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Movies at Milam kick off delayed

Movies at Milam has been postponed due to predicted rain. The new date is July 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Family-friendly Monster’s University has enough adult gags (think Animal House) to keep grown-ups entertained too. Before the movie there will be additional entertainment in the form of music and a bouncy house.
Food and dessert trucks will be onsite, and residents are encouraged to bring non-alcoholic beverages, blankets, lawn chairs and bug spray. Milam Park pool will be open until 7 p.m. and the movie will start at 8:30 p.m.

Church to present spiritual formation conference

Clarkston First Baptist Church will hold its annual Spiritual Formation Conference Monday, July 28, to Wednesday, July 30.
The conference will focus on the importance of getting back to the basics of holy living. During the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to reestablish a spiritual foundation, stand during trials and temptations and to live a life that does not compromise the word of God.
The worship service will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. each night. The lineup for the week is as follows:

• Monday, July 28–Elder John Paul McGee, St. James UMC, Alpharetta, with musical guest Minister B. Chase Williams and Sha Bach;
• Tuesday, July 29–Rev. Clinton McFarland, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Atlanta, with musical guest Minister Dale Ciceron & Optimistic 4 Christ;
• Wednesday, July 30–Dr. Christopher Chappell, Grace Community Christian Church, Kennesaw, with musical guest Minister David Walker and High Praise.
Clarkston First Baptist Church is located at 3999 Church Street. For more information, call (404) 292-5686 x221, or email or visit


Junior League DeKalb to host prospective member open house

The Junior League of DeKalb County, Inc. (JLD) will hold a prospective member open house on Sunday, July 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at its league headquarters, the historic Mary Gay House, 716 W. Trinity Place, Decatur.
This information session will provide potential new members with an opportunity to meet current members as well as ask questions about the organization. A program elaborating on JLD’s mission to develop the potential of its members’ leadership, skills and community service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the history of JLD, as it celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.
For details about the open house and to learn more about the Junior League of DeKalb County, visit or contact Kelli Gress, membership development chairwoman, at or (812) 630-0307.
JLD is “an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers,” according to a news release. The organization welcomes women of all races, religions and national origins 21 years or older who demonstrate an interest in, and a commitment to, volunteerism.

Wylde Center hosts medicine-making workshop

The Wylde Center, located at 415 East Lake Drive in Decatur, is hosting a medicine-making workshop July 27 at 4 p.m.
Located in the Sugar Creek Garden, the workshop will be taught by garden manager Dara Suchke. Materials to bring and details will be announced closer to the date of the workshop and depends on what is harvestable at the time.
For more information contact Suchke at or visit

Annual Let’s Move! DeKalb set for July 26

The Center Helping Obesity In Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.) will hold its fourth annual Let’s Move! DeKalb Expo Back to School Fitness Fun in conjunction with DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson and the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority.
This free event will be Saturday, July 26, at Exchange Park Intergenerational Center, 2771 Columbia Dr., Decatur, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Opening remarks will begin at 11:30 a.m. by Commissioner Johnson; Dr. Keri Norris, chief of health policy and administration for the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority; and Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, district health director for DeKalb County Board of Health.
More than 1,000 parents and children are expected to attend. Children will receive back-to-school supplies by participating in a nutrition and fitness scavenger hunt showcasing healthy habits.
The event will also include live performances, health screenings, fitness activities, nutrition exhibits, cooking demonstrations and exhibits from local organizations.
For more information, visit or call (678) 819-3663.

South DeKalb YMCA greenspace tours announced

DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson and Curtis Wilson, director of the South DeKalb YMCA, are inviting the public to take free walking tours of the greenspace surrounding the YMCA. The schedule for the tours is as follows:

• Saturday, July 26, at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
• Sunday, August 3, at 4 p.m.
• Saturday, August 9, at 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
• Saturday, August 16, at 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The facility is located at 2565 Snapfinger Rd., Decatur.



City hosting soccer tournament

Cross Keys Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative will host a free soccer tournament Aug. 2 at Honeysuckle Park in Doraville. Game times are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will also include free food and kids’ entertainment. The park is located at 3037 Pleasant Valley Drive. For more information, email


Dunwoody Sprouts Farmer’s Market awarded honors by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified the new Sprouts Farmer’s Market, opened July 15, as employing green refrigeration techniques at the grocery chain’s newest location in Dunwoody.
Sprouts’ system uses carbon dioxide, a naturally occurring component which has “insignificant global warming potential,” according to an article in Air Conditioning | Heating | Refrigeration News.
Dunwoody Sprouts was awarded a GreenChill Platinum-Level Store Certification, the highest honor under the GreenChill Partnership program. GreenChill is an EPA partnership with the supermarket industry to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change, according to a press release from the EPA.


Church hosting free Vacation Bible School

Cross Culture Church, formerly Abundant Life Church, will host a free Vacation Bible School for families from July 28 through Aug. 1 from 7-9 p.m. The event will offer classes for all ages, pre-school through adults. The church is located at 6440 Rock Springs Road. To register, visit or call (770) 482-2250.
South River Watershed Alliance hosting canoe outing

The South River Watershed Alliance will host a canoe outing on the South River Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Canoers will paddle the 5.5-mile section of the river from Panola Shoals to Klondike Road. Canoeing experience is not required. Cost for the outing is $40 and includes canoe rental, insurance, and lunch. For more information, call Jackie Echols at (404) 285-3756.

Stone Mountain

City continues anniversary celebration

Stone Mountain will host Stone Mountain Day Aug. 2 at Leila Mason Park. The 1 p.m. event is a part of the city’s yearlong celebration of its 175th anniversary. The park is located at 5500 Fieldhouse Road. For more information, visit


Superior Court offers 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 Aug. 1, from 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The workshop will take place at the Maloof Auditorium, located at 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur, and is open to the public.
For more information or to RSVP contact Twinette Jones at (404) 371-2250 or


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