Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Decatur’

This Week

City Meetings

-Zoning Board of Appeals | Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
-Planning Commission | Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:00 p.m.

-The Decatur Arts Alliance is hosting the Core Dance photography show and opening reception this Monday, Dec. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery (113 Clairemont Ave). The retrospective exhibition documents the contemporary dance organization from 2014 to the present and will be available for viewing Dec. 10-13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
-Join the Decatur Environmental Sustainability Board for a discussion about the problems associated with single-use plastics and hear how some communities are choosing to respond to this environmental challenge Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center. This event is free and open to the community.
-Get up close and personal with the Historic DeKalb Courthouse on a behind the scenes tour this Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 12 p.m. Visit dekalbhistory.org for ticket information.
-Meet some of Oakland Cemetery’s most notable residents with author Janice McDonald’s new book, Residents of Oakland Cemetery. Come out for Hops at the History Center on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. For tickets, visit dekalbhistory.org.
-The community is invited to take a journey celebrating gospel music with the Silver Leaf Baptist Church Choir of Atlanta on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 7-8 p.m. at the Decatur Library.

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This Weekend

-Don’t miss the students of Dance Foundry in the Nutcracker: Clara’s Winter Dream happening this Saturday, Dec. 7 at 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. as well as Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Visit the Dance Foundry on Facebook for ticket information.

-Little Shop of Stories will host Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone, on tour for the second book in the Legacy of Orïsha series, Children of Virtue and Vengence. This event will be Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. in the Winter Theater located inside the Dana Fine Arts Building at Agnes Scott College. Visit littleshopofstories.com/december-2019-events to purchase tickets.

-Join Antlers and Wings for Sip and Stroke Your Chakras on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1-2:30 p.m. Visit Antlers and Wings on Facebook for more information.

-Join the Little Shop of Stories for story time featuring some favorite books for the season and special guest illustrator Jennifer L. Meyer. She is on tour for her newest picture book If I Could Give You Christmas, mark your calendars for an afternoon of stories, drawing demos and a book signing on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. For more information, visit littleshopofstories.com.

-This weekend’s live performances at Eddie’s Attic will feature Hunter Callahan with Celia Rae and Abe Partridge, Sarah Peacock and David Wilcox with Michael McArthur. For show times and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

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City Meetings
-City Commission | Monday, Dec. 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Active Living Board | Tuesday, Dec. 3 @ 8 a.m.
-The Better Together Board will attend the DBA holiday celebration in lieu of their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

-Don’t miss the Tree Lighting this terrific Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. ​on the Square! Enjoy holiday carols, warm cookies, hot cocoa and “snow” on the square. At 7 p.m. sharp, Santa himself flips the switch to light the tree above the east entrance of the Decatur MARTA station.

-Check out live performances at Eddie’s Attic from Gary Harris featuring Paula Champion, the Virtuosic Mandolin Duo: Frank Solivan and Don Stiernberg, the Tim O’Brien Band, Sugarcane Jane and the Bucket Fillers, Emily Hearn and Grant-Lee Phillips with Wild Ponies. For showtimes and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

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This weekend in #decaturga:

-Santa on the Square is happening this Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You won’t want to miss his arrival on a Decatur fire truck to East Court Square! Come out to enjoy a fresh-baked cookie and your choice of milk or hot cocoa as well as get your picture taken! The event is free but reservations are requested so that we can be sure to have enough cookies, milk and cocoa for all. Register at www.freshtix.com/events/cookies–milk-with-santa-2-2!

-Don’t forget to participate in Small Business Saturday! “Shop Small” for gifts at City of Decatur businesses and then head to the tent on the square to get your purchases expertly gift-wrapped for free! Bring your retail receipts totaling $200 or more to the tent or the Decatur Visitors Center to receive a free $20 gift certificate from one of many local restaurants.

-This weekend’s upcoming live performances at Eddie’s Attic will feature Ellis Paul and Kristian Bush. For show times and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

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This Week

This week in #decaturga:

Please note the City of Decatur will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday this Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29.

City Meetings
-Lifelong Community Advisory Board Meeting | Monday, Nov. 25 @ 6:30 p.m.

-Wahoo! Grill will host a dine out for the Center for Black Women’s Wellness on Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 5-10 p.m. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Center, which provides clinical and financial wellness services to over 3,000 women and men each year. Visit wahoogrilldecatur.com to make your reservations!

