Metro Atlanta Events

Welcome Reception for International Students

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Thursday, Sept. 10
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House
Cost: Free

Who needs a good excuse for an ice cream sundae? In the grand tradition of the Ayse Carden ’66 Graduating International Students Reception every May, the Decatur Chapter is excited to start the year of programming with a welcome reception for new and returning international
students with an ice cream sundae party. Please join us to meet and greet these students who are coming to visit our corner of the world.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, Sept. 4, by registering online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/welcome or by calling the Office of Alumnae Relations at 404.471.5400.

Book Group: The Temple Bombing by Melissa Fay Greene
Discussion led by the author

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®

Date: Thursday, Sept. 10
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 the restaurant accepts cash or check. No credit cards. Payment for dinner is collected on-site.

At 3:37 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, 1958, a bundle of dynamite blew out the side wall of the Temple, Atlanta’s oldest and richest synagogue. The devastation to the building was vast, but even greater were the changes those 50 sticks of dynamite made to Atlanta, the South and, ultimately, all of the United States. A finalist for the National Book Award, The Temple Bombing is the brilliant and moving examination of one town that came together in the face of hatred, a book that presents a slice of the civil rights era whose lessons still resonate nearly 50 years after that fateful fall day.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Sept. 7, by emailing the Book Group Leader at bookgroup@womenalonetogether.org.

After Hours Readers: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House
Cost: Free

Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery.

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 Lockey Allen McDonald '92 at lockeymcd@comcast.net.

Agnes Scott Sunday at Decatur Presbyterian Church

Date: Sunday, Sept. 20
Time: Sunday School meets at 9 a.m.; Worship is at 10:15 a.m.
Location: Decatur Presbyterian Church, 205 Sycamore St., Decatur
Cost: Free

Join us for this annual service in recognition of the special connection between Agnes Scott College and Decatur Presbyterian Church that has continued for 126 years. Collegiate Chorale will perform at the worship service.

Atlanta Fall Luncheon

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott
Date: Thursday, Sept. 24
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Druid Hills Golf Club, 740 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta
Cost: $28 per person

Join us for our annual luncheon to hear the latest news on Agnes Scott, including the new strategic initiative, Summit. This will also be your chance to meet key new staff members at the college.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Tuesday, Sept. 15, by registering and paying online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/ATLfall-lunch. You can also mail a check for $28 per person payable to Agnes Scott College to Kim Vickers, Office of Alumnae Relations, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030.

Decatur Fall Luncheon

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

My Life and Family in a Global Context
Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott
Date: Thursday, Oct. 1
Time: 11:45 a.m. check-in; noon luncheon with program to follow
Location: Rebekah Scott Hall, Katharine Woltz Reception Room
Cost: $18 per person

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Wednesday, Sept. 23, by registering and paying online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/DecaturLunch. You can also mail a check for $18 per person payable to Agnes Scott College to Kim Vickers, Office of Alumnae Relations, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030.

Kickoff for a year of Living Better: Demonstration, Discussion and Potluck
Special Guests: Carolyn Newton Curry ’66 (moderator)
Susie Davis, B.S., M.S., Exercise Science, Florida State University
Charleen Thompson, B.A., University of Alabama, Consultant, Rodan & Fields Dermatology

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®

Date: Saturday, Oct. 3
Time: 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: The Club Room, Park Place on Peachtree, 2660 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta
Cost: Free (Please bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch.)

With medical advances, most of us are living longer lives. Join us for a panel of women discussing not only how to live longer, but how to live better and enjoy life more.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Sept. 28. For more information, go to www.womenalonetogether.org.

Book Group: Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by Carol Wall
Discussion led by the author’s husband, Dick Wall

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®

Date: Thursday, Oct. 8
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 the restaurant accepts cash or check. No credit cards. Payment for dinner is collected on-site.

Carol Wall was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had success; she had overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she noticed an African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name was Giles Owita. He bagged groceries at the supermarket. He came from Kenya. And he was very good at gardening. Before long Giles was transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life. Though they were seemingly quite different, a caring bond grew between them. But they both held long-buried secrets that, when revealed, cemented their friendship forever.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Oct. 5, by emailing the Book Group Leader at bookgroup@womenalonetogether.org.

Reader’s Connection: Austin City Limits: A History by Tracey E.W. Laird, Professor of Music
Discussion led by the author

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

Date: Thursday, Oct. 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Room 121, Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta
Cost: Free

Austin City Limits: A History tells the story of Austin City Limits, the longest-running musical showcase in the history of television, captivating audiences for 40 years. From legendary performances by B.B. King to repeat appearances by Chet Atkins, Bonnie Raitt and Ray Charles, the show has defined popular roots music and indie rock. Engagingly written and packed with anecdotes and insights from everyone from the show’s producers and production staff to the musicians themselves, including country rocker Miranda Lambert, Austin City Limits: A History gives us the best seat in the house for this illuminating look at a singular presence in American popular music.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Thursday, Oct. 8, by registering online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/ATLfall-RC or by calling Ruthie McManus Mansfield ’75 at 404.231.9285.

