Dec 9: – Re-Imagine West Howard Avenue + RR Crossing at Atlanta Ave

Thursday, December 9  –  4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Atlanta Friends Meeting

701 West Howard Avenue


Re-Imagine West Howard Avenue – The SEQUEL! and RR Crossing @ Atlanta Ave – Wrap-Up

Join the planning team of Landis Evans & Partners and Atkins North America for Re-Imagine West Howard – The SEQUEL!, an open house and workshop to help plan the replacement of the colorful planters on West Howard Avenue, take the next steps in the Re-Imagine West Howard plan with permanent bicycle/pedestrian safety and landscape improvements, and complete the plans for the Railroad Crossing Improvements @ Atlanta Avenue.

Terrific Thursdays continue in December

December 2, 9, 16, & 23 • All Around Decatur

Details here

Twinkling lights, holiday music, festive window displays, and family-friendly events — Decatur is filled with surprise and delight throughout the season. Enjoy holiday shopping, algorithm-free at Terrific Thursdays, extra special shopping days in  December. 

You’ll find standout shopportunities (deals, discounts and more) and warm welcomes at our independent and local shops. Participating businesses will stay open late and offer beverages and snacks while you get gifty. Look out for in-store pop-ups, too.

Patti’s Applause goes to the Decatur Youth Council! 

The Decatur Youth Council has planted fruit trees at Legacy Park, had a trash pickup day on the Square and is now collecting food and toiletries for Decatur Cooperative Ministries and Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry. Please participate!!

Community Food and Toiletries Drive – November 15 to December 17, 2021

Join the Decatur Youth Council in Providing Food to Neighbors in Need this Holiday Season
The DYC will be collecting food and toiletries for distribution to the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM), the Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) and Free99Fridge from November 15 to December 17.

We have divided up the City into four neighborhood zones using the railroad and main north-south roads as boundaries in an effort to spur some healthy competition and community pride among neighborhoods. The neighborhood zone that donates the most goods (in pounds) will win bragging rights for being an awesome community helper. The zones and distribution locations are as follows:

  • NORTHWEST – Decatur Police Department, 420 W. Trinity Place
  • NORTHEAST – Fire Station #1, 230 E. Trinity Place
  • SOUTHWEST – Fire Station #2, 356 W. Hill Street
  • SOUTHEAST – Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley Street

ALL ZONES MAY ALSO DROP OFF DONATIONS AT Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street. Look for the bright red or gray barrels to drop off donations. NOTE – Barrels will be moved inside overnight.

Need some ideas about what to donate? Here is a list of the most requested items:

Food goods                                                                                         Toiletries
Canned baked beans                                                                    Toothpaste
Canned beef stew                                                                           Toothbrushes
Canned chili                                                                                        Toilet paper
Canned yams                                                                                     Deodorant
Kid friendly cereal (cold and hot)                                             Shampoo/Conditioner
Jelly (grape or strawberry)                                                           Razors
Sugar                                                                                                     Hand Soap
Instant Coffee                                                                                   Body Lotion
Tea                                                                                                         Q-tips
Peanut Butter                                                                                    Sanitary Napkins                                                                             
Macaroni                                                                                             Baby wipes
Pasta                                                                                                     Diapers & Pull-ups (sizes 2-5)
Rice                                                                                                        Vaseline
Grits                                                                                                      Unopened sample/hotel size toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, and mouthwash
Non-fat Dry Milk

Commission Meetings

Monday, 12/6/2021; 7:30pm in person at City Hall (masks required) and on Zoom
Monday, 12/20/2021; 7:30pm in person at City Hall (masks required) and on Zoom
Tuesday, 1/4/2022; 7:30pm in person at City Hall (masks TBD) and on Zoom
Tuesday, 1/18/2022; 7:30pm in person at City Hall (masks TBD) and on Zoom

Dec 2: Tree Lighting

Thursday, Dec 2; 7pm – Tree lighting, carols, cocoa and “snow”

Two trees this year – one at Decatur Square; one at W Ponce on lawn of First Christian Church!

Dec 7: DBA Virtual Holiday Meeting

Tuesday, December 7 – Decatur Business Association Virtual Holiday Meeting
Held virtually again this year. We will be celebrating our 2021 Hometown Heroes. Don’t miss it!Registration required. After you register you’ll receive information on how to access the meeting.

Dec 11: Trees Atlanta/Decatur Legacy Park Invasive Plant Removal

Saturday, December 11; 9am-12 noon

Trees Atlanta/Decatur Legacy Park Invasive Plant Removal

Invasive Removal Project – Legacy Park

Saturday December 11, 9:00AM-12:00PM
And every 2nd Saturday of every month

Project description:  Manual removal of invasive vines and plants from the park.
Meeting location: Parking lot to the side of the big administration building, 500 South Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA, 30030. For exact directions, see our events page at

For our forest restoration projects we are out in densely vegetated areas. There will be bugs and there will be dirt, so plan accordingly. We recommend wearing long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. Our projects include removal of exotic invasive plants and replanting of native species.  Tools, gloves, and instruction for these projects will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you have a preference.  

Trees Atlanta will need all the help and community support we can get here at Legacy Park. Attending one of our volunteer events is a great place to start. However, we need people to get the word out about our efforts. Do you know someone who might be interested in volunteering? Are you part of an organization that may want to partner and collaborate with Trees Atlanta? We would love to hear from you.