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Virtually In Decatur 1

Check out these events #viturally in #DecaturGA:

-Core Dance encourages everyone to participate in the 4th Annual National Water Dance on Saturday, April 18 live on their Facebook at 4 p.m. Join the Core Dance community today, April 16 for virtual rehearsal at 4 p.m. Visit coredance.org to register!

-In trying to support the community, Oakhurst Neighborhood Association (ONA) has teamed up with Porchfest and Oakhurst Jazz Nights to stream live concerts every Thursday in April. All concerts are streaming on Facebook, head to the Oakhurst Jazz Nights page tonight, April 16 at 7 p.m. for a performance by Gwen Hughes.

-Join Decatur First UMC and the United Methodist Women for their online series of People on the Margins: Life in Fenceline Communities every Thursday in April at 7p.m. via Zoom. This Thursday, April 16 will feature Lindsay Harper from Georgia WAND on fenceline grassroots advocacy. Visit www.decaturfirst.org for more information.

Cover Photo by Simon Gentry for Core Dance

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For Parents of rising 2020-21 Kindergarteners, you can find various Afterschool options for Kindergarteners for the 2020-21 school year on the www.csdecatur.net website under Families > Resources > After School and Camps.

The City of Decatur offers the Animal Crackers program at all K-2nd schools. Enrollment for incoming Kindergarteners is done through a lottery process which opened February 18 and closes April 17, 2020 at 6 pm. The lottery spin will be run April 24, 2020. Full details on how to register for the Afterschool lottery are posted on the City of Decatur website at www.decaturga.com/cys on the Afterschool Lottery 2020-21 tab. Contact Children and Youth Services for more information at cys@decaturga.com or 404-378-1082.

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Now is a good time to register and/or update your profile. Decatur implemented the national safety database Smart911 to improve 911 services for residents and business owners. Smart911 allows residents to create a safety profile of vital personal and household data, including household members, photos, medications or medical conditions and even pets, which will be displayed to 911 call takers immediately when a resident places an emergency call.

Currently, Smart911 Profile and Alert registrants will be asked two additional questions regarding their quarantine and health status. This information will be presented to 9-1-1 call-takers with an inbound call and public health/emergency management officials will be able to actively query and notify individuals in their community who are at risk or under quarantine.

Smart911 is a free service available to all residents and business owners and is private and secure. Safety profiles can be created through the Smart911 website.

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On Thursday, March 19, City of Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett issued a Public Health Emergency Order that prohibits on-premises dining at restaurants; allows take-out and delivery services between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily; and allows restaurants with a current alcoholic beverage license to sell beverages for off-premises consumption in sealed containers; and prohibits gatherings of more than 50 persons.

Several City of Decatur restaurants have already voluntarily transitioned to a take-out and/or delivery model, closing their in-person dining facilities in order to reduce community transmission of the COVID-19 virus in response to CDC guidelines.

At the March 16, 2020 meeting, the City Commission passed a Resolution declaring a Public Health State of Emergency in the City of Decatur which grants the Mayor certain powers to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City. In introducing the Resolution Mayor Patti Garrett noted that while there has been a State of Emergency declared at both the state and the national level, an emergency declaration by the City ensures that the city is able to work at the local level in a very quick and expedient manner if necessary.

Residents are encouraged to continue to support our local businesses, including taking advantage of pick-up and delivery services.

Visit the City’s website to view the Order.

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DC Green Street Sewer for Post

DeKalb County’s Green Street Sewer Replacement project is scheduled to begin later this month. The project includes installation of new sewer pipes on Green Street and nearby within the Oakhurst community. No street closures are currently planned but vehicle travel may experience periodic disruptions. The work is expected to take about 6 months, depending on the weather. For updates on this project and others, visit decaturmakeover.com.

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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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This Week 030220

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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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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