Free Events in Atlanta

Free events in Atlanta

There are a lot of things to do in the City of Atlanta! But did you know that many of those are free? That's right! For you budget-conscious guys and gals (or the just outright miserly!) here is a sampling of what Atlanta has to offer without dropping a dime:

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Tuesday January 21, 2020 01:00 pm EST

Categories: Children
Good Mews offers reading sessions for students in grades 1 through 8 (minimum age is 6). Does your child love to read, need extra reading practice or would they like to help socialize shelter cats by reading out loud to them? This program is designed to help children sharpen their reading skills and to provide enrichment for our cats and kittens waiting to be adopted. The interaction also teaches kids the importance of empathy, animal welfare and community service. Registration is required as spots fill up quickly! New dates are added every month.
Students should bring a book to read and wear comfortable clothes as they will be sitting on the floor and interacting with the cats. This activity is free, but we do gratefully accept donations for the care of the cats. A list of shelter supplies can be found on the website.

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Tuesday January 21, 2020 07:00 pm EST
Journalist, author, and co-host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” program, Steve Inskeep, tells the story of America’s first great political couple in his book Imperfect Union. John C. Fremont and his wife, Jessie Benton Fremont, were a power duo who were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States. The two supported three national movements of the time — westward settlement, women’s rights, and opposition to slavery. Reserve your seat by pre-ordering a copy of the book from A Cappella. | more...


Tuesday January 21, 2020 07:15 pm EST

Join the Georgia Center for the Book for a reading from and discussion of Noel Holston's new memoir, "Life After Deaf: My Misadventures in Hear Loss and Recovery." From a renowned media critic to a man with sudden and full hearing loss, Noel Holston ran the gauntlet of diagnoses, health insurance, and cochlear implant surgery.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 pm. A Cappella will have copies of the author's books available for purchase for the book signing.

On a spring night in 2010, Holston, a journalist, songwriter, and storyteller, went to bed with reasonably intact hearing. By dawn, it was gone, thus beginning a long process of hearing-restoration that included misdiagnoses, an obstinate health-insurance bureaucracy, failed cochlear-implant surgery, and a second surgery that finally worked. He negotiated the gauntlet with a wry sense of humor and the aid of his supportive wife, Marty. "Life After Deaf" details his experience with warmth, understanding, and candor. It's the story not only of his way back to the world of the hearing but of a great marriage that weathered serious testing. Their determination and resilience serve as a source of inspiration for all.

"Life After Deaf" is not just for the more than forty million people in the United States alone who cope with some form of hearing loss, but is also for their wide circles of friends, family, caregivers, and audiologists. This highly readable book will be an invaluable guide and source of hope for the large number of baby boomers now handling hearing loss.

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