The weekend – Avondale Estates

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 11, 2014
Photo: Jonathan Phillips Mariah Shearer (left) and her husband Russell talk with artist Kayla Stagnaro at Root City Market in Avondale Estates during the Rail Arts District's Art Cruise on Saturday, March 15, 2014. (File Photo)

Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Mariah Shearer (left) and her husband Russell talk with artist Kayla Stagnaro at Root City Market in Avondale Estates during the Rail Arts District’s Art Cruise on Saturday, March 15, 2014. (File Photo)

Here’s a look at what’s happening in Avondale Estates this weekend. All items are provided by the city, unless otherwise noted.

The Avondale Estates Akido Center will be hosting a celebratory weekend seminar on Saturday, April 12, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.  The event will be held at 116 Center Street.

“The Aikido Center of Atlanta is proud to host Yamada Shihan and Demko Shihan as part of its Yamada Sensei 50th Anniversary Seminar Series,” the announcement says. “The center is one of the oldest Aikido dojos in the Southeast and offers classes for the whole family starting at age 5. For more information about the dojo and schedule of classes, please visit or email”

First Baptist Church in Avondale Estates will hold its Eggstravaganza event on April 12, from 11 am to 1 pm. The event will be held at 47 Covington Road.

“Easter eggs All are invited to come out and have a great time,” the event announcement says. “Activities include an egg hunt at 11 a.m. followed by various games, an 18-foot slide, snow cones, popcorn, face painting, sand art, etc. For more information visit the Avondale Estates First Baptist Church website or call 404-294-5284.”

Second Life Thrift Store will have dog adoptions and sales on Saturday, April, 12, from 11 am to 2 pm. The store is located at 1 North Clarendon Avenue and 89 North Clarendon Avenue.

“Cuteness Overload! Mark your calendar to join us on Saturday, April 12, for dog adoptions with BullsEye Rescue! It’s a great day to celebrate spring by finding your new best friend,” the ann”ouncement says. “Just imagine all the long walks in the park with a cuddly pup! What a great workout plan!”

Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church will hold its Easter Cantata this Sunday, April 13, at 11 am. The church is located at 3260 Covington Highway. “

“The public is invited to hear the Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church (APUMC) Chancel Choir, under the direction of Music Director Jerry W. Garrison, present the uplifting Easter cantata ‘Testimony of Life – Celebrating the Life of Christ’ by Joseph M. Martin,” the announcement says. “Please visit the APUMC website for more information.”

Avondale Estates Farmers Market is held each Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm at the parking lot of Little Tree Art Studios located at 2846 Franklin St.

Starting Monday, Avondale Estates will celebrate Georgia Cities Week.

“Avondale Estates and cities across the state will be celebrating Georgia Cities Week, sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association, to showcase and celebrate cities and the many services they provide,” the announcement says. “The theme of this year’s week, ‘People, Place, Purpose,’ reflects the qualities that make cities the cultural, economic and social drivers of our community. The City of Avondale Estates will sponsor an Art Contest, a Fun Walk with exercise tips and refreshments from DeKalb Medical, and a Local Business Trivia Contest and Scavenger Hunt. Annual Easter weekend activities include the Easter Egg Hunt, Dog Parade and Antique Car Parade. Join us to celebrate the City and win prizes from local businesses including Pallookaville, The Bishop and Skip’s. Read all about it on the City website here.”

In a separate announcement, the city of Avondale Estates reported that it has issued a solicitation permit to Brandy Walker and Destiny Brown of Any Tree Removed to go door-to-door to talk to residents about the company’s services. They will began soliciting on April 11, the city says.

“If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact City Clerk Juliette Sims-Owens at 404-294-5400 or email,” the city says.

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