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Hello Friends of the AJC Decatur Book Festival,

It’s official! The Decatur Book Festival is kicking off on August 30 and would love to have you as part of the Volunteer Decatur Team.

The DBF is one of the largest events in the City of Decatur and will take place August 30, 31 and September 1.

They have a lot of volunteer opportunities open, so log into your Volunteer Decatur account to check them out. Be sure to move the calendar to September to see the Sunday schedule.

Also, check out the schedule for the festival at decaturbookfestival.com and see if your favorite authors will be there.

If you have friends or family who are interested in volunteering, but don’t yet have a volunteer Decatur account, ask them to visit Volunteer Decatur to sign up for their very own profile so they can join in the fun.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

 

Thanks for volunteering and we’ll see you soon!

Sherry & Megan & The Volunteer Team

Decatur Dinners, Aug. 25

Decatur Dinners

The Decatur Dinner’s Design Team invites the community to join them on Sunday, August 25 for 100 dinners in one night in homes, community centers, restaurants, and places of worship across Decatur.

Youth, parents, and community members are invited to share stories and make connections with others who want to see Decatur bridge its racial divides…and all voices are needed at the table to share a meal and talk honestly and openly about what divides us and can bring us together in the City of Decatur.

You are invited to share this information with your networks and consider hosting or facilitating a dinner of 8-10 people. Find out more information and sign up at www.DecaturDinners.com.

The Decatur Dinners Design Team partners include representatives from City Schools of Decatur, Decatur Housing Authority, Better Together Advisory Board, Decatur Education Foundation, Out of Hand Theater, Both And Partners, and One Small Change Inc.

The August test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will happen tomorrow (8/7/19) at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Thursday, 8 August 2019.

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If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

A message from DeKalb County Magistrate Court.

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DeKalb County’s Chief Magistrate Judge Berryl A. Anderson is proud to announce the Second Annual People’s Law School. This community education program, which is free and available to all DeKalb County residents, is designed to provide adults with a general overview of the court system in Georgia, with a special emphasis on DeKalb Magistrate Court. The curriculum will include instruction on civil, criminal, ordinance and mental health court matters. Friday, September 6 is the last day to apply. Space is limited and applying does not guarantee a space in the program. 

Classes will take place on Monday evenings for four consecutive Mondays: October 14, October 21, October 28, and November 4, from 6-8 p.m. After completion of all class sessions, participants will “graduate” from the People’s Law School. However, this course is not for educational credit and nothing presented or discussed should be considered legal advice.

For more information and to apply for the program, visit TicketLeap.com and enter “People’s Law School 2019” in the search box, or e-mail dekalbmagcourtpls@gmail.com.

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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This Week in Decatur

This week in #decaturga: Learn to ride a scooter, relax, and explore twentieth century fashion!

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Decatur Farmers Market – Every Wednesday, 4-7 pm on the lawn at First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Find local growers, bakers, makers, summer fruit and veg, live music, and more. Also, double your SNAP dollars. facebook.com/DecaturFarmersMarkets / cfmatl.org/decatur

 

FREE Lime scooter class. Learn everything you need to know about Lime’s shared scooter program in Decatur! Lime staff will be on hand to share important information about safe scooting, complying with the rules of riding in Decatur. Lime will also give away free test rides! Thursday, July 11, 5:30 -6:30 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center.

This event is Free, but registration is required. RSVP to georgia@li.me. Helmets will be provided. All riders must be 18 years or older. https://beactivedecatur.com/2019/06/28/free-lime-scooter-class-july-11/

 

FREE Yoga on the Green. FREE Yoga on the Green in Decatur’s West Ponce district (nearly) every Thursday in July. 5:30 pm on the lawn at First Christian Church, 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Bring your mat- and a water bottle!

 

DeKalb Fashion twentieth century fashion. Join DeKalb History Center for a FREE Opening Reception for the Silk & Stitch: An Exploration of Embellishment in Fashion. Explore embellishing techniques and applications that appeared in women’s fashion in DeKalb County. Thursday, July 11, 6-8 pm at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. Second floor. decaturhistory.com

 

Community info session. The City of Decatur and DeKalb Department of Watershed Management Engineering and Construction Management will host a community open house to discuss sewer improvements in the community. Thursday July 11 at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street, 6:30 p.m.

For questions or additional information, email projectinfo@dekalbcountyga.gov or contact the DWM Project Information line at 1-800-986-1108.

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/calendar and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

The City of Decatur and DeKalb Department of Watershed Management Engineering and Construction Management will host a community open house, Thursday July 11 at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street, 6:30 p.m., to discuss sewer improvements in the community- specifically Oakland St., Wilton Dr., Beaumont Ave., Ponce de Leon Pl., and S. McDonough St.

For questions or additional information, email projectinfo@dekalbcountyga.gov or contact the DWM Project Information line at 1-800-986-1108.

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This week in #decaturga: Bookstores Against Borders at Little Shop of Stories

 

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Raise funds for RAICES – Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services – when you shop at Little Shop of Stories this weekend. Friday through Sunday, July 5-7, Little Shop will donate 10% of store sales as part of the national Bookstores Against Borders campaign, providing representation to immigrant children detained at the U.S. border. 133 E Court Sq. littleshopofstories.com

 

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

The July test of the Tornado Outdoor Warning Siren System will happen tomorrow (7/3/19) at 5:00 p.m. The test should last approximately one minute. Should the weather become inclement, the test will be postponed until Friday, 5 July 2019.

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If you have questions or want more information about the siren system, check out the Siren page on the City’s website or contact Police Lt. Barry Woodward at 404-373-6551.

This week in #decaturga: Independence Day fireworks, concert, and parade!

 

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Decatur! March, ride, or roll in red, white, and blue during the Pied Piper Parade. Kick back for a free Concert on the Square, then of course, grand-finale fireworks! All FREE visitdecaturgeorgia.com/visit/page/fourth-july

 

Pied Piper Parade line-up starts at 5:30 pm at the First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. The parade steps off at 6pm and winds its way to the square. (Approximately one mile long.) Anyone can join, but vehicles must register beforehand. Contact Shirley.baylis@decaturga.com

 

The Concert on the Square starts at 7 pm, from the Community Bandstand on Decatur’s downtown square and features the Callanwolde Concert Band.

 

Fireworks start at dark (approximately 9 pm)!

 

Holiday services and schedules: Thursday and Friday trash and recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, July 3. City offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4
 

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/calendar and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com