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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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This weekend in #decaturga: Walk and roll with Decatur Streets Alive

 

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Decatur Streets Alive offers car-free streets to walk, roll, and play. Sunday, June 9, 2-8 pm, Decatur will close W. Howard Avenue from N. McDonough Street to the city limits near the East Lake MARTA Station to connect with the Atlanta Streets Alive 10-mile “paved park.” It’s bike path meets block party meets parade! decaturstreetsalive.com

 

Sing on the square! Meridian Herald hosts a FREE family-fun music event with choirs, instruments, crafts, snacks, and a sing-along. Saturday, June 8, noon-4 at the community bandstand on Decatur’s downtown square. facebook.com/events/600094957176710

 

Then sing some more… Come back Sunday for an evening concert featuring The Meridian Chorale and soloists singing opera, showtunes, and American standards. Sunday, June 9, 7 pm at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. Concert tickets: $20. Optional pre-show supper, cocktails, and silent auction starts at 5:30. Supper and show tickets: $100. facebook.com/events/600094960510043

 

Every Saturday, 9-1 the Decatur Farmers Market pops up on the lawn at 308 Clairemont Ave. Find local honey, kombucha, zukes, peaches, pastries, pops, and pasta, blueberries, bluegrass and more! 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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Decatur offers free yoga around town this summer with sessions on the square, in West Ponce, and Oakhurst Village. Join us!

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Cancelled today due to filming on Decatur’s downtown square. But mark your calendar for next week (and the week after that!) to come out and unroll your mat. Every Thursday this summer at 5:30 pm, enjoy FREE community yoga sessions in sunny, scenic sites around town.

  • June – Yoga on the Square in Downtown Decatur
  • July – Yoga on the Green in West Ponce
  • August – Yoga in Harmony in Oakhurst Village

 

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This week in #decaturga: Insight and input on Decatur’s dolla bills

 

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TONIGHT, join a work session and public hearing on the City of Decatur’s proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 budget and milage rates. Monday, June 3, 7:30 pm at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St. Download the proposed budget at decaturga.com/budget or pick up a printed copy at City Hall and the library, 215 Sycamore St. See what keeps Decatur ticking!

 

Bask in a summer book launch with Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Kay Andrews featuring The Favorite Daughter. TONIGHT, Monday, June 3, 7:15 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Doors open at 6:30. Hosted by Georgia Center for the Book and Eagle Eye Book Shop. facebook.com/events/2339897696259621

 

Tune up and turn up for Decatur Streets Alive this weekend! Atlanta Streets Alive is making a paved park through town and we’re going the extra mile. Enjoy a 10-mile cycling and pedestrian corridor through open roads (with no cars) in an event that’s a bit bike path meets block party meets parade. FREE and fun for everyone. Sunday, June 9 from 2 until 8 pm. facebook.com/events/2619004808127769

 

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: School’s out. Peaches are in!

 

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Pick up peaches and other summer’s-here goodies at Decatur Farmers Market. Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at 308 Clairemont Ave., on the front lawn at the corner of Commerce Street. They DOUBLE SNAP/EBT dollars, so everyone can shop high-quality, community-grown food. Yum. cfmatl.org/decatur (The market runs on Wednesdays, too, 4-7 pm.) Peaches and picture by Pearson Farm.

 

English Country Dance Atlanta hosts biweekly dances on the first and third Sundays of the month. Join them this summer for an engaging, active, air-conditioned activity! New dancers lessons start at 1:30 pm. 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: Community celebrations, art party, and local history

 

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Note: City of Decatur offices are closed today in honor of Memorial Day.

 

Join the Community of South Decatur in a ribbon-cutting celebration rededicating the Elizabeth Wilson Building, a historic part of the Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite. Tuesday, May 28, 3:45 pm at 321 W. Hill St. in Oakhurst. Enjoy refreshments, a message from Ms. Wilson, and a tour of the building. RSVP: contact@thesolarium.com

 

The Decatur Housing Authority honors and celebrates students who shine during their annual Excellence Awards Ceremony, and the whole Decatur community is invited! Wednesday, May 29, 5-7 pm at Ebster Recreation Center, 105 Electric Ave.

