Valdosta State University
Continuing Education
1500 N Patterson St.

LIR Saturday in Albany

Please note: this course requires membership in Learning in Retirement Spring 2019 Membership

Dates:February 9, 2019
Meets:Sa from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Location:Off Site
Instructor:Marie Sooy
Fee: $0.00  

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description

Civil Rights Museum: Located in the newly restored 1906 Old Mt. Zion Church, the Albany Civil Rights Museum and Institute uses oral histories, photographs, documents and artifacts, and educational exhibits to detail the civil rights struggle, ranging from voter registration to nonviolent protest, song, economic boycott and legal action. Take a self-guided tour of the exhibits, then from 1 – 3 PM enjoy a concert featuring the museum’s Freedom Singers, (which takes place on the second Saturday of each month). ADMISSION: $5 for seniors.

Ray Charles Plaza: Next stop is the Ray Charles Plaza (approximate arrival 3:30 PM.) This park along the Flint River features a life-size sculpture of the pioneering soul musician Ray Charles, portrayed seated at a grand piano. The sculpture rests on a rotating pedestal; as it rotates, music plays and water flows over the pedestal and spills into a reflecting pool at the base.

Pretoria Fields Brewery: Last stop is Albany’s first craft brewery, Pretoria Fields (approximate arrival 4 PM). Billed as “a collective of brewers and farmers working together to produce slow beer with ingredients sown in the Georgia soil,” Pretoria Fields beer is made with locally grown wheat, hops, and other ingredients. Take a 20-minute tour, and then enjoy tasting the wares, if you wish.