Metro Atlanta Events

Traditions & Friendships: The Legacy of Agnes Scott

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Monday, August 25
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Campbell Hall
Cost: Free

Description: Come help us welcome Agnes Scott's newest class at a special event just for first-years and alumnae! The afternoon will feature a reception followed by a special video showcasing alumnae interviews. After the video there will be a Q&A and then alumnae will teach the first-years some favorite Hub songs.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Thursday, August 21, by registering online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/legacy or by calling Mary Rinaldi Winn at 404.471.6374.

Decatur Fall Luncheon

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Speaker: Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott College
Date: Thursday, Sept. 11
Time: 11:30 a.m. registration, noon luncheon with program to follow
Location: Rebekah Scott Hall, Katherine Woltz Reception Room
Cost: $16 per person
Speech Title: "My Agnes Scott Journey: Serving as President in Challenging Times"

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Wednesday, Sept. 3, by registering and paying online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/DecaturLunch. You can also register by contacting Mary Rinaldi Winn at 404.471.6374 or mrinaldiwinn@agnesscott.edu if you wish to pay the luncheon fees by check on the day of the event. Checks should be made payable to Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter.

Book Group: The Round House

Sponsored by Women Alone Together

Date: Thursday, Sept. 11
Time: 6 p.m. registration; 6:30 p.m. salad served
Location: The Colonnade, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, AtlantaThe Colonnade, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta
Cost: This event includes “dutch treat” dinner (inclusive price averages $27 per person) and the restaurant accepts cash or check. No credit cards.

Description: One of the most revered novelists of our time—a brilliant chronicler of Native American life — Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her best-selling Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves. She transports readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Sept. 8, by emailing the Book Group Leader at bookgroup@womenalonetogether.org. Payment for dinner is collected onsite.

After Hours Readers: Rabbit, Run by John Updike

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 17
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House, Agnes Scott College
Cost: Free

Description: The After Hours Readers group is composed of alumnae of all ages and others interested in great books. It meets every other month, generally on the third Wednesday. The informal group is open to all, and discusses fiction and nonfiction works. There are no dues. If you are interested in joining or learning about the group, contact Laura Cox ’01 at laura.cox@alum.agnesscott.edu.

Atlanta Fall Luncheon

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

Special Guest: Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott College
Date: Thursday, Sept. 18

Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Druid Hills Golf Club, 740 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta
Cost: $28
Speech Title: "125 Years & Still Climbing: Celebrating Agnes Scott's Past, Present and Future"

Description: Join us for a celebratory lunch in honor of the college’s 125th birthday with President Kiss, college officers, faculty, staff, students and fellow alumnae. This year President Kiss will reflect on Agnes Scott’s first 125 years and “Summit,” the college’s new strategic plan.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Tuesday, Sept. 9, by registering and paying online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/ATLlunch. You can also mail a check for $28 per person payable to Atlanta Alumnae Chapter, Agnes Scott College, to Allison Petty Cochran ’93, 3961 St. Clair Court, Atlanta, GA 30319.

Arts Connection: Atlanta Airport Art

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

Special Guest: David Vogt, airport art program manager
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 1
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: The group will meet in the Domestic Terminal Atrium. Alumnae and guests will need to bring photo identification for going through airport security to tour the art exhibitions.
Cost: Free

Description: Art humanizes the vast scale of the airport by immersing passengers in an environment that entices the senses. It serves as a soothing counterpoint to the often hectic travel experience. The inclusion of permanent art at the airport started in 1979 when former Mayor Maynard Jackson commissioned 14 pieces for the new main terminal through the city of Atlanta’s Percent for the Arts Ordinance. Since then the airport art program collection has grown steadily, and today it contains more than 250 pieces. Works range from an impressive series of framed pieces by Georgia’s top artists to monumental architecturally-integrated art that for many defines part of the airport’s character.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Wednesday, Sept. 24, by registering online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/artsfall or by calling the alumnae office at 404.471.6323. The tour is limited to the first 30 people registered.

