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Solid Rock welcomes new pastor

Solid Rock AME Zion Church in Lithonia will pull out all stops to welcome its new pastor, the Rev. Karim Louis Currey.

Stone Mountain Santa to light tree

Santa parades into Stone Mountain Village on Nov. 28 to light its Christmas tree.

Christmas Miracles toy drive on Nov. 29

High school ROTC programs are competing to see who can collect the most canned and nonperishable food for needy families in Commissioner Stan Watson’s fourth annual “Every Can Counts Campaign.”

Stone Mountain’s Santa Breakfast

Kids can have a bite to eat with Santa on Dec. 6 at Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church.

Mayors’ Motorcade seeking gifts

Avondale Estates is accepting donations for the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade that brings holiday cheer to clients and patients of the Georgia Regional Hospital in Decatur and other state facilities.

North DeKalb Mall’s holiday sounds

Shoppers and children taking a photo with Santa Hugh at North DeKalb Mall in Decatur can get into the spirit with the mall’s model train exhibit and annual free Holiday Sounds music series featuring performers from area churches and elementary ...

Fireworks, Santa in Clarkston

A spectacular fireworks show will light the way for Santa’s arrival in the city of Clarkston on Dec. 4.

Avondale Estates lighting two trees

Free cookies and doughnuts, hot cider and caroling will be available for the arrival of Santa and the lighting of the city of Avondale Estates Christmas Tree on Dec. 1.

Macy’s Great Tree lighting on Nov. 27

R&B legends the Isley Brothers will headline the Macy’s Great Tree lighting on Nov. 27 at Lenox Square.

19 to receive Presidential Medal

Musician Stevie Wonder, the late choreographer Alvin Ailey, three slain “Freedom Summer” activists, and Michigan’s U.S. Rep. John Dingell will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 24 at the White House.

Seven honored as trailblazers

Seven DeKalb residents who have impacted the community in business, education, religion, arts and politics were recognized with trailblazer awards on Nov. 20.

Churches hold joint Thanksgiving services

Six congregations – three each in Lithonia and Stone Mountain – are holding annual joint Thanksgiving services beginning Sunday.

Donations needed for holiday dinner

Donations are needed for Austin’s Barber Shop’s annual turkey giveaway and inaugural Thanksgiving Barbecue Dinner on Nov. 22.

Produce, shredding event at Saint Philip

South DeKalb residents can buy fresh organic produce for the holidays while clearing out old sensitive documents at Saint Philip’s fourth annual Community Shredding Event on Nov. 22.

Register on Nov. 17 for turkey giveaway

Families in need of help with the Thanksgiving meal can register on Nov. 17 for state Rep. Ronnie Mabra’s third annual 1,000 turkey giveaway.