County by county news for Monday


Marcus center to hold Hanukkah celebrations

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta will offer Hanukkah programs for all ages next week: Mamakkah, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, MJCCA at Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody; Menorah Madness – Family Hanukkah Celebration, 5:15 p.m., Dec.10-12, MJCCA at Zaban Park; Latke Luau Singles Event, 7 p.m. Dec.11, Three Sheets, 6017 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs; MJCCA Young Adult’s Vodka & Latkes, 7 to 11 p.m.Dec.13, Shout, 1197 Peachtree Street N.E.; Mature Adult Chanukah Happy Hour, 3 to 5 p.m. Dec.14, MJCCA at Zaban Park. Information: Mea Watkins


East Point seeks deputy fire marshals

The East Point Fire Department is actively seeking participants for the community deputy fire marshal program. Program volunteers will receive training in areas such as CPR, first aid, family emergency preparedness, blood pressure screening, smoke alarm installation, and community policing.

Volunteers will be provided with special uniforms and badges. They will also be provided with items such as blood pressure monitoring kits and emergency planning kits.

Volunteer fire marshals will inspect homes in the neighborhoods and train residents in emergency planning and communicate fire/crime prevention information. I

nformation : Firefighter Montecia Paige at 404-559-6414 or

John Thompson for the AJC


Day camp New Year’s week in Henry

The Henry County Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Snowing New Year’s Day Camp for the second week of the holiday break 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and Jan. 2-4, for children 6-12. Cost is $100 per child. Camps will be held at Heritage Park in McDonough, J. P. Moseley Recreation Center in Stockbridge and Fairview Recreation Center in Stockbridge. Information: Monroe Roark


Suwanee accepting applications for 2013

Each year Suwanee hosts approximately 40 events in the Town Center and other parks. Event applications for 2013 are only accepted October to December. Visit to submit an application by the Dec. 7 deadline. Karen Huppertz


Saint Phillip AME hosts christmas musical

The Reverend William D. Watley and the Saint Philip AME Church Music Department host the 28th Annual Joyful Noise for Toys Christmas Musical 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, 240 Candler Road. The Sanctuary Choir, Choir No.1, the Youth Choir, and the Holy Dance Ministry will be featured.

Concert to provide toys for underprivileged children. Please bring an unwrapped new toy. Information: 404-371-0749 Arlinda Smith Broady

Annual “Tree of Love” under way

The Tree of Love program creates wish lists for holiday gifts for low-income children as well as those in foster care. Residents can select names from the tree, to help make sure the children have something to open for the holidays.

The tree is set up at South DeKalb Mall, 2801 Candler Road, near Decatur. All gifts are due back to the mall by Dec. 15.

Information: 404-964-4936.

April Hunt

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