BBQ Friday at Shields: 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, in the CVS parking lot.
Shield’s BBQ was a huge hit last year at Open Streets, so don’t miss BBQ Friday during the 8th Annual Open Streets in Emory Village. A smoker outside the store will offer up tender barbecue, potato salad, pimento cheese, and other sides.
Intown Stars Gymnastics: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in the large field across from Glenn Memorial UMC.
Kids can learn cartwheels and handstands, walk on a beam, swing on a bar, do flips, and hang with cool gymnastics coaches.
There will be socially distanced lines, and all equipment will be sanitized between each session.
The first 10 people who show up get a certificate for a free class or day of camp at the Decatur Gym (new customers only).
ClueTown Emory: Explore Emory University and learn. Emory University’s tree-lined campus covers 600 acres of the historic Druid Hills neighborhood and features classic architecture with multi-hued granite and Spanish Saltillio tile.
The book ClueTown Emory contains two non-linear hunts: 1) Outdoors at the main campus; and 2) Indoors at Miller Ward House, northeast of the academic buildings.
When all of the puzzles are solved for each hunt, a final master puzzle can be completed. Cluebook available at CVS for $15. Self-paced activity. Limited supply of books.
Trunk or Treat, 4-6 p.m. , Sunday, Oct. 25.
Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church will again host this event during Open Streets, but with a twist. Parishioners will decorate their car trunks in the parking lot of the Youth & Activities Building. Families will drive through the parking lot slowly to view the decorated trunks while masked volunteers place bagged treats in bags children hang out the car window.
Looking for more live sports with handsome competitors and celebrity judges? These competitors won’t be kept from activity due to positive Covid-19 tests.
The third annual Peavine Duck Race is a virtual affair that will cap off Open Streets Emory Village-COVID19 edition on Sunday, Oct. 25. Watch as the rubber ducks meander downstream in Emory Village on Southfork Conservancy’s Facebook page.
Get in the action! Sign up at southforkconservancy.org for a free duck number! Numbers are written on the bottom of the ducks, and the first ducks to cross the finish line downstream will win ducky prizes! Anyone who signs up with a name and email for any other official Open Streets event may have a duck entered for them in the Peavine Creek Duck race.
While you’re at the Southfork Conservancy website, take a look at the incredible work the organization is doing to reclaim Peavine Creek in Emory Village and elsewhere.
RailRoadEarth, 1467 Oxford Road, 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23
Pajama Garden is the new sonic entity of songwriters Jeremy Richmond, Timothy H. Patton and Muse Inga. They play folk rock originals sprinkled with well-chosen covers. Band members were born and raised in Emory Village. Free to watch from the yard, sidewalk, and across the street. $10 if you want to reserve a chair (PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org) Masks required in yard. BYOB permitted.
Draw a picture in front of the business running a special on a particular day or other location during Open Streets Emory Village —Covid-19 edition. A prize will be awarded each day. A grand prize will be awarded at the end of the week.
Chalk it up in these locations:
- Thursday, Oct. 22 – Sidewalk chalk in front of Double Zero
- Friday, Oct. 23 – Sidewalk Chalk near Shields Meat Market BBQ
- Saturday, Oct. 24 – Sidewalk Chalk location to be determined
- Sunday, Oct. 25–Sidewalk Chalk in front of the Emory Plaza Fountain
Enjoy three days of specials at during Open Streets.
On Thursday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23, buy one and get 50% off on pottery painting.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, only from noon to 4 p.m., join All Fired Up outside the store at a table to paint your free ornament. One per person while supplies last.
Wagaya: Friday, October 23
Wagaya means “Our Home in Japanese. Enjoy authentic Japanese food in Emory Village including fresh sushi, ramen and donburi and receive a kid’s meal free with a dine-in order of $25 and more. All kid’s meals are $4 with takeout orders.
You’re always welcome at Zoës Kitchen at 1385 Oxford Road NE when you’re looking for fresh Mediterranean food with a modern spin. On Saturday, Oct. 24 during Open Streets Emory Village-COVID-19 edition, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.