The Oakhurst 5k is October 7 – Register Today

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October in Decatur brings perfect running weather and we want to be sure you get yourself and your family registered for a great family event – the Oakurst 5th Avenue 5K and Mayors’ Mile benefiting F.AVE and the Decatur Education Foundation.

The race is a qualifying race in the Team Decatur Grand Prix Series

Lace up your shoes and come enjoy a healthy and family-friendly morning while running or walking the 5K starting at 9am at the 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue (F.AVE). Then jump into the Mayor’s Mile event starting in the Oakhurst Village at 9:45am with city leaders and former Decatur Mayors. Stay to enjoy the post-race party and awards afterward.
Proceeds will benefit programs and enrichment opportunities offered by the F.AVE PTO and the Decatur Education Foundation.

This event will take place rain or shine and is part of the Team Decatur Grand Prix Series.
9:00am: 5K starts at F.Ave and ends in the Oakhurst Village
9:45am: Mayor’s Mile starts and ends in the Oakhurst Village.

We have extended the deadline to get an event t-shirt – we will order extra shirts this week so register ASAP to get one.

MORE INFO AND REGISTER AT OAKHURST5A5K.COM

Any CSD student or family member in need of a scholarship should email info@decatureducatiofoundation.org for assistance with registration.

See you there and happy running!

Biketober – Take the Challenge!

The City of Decatur is participating in the annual Atlanta Bike Challenge: Biketober

Bike Ride and Info October 6th
Join us on Friday, October 6th for a “warm-up” ride and a chance to register yourself and/or a team of up to 8 riders. Join Decatur Active Living, Bicycle South and GA Commute Options for information, a chance to register, and some free goodies. Then at 6:30 pm we will take a ride to get warmed-up! There will be an option of a 2 mile or an 8 mile ride, so everyone can participate.

Register!
The City of Decatur has formed a City Employee Team, so compete against us! Learn more and register today at http://www.atlbikechallenge.com. You may win a great prize!

For more information on bicycling in Decatur contact Cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or visit http://www.decaturga.com/biking.

Want to learn more about bike safety? We have a Bicycling Smart Class on October 21 at 10 am with Nedra Deadwyler. The cost is only $10.

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Wednesday is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day – Join us for a FREE class!

downloadThis Wednesday, September 27, is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day and Decatur Active Living has a free class for you! This year’s theme is ““Make the Healthy Choice…Get Active!” and Bobbie Elzey is offering her class for free  this Wednesday. Join Bobbie at 9 am for Aerobic Dance or at 10:15 am for Functional Exercises for Seniors. Both classes are held at the Decatur Recreation Center.

This is also Healthy Aging Week so you may want to join us on Wednesday at 10 am for 50+ Walks. We walk 2-3 miles at a conversational pace. Meet new friends as you enjoy an invigorating walk around the City.

For more ideas on staying active, visit the Playbook online.

 

 

Fall Prevention Lunch & Learn – Friday, Sept. 22nd at 11:30am

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Human and 4-Legged Canned Food Drive

Share-What-U-CanThe Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA)is holding a state-wide food drive for both canned food for the food banks and pet food for the animal shelters in Columbus, GA. Columbus is our host for the 2017 Annual GRPA conference and we would like to thank them by giving back to their community. All items should be delivered to the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street no later than November 3 for delivery to Columbus on November 6th.

Decatur Active Living is a member of the GRPA and supports their mission. For more information contact cbass@columbusga.com.

Long Term Care 101 – Tomorrow, Sept. 19th at 7PM

Long Term Care 101

Tuesday, September 19th

7:00 PM

Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street)

 Learn the basics of long term care coverage and how to evaluate it to determine if it’s a proper fit for you. This seminar examines home health care, assisted living, nursing home care and how to build a policy to fit an individual’s needs. Learn how to evaluate Long Term Care coverage proposals from different providers.

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Celebrate Car Free Day This Friday!

International Car Free Day is September 22

car freeOn Friday, September 22, the City of Decatur will join with people across the globe to participate in World Car Free Day – a time for community members to come together to explore the benefits of walking, biking, using public transit and carpooling to get us where we need to go.

Celebrate with us on the Old Courthouse Square from 11 am until 1 pm. Learn about alternative modes of transportation from GA Commute Options, MARTA, the Lifelong Community Board, Emory Cliff Shuttle, Active Living and more.

Receive a special Car Free Day sticker and a light for walking at night just for stopping by.

Take the Car Free Pledge!

Pledge to go Car Free. All participants who pledge no later than midnight on Thursday, September 21 will be entered into a drawing for two Decatur Wine Festival Tickets, compliments of the Decatur Arts Alliance. Winner will be announced on September 22.

Take the pledge here.

Third Sunday Stroll: Explore Woodlands Garden on September 17

Join members of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the Third Sunday Stroll which will be held this Sunday, September 17 at 2 pm. This month’s walk will explore Woodland Gardens. Larn about the plants as you tour and enjoy some time in nature.

Meet at Westchester School and be ready to walk at 2 pm.

For more information on walking in Decatur click here.

FREE Pilate Chair Exercise class Tomorrow at 9am!

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Blue Sky Concert with The Beulah Boys Tomorrow, Sept 12th at 12pm

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