Girls Volleyball Clinic, Register Now!

Coach Kele Eveland is back in Decatur for a one day girls volleyball clinic at Ebster Gym. Coach Kele is a 1st Team All-American setter, former professional volleyball player and NCAA Division-I Coach at Georgia Tech.

Register now in person at Decatur Rec. Center or online at http://www.decaturga.com/webtrac

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Safe Routes Survey – Deadline Extended To October 20

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Decatur Active Living partners with the City Schools of Decatur to participate in the Safe Routes to School Program and is excited that so many of our children walk and/or roll to school.

Parent surveys enable us to make program improvements and address safety concerns around the schools. Results from this survey will be used in planning transportation improvements and alternatives. Some of the changes that have resulted from past surveys include crosswalks, additional crossing guards and new sidewalks.

Please complete one Safe Routes to School survey for each child in your family by October 20th. In addition, please mark the route your child will take to school on the map at the link provided in the survey. You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMMW6R9

Safe Routes to School programs promote safe walking and bicycling to school.  Here are several highlights from the SRTS program:

  • The City’s crews checked sidewalk segments in front of all schools before the beginning of the 2017-18 school year and filed down places where separation could cause a trip hazard.
  • The timing of a light at Wilton and Clairemont Avenue has been changed to provide for safer crossing at the crosswalk.
  • The City has received a grant for a HAWK signal in front of Westchester School and it is planned to begin construction in late Spring of 2018.
  • A HAWK signal and crosswalk is being installed on S. Candler Road.
  • Over 58% of the students in the City Schools of Decatur participated in International Walk & Roll to School Day in October and in Georgia Walk & Roll day in March.
  • The city has installed 36 crossing guards throughout the city to ensure the safety of our children.
  • The Decatur SRTS program has been featured at the National Parks and Recreation Association Conference, the National Walk Summit, The Georgia Parks and Recreation Conference and the Georgia Bike Summit.

Please plan to participate in our Safe Routes to School program in the upcoming year.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com.

Teen Summit at Ebster Recreation This Saturday

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Walk with a Doc – Saturday, October 14th at 10am

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Saturday, October 14th

10:00 AM

Decatur Recreation Center

(231 Sycamore Street)

Dr. Kunal Gurav will be our visiting doctor. Dr. Kunal Gurav dreamed of being a doctor when he was in high school. “I’ve always enjoyed understanding and solving complex challenges, and I wanted to use my skills to help people heal,” Dr. Gurav says. Today, as an expert in cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Gurav spends time getting to know his senior patients so he can help improve their health in a personal way and prevent future issues. “It’s rewarding to learn from their lives and experiences, and also be a part of continuing their stories,” Dr. Gurav adds. (Taken from JenCare website)

In addition, Dr. Gurav runs a nonprofit organization called the Incredible Heart. Incredible Heart’s mission is to promote and increase cardiac disease awareness. We believe that physicians have a social responsibility for creating health awareness.

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Susan G. Komen Three Day Walk Comes Through Decatur Friday, October 13

3DAY_2017_CityPages_Overview_MichiganDon your pink and get out and cheer for the walkers on the Komen Three Day Walk this Friday, October 13th.

Thousands of women and men come together in an amazing display of courage and commitment. They’ll walk 60 miles over the course of three days, approximately 20 miles each day.

Walkers will arrive in Decatur a little before noon, coming down Sycamore Street, on to Ponce in front of the Old Courthouse, then down Clairemont Avenue. Come on over to the front of the Decatur Recreation  Center and cheer them on.  There will be an “official” cheering station at Sycamore Park.

Active Living staff will be donning pink shirts in honor of one of their own, Stacy Green, who is facing breast cancer.

Safe Routes to School Survey Reminder – Deadline is Friday, October 13th.

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Deadline:  October 13th

Decatur Active Living partners with the City Schools of Decatur to participate in the Safe Routes to School Program and is excited that so many of our children walk and/or roll to school.

Parent surveys enable us to make program improvements and address safety concerns around the schools. Results from this survey will be used in planning transportation improvements and alternatives. Some of the changes that have resulted from past surveys include crosswalks, additional crossing guards and new sidewalks.

Please complete one Safe Routes to School survey for each child in your family by October 13th. In addition please mark the route your child will take to school on the map at the link provided in the survey. You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMMW6R9

Safe Routes to School programs promote safe walking and bicycling to school.  Here are several highlights from the SRTS program:

  • The City’s crews checked sidewalk segments in front of all schools before the beginning of the 2017-18 school year and filed down places where separation could cause a trip hazard.
  • The timing of a light at Wilton and Clairemont Avenue has been changed to provide for safer crossing at the crosswalk.
  • The City has received a grant for a HAWK signal in front of Westchester School and it is planned to begin construction in late Spring of 2018.
  • A HAWK signal and crosswalk is being installed on S. Candler Road.
  • Over 58% of the students in the City Schools of Decatur participated in International Walk & Roll to School Day in October and in Georgia Walk & Roll day in March.
  • The city has installed 36 crossing guards throughout the city to ensure the safety of our children.
  • The Decatur SRTS program has been featured at the National Parks and Recreation Association Conference, the National Walk Summit, The Georgia Parks and Recreation Conference and the Georgia Bike Summit.

For more information about Safe Routes to School in Decatur visit http://www.decaturga.com/srts or contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com.

Third Sunday Stroll is October 15: Visit Glenn Creek Nature Preserve

Image result for glenn creek nature preserveAre you familiar with the Glenn Creek Nature Preserve, right here in Decatur? Have you visited before? If not, now is your chance! Join members of the Pedestrian Committee on Sunday, October 15, at 2 pm.

Decatur Active Living’s October Third Sunday Stroll will be led by Neil Norton, who is an ISA-certified arborist. He founded Glenn Creek Nature Preserve and will tell us all about it as we enjoy a walk through the area.

Located between Glennwood Estates and Decatur Heights, Glenn Creek Nature Preserve is a two-acre bio-reserve of native Piedmont habitat maintained by neighbors and owned by the City of Decatur. Glenn Creek (formerly Hunter’s Branch) runs through the property and is part of the South Fork Peachtree sub-watershed.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center at  2 pm and walk over as a group to the preserve. Parking is available in the Library parking deck (Decatur Rec shares the deck with them).  Contact  Kimberly Head Amos (404-550-4323) for more information.

Medicare Basics – Understanding the Maze – Tomorrow at 7pm!

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“Walking Past the Dead” Tree Tour – Rescheduled for October 28

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Lil Dribblers basketball, Register Now!

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