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Spring into adoption

LifeLine Animal Project is offering $40 adoptions on all dogs weighing more than 25 pounds and all cats throughout March and April. The promotion is valid at all of LifeLine shelters, including the LifeLine Dog House and Kitty Motel, the LifeLine Cat Center, LifeLine at DeKalb County Animal Services and LifeLine at Fulton County Animal Services. For more information, visit


First Baptist Church to host health fair, screenings

Clarkston First Baptist Church, located at 3999 Church St., will host a free health fair and health screenings on March 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event will host professionals from the Center for Pan-Asian Community Services’ Cosmo Health Center as well as Northside Hospital’s Corporate & Community Health Solutions.
Offered screenings will include cholesterol; glucose; blood pressure; weight; body-mass index; cancer risk; pulmonary function; osteoporosis; diabetes; coronary risk; and sleep quality.
Participants should prepare for blood testing through a finger stick and low-level x-rays.
Appointments for screenings are required. To register, call (770) 936-0969.


 DeKalb History Center’s largest annual event announced

DeKalb History Center will host its Annual Meeting and Silent Auction on Friday, March 24, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Attendees will experience “a free evening of delicious food, and music while bidding on items donated by generous local businesses,” according to a release from the organization.
Silent auction packages may include event tickets, golf, dinner certificates, art, jewelry, hotel stays, special tours, books, professional services, children’s activities, fitness opportunities and more.
Hors d’ oeuvres from caterers such as Avalon Catering, Avenue Catering Concepts, Endive Fine Catering, Farm Burger, Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q, Soiree Catering & Events, Sun in my Belly, and Zest Atlanta will be available for sampling. Décor or services provided by PeachyKeen Planners & Décor, Spectrum Entertainment & Events, and PeachTree Tents and Events.
This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse, 101 E. Court Square in downtown Decatur.

NARFE announces meeting schedule

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), DeKalb Chapter 380, holds its monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of every month (except July and December).  
 The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 11, at Piccadilly Restaurant, Galleria at South DeKalb Mall, 2801 Candler Road in Decatur, beginning at 1 p.m..   
All active and retired federal employees, their spouses, and surviving spouses who are not currently a member of NARFE are welcome to attend this free meeting to learn more about the benefits of NARFE.  For more info, visit, or contact Chapter President Calvin Stevens at (404)-288-3604.

Wylde Center to offer outdoor programs

As part of its 20th anniversary, The Wylde Center—located at 435 Oakview Road—will host two upcoming outdoor nature programs with partners in the metro Atlanta region.
On Mach 18, the center will host The Buzz About Honeybees, a one-hour program based on the book of the same name. The event will take place at Mulberry Fields, located at 1301 Iverson Street in Atlanta. It begins at 2 p.m.
On March 25, the center will host Mammals and More, a one-hour program based on local and exotic animals. The event begin at 2 p.m. will take palce at Sugar Creek Herb Farm, located at 415 East Lake Drive in Decatur,.
The cost for each event is free to members, $5 for non-member adults and $2.50 for non-member children 12 and under. Participants are encouraged to RSVP at

Community Service Board announces March meeting

The March 23 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 in Decatur.
 The Community Engagement 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 March 21 at noon and is also open to the public.
 For those with disabilities in need of assistance or accommodations to participate in the meeting, should notify Community Relations at (404) 508-7875.

DeKalb Clerk of Superior Court to host free notary training

DeKalb County Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry and the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority are hosting two free notary training sessions on Fri., March 24. The first session is 9: – 10:30 a.m. and the second session is 11: a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The training sessions will be held at the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive in downtown Decatur.
This training workshop is open to the public and recommended to anyone who is a notary public in the State of Georgia or would like to become one. It is important to remember that a notary public should perform their duties to the utmost extent of the law, failure to do so could result in costly lawsuits and penalties as a notary is liable for his or her actions.
Contact Twinette Jones to reserve your seat to attend either session at (404)-371-2250 or


Business forum announced

The purpose of the “Raise the Bar for Your Business” event is to disseminate legislative information and the facts on the new DeKalb County LSBE Ordinance, according to an announcement from the South DeKalb Business Association.
Guest speakers include Rep. Billy Mitchell and DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond.
The event will be March 22 at 6; p.m. at the Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road in Lithonia. Appetizers will be served. For more information contact Richard Younge at (678)-743-5032 or Anna Henderson at (770)-366-3349. RSVP @


Civic association to host neighborhood cleanup

The Tucker Civic Association will host a neighborhood cleanup March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cleanup will be held at tree neighborhood entry ways along Cooledge Road—Gloucester Drive, Mary Anna Drive and Sarahs Lane. Volunteers will trim and dig up overgrowth, dig holes, add soil, plant new flowers and shrubs, clean up trash, bag up debris and more. For more information, call Josh Wallace at (678) 591-9245.


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