Metro Atlanta Events

Events are listed in chronological order.

 

Invitation for Alumnae to Provide Input on the Presidential Search

Conversation facilitated by Robin Mamlet, managing partner of the Education Practice, and Sheila Murphy, consultant, with the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer

Date: ​Tue​sday, ​Sept. 5
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Location: Evans Hall, Conference Room C
Cost: Free
Description:  ​Alumnae are invited to join our search consultants to discuss Agnes Scott’s culture, strengths and opportunities and to assist the search committee in collecting input on the “ideal” qualifications we seek in our next president. If you are unable to attend in person, we welcome your comments and suggestions through the Input and Feedback Form available on the Presidential Search website. 

Welcome Lunch For International Students

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 6
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.
Location: Evans Hall, Terrace Level, Room AB
Cost: Purchase your lunch on the main floor of Evans for $8.50 and bring it downstairs; dessert provided by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter.
R.S.V.P., acceptance only by Wednesday, Aug. 30, by registering online at internationalwelcomelunch.eventbrite.com.

Kirk Concert & Master Class Series Presents Carmelo De Los Santos, Violin

Sponsored by the Department of Music and the James T. & Ella Rather Kirk Fund

Date: Thursday, Sept. 7
Time: 7:30 p.m. (Master Class on Friday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m.)
Location: Presser Hall, Maclean Auditorium
Cost: Free
Description: Brazilian-born violinist Cármelo de los Santos enjoys an exciting career as a soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue. At the age of sixteen Cármelo gained celebrity status in Brazil by winning its most prestigious music competition, the Eldorado Prize. Cármelo is an Associate Professor of Violin at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where he lives with his wife Eugenia and son Arthur. For more information, visit: carmelodelossantos.com.

Book Group

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®
"The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston" by Michele Moore
Discussion led by the author

Date: Thursday, Sept. 14
Time: 6 p.m. registration; 6:30 p.m. salad served
Location: The Colonnade, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta
Cost: This event includes “dutch treat” dinner (inclusive price averages $27 per person and payment is collected on-site.)
Description: "The Cigar Factory" tells the story of two entwined families, both devout Catholics―the white McGonegals and the African American Ravenels―in the storied port city of Charleston, South Carolina, during the World Wars. 
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Sept. 11, by emailing the book group leader at info@womenalonetogether.org. 

Weatherwise/Otherwise

Sponsored by The Dalton Gallery and the Office of Sustainability and made possible by the James T. and Ella Rather Kirk Fund

Date: Thursday, Sept. 14, Opening Reception (show runs through Dec. 9)
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: The Dalton Gallery, Dana Fine Arts Building
Cost: Free 
Description: Join us for the opening reception for this exhibition of artists responding to climate change. Curated by Dorothy Moye, the show features artists who observe varied facets of the weather and climate picture and their impact on our planet, the human race and other living things. The observations range from data visualizations of meteorological statistics to perplexed penguins who find themselves in a warming environment. These observations may stop us in our tracks with their beauty yet leave us pondering their deeper impact.

Please visit www.daltongallery.org for a complete listing of events.

Joseph R. Gladden Jr. Public Lecture

You're Hired!  But Are You an Employee?
Augustus B. Cochran​ III​, Adeline A. Loridans Professor of Political Science

Date: ​Tue​sday, ​Sept. 19​
Time: 5 p.m. (with reception following)
Location: ​Campbell Hall, ​Frances Bailey Graves Auditorium
Cost: Free
Description: ​Gus Cochran has taught at Agnes Scott since 1973. A graduate of Davidson College, he received his M.A.​ from Indiana University​, his Ph.D.​ from the ​University of North Carolina​ and his J.D.​ from ​Georgia State University​.

The Gladden Award is given every year to a member of the Agnes Scott faculty whose scholarly activities are especially noteworthy. Recipients give a public lecture on a topic related to their scholarly work. The Gladden Public Lecture Series is named for Joseph R. Gladden Jr., chair of the Board of Trustees from 1992 to 2002.

