Friday, October 30, 2009

The first dang annual Moonshiner’s Ball

Introducing a new concept in Halloween Night partying from the dudes who brought you "Man Day". Ink & Dagger Tattoo is teaming up with Twain's Billiards & Tap to bring you

The first dang annual
Moonshiner's Ball
Hillbilly Halloween Hootenanny.

Saturday October 31st, 2009
10pm till 2am
Twain's Billiards & Tap
211 E Trinity Pl
Decatur, Ga. 30030

Live music from "Uncle Daddy and the Kissin Cousins"!!!

Brick Store Pub Halloween

Brick Store Pub will be hosting their annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 31st which they claim is “the biggest and best halloween costume contest in Decatur” ! They decorate the bar and the staff dresses up so join them for one heck of a good time! Cash prizes and local celebrity status awarded to the best costumes.

Silver Comet Half Marathon & Fun Run

Run Like Hell 5K - Run Like Heck Fun Run

Name: Run Like Hell 5K/Run Like Heck Fun Run
5K Run/Walk
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Historic Oakland Cemetery

For an exciting Halloween experience, come run through the monuments and mausoleums of Atlanta’s most historic cemetery where notables such as Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones and Maynard Jackson are buried. Proceeds benefit historic Oakland Cemetery which experienced downed trees, destroyed monuments and millions of dollars in damages during Atlanta’s March tornado. For more information on Oakland and it’s recovery, visit

Ed Williams - 404-327-7738.

- Saturday, October 31
- Race Day Registration and Packet pick up - 8 am
- 5K - 9 am.
- 1K - 10 am

Beat The Street for Little Feet 5K & Fun Run

Name: Beat the Street for Little Feet 5K
5K Run/Walk
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Candler Park



Saturday, October 31
8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Race Day Registration
9 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk.
View race map here.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The 1st Annual Twain’s Moonshiner’s Ball

A Hillbilly Halloween Hootenanny Saturday, October 31st at 9:00pm
Twain's Billiards and Tap

Halloween Night won'tcha put on yer bestest Sundeey clothes, gas up the truck and hed out to Twain's for a spell. We gotcha whole romantic evenin planned up with plenty of fixins. Dusty's gonna put some brand new strings on the banjo and Aunt Sue-Anne is makin a batch of her prized pigs in blankets. Thars gonna be plenty of alcoholical libations a flowin too. OOOH- WEEE! I betcha might even find someone to take home with ya that ain't yer cousin.

Free Yoga Class Monday at The Christ Covenant MCC on Hibernia

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Christ Covenant MCC on Hibernia has a free, open to the public, yoga class on Monday, at  7:00 pm. Location: Davis Hall

Recession proof fitness program - no expense equipment needed, no gym membership required. You can practice yoga in the comfort of your own home with no cost. You can take your practice on the road with you - traveling? Out of town? Tired of looking for an out of town gym or safe running area? Yoga is portable and you can practice it anywhere you have a large enough space to stretch out in!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Glenwood Academy Fall Carnival - Oct 17

Join the fun at Glenwood Academy's Fall Carnival and pumpkin sale on Oct. 17, 10am to 4pm.  All ages will enjoy boardwalk games, craft booths, a 35-foot inflatable obstacle course, a 20-foot inflatable slide, the Cafe, haunted house, cake walk, costume contest, pumpkins, and more at Glenwood's largest fund-raising event.

All 4th and 5th grade students in Decatur public schools attend Glenwood Academy and will benefit from the proceeds.  Carnival sponsorships are available with tax, advertising, and community benefits.  For more information contact Lori Leland-Kirk,, or Lori Siver,

Church Street Fall Fest - Oct 25

The merchants on Church Street invite the community to their fourth annual Chucrch Street Fall Fest.  Bring a friend, bring the family - there will be something for everyone.  Mingei will celebrate the "Day of the Dead," Yogurt Tap will serve pumpkin yogurt, and a fortuneteller will be on hand.  Visit or stop in at Mingei World Arts, Taste, The Seen Gallery, Yogurt Tap or any of the Church Street shops for more information.

Decatur Ghost Tour in October

Welcome To The DECATUR GHOST TOUR In Historic Downtown Decatur Ga.

Discover Decatur's Spirit Community with tales of...

