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The Decatur community is welcome to participate in community conversations on Sunday, Sept. 24, 5- 7:30 p.m. This event will also feature the I Am Decatur photo project.

Read the personal stories of fellow community members, and then join in on a broad community conversation across differences. Participants will be supported by table facilitators and invited to share experiences and perspectives on various topics. The event will take place at Beacon Municipal Center, Ebster Gym, 105 Electric Ave., and is free to the community. Reservations are required as space is limited. RSVP at goo.gl/tPa55D (use password WeAreDecatur17). Registration ends Friday, September 15.

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Tomorrow is the first Wednesday of September so we’ll be testing the tornado outdoor warning sirens 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 September 2017.

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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.

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September 10
Eye on Accessibility, Decatur Square, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Did you know that several government buildings and businesses in Downtown Decatur have recently become more accessible to the blind and visually impaired?

The FAR Vision mobile app allows vision-impaired Atlantans the ability to navigate to local businesses equipped with the necessary technology. Decatur is ahead of the curve, with a growing number of government buildings and local establishments becoming FAR-accessible in recent weeks.

Join Foresight Augmented Reality (FAR) in the Decatur Square, September 10, 2017 from 1-4 p.m., for fun and excitement as we celebrate the continuing progress toward making Decatur completely accessible to all residents.

Using participating businesses in the immediate vicinity of the square, FAR staff and volunteers will provide demonstrations of the mobile app that changes the way the vision-impaired live.

In addition to music and games, the Georgia Blind Sports Association will provide a blind sports demonstration you don’t want to miss!

Learn more about what it means to be FAR-accessible, and how to join the growing number of businesses who can claim that designation at www.foresightAR.com.

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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.

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This is a reminder that all city offices are closed Monday, September 4, for Labor Day. Regular services for Monday, September 4, will be on Tuesday, September 5. Regular services for Tuesday will be on Wednesday, September 6.

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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.

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In 2015, the City of Decatur signed a resolution to become one of Welcoming America’s Welcoming Cities. Decatur will join Welcoming America and other organizations around the world in participating in Welcoming Week, Sept. 15-24. This year’s Welcoming Week theme is “Connecting Neighbors, Serving Communities.” During this annual week of events, communities are encouraged to bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born neighbors to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. See planned events below.

Welcoming Week Decatur Reception
Friday, Sept. 15 ∙ 5- 7 p.m.

This year Decatur will host a Welcoming Week kickoff event on Friday, Sept. 15, at the community bandstand on the square. Bring your family and friends as we celebrate what it means to be a member of the Decatur community. There will be artists, refreshments and speakers from the community sharing their stories of immigration and what being a Decatur resident means to them, and the unveiling of the I Am Decatur photo project. The event is free and open to all who wish to join.

*A public art installation based on Decatur photographer, Beate Sass’ I Am Decatur photo project will be on view beginning Sept. 15 at the community bandstand on the square. You can also view the exhibit online at IamDecatur.com. Subscribe to receive new stories as they are published.

Atlanta Panyarders Caribbean Arts and Culture Exhibit
Friday, Sept. 22• 5-8 p.m.

The Atlanta Panyarders Caribbean Arts and Cultural group invites the community to the bandstand on Friday, Sept. 22, to embark on a journey through Caribbean culture. The program will include steelpan music, a display of elaborate festival costumes and interactions with the audience.

We Are Decatur: Building Community through Conversations
Sunday, Sept. 24• 5-7:30 p.m.

The Decatur community is welcome to participate in community conversations around Sunday supper on Sept. 24. This event will feature the I Am Decatur photo project.

Read the personal stories of fellow community members, and then join in on a broad community conversation across differences. Participants will be supported by table facilitators and invited to share experiences and perspectives on various topics. The event will take place at Beacon Municipal Center, Ebster Gym, 105 Electric Ave., and is free to the community. Reservations are required as space is limited. RSVP at goo.gl/tPa55D (use password WeAreDecatur17).

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Decatur will host its fourth Open Office Hour with Commissioner Scott Drake on Thursday, August 24 from 7 – 8 p.m. Commissioner Drake will speak for approximately 15-20 minutes on the topic of Keeping It Indie-Catur – advantages and challenges facing businesses and business life in Decatur. Do you have a question relating to these areas that you would like for him to answer? If you already have a question in mind, submit it on Open City Hall here now.

The community is invited to tune in to watch online and will be able and encouraged to submit questions related to the topic live via Twitter, Facebook, email or phone (info will be posted on Thursday right before the meeting).

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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.

Sunday, August 20

  • Decatur Presbyterian Church Race Relation Series, Waking Up Presbyterian: A History on Race and Reconciliation Across 3 Centuries in 3 Sundays series, 9:15 a.m.
  • Downtown Decatur Food Tour, 11- 2 p.m.

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Thursday, August 24

Friday, August 25

Saturday, August 26

 

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Update: Due to the threat of potential severe weather, the Trinity Walk Grand Opening has been postponed. The new date will be posted at a later date.

The Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) will hold a grand opening ceremony for Phases I and II of Trinity Walk, the redevelopment of the former Gateway Manor and Oakview apartments in downtown Decatur, on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. The new, affordable apartment community at 421 W.Trinity Place is fully occupied and now boasts 121 one-, two- and three-bedroom energy- efficient apartment flats and townhomes in six contemporary, three-story buildings.

Thirty-two of the apartments were developed for the elderly and/or disabled, and the remaining 89 units were designed for families. Guests invited to the grand opening include Decatur’s mayor and city council members, HUD officials, DHA staff, project investors and partners and Trinity Walk residents, who worked with DHA, HUD and Decatur to create a revitalization strategy for the redevelopment. For more information, visit decaturhousing.org.

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