Acadiana briefs for Aug. 22, 2014

Unclaimed property recovery help offered

Louisiana Department of the Treasury staff will be at the Acadiana Mall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help people file unclaimed property claims.

There’s more than $600 million in unclaimed property that belongs to Louisiana residents, the department said in a news release.

The average claim is $900 from utility payments, old checking and saving accounts, royalty payments or other accounts. Since 1972, the department’s unclaimed property program has returned more than $338 million to nearly 570,000 Louisiana residents, according to a news release.

Search for unclaimed property at www.latreasury.com.

Attendees should bring valid photo identification and their Social Security number to speed the filing process. Checks for all approved claims will be mailed after the event.

Tickets for Gulf Brew event on sale Monday

Advanced tickets for the Acadiana Center for the Arts’ ninth Annual Gulf Brew on Oct. 18 go on sale Monday.

Only 200 advance tickets are available for purchase at the discounted rate of $25.

The annual event features more than 100 beers, food trucks and live music as a benefit for the arts center. The Oct. 18 event will be held downtown at Parc International.

Ticket options include VIP access at $75 a ticket and “pre-taster” access an hour before the event at $50.

Tickets can be purchased online at AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org, in person at the AcA’s box office at 101 W. Vermilion St. or by phone at (337) 233-7060.