Monday Essentials: Poverty Is Real Shows Coming Up

Here are five things to know about the week ahead in Decatur and Avondale Estates.

For a full list of activities, go to the Patch calendar of events.

1. Poverty is Real concerts. A great lineup of musicians will perform Friday-Sunday at Eddie's Attic to benefit the Decatur Cooperative Ministry, a local nonprofit dedicated to reducing homelessness. The performers include Caroline Herring, Bobby Bare Jr., Matthew Mayfield and Nathan Beaver.

2. Authors. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, will appear at 7 p.m. Thursday at Decatur First Baptist Church to discuss his new book, And The Mountains Echoed. Others presented this week by the Georgia Center for the Book include Daniel James Brown, author of  ”The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics; he will speak at 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Decatur Library.  Rick Atkinson will talk about the final volume in his World War II trilogy, The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945, at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the library.

3. Cartoonists. The Little Shop of Stories has an event for adults at 7 p.m. Friday. The shop's website says, "Ditch the kids and come listen to three great cartoonists read from their work and talk about their craft.  Our guests include Jackie Lewis, illustrator of Play Ball, Athen’s cartoonist, Patrick Dean, and our very own Justin Colussy-Estes.  We will have adult beverages and snacks on hand!"

4. Backyard rabbits. Sue Pickens will teach this class at 7 p.m. Thursday at the UGA Extension office at 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur. $10.

5. Man Up for Girls! The Lutheran Church of The Messiah will hold a community cookout and benefit for Days for Girls International and DFG Georgia. Days for Girls provides feminine hygiene kits to women in underdeveloped nations. Starts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.





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