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This weekend in #decaturga: An art show at Renfroe and English country dancing, too!


View art by Chris Kanne’s students at Renfroe Middle School (220 W. College Ave.) during an opening reception, Sunday, Jan. 20, 3-5 pm. Weeklong exhibitions at City Schools of Decatur pop up in partnership with Wild Oats and Billy Goats and Decatur Arts Alliance.


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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Calling All Volunteers


Volunteer for the MLK Service Project and join 1,000+ community members doing good this weekend! Anyone can serve – from leaf rakers to certified carpenters – to help our older residents live safely, comfortably and affordably in their homes with home repairs and yardwork, free of charge. Sign up for one or more volunteer shifts this long weekend at mlkserviceproject.com and lend a hand:
• Saturday, Jan. 19: 9 am-1 and 1-5 pm
• Sunday, Jan. 20: 1-5 pm
• Monday, Jan. 21: 9 am-1 and 1-5 pm


You can make a difference – there are jobs for every skill level. Visit mlkserviceproject.com or contact Lee Ann Harvey at 770-652-8593 or leeann.harvey@decaturga.com for more information. Volunteers will weatherize, add handicap-accessible features, replace rotten wood, paint, do yard work and much more. Businesses, neighborhood associations, places of worship, civic organizations and individuals are invited to sign up to volunteer. (Must be 12 years or older. Youth groups must register in advance)


Volunteers meet at The Solarium, 321 W. Hill Street in Oakhurst, 30 minutes before the start of their shift. Breakfast and lunch are provided on Saturday and Monday. A celebration dinner will be held at The Solarium on Monday, Jan 21 at 5:00 p.m.

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This week in #decaturga: Raise a glass to Camp Fire victims, learn local health care history, and look back at L.L. Wyatt’s watch over Greene County.
Support California’s Camp Fire victims with a drink at the Brick Store Pub (125 E. Court Sq.), Tuesday, Jan. 15. They’ll be pouring Sierra Nevada’s Resilience IPA and donating a dollar for every beer. Information at facebook.com/events/760672267630924


Dive into 125 years of Grady and the health care history of DeKalb during a FREE lunch-and-learn talk at the DeKalb History Center (101 E. Court Sq.), Tuesday, Jan. 15, 12-1 p.m. BYO-lunch. Information at dekalbhistory.org/dekalb_history_center_events-programs.htm


Participate in an open house and workshop for Atlanta Avenue railroad crossing improvements. All are welcome to drop in! Atlanta Friends Meeting House (701 W. Howard Ave.) Wednesday, Jan. 16, 4:30- 7:30 p.m. Information at http://www.decaturga.com/Home/Components/News/News/837/


Join Decatur’s Mayor Emerita Mary Elizabeth Wilson and author Claire Underwood Hertzler as they discuss The High Sheriff of Greene and growing up in Greene County, Georgia under legendary lawman L.L. Wyatt’s watch. Part of the DeKalb History Center’s ongoing Hops at the History Center book signings and sips series. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 101 E. Court Sq. Tickets: $5 members, $10 non-members; includes one drink ticket with the option to purchase more. Information at dekalbhistory.org/dekalb_history_center_events-programs.htm


Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events

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This weekend in #decaturga: Run With the Dogs 5K and a free flute concert at the library

The annual Run With the Dogs 5K and 1 mile Pup Run steps off tomorrow morning, Saturday, Jan. 12 at Decatur High School (310 N. McDonough St.) Registration and information at rwtd5k.com and fb.com/rwtd5k. (Watch for road closures at Commerce Drive behind the DHS stadium and in surrounding neighborhoods.)

Enjoy a free flute performance by the Perimeter Flutes quartet at the Decatur Library (215 Sycamore St.) Saturday, Jan. 12, 3-4 p.m. Information at events.dekalblibrary.org/event/1412343 and fb.com/perimeterflutes

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This Week in Decatur: 12/24


This week in #decaturga: Warm wishes, office closures, and holiday solid waste and recycling schedule

City office holiday hours: City of Decatur offices are closed for the Christmas holiday Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec 25

Recreation center refurbishment: Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will close today and reopen Jan. 2, 2019. The gym floors will be refinished during this time.

