Ivory Lee Young Jr.

The following services will take place honoring the late District 3 City Councilmember Ivory Lee Young, Jr. On Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. a Memorial Wake and Alpha Phi Alpha Omega Service will be held at Greater Springfield Baptist Church at 721 Jones Ave. NW. On Saturday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. a Celebration of Life Service will be held at Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel, 830 Westview Drive SW. at Morehouse College.

MARTA will host community conversations to engage residents in discussions about the newly adopted, More MARTA program. These meetings will be an opportunity to discuss next steps for the approved projects. Meetings will be held Nov. 29 at St. Mark AME Church, 3605 Campbellton Road SW from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Dec. 3 at the Northwest Library at Scott’s Crossing, 2489 Perry Blvd. from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 15 at Morningside Presbyterian Church, 1411 Morningside Drive from 8:30 to 10 a.m.;

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has announced the opening of applications for BeltLine University, or “BeltLine U,” a 4-month long civic university that will explore the history, vision, programmatic elements and implementation strategy of the Atlanta BeltLine. BeltLine U will consist of eight sessions facilitated by the staff of ABI and its project partners. Graduates will have an in-depth program knowledge that they can then share with others in the community. More info and applications are available at beltline.org/university. Submit by December 15 to be eligible.

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.