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Stone Mountain Village to dedicate public art

Stone Mountain Village to dedicate public art

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A new piece of art at Stone Mountain Village will be publicly dedicated this weekend.

A ceremony honoring the piece and its artist, John Thigpen, will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

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The art is a double-sided pictoral tribute to the Interurban Street Car that ran between Atlanta and Stone Mountain from 1913 to 1948. The 15 x 6-foot artwork is made of aluminum panels and features a granite base made from a piece of Stone Mountain.

The piece of art will be dedicated on Main Street between the Visitors Center Caboose and the Stone Mountain Municipal Building. A reception will be held at the ART Station on Manor Drive immediately after the dedication.

Where is the Mobile Career Center?

Where is the Mobile Career Center?

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb's Mobile Career Center will roll throughout the country all during the month of May.

The county's job bus supports the ONE DeKalb Works initiative, which puts DeKalb residents back to work.

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DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis released the center's May schedule on Monday. More information is available at www.dekalbworkforce.org.

Tuesday, May 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Covington Library (3500 Covington Highway, Decatur)

Wednesday, May 2
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Decatur Housing Authority Community Center (481 Electric Avenue)

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Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Future Plans for Dearborn Park to be discussed Saturday

DECATUR – The DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Department and The Friends of Dearborn Park will host a public meeting on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.

DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Temporarily Closes Mason Mill Playground

DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Temporarily Closes Mason Mill Playground

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will temporarily close the Mason Mill playground for maintenance on Monday, Oct. 11 – 12. Maintenance will be conditional due to weather and it is anticipated that the playground will reopen on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Participants will still have complete access to picnic pavilions, tennis courts, restrooms and nature trail.

Public awareness training session “Snakes, Bugs, Insects, and Poisonous Plants in the DekalbParks”

DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces that DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host the public awareness training session “Snakes, Bugs, Insects, and Poisonous Plants in the Parks” tomorrow, Sept. 15, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive in Decatur.

As the public is invited to enjoy the county’s parks and natural resources, visitors should be aware of the harmful snakes, bugs, insects, and poisonous plants. The workshop will teach visitors proper identification techniques and inform attendees about state laws that protect certain animals and plants.