Recreation & Learning

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Chemistry Day at Fernbank Science Center

Chemistry Day at Fernbank Science Center

October 24

12pm - 3pm


Woodlands Garden: Garden Storytime

Saturday, Sept, 12 10:00 AM—11:30 AM

Children All Ages

Join Woodlands Garden and DeKalb County Public Library for more outdoor storytimes. Come to the Woodlands Garden for stories, crafts and a walk in the woods.

Woodlands Gardens, 932 Scott Blvd.    [MORE INFO]


NewPower Workshop to foster women in public service

A non-partisan group called the NewPowerPAC is encouraging women to be more involved in community change.  It is offering a low-cost day-long workshop on Saturday July 25 in Decatur with four foci: Advocacy, Appointed Positions, Political Campaign work, and Positioning to Run for Office.  see attached flyer--


BOC Agenda for June 23rd & Other News (pools/ Holiday sanitation sched)

Commissioner Jeff Rader: 


DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs to Offer Free Swimming at County Pools
With temperatures expected to stay above ninety degrees, DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs is helping to keep residents cool by temporarily waiving admission fees at all of the seven County pools beginning today and ending Monday evening at 6:00 p.m.
The following pools are scheduled to be free of charge through Monday, June 22nd with the exception of the Browns Mill Aquatic Facility.

Fernbank Museum: Summer Fun for All Ages

Summer Fun for All Ages

Soak up the summer fun at Fernbank Museum with an exciting line-up of unique programs, events, activities, celebrations, giveaways and more. From immersive special exhibitions to engaging family events, you’ll have plenty of ways to stay entertained during the hot summer months when school’s out and the long, restless days of summer start to set in.  [READ MORE]



Book Sale: Friends of the Toco Hill - Avis G. Williams Library

Book Sale: 
Friends of the Toco Hill - Avis G. Williams Library

Tue, May 12; 10:00 AM—7:00 PM
Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library
Age Group:Family (All Ages)

Sesame Street Celebration

Fernbank Museum of Natural History: Join Fernbank & Georgia Public Broadcasting for a day celebrating the 45th Anniversary of this beloved and honored children’s educational television show with VIP guest, Cookie Monster!  [INFO/ TICKETS]

Dekalb Co. Workshop: Become an Informed and Effective Advocate for Your Neighborhood and Community

Dekalb County: Become an Informed and Effective Advocate for Your Neighborhood and Community

Tue, 1/20; 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Maloof Auditorium
1300 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

This workshop will provide you with the tools to become an active voice in your community on issues that matter to you. The topics that will be covered include an overview of the State Legislature, the state legislative process, lobbying do's and don'ts, and community organizing strategies.   [READ MORE]

Bonfire/ Marshmallow Roast -- Thu, Dec 18 - 7-8 p.m.

Bonfire/ Marshmallow Roast -- Thu, Dec 18 - 7-8 p.m.

On the square in downtown Decatur.
Join the community and roast marshmallows around the giant bonfire.
Visit Santa in the Community Bandstand [READ MORE]

Artful Stories for kids at Emory's Carlos Museum

Event Date and Time: 
12/06/2014 - 10:00am

From Alyson Vuley of the Carlos Museum: Saturday, December 6, 10 am, Classical Sculpture Court, Level One. Children will hear the Greek flood story of Deucalion and Pyrrha from Virginia Hamilton's beautiful collection In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World in the Carlos Court, surrounded by Greek sculptures of gods and goddesses whose clothing was beautifully carved by ancient hands. Afterwards, they will head downstairs to the Tate Room for some serious dress-up fun with traditional Greek garments —peplos, chitons, himations and chlamys — and pose for photos.  For ages 3 to 5 years and accompanying adults. This programs is free but a reservation is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at404.727.0519 or  Space is limited.

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