Ira B. Melton Park workday

Event Date and Time: 
05/04/2014 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

From Valerie Boss: Workday at Melton Park. Sunday, May 4. 9:30-noon.  Please spread the word, and stop by, even if it's just for half an hour.  The agenda is to pick up trash, move the rest of the wood chips down to the wetland planting area, pull some privet and honeysuckle, and do a little trail maintenance. Bring your own work gloves and drinking water, and a shovel if you have one.  Hope to see you at the park. Valerie

Theatricals at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

The Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve is hosting the premier of Terminus by SAÏAH. So, you will see actors and production staff at the Preserve soon. Performances begin April 16 and last through May 17. For more details, see the flyer below. If you have questions, please let us know.  While the play is in production, the preserve will close 7 pm for this private event on Wed-Sat (with Sunday reserved for rainout dates and also possibly closing at 7). This closing is slightly earlier than normal (dusk).  More info available at:  and

DHHS Golf Fundraiser 6/18/14

From local DHHS supporters : This event is an opportunity to support the Druid Hills Red Devils Football Program. All proceeds collected from the tournament shall be used for improving our young men in every aspect of life: Character, Integrity, Honesty, and Competitive Ability on the football field.  The tournament, holes, and prizes are all sponsored by parents and local businesses. If you would like to provide sponsorship and/or play, please visit the Druid Hills Football Website for more information. Discounts are available for sponsors!!!  See attached files for participation and sponsorship information and forms.

Swanton House fundraiser

Event Date and Time: 
05/08/2014 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

From Jenny Goldemund of the DeKalb History Center: You're invited to the Spring for Swanton! Fundraiser.  Please join us for a living history tour, a heavy Hors d'Oeuvres buffet and music to help raise funds for repairing and preserving the Benjamin Swanton House.  When: THURSDAY, May 8, 2014, From 5:30-8:30 p.m. Where: The Swanton House and Mary Gay House, 720 West Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030. What: Tours are at 5:45 and 6:30 at the Swanton House.

Neighborhood clean-up day

Event Date and Time: 
04/26/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Hi Neighbors!  MANA has signed up for this year's "Keep Dekalb Beautiful Neighborhood Cleanup Day" which takes place Saturday, April 26 from 9AM to 1 PM. We'd love to have more folks participate this year! My fam did curb & sign cleaning here on Willivee Place last year and it was pretty amazing what a big difference a few hours made.  If we all share ideas for areas in the neighborhood that need some extra TLC we can round up small groups to tackle some of the bigger stuff together.

Fernbank spring events

From the Fernbank Science Center: Birds and butterflies; Planetarium music and light show; Science Kid, Science Day, Astronomy Day.

GPC plant sales and programs

For our gardeners:  Our Spring 2014 Lunch and Wildflower Series. Azalea Madness Sale Continues. "Pollinators for the Garden"  Friday, April 25. "Rare Plants of Georgia" Friday, May 2. Azalea Madness Plant Sales Friday, April 25 & May 2 SaturdayMay 3 10:00 - 2:00.

Commissioner Rader update 4/24/14

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Rader gets fellowship; Candidates Forums; Druid Hills Tour of Homes: Oak Groove Festival; Pop-up parklet competition.

DeKalb Police: burglary on Densley 4/19/14

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Emory Sustainability & Clifton Community Partnership update Spring 2014

From Emory:  Emory Named Top 'Green School' Among U.S. Universities; Case in (Emory) Point: Developing Sustainability from the Ground Up; Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards $180,000 Grant to Emory for Sustainability Scholar-Leader Program; Green Lab Program at Emory Aims for Sustainable Science; Cox Hall Pilots Zero Landfill Waste Program; School of Medicine Reexamines Energy Use with Grants to Green; Graduates to wear 'plastic' gowns; Better Buildings Challenges Sparks Energy Efficiency for Atlanta.

State Rep. Henson legislative summary

From state rep. Steve Henson (D, Tucker, and Minority Leader): Elections and Candidate Forums; Affordable health care act in Georgia; Tax-free holidays; Human trafficking notices; State tax revenue increases; State health plan changes.

Scott Blvd. Baptist Church redevelopment project approved

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "On April 8 and 9, 2014, the Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reviewed Fuqua Development’s Scott Boulevard Baptist Church (SBBC) proposal. The plan was presented to the communitylast February and is outlined here.

Commissioner Rader update 4/18/14

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC meeting; Pop-up Parks; Oak Groove Festival 5/4; Druid Hills Tour of Homes and Gardens 5/2-4.

Rep. Hank Johnson update 4/18/14

From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Affordable Care Act; Food stamps; Arts competition; Social Security policy change; Government info.

Commissioner Gannon walks Mason Mill Park

Event Date and Time: 
04/22/2014 - 6:15pm

From District 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon:  In observation of Earth Week, I will be walking the trails at two DeKalb County parks: Mason Mill Park on April 22 and Gresham Park on April 29. Talk with me about DeKalb or my staff person Michelle, a Certified Health Fitness Specialist, about health related topics. DeKalb County parks offer many opportunities for better health, and it's always a good day to visit a park. Please see the attached flyer for more information. I hope you will join me!

DeKalb Police: Burglary on Medlock Rd 4/17/14

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Paper shredding to benefit ICS

Event Date and Time: 
05/18/2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

From MANA resident Lisa Crowder: I am sponsoring a community shredding event at the International Community School (formerly Medlock Elementary) on Sunday, May 18th from 2-5p. The event is a fundraiser benefitting the science program at the school and a donation of $5 per box of documents shredded is requested. I'll post more details on the event closer to the time, but wanted to let everyone know that this event is scheduled, so please save up all your documents for shredding and bring them out to ICS on May 18th!

Hope to see you then!
Lisa Crowder :)

County Transportation Plan ready for public comment

From the interim CEO's office: The DeKalb County Transportation Plan is Intended to Identify Goals, Needs, and Priorities for the Transportation System.  The public is invited to review the draft Comprehensive Transportation Plan and to submit comments during the 30 day comment period which ends on May 9, 2014. Click here to access the draft plan or visit Physical copies of the document can also be reviewed at the following locations:

Candidate forum

Event Date and Time: 
05/20/2014 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm

From the Civic Association Network: Be an informed voter! Issues Forum & Meet and Greet featuring candidates up for election on May 20; sponsored by CAN (Civic Association Network) at the Hellenic Community Center, Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 2500 Clairmont Road, NE, Atlanta. April 27, 1:30-5:30pm; for information:

Recycle your life

Event Date and Time: 
05/03/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

From Decatur United Methodist Church.  Recycle electronics, documents, shoes, paint, and more.  See the website for more info.

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