DeKalb events include Christmas concerts, food drive

On certain days through Dec. 19, a Christmas Food Drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank is being held at First Baptist Church of Atlanta in Dunwoody. (Courtesy of First Baptist Church of Atlanta)

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On certain days through Dec. 19, a Christmas Food Drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank is being held at First Baptist Church of Atlanta in Dunwoody. (Courtesy of First Baptist Church of Atlanta)

December events coming up in DeKalb include an online program with comedian Mel Brooks, an online meeting with the Decatur-DeKalb Retired Educators Association, a Christmas concert, a food drive and a Christmas dinner with the Capitol City Opera.

Online: Comedian/film producer Mel Brooks, author of “All About Me!”: MJCCA Book Festival. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. $36, including online ticket and hardcover book. Purchase your tickets to this event, as well as for 2022 events. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta is based in Dunwoody. Tickets: atlantajcc.org/our-programs/arts-authors/book-festival/upcoming-events

Online live: Decatur-DeKalb Retired Educators Association. Noon Dec. 16. Members will participate in and enjoy various holiday activities. DDREA members will be sent a link to join the meeting. Visitors may join by requesting a link to access the meeting at ddrea.org/index.php/contact-us.

In person or live online: Christmas Night of Worship with guest Francesca Battistelli. 5 p.m. doors open, 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Free. Worship Center, First Baptist Church of Atlanta (FBA), 4400 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody/Atlanta. Battistelli will be joined by the FBA Worship Ministry. Childcare will be provided for ages 4 and younger. Livestream: fba.org

Fill the Sleigh: Christmas Food Drive. Through Dec. 19. East entrance on North Peachtree Road (Mondays to Thursdays) and west entrance on Cotillion Drive (Mondays to Thursdays, Sundays and Dec. 19), First Baptist Church of Atlanta (FBA), 4400 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody/Atlanta. Sponsors are the Atlanta Community Food Bank and FBA. Dropoff times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon Sundays and 5-8 p.m. Dec. 19. Other options are to order by Instacart for delivery to FBA from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or donate to Atlanta Community Food Bank. fba.org/events/fba-food-drive, bit.ly/3DyeZbq

Capitol City Opera Madrigal Singers presents Boar’s Head Feast. Dec. 20-23. Petite Violette Restaurant, 2948 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta/DeKalb. Reservations and pricing: 404-634-6268, PetiteVioletteRestaurant.com. ccityopera.org