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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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This Week_Jan 21

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)

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This Weekend 01172020

-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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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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-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

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2020 City Commission

The Decatur City Commission has re-elected Patti Garrett to serve as Mayor for 2020 as well as Tony Powers to serve as Mayor pro tem. Garrett was elected to the City Commission in 2009 and has served as Mayor since 2016. Powers was elected to the City Commission in 2015.

Newly elected Commissioners Lesa Mayer and George Dusenbury were also sworn in at the Jan. 6 City Commission meeting. Dusenbury and Mayer join Mayor Patti Garrett, Mayor pro tem Tony Powers and Commissioner Kelly Walsh. City Commission meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room, Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street.  The City Commission holds an annual retreat to set its work plan and goals. The 2020 retreat will be held January 30-31 at Brasstown Valley, Young Harris, GA.

Mayer and Dusenberg

The Decatur City Commission elects one of its own to serve as Mayor and Mayor pro tem annually at the first City Commission meeting of the year. Both the swearing in and the election as well as all City Commission meetings may be viewed on streaming video on the City of Decatur’s website at decaturga.com.

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This Week

City Meetings
-City Commission | Monday, Jan. 6 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Better Together Advisory Board | Jan. 7 @ 6:30 p.m.
-Environmental Sustainability Board | Friday, Jan. 10 @ 8 a.m.
-Decatur Development Authorities | Friday, Jan. 10 @ 8 a.m.

Events
-Don’t miss Mobile Mondays at Chick-Fil-A in Downtown Decatur! Place a Dine In or Drive Thru Mobile Order on Mondays in January and February from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. via the Chick-fil-A® App and you’ll receive a free reward uploaded to your app!

-There will be an opening reception for the exhibit “Once He Learns How to Read: A Legacy of Literacy” curated by former NBA player Mike “Stinger” Glenn on Tuesday, Jan. 7 from at 6:30 p.m. at the Decatur Library. The exhibit features his collection of rare books, newspapers and magazines that document African American history and culture from the 1770s. The exhibit will run through Jan. 22 during library hours.

-Are you parenting a teenager or college student? Join Gathered and Grounded for a Thursday-Night-In book discussion of Grown and Flown on Jan. 9 from 8-10 p.m. Visit gatheredandgrounded.com for more information.

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This Week

-For New Years Eve, the White Bull will be only offering a five course pre-fix menu, curated by Chefs Pat Pascarella and Gregory Gettles. An additional wine pairing selection will be offered also. Reservations are required so call or visit opentable.com to book for Tuesday, Dec. 31.

-Dress up in your finest 1920s garb and join the DeKalb History Center for a roaring New Year’s Eve bash on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Admission includes catered heavy hors d’oeuvres, one drink ticket, a champagne toast, and a DJ spinning your favorite tunes as we countdown to midnight. Visit dekalb-history-center.square.site to get your tickets!

Cover Photo: The DeKalb History Center

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