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This week in #decaturga: From budget to beach, with #local love in between

 

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Decatur dollars. Join the final public hearing and scheduled adoption of Proposed FY 2019-20 City of Decatur Budget and revised millage rates. June 17 at 7:30 pm at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St. Learn more and see the budget at decaturga.com/budget

 

Won’t you be my neighbor? ALL Decatur neighbors are invited to attend the Decatur Neighborhood Alliance meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 7 pm at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. See a listing of Decatur neighborhood groups and learn more at decaturga.com/residents/community-groups/neighborhood-alliance

 

Farm-to-table – or picnic blanket! The Decatur Farmers Market offers Georgia-grown goodies and picnic-ready dinner options, too! Live music, free samples, and double SNAP dollars sweeten the deal. Wednesdays on the lawn at 308 Clairemont Ave., 4-7 pm. cfmatl.org/decatur

 

Yogis unite. FREE Yoga on the Square every Thursday in June. 101 E. Court Sq. Sessions start at 5:30 pm. BYO-mat! – Look for rotating around-town locations in July and August for that namaste feeling all summer long.

 

Head to the beach! The Decatur Beach Party transforms downtown Decatur into a sandy summer getaway. Friday, June 21, 5-11 pm on Decatur’s downtown square. Come for the beach, stay for the party! Kids activities, live music, food, drink, and free admission go all night. facebook.com/DecBeachParty

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This week in #decaturga: Hyperlocal Black History, empanada pop-up, free yoga, and farm-fresh fare

 

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Meet on Millage Rates – TONIGHT. Join a public hearing on 2019 City of Decatur millage rates. These rates are used to calculate local property taxes. Monday, June 10, 6 pm at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St. decaturga.com/budget

 

Local African American heritage and history. Join Laurel Wilson (Master of Heritage Preservation) for a FREE lecture on African-American life in Decatur and DeKalb County. Tuesday, June 1, noon-1 pm at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. Second floor. Part of DeKalb History Center’s Lunch and Learn program. Bring a lunch! decaturhistory.com

 

Empanadas and pints! Chow down at the Frita Kale-O Pop up at Ale Yeah. Wednesday, June 12, 5-9 pm at Ale Yeah! Craft Beer Market, 906 W. College Ave. facebook.com/events/813257989058789

 

Check out Decatur Farmers Market – Every Wednesday, 4-7 pm on the lawn at 308 Clairemont Ave. Get the good stuff, support local farmers, bakers, and makers, and double EBT/SNAP dollars! cfmatl.org/decatur

 

FREE Yoga on the Square! Roll out your mat for a free yoga session on Decatur’s downtown square. Thursdays in June. Sessions start at 5:30 pm. BYO-mat

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This week in #decaturga: Insight and input on Decatur’s dolla bills

 

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TONIGHT, join a work session and public hearing on the City of Decatur’s proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 budget and milage rates. Monday, June 3, 7:30 pm at Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St. Download the proposed budget at decaturga.com/budget or pick up a printed copy at City Hall and the library, 215 Sycamore St. See what keeps Decatur ticking!

 

Bask in a summer book launch with Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Kay Andrews featuring The Favorite Daughter. TONIGHT, Monday, June 3, 7:15 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Doors open at 6:30. Hosted by Georgia Center for the Book and Eagle Eye Book Shop. facebook.com/events/2339897696259621

 

Tune up and turn up for Decatur Streets Alive this weekend! Atlanta Streets Alive is making a paved park through town and we’re going the extra mile. Enjoy a 10-mile cycling and pedestrian corridor through open roads (with no cars) in an event that’s a bit bike path meets block party meets parade. FREE and fun for everyone. Sunday, June 9 from 2 until 8 pm. facebook.com/events/2619004808127769

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This week in #decaturga: Community celebrations, art party, and local history

 

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Note: City of Decatur offices are closed today in honor of Memorial Day.

 

Join the Community of South Decatur in a ribbon-cutting celebration rededicating the Elizabeth Wilson Building, a historic part of the Solarium at Historic Scottish Rite. Tuesday, May 28, 3:45 pm at 321 W. Hill St. in Oakhurst. Enjoy refreshments, a message from Ms. Wilson, and a tour of the building. RSVP: contact@thesolarium.com

 

The Decatur Housing Authority honors and celebrates students who shine during their annual Excellence Awards Ceremony, and the whole Decatur community is invited! Wednesday, May 29, 5-7 pm at Ebster Recreation Center, 105 Electric Ave.

 

Aimee Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery hosts Inspirations,” a group exhibition with an opening reception Wednesday, May 29, 6-8 pm at 335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite B. Work from ten local and international artists on view throughout the summer. aimeejewelryandgallery.com

 

Last call for High Noon History this month. Lunchtime local history tours from the DeKalb History Center offer a chance to stretch your legs during your lunch break and learn about Decatur’s downtown square. Meet at noon at 101 E. Court Sq. and BYO-sandwich. Free for DHC members; $3 for non-members.

