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SWGA Briefs - Sept. 16, 2013

Liberty House to host luncheon

ALBANY — As the kick-off event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Liberty House of Albany will host a luncheon for invited guests and community members on Oct. 2. Featured presenters will be Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, Superior Court Judge Denise Marshall and survivor and motivational speaker Janee Mobley.

Participants will meet in the courtyard of the Darton College Student Union for the release of the butterflies in memory of all persons who died as a result of domestic violence in Georgia this year. Immediately following is the luncheon on the second floor, Room 266. Tickets for this event are $7 pre-paid per person, with reservations required by Sept. 26.

AMA to host artist workshop

ALBANY — The Albany Museum of Art will host “Cocktails & Acrylics” Tuesday. Art instructor Janice Rentz will be on hand to help budding artists create their own floral and fruit still-life paintings. Cost is $40 per person. Light snacks, art supplies and instruction are included; guests are allowed to bring their favorite wine or beverage.

To register or for more information, call Yvonne Jones at (229) 439-8400, ext: 111, or email yjones@albanymuseum.com

Health fair to focus on diabetes prevention

ALBANY — Members of the local community will have the opportunity to speak with health care professionals at a community-wide health fair on Sept. 28. Sponsored by the 2013 Albany P&G Legacy Reunion, “Living Well is the Best Revenge” will be 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. at the PT Gym, 1420 Dawson Road.

The focus of the fair is on diabetes and obesity prevention; educational materials, food, a zumba demonstration and door prizes will also be featured. For more information, contact Brenda Bryant at (901) 283-7566 or email reams4now@aol.com

Second Harvest of South Georgia to hold annual meeting

TIFTON — Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc. will host its annual agency meeting at the University of Georgia’s Tifton Campus Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Attendance is mandatory for all member agencies. Any organization interested becoming a SHSG partner agency is welcome to attend. For more information, call (229) 244-2678 or (888) 453-4143.

Quitman to host cookoff at Skillet Festival

QUITMAN — Six chefs will soon prove their mettle with cast iron skillets as they compete in the “Cast Iron Chef” cookoff during the 3rd annual Brooks County Skillet Festival on Oct. 19, in Quitman.

Three chefs each from Georgia and Florida will team up to create a dish using a box of mystery ingredients in one hour using just one cast iron skillet and one burner. Each mystery box will showcase ingredients sourced from Brooks County and the surrounding 150-mile area.

After each round, judges will award a point to the Florida or Georgia team the winning chef represents. After all three heats of the competition are completed, one state will be declared a winner and a food bank in that state will win the prize funds donated by a sponsor.

For more information, email destinationbrooks@gmail.com or call (229) 263-9085.

Annual 100 Mile yard sale coming soon

The 3rd annual 100 Mile Peanut Pickin’ Yard Sale will be held 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Oct. 12. The route will begin on U.S. Hwy 41 in Unadilla and travel south to Vienna, continue south to Highway 33 from Cordele through Sylvester, loop through downtown Moultrie and will follow Highway 133 through Berlin and Highway 333 to Quitman.

The 100 Mile Peanut Pickin’ Yard Sale is a tourism effort to promote the region and an opportunity to showcase these cities to visitors who may purchase a home or start a business. Vendors will be featuring everything from antiques, collectibles and handmade furniture. For more information visit the official website at www.100milepeanutpickinyardsale.com.

Girl Scouts hosting ‘Catch A Wave’

NORMAN PARK — Girls in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend an event featuring the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory “Sea Mobile” hosted by Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. The event will be held from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday at Norman Park Baptist Conference Center. Members and non-members of Girl Scouts and their families are welcome to attend.

Participants will visit the “Sea Mobile,” where they will learn about sea life and the wonder of water; experience the “touch tank,” as they feel and smell the ocean; make special creations to take home, enjoy Girl Scout Journey activities and work toward completing Girl Scout badges. The cost for Girl Scouts is $10 per family of four plus $3 for each additional person; non-members may attend for $15 per family of four plus $3 for each additional person. The fee includes the Sea Mobile event, a make-and-take project and lunch. The fee for non-members also includes an annual Girl Scout membership.

For more information on how to become a Girl Scout, volunteer or support the local council, visit www.gshg.org.