Friday, May 28, 2021

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City News and Events



All are invited as the City of Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Department holds its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 31 at the Brook Run Park Veterans Memorial. DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw will serve as keynote speaker. The remembrance ceremony is open to the public and co-hosted by Dunwoody’s Veteran Events Planning Committee.


Veterans Memorial is located in Brook Run Park at 4770 N. Peachtree Rd. The event will also be live-streamed on Dunwoody's Facebook Page.





Saturday, May 29

Dunwoody Farmers Market

Brook Run Park

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Monday, May 31

City Hall Closed

In observance of Memorial Day


Memorial Day Tribute

Brook Run Park

10 a.m.


Thursday, June 3

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

City Hall & via Zoom

6 p.m.


Friday, June 4

Cops on Donut Shops

1594 Mt. Vernon Rd.

5 - 11 a.m.



Check out the new "Inside Dunwoody" update by Dunwoody City Manager Eric Linton. Learn about what's happening with plans for a new park on Vermack Road - and the official opening of Waterford Park. You'll also get the latest on summer concerts and events at Brook Run Park.




Groovin' on the Green - June 12

Josh Gilbert Band will kick off the concert series


Join us at Brook Run Amphitheater on Saturday, June 12 for the first Groovin' on the Green concert of the season.

6 to 9 p.m. There will be Food Trucks, giveaways and more!


Mark your calendars, too, for the season's second Groovin' concert -- July 10!


Learn more


Message from the Mayor

All of the local COVID-related data indicators continue to move in the right direction. Locally, the number of new COVID cases remains low. DeKalb County (2.2%) and Georgia (3.1%) both have low test positivity rates. Two weeks ago, DeKalb County was at 100 cases per 100,000 residents; today, that number is 55. More people are receiving their vaccines, and we will continue the work necessary to get vaccines to those who may want them but face barriers in receiving one.  


Fourteen months ago, I was invited to participate in a City Leadership Initiative focusing on crisis management. The access to experts on public health, economics, communications and more was invaluable. The connections made with and lessons learned from other mayors was profoundly impactful. Yesterday was the last day of this Initiative as the pandemic continues to ease. 


COVID is not gone. Businesses and organizations can adopt their own rules and guidelines. I continue to ask everyone to take a deep breath before reacting or posting something on social media. Being kind costs nothing!  




Join members of the Dunwoody Police Department at the Dunkin' Donuts' location at Mt. Vernon Road and Chamblee Dunwoody for some friendly conversation and a free donut! Celebrate National Donut Day! You can also click here to donate.



The Dunwoody Police Department kicks off its inaugural Teen Police Academy, a free, five-day summer program June 21 - 25.


The program is available for teenagers ages 14-18. The class is limited to 15 participants and Dunwoody residents will have first priority in the acceptance process. If space is available, registration will be opened to non-residents.


The curriculum includes team-building; demonstrations by K-9, narcotics, SWAT team, crime scene divisions; a tour of county jail; CPR/AED training; situation awareness training; and much more!


Learn more | Register


Celebrate World Environment Day


June 5, 2021 is World Environment Day, organized annually by the UN Environment Programme. It encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. The City of Dunwoody Sustainability Committee has a list of things you can do to celebrate here at home:


·     Shop the Dunwoody Farmers Market to buy local items and support our local economy.

·     Pick up trash on your walks around Dunwoody.

·     Go on a nature walk at Dunwoody Nature Center (check out the green roof while you are there).


Click here to find more ideas


The Dunwoody City Council gave unanimous approval this week to a new Sustainability Plan prepared by the City’s Sustainability Committee. The new plan streamlines the 2014 version and updates the City’s vision of sustainability for the community.


“This is a forward-looking document with fresh goals, objectives and action items,” said Nathan Sparks, chair of Dunwoody’s Sustainability Committee. “This sets the framework for the City to continue progress on environmentally sustainable policies and puts even more beneficial practices into action.”


Click here to earn more and link to the plan.


Dunwoody Parks & Recreation presents...


little boy drawing

Young Rembrandts Drawing


Is your child missing art? The Young Rembrandts Drawing & Cartooning camp has just what they need. During this class your child will learn various ways to become the best artist they can be. Class begins Wednesday, June 9 at the N. Shallowford Annex.


