From the Druid Hills Civic Association: Callanwolde Events: “Open Mic” Poetry Night, June 11, 8pm; for more information, call 404-872-5338 ext. 228… “Jazz on the Lawn – An Evening of Duke Ellington with Ted Howe” – June 13, 7:30pm; bring a blanket and a picnic. Please visit http://callanwolde.org/event/jazz-2014-howe/ for tickets and other information.
From the Druid Hills Civic Association: Island Adventure Day at Fernbank Museum: May 31, 10am-2pm – scavenger hunt, crafts, games & more. For information: https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/calendar-of-events/island-adventure-day/.
From Druid Hills Civic Association: Druid Hills Charter Cluster Update: The revised DHCC petition was resubmitted in April along with a request for the board to vote on it in May, reports Matt Lewis. Presently the DHCC hopes for a June vote. The petition was amended to reflect an August 2015 start date. If it is voted down again, a new petition must be developed and submitted after February 2015.
From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Beat the Badge 5K Race; Meeting to Discuss Acquisition of South DeKalb YMCA by DeKalb County 6/9/14.
From Emory News: Organic grocery store signed to Emory Point.... Earth Fare, a North Carolina-based organic and natural foods grocer, has been signed to anchor new retail space being created in the second phase of construction at Emory Point, according to Cousins Properties, Inc., and Gables Residential.
From the Festival website: Friday 5 p.m., Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5. Art booths. Free. Kids area. Music. Food and beverages.
For our gardeners: Our Spring 2014 Lunch and Wildflower Series and Plant Sales Continue
Notes from the Community Affairs Representative for Little Creek Farm Conservancy via the Civic Association Network: "DeKalb County Planning Director Andrew Baker told county commissioners this morning that his department will ask for deferral of a vote on the proposed new zoning code, with plans to ask the Board of Commissioners to approve it in July.
From Jenny Goldemund : The games Granny played; Gourds galore and chores of yore; Fiddlin' Dan the Mountain Man; Summer camp in June - Frontier House in 1850.
From Mary Joyce Burdge of the Sterling Organization: NORTH DEKALB MALL ANNOUNCES AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY EXHIBITION MUSEUM, June 5 – July 31, 2014 Mall Hours North DeKalb Mall, Decatur, GA May 21, 2014 – North DeKalb Mall takes great pleasure in hosting African American history through sight and sound. The exhibit presents over 8,000 artifacts that chronologically display the historical passage of Black-Americans from their roots to present day America. The FREE exhibit will be housed near the Clock Court Atrium next to Bath and Body Works.
From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Celebrate our plan! Thanks to your ideas and input, a draft of the Master Plan is complete. Come check out the overall vision! Thursday, June 5 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. International Community School, 2418 Wood Trail Ln, Decatur, GA 30033.. Sketches, Demos, Food Trucks, Bike Tour. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/medlinelcistudy/home
From the Atlanta Business Chronicle: "Lennar Commercial Investors LLC teamed with Sterling Organization to buy North DeKalb Mall for an undisclosed sum. The development team, which also includes Atlanta-based Hendon Properties [current owner], plans to convert the enclosed portion of the property to an open-air concept. Lennar and Sterling acquired ownership interest in the property and Sterling will manage the center.
From Emory Point, the new mixed-use development on Clifton Rd. : Music & Movies at Emory Point Park every other Thursday at 6pm. Bring a blanket to sit on the lawn and enjoy games, trivia, popcorn & more. These events are family friendly. For information, including weather cancellation, please visit http://www.emory-point.com/special-events
From Al Fowler, county police: BEAT THE BADGE 5K, MAY 31, 2014, 1960 W. Exchange Place, 9am. Runners and Walkers needed! Have you registered yet? Reserve your space to walk or run today with DeKalb’s Finest.
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Minimum wage; HomeSafe GA; Stem research; more info.
From the county CEO's office: May 16 - May 23. The DeKalb County Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs Department invites all men and women 50 years of age and older to come and participate in this wonderful senior athletic event. There are individual events and team sports offered. Our mission is to promote healthy lifestyles for seniors through fun, fitness, and play. 2014 events include swimming, table games, track & field, and much more!
From the assistant director, a local resident. Summer At S.A.N.D. -- School At North Decatur UMC. 8 Weeks: June 2 – July 25. 9am – 1pm / Monday - Friday. Our Preschool Summer Camp at North Decatur United Methodist Church is open to 4, 5 and 6 year olds (rising PK, rising K, rising 1st). Children can sign up for any or all of the weeks offered. In addition, campers get to help plant and maintain our garden plots, learn about and participate in green practices like recycling and composting, and spend time outdoors in our new community garden.
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Dawn Forman from Laurel Ridge Neighborhood and I sat down with an officer from Dekalb County to ask questions about hiring an off duty Dekalb Officer to patrol Medlock. It was decided that the two neighborhoods should proceed separately as Medlock already has over 1200 homes. Below are the notes from the meeting taken by Dawn. At this point we are only looking into who would be interested in participating with a patrol please fill out the survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PFZGT2V