Emory Lunch and Learn

Photo Courtesy of Emory

If you work in downtown Decatur and have a free lunch hour, Emory wants to expand your horizons!¬† Starting tomorrow¬† the University will host one talk each month for the remainder of the year branded as “Life of the Mind“. Each lecture starts at noon (and I assume runs about an hour).¬† See dates, location and lecture topics below.

From Emory’s Press Release…

Lectures will be held at noon in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library. Visitor parking is available in the Fishburne deck, 1672 N. Decatur Road. For more information, call 404-727-6055.

Wednesday, Oct. 3
“Our Inner Ape: What Primate Behavior Teaches Us About Human Nature.” Frans de Waal, C. H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior and director, Living Links Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Wednesday, Nov. 7
“On the Origins of Evolution.” David Lynn, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry and Biology

Wednesday, Dec. 5
“The Empty Set: Labor, Technology and the Transmogrification of 21st Century Cinema.” Eddy Von Mueller, faculty member, Emory Department of Film Studies

Tour Decatur Gardens This Weekend!


Though keeping your yard alive this year has been a monumental task for anyone living in GA (ask my dried out, bug-infested Hybiscus), 14 amazing gardens around Decatur are still slated to put on a fabulous show for the public this weekend.

Now in its 19th year, the Decatur Garden Tour is cosponsored by the Oakhurst Community Garden and the Decatur Preservation Alliance. As such, you’d except to see the Oakhurst Community Garden, the Woodlands, and Decatur Cemetary (two of DPA’s achievements) on the list. Other highlights include renown gardener, Ryan Gainey’s awe-inspiring property on Emerson Ave and Cozart Smith’s Bonsai garden.

In addition to tours of 10 private and 4 public gardens there will also be scheduled talks/walks with some gardeners, music, cooking demonstrations and a scavenger hunt for the kids! A full schedule of events can be found on the official Decatur Garden Tour website.

Tickets are $15 in advance for Adults and $20 day of. Children are $7 and Seniors (who buy their tickets in advance) pay only $10.