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Jeff Galloway and Mayor Bill Floyd at Last Year's Kick-off Event

The City of Decatur is ready to defend its “Most Fit City” award received last year at the KP Corporate Run/Walk. We are once again forming Team Decatur for the annual event. Join us this Thursday, July 28th from 6-8pm for the official Kick-off Celebration on the Old Courthouse Square.

  • Visit with local fitness and wellness businesses in the Health Expo.
  • Drawings for prizes and gift certificates and one lucky attendee will win a free beach retreat weekend with Olympian Jeff Galloway on the Florida panhandle near Seaside!
  • Receive information about FREE training walks and runs held around the city.
  • Morgan Rowe will be performing!

For more information and to register for Team Decatur, click here.

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The Decatur Recreation Center is about to undergo a huge renovation and is packing up to begin the move this coming Monday, May 23rd to Beacon Hill. The “temporary” Rec Center will be located in the old Theatre Decatur space at Beacon Hill, right behind the Decatur Police Station. The new address is 430 W. Trinity Place and the entrance is on the rear of the building.

While we move our technology on Monday  morning, the phone lines will be down for about an hour. After that, all registration for camps, sports, etc. will be at the new location. If you try to call and can’t reach us, just leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we are online again.

After-school, exercise classes and other regular programming will continue at the present location until school is out on Friday, May 27th, then all summer camps and regular Rec Center activities will be at Beacon Hill.

We look forward to serving the community in our temporary location!

For updates throughout the coming months, visit www.beactivedecatur.com.


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Due to the 100% chance of rain tomorrow, we have decided to reschedule Touch A Truck for April 30 from 10 am until 1 pm. The Public Works folks have cleaned all the trucks in anticipation of the event, so if you see them around be sure to tell them how nice the trucks look!

See you on April 30th.

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The City of Decatur and the Decatur Business Association invite you to join “Team Decatur” as we participate in the KP Corporate Run/Walk  5K on Thursday, September 16th.

 What’s in it for you?

  • 8 weeks of Fitness Tips
  • Training schedules for beginners and experienced walkers and runners
  • Free runs and walks around the City of Decatur offered by Big Peach, One Step at a Time, FleetFeet Decatur, Decatur Active Living and more!
  • Fitness related discounts
  • An evening of fun, and fitness
  • Free t-shirt
  • Race refreshments and more at the Team Decatur tent at the World’s Largest Office Party

 Visit the KP Corporate Run/Walk site today at www.kpcorporaterunwalk.com and go to the registration page to sign up to be a part of Team Decatur. Be sure to click on Team Decatur so you can run or walk with our great community, colleagues and friends.

For more information contact Cheryl Burnette, Cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.

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The City of Decatur Police Department will host a charity softball tournament on Sunday, July 11 on behalf of Officer Amy Hall whose house burned down in May.  Following the tournament the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association will sponsor a cookout and auction at The Solarium, 321 W. Hill Street from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The community is invited to both events.

The softball tournament is an open tournament and begins at 8 a.m. with games being played at both Oakhurst and McKoy parks.  The tournament is single elimination with a one hour maximum time limit and the championship game ending at 12:30 p.m.  Softball teams are being coordinated by Decatur Active Living and a $200 application fee per team is due on the day of the tournament. Interested teams should contact Lindsey Struck by 1 pm on Wednesday, July 7 at 678-553-6550.

The cookout begins at 11 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. and features plenty of good food and beverages plus a live band.  There is a $10 entrance fee ($5 for softball participants).

All donations raised by the softball tournament and cookout will be given to the Amy Hall Fund at Decatur First Bank.  For more information contact Marc Brennan, owner of Universal Joint and treasurer of the Decatur Business Association.

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Glenlake Pool will be closed today until 5 pm for necessary sanitation procedures. Please enjoy swimming at Ebster or McKoy pools to stay cool. Have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!

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 Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 20th for the annual “Touch-a-Truck” event from 10 am until 1 pm in the Callaway Building Parking Lot located at 120 West Trinity Place. This free community event gives children of all ages a chance to touch, explore and see their favorite truck or equipment on wheels. The City of Decatur fire truck, dump trucks, tractors, police cars, motorcycles, bicycles and many other vehicles will be on display, as well as vehicles from DeKalb County.

For more information, please contact Greg White at 678-553-6543.

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toh 2005_logoThe 27th Annual Decatur Holiday Candlelight Tour of Homes tickets are now on sale. I know everyone is going to rush out to get theirs just like they did the Beer Festival tickets!

This year’s tour features 8 Homes and 2 Points of Interest in the Clairemont/Great Lakes area of Decatur. The Tour of Homes committee has planned the tour so attendees could walk from home to home. There will also be a shuttle available, compliments of Decatur Active Living. You can park your car at the Decatur First Baptist Church on Clairemont and ride the shuttle to all the homes.

Tickets are $20 in advance and are being sold at The Seen Gallery on Church Street, The Seventeen Steps on Ponce de Leon Place, Bicycle South on North Decatur Road and Intown Ace Hardware on Scott Boulevard. Tickets will also be available during the Tour at each home for $25.

Proceeds from the Tour of Homes go to the Decatur Youth Fund and the Decatur Preservation Alliance.

For more information visit www.decaturtourofhomes.com.

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Wow, a weekend in Decatur and no festivals. What will we do? No fear- there is “always something fun to do in Decatur”.

dha hc On Friday night, plan on attending the Decatur High School Homecoming Parade, unless the rain moves in. We will keep you updated. If not raining, the Parade begins at 5:30 pm. Meredith fills us in with the details in the previous blog.

WePoOct09LgFor the readers that are shoppers (and even those who are not) visit the shops in Downtown Decatur as they celebrate Fourth Friday. Discounts, refreshments, and more. Great time to begin your holiday shopping, support our local businesses, and have fun all at the same time!

pumpkins-1Glennwood Academy’s Great Pumpkin Extravaganza will be held all weekend long! Many types of pumpkins will be available for purchse. Check the dates and times below.

  • Friday, October 16th and 23rd:   3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 17th and 24th:   10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 18th and 25th:   Noon until 6 p.m.
  • jck olDecatur Active Living invites the community to participate in a Pumpkin Carving Contest on Saturday from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street. Clean and carve your pumpkin for Halloween! Dress for the event and join the fun. For more information contact Lee Williams, Lee.Williams@decaturga.com, 678-553-6551.

    On Saturday evening, Our House presents  “A Night in Tuscany”, a fundraiser for the organization. The event will be held at Callawolde Fine Arts Center from 6:30 until 11 pm. For more information, click here.

    woodlandsgarden_logoOn Sunday, from 2 until 4 pm, join the community at Woodlands Garden for “Music in the Garden” featuring acoustic musicians Don Fay and George Eckard of “The Unusual Suspects”. For more information, click here.

    Little Shop of Stories invites everyone to its Coraline Movie Screening tonight at 7 p.m. Get into the Halloween spirit early this year by joining the Little Shop folks for some popcorn and a screening of a favorite super creepy (and well-made) movie, Coraline, based on the book by Neil Gaiman. Read more about this event here.


    The Annual Church Street Fall Fest is this Sunday. For more information, see our previous post on the festival.

    Have a great weekend in Decatur!

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