Register now for Minecraft Saturdays!

Minecraft Saturdays

Minecraft Saturdays

Teen cooking class graduates at Ebster Recreation!

The Ebster teen cooking class sponsored by Cooking Matters-Open Hands came to an end last night. There were 10 girls to graduate from the program. This 6 week program focused on meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition.  Teen participants took home a bag of groceries at the end of each class. Classes were taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator. Cooking Matters has been featured by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for excellence in nutrition education. Ebster girls truly enjoyed this class and are thankful to be a part of the Cooking Matters community.

Cooking Matters- Ebster Rec.

Cooking Matters- Ebster Rec.

Special Thank you to:
Sally Brozek-Active Living Board Member
Joy Goetz- Nutrition Coordinator
Sarah Thorpe- Open Hand Coordinator
Kate Christman- Nutrition Educator

Debuting New Classes for Active Adults on September 1

DSC02053Wondering what’s new this season, and waiting for the playbook to arrive in the mail? Well here is your sneak preview. We’ve got fitness, dance, learning, and more for the mind, body, and spirit.

  • Yoga with Ananda Shakti
  • Dance Troupe from Salsa to Disco with Ricardo Aponte
  • Quickbooks training with Kristin Diver
  • Musical Theatre Camp with Ricardo Aponte (see 3 min. video preview)
  • American Sign Language 1 with Adesi Brown
  • Walk With a Doc features docs of Podiatry, Pediatric Hypertension, CranioSacral Therapy, Arborist, Meditation, Chiropractic, and more new specialities every week.

And of course many of our regular classes for adults are returning, so find the class that works for you and start your Fall off with a new commitment. Most of our classes all run for 4 weeks and then repeat monthly, but a few are 6 or 8 weeks long.

Find them all online today at webtrac and set up your log in so you can register online, or stop by the front desk anytime to register. new classes start in September are listed under ACTIVE ADULTS. www.decaturga.com/webtrac

Bicycle Registration Today in Oakhurst!

IMG_9452The Decatur Police Department will be registering bicycles in front of Oakhurst Market (650 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030) this Friday, August 14, 2015 from 5pm-7pm.

Bicycles are a commonly stolen item and are not registered like vehicles. Bicycle registration includes providing owner contact information, having the manufacturer and serial number documented and having a numbered decal applied to and a photo taken of your bicycle.  The process takes just a few minutes.  Registering your bicycle allows officers to look up recovered bicycles and contact the owner and allows for us to quickly look up the needed information about your bicycle if it were to be stolen.  The information is kept in a secured database only accessible by police department staff.  We will also register scooters that do not meet the size requirements for state tag registration.

*There is NO CHARGE to register your bicycle or scooter.

Walking School Bus at Oakhurst

The children at Oakhurst Elementary really know how to do a walking school bus!! As you may know, Oakhurst was also the GA Safe Routes to School Resource Center Partner of the Year for the Metro area in 2015. 60% of the students walk or bike to school every day. We are proud of all of our schools in Decatur for encouraging children to walk and bike and keeping them safe. 
Oakhurst bus

Fourth Thursday Bright at Night Walk is July 23

June Walkers

June Walkers

Join the Pedestrian committee of the Active Living Board for a fun “Bright at Night” walk around Decatur on Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 pm. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center  for a 3-mile walk through South Decatur neighborhoods.

Walkers receive a free Bright at Night light to wear when it gets darker.

If it is raining,  we will walk the track inside the gym.

Walk There! Decatur

Thank you Lil’ Sluggers!

Thank you to all the children, parents and coaches of our Lil’ Sluggers (baseball) program. Great job everyone! We will register for Lil’ Kickers (Soccer) in the fall.

Lil' Sluggers Spring 2015

Lil’ Sluggers Spring 2015

Celebrate National Kids to Park Day in Decatur This Saturday

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Buzz around eight Decatur community gardens, parks, and a woodland sanctuary on National Kids to Parks Day, May 16, a nation-wide day of outdoor play encouraging children to explore their local, state, and national parks and public lands. Garden Go Seek is a kid-oriented, family-friendly scavenger hunt designed to get you out of the house and into Decatur’s beeeee-autiful green spaces. And it won’t sting your family budget because it’s free!

  1. Pick up a free Garden Go Seek booklet at the Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave. or at any the gardens listed here.
  2. Hunt down answers to all of the questions.
  3. Get a special prize at the Decatur Visitors Center, 113 Clairemont Ave.

Look for volunteers at each site from 11 am to 2 pm to answer questions. Can’t visit all eight in one day? Spread them out throughout the week or all summer!

For a list of the participating greenspaces, click here.

Youth Musical Instruments Class, Register Now!

Fun Drum & Music

Fun Drum & Music

Girls Basketball Camp- Ages 8 – 14yrs old

Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball