From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Health Services grants; Supporting police; Ebola info; Economic needs of women; Medicare open enrollment; Hispanic heritage; Civil Rights.
From PTA co-Presidents Laura Disque (CHCA neighbor) and Melissa Fishbein: Please join us for out General PTA Meeting on Wednesday, October 22nd, 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Annexation will be a top agenda item. We will have informed individuals on a panel to share information and answer questions.
From the League of Women Voters, AJC, and WSB: "The 2014 Online Voter Guide is a non-partisan resource for voters in the metropolitan area. The questions are a product of the work of the League of Women Voters of Georgia and AJC staff. The League, the AJC, and WSB-TV do not endorse candidates and thoroughly believe that voters should judge candidates based on their own merits, ideas and platform. We work very hard to provide an intelligent, equitable forum where that can occur.
From the CHCA Board: The CHCA board is seeking a volunteer or volunteers to replace retiring CHCA website/newsletter editor and website administrator Tim Bryson. A content editor for the website and newsletter finds relevant news, posts it on the website, and distributes a digest of those posts weekly via Mailchimp. They also administer CHCA's Facebook and Twitter accounts. This takes on average about an hour a week.
For our literary residents, a free lecture open to the public, from Emory: Ron Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor of English Emeritus at Emory University, will give a lecture titled “Into the Heartland of the Ordinary: Seamus Heaney, Thomas Hardy, and the Divided Tradition of Modern and Contemporary Poetry” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room at Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Library.
From Mark Niesse in the AJC: "DeKalb County’s state representatives are holding a series of three town hall meetings in October. The meetings will be open to the public, and the most of the 16-member DeKalb House Delegation is expected to attend. The events will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 21 at Maloof Auditorium in Decatur and Oct.
From the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve: Join us at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve for our annual harvest festival onSunday, October 19 from 4-7pm for food, kids’ activities, music, and s'mores by the bonfire. A local girl scout troop will be holding a bake sale and we will have hot dogs, drinks, and fixings available as well. We will also be joined by Cutie the sheep, who is part of flock who will be grazing our English ivy later this winter.
From Tom Doolittle in the Brookhaven Post: ".... On Monday, Herman Lorenz, representing Briarcliff attempted to show ... why he projected no action, annexation or inclusion into a new city, would be taken by the General Assembly in 2015. Lorenz explained that the opportunity to add the Farmers Market area to a large new city map will have to wait until legislation determines Decatur annexations or Emory/Druid Hills disposition with the City of Atlanta.
From their Facebook Page: ".... On behalf of the proposed Druid Hills Charter Cluster (DHCC), and with a sense of despair for DeKalb County, we the Board of Directors of DHCC hereby withdraw our petition to become a charter cluster.
From ICS via their Facebook Page: The International Community School (located in the former Medlock Elementary School building at 2418 Wood Trail) is hosting a Fall Festival this Saturday. The event will take place from 10a - 2p. Admission is $5 for kids (adults are FREE!). There will be crafts, games, a bouncy house and a menagerie of animals (including a chinchilla and a bearded dragon!). This event is a fundraiser for the school and proceeds will benefit ICS's ongoing mission.
[Update 10/15/14 This event cancelled. We will schedule a work day later in the fall.] From CHCA resident and Melton Park work coordinator Valerie Boss: Greetings neighbors, Hands on Atlanta---Park Pride has rounded up a large group of volunteers for Hands on Atlanta. They are from Cornell Alumni Atlanta Association and Cornell Hotel Society, and they¹ve agree to do a privet pull at Ira B Melton Park on Saturday, Oct 18. Please come join the fun. Bring your bodies, your shovels, and your good cheer. We need all the help we can get. Let¹s see who gets the dirtiest.
From Lisa Crowder for Keep DeKalb Beautiful: HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING. Saturday, October 18th - 8:00a - 12:00p at the Central Transfer Facility - 3720 Leroy Scott Dr (30032). Hi everyone! I'm on the Board of Directors of Keep DeKalb Beautiful and wanted to make sure you are all aware of this upcoming event. It is really a GREAT event and is held twice each year. Be prepared for a little wait because it is generally very well attended, but it's also very well organized so the line usually moves along quickly. If you've been holding on to hazardous waste not knowing how to safely dispose of it, here's your opportunity (miss this one and the next one will be in the Spring).
From the Georgia Perimeter College Decatur Campus Native Plant Garden at 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur (note the talk by CHCA neighbor Ron Smith): This week on Friday, October 10, Susan Todd will guide us through the garden to enjoy the "Outcrop, Sandbox and More" at 10:30. Susan will highlight the wonderful fall flowers and color of two of our outstanding gardens of native plants. Ron Smith will speak at noon on "Creating a Native Plant Pollinator Garden". You will learn about the important role of pollinators, learn how to design and construct a low maintenance home pollinator garden using either simple or complex garden options, and learn about the highest rated native plants for attracting and sustaining pollinators and other beneficial insects. We hope you will join us this Friday. Signs in the garden will direct you for the walk at 10:30 and for the talk in room SH1100 at noon.
From Fernbank Science Center: Fossil Day; Planetarium benefit for breast cancer; Halloween fun with flashlights; Chemistry Day.
Popol Vuh (Maya Book of Creation); Cooking with maize; Mummies and Milkshakes: Babar the Elephant concert.
From the Druid Hills Civic Association: The first annual Emory Village art festival will be held on four consecutiveThursday evenings - October 9, 16, 23 & 30 at7-8:30pm. A celebration of local artists, food & music, it will feature a pop-up, open-air art gallery along with light bites and beverages. Local business will offer specials to attendees. Visitor parking will be available in the Emory University/Barnes and Noble parking deck on Oxford Rd. (free after 7pm).
From the Atlanta In-Town Paper: ".... While the mailer says residents have a choice of joining City Briarcliff, Avondale Estates, Decatur or City of South DeKalb, it prominently lists the benefits of joining Briarcliff, including a lower tax base, local zoning control, greater police presence and an accountable government...." [