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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Video Friday - Robert Mitchum - Thunder Road

On this day Oct. 18. 2018  Sixty years ago The movie THUNDER ROAD played at The Decatur Theatre.

Read more at http://the-decatur-theatre.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post_6.html

Electronics Recycling Day This Saturday Oct. 20th

From The Decatur Minute:

See full guidelines for recyclable items at decaturga.com/electronicsrecycling.
Public works will recycle just about any electronics equipment you have in your attic, basement, closet or office. See decaturga.com/electronicsrecycling for a list, and for answers to frequently asked questions. Recycle your Styrofoam as well and safely shred and recycle your sensitive documents all in one place. It’s simple and convenient. Just drive through and drop off your recyclables 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sorry, early drop-offs are not possible.)

Paper shredding
AAA Security Shredding provides secure on-site document shredding, and all shredded documents will be 100 percent recycled. These items cannot be shredded: Cardboard, glass, plastic, magazines, napkins, newspapers, paper cups and plates, plastic or spiralbound notebooks, phonebooks, binders, and trash.
Styrofoam recycling
  • 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

NOTE: Fee required to recycle cathode ray tube equipment (exact change only): Monitors $5; TVs $10
Since we started in 2005, we’ve diverted more than 1,000,000 pounds of electronics from landfills. Contact Sean Woodson, 404-377-5571, or sean.woodson@decaturga.com for more information and last-minute updates, or visit decaturga.com/electronicsrecycling.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

How Hurricane Michael could impact Atlanta Area

Thirteen months since Hurricane Irma whacked Atlanta with high winds and rains, another northbound tempest is threatening to again disrupt life in the Southeast’s landlocked capital city.
But don’t expect Irma, round two.
In light of hurricane-force winds in southern parts of Georgia and the potential for deadly flooding elsewhere, Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency today for 92 counties, although none of them fall within metro Atlanta.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Video Friday - Winning - Paul Newman - Opening Sequence - Music To Get You in the Mood for The Madison Ave Soapbox Derby

Now at The Alliance Hip-Hop musical for middle and high school students

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to announce its next production for middle and high school audiences, Paige in Full.  Paige in Full blends poetry, dance, media and music to tell the tale of a multicultural girl’s journey through hip-hop to self-discovery. Since its premiere in May 2010, Paige Hernandez’s “visual mix-tape” has sold out performances throughout the country and garnered praise from critics and audiences alike for its energy, intelligence, and originality.  Examining ideas on how ethnicity and pop-culture shape our identity, Paige In Full tells a personal, yet universal story for youth and adult audiences.

Although Paige in Full has been performed all over the country, the Atlanta version will include the fresh perspectives of middle and high school students who participated in the Alliance Theatre summer drama camps with Paige Hernandez.  Seventh grade student Hannah Hubbert said, “When students come to see this show, they see their friends, they see themselves, they see situations that they have gone through.  Stories like this help to show them that anything is possible.  Students from different lives will see it and will learn that no matter what’s going on in your crazy life, what bad or good things have happened, that they are not alone.”

OUR PERFORMANCES ONLY – OCT 6 & 13, 1:00 & 3:30 P.M.

ATLANTA, October 3, 2018 — Performer and playwright Paige Hernandez brings her highly acclaimed hip-hop show Paige in Full to middle and high school audiences at the Alliance Theatre for four performances only on Oct. 6 and Oct. 13. 

Paige in Full blends poetry, dance, media and music to tell the tale of a multicultural girl’s journey through hip-hop to self-discovery. Since its premiere in May 2010, Paige Hernandez’s “visual mix-tape” has sold out performances throughout the country and garnered praise from critics and audiences alike for its energy, intelligence, and originality.  Examining ideas on how ethnicity and pop-culture shape our identity, Paige In Full tells a personal, yet universal story for youth and adult audiences.

Although Paige in Full has been performed all over the country, the Atlanta version will include the fresh perspectives of middle and high school students who participated in the Alliance Theatre summer drama camps with Paige Hernandez.  Seventh grade student Hannah Hubbert said, “When students come to see this show, they see their friends, they see themselves, they see situations that they have gone through.  Stories like this help to show them that anything is possible.  Students from different lives will see it and will learn that no matter what’s going on in your crazy life, what bad or good things have happened, that they are not alone.”
Public performances are Saturday, October 6 and Saturday, October 13, at 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. 
Tickets are available online at www.alliancetheatre.org/paigeinfull or by calling 404.733.5000. 
Paige in Full is sponsored by Delta Air Lines, presenting sponsor of Alliance Theatre Family Series, and Home Depot. 


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Madison Ave Soapbox Derby is this Saturday Oct. 6

From: http://madisonavesoapboxderby.org/schedule/

2018 Race Day Schedule

RACERS… ARRRRE YOU READY?!
What you need to know…
10:30 Registration OPENS: Teams arrive, sign in, wait for car inspection & park
Enter Madison Ave thru Johnston Place beginning at 10:30. Look for the registration tent. An adult must check in for their child regardless of team grouping. Waivers must be signed before you proceed. DON’T FORGET YOUR HELMETS! NO HELMET, NO RIDE!
-Please note, at this time, we cannot make any changes to the team, team names or drivers. If you have not paid your registration fee you have been withdrawn from the race and we hope you can join us to watch the event.
11:00 Food area is open: Grab a bite to eat and prepare for racing!
Food options will remain open until 5:00 pm.
U Joint & Steinbeck’s tent
Grilled Cheese, Burgers (including Steinbeck’s Tower of Power), Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork,
Wraps, Jettie, Tots, Chips & Fruits
Matador tent
Pork Tacos & Grilled Street Corn
Bake Sale Tent – also selling race t-shirts
Beer Tent powered by Three Taverns
Steel City Pops: Great local popsicles
Face painting and crafts will be available for the kids (cash only).
11:30 am – Flag Presentation and National Anthem
12:00 pm – Judging begins (cars all at the top of the street)
12:45 pm – Race introduction
1:00 pm – Race – ages 6 & under
1:45 pm – Race – ages 7 to 11
2:45 pm – Race – ages 12 to 17
3:45 pm – Race – ages 18 and up
4:30 pm – Race over – Musician Blake Byrant (of Leonard Washington) takes the stage
5:00 pm – Awards Ceremony and Check Presentation
5:30 pm – Blake Bryant back on stage for a second set
6:00 pm – that’s a wrap!
– This is a rough schedule. We cannot predict how the race will flow with over 100 drivers!
Please keep in mind that this is a grassroots event and we will do the best we can to stay on schedule.

Fun, fun, fun… The vision of this event is picnic/parade style where families, friends and neighbors will be walking to the event with their chairs & blankets while snacking with their families and watching the Derby. For those of you who live on Madison Ave we hope you invite your friends, set up a tailgate style picnic and enjoy the day! All others are welcome to set up their picnic goods on the sidewalks up & down the street.
We will have a “donation station” with baked goods for (cash or check) donation, t-shirts and hats for sale ($20 for Youth & Adult). We encourage you to spread the word to bring cash & checks ONLY.