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KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th annual "Bring One for the Chipper" event in January.

KDB asks that DeKalb County residents recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays through the DeKalb County Sanitation Division's Curbside Recycling Program.

DeKalb residents receiving sanitation services can place their tree at the curb for pick-up on regular yard collection waste day. Trees should be seven feet or smaller; trees eight feet or larger must be cut in half for pick-up.

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch or used as wildlife habitat. Mulch is used for public beautification projects and is also available free to DeKalb County residents.

Need a Job? The Doraville Library Can Help

Need a Job?  The Doraville Library Can Help

DORAVILLE, GA -- Start the new year on a positive note by brushing up on your job search skills at the Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, Doraville, 30340).

Kristina Armstrong, Career Center manager at the Northeast Plaza location for Goodwill of North Georgia, will share her job-hunting knowledge on Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Armstrong will explain how the Career Center can help Doraville residents in their job searches. Among other things, the Center aids with résumés and applications, holds workshops for improving interview skills and offers abilities evaluations.

For more information about the "I Need a Job!" seminar, call the Doraville Library at 770-936-3852.

Atlanta Children's Shelter holds annual "Holiday House"

Atlanta Children's Shelter holds annual "Holiday House"

In 1986, the Junior League of Atlanta created the Atlanta Children’s Shelter to serve homeless families.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 10

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 10

DORAVILLE, GA -- On Friday, Dec. 10, Doraville Mayor Ray Jenkins, Mayor Pro-Tem Donna Pittman and the City Council will ring in the holiday season with the annual Christmas party and tree lighting at City Hall (3725 Park Avenue, Doraville, 30340).

The celebration will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; everyone is invited to attend.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

Santa Claus will also be present to hear children's wishes, and hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.

City of Doraville

Renew You Boot Camp to Hold Casting Call

Renew You Boot Camp to Hold Casting Call

DORAVILLE, GA -- "Give us six weeks and we will change your life."

With this motto, "Renew You Boot Camp," an Atlanta-based program designed to transform the lives of those less fortunate, will hold a casting call in which contestants will compete in a beauty boot camp set to start in January of 2011.

Renew You Boot Camp will hold its auditions on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tru Serenity Salon & Spa (6035 Peachtree Road, Doraville, 30360).

The boot camp is comprised of a team of five professionals in the Atlanta area, including aesthetician Tracey Thomas, stylist Kristy Edmondson, personal trainer Anggie Pope, wardrobe stylist Cheri Lynn and life coach Kevin Brown.

Responding to the growing needs of certain communities, Renew You Boot Camp's objective is to reach out to those less fortunate and to transform their lives, while at the same time showcasing their unique skill sets and talents to the public.

Chamblee's Regal Theatre holds Harry Potter Preview

Atlanta, GA--  The most anticipated film in years "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" was screened 2 days before its release date to 100's of fans that showed up excited and in costume. See the pics at Metromix Atlanta.

Medicare Questions Answered at Doraville Library

Medicare Questions Answered at Doraville Library

DORAVILLE, GA -- Do you have questions about Medicare Part D?

Rhonda Hunter, external affairs representative with the Center for Medicare Services (CMS), will offer an overview of the insurance plan on Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, Doraville, 30340).

Participants will have the opportunity for one-on-one counseling and 2011 prescription drug comparisons for the Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period.

Medicare representatives will be on hand to assist attendees with the decision tool on the Medicare Web site.