The Weekend – All the things

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 16, 2014
Photo from the Kirkwood Spring Fling Facebook page.

Photo from the Kirkwood Spring Fling Facebook page.

There’s an action-packed weekend ahead. Here’s what’s happening:

The Kirkwood Spring Fling is this Saturday, May 17 at Bessie Branham Park, located at 2051 Delano Drive NE. The festival lasts from 10 am to 8 pm in Bessie Branham, and then moves into downtown Kirkwood from 8 pm to 11 pm. There will also be a 5K road race that starts at 8 am at 1963 Hosea Williams Drive. There will be live music, plenty of kids activities, beer, a tour of homes and a barbecue competition. Attendance is free.

The Bitteroots, a local Decatur jam band, will play their sixth anniversary show on Saturday, May 17 at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. The concert starts at 8 pm and includes a performance by special guest Sydney Rhame.

Twain’s in Decatur will be holding its sixth annual SpringFest to on Saturday, May 17, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Advanced tickets are $50, and they can be purchased here. Tickets get you five different food and beer pairings from five different chefs. You’ll also get a commemorative glass. All proceeds go to the Atlanta Food Bank.

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 17, the featured act will be the Grant Green, Jr. Band.

City Gate Dance Theater will be hosting their Spring Open House 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.”

Avondale Estates Community Club will hold a silent auction on Saturday, May 17, at 7 pm at 59 Lakeshore Drive. The announcement says, “Join in the fun for the Avondale Community Club’s (ACC) auction benefiting the historic Lakehouse building and grounds. This year includes some exciting new additions! ToneStar, a band featuring local celebs Bob Means and Jay George, will be performing on the patio. Jack Reimer and some of his local posse will conduct the live auction. Food stations feature Our Way Cafe, Chef John Oeshcner, Kerry Quinn and Alana Graves followed by an Ice Cream Sundae Bar. Beer, wine and a signature cocktail add up to an array of drinks at the best prices in town. Tickets are $12 for Club members and $20 for non-members. More than 150 silent auction items include local restaurant certificates, gourmet dinners, original art and jewelry.” To see some of the auction items, click here.

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.

The Fifth Annual Kids Kick It for Cancer Fun Run will be Saturday, May 17, starting at 10:30 am. The event will be held at Fernbank Elementary School located at 3131 Old Rockbridge Road, Avondale Estates. The event announcement says, “The Fifth Annual Kids Kick it for Cancer fun run benefits The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Join the community for running, pizza and entertainment provided by Avondale Pizza and emcee Dean Crownover. All registered participants receive a T-shirt and medal. Kids will run distances based on age. Registration is $25 per child.”

There will be a Community Shredding Event and Neighborhood Book Swap this Sunday, May 18 at the International Community School, 2418 Wood Trail Lane, Decatur, GA 30033, from 2 pm to 5 pm. The announcement says, “Drive up, drop off, and you can even watch while your documents are shredded! Donations of $5 per box of documents are requested. All proceeds will benefit science education at the school.  While you’re here, bring books that you no longer want to our neighborhood book swap and donation drive. Summer is the season for reading! If you (or your kids) have books you don’t plan to read again, bring them to swap! For every 2 books you bring, you take 1 home. The extra children’s books are being donated to the International Community School and any books they can’t use will go to the Toco Hill DeKalb Public Library for their annual book sale.”

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