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Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, Sept. 5

If hump day has got you down, head to a class that will teach you how to bring your soul to work. You can also learn how to crochet or attend an author lecture at the Atlanta History Center at events this week.

CONSCIOUS BUSINESS: BRING YOUR SOUL TO WORK

For anyone who has ever felt a divide between who they are and how they present themselves at work or that the work they do doesn’t fit with their life purpose, this class if for you. Lorri Palko will help you explore how to align your values, intentions and actions by shifting limiting self-beliefs and discovering how you can blend your spiritual and business principles. You’ll leave with a 90-day plan for making change. $75 for the series, $25 per class. 7 - 9 p.m., Sept. 5,12, 19 & 26. Spiritual Living Center Atlanta, 3107 Clairmont Rd Ste A, Atlanta. 4040-417-0008. slc-atlanta.org.

CROCHET 101: BEGINNER

In this class, beginners or those looking for a refresher can learn the ins and outs of crochet. The course covers all the basics including yarn selection and different uses, which hooks to use, creating chains, single crochet, double crochet and finishing. Instructors will also offer some very useful tips and tricks to help you get started as well as problem solving for common mistakes. The class will work on completing a project together. $95. 7 - 9 p.m., Sept. 5 & 9. Fabricate Studios, 1537-B Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta. 404-981-4665. Fabricatestudios.com.

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C.J. CHIVERS, THE FIGHTERS: AMERICANS IN COMBAT IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ

Catch New York Times senior writer C.J. Chivers as he discusses his book, “The Fighters,” (Simon & Schuster, $28), a portrait of six combatants who are among the 2 million Americans to have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since Sept. 11, 2001. Chivers, who served as an infantry veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps, offers an empathetic and understanding look at the human side of the two wars. $10. 8 p.m., Sept. 5. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. Atlantahistorycenter.com

>>More things to do: 10 can't-miss Atlanta festivals in September

>>Check the weather before you go: WEDNESDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Tropical Storm Gordon brings rain to Southeast, but Georgia mostly dry

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