Meet the Bariatric Surgeons 
at Our Surgical Weight Loss Center

Around DeKalb

East Atlanta Farmer’s Market opening day

The East Atlanta Farmer’s Market, located at 561 Flat Shoals Ave., will be open April 10 from 4-8 p.m.
Additionally, there will be a tree planting ceremony, fire poi dancers, a children’s story time with the East Atlanta Library, neighborhood chef demonstrations and more, including an after-party at the Midway pub.
The market has more than 30 vendors and accepts cash, credit, debit and EBT.
For more information visit

Town Brookhaven to host
 ‘Easter on the Town’

Children can meet the Easter Bunny April 12 at Town Brookhaven’s Easter on the Town event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include face painting, balloon art, a bounce house, music and games.
Town Brookhaven is located at 4330 Peachtree Road, NE in Atlanta. For more information, visit

Clarkston to hold ribbon-cutting, open house

Clarkston will host two events next week in celebration of Georgia Cities Week as well as to honor its own efforts.

The city will host an open house with city staff and police from 1-5 p.m. April 17 at the city hall annex.

Clarkston hosts a ribbon cutting at its new public works facility, located at 3620 Montreal Creek Court, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit


Lemonade days are back in Dunwoody

On April 23-27 Dunwoody Preservation Trust, will host Lemonade Days, its annual fund raising event. It will have outdoor activities including amusement park rides, games, live music, food vending and other individual and family activities. Additionally there will be a face painting and a petting zoo on both Saturday and Sunday.

Admittance into the festival grounds at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody and concerts are free of charge.

The hours are: Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.


Parenting tips and basic baby skincare in Dunwoody

Laura Hunter, pediatric nurse and mother of five from Moms on Call, will host a Q&A session at the Cutie Pies Children’s Boutique in Dunwoody.

Guests will receive a free gift and there will be an Easter craft station, play area and snack for toddlers who attend the event.

The event will be on Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 5473 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.

For more information, call (770) 396-1392 or email

Free car seat safety check in Dunwoody

On April 18 Dunwoody Police Department’s certified child safety seat technicians will check or help install child safety seats for free.
The event will take place at the Kingswood United Methodist Church located on 5015 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Participants can also register at the event to win a Safety 1st BoostApak car seat.

Decatur’s Wylde Center hosts Earth Day celebration

The city of Decatur, in partnership with the Wylde Center, will hold its annual Decatur Earth Day Festival April 19, from 1-4 p.m. at the Oakhurst Garden, located at 435 Oakview Road.
This year’s celebration, the 45th anniversary of Decatur’s Earth Day, will be pirate themed.
The event will start with a parade beginning at 12:30 p.m. that will go from Harmony Park to the Oakhurst Garden.
Additionally, the event will feature free arts and crafts for children, live music, a special Earth Day T-shirt contest, a pirate-themed cake contest and more than 40 vendors.

Organization to host river cleanup

To celebrate Earth Day, the South River Watershed Alliance will host a cleanup at the South River April 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cleanup will take place at Constitution Lakes, S. River Industrial Boulevard SE in Atlanta; and Panola Shoals on Snapfinger Road in Lithonia. For more information, call (404) 285-3756.

Church to hold First Lady’s Tea as part of centennial celebration

With a history that includes the Civil Rights Movement and the Great Depression, the Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church’s is celebrating it 100th anniversary.
As part of that celebration, the church’s 100th Anniversary Committee will host a tea honoring First Lady Sylvia Flippin on Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m. in the Letitia Pate Evans Hall of Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur.
Flippin is a wife, mother, member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and retired educator with the DeKalb County School District. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville and holds a master’s degree from Georgia State University. In addition to her community service contributions, Flippin also serves on the executive board of The Flippin Legacy Ministries and Pearls of Great Price Ministries Inc.
The program for the tea will include speeches from Kendall and Kedra Flippin, music provided by Agnes Scott College orchestral students and a variety of other multi-sensory presentations.
For more information, contact Kimberly Redd at (310) 210-2291.

Library to host book discussion

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak will be discussed April 7 at the Tucker‒Reid H. Cofer Library from 10 a.m. to noon. Copies of the book will be available at the library’s front desk on a first-come, first-served basis. The book is about a foster girl living outside of Munich, Germany in 1939. She steal books, learn to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. The library is located at 5234 LaVista Road. For more information, call (770) 270-8234.

Candidate forum in Clarkston

The Asian American Legal Advocacy Center (AALAC) of Georgia will be hosting a candidate forum April 6, from 3-6 p.m. at the Clarkston Community Center, located at 3701 College Avenue.
The event, moderated by Champion Newspaper reporter Daniel Beauregard, will feature candidates running in the upcoming primary elections in May including those running for DeKalb County Sheriff, DeKalb County Board of Education (Dist. 7) and Senate (Dist. 42).
Refreshments and light snacks will be available for attendees afterward.

The candidates attending are as follows:
Senate District 42 Race:
• Elena Parent
• Kyle Williams
• Gregory E. Williams
Board of Education Dist. 7
• Lee V. Dukes
• Joyce Morley
• Kim Ault
DeKalb Sheriff
• Ted Golden
• R. “Tony” Hughes
• Melody Maddox
• Melvin Mitchell
• LaSalle Smith
• (Invited but not confirmed):
Jeffrey Mann, Dale Collins
• (Invited and declined): Vernon Jones
For more information contact

Golf tournament to benefit city police department

A golf tournament to benefit the Brookhaven Police Department will be held April 7 at the Capital City Club of Brookhaven course. Organized by the Capital City Club and Brookhaven Historic Neighborhood Association, the tournament is intended to honor and support the police department by providing financial assistance for officers and their family members. All who play in the upcoming tournament will gain membership into the Brookhaven Police Scholarship Fund, receive a yard sign supporting the tournament, and a commemorative window decal for their car.
The tournament will begin with registration at 10 a.m. The player fee is $325 per person and $1,200 per foursome and, includes green fees, carts, lunch, and awards reception. For more information, email

Chamblee to hold spring break camp

Chamblee Parks and Recreation offers a one week spring camp during the DeKalb County school spring break April 7-11, for children ages six to 12.
Campers can participate in arts, crafts, games and special programs. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each camp day with scheduled camp activities from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance.
Camp takes place at the Keswick Park Community Building at 3496 Keswick Drive.
Cost is $75 for residents; $100 for non-residents.
Registration can be completed at, by phone at (770) 986-5016, or in person at 3540 Broad Street, Chamblee.

Free tax assistance and preparation available

This service, available for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, is available from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide from through April 15.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will offer help with personal income tax returns at various locations around Georgia. Last year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers in the United States helped more than 2 million people file their federal, state and local tax returns.  The program is offered at many sites in Georgia, including senior centers, libraries and other convenient location. Call the toll-free number, 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669) or visit during this tax season, to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site.

Clarkston holds annual festival and 5K

The annual Clarkston Community Festival and 5K Run/Walk will be held April 26 at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, located at 890 North Indian Creek Drive.
The event will last from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer food and arts and crafts for attendees.
According to a press release, the festival’s theme this year is “Educate, Appreciate and Celebrate.”
For more information about the festival contact the Clarkston Festival Committee at (678) 753-5188.

Items for the calendar may be e-mailed to:

Note: Placement is at editorials discretion and is not guaranteed. Calendar items should be in text format, no PDF or JPEG attachments accepted.

6,204 total views, 27 views today