Senior center to host birthday picnic

Park Place at Newtown School, Johns Creek's active adult center, will celebrate its first anniversary with a picnic from 5-8 p.m. August 18.

The center, which serves residents 62 and older, opened in July 2011 after a 2-year effort to transform the historic 1920s Newtown School building into an inviting space for active adult programs and activities. New programs include a recently formed service and social club for local veterans, a boccie ball court, classes and day trips.

The picnic will feature free food, live music and giveaways. Park Place is at 3125 Old Alabama Road. RSVP at 770-667-5030 or