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Nature center registering for classes, clubs

Nature center registering for classes, clubs

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- The Dunwoody Nature Center is now signing up children for its winter classes and nature clubs, which begin Jan. 14.

Class topics range from Mommy, Me and Nature (designed for children up to age 3), Nature Detectives (a learning adventure for students in grades kindergarten through 2) and Animals have Class (for homeschooled elementary schoolers).

Learn more and register for classes at dunwoodynature.org.

The Dunwoody Nature Center is located at 5343 Roberts Drive.

Run a holiday race

Run a holiday race

ATLANTA -- It still feels like summer outside, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about a holiday-themed race.

In fact, many of the runs are happening sooner than you may believe.

Take a look at some of the upcoming 5Ks, 10Ks and more in metro Atlanta. Many of them raise money for worthwhile seasonal causes.

Top 5 Tips for the Peachtree Road Race

Top 5 Tips for the Peachtree Road Race

ATLANTA -- The race is on! The Peachtree Road Race returns to Atlanta Wednesday, July 4. If you are one of the 60,000 who will be participating, are you ready?

Plenty of seasoned runners lace up for this 10K (6.2 mile) event, but it appeals to athletes of all fitness levels. We consulted with Jennifer Hopper, manager of the Piedmont Hospital Health and Fitness Club, to compile our top five tips to make the most of your experience if you are a beginner or intermediate runner planning to participate in the race.

Learn more from HealthWatchMD.

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- The OTAs are winding down at the Atlanta Falcons' headquarters in Flowery Branch.  The voluntary off season workouts have been well attended and the participation looks to be paying off.

With new Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, the team has spent the past few weeks digesting changes that are being put in place for the 2012 season.  Wide receiver Harry Douglas is glad the changes are taking place this year rather than last summer, when the NFL teams were locked out.  Douglas has spent time working special teams as a punt returner during OTAs and says "I did it some during my roookie season and fell in love with it."  It will be something to watch for during training camp.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Mike Smith was pleased with the level of participation and what the team has accomplished during the OTAs and says the upcoming Minicamp will be a continuation of what has been taking place the past few weeks.

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race participant lottery were announced Monday.

If you weren't chosen, you still have plenty of other opportunities to run, jog, walk and enjoy a race day in the next few months.

Time to register for winter sports leagues

Baseball & Softball Registration begins Dec. 4, 2011 to March 10, 2012 The season will start Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Where: Redan Recreation Center (1839 Phillips Road, Lithonia GA 30058).
When: Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.     Soccer Registration begins Dec. 12, 2011 to Feb. 13, 2012 Register at any DeKalb County Recreation Center.     Flag Football Registration begins Dec. 4, 2011 to March 10, 2012 Where: Redan Recreation Center (1839 Phillips Road, Lithonia GA 30058).
When: Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Get in shape and learn self-defense with this weekend's fantastic DealChicken Atlanta deal.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can take advantage of 10 classes at ATA Martial Arts. Choose from Krav Maga classes for adults or Karate for Kids; either way, pay only $49 for a package valued at $149.

The deal gets even sweeter with 50 percent off basic karate gear for DealChicken members.

This offer expires on May 13, 2012. ATA Martial Arts has 21 locations throughout Metro Atlanta:

Acworth
* 3450 Cobb Parkway NW, Suite 190

Alpharetta
* 5354 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suite 212
* 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 530

Bogart
* 1011 Tower Place