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Ahavath Achim’s Eizenstat Lecture Series Presents Wolf Blitzer on June 11 at 7 p.m. at Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. Admission is free. Wolf Blitzer is a German-born American journalist and television news anchor who has been a CNN reporter since 1990. He is the host of Wolf and The Situation Room.
The Woodruff Arts Center presents another Free Family Festival on June 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra invites pirates of all ages to enjoy a swashbuckling afternoon of songs from its newest family-friendly production, Plundering Pirates of Symphony Hall. At the High Museum of Art, families will delight in Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan, a children’s picture-book art exhibition celebrating the renowned author and illustrator. Families can stop by the Smilebooth photobooth for a free print and digital copy of their own family photo to commemorate the day. Free tickets for this event can be reserved online at woodruffcreateATL.org or by calling The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at (404) 733-5000.
Kick off the summer season at the next Mix-It-Up Midtown event on June 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Yoo on the Park, 207 13th St. Network with your neighbors who live and work in the district, and chat with the leadership and staff at Midtown Alliance to learn about projects and initiatives going on in the area. This mixer will be held at one of Midtown’s newest residential towers, YOO on the Park. 100% of ticket proceeds benefit the Midtown Assistance Center, a non-profit, interfaith organization whose mission is to provide emergency assistance to low-income working Atlantans to help prevent homelessness and hunger during periods of crisis. Admission: $6 Midtown Alliance Members or $12 Non-Members. To register, visit this link.
TERMINUS Conference & Festival is a one-of-a-kind event for emerging creatives in film and gaming. Held June 22-25 at the W Atlanta Midtown, the event brings together industry professionals, recent graduates, and students for educational workshops, showcases, networking, parties, awards, and more. No matter what you re passionate about whether it s making movies or watching them, playing games or creating them TERMINUS is the event for you. For more information, visit this link.
Basketball star and advocate for youth Dwight Howard will accept this year’s Spirit of the League Champion award from the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. The annual Spirit of the League luncheon honors men and women who excel in their professional lives and in service to others. The event will begin at noon on Friday, June 23, at the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, 181 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta. For more information, visit ulgatl.org.
On Tuesday, June 27, at 7:30 pm, a Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA (Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta), welcomes back iconic actor and bestselling author Alan Alda. Alda will present his book, “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating.” The author event will take place at the MJCCA (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody), with a Q & A and book signing following the program. Ticket Prices: MJCCA Member: $33 (Includes one copy of the book); Community: $37 (Includes one copy of the book). For information, visit atlantajcc.org/bookfestival or call (678) 812-4002.