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This week in #decaturga: City budget sessions, author talks, and senior cycling

 

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Decatur’s fiscal year 2019-2020 budget moves forward with work sessions and public hearing opportunities. Join in the FUN!-ding of your local government.
  • Monday, May 20: Formal budget presentation to the City Commission; 7:30 pm at Decatur City Hall.
  • Wednesday, May 22: Copies of the budget available at Decatur City Hall, Decatur Library, and online at decaturga.com/budget.
  • Monday, June 3: Save the date! Work session and public hearing; 7:30 pm at Decatur City Hall.

 

Lunch and Learn: Cabbagetown – Learn more about one of America’s last 19th century mill town communities and its dynamic history during this free lunchtime discussion. Tuesday, May 21, 12-1 at the DeKalb History Center, 101 E. Court Sq. Hosted by The Patch Works Art and History Center and DeKalb History Center. BYO-Lunch. facebook.com/events/424669658324180

 

Hops at the History Center features Elizabeth Cobbs and The Tubman Command as part of DeKalb History Center’s ongoing author series. Wednesday, May 22, 5:30-8 at DeKalb History Center, 101 E. Court Sq. Tickets: $5 for DHC members, $10 for non-members; includes book discussion, signing, and a drink ticket.

 

Gathered and Grounded offers an open-book look at depression through a graphic novel memoir with a special author event featuring Maggie Thrash and Lost Soul, Be at Peace. Wednesday, May 22, 7-9 pm at 533 W. Howard Ave. Suite F. facebook.com/events/526254397903001

 

Senior Bike Ride! Friday, May 24 at 10 am join Decatur Active Living as they step off from Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., for a slow-paced ride geared toward seniors. BYO-bike and helmet.

 

High Noon History continues at the DeKalb History Center with local history lunchtime tours every Friday in May. Information at dekalbhistory.org

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This week in #decaturga: MLK Service Project dine-out for a difference, book release dinner party, free concerts, and more!

 

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Raise a fork, fix a home! Restaurants 4 Repairs lets you earn money for Decatur’s MLK Service Project just by dining out Tuesday, May 14. All day at The Corner Pub, Raging Burrito and Taco, Parker’s on Ponce, The White Bull, Big Tex, Café Lily, Dog Towne Franks, ebrik, Farm Burger, Grind House, Kelly’s Market, Leon’s Full Service, The Marlay House, Mexcalito’s Cantina, Mojo Pizza Pub, Scout, The Square Pub, Steinbeck’s, Sushi Avenue, Taiyo, and Universal Joint. mlkserviceproject.com
 

 

Come out to INDIAN-ish – a five-course cookbook release dinner party at Chai Pani. Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm, enjoy a cocktail and full meal inspired by Priya Krishna’s new cookbook INDIAN-ish, a signed copy, and Spicewalla goodies to take home. Tickets: $90 at indianish.splashthat.com
 

 

Harpist Susan Ottzen and clarinetist Don Erdman put on a FREE concert at the Decatur Library, Tuesday, May 14, 7-8 pm at 215 Sycamore St., with jazz, blues, and classical selections. Hosted by Friends of the Decatur Library
 

 

Enjoy a FREE Blue Sky Concert on the square this Wednesday, May 15 at noon featuring Jason Pomar. Hosted by the Decatur Business Association.
 

 

Meet YA fantasy author Stephanie Garber on her Finale book tour. Wednesday, May 15, 7-8 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Hosted by Little Shop of Stories and the Georgia Center for the Book. FREE and open to the public. facebook.com/events/2010083142446921 
 

 

Join Decatur Active Living for the Third Friday Bike Ride. Friday, May 17. Leave from the Decatur Recreation Center at 6:30 pm. Celebrate National Bike Month with a 6-mile, social pace, no-drop ride around town with a stop at a local watering hole afterward. BYO-helmet. facebook.com/events/1196989563815162
 

 

High Noon History continues every Friday this month, with historic walking tours of Decatur’s downtown square hosted by DeKalb History Center. Meet at noon in the lobby of the historic courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq., for a 45-minute lunchtime tour. dekalbhistory.org

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

 

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This week in #decaturga: Decatur Makers improv show, tons of author and illustrator events, and oh-so-local history

 

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Laugh out loud at Make It Up! – an improv show at Eddie’s Attic putting the funny in fundraiser for Decatur Makers. Tuesday, May 7, starting at 6 pm at 515 N. McDonough St. Support Atlanta’s only family-friendly maker space, and enjoy music, prizes, DIY mini-projects, raffles, auctions, and of course, improv. Tickets and information: decaturmakers.org

 

Find author Rachel Hawkins with Her Royal Highness, illustrator Loren Long with If I Was the Sunshine, and Fancy Nancy illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser with a new book, Lambslide. All at Little Shop of Stories this week! 133 E. Court Sq. littleshopofstories.com

 

Enjoy High Noon History on your lunch break every Friday in May. Take lunch to-go and tour Decatur’s downtown square with experts from the DeKalb History Center. Friday, May 10, meeting at noon in the lobby of the historic courthouse. $3 (DHC members are free). dekalbhistory.org

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This week in #decaturga: Stormwater next steps, lunchtime concerts and history tours, and celebrity story time impressions

 

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Blue Sky Concerts on the square – Grab lunch to-go and enjoy a FREE lunchtime concert on the community bandstand, Wednesday, May 1 at noon. Sponsored by the Decatur Business Association decaturdba.com
 

 

Stormwater Solutions Meeting – Wednesday, May 1, 6-8 pm at Decatur Legacy Park Dining Hall, 500 S. Columbia Dr. Evaluate ideas at the next stormwater meeting to develop Decatur’s Stormwater Master Plan. The project team will present ideas in development for feedback and community consideration. Add your input to infrastructure, maintenance, regulations, and ways to pay for it all. Learn more about the meeting here: decaturnext.com/2019/04/2-weeks-notice-evaluate-ideas-at-our-next-stormwater-meeting. Follow the project at decaturnext.com/stormwater

 

 
Celebrity Voice Story Time at Little Shop of Stories – Wednesday, May 1 at 7 pm. 133 E. Court Sq. Imagine Christopher Walken reading Green Eggs and Ham or Marisa Tomei (think My Cousin Vinnie) reading Where the Wild Things Are. Free and open to the public – Walkens welcome. facebook.com/events/1218011465042133 Look for plenty more Children’s Book Week events at Little Shop, too! littleshopofstories.com

 

Luau for Literacy – An auction fundraiser benefitting the Decatur Rotary Foundation, Thursday, May 2, 6-10 pm at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. Tickets: $50, include dinner and drinks. decatur-rotary.org

 

High Noon History – Bring a sandwich and a friend to DeKalb History Center’s walking tour highlighting the history of Decatur’s downtown square. Enjoy High Noon History tours every Friday in May, starting at noon. Meet at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. Non-member tickets: $3, DeKalb History Center members, free. dekalbhistory.org

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This week in #decaturga: A brewery “spirit night” for L’Arche Atlanta and plenty of free music

 

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Jessica Handler presents The Magnetic Girl, a novel. Monday, April 22, 7:15 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Hosted by the Georgia Center for the Book. Information at facebook.com/events/316087702382340 and georgiacenterforthebook.org

 

Cheers to Totes Tuesday with L’Arche at Eventide Brewing! Raise a glass and support people with intellectual and development disabilities through L’Arche Atlanta with 10% of the proceeds. Tuesday, April 23, 5:30-10 pm at Eventide Brewing, 1015 Grant St. SE. Information at facebook.com/events/418234718985097 and larcheatlanta.org

 

Musical Bookings presents Veronika Jackson, Atlanta acoustic folk blues artist. Tuesday, April 23, 7-8 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. FREE concert hosted by the Friends of the Decatur Library. Information at veronikajackson.com

 

Last chance for FREE Oakhurst Jazz Nights in April! On the lawn of the Solarium, 321 W. Hill St., 7-9 pm. This Thursday, April 25 features Matt Wauchope. Sponsored by the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association. Information at oakhurstjazznights.com

 

Musical Bookings presents The Hollands!, a fun, folk-revivalist family band. Friday, April 26, 7-8 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. FREE concert hosted by the Friends of the Decatur Library. Information at thehollands.org

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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This week in #decaturga: Music with Indigenous inspiration, free jazz, and a spotlight on Atlanta brewing

 

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Agnes Scott hosts Sodizin: Songwriting from a Native American Perspective with Lyla June Johnston TONIGHT, Monday, April 15, 7 pm at Presser Hall, 141 E. College Ave. Free and open to the public. Information at facebook.com/events/2231092193874395 and calendar.agnesscott.edu

 

Atlanta Beer Gurus and authors Ron Smith and Mary Boyle discuss their book Atlanta Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Hub of the South. Wednesday, April 17 at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. Doors open at 5:30 with talk, book signing, and beer sampling to follow. Hosted by the Dekalb History Center. Tickets: $5 members, $10 non-members. Information at facebook.com/events/324976931710644

 

FREE Oakhurst Jazz Nights every Thursday in April. Enjoy jazz and a Spring evening on the lawn of the Solarium, 321 W. Hill St. in Oakhurst, 7-9 pm. This Thursday, April 18 features Diane Durrett. Sponsored by the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association. Information at oakhurstjazznights.com

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events and submit your own by contacting sherry.jackman@decaturga.com or renae.madison@decaturga.com

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