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Hello Friends of the AJC Decatur Book Festival,

It’s official! The Decatur Book Festival is kicking off on August 30 and would love to have you as part of the Volunteer Decatur Team.

The DBF is one of the largest events in the City of Decatur and will take place August 30, 31 and September 1.

They have a lot of volunteer opportunities open, so log into your Volunteer Decatur account to check them out. Be sure to move the calendar to September to see the Sunday schedule.

Also, check out the schedule for the festival at decaturbookfestival.com and see if your favorite authors will be there.

If you have friends or family who are interested in volunteering, but don’t yet have a volunteer Decatur account, ask them to visit Volunteer Decatur to sign up for their very own profile so they can join in the fun.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

 

Thanks for volunteering and we’ll see you soon!

Sherry & Megan & The Volunteer Team

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This week in #decaturga: Bookstores Against Borders at Little Shop of Stories

 

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Raise funds for RAICES – Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services – when you shop at Little Shop of Stories this weekend. Friday through Sunday, July 5-7, Little Shop will donate 10% of store sales as part of the national Bookstores Against Borders campaign, providing representation to immigrant children detained at the U.S. border. 133 E Court Sq. littleshopofstories.com

 

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: Independence Day fireworks, concert, and parade!

 

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Decatur! March, ride, or roll in red, white, and blue during the Pied Piper Parade. Kick back for a free Concert on the Square, then of course, grand-finale fireworks! All FREE visitdecaturgeorgia.com/visit/page/fourth-july

 

Pied Piper Parade line-up starts at 5:30 pm at the First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. The parade steps off at 6pm and winds its way to the square. (Approximately one mile long.) Anyone can join, but vehicles must register beforehand. Contact Shirley.baylis@decaturga.com

 

The Concert on the Square starts at 7 pm, from the Community Bandstand on Decatur’s downtown square and features the Callanwolde Concert Band.

 

Fireworks start at dark (approximately 9 pm)!

 

Holiday services and schedules: Thursday and Friday trash and recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, July 3. City offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4
 

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/calendar and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This weekend in #decaturga: Grow, make, taste #local

 

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NEW Oakhurst Farm&Craft Market brings growers, makers, and all-day fun to Oakhurst! Look for local produce, products, art, vendor tents, pop-up events, and even a film screening – Saturday, June 29, noon to 10pm at 830 W. College Ave. (Thankful Missionary Baptist Church parking lot). Hosted by The Life Co-operative. facebook.com/events/448277922409769

 

Zucchini calls at Decatur Farmers Market! Every Saturday, 9-1 at the corner of Clairemont Avenue and Commerce Drive, 308 Clairemont Ave. Find summer fruit and veg, artisan foods, live music, double SNAP dollars, and more. This week – FREE fitness class starting at 10 am. facebook.com/DecaturFarmersMarkets / cfmatl.org/decatur

 

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: The Giving Kitchen’s Pop Up Doc, blueberries, bliss, and a best-selling author

 

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FREE health services for food industry workers. The Giving Kitchen’s Pop Up Doc event offers general health check-ups, screenings, resources, insurance enrollment, and more to food service professionals. Tuesday, June 25, 8 am-6 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. Se habla español. thegivingkitchen.org/popupdoc

 

Decatur Farmers Market – Every Wednesday, 4-7 pm on the lawn at First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Local growers, bakers, kombucha makers, and more. Perfect for mid-week groceries, picnic dinners, and doubling your SNAP dollars. cfmatl.org/decatur

 

FREE Yoga on the Square this Thursday! Roll out your mat for a sun-kissed stretch session starting at 5:30 pm on Decatur’s downtown square. Look for Yoga on the Green (on the lawn at 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.) in West Ponce Thursdays in July!

 

Author Dani Shapiro presents her new book “Inheritance,” Thursday, June 27, 7:15 pm at the Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St. Hosted by the Georgia Center for the Book and Charis Books and More. facebook.com/events/551993348661152

 

Plus, mark your calendar – the NEW Oakhurst Farm&Craft Market comes this Saturday! facebook.com/events/448277922409769

 

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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Make Decatur your Independence Day destination! Take part in our Pied Piper Parade, kick back for a keen concert, and ooh and ahh as we light up the night sky with fireworks. All FREE, family-friendly, and undeniably #decaturga. ❤️💙🎇

 

Pied Piper Parade
Join in the fun with family, friends, neighbors, or organizations to deck out signs, bikes, wagons, floats, and vehicles with red, white, and blue! Line-up starts at 5:30 pm at the First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Parade steps off at 6 pm. (Please note: Motorized vehicles are welcome but must be registered prior to the event: visitdecaturgeorgia.com/july4)

 

Fourth of July Concert
Starts at 7 pm from the Community Bandstand on Decatur’s downtown square, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band.

 

Fireworks!
Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 pm). Ooooh. Ahhhh.

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This weekend in #decaturga: Pie, pollinators, and a garden party!

