County by county news for Monday


Registration open for ‘Into the Woods’

Registration is open this week for the new Summer Stock Experience for ages 9-18 at the Mable House Arts Center, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.

“Into the Woods” will be presented at 7 p.m. June 14 and July 19, the last days of the two camps, at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre at the same address. Cost: $150 for Cobb residents; $175, out-of-county residents.

Information: or 770-819-3285. Carolyn Cunningham for the AJC


Tai Chi classes offered through March 25

Covenant Presbyterian Church will offer adult Tai Chi (or Ji) classes from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays through March 25 at the church, 2461 Peachtree Road NE. Attendees will learn how to reduce stress and improve balance, coordination and flexibility.

Information and registration: 770-242-2232, Mea Watkins


Brain health seminar to be held Tuesday

A free seminar on brain health and delaying the potential onset of memory loss will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emeritus at Decatur, 475 Irvin Court, Decatur.

Dr. Paul Nussbaum, clinical neuropsychologist and national director of brain health for Emeritus Senior Living, will be the featured speaker. Reservations are requested.

Information: 404-299-6600. Veronica Fields Johnson

DeKalb hosting first arts 5K

DeKalb County will host its first 5K, Race for the Arts 5K run/walk, for arts and culture programming 8 a.m. March 30 at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Dr. Registration is $25 per person or $20 per person in groups of five or more. Registration: by March 28 at Race-day registration also will be accepted. Information: 404-687-2737. April Hunt


Forsyth getting new solicitor general

Attorney Donna Gopaul will be sworn in at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Governor Nathan Deal's office as she takes up the job of Forsyth County's solicitor General. Deal appointed Gopaul earlier this month to replace Leslie Abernathy Maddox, now a state court judge in Forsyth. She will serve a two-year term. Mark Woolsey for the AJC


Hospital to host support group

The Mended Hearts Gwinnett support group meeting for cardiac patients and caregivers will be 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lobby Community Room at Gwinnett Medical Center, 3620 Howell Ferry Rd., Duluth.

Information: Gloria Stevens at Veronica Fields Johnson


East Point to be featured in movie

The Captive Productions film, “Prisoners” will be filming scenes at the Atlanta Medical Center - South Campus at 1170 Cleveland Ave. The filming dates are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday - Friday.

Some filming will require a temporary closure of part of Cleveland Avenue.

On the days of exterior filming, East Point police will help close the road. Residents will not be denied access to their homes and driveways; however, they will be detoured around the closure. John Thompson for the AJC