SWGA Briefs -- Sept. 22, 2013

Vietnam Wall coming to Adel

ADEL — The Cook County for Vietnam Veterans is bringing the Vietnam Moving Wall to Adel. The Wall will be on public display round-the-clock, from Noon on Sept. 26, until Noon on Sept. 30 with the exception of Sept. 29th, when the Wall will be open to Vietnam Veterans only, for a time of private reflection.

An Opening Ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. on Sept. 27. The keynote speaker will be Colonel Samuel P. Milam, commander of the 93d Air Ground Operations Wing at Moody Air Force Base, GA.

Other events to honor Veterans and Active Duty personnel are planned throughout the Wall’s visit. To get an up-to-date record of events, visit their Facebook page, “The Moving Wall-Cook County, GA.”

For more information, call Linda W. Meadows at (229) 896-3591 or email her at lmeadowsz4@windstream.net. To volunteer, contact Pam W. Fuller at (229) 896-4088.

Class of 1971 planning reunion

The combined class of 1971 is planning a meeting for Sat., Sept. 21, at the District 2 Community Police Center, located at 1300 Newton Road. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m.; all classmates are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Karen Lawrence at (229) 296-3186 or Yvonne Reese at (229) 435-8957.

Samuel Jackson family reunion set

Samuel Jackson Family Reunion: The descendants of Samuel Jackson, CSA, of Pulaski County and children: Henry Harrison and John H., will hold their reunion on Sat., Sept. 28, beginning at 10 a.m, at Reed Bingham State Park, Group Shelter #3.

If traveling from Adel: Exit 39 on I-75. Follow signs on Hwy. 37 to park, approximately 6 miles west. From Moultrie: Take Veterans State Parkway US 319 to Ga. Hwy. 37 E., approximately 12 miles on left. Park pass is $5 per vehicle. Please bring a covered dish and folding chair.

For more information, call Drucilla Harper at (229) 533-6175.

Albany Museum of Art plans Family Day

The Albany Recreation and Parks Department is partnering with the Albany Museum of Art for a free, family-friendly cultural arts event on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Family Day, to be held at the museum, is FREE and fun for all ages! Children will be able to participate in hands-on art activities, games, and explore AMAzing Space, the AMA’s interactive children’s gallery.

The Albany Museum of Art is located at 311 Meadowlark Drive, adjacent to Darton College. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Kristin Caso at Albany Recreation and Parks Department at 229-430-5222.

Deal chooses Tifton museum as host for collection

TIFTON — Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will be one of nine Georgia organizations selected for a stop on the statewide tour of Georgia’s State Art Collection.

“The traveling exhibit is an opportunity to use the state art collection as a springboard for additional arts and culture activities that serve to celebrate and increase awareness for the local cultural community and to increase tourism,” Governor Deal said. “Sandra and I hope that this collection will inspire visitors and local citizens to learn more about Georgia’s artistic heritage.”

Sponsored by the Georgia Council for the Arts in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Division and the Georgia Humanities Council, the exhibit is an extensive, vibrant chronicle of work created by Georgia artists from the 1970s to the 1990s. Each piece in the collection was juried by a panel of experts. The 28-piece exhibit will be stationed in the Gallery at the Museum until Oct. 28.