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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Coyotes Mexican Grill New Location

 From: https://www.groupon.com/biz/decatur-ga/coyotes-mexican-grill

If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa are your idea of a good time, Coyotes Mexican Grill in Decatur should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat. Enjoy a drink with your dinner ? this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant. Parties of any size can easily be seated at Coyotes Mexican Grill. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Coyotes Mexican Grill.
Coyotes Mexican Grill welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go ? this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
At Coyotes Mexican Grill, you can find easy parking and multiple public transit stops. At Coyotes Mexican Grill, we supply free parking. No fees, just your car and our lot. Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Coyotes Mexican Grill.
A visit to Coyotes Mexican Grill will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. So come to Coyotes Mexican Grill, where you can taste the highest rated Mexican cuisine around.

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New location is the Ice House Building
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(404) 373-9383


Monday, February 20, 2017

Eye on Decatur - Sprouts Farmers Market


The new Sprouts Farmers Market is located across from Suburban Plaza Shopping Center.
Opening Soon!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Downtown Decatur McDonald's Closing thru end of March for the Remodel

 Decatur GA
Starting Monday Feb. 20 The Downtown Decatur McDonald's will now close the Drive Thru until the end of March for the remodel to be completed. The lobby had already closed earlier.

Friday, February 17, 2017

OTONANA TRIO from Tokyo to Play At Mojo's Pizza N' Pub. March 3

Friends at Next Stop Decatur,

I want to introduce you to a new band and an upcoming gig from Japanese funk-rock band OTONANA TRIO from Tokyo. They will be playing a show in Decatur on March 3 at Mojo's Pizza N' Pub.

They're phenomenal musicians who always put on an amazing show.
For more info, here is a link to their press release: http://eepurl.com/cx-dXb
Many thanks and best wishes,
Tess Greenham
Magician Media
213.200.0786

Peach State Opera will present Puccini’s Tosca on Sunday Feb 26


Peach State Opera will present Puccini’s Tosca on Sunday, February 26th at 3 p.m. at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College’s Cole Auditorium at 3735 Memorial College Avenue, Clarkston, GA 30021.
 As an artist affiliate of GSU Perimeter, the company produces condensed, family-friendly versions of classic operas in English. 
Puccini’s Queen of the Stage, Tosca, plays the ultimate role of her life in a dangerous attempt to save her rebel lover from the scheming Chief of Police, who stops at nothing to possess her.
 The triangle leads to a desperate and tumultuous conclusion, immersed in some of opera’s most passionate and masterful music. 
Arrive at 2:00 p.m. for a free informative talk by opera connoisseur, Carter Joseph. Total run time for the show is approximately 2hrs., 20 minutes. As part of their mission to include local high school and college choruses in their productions, this production will feature students from the Dekalb School for the Arts choral program under the direction of Jeffery Funderburk.
Tickets are available at http://peachstateopera.org/ and at the door. Those interested in coming as a group should contact Nancy Martin to reserve at iljrd@yahoo.com . Groups of ten or more are admitted for $10 per ticket.


February 26, 2017
Sunday afternoon at 3:00PM
Cole Auditorium (Fine Arts Building)
Perimeter College at Georgia State University
3735 Memorial College Avenue
Clarkston, GA 30021
* This performance features students of the DeKalb School of the Arts choral program.
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For questions about this performance, call Peach State Opera at 678-775-8445.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Agnes Scott Annual Writers' Festival

From
Agnes Scott web site

46th Annual Writers' Festival


We are very excited about this year’s distinguished guests, and we hope that 
you join us for one or more of the public events listed below.
Please note that each of these events are free and open to the public, with no ticket required.
Read all about it at 
https://www.agnesscott.edu/writersfestival/

Celebrate Arbor Day Saturday Feb. 18

From thedecaturminute.com
Where: Scott Park (behind the recreation center), 231 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030
When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join us on February 18th to learn about trees, talk to arborists, and help plant trees. You’ll have a chance to meet the City of Decatur’s new Landscape Infrastructure Coordinator/Arborist Kay Evanovich. Other area arborists will also be there to talk about trees with residents. And best of all, residents will be able to take home a free tree seedling!
This year, the City of Decatur is giving away 100 trees on a first come first served basis per household. There are 50 Catalpa trees and 50 Redbud available.
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017 Neighborhood Clean-Up Days

