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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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This week in #decaturga: City budget sessions, author talks, and senior cycling

 

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Decatur’s fiscal year 2019-2020 budget moves forward with work sessions and public hearing opportunities. Join in the FUN!-ding of your local government.
  • Monday, May 20: Formal budget presentation to the City Commission; 7:30 pm at Decatur City Hall.
  • Wednesday, May 22: Copies of the budget available at Decatur City Hall, Decatur Library, and online at decaturga.com/budget.
  • Monday, June 3: Save the date! Work session and public hearing; 7:30 pm at Decatur City Hall.

 

Lunch and Learn: Cabbagetown – Learn more about one of America’s last 19th century mill town communities and its dynamic history during this free lunchtime discussion. Tuesday, May 21, 12-1 at the DeKalb History Center, 101 E. Court Sq. Hosted by The Patch Works Art and History Center and DeKalb History Center. BYO-Lunch. facebook.com/events/424669658324180

 

Hops at the History Center features Elizabeth Cobbs and The Tubman Command as part of DeKalb History Center’s ongoing author series. Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-8 at DeKalb History Center, 101 E. Court Sq. Tickets: $5 for DHC members, $10 for non-members; includes book discussion, signing, and a drink ticket.

 

Gathered and Grounded offers an open-book look at depression through a graphic novel memoir with a special author event featuring Maggie Thrash and Lost Soul, Be at Peace. Wednesday, May 22, 7-9 pm at 533 W. Howard Ave. Suite F. facebook.com/events/526254397903001

 

Senior Bike Ride! Friday, May 24 at 10 am join Decatur Active Living as they step off from Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., for a slow-paced ride geared toward seniors. BYO-bike and helmet.

 

High Noon History continues at the DeKalb History Center with local history lunchtime tours every Friday in May. Information at dekalbhistory.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 weekend in #decaturga: Hair love, beer tastings with a twist, free funk, and Ramadan story time.

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Kick off summer reading with Little Shop and HAIR LOVE tonight! Friday, May 17, starting at 4 pm, join in reading program sign-ups for families, kids, teens, and adults, and a book signing with Matthew A. Cherry and Vashti Harrison, creators of Hair Love. 133 E. Court Sq. facebook.com/events/430240541121623

 

Craft beer meets 5K. Three Taverns hosts 3T5K tomorrow, Saturday, May 18, and it’s not too late to sign up! 5K and Fun Run events, plus beer tasting, BBQ, live music, and prizes. Information at facebook.com/events/335821033703476 and iwelife.com/3t5k.html

 

All NEW Buildings, Art & Brew Pub Crawl features six local establishments, their architectural history, and their delicious drinks. Saturday, May 18 starting at noon in Oakhurst. Public art, trolley ride, and fun facts included. Tickets $40, $20 for DDs. freshtix.com/events/buildings-art-and-brew

 

FREE Concerts on the Square every Saturday in May! This week it’s Diggity, with a whole lotta funk. Grab a local bite with buddies and bring a blanket to Decatur’s downtown square. Show starts at 7.

 

Ramadan Mubarak! Little Shop of Stories hosts a special Ramadan Story Time honoring this month-long holiday and pillar of Islam. Sunday, May 19, 2-3 pm at 133 E. Court Sq. Open to all. facebook.com/events/589556181537764

 

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: MLK Service Project dine-out for a difference, book release dinner party, free concerts, and more!

 

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Raise a fork, fix a home! Restaurants 4 Repairs lets you earn money for Decatur’s MLK Service Project just by dining out Tuesday, May 14. All day at The Corner Pub, Raging Burrito and Taco, Parker’s on Ponce, The White Bull, Big Tex, Café Lily, Dog Towne Franks, ebrik, Farm Burger, Grind House, Kelly’s Market, Leon’s Full Service, The Marlay House, Mexcalito’s Cantina, Mojo Pizza Pub, Scout, The Square Pub, Steinbeck’s, Sushi Avenue, Taiyo, and Universal Joint. mlkserviceproject.com
 

 

Come out to INDIAN-ish – a five-course cookbook release dinner party at Chai Pani. Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm, enjoy a cocktail and full meal inspired by Priya Krishna’s new cookbook INDIAN-ish, a signed copy, and Spicewalla goodies to take home. Tickets: $90 at indianish.splashthat.com
 

 

Harpist Susan Ottzen and clarinetist Don Erdman put on a FREE concert at the Decatur Library, Tuesday, May 14, 7-8 pm at 215 Sycamore St., with jazz, blues, and classical selections. Hosted by Friends of the Decatur Library
 

 

Enjoy a FREE Blue Sky Concert on the square this Wednesday, May 15 at noon featuring Jason Pomar. Hosted by the Decatur Business Association.
 

 

Meet YA fantasy author Stephanie Garber on her Finale book tour. Wednesday, May 15, 7-8 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Hosted by Little Shop of Stories and the Georgia Center for the Book. FREE and open to the public. facebook.com/events/2010083142446921 
 

 

Join Decatur Active Living for the Third Friday Bike Ride. Friday, May 17. Leave from the Decatur Recreation Center at 6:30 pm. Celebrate National Bike Month with a 6-mile, social pace, no-drop ride around town with a stop at a local watering hole afterward. BYO-helmet. facebook.com/events/1196989563815162
 

 

High Noon History continues every Friday this month, with historic walking tours of Decatur’s downtown square hosted by DeKalb History Center. Meet at noon in the lobby of the historic courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq., for a 45-minute lunchtime tour. dekalbhistory.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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