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Albany Area News Briefs - Nov. 7, 2013

The Perrys (Special photo)

The Perrys (Special photo)

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Greater Vision (Special photo)

American Legion to host dance Friday

ALBANY — The American Legion Post 30 will host a dinner and dance Friday at its headquarters located at 2916 Gillionville Road. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dance that lasts from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Admission costs are $10 for the dinner and dance, $7 for the dance only.

Music will be provided by Ed McRee and Don Turner. For more information, call (229) 435-5450.

Arts Council unveiling new exhibit

ALBANY — The Albany Area Arts Council will host the 10th Annual South Georgia College Art Invitational today from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Carnegie Library on 215 N. Jackson St.

This 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 opening reception will beat the Carnegie Library. The exhibition runs through Nov. 28.

ASU play to focus on military family

ALBANY — Albany State University will host a performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the ACAD Auditorium.

Sponsored by the YOUTOO Theatre, “Ninety-Nine and a Half Wouldn’t Do” tells the stories of six brothers who served in the military for a combined total of nearly 103 years. The Sims brothers military positions ranked from master sergeant to seaman, and length of service ranged from three to thirty yeas. The play deals with their motivation for servicemen, their faith and devotion to family.

Tickets are available at Helen’s Barber Shop, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, and the Albany Welcome Center. Tickets will also be available at the door. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for students and children. Proceeds will benefit the veterans outreach program at ASU and the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

Church to host night of gospel music

ALBANY — “A Special Night of Gospel Music” will be held Nov.15 at Liberty Parkway Church of God at 1501 Schley Ave.

This concert will feature Greater Vision and the Perrys, two of southern gospel’s most popular artists. No tickets are required. A $10 donation per person will be requested at the door. A freewill offering will be received during the concert for FCC Ministries. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., and all seating is general admission.

For more information, call (941) 756-6942.

Location changed for educational summit tonight

ALBANY — The educational summit public forum scheduled for 6 p.m. today at Darton State College has been moved from the auditorium to the college’s student center.

State Sens. Freddie Powell Sims, John Crosby, Dean Burke and Lindsey Tippins will conduct the forum.