 

Aimee Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery hosts Inspirations,” a group exhibition with an opening reception Wednesday, May 29, 6-8 pm at 335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite B. Work from ten local and international artists on view throughout the summer. aimeejewelryandgallery.com

 

Last call for High Noon History this month. Lunchtime local history tours from the DeKalb History Center offer a chance to stretch your legs during your lunch break and learn about Decatur’s downtown square. Meet at noon at 101 E. Court Sq. and BYO-sandwich. Free for DHC members; $3 for non-members.

 

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: An absolute ART-splosion.

 

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The Decatur Arts Festival sweeps across Decatur, Saturday, 10 am-6 pm and Sunday, 11 am-5 pm with 150+ artists market booths, live musical, comical, and dance pop-up performances, kids festival (Saturday, 9:30-2 at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.) and so much more. All FREE, all fun. decaturartsfestival.com

 

Skip the parking – cycle instead! Bike Valet service at Decatur Arts Festival lets you roll right up to the square at N. McDonough St. and drop off your bike for FREE with an attendant for the day. Learn more at decaturartsfestival.com/festival/bike-valet

 

The Friends of the Decatur Library host a Book Sale this Saturday, May 26 from 9-3 inside the library (out of the heat!) on the lower level, 215 Sycamore St. Shop every genre (including CDs and DVDs) and support your local library with the proceeds.

 

But wait, there’s more. Saturday’s FREE Concert on the Square features Afterglow – bringing a powerful sound to Decatur’s downtown square at 7 pm. Hosted by the Decatur Business Association. decaturdba.com/events/concerts-on-the-square

 

Free gift promotion at Vivid Boutique starts this weekend. Spend $40 at Vivid Boutique and receive a FREE pair of artful earrings as a customer appreciation gift! It’s Vivid’s way of saying, “Thanks!” and helping you sparkle for summer. Now through June. 308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. See full offer details at facebook.com/VividBoutique/offers

 

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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Spotlight on ART! Art happens here, now, and *especially* this weekend. The Decatur Arts Festival comes Memorial Day weekend and brings plenty of pre-festival fun with it:

 

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Fine Arts Exhibition opening TONIGHT. Tuesday, May 21, 5:15-7 pm at the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College, Dana Fine Arts Building, 141 E. College Ave. Enjoy this juried multimedia exhibition featuring regional and national artists, on view through June 16.

 

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Dive into literary arts with author talks and a YA live variety game show.
  • Tuesday, May 21, Karin Slaughter and Alafair Burke present a new psychological thriller
  • Wednesday, May 22, a panel discussion on author Pat Conroy’s legacy
  • Thursday, May 23, YATL presents a new installment of their young adult literature inspired gameshow, talk show, music mash-up.
Details for all events at decaturartsfestival.com

 

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Artwalk brings pop-up art shows, demos, music, snacks, and drinks to 18 ARTSPOT locations around town. Free and open to the public.
  • Dalton Gallery
  • Aimee Jewelry and Fine Arts Gallery
  • Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern
  • Butter & Cream
  • Core Dance
  • Different Trains Gallery 1 and 2
  • Georgia Center for the Book
  • HomeGrown Decatur
  • Little Shop of Stories
  • Olive Branch
  • Sq/Ft
  • Squash Blossom
  • Sycamore Place Gallery
  • Trinity Mercantile & Design
  • Vivid Boutique
  • Wild Oats & Billy Goats
  • Worthmore Jewelers
Full details at decaturartsfestival.com

 

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Drumroll please… The annual Decatur Arts Festival happens this weekend, May 25-26, with an expansive artist market, live music lineup, children’s festival, comedy, literary, and dance events, and more. decaturartsfestival.com

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