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Join Little Shop of Stories and the City of Decatur on Thursday, December 10, for the 2020 Virtual Tree Lighting on Zoom at 7 p.m. Grab some goodies and hot chocolate (holiday recipe included in the November Focus) and hop on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. for story time with Santa. The event is free but registration is required. To register, head to the Visit Decatur event page!

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Join us for the final installment in our 2020 Anti-Racism Speaker Series featuring prominent anti-racist writer and educator, Tim Wise this Thursday, December 3 at 6 p.m. Visit decaturga.com/speakerseries to make sure you’re registered for this session and to watch recordings of the previous speakers.

The Speaker Series was created to mine the knowledge and wisdom of numerous thought leaders to challenge and inspire our community to take actionable steps to instill anti-racism throughout our norms and practices.

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Author Travis Swann Taylor will be discussing his new guidebook, 111 Places in Atlanta That You Must Not Miss, which features eclectic, historic, and just plain fascinating places in the city of Atlanta that should not be overlooked. Each page features a beautiful photo to accompany the fascinating information about the highlighted spot; it’s a book that every resident in or near Atlanta should have on their book shelf. The talk will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, November 24 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

A resident of DeKalb County for a collective 15 years of the 25 he’s lived in Atlanta, Travis Swann Taylor has been writing since childhood and has an ever-growing sense of wanderlust. He has authored the Atlanta tourism blog “wanderlust ATLANTA” for 10 years. He’s also excited to be the photographer for the book.

Interested parties should visit the DeKalb History Center website for the Zoom link to participate.

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This week in #DecaturGA:

  • The Environmental Sustainability Board will host an online talk on climate change and health with Decatur resident and pediatrician Dr. Rebecca Philipsborn, on Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. Dr. Philipsborn is a founder of Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action (GCCA) and serves on its executive committee. GCCA is a coalition of health professionals and health organizations concerned about the impacts of climate change on Georgia residents, especially those in vulnerable populations. For more information and the Zoom link, visit earthdaydecatur.org/schedule.
  • Don’t miss the first session of the Decatur 202s for a deep dive into Transportation and Mobility this Thursday, November 19 from 4-5:30 p.m. After hearing from subject matter experts, we will join together in virtual discussion groups to help understand tradeoffs and find common ground among differing perspectives. Input from these groups will be used to form recommendations on how the Strategic Plan should address these issues. The 202s will seek to answer the question: “What does success look like in a community of 25K people within a metropolitan region of nearly 6 million people?” Visit decatur2030.com for more information.
  • Dine and shop outside at FAB Friday! Re-imagine a night OUT in Decatur with streeteries, expanded patios, curbside storefronts, sidewalk pop-ups and an open-air tent market on the plaza. Wear a mask and join us this Friday, November 20 from 4-9 p.m. For more info, head to visitdecaturgeorgia.com.

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Agnes Scott College’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center and the Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion are proud to collaborate with Emory University, Georgia State University, and Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights on this Native American Heritage Month community conversation to be held tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th at 10:00 a.m.

The event titled “This Land Tells A Story: Decatur’s Indigenous African Connection” will feature Beth Michel, MPH, Tohono O’odham citizen, Associate Dean of Admission and Lead for Native American Outreach at Emory University; Natsu Taylor Saito, Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law at Georgia State University; John Winterhawk, Member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and Akinyele Umoja, Ph.D., Professor ofAfrican-American Studies at Georgia State University. It will be moderated by Fonta High, Co-Chair of Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights. Yves-Rose Porcena, Vice-President for Equity and Inclusion at Agnes Scott College will deliver the opening remarks.

To attend, please go to Beacon Hill Conversation.

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  • Join the American Legion Auxiliary Harold Byrd Unit 66, along with American Legion Post 66 and the Friends of Decatur Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11 at 11 a.m. In compliance with City of Decatur directives, attendees should wear masks and seating will be distanced around the Memorial Stone near the Church Street entrance. Also, to comply with social distancing, the traditional placing of flags by volunteers on each veteran’s grave will be replaced with a display of flags at both the Commerce Drive and Church Street entrances.
  • Saint Thomas More Catholic School will participate in an online program, during which all servicemen and women and veterans affiliated with the school or church will be invited to join the students online to honor them for Veterans Day on November 11. Students have collected and displayed photos of veterans on the school bulletin board and will sell flags displayed on the front lawn of the church. The proceeds from this flag sale will raise money for Spikes K9 Fund, spikesk9fund.org.

