Thursday, August 20, 2009

Man Day Recap - Ink and Dagger Tattoo

Thanks to Russ and the crew at Ink and Dagger for putting on a great event.  A great crowd came out to enjoy the festivities, games, and circus sideshow acts courtesy of Capt. Stab Tuggo.

In other news, I got 2nd place in the wing eating contest.  The wings were provided by Fox Bros which was a great smoky treat.  Then the wings were covered in a super hot sauce spice concoction.  10 people started and 4 remained when the first one of us finished all 20 wings.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Danielle Distefano’s first solo show - “100 Ladies”

From the Young Blood Gallery:
August Art Show
Danielle Distefano's show is in full effect!  Come check it out before it comes down at the end of the month.  There are still several beautiful pieces left.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Volunteer! Decatur - Decatur Book Festival

The Decatur Book Festival is just around the corner!! The festival will take place over Labor Day weekend, September 4 through 6.  Volunteer positions are filling quickly, but we still have a number of volunteer opportunities available. The reputation of this festival has grown each year among the authors and attendees. We would love your help to make this year’s festival even more outstanding. Daren Wang, Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival, continues to let everyone know about the many complimentary things the authors, exhibitors, and attendees have to say regarding the wonderful volunteers who help throughout the festival. This event would not be possible without volunteers. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pressure Washing and Handy Man

Or should I have put Handy Man that does Pressure Washing, anyway my friend Jason is doing pressure washing and handy man work.  He has the equipment and is a details guy.  If you are interested, please contact him.  More from him below...

I have commercial grade pressure washing equipment and am interested in
cleaning one story houses, driveway, walkways, fences, porches and
decks.  I am able and have experience painting, staining and sealing.

I also have home repair skills having finished basements and refinished
kitchens and bathrooms.  Particular attention is paid to details.  If
you have any interest in me providing a quote for your or a friend,
please call 404-512-1608


Jason Hoffman

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Partnership Races and 5K Run/Walk - October 25

PartnershipsInAction is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and its volunteers in communities across America to raise funds and awareness to help communities in some of the poorest areas of Africa and Asia create long-term solutions to poverty. The events give Americans an opportunity to actively take part in advancing human dignity and peace around the globe through volunteerism, awareness-raising and contributions.

The event wil start and end at Centennial Olympic Park.

Web Site:

2009 Serenbe 15k & 5k Trail Race - November 14th

This new race is being held on the private trails of the newly developed 900-acre Serenbe Community. Serenbe was designed on the values and principles of environmental sustainability. It is Georgia’s new "City in the Woods." This scenic 15k (9.3 mile) course will take you running though the woods, past a water fall, along farm animal fence lines, over open pastures, and onto the town center streets of Serenbe! It’s a great race for both beginning and experienced trail runners!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

5K for Hope Road Race - Saturday, August 22

5K for Hope Road Race is sponsored by the South DeKalb Striders Running Club and is probably the "Best" course for you to achieve your personal best. This is a flat course (see course description) that's run on the Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur campus the 4th Saturday in August.. This charitable event raises funds to donate to "Our House", which is "A Child Care and Support Center for Homeless Familes". Please contact Deanine Halliman(678)464-6950, or Sadie Bispham(404)-315-9668 or (404)-966-7638 for more information. Or, you may go to to register for the race online. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

More info on this link.

First Annual Kashi Atlanta 5K Run/Walk - Saturday, September 12

First Annual Kashi Atlanta 5K Run/Walk

About the race
Name: Kashi Atlanta 5K
Distance: 5K Run/Walk
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Candler Park Area
Kashi Atlanta, 1681 McLendon Ave, Atlanta 30307
This is the inaugural year of the Kashi Atlanta 5K Run Walk. Start training! Professionally-run, family-friendly, beautiful tree-lined, benefit race through Candler Park and Lake Claire. Come and be a part of our very first 5K and make a difference in the community. Race Starts and Ends at Kashi Atlanta. Stay around after the 5K for the Open House and Yogathon. Visit Kashi Atlanta’s web site for info

5th Annual Open House - An Annual Favorite!
The Super Silent Auction, Hula Hoop Classes, the Art Show, the Whole Foods Hospitality Area, Dollar-A-Minute Massage and Reiki, Yoga Classes, Kirtan, The Potted Plant Sale.

7th Annual Yogathon
Our Seventh Annual Yogathon is on! Participants will be doing the “Sun Salutation series.” Individuals and teams from organizations and other yoga studios enter to see who can complete the most Sun Salutations and who will raise the most money! Participants collect pledges from their communities and are paid based on the number of Sun Salutations Series they complete. Funds raised support community service programs.

Saturday, September 12
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. - Race Day Registration and Packet pick up
11:30 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, August 2, 2009

SkaterAid—SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2009 . 3:00-8:00pm . East Decatur Station

SkaterAid was started in 2005 to celebrate the life of Ian Wochatz. A Decatur teen and avid skateboarder, Ian was diagnosed with an especially virulent type of brain cancer, and died on July 4, 2005 at age 15. SkaterAid provided a place for all those who loved Ian to honor his memory in a way he would have approved of...with music, friends and skateboarding.

SkaterAid's mission is to support families who are dealing with the tragedy of pediatric cancer. The first year, the proceeds of SkaterAid went to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. In 2006, funds were channelled to the RET Foundation in honor of RET Thomas. In 2007 and 2008, all proceeds will go the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. To donate to any of these worthy causes, please go to our Links page.

Ultimately, SkaterAid is a place for teens to celebrate their youth. Whether flying through the air on a board, playing music, or hanging out with friends, you're only 15 once in your life, so....skate on. And shred for Ian.

2009 Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival

October 10 • 10 am-7 pm • Harmony Park in Oakhurst Village
Corner of East Lake Drive and Oakview Road

Oakhurst Arts 5K Run/Walk

Runners, walkers, strollers, and dogs are all welcome.  Race starts at Harmony Park right next to One Step at a Time.  Race starts at 8am.

14th Annual Garden of Eatin’

14th Annual Garden of Eatin' 

A Taste of Decatur Saturday, September 26, 2009
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Atrium, Holiday Inn Conference Center
130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

Samples from over 20 local restaurants.  Proceeds go to Decatur Cooperative Ministry.

2009 AJC Decatur Book Festival - Sept 4-6

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival Presented by DeKalb Medical is an annual, free book festival held in Decatur, Georgia at venues located in and around the downtown square. Conceived in 2005 and launched in 2006, the festival brings more than 250 authors to Decatur for the holiday weekend. The authors — who include Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling fiction and nonfiction writers — give readings and participate in panel discussions.