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Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is proud to present Nasty Women Poets on April 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. There will be a reading by Georgia poets Julie E. Bloemeke, Karen Head and J.C. Reilly, from the recently published anthology, “Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse.” Special guest readers will include Shalonda Cash, Anjali Enteji, and Jessica Handler. The reading will be held in Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) which is on the 3rd floor of Lowry Hall. Free for OUMA Members or with a Petrel Pass. Free for Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff of OU. General admission: $5.
The Southeast Regional Office of UNICEF USA will host the fourth annual UNICEF Gala Atlanta on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Foundry at Puritan Mill. Funds raised at the event will support UNICEF’s work to save and improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. Dikembe and Rose Mutombo will be honored with the Global Humanitarian Award. For more information, visit unicefgalaatl.org.
Learn English Country Dance at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. on Sunday, April 15, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Caller Maggie Cowan and the trio Triple Mynahs will perform music from the British Isles No partner necessary. You will dance with everyone on the floor. The cost is $9 and includes instruction, dancing and live music.For more information, visit ECDATlanta.org.
To mark Autism Awareness Month join Jaden’s Voice for Celebration Beyond the Spectrum: No Excuses No Apologies on Friday, April 20, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. at LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Phipps Plaza. There will be free refreshments and free play time at LEGOLAND. RSVP to this link.
The inaugural Atlanta Sacred Harp Singing event is Saturday, April 21, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Rock Spring Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 1824 Piedmont Ave. Dinner on the ground will be at noon. Free! For more information, visit atlantasacredharp.org.
Druid Hills Child Development Center (DHCDC) will host our Spring Fundraiser – a night of grown-up fun and silent auction on April 27. This is an annual event that helps fund needed projects that benefit the children. The funds raised this year will go towards upgrading the playground. Visit dhcdc.com for more information.
On Friday, April 27, Yacht Rock Revue will perform Prince’s Purple Rain album at the Promenade at the Legacy Fountain in Piedmont Park. Presented by Park Tavern and benefiting the Piedmont Park Conservancy and the Green Market, there will also be food, beer and wine. Doors open at 7 p.m. with live music beginning at 8 p.m. For ages 21 and up, General Admission tickets are available starting at $20 and VIP tickets, which guarantees a seat, are available for $45. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit this link. The event is rain or shine.
On April 29, 2018, Atlanta’s Jewish community will celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday with a music festival and day-long festivities for everyone from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, which will take place at the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park, will feature musical performances by Billy Jonas, Joanie Leeds and Taking the Time. There will also be kosher Israeli and American food and beverages available for purchase, community art projects, gardening activities, sports and cooking demonstrations, dancing, singing, the Jewish Times traditional Israeli Chill Zone with coffee bar, and more. The cost to attend is $10 for a single ticket, $18 per family in advance by purchasing at jewishatlanta.org/israel70.
HomeAid invites Atlanta to celebrate mothers by joining the 17th Annual Essentials Drive from April 30 to May 8 in honor of Mother’s Day. The Essentials Drive is a metro Atlanta-wide drive to collect “essentials” such as diapers, baby wipes, baby food and formula for homeless infants and toddlers. Since 2002, thanks to community support, this drive has collected over 1,000,000 baby items, assisting countless babies and moms in the metro Atlanta area. For more information, visit homeaidatlanta.org.