Solid Waste and Recycling Services Holiday Schedule: Christmas Holiday, Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25
  • Regular services for Mon., Dec. 24 will be on Wed., Dec. 26
  • Regular services for Tues., Dec. 25 will be on Thurs., Dec. 27
  • Regular services for Thurs., Dec. 27 will be on Fri., Dec. 28

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This weekend in #decaturga: FREE Breakfast with Santa in Oakhurst

Santa comes to the Solarium tomorrow! Saturday, Dec. 22, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at 321 W. Hill St., 30030. Families are invited to enjoy light breakfast, crafts, and a pop-up photo-op with Santa, sponsored by the Community Center for South Decatur.

RSVP for this free community event at contact@thesolarium.com.

The Community Center for South Decatur thanks business sponsors Griffin & Company Insurance, Corrective Chiropractic, MOCK the Agency and SCOUT.

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This weekend in #decaturga: Duck’s Holiday Party and Marketplace and Christmas on Clairemont concert

Duck’s Holiday Party and Marketplace pops up at Duck’s Kitchen (111-D New St. in East Decatur Station) with artist wares, refreshments, and live music Saturday, Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m. Information at https://www.facebook.com/events/583828715398972/

Christmas on Clairemont is a FREE holiday music spectacular with full orchestra, a symphonic organ solo, and a festival chorus of a hundred local voices at First Baptist Church of Decatur (308 Clairemont Ave.) Sunday, Dec. 16, 7-9:30 p.m. Doors open one hour before. Information at http://christmasonclairemont.com/

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This weekend in #decaturga: Decorate Decatur deadline and Decatur Holiday Marketplace + Cafe at Clairemont

Enter the Decorate Decatur contest for your time to shine! Submit photographs of your decorated residents or business (or your neighbors) along with the street address to shirley.baylis@decaturga.com TODAY. Judges will drive by over the weekend. For information, call 678-553-6573.

The Decatur Holiday Marketplace & Cafe brings 100+ local artists booths, live music, and homemade soups to Clairemont Elementary (155 Erie Ave.) Friday, Dec. 7, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information at www.decaturholidaymarketplace.com and facebook.com/events/352109502215700/

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This weekend in #decaturga: Local Decks N Dogs art event and Grand Menorah Lighting on the square


Decks N Dogs features skateboard deck art by 50+ Decatur/Atlanta artists available for purchase at Dog Towne Franks, 307 E. College Ave., Saturday, Dec. 1, 6-10 p.m. Information at facebook.com/events/329451431173549


The Grand Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration on Decatur’s downtown square kicks off the first night of Chanukah, Sunday, Dec. 2, 4:30-6:30 p.m. RSVP for this FREE event at chabadintown.org. All children who sign up in advance get a Chanukah gift!

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This Weekend in Decatur: Small Business Saturday + Santa on the Square + FREE Lyft rides around town


Shop local all over Decatur during Small Business Saturday! Enjoy festivities, music, and free gift wrapping at the tent on Decatur’s downtown square during your #shopsmall spree. Visit with Santa, earn local restaurant gift cards, and get a FREE local Lyft. See details below. Saturday, Nov. 24, starting at 10 a.m. 


Free Cookies & Milk with Santa! Take pictures and sip hot cocoa with Santa himself from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register for this free event at www.freshtix.com/events/cookies–milk-with-santa-2


Decatur’s November Shopping Promo: Spend $200 at city of Decatur shops and earn $20 in local restaurant gift cards. Bring your retail receipt(s) to the tent on the square during Small Business Saturday or to the Visitors Center (113 Clairemont Ave.) through 11/30, or to redeem your prize. Restaurant receipts are not accepted. Limited to three gift cards per person.


Get a Lyft on us! We’ve partnered with Lyft to give you free transportation all around town on Small Business Saturday. Download the Lyft app and create an account, then BEFORE you request a ride enter the promo code. SMBUSDEC1 for Downtown Decatur, Old Depot District, and West Ponce. SMBUSDEC2 for Oakhurst and Howard Ave. See specific pick-up/drop-off zones below. Note: You must be in “Personal” mode for the code to apply. You will only need to enter this code one time for the entire event.


Lyft promo code SMBUSDEC1 pick-up/drop-off zones:
  • 330 N McDonough St.
  • Decatur Transit Station, 400 Church St.
  • E Trinity Pl.
  • W Ponce de Leon Ave.
  • E College Ave.
Lyft promo code SMBUSDEC2 pick-up/drop-off zones:
  • 113 Clairemont Ave.
  • 653 East Lake Dr.
  • 1042 W College Ave.
  • 722 W College Ave.
  • N McDonough St.


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