Albany 514 Pine Avenue. Cost:$10-$15 Contact:229.439.7193

FRIDAY TRADITION=SUPPORT DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES

Friday, October 25th – 10am
Food Truck Friday! Stop by the RiverQuarium Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck” 10am-3pm

Friday, October 25th– 5pm – JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
4th Annual Tricks & Treats. Our carnival theme night is the best in town. Games, Prizes, Refreshments, Face Painting, and Activities galore. Walk the candy path dressed in costume and bring your children trick or treating through the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center. $6 with costume, $8 without. Members of either Flint RiverQuarium or Thronateeska get in free! Info: 229.432.6955

Friday, October 25th -5pm –JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
Live Music, Dinner, & Fun on the Patio at Riverfront BBQ! The Patio is the place to be for drinks, music, corn hole, and oysters! 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, October 25th– 7pm –JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
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, October 25th– 8pm –JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
Theatre Albany present: Funny Money. Mild-mannered Henry accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase-one full of money. He decided to keep it, and his inept attempts to extricate himself from an impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations. Where: Theatre Albany 514 Pine Avenue. Cost:$10-$15 Contact:229.439.7193

Friday, October 25th– 10pm –JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
The State Theater Presents Movie Night – The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Dressing up and Props are encouraged! Cost: $5. Cash Bar. Rocky Horror is the first and only true audience participation movie. People yell back lines at the screen during the extended pauses between dialogue, dress up in costume and act out the film, and throw props various times during the film. The audience participation phenomenon was observed as early as the film’s first run in 1975 (when it bombed during limited engagements in 7 of 8 cities), and was later re-released as a midnight movie where the audience participation really began to flourish. And by the way, for the “gore sensitive”, Rocky Horror is NOT a horror film. It is a rock-musical send-up of old science-fiction and horror films. Enough history! You are interested in going, so here’s what you really need to know. First, the only thing you really need to bring your first time out in order to have fun is a sense of humor, and money for admission (and food at the nearest 24-hour diner afterwards.) Of course, being surrounded by 10-15 of your friends is also a good thing. You should dress in whatever makes YOU feel comfortable.

Saturday, October 26th– 11am
Flint RiverQuarium: River Zombies 5k & Zom-B-Q Cook-Off. Get ready for the scariest 5K in Albany! Negotiate a 5K obstacle course while avoiding flesh-eating zombies! This is an untimed race. Each person crossing the finish line will receive a medal. There will be a prize for the first female and first male to cross the finish line with the most life flags left. Live music & Vendors: 11 am – 7:30 pm. Race Info: 229.639.2650. Location Festival Park 110 W Mercer (Former First Tee-Behind the Civic Center). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEFQf8qr8Rs&feature=youtu.be

Zom-B-Q Cook-Off: Central Monitoring invites you to show your cooking skills Zombie style! Amateur BBQ & Cooking Contest with a Grand Prize of $1000. Cooking categories: ribs, wings, hot dogs, Zombie Stew. People’s Choice: Come vote for your favorite category! Registration Forms available at Flint RiverQuarium & Central Monitoring or call Haryl Dabney at 229.418.1978. Sponsored by Central Monitoring and Benefiting Albany Crime Stoppers.

Schedule of Events:
7:00 AM- Noon – Zom-B-Q Contest
11:00 AM – Registration and Packet Pick-up…
11:00 AM – Festival Opens: DJ Mystro will be performing between bands all day!
11:00 AM – Black Cat Battery Performs
12:00 PM – Realization https://www.facebook.com/realizationhardcore
1:00 – Wampus Creek https://www.facebook.com/wampus.creek.5
2:00 PM – Invert the Idols https://www.facebook.com/inverttheidols
3:00 PM – Race Start – Good Life Drum Circle
4:00 PM – Doghead Performs https://www.facebook.com/dogheadmetal
5:00 PM – Intoxicated Logic Performs https://www.facebook.com/intoxicatedlogic
6:00 PM – Poser. https://www.facebook.com/poserband
7:00 PM – Wandering Temples

Saturday, October 26th -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, October 26th– 7pm
Divas and Desserts. Join us for a delicious evening of Divas and Desserts to benefit the American Cancer Society. Dance the night away to the tunes of G&S. Sample desserts from Albany’s finest chefs. Special guest speaker is cancer survivor Marquese Williams. Tickets can be purchases at 1301 N. Monroe St (in Tift Park), Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm. Where: Albany Civic Center 100 East Oglethorpe Boulevard. Cost: $20 singles/$35 couples. Contact: Deborah Crenshaw at 229.430.5240 or 229.881.4917.

