May is National Bike Month

There are lots of opportunities to ride your bike in May to celebrate National Bike Month. From shop rides, to a  bike rodeo and the Third Friday Ride, there is something for almost everyone. More information on biking in Decatur is at http://www.decaturga.com/biking. decatur-bike-month-poster-2017-rev-web

Youth Lacrosse Night is Friday, April 28

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Saturday is World Tai Chi – Qigong Day! FREE Session to Celebrate

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Bike Safety Poster Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Bike Safety Poster Contest sponsored by Decatur Active Living and Bicycle South. Winners’ posters will be displayed around town during May, which is National Bike Month. Be on the lookout and  follow the safety tips!

For more information on Bike Month and biking in Decatur visit http://www.decaturga.com/biking.

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Celebrate With Us on Sunday!

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Lil’ Sluggers Baseball, Register Now!

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Mara Jones Receives Biking Award from GA SRTS Resource Center

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Pictured above are GA SRTS’s Nichole Hollis and Renfroe student Mara Jones.

GA Safe Routes to School Resource Center recently presented the “Bike the Extra Mile Award” to Renfroe student Mara Jones at the recent SRTS Palooza held at Morehouse College.

Mara is 12 years old and in 7th grade at Renfroe.  She has been riding her bike to school since she was in kindergarten.  Her ride in k-3 was 1.5 miles, 4-5 2.5 miles and Renfroe 2.3 miles.  She is not stopped by rain or cold or hot weather.  Over the years she has encouraged other people to ride their bikes.  You may see her bike to school group biking down Sycamore in the mornings. Mara not only bikes to school but she also bikes to other activities.

Congratulations to Mara! We are so proud of her.

DeStress Monday: Mindful Drawing

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Throughout each day, our minds are constantly racing. We’re continually thinking about what comes next, checking our things-to-do list and trying to stay ahead of schedule. Quite often, this leads to feelings of stress and tension. During these times, give yourself a much-needed break with mindful drawing. It will help wind down your frantic thoughts and restore your sense of calm and control. The goal isn’t to create wonderful art. In fact, there’s no reason to judge the art at all. Instead, it’s a process that helps you focus your thoughts to be mindfully in the moment. And it’s easy to do.

For more information on staying healthy, visit http://www.mondaycampaigns.org.

Beat the Street for Little Feet is April 29

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Lace up your running shoes! It’s time for the most family-friendly 5K in all of Decatur! On April 29, Beat the Street for Little Feet, hosted by the Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool and proudly presented by Stivers Subaru, will celebrate 10 years of family fun, running and original art by New York Times bestselling author James Dean, creator of Pete the Cat.

Beat the Street 5K is a participating race in the Team Decatur Grand Prix series. More information at decaturga.com/teamdecatur.

Event highlights:

  • 5K run/walk course with a popular stroller division
  • One-mile fun run
  • Tot trot (so even the littlest runners can participate)
  • Family-friendly activities (games, music, dancing)
  • Arts and crafts sponsored by Treehouse Kid + Craft
  • Delicious treats from local favorites (including Revolution Doughnuts and the new Banjo Coffee).
  • Custom Pete the Cat T-shirt drawn by James Dean to celebrate the 10th anniversary
  • One of seven local races in the City of Decatur’s Grand Prix Series. Participants who complete four of the races will receive a special T-shirt and medal at a Team Decatur event in January 2018.

Register at www.ocprace.com (discounted early bird registration is on now until April 21)

AND keep an eye out for the life-size Pete the Cat who will be visiting Decatur landmarks in the coming weeks, offering you many opportunities to sign up and run!

Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool is located at 830 West College Avenue behind Thankful Baptist Church. Race events will take place in the parking lot adjacent to the Church and bordering Mead Road.

 

It’s Time to Get Your Team Together for the Annual Neighborhood Softball Tournament!

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The annual Neighborhood Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 13 at McKoy Park. Games will begin at 11 am.

Come play with your neighbors and meet other community members.

This is a single elimination tournament.
Teams must have four females on the field at all times. Only one male player will be permitted in the pitcher-catcher combination.
Teams must arrange their batting order with at least one female batting between two males.
If a male player is walked, the next female batter will automatically have the option to walk or hit away.

For more information contact Stacy.Green@Decaturga.com, Carlos.Jordan@Decaturga.com or Jarrod.Lindsey@Decaturga.com.