Marietta taking school Choice applications
Marietta City Schools is accepting applications through Jan. 17 for its elementary school students interested in the Choice Academy Program. The program at the district’s eight elementary schools offers a different area of learning at each school. Students can choose a school that fits their interests, including communications, arts, science and math, literacy and leadership. Information: www.marietta-city.org. Tucker McQueen for the AJC
Tea cups, saucers wanted for Tea Room
The Mable House Arts Center is requesting donations of china tea cups and saucers for its annual Mable’s Tea Room Dec. 6-14 at the Mable House Arts Center, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.
Donations are needed by Wednesday.
Information: mablehouse.org or 770-819-328 Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC
House delegation to hold town halls
State representatives from DeKalb County will host town hall meetings to get citizen input on issues at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Porter Sanford performing arts center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, and at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive.
Information: 404-697-8006. April Hunt
Duluth to hold 35th annual tree lighting
Duluth will celebrate the 35th annual “Lighting of the Duluth Tree” from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at festival center on Town Green. City Hall will be open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with live musical performances. Event includes games, story time and holiday crafts for the kids. The outdoor musical celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive with his live reindeer. Karen Huppertz for the AJC
New court marriage ceremony hours posted
Both Gwinnett Magistrate and Probate Courts now have new wedding hours. Magistrate Court will conduct ceremonies from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Probate Court will conduct ceremonies from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Information: 770-822-8081 or www.gwinnettcourts.com. Karen Huppertz for the AJC
Fayette seeks education feedback
Parents of students in Fayette County public schools are being asked to complete the online Georgia Parent Survey, which asks brief questions about the quality of a school’s climate regarding discipline, respect and learning environment.
ga.us/gadoe/sla/gaparents.nsf/Survey.xsp by Jan. 31. Jill Howard Church for the AJC
Nature center to host holiday market
The Chattahoochee Nature Center will host a Back-To-Nature Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.
The market will feature ornaments, original art, eco-friendly items, toys, candles and clothing from local artisans.
All visitors will receive free admission to the nature center.
For vending opportunities, contact 770-992-2055, ext. 236, or email@example.com.
Information: www.chattnaturecenter.org. Veronica Fields Johnson