Faith calendar

Public lecture: Washington Post columnist and NPR commentator E.J. Dionne Jr. will give a public lecture in honor of Emory University's Candler School of Theology professor emeritus of social ethics, Jon Gunnemann. Dionne's lecture, "Can We Do Justice and Love Mercy in Politics? American Religion, Inequality and Populism" reflects Gunnemann's research interests with a focus on religious perspectives on economic equality. Free and open to all. Registration required. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, 1660 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-634-3936,

Nature walk: Take a walk through the woods and discover the natural treasures of local landscapes. Fr. Francis Michael, a naturalist and land manager, will lead the tour. Tickets are $15. 9 a.m. Sept. 29. Monastery of the Holy Spirit, 2625 Highway 212 SW., Conyers. 770-483-8705,

Cue a concert: A free concert will feature Atlanta Celli, a female quartet of cello players who blend classical music with pop, rock and original compositions. A reception with the musicians will take place post-concert. Free and open to all. 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 805 Mount Vernon Highway, Atlanta. 404-255-4023,

Cake decorating: Learn about cakes, how to make fondant and use it to properly decorate and more during a cake decorating class. Wine will be served. Particpation is $50-$65. Open to all. Registration required. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 10. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-4002,

Food festival: The Diocesan Hispanic Ministries Commission will host the annual Taste of Latin America Celebration and Dinner featuring food, music, a raffle, silent auction, pinata for children and more. Parishioners from 12 Hispanic churches will provide cultural dishes for a potluck meal. Free and open to all; donations will be accepted. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Child Hall at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. 404-365-1000,

Support group: During a "Surviving the Holidays" seminar, participants will learn how to deal with various emotions during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays; what to do about traditions and other coming changes; tips for surviving social events; and how to discover hope for your future. Free and open to all. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 21. Community Bible Church, 2001 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge. 770-914-0808,

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