City Commission Meetings 

  • Monday, February 2; 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, Feb 17, 7:30pm
  • Monday, Mar 2; 7:30pm

Don’t forget! The City Commission meetings are now streaming live. To access the streaming video option, visit www.decaturga.com and click on City Government, City Commission, Streaming Video.

Feb 3: WPNA Meeting

Tuesday, Feb 3, 7pm

Winnona Park Neighborhood Association Membership Meeting

WPNA meeting will be held in the Winnona Park School cafeteria at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 3.

Thursday, Feb 5, 6:30-9:30

First Christian Church

Price of Poverty Symposium

Be part of a great local learning experience!

 On February 10, Decatur High School is hosting the first ever Price of Poverty Symposium for the entire ninth grade class. The full day symposium is funded by the Funk Global Awareness Fund of the Decatur Education Foundation.  For one part of the day, students will be participating in a poverty simulation led by Dr. Michael Rich, Emory professor and DHS parent. There are three ways that the community can get involved in this event:

  1. You can take part in the same simulation the 9th graders will experience (led by Dr. Rich) on Thursday, February 5 from 6:30 to 9:30 at First Christian Church in Decatur. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the same learning the students will do at our symposium. Space is limited to sixty people, so sign up now by emailing Amy Pfeufer at amy@decatureducationfoundation.org.
  2.  You can volunteer to play a role in the simulation at both the community event and the day-log symposium. We’ll train you to be a social worker, pawn broker, Quick Cash chair, etc. at the community event on February 5, and then you’ll play the same role in the student event on February 10. This is an exciting chance to interact with hundreds of freshman as they learn about this important topic firsthand! If you want to volunteer, email Amy Pfeufer at amy@decatureducationfoundation.org.
  3.  The students will also be packing meals for food scarce regions as part of a service project.  You can make a tax-deductible donation to support the food packaging portion of the day www.priceofpoverty.org.

Another successful Martin Luther King, Jr Service Project. Here are the amazing numbers from this year’s event: 

  • Number of homes repaired:   30
  • Number of homes with yard work:  41
  • Number of volunteers participating:   1,270
  • Estimated number of hours volunteered: 10,160
  • Estimated value of volunteer dollars donated:    $226,060 *

* Independent Sector (http://www.independentsector.org/volunteer_time

To help throughout the year, shop at AmazonSmile and they will make a donation to the Decatur Preservation Alliance for the MLK Jr Service project. See http://www.mlkserviceproject.com/

 

 

Saturday, Feb 7; 1pm

Mead Road Mardi Gras!!

The fun begins at Fifth Avenue 4/5 Elementary on Oakview Road @ at 1pm.   There will be face painting and float decorating and general merrymaking.  Beads will be provided and costuming is encouraged!

The parade steps off at 2pm and we’ll march up Oakview to Mead Road then on to The Imperial, at the corner of Mead and West College.  

The Imperial will feature a special menu of red beans and rice, chicken and sausage gumbo and jambalaya.  Proceeds from food and beer sales will be donated to support Decatur Education Foundation music grants for the Decatur City Schools.      

photo (18)It’s official! Google Fiber is coming to metro Atlanta!

I had the opportunity to attend the Google reception and they are excited about coming to the Atlanta region! Google will be working closely with Decatur and other local city leaders on the next steps to build a brand new fiber-optic network capable of delivering gigabit speeds. Sign up for updates about Google at:  www.fiber.google.com.

Sunday, Feb 8; 7pm

Eddie’s Attic

Francine Reed returns for Black History Month

Tickets are available at eddiesattic.com

January was an exciting month in Decatur! In case you missed it, the City received a Green Communities award by the Atlanta Regional Commission at the Platinum level – the first ever! You can read more here and here.

Thursday, Feb 12; 5-9pm

Grilled Cheese Night at Souper Jenny

Proceeds go to the DeKalb Library Foundation “Love Your Library” Campaign

Saturday, Feb 21; 4-7pm

2015 Oakhurst Wine Crawl 

Get your tickets now!  Go tohttps://www.freshtix.com/events/oakhurst-wine-crawl-2015.  Tickets can also be purchased starting this Saturday, January 31st at The Universal Joint or Oakhurst Market.

The 2015 Oakhurst wine crawl will be held on Feb 21, 2015 from 4-7pm.  Participants can taste over 100 different wines while visiting the businesses in Oakhurst.  Over 30 businesses will be showcased this year serving wine.  All wine crawlers must be 21 years of age or older and have valid ID the day of event.  The wine crawl will begin at the Solarium at 231 W Hill Street, Decatur Ga 30030 and participants can stroll the Oakhurst village or ride the Fur Bus ( free of charge ) to businesses along College Ave.  This event is for adults only and will happen on scheduled date rain or shine.  No refunds will be given, as this is a neighborhood sponsored event to promote other events in Oakhurst throughout the year.

 

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