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This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.

Tuesday, May 23

Wednesday, May 24


Friday, May 26

Saturday, May 27



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Decatur Public Works Week

May 22- 26 is National Public Works Week. This year’s theme is “Public Works Connects Us,” celebrating the vital role public works employees play in connecting the community. Public Works provides, maintains, and improves the structures and services that assure a higher quality of life for your communities.

Decatur will begin the celebration Monday, with a kickoff at the Public Works department, followed by a host of events throughout the week. Be sure to thank the public works staff for their hard work and dedication to the city.

Schedule of Events:

May 22-Kick-Off- Public Works, 7:30 a.m.

May 23– Metro Branch Meeting, 11:30 a.m.- College Park

May 24– Community Outreach at Clairemont Elementary, 9-11:30 a.m.

May 25-Proclamation by Governor Deal, 10 a.m.

May 26-Employee Appreciation Luncheon, 12:30 p.m.

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May Open Office Hour

Decatur will host its third Open Office Hour with City Manager Peggy Merriss on Monday, May 22 from 7 – 8 p.m. Ms. Merriss will speak for approximately 15-20 minutes on the topic of the city organization and the budgeting process. The FY 2017-2018 budget is now available for review and can be found at www.decaturga.com/budget.

The community is invited to tune in to watch and listen, and will be able and encouraged to submit questions related to the topic live, beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, via Twitter, Facebook, email or phone. If you already have a question in mind related to this topic area, submit it by visiting the Open City Hall page. The deadline for sending questions in advance is 2 p.m. on May 22, 2017.

The meeting will be streamed live on the city’s website. Participants will be able to submit questions live beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday via the following:

Facebook: City of Decatur GA- Government
Twitter: @downtowndecatur
E-mail: openofficehour@decaturga.com
Phone: Number will be post Monday at 6:45 p.m.


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DYC flyer pic

The Decatur Youth Council is hosting its first ever Field Day Festival this Sunday, May 21 from 1-4 pm at McKoy Park,1000 Adams St. The community is invited to come out and enjoy kickball with the city’s police officers and fire fighters, outdoor games, food trucks, and free popsicles.

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Check it out – www.decaturga.com/budget

If you’d prefer to look through a hard copy, there are public copies available for review in the City Clerk’s Office, City Manager’s Office and Personnel Office (509 N. McDonough St) as well as at the Decatur Library (215 Sycamore St.)

Curious to learn more about the city organization and this year’s proposed budget? Tune in this upcoming Monday (5/22/17) to the City’s streaming video feed to watch and listen to City Manager Peggy Merriss talk about these topics during the 3rd edition of our new web series “Open Office Hour.”

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The City of Decatur is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a 2017 Playful City USA Community by the National non-profit KaBOOM!#PLAYceforkids

For more information on this designation visit the Be Active Decatur blog.

Feel free to show us how you play in Decatur by tagging us in photos on Facebook, Instagram (@cityofdecaturga) and Twitter (@downtowndecatur), and use the hashtags #playDecatur #PLACEforkids. 



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This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.

Tuesday, May 16

Wednesday, May 17

Friday, May 19

  • Galeria Regina/New Acropolis Gallery Event, 6:30- 10 p.m.


Saturday, May 20


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Join the City of Decatur, Worthmore Jewelers, and their valued sponsors to Paint the Town Grey at special events to help advance the figure for a cure.

  • Concerts on the Square: May 13 & 20
  • HomeGrown Decatur is donating 10 percent of any purchase on Saturday, May 13 back to the National Brain Tumor Society.
  • Free Yoga on the Green at the bandstand on May 16, 6-7 p.m. let by Cheryl Burnette.
  • Watch artist Sergey Cherep create an original painting during the May 20 Concert on the Square. Proceeds of its sale will be donated to brain cancer research.
  • Jeni’s ice cream will be donating proceeds from its ice cream sales to help support the National Brain Tumor Society on May 20, 8-10 p.m.
  • Zoo Atlanta has donated one of Kelly the Elephant’s paintings for sale. It’ll be auctioned off on May 26. The proceeds from the sale will go to Piedmont Hospital’s Brain Cancer Center.
  • Visit Salon Red Kids anytime during the month of May and mention “Grey Matters” or “Paint the Town Grey” and they will donate 15% of your services to The National Brain Tumor Society.
  • Add your name or someone who is or who has battled cancer to the Grey Matters Art bench on Ponce de Leon Ave. in front of the old court house:


For more information, visit PainttheTownGrey.org.

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What: Root City Mother’s Day Mini-Popup Market at Ebrik Coffee Room
When: 5/13/17 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Where: Ebrik Coffee Room, 309 E College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Admission is free and coffee specials will be available.

Visitors are welcome to come by anytime between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. to scoop up unique, handmade gifts from the following makers:

LMF Illustrations
Between the Evergreens
Jack Be Nimble Candles
Bones and Blooms Jewelry
Rose Grown
Lil Miss Leather

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Agnes Scott College will hold its 128th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Due to the Commencement activities, the campus will be closed that Saturday to pedestrian and bicycle traffic from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, E. Dougherty Street will be closed to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic during that same time frame. Please anticipate traffic congestion around the college’s surrounding streets before and after Commencement between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Staff will begin parking vehicles in the Agnes Scott College parking lots. Once those fill up, parking will move to Decatur High School, then Renfroe Middle School and then the DeKalb County parking deck.  There will be a shuttle from the parking deck to Agnes Scott’s campus.

For questions, contact Agnes Scott College’s Public Safety department at 404.471.6355.


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