Lil’ Kickers Soccer, Register Now!

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Book Club Tomorrow at Decatur Recreation Center

Book Club (2)

Senior Valentine’s Social – Tomorrow, Feb. 14th at 11 AM

Valentine Social (1)

Bike Month Poster Contest: Deadline is March 9

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Destress Monday: Stop Stress in Its Tracks

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There are many reasons to learn how to manage your daily stress, mostly because stress generally disrupts our day. But the physical symptoms of stress may be causing bigger problems than just a distraction. This Monday is a perfect opportunity to start incorporating a few simple practices into your day that can stop stress before it affects your physical health.

February is American Heart Month and it’s good to be aware of how stress affects heart health. Your body reacts to stress by releasing adrenaline, which can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Left unmanaged, that can lead to damage to your cardiovascular system. Other coping behaviors that may be less healthy choices – such as drinking, smoking, or overeating – can lead to heart-related problems.

However, there are easy ways to stop stress in its tracks before it can cause you or your heart any problems. Once you have identified a stressful situation, try to find a way to step aside for a moment. All you need is a quiet minute by yourself to take a few deep breaths and clear your head. If you can, sit in a chair or lean against a wall and close your eyes. As you breathe in and out, repeat the words “in” and “out” to correspond with your breath. Make this your only focus for at least a minute. You can also use a visual aid to help you change your focus from your stress to calm.

For more information visit destressmonday.org

Celebrate Arbor Day With a Free Tree

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Oakhurst Pool Update

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Oakhurst Pool will be temporarily closed on February 9, 2018 for the entire day, or until repairs are completed. Repairs are taking longer than anticipated.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

For information about Oakhurst and other pools in Decatur, click here.

Pedal Power with Pattie – Bike Skills Class for Women

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Remember how much fun it used to be to ride your bike? Wanna get back out there and feel that freedom again, or thinking about biking to school with your kids, bike-commuting to work (even if it’s just for the final mile or so), running errands, using bikeshare when you travel or around the City of Atlanta, or just getting some more regular exercise? If you know how to ride a bike and have access to a bike in good working condition with at least three gears, this free class may be just what you need to get back in the saddle.

This women-only class provides a supportive environment where you can brush up on bike handling skills, learn a few hazard avoidance tricks, practice switching gears, learn trail etiquette, get an intro to road rules and tips, and find out how to choose a route where you feel comfortable so you can fit bike riding back into your life.

Click link to register via Eventbrite.

Swing Your Partner at Decatur Recreaton Center

The Chattahoochee Contra Dancers are now dancing at Decatur Recreation Center!

Dances are held from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. every Friday night.  New dancers are encouraged to attend one or more of the Beginners Lessons which start promptly at 7:30 pm.  New dancers will be ‘Contra Dancing’ by their first dance starting at 8:00 pm.

There are two or more ‘Walk Thrus’ on each dance, so all dancers will be familiarized with the dance before dancing with the music.  You do not need to bring a partner as everyone comes to dance.  Just ask others to dance and most say ‘I’d love to dance’ or something similar around 90% of the time.   It is best to wear comfortable loose fitting clothes and soft sole shoes.  No high heels.

A different Caller and a different LIVE Band every Friday so there is a variety of dance and music from week to week.  Cost is $10 and $5 for students with IDs.  In addition to dancing several Contra Dances at the Friday dance, there is a mixer dance early in the evening where everyone essentially dances with everyone else, a square dance on occasion and one or two waltzes later in the evening.

More info about Chattahoochee Contra Dancers at www.ContraDance.org.   Also, a large selection of Beginners and Advanced Contra Dance videos at:  https://www.youtube.com/user/43jimcr

Free Dance class today – Thursday, Feb 15th at 1PM. See below for details.

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