Arbor Day on the Square

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Come speak with local arborists, landscapers and tree care services in celebration of Arbor Day on Saturday Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.! The first 200 city residents to join us on the Square will receive an official Bicentennial Red Maple, Red Cedar, Dogwood or Persimmon tree with certificate as part of our project to plant 1000 trees by 2020 for Decatur’s bicentennial celebration.

The Generational Jig

Are you looking for something fun to do on your extra day in 2020? Then look no further than the Generational Jig: A Throwback Dance for All Ages, presented by the Decatur Youth Council.

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This family-friendly and all-ages dance will be held in the Decatur Recreation Center Gymnasium from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29th. There will be music, food, dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go www.decaturga.com/bc-dyc or https://www.freshtix.com/events/the-decatur-youth-council-presents-the-generational-jig?utm_campaign=Freshtix&utm_medium=Freshtix&utm_source=Freshtix.

The DYC is a youth leadership board under the direction of the City and each year it plans a community event.



City Fiber

Network Cabling Infrastructures, LLC will be at the intersection of Clairemont Avenue and Scott Boulevard tomorrow, February 15 between the hours of 9 a.m. and Noon to install infrastructure for the city’s fiber network. This will require the closing of the southbound turning lane and left travel lane. Please note that vehicular access will be maintained but delays should be expected. Drivers should proceed through the area with caution and patience. For updates on this project and others, visit decaturmakeover.com.

Scott Boulevard PHB Update

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The Scott Boulevard Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) at Westchester Elementary School will be fully operational beginning February 18. This signalized crosswalk will serve as a Safe Route to School route for elementary students so please proceed with caution.

April 1, 2020 is Census Day. The City of Decatur wants all of its residents to participate to help inform the process for the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to communities around the country each year for things such as health care, emergency services, infrastructure, education and food assistance.

Want more information about the impacts of the Census or do you have questions about the items on the survey instrument or even about the confidentiality of the data? Then check out 2020census.gov, census.georgia.gov or visit the City’s Census webpage at www.decaturga.com because Every.One.Counts.

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Monitoring Talley Intersection

The City is currently monitoring the now fully operational South Columbia/Talley/Shadowmoor signal. Adjustments will be made to the signal timing to improve traffic flow on all approaches of the intersection. Please be patient as we work to find the optimal timing that accommodates all vehicular and pedestrian movements.

Shadowmoor Drive is now a part of the intersection. When Shadowmoor gets a green please proceed through the entire intersection, you no longer need to stop at Talley!

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The S. Columbia/Talley/Shadowmoor signal is now fully operational. The all-way stop signs have been removed and traffic will be controlled by the signal; Shadowmoor Drive will be included in the signal operations of this intersection. This intersection serves as a Safe Route to School route for elementary students so please proceed with caution.

This Week in Decatur

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-Zoning Board of Appeals | Monday, Feb. 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
-City Schools of Decatur Board of Education | Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Wilson School Support Center
-Planning Commission | Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 7:00 p.m.
-Decatur Development Authorities | Friday, Feb. 14 @ 8:00 a.m.

-The Historic DeKalb Courthouse will be transformed musically and visually into a speakeasy for the DeKalb History Center’s 12th Annual Black History Month Celebration! Come and learn about the Jazz Age in the South from an African American perspective this Thursday, Feb. 13 at 11:00 a.m. For tickets and more information, visit dekalbhistory.org.

-The Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College will host an opening reception for &yet, a juried exhibition of work by young emerging artists from the Atlanta area in partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance. Join them on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6-9 p.m., visit Dalton Gallery on Facebook for more info.

-Spend the evening with Universal Joint as they host Valentine Schmalentine: The Anti-Valentine’s Pop-Up Bar this Friday, Feb. 14 from 6-11 p.m. featuring food, themed drinks and music! Visit Universal Joint on Facebook to learn more.

-Don’t miss live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring the cast members from the Alliance Theatre’s new musical production of Maybe Happy Ending, an Evening with Emily King, the Barefoot Movement, Them Coulee Boys and the 2nd Annual “Red Hearts and Roses” Valentine’s Day Concert with Rudy Currence. For show times and tickets, head to eddiesattic.com.

Downtown Cycle Track

If weather permits, the final phase of the downtown cycle track connecting Commerce Drive with McDonough Street will begin Monday, Feb. 10. The work will take place on the northern/Courthouse side of West Trinity Place and is expected to take about 4 weeks to complete. West Trinity Place will remain open to traffic throughout the process but motorists should expect occasional delays. For updates on this project and others, visit decaturmakeover.com

This Weekend in Decatur

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-Join the Friends of the Decatur Library for their annual winter book sale this Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held inside the lower level of the Decatur Library. Visit Friends of the Decatur Library on Facebook for more details.

-The Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade will be on Saturday, Feb. 8. Parade steps off at 1 p.m. from 4/5 Academy and marches up Oakview to Mead Road and ends at The Imperial. Check out meadrdmardigras.org for more information.

-Come dance the night away with L’Arche Atlanta at their annual Valentine’s Dance and Potluck dinner happening this Saturday, Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. Put on your dancing shoes and bring a savory dish to share (desserts provided). This is a family-friendly event for all ages and abilities. For more info, larcheatlanta.org.

-Support the local arts and crafts scene at the Bizarre Bazaar! Valentines Edition this Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at Trackside Tavern. Visit them on Facebook for more details.

-Check out live performances this weekend at Eddie’s Attic featuring Emi Sunshine, Colby Dee, Jackson County Line, Jenny & Tyler and Amplify Vs. Series: The People Vs. The Oppressors. For show times and tickets, head to eddiesattic.com.

Cover Photo: Mead Road Mardi Gras