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Come out to the Square from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19th to experience the City’s proposed spending plan for FY19-20.  In addition to learning about the city’s plans for spending in the July 2019 – June 2020 fiscal year, the expo will feature music, food and prizes. A few of our city vehicles will be parked in the East Court Square turn around so take this chance to check some things out. The event is free and open to everyone in the community.

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Should the weather keep us from being outdoors, the event will be moved to the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street.) Stay tuned for updated information.

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This week in #decaturga: Comprehensive sex ed, silent auctions, Jewish heritage celebration, animals, books, and more

 

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Parents, Let’s Talk About Sex – with certified OWL sexuality educators Emily Howard and Marion Crabb, hosted by Decatur Parents Network. Tuesday, March 19, 7 pm at Legacy Park (previously United Methodist Children’s Home), 500 S. Columbia Dr. Information at decaturparents.net/lets-talk-about-sex

 

Aimeé Gallery hosts Traditions: Celebrate the Holiday of Purim and the Beginning of Spring, a group exhibition of Jewish heritage including paintings and jewelry. Opening reception: Tuesday, March 19, 6-9 pm at Aimeé Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery, 335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Suite B. On view: March 19-May 14. Information at aimeejewelryandgallery.com

 

DeKalb History Center’s Annual Meeting and Silent Auction offers an evening of hors d’ oeuvres, music, and tempting silent auction packages donated by local businesses. Friday, March 22, starting at 6 pm at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. All are welcome to this FREE fundraising event. Drink tickets are available for $5 each. Information at dekalbhistory.org

 

Decatur Cooperative Ministry celebrates 50 years of service, housing, and homelessness prevention. You’re invited to their Birthday Bash! Friday, March 22, 5-8 pm at the Solarium, 321 W. Hill St., with live music, auction, and plenty of dessert. Information and tickets for all ages at facebook.com/events/540044019821834 and decaturcooperativeministry.org/50years

 

Bridget Heos, author of the Just Like Us! series of books, discusses the similarities that humans share with other living things (cats take naps, fish go to school…) at Little Shop of Stories, Friday, March 22 at 6 pm, 133 E. Court Sq. as part of the Atlanta Science Festival. Come check out this free, fun, family-friendly event! Information at facebook.com/events/301927383848193

 

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

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This weekend in #decaturga: St. Patrick’s, Purim, free family swim, and more!

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration at Brick Store Pub – Look for Irish stouts, corned beef and cabbage, traditional Irish music, and more all weekend long at the Brick Store Pub, 125 E. Court Sq. Step off in their annual Mable-McNally St. Patrick’s Day Parade from Fellini’s parking lot at 11 am and process to the square with a bagpiper. Information at facebook.com/events/326070534684394 and facebook.com/events/791891741196775

 

Oakhurst (indoor!) FREE Family Pool Day – Splash for free from noon to 2 this Saturday, March 16 at Oakhurst indoor pool at the Samuel L. Jones Boys and Girls Club, 450 East Lake Dr. Enjoy indoor swimming, ice cream, and prizes with the whole fam. Can’t make it this weekend? Mark your calendar for April 13. Information at decaturga.com/city-government/city-departments/active-living/aquatics-pools/oakhurst-indoor-pool
 

An Evening with Mike Lowery at Little Shop of Stories – Meet author, illustrator, and world traveler Mike Lowery as he launches two new books: Slightly Jet Lagged and America’s National Parks. Saturday, March 16 at 6pm, 133 E. Court Sq. Information at facebook.com/events/334788990478880

 

Purim Story Time! Join the Jewish festival of Purim with a celebratory story time at Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Sq. Sunday, March 17, 2-3 pm. Come in costume for a special prize, enjoy Hamantashen pastry treats, and hear the story of Purim. Hosted along with Chabad Decatur. Information at facebook.com/events/403774623515271

 

Constellations: Aerial Dance Performance of Star Stories – Coming to the Ebster Recreation Center on Sunday, March 17 at 3 pm, Earth to Sky teen aerial dance company and the Atlanta Science Festival put on a show inspired by the night sky. Tickets: $10 at freshtix.com/events/constellations. Information at facebook.com/events/344352812868530

 

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

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Tuesday, March 19, 5-7 p.m. on the Decatur Square

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Get an up-close and personal look at the city’s budgeting process at the free Touch-A-Budget event. See what “pending spending” is planned for the FY 2019-2020 city budget and how it supports the 2010 Strategic Plan principles developed by Decatur residents. Talk to representatives from all city departments and play budget games for prizes. For information, check decaturga.com/budget.

