“One Ride” is This Friday

The Third Friday Bike Ride has been replaced for June with the “One  Ride“.

The One  Ride will go from Decatur to Centennial Park and is part of the Atlanta Cycling Festival.

Like the spokes on a wheel, there will be rides starting all over the city.  Cyclists will come together at one central hub and ride together with the other groups to Auburn Avenue.

Different bike orgs/biz all over Atlanta will meet at 6:30 pm and ride out in whatever route they choose. All rides will then meet up at Centennial Olympic Park near the Fountain Of Rings at 7:30 pm. We will then all ride down to the Georgia Beer Garden for the Free Bikes 4 Kids auction and Roadtrek Bike RV.

Goal: Have Auburn Ave lined with bikes. We will try to regroup around 9:00 pm for a group return from the Georgia Beer Garden. You may be on your own for a return trip. You can take the MARTA Train with your bike back to Decatur as an option.

The Decatur Ride begins at the Decatur Recreation Center and will leave at 6:30 pm.

Helmets  and cycling lights are required.

Move It Monday: Add More Life to Your Run

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Running has a significant impact on longevity. In general, runners have a 25%–40% reduced risk of premature mortality and live approximately 3 years longer than non-runners! And what is wonderful is that you can reap the benefits if you run at slow speeds for just 5-10 minutes. Running modest amounts each week will greatly improve your health.

Read more about the benefits of running on the Move It Monday blog.

Today at Decatur Recreation Center!

Walk with a Doc at 10am! Dr. Reginald Mason from Kaiser Permanente will join us today. We meet in front of Decatur Rec Center and walk roughly 2.5 miles! Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle.

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What You Shouldn’t Wait to Say: End of Life Planning! Today at 10am. Class will meet a Decatur Recreation Center. Discuss & practice communicating your wishes and values for end-life care to your loved ones. Class is led by Emory Medical Students.

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Social Justice Films through the Decade! Join Emory Medical Students to watch, Boys Don’t Cry (1999),  at 12:30pm. Class held at Decatur Recreation Center. Discussion of Social Justice issues will follow the movie. Light  refreshments provided. 

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ALL CLASSES ARE FREE TODAY!

Walk With a Doc is Saturday, June 10th

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Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, June 10th at 10 am for this month’s Walk With a Doc. Dr. Reginald Mason from Kaiser Permanente is this month’s doctor. Dr. Mason is a pulmonary and critical care physician. Read more about him here.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and questions for the doc.

 

Dancer’s Heart 5k is Saturday!

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It’s not too late to register for the 6th Annual A Dancer’s Heart 5k, part of the Team Decatur Grand Prix Series. Participate in 4 of the races and you will receive a medal and a special Team Decatur shirt at a special awards night in January of 2018.

The race takes place on Saturday, June 10 and begins at Oakhurst Elementary School in Oakhurst. For more information and to register, click here.

Tomorrow – Medical Prevention Workshop

Join us for a four part series on Medical Prevention lead by the Decatur Fire Department! This class will meet on Tuesdays in June at 10am. It’s free to the public. Please contact, Sara Holmes at sara.holmes@decaturga.com for additional information.download (4)

One Spoke Ride is June 16

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One Spoke Ride on June 16, 6:30 pm

This will take the place of the June Third Friday Bike Ride.

The One Spoke ride will go from Decatur to Centennial Park and is part of the Atlanta Cycling Festival.
Like the spokes on a wheel, there will be rides starting all over the city. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to roll at 6:30 pm.
Our goal: Come together at one central hub and ride together with the other groups.

Different bike orgs/biz all over Atlanta will meet at 6:30pm and ride out in whatever route they choose. All rides will then meet up at Centennial Olympic Park near the Fountain Of Rings at 7:30pm. We will then all ride down to the Georgia Beer Garden for the Free Bikes 4 Kids auction and Roadtrek Bike RV. Goal: Have Auburn Ave lined with bikes.

We will try to regroup around 9:00 pm for a group return from the Georgia Beer Garden.

You may be on your own for a return trip. You can take the Marta Train with your bike back to Decatur as an option.

For more information and to sign up on Meet-up, click here.

Helmets and cycling lights are required for your safety!

Active Adult Newsletter – June 2017

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Charlie Slater is the 2017 Kirkwood Ping Pong Champion!

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Our own Champion Charlie Slater won the 2nd Annual Kirkwood Ping Pong Tournament recently held at the Kirkwood Spring Fling on May 20.

Pictured with him is Wesley Stephens, who came in 2nd. The win was out of a field of 64 players.

Congratulations to Charlie!

Join Charlie and others for open table tennis at Decatur Recreation Center on Thursday nights from 7 until 9:45 pm and on Sundays from 10 am until 2 pm. Free to Decatur residents, a small fee for non-residents.

 

 

Girls Basketball Camp, Register Now!

Space still available in Girls Basketball Camp. Camp begins Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 9 at Renfroe Middle School. Girls ages 8-14 years old!

Call to Register or for more information. 404-377-0494!

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