Your tour begins in the heart of Downtown Decatur's Historic Town Square. A diverse enclave of quaint shops and restaurants that share common space with the ghosts of Decatur's exciting past. A stop at the oldest two story homes in Decatur where it's been said spirits haunt the walled up fireplaces and move freely about the grounds. We will travel down small streets untouched by time to the old train depot where late at night... the cries of the wounded soldiers might be heard, or the ghost of the station master might stare back from across the tracks. You will never forget the twilight visit to Old Decatur Cemetery... some of the city's most notable citizens are interred here. Be sure to bring your camera and don't be surprised if you capture orbs and apparitions. Decatur's dead are pretty restless.

Decatur Electronics Recycling Day - October 24, 2009

Decatur Electronics Recycling Day

FALL 2009 Event Scheduled for October 24, 2009

Decatur High School Parking Lot
(Corner of N. McDonough Street and Howard Avenue

TV's will be recycled for $10 cash only with exact change.

Don't throw away that old cell phone, camera or PC component! Save it and recycle it on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Decatur's Fall Electronics Recycling event. This semi-annual event has been hugely successful at diverting electronic equipment from landfills, where they may contaminate soil and water. Batteries will be accepted.

TV's will be recycled for a minimal fee of $10 cash only per TV set with exact change. There is no charge to recycle other items.

Park Renewal Day - Nov 7, 2009 - Dearborn Park

Save the Date!

Saturday, Nov. 7, 8 am to 12:30 pm* (Registration: 8 to 8:15 am)
Food and live entertainment follow the work session.

Dearborn Park • Deerwood Drive at Midway Road
Decatur, Georgia

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dia de los Muertos - Mingei World Arts

Mingei is draped in bones and ready for The Day of the Dead!
This celebration which has roots in pre-hispanic times in Mexico is marked by making altars to honor and remember those who have passed, feasting and celebrating life and its end.
We have everything you may need to get into the spirit.
Muertos for all occasions and occupations!
Monarch butterfly skeletons, winged devils,
skulls hinged and magnetized, molds for sugar skulls, cards, papel picado for festooning, dangly skeleton earrings,
and yes, Virginia, there is a Michael Jackson!

We are also heaped with wonderful Mexican folk art-- Frida and Mexican luchadora wrestlers, jaguars, saints and demons galore!

Featuring work by Vicki Ragan
Opening reception
Saturday, October 10

Black and white photos taken at fiestas in Mexico by artist-photographer Vicki Ragan. Her works are in international museum collections and permanent installations nationally. Ragan and husband Shepard Barbash have several books in print about Mexican art and artists, including Oaxacan Woodcarving: The Magic in the Trees (1993) and Changing Dreams: A Generation of Oaxaca's Woodcarvers (2008).
Signed copies of the latest book are available at Mingei.

Citizens’ Public Safety Academy Graduation Invitation

Save The Date!!

You are cordially invited to attend the

18TH graduation ceremony of the

City of Decatur Citizens’ Public Safety Academy

Thursday, October 29, 2009

7:00pm until 8:00pm


City Hall – Commission Meeting Room

509 North McDonough Street

Decatur, GA 30030


We welcome you to come and help all of us celebrate a program that has proven beneficial to the Decatur Community and its Police and Fire Departments.


From Juanchella G. Francis, PhD, Community Relations, Decatur Police Department


Halloween may be a fun day for children, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little tricky. To make Halloween a treat for all, follow these safety tips:


Atlanta Pagan Pride Day - Saturday, October 10th

In addition to having an interesting festival, the Atlanta Pagan community is collecting canned food for the Atlanta Food Bank this Saturday at the Friends Church. The need for food is quite urgent, and this would be an easy way to help.  If anyone won't be around this Saturday, feel free to leave donations on my porch at 119 Adair Street, across the street from the Friends Playground.

