Thursday, October 23, 2014

Krog Street Tunnel Art Painted Over in protest of Masquerade Ball

fROM: http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2014/10/23/krog-street-tunnel-graffiti-erased-n-protest-of-masquerade/17760145/
ATLANTA -- The street art decorating the Krog Street Tunnel is a thing of the past. It's been covered with gray paint.

A group of approximately one hundred people gathered with spray cans and roller brushes around 10 p.m. Wednesday night in protest. In less than an hour they covered every inch of street art that has made the tunnel an iconic piece of Atlanta for years.
They did not want the colorful designs along Krog Street walls to serve as a backdrop for the Krog Masquerade.

That masquerade ball is scheduled for Saturday night when the Krog Street Tunnel will host up to 2000 people celebrating the Halloween season, paying $50-$100 a ticket to attend.

The protest organizer said the "whitewashing" of the tunnel walls was a way of removing their decor from the event.

"We're not going to give away this art for free to somebody who is trying it make money off of it. Street art, public art, should be free for all. it shouldn't be privatized," he said.

Supporters of the event have taken to social media, stressing that the Krog Masquerade will go on as scheduled and are asking their online connections to "#MeetMeInTheTunnel."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

HAINTS & SAINTS HALLOWEEN PARADE Oct. 26


-- From: http://www.decaturhalloweenparade.com/
Noon to 3 p.m. - HAINTS & SAINTS Classic Car and Hearse Cruise In
Callaway Building Parking lot at the corner of Trinity & Commerce

3pm - Line up for vehicles and floats

3:30 pm - Line up for walkers begins

4 pm - HAINTS & SAINTS Parade steps off from Decatur Post Office
 --

Decatur is rich with parade history beginning way back in 1899 with Maury Mable. Ole' Maury donned his black silk top hat and paraded down Ponce de Leon Ave annually for 51 years.
Sometimes the parades were huge; sometimes they were just him!
Rolling holiday parades have been scarce of late.
That is, until the fun-loving HomeGrown Decatur gals decided to bring parading back to Decatur. We like Maury Mable's style!
Our Musical Guests:

Wasted Potential Brass Band

Black Sheep Ensemble

Mercury Orkestar

The Porch Bottom Boys



from:  https://www.facebook.com/HomeGrownDecaturHalloween
 and for more info
http://www.decaturhalloweenparade.com/

Friday Night Brazilian Festival in Decatur Square

Friday Night Brazilian Festival in Decatur Square Oct. 24
Sent in by Dan

Come to the Decatur Square on Friday night from 7:00-10pm at the Gazebo to help raise funds for the Winship Cancer Institute. The event is sponsored by Maculele Capoeira Decatur.

The festival will include Samba demonstrations, Maculele dance demonstration, belly dancing, face painting, Capoeira and Zumba!! All funds raised will benefit Winship Cancer Institute. Maculele Capoeira Decatur teaches children and adults Brazilian capoeira martial art while supporting social needs in our community!

http://maculeleatlanta.com

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Decorate Decatur

From thedecaturminute
Halloween Happenings



Here are a few things going on right now that will get you ready for Halloween next week…

*5th annual Commissioner’s Cauldron- Residents and businesses are invited to decorate for Halloween and submit a photo to specialevents@decaturga.com by noon on Monday, October 27th.  Please include your name and address. Judges will make their decision Monday evening and the winners will be posted on the City of Decatur website, the Downtown Decatur Facebook page, and on www.thedecaturminute.com blog.  Winners will receive a special yard sign to display throughout the week and one stand-out location will win the coveted Commissioner’s Cauldron trophy to keep on display for the entire year.
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Comment: 
 StangRick said...And, if you are really into Halloween Decrations don't miss the decorations on Kings Hwy and Adams, behind Renfroe MS. All I can say is WOW

47th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival Oct. 25 & 26, 2014

 From: http://www.kareforkids.us/festival.html
 Location: Dawsonville, GA. Just follow the crowd.

