Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye. Four and twenty blackbirds, Baked in a pie!

piecrustGive Thanks for Homemade Pie Crust

Yes indeed, it’s the season for pie and you can brush up your skills or learn some brand new ones in class next week. It’s the latest topic in our Simply Delicious cooking series.

Tuesday, November 5, @7-9pm, in the Decatur Rec Center kitchen with chefs from the Wylde Center. $30 and advance registration is required. We need 5 folks to hold the class so please, do sign up early so we can notify the chefs.

Description:  Get ready for a Thanksgiving with homemade pies. We’ll make flaky buttery pie crust and fill our pies with fresh pumpkin and sweet potato fillings. You will go home with a crust to fill and bake on your own.

Note: No blackbirds will be used in class. 😉

Cooking, Walking, Biking, & Garden Herbal Tea Party on the calendar

The October air is invigorating isn’t it? Everyone in Decatur feels it too and they are out and about being active, which we love and applaud. If you need ideas to focus your outings, here are a few active options (and ALL are free) going on at the Rec Center in the next 7 days. Cooking class, Walk With a Doc, Bike Commuters breakfast, Garden tea party.
Simply Delicious

Simply Delicious

Simply Delicious: Healthy Food to Celebrate the Season. Wednesday morning join the fun and funky Wylde Center Chefs and learn scrumptious recipes, tips, and tricks to enjoy fall foods in this special free Living Greenclass at the Decatur Library. Wednesday October 16, 10:30-11:30am, Free.

Walk With A Doc

Walk With A Doc

Walk With a Doc features Dr. Khurram Khan this week, an Assistant Professor Of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics from the Emory University School Of Medicine and the Wesley Woods Outpatient Center. See you every Wednesday for a walk at 11am including this week October 16 @11am, Free.

BTWBike to Work Commuter Breakfast is held in May and October, two delightful months to commute to work by bike. The challenge is issued by the Clean Air Campaign, Georgia Commute Options and local organizations interested in clean air, active transportation, and alternate travel modes., We’ll be out front on Sycamore Street at a table full of coffee, juice, and baked goodies from Java Monkey to encourage, reward, and support all those who choose to bike to work that day and stop by. Local partners in the Decatur bike community will be on hand to answer questions about gear, clothing, bikes, routes, bike buddies, tall tales and such. Here’s the facebook event for more info and if you will, RSVP so we’ll have just the right amount of refreshments. See you October 17 @7am-9am on your way to work, Free.
Scott Garden Herbal Tea Party is one week from today and YOU are invited! First our gardeners will meet on Saturday October 19 for a work day and get the garden all spiffed up. Then on Monday, we’ll entertain the public with herbal teas made from the garden bounty and host Amy Stewart, author of the Drunken Botanist, for a quick meet & greet prior to her book talk next door at the library which is presented by Georgia Center for the Book. Be sure to grab a free copy of our list of botanical cocktails available in downtown Decatur to guide you on your exploration. Here’s the facebook event for more info and please ‘like’ their page to follow them. Tea Party is at October 21 @6pm and book talk is at 715pm; both are Free. 

Cooking, Walking, Gardening, NIA, and Music are active living offerings this week

Simply Delicious

Simply Delicious

Simply Delicious Cooking – Fermented foods aid in digestion and thus supports the immune system. The word “chutney” is derived from the Sanskrit word caṭnī, meaning to lick. Taste them- Make them- Feel good! The class is 7-9pm Tues.

Walk With a Doc – Fire Captain James Meyers and EMTs host the walk this week which includes a show & tell of the newly remodeled Fire Station #1 @11am Wed.

Scott Park Garden Club – hosts their monthly potluck for community garden members featuring a tiller demo and a talk by Ruby Bock who attended a native plant symposium. Noon Thurs.

Jazz nights – in Oakhurst continue in front of the Solarium on Thurs eve @7pm,  and Concerts on the lawn continue Sat eve @7pm at the community bandstand in Decatur; try biking or walking to those events and buy dinner onsite.


NIA dance

NIA – blends eastern and western movement arts, including Tai Chi, Tai Kwon Do, Aikido, Yoga, and Modern Dance, to create a unique, non-impact barefoot aerobic workout with an emphasis on the Joy of Movement. Within each class, you’ll find a different intention and focus, with a variety of music, creating a fun and movable environment! Each movement expresses the eloquence of the spirit moving in harmony with the mind and body, while utilizing all the essential fitness elements- strength, endurance, balance, relaxation, flexibility – you move in “your body’s way”. If you are looking for a new way to relax, stay fit, and and enjoy life just a little bit more, come find out what NIA can do for you! dance class starts Thurs at 715pm. Register online.