Metro Atlanta Events

Events are listed in chronological order.

Winter Seminar 2019

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

Jane Austen and Her World

Date: Thursdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28
Time: 9:45 a.m.-noon
Location: Various locations. Please contact the Office of Alumnae Relations for more information.
Cost: $100 per person (nonrefundable)
Winter Seminar proceeds help fund an Atlanta Chapter student scholarship. Registration has now closed. Click here to join the wait list.
 

SUMMIT Journeys Panel and Discussion

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Panelists include Regine Jackson, Kathy Ashe ’68 and Lawrence Ashe Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Coordinator for Global Learning; Amy Lovell ’90, Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Emily Stone Kandetzki ’95, Director of Academic Budgets and Sponsored Programs; Ayanna Akobundu ’20; and Taylor Parks ’21.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26 
Time: 
10 a.m. refreshments, 10:30 a.m. program

Cost: Free
Location: Alston Campus Center, Luchsinger Lounge
Description: Join faculty, staff and students as we hear from them about their first year SUMMIT Journeys.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Tuesday, Jan. 22, by registering online at journeyspanel.eventbrite.com or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.

Faculty Recital: Dawn-Marie James, soprano and David D'Ambrosio, piano

Sponsored by the Department of Music

Date: Sunday, February 3 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Presser Hall, Maclean Auditorium

Cost: Free

Faculty Recital: Qiao Chen Solomon, violin and David D'Ambrosio, piano

Sponsored by the Department of Music

Date: Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Julia Thompson Smith Chapel

Cost: Free

Heritage Ring Fund

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Presenter Lee Davis, director of legacy giving

Date:
Thursday, Feb. 14
Time: 10 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Letitia Pate Evans Hall, South Dining Room
Description: The Heritage Ring Program allows alumnae to donate their black onyx rings back to the college so they may be shared with students who were unable to afford a ring by graduation.  Alumnae can give back their rings to Agnes Scott during their lifetime or through their estate planning. Join us for coffee and hear the stories of donors and recipients of the Heritage Ring. Optional: if you would like to stay after the program and go through the line in Evans, the cost for lunch is $10, cash or card.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Tuesday, Feb. 12, by registering online at heritagering.eventbrite.com or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.

The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White

Sponsored by Women Alone Together ©

Date: Thursday, February 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: From The New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street series comes a stunning new novel about a young, single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by registering your menu selection by the prior Monday at womenalonetogether.org. Pay online or at the door.

Kirk Concert & Master Class Series presents Kirsten Chávez, mezzo-soprano & Paolo Gualdi, guitar

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


Date: Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. (Master Class at 1:00 pm the same day)

Location: Presser Hall, Maclean Auditorium
Cost: Free

READER’S CONNECTION

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

Atticus Finch: The Biography by Joseph Crespino
Discussion led by the author

Date: Tuesday, March 5
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Room 121, Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta

Cost: Free
Description: Joseph Crespino is the Jimmy Carter Professor of history at Emory University. He is the author of In Search of Another Country, winner of the 2008 Lillian Smith Book Award from the Southern Regional Council, and Strom Thurmond’s America. He lives in Decatur. Join us for a discussion led by the author.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Thursday, February 28, by registering online at atticusfinch.eventbrite.com or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.

Book Discussion

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Discussion led by retired faculty member Ed Sheehey

Date: Tuesday, March 12
Time: 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House, 133 South Candler Street
Description: Join alumnae and their guests for wine and cheese and a book discussion of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, a New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist. Retired faculty member Ed Sheehey will lead the discussion. Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters – strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis – survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, March 8, by registering online at pachinko.eventbrite.com
or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.

BOOK GROUP

Sponsored by Women AloneTogether®

Memory and Complicity by Eve Hoffman
Discussion led by the author

Date: Thursday, March 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 poems in Eve Hoffman’s Memory and Complicity are rich with details that comprise one woman’s extraordinary life. The balance between personal anecdotes and the social and political realities impacting the sweep of her life is maintained throughout with emotional honesty that is sometimes painful, but always beautiful
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by registering your menu selection by the prior Monday at womenalonetogether.org. Pay online or at the door.

ARTS CONNECTION

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

Date: Sunday, March 24
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $40 in advance
Location: Monday Night Brewing Garage, 933 Lee Street, SW, Atlanta, 30310
Description: Join fellow alumnae on an art tour of the Atlanta Beltline. We’ll have our own private motor coach with a professional tour guide taking through the past, present and future of the Westside. Fellow Scottie Maria Artemis ’67 will personalize the tour with her installation in The Old Fourth Ward. In addition, we’ll visit the works for Charmaine Minniefield ’95 along the tour route. Come have fun, see some cool art, learn some new things and end the tour with an adult libation at one of the new Westside breweries. Price of tour does not include food or beverages.
RSVP: acceptance only by Friday, February 15, by registering online at 
beltlinearttour.eventbrite.com or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.

 

BOOK GROUP

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®

Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan by Ruby Lal
Discussion led by the author

Date: Thursday, April 11
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: Acclaimed historian Ruby Lal, professor of South Asian studies at Emory University, uncovers the rich life and world of Nur Jahan, rescuing this dazzling figure from patriarchal and Orientalist clichés of romance and intrigue, and giving new insight into the lives of women and girls in the Mughal Empire.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by registering your menu selections by the prior Monday at womenalonetogether.org. Pay online or at the door. 


Reception for International Students

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Thursday, May 9
Time: 4:45–5:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Anna I. Young Alumnae House, Tea Room
Description: Join us for the Greater Decatur Chapter’s 31st annual party for graduating 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 5:15 p.m.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Tuesday, May 7, by registering online at internationalreception2019.eventbrite.com or by calling our reservation line at 404.471.5400.