Earth Day Cancelled Due to Severe Weather

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Due to the threat of severe weather, the 2015 Earth Day Festival has been canceled. There is no alternative rain date for this event, so we will see you again in 2016!

Remember that Earth Day was founded to raise public consciousness about air and water pollution.  This is a great time of year to think about how you and your family can minimize your impact on the planet. Small changes can add up, and the Wylde Center is a great source for environmental education. Check out their website at wyldecenter.org.

Earth Day in Decatur is Sunday, April 19th

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The 2015 Decatur Earth Day Festival is charging ahead!

Put on your boots and pointy gnome hat, and join us at the Oakhurst Community Garden this Sunday. The parade starts at 12:30 from Harmony Park in Oakhurst, and the event is from 1pm-4pm. See the website for more details including a bike ride and yoga in the garden: wyldecenter.org/decatur-earth-day-festival

This is a rain or shine event, but in the case of severe or unsafe weather, the cancellation notice will be posted here and on the City of Decatur’s blog, thedecaturminute.com.

 

 

 

It’s Not Too Late to Enter the Earth Day T-shirt Contest!

Earth Day T-shirt Contest!

Back by popular demand: join us for an Earth Day Pirate themed t-shirt design contest. Children in grades K-12 are welcome to submit a design. Designing for a T Shirt could be a classroom exercise or extracurricular fun for any interested artist. The grand prize entry will be on the 2014 Earth Day Celebration T-Shirt and all entries will be on display at the Decatur Library.

The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 25, 5 pm and the winners will be notified on April 1.  All entries are due to the Wylde Center Offices at the Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 and must have a submission form attached to be included in the contest. Prizes will be awarded at the 2014 City of Decatur Earth Day Celebration at the Oakhurst Garden of the Wylde Center at 1:30pm on April 19. The Oakhurst Garden of the Wylde Center is located at 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030. To Apply visit wyldecenter.org/decatur-earth-day-festival
A few forms will be available on the porch of the Wylde Center Offices.

Additional questions? Contact Marion@wyldecenter.org

The 2013 Winning Design by Hannah Lesser

The 2013 Winning Design by Hannah Lesser

Earth Day T-shirt Contest: Pirate Theme


The 2013 Wining Design by Hannah Lesser

The 2013 Winning Design by Hannah Lesser

Back by popular demand ….the Earth Day Pirate Themed T-shirt Design Contest. Children in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit a design. Decatur’s Earth Day event will be held on Saturday, April 19 at the  Oakhurst Community Garden from 1 until 4 pm and is a collaboration between the City of Decatur and the Wylde Center.

The Grand Prize Entry will be on the 2014 Earth Day Celebration T-Shirt and all entries will be on display at the Decatur Library. The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 25, 5 pm and the winners will be notified on April 1.  All entries are due to the Wylde Center Offices at the Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 and must have a submission form attached to be included in the contest.

Prizes will be awarded at the 2014 Earth Day Celebration at the Oakhurst Garden at 1:30pm on April 19. The Oakhurst Garden of the Wylde Center is located at 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030. Click here for the submission information. Additional questions? Contact Marion@wyldecenter.org

Happening Today: Doodle and Dream in the City! Free!

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Aug. 28, 4-6pm  Free book signing, coloring and snack time!

Location: Oakhurst Garden

Hey parents. Do your kids love to doodle? Do they love Decatur? On August 28, from 4-6 p.m.,

join Sharna Fulton, author/illustrator of The Chloe Pink Doodle & Dream in the City Book –

an activity doodle book filled with Decatur landmarks including Oakhurst Garden! It’s your chance

to get one of the first copies of Chloe Pink’s latest book signed by Sharn’ before the official

launch at the Decatur Book Festival. $1 from every book sale will go to City of Decatur to support

independent merchants. We’ll also be coloring in the garden with free Chloe Pink coloring sheets,

chocolate chip cookies and pink lemonade

Weekend Bike Ride and A Seed Swap

Decatur Bikes Ride to Stone Mountain Saturday
Put some air in the tires, fill your water bottle, strap on your helmet and join the Decatur Bikes Saturday morning ride to Stone Mountain. The riders will meet in the CVS parking lot across from Decatur Bikes in downtown Decatur at 8 am. The ride is a casual no-drop ride and all levels are welcome.

