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Zumba classes offered throughout January

Beginning Jan. 13, Brookhaven Parks and Recreation will offer Zumba classes at Briarwood Park. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings in the Briarwood Rec Center. Zumba toning classes will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by standard Zumba classes at 11:30 a.m. Classes will be held weekly until Feb. 3. Regular monthly classes will follow throughout the spring. Monthly sessions are $35, and registration can be done by calling (404) 637-0512 or at


East Ponce de Leon lane closure

Portions of East Ponce de Leon Avenue, between Interstate 285 and Market Street, will be closed intermittently from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to accommodate construction of the Clarkston Streetscape Water Main Relocation Project. The project began in September and will replace nearly 8,000 feet of water main pipes in the Clarkston area. Single-lane closures will be in effect for the duration of construction, which is expected to conclude in April.
Motorists and MARTA passengers who use East Ponce de Leon between I-285 and Market Street are urged to plan for extra commuting time. Lane closure signs will be in the area alerting motorists to the construction work and local traffic restrictions.
For more information, visit the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) website at, call the DWM Project Information Line at 1-800-986-1108 or email



Organization to host free financial management workshop

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Decatur-DeKalb Chapter, Inc. will host a free “Financial Boot Camp” Jan. 6, 2:45-4:45 p.m. at the Lithonia-Davidson library, 6821 Church Street in Lithonia. Workshop topics will include money management, budgeting, credit repair and retirement planning. The session will be facilitated by Jason Culp, a private wealth manager and founder/CEO of Pragmatic Financial Strategies, Inc. For more information, call Shana Laster at (404) 981-5952.



Geology hike at Arabia Mountain

Join Ranger Meredith Jan. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. for an interpretive hike about the geology of Arabia Mountain to learn more about the mountain’s 400-million-year-old history. There will be discussions on rocks and minerals and attendees can explore what lives on the rock. Attendees are asked to dress in long pants, wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of water for this moderate/difficult hike. For more information, call (770) 992-5220 or visit 



DeKalb to commemorate 50th anniversary of MLK Jr.’s Death

DeKalb County will present its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration program, “50 Forward: Together We Win with Love for Humanity,” Jan. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in the Maloof Auditorium in downtown Decatur.
The 2018 tribute commemorates the 50th anniversary of King’s death and marks the 34th consecutive year DeKalb will host the employee-planned event honoring the life and legacy of King.
The celebration is free and open to the public.


Free Christmas tree collection for DeKalb residents

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will collect Christmas tree curbside for county residents through Jan. 12.
Trees will be collected during regularly scheduled sanitation collection service days. To have trees collected, residents must remove all decorations from trees and place them curbside. Only trees seven feet in height or less will be accepted. Trees that cannot be trimmed to the required size may be taken to the county-owned Seminole Road Landfill or collected by the Sanitation Division’s special collection unit. Collected trees will be recycled and converted to mulch.
For more information, contact the Sanitation Division’s customer service team at (404) 294-2900 or, or visit


Yoga in Tucker

Main Street School of the Arts will offer a free introduction to yoga class every Tuesday beginning Jan. 9 until Feb. 27, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. The school is located at 2323 Main Street in Tucker. For more information, visit

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