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Subject: Dekalb County Appreciation Day- Free Picnic Luncheon

Comments: Mountain West Church, in partnership with Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Tucker Civic Association, and several other community businesses are joining forces to conduct the largest recognition day in the county to honor several Dekalb County Police Officers in five nearby precincts.

The event is free and will be held at Mountain West Church Campus, 4818 Hugh Howell Road, Stone Mountain, Georgia on May 29, 2011, at 1:30 p.m.  All are welcomed to join in the festivities. For more info contact cliff@mountainwestchurch.com, Cliff Gates, 770-491-0228.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Everyone is invited to a Valentine’s Day dinner Monday, February 14, in the Family Life Center at 6:30 PM. The cost is $7.00 per person. A nursery will be provided. Entertainment will be by Victoria and Rhett. The program will be over by 7:30 PM. Please make RESERVATIONS (accepted until Monday at Noon) by calling Jane at 770-938-0661. ext 121. Sponsored by the United Methodist Men, Embry Hills United Methodist Church.

February 22, 2011.Dunwoody Garden Club 34th Annual luncheon, fashion show, silent auction and bridge party On Tuesday, February 22, 10am til 2pm. @ Dunwoody United Methodist Church Tickets $20. 770.671.0863 or order online .

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 7:15am. Breakfast meeting for Tucker Biz.


MLK DAY, Monday, January 17, 2011. A day on...not a day off! Join us in a service project for Tucker


Give an Hour!

  1. Tucker Recreation Center 4898 LaVista Road
    We will meet on the front steps. Please bring push brooms, dust pans, paper yard bags, gloves, rakes. We will pick up trash, rake, and sweep pine straw.
  2. Livsey School 1pm 4137 Livsey Road
    We will meet at the second circle entrance on Livsey Rd.  Please bring shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows. We will be spreading mulch on the nature trail.

Both projects will be cancelled if steady rainfall, but light rain is ok

Thursday, January 27th, 2011. When students and teachers returned to school today, January 4th, 2011, they entered a BEAUTIFUL, NEWLY COMPLETED Tucker High School!  We wish to share our excitement with all the parents, community members, alumni, and others who are interested in seeing this new facility.  Therefore,  we welcome all to an OPEN HOUSE on the evening of January 27th at 6:00 pm. 

Below is a list of six Public Input Workshops where members of the DeKalb community will be able to hear discussions on the 2020 Vision Redistricting and School Consolidation options that the Superintendent presented to the Board of Education on January 3, 2011:

  1. Miller Grove High School, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 6:30 PM
  2. Druid Hills Middle School (Shamrock Middle School), Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:30 PM
  3. Chamblee High School, Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 6:30 PM
  4. McNair High School, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 6:30 PM
  5. Bethune Middle School, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM
  6. Stone Mountain Middle School, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Watch for cancellations due to weather.

Here is the best link I have to what appears to be a schedule for the meetings which has been revised since the storm. We encourage everyone to attend. All meetings are scheduled to start at 6:30 PM. Click here for the revosed schedule.

Galleries and Ongoing Events

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 404-876-5859

Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, 404-929-6400

The High Museum of Art

Georgia Capitol Museum, 4th Floor of the Georgia Capitol, 206 Washington St., Atlanta, 404-656-2846

Spruill Center for the Arts, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA  30338, 770.394.3447

ART Station in Stone Mountain Village, 770-469-1105

Sports: Baseball, Football, etc.

Hikes, Gardening, Clubs, and Professional Associations

Church, Religion, Scouts, and Boys and Girls Club of America

Volunteer Opportunities

June 4, 2007, AmeriCorps Interviews, www.HandsOnAtlanta.org, 404-979-2803

May 11-16, 2008, U.S. Gulf Coast, Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org

Scouts, The United Way

2010. Tucker Civic Association, Give an hour community/park cleanup.


more Calendar of Events

Completed Events

Monday, April 19, 2010 Animal Cruelty Awareness
Monday, April 26, 2010 Pitttville
DeKalb Animal Control is offering 2 educational classes in April: “Animal Cruelty Awareness Class” and “Pittville. The Animal Cruelty Awareness Class is described as “an open discussion about the state of animal cruelty in DeKalb County and the steps being taken to prosecute and reduce the number of these horrific crimes.”  Pittville’s goal is “educating the public about bully breeds: Pit bulls.”
Both classes are being presented by Animal Cruelty Investigator K.D. Hearst, from 6:00-9:00P at 1950 W. Exchange Place Tucker, Ga. 30084 in room 118-C.

Keep DeKalb Beautiful Day (404) 371-2654 Saturday, April 24, 2010 Great American CleanUp

Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Georgia Perennial Plant Association April Meeting at 7:30pm in McElreath Hall at the Atlanta History Center. www.georgiaperennial.org They usually meet the third Tuesday of the month.

Saturday, May 1, 2010 9am-1pm Electronics Recycling Event Smoke Rise Charter School Please bring old equipment for recycling and help us keep televisions, computers, cell phones, games and other potential hazardous materials out of our landfill. Most items are free but there is a $10 processing fee for televisions.

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 10-11am, Tucker Civic Association, Inc. "Give an Hour" Cleanup at Fitzgerald Field, 4877 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker.

second Saturdays, April through September, 2010--Tucker Cruise In 2010, all shows 5pm - until 8:30pm, Main Street, Tucker, GA www.tuckercruisein.com or call Wayne Hicks 770.527.1521

Saturday, May 8, 2010, 55th Tucker Road Race, 8am - 1 mile fun run/walk, 8:30am 5k run, part of the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series. Contact Geonice Hanchett 770.315.8167 or Sandie Alford 770-414-7475. For registration application please go to www.tuckerhighmarchingband.com or www.tuckerroadrace.com.

