Saturday, July16: The Ayioluwa African Dance Theatre Concert is to perform at the College Park Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. A reception and dinner are to follow. Contact Aisha Diaby at for more information.

Saturday July 16: The Alliance Fran├žaise d’Atlanta will host its annual fundraiser event at Upscales. The event is to include a gourmet buffet dinner, live music, and dancing, door Prizes and a silent and live auction. Proceeds go to cultural and educational programs throughout the state. 7 p.m. $65 per person, $750 for a reserved table of 10. RSVP to (404) 875-1211.

Saturday, July 16: The Mexican American Business Chamber invites all retail owners and members for a day at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market. Visitors will be able to tour the center and establish business contacts with distributors. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Contact Liz Rodriguez at (770) 441-7581 for more information.

Monday, July 18: Nellya Fencers Elite Training Camp in Atlanta will hold a sabre training camp at Atlanta International School from July 18-27. The camp will be led by 2004 U.S. Olympic coach, Arkady Burdan of Nellya Fencers, Ed Korfanty, U.S. National Women’s Sabre Coach, and by Dmitri Ronzhin, two time World Champion. On Sunday, July 24, athletes will compete at the Atlanta International School in the Nellya Fencers International Sabre Open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Tina Jacobson at (770) 633-5221 or for more information.

Tuesday, July 19: The World Trade Center will host its second discussion in the Great Decisions Series entitled, “Putin’s Second Term: A Scorecard for Russia.” 5:30-7:30 p.m. $15 per session. $20 for materials. For the entire series, $50 for members and $70 for guests. For more information contact Patrick Tonui at or RSVP to

Tuesday, July 19: The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce will hold its orientation class for new members from 12-1 p.m. RSVP to (404) 378-8000.

Tuesday, July 19: The British American Business Group is holding a reception for new and existing members at Hotel Indigo in Midtown. 6-7:30 p.m. For more information visit contact

Tuesday, July 19: Location: The Atlanta History Center and Alston and Bird present “An Evening with Senator Bob Dole.” Sen. Bob Dole will present his book entitled, “One Soldier’s Story: A Memoir.” Reservations are required. The event will be held at the Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd. 7 p.m. $5 for members and $7 for guests. RSVP to (404) 814-4150.

Tuesday, July 19: Ireland Chamber of Commerce Networking Event. The Ireland Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly ICCUSA networking event, 5:30-7 p.m. at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant, 3035 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30305. Current, past, and prospective members are welcome. A reception with a cash bar is planned. RSVP to or (404) 841-0066. Visit for more information.

Wednesday, July 20: The Georgia Department of Labor will hold its Employers Networking Meeting on every 3rd Wednesday of the month starting July 20th. The meetings will take place at the Georgia Department of Labor’s North Metro Career Center. For more information, contact Flor Sanchez at (404) 679-5200 or

Thursday, July 21: The Hispanic Professional Networking Social will be held at Cherry Restaurant & Bar, 1051 West Peachtree St. Free entry. For more information contact Thursday, July 21: The International Issues Forum will be attending a Film and Talk Screening instead of its regularly scheduled discussion. Entitled “Last Best Chance,” the film about nuclear proliferation is produced by Sam Nunn and Ted Turner, and the screening will be followed by a discussion with Mr. Nunn. The screening will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way, at 7:15 p.m. Contact Charles Hubert at for more information.

Friday, July 22: The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a federal advisory committee of private citizens, will discuss ways to improve the IRS’s service, responsibility, and responsiveness to the public. The discussion will take place at the Summit Federal Building, 401 West Peachtree St., Room 530. 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, call (888) 912-1227 or (954) 423-7974.

Saturday, July 23: The International Women’s Expo will be held at the Clayton College and State University Continuing Education Center in Morrow, GA. Seminars and networking events are planned. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 by June 15, and $35 after. For more information, contact (678) 495-1433 or e-mail

Saturday, July 23: Dr. Uma Majmudar will present his book, “Gandhi’s Pilgrimage of Faith: From Darkness to Light,” during a reading and book signing. The event will be held at IACA, 1281 Cooperslake Rd. SE, Smyrna, Ga 30028. For more information, contact Ani Agnihotri at (404) 394-6678.