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Things to do Downtown this Week! –ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING WEEK!

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by Aaron Blair

Tuesday, October 15th – 6pm
Q&A for Ward 3 Commissioners Candidates: Cheryl Calhoun, BJ Fletcher, and Chris Pike (Ward 3 incumbent) at Our Daily Bread. If you live or work in Ward 3, and has questions for the candidates, please join in. If you are unsure of which ward you’re in, check the city map located here:
http://www.albany.ga.us/content/1798/2877/2933/default.aspx Location: Our Daily Bread 106 N Washington St

Tuesday, October 15th – 8pm – ASU Homecoming 2013 Weekend Celebration!
Pregame Tuesday at Chill Bar. $2 Drinks and Cuervo Shots all night. Free entry all night. Location: 242 W Broad Ave

Wednesday, October 16th – 5pm – ASU Homecoming 2013 Weekend Celebration!
Wine Down Wednesday at Chill Bar. Mix.Mingle.Unwind. Location: 242 W Broad Ave

Thursday, October 17th – 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 17th – 7:30pm
Vienna Boys Choir at the Municipal Auditorium. Vienna Boys Choir Gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty, they carry the illustrious tradition as the world’s preeminent Boy’s choir. Founded in 1498 by Emperor Maximilian, the Vienna Boys Choir sang exclusively for the imperial court until the early 20th century. By 1936, they performed all over Europe and in North and South America. Today, the famed Vienna Boys Choir, aged ten to fourteen, delight music lovers around. Tickets $25-40. Info: 229-439-2787. http://eventful.com/albany_ga/events/vienna-boys-choir-/E0-001-060458651-8?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=events&SREF=FBEvent

Thursday, October 17th – 7:00pm
Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil at the Amphitheater. October is DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH…………….Please join victims and survivors and all of Liberty House staff to mourn the loss of life as a result of domestic violence and celebrate survivors. Please come and show your support at the candlelight vigil presentation. Sixty Three persons died as a result of domestic violence in Georgia since September of 2012. Let’s all work to stop the violence against all who suffer at the hand of abusers! Where: Veteran’s Park Amphitheater 100 East Oglethorpe Boulevard. Cost: Free Contact:Liberty House229.439.7094

Thursday, October 17th – 7:00pm– ASU Homecoming 2013 Weekend Celebration!
ASU Class Reunion, All Black Affair. Tickets are $35. Location Hilton Garden Inn. Info: 430-4658

FRIDAY TRADITION=SUPPORT DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES

Friday, October 18th – 10am
Food Truck Friday! Stop by the RiverQuarium Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck” 10am-3pm

Friday, October 18th– Noon – ASU Homecoming 2013 Weekend Celebration!
ASU Homecoming Day Party at Icons Bar & Grill. Location: 104 N Washington St – Downtown. Free Noon- 5pm. Food Music & Fun

Friday, October 18th -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 18th– 7pm –JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
Dinner & Live Music by Jay Gatz and the Gold Hats 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 18th– 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 18th– 9pm – ASU Homecoming 2013 Weekend Celebration!
Grown Folks Society: Blurred Lines at the Nelson Tift Building. Grown Folks Society has teamed up with Young Alumni Events & Richard Opm Mogul Brigham of Head & OPM to give you a homecoming party experience that will be remembered for years to come. You already know how it went down last year so get ready to do it all over again. Hosted by: DCHS Class of ’93. Young Alumni’s favorite Dj Quentin ClaySticky Henry and Dj Likwid on the 1s & 2s. Location: Nelson Tift Building Downtown Albany, GA 226 W Broad Avenue. www.homecoming2k13.eventbrite.com

Friday, October 18th– 9pm – ASU Homecoming 2013 Weekend Celebration!
Soulful Sounds live at Icons Bar & Grill. Location: 104 N Washington St – Downtown.

Saturday, October 19th– 8:30am
10th Annual Flint River Clean-up. KEEP ALBANY-DOUGHERTY BEAUTIFUL is hosting its 10th Annual Flint River Clean-up in Partnership with Miller Coors and the Flint River Keeper. Bank Walkers meet where Third Avenue and the Flint River meet. Canoe/Kayaks meet at the Georgia Power Dam. Shuttle provided at the take out. Limited number of boats available to experienced paddlers. Call 430-5257 or email jbowles@dougherty.ga.us to register and/or reserve a boat.

Saturday, October 19th– 9am
Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Riverfront Park. The walk will be along the Riverfront Trail. Registration 9:00 am Walk begins at 10:00 am. For more information: 800-272-3900 or http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk/GA-Georgia?fr_id=3192&pg=entry

Saturday, October 19th– 9am – ASU Homecoming 2013 Weekend Celebration!
ASU Homecoming Parade on Pine Ave. Parade will run from Jefferson to Washington along Pine Ave. Info: 430-4658

Saturday, October 19th– 2pm – ASU Homecoming 2013 Weekend Celebration!
Albany State vs. Morehouse. For tickets call: 430-4600. $25 Adults $10 for children (K-12)

Saturday, October 19th -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 19th -6pm
Makerspace Albany presents: Wine N Design at Our Daily Bread. 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 This event is a fundraiser for Makerspace Albany.

Saturday, October 19th– 9pm
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

Saturday, October 19th– 9pm – ASU Homecoming 2013 Weekend Celebration!
Grown Folks Society: Please Don’t Kill My Vibe at the Flint Riverquarium. Grown Folks Society has teamed up with Young Alumni Events to give you a homecoming party experience that will be remembered for years to come. Young Alumni’s favorite Dj Quentin ClaySticky Henry and Dj Likwid and ASU Alum Seaborn LifeLight Carter (Dj LL) on the 1s & 2s. Outdoor bar, dj and hookahs Indoor bar, dj and VIP Sections. Location: Flint RiverQuarium 117 Pine Ave www.homecoming2k13.eventbrite.com

Saturday, October 19th– 10pm – ASU Homecoming 2013 Weekend Celebration!
ASU Class Reunion, Part II – A Blackout Party at the Albany Civic Center. Tickets are $15. Info: 430-4658

Sunday, October 20th -8:30am – ASU Homecoming 2013 Weekend Celebration!
Stand for ASU Homecoming 5k Scholarship Run. Calling all runners… Lets run for a cause (Scholarships) Sunday, Oct 20 (Homecoming Weekend). FREE T-shirt & Brunch with $20 Registration Fee. Location: Student Center Amphitheater (Start & Finish) Time: Registration 7:30 am Run start 8:30 am. Run Route: ASU Campus. To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xIaU7Q3HHRue2yjetG9vryL6_WanUWecpE-qhNdWY00/viewform

Sunday, October 20th -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

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
It’s Homecoming Week for ASU!!! Welcome Alumni and Friends!!! Be sure to tell your family and friends about Downtown and Verge!! 10% off all week to Celebrate!!!

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

October 24th-Pink Parade Fall Fashion Extravaganza!!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Albany Welcome Center
Bike rentals are availab

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