Douglas County Happenings

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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Happening this weekend

Happening this weekend


  • Kids Drone Squad

    Wednesday, February 14 - Monday, December 31:

    Douglas County Parks and Recreation (DCPR) has partnered with KidsDroneZone.org and is offering a Premium Technology Program at Deer Lick Park for scholars grades 3-11. Registration is now open! Drone Squad is a STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Aviation, and Mathematics) Hands on Project Based Technology Program. During Think Tank Sessions, scholars will learn to Build, Code, and Fly Drones. Think Tank Sessions are $40/month, two Sundays per month, from 4pm to 6pm.
    Contact Jacquene Curlee at 346-704-0112 or
    Email kdz@kidsdronezone.org
    More information


  • Papyrus: The Art of Paper Gallery Exhibit

    Thursday, April 5 - Wednesday, April 25, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.:

    Be sure to attend the Papyrus: The Art of Paper Gallery Exhibit from April 5th to April 25th during normal business hours at the Cultural Arts Council Center, 8652 Campbellton Street. Paper has been used throughout history in the creation of artwork. Papyrus showcases artwork made out of paper in several different ways. Featuring artists Alaina Lyle, Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong, Jasmine Williams, Riley Mayhem, Robert Thompson, and Tracie Joyner.
    Email info@artsdouglas.org
    More information


  • Midway Christian Academy Registration

    Wednesday, April 11 - Monday, December 31:

    Midway Christian Academy is now registering for the 2018-2019 school year. We are a half-day preschool, meeting from 9 am to 12 pm, Monday through Friday. We have classes for children age 1 year through Pre-K 4. For more information, to schedule a visit, or to register your child, use the contact information provided.
    Email midwaychristianacademy@gmail.com


  • Midway United Methodist Church: Grief Share

    Every Friday

    Grief Share is a support group that helps with the grieving process of the losing a loved one. Meetings are held on Fridays from 2 pm to 4pm at Midway United Methodist Church annex at 1950 Midway Rd, Douglasville. Free and light refreshments provided.
    Contact Linda Jackson at 404-790-0475 or
    Email rjjaxon1@juno.com


  • SAT Prep Class Sessions

    Three Saturdays in April, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

    Up By The Bootstraps, Inc. is hosting a SAT Prep Session for the May 5, 2018 Test. Classes will be held over 3 Saturdays: April 14, 2018, April 21, 2018 & April 28, 2018. The course is 9 hours, so participants must attend all 3 days, from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, with check in beginning at 8:30 am. Location: Douglas County High School, 8705 Campbellton St. The cost is $200.
    Contact Margaret McCarley at 404-402-8149 or
    Email ubtbootstraps@gmail.com


  • A Tiny Fundraiser 2018: Call for Artwork

    Wednesday, April 18 - Friday, June 22:

    A Tiny Fundraiser is an annual fundraiser exhibit and sale where artists create and donate 6×6 inch square original work to the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County, which are sold for $20 each. This exhibit will help promote YOUR art, offer collectors an affordable means to start an art collection or add to an existing collection, promote your artwork with chances for future commissions, and provide financial support to the Cultural Arts Council. It is free to enter artwork into the fundraiser. Deliver your artwork to the Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street.
    Contact Dante DeStefano at
    Email dante.destefano@artsdouglas.org
    More information


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  • American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Thursday, April 26, 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.:

    The American Red Cross will be having a blood drive at WellStar Hospital, B-Building- Sycamore Room on Thursday, April 26th from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. To schedule an appointment go to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: wsdouglas.
    More information


  • Harvester Christian Academy's Gala and Auction

    Thursday, April 26, 6:00 p.m.:

    Harvester Christian Academy's Gala and Auction will be held on April 26 at 6 pm at the Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street. Proceeds will benefit the school's STEM certification process by providing the equipment and training required. Guest speaker will be former NFL wide receiver, Roy Hall. Cost is $100 per person and includes plated dinner, salad, and dessert. Advance ticket sales only. Sponsorships with advertising benefits available. Contact Katie Arfanakis (karfanakis@harvesteracademy.com) for more information.
    Contact Katie Arfanakis at
    Email karfanakis@harvesteracademy.com