Learn more & register




Work out with Camp Gladiator 5 days a week! Choose from class times at Brook Run Park and Pernoshal Park, Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturday morning.


Click for current offers & times


group running

Brook Run running & walking club


Have you been looking for fellow companions to run or walk with? Join the new Running and Walking Clubs at Brook Run Park. Stay in shape, get outdoors, and meet your next workout buddy! Both groups are FREE to join. 


Click for dates & times


Program Partners



Dunwoody Community Garden & Orchard


Natives for All Seasons

DCGO's June Master Gardener Talk

June 12 at 11 a.m.

Barn in Brook Run Park


Ann Bone, MGEV and Dunwoody resident, will present “Natives for All Seasons” to encourage locals to plant native and help restore our bird, bee and pollinator habitats. This June Master Gardener Talk is presented by the Dunwoody Community Garden & Orchard. Gate opens at 10 a.m. for a plant sale, book sale and Master Gardener Help Desk. Ann's talk will begin at 11 a.m. Masks optional. *Photo is from the GSU Native Garden in south DeKalb County.


Rush Union Soccer


Summer Camps & Training Sessions


Rec Summer Day Camps

Session 1: June 14-17

Session 2: July 26-29

9am-12pm; Each session is $125

Click to register


Rec Summer Training Program (5 Weeks)

June 16 - July 24 (no sessions July 3 or 7)

Wednesdays 6 to 7 p.m.

Saturdays 9 to 10 a.m. $125

Click to register


Summer Training Program (5 Weeks)

June 14 - July 21 (no sessions July 5 or 7)

Mondays and Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Pick 5 sessions - $100; All 10 sessions - $180

Click to register


Camps and Clinics listed above are at Brook Run Park.


Dunwoody Nature Center


Picnic with Pollinators

Adult Programming

Thursdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24

6 - 7 p.m.


The Dunwoody Nature Center's OWLS Adult Programming series continues with Picnics with Pollinators starting June 3! Bring your picnic dinner to the lower meadow and enjoy outdoor nature programs focused on the pollinators of Georgia.


Click to learn more


Honeybee Hive Inspection

with Master Craftsman Beekeeper Cindy Hodges


Saturday, June 5

10 a.m. - Noon

Admission: $15


Join Master Beekeeper Cindy Hodges for closer look at the beehives of the Dunwoody Nature Center.


Click to learn more


Sunset Yoga


Monday, June 7 | 7 - 8 p.m.

Admission: $12, $2 OFF for members


Yoga instructor Kim Hobbs will lead you through an hour-long mind and body experience sure to leave your mind and body feeling flexible, energized, and relaxed. Class will take place outdoors, in the meadow near the historic fireplace.

Click to learn more


Spruill Center for the Arts


Summer Classes and Workshops at Spruill


Take a break from the heat and make art at Spruill. Now registering for all summer classes and workshops. Whether you’re interested in a one- or two-day workshop or a multi-week course, Spruill has a plethora of art classes for all ages and skill levels to suit your needs. Experiment with painting, jewelry, drawing, ceramics, mosaics, glass and so much more.

Click here to see the summer course listing



Save the date!

Spruill Gallery

June 10, 5 - 8 p.m.


Join Spruill Gallery for the highly anticipated opening reception of its annual Student & Faculty Juried Exhibition, featuring the BEST works of art from Spruill students and instructors.

This event is free and open to the public!

Click to learn more


Dunwoody Preservation Trust



Lemonade Days Festival

Back-to-School Bash


brought to you by

Dunwoody Preservation Trust


Save the date this summer!

This year only: August 18-22

Brook Run Park


Click for more details


Dunwoody Idol is back!


Mark your calendars. Auditions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 18 at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm.

If you are interested in being Dunwoody's next Idol, registration information can be found by clicking this link.





CAC's Tools for School


The Community Assistance Center (CAC) is already looking ahead to help local students be prepared to learn in August. Through Tools for School, the CAC is asking community members to consider making donations to help provide up to 1,000 local children with backpacks and school supplies.


Just $40 provides a child with a new backpack and school supplies.