Free movies: For the 13th year, Leadership Sandy Springs will host Movies by Moonlight, a free summer movie series featuring an inflatable screen, vendors, food trucks, jumpy houses, performances and other activities for kids. Activities will begin at 6 p.m.; movies will start once the sun goes down. “Moana” will be shown on Aug. 18; “Lego Batman,” Aug. 25; “Beauty and the Beast,” Sept. 8. Free and open to all. Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center, 86 Mount Vernon Highway N.W., Atlanta. 404-255-1181, ssumc.org.
STEM fair: The 10th annual science, technology, engineering, mathematics and services (STEMS) fair for middle school students will be hosted by the career resource ministry to encourage professions in these fields. There also will be a parent workshop to share information on how to prepare students for college and additional education resources and programs for future leadership opportunities. 8:30-noon. Aug. 26. Saint Philip African Methodist Episcopalian Church, 240 Candler Road, S.E., Atlanta. 404-371-0749, saintphilip.org.
Culinary class: During a special series for busy moms, participants will learn to prepare from-scratch meals in record time with no crock pot. Advanced registration required; $45-$55. Open to all. 10 a.m.-noon. Aug. 29. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-4002, atlantajcc.org.
Immigration discussion: How can Christians respond in a way that allows them to live into their baptismal promise to respect the dignity of all persons and the imperative from Jesus to love our neighbor as ourselves? The event will include presentations by priests and Christian lay leaders from the Atlanta area actively involved in responding to the needs of immigrant neighbors. Episcopal bishops Robert Wright of the Diocese of Atlanta and Jose McLoughlin of the Diocese of Western North Carolina will provide theological guidance and practical ways Christians can respond to this hotly debated issue. Free and open to all. 1-3 p.m. Aug. 30. The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-365-1000, stphilipscathedral.org.
Special services: High holy holiday services and events will take place as follows: Rosh Hashanah, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 20; primary service, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 21; children’s service 9-10 a.m. Sept. 21, Tashlich, 12:30-1 p.m. Sept. 21; Yom Kippur, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Yom Kippur services – morning service 9 a.m.-noon, children’s service 9-10 a.m., afternoon service 12:45-2:15 p.m., study and discussion 2:30-4:45 p.m., memorial service 5-5:45 p.m., concluding service 5:45-6:15 p.m., break the fast 6:30-7:30 p.m. Temple Beth David, 1885 Mc Gee Road S.W., Snellville. 770-978-3916, gwinnetttemple.com.
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