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Avondale Estates
Community club to host auction

The Avondale Community Club will hold its annual auction May 21 at the club, 59 Lakeshore Drive. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit

City to host dog event

Brookhaven second annual “Bark in the Park” will be held June 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brookhaven Park. The event will feature music, dog trick demonstrations, dog-related vendors, pet adoptions, food trucks and beverages. All dogs will receive a gift to take home. All dogs must be on a leash. Admission is free. The park is located at 4158 Peachtree Road. Call (404) 637-0518 for more information.

City digitizes court payments

The city of Chamblee is now offering a more convenient way to pay traffic tickets.
In late April, Chamblee announced it had partnered with nCourt, a “nationally recognized electronic payment provider,” to allow online payments for traffic citations and other similar fines.
The website will allow for payments to be made “quickly and safely,” according to city officials. The website will be available at any time, day or night.
“Not all citations require the defendant to appear in court,” reads Chamblee’s website. “Depending upon the charges, many citations may be paid before the court date in lieu of appearing in traffic court.”
MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover cards are accepted as forms of payment in addition to debit cards. Customers may also pay by phone by calling (855) 619-0150.
For more information, visit Chamblee’s municipal court website at

Milam pool celebrates opening

Clarkston will open Milam Park Pool, located at 3867 Norman Road, on May 27. The event will include free admission, door prize giveaways and music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park will remain open until Labor Day 2016.
Milam Park’s pool features a toddler pool, a kid’s pool as well as a lap pool. It also features umbrella shaped fountains. The park also features a dog park, tennis courts, playground, soccer field and baseball field.
Following Milam Park Pool’s opening, a $2 fee will be required for admission for children and $3 for adults. Non-residents will pay more and seasonal passes are also available.
For more information,

Community service board to meet

The May 26 board meeting of the DeKalb Community Service Board is open to the public for those who are interested in services for mental health, addiction and developmental disabilities.
The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at 445 Winn Way, Room 421, Decatur.
The advocacy committee meeting will be held in the same room at 3 p.m. and is also open to the public.
The audit, finance and compliance meeting will be held in the same room on Tuesday, May 24, at noon, and also is open to the public.
Those with disabilities in need of assistance or accommodations to participate in the meeting, please notify Community Relations at (404) 508-7875.
Farmers market owner to address DeKalb Chamber awards luncheon

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has announced that Robert Blazer, founder and owner of Your DeKalb Farmers Market, will be the keynote speaker for its 2016 APEX Business Awards on Wednesday, May 25.
 The market, which was founded 40 years ago, employs an ethnically diverse staff representing 50 countries. The farmers market serves an average of 100,000 customers per week, the news release states.
The awards luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, 2000 Industrial Boulevard NE, Atlanta.
 Tickets to attend are $60 for chamber members and $75 for nonmembers and guests. For more information and to register, visit

City to host public input meeting on growth

Residents wishing to voice their opinions on Dunwoody’s growth can do so at Dunwoody City Hall May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Dunwoody will host a public information and input meeting at which residents have the opportunity to have impact info the city’s parks and recreation master plan. The master plan is used to guide the city’s growth in infrastructure as well as green space.
The meeting will also allow citizens to discuss survey findings regarding the city with officials.
Dunwoody City Hall is located at 41 Perimeter Center East. For more information visit

Nature Center to host summer camps

Registration is now open for a series of summer camps at the Dunwoody Nature Center.
Beginning May 31, the center will host a series of full and half-day summer camps for kids aged 3 to 11 years old (or pre-K to fifth grade). The four-day camps will feature such themes as “Up in the Air,” “Nature’s Hide and Seek,” “Wilderness Adventure,” “Reptile Roundup,” “Creek Week,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Forest Adventures,” and more.
Each camp will allow students to participate in nature discoveries, trail walks, arts and crafts, science experiments, games, free play and lunches.
In 2015, the Nature Center “served nearly 800 children through [the] camps at Dunwoody Park and Island Ford.”
“Were their parents satisfied?” asks the event’s description. “You bet! Among surveyed respondents, 99 percent said that they would recommend the Nature Center’s camps to a friend and 98 percent plan to return this summer.”
Camps will run until August 18. Half day camps for 3 and 4 year-olds will cost $150 for members and $185 for non-members. Full day camps will cost $240 for members and $275 for non-members. Camps taking place at Island Ford Park will cost $265 for members and $290 for non-members.
For more information, contact Holly Loveland, summer camp director, at

Stone Mountain
City to host music event

The Hannah Thomas Duo will perform May 27 at Stone Mountain’s Tunes By The Tracks event in the Municipal Parking Lot, next to the gazebo. Attendees can bring their lawn chairs. The two-hour concert begins at 7 p.m. Tunes By The Tracks will be held every Friday until June 24. For more information, visit

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