Join the Decatur Police Department and Decatur Active Living for a Bicycle Registration and Safety Event

Hosted by the Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association

When: Saturday, September 20th, 10 am – Noon

Where: The Church at Decatur Heights (735 Sycamore Drive)

Register your bike, receive a helmet safety check, and ride the “safety course” to learn bike safety, hand signals and rules of the road.

Also, Bicycle South staff will be conducting bike checks.

Bike Event

If it rains, we will move from the parking lot to inside of the gym.

This event is offered FREE to the community! *Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For additional information, please contact jennifer.ross@decaturga.com or cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com


The Decatur Business Association is thrilled to welcome back the ConumDRUMS to the Blue Sky concerts tomorrow at noon on the Community Bandstand.


In 2001, a small group of women began drumming and performing together, and got a taste of how delicious it is. Over the years the vision of women drumming together in community evolved to be ConunDRUMS. A long-time favorite of the Decatur Blue Sky Concerts and the Decatur Arts Festival, ConunDRUMS performances are interactive with the audience encouraged to get up and move with the beats.


Restaurants for Repairs:

   Raise a fork, fix a home.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dine out fundraiser for the Decatur MLK Jr. Service Project

Dine out all day at one of these participating restaurants, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Decatur MLK Jr. Service Project. This is the 3rd annual Restaurants for Repairs event, and it remains the only public fundraiser for this worthy cause.  We’ve got more restaurants than ever this year, so there is something for everyone!

This large-scale volunteer initiative helps low income Decatur seniors live safely, comfortably, and affordably in their homes. Every year over 1,300 volunteers donate their time to fix up an average of 25 homes and do yard repair at an additional 35.

For more information visit MLKServiceProject.com or contact Lena Stevens, lena.stevens@decaturga.com or 678-553-6577



MLK Video

Want to learn more?  Check out this great new video that tells the story of the Decatur MLK Jr. Service Project.

Weekend Happenings

Razzle Dazzle, a NEW business in East Decatur Station,  is inviting you to tour thier facility this Saturday September 13th from 10 – 2pm. Bring your daughters and experience girl heaven as you walk through the stylish boutique, professional salon and unique party rooms! Your daughters will be able to create lip balm in the DIY product center for FREE at 11am (while supplies last). After your tour make sure to enter the FREE makeover (hair, mani & pedi) raffle. One lucky girl will get pampered like a princess!

Concerts on the Square are back for a second week and teh Decatur Business Association is proud to welcome The Rainmen to Decatur. The Rainmen specialize in 60s and early 70s upbeat, danceable, and fun rock ’n’ roll tunes. The group, comprising long-time veterans of the Atlanta music scene, has been playing together at clubs, festivals, and events for more than a decade to steady audience acclaim. As drummer and music connoisseur David Michaelson says “there are still a lot of people around who want to hear ‘real rock ’n’ roll’.” Although the musicians don’t take themselves too seriously, they do provide serious fun for the people who come out to their shows. Energy, great song selections and solid delivery are the keys to their success.

We’ll see you on the Square at 7:00pm on Saturday

The Decatur Business Association’s 2nd annual Golf Tournament returns on Monday, September 22nd at Mystery Valley Golf Club. Last year we had over 100 golfers out for a perfect sunny day- click on the link here for all of the details.



The Decatur Craft Beer Festival tickets go on sale this Monday, September 15th at noon.( link here)  General admission tickets are $40.00 and include 5 hours of live music, a commemorative tasting glass, and all the beer you can taste. New this year are VIP tickets that include a separate entrance, complimentary snacks, admission an hour early, and access to special beers brewed specifically for this event that you cannot taste anywhere else!

As a reminder, the Beer Festival is completely not-for-profit and gives all of its proceeds to City of Decatur non-profit groups like the Decatur Education Foundation, Decatur Cooperative Ministry, DeKalb Rape Crisis Center, and the Wylde Center. In addition, the festival committee donates funds to emergency relief efforts which included buying 20 space heaters for shut-in seniors in the Decatur community during the ice storms last winter.

The Decatur Craft Beer Festival is Saturday, October 18th from 12:00-5:00pm and more information can be found at www.decaturbeerfestival.org



According to a 2014 national survey conducted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), fifty percent of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members about where to go and what to do in the event of a local disasters.

When it comes to planning for emergencies, it is extremely important to make sure that everyone around you is prepared—including all members of the family, especially children. Although some adults find disaster readiness a difficult topic to discuss with youth and children, it is essential that preparedness information be presented in a direct, honest manner. Discussing a possible disaster as a family, creating a plan and practicing this plan can help youth and children emotionally and mentally prepare for an emergency.

It is important to have several plans in place to respond to different types of emergencies, and to make certain that children are familiar with each plan. Key elements of any school or home emergency plan should include: what to do, where to meet, who to call and how to communicate. For more information on how to get prepared, check out www.ready.gov/september.



WalkOfHeroes5K_2014_updatedThe Walk of Heroes 5k, presented by the DeKalb Community Service Board and Brighter DeKalb Foundation, is Saturday, Sept. 20. This annual walk/run, now in its eighth year, raises funds in order to help those challenged with mental illness, substance addictions and developmental disabilities. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center, 630 East Lake Dr. For more information visit www.walkofheroes5k.com.

This Wednesday, enjoy a free concert on the bandstand featuring acoustic power pop artist Morgan Rowe.  People of all ages are welcome but we are celebrating our Senior community with a few special features!

  • Bring your lunch; Chairs will be set up for seniors
  • Drawings for prizes
  • Keenagers, GO60+ senior shuttle riders, Decatur seniors all welcome!

The concert is from 12:00pm-1:00 on the Community Bandstand in downtown Decatur, presented by the Decatur Business Association

Bye Bye Birdie at STM front

Watch as small town Sweet Apple, Ohio goes into an uproar when Elvis-like icon Conrad Birdie has a contest to kiss one girl in America before shipping off in the Army. Full of fun 50’s rock and roll, several dozen hysterical teen girls, poodle skirts and saddle oxfords, a few New Yorkers, and a “greasy, bongo-playing heartthrob,” this show will have kids tapping their feet and adults enjoying its nostalgic charm. You’ll recognize some of the most famous songs in musical theater, including “Put On a Happy Face,” and the lively “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.”

Second and third weekends in September, September 12-14, and 19-21, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. 

More information: http://www.stmgaparish.org/stewardship/parish-life/stm-theatre-ministry/
Directions: http://www.stmgaparish.org/about-stm/contact-us/
All performances at St Thomas More, Decatur, GA, in the Notre Dame de Namur Center behind the church.