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This Week in Decatur: 2/18

This week in #decaturga: Love Run, YA fun, dance, books, and margaritas

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Quick note: All City offices are closed today for President’s Day

 

Join in the Love Run 5K with DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston! Register for the race by Wednesday, 2/20, then step off this Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8:30 am. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Race information and registration at runsignup.com/Race/GA/Decatur/4thAnnualLoveRun5K

 

YATL presents a zany, shenanigan-filled live talk show for readers and writers of Young Adult Literature. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Information at georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=1073 and facebook.com/events/235282364034379

 

Core Dance Lunchtime in the Studio – Enjoy free lunch and a chance to engage with their studio’s space and mission. Thursday, Feb. 21, noon-1 pm at Core Studios, 139 Sycamore St. Information and registration at coredance.org/lunchtime-in-the-studio

 

Hops at the History Center: Anthony Grooms discusses The Vain Conversation, about the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, second floor. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets: $5 members, $10 non-members; includes drink ticket. Information and tickets at dekalbhistory.org/dekalb_history_center_events-programs.htm

 

Trivia Night: Agnes Scott College’s Carbon Footprint edition. Test your Agnes Scott Sustainability knowledge, win prizes, and eat pizza! Open to the community. Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-7:30 pm. Agnes Scott College, Alston Luchsinger Community Area. Information at facebook.com/events/361637828008422

 

Darria Long Gillespie, MD discusses Mom Hacks, her book containing 100+ science-based self-care hacks for every mom. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7:15 pm. Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Information at georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=1067

 

The Marlay House celebrates National Margarita Day with house-infused tequilas and taco pairings. Friday, Feb. 22, starting at 5 pm. The Marlay House, 426 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Information at facebook.com/events/1090040401178618

 

Contra dance the night away! Every Friday night, 8-10:45 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. New dancers lesson 7:30-8 p.m. $10. Information at contradance.org

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

As an outcome of the Affordable Housing Summit held in November, the Decatur City Commission announces the creation of a citizen Affordable Housing Task Force. The Task Force will review the recommendations that came out of the Summit including ongoing research and education. They plan to have the citizen task force in place by April 15. If you are interested in serving on this task force, please fill out a Statement of Interest Form by March 15. Access to the form can be found at decaturga.com/resident-boards-commissions. You can return the form via email to City Manager Andrea Arnold, andrea.arnold@decaturga.com or mail it to her attention at City of Decatur, PO Box 220, Decatur, GA 30031.

This is a reminder that all city offices are closed for President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 18.

Regular solid waste and recycling services for Mon., Feb. 18 will be on Tues., Feb. 19;

Regular solid waste and recycling services for Tues., Feb. 19 will be on Wed., Feb. 20.

 

The next Decatur City Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, Ground Floor, Decatur City Hall, 509 North McDonough Street.

This Weekend in Decatur: 2/15

This weekend in #decaturga: Free rides, free trees, free dance party, and more!

 

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Get a Friday Night Lyft with $5 off all around Decatur! TODAY 2/15 from 5-11 pm, use code FRIDEC0215 in the Lyft app. Information at decaturga.com/lyft
 

FREE TREE giveaway to the first 200 City of Decatur residents at our Celebrate Arbor Day event – Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 am-1 pm on Decatur’s downtown square, 138 E. Court Sq. Meet local arborists, landscapers, and tree services, too.
 

L’Arche Atlanta hosts a Valentines Potluck and Dance Party for all ages and abilities – Saturday, Feb. 16, 5:30 pm at St. Thomas More Church, 636 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Information at larcheatlanta.org/community-events
 

Brick Store Pub hosts BelgianBALOOZA / Cantillon My Wayward Son / Fonzie Day – with so many interesting pours they couldn’t decide on a name. All day Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Brick Store Pub, 125 E. Court Sq., while supplies last. Information at facebook.com/events/366188027547687
 

The Iberian Pig presents the Grey Goose Sensory Experience, a hands-on cocktail workshop, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2-4 pm. Tickets: $30, reservations are required. Information at facebook.com/events/2329566120608277
 

Registration is now open for the Southern Harp Festival – a seminar and performance event for harpists of all ages and skill levels – hosted at Courtyard Downtown Decatur / Decatur Conference Center March 15-17. Information at southernharpfestival.com
 

Enjoy English country dancing in Decatur. First and third Sundays of the month, 2-5 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. New dancers lesson 1:30-2 pm. $9. Information at ecdatlanta.org
 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

Read along all month long with book club picks from Decatur’s Better Together Advisory Board and Little Shop of Stories that celebrate Black History Month. This week: Meet your heroes. 📚✨

 

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Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present by Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins. A quintessential Who’s Who in Black History for readers ages 9 and up. Featuring an impressively wide range of figures, including Martin Luther King Jr., Nina Simone, W.E.B. Dubois, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this book celebrates the depth and breadth of black excellence throughout history, as well as present day.

