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Saturday, March 10; 2-5pm; United Methodist Children’s Home property

Refining Ideas for UMCH

For each workshop, the project team will get everyone on the same page with an initial summary of information to-date — ideas collected at the kick-off, significant aspects of the site, and the general physical characteristics we have to work with.

(Note: this workshop will begin with further opportunity to tour the campus, including some key buildings open for viewing. If you missed our four-hour kick-off, this option offers a second chance to explore.)

Thereafter, we’ll break into table discussions to drill down on and map various ideas and explore how each might contribute to or otherwise further Decatur’s strategic goals.

We’ll end with an opportunity to ask questions, share the outcomes of our conversations and, if need be, affix additional ideas to our imagination boards.

Make plans now to attend. We hope to see you there.


Saturday, March 10; Decatur High School Gym

Harlem Wizards Basketball – Trick Hoops and Alley Oops!

Decatur High School Gym

5:00 pm Food Trucks Open
6:00 pm Gym Doors Open
(Courtside Plus Ticket Holders – Meet & Greet with Wizards Players)
6:30 pm Wiz Kids Warm Up
(Any Kid in Wizards’ Jerseys can help the Wizards players warm up on the court!)
7:00 pm Game Time!

For more information and tickets:

Saturday, March 10; 8:30 am – 1 mile; 9 am – 5K; 10 am – Tot trot

Tour DeCatur

Decatur’s largest 5K event happens each March and brings out 3,000+ residents from age 2-82. The tour features a one-mile fun run and tot trot, in addition to the 5K so be sure to bring the whole family. Number pick-up takes place at the Tour Expo, held the Friday before the run, and features some favorite teachers taking a pie in the face. To register:

Wednesday, March 14; 4-6pm; Community Room of Public Works Building, 2635 Talley St

Informational meeting regarding Proposed Rezoning of East Decatur Station area

Over the past few years, the City of Decatur has undertaken a review of the current zoning of the area known as East Decatur Station. The City of Decatur proposes the rezoning of the East Decatur Station area from C3 (Heavy Commercial District) to MU (Mixed-Use District). An informal public open house has been scheduled to update property owners within and adjacent to the area.

March 15-25; DHS

GREASE the Musical presented by Decatur High School Performing Arts

More info:

Saturday, March 17; 5-9pm;  Galeria Regina Art Gallery


409 Mead Road, unit 5

Galeria Regina Opening:


Explorations in Drawing and Sculpture

Saturday, March 17; 10am-1pm; East Lake MARTA station North lot


Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the annual Touch-a-Truck Event. This fun community event gives children of all ages an opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks or equipment on wheels.  The City of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and many other types of vehicles will be on display. This year we will even have a solar panel display truck!

Ride the train! This year’s Touch a Truck event will be held in the East Lake MARTA station NORTH lot. We encourage visitors to ride the train to the event and make this a family field trip!

Register your bike!  We encourage folks to ride their bike to the event to have it registered by the Decatur Police Department. All those who ride their bike to the event will also receive a special bike pin!

Food Drive! March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign that focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. When you come to Touch-A-Truck, join in the effort by bringing any canned or non-perishable food item. All items will be delivered to DEAM, Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry.

Touch-a-Truck takes place in the East Lake MARTA station NORTH parking lot on DeKalb Avenue. Parking is limited so consider riding the train, walking or biking to the event. For more information, contact Cheryl Burnette 678-553-6541 or Be sure to visit for up-to-date information on all Active Living programs throughout the year.

This year’s event is sponsored by the City of Decatur and MARTA

Sunday, March 18

Publix Georgia Marathon

Join your neighbors to cheer on the runners!

Tuesday, March 20; 5-7pm; Decatur Square


Budget Expo
The City of Decatur is encouraging citizens to get an up-close and personal look at the city’s budgeting process March 20, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., on the Square. (The event will move to the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street, in the case of inclement weather.) Find out the “pending spending” planned for the 2019 city budget and how it supports the 2010 Strategic Plan principles developed by Decatur citizens. Talk to representatives from all city departments and play Budget Bingo for fun prizes.

Friday, March 23; 6pm; 300 block of W Ponce de Leon

Movie Night on West Ponce!

WONDER with Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jason Tremblay

Fun and Trivia starts at 6pm; movie at 6:45

Event is free but tickets will help us plan. For ticket information:

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