Atlanta faith calendar

Vacation Bible school: Learn more about Jesus and how he lived via Bible stories and activities at vacation Bible school, which will take place from 6:15-8:30 p.m. June 13-17 at Clarkston First Baptist Church's south location (4518 N. Henry Blvd., Suite 117, Stockbridge). The weeklong session will be free and open to the public. Information: 404-292-5686,

Author talk: Brad Thor, a New York Times best-selling author, will host a lecture and book signing from 7:30-8:30 p.m. June 17 at Christ the King Lutheran Church. The event will be free and open to the public, but books will be available for purchase. Information: 770-449-1211, 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners.

Yard sale: Items such as furniture, household goods and apparel will be available at a yard sale, which will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18 at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Free and open to the public. To become a vendor and rent a $35 table at this event, call the church directly. Information: 770-448-5475, 182 Hunter St. N.W., Norcross.

Sounds for summer: The Festival Singers of Atlanta, an a cappella chamber choir, will host a summer concert called "A Midsummer Night's Cabaret" at 7 p.m. June 25 in Wade Hall at St. Mark United Methodist Church. The program will feature music inspired by the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare, Broadway shows and more. Tickets will be $20 at the door on the day of the concert. Proceeds will help fund the church's composer competition. Information: 404-873-2636, 781 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta.

Book signing: New York Times best-selling author Emily Giffin will host a Q&A and book signing on June 30 during the Page From the Book Festival, hosted by the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA). Tickets are $28-$33, inclusive of admission and a copy of the book ("First Comes Love"). Information: 678-812-4002, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody.

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