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Mayor’s annual Masked Ball raising funds for UNCF

Tickets are available for the 32nd Annual UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball on Dec. 19 at the Marriott Marquis, where local personalities will walk the red carpet.

Historian explores identity of slavery, Mormonism

Historian Angela Pulley Hudson discusses her book, “Real Native Genius: How an Ex-slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians,” on Dec. 1 at the Decatur Library.

300 creches at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany

More than 300 Nativity scenes from around the world will be on exhibit at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany for the 20th holiday season beginning Dec. 5.

Women’s group marking 25 years

Members of the DeKalb Section of the National Council of Negro Women celebrate their 25th anniversary with a Silver Gala on Dec. 6 at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta.

Photos to unveil family’s history at Heritage Fest

Paula Wright will share her journey of discovery that began with a treasure-trove of family photos on Dec. 8 at the Doris K. Wells Heritage Festival.

Box Heroes to march in Children’s Parade

Atlanta’s Box Hero Corps will perform in the 35th Annual Children’s Christmas Parade on Dec. 5 in Midtown.

Lithonia tree lighting, caroling in Kelly Park

Santa Dee will make a jolly appearance at Lithonia’s annual Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration on Dec. 6.

Six choirs ring in yuletide with handbell concert

Six metro Atlanta churches choirs are ringing in the yuletide at the annual handbell Christmas concert on Dec. 6 at First Baptist Church East Point.

Cedar Grove High’s HOSA reaches out

Future health care professionals in Cedar Grove High’s HOSA Chapter are out and about in the community, raising $200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during the Light the Night Walk and helping to organize an annual blood drive in ...

Interfaith nature walk to focus on thankfulness

The Rev. Marti Keller leads a discussion focusing on thankfulness at the Interfaith Naturalist Walk – Soapstone Ridge on Nov. 22.

200 families getting Thanksgiving baskets

More than 200 families will get help with their holiday meal on Nov. 23 at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain.

Five churches co-host service in Lithonia

Five churches in the city of Lithonia are co-hosting their annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 22 at Rockland United Methodist Church.

Denominations hosting Thanksgiving services, outreach

Three congregations – Big Miller Grove Baptist, First Afrikan Presbyterian and Ousley United Methodist – along Panola Road in Lithonia are joining together on Nov. 24 for their annual Thanksgiving Service.

Cheaper gas encouraging more Thanksgiving travel

When it’s time to give thanks, Americans hit the road in droves.

Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade collecting gifts, donations

Donations of clothing and personal care items and holiday sweets are being accepted through early December at Avondale Estates City Hall for the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade.