Introduction to Dog Obedience Training

Do you need help training your dog? Join Terri’s Training for Dogs and People for a one-time FREE Introduction to Dog Obedience Training on the Square in Downtown Decatur. Click here to register!

Face mask are required and social distancing will be practiced.

A Visit to Hawk Hollow

It has been fun to discover new places to walk and bike to in Decatur. My friend Gail took me on a walk to Hawk Hollow, located on 1st Avenue off of Oakview Road.

Hawk Hollow is part of the Wylde Center and is a natural setting featuring woodland paths, a butterfly garden, a creek, and two Hobbit Houses that you can even stay overnight in.

Read more about Hawk Hollow and be sure to stop by on your next walk or bike ride.

Virtual Bingo tomorrow at 11 am. Click the link below to register.

https://kpsabingo.wixsite.com/decaturactiveadults

It’s National School Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety Week is here. As a reminder, this year’s theme is “Red Lights Mean Stop!” Whether you’re riding a bus now or planning to ride one in the future, practicing school bus safety is always important.

Share the love! Remember to appreciate your bus drivers this week and on Thursday’s “We Love Our Bus Driver Day.” Bus drivers inspire us all through their hard work, dedication and bravery. We want to honor them this school year for going the extra mile to serve our families and schools during the pandemic. 

Congratulations to our Century Challenge Bicyclists!

Lucas Dod accompanied his dad David on his rides.

In September,the City of Decatur challenged bicyclists of all ages to bike a total of 100 miles during the month. Participants received a Bike Decatur bandanna.

Cogratulations to:
Mark and Diana Mandelbaum
Paul Powers
Alice DeMille
Shawn Slemons
Mark Karell
Gael Doyle
Toni Hetzel
Neil and Naomi Norton
Clay Scarborough
David Dod (and Lucas)



Mobile Rec. Center, Glenlake Park, Sign up Now!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054EA4A62CAAFE3-mobile

“Walking Past the Dead” Tree Tour is October 31

On Saturday October 31, from 1 – 3 pm, join arborists and learn about trees in the Historic Decatur Cemetery. Visitors will walk a trail showcasing eight or nine trees with an arborist stationed at each tree to share interesting facts and stories.

Free event; donations will be accepted for Women Arborists of the Southeast Scholarship Fund and Friends of the Decatur Cemetery.

Social distancing will be required for non-family groups and each group size is limited to no more than 10 people. Masks will be required by attendees during the presentations!

No reservations are needed. For more information contact Kay.Evanovich@decaturga.com.

Decatur Cemetery is located at 299 Bell Street in Decatur.

Free! Art in a Bag Halloween Craft

Enjoy making a fun Halloween craft that you can use to decorate your home with. Using a balloon, glue and yarn, you will create a 3-D spider web. The directions are included, as are all the supplies you will need. Pick yours up at the Glenlake Tennis Center. Supplies are limited, so stop on by today!

For more information, contact Sara.Holmes@decaturga.com.

Embrace the Season of Change

From our friends at the MondayCampaigns:

The pandemic has altered daily life for people across the country, and things will likely continue to change in the days, weeks, and months ahead. But change can be a powerful motivator, especially when it is thrust upon you without warning or notice. 

As summer fades into fall, start thinking about how you can embrace change and use it as a positive source of inspiration. Start the week on the right sneaker by getting your cool-weather exercise gear in order; if you’re feeling stress or overwhelmed, take a mindful walk through nature and pay extra close attention to all the sights, sound, and smells of the outdoors.

Fall is here, and that means hot apple cider, horror movies, and a lot more flannel; but the changing of the season also means new opportunities for outdoor activities.

Here’s how you can embrace the season and stick to your #MoveItMonday routine.

October is Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month and the first week of October is Fire Prevention Week™

This year’s motto is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!

According to NFPA, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Almost half (44%) of reported home fires started in the kitchen. Two-thirds (66%) of home cooking fires start with the ignition of food or other cooking materials.(data from NFPA)

Cooking fires can be prevented by:

  • Never leave cooking food unattended.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling.
  • If you have to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly.
  • Remain in the home while food is cooking.
  • Use a timer to remind you that you’re cooking.
  • You have to be alert when cooking. You won’t be alert if you are sleepy, have taken medicine or drugs, or consumed alcohol that makes you drowsy.
  • Always keep an oven mitt and pan lid nearby when you’re cooking.
  • If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan to smother the flame. Turn off the burner, and leave the pan covered until it is completely cool.
  • Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.
  • Avoiding distractions such as electronics or TV while cooking

For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and cooking fire prevention, visit www.fpw.org.