Friday, March 23; 5-9pm; Trinity Mercantile & Design

Women Create ART

Trinity and the Decatur Arts Alliance are hosting an art show in honor of International Women’s Month; will feature photography, jewelry, painting and textiles of local and international women artists.  More information:


Friday, March 23; Avondale Towne Cinema

Westchester Battle of the Bands

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Battle of the Bands fundraising event, which features celebrity judges and local bands that battle it out for the students of Westchester Elementary School. Flock of Eagles, Transmit and Receive, Kickin’ Edgar, The Squirrelheads, and The Benders will compete against each other for bragging rights and the golden wolverine trophy. Atlanta radio personality Yvonne Monet will emcee the event. Celebrity judges include Tammy Dammann, singer, The Dammages; Dr. David Dude, City Schools of Decatur superintendent; Tony Powers, Decatur City Commissioner, Intown Ace Hardware; Mark Trojanowski, drummer, Sister Hazel; and Shani Sammons, board of governors, The Recording Academy (Grammys). Visit for to buy event tickets or for more information. The Battle of the Bands is presented by Decatur CoWorks and Natalie Gregory Keller Williams.

Saturday, March 24th – Easter Egg Hunt, 11am. Bring your basket and join the
Easter Bunny in the hunt for candy eggs on the front lawn of Decatur First Baptist Church.  Easter Bunny arrives at 10:30 a.m.  Age categories:  0-2; Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st – 5th grades.  Sponsored by Decatur Business Association and local businesses. Free.

Tuesday, March 27; 5:15pm; Cornerstone Bank

Decatur Business Association meeting

Sunday, April 1; 5 and 7pm; Three Taverns Brewery

April Fool’s Comedy Night: Three Taverns Walk into a Bar

Must be 21 or older

Saturday, April 14; 3:30-11pm; Decatur Square

Amplify Decatur: Bringing Decatur Together Through Music

Featuring The Lone Bellow, The Jay Hawks, and Amanda Shires

Saturday, April 14; 5pm; Different Trains Gallery; 432 E Howard Ave No. 24

Art opening: MC Escher +

An exhibition of original prints plus 2D and 3D works by Contemporary Math Artists

Lots of great information and phone numbers even if you are not a new resident:


The City of Decatur Public Works department is gearing up for the 2018 Neighborhood Cleanup days.

The City offer these days once a year to help residents dispose of bulky items that don’t easily fit into Pay-As-You-Throw bags. Each street in the city is assigned to a Saturday between March and June. Dates for the 2018 event are now available:

All items to be collected should be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. This ensures that we do not have to rerun routes for late set-outs. Collections run until 3:30 p.m., or until finished, whichever is sooner.

Acceptable Items
• Yard trimmings 

• Building materials (not from the work of private contractors) 
• Tires 
• Furniture 
• Appliances (not containing Freon) 
• Trash that won’t fit into pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) bags

Materials we will not collect
• Liquids 

• Dirt 
• Bricks 
• Blocks 
• Stone, rocks, or concrete 
• Motor vehicle batteries or parts
• Trees (removed by contractor)

Speaking of spring cleaning, the City street sweeping schedule can be found here:

Find your street and tell your neighbors so street parking will be minimal on those days.

And one more important recycling/clean up event:

Electronics Recycling, styrofoam recycling and document shredding

Saturday April 28; 9am-1pm

Decatur Public Works

Details here:

On Wednesday, February 7th Steinbeck’s will open its doors to some of our favorite local artists to hang some of their work. We asked them to share their vision of the pub and then show it off to our regulars. There will be snacks and bubbles as you peruse the show! Pieces by Deborah Sosower, Jamie Milburn, Christine Tyler, Jeff Shipman, Julie Odom, Ross Brandt, & Dirk Hays.

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