People and pets: During Adult Formation, guests will learn about the canine cellmate program which uses shelter dogs to change the lives of incarcerated men. The guest speaker will bring one of the dogs. Free and open to all. 9:15 a.m. Oct. 1. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church’s Common Room, 3098 St. Anne’s Lane N.W., Atlanta. 404-237-5589, saintannes.com.
Anniversary celebration: A special worship service to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the nave will be open to all. A reception will be held after service. Former St. Bede’s rector, the Rev. John J. Porter, will be the guest preacher. Free and open to all. 10:40 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 1. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 2601 Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta. 770-938-9797, stbedes.org.
Bike challenge: Get fit during “biketober” fest, a month-long, heart-pumping indoor cycling fitness challenge. Participants who partake in at least eight classes will have a chance to win a Precor spin bike. Participants will also be encouraged to track their progress to win gifts at the end of the month. RSVP is required. Free and open to all. Visit the website for the cycling studio schedule. Oct. 1-31. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-4002, atlantajcc.org.
Film screening and discussion: The film, “13th,” which explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States, will be screened. After the film, a small panel will lead a discussion. Free and open to all. 6 p.m. Oct. 4. The Cathedral of St. Philip’ Gould Room, 2744 Peachtree Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-365-1000, stphilipscathedral.org.
Community concert: As part of the fall concert series, Angela Massey (flute) and Vahan Sargsyan (piano) will perform during a program called Night Soliloquoy. Works by Chaminade, Chopin, Gaubert, Hoover and Taffanel will also be performed. Free and open to all. 8-9 p.m. Oct. 7. Northwest Presbyterian Church, 4300 Northside Drive N.W., Atlanta. 404-237-5539, nwpcatlanta.org.
Stoles display: A collection of over 1,000 liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith will be on display for the Shower of Stoles Project. Each stole will contain the story of a GLBT person who is active in the life and leadership of their faith community in some way including as a minister, elder, deacon, teacher, missionary, musician, administrator or active layperson. Visit welcomingresources.org/sosp for additional details. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 10-15. All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-881-0835.
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