Plan Now for Open Streets Emory Village-COVID19 Edition

A Socially Distant Neighborhood Event Supporting Emory Village

The 8th Annual Open Streets Emory Village will carry on in 2020 with a socially responsible edition in line with the challenges of the times. Events will be spaced out over a four-day period, some virtual, so friends and neighbors can enjoy the fun without the crowds. There will still be good food, music, and activities, but we encourage individuals and families to explore the village environs safely and at your own speed.

Thursday, October 22nd

Friday, October 23rd

Saturday, October 24th

Sunday, October 25th

*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.

Go the Distance in Virtual 5K during Open Streets

Yes, it’s a Virtual 5K! Here’s how it works: Run it in on your favorite route, in your backyard, or even on a treadmill. Just send us photos that prove your time and distance! $15 entrance fee. Prizes to be announced.

The run is open from Thursday Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 in conjunction with the 8th Annual Open Streets Emory Village – COVID19 edition.

Details and sign up at eventbrite.com

(Extra bonus: Sign up for this and most other official Open Streets events to be entered automatically in the Peavine Creek Duck race!)

Dining Deals for the Whole Family at Open Streets

Take a break from your kitchen and support Emory Village businesses! Check out the dining deals for the whole family offered by Emory Village restaurants during Open Streets Emory Village -COVID19 edition Thursday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 25.

Double Zero will serve dinner for 2-4 people including a bottle of wine on Thursday and Saturday for $50.

On BBQ Friday at Shields Meats, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the CVS parking lot, try tender barbecue, potato salad, pimento cheese, and other sides.

At Dragon Bowl kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entry on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Zoe’s Kitchen also is offering a family special–kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree on Saturday, Oct. 24.

On Friday, Oct. 23, Wagaya offers a kid’s meal free for a $25 or more dine in order and $4 kids meals with all takeout orders.

At Ali’s Cookies, buy one cookie and get half-off on another on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Jimmy Johns is offering a free Little John with the purchase of a combo on Friday, Oct. 23.

Make Wire Hanger Art, Win Prizes from Majik Touch

Hang in there and clean out your closet! Everyone’s favorite dry cleaner is sponsoring a contest for the best sculpture made using no more than 20 wire hangers.

Bring your sculpture to Majik Touch anytime Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 22-24. Prizes will be awarded before the store closes at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Pajama Garden Yard Concert

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 neilvfried@gmail.com) Masks required in yard. BYOB permitted.

Third Annual Peavine Duck Race Will Virtually Quack You Up!

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.

Trunk Or Treat – Pandemic Style at Glenn Memorial on Oct. 25

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.

Calling Dogs of all Kinds for Dogs from a Distance Contest

If your dogs are pooped out from too many walks during this pandemic year, relax —enter the 2020 Dogs from a Distance Contest without ever leaving home!

Send your photo(s) and a short video (30 seconds max) to eva@emoryvillage.org. (Extra credit for submissions photographed in the Village!) We’ll post the winners on the Emory Village Alliance website and Facebook in the following categories:

• Your best friend-and-you-look-alike contest
• Best dressed dog
• Best trick (video plus one still photograph required).
• Best pandemic pooch (Grand Prize)

Please include with your entry the owner’s name and contact information, pet’s name, breed (or whatever), and age and description of your best friend (canine, not human). All entries must be received Thursday, October 22, at eva@emoryvillage.org. (Deadline extended to end of the day Thursday).

No charge to enter, but donations to support the work of the Emory Village Alliance are welcomed.

Expect prizes that any dog would love. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 25 on emoryvillage.org and Facebook. Woof, woof!

(Extra bonus: Sign up for this and most other official Open Streets events to be entered automatically in the Peavine Creek Duck race!)

Running dogs photo courtesy of Sydney Cleland, photographer, and Mary Margaret Oliver, best friends of Peaches and Henry.