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City Meetings

-Zoning Board of Appeals | Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
-Planning Commission | Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m.

-The Decatur Arts Alliance is hosting the Core Dance photography show and opening reception this Monday, Dec. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery (113 Clairemont Ave). The retrospective exhibition documents the contemporary dance organization from 2014 to the present and will be available for viewing Dec. 10-13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
-Join the Decatur Environmental Sustainability Board for a discussion about the problems associated with single-use plastics and hear how some communities are choosing to respond to this environmental challenge Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center. This event is free and open to the community.
-Get up close and personal with the Historic DeKalb Courthouse on a behind the scenes tour this Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 12 p.m. Visit dekalbhistory.org for ticket information.
-Meet some of Oakland Cemetery’s most notable residents with author Janice McDonald’s new book, Residents of Oakland Cemetery. Come out for Hops at the History Center on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. For tickets, visit dekalbhistory.org.
-The community is invited to take a journey celebrating gospel music with the Silver Leaf Baptist Church Choir of Atlanta on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 7-8 p.m. at the Decatur Library.

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City Meetings
-City Commission | Monday, Dec. 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Active Living Board | Tuesday, Dec. 3 @ 8 a.m.
-The Better Together Board will attend the DBA holiday celebration in lieu of their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

-Don’t miss the Tree Lighting this terrific Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. ​on the Square! Enjoy holiday carols, warm cookies, hot cocoa and “snow” on the square. At 7 p.m. sharp, Santa himself flips the switch to light the tree above the east entrance of the Decatur MARTA station.

-Check out live performances at Eddie’s Attic from Gary Harris featuring Paula Champion, the Virtuosic Mandolin Duo: Frank Solivan and Don Stiernberg, the Tim O’Brien Band, Sugarcane Jane and the Bucket Fillers, Emily Hearn and Grant-Lee Phillips with Wild Ponies. For showtimes and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

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This Week

This week in #decaturga:

Please note the City of Decatur will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday this Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29.

City Meetings
-Lifelong Community Advisory Board Meeting | Monday, Nov. 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

-Wahoo! Grill will host a dine out for the Center for Black Women’s Wellness on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 5-10 p.m. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Center, which provides clinical and financial wellness services to over 3,000 women and men each year. Visit wahoogrilldecatur.com to make your reservations!

-Catch live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show, Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels and the 51st Bi-Annual Open Mic Shootout. For show times and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

Cover Photo Credit: Center for Black Women’s Wellness (www.cbww.org)

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Neighbors throughout Decatur are invited to attend the next Decatur Neighborhood Alliance meeting on Wed., November 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Decatur Housing Authority Community Center, 481 Electric Ave. No neighborhood is too big or small, whether you live in a house, condominium, townhome or apartment. You do not need to be involved with a neighborhood to attend. Everyone is welcome.


Gerontologist Jamie Gilbert will discuss the benefit of developing intergenerational relationships. Neighborhoods are the perfect place to get to know everyone from young children to older adults. The bonds that are formed can make a difference in everyone’s life. Research has linked these relationships to other benefits like improved mental and cognitive health.


Contact Lee Ann Harvey at leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or 678-553-6548 to confirm your attendance or to update your neighborhood’s listing on the Neighborhood Groups page of the Decatur website.

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This Week

This week in #decaturga:

City Meetings
-City Commission Meeting | Monday, Nov. 18 @ 7:30 p.m.

-Historic Preservation Commission Meeting | Tuesday, Nov. 19 @ 6:30 p.m.

-Join Little Shop of Stories for an evening with New York Times bestselling author Shannon Messenger this Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Please note the location has changed to Holy Trinity Church. This event is free and open to the community. Visit Little Shop of Stories on Facebook for more info.

-The Wylde Center’s Decatur Farm to School (DF2S) Fall Dine Out is happening on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5-9 p.m. Visit wyldecenter.org for a complete list of participating restaurants.

-It’s a cookie-tasting extravaganza at participating shops this Terrific Thursday, Nov. 21. This event is free, just sample the cookie creation at each shop and vote for your favorite on social media. Check out the map for participating shops!

-Don’t miss More Than Flag: A Conversation with Monica Helms! The creator of the Transgender Pride Flag will be speaking Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7-8 p.m. at Agnes Scott College’s Alston Campus Center, AL-Luchsinger Lounge. For more information, visit calendar.agnesscott.edu.

-Join Kelly’s Market for a Boxcarr Chesse and Wine Tasting this Friday, Nov. 22 from 6-8 p.m. Visit Kelly’s Market on Facebook for more info.

-Catch live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Baylee Littrell, Will Solomon, Mckenzie Lockhart & Oh Jeremiah, Bailey Bryan, Joe Alterman, Granville Automatic & Anna Rose and the Ain’t Sisters with Keenan Schmidt. For show times and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

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This Week

This week in #decaturga: Thursday-Friday

City Meetings
-Environmental Sustainability Board Meeting | Friday, Nov. 15 @ 8 a.m.

