Metro Atlanta Events

Events are listed in chronological order.

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For help, please call the Office of Alumnae Relations at 404-471-6323.

Winter Seminar Series (Sold Out)

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter

Gundolf Graml, associate professor of German and assistant dean for Global Learning

Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 9, 2020 – Feb. 27, 2020
Time: 9:45 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $100 per person (nonrefundable)
The eight sessions are a single unit.
Info: To request a registration brochure, contact the Office of Alumnae Relations at 404.471.6323 or

Click here to view the Winter Seminar brochure. Online registration will open on Nov. 1. Space is limited, and registrations are processed in the order received. Confirmation will be sent via email. Winter Seminar proceeds help fund an Atlanta Chapter student scholarship. For more information, contact Janet Joiner ’73 at or 404.797.7492 or Betty Derrick ’68 at or 404.256.1998.

Women Alone Together ® Book Group

Discussion led by the author

Date: Thursdays, Jan. 9, 2020
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: The Colonnade Restaurant, 1879 Cheshire Bridge
Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Cost: $30
Description: January’s book, The Magnetic Girl by Jessica Handler, is about a Georgia girl of the 1880s who made herself electrifying, mesmerizing and captivating. Following the meal, discussion of the book is led by the author, a professor, teacher or group member. The WomenAlone Together group is hosted by an affiliated non-profit with a closely aligned mission, led by Agnes Scott alumna Carolyn Curry ‘64/’66. Anyone who enjoys reading is invited to these interesting, lively discussions. This book group meets once a month.
Register: Online at under Events and Sign Up by the Monday prior and includes selection of entrée option. Payment may be paid online (preferred) or at the door (by choosing the cash payment option within the Payment section.)

GRE Prep Course

Through a special partnership with the Office of Internship and Career Development and the Office of Alumnae Relations, we are pleased to offer a GRE Prep Course to alumnae. SPACES ARE LIMITED! Current juniors and seniors are also invited. The course runs seven weeks total.

Dates: Thursday evenings, starting Jan. 16 (proctored exam), Jan. 23–Feb. 27 (course)
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Agnes Scott College, TBA
Cost: $150 ($50 refund available with attendance at every session.) Comparable courses cost $500-$700. Your seat is confirmed once payment is received.
You must also purchase The Official Guide to the GRE General Test, 3rd Edition (available on Amazon and other book retailers).
Register: Online via Handshake at
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After Hours Readers

Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 18, Mar. 21 and May 9
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Dana Fine Arts Building, Room 101
Cost: Free
Description: The After-Hours Readers group is composed of Agnes Scott alumnae and friends of all ages interested in casual discussion of great fiction and nonfiction. The group meets every other month, on the third Saturday; the May date is earlier due to Commencement. For our January 18 meeting, we will discuss Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson. Told through a series of letters, a British farm wife and a Danish museum curator strike up an odd relationship, beginning with her inquiry about an artifact at the museum, and ending with the two intimately involved in each other’s lives. Readings for March and May to be selected.
Register: Email Lockey McDonald ’92 at Members may also request a listing of titles under consideration from Lockey.

Night on the Town

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Trinity Mercantile & Design, 116 E. Trinity Place, Decatur
Cost: Free Event; Followed by optional dinner on your own
Description: Sip, Sip Hooray! Please join Agnes Scott friends to kick off the New Year with cocktails, bites, and fresh design ideas for your home and office from the best in the interior design industry. Start your evening with us and the fabulous alumnae-owners at Trinity Mercantile in our beloved downtown Decatur. Afterwards, make it a night on the town and enjoy all that Decatur has to offer for dinner and entertainment — try old favorites like Twain’s or Eddie’s Attic or one of the many new destination restaurants in town.
Register: By Wednesday, Jan. 22 at or calling 404.471.6323.

Building Your Adaptive Capacity – for Alumnae and Graduate Students

Agnes Scott College Offices of Internship and Career Development and Alumnae Relations

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
Time: 8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Workshop
Location: Campbell Hall, Room 115
Cost: $25; total enrollment capped at 30 participants
Description: Have you ever wanted to change something about your tendencies and habits at work? Most of us want to improve, whether it is getting better at delegating, delivering tough messages, receiving feedback, trusting others, meeting deadlines, being patient, taking risks, speaking up, listening, or something else. This workshop helps you adapt one specific improvement goal of your choosing. Learn to unpack what’s holding you back, and what you can do to build your adaptive capacity and make lasting change in an area of your work-life that matters to you.
R.S.V.P. or call The Office of Internships and Career Development at 404-471-5454; Registration is open until full; we recommend early registration.

