Historic Columbus and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission host for a program by Mike Kitchens, author of “Ghosts of Grandeur: Georgia’s Lost Antebellum Homes and Plantations” at noon Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Rankin House, 1440 Second Avenue. He’ll discuss the Fontaine House, Glen Lora, the Crawford House, the Nuckolls-Ingram House, Five Oaks, the Johnson-Booher House, and the Redd House. Bring a lunch, HCF will provide drinks and dessert. 706-322-0756. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.