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October 21, 2010

Articles in this newsletter:
9th Annual Junk Emporium: Gigantic Yard Sale For Senior Tax Relief
A Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur for Children and Seniors
Aikido Decatur Opens in November at 104 Sycamore Place
CORE presents . . .
Healthy Halloween Tips from Decatur Jazzercise
Halloween Decorating Contest
Jill Celeste Gallery presents
Kendrick Law Practice Upcoming BlogTalk Show
Chiropractic for Your Health
Salon Red Kids Special Fall & Winter Clothing Sale!
Search like a Realtor!
Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur Hosting Part-time Job Fair
Community Shred Day
Woodlands Garden presents Sunday in the Garden

9th Annual Junk Emporium: Gigantic Yard Sale For Senior Tax Relief
Join us on Saturday, October 23 from 8am-4pm in the Big H parking lot, corner of East Lake Dr and Oakview Rd, for the 9th Annual Junk Emporium. Proceeds from this gigantic yard sale, started by Mayor Emerita Elizabeth Wilson and Ethel Stevenson, will go for tax relief for the elderly.

Items available for purchase include: Kitchenware, Flatware, Lamps, Bedding, Linen, Dishes, Glassware, Rugs, Garden Tools, Appliances (Small & Large), Collectable Items, Office & Home Furniture.

Items are priced to sell and offers accepted.

For more information on For Seniors, Helping Seniors & the sale, contact Elizabeth Wilson at 404-373-6837.

A Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur for Children and Seniors
Join a Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur in making the holiday season brighter for low-income children and seniors in Decatur. You can help by ďadoptingĒ a child or senior and shopping for gifts. In past holiday seasons, individuals, businesses & groups have banded together to purchase gifts.

Each child or senior referred to the program receives approximately $100 worth of gifts. Too busy to shop? Make a financial contribution instead and we will do the shopping for you. Send contributions to A Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur, PO Box 220, Decatur, GA 30031. For more information call 404-378-8086 or email

Aikido Decatur Opens in November at 104 Sycamore Place
Aikido Decatur, a martial arts school and community for children, adults, and families, will be opening in a new location on November 1, 2010. The dojo will be at 104 Sycamore Place (at Howard St.) in Decatur, across the street from Carpe Diem.

Aikido Decatur was founded in 2009 by Joel Riggs, 2nd degree black belt, and offers classes in aikido, often called the Art of Peace. Aikido teaches how to defend oneself without harming one's attacker, by blending with their energy and redirecting them either to a pin on the ground or to a throw.

Students of all ages learn to resolve conflicts peacefully and to handle pressure more effectively.

CORE presents . . .
CORE Performance Company welcomes you to the CORE Studios in Decatur, 133 Sycamore Street, on October 28 from 6-7:30p.m. This free event welcomes you into our creative process on the expanded work, Corazon Abriendo (Heart Opening).

The dancers are using input from their immersions into Mayan history and culture on trips to Chiapas, Mexico and Guatemala to create this rich, multimedia tapestry of dance, music, sculpture, video and storytelling. Find out what goes on inside the studio and have a chance to discuss what you see. Light refreshments will be provided by Badda Bing!.

Healthy Halloween Tips from Decatur Jazzercise
Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett offers tips to celebrate the spooktacular holiday without promoting obesity and tooth decay.

Procrastinate: Buy the treats to give out at the last minute to keep temptation at bay.

* Not your favorites: choose treats that are not on your or your family's favorite list.
* Hand our healthier treat: pretzels, granola bars, raisins.
* Give out nonfood treats: glow sticks, rub on tattoos, toy spiders.
* Fill up before trick or treating: less candy consumed en route that way.
* Set limits on candy consumption: have a candy policy - one piece after a healthy meal. And don't forget to brush!

Halloween Decorating Contest
Decatur will hold its first official Halloween Decorating Contest this year. Residents and businesses are invited to decorate homes and/or businesses and submit a photo to by noon on Thursday, Oct. 28. Please include your name and address.

Judges will make their decision Thursday evening and the winners will be posted on the City of Decatur website, the Downtown Decatur Facebook page, and Winners will receive a special yard sign on Friday, Oct. 29, to display throughout the weekend.

If you have questions or need more information email or call 678-553-6547.

Jill Celeste Gallery presents
Jill Celeste Gallery presents "Magic and Mayhem", a collection of brand new works by New Orleans resident Geza Brunow.

Brunow, a world-renowned painter born in Germany, moved to Asheville, NC after Hurricane Katrina threatened to halt his career. Join us for the opening reception November 5 from 7-10, to view pieces created just for our gallery. Show closes December 5.

Kendrick Law Practice Upcoming BlogTalk Show
Kendrick Law Practice will have it's next online radio show on Blog Talk Radio October 29, 2010 starting at 6pm.

The name of this show will be "Non-profit Organizations: Things You Should Know" and we will have a featured guest to discuss the fundamentals in detail. All are encouraged to join us by either calling the show live at 646-716-7400 or listening online at where you can also listen to archived shows.

Also, be sure to take advantage of our free fifteen minute phone consultation by calling the office at 678-739-8109 and scheduling an appointment.

Chiropractic for Your Health
Lotus of Life Chiropractic, located at 103 North McDonough St, invites you to the BGI Hands-On Workshop.

Come see and experience a typical Lotus of Life Chiropractic adjustment.

Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 1:15pm

Call today to reserve your spot, 404-377-7743.

Salon Red Kids Special Fall & Winter Clothing Sale!
To help everyone get set for winter Salon Red Kids is having an early Fall & Winter clothing sale Friday, October 22 - Sunday, October 24!

All clothing items (including hats, gloves and scarves) will be on sale for 25% off!

There could also be a few surprise sales to help you get set for the holidays as well, so make sure you stop by!

Search like a Realtor!
Introducing an easy new way to get up to the minute information on real estate in Decatur: Listingbook. Itís quick and itís free!

Log onto to access the same housing details a realtor has. Want to know what your house is worth? Itís there! How about the house prices in another neighborhood? Itís there.

Questions? Call Nora Levesque, Golley Realty Group, 404-840-2918.

Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur Hosting Part-time Job Fair
The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur is excited to host our Fall Quarter Part-time Job Fair on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 11am-1pm. We have a number of creative and responsible students who desire to work while pursuing their education.

The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur is an ideal resource for your part-time, temporary, internship, and freelance employment needs.

If you are and employer interested in participating in the Part-time Job Fair, please contact the Career Services Advisor, Aletha Flynn at

Community Shred Day
Back by popular demand Ė Community Shred Day!

The Community School and Eagle Secure Shredding are sponsoring a Community Shred Day on October 23 from 10am-1pm in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Decatur. If you missed it in the spring Ė hereís your chance! Have your old tax records, bills, bank statements & other confidential documents shredded on-site and recycled. Donations of $5 per bankerís box are welcome and all proceeds support The Community School, a school for junior and high school students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The First Baptist Church of Decatur is located at 308 Clairemont Ave.

Rain or Shine!

Woodlands Garden presents Sunday in the Garden
Woodlands Garden invites you to the Sunday in the Garden Scenic Fall Strolls every Sunday, October 24 - November 28, 2010. Open from 2-4pm.

Experience autumn colors with a walk through City neighborhoods to Decatur's own miniforest, Woodlands Garden located at 920 Scott Boulevard.

Begin your stroll at the DeKalb Courthouse parking deck where weekend parking is free.

Sponsored jointly by Decatur Active Living and the Decatur Preservation Alliance.

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