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Five Things you Need to Know (Dec. 4-5)

The weekend is packed with holiday spirit and celebration

Welcome to "Five Things You Need to Know for the Weekend," a Dunwoody Patch column that sifts through the long list of events competing for your time to offer our pick of five things worth doing with your time off.

Please email peter.cox@patch.com with any tips for this weekly feature, we'll try to get your events and announcements on our page and, hopefully, into this column.

1.  Hanukkah began Wednesday evening. Sunday is packed with celebrations and services around town. Time things right and you can get to four parties without missing a beat.

Congregation B'nai Torah will be holding its Sunday at 10 a.m. until noon.  The celebration will include food, games and crafts. Advance tickets are $18 per family, door tickets are $25 per family.

will start its at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, with food, games and gelt, among other things. There will be a dreidel spin-off.

Sunday, the will be holding a family celebration that will include a sing-along and the lighting of a giant menorah. Festivities start at 2 p.m. and will go until the lighting ceremony at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children and infants and toddlers are free.

will be holding a Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Events include face painting, Texas hold-em poker with a Hanukkah theme, and of course dreidel games.

2. Old TV, papers or computers? This is the weekend there are not one, but two opportunities to clean out that attic or garage.

Saturday, Dunwoody Schools and Keep DeKalb Beautiful will be hosting an from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at . The event is free, though there is a $10 charge for disposing of televisions

Busy Saturday? Sunday, there will be another opportunity to toss out that old TV.

will hold a in the parking lot. The cost is $6 per bankers size box of documents. Costs vary for computer and electronics recycling.

 The event, held in the congregation's parking lot, will go from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3. In the Christmas spirit? will be putting on Sunday at 6 p.m. The event will feature five-time Grammy winner Larnell Harris along with the Christmas Choir, the Dunwoody Baptist Church Orchestra and the children's choirs.

4. Those who want to tap into their creative side can head to the event Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

The afternoon festivities include cookie decorating, dreidel making and spinning, card making and music form Jack Schneider.

5. Saturday will likely be the warmest day of the week, with temperatures in the low 60s. Spend time outdoors at the making pinecone feeders, orange peel cups and suet bells for the wildlife of the Dunwoody area. The program, which will run from 10 a.m. to noon, is sponsored by Councilwoman Adrian Bonser and the Gendell Family Foundation. The event is free.

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