Sand Mandala exhibit for Dalai Lama visit

From the Emory Buddhist Studies Forum: There will be a sand mandala construction in honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s upcoming visit to Emory. The opening ceremony is Sunday, Aug. 29 at noon. Viewings will be on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 2pm-7pm through October 10 at Drepung Loseling Monastery, 1781 Dresden Drive, Atlanta. See the flyer below for more details.

Clifton Community Partnership Update September 2010

Simple assault in Heritage Square (off Desmond)

As reported by DeKalb County police via  No other details given.

Description Case # Location Agency Date Map It
SIMPLE ASSAULT/SIMPLE BATTERY 10-103507 800 BLOCK HERITAGE SQ DeKalb County Police 8/31/2010 7:14:00 PM Map It

DeKalb School interim Superintendent to speak

Event Date and Time: 
09/15/2010 - 9:15am

From the Emory Lavista Parent Council: Join us at 9:15 am (refreshments begin at 8:45 am), Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at Oak Grove Elementary School, 1857 Oak Grove Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307. Our guest speaker Ms. Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent for DeKalb County Schools, presents the State of the System.

Upcoming Meetings:

October 20: Briarlake Elementary School

Topic: Governance


November 17: Medlock Elementary School

Free orienteering event

Event Date and Time: 
09/04/2009 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

From neighbor Charlie Bleau: Try Orienteering for FREE on National Orienteering Day. The Georgia Orienteering Club invites you to try the sport of Orienteering at their annual National Orienteering Day, Saturday, September 4, 2010, from 10a.m. to 1p.m. at the Jones Bridge unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Atlanta.  No entry fee will be charged for this special one-day event.

Annual Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

Event Date and Time: 
09/11/2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

From the Atlanta Audubon Society: Buy Your Advance Tickets Now for the 2010 Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour Saturday, the 11th of September, 9AM to 3PM Visit Buckhead gardens designed as wildlife habitats and meet Georgia authors, Charles Seabrook and John Yow, at this year’s tour.  Advance tickets are available now through September 1 for $12 each by calling the office at 678-973-2437 and paying by credit card.  Tickets will be mailed or emailed.&

Exposure and auto theft Jamestown Rd.

From just outside our boundaries at the north edge of Mason Mill Park.  No other details released.

Saturday Decatur Farmers Market hosts Andy The Chicken Whisperer

Event Date and Time: 
08/28/2010 - 9:00am

From Greg Coleson via Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association: : Hi Y'all, On Saturday August 28th starting at 9 a.m. we will be hosting the second annual Chicks for Charity fundraiser by the Atlanta Backyard Poultry Meetup group and nationally known chicken expert and radio personality Andy the Chicken Whisperer.  They will be giving away 1000 baby chicks and collecting donations for the East Atlanta Kids Club.

Phase One of Emory Village Construction Begins

From Alliance to Improve Emory Village. Expect to see construction work beginning on the new Emory Village roundabout and streetscapes as soon as Monday, August 23.

Open neighborhood rummage sale

Event Date and Time: 
09/11/2010 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

From the Sagamore Hills neighborhood listserv: Now Right on Clairmont Road!! Great opportunity to raise money for your own group or turn your stuff into cash! Saturday, Sept 11.  If you are interested in selling your items, reservations for tables are being taken now on a first come, first serve basis. Tables are going fast!  If interested, please call Kiki at 770-518-4188 for details. Our first annual Rummage Sale! 9AM until 2PM.  BUY, SELL, TRADE.New & Used Items!

DeKalb County Strategic Planning Meetings (just 1 left!)

From MANA:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 6:30PM to 8PM, DeKalb Technical College, Clarkston

Your input into the development of the DeKalb County Strategic Plan is absolutely crucial to the future of our neighborhoods in this area (remember we are in a BIG county and our needs can quickly get absorbed in bigger issues if not heard directly!). Please attend and help us have our voice represented in this important process of civic involvement.

