Join us for a different community event each month - live music, movies, demonstrations, lectures and events right here @ the (Albany Community) Center!

Bee-curious? - Everything You Wanted to Know About Bees, but Were too Afraid to Ask

Friday, January 24
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Albany Community Center
Free 

Bees are considered the most important creatures on the planet because they are required for ecosystem function and are essential pollinators of the majority of our food supply. But how much do you know really about them? While most people are familiar with honey bees and bumble bees, they've never heard of a sweat bee, mason bee or digger bee. The diversity and beauty of bees is truly astonishing. Learn why their populations are declining, what you can do to support them, and where the phrase "the bees knees" originated.

Dr. Hillary Sardinas is an ecologist and mellitologist (bee specialist) who researched sunflower bee nesting habits during her graduate studies at UC Berkeley. She currently works with local farmers and ranchers to conserve natural resources on their properties.

 

Bollywood Dance Party

Friday, February 28
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Albany Community Center
$5 (Children under 12 Free)

This is your chance to spend an evening dancing like a Bollywood star. Led by Albany resident, Giti Dadlani Morris, her playlist of Bollywood classics and Bhangra hits will inspire you to hit the dance floor. Get moving, get energized and have a fun, immersive cultural experience right here in Albany. Families welcome and no experience needed!

 

Noir & Noirs

Friday, March 27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Albany Community Center
$5 suggested donation

The City of Albany, Albany Library and the Albany FilmFest present a night of crime, drama, fast-talking detectives and pinot noir. Join us as we show the classic film noir The Maltese Falcon (1hr 41min/NR/1941) starring Humphrey Bogart. This is the story of a private detective who takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals and their quest for a priceless statuette. Enjoy complementary wine, small bites and maybe a few surprises.