 2017 Neighborhood Clean-Up Days

This is from The Decatur Minute
Public Works is gearing up for the 2017 Neighborhood Clean-Up days.
The City offer these days once a year to help residents dispose of bulky items that don’t easily fit into Pay-As-You-Throw bags. Each street in the city is assigned to a Saturday between March and June. Dates for the 2017 event are now available.
If you have any questions, please contact Sean Woodson at sean.woodson@decaturga.com or 404-377-5571.

Collection Times

All items to be collected should be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. This ensures that we do not have to rerun routes for late set-outs. Collections run until 3:30 p.m., or until finished, whichever is sooner.
Acceptable Items
• Yard trimmings
• Building materials (not from the work of private contractors)
• Tires
• Furniture
• Appliances (not containing Freon)
• Trash that won’t fit into pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) bags
Materials we will not collect
• Liquids
• Dirt
• Bricks
• Blocks
• Stone, rocks, or concrete
• Motor vehicle batteries or parts

Friday, February 3, 2017

Coming Up... The Mead Rd. Mardi Gras! Saturday Feb 25


From Emily : A few changes this year .
1) We have a longer parade route!  (please see map below)
2) Krewe’s can register online to participate – https://decatureducationfoundation.org/mardigras/
As you know, we’re a walking parade and anyone is welcome to form a Krewe and comemarch with us.  In fact, the more the merrier.  Our only rule is we don’t have cars in or trucks in the parade.  But people can ride bikes, scooters or skateboards.   Or they can organize creative dance teams…  As long as it doesn’t have a motor, it’s good to go!
3) You can also pre-pay for food and beer online at that same link – ttps://decatureducationfoundation.org/mardigras/
4) We will have a kids area with food, games and facepainting at Mead Rd. Park
h/t  Decatur Metro
https://www.facebook.com/MeadRd.MardiGras/timeline
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 Here is some history on the cool event.


A Mardi Gras tradition with a Georgia twist!!"Throw me something, Mister!"

If you think that is something you'll only hear in New Orleans, think again!!

Oakhurst has quietly been establishing its own Mardi Gras tradition for almost 10 years.

It all began in 2005 when our oldest son began kindergarten. That huge moment in Billy's life sounded alarm bells for us, as we realized that for the first time since the 1980's I wouldn't be trekking to New Orleans to celebrate my high holiday.

So in the interest of familial harmony, David suggested starting our own parade for the kids. He built a papier mache float on top of the radio flyer wagon. Billy, his brother Tommy and their friends painted the float.

On that Tuesday, February 8 2005, the kids dressed up in their Halloween best and Dave and I put on our Mardi Gras finest. A few of our neighbors and their kids joined us as we walked up and down our street, throwing beads and loudly singing Fess.

And it ROCKED!

Over the years, our little parade has grown from one wagon/float with a few kids and adults to a multi-wagon/float extravaganza with lots of kids and our own homegrown brass band. Imagine trying to teach a bunch Georgia peaches the Mardi Gras standards without sheet music! We aim high!!!!

And now it's time for us to take our Mardi Gras celebrations to the next level.
This year we're officially launching "Mead Road Mardi Gras". Anyone with a love of carnival, costumes, floats, music, parades, beads, red beans and rice and anything else you can imagine, is invited to come join us!!!

Saturday March 1st, or Samedi Gras, is the date! The parade begins at Harmony park at 3pm. We'll march up Mead Road to the Imperial, at the corner of Mead and East College, for the party. And the party will go on for as long as people are there to celebrate.

Beads will be provided and the Imperial will sell red beans and rice and beer. Proceeds will go to the Decatur Education Foundation to support the band programs at Decatur High School, Renfroe Middle School and the 5th Avenue 4/5 Academy.

For more information or if you would like to donate anything, please contact:
Emily Kean Berg
keanberg.emily91@gmail.com

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