Connecting Majors to Careers - Panels & Networking Reception

Agnes Scott College Offices of Internship and Career Development and Alumnae Relations 

Date: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
Time: 6 - 7 p.m. - Career Panels
7 - 8 p.m. - Networking Reception
Location: Mary Brown Bullock Science Center
Info: Come and share your career advice with the class of 2023 & 2024 as they explore potential majors and career paths. Alumnae career panels will be organized around majors to expose students to different career options within major areas. After the panels, connect with students, and fellow alumnae at the networking reception. Refreshments will be served.
R.S.V.P.  no later than Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

Tailgate and Basketball Game

Date: Friday, Feb. 7
Time: 4:30 p.m. Tailgate, 6 p.m. Game
Cost: $10 adults, children under 12 free
Location: Mary Brown Bullock Science Center, Woolford B. Baker Atrium
Description: Join us for a family-friendly tailgate for alumnae, their guests and student athletes and then walk over to the Robert W. Woodruff Physical Activities Building for the basketball game against USA South opponent Brevard College. Food, non-alcoholic beverages, and beer and wine will be provided.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, Jan. 31, by registering online at or calling 404.471.6323.

Practice Interviews with Alumnae

Agnes Scott College Offices of Internship and Career Development and Alumnae Relations

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Office of Internship and Career Development, Buttrick Hall, Suite G-12
Cost: Free 
Description: Join the Office of Internship and Career Development to help conduct mock interviews for current students. Attending alumnae will lead face-to-face practice interviews with students, asking common interview questions and providing advice on answers. Spots are also available for telephone and skype interviews for non-local alumnae. Please help us get the word out to national alumnae.
R.S.V.P. .

Joseph R. Gladden JR. Public Lecture: Patterns in the Fibonacci Sequence (and Beyond)

Speaker: Alan Koch, professor of mathematics

Date: Wednesday, February 12
Time: 7 p.m. (with reception following)
Location: Frances Bailey Graves Auditorium, Campbell Hall
Cost: Free
Description: Professor Koch’s interests include number theory, abstract algebra, and undergraduate research. He received his B.A. from the University of Vermont and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University at Albany. He is a co-director of the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics, a national undergraduate mathematical sciences research skills development program.
The Gladden Award is given biennially to a member of the Agnes Scott faculty whose scholarly activities are especially noteworthy. Recipients give a public lecture on a topic related to their scholarly work. The Gladden Public Lecture Series is named for Joseph R. Gladden Jr., chair of the Board of Trustees from 1992 to 2002.


The Life and Death of Charles Williams Exhibit Tour and Discussion

Led by Veronica Kessenich, Visiting Instructor in Art History and Executive Director of Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 13
Time: 6 p.m. cocktails and exhibit tour, Dutch treat dinner to follow
Location: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St. NW, Atlanta, 30318. Dutch treat dinner at Bocado, 887 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, 30318 after the exhibit tour
Cost: Free admission to the art center, Dutch treat dinner
Description: Come for an art tour and cocktail, stay for dinner! The Life and Death of Charles Williams is the first major solo exhibition of this self-taught artist’s work and features over 100 objects made between the early 1960s – 1998. Charles Williams (1942-1998) worked avidly on comic narratives, paintings, drawings, assemblages, sculptures, and furniture. He used what he had, or found to create. He made hundreds of pencil holders, sculptures of all sizes and forms, with holes drilled to accommodate all sorts of writing instruments, mostly gleaned from the desk drawers of IBM employees (whose offices he cleaned after they had gone home for the day).
Register: By Friday, Feb. 7 at or calling our reservations line at 404.471.6323.

Reader's Connection

Shakespeare and the Folktale: An Anthology of Stories edited by Charlotte Artese
Discussion led by Charlotte Artese, assistant professor and chair, department of English

Date: Wednesday, March 18
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Room 161, Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta 30305
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for a book discussion of Shakespeare and the Folktale: An Anthology of Stories, which presents more than forty versions of folktales related to eight Shakespeare plays. These fascinating and diverse tales come from Europe, the Middle East, India, the Caribbean, and South America. Organized by play, each chapter includes a brief introduction discussing the intriguing connections between the play and the gathered folktales. Shakespeare and the Folktale can be read for the pure pleasure these lively tales give as much as for the insight into Shakespeare’s plays they provide. Professor Artese is especially interested in Shakespeare’s borrowings and lendings, how he adapted his sources and how later artists have adapted his work. Her interests also include gender and race in modern literature. Light refreshments will be served.
Register: By Monday, March 16 at or calling 404.471.6323.

Agnes Scott Athletics Golf Classic

Date: Tuesday, April 14
Time: 8:00 a.m. registration opens, 2:00 p.m. reception and silent auction
Cost: Go to for pricing
Location: East Lake Golf Club, 2575 Alston Drive, SE, Atlanta, 30317
Description: The Agnes Scott Athletics Golf Classic supports the vision and mission of Agnes Scott College (ASC) Athletics. Emphasizing competition, academic excellence, and character development, ASC Athletics attracts high-achieving athletes who succeed in the classroom and engage with their communities. Join alumnae, faculty, staff and community leaders for this great event and help support our Agnes Scott student-athletes! You may register to play or just attend the reception/silent auction.
Register: Go to for details and to register.