Compiled by Mackenzie N. Morgan
Alice Walker set to appear at 75thbirthday celebration
The Georgia Writers Museumwill host a one-day celebration of Alice Walker’s 75thbirthday on Saturday, July 13. Walker, who wrote The Color Purple, was born in Eatonton, Ga. in 1944, and will travel to her hometown for a day of festivities. Activities include a viewing of the American Masters documentary, music, readings, tributes, historic tours, and a cocktail reception followed by Alice Walker in conversation with Valerie Boyd, editor of Walker’s forthcoming journals and author of the award-winning biography, Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston.The event is sponsored by the Sixth Episcopal District of the AME Church of Georgia. Agnes Scott College, the English Department; Larry and Jenny Moore; and Spelman College Women’s Research & Resource Center. To view the full schedule of events and purchase tickets, visit alicewalker75.com.
Wheat Street Baptist to mark 150-year anniversary
Congratulations to Wheat Street Baptist Churchon the celebration of its 150-year anniversary. The church, which is located in the historic Old Fourth Ward Community in Atlanta, will be hosting a celebratory weekend July 20- 22. The anniversary picnic will be on Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m., at Anthony Flanagan Recreational Center, 2340 W. Manor Circle SW, Atlanta. The anniversary worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 21.
Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta hosts book club meet-up
Join the Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta for a book club discussion featuring Fleet Maull’s new book, “Radical Responsibility,” on Wednesday, July 10, 7 to 9 p.m. at 1447 Church St, Decatur. Attendees will participate in informal, meaningful discussions about how to radically take ownership of one’s choices to authentically “show up” for oneself and others. The book club event will lead up to Fleet’s appearance in August.
Learn about South Africa’s advanced ancient civilization and
how to create currency free communities
Join Michael Tellinger from Portal to Ascension on Sunday, July 7, for the Hidden Origins & Ubuntu workshop, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Unity Atlanta Church, 3597 Parkway Lane, Peachtree Corners. The three-part workshop will uncover the advanced civilization of ancient South Africa and unravel over 200,000 years of knowledge on how this ancient society used sound and resonance as a source of energy. Attendees will unearth the largest collection of ancient stone ruins found on Earth and discover artifacts and fossils demonstrating an advanced people and technology. Stay for a lecture on the current socio-economic structure and how to create a new society based on cooperation and collaboration.
Free mental health first aid training set
Alliant Quality will be hosting a Free Mental Health First Aid trainingon Tuesday, July 23, at 1455 Lincoln Parkway Atlanta, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health issues, builds understanding of their impact, and provides an overview of appropriate supports. Registration is required. Lunch will not be served. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Training is limited to 30 people.