 

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Pie Social and Book Signing at Found Co. – yummo! Sample sweet slices, meet the authors of The New Pie, and enter to win a pie to take home! Saturday, June 22, 4-7 pm at Found Co. Decatur, 335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. facebook.com/events/2389114137816926

 

Wylde Center’s Beer Garden + Silent Auction Fundraiser features top metro Atlanta breweries, food from local favorite restaurants, and unique auction items – all for a good, green cause. Saturday, June 22, 5:30-8:30 pm in the beautiful Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Rd. Tickets $40-$250 with VIP and patron options available. wyldecenter-beergarden.squarespace.com

 

Decatur Farmers Market. Every Saturday, 9-1 at the corner of Clairemont Avenue and Commerce Drive, 308 Clairemont Ave. Plenty of parking, produce, pastries, and more! facebook.com/DecaturFarmersMarkets / cfmatl.org/decatur

 

See Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home – an inspiring film on community conservation and coexisting with nature. Then stay for a talk by the Georgia Native Plant Society. Sunday, June 23, 1 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. A FREE National Pollinator Week film screening and talk brought to you by Beecatur. facebook.com/events/663027507482481 / beecaturga.com

 

FREE family film screening: DisneyNature’s Wings of Life. Look at the incredible lives bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, and flowers and what we can do to protect them. Sunday, June 23, 4 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Hosted by Beecatur in honor of National Pollinator Week. facebook.com/events/617031705481360 / beecaturga.com
 

 

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: From budget to beach, with #local love in between

 

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Decatur dollars. Join the final public hearing and scheduled adoption of Proposed FY 2019-20 City of Decatur Budget and revised millage rates. June 17 at 7:30 pm at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St. Learn more and see the budget at decaturga.com/budget

 

Won’t you be my neighbor? ALL Decatur neighbors are invited to attend the Decatur Neighborhood Alliance meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 7 pm at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. See a listing of Decatur neighborhood groups and learn more at decaturga.com/residents/community-groups/neighborhood-alliance

 

Farm-to-table – or picnic blanket! The Decatur Farmers Market offers Georgia-grown goodies and picnic-ready dinner options, too! Live music, free samples, and double SNAP dollars sweeten the deal. Wednesdays on the lawn at 308 Clairemont Ave., 4-7 pm. cfmatl.org/decatur

 

Yogis unite. FREE Yoga on the Square every Thursday in June. 101 E. Court Sq. Sessions start at 5:30 pm. BYO-mat! – Look for rotating around-town locations in July and August for that namaste feeling all summer long.

 

Head to the beach! The Decatur Beach Party transforms downtown Decatur into a sandy summer getaway. Friday, June 21, 5-11 pm on Decatur’s downtown square. Come for the beach, stay for the party! Kids activities, live music, food, drink, and free admission go all night. facebook.com/DecBeachParty

 

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: Pollinators, postpartum support, and hot art!

 

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Buzzzz about National Pollinator Week during Beecatur’s Mini Festival on the square! Saturday, June 15, 10 am-1 pm on Decatur’s downtown square, 101 E. Court Sq. Find pollinator-friendly garden inspiration, bees, butterflies, honey, face painting, and fun! facebook.com/events/800930350290268

 

Super-strength, flight, and UV vision? Kids (and superhero pollinator fans) learn more at Marvelous Bees: Superheros of the Natural World. FREE talk by Bee City USA, Decatur (beecaturga.com). Saturday, June 15, 4 pm at Legacy Park Auditorium, 500 S. Columbia Dr. facebook.com/events/315992329325768

 

Shine a light on postpartum mental health and Climb Out of the Darkness. Saturday, June 15, 10 am at Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Dr. This community awareness walk raises funds for Postpartum Support International (postpartum.net) and offers connection with other survivors, supporters, and mental healthcare providers for participants. facebook.com/ClimbOutDecatur

 

Marvel at molten glass during Decatur Glassblowing’s Open House. Enjoy snacks, drinks, music, and glassblowing demonstrations at this FREE event. Saturday, June 15, 6-10 pm at Decatur Glassblowing (decaturglassblowing.com), 250 Freeman St. facebook.com/events/361120754504825

 

Last Call! Join the closing reception for the Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition. Sunday, June 16, 4-6 pm at Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College, Dana Fine Arts Building, 141 E. College Ave. View works on display and talk with selected artists. decaturartsfestival.com/festival-events/fine-arts-exhibition

 

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: Hyperlocal Black History, empanada pop-up, free yoga, and farm-fresh fare

 

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Meet on Millage Rates – TONIGHT. Join a public hearing on 2019 City of Decatur millage rates. These rates are used to calculate local property taxes. Monday, June 10, 6 pm at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St. decaturga.com/budget

 

Local African American heritage and history. Join Laurel Wilson (Master of Heritage Preservation) for a FREE lecture on African-American life in Decatur and DeKalb County. Tuesday, June 1, noon-1 pm at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. Second floor. Part of DeKalb History Center’s Lunch and Learn program. Bring a lunch! decaturhistory.com

 

Empanadas and pints! Chow down at the Frita Kale-O Pop up at Ale Yeah. Wednesday, June 12, 5-9 pm at Ale Yeah! Craft Beer Market, 906 W. College Ave. facebook.com/events/813257989058789

 

Check out Decatur Farmers Market – Every Wednesday, 4-7 pm on the lawn at 308 Clairemont Ave. Get the good stuff, support local farmers, bakers, and makers, and double EBT/SNAP dollars! cfmatl.org/decatur

 

FREE Yoga on the Square! Roll out your mat for a free yoga session on Decatur’s downtown square. Thursdays in June. Sessions start at 5:30 pm. BYO-mat

 

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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