Saturday, October 26th -7:30pm
Showtime Wrestling Presents: A Nightmare on Pine Ave. There will be a costume contest for the children as well as a goody bag for the kids. There will be a lot of great talent on the show and.. yes, you see right, the return of Big Bank Barfield! You are sure to be entertained here at SHOWTIME! Just signed Showtime Champion Jayson Flacone puts his title on the line against Anthony Velvet Hall as well as Big Chad Bank Barfield defending his World 1 light heavy weight title. There will be a Battle Royal and a casket match among other great matches! Can’t wait to see you all there! Location: The State Theater 313 Pine Ave. Adults: $8 Kids $5

Saturday, October 26th– 8pm
Theatre Albany present: Funny Money. Mild-mannered Henry accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase-one full of money. He decided to keep it, and his inept attempts to extricate himself from an impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations. Where: Theatre Albany 514 Pine Avenue. Cost:$10-$15 Contact:229.439.7193

Sunday, October 27th -2:30pm
Theatre Albany present: Funny Money. Mild-mannered Henry accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase-one full of money. He decided to keep it, and his inept attempts to extricate himself from an impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations. Where: Theatre Albany 514 Pine Avenue. Cost:$10-$15 Contact:229.439.7193

Sunday, October 27th -4pm
Music on the River with the Bo Henry Band. The Bo Henry Band and The Jodi Mann Band will be playing at the Veterans Park Amphitheatre from 4:00PM-8:00PM. This is a FREE, family-friendly event! Small coolers will be welcome and bring your own blankets or chairs. We will be accepting canned food and monetary donations to benefit Mission Change, so bring what you can!

Other Downtown News

Albany Arts Council
All things 3D is October’s exhibit at the Albany Area Arts Council. The exhibit and Sale will showcase the 3D work of two Valdosta professors, Hollis Barnett and Al Park. These award winning artists will display their wooden boxes and glass sculptures. Opening Reception will be on October 3rd from 6-8pm. Carnegie Library 215 North Jackson Street Albany, GA 31701. Cost:FreeContact:229.439.2787

Albany Welcome Center
Bike rentals are available.

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

2nd Saturday Art Market 10am-2pm. November 9th, and December 14th

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

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!

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

Icons
Opening this week at 104 N Washington St! Lunch and Dinner

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

Theatre Albany
Funny Money – Oct 18,19,20,24,25,26,27. Theatre Albany present: Funny Money. Mild-mannered Henry accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase-one full of money. He decided to keep it, and his inept attempts to extricate himself from an impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations. Where: Theatre Albany 514 Pine Avenue. Cost:$10-$15 Contact:229.439.7193

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

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.

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

THIS THURSDAY: Pink Parade Fall Fashion Extravaganza!!

Historic Neighborhoods of Greater Downtown – Activities & Development
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.

Central Business District
-New Business: Opening Soon – Icons Bar & Grill: 104 N Washington St
-New Business: Opening Soon – It’s About Time Vegetables & More: 313 W Broad
-Pine Ave Streetscape Project to be complete by November.

Harlem
No information to report.

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 October
- New construction: AKA Alumni Sorority House-N Jackson (PENDING)

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

Save the Date! Upcoming Downtown Events
October 28th – Deerfield Windsor Pageant – Municipal Auditorium
October 30th – Dtown Arts Coalition Meeting – Art Park
November 2nd – Good Life Drum Circle-Riverfront Park
November 2nd – Bobby Deen Book Signing – Albany Welcome Center
November 9th – Saturday Paddle the Flint – Flint RiverQuarium
November 9th – Easter Seals: Uncorked & Unplugged – Veterans Park Amphitheater
November 9th – 2nd Saturday Artisans Market – Art Park on Pine
November 9th – Freedom Singers – Albany Civil Rights Institute
November 9th –Todd Allen Herendeen Show – Municipal Auditorium
November 12th – Unplugged Poetry – Icons Bar and Grill
November 15th – Don “DC” Curry Comedy Show – Albany Civic Center
November 15th – Project Homeless Connect – Albany Civic Center
November 16th – Good Life Drum Circle-Riverfront Park
November 16th – Albany Symphony “Beethoven in Blue Jeans” – Municipal Auditorium
November 21st – Menopause the Musical – Municipal Auditorium
November 22nd-23rd – Mistletoe Market – Albany Civic Center
November 27th – Turkey Jam 10 – The State Theater
December 7th – Christmas Parade – Downtown
December 2nd – Good Life Drum Circle-Riverfront Park
December 14th – 2nd Saturday Artisans Market – Art Park on Pine
December 14th – Freedom Singers – Albany Civil Rights Institute
December 21st – Good Life Drum Circle-Riverfront Park

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