Agnes Scott 125th Birthday Party — Decatur

Hosted by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 1
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House, Agnes Scott College
Cost: Free

Description: Atlanta area alumnae are hosting birthday parties throughout the month of October to bring alumnae together to celebrate the college’s big milestone—125 years old. There will be cake, party favors, singing, entertainment and tons of fun and fellowship. Everyone is invited; everyone is welcome!

R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, Sept. 24, by registering online at agnesscott.edu/alumnae/125birthday or call 404.471.5400.

Agnes Scott 125th Birthday Party — Atlanta, Downtown

Hosted by Ellie Spresser ’12; co-host Lyn Smith Deardorff ’84

Date: Saturday, Oct. 4
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Home of Ellie Spresser ’12
Cost: Free

Description: Atlanta area alumnae are hosting birthday parties throughout the month of October to bring alumnae together to celebrate the college’s big milestone—125 years old. There will be cake, party favors, singing, entertainment and tons of fun and fellowship. Everyone is invited; everyone is welcome!

R.S.V.P. by Sunday, Sept. 28, by registering online at agnesscott.edu/alumnae/125birthday or call 404.471.5400.

Reader's Connection: Suffer & Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas 1834-1907 by Carolyn Newton Curry ’64/’66

Sponsored by Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

Date: Thursday, Oct. 9
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Room 121, Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta
Cost: Free

Description: "Suffer & Grow Strong is a remarkable biography that is destined to become a classic in women’s studies. It tells the story of the redoubtable Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, who kept a vivid record of her life for 41 years. Her courage and resilience during and after the Civil War are reminiscent of Scarlett O’Hara. History has been a great silencer of women, but Suffer & Grow Strong tells the tale of a white Southern woman who endured the whirlwind of the war and the deprivations of Reconstruction, then fought hard enough for women’s rights that my grandmother was eligible to cast her first vote in 1920."
—Review by Pat Conroy, author of Death of Santini

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Thursday, Oct. 2, by registering online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/readersfall or by calling Ruthie McManus Mansfield ’75 at 404.231.9285.

Agnes Scott 125th Birthday Party — Smyrna

Hosted by Carol Mobley Binns ’66; co-hosts Teri Lippincott Anulewitz ’98 and Betty Miller Layng ’68

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Home of Carol Mobley Binns ’66
Cost: Free

Description: Atlanta area alumnae are hosting birthday parties throughout the month of October to bring alumnae together to celebrate the college’s big milestone—125 years old. There will be cake, party favors, singing, entertainment and tons of fun and fellowship. Everyone is invited; everyone is welcome!

R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, Oct. 8, by registering online at agnesscott.edu/alumnae/125birthday or call 404.471.5400.

Agnes Scott 125th Birthday Party — Atlanta, Druid Hills

Hosted by Margaret VanDeman Blackmon ’63

Date: Thursday, Oct. 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Home of Margaret VanDeman Blackmon ’63
Cost: Free

Description: Atlanta area alumnae are hosting birthday parties throughout the month of October to bring alumnae together to celebrate the college’s big milestone—125 years old. There will be cake, party favors, singing, entertainment and tons of fun and fellowship. Everyone is invited; everyone is welcome!

R.S.V.P. by Thursday, Oct. 9, by registering online at agnesscott.edu/alumnae/125birthday or call 404.471.5400.

Agnes Scott 125th Birthday Party — Atlanta, Buckhead

Hosted by Dorothy Holloran Addison ’43

Date: Friday, Oct. 17
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Home of Dorothy Holloran Addison ’43
Cost: Free

Description: Atlanta area alumnae are hosting birthday parties throughout the month of October to bring alumnae together to celebrate the college’s big milestone—125 years old. There will be cake, party favors, singing, entertainment and tons of fun and fellowship. Everyone is invited; everyone is welcome!

R.S.V.P. by Friday, Oct. 10, by registering online at agnesscott.edu/alumnae/125birthday or call 404.471.5400.

Agnes Scott 125th Birthday Party — Atlanta, SW

Hosted by Kandace Fitzhugh Carty ’77

Date: Saturday, Oct. 18
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Home of Kandace Fitzhugh Carty ’77
Cost: Free

Description: Atlanta area alumnae are hosting birthday parties throughout the month of October to bring alumnae together to celebrate the college’s big milestone—125 years old. There will be cake, party favors, singing, entertainment and tons of fun and fellowship. Everyone is invited; everyone is welcome!

