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Get an up-close-and-personal look at the city’s budgeting process at the free Touch-A-Budget event on Tuesday, March 17 from 5-7 p.m. at MARTA Plaza. See what “pending spending” is planned for the FY 2020-2021 city budget and how it supports the 2010 Strategic Plan principles developed by Decatur residents. Talk to representatives from all city departments and play budget games for prizes. For information, check decaturga.com/budget. (Rain location: Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.)

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Over the past year, the City of Decatur, in coordination with the Parkwood’s community, has explored ideas to improve multi-modal safety and comfort within the Parkwood neighborhood. Join us for an informational session on Thursday, March 12th at the Public Works Department where final corridor and intersection concepts will be presented.

When: Thursday, March 12th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: City of Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley Street, Decatur, GA 30030

For more information, contact Courtney Frisch, Project Manager at Courtney.frisch@decaturga.com.

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This Week 030920

Meetings
-Zoning Board of Appeals | Monday, Mar. 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
-City Schools of Decatur Board of Education | Tuesday, Mar. 10 @ 6:30 p.m.
-Planning Commission | Tuesday, Mar. 10 @ 7 p.m.
-Parkwoods Traffic Calming Informational | Thursday, Mar. 12 @ 6:30 p.m.
-Environmental Sustainability Board | Friday, Mar. 13 @ 8 a.m.
-Decatur Development Authorities | Friday, Mar. 13 @ 8 a.m.
Events
-Join the Chick-Fil-A in Downtown Decatur every Tuesday morning in March for their Mystery Breakfast Giveaway! Receive one free surprise breakfast entrée with any purchase. *Offer valid only at Chick-fil-A Downtown Decatur*

-Come out for the Songs of Hope and Courage concert celebrating folk singer Pete Seeger this Friday, Mar. 13 at 7 p.m. at Friends School in Atlanta. This concert will feature folk performer and song leader Annie Patterson and Mary Witt. For more information and advance tickets, visit riseupandsing.org/events.

-Don’t miss Eddie’s Attic Songwriter’s and Comedy Open Mic this Monday, Mar. 9 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be live performances by Them Dirty Roses, Pierre Bensusan, Blue Mother Tupelo and Sean Hayes with Sylvia Rose Novak this week. For show times and tickets, head to eddiesattic.com.

Cover Photo: Chick-fil-A Downtown Decatur (via Faceboook)

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City Meetings
-City Commission | Monday, Mar. 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Active Living Board | Tuesday, Mar. 3 @ 8:00 a.m.
-Better Together Advisory Board | Tuesday, Mar. 3 @ 6:30 p.m.

Events
-Join Decatur First United Methodist Church for their People on the Margins: Life in Fenceline Communities Series. This is a 6 part series beginning this Thursday, Mar. 5 at 7 p.m. and happening every Thursday until Apr. 9. For more information, visit www.decaturfirst.org or direct your questions to bethbond007@hotmail.com or seawater@gsu.edu.

-The College Heights PTO will host their annual Bid for Chicks “Little Luau” Auction this Friday, Mar. 6 from 7-11 p.m. at the Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur. For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/BidforChicksLittleLuau.

-Check out live music at Eddie’s Attic featuring Bart Crow, Che Apalache, Tom Rush accompanied by Matt Nakoa, Kristen Englenz Ingénue and Dan Rodriguez. For show times and tickets, head to eddiesattic.com.

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-Come by Trinity Mercantile and Design on Saturday, Feb. 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a warm and snugly trunk show featuring re-purposed Sari quilts and pillows by Alokahome.

-Don’t miss the 19th Annual Oakhurst Wine Crawl happening Saturday, Feb. 29 from 4-7 p.m. Purchase your tickets at Oakhurst Market or online at: freshtix.com/events/oakhurst-wine-crawl-2020.

-The Glenwood Elementary PTA will host their 2nd annual Casino Night & Auction fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. at Color Wheel. This adults-only event will feature a buffet, auction and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit glennwoodpta.org/auction.

-Check out live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Lily Rose with Mackenzie Carpenter and Morgan Brock, Just Roxie (formerly Roxie Watson), LOWEN with Grant Terry, Lucy Kaplansky and Tristan Mcintosh with Special Guest Eli Ensor. For show times and tickets, head to eddiesattic.com.

