DeKalb upcoming events

Thanksgiving Break Camp at Dunwoody Nature Center will be 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 for children, ages 4 to 5th grade. Registration: DunwoodyNature.org/camp-programs
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Thanksgiving Break Camp at Dunwoody Nature Center will be 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 for children, ages 4 to 5th grade. Registration: DunwoodyNature.org/camp-programs

Credit: Dunwoody Nature Center

Credit: Dunwoody Nature Center

Upcoming
  • Online: The Decatur-DeKalb Retired Educators Association (DDREA). 2 p.m. Nov. 18. The speaker will be Dr. Monica Parker, researcher and brain health specialist from the Emory Hospital Brain Health Clinic. She will discuss new drugs and treatments for Alzheimer’s. DDREA members will be sent a link to join the meeting. Visitors may join by requesting a link to access the meeting at ddrea.org/index.php/contact-us.
  • Decatur Terrific Thursdays. Nov. 18; Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Special offers will be available on Thursdays in November and December at participating shops in Decatur. visitdecaturga.com
  • History Alive: The Cherokees of Southern Appalachia. 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 20. $5 for DPT members, $10 for non DPT members. Donaldson-Bannister Farm, 4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Join the Dunwoody Preservation Trust for History Alive to hear Mark Warren, owner of Medicine Bow Wilderness School, when he reveals how the land of Southern Appalachia dictated the culture of the Cherokees. The mountains, the plants, the animals and the stone all played their parts. The daily life of this tribe was guided by an intimacy and reverence for nature. This program will include a great deal of show-and-tell items brought by the presenter to share with the audience. Learn about Cherokee crafts, weapons, hunting techniques, philosophies, religion, clothing, tools, foods, medicines and games. No reservations are required. DunwoodyPreservationTrust.org/history-alive
  • Thanksgiving Break Camp at Dunwoody Nature Center. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 23. DNC, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. With a half-day option for 4-year-olds and full-day fun for grades K-5th, children can participate in outdoor activities, games, hikes and more. The camp will focus on how trees play a role in the environment and the many ways they make the world a better place. Registration: DunwoodyNature.org/camp-programs
  • Spruill Arts: Thanksgiving Break Camp. Nov. 22, 23. Spruill Center for the Arts Education Center, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta/DeKalb County. Children, ages 5 to 10, can participate in two art-filled days of celebration, drawing and painting. Activities will include lunchtime games and outdoor time (weather permitting). No prior art class experience is required. Send children with a painting smock, a sack lunch, a drink and outerwear appropriate for the outdoor temperatures. Additional care will be available as needed for after camp. camps@SpruillArts.org, SpruillArts.org/YouthClassesAndCamps
  • Thanksgiving closings: DeKalb County Public Library. Closures will be 5 p.m. Nov. 24 and all day on Nov. 25 and 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. DeKalbLibrary.org