Where to find me:

City Commission Meetings:

Monday, October 17; 7:30pm City Hall

Monday, November 7; 7:30pm City Hall

Monday, November 14; 7:30pm City Hall

Oct 8: Fifth Avenue 5K and Mayor’s Mile

Oct 8: Oakhurst Porchfest II

Oct 11: Listening Session/Town Hall with Representative-elect Renitta Shannon

Oct 16: Active Living Walk 10,000 steps with the Mayor

Oct 16: Football, Franks and the Fuzz

Oct 17: Mayor Visits Clairemont Elementary

Oct 18: Restaurants for Repairs

Oct 25: Decatur Business Association meeting

Oct 26: Farm to School Fall Dine-Out

Oct 27: October Breast Cancer event

Oct 30: Haints and Saints Halloween Parade


Thursday, Oct. 20 • 6:30 p.m. • Decatur Recreation Center 

Decatur’s Lifelong Community Advisory Board’s Taxation and Affordability Committee is hosting a Third Thursday information session for Decatur residents to learn more about the new homestead exemptions that will come up for vote on the Nov. 8 ballot. Join them to learn more. A panel from the City Schools of Decatur and City of Decatur will answer questions and provide information about these five homestead exemptions. One of them is an exemption from school property taxes for homeowners over the age of 65 – an exemption that expires in five years, when it will be re-evaluated.

Wording of the proposed Homestead Exemptions can be found here:


Current Homestead Exemptions can be found here:


Recycle your old electronics and Styrofoam, and safely shred and recycle your documents too!

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 (9 am to 1 pm)

LOCATION: Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley St. (Enter from Columbia Drive)

Sean Woodson, solid waste superintendent, 404-377-5571


Saturday, October 8; 12-6pm

Porchfest will feature six performance slots across six hours this year, Noon to 6pm. But start early in Harmony Park with a sing a long with the Thankful Baptist Church gospel choir and come to the Black Sheep Ensemble closing in Harmony Park thereafter.

For a map, list of porches, and bands, see:


Tuesday, October 11; 6-7:30pm

Decatur Recreation Center

Come meet the newest state legislator for Decatur (we have 4!) If you are in House District 84 (formerly held by Representative Rahn Mayo), she will be your new representative in the State Legislature in January. To find out more about Rep-elect Shannon:


To find your State House District:


When: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:00pm – 8:30pm Where: Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 515 E Ponce de Leon Ave Decatur, GA 30030. This event will be held in Tisdale Hall

Solarize Decatur-DeKalb, the third Community Solarize program in Georgia, is designed to leverage the power of bulk purchasing and facilitate savings. For four months (September-December) businesses, homeowners and municipal buildings will be encouraged to undergo a solar evaluation and perhaps sign a contract to install solar. Pricing is based on a tier system and increased participation helps bring the price down for everyone. Organizers of the program include members of the Decatur Environmental Sustainability Board, Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL), the Georgia chapter of the Sierra Club, and Solar CrowdSource. More than 280 people have already signed up for a free solar evaluation. Decatur residents have until Dec. 31 to sign up for the free evaluation for their home, business or place of worship. For more information: solarizedecatur-dekalb.com.

Thursday, October 13; 6:30-10pm

Marriott in downtown Decatur; 130 Clairemont Avenue

Our community turns up the heat in October at the annual Boil & Brew which features a live auction, boil tastes from local restaurant favorites and craft beer and wine selections. Tickets are on sale now.

presented by Keller Knapp Realty and Lockman Homebuilding
benefiting the Decatur Education Foundation

Friday, Oct. 14 • 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Little Shop of Stories is partnering with Decatur High School’s German Exchange Program to bring its annual Root Beer Festival to the square with an Octoberfest twist. In addition to the soda sampling, there will be bratwurst, Bavarian pretzels and other goodies for purchase, music, and games. All proceeds will benefit On The Same Page, Little Shop’s community-wide reading initiative, and the DHS German Exchange Program. Tickets for this event can be purchased at Little Shop of Stories, 113 E. Court Square

Saturday, October 15, 2016; Noon-5pm

The Old Courthouse Square

101 E. Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030

Enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting on the square in downtown Decatur, Georgia. Each general admission ticket ($45) includes a special tasting glass and unlimited sips from more than 80 breweries. Take it up a notch with a VIP ticket ($90) for the ultimate beer festival experience.

(VIP tickets are still available; general admission tickets are sold out.)

For more info:


Sunday, October 16; 1:30pm; meet at Kavarna

Sunday, October 16; 1-4pm; Ebster Field

Come out and enjoy a fun filled afternoon of hotdogs, flag football and camaraderie as Decatur Police Department takes on the Active Living Youth in flag football.