From The Ground Up Community Garden open mic
3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, From The Ground Up Community Garden, 501 N. Hayne St. From the Ground Up has partnered with the sixth annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change for this event, which encourages the sharing of poems, songs and short stories with a theme of social change that promotes inclusiveness, diversity, justice, peace and mobilization. Asia Samson of The Asia Project, www.theasiaproject.com, will be one of the featured artists. Donations can be made to help support the garden and Dixon School of the Arts online at www.eventbrite.com or at the gate with contributions for Manna Food Pantries. No dogs are allowed in the garden, but coolers, drinks, food and lawn chairs are welcome.