Was That a BEAR I Saw Walking to School?

Yes!! We were very excited to have the Ride Share Bear walking to school with us this morning! The Bear met us at the Decatur Housing Authority and walked with the children and Principal, Mrs. Watson, to Glennwood Elementary for International Walk & Roll Day.

It was great weather and the City Schools are reporting record numbers of walkers and bikers. We are so proud of our community pulling together to make this day a BIG success. Renfroe Middle School had over 500 children walk today!

Enjoy some of our photos from this mornings event! For more information about the Safe Routes to School Program in Decatur, visit decaturga.com/srts.

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International Walk & Roll Day is Wednesday!

DSC_0547On Wednesday, Oct. 7, thousands of students, parents, community leaders, and state and local officials across the United States will walk and bicycle to school in celebration of Walk to School Day.

The City of Decatur has had an active Safe Routes to School program since 2005 and it continues to grow each year thanks to the great work done by our Parent School Champions.

Please be on the lookout for walkers and cyclists, as well as those entering and leaving school buses.

Westchester will celebrate the day on Friday, so be on the lookout for children carrying their yellow flags.


Healthy Monday Reset: Warm Up and Cool Down

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For more information visit http://www.healthymonday.org.


Anthony Foxx Supports Walking to School

In a newly released video message, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx shows his support for walking to school by encouraging communities nationwide to join the Walk to School Day celebration.

For more information on the City of Decatur’s Safe Routes to School Program, visit DecaturGa.com/srts.

Broadway comes to Decatur, come sing and dance with us!

broadway_Page_1Musical Theatre Camp for Adults

It’s true, it starts next week at 10am, and you can be a part of it all with Stage Troupe. Learn the famous broadway shows from local artist Ricardo Aponte. During this 6 week session you will learn dances, songs, and scenes from your favorite musical theatre shows such as West Side Story, Kiss me Kate, Oklahoma, Chicago, and much more!

Each session includes workshops on theatre games, improvisation, and acting for the camera! Discover the performer in you and shine like a broadway star!

For more information  visit thestagetroupe.com. Space is limited to only 12 students. $20/week. Sign up at the front desk or on line on webtrac.

Walk & Roll to School on October 7

Oakhurst busDecatur students and their parents will be participating in International Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 7. Each school will organize walking school buses and encourage children to walk, bike or roll to school on this special day. Decatur has had a very successful Safe Routes to School program since 2005.

Why does Decatur  participate in Safe Routes to School?

  1. It’s fun.
  2. It’s healthy.
  3. It promotes safety.
  4. It contributes to a cleaner environment.
  5. It builds community connections.
  6. It can help reduce traffic congestion by getting cars off the road.

Consider this statement : “I would like my child to walk to school, but there is too much traffic so I drive her”.  Be a part of the solution……reduce traffic around our schools by helping your child learn how to bike and walk safely to and from school. If you live too far to walk or bike school, ride the bus. Let’s all pitch in to make our community safer for everyone to walk and bike and get out of cars!



Want to Go to the Circus?

cirque_posterVintage Circus in Decatur this October at Woodlands Garden
Saturday, October 24, 5 – 8 PM

Woodlands Garden is bringing the circus to Decatur! They are gearing up to host “Cirque DeCatur” under the big treetop canopy at Woodlands on Saturday, October 24.

The ticketed fundraiser event will have a turn-of-the century vintage circus feel and feature breathtaking acts by The Imperial OPA Circus—think fire breathers and contortionists—set against a backdrop of lush greenery. Live music, as well as fun interactions with tarot card readers and fortunetellers, is also part of the lineup.

Renowned local chef and owner of Home Grown GA, Kevin Clark, will provide food for the event. Signature cocktails will be served including beer from Three Taverns and Creature Comforts.

The autumn evening event is a benefit for Woodlands Garden’s Keep It Green Indie-Catur capital campaign, which aims to raise $1 million to preserve the one-acre parcel at the corner of Scott Boulevard and Clairemont Avenue adjacent to the Garden. Capital improvements on the property will include safer entry and exits, improved parking, and a school bus drop-off zone. Plans are also in place for a renovated welcome center with public restrooms and a natural play area for children.

Early-bird tickets are on sale now for $60. For further information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Healthy Monday: Swap ’til you Drop

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Walk or Bike to the Square for Art!



Student Art for Sale • Live Music on the Bandstand


Returning for its third year, this wildly popular one-day arts event has been embraced by local students grades K-12 as a way to showcase their creativity and talent to the public. Shop at the juried outdoor artists market or enjoy live performances at the community bandstand!

Bike or walk on over and look for the big tent on the plaza packed with student artists showing off a bounty of jewelry, paintings, photography, drawings, culinary delights, and handcrafted goods, all for sale.

On the Community Bandstand is a nonstop line-up of high energy performances from wild-and-wooly rock combos to blues acts, singer-songwriters, soloists, and more.

Find out more at decaturartsalliance.org.



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