The environmental group will hold a member celebration 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the Oakhurst Community Garden, aka The Wylde Center.
Oakhurst Community Garden
Friday, November 16, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
The Winnona Park resident works with the Oakhurst Community Garden, the Decatur Tour of Homes and the PTAs at her kids' schools.
As a child in Roswell, Reagan Koski noticed that her mother was a busy volunteer -- "she did everything." "I think I grew up thinking this is what you do when you get older," Koski said. "You give back." The Winnona Park resident does that a lot now. She's active in her childrens' schools and serves on the board of directors for the Oakhurst Community Garden (now called the Wylde Center) and the Decatur Tour of Homes committee. For the tour of homes, she says she "secures the houses," a task that requires months of planning. The home where she lives with her family was included on last year's tour. She's served as president and vice president for the Winnona Park Elementary PTA, volunteered at the school book fair and served as a room …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The tours will be held May 5 and 6 at 13 public and private gardens.
Tickets are now on sale for the 24th annual Decatur Garden Tour. Tickets are $25 the weekend of the tour and $20 in advance. Tickets may be purchased at Intown Ace Hardware, Seventeen Steps or online at decaturgardentour.com. Proceeds will benefit the Wylde Center, the umbrella organization that includes the Oakhurst Community Garden The tours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6. The tours will visit 13 public and private gardens throughout Decatur. One garden will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday with refreshments and entertainment. For a list of gardens to be toured and other information, go to http://www.decaturgardentour.com or http://www.facebook.com/DecaturGardenTour.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Weekend Planner: Joe's Jazz, Emory Symphony, Covering the Cars, Touch-A-Truck, Girl Scout Yard Sale, Writing Awards and Earth Day
Don't just sit around this weekend -- Get Out!
Joe Gransden plays Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite When/where: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at The Solarium At Historic Scottish Rite, 321 W. Hill St., Decatur. Why go: Spread a blanket and soak up the sounds. Joe Gransden and his band will play. Kids welcome. Price: Free. Emory University Symphony Orchestra and Emory University Chorus When/where: 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall, at 1700 N. Decatur Road NE, Atlanta. Why go: Mozart's "Coronation Mass," Brahms' "Nänie" and Britten's "Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes" will be performed. Price: Free. Kris Delmhorst plays the Cars at Eddie's Attic When/where: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Eddie's Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. Why go…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The city and Oakhurst Community Garden are working together to put on a big, earthy shindig.
The City of Decatur and the Wylde Center, the umbrella organization over the Oakhurst Community Garden, are joining forces for the 2012 Earth Day celebration this Sunday, April 22. The shindig will be at the garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur. The festival starts at 12:30 p.m. with a parade from Harmony Park. Residents are invited to decorate their bikes, wagons and strollers to join the parade. The festival will include a cake contest, crafts for the children, a raptor show, food vendors and live music. A full schedule can be found on the Oakhurst Garden webpage. More information is also on the event's Facebook page. Winners of the T-shirt design contest and the Sally Wylde Cultivating Life Award recipient will be announced. EcoAddendum …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Save money or do something for free: Dining, entertainment, and shopping.
We want to let you know about things around town that are cheap, easy, or free. You can help with this column by telling us about upcoming deals. Just add them to the comment box or email the author to be added to a future column. This Weeks Deals: 1. Parents Night Out at Leapin Lizards, 185 Sams St, Decatur, GA Deal: $25 childcare for the evening, including entertainment and food. Good Through: November 12, 2011 at 6pm Helpful Hint: Preregistration is advised. 2. Smores for All, Free for All at Oakhurst Community Garden Project, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA Deal: A free Fall celebration including live music, crafts for the kids, and s’mores around a campfire. Good Through: November 12, 2011 from 6pm-8pm 3. 3rd Annual Junktique at The …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
See "Masters of Magic" or learn more about healthy comfort foods.
ATTEND THE DOG AND CAT SHOW Where/When: Sycamore Place Gallery, 120 Sycamore Place, Decatur, Saturday, November 5, 6 p.m. Why go: Eyesection Art and Friends of DeKalb Animals (FODA) present this silent auction and art show that will showcase the work of several artists. Pricing: Free CHECK OUT THE MASTERS OF MAGIC Where/When: Academy Theatre, 119 Center St., Avondale Estates, Saturday, November 5, 8 p.m. Why go: Enjoy an evening with Chris Season, David Howell and Evan Reynolds, the trio who comprise Masters of Magic, as they entertain the audience with everything from levitation to mentalism. Pricing: Tickets range from $10 to 415 SEE PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Where/When: Onstage Atlanta, 2597 North Decatur Rd., Decatur, Saturday, …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
CSD trying to provide students with healthier choices -- and the kids seem to like it.
Getting kids to “eat right” has always been a challenge. With the new focus on locally grown food and childhood obesity, the City Schools of Decatur (CSD) is working hard to make sure students have more choices for healthy eating and choices they’ll like, too. The effort to provide Decatur students with healthier choices has been in the works for a while, and is the result of two major partnerships. The first is with a national program called “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools.” Funding for the program is provided through local businesses. For instance, the 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue is supported by the Whole Foods store on Briarcliff Road at LaVista in DeKalb County. According to Jennifer Weissman, mother of two Decatur students and a …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Twenty-eight coops are ready for visitors this weekend, including 10 in Decatur.
Even city folk, it seems, have a hankering for a little bit of country living. If you’ve been thinking you might like to have the freshest eggs possible — straight from your own hens — consider the fourth annual Urban Coop Tour for inspiration and advice. Organized and hosted by the Oakhurst Community Garden Project and Georgia Organics, the tour is in the offing from noon to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. For the weekend, 28 coops have been spiffed up and their clucking "girls" fluffed up. In the past, this coop tour has attracted as many as 300 people. It’s one big tour, but it’s also been sub-divided into three neighborhood tours: one in the Decatur area, one for Grant Park and Ormewood Park, and a third swing that will …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Save money or do something for free: Dining, entertainment and shopping.
We want to let you know about things around town that are cheap, easy, or free. You can help with this column by telling us about upcoming deals. Just add them to the comment box or email the author to be added to a future column. This Weeks Deals: 1. A Bug’s Life Adventure and After-School Snack, Oakhurst Community Garden Project, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Deal: Kids get to explore the garden and catch bugs to examine, plus have a snack. Cost is $12. Good Through: Sept. 15, 3:30–4:30 p.m. Hint: Register 2-3 days in advance. 2. Garden Jams, Oakhurst Community Garden Project, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Deal: Vegetarian potluck with live music in the garden, free. Good Through: Sept. 16, 7–9 p.m. Hint: In addition to your…