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Makers

Decatur Makers is hosting a Maker & Artist Market to celebrate all the cool and creative hand-made making that comes from the Atlanta community!

The Market will be this Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. The address is 605 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, in the parking lot behind the First Christian Church (across the street from the Decatur post office).

Currently there are about 30 vendors who will be selling hand-made products including candy and treats, jewelry and beads, clothing and accessories, candles, wreaths, stained glass, paintings, skincare, soaps, baskets, charms, quilts, cutting boards and cheese boards, and so much more.

There will also be stone carving, animatronic puppetry making, and jewelry making demos. And bring the kids as they can get hands on and DIY their own buttons and cool masks.

Fun for the whole family!

For more information, check out the Facebook event and the event webpage.

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For all of you non-procrastinator holiday shoppers out there, this week kicks off Decatur’s eight-week holiday shopping extravaganza. You’ll get rewarded for getting your shopping done early and have a chance to get your hands on some free art. Here’s what’s in store for Decatur this season:

Terrific Thursdays – starts this week!
November 2, 9, 16, 20 & December 7, 14, 21
Enjoy Discounts, snacks, special in-store events, and extended hours at 25+ participating Decatur Businesses in November and December. For a complete list of participating businesses, click here.

Free Art Every Thursday
On each Terrific Thursday, 10 artsy octopi will be placed in participating shops around Decatur. If you find one, take a photo and post it on Instagram. it’s yours! Tag yourself, the shop, @fishn and the artist (on the back of your new eight-legged friend). Use the #octopidecatur hashtag too.

Local Shopping Tips
Starting Monday, Nov. 6 check this blog, Instagram and Facebook each day for local gift ideas and to see who is keeping it “Indie-catur” this holiday season.

November Shopping Program
Nov. 1-30
Spend $200 in any city of Decatur shop in November (excludes restaurants and corporate chains) to receive a $20 local restaurant gift card. Bring your receipt(s) to the Visitors Center at 113 Clairemont Ave. or to the tent on the square during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25 to claim your gift card(s). Limited to three gift cards per shopper. Promotion expires Nov. 30, 2017.

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Choose from 22 participating Decatur restaurants throughout the day on Tuesday, October 17. The restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project. Visit the Project website for links to restaurants’ websites and more information about the volunteer Project.

Restaurants for Repairs – Raise a Fork! Fix a Home!

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Electronic Recycling

Mark your calendars for the Fall Electronics Recycling event. Gather your old electronics, documents and even styrofoam to be recycled and shredded.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017  (9 am to 1 pm)

LOCATION: Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley St. (Enter from Columbia Drive)

Recyclables must be dropped off during the hours of the event. Early drop-offs are not possible.

The fee for recycling cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs is $10 per TV set, and the fee for CRT monitors is $5 ea. Cash only, exact change required.

There is no charge to recycle other items. Any metro area resident can participate.

Visit the Electronics Recycling page to get a complete list of acceptable electronics, foam recycling and shredding guidelines.  Have additional questions? Contact Sean Woodson, solid waste superintendent, 404-377-5571.

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This is a weekly blog post that lists all of the events and sales going on around town. It will be updated daily. If you would like to add an event, email renae.madison@decaturga.com.

Sunday, September 24

Tuesday, September 26

  • Scout Wild Leap Launch Party, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27

Thursday, September 28

Saturday, September 30

 

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Only half of the tickets remain for the 2017 Decatur Craft Beer Festival. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, noon-5 p.m.

Both general admission and VIP tickets are still available. Keep in mind that this event sells out every year. Proceeds from ticket sales go back into the local community as grants and donations to nonprofit groups. Since its start in 1999, the festival has granted more than $1,200,000 to Decatur nonprofit organizations.

Purchase Tickets

DecaturBeerFestival.com

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Update 7:30 p.m.: The concert and fireworks on are still on. We expect rain until 8:30 or 9 p.m., but not severe weather.

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Update 5:50 p.m.:Due to inclement weather, the July 4th parade has been canceled.

The band concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks are still on, but stay tuned to this blog or the City of Decatur Facebook page for updates.

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4th of July Celebration

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Join the Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur on Tuesday, July 4. Gather friends and family, ride your bike, walk or skate in this community parade for anyone and everyone. Neighborhoods and organizations are encouraged to make floats and join the fun too. And don’t forget your red, white, and blue!

Parade lineup is at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Pedestrians will gather on the lawn and vehicles will be lined up by volunteers in the parking lot.

The parade begins at 6 p.m. The concert on the square starts at 7 p.m. in the Community Bandstand, featuring the Callanwolde Concert Band. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9 p.m.).

Thanks to the Decatur Business Association for their contribution for the fireworks display.

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Join the City of Decatur, Worthmore Jewelers, and their valued sponsors to Paint the Town Grey at special events to help advance the figure for a cure.

  • Concerts on the Square: May 13 & 20
  • HomeGrown Decatur is donating 10 percent of any purchase on Saturday, May 13 back to the National Brain Tumor Society.
  • Free Yoga on the Green at the bandstand on May 16, 6-7 p.m. let by Cheryl Burnette.
  • Watch artist Sergey Cherep create an original painting during the May 20 Concert on the Square. Proceeds of its sale will be donated to brain cancer research.
  • Jeni’s ice cream will be donating proceeds from its ice cream sales to help support the National Brain Tumor Society on May 20, 8-10 p.m.
  • Zoo Atlanta has donated one of Kelly the Elephant’s paintings for sale. It’ll be auctioned off on May 26. The proceeds from the sale will go to Piedmont Hospital’s Brain Cancer Center.
  • Visit Salon Red Kids anytime during the month of May and mention “Grey Matters” or “Paint the Town Grey” and they will donate 15% of your services to The National Brain Tumor Society.
  • Add your name or someone who is or who has battled cancer to the Grey Matters Art bench on Ponce de Leon Ave. in front of the old court house:

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For more information, visit PainttheTownGrey.org.

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Time: 1-6 p.m. (ribbon cutting at 4 p.m.)

Location: 605 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. (behind the First Christian Church)

Why: To officially welcome Decatur Makers to the city and to unleash your inner creative genius. Click on the links below for a full schedule of events including hands-on Maker projects you can take part in.

Decaturmakers.org

Decatur Makers GO FB Event

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