 

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This week in #decaturga: Eating bugs, prizes in pubs, St. Patty’s bike ride, and more

 

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Learn about eating bugs with graphic novelist Blue Delliquanti, author of Meal, and scientist / entomophogist Chelsea Thomas. Monday, March 11, 7-9 pm at Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Sq. $5 family tickets include samples from the buggy buffet! Part of the Atlanta Science Festival. Tickets and information at facebook.com/events/585689508525348

 

Music Bingo is the new trivia night. Check it out at Universal Joint, Tuesdays at 8 pm starting this week, Tuesday, March 12. 906 Oakview Rd. It’s bingo meets Name That Tune, meets drink specials and prizes! Bring your friends. Information at facebook.com/events/2062565700524810

 

Decatur’s Third Friday Bike Ride rolls with a St. Patrick’s Day theme! Join Decatur Active Living for this friendly (no-rider-left-behind) 6 mile ride around town. Meet Friday, March 15 in front of the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., wheels down at 6:30 pm. Helmets required; green flair encouraged. Information at beactivedecatur.com

 

The Southern Harp Festival comes to Decatur Friday-Sunday, March 15-17. There’s still time for harpists and enthusiasts to register for masterclasses and seminars through the weekend. And concerts are open to the community! Learn more and buy tickets for Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon harp concerts at southernharpfestival.com

 

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

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This weekend in #decaturga: Happy International Women’s Day from the City of Decatur!

 

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Celebrate women artists, DJs, and business owners during the Women Create art opening at Trinity Mercantile and Design. TONIGHT, March 8, 5-8 pm at 116 E. Trinity Pl. View paintings, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and more by 10 local women artist, free sips and bites. Information at facebook.com/events/323383764957760 and trinity-decatur.com

 

Pick up Tour deCatur bib numbers and watch beloved CoD teachers get a pie in the face! Tour deCatur Expo TODAY, March 8, 4-6:30 pm at the Ebster Recreation Center, 105 Electric Ave. The race(s) step off tomorrow morning from Decatur High School. Watch for road closures and runners, of course! Information at decatureducationfoundation.org/tour-decatur

 

Academe of the Oaks hosts Brain/Body Interactive Health Connection Summit, with mindfulness education, recipe demos, guided meditation, and more. Saturday, March 9, 9 am-5 pm at Academe of the Oaks, 146 New St. Tickets: $55, helps support scholarship funds. Information at academeatlanta.org

 

Pop in for a Trunk Show at Wild Oats and Billy Goats featuring paintings and jewelry by Jan Daniels and Patricia Dibona. Saturday, March 9, 12-5 pm, 112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.

 

Mathapalooza! See the magic of math + the arts. This FREE event for all ages features puzzles, games, performances, music, art, and more. Saturday, March 9, 1-5 pm at Ebster Recreation Center, 105 Electric Ave. Hosted by Mathematics-in-Motion. Information at facebook.com/events/394390188035131

 

View Glennwood student art at Wild Oats and Billy Goats. Opening reception Sunday, March 10, 3-5 pm, 112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. Celebrate young artists with ongoing special student exhibitions at Wild Oats and Billy Goats in partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance. (Up next, Oakhurst!) Information at facebook.com/events/657146791371955

 

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

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This week in #decaturga: Six dollar thalis, Tour deCatur, local architecture, Women Create art show, and more

 

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Celebrate Chai Pani’s birthday with $6 deals all day TODAY, March 4! They’re serving a special mini thali all day, plus drink and chaat specials at dinner — all 6 bucks. Chai Pani, 406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. chaipanidecatur.com

 

It’s not too late to register for Tour deCatur! The race – with 5K, Fun Run, Tot Trot, and prize ceremony events – steps off Saturday morning. Register and pick up your bib number in advance, and raise money for the Decatur Education Foundation. Information at tourdecatur.com

 

Susan Hunter discusses her book Southern Homes and Plan Books: The Architectural Legacy of Leila Ross Wilburn. Wednesday, March 6, 5:30-8pm at the DeKalb History Center, 101 E. Court Sq. Tickets: $5 members, $10 non-members. Information at facebook.com/events/317210348864516

 

Join the Phoenix Flies Historic Decatur Square guided walking tour on Friday, March 8 at noon, and learn what the square looked like in 1900. This event is FREE. Meet at 101 E. Court Sq. Information at facebook.com/events/254600132130012

 

Women Create – art opening at Trinity Mercantile and Design featuring 10 local women artists, sips, bites, and DJ. Friday, March 8, 5-9 pm. Trinity Mercantile and Design, 116 E. Trinity Pl. Information at facebook.com/events/323383764957760

 

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
 

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This weekend in #decaturga: Mardi Gras party time, dance, art, singalongs, and a casino night with a cause

 

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FREE Historic Decatur walking tour presented by the Atlanta Preservation Center’s Phoenix Flies program. Saturday, March 2, starting at the Old Courthouse on the Square (101 E. Court Sq.) at 10 am. Information and RSVP at facebook.com/events/254600125463346

