From the Decatur BBQ Festival website via the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch: Mark your calendar for August 17, 2013, and don’t miss the 13th Annual Decatur Barbeque, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival, at Harmony Park in Decatur. The gates open at 4:00pm and there will be live music until 10:00pm. Kids 10 and under admitted free. ...
From Deisha Oliver-Millar in the Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch: "On Saturday, May 18th, Twain’s will host the fifth annual SpringFest, benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). The doors open at 2:30pm this year with music beginning promptly at 3:00pm until midnight.
For our gardeners from the Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Garden: Lunch panel Friday; Plant sale Saturday.
From Melissa Forgey: Civil War, Exhibits, Storytelling.
[May 5 update from the Oak Groove festival website: Due to inclement weather, the festival has been postponed to May 19.] Located near the intersection of Oak Grove and La Vista Roads. From the Oak Groove festival website: "The festival will feature local businesses, artists, entertainers from the areas of Sagamore Hills, Oak Grove, Leafmore-Creek Park, Briarlake, Shallowford, Hawthorne and North Briarcliff and surrounding areas. With so many fun and interesting restaurants, shops, artists, and musicians right in our backyard, and a neighborhood esprit de corps that rivals the coolest areas of the city, we knew it was time.
From Emory Libraries: Please join us for a conversation and reading featuring former U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin. His appearance at Emory will conclude the year of the laureates which began when U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey read to launch the Decatur Book Festival and which also included a reading to a capacity crowd in Glenn Auditorium by Seamus Heaney, former poet laureate of Great Britain. A reception and book signing will follow the program. For more information on the W.S. Merwin reading, click here.
From organizer Wade Medlock: Hi all you country music lovers, RSVP now as the North Decatur Pickin' Community reconvenes this Thursday, May 3, in our new location: the fellowship hall at North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Road, Decatur 30033. Look for the sign near the driveway which says "Country Jam Tonite @ 7pm. That's when doors open for set-up. The jam actually starts at 7:30pm.
From James Dillon: The morning of Saturday, May 4th will be “The Birds and the Bees Day” at Fernbank Science Center. This free event has plenty to offer anyone with an interest in ornithology or apiculture. Fernbank staff, as well as the Atlanta Audubon Society, The Chattahoochee Nature Center, and Wild Birds Unlimited, will be on hand to explain, show, and answer questions on birds and bees. A bird photography contest will be judged, and winners announced, during the morning.
From Emory News: ".... Tickets to two events, a public talk and a panel session, scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, will be available to the public [this Friday, April 26]. Admission to both events is included with each ticket purchased. Events include:
A lecture by the Dalai Lama on "The Pillars of Responsible Citizenship in the 21st Century Global Village," from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.