-Catch live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show, Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels and the 51st Bi-Annual Open Mic Shootout. For show times and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

Cover Photo Credit: Center for Black Women’s Wellness (www.cbww.org)

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This Week

This week in #decaturga:

City Meetings
-City Commission Meeting | Monday, Nov. 18 @ 7:30 p.m.

-Historic Preservation Commission Meeting | Tuesday, Nov. 19 @ 6:30 p.m.

-Join Little Shop of Stories for an evening with New York Times bestselling author Shannon Messenger this Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Please note the location has changed to Holy Trinity Church. This event is free and open to the community. Visit Little Shop of Stories on Facebook for more info.

-The Wylde Center’s Decatur Farm to School (DF2S) Fall Dine Out is happening on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5-9 p.m. Visit wyldecenter.org for a complete list of participating restaurants.

-It’s a cookie-tasting extravaganza at participating shops this Terrific Thursday, Nov. 21. This event is free, just sample the cookie creation at each shop and vote for your favorite on social media. Check out the map for participating shops!

-Don’t miss More Than Flag: A Conversation with Monica Helms! The creator of the Transgender Pride Flag will be speaking Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7-8 p.m. at Agnes Scott College’s Alston Campus Center, AL-Luchsinger Lounge. For more information, visit calendar.agnesscott.edu.

-Join Kelly’s Market for a Boxcarr Chesse and Wine Tasting this Friday, Nov. 22 from 6-8 p.m. Visit Kelly’s Market on Facebook for more info.

-Catch live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring Baylee Littrell, Will Solomon, Mckenzie Lockhart & Oh Jeremiah, Bailey Bryan, Joe Alterman, Granville Automatic & Anna Rose and the Ain’t Sisters with Keenan Schmidt. For show times and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

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This Week

This week in #decaturga: Thursday-Friday

City Meetings
-Environmental Sustainability Board Meeting | Friday, Nov. 15 @ 8 a.m.

-Different Trains Gallery 2 at Cornerstone Bank of Decatur presents “Around the Wheel”, a group exhibition of works by the teachers at Color Wheel Studio. The opening reception will be Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5-7 p.m.

-Come out for our first-ever Holiday Wine & Chocolate Walk on this Terrific Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy an evening of exclusive, decadent chocolate treats and wine tastings at participating retail shops while you get a head start on your holiday gifting. For details and ticket information, head to visitdecaturgeorgia.com.

-The students at Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool will present their annual Harvest Festival to the community Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 15.

-Join the Decatur Education Foundation for their annual Supper & Sips event this Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Marriott in Downtown Decatur. To purchase your tickets, visit givergy.us/supperandsips.

-The community is invited to the Fall Open House at the DeKalb History Center to kick off the “Give Five for the Archives” fundraising campaign on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. Visit dekalbhistory.org for more information.

-Catch live performances at Eddie’s Attic featuring The Good Graces with Virginia Plane, Sonia Leigh with Sarah Potenza, Joe McGuinness and Hannah Holbrook, Toby Lightman with Emmy Law and Trace Bundy. For show times and ticket information, visit eddiesattic.com.

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Decatur Makers asked me to share the following:

Decatur Makers smashed their Kickstarter fundraising goal of $15K!

This will fund the final construction to officially open their makerspace across the street from the Post Office in downtown Decatur.  BUT no rest for the mad-hatted makers. With the final hours ticking onward, the campaign ends Oct 30 at midnight, they’re shooting for another $10,000. They’d like to create a large door opening that’ll allow bigger projects & equipment to come in and out of the space AND they’d like to install a computer server rack to equip their members with some awesome technology.  For more info: http://bit.ly/dmks


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Spend the weekend checking out the Lexicon of Sustainability artwork (photo above) at the Decatur Visitors Center and on the walls at Leon’s, Cakes & Ale, Chai Pani, and Farm Burger. Make sure to pick up a punch card at any of the five locations and the four participating restaurants will provide you with a weekly treat on Tuesdays in June.

Souper Jenny brings back its famous Lobster Rolls this Saturday for the rest of the summer (every Saturday). Also, the shop is also now carrying daily pressed juices from its sister store, Juicy Jenny.

The Pinewood is hosting its popular Alchemy Cocktail Class this Saturday at 4pm. Sign up here.

Join Decatur Active Living this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for the kick off of the 2014 Summer Youth Baseball league at McKoy Park, 1006 Adams Street.

‘Last Call’ Closing Reception of the Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibit is Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Selected artists will give a brief discussion about their works.

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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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