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Are you interested in issues facing Decatur? Like the environment, mobility, or the cost of housing? How about diversity, local business, or education? Anything else? Once every decade, the Decatur community comes together to talk about the issues—like yours—we care about most. What emerges from the process is the Strategic Plan, a guide for setting our priorities, policies, and projects for the next 10 years. It’s now time to do it all again. Check it out online, register for the Roundtables, join us for the January 23 kick-off, and help shape the future you want to see. VISIT AND REGISTER TODAY: DECATUR2030.COM

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City Meetings

-City Commission | Tuesday, Jan. 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Historic Preservation Commission | Wednesday, Jan. 22 @ 6:30 p.m.

Events
-Visit the Remembering MLK Gallery Exhibit at the McCain Library on the campus of Agnes Scott College this week Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Friday, January 24 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

-Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King by responding to the social injustices of our times, through tabletop activities, inspired by Dr. King’s writings on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Julia Thompson Smith Chapel at Agnes Scott College. Box lunches will be available for those on campus who RSVP at calendar.agnesscott.edu. This event is free and open to the community.

-Don’t miss the Social Challenges of Our Times Film Series at Agnes Scott featuring Real Value, an award-winning economics documentary that delivers a refreshing meditation on how business can be used to create value beyond profit. The viewing will be held in Campbell Hall (C-Frannie Graves Auditorium, Room 128) on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 7-9 p.m.

-There will be live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Bailen with Old Sea Brigade, the Steel Wheels and Yarn. Visit eddiesattic.com for show times and ticket info.

Cover Photo: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (Spider Martin, 1965)

Diversity

Are you interested in issues facing Decatur? Like the environment, mobility, or the cost of housing? How about diversity, local business, or education? Anything else? Once every decade, the Decatur community comes together to talk about the issues—like yours—we care about most. What emerges from the process is the Strategic Plan, a guide for setting our priorities, policies, and projects for the next 10 years. It’s now time to do it all again. Check it out online, register for the Roundtables, join us for the January 23 kick-off, and help shape the future you want to see. VISIT AND REGISTER TODAY: DECATUR2030.COM

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Are you interested in issues facing Decatur? Like the environment, mobility, or the cost of housing? How about diversity, local business, or education? Anything else? Once every decade, the Decatur community comes together to talk about the issues—like yours—we care about most. What emerges from the process is the Strategic Plan, a guide for setting our priorities, policies, and projects for the next 10 years. It’s now time to do it all again. Check it out online, register for the Roundtables, join us for the January 23 kick-off, and help shape the future you want to see. VISIT AND REGISTER TODAY: DECATUR2030.COM

This Weekend in Decatur

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-This weekend all Luna Girl inventory is 50% off at Vivid Boutique! The artist Andrea Allen will be in the store on Saturday to greet guests and customers. Wine and snacks will be served. Visit Vivid Boutique on Facebook for more info.

-Join Decatur Glassblowing this Saturday, Jan. 18 for classes to Make Your Own Glass Cup and a class to Make Your Own Glass Paperweight. Check them out on Facebook for class times and costs.

-Join Pinky Promise for a bible study brunch to kick off MLK weekend in Luchsinger Lounge at Agnes Scott College on Saturday Jan. 18 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. This event is open to the community.

-Check out live performances at Eddie’s Attic this weekend featuring Jeff Plankenhorn with Scrappy Jud Newcomb, Drew Davidsen, Matt Mayes of Jupiter Coyote, Carrie Newcomer with Pianist Gary Walters and the Guitar Shed Adult Winter Recital. Visit eddiesattic.com for show times and tickets.

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As we prepare to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20 here’s your friendly neighborhood reminder of the holiday scheduling for City of Decatur Solid Waste and Recycling Services:

-Regular services for Monday will be on Tuesday, Jan. 21 and regular services for Tuesday will be on Wednesday, Jan. 22 following the holiday.

General Use

Are you interested in issues facing Decatur? Like the environment, mobility, or the cost of housing? How about diversity, local business, or education? Anything else? Once every decade, the Decatur community comes together to talk about the issues—like yours—we care about most. What emerges from the process is the Strategic Plan, a guide for setting our priorities, policies, and projects for the next 10 years. It’s now time to do it all again. Check it out online, register for the Roundtables, join us for the January 23 kick-off, and help shape the future you want to see. VISIT AND REGISTER TODAY: DECATUR2030.COM

This Week in Decatur

This Week

City Meetings
-Zoning Board of Appeals | Monday, Jan. 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Planning Commission | Tuesday, Jan. 14 @ 7 p.m.
-Environmental Sustainability Board | Friday, Jan. 17 @ 8 a.m.

Events
-Get up close and personal with the Historic DeKalb Courthouse on a behind the scenes tour this Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 12 p.m. Visit dekalbhistory.org for ticket information.
-Join Little Shop of Stories at the Georgia Center for the Book at Decatur Library on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the release of Ransom Riggs’ fifth novel, The Conference of the Birds. Visit Little Shops of Stories on Facebook for ticket info.
-Stop by the Square Pub for live music every Thursday at 7 p.m. featuring Jess Goggans. They’ll be $5 local drafts and 1/2 off apps from 6-11 p.m.
-Georgia Center for the Book will host a poetry reading with Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris this Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:15 p.m. in the Decatur Library Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30. Event is free and open to the community.
-Join the Decatur Arts Alliance for the art opening of Forked Tongues, Thumbprints, and Floral Abstractions showcasing the works of Matthew Blodgett this Friday, Jan. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the DAA Gallery (113 Clairemont Ave).
-Don’t miss these upcoming events and live performances at Eddie’s Attic including Comedy Open Mic hosted by Windy Peach Comedy, Songwriter’s Open Mic, David Bromberg with Jordan Tice, Emily Hackett with Sydney Rhame and Travis Denning. Visit eddiesattic.com for show times and tickets.

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Mayor Emerita Elizabeth Wilson presents Black History Month Meeting for the Decatur Business Association on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Decatur Courtyard by Marriott, 130 Clairemont Ave.

The program will feature a moderated conversation with actor Louis Gossett, Jr., known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film “An Officer and a Gentleman” and as Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries “Roots.” He will speak about his latest role as Will Reeves in the HBO series “Watchmen” (filmed mostly in downtown Decatur), black commerce, and his Eracism foundation. The program will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

The event is free and open to the community, however, tickets are required. Space is limited. Tickets are available at freshtix.com/events/decatur-black-history-program until February 21 or until sold out. Note: you MUST have a ticket to enter the event.

This Weekend in Decatur

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-Decatur Glassblowing invites you to Make Your Own Glass Flower this Saturday, Jan. 11. Visit their Facebook to view group class times and pricing.

-Join Brush Izakaya & Pine Street Market on Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. for ISSHO, a private dinner bringing together Chefs Jason Liang and Rusty Bowers as they guide your experience while merging their talents for a 6 course meal at Brush Sushi Izakaya. Visit brushatl.com/events to purchase tickets.

-Join Java Speaks at the Pinewood for their first Open Mic of 2020! Come out this Sunday, Jan. 12 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. for poetry and music. Visit Java Speaks on Facebook for more info.

-Check out this weekend’s upcoming live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Patrick Davis, Becky Shaw, Travis Meadows and Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers. For show times and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

Cover Photo: Decatur Glassblowing