 See the parade of moonshine and revenue cars to kick off festivities at 9:00 Saturday morning.
    For Lodging Information, Click Here.
    Many great vendors – something for everyone
    Two stages with live entertainment around the square in downtown Dawsonville
    Car Show, Cruise-In and Swap Meet held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame  formerly known as “Thunder Road USA”
    Moonshine Run on Friday, October 25th, leaving the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame at approximately 10:00 AM, registration to begin at 9:00 AM.
    Meet many legendary race car drivers. See Vintage Race Cars and more Authentic Moonshine-Hauling cars than you’ll ever see gathered in one place anywhere in the US!
    Purchase festival souvenirs such as t-shirts, caps & refrigerator magnets.
    Camper & Hauler parking will be available at the GA Racing Hall of Fame in a designated area only. Please see a KARE representative for assistance. Any hauler or camper parked in a show car parking area or public parking area will be subject to fees according to the size of the camper or hauler.
    Help out with a very worthy cause, KARE for Kids, Inc.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dekalb Recycle Electronics Permanent Drop-Off Sites

From :http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/beautiful/index.html
Electronics Recycling

Keep DeKalb Beautiful offers residents of DeKalb County the opportunity to recycle their old electronic items properly and reduce the environmental liability of hazardous material entering Seminole Road Landfill.

Our goal is to promote the recovery, reuse and recycling of obsolete electronic equipment, and to encourage the design, manufacture and purchase of environmentally responsible electronic equipment.

PERMANENT ELECTRONICS DROP-OFF SITES

Since April 2007, Keep DeKalb Beautiful, in conjunction with the DeKalb County Sanitation Division, and Atlanta Recycling Solutions, has offered residents of DeKalb County a permanent drop off site to recycle their old electronic items.

Drop off Location:

DeKalb County Sanitation Division
Seminole Road Landfill

4203 Clevemont Road
Ellenwood, GA 30294
Telephone: (404) 244-4842
Hours of Operation: M - F: 8AM - 5 PM; Saturday: 8AM - 4PM

DeKalb County Sanitation Division
Central Transfer Station

3643 Camp Circle
Decatur, GA 30032
Telephone: (404) 371-2654
Hours of Operation:Hours of Operation: M - F: 8 AM - 4 PM
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT TO BE ACCEPTED
Computer Monitors
Stereos
Microwave Ovens
Computer CPUs
Copiers
Telephones
Laptops
Video Machines
CB Radios
Printers
Disk Drives
    Computer Mouse
Scanners
Circuit Boards
Typewriters
Cables
Electrical Panels
Fax Machines
Projectors
CD ROMs
Keyboards
Modems
    Portable Radios
Floppy Drives
Cameras
Cell Phones
Test & Networking    Equipment
Record Players
UPS/Battery Backup
Projectors
VCR's
CD Players
Speakers


Televisions, Vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, De-humidifiers or humidifiers, and gas-powered equipment will not be accepted. For questions and more information, please contact our offices at (404) 371-2654.

   
Monday, October 20, 2014 







Friday, October 17, 2014

Don't Forget the 2nd Annual Avondale Estates Garden Club Tree Walk October 25th

Mother Nature will reveal the newest colors in her fall collection during the second annual Avondale Tree Walk on Saturday, October 25th from 10:00 am- Noon. Sponsored by the Avondale Estates Garden Club as a conservation project, this year’s walk will include beautiful specimens chosen by the Tree Walk Committee to strut on the catwalk of Avondale Estates.
Local arborists who will lead the walk include Mark Livingston, Arborguard; Gretchen Musser, Elements of Landscape Design; Neil Norton, ISA Certified Arborist; Gary Peiffer, Dekalb Co. Extension Agent; Steve Sanchez, HGOR; and Joan Scales, U.S. Forestry Commission.

