JIMMY CARTER, the last U.S. president we could actually sorta-kinda trust, makes fewer Atlanta appearances than you might think. But that's what you get with a Nobel Peace Prize winner, the public face of Habitat for Humanity and every nation's favorite election observer. Every now and then, President Carter finds time to write a book. He's been particularly busy lately, this month releasing Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, a follow-up to his best seller, Our Endangered Values. Carter signs copies of and discusses the former, a subject about which he knows a thing or two, on DEC. 8 with the Atlanta Press Club. $35-$40. 11:30 a.m. Carter Center, 453 Freedom Parkway. 404-577-7377. www.cartercenter.org.