Math Street Fair Coming to Decatur

Yes, you read that right.  A new math-themed street fair is coming to Decatur this Friday, April 13th!

The Gathering 4 Gardener Foundation is hosting its biennial conference this week including a first-ever street fair for all ages in downtown Decatur’s Depot District (East Howard Ave. from Sycamore Place to Hillyer Place).

From the event website:

G4G13—the 13th Biennial Gathering 4 Gardner Conference Celebrating the Legacy of Martin Gardner—to Host Public Events in Atlanta and Decatur for First Time, Including: Street Fair, Math Walk, Sculpture Constructions, Magic Performances, M.C. Escher Exhibit Sneak Peak, and Three Free Public Lectures.

Four Major Free Public Events Open to All:

Erno Rubik1. At 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, Georgia Tech: a very rare public appearance by the Hungarian inventor of Rubik’s Cube, “In Conversation With Ernő Rubik” (Clough Auditorium 152).

2. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 13, Decatur: Street Fair, Math Walk, Sculpture Construction, Puzzle Solving, Magic Performances, and “M.C. Escher +” Art Exhibit Sneak Peek (in Decatur’s Depot District).

3. At 8 p.m., Friday, April 13, Decatur: lecture by Moravian College Professor Doris Schattschneideron “Math and M.C. Escher’s Art” (at Decatur Presbyterian Church).

At 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 15, downtown Atlanta: lecture and musical performance by Princeton University Professor and Fields Medalist Manjul Bhargava (Fulton County Central Library)

Leave your high school geometry memories behind and come out to these cool events.

Photos courtesy of G4G13.

Second Hot Dog Vendor Finds a Home in Decatur

The Pup Truck posted on Facebook late last month that they have signed a lease to open their first brick and mortar location on West College Avenue in the former Arepa Mia space.

They say they plan to open sometime in May.

Since Doggy Dog sits right across the tracks from the new Pup Truck location, should we start calling that strip “Hot Dog Alley”?

Photo courtesy of The Pup Truck’s Facebook page

At Home: April To-Dos, 2018 Brings Problems for Rookie Buyers & Cost of Selling

Brought to you by Michelle Cavaliere – Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta.  Find us on Facebook!

Photo by Studio McGee via Houzz.

Free-For-All Friday 4/6/18

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Decatur Chosen as Finalist for All-America City Award

The city’s Communication Specialist Renae Madison writes in…

I am happy to announce that the City of Decatur has been chosen as one of 20 finalist for this year’s All-America City Award.

The award, given to 10 communities each year, celebrates and recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties, tribes and regions that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges. Attached you will find the city’s finalist logo and a press release with additional information. More information about the award can be found here,

You can see the full list of cities HERE.  It extends from Decatur, which is only 22,000 people, all the way up to San Antonio, TX – the 7th largest city in the country.

Free-For-All Friday 3/30/18

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