Decatur Third Friday Fun Bike Ride, July 18

Join Decatur Active Living for our Third Friday Fun Bike Ride tomorrow night, July 18. Meet at the Church Street entrance to the MARTA station and be ready to roll at 6:30 pm. We will explore Oakhurst via Agnes Scott and a little known trail will take us to Oakview Road.

This is a no-drop ride and all levels are welcome. Helmets are required.

After the ride, we will visit a local wateringhole for social time.

No ride if raining. Questions? Contact or 678-553-6541.

June Cyclists Stop for a Photo Op at the Decatur Cemetery

June Cyclists Stop for a Photo Op at the Decatur Cemetery

LifeLong Decatur 3rd Thursday: Too Good To Be True

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Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore St.

Lifelong Decatur Third Thursday series hosts a panel of experts on avoiding fraud and scams, especially those targeting older adults. Whether you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, learn steps to prevent being taken advantage of by investment scams, telemarketing schemes and other fraud, identity theft, and financial exploitation of older adults and other vulnerable individuals.

The panel includes Sgt. Jennifer Ross, Decatur Police Department Community Information and Education Officer; Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office; and Elder and Family Law attorney Donald S. Horace, Esq.

Think you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam? Here are some resources for help:
• Decatur Police Department: 404-373-6551
• FBI Information on Common Fraud Schemes:
• Georgia Senior Legal Hotline: 404-657-9915
• Adult Protective Services: To report suspected exploitation of an elder person who lives in a private residence call 404-657-5250 or visit

Team Decatur Kick-off is Tuesday!

Join Decatur Active Living for the 4th Annual Team Decatur Kick-off and Health Expo at the Decatur Recreation Center on Tuesday, July 15 from 6 – 8 PM.

  • Meet Olympian Jeff Galloway and get some great running tips.
  • Participate in Aerobics with Bobbie Elzey, Jazzercise with Michele Runge, Tai Chi with Steve Dorage and Boot Camp with David Nash
  • Hang out with Doc Broc
  • Take a photo with TapSnap
  • Win Prizes!
  • Visit the Health Expo and learn about exercise and nutrition
  • Pick up a schedule for the eight week run/walk training

Hope to see you tomorrow night!!


More information about Team Decatur is here.


Free! Introduction to Group Riding Tomorrow

I-bike-decatur-fnl-for-printerJoin Mike Sheehan for a FREE Introduction to Group Riding on Saturday, July 12 at 1:30pm. Meet at Glennwood Elementary School in the parking lot and get ready to learn about the basics of group riding, as well as safety information, tips from experienced riders, and more. Plus it is fun! After a short talk, we will put it into practice with a five mile ride around Decatur. After the ride, we will retire to Fellini’s for pizza and beverages.

Participants should know how to ride their bike, change gears, and brake safely. Helmets are required. For more information, click here.

No ride if raining.

Coed Ultimate Frisbee: Registration Opens Saturday!

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Self-Defense Class Offered Through Fleet Feet Decatur and 9Round

From our friend Clay at Fleet Feet Decatur:

Do any of these ever apply to you?

a) Run early, b) Run late, c) Run alone, d) Feel a little weird about a person, car, situation when you are not running.

Typically, we push these thoughts to the back of our mind, but helping with personal safety is one of the most important things we can do.

Our nice friend, CJ Pascuzzo, who is the franchise owner of 9Round ATL-Decatur,  volunteered to set up a Saturday session on Self Defense with a self defense instructor and a Dekalb County police officer. It is a “scenario based” training approach. The class will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 2 pm at 9Round. 9Round is located next to the “big” Kroger at 2899-B North Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30030.

To offset the costs CJ needs $10 from you when you attend, but if you sign up in advance (this helps with planning too) you’ll get a $10 Gift Card to Fleet Feet Decatur so essentially it costs you nothing!

Advance signup at

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Healthy Monday: Schedule Physical Activity

logo-healthy_mondayHaving a consistent exercise routine is key to success. By keeping up a regular routine, physical activity will eventually become a habit.

This week, find three places in your schedule where you can fit fitness. It may be in the morning, during your lunch break, before dinner or in the evening.

To keep up your new routine, recommit to these times at the end of the week, or adjust your work out schedule if need be.


quoteGet Moving with  Move It Monday!!  Move It Monday is an international campaign which encourages people of all fitness levels to get moving each week starting on Mondays. Inspirations, ideas and more. Check it out today.


Glenlake Pool Will Open at 2 PM Today

pool_closed_signGlenlake Pool will open at 2 pm today due to contamination. McKoy and Ebster Pools will be open for you to stay cool!

Check back here for updates.


Team Decatur Kick-off July 15th

DSC_3512Join Team Decatur and Get Active!

On July 15th attend the Team Decatur Kickoff Event at the Decatur Recreation Center, 6 – 8 pm.

Join Mayor Baskett and Race Director and Olympian Jeff Galloway for this fun event which kicks off the free eight week training program offered through September 10.

• Health and Fitness Expo featuring local businesses sharing information on getting and keeping fit and nutrition.
• Wear fitness clothes to participate in fun activities including Jazzercise, Tai Chi, Aerobics and more.
• Drawings for prizes including free fitness classes, gift certificates and more
• Get information on Team Decatur, the running and walking group formed to participate in the Kaiser Permanente Run/Walk 5k. This is our fourth year!
• A special appearance by Doc Broc!
• Meet Olympian Jeff Galloway
• Learn about “Bright at Night” and receive a free blinkie light to keep you safe.

To join Team Decatur, visit and register for the KP Corporate Run/Walk 5k. Be sure to select Team Decatur from the list of corporate teams.

Register for the KP Corporate Run/Walk by August 1 and be entered into a drawing for a Running Camp/Retreat with Jeff Galloway at Blue Mountain Beach, FL.

For more information on Team Decatur visit

Enjoy these photos from last year’s event:

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Bring the whole family. Free. 231 Sycamore Street, Decatur. For more information or 678-553-6541.

July Is Park and Recreation Month

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. This year’s theme is OUT is IN.

Let’s focus on setting trends instead of following them,  making 2014 the year people go outside, change their outlook, and get involved in their community through parks and recreation.

Here are some ideas for July:

  • Visit one of Decatur’s three swimming pools to stay cool
  • Take a stroll through one of the many greenspaces in Decatur. Take a picnic or just sit on a blanket, sip on a cool drink and read a book.
  • Join us for the Third Friday Fun Bike Ride on Friday, July 18. Meet at the Church Street MARTA at 6:30pm. All levels, helmets are required.
  • Learn how to ride your bike in a group on Saturday, July 12 at 1:30pm with Mike Sheehan. Meet at Glennwood ES parking lot.
  • The Team Decatur Kick-off is Tuesday, July 15 from 6 – 8 pm at the Decatur Recreation Center
  • Be a part of the July 4th Pied Piper Parade- ride your bike or walk and have fun waving to the crowds gathered along the way

We bet you can think of more ways to get out and enjoy Park and Recreation Month!

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