Atlanta Pagan Pride Day
Saturday, October 10th 2009 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or Shine
Atlanta Friends Meeting
701 West Howard Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
We will be having: merchants, Food by Outta the Way Cafe, and a Coffee Shop & Bake Sale, and informational booths; entertainment from: Emerald Rose, Bhakti Messenger, Cross Cultural Dance Company and Friends, and Bellcurve; a Mabon Ritual; and plenty of time to mingle with your Pagan community.  Se a list of vendors on our website:

***Transportation notes: Marta and carpooling are recommended. There will be some on-street parking and some lot parking but MARTA is smarta. There is a bus stop in front of the Atlanta Friends Meeting Hall, and it is .4 miles from the East Lake Marta Rail Station. There is a covered walking bridge over College and Howard Avenues that allows one to take the sidewalk toward Decatur where the Hall is located.

Our Fundraiser - Green Man Water Bottles for sale: $6 for one; two for $10! with water refills donated by Fontis Water

Decatur Education Foundation’s Low Country Boil!

Fall is upon us and that means it is time to get your tickets for the Decatur Education Foundation's Low Country Boil!

It's Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Solarium. Tickets are $50 each.

Once again this year promises to be a great party with great food prepared by Badda Bing chefs Michael Condon and Ray Allen, great beer provided by our sponsor Victory Brewing Company and great music by The Dammages featuring Tammy Dammann and all for a great cause - the children and youth of Decatur!

To purchase tickets online visit

Don't forget to tell your friends!

To purchase tickets by mail send a check payable to:
Decatur Education Foundation
315 W. Ponce de Leon Avenue
Suite 770
Decatur, GA 30030

In order to be responsible stewards of our fiscal and environmental resources we will not be sending paper invitations this year - so please help us spread the word!!

(Editor's note: Go Green!)

Tribute to Ben Sklaver, Cabbagetown Run Club

An article by Tim Sullivan for the Cabbagetown Newsletter.  I have ran with Ben with the Cabbagetown Run.  This article truly describes who Ben is.  Thank to Tim for sharing this with us...

If you care to read it, I wrote this piece for the Cabbagetown Newsletter below.  Ben’s family is looking to collect all personal recollections, stories, photos etc. to create an album.  Please submit any you may have to –Tim

About Ben                                                                                                                10/6/2009I had a sinking feeling late Saturday afternoon when Jake Herrle knocked on my door.  He was Ben Sklaver’s next door neighbor on Berean and his best friend in Cabbagetown so the worst immediately leapt into my mind.  Then just as quickly I talked myself out of it.  Maybe it was just a neighborly drop-in??   Ben did that all the time.  But then I could tell Jake was shaking a little bit and my heart bungee jumped.  I grabbed him a beer and braced myself for what I knew was coming.  Ben was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Oakhurst Arts Run 5K


Saturday, October 10, 2009 @ 8:30 AM local time


One Step at a Time Running Store - 650 E. Lake Dr. #B
650 E. Lake Drive


$19 until October 1st, $24 thereafter


Brief Description

5K Run/Walk through Oakhurst neighborhood in Decatur, GA. Starts and finishes at One Step At A Time running store. Walkers, Strollers and Dogs on Leash Welcome! Plan to stay and enjoy the annual Oakhurst Arts Festival after the race. Proceeds to benefit the SDCDC. For more information please check out the website at



Additional Information

Age Groups/ Prizes:
Overall M & F; Masters M & F; and 1 st Place in the following age groups : 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 & Over. Special awards/gift certificates to Overall M & F and Masters M & F.

Drawings for Prizes!
Registered participants eligible for prize drawings immediately following the race. Must be present to win! 100% Cotton t-Shirt with Oakhurst theme.

Race info:
(404) 327-7738 or Or Charles Cope (404) 377-1030

Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009


From Runner's World, I have always found this article one of the best to refer to when I am having problems with shoes fitting my feet.


Here are five ways to lace your running shoes and relieve that nagging foot pain.

By Susan Rinkunas

PUBLISHED 11/27/2007 You went to a running specialty store, tested out several models, and bought a pair that felt great. So why are your new running shoes rubbing you the wrong way? Even if you are fitted with a pair that suits your arch type and weekly mileage, your feet may have characteristics that make the seemingly perfect shoe less than comfortable over the long haul. Luckily, the solution could be as easy as relacing your shoes, says Richard Bouché, D.P.M., of the Sports Medicine Clinic in Seattle, who provided the techniques below. "Before you get a new shoe, try adjusting the lacing to enhance the fit," Bouché says. "It's a small change that can make a big difference."

Thursday, October 1, 2009