1. Now on Patch:
- Having a New Year's Eve Party? Here's a video on how to cook tasty appetizers.
- If you hope to see a movie this weekend, check out the review of "The Iron Lady."
2. The weather: Mostly cloudy, high of 60. Low of 43 tonight.
3. Seeks Votes by Dec. 31: Stone Mountain-based is seeking votes to win a $5,000 grant from Pepsi Refresh to finish its dog adoption room. AARF says you can vote every day until Dec. 31 for the AARF dog adoption room at Pepsi Refresh. The rescue organization says you can also text 110129 to Pepsi (73774) to vote from your phone.
4. Learn how to make hiking sticks: DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host a Green Woodworking demonstration on how to make hiking sticks, today, Dec. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Road, Lithonia. For more information, please contact Monica Hayes, Public Works Outreach Specialist, or Charlie Monroe, Natural Resource Manager, at 770-484-3060.
5. Bridget Jones's Diary: The Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library will show the movie today from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Rated R, for ages 18 and up. The library is located at 1282 McConnell Drive in Decatur.