Supporting Future Leaders: A Profile of Posses at Agnes Scott
Presentation on the Posse Scholars by Rafael Ocasio and Liz Bagley,
ASC Mentors for Posses 2 & 3

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Saturday, Oct. 17
Time: 10:30 a.m. coffee and registration, 11 a.m. program
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House
Cost: Free

Now in its third year at Agnes Scott, the Posse Scholar Program, sponsored by the Posse Foundation, identifies urban public high school students who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes but who have extraordinary academic and leadership potential. The Foundation extends the opportunity to pursue excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—posses. The Posse Foundation partner institutions (53 schools around the U.S., paired with 10 cities) award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition scholarships. Agnes Scott College is matched with Chicago. Our Posses serve as a catalyst for increased individual and community development. This program will provide a snapshot of the three Posses currently on ASC’s campus and will feature Posse students as well.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, Oct. 9, by registering online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/posse or by calling the Office of Alumnae Relations at 404.471.5400.

Movie Night at “The Frannie”: Scream 2

Sponsored by the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association

Date: Friday, Oct. 30
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Frances Bailey Graves Auditorium, Campbell Hall
Cost: $5 per person

Join us this Halloween weekend for our firstmovie night at “The Frannie,” the 100-seat auditorium in the newly renovated Campbell Hall. Scream 2, our feature film, is a 1997 horror thriller directed by Wes Craven. For alumnae and students, this movie holds special significance because it was filmed at Agnes Scott, and the campus is featured so prominently in the film. Scream 2 combines straightforward scares with dialogue that satirizes conventions of slasher films, especially (in this case) slasher film sequels. At the time of the film’s release, President Mary Brown Bullock ’66, was quoted in the New York Times as saying “Being a part of a movie like Scream 2, the sequel to the hit horror movie Scream, helped Agnes Scott’s visibility in our age group, and it was fun.”

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Oct. 26, by registering online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/Scream2 or by sending a check for $5 per person payable to Agnes Scott College to Kim Vickers, Office of Alumnae Relations, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030.

Book Group: Wherever There Is Light by Peter Golden
Discussion led by the author

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®

Date: Thursday, Nov. 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 the restaurant accepts cash or check. No credit cards. Payment for dinner is collected on-site.

The author of Comeback Love chronicles the decades-long love affair between a Jewish immigrant and the granddaughter of a slave, a sweeping, panoramic tale of 20th-century America. Julian Rose is only 15 when he leaves his family and Germany for a new life in 1920s America. Lonely at first, he eventually finds his way—first by joining up with Longy Zwillman and becoming one of the pre-eminent bootleggers on the East Coast, and later by amassing a fortune in real estate. Kendall Wakefield is a free-spirited college senior who longs to become a painter. Her mother, the daughter of a slave and founder of an African-American college in South Florida, is determined to find a suitable match for her only daughter.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Nov. 9, by emailing the Book Group Leader at bookgroup@womenalonetogether.org.

The Journey Through Grief to Hope
The Reverend Kate Colussy-Estes, Julia Thompson Smith Chaplain, and Dr. Paula Bloom, Psychologist and Counselor

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®

Date: Saturday, Nov. 14
Time: 10 a.m.–noon
Location: Amelia Davis Luchsinger Lounge, Alston Campus Center
Cost: $15 (includes morning coffee and light breakfast)

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, Nov. 9. 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.

Arts Connection: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
Special guest—Julia Forbes, Head of Museum Interpretation and Digital Engagement

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 18
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. The group will meet at the Robinson Atrium of the Stent Family Wing before proceeding to the exhibition.
Cost: $10 per person for non-museum members; museum members enter for free but must email their member number to Kim Vickers to register (see address below).

This fall, the High will become the first U.S. museum to present a major exhibition of work by visionary Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. The exhibit, Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, will feature her one-of-a-kind haute couture designs, which interweave traditional handwork with groundbreaking 3-D printing technology, computer modeling and engraving. Her visually impressive sculptural designs—often featuring unusual materials such as magnets, umbrella ribs and synthetic boat rigging—create silhouettes
that appear both organic and futuristic. Her work has been worn by style icons such as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Bjork. The exhibition will feature 45 outfits carefully selected from 15 of van Herpen’s collections, offering a comprehensive visual survey of her design career.

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Wednesday, Nov. 11. Non-museum members can register and pay online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/ATLfall-arts or mail a check for $10 per person payable to Agnes Scott College to Kim Vickers, Office of Alumnae Relations, Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030. Museum members can register by emailing their member number to Kim Vickers at kvickers@agnesscott.edu.

After Hours Readers: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House
Cost: Free

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

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 Lockey Allen McDonald '92 at lockeymcd@comcast.net.

2nd Annual ASC Trivia Night at Manuel’s Tavern

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Thursday, Nov. 19
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

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 Thursday, Nov. 12, by registering online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/ASCtrivia or by calling the Office of Alumnae Relations at 404.471.5400.

After Hours Readers: Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Date: Wednesday, January 20
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House
Cost: Free

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 Lockey Allen McDonald '92 at lockeymcd@comcast.net.

Wine, Cheese & Art with Professor Nell Ruby

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Saturday, Jan. 23
Time: 2 p.m. wine and cheese; 2:30 p.m. program
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House
Cost: Free

Join us for an interactive studio experiment with Nell Ruby, Kathy ’68 and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Art and director of the Center for Digital and Visual Literacy. All supplies will be provided. No previous artistic experience necessary … just an interest in having fun!

R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, Jan. 15, by registering online at alumnae.agnesscott.edu/artclass or by calling the Office of Alumnae Relations at 404.471.5400.