Woodlands Garden to host “Cirque De Catur”

Posted by Dena Mellick September 8, 2015
Woodlands Garden of Decatur is hosting a vintage circus fundraiser on October 24.

Woodlands Garden of Decatur is hosting a vintage circus fundraiser on Saturday, October 24.

Decatur’s Woodlands Garden will host “Cirque De Catur,” a vintage circus under the treetop canopy on Saturday, October 24.

The garden fundraiser will run from 5 p.m until 8 p.m. at 932 Scott Blvd. and will feature fire breathers, contortionists, tarot card readers, and live music, according to a press release.

Food will be provided by Chef Kevin Clark, owner of Atlanta’s Home grown GA.

The press release says, “The autumn evening event is a benefit for Woodlands Garden’s Keep It Green Indie-Catur capital campaign, which aims to raise $1 million to preserve the one-acre parcel at the corner of Scott Boulevard and Clairemont Avenue adjacent to the Garden. Capital improvements on the property will include safer entry and exits, improved parking, and a school bus drop-off zone. Plans are also in place for a renovated welcome center with public restrooms and a natural play area for children.”

Early-bird tickets are on sale for $60 and can be purchased online. General Admission tickets will cost $75.

Here’s the full press release:

DECATUR­­—We’re bringing the circus to Decatur! Woodlands Garden of Decatur is gearing up to host “Cirque De Catur” under its enchanting treetop canopy this fall.

The ticketed fundraiser event will have a turn-of-the century vintage circus feel, and feature breathtaking acts—think fire breathers and contortionists—set against a backdrop of lush greenery. Live music, as well as fun interactions with tarot card readers and fortunetellers, is also part of the lineup.

Renowned local chef and owner of Home grown GA, Kevin Clark, will provide food for the event. Themed cocktails will be served including warm beverages and signature drinks to complete the festive theme.

The autumn evening event is a benefit for Woodlands Garden’s Keep It Green Indie-Catur capital campaign, which aims to raise $1 million to preserve the one-acre parcel at the corner of Scott Boulevard and Clairemont Avenue adjacent to the Garden. Capital improvements on the property will include safer entry and exits, improved parking, and a school bus drop-off zone. Plans are also in place for a renovated welcome center with public restrooms and a natural play area for children.

Woodlands Garden will be hosting “Cirque De Catur” on Saturday, October 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. Invite friends and neighbors to be part of the Garden’s fundraising efforts.

Early-bird tickets are on sale now for $60. For further information and to purchase tickets, please visit woodlandsgarden.org.

About Woodlands Garden

Woodlands Garden, located at 932 Scott Blvd., is a seven-acre restored Piedmont forest, which is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk. The Garden’s mission is to preserve the woodland garden as an urban sanctuary to educate and engage the community in the natural world.

About Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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