May 7, 2010, First Friday, Artists' Row, Broad Street, Augusta 30901, www.downtownaugusta.com Greater Augusta Arts Council, 706-826-4702.

Saturday, May 8, 2010, Tucker Celebration Day, Downtown Tucker, Parade, Face Painting, Games & Food, This annual street fair is held on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. This year’s event is scheduled from 9:00A-4:00P on May 8th. It will be held on Main Street in Tucker. Some earlier information had stated that the location would be different this year, due to construction on Main Street. However, this construction has been delayed, so the event will remain at the original location-Main Street. Arts and Crafts, children’s activities, food and beverages, and a parade beginning at 10:00A are featured at this family-friendly event that attracts between 5,000-6,000 participants.  770-934-8935 Tucker Day Registration and Info

Saturday, May 15, 2010 Tucker Garden Tour For information regarding this event contact: www.tuckergahistorical.org.  

Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Briarlake Baptist Church, Back Lot Building (behind the church) 3715 LaVista Rd., Northlake Community Alliance, Inc. Annual Meeting. After a brief business meeting to re-elect board members, noted gardener, author, and tv/radio personality Walter Reeves, will be the keynote speaker and he will talk about, “Lush Lawns, Landscaping, and Neighborhood Beautifi-cation.”

Saturday, May 22, 2008, 9am-4pm, Norcross Open Car Show, Rain or shine, Downtown Main Street, Norcross, raffle, silent auction, bake sale, contact Dodger DeLeon 770.448.2664

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 6:45pm, Tucker Civic Association, Inc. Spring Membership Meeting at Reid Cofer Library, 5234 LaVista Rd, Tucker, guest speakers will address the future of Tucker.

Saturday, May 1, 2010, Iris Show from 11am to 4pm at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church on LaVista Road and on Sunday, May 2, 2010, the Iris Sale-- from 1 to 5, 1916 Idlewood Road in Tucker. For more info check the gairis.org website or contact Pat Bennett 770-416-0750.

Saturday, June 5 and Sunday June 6, 2010. Georgia Perennial Plant Association Annual Garder Tour. www.georgiaperennial.org

AIR SHOW AT PDK, Saturday, June 5th, 2010, from noon till 5 PM the public is invited to the Peachtree DeKalb Airport. The Peachtree DeKalb Airport will host Air Show and Open House There will be food vendors and antique planes, there will be planes in the sky doing tricks. Parking is $5.00 and admission is free. Enter the airport through the main gate off Airport Road. Take I-85 to Clairmont Road exit and go west past Sam's Club, across Buford Hwy and Dresden Drive. The airport entrance will be on the right just past where the 57th Fighter Squadron used to be. 770-936-5440.

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 10-11am or till noon, Tucker Civic Association, Inc. "Give an Hour" Cleanup at John's Homestead, 3071 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker.

June 12, July 10, and August 14, 2010 Classic Car Cruise In at Historic Downtown Rome, GA. Hosted by Rome Downtown Development Authority 706-236-4520. Email: downtown2@romega.us

August 3, 2010 National Night Out

May through September, 2010, First Friday Concert Series, 7pm to 10pm, Bridge Point Plaza, Rome 30162, www.romegeorgia.org, Jennifer Morgan, Downtown Development 706-236-4520.

Saturday, September 11, 2010, Atlanta Track Club Race in Tucker www.atlantatrackclub.org

Saturday, October 2, 2010 9am-12pm Thrid Annual "River's Alive" Partnership Clean-up.

October, 2010, third weekend. Eggtoberfest. The event has grown so final arrangements have not been made for the new venue. We will let you know when we hear. Their website still has last year's info.

November 13, 2010 Avon Garden Club Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
On Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 20, the Avon Garden Club will host its annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. This year marks the 20th year of this popular event that brings together friends and neighbors at the Avondale Community Club. Before and after breakfast, visitors can browse the Garden Boutique for garden tools, plants, baked goods, handcrafted items, Christmas ornaments and books.
Proceeds from this event help fund numerous projects benefiting Avondale Estates, scholarships and youth organizations.  A detailed list of these projects will be on display at the breakfast.
Mark your calendars for November 20th, 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door:  Adults - $6.00;  Children 6-12 - $4.50;  Children 3-5 - $3.00;  Children Under 3 - Free.

Monday, November 29th, 2010. DeKalb County Charette at Henderson Middle School  6:30 pm
The public gives input on the 2020 Facilities Master Plan & the Redistricting & Consolidation Plan for DeKalb County Schools

December 1, 2010, at 10:30 amTucker Mainstreet Groundbreaking
On Main on Wednesday .

December 4, 2010 Holiday In Smoke Rise
The annual arts and crafts show is a fundraiser to support Smoke Rise Charter School. The show is in its 29th year.  It will be held December 4, 2010 from 9 am  to 4 pm at Smoke Rise Charter School (1991 Silver Hill Road, Stone Mountain, GA).  This year there will be approximatley 150 artists and crafters showing off their wares at the school.  Please see our website at holidayinsmokerise.com for more information.

December 11th from 10 am to 3 pm. Handmade in the Hills, an Indie Art & Craft Market.  This market features beautiful handmade and up-cycled art, photography, ceramics, glasswork, jewelry, felting, etc. all crafted by local artisans of all ages.  Swing by for the perfect one-of-a-kind handmade to light up the holiday season for someone special on your gift list. Embry Hills Clubhouse, 3131 Alton Road, Atlanta, GA 30341.

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