Upcoming Southwest Georgia community events

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Want to submit an event for our community calendar? Please call us at (229) 246-7776 or email Brennan Leathers at brennan@live1019.com!


Bainbridge State College students:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 23: Movie Day: “Napoleon Dynamite,” Wellness Center lobby, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (free popcorn and drinks)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 24: Dodgeball Tournament, Wellness Center gym, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 1: Table Tennis tournament, Wellness Center, 2 p.m.


Grady County NAACP to hold annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Sept. 27

The Grady County NAACP will be holding its annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Senior Center in Cairo beginning at 7 p.m. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Zerric Clinton, art teacher at Cairo High School.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and available from NAACP members or by calling LaFaye at 377-6595.


Grady County Tour of Homes is Sept. 27

The Grady County Historical Society will have their 2014 Tour of Homes on Sept. 27. The tour will feature several local homes, businesses, churches and plantations. Tickets for the tour are on sale for $25 each with tickets the day of the tour sold for $30. Tickets may be purchased at the Grady County Museum and History Center, Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce, Center Drugs, Cox Pharmacy, Hester’s Insurance, Miss Myrts or from Yvonne Childs. For more information, call 377-1275.



Downtown Bainbridge Opportunity Night to showcase what central business district has to offer

The Downtown Development Authority of Bainbridge is hosting a Downtown Opportunity Night Thursday, October 2 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at The Old Library located at 200 West Broughton Street.  Downtown Opportunity Night is a way for the Downtown Development Authority of Bainbridge to showcase some of our finest historic buildings.  Come and learn about local, state, and federal incentives and see how the incentives can make a downtown development project succeed.  The incentives are part of an overall strategy to leverage investment, lower the cost of doing business and level the playing field for businesses and property owners choosing to invest in downtown properties.

The evening will begin with a social, then those in attendance will be able to hear first-hand from the experts in downtown development, and the evening will conclude with downtown property tours.  Representatives from the Department of Community Affairs, Small Business Development Center, and Georgia Municipal Association will be in attendance and available to answer questions about their services.


Rivers Alive cleanup in Bainbridge is Oct. 4

It’s river cleanup time y’all. Let’s be a part of the solution. Rivers Alive 2014 is scheduled for October 4th. We will meet at the pavilion next to the Chamber. Registration to begin at 8:00. Cleanup 9:00-12:00. Hope to see everyone there! Any questions? Please call our office at 248-3030.


Fall family fun returns to the Springhill Tree Farm on weekends from Oct. 4 to Nov. 2

Every weekend in October, Springhill Tree Farm will be the home of a Pumpkin Patch, Two Crop Mazes, Horse rides, Bounce house, Hay Rides, Boyd’s BBQ, Pumpkin Games, Pumpkin Chunking, Haunted Maze and more. Open weekends Oct 4th to Nov 2nd. Please visit www.springhilltreefarm.com for more information


Dirt Road Sports to bring lots of laughs to Camilla

The Flint River Arts Council is excited to announce DIRT ROAD SPORTS is coming to Camilla, Friday, Oct. 3rd.  Don’t miss this dynamic Southern comedy/storytelling trio that provides high quality family, friendly, entertainment.  It’s guaranteed to please.  The Sports began their careers as volunteers 8 years ago and certainly have a way with words.  The comedy will be held onOct. 3 at 7:00 at the Flint River Auditorium in Camilla.  Advance tickets $15.00 and $20.00 at the door.  Call 319-1225.  That’s 319-1225.  Hosted by the MCHS Class of 1964 and sponsored by P & C Bank, Bank of Camilla, and Family Bank.


24th Annual Pelham Wildlife Festival to offer great food, family fun

The 24th annual Pelham Wildlife Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 4 at Freedom and Kahn Park in downtown Pelham.  Along with all your favorite food you will find arts, crafts, jewelry, a kids zone with a bounce house, train and pony rides and live entertainment from 10 til 3.  There’s something for every age.   The Pelham Rotary Club will have amazing funnel cakes, the Pelham Masonic Lodge will sell excellent Bar-B-Que, and the Pelham Civitan Club will have homemade chicken pilau.  Be in downtown Pelham onSaturday, Oct. 4 from 10 til 3 for the 24 annual Pelham Wildlilfe Festival.


Archbold Medical Center to hold ‘A Pink Affair’ to raise money for mammograms

Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center, Archbold Medical Center, Thomasville, GA

A benefit fashion show featuring cancer survivors, food and drinks.
Pink cocktail attire is suggested, but not required.
Tickets are $25 and available for purchase through the Archbold Foundation.
To purchase tickets, visit us at www.archbold.org/apinkaffair.
Proceeds will cover the cost for those unable to afford a mammogram.


Southwest Georgia Technical College to hold golf tournament

Southwest Georgia Technical College in Grady County is holding its seventh annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Cairo Country Club. Sponsorships are available at several different levels for local businesses and individuals that wish to support SWGTC. For more information about becoming a sponsor or playing int he tournament, call 227-2415.


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