Douglas County Happenings

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Happening this weekend

Happening this weekend


  • Platinum World Auto Body

    Job Opportunity:

    3575 Old Thompson Road, Austell - looking for a body workman and a mechanic
    Contact Shaun at 678.509.5463


  • 5th Annual Festival of Trees Accepting Applications for Beneficiary Designation

    Now:

    Festival is November 6 - December 8, Courthouse Art Gallery, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Applications for beneficiary being accepted now - September 5; applications at link below
    Contact Jennifer Moore at 770.920.7440 or
    Email dcfestivaloftrees@yahoo.com
    More information


  • Blood Drive for the American Red Cross

    Monday, July 24, 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.:

    Crossroads Church, 5960 Stewart Parkway - Please Give the Gift of Life! Just walk in!


Happening this weekend

Happening soon


  • Community Educational Summit

    Wednesday, July 26 - Thursday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.:

    Stewart Middle School, 8138 Malone Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Topics include coping with cliques and stress, staying disciplined in difficult situations, financial strategies, school safety, social media, how to become a successful student, and more
    Free School Supplies
    Contact St. James AME Church at 770.949.2383


  • Community Jamboree

    Saturday, July 29, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.:

    8474 Pounds Circle - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Free food, drinks, games, inflatables, live performances, raffles and more - Free school supplies (limited quantity)
    Contact Dalerie Turner at 678.596.7931 or
    Email dalerie0603@yahoo.com


  • Back-to-School Explosion Community Event

    Saturday, July 29, 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.:

    7131 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs - art exhibits, music, food, $1 games, $1 face painting, $5 open mic
    Contact Dr. Marey Simmons at 770.256.2798 or
    Email integrativearts@att.net


  • Walk to End Alzheimer's Bake Sale Fundraiser

    Monday, July 31, 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.:

    Benton House, 4999 Prestley Mill Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Donations also requested: cakes, cupcakes, bars, brownies, loaves, etc.


  • Ann Cockerill Pop Up Arts Shop

    August:

    Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public


  • Douglas County Chamber Singers

    Auditions during August:

    Community chorus seeking vocalists for musicianship, proficiency, community spirit, diversity, and enjoyment of music. Chorus will perform 3 free concerts for the 2017 - 2018 season: Nov 26 Saint-Saens, Dec 8 Christmas Concert, and Mar 23 Spring Concert
    Auditions include sight reading, performing a prepared piece and scales for vocal range. Please call for an appointment.
    Contact Marilyn Hutton at 678.961.3623


  • 'Artist's Choice' Exhibit in the Courthouse Art Gallery

    Tuesday, August 1, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.:

    3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public at any time the Courthouse is open
    Opening Reception: Tuesday, August 1st, 4:30 - 6 p.m., Light Refreshments - on view through August 30th


  • Safe Kids Douglas County Car Seat Safety Checks

    Wednesday, August 2, 10:00 a.m.:

    Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road - Appointments Required
    Contact Lin Snowe, Safe Kids Douglas County at 770.949.5155 or
    Email lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov


  • 'What's On YOUR Walls?' Community Exhibit

    Thursday, August 3 - Friday, August 25:

    Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - August 3 Opening Reception, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Contact Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director at 770.949.2787 or
    Email directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net
    More information


  • 'Coffee & Conversation' with County District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell III

    Saturday, August 5, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Cornerstone Baptist Church, 7167 South Sweetwater Road, Lithia Springs - Open to the Public, Free Admission - one-on-one conversations on any topic
    Contact Commissioner Henry Mitchell III at 770.920.7266 or
    Email hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us


  • HOA Boot Camp

    Saturday, August 12, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Deer Lick Park Gym, 2105 Mack Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public
    Contact Commissioner Kelly Robinson at 770.920.7266 or
    Email kgrobinson@co.douglas.ga.us


Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000
Televised live on dctv23 and simulcast live on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

  • Commuter Vanpools, Xpress Bus Service, Senior & Disabled Voucher Program

    Douglas County Rideshare:

    Multi-modal Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road
    Open Weekdays 5 a.m. - 7 p.m., 770.949.7665, www.DouglasCountyRideshare.com


  • Career Opportunities with Douglas County Government

    Accepting Applications for Posted Jobs:

    Click Here for Job Listings & Employment Application


  • Work Session

    Monday, July 31, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Commissioners' Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Meeting videotaped for placement on web site and social media


  • Legislative (Voting) Meeting

    Tuesday, August 1, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Broadcast live


  • Joint Meeting of the Board of Commissioners and the Planning and Zoning Board

    Tuesday, August 1, 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.:

    Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse - Broadcast live on dctv23


Douglas County Board of Education/Public School System

Douglas County Board of Education / Public School System

9030 Georgia Highway 5 at Gurley Road (next to Hunter Park)
P. O. Box 1077, Douglasville 30133 ~ 770.651.2000

  • School system calendar

  • First Day of School

    Monday, August 7:


Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

6658 Church Street, Douglasville ~ 770.942.5022

  • Comcast Business After Hours: Metro Garage Doors

    Thursday, July 27, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.:

    Free for Members, $30 Guests


  • Georgia Power Business4Breakfast: Whitley Garner at Rosehaven

    Thursday, August 10, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.:

    Free for Members, $20 Guests


Douglas County Happenings is a program of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners through its Department of Communications & Community Relations as a public service to our citizens. Our e-mail list is not published or sold. Listings in Happenings are limited to events open to the general Public that involve government, not-for-profit or charitable events. Deadline for submittal is Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. to dctv23@co.douglas.ga.us.

Subscribe here to receive our weekly Douglas County "Happenings" newsletter, as well as occasional special announcements or emergency bulletins.