 

Books are available for purchase at Little Shop of Stories, 113 E. Court Square. littleshopofstories.com

This Week in Decatur: 2/11

This week in #decaturga: Poetry, books, arts, Valentine’s, Black History legacies, and more

 

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Poetry: Award-winning poets Amy Pence and Marissa McNamara read their works Monday, Feb. 11, 7:15-8:30 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Hosted by Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book. Information at facebook.com/events/807490909583160

 

Books: Jo Watson Hackl discusses her new book “Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe,” Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30-7:30 pm at Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Sq. Information at facebook.com/events/307299296586384

 

Valentine’s Day in Decatur! Find romantic menus at Brush Sushi Izakaya, Café Alsace, No. 246, The Iberian Pig, Wahoo! Grill, and more. Information at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/16559/48

 

Black History Month Celebration: Join DeKalb History Center’s celebration of DeKalb County’s vibrant and powerful African American political heritage, and the legacy of African American citizens in DeKalb. Thursday, Feb. 14, 11 am-1 pm, DeKalb History Center, 101 E. Court Sq. Tickets: $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Registration includes catered buffet lunch. Information at facebook.com/events/398083280765858

 

Sustainability: Agnes Scott College’s Carbon Footprint – Sustainability Town Hall. This ongoing conversation is open to all community members. Thursdays, Feb. 14, 21, and 28 at 6 pm, Agnes Scott College, Alston Luchsinger Community Area. Information at facebook.com/events/252180905700507

 
Youth fun: Friday Nite Live FREE Middle Schoolers Hangout – gaming, movies, ping pong, open gym games, and all the snacks – Friday, Feb. 15, 6-9 pm at Decatur First United Methodist Church (gym and youth rooms), 300 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. Hosted by Decatur Parents Network. Information at memberplanet.com/events/decaturparentsnetwork/middleschoolfridaynitelive_2_15_2019?ts=636854160957504000&fbclid=IwAR3TCosPr_6ClgghIjlJCSCaEAFawEIZKgowNhvl_BWly2yScyfcm8zmUho and decaturparents.net

 

Art: “Perspectives,” a group show from the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia, is on view at Different Trains Gallery 2, 125 Clairemont Ave., Ste. 100 through March 21. Information at differenttrainsgallery.com/perspectives-wcaga-group-exhibit.html

 

Contra dance: Every Friday night, 8-10:45 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. New dancers lesson 7:30-8 p.m. $10. Information at contradance.org

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

This Weekend in Decatur: 2/9

This weekend in #decaturga: Books for sale, heart-to-heart art, European tastes on tap, and student art, too!

 

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Shop the Library Book Sale for thousands of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books, CDs, and DVDs. Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 am-3 pm. Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., lower level. Cash or check only. Information at facebook.com/events/338095770118213

 

Wild Oats and Billy Goats’ Heart-to-Heart Trunk Show lets you meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and shop for your sweetie. Saturday, Feb. 9, 12-5 pm, 112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. Information at facebook.com/WildOatsBillyGoats

 

Pull up a pint at the European Tap Takeover at Thinking Man Tavern in partnership with Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta. Saturday, Feb. 9, 6-11:30 pm, 537 W. Howard Ave. Information at facebook.com/events/484420072088047

 

View art by students at Westchester Elementary (758 Scott Blvd.) during an opening reception, Sunday, Feb. 10, 3-5 pm. Weeklong exhibitions at City Schools of Decatur pop up in partnership with Wild Oats and Billy Goats and Decatur Arts Alliance.

 

 
Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com
Read along all month long with book club picks from Decatur’s Better Together Advisory Board and Little Shop of Stories that celebrate Black History Month. This week: Inspire young minds. 📚✨

 

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison. Charmingly illustrated and chock-full of facts, this book provides a survey of trailblazing black women who have or are currently making American history. Short bios and engaging pictures invite sharing and are certain to foster conversation with young readers and future leaders!

 

Books are available for purchase at Little Shop of Stories, 113 E. Court Square. littleshopofstories.com

The February test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will happen tomorrow (2/6/19) at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 7 February 2019.

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If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

This Week in Decatur: 2/4

This week in #decaturga: State of the City, Hogwarts party, book talks, casino night, and more!

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Decatur’s State of the City Address has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, Decatur Conference Center, 130 Clairemont Ave. Reception at 5:15 pm; address begins at 6 pm. All are welcome!

 

Book talk: Author Tayari Jones discusses “An American Marriage,” Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 pm. First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Information at georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=1069

 

Hogwarts Party! Brick Store Pub and Little Shop of Stories host a night of Harry Potter magic for all ages. Thursday, February 7 at 6 pm – wizarding robes encouraged. Information at facebook.com/events/325959321349040 and littleshopofstories.com/calendar/list _

 

Agnes Scott hosts Isabel Wilkerson Summit Signature Series Talk and Book Signing: “The Great Migration and Immigration” Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm. Gaines Chapel, Presser Hall. Information at www.agnesscott.edu/featured-events/2019/02/summit-signature-isabel-wilkerson.html

 

Book talk: Author Devi Laskar discusses “The Atlas of Reds and Blues,” Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:15 pm. Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Information at georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=1068

 

Glennwood’s Casino Night and Silent Auction raises money for the Glennwood PTA with a night on the town. Friday, Feb. 8, 7-10 pm. Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. Information at eventbrite.com/e/glennwoods-casino-night-silent-auction-tickets-50941361985

 

Get in on the Guinness Gilroy glassware giveaway every Friday in February at the Marlay House, 426 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Information at facebook.com/events/347055312691010/?event_time_id=347055319357676

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com