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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 OPEN HOUSE & WORKSHOP Re-Imagine West Howard Avenue – The SEQUEL! and RR Crossing @ Atlanta Ave – Wrap-Up Join …
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 …
Commission Meetings
Monday, 12/6/2021; 7:30pm in person at City Hall (masks required) and on ZoomMonday, 12/20/2021; 7:30pm in person at City Hall (masks required) and on ZoomTuesday, 1/4/2022; 7:30pm in person at City Hall (masks TBD) and on …
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 5: Menorah Lighting
Sunday, Dec 5; 4:30-6:30pm – Menorah Lighting  Chanukah celebration on the square.  Enjoy hot drinks, latkes, music, and photos with Mr. Dreidel! Chabadintown.orghas the details.
Dec 7: DBA Virtual Holiday Meeting
Tuesday, December 7 – Decatur Business Association Virtual Holiday MeetingHeld 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 …
Dec 11: City of Decatur Community Food Forum 
Saturday, December 11; 10-11:30am City of Decatur Community Food Forum  Details to be provided later
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 ParkSaturday December 11, 9:00AM-12:00PMAnd every 2nd Saturday of every monthProject description:  Manual removal of invasive vines and plants from the …
Dec 18: Electronics Recycling
Saturday, December 18; 9am-1pm Electronics Recycling Returns Public Works Facility on Talley Street Details will be in December FOCUS
Dec 27-Jan 8: Christmas Tree Recycling
Monday, December 27-Saturday, January 8 Christmas Tree Recycling Legacy Park in designated areas
Coming in January
Coming in January: Tuesday, January 25: State of the City
Clean Energy Planning Process Begins
Decatur has kicked off its Clean Energy Planning Process and we need your input as we develop strategies to address climate change. Please mark your calendars to participate:Decatur Clean Energy Roundtable 2: Clean Energy and EconomyJanuary …
Work Starting on Pedestrian Safety and Bicycle Trail Improvements
Work is about to begin on the Pedestrian Safety and Bicycle Trail Improvements on Clairemont Avenue, Commerce Drive and Church Street. The best way to stay informed about progress on this project is to sign up for Decatur …
Tree Ordinance Update to Be Discussed at Dec 6 Commission Meeting
The city of Decatur is updating its Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance. Please take a look at the information from the City Commission work session: If you have not provided input, please send any comments to [email protected]
Dec 8: 2021 Anti Racism Speaker Series Concludes
The Better Together Advisory Board and the city of Decatur will wrap up the 2021 Anti-Racism Speaker series with a conversation with Robin Rue Simmons. Join the conversation on Wednesday, Dec 8 at 6pm. For more …
Holiday Sanitation Schedules
Be sure to check the website for holiday schedules for Trash and Recycling!
Affordable Housing Units Approved for Legacy Park
The City Commission approved an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Decatur Housing Authority to provide affordable housing units in the South Village at Legacy Park. Additional information can be found in this article in Decaturish by Zoe Seiler:
It’s not too late to participate in Decatur’s Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur
It’s not too late to participate in Decatur’s Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur to help provide happy holidays for Decatur’s children and senior citizens. Funds will be used to provide gift cards for parents for their children …
Coming in October
Friday, Saturday October 1-2: Amplify My Community Saturday, October 2: 16th Annual AJC Decatur Book Festival Saturday, Sunday, October 2-3: Artists Saturday, October 9: Porchfest Saturday, October 16: Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby
Sept 25: West Ponce Music Stroll
Saturday, September 25, 2021 – 1:00pm to 9:00pm West Ponce Music Stroll On West Ponce de Leon Avenue West Ponce businesses open their patios and parking lots, transforming them into stages for a day of free, live music and …