Informed court watchers: Howard Friedman, professor of law emeritus at the University of Toledo, will focus on the U.S. Supreme Court with his discussion, “Be an Informed Court Watcher This Year,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta at Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road. Free for MJCCA members. $5 for community and Silver Sneakers. Friedman’s primary fields of research and teaching were corporate law and constitutional law.
Alex Nsengimana and Operation Christmas Child: Alex Nsengimana experienced firsthand the Rwandan genocide. He lost his mother to AIDS and later other relatives to the genocide. He escaped gunmen and found his way to an orphanage. Alex received a shoebox from Operation Christmas Child one year after arriving at the orphanage and remembers being so excited to have a gift to call his own. Alex was selected to join the African Children’s Choir and traveled to Uganda to train and began touring in the U.S. Now Alex lives in Minnesota and will finish seminary this spring. He will share his story at several metro churches this month.
He will speak at several sites including: 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at First Baptist Church Atlanta, 4400 N. Peachtree Road; and 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at Johns Creek Baptist Church, 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road in Alpharetta. During National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25, shoebox gifts can be dropped off at more than 20 different locations around the metro Atlanta area. www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/drop-off-locations/. 770-777-9342.
Women’s Day at East Point First Mallalieu: Marjorie L. Kimbrough, a retired Clark Atlanta University professor and author, will be the guest speaker during the Women’s Day program at 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church, 2651 Church St. in East Point.
The Dickens, you say! “Oliver!,” a musical based upon the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens, will be performed at 7 p.m. Oct. 24-26 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mount Vernon Road. Tickets at the door or online at www.dunwoodyumc.org. Cost: $15.