CHCA Community Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
08/29/2014 - 7:00pm

Notice of CHCA Community Meeting to elect new officers, discuss annexation issues.

When: Friday, August 29 at 7 p.m.

Emory community meeting

Event Date and Time: 
09/23/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

From Emory: Dear Neighbors:  Please mark your calendars for our next quarterly community meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, from 6:30-8:00 PM, in room E160 in the Health Sciences Research Building (HSRB).  The HSRB is on Haygood Drive, next to Druid Hills High School and parking is available on Andrews Drive adjacent to the building.

Decatur Book Festival

Event Date and Time: 
08/29/2014 - 2:00pm - 08/31/2014 - 5:45pm

Keynote events feature Joyce Carol Oates and Pat Conroy.  Here is the website FAQ and the schedule.  Here is an overview from their FAQ page.

What happens at a book festival?

A lot. Every book festival is a little different, but at most festivals you can expect:

District 2 update 8/28/14

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda; MARTA survey; Bike ride for childrens' advocacy; Emory Village Open Streets.

Voter Education and Outreach Training for Community Organizations

Event Date and Time: 
09/03/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

From the county CEO's Office of Neighborhood Empowerment (OneDeKalb): Wednesday, September 3 | 6:30 - 8:00 pm DeKalb County Registration & Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur GA 30032. Learn the when, why, and how of voting. This training will provide information on the following topics:   

Cityhood candidates given November deadline

From Mark Niesse in the AJC: "Georgia representatives are giving three DeKalb cityhood movements until Nov. 15 to agree on boundaries. If they don’t, state lawmakers will do it for them...."  [Read more.] See also this Decaturish blog post summarizing the situation for our area.  

District 6 update 8/22/14

From District 6 Commissioner Kathie Gannon: Bike Rodeo; MARTA survey; Sanitation pilot update; Animal services adoption special.

Annexation meeting notes from 8/21/14

From CHCA resident representative Jim Smith and Mark Knowles on meeting with Druid Hills Civic Association [See also the notes from MANA representatives.]: Impressions and notes from 8/21/2014 meeting at Fraser Center.

1. Annexation of DHCA into the City of Atlanta is not imminent, but is actively under consideration. They plan to survey their residents (4400 homes) with final results by Thanksgiving. This has to be completed before they can either petition the city to annex them (rarely done because the requirements under state law are very tough to meet) or get legislation drawn and submitted at the capitol during the next legislative session that would allow for an annexation referendum.

MANA statement on Druid Hills/Atlanta annexation issue

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association e-bulletin: As many of you know, the Druid Hills neighborhood has been considering annexation into the City of Atlanta.  MANA representatives have been talking with some of the people involved and will continue to follow these issues closely to ensure that our voices are heard and our questions are answered; we will be meeting with representatives of neighborhood associations in interested/involved areas and some representatives of the City of Atlanta this week.  We're urging you to send to any questions you have to medlockassoc@gmail.com by Thursday morning.  We can't guarantee answers, but we'll try to present  as many questions as we can.

MARTA survey

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: In an effort to transform MARTA for future growth in the Atlanta region, the Authority is in the midst of investigating ways to improve access to bus, rail and Mobility (paratransit) services. Dubbed the Comprehensive Operations Analysis (COA), this initiative involves feedback from employees, current customers and the general public.  Please take a moment to complete a short online survey on what improvements you’d like to see in MARTA’s rail and bus service. 

Cityhood informational meeting

Event Date and Time: 
08/28/2014 - 7:00pm

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: The City of Briarcliff  Initiative has scheduled an informational meeting for Medlock and Clairmont Heights at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road [

Druid Hills Charter Cluster meeting

Event Date and Time: 
08/27/2014 - 9:15am

From the Druid Hills Charter Cluster Facebook page: "Thank you to the Emory LaVista Parent Council for hosting the following upcoming meeting:  Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Sagamore Hills Elementary School, 1865 Alderbrook Road, Atlanta, GA 30345. Join us at 9:15 am (refreshments begin at 8:45 am)  Get the Facts About the Druid Hills Charter Cluster: Answering Your Questions!

Dunwoody Butterfly Festival

Event Date and Time: 
08/16/2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

From the Reporter Newspapers: "The Butterfly Festival returns to Dunwoody Park! Check out two tents filled with hundreds of butterflies. Activities include a butterfly release, birds of prey show, live animal encounters, games, educational booths, crafts, music, food and drinks. Early member preview, 9 a.m.; general admission, 10 a.m. Rain or shine event. Tickets, $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-12, free for children 3 and under. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Dr., Dunwoody, 30338.

DeKalb charter school hearings

From Ann Marie Quill in the Reporter Newspapers: "The DeKalb County School District is hosting a number of meetings to gather public comment as it seeks to become the largest charter system in Georgia.   The school must submit a petition to the Georgia Department of Education, and needs public input  on autonomy and flexibility at schools and how that autonomy and flexibility can lead to innovations in how students are taught and how the school is governed.

GPC garden native plant sale

For our gardeners: Ferntastic Plant Sale with 15% Discount, Wednesday, Aug 20, and FridayAug 22, 10:00 - 1:00.  We will have our final Plant Sales of the summer featuring Ferns for our Ferntastic Sale onWednesday, August 20 and Friday, August 22 from 10:00 - 1:00 with a 15% discount on plants.  Note the special summer hours.  We have over 25 fern species including Dixie Wood, Ostrich and Lady Ferns.  This is probably the largest selection of ferns we have offered in a couple of years.  In addition, we still have a few Hydrangeas and Native Azaleas along with many summer perennials including a few native Bog Plants.  We sincerely appreciate your support of the garden.  The garden only accepts cash and checks.

Decatur fun bike ride

Event Date and Time: 
08/15/2014 - 6:30pm

For our cyclists from Cheryl Burnette in the Decatur Metro blog: Join Decatur Active Living for the Third Friday Fun Bike Ride this Friday, August 15. Meet at the Church Street MARTA Station and be ready to ride at 6:30 PM. This month we will ride through Agnes Scott College, catch a PATH to Oakhurst, ride to Kirkwood and return to Decatur via the PATH – a total of only five miles. Then we will head to a local watering hole for refreshments.

Decatur BBQ, Blues, and Bluegrass festival

Event Date and Time: 
08/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

From the festival website: Mark your calendar for August 16, 2014, and don’t miss the 14th Annual Decatur Barbeque, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival, at Harmony Park in Decatur.  Please note that no outside coolers will be permitted on the site.  Decatur’s 14the Annual Decatur Barbeque, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival is brought to you by: the Community Center of the South Decatur and the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association. All proceeds of the festival directly into the Decatur community.  

County Operations Task Force meeting schedule

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: DeKalb Government Operations Task Force Meeting Schedule Announced

DECATUR, Ga. – The Task Force on DeKalb County Operations (the Operations Task Force) has announced its calendar of meeting dates for the remainder of 2014.  All meetings will occur at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030 at 6 p.m. at the following dates:

District 2 update 8/14/14

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda summary; Sanitation pilot.

County youth fall cross-country and soccer registration

From the county interim CEO's Office of Neighborhood Empowerment: 

Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs Youth Fall Cross Country Registration
Youth Fall Cross County is for ages 5-14 and will include four track meets, which will be held on October 4, 11, 18, and 25 at a charge of $30 per participant. To access online registration, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks and click the "Register Online" button on the department's homepage, or you may register in person at the center of your choice.

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