SWGA Briefs - Sept. 30

Liberty House plans annual butterfly release

ALBANY — Liberty House will host a Domestic Violence Awareness Month lunch and its seventh annual butterfly release on Wednesday.

The events will begin at noon at Darton State College’s Students Center, Room 266, 2400 Gillionville Road. The keynote presentation will be given by Dougherty Superior Court Judge Denise Marshall.

The cost to attend is $7. Those attending are asked to confirm with payment by Sept. 26. For more information, call (229) 439-7094.

Museum hosting family cultural arts event

ALBANY — The Albany Recreation and Parks Department is partnering with the Albany Museum of Art for a family-friendly cultural arts event on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Family Day, to be held at the museum is free.

Participants will have an opportunity to enjoy a variety of hands-on art activities for children, games with prizes, and explore AMAzing Space, the interactive children’s gallery.

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

‘Call-in’ housing event coming to Albany on Oct. 5

ALBANY — Having problems making your mortgage payment? Facing foreclosure? Renting but want to buy? Is your landlord mistreating you? Are tenants destroying your property?

Those types of questions can be answered at the Call-In to Connect event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 5. During that time, consumers can call (229) 420-4600 or come to the Microenterprise Center, 230 S. Jackson St., to speak with a housing counselor and staff from other community organizations to receive assistance in preventing foreclosure, restoring your credit, fair housing concerns and even purchasing a home.

The event is conducted by Southwest Georgia Regional Collaborative, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Southwest Georgia Regional Commission and Wells Fargo.

For additional information, call Kerrie Davis at (229) 522-3552 or email kdavis@swgrc.org.

Funds sought for Susan G. Komen Foundation

ALBANY _ Winn-Dixie on Old Dawson Road is conducting a fund-raising effort to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Jeff Carr, assistant store director, said the store is attempting to raise at least $2,000 for breast cancer awareness. The effort will continue through Oct. 15. Customers can make a donation to the effort and have their name posted on pink paper in the store.

Carr said the drive has gotten off to a good start with the Albany store leading the district so far.