Tree Walk Guides will point out the enormous benefits trees add to the urban environment, such as:
• For every ton of new wood that grows, about 1.8 tons of carbon dioxide is removed from the air and 1 .3 tons of oxygen is produced;
• One recent study reported that urban trees could be about 10 times as effective as forest trees for lowering carbon dioxide in cities;
• Trees provide climate control & moderate the “heat island” effect of the urban setting;
• Trees protect soil and water quality.

To take part in this free event, meet in the parking lot of the Avondale Community Club at 59 Lakeshore Drive at 10:00 am. A new feature of this year’s walk will be the opportunity to ask a panel of experts about any concerns homeowners have with trees in their landscapes. The Avondale Estates Garden Club is a member club of The DeKalb County Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., the Redbud District of GCG, and the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Eye in the Sky over Decatur.... B-17 Sentimental Journey

https://www.flickr.com/photos/24391992@N00/15365011360/in/set-72157647704676860
Going through my photos I found this shot I got of the B-17 Sentimental Journey flying over Decatur during the Madison Ave Soapbox Derby. The World War II plane was  on display that weekend at PDK Airport.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Decatur Third Friday Fun Bike Ride This Friday! Oct. 17

From: http://beactivedecatur.wordpress.com/
Join Decatur Active Living for our Third Friday Fun Bike Ride this Friday, October 17th at 6:30 pm. We will meet at the Church Street MARTA Station and are ready to ride at 6:30 pm. All levels of riders are welcome on this no-drop conversational pace ride. No one will be left behind!! This is a great ride for those who are tentative about riding in groups and/or on the street.

After the ride we will visit a local watering hole for refreshments and a chance to make some new friends.

Helmets are required. Consider lighting up your bike with lots of lights for the ride. The days are getting shorter. I have a battery operated string of lights I am looking forward to wrapping around my bike!

Check out the Meet-up page, courtesy of the Southern Bicycle League. Walt and Joanne are going to join us this week!

Decatur Third Friday Fun Bike Ride This Friday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pallookaville Fine Foods Jim Stacy gets his own Show

 From: http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2014/10/14/quirky-atlantan-jim-stacy-lands-his-own-cooking-channel-show/
The tall, bearded, jovial Jim Stacy is already known in Atlanta for his quirky ways. His resume includes nightclub owner, punk-rock musician, tattoo artist and even professional Santa Claus. His “Get Delicious’ specials on Public Broadcasting Atlanta are consistent ratings draws for the local network.


Now a national audience will get to appreciate Stacy’s avuncular ways with a new Cooking Channel show debuting Friday night called “Offbeat Eats with Jim Stacy.”

“I’m no fancy chef but I know how to cook, I know how to eat and I know how to have fun,” he said in his opening pilot, which is already available on the Cooking Channel website and first aired in the spring on the TV network itself. “It’s all about getting off the beaten path. I’m looking for the rebels making innovative food all across America not in the tourist traps but only the places I can take you.”

The pilot has a theme about one of his favorite subjects: monster movies. He starts in Midtown Atlanta with Villains Wicked Heroes, where each sandwich is named after a classic villain from an old movie (The most popular sandwich is named after a classic James Bond classic villain Odd Job, which is spicy Korean chicken.)




During the show, he provides his expertise and critique while interviewing the owners.

October 11, 2013 Avondale Estates – Portrait of chef-owner Jim Stacy at his new restaurant Pallookaville Fine Foods in Avondale Estates on Friday, October 11, 2013. A look at Jim Stacy, the massive, tatted, overall wearing fry cook who is making the talk-show rounds, including Jay Leno, and opening a new restaurant in Avondale, called Pallookaville Fine Foods. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Jim Stacey photo credit http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com

Michael Douglas in Atlanta Filming “Ant-Man”

From: http://buzz.blog.ajc.com/2014/10/14/michael-douglas-on-the-atlanta-set-of-ant-man/
Michael Douglas on the Atlanta set of “Ant-Man”
By Jennifer Brett

Michael Douglas is back in Atlanta to work on the Marvel project “Ant-Man,” which also stars Paul Rudd. See photo here
The plot, per imdb: “Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.”

