From Dan Magee: The 1st Annual Laurel Ridge Elementary School "Romp Thru The Woods 5K & Fun Run"
Saturday, May 15th, 8:00am. Join the inaugural Laurel Ridge Elementary School “Romp Thru the Woods” 5K/Fun Run. A true off-road race through the woods between Laurel Ridge & Shamrock Middle School. Race is sponsored by the LRES PTA Health & Wellness Committee.
Race Day Info:Packet pick-up 6:30 am; Race Start 8:00 am
Register NOW at www.active.com
From local resident and state archaeologist Dave Crass: The ranch-house is increasingly recognized by scholars as an important part of our architectural history. Find out more about the Georgia Historic Preservation Division's Ranch House initiative at: http://gashpo.org/assets/documents/Ranch%20House%20in%20Georgia%20FINAL%20PDF.pdf
From a local resident: Please help Marley the dog find a home! Marley turned one year old on March 1. He is neutered and up to date on his shots until June. He is friendly to everyone and everything, including other dogs, cats, children, and all people. Marley is currently being fostered and needs to find a great permanent home. Please help Marley find the loving home he deserves, he is such a great dog!
Sonha Payne ( spayne1967 AT mac.com )
From DeKalb County Parks & Recreation: Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, 3787 Klondike Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038. Forms attached.
From Bob and Sue Hagan, Club Scientific: Hi Everyone! Do you have a college student that needs a job this summer? We are now taking applications for college counselors. Students must have completed at least their freshman year by this May and be enrolled for the Fall. High School Seniors are not eligible for this position. The salary is $300 per week. No nights or weekends!! Please apply online by going to our Home Page and clicking on Employment opportunities. Interviews will be held the second week in May. We will call applicants to schedule an interview.
From http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/ via Civic Association Network: Imagine residents safely enjoying their city, socializing with neighbors, and engaging in healthy activities. Imagine if all of this were free, with absolutely no barriers to participation. By the people, for the people. Sound good yet? On May 23rd from 1-6PM, we are turning this dream into a reality by organizing the first-ever Atlanta Streets Alive. This event will take a valuable public space - our city’s streets - and open them up for people to play, walk, bike, breathe, and make their own.
From "Ken Sharpe" ( kensharpe AT bellsouth.net) via Sagamore Hills neighborhood: This Saturday, April 24, from 9AM to 1PM, the DeKalb Master Gardeners Association is having its annual plant sale in the parking lot of the Northlake Mall in front of Macy's. We will be selling annuals, perennials, shrubs and some rare plants. The DMGA supports local gardening projects, particularly the Plant a Row for the hungry and the Atlanta Food Bank. We also support students studying horticulture at Georgia colleges. Several Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions.
Saturday, July 10, 2010: The third annual "Funky-Elegant Lush Summer" Medlock Garden Tour has been set for Saturday, July 10. Do you have a garden, or know of a garden, that would be a good addition to the tour? We are looking for vegetable, flower, wildlife habitat, and all kinds of gardens.
Photos by Tim Bryson and Catherine Larson
PONY RIDES AT LITTLE CREEK FARM, SATURDAY, APRIL 24TH, 1PM-4PM, $5.00. PROCEEDS WILL APPLY TOWARDS A NEW OUTDOOR ARENA. Flyer attached.
More information at their website.
For our gardeners: See this Fernbank web page for plant list and details.
For our gardeners: Our annual native plant sales have been very successful and have funded many of the programs and activities of our society. The countdown to the 2010 GNPS Spring Plant Sale has begun! Friday, April 23 Member Set-up Day 10AM until everything is ready for Saturday's sale. Saturday, April 24 SALE DAY 10AM - 2PM RAIN OR SHINE. Open to the Public.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: April 2010, Here are some topics of interest from recent Board of Commissioner meetings: Marist School SLUP, Motorized Vehicles, Pension Act, Police Academy
Marist School SLUP
One of my goals as a commissioner has to been to protect the county's environmental assets by adopting and honoring legislation that creates well-defined parameters for what is permissible with regards to development. This goal came to the fore with a Special Land Use Plan (SLUP) application from the Marist School.
From Bike Emory: Want to do something to make biking better at Emory? Help Bike Emory count bikes! Knowing how many bicycles come to campus each day will help Bike Emory advocate for cycling improvements to the roads around Emory. On Wednesday, April 21st at 10 am volunteers will meet at the Dobbs University Center (DUC) to get instructions and a detailed list of bike rack locations in an area of campus. Volunteers will then go to count the bikes parked in their assigned zone.
From a local resident: Two Great Ways to Support Local & Healthy Foods for Decatur Schools! The Decatur Farm to School Initiative is hosting two events in April to raise money to integrate Farm to School principles into the curriculum and the cafeteria. The first event, in conjunction with Earth Day, an April 17th viewing of the film, Dirt! The Movie, in the new Decatur High School Auditorium. Dirt! The Movie is an Official Selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival (visit www.dirtthemovie.org for more details).
From local resident Neil Shulman, M.D.: Coming this weekend at Emory University! -- April 16th - 18th! And it's all FREE ! All are welcome...health professionals, lay people, students, anyone with an interest in international issues or getting involved to make a difference in the health and well being of others whether they are around the corner or around the world. Over 1000 people from all continents have registered to attend.... registration at the website www.emoryimvc.org.
From local resident Neil Shulman. Part of his Medical and Health Volunteerism Celebration at Emory.
From a local resident: RUN BACK INTO SHAPE. EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY, 5:30PM - 6:30PM. Starting Tuesday April 27, 2010, The Medlock Community Running Group will be meeting at the Medlock Park Baseball tower (Building in center of baseball fields). Join us for a community run. Please Sign-up through email. List your Name, Age, and Average miles/wk. This is a non-profit, community organization. For more Information, questions or comments please email us at:
From the county. See flyer below and registration form attached.