Metro Atlanta Events

Events are listed in chronological order.

Alice Cashel and the Cause of Irish Independence

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter
Presentation by Christine Cozzens, Charles A. Dana Professor of English and director of the Center for Writing and Speaking

Date: Saturday, Jan. 28
Time: 10:30 a.m. coffee and refreshments; 11 a.m. program
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House, Tea Room
Cost: Free
Description: Alice M. Cashel (1878-1958) gave her whole life to securing Ireland’s freedom. She was active in the Easter Rising of 1916 and subsequently served the cause before and during the War of Independence as an organizer for political campaigns, a spy, a judge in the alternative courts set up to circumvent British “justice” and an educator. A widely published author, Cashel wrote a pro-rebellion novel, The Lights of Leaca Bán (1935), which was taught in schools and introduced the Rising to an entire generation. Like other women of the independence movement, Alice Cashel is only now achieving the recognition she deserves. Join us for a discussion and refreshments.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Tuesday, Jan. 17, by registering online at or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.

Near Earth Asteroids: Friends or Foes?

Co-sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter and the Bradley Observatory
Presentation by Mary Hinkle '10

Date: Friday, Feb. 10
Time: 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Bradley Observatory
Cost: Free
Description: Between the planets of our solar system, millions of small, rocky objects called “asteroids” orbit the sun. In this talk, we’ll discover what an asteroid is, what we can learn by studying asteroids and what could happen if one of them were to strike the Earth. Join us for an open house and presentation by Mary Hinkle ’10 followed by a planetarium show. Wine, coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided and the 1930s Beck Telescope will be open for viewing, weather permitting. There is handicapped-accessible parking adjacent to the observatory. Other visitors are requested to use campus parking lots. A golf cart will run between the W. Parking Facility on S. McDonough and the observatory before and after the presentation.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, Feb. 3, by registering online at or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.

Arts Connection

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter
Artist Visit and Studio Tour with Philip Moulthrop

Date: Saturday, Feb. 11
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Undisclosed (Address will be shared with those attending.)
Cost: Free
Description: Philip Moulthrop (born Nov. 12, 1947, in Atlanta) is the son of architect and artist Ed Moulthrop. He originally started his professional life working as a lawyer. Over several years he started to work more and more with wood, much as his father had, and eventually left the law field to work as a full-time wood turner. In 1992, he introduced a new style of wood vessel, his mosaic series. These works are considered by many collectors to be his most prominent contribution to the wood-turning field. His pieces can be viewed in permanent collections around the world.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Feb. 6, by registering online at or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400. This tour is limited to 30 people.

Tour of the Atlanta Beltline

Sponsored by Women Alone Together

Date: Thursday, March 16
Time: 9:30 a.m. bus will begin loading; 10 a.m. bus will depart promptly; 1 p.m. bus will return to Inman Park MARTA station (there will be a rest stop midway).
Location: Meet and park at Inman Park MARTA station
Cost: $25 per person for private guided bus tour. Participation is limited to the first 30 enrollees.
Description: Join us on a private guided bus tour of the Atlanta BeltLine and see all that is already flourishing. First conceived as a 1999 master’s thesis by Georgia Tech student Ryan Gravel, the Atlanta BeltLine evolved from an idea to a grassroots campaign of local citizens and civic leaders to a robust new vision of an Atlanta dedicated to an integrated approach to transportation, land use, green space and sustainable growth—ultimately connecting 45 intown neighborhoods. The Atlanta BeltLine is already here— with four trail segments open and six spectacular new or renovated parks open for public enjoyment as well.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Wednesday, Feb. 8. Mail a check for $25 per person, payable to Women Alone Together, to P.O. Box 11866, Atlanta, GA 30355. Please note the name of event on your check. For more information, go to

Reader's Connection

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter
"Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War" by Hal Vaughan
Discussion with Julia Knowlton, professor of French

Date: Thursday, March 23
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Room 121, Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta
Cost: Free
Description: This explosive narrative reveals for the first time the shocking hidden years of Coco Chanel’s life: her collaboration with the Nazis in Paris, her affair with a master spy and her work for the German military intelligence service and Himmler’s SS. Vaughan pieces together how Chanel became a Nazi agent, how she escaped arrest after the war and joined her lover in exile in Switzerland, and how—despite suspicions about her past—she was able to return to Paris at age 70 and rebuild the iconic House of Chanel.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, March 17, by registering online at or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400. 

Wine, Cheese & Art

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter
Led by Nell Ruby, Kathy '68 and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Art and director of the Center for Digital and Visual Literacy

Date: Saturday, March 25
Time: 2 p.m. wine and cheese; 2:30 p.m. program
Location: Dana Fine Arts Building, Sculpture Studio, Ground Floor East
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for an interactive studio experiment with Professor Nell Ruby. All supplies will be provided. No previous artistic experience necessary … just an interest in having fun!
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, March 17, by registering online at or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.

Alumnae Weekend

Date: Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22
For more information or to register, go to

Reception for International Students

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for the Decatur Chapter’s 29th annual party for international students and their families and friends. Again this year, the chapter will honor the memory of friend and professor Ayşe Ilgaz Carden ’66 as it celebrates the college’s amazing international students and extends chapter membership to graduating seniors. The chapter will salute soon-to-be international graduates with a recognition and presentation at 5 p.m.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, April 24, by registering online at or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.