-Different Trains Gallery 2 at Cornerstone Bank of Decatur presents “Around the Wheel”, a group exhibition of works by the teachers at Color Wheel Studio. The opening reception will be Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5-7 p.m.

-Come out for our first-ever Holiday Wine & Chocolate Walk on this Terrific Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of exclusive, decadent chocolate treats and wine tastings at participating retail shops while you get a head start on your holiday gifting. For details and ticket information, head to visitdecaturgeorgia.com.

-The students at Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool will present their annual Harvest Festival to the community Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 15.

-Join the Decatur Education Foundation for their annual Supper & Sips event this Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Marriott in Downtown Decatur. To purchase your tickets, visit givergy.us/supperandsips.

-The community is invited to the Fall Open House at the DeKalb History Center to kick off the “Give Five for the Archives” fundraising campaign on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. Visit dekalbhistory.org for more information.

-Catch live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring The Good Graces with Virginia Plane, Sonia Leigh with Sarah Potenza, Joe McGuinness and Hannah Holbrook, Toby Lightman with Emmy Law and Trace Bundy. For show times and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

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This Week in Decatur 111119

Please note the City of Decatur is open Veteran’s Day today, Nov. 11. Solid Waste and Recycling Services will operate as scheduled.

City Meetings
-Zoning Board of Appeals | Monday, Nov. 11 @ 7:30 p.m.

-Active Living Board Meeting | Tuesday, Nov. 12 @ 8 a.m.

-The Planning Commission’s November meeting is cancelled.

-A traditional Veteran’s Day Ceremony of Remembrance will be held this Monday, Nov. 11 at the Decatur Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m.

-Come out to Chai Pani to celebrate the release of Chandra Ram and Meherwan Irani’s Complete Indian Instant Pot Cookbook tonight, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Visit indianinstantpot.splashthat.com for tickets.

-Kick your week off with upcoming live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Puma Blue with Gabe Goodman and Robyn Hitchcock. For show times and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

-Little Shop of Stories will host Andrea Beaty on tour for her latest book: Sofia Valdez, Future Prez! Join them this Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

-The City Schools of Decatur’s Central Office is now officially the Elizabeth Wilson School Support Center. In celebration, there will be a dedication ceremony and reception Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 4:30-6 p.m. at 125 Electric Avenue on the first floor of the Wilson Center.

-Don’t miss Professor of English at Emory University, Deepika Bahri for the Writers & Scholars Series at Agnes Scott in the Alston Campus Center this Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m.

-Come out the the Decatur Library Auditorium to hear John Simon discuss his book, Strangers in a Stranger Land: the first comprehensive history of Finland’s Jewish community on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7:15 p.m.

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Join us Tuesday evening as we prioritize the projects necessary to manage Decatur’s stormwater through the next decade. Everyone’s welcome. 6-8pm at the Decatur Rec Center. Details here: https://www.decaturnext.com/2019/07/save-the-date-stormwater-meeting-to-set-project-priorities/


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Talk Decatur dollars during upcoming public hearings on the fiscal year 2019-20 City of Decatur budget and property tax millage rates. Mark your calendars!
  • Monday, June 10 at 6 pm: Public hearing on 2019 Millage Rates
  • Monday, June 17 at 7:30 pm: Public hearing and scheduled adoption of Proposed FY 2019-20 Budget and Revised 2018-19 Budget and adoption of final 2019 Millage Rates
  • Both events will be held at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St.

Copies of the FY 2019-20 Proposed Budget and FY 2018-19 Revised Budget are available at Decatur City Hall and at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. as well as online at decaturga.com/budget.

Learn more about the city budget and budget process at decaturga.com/budget. Have questions or want more information? Contact City Clerk Meredith Roark, 404-370-4102 or meredith.roark@decaturga.com

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Are you interested in learning more about the City’s FY19-20 budget and 2019 millage rates? There are a few ways for you to get involved between now and adoption day on June 17, 2019.

  1. Take some time to read through the budget document. It’s available online at www.decaturga.com/budget. Or if you prefer to look at a hard copy, head over to the Decatur Library reference desk (215 Sycamore Street) or stop by the City Clerk’s Office (509 N. McDonough Street) to check one out.
  2. Attend a public hearing and let the City Commission know your thoughts on the budget and the 2019 millage rates. We have two more public hearings scheduled in the coming weeks. One is Monday, June 10th at 6:00 p.m. and the other is Monday, June 17th at 7:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in the City Commission Meeting Room at Decatur City Hall (509 N. McDonough Street.)
  3. Let us know your thoughts via the Open City Hall forum. If attending a meeting at City Hall just doesn’t work for you, you can still let the City Commission know your thoughts by sharing them here.
  4. Watch the archived video of the City Commission work session focused on the FY18-19 revised budget and the FY19-20 proposed budget. An archived video of the session is now available on the City’s website.

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