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  • Decatur’s Core Dance is using its Sycamore Street storefront as a screening room for REEL ART: Speak, a series of film and video works highlighting and magnifying the voices of Black and indigenous artists of color. The outdoor screenings can be viewed responsibly, recognizing social-distance guidelines. Speak is on view outside of the Core Dance studio, 133 Sycamore St., throughout the weekends until Nov. 15, starting at 7 p.m. each Friday night. For a list of works currently on view, visit coredance.org/reel-art.
  • The Community Center of South Decatur and the Solarium are partnering with LifeSouth for another community blood drive. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All donors will receive a complimentary COVID-19 antibody test, cholesterol screening and promotional gift with their donation. Visit donors.lifesouth.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/676757 to schedule your donation and help save the lives of people right here in our community.
  • On Saturday, November 7 L’Arche Atlanta will be giving out more than 70 CONNEXIONS tote bags full of items for their virtual CONNEXIONS weekend events! The community is invited to join the virtual Gratitude meet-up on Sunday, November 8 at 2 p.m. Visit larcheatlanta.org/connexions for more information.
  • The Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College presents the Searching for Home Art Exhibition open 10 a.m.-4 p.m through November in the Dana Fine Arts Building at 141 East College Ave. The exhibition, made possible by the Margaret Virginia Philip Art Endowment Fund, will be available virtually and in-person by appointment. Searching for Home is on view through December 12. Find more information and book your visit today at daltongallery.agnesscott.org.
  • Clue Town designed an all new full-length puzzle hunt in Downtown Decatur as part of American Lung Association’s (ALA) annual LUNG FORCE Run/Walk. The ALA Puzzle Walk is available now through November 30th. The hunt takes 75-90 minutes to solve, and it is packed with fun facts about lung health! The ALA Puzzle Walk is available for download exclusively through ALA’s website, and the money raised will fund efforts to end lung disease. Breathe in the experience before it’s too late!

Photo: L’Arche Atlanta (Facebook)

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  • Decatur will hold its annual Holiday Ornament Unveiling from the store window of Wild Oats and Billy Goats, 112 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., on Thursday, November 5 at 6 p.m. Two parking spaces will be closed off in front of Wild Oats so there will be room to safely remain socially distant. Ornaments will be on sale outside and inside the store. Follow @visitdecaturga social media channels for more details or email sherry.jackman@decaturga.com.
  • Are you registered for the next installment in the 2020 Anti-Racism Speaker Series? Make sure you’re registered for this Friday, November 6 at 6 p.m. to hear from Andra Gillespie, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University. Visit decaturga.com/speakerseries to register for this session.
  • Different Trains Gallery, in Decatur’s Old Depot District, has curated two new art exhibitions featuring Harry Underwood and Ruth Franklin. Also, 4.6 miles west in Inman Park, at the WADDI they’re showing 40 works by Ab the Flagman, Eben Dunn, Ruth Franklin, Gary Goodman, Michael Jackson and Marek Tobolewski. Click the pictures to look online at differenttrainsgallery.com, or schedule an in-person, private visit by calling 404-939-2787.

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Register to join the Better Together Advisory Board and the City of Decatur for the next installment in our 2020 Anti-Racism Speaker Series. The Speaker Series seeks to mine the knowledge and wisdom of numerous thought leaders to challenge and inspire our community to take actionable steps to instill anti-racism throughout our norms and practices.

On Friday, November 6 we’ll hear from Andra Gillespie, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University. Visit decaturga.com/speakerseries to register for this session and for the upcoming sessions and check out the recaps from our previous speakers.

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Trees Atlanta still has several great varieties of trees and plants left to choose from – including beautiful oaks. Online ordering will officially close on September 30 at 1:00 PM.

Orders will be available for pickup on Saturday, October 3 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, October 4 from 9:00 AM to noon. Please check your email for order pickup instructions after ordering.
 
If you’ve already placed an order, make sure you’ve selected a time slot here to pick your order up (unless you selected to have your items delivered).  

If you want to shop their remaining selection in person, they’ll be offering a Second Chance Sale at Freedom Farmers Market at The Carter Center on Saturday, October 10 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Selection and quantities are limited, and many items typically sell out within the first few hours.

If you share your newest additions with your friends and family on social media, be sure to tag @treesatlanta.

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