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Events for May 1-7

Posted: April 30, 2014 - 3:23pm

THURSDAY

The bloodmobile schedule:

■ Thursday — noon-4 p.m., Willacoochee Elementary School, 430 S. Vickers St.; 2-7 p.m., Nashville United Methodist Church, 304 S. Berrien St.; 2-7 p.m., Lake Park Baptist Church, 116 N. Gordon St., Lake Park; 1-5 p.m., Deerfield-Windsor School, 2500 Nottingham Way, Albany.

■ Sunday — 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Central Church of Christ, 304 E. Central Ave., Valdosta.

■ Monday — 4-8 p.m., Ty Ty Baptist Church, 157 N. Church St.; 1-6 p.m., Lowndes County Fire Department, Station 2, 5080 Madison Highway, Valdosta.

■ Wednesday — 2-7 p.m., Albany Masonic Temple, 941 18th Ave.

The Valdosta Donor Center, 2517-A Bemiss Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. (229) 241-1141, ext. 221.

One Voice United Celebration, presented by the Jekyll Island National Day of Prayer Task Force, refreshments, 6:30 p.m.; program, 7 p.m.; Great Dunes, Seaside Pavilion and Park, Jekyll Island. Includes inspirational words and music. (912) 577-3562.

“The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, presented by The Armstrong Masquers, 7:30 p.m. through Sunday, Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. $10; discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members and students/children; staff, faculty and students with ID get in free. (912) 927-5381.

 

FRIDAY

Art Walk, 5-8 p.m., Main Street shops, galleries and restaurants, downtown Brunswick. Includes art openings, live music, food and beverage pairing samples. (912) 265-4032 or brunswickgeorgia.net.

First Friday Fireworks, presented by the Savannah Waterfront Association, 9:30-10 p.m., Riverfront, Savannah. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com.

 

SATURDAY

AARP Driving Class, 9 a.m., Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. (912) 267-1212.

Free exercise class, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Agape Church, 10600 Colerain Road, St. Marys. Exercise using only free weights and a mat. (912) 576-2008 or email getufit2008@yahoo.com.

Downtown Valdosta Farm Days, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lowndes County Courthouse Square, 100 E. Central Ave., Valdosta. Features a farmers’ market, arts and crafts and educational information on eating local, nutrition and food choices. Event is the first and third Saturdays May through September. (229) 259-3577 or ehill@valdostacity.com.

Fun in the Okefenokee, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge’s Visitor Center, about 11 miles southwest of Folkston, off Georgia 121/23. (912) 496-7836 or fws.gov/okefenokee.

■ The Special Bird of the Okefenokee, hike 9 a.m., program 2 p.m. Saturdays, on the unique requirements of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.

■ Cane Pole Trail Nature Walk, 10 a.m. Saturdays, on the Okefenokee’s plants and animals and the importance of fire, Chesser Island Boardwalk.

■ Gator Gossip, 10 a.m. and 3 and 4 p.m. Saturdays, with interesting facts about the alligator.

First Saturday on the River, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., River Street, Savannah. Includes live entertainment and arts and crafts. Free. (912) 234-0295 or 234-6400.

Fun at the Fort, 10 a.m., Fort King George State Historic Site, 500 McIntosh Road, Darien. Includes cannon firings, musket drills, hands-on games for children, a scavenger hunt, rolling hoops, tug-of-war, and exploring nature trails. Fort admission, $4-$6.50. (912) 437-4770.

Low Country Boil, presented by Southern Specific Chiropractic, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Brant Creek Clubhouse/Pool, 4450 Georgia 40, St. Marys. Features an annual Patient Appreciation and includes food, swimming and crafts. Free. Reservations, (912) 882-3323.

Teens and Tweens Book Clubs, Tweens for grades 6-8, 1-3 p.m., Teens for grades 9-12, 3-5 p.m., Wayne County Public Library, 759 Sunset Blvd., Jesup. (912) 427-2500.

 

SUNDAY

“Ed & Friends” Pops Concert, 3 p.m., Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Fine Arts Auditorium, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. Features the Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at AASU. Concert is a tribute to the legacy and memory of Ed Caughran, acclaimed Savannah music educator. $14. (912) 927-5381.

Coastal Youth Symphony Concert, presented by the Coastal Symphony of Georgia, 3 p.m., Glynn Academy Memorial Auditorium, 1001 Mansfield St., Brunswick. coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org.

 

MONDAY

Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program in concert, 6:30 p.m., Armstrong Atlantic State University, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah. Features the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra, Lyric Strings Ensembles I and II, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra and Debut Strings. $10. (912) 927-5381.

 

TUESDAY

Library fun: Storytime, 10:30 a.m., with stories and a simple craft project for preschool-age children, Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. Features “A Very Mommy Story Times with Craft.” Call (912) 580-4939 for movie titles. (912) 267-1212.

Sapelo Island Birding Adventure, 3 p.m. Tuesday-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Crooked River State Park, 6222 Charlie Smith Senior Highway, St. Marys. Enjoy birding the beaches, marshes, fields and forests of Sapelo Island staying overnight at the historic Reynolds Mansion. $299 a person double occupancy; $15 ferry; $5 parking. Includes meals. Registration, (912) 882-5256.

Computer Club, 6 p.m., Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester St., Brunswick. (912) 267-1212.

“Motherhood Out Loud,” written by celebrated American writers and presented by Brunswick Actors Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Palmer’s Village Cafe, 223 Mallery St., St. Simons Island. $45 a person, includes tapas and wine. (912) 280-0023 or brunswickactorstheatre.com.

 

WEDNESDAY

“Coffee with the Author” series, presented by the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, 10:30 a.m., St. Simons Island Casino, Room 108, 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. Features Will Harlan with “Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island,” on Carol Ruckdeschel, a self-taught scientist and defender of sea turtles on Cumberland Island. $10, members get in free. Reservations requested. (912) 289-7357 or email litguildssi@gmail.com.

“20 Feet From Stardom,” as part of the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island Film Series, 7 p.m., St. Simons Island Casino, 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island. The 2013 American film is Rated PG-13. $3. (912) 289-7357 or email litguildssi@gmail.com.

Savannah Council on World Affairs, social 7:30 p.m., program 8 p.m., Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St., Savannah. Speaker is Kevin A. Spooner, associate professor in North American Studies and history, and program coordinator of the North American Studies Program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, on “Partners Nevertheless: Canadian-American Relations Past and Present.” $10 nonmembers; members, students and their family members, educators and active military and their dependents get in free.

 

Fax events to (904) 359-4478 or email events@jacksonville.com. Complete listing at jacksonville.com/calendars. To put your event in the free online calendar, go to events.jacksonville.com.

 
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