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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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This week in #decaturga: Books, dance, and Decatur’s State of the City

Soniah Kamal discusses “Unmarriageable” – Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan. Monday, Jan. 28, 7:15-9 pm at the Decatur Library / Georgia Center for the Book, 215 Sycamore St. Information at facebook.com/events/334495654051684

Decatur’s State of the City address looks at where we are and what’s next during this month’s Decatur Business Association meeting. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Decatur Conference Center, 130 Clairemont Ave. Networking reception starts at 5:15 pm, address/meeting begins at 6 pm. All are welcome. Information at decaturdba.com

Core Dance presents “American Playground” and “The Third Dance” Jan. 31 through Feb. 3, 7:30 pm, at 7 Stages, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Information at coredance.org. (Photo by Efrat Mazor)

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: Tuesday City Commission meeting, community stormwater discussion, and art on view

Decatur’s City Commission meets tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 pm at City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St. in an open session. Everyone is welcome! 
 

Deep dive on city stormwater issues, regulations, and possibilities. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6-8 pm at Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St. Information at decaturnext.com/stormwater 

 
Aimée Gallery hosts “Sticking Together,” a showcase of collage art, with an opening reception this Thursday, Jan. 24, 6-9 pm. 335 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite B. Information at aimee-jewelry-and-fine-art-gallery.com

 
Expanding Civil Rights: Women of the Movement” special exhibit is on view at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., through Thursday, Jan. 24 during regular library hours. Curated by Mike Glenn, former NBA player, from his vast collection of rare books, newspapers and magazines that document African American history and culture. Information at dekalblibrary.org/news/mike-glenns-expanding-civil-rights-women-of-the-movement-exhibit-comes-to-decatur-library

 
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

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This week in #decaturga: Raise a glass to Camp Fire victims, learn local health care history, and look back at L.L. Wyatt’s watch over Greene County.
Support California’s Camp Fire victims with a drink at the Brick Store Pub (125 E. Court Sq.), Tuesday, Jan. 15. They’ll be pouring Sierra Nevada’s Resilience IPA and donating a dollar for every beer. Information at facebook.com/events/760672267630924

 

Dive into 125 years of Grady and the health care history of DeKalb during a FREE lunch-and-learn talk at the DeKalb History Center (101 E. Court Sq.), Tuesday, Jan. 15, 12-1 p.m. BYO-lunch. Information at dekalbhistory.org/dekalb_history_center_events-programs.htm

 

Participate in an open house and workshop for Atlanta Avenue railroad crossing improvements. All are welcome to drop in! Atlanta Friends Meeting House (701 W. Howard Ave.) Wednesday, Jan. 16, 4:30- 7:30 p.m. Information at http://www.decaturga.com/Home/Components/News/News/837/

 

Join Decatur’s Mayor Emerita Mary Elizabeth Wilson and author Claire Underwood Hertzler as they discuss The High Sheriff of Greene and growing up in Greene County, Georgia under legendary lawman L.L. Wyatt’s watch. Part of the DeKalb History Center’s ongoing Hops at the History Center book signings and sips series. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 101 E. Court Sq. Tickets: $5 members, $10 non-members; includes one drink ticket with the option to purchase more. Information at dekalbhistory.org/dekalb_history_center_events-programs.htm

 

Find upcoming Decatur community events at visitdecaturgeorgia.com/plan/calendar-of-events

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