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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar — Sept. 19-25, 2018


Albany Museum of Art

Exhibits at the museum, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Free admission; donations welcome. Call (229) 439-8400 or visit


— Educators as Artists: Juried College Faculty Exhibition, Aug. 2-Oct. 13, East Gallery.

— Neighborhood for Artists: Narrative Painting by Four Georgia Artists, through Sept. 29, Haley Gallery

— Georgia Artists Guild of Albany: 25th annual juried exhibition, through Nov. 24, West Gallery

Toddler Takeover: 10:30-11 a.m. first Tuesdays. Exhibitions, art-making, stories and tours. Catered to ages 15 months to 3 years. $5 per child for nonmembers and free for members. ​

Visit the museum’s website for more information on its summer camps.

Albany Area Arts Council

The AAAC, 215 N. Jackson St., has free admission. The council normally is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Call ahead for holiday hours. Call (229) 439-2787.

Albany Civil Rights Institute

Located at 326 Whitney Ave., ACRI hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Closed on holidays. Call (229) 432-1698 or visit

Center for Art and Rehabilitative Energies Inc.

Located at 3696 Pearl St., Shellman. Open each Saturday and Sunday from 2-6 p.m. All the exhibitions are open to the public. Group tours can be scheduled. Contact (229) 679-5069.


— Artists of Randolph IV: Invitational exhibition of artists and crafters living or working in Randolph County, Sept. 9 to Oct. 28

— Zack Steele: Portraits rendered in the style of 14th century Renaissance masters, Nov. 4 to Dec. 22


Park and zoo are located at 105 Chehaw Park Road. Park open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Zoo open daily 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Contact (229) 430-5275. Visit

Flint RiverQuarium

Located at 101 Pine Ave., Albany, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Call (229) 639-2650.

— Discovery Day: First and third Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Family fun with arts and crafts, storytelling, live animal presentations and more. Designed for children ages 5 and up, each month features a different theme. Children receive a free F.U.N. Passport that is stamped on each Sunday visit. Free with RiverQuarium membership or with regular admission.

— Tadpole Time: First Wednesday of each month. Programs at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Parents and pre-schoolers can visit the RiverQuarium for story-time, an activity and a closer look at the animals. It’s free with membership or with regular admission. Participants are free to enjoy the facility on their own after the session.

Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village

The ABAC museum is at 1392 Whiddon Mill Road, Tifton. Contact (229) 391-5055 or email Museum, Art Gallery and Historic Village open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. Admission: $7, general; $4, children 5-16; free, children 4 and younger. The Vulcan Steam Train runs on Saturdays. Museum, Historic Village and Vulcan Steam Train open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $10, adults; $8, seniors; $5, 5 and older; free, 4 and younger. Country Store is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Harvest Moon

Albany Beer & Hymns: Fourth Mondays, 6:30 p.m., 2347 Dawson Road. Hymn singing and fellowship with the Ales Angels and others.

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Located at 214 Alexander St., Thomasville. Contact (229) 226-5029 or visit

SAM Shortline

SAM Shortline Excursion Train, 105 Ninth Ave. East, Cordele. Contact (229) 276-0755 or visit

Terrell History Museum

Located at 211 W. Lee St., Dawson, the museum is open by appointment. Call (229) 995-2866.

Thronateeska Heritage Center

Located at 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Wetherbee Planetarium and Science Museum are part of center. Visit or call (229) 432-6955.

— “Chehaw Affair” is open through Sept. 28 at Thronateeska’s Science Museum. Tells the story of the Chehaw Massacre, which took place in 1818 and features artifacts found at the sight of the Chehaw Village.

— “Rural Telephones of Georgia” opens at Thronateeska’s History Museum on Saturday for Smithsonian Day Live! The exhibit explores how telephones in southwest Georgia have changed. The exhibit features a wide array of artifacts and images from southwest Georgia. On loan from Marie Watson-Allen, the exhibit features over 100 telephones collected by Talmadge Brazel, also known as the “Telephone Man,” who worked for a telephone company in Moultrie.

Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage

Located at 225 Love Ave., Tifton. Open 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 1 p.m.-7 p.m., Thursdays; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Call (229) 382-5083 or email

Wetherbee Planetarium

Located at the Thronateeska Heritage Center, 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. Show schedule: Thursdays-Saturdays 10:30 a.m., “Earth, Moon & Sun,” 11:30 a.m., “Astronomyths;” 1 p.m., “Larry Cat in Space;” 2 p.m., “Oasis in Space;” 3 p.m., “Black Holes.” Check with museum for schedule changes.


National POW/MIA Convocation: 11 a.m., Georgia Southwestern State University Storm Dome. David Keller, founder of the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation. Free and open to the public.


Family Movie Night: 6-8 p.m., Lee County Library, 245 Walnut Ave. South, Leesburg. “Peter Rabbit” will be on the big screen with popcorn. It is free and open to the public.

Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Ceremony: 9 a.m., Andersonville National Historic Site’s National Prisoner of War Museum. William Pebly, World War II POW, and family of Michael Hoff, MIA service member in Vietnam, will speak. Free and open to the public.


Free Albany City Yoga: 9 a.m., 1908 Dawson Road. Non-heated studio style classes at no charge for all levels provided by Albany Yoga Project. Public is invited.

Pelham Country Jamboree: 5-11 p.m. Free admission. Dance floor, Cotton Boll Express, Lalla Leaman, Mack Harrison, Gary Page, Jeff Howell, Roy Weeks, Joann Wells, Adrian Otero and additional drop-in musicians. Special guest each week. Raffles, T-shirts and table items. 153 W. Railroad St. Call (229) 376-3310 or (229)-449-8685.

