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This weekend in #decaturga: A soapbox derby, moving music festival, and a bicycle rodeo.


The Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby showcases 100+ DIY drivers, live music, and local food. Madison Ave. Decatur 30030, Saturday 10/6, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information at madisonavesoapboxderby.org


The West Ponce Music Stroll offers a full day of free music. Eight venues, eight bands, eight different times. The fun kicks off at Dancing Goats (419 W. Ponce) Saturday 10/6, noon to 8 p.m. Information at gowestponce.com


Decatur Active Living’s free bike rodeo shares the love – and safety – of bike riding with kids. BYO-Bike and helmet! Ebster Recreation Center at 105 Electric Ave, Saturday 10/6, noon to 2 p.m.


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This weekend in #decaturga: Tiny houses, free concerts, young artists, and hometown heroes.

The Decatur Tiny House Festival brings 20+ diminutive dwellings to downtown Decatur. Saturday 9/29 and Sunday 9/30, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 105 Electric Avenue. Tickets and information at tinyhouseatlanta.com

The DBA’s free Concerts on the Square has a grand September finale featuring Georgia Soul Council. On the square in downtown Decatur, Saturday 9/29, 7 p.m. Information at decaturdba.com

YEA! Event for Young Emerging Artists lets K-12 artists shine – and sell! Market and live music in Harmony Park at Oakhurst Village, Sunday 9/30, 2-6 p.m. Information at decaturartsalliance.org
Submit your Hometown Hero nominations. The deadline for submission is Sunday 9/30. Learn more about Hometown Heroes and how to enter at decaturga.com/about/community-spirit/hometown-heroes 


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Join the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Arts Alliance for the 2018 Decatur Holiday Ornament Unveiling Party on Thursday, September 27 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Wild Oats & Billy Goats, 112. E. Ponce de Leon Ave.

Come see the ornaments, meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments and music. Then drop by any of Decatur’s great restaurants and pubs for dinner.

The 2018 ornament will be available for purchase at Wild Oats and Billy Goats that night. They will be available in other Decatur shops including Little Shop of Stories, Trinity Mercantile, Found Co., and HomeGrown, etc. soon.

The ornaments are $18 each and you can save $5 if you join or renew your Decatur Arts Alliance membership. All proceeds go toward the creation of the 2019 ornament.

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The Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia invites the community to the “Tell Me About It” Pop Up Exhibit at Sycamore Place Gallery and Studios (120 Sycamore Place). The exhibit will open with a reception during the Decatur Art Walk, Friday, August 31 from 5-10 p.m. The exhibit will remain open September 1-2 from 1-4 p.m.

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EDIT: Moved to rain location – Ebster Recreation Center Gym, 105 Electric Avenue.

FREE outdoor screening of Black Panther (and so much more!) TOMORROW during the Superhero Back-to-School Movie Bash in Decatur. Come out for a super fun time – complete with Marvel character photo ops, trivia with prizes, and of course, movie snacks! Hot dogs, popcorn, and pops will be for sale. BYO-blankets to set up in the gym at Ebster Recreation Center, 105 Electric Ave. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 9. Share your superhero snaps from the event with the hashtag #superheromoviebash!


MOVED TO RAIN LOCATION: Ebster Recreation Center Gym, 105 Electric Ave. Note: Only blankets are allowed in the gym, no lawn chairs


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The Great American Read brings America’s search for our best-loved novel to Decatur August 2-9. Drop by the Decatur Library at 215 Sycamore St. to visit the special interactive traveling booth and celebrate the power of reading through the prism of America’s 100 top novels. The Great American Read is an eight-part television series on PBS at the center of a national campaign to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. So tune in, get involved, check out the book list, and then check out the books! Want your favorite to win? – Cast your vote in person at the booth or online at www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read.

Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030

On view during regular library hours Thursday, Aug. 2 through Thursday Aug. 9, 2018

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Join the Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur on Wednesday, 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.).

This event is sponsored by the City of Decatur and the Decatur Business Association. For more information, check out http://www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com/see-do-play/special-events/fourth-of-july

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Open Office Hour (1)

Decatur will host its second Open Office Hour of the year with Mayor pro tem Tony Powers on Wednesday, May 23 from 7 – 8 p.m. Mayor pro tem Powers will speak for approximately 15-20 minutes on the topic of myths and facts of development in the City.

The community is invited to tune in to watch and listen via livestream, http://www.decaturga.com/city-government/city-commission/streaming-video, and will be able and encouraged to submit questions related to the topic live (beginning at 7 p.m.) via the following channels:
1. City of Decatur, GA-Government
2. Twitter: @downtowndecatur
3. Openofficehour@decaturga.com
4. 678-553-6568




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Alzheimer's Concert

Join the Dementia Spotlight Foundation, Alzheimer’s Music Fest and Laona M. Kitchen Foundation on May 14 at Eddie’s Attic, 11 am – 3 pm. for the Alzheimer’s music fest. Limited seats available, RSVP at vincezangaro@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in Decatur with Root City Market on May 12, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Decatur Convention Center/Courtyard Marriott, 130 Clairemont Rd.

There will be over 30 makers and artists selling local, artisan-made goods, a DJ, workshops, a kids’ activity with Sittersphere and more!

Follow along on social media @hellorootcity or sign up for Root City’s newsletter at hellorootcity.com/contact.

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