Leah PartridgeAmerican soprano Leah Patridge, a growing figure in the opera world, will give a private performance at The Georgia Trust’s second Classics at the Castle concert on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. at Rhodes Hall. Tickets are $50 for members, $75 for non-members (includes a membership) and benefits the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Purchase tickets at www.GeorgiaTrust.org.

Twenty-three local artists including Todd Alexander, whose work is pictured above, are planning a new Holiday Art Studio Tour of their workspaces in Studio 106 in Inman Park and the Mattress Factory Studios near Grant Park.  The self-guided tours will be offered for two days online, Saturday and Sunday, Nov.14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A wide array of works, including fine art, photography, painting, clay works, jewelry and holiday gifts will be on display. For more information, call (678) 937-0265 or visit www.AtlantaStudioTour.com.

The Peachtree Road United Methodist Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, on church grounds from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring antiques, jewelry, toys, rugs, art, clothing, furniture, books and much more from 60 merchandise booths. There will also be food, including homemade Greek pastries, gourmet chocolates and rum cakes, or a hot dog lunch. For more information, contact Beth Spencer at (404) 240-8234 or beth@prumc.org.

The High Museum presents its 14th Annual High Arts Day on Monday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event includes a reception and private shopping experience at Saks Fifth Avenue, a luncheon at the high, tours of two distinguished Atlanta homes, exhibition tours, a trunk show and a sculpture auction. Tickets

are $150  ($80 tax deductible). All proceeds benefit the High Museum of Art. For tickets or more information, contact the Art Partners Program Officer at (404) 733-4429.

The Ahavath Achim Synagogue will host Chamber Music In Sacred Spaces: Spotlight on Winds on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students (please bring Student ID). For more information, visit www.AtlantaChamberPlayers.com.

The 2009 Cheer for Children Ball, created to raise awareness of sexual abuse among children in Atlanta, will be held on Friday, Nov. 6 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Atlanta History Center.  The evening will include delicious food and drink and access to live and silent auctions.  Tickets are $150 in advance, and patron tickets are $750 (includes two tickets to the ball and two tickets to the patron party). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. For more information, call (678) 904-2880 or visit www.CheerForChildren.org.

The Junior League of Atlanta Ball is set for Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Piedmont Driving Club. This year’s black tie event, themed “Celebrate,” will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, live music, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $150 per person, $250 for patron tickets. An exclusive patron party will be held at Newcastle, the home of Judy and Ed Garland. For more information, visit www.JLAtlanta.org/ball or contact Jessica Pearson at (404) 433-9877 or Jessica.Frickey@gmail.com.

The 2009 Girls on the Run 5K is Sunday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. at the Atlanta Youth Soccer Association field at the Arizona Avenue Soccer Complex in Kirkwood. The race is open to everyone, but half of the expected 1,000 runners will be girls from grades three through eight who have participated in the Girls on the Run program. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each of 12 categories. Early registration is $20, and $25 on race day.  To register, visit www.active.com.

The State of Georgia has implemented the Goal Scholarship Program, where an individual can donate up to $1,000 and a couple $2,500 to a private school of their choice. It will help residents with their state tax deductions and benefit schools in need. Find out more at www.goalscholarship.org.

The Callanwolde Holiday Pottery Sale will be held Friday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find functional, decorative and sculptural one-of-a-kind ceramic works created by Callanwolde’s renowned pottery program instructors and assistants, including Katy McDougal (pictured). 980 Briarcliff Road. www.callanwolde.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.