Rockin’ Juniors Youth and Pony Show: 9 a.m., Rockin’ J Ranch, 1048 Philema Road. For youth under 18 on any size pony or horse. Special classes for ponies. Fun, relaxed show with a variety of in-hand, under-saddle, and speed event classes. Lead line and adult assist classes encouraged. Negative coggins and helmets required. No studs. Call (208) 781-2661, (229) 206-1953 or (229)894-0759.

AMA Chalkfest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets on sale now. Professional chalk artists, craft beer samplings, a Georgia Grown Food Village and more. Limited number of VIP Experience tickets. 100 block of Pine Ave. Visit for more information.

Plains Peanut Festival: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. The festival kicks off with a one-mile fun run and a 5K road race. Parade downtown, educational exhibits are on display to accent the importance of agriculture. All information/applications on and for the Plains Peanut Festival can be found on the website events page. Click on the following link:

Bark in the Park Festival: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Jeffords Park, E. Willingham St., Sylvester. Healthy pet station, dog parade, doggie games, The Dog Dash, Top Dog Contest, adoption, The Dog House Game, complimentary massages, childrens games, Team Hot Dog Eating Contest, food vendors, 50/50 Raffle, crafts and items from vendors. Contact at Hosted by the Best Friends Humane Society of Worth County.


Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 10 a.m. Saturdays. Albany Area YMCA, 1701 Gillionville Road. Ages 12 and up. Challenging core workout at the Sports Park outdoor pool facility until Labor Day. Call for details. Free to members and $10 for non members. Call (229) 809-2095 to register.

SEPT. 29

Water, Wings and Wildlife Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Flint RiverQuarium. Enjoy birds of prey and reptile shows, take a SCUBA lesson in our Blue Hole or try fishing at the RiverQuarium water steps. Regular admission rates apply.

2D Animation For Middle Schoolers: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. Students learn traditional animation techniques. No experience required. Participants will need to bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop for second and third sessions. Cost: $120, AMA members; $140, non-members. Visit

OCT. 5

Seniors Possibilities Fair: Registration and silent auction viewing starts at 12:30 p.m. Program from 2-5 p.m. Admission to the dair is $5 per person. Albany Civic Center. Visit Contact Debbie McDonald at (229) 894-5712 for more information.

OCT. 6

Paws in the Park: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Chehaw. Training demonstrations, agility course, lure coursing, animal adoptions, vendors and more. Food vendors include San Joe’s To Go, Debs Curbside Cupcakes, Street Treats with My Little Pony Parties, K9 Concepts Dog Training, Head South Boutique, GCH Pet Portraits, Elizabeth Kennedy Designs, Ruby Cactus Boutique, Embellished Life among other vendors. Event free with park admission. All money donated before or during the event will be donated to Companion Animal Hospital and other attending shelters. Email

NAMI Walk Southwest Georgia: 10 a.m., Colquitt County Courthouse Square, Moultrie. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Contact Shannon Bell at (229) 454-1668 or

OCT. 9

Wild Game Dinner, Auction and Gun Raffle: Reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., live auction at 7:30 p.m. Potter Community Center. Fundraiser for Boy Scouts of America South Georgia Council. Contact Sam McCord at (229) 300-0649 or

OCT. 16

Sunbelt Ag Expo: Oct. 16-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Spence Field, 290 Harper Blvd, Suite G, Moultrie. Hosting 1,200 commercial exhibitors with over 4,000 product lines featuring latest goods and services, technological savvy and labor-saving devices. Six-hundred acre working research farm where manufacturers and dealers can demonstrate their latest developments. Free seminars and demonstrations featuring agricultural industry’s experts.

OCT. 13

100 Mile Peanut Pickin’ Yard Sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Starting on Georgia Highway 41 in Unadilla the route will travel to Vienna and Cordele on the highway. South of Cordele take Georgia Highway 33 to Sylvester and on to Moultrie. From Moultrie take Highway 133 to Berlin and then Highway 333 to Quitman. Plan to enjoy the day with us. Organizations encouraged to participate by having a yard sale or a bake sale, and keep the money they make. Contact (229) 776-7718 or (229) 773-7716.

OCT. 19

Day Out with Thomas Big Adventures Tour 2018: Oct. 19, 20, 21 and 27 and 28. Georgia Veterans State Park — SAM Shortline Depot, 2459 U.S. Highway 280 West. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day, first train departs at 10 a.m. Children can spend a day with Thomas and take a ride. Sir Topham Hatt, controller of the railway, will be there along with a day of Thomas-themed activities including crafts, photo opportunities and more. Tickets on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting Ticket prices are $22 plus tax for ages 2 and up. Service charges and fee may apply. For more information and directions, contact the 877-GA-RAILS or visit For more information about Thomas & Friends please visit:,

OCT. 26

Tricks & Treats: 5-7 p.m., Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center. Provides a safe venue for trick-or-treating throughout the RiverQuarium and along the “Candy Path” at Riverfront Trail to Thronateeska. Purchase admission at either location. Free for members; $6 with costume, $8 without costume for non-members ages 3 and over.

OCT. 27

Sunnyland Farms Pecan Festival and Open House: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2314 Willson Drive, Albany. Pecan grove hayrides, festival games, live music, food trucks, bouncy houses, pecan-pie cake walk, Tree-to-Table tours, raffle benefiting GraceWay Recovery Center and more.

The Coming Up Calendar is a summary of upcoming entertainment events published Wednesdays in Southview. Items for the Coming Up Calendar should be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday before publication. Submissions must be typed, concise and emailed to; faxed to (229) 888-9357, Attn. Southview; or dropped by our offices at 126 N. Washington St.

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