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DeKalb Choral Guild to present concert on life and death

The DeKalb Choral Guild welcomes back music director and conductor Mary Evelyn Root of Decatur for its 2014-15 season, the 37th for this veteran community chorus.
On Nov. 8 in Avondale Estates, the guild will present Dialogues: Life and Death, a multimedia presentation combining choral music, spoken word and visual arts, all examining the intimate relationship between life and death.
Local artists have been solicited and are submitting digital images to be projected while the chorus sings. The program includes selections from William Schuman’s Carols of Death, Eleanor Daley’s In Remembrance, and Norman Dello Joio’s A Jubilant Song. A reception will follow the concert with an opportunity to meet the artists.
The website for tickets and more information is Tickets are $5, available online and at the door.

Halloween decoration contest announced

An Avondale Estates team of judges will select the scariest looking house or business for this year’s Halloween Spirit Awards. Homeowners and business owners must leave their lights on for judging Oct. 27. One business and a group of homes with the best decorations will be presented with Halloween Spirit Awards Oct. 28. Halloween night trick-or-treating hours will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. For more information, visit

City to host tree walk

The second annual Tree Walk will be held Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. Six local arborists will lead groups of approximately 15 people who will view the trees’ lines and features while arborists point out defining and unusual characteristics. A new feature of this year’s walk will be the opportunity for homeowners to ask a panel of experts questions about trees in their own landscapes. The event is free. The walk will convene in the Avondale Community Club parking lot, 59 Lakeshore Drive. For more information, call (404) 373-8165.



Church to hold fall festival

Harvest Tabernacle Church, located at 1450 South Deshon Road, Lithonia, will host its Fall Festival: Fall Into the Fun on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will feature food, rides, games and other Christian-based entertainment. There will be health representatives on site for various health screenings and representatives for car loan and mortgage approvals.
For more information about this free event, contact the office at (770) 484-7400 or visit


Stone Mountain

City to host Trunk or Treat

Stone Mountain Village will have its annual trunk or treat Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. The event will include decorated trunks filled with candy and treats for children. There will also be prizes for best trunk and a costume contest. Trunk entries are $5 and must be received no later than Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. For more information, visit City of Stone Mountain Downtown Development Authority’s Facebook page.

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