Atlanta’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) will host its annual fundraiser party A CHaRM’ing Evening on Oct. 3 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road. The event includes a performance from Yacht Rock Revue and the opportunity to win a three-year lease on a 2019 BMW i3 from Global Imports BMW.  For tickets and information, visit

Trees Atlanta is hosting its 20th annual Tree Sale at the Carter Center, 453 Freedom Parkway, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 5. In addition to rare and unusual shrubs, there will also be fruiting species, shade-loving ferns, flowering vines and a robust selection of native trees. All proceeds benefit Trees Atlanta’s education, planting and restoration programs around the city. If you can’t make the Saturday sale, there will be a “Second Chance Sale” on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kendeda Center headquarters at 225 Chester Ave. in  Reynoldstown. For more information, visit

Coco + Mischa will host the 2019 Slow Fashion Symposium is Oct. 4-6 at Ponce City Market. The event is designed to inspire, encourage and educate about the merits of slow fashion and sustainability advocacy. There will be panel discussions, classes, styling sessions, and conscious consumerism. For tickets and more details, visit

Southface Institute received a $7,500 grant from The UPS Foundation, which was used to sponsor the annual Visionary Dinner that helps raises funds for the nonprofit organization. Southface will also host an event on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. at its headquarters, 241 Pine St., featuring author Eric Klinenberg discussing his bestseller, “Palaces for the People.” Tickets are $20. For more about Southface and its work in sustainable building and planning, visit

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.