Atlanta Social Season FALL 2016 : Page 23

Good news from THE ATLANTA y popular demand, Chihuly Nights will be expanded in October to include Tuesday evenings for accommodating the large number of guests expected during the final weeks of the blockbuster show. There are only 40 days left to enjoy this amazing exhibition celebrating the Garden’s 40th anniversary, so see it before it leaves October 30. B BOTANICAL GARDEN T he Cheer for Children Ball, an annual benefit for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, takes place Friday, October 7, at The Foundry at Puritan Mill, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The ball this year partners with The American Culinary Federation, Greater Atlanta Chapter, to feature top-chef sensations and top-shelf creations. The event also features live music for a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing. Tickets are $150. Tables and sponsorship opportunities are available from $500 to $25,000. The event helps promote the center’s mission to champion the needs of sexually and severely physically abused children through prevention, intervention, therapy and collaboration. 678-904-2880, CHEER FOR CHILDREN BALL WOMEN, CHOCOLATE AND THE ARTS ary and Martha’s Place will host its annual fundraiser, Women, Chocolate and the Arts, on Thursday evening, November 3, 2016, at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church on Garmon Road in Atlanta. Fashion historian, wedding folklorist and author Cornelia Powell will be the guest speaker. Featuring hundreds of wonderful images, her talk —“From Downton Abbey to Royal Weddings: Our Search for Beauty and Order in a Chaotic M World”— explores the spiritual relationship of beauty, ritual and femininity. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with an Artists Market and lots of chocolate delights! Powell’s presentation is at 7 p.m. followed by a book signing plus more shopping and delicious treats! Call 404-239-9382 or go to MaryandMarthasPlace. com for details and ticket information. 23

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