Some other background here.

The project is based out of the new Pinewood Studios facility in Fayetteville but is filming elsewhere throughout the metro, including the state archives building where several trees were removed to make for better camera access. (Local environmentalists = not amused.)

Douglas and Rudd each have filmed here before, Douglas for “Last Vegas” and Rudd for “Anchorman 2″ and Wanderlust.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Krog Masquerade - at iconic Krog Tunnel



From:  https://www.eventbrite.com/

The Krog Masquerade - at iconic Krog Tunnel


You are cordially invited to The Krog Masquerade

October 25th, 2014 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. VIP and Media Preview | 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. General Admission
Tickets:  $40 - $50 General Admission | $100 VIP
Atlantans are invited to slip into a sultry underground experience like no other on Saturday, October 25th when Atlanta’s iconic Krog Street Tunnel transforms into an avant-garde European style masquerade ball. This event will “push the envelope” as guests are immersed in an unforgettable evening of cocktails, sounds by premiere Atlanta DJ Salah, and transformative vignettes behind a red velvet curtain. Brief tableaus of body art, burlesque and peep show performances will stimulate the imagination. Taboo will be the norm at this one-of-a-kind event. Masks, an open mind and an adventurous spirit are required for entry.

Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and and Sean O’Keefe Events on behalf of the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces, the festivities begin promptly at 8 p.m. for VIP ticketholders and 9 p.m. for general admission and will end at 1 a.m. The masquerade will be held rain or shine and is open to ages 21 and up. $50 General Admission tickets grant admission into the event to enjoy live entertainment, music, people watching, two complimentary drink tickets and more. $100 VIP tickets include five complimentary drink tickets and bites courtesy of 97 Estoria, exclusive interactive live entertainment, access to the VIP tent and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.krogmasquerade.com and stay connected via Facebook.com/krogmasq.  
MASK REQUIRED!
21+ ID Required | Mask Required | Rain or Shine Event

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fall Events at Wahoo! Grill


 

 






 
Stay Tuned
...For information about the upcoming November wine dinner on Wednesday, November 5!
 
'Like' Wahoo!
Stay up to date with our weekly specials, wine tastings, events and more by liking us on Facebook !
 
 
Wahoo! Grill Social Calendar
Join us for an exciting fall  at Wahoo! Grill! We are hosting and participating in several events that are fast approaching, check out the details below. We look forward to your company!  
Vote! 
It is the final week to vote in INsite Magazine's Best of Atlanta 2014 poll! Show your love for Wahoo! Grill! 
 
Don't miss the ultimate restaurant throwdown on Thursday, October 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. Sample delicious bites from the city's best restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Get your tickets here.
 
Dine at Wahoo! Grill from Wednesday, October 16, through Saturday, October 25, and try our PB&J inspired dish: Georgia coastal shrimp with rice noodles, local vegetables, spicy toasted peanut sauce and ginger lime jam. Proceeds from the dish benefit Stop SAM
 
Join us to support a good cause on Wednesday, November 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. A percentage of proceeds from the evening will benefit the Decatur Farm to School Initiative. 


