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Douglas County Happenings

Wednesdays:, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Farmers' Market at the Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive at Dorris Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring 15+ registered vendors with produce, cheese, organic meats, homemade soaps and more - continuing on Wednesdays through November
Contact: Greg Hutchins 770.377.5380 douglasvillefarmersmarket@gmail.com

Saturdays through June: Douglas County Challengers Baseball for Special Needs Children
Beulah Ruritan Park, 3655 McKown Road - The baseball team is for special needs children 6 - 21 years. There is no registration fee and parents can register their children at any time during the season simply by contacting Coach Troglin. The team is open to kids in Douglas County and surrounding counties. We need volunteers plus those who can come to cheer and encourage these special children.
Contact: Coach Philip Troglin 770.941.2209 DCChallengers@aol.com

Now Accepting Applications - Employment Openings with Douglas County Government
Communications Operator Trainee, E-911, full-time, $29,989 annual salary + benefits - application deadline, 4 p.m., Thursday, April 30th

Mechanic III, Fleet Management, full-time, $32,941 annual salary + benefits - application deadline, 4 p.m., Friday, May 15th

Animal Control Officer, Animal Services Department, full-time, $27,020 annual salary + benefits - application deadline, 4 p.m., Thursday, April 30th

All positions require a completed County application available in the Personnel Office, 1st floor, Douglas County Courthouse, or downloadable from the Personnel Department page of the County web site. Resumes without a completed application will not be considered.

Full position descriptions available from the Personnel Department web page at the link below.

Please: Douglas County Transportation Services Study Requests Your Input!
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is very interested in providing many different types of opportunities for residents of the County to participate in this study. Since we are at the very beginning of the project, we would like to ask you a few questions that will help us understand your points of view on transportation services provided by Douglas County and other regional agencies involved in public transportation. Please click on the link below to take the short 7-question survey. Thanks!

Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 2: Connecting the Dream Family Conference
Friday 7 p.m. Youth Bash, 8413 Chicago Avenue
Saturday 10 a.m. Family Fun Day, Hunter Park, 8830 Gurley Road
Open to the Public, $10 individuals, $25 family 770.947.5489, 770.947.6484

Friday, May 1, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: Hot Rods on Main
Downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - games, music, prizes and cars!
Contact: Douglasville Main Street Office 678.449.3102 mckowna@douglasville.com

Friday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: Destination Downtown Douglasville Block Party Concert
O'Neal Plaza - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring 3 musical acts, a carnival kids zone, food vendors and more
Contact: Main Street Douglasville 678.449.3102

Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Sons of the Confederate Veterans Annual Yard Sale
Lithia Springs Masonic Lodge, Temple Street/Bankhead Highway/North Sweetwater Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Contact: Will Hendon 770.439.2527 will_hen@att.net

Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Golden Years Club Yard Sale and Refreshments
Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - proceeds benefit the club and its programs for seniors

Saturday, May 2, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: SpringFest/Pioneer Days
Pine Mountain Gold Museum & Scenic Railroad, 1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica - Free Admission, Open to the Public - entertainment, vendors, crafts, face painting, old-fashioned demonstrations and more!
Contact: Linda Shaw 770.459.8455 lshaw@villarica.org

Tuesday, May 5, 10:00 a.m.: Safe Kids Douglas County Child Safety Seat Inspection
Douglas County Sheriff's Office, 8470 Earl D. Lee Boulevard - appointments are required; caregivers please call for an appointment
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov

Tuesday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.: Christian Community Orchestra's 23rd annual Spring-sational Concert
Central Baptist Church, 5811 Central Church Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring special recognition to the military and teachers
Contact: Jan Booth, Conductor 770.942.3381 janboothmusic@yahoo.com

Thursday, May 7, 7:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: National Day of Prayer Shoebox Breakfast
Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street - Open to the Public, $15 per person - fellowship with others, hear former Atlanta Falcon Wallace Francis and learn how United Way's Shoebox Project helps
Contact: John Sell JLSell@southernco.com

Thursday, May 7, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: DeFoors Family - May Exhibit at the Cultural Arts Council
8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - On view through May 29th
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 cultureadmin@earthlink.net

Friday, May 8 - Saturday, May 9: STOP The Violence Softball Tournament to benefit the Douglas County Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault
Hunter Park - $350 entry fee per team - Co-ed/Double Elimination
Contact: Barbara Hogan, Director 678.715.1196 dctaskforce@yahoo.com

Friday, May 8 - Saturday, May 9, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 a.m.: Relay for Life to Benefit the American Cancer Society
Boundary Waters Park, 5000 Ga Hwy 92/166 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Join us as we walk all night because cancer doesn't sleep to raise funds to help find a cure.
Contact: Chad Griffin, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129 cgriffin@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, May 9: Beyond the Front Porch Trip to Rock Ranch
Monthly educational field trips to expand student's learning experiences. Activity, transportation and lunch included. Free for students on free/reduced lunch with paying adult; all others $25.
Contact: Kascia Lipford 404.408.6448 info@beyondthefrontporch.org

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: 13th Congressional District Art Competition
Courthouse Gallery, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Opening with the Awards Ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 9th - On view through May during Courthouse hours - featuring submittals from high school students throughout the 13th Congressional District - Awards Ceremony broadcast live on dctv23 (channel 23 on Comcast), AT&T U-Verse (channel 99), and dctv23.com
Contact: Isaac Dodoo, Office of Congressman David Scott 770.432.5405 isaacdodoo@mail.house.gov

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, May 4, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Tuesday, May 5, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.: Legislative Meeting
Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public - Broadcast live on dctv23 (Channel 23 on Comcast) and simulcast on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Tuesday, May 5, 6:00 p.m.: Joint Meeting of the Board of Commissioners with the Planning and Zoning Board
Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse

Televised live on dctv23 and simulcast live on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

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


Douglas County Chamber of Commerce:
6658 Church Street, Douglasville ~ 770.942.5022

Need a Job?: Check out the latest job listings at www.douglasjobs.com.

Thursday, April 30, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Comcast Business After Hours
Assured Comfort Heating and Air, 7085 US 78, Winston - Free for Members, $20 for 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.