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Ready to relax after a hectic Thanksgiving holiday?  Woodlands Garden invites you to complete your holiday weekend with a quiet walk on the trails through the woods from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 25.

Enjoy the stunning Japanese maples (keep your fingers crossed they hold their leaves through the weekend).  Beech trees are coming into their glory with shades of brown, gold and yellow.  The birds are singing and the hawks are out in force.

They have ordered perfect autumn weather and they will build a warm fire and serve hot drinks in the Pavilion.  Come on out and enjoy a free relaxing end to your celebration(s).

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What a week! Here at the City of Decatur we hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving and hope that you’re in town for Small Business Saturday (more on that in a second). You should have received your Holiday Sanitation Schedule on your door this weekend. Normal trash and recycling services for Thursday, Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving) and Friday, Nov. 23 (Black Friday) will be on Wednesday, Nov. 21 (the day before Thanksgiving).

Black Friday
Boogaloos After Thanksgiving Day Sale. 30 percent off all full price merchandise from 9am-1pm and 15 percent off all full price merchandise after 1pm through Sunday, Nov. 25.
• At Decatur CD, Black Friday means independent-record-store-only releases. Click here for a full list.
Boutique Karma’s Black Friday Sale lasts through Nov. 25, 25 percent off the entire store.

Small Business Saturday
11am-5pm on the Square
Do your holiday shopping in Decatur and bring your local purchases to the Decatur tent on the square to get them wrapped for free! There will be holiday music, five minute massages, Keep It Indie-Catur gift basket raffles, free college football face tattoos, candy, and live musical performances around town.

1-4pm Harmony Park, Oakhurst
Bring your dog with you to Harmony Park in Oakhurst from 1-4pm to get a holiday pet portrait made.

Remember to save your receipts! Spend $200 at city of Decatur shops in the month of November, then bring them to the square on Small Business Saturday or to the second floor of City Hall during the week and get a $20 gift card from a Decatur restaurant while supplies last.

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The City of Decatur celebrates the 30th annual Decatur Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes featuring homes throughout the City, and benefits four outstanding local non-profit groups. The theme for this year’s tour is “Celebrating 30 Years of Decatur Living” and highlights homes throughout Decatur ranging from new builds, to Craftsmen renovations, to the stunning Rosehill Estate . Tour goers can board a complimentary shuttle at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Decatur, hop on and off the throughout the two evenings and take advantage of the dining and shopping opportunities in Decatur as well as tour seven of Decatur’s most beautiful homes.

Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st     5:30-9:30pm

Tickets available here, $20 in advance, $25 at the door

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Terrific Thursdays in Decatur are not just about sweet discounts and yummy snacks in the shops and restaurants-they are also about celebrating the season and the arts! 

You are invited to join us on the Marta Plaza this Thursday evening for a very cool experience that you do not want to miss!

‘Chapel Perilous’ is an intimate performance and video installation taking audiences on a wild ride of religious ecstasy and spiritual transformation. In traditional mythology, the Chapel Perilous is a place of transformation – it is a place that strips away the layers of this world to reveal the enduring cord that binds us to the divine. The Object Group invites small groups of seven into our Chapel.  ‘Chapel Perilous’ is a multifaceted performance installation combining video projections, silhouettes, and three performers manipulating resonant objects and their own bodies in striking tableau based on spiritual themes.  ‘Chapel Perilous’ lasts 15 minutes and will run continuously all night.

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Weekend Reminders

There are several things going on in and around Decatur this weekend that you won’t want to miss.

  • Decatur Arts Alliance Yard Sale at the Art Shack, 903 Church Street 9:00-1:00pm
  • Meeting of the Mayors, Lanier Park on College Avenue at the new border of City of Decatur and City of Avondale Estates, 12:00pm
  • Veteran’s Day Memorial- Sunday, Nov. 11th  11am

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Keep DeKalb Beautiful will host a “Shred & Tread” Recycling Event this weekend in honor of America Recycles Day. DeKalb citizens, including residents of City of Decatur, are invited to bring their sensitive documents for free on-site shredding (limit of five (5) boxes per person)

In addition to the paper shredding option, they will also be collecting your new and gently used shoes through the Soles 4 Souls program. Soles 4 Souls is a non-profit dedicated to providing shoes to people in developing nations.

