This past weekend – Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 21, 2014


It’s the first full weekend of spring and there’s a lot to do. Here’s a list of some events you might want to put on your itinerary. Information provided by the city of Avondale Estates and the city of Decatur.

Tonight, March 21, the DeKalb History Center will have its annual meeting and silent auction at the historic DeKalb Courthouse, located at 101 East Court Square, Decatur. The event begins at 6 pm.

“Enjoy an evening of beverages, hors d’oeuvres and music while bidding on fantastic items donated by generous local businesses,” the event announcement says. “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.”

All weekend and next weekend the DeKalb School of the Arts will present “On Your Toes.” Shows are March 21, at 8 pm; March 23 at 2 pm, March 27-29 at 8 pm, and March 30 at 2 pm. “This musical from 1936 marked the first use of classical ballet in a musical comedy and dance as a direct proponent of the plot,” the description of the play says. The DeKalb School of the Arts is located at 1192 Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates. Call 678-676-2552 for reservations or send an email Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students.

DeKalb County is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, March 22 from 8 am to noon at 3720 Leroy Scott Drive in Decatur. More from Keep DeKalb Beautiful:

Household Hazardous Waste is classified as products that contain potentially dangerous and volatile chemicals when mixed and are no longer being used of as a residential product. This is the residential program that allows these old products to be properly collected to be dropped off and not mixed in with other solid wastes. Please make sure to bring only items on the below items accepted list or they will be turned away.

Items accepted: aerosols, mercury, batteries, adhesives, flammables, lawn-care products, automotive products, fluorescent bulbs, photo chemicals, hobby and artist’s supplies, paints and paint-related products, cleaners and swimming pool chemicals.

Items NOT accepted: bio-hazardous/bio-medical waste, agricultural waste, ammunition, explosives, pharmaceuticals, radioactive materials and non-hazardous waste.

Decatur Electronics Recycling Day will be Saturday, March 22, from 9 am to 1 pm. Decatur has modified this year’s event to include Styrofoam recycling and paper shredding. Decatur will host the event at Decatur Public Works, located at 2635 Talley Street. Enter from Columbia Drive.

The Piccadilly Puppets Present the “Butterfly Ballad” at Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 am. The church is located at 3260 Covington Highway in Avondale Estates. The event announcement says, “”Enjoy games, popcorn and a puppet show for children of all ages by Kara Robbins with the Piccadilly Puppets. Free and open to the public.”

Avondale Estates Farmer’s Market will have its official grand opening Sunday, March 23. The market begins at 9 am and lasts until 1 pm. It will be held in the parking lot of Little Tree Art Studios located at 2846 Franklin Street, at the corner of Pine Street and Franklin Street.

Avondale Estates Children’s Choir Day will be Sunday, March 23 at 10:30 am. The event will be held at 47 Covington Road. The event announcement says, “The Avondale Children’s Choir will present four music selections at First Baptist’s morning worship service.”

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