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by Aaron Blair

Wednesday, November 6th – 5pm
Wine Down Wednesday at Chill Bar. Every Wednesday. 242 W Broad

Thursday, November 7th – 8am
CHESS (Creating Healthy Environments using Sustainable Strategies) Conference. Join us on Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8, 2013 at the CHESS (Creating Healthy Environments using Sustainable Strategies) Conference, a health and wellness conference that promises to be engaging and educational. Join is to Learn facts about the state of health in our region from local and national experts, Obtain tools to impact your personal health and the health of the community, Travel to Radium Gardens to develop gardening skills, Engage in interactive workshops and learning sessions and take steps to personal growth and better health, Take home 3 plant herb garden, Breakfast and lunch provided Thursday and Friday. Location: Hilton garden Inn. Cost: Free

Thursday, November 7th – 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, November 7th – 1pm
Introduction to government contracting. This seminar –conducted by our dynamic instructor Bridgett Bennett — is a must for anyone thinking about doing business with the government. You will learn how the government buys goods and services and what you must do to win government contracts. We will tell you all about how to register as a vendor, how to find out about what the government buys, how government agencies advertise their purchases, how to respond, how to locate subcontracting opportunities with government “prime” contractors, and much more. Where: Candy Room 125 Pine Avenue. Contact: 229.430.4189


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

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, November 8th – 7pm
2013 Mission Change Sleep Out “ Tell me a story”. It’s that time of year! Please make plans to support and attend our 6th Annual Mission Change: Hope for the Hungry & Homeless Sleep Out! We are asking YOU giving up YOUR bed for one night for those who “sleep out” every night due to homelessness. We are asking everyone to have goal to raise $100 per person that participates… remember, this is a goal, if you do not meet that goal you are still welcome to sleep out! ALL the funds raised that evening go back into the community towards our homeless and food…-insecure areas. So – ask 10 people for $10 and you will meet your goal! We hope that you will participate! We will be focusing on ways to make a difference in our community by fighting homeless and food-insecurity through serving our neighbors in need. We may not always have the resources to give them, but if we know where those resources are available we can walk with those who are in need to take the next step out of poverty. Special speakers will share their stories, give us information that we can share with anyone we meet along the way who is in need of resources, sharing ways to physically meet the needs of our neighbors, and be a friend to someone who has lost hope and loved ones around them. We ask that you grab your boxes (refrigerator/ freezer boxes) or your tents to sleep out with gates opening at 6:30pm until the next morning at 7am AT TURTLE PARK downtown Albany, Ga. Bring your sleeping bags and pillows, as well as, YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY! The Cookie Shoppe & Our Daily Bread are providing our soup for the evening. Elliano’s Coffee Co. will be providing our coffee that night as well! There will be security provided by the Albany Police Dept. for the entire night! So you will be in a safe environment! We need YOU to help change the world from your backyard! For more information and registration forms visit: www.missionchange.com Where: Turtle Grove Park 112 South Front Street. Contact: LaDonna Urick at 229-886-6653

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 Nite Live at Icons Bar & Grill! Every Friday Night enjoy live music, great food, and 5$ fish bowls. Location: 104 N Washington St

Saturday, November 9th – 8am
Saturday Paddle the Flint. Explore a scenic section of the Flint River and learn about this amazing natural resource. Minimum age is 10. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each participant should bring a sack lunch and water. Trips last approximately 6-8 hours. Group Paddles – Register your group and enjoy a relaxing day out with your friends and family. You can earn a scout badge or enjoy a day of professional development on the river. We serve groups such as scouts, youth groups, birthday parties and corporate events. Back by popular demand! Our Summer and Fall guided canoe trips fill up quickly, so we urge you to register as soon as possible. All canoe trips cost $50.00 per canoe. For more information or to register, click here or call 229-639-2650. Where: Flint RiverQuarium

Saturday, November 9th – 10am
Second Saturday Open-Air Art Market. Looking for a place to sell your art or crafts? Come down to the Art Park on Pine this Saturday from 10am-2pm. All artist and crafters are welcome to come out and setup. The Downtown Art Market is an effort to unite Artists of all genres, musicians, writers, potters, actors, painters, gardeners, chefs, cooks, singers, dancers, hackers, tinkerers, renewable energy gurus and philosophers … to buy, sell, trade, talk… even teach their arts and skills in a communal space. Location: Art Park on Pine 128 Pine Ave.

Saturday, November 9th – 1pm
Freedom Singers at the Albany Civil Rights Institute. 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. Where: Albany Civil Rights Institute 326 West Whitney Avenue. Cost:$5-$6 Contact:229.432.1698

Saturday, November 9th – 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, November 9th – 6pm
Uncorked & Unplugged to benefit Easter Seals Southern Georgia. Join us for a gourmet picnic dinner and live music on the river bank. Event will go on rain or shine. Umbrellas are welcome, but no golf umbrellas please. Bands include: Dread Clampitt and Jodi Mann Band. Food, Beer & Wine – pig candy, tomato sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches, pomegranate glazed pork kabobs, cheese straws, Parmesan roasted asparagus, beef tenderloin sandwich with shave Parmesan & truffle mayo, chicken sandwich with jalapeno peach chutney, rosemary roasted potatoes and dessert. Sponsors include: SB&T, Bishop Clean Care, The Veranda and Watson Spence, LLP. Where: Veterans Park Amphitheater 100 East Oglethorpe Boulevard. Cost:$125 Contact:229.420.1723 x 11

Saturday, November 9th – 7:30pm
Todd Allen Herendeen Show at the Municipal Auditorium. Todd Allen Herendeen is one of the East coasts finest tribute Artist performing the greatest hits of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, and Buddy Holly – in full costume!! Warning: High Energy Live Show Band – You will have fun! Golden Age of Rock N Roll benefitting the SOWEGA Council on Aging. Tickets: $40 General Admission & $50 Reserved Seating (Limited). Ticket locations: SOWEGA COA 1105 Palmyra Rd. and Austin’s Firegrill 2817 Old Dawson Rd. Info: 344-2237

Other Downtown News
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
- Dtown Arts Coalition Meeting Every last Wednesday at 6:30pm

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.

Mission Change
- 6th Annual Mission Change: 2013 Hope for the Hungry & Homeless Sleep Out at Riverfront Park. Join us for a night of Awareness, Education, and Action! Hear the stories from our neighbors in the community and find out how YOU can change the world from your backyard! Bring your blankets, tents, boxes, pillows, anything to keep you warm throughout the night… Sleep Out ONE NIGHT for those who Sleep Out every night! All monetary donations go back into the community to serve those in need in our city!

Our Daily Bread
New Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-2:30pm, and Friday nights 6pm-10pm

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

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.

-All ASU, Albany Tech. & Darton Students: Show your student ID for 20% off at VERGE!!! 110 N Washington St
- High Quality Soy Candles by Traviata & Aspen Bay have Arrived!!!

Historic Neighborhoods of Greater Downtown – Activities & Development
- 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 NOW Opening – 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 mid-November.

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 Business NOW OPEN- Welcome Crystal’s Junkin’ Downtown at 600 N Jefferson St. https://www.facebook.com/CrystalsJunkin
- New Streetlight project has begun!!
- 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
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 26th – APD Feed the Hungry – Albany Civic Center
November 27th – Turkey Jam 10 – The State Theater
November 29th-30th – Albany Tech 2013 Holiday Classic – Albany Civic Center
December 5th- 15th – Nuncrackers Christmas Musical- Theatre Albany
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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