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WHEN: Saturday, November 10th, 2012- 9am-1pm

WHERE:  The DeKalb County Sanitation Division Central Transfer Station
3720 Leroy Scott Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
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Items for Shredding:
accounts payable/receivable, invoices, client/customer records, confidential finance information,  ballots, business correspondence, contracts, bids and quotations, inventory lists, personnel records, meeting minutes,  new product proposals, customer lists, prescription slips, appointment schedules, arbitration/grievance files, legal  documents, job applications, maps and blueprints, cancelled and blank checks, insurance forms and records, bank  statements, patent application materials, medical records, tax records, legal documents, payroll records, billing statements, any personal documents containing SS #’s, credit card #’s, home address, telephone #’s, or bank account info.

Types of Shreddables:
carbon paper, colored paper, computer paper, fax paper, glossy paper, invoice paper, laser printouts,  ledger paper, letterhead, stationery, transparencies, post-it notes, microfilm / microfiche, plastic credit and ID cards, window envelopes, stapled papers, file folders, brochures, and catalogues.

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For specific event questions or volunteer opportunities, please contact Keep DeKalb Beautiful at 404-371-2654 or download the event brochure HERE.

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From Angie Macon at the Decatur Arts Alliance…

We are moving uptown!! The Decatur Arts Alliance is having a BIG yard sale before we move into our new office on Clairemont. We are selling EVERYTHING…office furniture, vintage Wine Festival glassware, tshirts, art, framed and unframed Decatur Arts Festival posters from this decade and the last–plus golf clubs, furniture, microwave and so much more…..

Saturday, November 6th 2012

9:00am-1:00pm

903 Church Street  Decatur, GA 30030

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Meeting of the Mayors

Please join the City of Decatur and the City of Avondale Estates in celebrating the merging of our City boundaries on Saturday, November 10th at 12:00 p.m. at Lanier Park located at Sam’s Crossing.  The recent annexation of property along E. College Avenue allowed, for the first time, the boundaries of the City of Avondale Estates and the City of Decatur to meet. The annexation gives both the City of Avondale Estates and the City of Decatur control over the redevelopment of these areas, which are gateways to both cities. The City of Avondale Estates and the City of Decatur are partners in creating  successful, sustainable communities.

Refreshments from local Avondale Estates and Decatur merchants will be provided.

All are welcome to attend

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Yep, Halloween is over, November is here, which can only mean one thing: the holiday season has begun! Before you roll your eyes and mumble something to the effect of “The holidays start earlier and earlier every year. Bah! Humbug! ” just keep in mind that you don’t have to go to the mall to get your shopping done. In fact, the holidays can be a downright enjoyable experience if you stay in Decatur.

Visit www.decaturga.com/terrificthursdays to see a list of the specials, discounts and open houses that over 30 local shops and restaurants are hosting in November and December. This year Terrific Thursdays are Nov. 8, 15 & 29 and Dec. 6, 13 & 20, so mark your calendars and spend the evening walking, dining, and shopping with your family.

In addition to Thursday specials, we’ll also be posting non-Thursday events going on around town at www.facebook.com/indiecatur. Go ahead and Like the page so you can stay on top of what’s happening around town.

This year we’ll also be celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. More on that in a future post.

Know of anything we left off? If so, make sure to Tweet about it with #indiecatur to help spread the local Decatur love.

Remember, Keep It Indie-Catur this holiday season!

 

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Decatur Heights Invites the Community
to our
Safety and Home Security Event
Saturday, November 3, 10a.m – Noon
The Church at Decatur Heights
735 Sycamore Drive

Featuring:

Decatur Police Department Mobile Unit
 “Social Media Safety” class for teens & parents to attend
together. (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in community room.)
 Child Identification Fingerprints card for school aged
children
 Bikes Registry
Duncan Cottrell, The Entry Enforcer
 Check out smart options for safeguarding your home.
 Hear a 20 minute presentation, “Options for Securing Doors
and Windows,” offered at 10a.m. and 11:30a.m.
Duncan Cottrell is a home security expert and Local Voice
blogger on Decatur-Avondale Patch. He has gotten rave
reviews from our neighbors!
Decatur Fire Department (from 10:00a.m–11:30a.m.)
 Smart 911 Program enrollment
 Free Home Safety Check sign-ups for smoke detector
installation
Decatur Heights Neighborhood Watch
 Enroll in the Neighborhood Watch program
 Sign up to receive alerts notifications

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