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Avondale Estates

Church to sponsor ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’

On Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, the Avondale Estates community is invited to celebrate the “Souper Bowl of Caring” by dropping off canned or boxed food items in the narthex of Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church. All items will be given to the Decatur-Area Emergency Assistance Ministry. The church is located at 3260 Covington Highway. For more information, call (404) 294-4063.

Brookhaven

Library to host English class

Brookhaven Library will have an “English as a Second Language” class Feb. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The class is free and no registration is needed. The library is located at 1242 N. Druid Hills Road, NE. For more information, call Literacy Action at (404) 377-7323 or DCPL Literacy Services at (404) 508-7190, ext. 2240.

Chamblee

City to hold Daddy Daughter Dance

The city of Chamblee will host a Daddy Daughter Dance on Feb. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m at Chamblee Civic Center.
City officials state the event will include an Italian dinner buffet, professional photographs, music and dancing, as well as games and prizes.
According to city officials, reservations must be made in advance as space is limited. The price is $30 per couple with an additional $5 charge per additional daughter.
The event is open to the public and welcomes anyone who identifies in a child’s life as a father. Daughters in eighth grade or younger are preferred, according to event officials.
Chamblee Civic Center is located at 3540 Broad Street. To register and find out more information, visit http://www.chambleega.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=334.

Clarkston

City announces 2017 community festival

The city of Clarkston announced the 2017 Clarkston Culture Fest will take place on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Donations are already being made to assure attendees have a place to shop and learn more about Clarkston, which is considered to be the most diverse city in Georgia.
The festival features live music, local vendors as well as a 5K run and walk. Inflatables, games and prizes will be available for children.
“Help us build our community right here in Clarkston,” reads an advertisement for the event. Donate today to ensure a fun and meaningful Clarkston Culture Fest where we can educate, appreciate and celebrate the cultural diversity of our amazing city!”

Decatur

Georgia Relay and GCDHH host free lunch for veterans

Georgia Relay and the Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (GCDHH) are partnering to host a free Lunch and Learn for veterans living with hearing loss. The event will be held Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the GCDHH center on 4151 Memorial Drive Decatur.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet representatives and learn more about local organizations and services dedicated to helping veterans manage the impact of hearing loss. Veterans and their families can also learn about assistive telecommunications solutions, and how veterans may qualify for assistive equipment through the Georgia Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program.
To attend the lunch, contact (678)-620-6776 or brendan.underwood@hamiltonrelay.com by Feb. 14.

Decatur to hold annual touch-a-truck event

Decatur Active Living is holding its annual Touch-a-Truck event on March 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event gives children an opportunity to touch, explore and see their favorite trucks or equipment on wheels. The city of Decatur and DeKalb County dump trucks, fire trucks, tractors, police cars and motorcycles and other vehicles will be on display
Touch-a-Truck takes place in the East Lake MARTA station north parking lot on DeKalb Avenue. In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 15. For more information, contact Cheryl Burnette (678) 553-6541 or cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

Ninth annual Black History month celebration scheduled

Decatur- DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond will join the Historic DeKalb Courthouse to deliver the opening remarks at the DeKalb History Center’s annual Black History Month Celebration.

The event will feature a symposium on the history and preservation of DeKalb’s historic African American communities, Flat Rock and Shermantown.

The event will be held Feb. 23 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Catered buffet will be included and individual tickets range from $30 to $40.

Dunwoody

City announces State of the City address

Dunwoody will host its annual State of the City address on March 9 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia from 6 to 9 p.m.
This “landmark event” includes statements from the mayor, city council and other members of the community as well as awards for active community members. Topics will include the local, social and economic climate as well as officials’ vision for the growth and future of the city.
The event, which is open to the public, will take place at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road. For more information, visit www.dunwoodyga.gov.

Stone Mountain

Library to host Valentine card craft for adults and seniors

Adults and seniors can create their own Valentine’s Day cards Feb. 8 at the Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library from 5 to 6 p.m. The library will provide materials and assistance in helping adults and seniors to create unique and special Valentine’s Day card. The event is open to the first 10 participants; no registration required. The library is located at 952 Leon Street. For more information, call (770) 413-2020.

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