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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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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 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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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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-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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This Week

City Meetings
-The December 23 meeting for the Lifelong Community Advisory Board is cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Events
-Gathered and Grounded is hosting a Kids’ Holiday Afternoon on Monday, Dec. 23 from 1-4:30 p.m. They’ll enjoy an afternoon out while you finish up the touchings of the holiday season.
-Decatur residents may drop off live Christmas trees at the annual “Bring One for the Chipper” event at Decatur Legacy Park from Friday, Dec. 27-Saturday, Jan. 11. Look for signs showing where trees should be placed, to the right of the chapel. Please do not leave Christmas trees anywhere else on the property.

While you’re out finishing up your holiday shopping in #downtowndecatur, stop by the Christmas tree on the Square for free art by @lunaleigharts and share on social media to spread the holiday cheer!

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This Week

City Meetings
-Environmental Sustainability Board Meeting | Friday, Dec. 20 @ 8:00 a.m.

Events
-Stop by Kelly’s Market for Dark Beer and Chocolate Tasting on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 6-8 p.m.

-Agnes Scott College is inviting all residents to a Campus Master Plan Open House this Thursday, Dec. 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Elizabeth Kiss Welcome Center located in Rebekah Scott Hall.

-Come out for Bubbles and Booze at the Pinewood and enjoy a bottomless selection of sparkling cocktails, champagne and wine with hors d’oeuvres on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 7-10 p.m.

-Kelly’s Market will be featuring Georgia’s own Creature Comforts Brewing in a very special tasting event this Friday, Dec. 20 from 6-8 p.m.

-It’s that time of year where Santa Claus will be making his annual appearance at The Marlay! There will be Christmas movies and activities for the kids as they wait for Santa to arrive on Friday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.

-Universal Joint will transform into a Winter Wonderland with a holiday menu and Christmas cocktails for their Pop-Up Xmas Party this Friday, Dec. 20 from 7-11:30 p.m.

 

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This Week

City Meetings
-City Commission | Monday, Dec. 16 @ 7:30 p.m.
-Historic Preservation Commission | Tuesday, Dec. 17 @ 6:30pm

Events
-Don’t miss the Hope Sees A Star Yuletide Concert with the Meridian Chorale and Steven Darsey happening this Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse. Showtime starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit meridianherald.org for more information.

-Join the Downtown Decatur Chick-fil-A for Dinner with Santa Cow on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Visit Chick-Fil-A Downtown Decatur on Facebook for more info.

-Brick Store Pub will host their Trappist Nights event this Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 6:30-11 p.m. Enjoy the finest Trappist beers paired with monastic cheese and Gregorian music, all by candle light in the Belgian Bar, upstairs and to the left. For more information, visit Brick Store Pub on Facebook.

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City Meetings
-Decatur Development Authorities | Friday, December 13 @ 8 a.m.

Events
-Core Dance is hosting their holiday gathering and salon this Thursday, December 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Core Studios. This event is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit donate.coredance.org.
-Roast a marshmallow (or two) around a roaring bonfire this Terrific Thursday, Dec. 12 from 7-8 p.m. on the Square. Register for this free event at freshtix.com so we have plenty of marshmallows for everyone!
-Antlers and Wings will kick off their Shamanic Journey Group on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Visit antlersnwings.com for more information.
-Don’t miss the 28th Annual Decatur Holiday Marketplace and Café this Friday, Dec. 13 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Clairemont Elementary School. For more information, visit decaturholidaymarketplace.com.
-Stop by Kelly’s Market on Friday, Dec. 13 between 6-8 p.m. for a Oil & Spice Tasting with Splash of Olive.
-Join Antlers and Wings for their Women’s Circle and Gift Sharing on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. To learn more, visit antlersnwings.com.
-There will be an open house at the Bradley Observatory on the campus of Agnes Scott College this Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. featuring a lecture by Chris DePree, Charles A. Dana Professor of Astronomy and Director of Bradley Observatory.

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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.

Events
-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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