  • Community Enrichment Prayer Vigil

    Thursday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.:

    The Douglasville Police department is hosting a community enrichment meeting for members of the public on Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Community House of Hope, 8304 Hollis Street, Douglasville, Ga. 30134.
    Contact Tammy Jewell at 678-293-1793 or
    Email jewellt@douglasvillega.gov


  • Bright Star United Methodist Church: "Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook" Play

    Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29:

    The Starfish Players present Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at 7:00 pm and again on Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $2 at the door. Concessions are available to purchase. The play is by Barbara Park and is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. www.playscripts.com. The church's address is 3715 Bright Star Road. Hope to see you there!
    More information


  • Safe Kids Douglas County

    Friday, April 27:

    Child Safety Seat Inspection Station (CSSIS): One-on-one time with parent/caregiver to provide education on proper car seat use, as well as hands-on help for car seat installations. Appointments are generally scheduled in 45mins time slots. Attendance is by appointment only. Location: Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road
    Contact Lin Snowe at 770-949-5155 or
    Email Lin.Snowe@dph.ga.gov
    More information


  • Douglasville First United Methodist Church-wide Rummage Sale

    Friday, April 27 - Saturday, April 28, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.:

    Douglasville First United Methodist Church will be having a Church-wide Rummage Sale. Furniture, toys, children's clothes, appliances, tools, household items, and many more items will be on sale. Proceeds from the sale are designated for Missions and Church Projects. The event will occur rain or shine. The church's address is 6167 Prestley Mill Rd.
    Contact Lynda Clark at 770-942-0884
    More information


  • 11th Annual Mad Hatters and Munchkins 5k and Family Festival

    Saturday, April 28, 7:00 a.m.:

    Don't miss this fun event supporting the awareness of domestic violence. Courses are on the beautiful trails at Boundary Waters Park (5000 Highway 92), and benefits SHARE House Inc. Race day registration begins at 7:00 am, 1 mile fun run starts at 8:30 am, and the 5K starts at 9:00 am. Entry fees to register for the event can be found on the website provided.
    Contact Tonia Sedacca at 770-949-0626 or
    Email tsedacca@sharehousedouglas.org
    More information


  • Bear Creek Water Treatment Plant Open House

    Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.:

    The Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority is hosting the Bear Creek Water Treatment Plant Open House on Saturday, April 28th from 10 am to 2 pm. It will be a fun, free, and educational event for all ages. Meet the professionals, enjoy Children's STEM activities, Touch-A-Truck, rain barrel raffles, games, and more! This event is open to anyone in the Douglas County community interested in water resources. The open house will take place at 4930 Gray Road.
    More information


  • Pet Fun Adoption Day

    Saturday, April 28, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.:

    Bentley's Pet Things is hosting Pet Fun Adoption Day at the Douglas County Animal Shelter on April 28th from 1 pm to 4 pm. The event will consists of free food and treat samples, local vendors, pet games, and discounted shelter offers. The address for the Douglas County Animal Shelter is 2171 Mack Road.
    Contact Justin Little at
    Email douglasville.ga@bentleyspetstuff.com
    More information


  • 4th Annual Youth Business Shark Tank

    Saturday, April 28, 6:00 p.m.:

    The 4th Annual Youth Business Shark Tank will take place on April 28th at 6 pm at New Manchester High School Theater, 4925 GA-92. The event will consists of phenomenal performances and community awards. V-103 News Anchor Maria Boynton, Sheriff Tim Pounds, and Pastor Dave Derrive and more will be honored. Performances will include the singing sensation In Tone Nation and New Manchester FAME Dance Team. Admission is free.
    Contact Tracy Rookard at
    Email terookard@gmail.com


  • Career Fair

    Tuesday, May 1, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.:

