Posts Tagged ‘Active Living’

Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, June 7 for the kick off of the 2014 Summer Youth Baseball league. The Opening Day parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Mckoy Park, 1006 Adams Street, and ends at Oakhurst Park with the Opening Day Ceremony.

Parade route:
Start upper lot of McKoy Park
South on Adams
West on Spring
North/then west on E Lake Drive
North on 3rd Avenue
East on Leyden and then into Oakhurst Park

For more information contact Stacy Green at Stacy.Green@decaturga.com or 678-553-6549.

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Glenlake Tennis Center is offering a NEW Cardio Tennis class taught by Head Tennis Pro Nia Willis.

Cardio Tennis is a high energy fitness activity that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate full body, calorie burning aerobic workout. Low compression tennis balls are used along with music, high energy and fun! Adults of all levels are welcome and no tennis experience is necessary.

FREE demo classes on Monday, March 31st at 8:30 a.m. and at 8 p.m.

Classes start April 15 and last for six weeks. $75 for City of Decatur residents, $100 non-residents. Registration is open now at Glenlake Tennis Center.

Call 404-377-7231 or email nia.willis@decaturga.com to sign up for the FREE demos on March 31 or for more information.

Nia Willis

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Due to the threat of inclement weather, tonight’s State of the City address, hosted by the Decatur Business Association, is cancelled.  The new date will be announced once it is scheduled.

Tonight’s youth basketball practice, as well as afternoon and evening classes at the Decatur Recreation Center, are cancelled. The gym will close early today at 5 p.m. Wednesday morning classes and activities at the Recreation Center are likely to be cancelled as well. Please check the Active Living blog for the latest updates.

Snow is expected to begin falling this afternoon, and roads are expected to freeze. State routes will be the priority for road crews clearing streets, followed by major city streets. Residential streets will be the last to be cleared. City of Decatur residents are encouraged to clear the sidewalks in front of their property.

Thursday garbage and recycling pick up may be delayed, depending on road conditions. Please check back here for updates.

For any issues during the inclement weather, please contact the police non-emergency number at 404-373-6551.


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Start the year off right by bookmarking two other blogs written by City of Decatur staff:

BeActiveDecatur.com – Active Living staff post regularly with tips and advice on how to live healthier in Decatur

The Decatur Tax Blog – Includes an easy-to-use tax estimator tool

On Twitter? Be sure to follow @downtowndecatur and use #DecaturGA when you tweet about the city.

On Facebook? So is Decatur. You can like us here.

Friends or family planning a visit in 2014? Send them over to VisitDecaturGA.com for more information about our city and to DecaturRestaurant-Tour.com for videos featuring some of Decatur’s most popular restaurants.

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This is a cross-post from the Be Active Decatur blog.

Why not take the family out for a healthy meal on Tuesday night and be rewarded for it? Decatur Active Living and Decatur Tourism have partnered to promote healthy eating with the Eat Well Indie-Catur campaign happening in October. Eat out at any of the participating restaurants, choose the special healthy meal offered on Tuesday, get your tracker card signed by the wait person and you are on your way to earning a recipe collection! How easy is that?

Eat out any three Tuesdays, get those three signatures on your card and then turn your card in at the Decatur Visitors Center to earn your FREE recipes.

There are three Tuesdays left in the month, so get started this week! Cards are available at the participating restaurants.

This is a great opportunity to try some new dishes.

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October’s “Eat Well Indie-Catur Campaign” starts today. Active Living and the Decatur Visitor’s Center teamed up with local restaurants for this month-long promotion. Diners who eat three healthy entrees on any of the five Tuesdays in October will be rewarded with a recipe collection.

How does it work?

1) Visit a participating restaurant on any Tuesday in October (Cakes & Ale, Café Lily, The Corner Pub, Leon’s, Steinbecks, Twains, Colbeh, Parker’s on Ponce, Universal Joint and Sapori di Napoli).

2) Order the featured healthy entree.

3) Get your “Eat Well Indie-Catur” card signed (Cards are available at participating restaurants and at the Decatur Visitor’s Center).

4) Repeat two more times to earn the Indie-Catur Recipe Collections.


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Walking To School In Decatur

Yes, we know we are a healthy community striving to become more and more healthy through our active life style. Now everyone can read about the planning that got us here.  As part of its nationwide efforts to reduce childhood obesity the International City/County Management Associate (ICMA) developed a case study about the City of Decatur’s efforts to encourage active living. Click here to read all about it. I promise you will find it interesting!

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