R.S.V.P. by Friday, Oct. 10, by registering online at agnesscott.edu/alumnae/125birthday or call 404.471.5400.

Agnes Scott 125th Birthday Party — Atlanta, Northlake

Hosted by Justice Waldrop Allen ’67

Date: Thursday, Oct. 23
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Home of Justice Waldrop Allen ’67
Cost: Free

Description: Atlanta area alumnae are hosting birthday parties throughout the month of October to bring alumnae together to celebrate the college’s big milestone—125 years old. There will be cake, party favors, singing, entertainment and tons of fun and fellowship. Everyone is invited; everyone is welcome!

R.S.V.P. by Thursday, Oct. 16, by registering online at agnesscott.edu/alumnae/125birthday or call 404.471.5400.

Agnes Scott 125th Birthday Party — Johns Creek

Hosted by Ansley Hammond Bonaventure ’96; co-host Paige Patton Edwards ’78

Date: Saturday, Oct. 25
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Home of Ansley Hammond Bonaventure ’96
Cost: Free

Description: Atlanta area alumnae are hosting birthday parties throughout the month of October to bring alumnae together to celebrate the college’s big milestone—125 years old. There will be cake, party favors, singing, entertainment and tons of fun and fellowship. Everyone is invited; everyone is welcome!

R.S.V.P. by Saturday, Oct. 18, by registering online at agnesscott.edu/alumnae/125birthday or call 404.471.5400.

The Journey Through Grief to Hope

Sponsored by Women Alone Together

Date: Saturday, Nov. 1
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House, Agnes Scott College
Cost: 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, especially during the holidays. You are invited to join us for this annual seminar as we focus on the process of engaging our mourning and moving through our grief to a place of hope.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Oct. 27. Mail a check for $15 per person, payable to Women Alone Together, to P.O. Box 11866, Atlanta, GA 30355. Please note date of event on your check. For more information, go to www.womenalonetogether.org.

Career Connections: Live and Work With Passion and Purpose

Sponsored by the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association

Special Guest: Hallie Crawford, certified career coach
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House, Agnes Scott College
Cost: Cost: $10

Description: We all want to have a sense of fulfillment in our lives, personally and professionally. But what happens when “you’ve lost that loving feeling” in your work or personal life? How do you reconnect with what is deeply meaningful and fulfilling to you? In this interactive presentation you will discover how to develop a sense of passion and purpose in everything you do. By tapping into what is most fulfilling for you, you will not only be able to develop greater clarity and direction—you will also achieve more and find greater satisfaction in every aspect of your life. For more information on Hallie Crawford, go to www.halliecrawford.com.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, Oct. 31, by registering and paying online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/careerfall. You can also mail a check for $10 per person payable to Agnes Scott College to Kim Vickers ’87, Office of Alumnae Relations, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.

After Hours Readers

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House, Agnes Scott College
Cost: Free

Description: The After Hours Readers group is composed of alumnae of all ages and others interested in great books. It meets every other month, generally on the third Wednesday. The informal group is open to all, and discusses fiction and nonfiction works. There are no dues. If you are interested in joining or learning about the group, contact Laura Cox ’01 at laura.cox@alum.agnesscott.edu.

ASC Trivia Night

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Thursday, Nov. 20
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue NE, Atlanta
Cost: Free to participate, but bring cash for drinks and snacks.

Description: Do you love team trivia? Do you know more about Agnes Scott College than any of your friends? Then don’t miss ASC trivia night at Manuel’s Tavern! Work in teams to answer trivia questions about your alma mater. Bring a group or join a team of feisty Scotties when you arrive. Onsite teams will have the added advantage of alums from different decades. The Decatur Chapter will supply each team’s first appetizer 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. Need a ride? The Alumnae Board has offered to help. Contact Mary Rinaldi Winn at mrinaldiwinn@agnesscott.edu or 404.471.6374 for details.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Thursday, Nov. 13, by registering online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/ASCtrivia or by calling Mary Rinaldi Winn at 404.471.6374.