 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Play for Middle Schoolers at the Alliance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alliance Theatre Premieres NEW PRODUCTION DEVELOPED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS – COURAGE
Inspired by the American civil war drama the red badge of courage
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 7:00 PM
ATLANTA, October 8, 2014 — Playwright Scott Warren (The Grimm Lives of the Inbetweens) and Alliance Theatre Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families Rosemary Newcott, in collaboration with middle school students in the Alliance’s acting camps, have developed a new play for middle school students.
COURAGE, inspired by the American Civil War drama The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, delves into middle school life through media, metaphor, and storytelling. COURAGE re-examines the classic story through the lens of the courageous tales of grown-up challenges facing young people in contemporary Atlanta. Fall into the imagination of characters who explore themes of isolation, respect, duty, and courage through homework, video games, and long waits at the bus stop.
COURAGE features a talented local cast – Lauren Boyd (Alliance: The Tall Girls) as Wilson Conklin, Matthew Felton (Alliance: The Grimm Lives of the Inbetweens) as Hank Flemming, Stephanie Lloyd (Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Anything Goes) as Rebel Davis, and J.L. Reed as Jefferson Pratt.
“If someone asked me what inspired me most about the middle school students I know, I would have to say, it would be their courage,” said Director Rosemary Newcott. “Like Henry in Red Badge of Courage, these young people's worlds are drastically changing, physically and emotionally, and yet they handle it all with profound ideas and wild, wonderful humor. Playwright Scott Warren and I wish to thank the 100+ middle school students who shared their stories with us. We hope the play reflects the joys, challenges and complexities of their middle school skirmishes.”


The Alliance is also thrilled to be a part of the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs “Cultural Experience Project.” Now celebrating its 10th year, the Cultural Experience Project was launched to afford every Atlanta Public School (APS) student from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to experience the city’s premier art and cultural venues. The City of Atlanta’s vision is for every student in APS to have minimally one onsite cultural experience at a cultural venue each year that directly ties to Common Core Georgia Performance Standards and curriculum goals. Teacher and student educational materials further the students understanding of arts and culture and compliment the age and grade level-appropriate experiences.
Through the CEP, all sixth graders in APS, nearly 3,000, will have the opportunity to see COURAGE – making it one of the only cultural experiences offered by the program that is developed specifically for students in their age category.
Performances are available for school groups and home-school groups Monday-Friday, October 30-November 5, and November 7, 2014 at 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Touring performances are also available to visit area schools, October 15-24 and November 10-14. Most appropriate for grades 5-8, and connecting to Curriculum Standards: CCRL.3; SS5H1.e; TAE/MS.1; TAE/MS.8; TAE/MS.11. Tickets for school groups are discounted. To book your field trip or in-school performance, call 404.733.4661 or email allianceschoolday@woodruffcenter.org. Learn more about all field trip opportunities at http://alliancetheatre.org/content/field-trips.
The only public performance is Monday, November 3, 7:00pm.
Tickets are available online at www.alliancetheatre.org/grimmlives or by calling 404.733.5000. Discount rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404.733.4690. Discount rates are also available for members of the military, seniors and students. The Alliance Theatre is located at The Woodruff Arts Center, at the corner of Peachtree and 15th Street, in Midtown Atlanta.
Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines – Official Airline of the Alliance Theatre; The Home Depot Foundation; and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Calendar Listing Synopsis:
COURAGE (world premiere)
Alliance Stage
Written by Scott Warren in collaboration with metro Atlanta middle school students
Directed by Rosemary Newcott
November 3, 7:00 pm
An experience tailor-made for middle school students, Courage collides the contemporary experience of today with Stephen Crane’s classic tale, The Red Badge of Courage. Courage re-examines the classic story through the lens of the courageous tales of grown-up challenges facing young people in contemporary Atlanta. Fall into the imagination of characters who explore themes of isolation, respect, duty, and courage through homework, video games, and long waits at the bus stop. For more information and tickets, visit www.alliancetheatre.org/courage or call 404.733.5000.
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Electronics Recycling Day Sat. October 11

