Explore Decatur’s Virtual Recreation Center!

Decatur Virtual Recreation Center is Live!

Join us at Decatur’s Virtual Recreation Center!

Decatur Active Living wants to stay connected and help our community stay active and have fun during this tough time. We have collected a variety of fun activities and exercises for indoors and outdoors, resources for seniors and educational resources for all ages.
Visit decaturga.com/virtualrec and have fun staying active!
We hope that you enjoy our content and remember that you are not alone!

Be sure to let us know if you have any great ideas or fun content that can be added. Send an email to  cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or sara.holmes@decaturga.com.

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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

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

Youth Musical Instruments Class, Register Now!

Fun Drum & Music

Fun Drum & Music

Girls Basketball Camp- Ages 8 – 14yrs old

Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Thank you Lil’ Kickers!!

Thank you to all of our Lil’ Kickers participants, parents and coaches! 

Lil Kickers

Lil Kickers

Lil’ Sluggers- Register Now!

Lil Sluggers

Lil Sluggers

Magical Mornings- Sing-A-Long, Dance-A-Long

Magical Mornings

Magical Mornings

Thank you Julie Austin for a wonderful performance during our Magical Mornings hour at Decatur Recreation Center today. Children laughed, sang and danced along to your songs while learning new sounds instruments make.

For more information about Magical Mornings and how to participate, contact Portia Langley at 678-553-6563 or portia.langley@decaturga.com

Lil’ Kickers!

Lil' Kickers

Lil’ Kickers