by Aaron Blair
Tuesday, November 12th – 6pm
Holiday Candy Making. Divinity, fudge, peanut brittle, Buckeyes… remember all those holiday favorites from your childhood? Come join us and learn the secrets to successful candy-making and impress your guests this holiday season. Please wear closed-toed shoes, bring and apron, and a container to take home your goodies. $12 materials fee. All fees must be paid before the date of the class. No money can be accepted at the door. Where: The Candy Room 125 Pine Avenue. Cost:$12.00 materials fee. Contact:Dougherty County Extension/FACS 229-436-7216
Tuesday, November 12th – 8pm
Unplugged Poetry at Icons! Unplugged Poetry is Giving poets, musicians and vocalists an opportunity to truly Get Unplugged & plug in to the audience that they all desire. In this event, the audience will play a key role in what happens from month to month. It’s not just about coming out to support the artists (Although that’s important). It’s about coming out …to have a great time and having a story to take home with you. There is no better place to do that than the Brand New Icon’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Albany. Amazing food. Eclectic atmosphere. Mature vibe. Full bar. When you come for Unplugged poetry, you will find that you have a new place to have a drink and a bite to eat. A place that is filled with culture & forward motion. Unplugged Poetry is NOT an Open Mic night. There will be a limited open mic segment, but the list is set. SheWrightz is both the host and the organizer. Working hard to organize a list that will be entertaining & thought provoking, we look forward to your attention & excitement. If you are interested in performing your poetry, music, or spoken word, Like the Unplugged Poetry page and post a link to your work, written or otherwise. Admission is $5 at the door. Location: 104 N Washington St.
Wednesday, November 13th – 5pm
Unwind Wednesday at Icons Bar & Grill. Each and every Wednesday. Professionals come to mix. mingle and enjoy and after work power networking experience. With good music, complimentary drinks, great conversation, food and your colleagues, Unwind Wednesdays is the perfect atmosphere for the professional to kick back and enjoy! Register for the weekly business card drawing at: http://www.unwindwednesdays.eventbrite.com/ Icons Bar & Grill 104 N Washington
Wednesday, November 13th – 5pm
Wine Down Wednesday at Chill Bar. Every Wednesday. 242 W Broad
Thursday, November 14th – 6pm
The basics of soap making. It’s been a while, and back by popular demand is our famous soap-making class. Learn the age-old technique of soap-making just like our Great-Grandmothers made. Soap is the perfect little holiday gift for co-workers, neighbors, and friends. Please wear closed toed shoes, long sleeves, and bring molds if possible for your soaps. Call to pre-register and we will give examples of good molds to use. Cost: $12 materials fee. All fees must be paid before the date of the class. No money can be accepted at the door. Where: The Candy Room 125 Pine Avenue. Cost: $12.00 materials fee. Contact:Dougherty County Extension/FACS229-436-7216
Thursday, November 14th – 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 14th – 6:30pm
Albany Civil Rights Institute Community Night. Four ASU students will present to the community their impressions from the 50th celebration of the March on Washington at 6:30 p.m. at the Albany Civil Rights Institute, 326 W. Whitney Ave. Contact: 229.432.1698
Thursday, November 14th – 7pm
Albany Audubon Society Monthly Meeting. The benefits of a local membership include knowing that your contribution will be used to fund local concerns. If you live in the Albany, Georgia area and are a member of the National Audubon Society, you are automatically a member of our local chapter. If you wish to be a member of the Albany chapter only, the yearly dues are $20.00, and are tax-deductible. Some members may choose to do both, and we will gladly accept your contribution. Where: Flint RiverQuarium 117 Pine Avenue. Contact: Melissa Martin 229.639.2650
FRIDAY TRADITION=SUPPORT DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES
Friday, November 15th – 10am
Community & Economic Development presents “Stand Up For Our Neighbors”. Project Homeless Connect – Receive food, clothes, bus tokens, hygiene items, health screenings, haircuts and resource guides. Location: Albany Civic Center. Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For Info: 229-483-7650
Friday, November 15th – 10am
Food Truck Friday! Stop by the RiverQuarium Parking lot for some amazing tacos from the “Taco Truck” 10am-3pm
Friday, November 15th -3pm
Emerge Albany presents: Ask the Experts: Financial Planning & Management Seminar. RSVP to Courtney Spencer at 229.317.7170 or firstname.lastname@example.org by November 14, 2013. Location: Albany Welcome Center
Friday, November 15th -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, November 15th -5:30pm –JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
Albany Symphony Orchestras Golden Gala. Black tie optional dinner dance in honor of the Symphony’s 50th anniversary season. Dance to the jazzy and lively popular tunes by the Southern Art Music Ensemble. Where: Hilton Garden Inn 101 South Front Street. Cost:$75 per person/$150 per person. Contact: 229-430-8933
Friday, November 15th – 7pm –JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
Dinner & Live Music at Our Daily Bread! Join Our Daily Bread for Great music, great food, and a great atmosphere. This is family-friendly, so grab the kids and meet us at Our Daily Bread. Location: 106 N Washington St
Friday, November 15th – 9pm –JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT TRADITION = DOWNTOWN DINNER, MUSIC, and FUN!
Friday Nite Live at Icons Bar & Grill! Every Friday Night enjoy live music, great food, and 5$ fish bowls. Location: 104 N Washington St
Saturday, November 16th – Noon
DIVAS Mentoring Program presents: Art in the Park. Free Thanksgiving crafts in the Art Park. Light snacks will be provided. For more information contact Sierra Ware: email@example.com. Location: Art Park on Pine 128 Pine Ave
Saturday, November 16th – 2:30pm
Awadagin Pratt and the Albany Symphony for ‘Beethoven in Blue Jeans’. Join concert pianist Awadagin Pratt and the ASO as the symphony members perform in blue jeans. Attendees are strongly encouraged to don denim as well. The idea is to reinforce the notion that classical music–and the symphony–is for everyone. All that’s required are ears, a heart and a soul, and we’ll do the rest. Among his generation of concert artists, pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recital and with symphony orchestra. Join Awadagin Pratt and the Albany Symphony for ‘Beethoven in Blue Jeans’. Where: Albany Municipal Auditorium 200 North Jackson Street. Contact: Lark Ledbetter 229.430.8933
Saturday, November 16th – 4pm
Good Life Drum Circle at Riverfront Park. Bring your rhythm, drums or other percussion instruments and chairs. If you don’t think you have rhythm we will help you find it. If you don’t have a drum or other percussion instruments, we will share what we have. Fun for the entire Family. No drumming experience necessary, just the willingness to share. See you at the drum circle!!
Saturday, November 16th – 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!
Other Downtown News
Albany Arts Council
10th Annual South Georgia College Art Invitational exhibit will showcase the work of college level artists from Albany State University, Darton State College and Valdosta State University. These artists have been invited to participate by university faculty who selected their art as standouts among their peers. Work featured will be in the categories of painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, graphics and photography. The exhibition runs through Nov. 28.
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.
-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.
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!!!