    Douglas County Economic Development Authority will be hosting a career fair on Tuesday, May 1st from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at West Georgia Technical College, 4600 Timber Ridge Drive. To register, employers should email at bstraton@developdouglas.com.
    Contact Breezy Straton at 678-838-3665 or
    Email bstraton@developdouglas.com
    More information


  • City Council Legislative Work Session

    Thursday, May 3, 6:00 p.m.:

    Legislative Work Sessions are held on the Thursday before the Regular Meeting. City Council meetings start at 6pm in the Douglasville Conference Center auditorium.
    Contact Kellie Hunter at 678-449-3106 or
    Email hunterk@douglasvillega.gov
    More information


  • Douglas County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

    Saturday, May 5, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.:

    The Douglas County Master Gardeners are busy preparing vegetables, herbs, and numerous other plants for their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 5, 2018. DCMG is a non-profit organization and this is the only fundraiser each year. The sale will take place next to Woodie Fite Senior Center at 8720 Dorris Road. This event is free and open to the public.
    Contact Debby Moreland at 404-293-1986 or
    Email wdmore@bellsouth.net


  • Douglas County Special Olympics Car Show

    Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.:

    The Douglas County Special Olympics is hosting their annual car show on May 5th from 10 am to 2 pm at Arbor Place Mall in the Sears parking lot, 6700 Douglas Boulevard. The show is open to all cars, trucks, and bikes! Trophies will be awarded for top three in each class and all judging will be done by Special Olympics athletes. T-Shirts are included as part of the $20.00 vehicle registration. Registration Fees received after March 30th are $25.00. All proceeds benefit Douglas County Special Olympics, made possible by the Douglas County Special Olympics Therapeutic Board and Douglas County Parks and Recreation. There will be FREE ADMISSION for spectators.
    Contact Jessica Morgan at 770-920-7129 or
    Email jmorgan@co.douglas.ga.us


  • 2018 Economic Development Fair

    Saturday, May 5, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.:

    The Douglas, Carroll, Paulding Counties Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated features the 2018 Economic Development Fair on May 5th from 11 am to 1 pm at Greystone Power, 4040 Bankhead Hwy. Boost the community by supporting local businesses at this event!
    Contact Virginia George at
    Email vmlg1045@aol.com


  • Walking the Talk Listening Session with Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones

    Monday, May 7, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.:

    Douglas County Commission Chairman Dr. Romona Jackson Jones has scheduled her second 'Walking the Talk Listening Session' for Monday, May 7th at 5 pm at Lithia Springs Public Library, 7100 Turner Drive, Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122. Douglas County residents are invited to share their thoughts on how the county government is currently operating. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
    Contact Rick Martin at 770-920-7303 or
    Email rickmartin@co.douglas.ga.us


  • City Council Regular Meeting

    Monday, May 7, 6:00 p.m.:

    Regular City Council Meetings are held on the first and third Mondays with the Legislative Work Sessions on the Thursday before the Regular Meeting. City Council meetings start at 6 pm in the Douglasville Conference Center auditorium.
    Contact Kellie Hunter at 678-449-3106 or
    Email hunterk@douglasvillega.gov
    More information


  • Kaleidoscope: Douglas County School System Talent Showcase

    Friday, May 18, 7:00 p.m.:

    Come enjoy the talents of Douglas County students at a community concert featuring performances from all five high schools. Help raise funds for the Douglas County Education Foundation and the music programs at our high schools. The tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets can be purchased online or the day of event. The showcase will take place at Douglas County High School Mashburn Theater, 8705 Campbellton Street.
    Contact Lynn L. Murray at 770-651-2124 or
    Email lynn.murray@douglas.k12.ga.us
    More information


  • Midway United Methodist Church: Spring Fling

    Saturday, May 19, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.:

    The Spring Fling will consists of the United Methodist Men Fish Fry, Ruth Circle Baked Goods, and a yard sale for direct sales and crafts. Spots for the yard sale are still available so make sure to grab yours today. The address for Midway United Methodist Church is 1950 Midway Road.
    Contact Teresa Morris at 678-384-8498 or
    Email midwayasp@gmail.com