From: http://www.decaturga.com
Acceptable Electronics
Electronic Recycling LogoAlmost anything with an electrical cord can be recycled at the event EXCEPT microwave ovens, furniture, light fixtures, household appliances, lamps and vacuum cleaners.
  • Adding machines
  • Answering machines
  • Batteries, any kind
  • Cable converter boxes
  • Cables
  • Calculators
  • Component parts
  • Computers
  • Copiers
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital projectors
  • DVD players
  • Electric lawn mowers
  • Fax machines
  • Garden equipment
  • GPS receivers
  • Game controllers
  • Keyboards
  • Label makers
  • Mice
  • Mini-towers
  • Monitors
  • Pagers
  • PDAs
  • Portable CD players
  • Portable game players
  • Printer cartridges
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Remote controls routers
  • Scanners
  • Servers Speakers
  • Stereo equipment
  • Telephones
  • Telephony equipment
  • 3-in-1 devices
  • Typewriters
  • UPS units
  • VCRs
  • Workstation
  • Zip drives
TVs will be recycled for a minimal fee of $10 (cash only) per TV set with exact change.
There is no charge to recycle other items. Any metro area resident can participate.

Styrofoam Recycling & Paper Shredding Guidelines
Foam Guidelines
DART Container Corporation has generously donated their services for this event. Please follow the guidelines below before bringing Styrofoam:
  • Make sure foam has the “6” symbol on it
  • Rinse and separate food service containers from other foam
  • No straws, lids, tape or stickers
  • No foam peanuts or insulation material

Shred These
  • Advertising proofs
  • Audit reports
  • Blueprints and maps
  • Canceled checks
  • Computer printouts
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Customer lists expense records
  • Financial statements
  • Hr files
  • Insurance policies Legal documents
  • Old invoices and bills Payroll records Personnel files
  • Price lists Proposals Purchase orders Tax records
  • Technical information Time cards

Can’t Shred These
  • Cardboard Glass or plastic
  • Magazines
  • Napkins
  • Paper cups and plates
  • Newspapers
  • Spiral-bound notebooks
  • Phonebooks

Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival Oct. 11

Saturday, October 11 • 10 am-7 pm
Oakhurst Village • Decatur

Kick off the Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival at 9 am with the Oakhurst 5K Run/Walk. Browse nearly 50 booths of unique, hand-crafted items from local artists at the Artists Market from 10 am-7 pm. Listen to live musical performances all day long, watch or march in the parade at 3 pm, and enjoy hours of free and creative fun with the kids in the kid’s zone.

For more information, run registration, and the full musical line-up visit oakhursartsandmusicfestival.com.

This event is presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance.

 from: decaturartsalliance.org

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Eye on Decatur - 315 West Ponce

From http://atlanta.curbed.com/archives/2013/09/05/in-decatur-mixeduse-project-finally-ready-to-go.php
The project is scheduled for a late 2014 completion. Per Carter, it will included two five-story residential buildings and will offer one, two and those three-bedroom apartments coveted by intown families. 315 West Ponce is designed to expand upon an existing office building, with which it will share a 400-plus-space parking deck that was the crux of neighbors' contentions. "(The project) is designed to be consistent with the vision of the Decatur Strategic Plan," a Carter website post reads. "It will bring vibrancy to the downtown area, in addition to significant contributions to the tax base of the city."

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Atlanta Greek Festival Oct 9 thru 12th


Atlanta Greek Festival 2014
The Clergy and Parishioners of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation look forward to hosting you at this year's festival, October 9-12, 2014!
Check out our Blog by clicking HERE!
Coming into town for this event and don't have a place to stay?  Click HERE to reserve your room now!

All the magic of Athens… Just miles from home!   The Atlanta Greek Festival brings all the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to your doorstep. Your admission ticket becomes your passport as you enjoy all the Beauty of Santorini and the Fun of Mykonos. The Annunciation Cathedral and the Atlanta Greek Community are proud to host the Atlanta Greek Festival.  Thursday October 9 - Sunday October 12, 2014

HOURS
5pm - 10pm Thursday
5pm - 11pm Friday

11am - 11pm Saturday
11am - 7pm Sunday

DRIVE THRU HOURS

Thursday:  11am – 8pm
Friday: 11am - 8pm

Saturday: 11am - 8pm

Sunday: 11am - 6pm



LOCATION
Greek Orthodox Cathedral
2500 Clairmont Road, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Exit #91 off I-85
(On Clairmont Rd. between Briarcliff Rd. and LaVista Rd.)
   

