The weekend – May 10, 2014

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 9, 2014
A photo from the 2013 Decatur Arts Festival, courtesy of the Decatur Arts Alliance.

A photo from the 2013 Decatur Arts Festival, courtesy of the Decatur Arts Alliance.

Here are events happening around our community the weekend of May 10, 2014. Events information comes from the city of Decatur website, the city of Avondale Estates newsletter and reader submissions. Send your event announcements to Please include a time, address and cost of attendance.

There will be a “Jack’s Rabbit Run in Avondale Estates on May 10. According to an announcement from the city, the race will take place at the triangle between Berkeley Road and Kensington Road. It begins at 8:30 am, and participants are expected to arrive no later than 7:45 am. Parking is available at First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates, 47 Covington Road. The entry fee is $25 per person, with all proceeds going to benefit the Willadsen family. People can register for the event by clicking here. The event announcement says, “Jack’s Rabbit Run is a 1-mile kids’ run at 8:30 am and 5K adult run at 9 am in Avondale Estates. Benefiting Jack Willadsen and his father Dave, and in memory of Tami and Jess Willadsen, the run is named for Jack’s love of rabbits.”

Every Saturday in May is Concerts on the Square in Decatur, GA. The event is hosted by the Decatur Business Association from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. The May sponsor is the Downtown Development Authority. This Saturday, May 10, it will be DejaBlue Grass Band

There will be a neighborhood softball tournament on May 10 from 11 am to 4 pm in McKoy Park in Decatur. The announcement says, “Decatur Neighborhood Associations are invited to participate in the annual Neighborhood Softball Tournament. Teams are coed and must have four women on the field at all times. Information or 678-553-6549.”

The Lenox Place neighborhood will hold a Spring Block Party on Saturday, May 10, starting at 2 pm at Corley Commons, a green space near the intersection of Adair Street and Hibernia Avenue.

Decatur Makers will be building a PC from parts and setting up their 3D printer – Taz Lulzbot 2.0 – purchased via the Decatur Business Association’s Beer Festival grants. The event will be at the Decatur Recreation Center, located at 231 Sycamore St., between 10 am and 2 pm. The event is free.

American Legion Post 66 will host a community breakfast on May 10 from 8 am to 10:30 am at 30 Covington Road, across the street from the Avondale Estates First Baptist Church. The announcement says, “American Legion Post 66 offers a breakfast to the community of Avondale Estates on the second Saturday of the month. Enjoy a hearty meal with family and friends. The buffet menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, grits, OJ and coffee. Price: $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.”

City Gate Dance Theater will be hosting their Spring Open House on May 10 and on May 17. It is from 10 am to 4 pm and will be held at 2864 Franklin St, Avondale Estates. The event announcement says, “Visitors will be allowed to view the space, watch class, meet the directors and ask any questions they may have. Pre-Registration for Fall Classes will also be available for the following programs: Children’s Division, Preparatory Level, Mastering Levels, and Home School Program.”

DeKalb Choral Guild will hold its spring concert on Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 pm. The event will be held at Estates First Baptist Church, 47 Covington Highway. The event announcement says, “The May 10 Spring Concert, called ‘I Will Be Earth,’ celebrates life on this big blue marble through a variety of memorable songs. Tunes include the panflute-like sounds of Hatfield’s ‘La Lluvia,’ Belafonte’s ‘Turn the World Around,’ and the 2014 Georgia Young Composer Festival winner’s ‘The Good Shepherd.’ Tickets to the concert are $5 and are available at the door and”

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.

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