Found Shihtzu Staying at Village Vets

Kelly writes in…

He’s currently lodged at the Village Vets but can’t stay there much longer. We found him Wed night at about 7:30pm. He appears to be a 12-15 pound Shihtzu male. He was on the sidewalk on Candler St. near the Recreation Center just sitting there with his leash attached and hanging next to him. He seems friendly, groomed, neutered, and obviously belongs to somebody. Unfortunately he had no tags and no microchip for ID. We asked several neighbors right in that area but nobody recognized him. If anybody knows this dog or has a lead on his owner please call Village Vets! Thank you.

Decatur Police Sends Along Halloween Safety Tips

Deputy Chief Keith Lee sends along this list of Halloween safety tips and notes that DPD will have extra officers on duty Monday…

Halloween may be a fun day for children, but for parents, trick-or-treat time can be a little tricky. To make Halloween a treat for all, follow these safety tips:

A) Check that the costumes are flame retardant so the little ones are not in danger near burning jack-o-lanterns and other fire hazards.

B) Keep costumes short to prevent trips, falls, and other bumps in the night.

C) Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable. More importantly, they can obstruct a child’s vision, which can be dangerous when crossing streets and going up and down steps.

D) Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.

E) Trick-or-treaters should always walk in groups so they are not tempting targets for real-life goblins. Parents should accompany their children when trick-or-treating, even the older children.


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African Dance Classes at the Carlos Museum Start in November

Priyanka sends along this event announcement for the Carlos Museum…




For six Monday afternoons, the Carlos Museum invites you to dance to the rhythms of live African drums with Giwayen Mata. Move to the direction of Omelika Kuumba and members of this three-time winner of Creative Loafing’s Choice Award for Top Traditional/World Music and Dance group. Giwayen Mata will warm you up, work you out and cool you down with movements, rhythms, and songs as well as explain the cultural contexts for each dance. You are guaranteed to experience your muscles thoroughly and leave each session feeling revived and rejuvenated.

Fee: $60 for Museum members, $80 for non-members. To register, contact Elizabeth Hornor at 404-727-6118 or [email protected]

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Divine Intervention: African Art and Ritual, on view at the Carlos through December 4.

The Carlos Museum is a DM sponsor

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Free-For-All Friday 10/28/11

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