Cover Photo: Oakhurst Wine Crawl (Facebook)

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-Join the White Bull this Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m-1 p.m. for their next pasta-making class led by Executive Chef Pat Pascarella. Walk through Italy’s various step-by-step processes of making spaghetti—whether crafted by hand or by machine. Book now at whitebullatl.com/events.

-Come speak with local arborists, landscapers and tree care services in celebration of Arbor Day on Saturday Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! The First 200 city residents will receive an official Bicentennial Red Maple, Red Cedar, Dogwood or Persimmon tree with certificate as part of our project to plant 1000 trees by 2020 for Decatur’s bicentennial celebration.

-Don’t miss live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Randall Bramblett, the Tuten Brothers, Jake Scott with Sawyer, Clay Cook, Jason Eady and Courtney Patton with Channing Wilson. For show times and tickets, head to eddiesattic.com.

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This Week 02102020

Meetings
-Zoning Board of Appeals | Monday, Feb. 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
-City Schools of Decatur Board of Education | Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Wilson School Support Center
-Planning Commission | Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 7:00 p.m.
-Decatur Development Authorities | Friday, Feb. 14 @ 8:00 a.m.

Events
-The Historic DeKalb Courthouse will be transformed musically and visually into a speakeasy for the DeKalb History Center’s 12th Annual Black History Month Celebration! Come and learn about the Jazz Age in the South from an African American perspective this Thursday, Feb. 13 at 11:00 a.m. For tickets and more information, visit dekalbhistory.org.

-The Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College will host an opening reception for &yet, a juried exhibition of work by young emerging artists from the Atlanta area in partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance. Join them on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6-9 p.m., visit Dalton Gallery on Facebook for more info.

-Spend the evening with Universal Joint as they host Valentine Schmalentine: The Anti-Valentine’s Pop-Up Bar this Friday, Feb. 14 from 6-11 p.m. featuring food, themed drinks and music! Visit Universal Joint on Facebook to learn more.

-Don’t miss live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring the cast members from the Alliance Theatre’s new musical production of Maybe Happy Ending, an Evening with Emily King, the Barefoot Movement, Them Coulee Boys and the 2nd Annual “Red Hearts and Roses” Valentine’s Day Concert with Rudy Currence. For show times and tickets, head to eddiesattic.com.

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Downtown Cycle Track

If weather permits, the final phase of the downtown cycle track connecting Commerce Drive with McDonough Street will begin Monday, Feb. 10. The work will take place on the northern/Courthouse side of West Trinity Place and is expected to take about 4 weeks to complete. West Trinity Place will remain open to traffic throughout the process but motorists should expect occasional delays. For updates on this project and others, visit decaturmakeover.com

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-Join the Friends of the Decatur Library for their annual winter book sale this Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held inside the lower level of the Decatur Library. Visit Friends of the Decatur Library on Facebook for more details.

-The Mead Road Mardi Gras Parade will be on Saturday, Feb. 8. Parade steps off at 1 p.m. from 4/5 Academy and marches up Oakview to Mead Road and ends at The Imperial. Check out meadrdmardigras.org for more information.

-Come dance the night away with L’Arche Atlanta at their annual Valentine’s Dance and Potluck dinner happening this Saturday, Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. Put on your dancing shoes and bring a savory dish to share (desserts provided). This is a family-friendly event for all ages and abilities. For more info, larcheatlanta.org.

-Support the local arts and crafts scene at the Bizarre Bazaar! Valentines Edition this Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at Trackside Tavern. Visit them on Facebook for more details.

-Check out live performances this weekend at Eddie’s Attic featuring Emi Sunshine, Colby Dee, Jackson County Line, Jenny & Tyler and Amplify Vs. Series: The People Vs. The Oppressors. For show times and tickets, head to eddiesattic.com.

Cover Photo: Mead Road Mardi Gras

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Decatur Budget Priorities Graphic

The budget priorities forum for FY20-21 is now live on Open City/Town Hall at www.opentownhall.com/8238. The forum will remain active until Monday, Feb. 10 at 4pm.

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