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This weekend

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This weekend

They make hammocks too! Photo from: reloom.org
They make hammocks too! Photo from: reloom.org

They make hammocks too! Photo from: reloom.org

It’ll be a drizzly Saturday, but things are looking good for Sunday. The events this weekend will happen rain or shine. What should you do? Take your pick.

The first event is from a group that we sponsor called re:loom. Editor and Publisher Dan Whisenhunt is a volunteer with the group and serves on the board of its parent organization, the Initiative for Affordable Housing. re:loom helps homeless adults by giving them jobs and teaching them important life skills. Workers at re:loom take recycled materials, like old tee-shirts, and turn them into beautiful handwoven works of art.

If you’d like to see some of that art, there’s an excellent opportunity on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29. re:loom will be holding a sample sale. There will be a preview on Friday, March 28, from 4 pm to 7 pm, and the official sale will be Saturday, March 29, from 11 am to 5 pm. Both events will be held at IAH headquarters, located at 1434 Scott Blvd., Decatur GA 30030. The building is all the way in the back, so when you turn in, just keep on going until you get to the IAH parking lot. We’ll be selling handwoven rugs and floor runners at a deep discount. Please drop by and check it out.

And when you’re done with that, don’t forget to drop by …

BaconFest! The 14th Annual Porktacular celebration returns Saturday, March 29, from 1 pm to 6 pm at Masquerade Music Park. For more details, check out contributor Emily Chapman’s write up of the event.

And would you like some eggs to go with that Bacon? There’s an Urban Coop Tour this weekend, hosted by the Wylde Center. The weekend long event begins Friday, March 28, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, continues on Saturday, March 29, from noon to 5 pm, and Sunday, March 30, from noon to 5 pm.

According to the Wylde Center:

Urban coops are a fast growing trend in metro Atlanta neighborhoods, with families, community gardens and neighborhood co-ops all getting in on the action. Benefits include farm fresh eggs, kitchen waste disposal, bug patrol and just plain fun!

The Tour features 13 coops across Decatur, East Atlanta, Kirkwood and Grant Park. Coop owners will be available to introduce their ladies, answer questions and discuss coop design. Many coops feature artwork, edible landscaping, or other livestock (including guinea hens, goats and turkeys!).

Click here for more details.

There will be a Design Charette for the Medline Livable Centers Initiative on Saturday, March 29, from 10 am to 5 pm. The event will be held at Masala Indian Restaurant in the Patel Plaza, 1713 Church Street, Decatur. The event announcement says, “”The Medline area is in need of a shared vision. This study seeks to enhance long-term economic viability, create a healthy and safe place for pedestrians and cyclists and promote easy access to jobs. Through the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative, the plan will help shape the future of this community for the next 20 years. On Saturday, enjoy a day of design, demos, sketching and fun presented by the DeKalb County Department of Planning and Sustainability.”

In Avondale Estates, there’s the Explorer Dash, Fun Run and Family Fun Fitness Day at The Museum School, on Sunday, March 30, from 8:30 am to 4 pm. It will be held at the The Museum School, located at 923 Forrest Boulevard in Avondale Estates. For more information, click here.

The DeKalb School of the Arts will present “On Your Toes,” March 28 and 29 at 8 pm, and March 30 at 2 pm. ”This musical from 1936 marked the first use of classical ballet in a musical comedy and dance as a direct proponent of the plot,” the description of the play says. The DeKalb School of the Arts is located at 1192 Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates. Call 678-676-2552 for reservations or send an email [email protected]. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students.

The Judging and Awards Ceremony for the 2014 Peach State Brew Off will be held at Avondale Estates’ Tudor Square will be held Saturday, March 29, at 9 am at the Market Events Building (formerly the Academy Theater), located at 119 Center Street. According to the event announcement, “Held by the Covert Hops Society of Atlanta, the Brew Off includes 303 entries and 154 registered participants, judges and stewards. The event spotlights non-commercial homebrews and is sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association. No beer samples are available to the public, but everyone is welcome to come to the event and view the final judging and awards ceremony.”