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After the ride to Stone Mountain, ride on over to Oakhurst for……..

Seed Swap at the Wylde Center: Save Your Seeds and SHARE!

SFrom Andrea at the Wylde Center:
“Join us for a free event in the garden and let’s share tomatoes, celebrate their flavors, stories, and learn how to save seeds! We will gather at the Oakhurst Garden at 10am. Complimentary coffee will be provided by local coffee shop Kavarna, so bring your mugs!  At 10:30am the presentations and seed saving demos will commence.  After we learn from our experts, we will taste and share our summer fruits. For more info contact andrea@wyldecenter.org.” More info is here.

Aaaaarrrrre You Ready for Earth Day?

Earrrrrth Day in Oakhurst is this Sunday and guess what the theme is? Yes- Pirates!!

Do you have your costume ready for the big parade? Be sure to don something pirate-like and join us in Harmony Park for the kick-off parade. The parade will leave Harmony Park at 12:30pm and make its way to the Oakhurst Community Garden for the great Earth Day Celebration.

Children are invited to participate in the Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win the official Earth Day T-shirt. Designs for the shirt were submitted by Decatur children and can be seen at the Decatur Library. The winning design will be featured on this year’s shirt.

Andrea Zoppo shows off the wining design which is on display at the Decatur Library.

Andrea Zoppo shows off the winning design which is on display at the Decatur Library.

 

For more information click here.

Ahoy There Mateys- Join us to Celebrate Eaaaarth Day in Oakhurst

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Join us this Sunday, April 21 to celebrate Eaaarth Day in the Oakhurst Community Garden. The event kicks off with a Pirate themed Parade at 12:30pm, starting at HarmonyPark and winding its way to the garden. The Funk Pirates will be leading the parade so dress in your pirate garb and join in the fun! Walkers and bicycles are welcome.

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  • FREE Pirate Themed ARRRTS & Crafts for Kids
  • Over 40 Vendors
  • LIVE Music by The Law Band and Runedog
  • Special Earth Day T-shirt contest
  • World Famous Cake Contest (pirated themed of course)
  • Recycling services for small electronics and batteries
  • And MORE!

Bionew will be providing free recycling services for small electronics and batteries.  Festival attendees may drop off devices like cell phones, cables, GPS units, or other small electronics to be recycled in an environmentally responsible way.  Batteries will also be accepted, with the exception of car or other large batteries.

Decatur Earth Day Festival Schedule

  • 12:30pm – Costume Parrrde begins at Harrrmony Parrrk. Led by the Funk Pirates!
  • 1:00pm – Earrrth Day Festival begins at the Oakhurst Garrrden
  • 1:15pm – Welcome Band
  • 1:30pm – Cake Contest Commencement, Earth Day Scavenger Hunt and T-Shirt Contest, and Sally Wylde Award presentation
  • 1:45-2:30pm – The Law Band
  • 2:35pm – Announcements
  • 2:45-3:30pm -Rune Dog
  • 3:45pm – Announcements
  • 3:55pm – An Earth Poem by Stephen Wing
  • 4pm – End of Festival

 

The event runs from 1 – 4 pm. For more information click here.

Ebster’s House of Horror ….IF YOU DARE

 

 

Come visit Zombie Land, Crystal Lake, The Mortuary and the Butcher Shop the Beacon Hill Center (430 W. Trinity Place)

Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28

7:30-10:30pm each night

Cost: $2 per person/children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult

For more information call (404) 377-0494 or lee.williams@decaturga.com

Olympic Tribute and Celebration On the Decatur Square- Dee Dee Trotter and Angelo Taylor

Thursday, September 20

6pm on the Decatur Square

Celebrate two remarkable DeKalb Olympians- Dee Dee Trotter, bronze winner in the 400m and Angelo Taylor, silver medal winner in the 4 x 400 relay.  Both attend school in DeKalb County- Dee Dee Trotter (Cedar Grove) and Angelo Taylor (Southwest DeKalb). Angelo Taylor has been to four Olympics- 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis and the DeKalb County Commissioners invite everyone to a special “Olympic Celebration”.