Area News Briefs - Oct. 20, 2014

Gena Knox will host a book signing at Place on the Point Monday from 12-3 p.m. (Special photo)

Gena Knox will host a book signing at Place on the Point Monday from 12-3 p.m. (Special photo)

ALBANY — Members of the Albany Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity have donated $500 and 10 individual memberships to the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

The donation is in response to a challenge to the Greek community from ACRI interim Executive Director W. Frank Wilson. Ralph Hardy, keeper of records for the fraternity, presented the check to Wilson.

Wilson accepted the gift and urged other members of the “Divine 9” to join Alpha Kappa Alpha in support of ACRI.

ALBANY — In Spring of 2010, Erin Dickey self-published her first book empowering women to get their “stuff” together.

Now, after three years of mentoring and getting feedback from the publication, Dickey decided to come back to the Good Life City to kick off her book tour to enable the women of Albany and surrounding cities to become their best selves.

The event will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Country Inn & Suites in Albany.

Raised in Albany, Dickey graduated from Westover Comprehensive High School in 1999 and from Albany State University in 2003, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She also received her Master’s degree in Post-Secondary Education from Troy University in 2007

ALBANY — The first “Serving Up Meals” tennis tournament will be held at Stonebridge Tennis Complex Friday through next Sunday.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Meals on Wheels program, which delivers more than 186,000 meals per year to homebound seniors in southwest Georgia. Recent budget cuts have caused the agency to expand fundraising efforts in order to continue to serve the elderly.

The event will include a Margaritas and Munchies player party on Friday night, lunch on Saturday, drinks and beverages all weekend, t-shirts, champion and finalist awards, and door prizes. Entry fee for the event is $30 and players may play in gender doubles and/or mixed doubles.

All play levels are welcome to register. Registration deadline is Wednesday.

Registration forms available at Stonebridge Tennis Complex, Pine Forest Racquet Club, Doublegate Tennis, and online at atatennis.net.

ALBANY – Award-winning cookbook autho Gena Knox will host a book signing Monday at Place on the Point from noon until 3 p.m.

In her third cookbook, “Southern My Way: Food & Family,” Knox puts a fresh spin on three generations of family favorites, with new variations added to the mix. Her books feature family-friendly recipes, but also easy-to-follow instructions, kitchen tricks and time-saving cooking tips.

Know is a native of Reynolds, and now lives in Athens with her husband and three children. She and her husband own Fire & Flavor Grilling Co., a purveyor of all-natural cooking products. For more information, visit genaknox.com.