Ancient floods symposium: The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University will present a symposium called "From Nippur to Noah: Stories of the Flood" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, where faculty members from the Candler School of Theology and alumni of Emory's Graduate Division of Religion will discuss flood accounts from ancient Mesopotamia to modern day, and address concerns about environmental catastrophes as well as the relationship between religion and the environment. The event also coincides with the arrival, via loan, of the Nippur Flood Tablet, one of the earliest Near Eastern texts to describe a world overwhelmed by water. Museum admission is $6-$8. Visit www.carlos.emory.edu for more details. 571 S. Kilgo Circle N.E., Atlanta.
Flower power: Want to learn more about the function and responsibilities of the Flower Guild at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church? At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, join current and prospective members for a two-fold luncheon that will celebrate the people responsible for weekly floral arrangements as well as Christmas and Easter decorations, and second, provide supplemental information about the guild to pique your membership interest. No experience is required to become a member. Visit www.prumc.org for more information. 3180 Peachtree Road, Atlanta.