Here are some things happening this week in Decatur and Avondale Estates. For a list of other things to do, check out the Events Calendar.
Winter break for Decatur schools. Students won't have classes Monday-Friday. They go back to school Monday, Feb. 18.
The future of Dearborn Park. The Friends of Dearborn Park invite the public to this meeting at Columbia Presbyterian Church, 711 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur
From Slavery to the White House. Rachel Swarns visits Agnes Scott College to talk about her book, American Tapestry: the Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the terrace level of the Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall. Free and open to the public.
Candidate qualifying. If you want to run for the Decatur City Commission seat recently vacated by Bill Floyd, you can sign up from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday at the city clerk's office. The qualifying fee is $144 and the election is March 19.
Happy Valentine's Day, Honey! Restaurants around town will offer special meals to help you celebrate the day, like the $55 per person dinner at No. 246.
We're all tree huggers. Avondale Estates will celebrate Arbor Day at 1 p.m. Friday at 19 Sussex Road. Trees will be planted in memory of Avondale Estates Garden Club members Virginia Judy, Elizabeth Ahlquist, Mary Smith, Patrice Dickey and Avon Garden Club member Mary Greer.