Atlanta Fall Luncheon

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter
Scottie Strong: Leadership and Innovation
Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 20
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Ansley Golf Club, 196 Montgomery Ferry Drive, Atlanta
Cost: $35 per person
Description: Please join us for our annual luncheon to celebrate Agnes Scott and hear news about the college. This year, we will also be bidding farewell to President Elizabeth Kiss, who will be leaving the college at the end of this academic year. We look forward to being back at Ansley Golf Club, where we welcomed President Kiss to the Atlanta Chapter in 2006.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Wednesday, Sept. 13, by registering and paying online at atl2017lunch.eventbrite.com. You can also mail a check for $35 per person, payable to Agnes Scott College, to Kim Vickers, Office of Alumnae Relations, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave.,Decatur, GA 30030. Please note on the check that it is for the fall luncheon. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept registrations at the door; this is a prepay event. 

After Hours Readers

"Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina" by Misty Copeland

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 20
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Dalton Gallery
Description: In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. 
R.S.V.P. acceptance only to Lockey McDonald ’92 at lockeymcd@comcast.net. The After Hours Readers group is composed of alumnae of all ages and others interested in great books. 

Decatur Fall Luncheon (Rescheduled from Sept. 13)

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter
Living Honorably as a Woman in Current Times
Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 26 (rescheduled from Sept. 13)
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Evans Hall, Terrace Level, Room AB
Cost: $18 per person
Description: We hope you will join us for the last Greater Decatur Chapter luncheon with President Elizabeth Kiss. As her farewell topic, Elizabeth will be speaking about living honorably.
R.S.V.P. by registering and paying online at decaturfallluncheon.eventbrite.com. You can also mail a check for $18 per person, payable to Agnes Scott College, to Amy Chastain, Office of Alumnae Relations, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030. Please note on the check that it is for the Decatur fall luncheon. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept registrations at the door; this is a prepay event. 

Book Group

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®
"Cardinal Hill" by Mary Anna Ogden Bryan ’51
Discussion led by the author

Date: Thursday, Oct. 12
Time: 6 p.m., registration; 6:30 p.m., salad served
Location: The Colonnade, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta
Cost: This event includes “dutch treat” dinner (inclusive price averages $27 per person, and payment will be collected on-site)
Description: Margaret Norman lives in a family with secrets, not the least of which is her own. Set in the South during the 1930s and 1940s, "Cardinal Hill" takes place in a world where blacks and whites, although separated by custom and law, often thrive in personal relationships, where, half a world away, a war disrupts lives of those close to home and little girls suspect that kissing causes babies.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Oct. 9, by emailing the book group leader at info@womenalonetogether.org. 

Panel Discussion of "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18
Time: 6:30–7 p.m. Wine and Cheese/ 7 p.m. Panel Discussion
Cost: Free
Location: Campbell Hall, Frances Graves Auditorium (“The Frannie”)
Description: Join alumnae and guests for a panel discussion of Margot Lee Shetterly’s "Hidden Figures" as a part of Scottie Book Month.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Wednesday, Oct. 11, by registering online at hiddenfigurespanel.eventbrite.com or calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400. 

Reader’s Connection

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter
"Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly
Discussion led by Amy Lovell ’90, professor of astronomy

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Room 121, Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for a book discussion of "Hidden Figures," the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movements whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Tuesday, Oct. 17, by registering online at aschiddenfigures.eventbrite.com or calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.

Book Group

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®
"The Underdogs" by Melissa Fay Greene
Discussion led by the author

Date: Thursday, Nov. 9
Time: 6 p.m. registration; 6:30 p.m. salad served
Location: The Colonnade, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta
Cost: This event includes “dutch treat” dinner (inclusive price averages $27 per person and payment is collected on-site.)
Description: From two-time National Book Award nominee Melissa Fay Greene comes a profound and surprising account of dogs on the front lines of rescuing both children and adults from the trenches of grief, emotional, physical, and cognitive disability, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Nov. 6, by emailing the book group leader at info@womenalonetogether.org. 

4th Annual Asc Trivia Night At Manuel’s Tavern

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Friday, Nov. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: Free to participate, but bring cash for drinks and snacks.
Location: Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta
Description: Work in teams to answer trivia questions about your alma mater. Bring a group, or join a team of feisty Scotties when you arrive. The Decatur Chapter will supply a round of appetizers, and there will be one check per table. So bring cash, not credit cards. Pull out those yearbooks, and get ready to compete because the winning team will receive fun prizes and bragging rights.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, Nov. 3, by registering online at asctrivia17.eventbrite.com or calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400. 

