COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Sunday, October 26

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    10:15 a.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org

    UUFA Forum on Sadness and Depression

    Licensed pastoral counselor and clinical social worker Barbara McLaughlin presents "Let's Talk About the Difference Between Sadness and Depression."

Monday, October 27

4 events

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.acclibrary.org

    Last Monday Book Group

    This month's discussion is on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    Oct. 27, 6–8 p.m. & Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788

    Russell Library 40th Anniversary Symposium

    The library hosts a scholars and policymakers symposium to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Richard Baker, U.S. Senate Historian Emeritus, will deliver a keynote address. Panels cover politics, social relations, public good, the environment, the economy, peace and war.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    4 p.m. FREE! www.willson.uga.edu

    Gregory Distinguished Lecture

    Eric Foner, history professor at Columbia University and author of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, presents "Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad."

  • UGA Chapel

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.law.uga.edu

    Sibley Lecture

    Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California system and former U.S. secretary of homeland security, presents "Anatomy of a Legal Decision."

Tuesday, October 28

5 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Athens Land Trust

    5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. patricia.priest@yahoo.com

    Nature Writing Group

    Roger Nielson is this month's featured guest writer. Nielson is developing a family hiking guide that focuses on 18 public trails in and around Athens.

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    Oct. 27, 6–8 p.m. & Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788

    Russell Library 40th Anniversary Symposium

    The library hosts a scholars and policymakers symposium to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Richard Baker, U.S. Senate Historian Emeritus, will deliver a keynote address. Panels cover politics, social relations, public good, the environment, the economy, peace and war.

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Murder in Salem, Georgia: A Journey Through the Archives

    Join author and researcher Mary Anne Abbe as she recounts her pursuit of primary source records surrounding a vengeful 19th century murder in the forgotten town of Salem, Georgia in Clarke County.

  • UGA School of Law

    9:15 a.m.–12:20 p.m. FREE! (except for attorneys seeking CLE credit), law.uga.edu/gjicl-conference-2014

    Children and International Criminal Justice Conference

    This conference will examine issues related to children in armed conflict.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. FREE! www.luccinishurod.com/the-painter

    Book Signing

    The Painter by Luccini L. Shurod is about a young man who becomes enchanted by a woman whose love for him seems as though it will forever remain a secret.

Wednesday, October 29

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Chops and Hops

    7 p.m. FREE! patricia.priest@yahoo.com

    Oconee Democrats Book Group

    This month's book is The Good Lord Bird by James McBride.

Thursday, October 30

4 events

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    11:30 a.m. FREE! 706-583-8834, www.edwardjones.com

    "Preparing Your Estate Plan"

    Edward Jones Financial Advisor Jess Jensen-Ryan hosts a seminar on how to help reduce taxes on one's estate, how insurance can help protect a family and benefits of trusts in estate planning.

  • ACC Library

    12:15 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Lunchtime Learning

    Gabrielle Walters from the UGA Radon Education Program will explain how to test homes for radon, a colorless, odorless gas that is a leading cause of lung cancer. Feel free to bring a lunch.

  • ACC Library

    7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Listening in the Dark: An Evening of Spooky Stories

    Donna Butler recounts ghostly stories from long ago, Jonathan Dolce reads shocking tales by Edgar Allan Poe and Eddie Whitlock shares a horrifying chapter from his new book, POTUS of the Living Dead.

  • Oglethorpe Co. Library

    7 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/oglethorpe

    Meet the Author: JS Burke

    JS Burke will discuss her new teen fantasy novel, The Dragon Dreamer.

Friday, October 31

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com

    Halloween Reading: The Fifty Year Sword

    Nick Splendorr will read The Fifty Year Sword, an hour-long ghost story by Mark Z. Danielewski. Come in your costumes to enjoy the parade afterwards!

Saturday, November 1

1 event

Lectures & Lit

Tuesday, November 4

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Athens First Bank & Trust

    12–2 p.m. FREE! 706-296-4967

    Elder Care Forum

    This session's topic is "Charting a Course for Care" to help increase awareness of local aging options.

Wednesday, November 5

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • The Globe

    8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/athenswordofmouth

    Word of Mouth Poetry

    Open mic poetry readings. This month's featured reader is Alex Johns.

  • Miller Learning Center

    7:30 p.m. FREE! sos.uga.edu

    "Animal Experimentation and the Law"

    (Room 148) Guest speakers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine discuss efforts to make research and education more effective and humane by addressing cruelty and flawed science. Presented by Speak Out for Species.

Friday, November 7

2 events

Lectures & Lit

  • Baldwin Hall

    3:30 p.m. FREE! www.research.franklin.uga.edu/cph

    Georgia Workshop on Culture, Power & History

    (Room 114A) Jill Harrison of the University of Colorado at Boulder presents "Institutionalizing Neoliberal Environmental Justice."

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    9 a.m. $12. 706-542-9353, www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Friends First Friday: Linda Chafin

    Chafin will talk about the making of the book she and Hugh and Carol Nourse have recently completed, The Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States. Includes a full breakfast. RSVP by Nov. 5.

Tuesday, November 11

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

    3 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8079

    Georgia Women in History

    History professors Kathleen Clark and Ann Short Chirhart of Indiana State University will discuss their new collection of essays, which depict Georgia women in politics, arts and all facets of the state.

Wednesday, November 12

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org

    Books & Bites: Meet the Author

    Meet collaborators Rinne Allen, Kristen Bach and Rebecca Wood and discuss their recently released book, Beauty Everyday: A Year of Southern Beauty. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, November 13

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Johnstone Lecture

    Hear Frederick Law Olmstead (as interpreted by Kirk Brown) speak about landscape design. Olmstead helped design Central Park in New York in 1858 and the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Thursday, November 20

1 event

Lectures & Lit

  • ACC Library

    6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650

    Local History Book Club

    Meet to discuss Terry Kay's To Dance With the White Dog.