  • Taste of Douglasville

    Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.:

    The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County, in partnership with the City of Douglasville, is ready to celebrate Spring with one of the community’s most popular events of the year, the annual Taste of Douglasville! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 19th from 11 am -5 pm. Free admission and parking for the Downtown Douglasville area.
    Contact Emily Lightner at 770-949-2787 or
    Email info@artsdouglas.org
    More information


  • Genius Summer Camp

    Friday, June 1 - Tuesday, July 31:

    Genius Summer Camp: STEM Enrichment for Kindergarten through 9th grade with morning and afternoon sessions held in June and July at the Douglasville Conference Center, 6701 Church Street. The camp will offer several new sessions that will focus on connecting your kids to STEM through fun and engaging activities. All courses are Monday - Friday, Morning (9 am - 12:30 pm) OR Afternoon (1 pm - 4:30 pm). For more information, go to their website for pricing and specific dates.
    More information


  • The Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival, Garden Tour & Flower Show

    678-449-3939

    The 11th annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival is happening on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Douglas County Courthouse in Douglasville, GA. This nationally-recognized festival has a number of events and exhibits, many of which are free. Mail boxes, lamp posts, doors, etc. are decorated with hydrangea-colored ribbons, flowers, and wreaths. Free shuttles are provided for in-town events. Free parking is provided at Douglas County High School, the Courthouse located on Hospital Drive, and the downtown parking garage.
    Contact Barbara Woodell at
    Email bwoodell.dc.museum@gmail.com
    More information


  • Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival Embellishment Contest

    Saturday, June 2 - Sunday, June 3:

    Keep Douglasville Beautiful is asking all Douglas County residents and businesses to decorate their mailboxes, lampposts, gates, fences, trees, signs, and doorways in festive hydrangea blossoms, ribbons, and colors to welcome guests and Hydrangea festival attendees to our community. This year’s Hydrangea Festival is June 2-3 weekend and the theme is “Passport to Cityline”. Entries for the contest should be submitted to Keep Douglasville Beautiful no later than Sunday, May 27, 2018 by midnight. The entries can be e-mail to info@KeepDouglasvilleBeautiful.org, mailed to PO Box 219, Douglasville, GA 30133 or dropped off at City Hall. Please include pictures of the decorations, the home or business’ address and contact information. Winners will be presented with an award ribbon and 2 tickets to the Hydrangea Festival Garden Tours.
    Email info@KeepDouglasvilleBeautiful.org
    More information


  • Coffee & Conversation with District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell, III

    Saturday, June 2, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    You're invited to "Coffee & Conversation" with District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell, III on June 2nd from 10 am to 12pm at Deer Lick Park, Room 110 (2105 Mack Rd). It's an informal chat on the future of Douglas County. The coffee is provided, just bring the conversation!
    Contact Henry Mitchell, III at 770-920-7266 or
    Email hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us
    More information


  • 24th Annual Sweetwater Triathlon, Duathlon, 5k Fun Run

    Sunday, June 3, 8:00 a.m.:

    The Kiwanis Club of Douglas County presents the 24th Annual Triathlon, Duathlon, 5k at Sweetwater Creek state Park on Sunday, June 3 at Sweetwater Creek State Park. The triathlon will begin with a 200yd swim, 10 mile asphalt bike ride, and finish with a 5k road and trail run. The duathlon will begin with a 5k road/trail run, 10 mile asphalt bike ride, and end with the 5k trail/road run. The 5k Fun Run will be road and trail. Awards will be given for overall winners and top three in each age group, per race.
    Contact Rebekah Biddulph at 770.947.5890 or
    Email RABiddulph@yahoo.com
    More information


  • Community Diamonds Foundation Golf Tournament

    Friday, June 8, 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.:

