Sip and sing: While sipping brews and singing hymns at Smith's Olde Bar's Atlanta Room (1578 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta), conversations about Christ will abound. Welcome to Beer and Hymns, a gathering of seekers, sinners and saintly people, organized by members of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Open to all, the group will meet from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. Information: www.redeemer.org.
Self-defense for girls: Girls in grades six through eight can enroll in Girls Can Fight Too, a workshop that will provide basic self-defense training, tools to prevent bullying, Internet safety and more. For this event, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) will partner with Divas in Defense, an Atlanta-based company that empowers women and girls to defend and protect themselves. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from Oct. 13 to Nov. 10. The cost is $140-$180, and classes are open to all. To register, call 678-812-3978. Information: www.atlantajcc.org. 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody.