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This week in #decaturga: Neighborhood jazz, plants, and poetry; beloved local solo-show and lost books rediscovered.

 

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poetry Atlanta and several presenting poets at the Decatur Library. Monday, April 8, 7:15 pm at 215 Sycamore St. Information at georgiacenterforthebook.org and facebook.com/events/448403659241899

 

Enjoy FREE Oakhurst Jazz Nights every Thursday in April. Stretch out on the lawn of The Solarium for two-hour jazz concerts, 321 W. Hill St. in Oakhurst, 7-9 pm. This Thursday, April 11 features Eileen Howard. Sponsored by the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association. Information at oakhurstjazznights.com

 

Shop the Wylde Center Plant Sale at Oakhurst Garden for veggies, fruit trees, perennials, annuals, shrubs, succulents, and GA natives, too! Friday, April 12, 9 am-5 pm at 435 Oakview Rd. Put the seats down in the hatchback for this one. Information at wyldecenter.org and facebook.com/events/258214961727526

 

Open to any book lover! – Revival: Lost Southern Voices Festival, celebrates lost and under-appreciated Southern writers this Friday and Saturday. The first day is hosted by the Georgia Center for the Book at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., starting at 12:30 pm. Information and registration for this FREE event at georgiacenterforthebook.org and facebook.com/events/102084503915903

 

Ruth Franklin’s “Only When I Laugh” solo-exhibition opens at Different Trains Gallery with a reception on Friday, April 12, 5-9 pm at 432 E. Howard Ave. No. 24. On view through June 22. Information at differenttrainsgallery.com and facebook.com/events/2264515183838071
 

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: Laughs, jazz, books, and poetry

 

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Laughs: April Fools Comedy Night TONIGHT, 4/1 with shows at 7 and 9 pm at Three Taverns Brewery, 121 New St. Tickets are $25 and include local jokes and drinks (2 pours). 21 and up. Brought to you by the Decatur Arts Alliance and Three Taverns Brewery. Information at facebook.com/events/2227394850853845 and decaturartsalliance.org

 

Books: Author Steve Oney presents A Man’s World, Monday, April 1 at 7:15 pm at the Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St. This free event is hosted by the Georgia Center for the Book. Information at facebook.com/events/334990557361137 and georgiacenterforthebook.org

 

Jazz: FREE Oakhurst Jazz Nights every Thursday in April. Bring a blanket (and maybe a picnic) and enjoy two-hour jazz concerts on the lawn of The Solarium, 321 W. Hill St. in Oakhurst, 7-9 pm. This Thursday, April 4 features Mace Hibbard. Sponsored by the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association. Information at oakhurstjazznights.com

 

Poetry: R. Cary Bynum and Brenda Bynum read their works, including selections from “Night Streetcars” and more. Wednesday, April 3, 7:15 pm at the Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore St. This free event is hosted by the Georgia Center for the Book. Information at facebook.com/events/261633221383483 and georgiacenterforthebook.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: Share your e-scooter opinions and eat paella.

 

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To scoot or not to scoot? How and where to scoot? So many question and opinions. We want to know YOURS! Please join in Decatur’s Future of Electric Scooters in Decatur – Public Information and Input Session! Wednesday, March 27, 6-7:30 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. This open drop-in workshop will help form Decatur’s motorized mobility device (AKA e-scooters) ordinance. Questions? Suggestions? Email ash.kumar@decaturga.com

 

Celebrate National Paella Day at the Iberian Pig. Yum. Enjoy saffron-scented paella and cocktails specials to pair with it (as well as Iberian Pig’s full regular menu and Jamón Happy Hour specials). Wednesday, March 27, 5-10 pm at 121 Sycamore St. Reservations recommended. Information at facebook.com/events/429086474499921

 

Every week: Musical Bingo on Tuesdays at Universal Joint, 8 pm, ujointbar.com. Contra dancing on Fridays at the Decatur Recreation Center, 8 pm with new dancers lesson at 7:30, $10, contradance.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: Comprehensive sex ed, silent auctions, Jewish heritage celebration, animals, books, and more

 

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Parents, Let’s Talk About Sex – with certified OWL sexuality educators Emily Howard and Marion Crabb, hosted by Decatur Parents Network. Tuesday, March 19, 7 pm at Legacy Park (previously United Methodist Children’s Home), 500 S. Columbia Dr. Information at decaturparents.net/lets-talk-about-sex

 

Aimeé Gallery hosts Traditions: Celebrate the Holiday of Purim and the Beginning of Spring, a group exhibition of Jewish heritage including paintings and jewelry. Opening reception: Tuesday, March 19, 6-9 pm at Aimeé Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery, 335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Suite B. On view: March 19-May 14. Information at aimeejewelryandgallery.com

 

DeKalb History Center’s Annual Meeting and Silent Auction offers an evening of hors d’ oeuvres, music, and tempting silent auction packages donated by local businesses. Friday, March 22, starting at 6 pm at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Sq. All are welcome to this FREE fundraising event. Drink tickets are available for $5 each. Information at dekalbhistory.org

 

Decatur Cooperative Ministry celebrates 50 years of service, housing, and homelessness prevention. You’re invited to their Birthday Bash! Friday, March 22, 5-8 pm at the Solarium, 321 W. Hill St., with live music, auction, and plenty of dessert. Information and tickets for all ages at facebook.com/events/540044019821834 and decaturcooperativeministry.org/50years

 

Bridget Heos, author of the Just Like Us! series of books, discusses the similarities that humans share with other living things (cats take naps, fish go to school…) at Little Shop of Stories, Friday, March 22 at 6 pm, 133 E. Court Sq. as part of the Atlanta Science Festival. Come check out this free, fun, family-friendly event! Information at facebook.com/events/301927383848193

 

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: Eating bugs, prizes in pubs, St. Patty’s bike ride, and more

 

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Learn about eating bugs with graphic novelist Blue Delliquanti, author of Meal, and scientist / entomophogist Chelsea Thomas. Monday, March 11, 7-9 pm at Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Sq. $5 family tickets include samples from the buggy buffet! Part of the Atlanta Science Festival. Tickets and information at facebook.com/events/585689508525348

 

Music Bingo is the new trivia night. Check it out at Universal Joint, Tuesdays at 8 pm starting this week, Tuesday, March 12. 906 Oakview Rd. It’s bingo meets Name That Tune, meets drink specials and prizes! Bring your friends. Information at facebook.com/events/2062565700524810

 

Decatur’s Third Friday Bike Ride rolls with a St. Patrick’s Day theme! Join Decatur Active Living for this friendly (no-rider-left-behind) 6 mile ride around town. Meet Friday, March 15 in front of the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., wheels down at 6:30 pm. Helmets required; green flair encouraged. Information at beactivedecatur.com

 

The Southern Harp Festival comes to Decatur Friday-Sunday, March 15-17. There’s still time for harpists and enthusiasts to register for masterclasses and seminars through the weekend. And concerts are open to the community! Learn more and buy tickets for Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon harp concerts at southernharpfestival.com

 

Contra dance the night away! Every Friday night, 8-10:45 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. New dancers lesson 7:30-8 p.m. $10. Information at contradance.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: Six dollar thalis, Tour deCatur, local architecture, Women Create art show, and more

 

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Celebrate Chai Pani’s birthday with $6 deals all day TODAY, March 4! They’re serving a special mini thali all day, plus drink and chaat specials at dinner — all 6 bucks. Chai Pani, 406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. chaipanidecatur.com

 

It’s not too late to register for Tour deCatur! The race – with 5K, Fun Run, Tot Trot, and prize ceremony events – steps off Saturday morning. Register and pick up your bib number in advance, and raise money for the Decatur Education Foundation. Information at tourdecatur.com

 

Susan Hunter discusses her book Southern Homes and Plan Books: The Architectural Legacy of Leila Ross Wilburn. Wednesday, March 6, 5:30-8pm at the DeKalb History Center, 101 E. Court Sq. Tickets: $5 members, $10 non-members. Information at facebook.com/events/317210348864516

 

Join the Phoenix Flies Historic Decatur Square guided walking tour on Friday, March 8 at noon, and learn what the square looked like in 1900. This event is FREE. Meet at 101 E. Court Sq. Information at facebook.com/events/254600132130012

 

Women Create – art opening at Trinity Mercantile and Design featuring 10 local women artists, sips, bites, and DJ. Friday, March 8, 5-9 pm. Trinity Mercantile and Design, 116 E. Trinity Pl. Information at facebook.com/events/323383764957760

 

Contra dance the night away! Every Friday night, 8-10:45 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. New dancers lesson 7:30-8 p.m. $10. Information at contradance.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: Black History presentation, Tour deCatur registration, comedy and craft beer, and carbon-footprint conversations
 
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Tour DeCatur early registration – Register for Tour deCatur TODAY for early bird pricing, then join in the 5k Road Race, Fun Run, or Tot Trot Saturday, March 9! Information and registration at decatureducationfoundation.org/tour-decatur

 

City Commission meeting: Monday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 pm. City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St. All are welcome!

 

Enjoy a special Black History Month presentation during this month’s Decatur Business Association meeting. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 5:15 pm, DeKalb History Center, 101 E. Court Square. We will be LIVE on Facebook to cover this event!

 

Wine Tasting at Scout: Enjoy 15 worldly wines and bites from the kitchen. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6-7:30 pm. Scout in Oakhurst, 321 W. Hill St. $20 at the door. RSVP to events@scoutoakhurst.com. Information at facebook.com/events/403636780371114

 

Comedy on Draught at Three Taverns Brewery: Stand-up and craft beer on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Three Taverns, 121 New St. Doors at 7 pm, show at 8. $13 for tickets and two 3T pours (additional beers and Doggy Dogg hotdogs for sale on site). Information at facebook.com/events/2760459637513348, tickets at the door.

 

Agnes Scott Sustainability hosts ongoing Sustainability Town Hall meetings to discuss the college’s carbon footprint and action plan for the future. Community members are welcome! Join this Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-7:30 pm at the Alston Luchsinger Community Area. Information at facebook.com/pg/sustainablescotties/events

 

Contra dance the night away! Every Friday night, 8-10:45 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. New dancers lesson 7:30-8 p.m. $10. Information at contradance.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 Decatur: 2/18

This week in #decaturga: Love Run, YA fun, dance, books, and margaritas

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Quick note: All City offices are closed today for President’s Day

 

Join in the Love Run 5K with DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston! Register for the race by Wednesday, 2/20, then step off this Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8:30 am. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Race information and registration at runsignup.com/Race/GA/Decatur/4thAnnualLoveRun5K

 

YATL presents a zany, shenanigan-filled live talk show for readers and writers of Young Adult Literature. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Information at georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=1073 and facebook.com/events/235282364034379

 

Core Dance Lunchtime in the Studio – Enjoy free lunch and a chance to engage with their studio’s space and mission. Thursday, Feb. 21, noon-1 pm at Core Studios, 139 Sycamore St. Information and registration at coredance.org/lunchtime-in-the-studio

 

Hops at the History Center: Anthony Grooms discusses The Vain Conversation, about the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, second floor. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets: $5 members, $10 non-members; includes drink ticket. Information and tickets at dekalbhistory.org/dekalb_history_center_events-programs.htm

 

Trivia Night: Agnes Scott College’s Carbon Footprint edition. Test your Agnes Scott Sustainability knowledge, win prizes, and eat pizza! Open to the community. Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-7:30 pm. Agnes Scott College, Alston Luchsinger Community Area. Information at facebook.com/events/361637828008422

 

Darria Long Gillespie, MD discusses Mom Hacks, her book containing 100+ science-based self-care hacks for every mom. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7:15 pm. Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Information at georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=1067

 

The Marlay House celebrates National Margarita Day with house-infused tequilas and taco pairings. Friday, Feb. 22, starting at 5 pm. The Marlay House, 426 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Information at facebook.com/events/1090040401178618

 

Contra dance the night away! Every Friday night, 8-10:45 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. New dancers lesson 7:30-8 p.m. $10. Information at contradance.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 Decatur: 2/11

This week in #decaturga: Poetry, books, arts, Valentine’s, Black History legacies, and more

 

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Poetry: Award-winning poets Amy Pence and Marissa McNamara read their works Monday, Feb. 11, 7:15-8:30 pm at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Hosted by Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book. Information at facebook.com/events/807490909583160

 

Books: Jo Watson Hackl discusses her new book “Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe,” Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30-7:30 pm at Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Sq. Information at facebook.com/events/307299296586384

 

Valentine’s Day in Decatur! Find romantic menus at Brush Sushi Izakaya, Café Alsace, No. 246, The Iberian Pig, Wahoo! Grill, and more. Information at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/16559/48

 

Black History Month Celebration: Join DeKalb History Center’s celebration of DeKalb County’s vibrant and powerful African American political heritage, and the legacy of African American citizens in DeKalb. Thursday, Feb. 14, 11 am-1 pm, DeKalb History Center, 101 E. Court Sq. Tickets: $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Registration includes catered buffet lunch. Information at facebook.com/events/398083280765858

 

Sustainability: Agnes Scott College’s Carbon Footprint – Sustainability Town Hall. This ongoing conversation is open to all community members. Thursdays, Feb. 14, 21, and 28 at 6 pm, Agnes Scott College, Alston Luchsinger Community Area. Information at facebook.com/events/252180905700507

 
Youth fun: Friday Nite Live FREE Middle Schoolers Hangout – gaming, movies, ping pong, open gym games, and all the snacks – Friday, Feb. 15, 6-9 pm at Decatur First United Methodist Church (gym and youth rooms), 300 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. Hosted by Decatur Parents Network. Information at memberplanet.com/events/decaturparentsnetwork/middleschoolfridaynitelive_2_15_2019?ts=636854160957504000&fbclid=IwAR3TCosPr_6ClgghIjlJCSCaEAFawEIZKgowNhvl_BWly2yScyfcm8zmUho and decaturparents.net

 

Art: “Perspectives,” a group show from the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia, is on view at Different Trains Gallery 2, 125 Clairemont Ave., Ste. 100 through March 21. Information at differenttrainsgallery.com/perspectives-wcaga-group-exhibit.html

 

Contra dance: Every Friday night, 8-10:45 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. New dancers lesson 7:30-8 p.m. $10. Information at contradance.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: State of the City, Hogwarts party, book talks, casino night, and more!

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Decatur’s State of the City Address has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, Decatur Conference Center, 130 Clairemont Ave. Reception at 5:15 pm; address begins at 6 pm. All are welcome!

 

Book talk: Author Tayari Jones discusses “An American Marriage,” Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 pm. First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Information at georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=1069

 

Hogwarts Party! Brick Store Pub and Little Shop of Stories host a night of Harry Potter magic for all ages. Thursday, February 7 at 6 pm – wizarding robes encouraged. Information at facebook.com/events/325959321349040 and littleshopofstories.com/calendar/list _

 

Agnes Scott hosts Isabel Wilkerson Summit Signature Series Talk and Book Signing: “The Great Migration and Immigration” Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm. Gaines Chapel, Presser Hall. Information at www.agnesscott.edu/featured-events/2019/02/summit-signature-isabel-wilkerson.html

 

Book talk: Author Devi Laskar discusses “The Atlas of Reds and Blues,” Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:15 pm. Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. Information at georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=1068

 

Glennwood’s Casino Night and Silent Auction raises money for the Glennwood PTA with a night on the town. Friday, Feb. 8, 7-10 pm. Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. Information at eventbrite.com/e/glennwoods-casino-night-silent-auction-tickets-50941361985

 

Get in on the Guinness Gilroy glassware giveaway every Friday in February at the Marlay House, 426 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. Information at facebook.com/events/347055312691010/?event_time_id=347055319357676

 

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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