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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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-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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City Meetings
-City Commission | Monday, Feb. 3 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Active Living Board | Tuesday, Feb. 4 @ 8:00 a.m.
-Better Together Advisory Board | Tuesday, Feb. 4 @ 6:30 p.m.

Events
-The Decatur Education Foundation in partnership with Little Shop of Stories is hosting an author talk featuring young adult authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed as they launch their book, Yes No Maybe So. Join them at the Decatur Library this Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 7-9 p.m. For more details and tickets, visit littleshopofstories.com.

-Get your wands and robes ready for an evening with Brick Store Pub, Little Shop of Stories and Butter and Cream in celebration of Harry Potter Book Night this Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6-10 p.m. at the Brick Store Pub. All ages are welcome!

-The City will be hosting a sidewalk design open house for Derrydown, Garden Lane and Shadowmoor on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Public Works from 7-8:30 p.m. There’s no formal presentation, however residents will be able to provide comment on the concepts and choose their preferred side of the street.

-The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) is a monthly event hosted by Southface Energy Institute. They have selected Agnes Scott as the location for their February SART on Friday, Feb. 7 in Campbell Hall from 7-9 a.m. The topic will be sustainability projects at higher ed institutions.

-Check out this week’s live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Henhouse Prowlers, Tyler Lyle, Tony Lucca, Pat McGee Trio, Carter Lloyd Horne and Kristy Lee with Hussy Hicks. Visit eddiesattic.com for show times and tickets.

Cover Photo: Harper Collins

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-Join Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams on the Decatur Square this Saturday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for their fourth annual Ice Cream for Breakfast Day event. 100% of profits from the shop sales during the event will benefit DoSomething.org!

-Visit the Decatur Library on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. for a Children’s Violin Concert featuring the Jacobson Violin Studio as they perform light classical, folk and fiddle songs.

-Check out live performances at Eddie’s Attic this Saturday featuring John McCutcheon and Diggity. Visit eddiesattic.com for show times and tickets.

Cover Video: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

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Sidewalk Open House

The City will be hosting a sidewalk design open house on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Public Works (2635 Talley St) from 7-8:30 p.m. There’s no formal presentation, however residents will be able to provide comment on the concepts and choose their preferred side of the street. For those unable to attend, an open city hall survey on the City’s website will follow the meeting.

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Strategic Plan Kick-off Recap

Were you among the over 600 neighbors who attended last week’s launch of the Strategic Plan? If not, there’s still time to join the Roundtable process. Register before this Friday at decatur2030.com!

And check out the kick-off recap at decatur2030.com/let-the-conversation-begin-huge-turnout-for-roundtables-opener/.

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-Brave and Kind Bookshop is excited to provide after school workshops for kids, join them starting this week for Creative Writing Club (Grades 3-5) on Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. and Improv Club on Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m. (Grades 3-5). Register at braveandkindbookshop.com!

-Mayor Patti Garrett will deliver the annual State of the City Address this Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Decatur Courtyard by Marriott beginning at 6 p.m. If you can’t join us, catch the live stream on our Facebook at City of Decatur GA- Government!

-Check out live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Rainbow Girls, Jeremy Pinnell, Wilkes and EB Cole, Laugh Tracks Live Comedy and Mike Kinnebrew. For show times and tickets, visit eddiesattic.com.

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-If you’ve ever wanted to research the history of your home or property but wasn’t sure where to begin, don’t miss the Winter Research Class Series: Researching Your Historic House/Property in the Metro Atlanta Area on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10-11 a.m. at the DeKalb History Center. Visit dekalbhistory.org for ticket info.

-Join the Georgia Poetry Society and the Georgia Center for the Book for a reading with poet Jericho Brown this Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Decatur Library Auditorium. For more info, head to georgiacenterforthebook.org.

-Decatur Glassblowing will host classes to Make Your Own Glass Ornament this Saturday, Jan. 25. Check them out on Facebook for class times and costs. You must pre-register and reserve your space via the ticketing link. For more information and other classes, visit decaturglassblowing.com.

-Check out live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Eliot Bronson with Micah Dalton, JessLee of Season 14 The Voice and Jimmy Webb. For show times and tickets, visit eddiesattic.com.

Cover Photo: Dekalb History Center

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This Week

-Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Different Trains Gallery 2 at Cornerstone Bank of Decatur on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 5-8 p.m. for an exhibition opening with works by Xie Caomin & Chase Chen. For more info, visit differenttrainsgallery.com.

-Come out for the opening reception of Audrey Galex and her Abandoned Mattress photo-journalism Project this Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-9 p.m. This curated selection of images will be on view and on sale to benefit the Initiative for Affordable Housing at Aimee Jewelry & Fine Art Gallery thru January 31. To learn more about the organization, visit affordablehousingatl.org.

-Decatur’s Citizen Roundtables, the heart of our once-a-decade Strategic Planning process, will launch Thursday, Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m., at the Decatur Courtyard by Marriott’s Decatur Conference Center. Visit decatur2030.com to learn more!

-Join Tapestri and the Center for Leadership and Service at Agnes Scott College for an informative day-long training on Human Trafficking in Georgia. Presentations will take place this Friday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Letitia Pate Evans Hall, E-Conference Room ABC.

-Different Trains Gallery will host heir first Pop-Up show at 378 in Candler Park on Friday, Jan. 24 from 6-10 p.m. featuring art by Kim Cresswell and the Real Frank Tee. There will also be live music by Kevin Kinney and Friends as well as Clay Harper. Visit differenttrainsgallery.com for more info.

-Check out live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Clare Dunn, Eliot Bronson with Kristen Englenz and Brother Bird with Stephanie Lambring. For show times and tickets, visit eddiesattic.com.

Cover Photo: Art by Xie Caomin

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