    The CDF Golf Tournament raises funds for scholarships, college tours and other outings for Kappa League participants. The Community Diamonds Foundation (CDF) is a 501-3(c), and all contributions are tax deductible. The event will take place at Mirror Lake Golf Club (1000 Canongate Parkway, Villa Rica, Georgia 30180). It will include awards, recognitions, and a buffet meal for participants. To register for the tournament, follow the link provided.
    Contact Darrell Harris at 404-754-4258 or
    Email darrellharris794@gmail.com
    More information


  • Summer Camp at Hunter Park

    Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.:

    Engineering For Kids (Atlanta Southwest Metro) is hosting a summer camp at the Ike Owings Community Center at Hunter Park during the week of June 11th - 15th for Jr. (Age 4-6) and Apprentice (Age 7-14) age students. There are several package options for each age group and there's a $25 off multi-family discount for each additional student enrolled in the camp. The address to the Ike Owings Community Center is 8830 Gurley Road.
    Email atlantaswmetro@engineeringforkids.net
    More information


  • Cultural Arts Council: Summer Arts Camp

    Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.:

    The Cultural Arts Council is having a Summer Arts Camp at Hunter Park during the week of June 18th-June 22nd from 9 am to 4 pm. You are invited to attend the CAC Summer Arts Camp that just keeps getting better! Children ages 7-11 will enjoy a week of intensive hands-on exploration of visual and performance arts with 4 professional artists. Visit the CAC website for additional information and registration forms.
    Email infoartsdouglas.org
    More information


  • Gospel Meets Jazz on the South Side

    Saturday June 23rd and Saturday June 30th, 6:00 p.m.

    Asa Music Production Inc. presents Gospel Meets Jazz on the South Side to the Southwest Atlanta community. Two entertaining shows with "American Songbird" Myrna Clayton, Kim Cummings, Lu Olutosin and the 24 piece Westside Winds Jazz Orchestra. Your spirit will be lifted and your soul stirred by Gospel and Jazz in one venue. If you want to be lifted and entertained remember to save the dates and purchase tickets on eventbrite.com. Both shows will begin at 6 p.m. and located at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA.
    More information


  • 2018 Fall Festival and Safety Expo

    Saturday, October 20:

    The 2018 Fall Festival and Safety Expo sponsored by the Douglasville Police Department is happening on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 10am - 4 pm at the Douglasville Police Department, 2083 Fairburn Road, Douglasville, GA. 30135. Vendors are needed. You are encouraged to please contact Tammy Jewell to register.
    Contact Tammy Jewell at 678-293-1793 or
    Email jewellt@douglasvillega.gov


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


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

  • Alexander FFA Greenhouse Plant Sale

    Fridays and Saturdays in April and May

    The Alexander FFA is a student vocational organization associated with the Agriculture Program at Alexander High School. It is a fundraiser and the money is used to finance student trips, workshops, leadership activities and put back into the greenhouse for next years classes. April, Friday 13th (4 pm- 6pm), Saturday April 14th (9 am- 3 pm), Friday April 20th (4 pm- 6 pm), Saturday, April 21st (9 am- 3-pm), Friday, April 27th CLOSED DUE TO STATE FFA CONVENTION, Saturday April 28th- CLOSED, MAY, Friday, May 4th (4 pm- 6 pm), Saturday, May 5th (9 am- 3 pm), Friday May 11th (4 pm- 6 pm), and Saturday, May12th (9 am- 3 pm)
    Contact Freddie Morrison at
    Email freddie.morrison@douglas.k12.ga.us


Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

6658 Church Street, Douglasville ~ 770.942.5022

  • Comcast Business After Hours

    Thursday, April 26, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.:

    Comcast Business After Hours consistently proves to be the ultimate way to wrap up your busy work day. It is an opportunity to socialize and network with fellow business and community leaders. You do not need to register to attend the dinner. It is free for members and $20 for guests. The location for the event is Assured Comfort Heating, Air, and Plumbing, 3894 King Drive.
    More information


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