Saturday, April 27, 2013 10 am - 1 pm. Doors Open @ 9:30 am. Session Location: DeKalb Fire Rescue Building, 1950 W. Exchange Pl., Tucker GA 30084 2nd Floor - Peer Auditorium. Session Topics: Child Internet Safety - Firearm Safety - Narcotics. R.S.V.P. is a must, due to limited seating. Contact your Precinct Public Education Specialist to reserve your seat(s).
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "The International Community School (ICS) invites you to the Atlanta premiere of a documentary feature film about the school titled A Place in the World." [Read more]
For our gardeners from the Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Garden.
From the county's OneDeKalb office: County Educational Scholarship Fund (deadline 4/19); Transportation Plan meetings; Autism resource fair; National Night Out training: "Slow Down" signs; Earth Day workshop; Green Expo; Code Red; Volunteer opportunities.
From the county CEO's office: Community Workshop. Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm. Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur. Help to create a safer community. National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime," is an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. During this training program, attendees will learn the history of National Night Out (NNO) and how it began; learn what is needed to organize a National Night Out event for their community; hear from other neighbors who have participated in past NNO events; and receive NNO resources such as organizational packets.
From MANA: Join the 4th Annual Laurel Ridge Elementary School “Romp Thru the Woods” 5K & 1 mile Fun Run & Tot Trot. A true off-road race through the woods between Laurel Ridge & Druid Hills Middle School. Fun for the entire family! All ages and athletic abilities welcome! The race is sponsored by the LRES PTA Health & Wellness Committee. Start: Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 8:00 AM.
From commissioner Jeff Rader: DeKalb County Road Closure Notification. Beginning 6:00 a.m. Friday April 11, through 6:00 a.m. Saturday April 12, South Ponce de Leon Avenue between Clifton Road NE and Ponce de Leon Avenue NE will be closed to through traffic. Road closure signs will be posted advising of construction work and traffic detours. For more information, contact Clint Fumanti at 404-333-6621.
Have a safe and wonderful weekend -
From the Fernbank Science Center: Spring Plant Sale. Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Available for Purchase: Over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowering perennials. Many of the plants available for purchase are native species that are often hard to find anywhere else! Fernbank Science Center horticulture staff will be on hand to provide planting advice to anyone who might need additional help with their gardening problems. All money generated at the plant sale supports programming at Fernbank Science Center.
For our neighborhood festival fans from the Festival on Ponce website (h/t to Ralph Ellis in the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch): Spring Festival: April 13-14, 2013. The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America's most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and "outsider art". In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children's area and local food and beverage. Attendance is Free.
From Valerie Boss: Friends of Ira B Melton Park will host a workday on Saturday, April 20 from noon-2pm. The plan is to finish gravelling the muddy spots on the trail, but if that's not your cup of tea, feel free to come pull invasive plants or pick up trash. Please supply your own water and work gloves, and wear shoes appropriate for muddy conditions. Wheelbarrows, shovels, and hand pruners are needed if you have them. All are welcome. The entrance to Ira B Melton Park is on Desmond Drive, across from Park Lane.
From Jonathan Cribbs in the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch: " County Backs Out of Management Offer with Little Creek Farm Conservancy. DeKalb County will continue to manage the horse farm alone, the conservancy was told last week.... "[Read more]
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com:
Third hand report with possible lessons for others from Dawn Forman in the Laurel Ridge neighborhood: "I just received this from a neighbor in Lindmoor Woods [in the area bounded by Lawrenceville Highway, 78, and I-285] and wanted to pass it along: "Please share/post the following incident that occurred today around 10-10:30 am on Mayfield Drive (just on the other side of Lawrenceville Hwy from us) in the Lindmoor Woods area:
From lakesidecityalliance.org via North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "ATLANTA (April 10, 2013) – The Lakeside Community Alliance announced today that its next community meeting will be April 18 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation on Clairmont Road in Northeast Atlanta. The event, which is expected to draw hundreds of area residents interested in the
potential formation of a city of Lakeside, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church’s Carlos Community Center at 2500 Clairmont Road, NE Atlanta, 30329.
From April Hunt in the AJC: "Four different proposals swirling around could in theory create at least that many new cities in north and central swaths of Georgia’s third-largest county. But since the boundaries of these would-be cities overlap — mostly in commercial areas highly sought for generating revenue — the battle so far has focused on what the final landscape will look like, not whether the cities make practical sense.
From the county CEO's office. "Brooklyn comes with a $250 training package at Frogs to Dogs. She is sponsored by the Paideia High School Homeless Pets Club. Please come see Brooklyn; she would love to be your forever companion and snuggle up with you...." [Editor's note: We adopted a stray pit bull about a year ago who looks very much like this one, and he turned out, contrary to all the pit bull stories we heard, to be a great dog -- people loving, playful, and smart. With some basic obedience training, he sits, heels, stays, and ignores other dogs on command. If we had the room, we'd adopt this one too.]
From Pat Fox in the ACJ (h/t Jim Hutchinson in the Sagamore Hills neighborhood listserv, Digest #2530): ".... As residents demand more for their tax dollar each year, the new crop of north Fulton cities say they are delivering big time.
From Melissa Weinman in the Reporter Newspapers (h/t to Jim Hutchinson in the Sagamore Hills neighborhood listerv, Digest #2530.): Comments from GA Sen. Fran Millar, GA Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, and county commissioner Jeff Rader on motivations, conflicts, and process in the recent rush to propose new cities in North DeKalb. [Read more]
From the Druid Hills Civic Association website: "New this year, the tour will also feature a speaker series on the history of the neighborhood and a classic car show, sponsored by Lambda Car Club of Atlanta. The event takes place: Friday, April 19,10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, April 20, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday, April 21, 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC, Pop Up Parks