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson Newsletter 8/20/10

From U.S. rep. Hank Johnson: Funds for Rockdale Schools, Transportation Projects, Transportation Chairman visits Atlanta, Ray of Hope Health Fair, Taste of Chamblee, Medicare and Medicaid turn 45, Social Security turns 75.

Dear Friends,

It’s been a busy August so far. There have been several notable federal investments in our schools and transportation projects I would like to share and important events coming up you might find useful. 

Burglary and Auto theft reported nearby

From the county via  No other info given.  These locations fall just outside CHCA/MANA boundaries.

Emory Village roundabout construction nigh

From local resident Charles Forrest: For your information, at the Alliance to Improve Emory Village (AIEV) community meeting last night in White Hall (Emory), it was reported that construction on the roundabout in Emory Village will start as early as today, Wednesday August 18, with the installation of project signage. The culmination of nearly a decade of planning, the roundabout is part of a DeKalb County plan for street and traffic improvements that will improve traffic flow through the Village, enhance pedestrian safety, and improve aesthetics.

Auto thefts on Scott Blvd

As reported by the county on  No other details given.

DHHS Soccer teams Multi- Family Yard Sale

Event Date and Time: 
08/21/2010 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

From a local resident/DHHS parent:

DHHS with tail logo Please plan to shop at the
Druid Hills Multi-Family Yard Sale This Saturday August 21st from 8:00am-2:00pm
Proceeds benefit DHHS Soccer!DHHS with tail logo
For more information, click on the links to the DHHS website:

ABG's Science Cafe: Insect Conservation

Event Date and Time: 
08/19/2010 - 7:00pm

From the Science Tavern via our neighbor and conservationist Dave Butler:  The Science Cafe is related to the Science Tavern held every month at Manuel's Tavern. I'm doing a program for Audubon on November 27 for the Science Tavern.  At the Science Cafe, you can combine a romantic evening in the garden with a little conservation science.  thanks, Dave....

The Atlanta Botanical Garden third-Thursday series of science cafés continues as part of this week's Cocktails in the Garden. Details are here and below. Please support our sister café!

Insect Species Conservation: Efforts to Help Save Our Charismatic Microfauna
Dr. Jaret Daniels
Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Florida and Assistant Director for Research for the Florida Museum of Natural History’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity

Thursday, August 19th at 7pm

Jaret will discuss conservation of imperiled butterflies and other insects which provide important ecosystem services such as pollination.

Science Café is free with admission to the Garden. Admission includes Cocktails in the Garden. Admission is free for Garden members.

Traffic alert: Emory students move in Saturday

From Emory: Dear University Community, This Saturday, August 21, Emory College of Arts and Sciences will welcome new first-year, transfer, and Oxford continuee students to campus. This move-in day is always busy, with heavy traffic congestion.  The traffic management plan for the day includes one-way traffic on Eagle Row, Asbury Circle, and Means Drive. ...

If you have questions, please contact us at

County water restrictions

From the county's website: DeKalb County Residents are urged to follow water restrictions to preserve water pressure for the protection of health and safety. It is very important that all citizens adhere to these restrictions.  Outdoor Water Use Information.  The Georgia Water Stewardship Act, which went into statewide effect on June 2, 2010, allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. by anyone whose water is supplied by a water system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division.  The following outdoor water uses are also allowed daily, at any time of the day, by anyone [list edited]: 

View renderings of Toco Hills/Mason Mill area redevelopment ideas

Event Date and Time: 
08/16/2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

View and discuss GA Tech School of Architecture Master student renderings of redevelopment ideas for Toco Hills and surrounding area (Ellen Dunham Jones, professor, and author of Retrofitting Suburbia, will be in attendance to discuss these projects). UPDATE 8/16 from commissioner Jeff Rader: "Ga Tech Masters of Architecture Student projects on the Toco Hill/Mason Mill area will be on display today at Avis G Williams Library from 12-1pm and again from 5:30-7pm this evening.  Also, a health fair sponsored by the Toco Hill NORC will be taking place at the Avis G Williams Library from 10-2pm."

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