7-9 a.m. Oct. 12, Macon Centreplex, Convention Center, 200 Coliseum Drive. The author of “PowerNomics” offers a guide for black America to become more economically and politically competitive. $35, includes light breakfast.
USED BOOK SALE
5 p.m. Oct. 22, sneak-peak private shopping for $5, and open shopping from 6-9 p.m.; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 23; 9 a.m.-noon, half-price sale, and noon-2 p.m., box and bag sale, Oct. 24; Houston County Galleria, Centerville. Hosted by Houston-Peach AAUW. Accepting books through Oct. 20; blue donation barrel sites at Happy Hour Recycling and at main Galleria entrances or call 478-918-3666 for pickup or information. www.houstonpeach-ga.aauw.net.
6 p.m. Oct. 29, Middle Georgia Regional Library, 1180 Washington Ave. The author of “Rise and Shine A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family, and Friends” will speak about holiday recipes and entertaining ideas as well as sign copies of his book. Refreshments will be served. Free. 478-744-0800.