 

Mead Road Mardi Gras! This homemade parade of floats, costumes, and bands marches up Oakview and Mead Road from 4/5 Academy to the Imperial, where there’s a big afterparty. Saturday, March 2 at 1 pm. Information and Krewe sign-up at meadrdmardigras.org

 

Opening reception at Galeria Regina featuring art from the Avondale Estates Art Guild. Saturday, March 2, 5-9 pm at Galeria Regina, 409 Mead Rd, No. 5. Information at galeriaregina.com

 

The Marlay House hosts Casino Night with Sierra Nevada to raise funds for Butte County fire relief. Come out for casino classics, weekend-getaway raffle, DJ tunes, and a good cause. Saturday, March 2, doors at 6pm, games start at 7. The Marlay House, 426 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Tickets and information at facebook.com/events/2536754806365891

 

Mardi Gras Ball Benefiting F.AVE offers food, drinks, and live auction fun all supporting the 4/5 Academy PTO. Saturday, March 2, 7-10 pm at Color Wheel Studio, 508 E. Howard Ave. Tickets and information at facebook.com/events/875770356146383 and decaturmardigrasball.com

 

Scout hosts Sunday Singalongs and Fireside Jams with family-friendly music time in their outdoor space. S’mores kits and cocktails available for purchase. Sunday, March 3, 4-6 pm at Scout, 321 W. Hill St. Information at facebook.com/events/254215801995534

 

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

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This week in #decaturga: Black History presentation, Tour deCatur registration, comedy and craft beer, and carbon-footprint conversations
 
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Tour DeCatur early registration – Register for Tour deCatur TODAY for early bird pricing, then join in the 5k Road Race, Fun Run, or Tot Trot Saturday, March 9! Information and registration at decatureducationfoundation.org/tour-decatur

 

City Commission meeting: Monday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 pm. City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St. All are welcome!

 

Enjoy a special Black History Month presentation during this month’s Decatur Business Association meeting. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 5:15 pm, DeKalb History Center, 101 E. Court Square. We will be LIVE on Facebook to cover this event!

 

Wine Tasting at Scout: Enjoy 15 worldly wines and bites from the kitchen. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6-7:30 pm. Scout in Oakhurst, 321 W. Hill St. $20 at the door. RSVP to events@scoutoakhurst.com. Information at facebook.com/events/403636780371114

 

Comedy on Draught at Three Taverns Brewery: Stand-up and craft beer on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Three Taverns, 121 New St. Doors at 7 pm, show at 8. $13 for tickets and two 3T pours (additional beers and Doggy Dogg hotdogs for sale on site). Information at facebook.com/events/2760459637513348, tickets at the door.

 

Agnes Scott Sustainability hosts ongoing Sustainability Town Hall meetings to discuss the college’s carbon footprint and action plan for the future. Community members are welcome! Join this Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-7:30 pm at the Alston Luchsinger Community Area. Information at facebook.com/pg/sustainablescotties/events

 

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

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This weekend in #decaturga: Hygge in Decatur, Hoplicity release party, Oakhurst Wine Crawl, and art to boot

 

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Quick note: The Love Run 5K steps off from the square at 8:30 am Saturday, Feb. 23. Cheer on the runners and watch for street closures in the morning. Online registration is closed.

 

HavenHyggeHouse opens its doors to young families with an open-house party complete with ribbon cutting, singalong, crafts, and Danish pastries. Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 am. At HavenHyggeHouse, 533 W. Howard Ave. Information at facebook.com/events/796386160694962 and havenhyggehouse.com

 

Oakhurst Wine Crawl: Taste dozens of wines while strolling through Oakhurst. Saturday, Feb. 23, 4-7 pm. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Tickets on sale at freshtix.com and Oakhurst Market. Information at facebook.com/oakhurstwinecrawl. Finish the evening off with Flamenco at Kavarna! Information at aniaflamenco.com/shows/tablao-flamenco

 

Hoplicity Release Jazz Party: Three Taverns Craft Brewery’s award winning double IPA returns. Celebrate with live jazz, savory pies, and Hoplicity on draft in the Parlour Taproom. Saturday, Feb. 23, 12-10 pm (live music 1-5 pm). Information at facebook.com/events/2061695100545096

 

Different Trains Gallery hosts a conversation with Nashville artist Harry Underwood, Saturday, Feb. 23, 3-4:30 pm. Different Trains Gallery, 432 E. Howard Ave. No. 24. Information at facebook.com/events/380584286061590

 

Student art on view at Wild Oats and Billy Goats by Westchester Elementary, Kindergarten – 2nd grades. Enjoy an opening reception Sunday, Feb. 24, 3-5 pm at Wild Oats and Billy Goats, 112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. Sponsored by the 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

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