ADMISSION
Adults $5
Children 12 & under Free

Seniors 65 and older Free on Friday

BUY ONLINE TICKETS
Tired of standing in line? Click HERE!

PARKING
FREE PARKING & SHUTTLE BUSES from Century Center Office Park on Clairmont Road, adjacent to I-85.

CAUTION ON PARKING – VERY IMPORTANT!
Please do NOT park on the side streets around the church, which have the “No Parking” signs. Cars will be towed away from these areas. We like our good neighbors and want to help them in this situation. Please use the areas indicated above for parking and the free shuttle buses. THANK YOU!

DRIVE - THRU
A Taste of Athens in Minutes: The Atlanta Greek Festival Drive-Thru. Click here for our drive thru menu!

VOLUNTEERS
Want to be a volunteer, you can contact us at 404.633.5870 or via email at office@atlgoc.org

GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL
2500 Clairmont Road, N.E.
(Between I-85 and Lavista Road, N.E.)
 Info from  http://www.atlantagreekfestival.org/index.html
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Grindhouse Killer Burgers Considering Decatur for another Location

Decatur Metro is reporting that Grindhouse Killer Burgers is considering  another location and  Decatur might be the spot. The location is at 433 N. McDonough St  in the parking lot that's behind Chick-Fil-A.

The post says:
Asst. City Manager Lyn Menne confirmed that Grindhouse is considering the space.  The Downtown Development Authority did a courtesy review of the project in September where it was determined that the project met all zoning requirements.

The Green Chile Roast Oct 4th at The Square Pub

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Square-Pub/129650343743469

Green Chile Food Menu, 7 green chile beers including casks, Mariachi, Tequila, chile roasting on the square, green chile - chile cook off, prizes, raffles, giveaways, madness, etc
 The Square Pub, located in the heart of downtown Decatur, will hold it's 4th Annual Green Chile Roast Saturday Oct. 4, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DeKalb Fire and Rescue Event to Promote Fire Safety Awareness October 7

DeKalb Fire and Rescue, The Home Depot and Energizer Host Community Event to Change Behaviors and Save Lives



U.S. Home fires take the lives of more than 2,500 people each year in the United States alone.* On average, seven people are killed in home fires every day.*

DeKalb Fire and Rescue, The Home Depot and Energizer are teaming up to help lower this toll by hosting an event to promote fire safety awareness and encourage Atlanta-area residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors when they change their clocks on daylight saving time. The partnership is part of Energizer’s annual Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program.

The fire safety awareness event on October 7 from 12-3 p.m. at The Home Depot in Decatur will include appearances from the Energizer Bunny, local firefighters, a fire truck, fire safety demonstrations, fun Energizer giveaways, family-friendly activities and educational materials. The event will provide a fun environment for families and individuals to learn how they can take simple, preventative steps to protect their loved ones and home.

While there’s been an increase of homes with smoke detectors, the issue now is keeping the devices working. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five fatal fire injuries take place in homes without working smoke alarms. And 71 percent of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries.


Sent in by Madison Heinsohn

Monday, September 29, 2014

Eye on PDK - B-17 Sentimental Journey

https://www.flickr.com/photos/24391992@N00/15209567939/
 This B-17 (Sentimental Journey) was at Peachtree Dekalb Airport this week-end for  the Atlanta Warbird Weekend Event.
Sentimental Journey (44-83514) is the nickname of a B-17G Flying Fortress bomber. It is based at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Mesa, Arizona.[1] The aircraft is regularly flown to airshows throughout North America.
The nose art features Betty Grable, the number one pinup girl of the World War II era. The aircraft's name takes after a song made very popular by Doris Day in 1945.
info from  http://en.wikipedia.org

Saturday, September 27, 2014