Facing Challenges After Loss

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®
Special Guest: Eileen Cooley, psychologist, widow and ASC professor emerita of psychology

Date: Saturday, Nov. 11
Time: 10 a.m.–noon
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House
Cost: $15 (includes morning coffee and light breakfast)
Description: The path of grief for those who have suffered a loss is often painful and lonely, but they expect to have the support of family and friends. No one expects that the loss of a person can then affect many other relationships as well. Join us for our annual seminar, focused on the support of those experiencing grief, with special guest and facilitator Eileen Cooley. Cooley is a psychologist and the author of "Newly Widowed, Now Socially Awkward," which explores interpersonal challenges that arise after loss.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Nov. 6. Mail a check for $15 per person, payable to Women Alone Together, to P.O. Box 11866, Atlanta, GA 30355. Please note the date of the event on your check. For more information, go to www.womenalonetogether.org. 

Arts Connection

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter
Tour of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 460 Rockbridge Road NW, Lilburn
Cost: Free (but they request that you bring a vegetarian canned food item for a donation)
Description: A mandir is a Hindu place of worship – a haven for spirituality and a place of paramount peace. It is also a center vibrant with social, cultural and spiritual activities. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was opened in August 2007 after only 17 months of construction time, utilizing 1.3 million volunteer hours. The mandir comprises three types of stone (Turkish limestone, Italian marble and Indian pink sandstone). More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the United States and assembled in Lilburn like a giant 3-D puzzle. The tour is limited to 30 people. Shorts, skirts and sleeveless tops are not allowed in the mandir, and because in some areas you have to remove your shoes, socks are suggested.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Wednesday, Nov. 8, by registering online at mandirtour.eventbrite.com or calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400. 

After Hours Readers

"Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Dalton Gallery
Description: Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching "The Magnificent Seven," Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over. 
R.S.V.P. acceptance only to Lockey McDonald ’92 at lockeymcd@comcast.net. The After Hours Readers group is composed of alumnae of all ages and others interested in great books. 

Be A Part Of Something Big Again This Fall In Metro Atlanta!

Due to the overwhelming success of Scotties Give Back projects all over the country and in Metro Atlanta last year, we are doing something BIG again this year. Atlanta-area alumnae are invited to participate in seven community-service projects all over town. To register for a project, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/SGBATL.

Please join us in celebrating the good that we can do for each other and the role that community service plays in our college’s mission. For more information or to see our achievements from last year, go to www.tinyurl.com/scottiesgiveback.

 

Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Buckhead Christian Ministry’s THRIFTique
Hosted by Laurie McBrayer Coleman ’83
800 Miami Circle NE, Suite 160
Atlanta, GA 30324
R.S.V.P. by Sept. 25 (limited to 10 alumnae)

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.–noon

Collier Heights Association for Revitalization, Resilience and Sustainability
Hosted by Gwen Smith Watson ’11
Jennie Drake Park, (across from 688 Waterford Road NW)
Atlanta, GA 30318
R.S.V.P. by Oct. 9

Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m.–noon

Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Hosted by Amy Zvonar ’04
4055 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
R.S.V.P. by Oct. 9

Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

International Community School
Hosted by Rhina Fernandes Williams ’92
2418 Wood Trail Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
R.S.V.P. by Oct. 16

Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.–noon

Decatur Cooperative Ministries
Hosted by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter
115 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030
R.S.V.P. by Oct. 16

Saturday, Oct. 28, noon–2 p.m.

Literacy Action
Hosted by Olivia Greene-Knight ’10
231 Peachtree Street NE, Suite M-100
Atlanta, GA 30303
R.S.V.P. by Oct. 16

Friday, Nov. 17, 7–9 p.m.

Rise Against Hunger
Hosted by The Gué Pardue Hudson ’68 Center for Leadership and Service
ASC Campus, Evans Hall
R.S.V.P. by Nov. 6

Special Note

There is an additional Georgia project in Austell. For more information, visit our Scotties Give Back page.