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Douglas County Happenings

Now: Christmas Exhibit at the Douglas County Museum of History and Art in the Old Courthouse - Christmas Day Douglas County Sentinel Front Pages beginning in 1919
Old Douglas County Courthouse, historic downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 - 5 p.m., other times by appointment 770.949.4090

Now: Job Opening: Experienced HVAC Service/Maintenance Tech
Ronald Smith Heating and Air, 2225 Monier Boulevard - must pass drug test, background check and have good driving record - e-mail resume to address below
Contact: Dura Reeves, Office Manager 770.819.9879 dura@ronaldsmithhvac.com

Now through Christmas: Pet Food Drive for the Douglas County Animal Shelter
As you are shopping for friends and family this holiday season, please pick up a can or bag of dog or cat food for our Shelter animals! Drop them off at any of the following locations:
Lithia Springs
John Bleakley Ford, 870 Thornton Road - Preston Camp State Farm, 3193 Bankhead Highway
Animal Lovers Pet Hospital, 1810 Lee Road - Lithia Springs Library, 7100 Turner Drive
AA Animal Hospital, 3974 Bankhead Highway - Sweetwater Creek Animal Hospital, 2785 Lee Road (next to Publix)
Bankhead Animal Hospital, 4015 Bankhead Highway - Pause 4 Paws Pet Grooming, 3770F West County Line Road
Douglas County Sheriff's Office, 8470 Earl D. Lee Boulevard - Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive
Studio 22 Antiques, 6118 Fairburn Road - Douglasville Vet Hospital, 6220 Fairburn Road
Bubbles in Bows, 6220 Fairburn Road - Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive
Pet Things, 6880 Douglas Boulevard - Publix, 3316 Highway 5
Highway 5 Animal Hospital, 3340 Highway 5 - Kritters Country Club, 7622 Bankhead Highway
Kay Animal Hospital, 8991 Highway 5 - Don Britt & Associates, 3400 Chapel Hill Road, Meritage Commons
Dog River Library, 6100 Highway 5
Villa Rica
Mirror Lake Animal Hospital, 2000 Mirror Lake Boulevard - Villa Rica Animal Hospital, 1700 Rockmart Road
West Georgia Spay Neuter Clinic, 535 East Montgomery Street, Suite B

December Opportunities:, 10:00 a.m. Safe Kids Douglas Child Passenger Safety Seat Checks
Dec. 2, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Earl D. Lee Boulevard
Dec. 17, Douglasville Health Dept., Selman Drive
No Charge - Appointments Required
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 Lin.Snowe@dph.ga.gov

Now: Stuff a Shoe Box for a Needy Child
We are stuffing 500 shoe boxes for needy children this season. Can you help? Need toothbrushers, toothpaste, deodorant, infant baby products, hand sanitizer, wipes, crayons, coloring books, gloves, scarves, caps, socks, soap, shampoo, small toys. Drop off items at Youth Emporium, 8339 Office Park Drive or Alice Hawthorne Center, Jesse Davis Park, 7775 Malone Road
Contact: Youth Emporium 678.715.8177 youthemporium@aol.com

Monday, December 1, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Lighting of the Citizen's Christmas Tree at the Douglas County Courthouse
6 p.m. Hot Chocolate and Christmas Cookies; 7 p.m. Program featuring the Mason Creek Elementary School Chorus, the Lighting of the Tree, and the Arrival of Santa! Free Admission, Open to the Public
Contact: Wes Tallon 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Monday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 31, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: Winter Wonderland Train Ride at Pine Mountain Scenic Railroad
Pine Mountain Gold Museum, 1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica - $10 per person (children 2 and under ride free) - nightly train ride seeing the mountain lighted up with thousands of lights - free hot chocolate and cider for riders - photos with Santa Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
Contact: Linda Shaw 770.459.8455 lshaw@villarica.org

Tuesday, December 2, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "Special Olympics Holiday Art" Exhibit Opens in the Courthouse Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring the talents of Douglas County Special Olympians - on view through December 31st
Contact: Christie Mills, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129 cmills@co.douglas.ga.us

Tuesday, December 2, 8:00 p.m.: "A Family Christmas Concert": West Atlanta/Douglas Choral Society (WADCS)
Douglas County High School Mashburn Theatre - $10 per person (no children under the age of 6 please), available from Kroger Service Desks and chorale members - featuring the Chorale, the Georgia Boy Tour Choir, concert pianist Rick Quinton, and concert pianist William Callaway
Contact: Waverly Rainey, Artistic Director/Conductor wadcs@comcast.net

Wednesday, December 3 - Friday, December 19, 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.: 16th Annual Christmas Concerts in the Courthouse
12:15 p.m./12:45 p.m. Concerts in the Courthouse Atrium
Wednesday, December 3rd: Turner Middle School Chorus/Douglas County High School Fa-Side
Thursday, December 4th: Colonial Hill Christian School/Chapel Hill Middle School
Friday, December 5th: Beulah Elementary School/Fairplay Middle School

Monday, December 8th: Mason Creek Middle School
Tuesday, December 9th: Dorsett Shoals Elementary School/Chapel Hill Elementary School
Wednesday, December 10th: South Douglas Elementary School/Winston Elementary School
Thursday, December 11th: Bright Star Elementary School/Arbor Station Elementary School
Friday, December 12th: Burnett Elementary School/Mirror Lake Elementary School

Monday, December 15th: New Manchester Elementary School/Alexander High School
Tuesday, December 16th: Chapel Hill High School/Sweetwater Elementary School
Wednesday, December 17th: Mt. Carmel Elementary School/Bill Arp Elementary School
Thursday, December 18th: Annette Winn Elementary School/Brighten Academy
Friday, December 19th: Lithia Springs Elementary School/Eastside Elementary School

Free Admission, Open to the Public, Broadcast live on dctv23 with simulcast on CelebrateDouglasCounty.com, Seating available in the Courthouse Atrium

Thursday, December 4, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.: Holiday Card Contest Exhibit Opens at the Cultural Arts Center
8652 Campbellton Street - Open to the Public, Free Admission - holiday cards created by Douglas County school students as selected by their art teachers - on view through December 19th
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 culturedirector@earthlink.net

Friday, December 5 - Saturday, December 6: Santa's Village at the Woodie Fite Senior Center
8750 Dorris Road (adjacent to the Douglas County Courthouse) - Free Admission, Open to the Public - handcrafted items for sale priced from 25 cents up - have your photo made with Mr. and Mrs. Claus - vendors welcome - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Contact: Autumn Bridgers 678.626.5630 abridgers@co.douglas.ga.us

Friday, December 5, 6:30 p.m.: City of Douglasville Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
O'Neal Plaza, Downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - 6:30 p.m. parade; 7:15 p.m. concert; 8:15 p.m. tree lighting 678.449.3124

Friday, December 5 - Sunday, December 7, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: "How Far to Bethlehem" Drive-thru Christmas Pageant
Lithia Springs United Methodist Church, 3711 Temple Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public 770.948.5429

Saturday, December 6: Old Fashioned Christmas with Pet Adoptions and Sheriff's Department K9 Unit Appearance
Ben's Furniture and Antique Market, 9552 Ga Hwy 5 (old Kmart) - Free Admission, Open to the Public - caroling, photos with Santa, refreshments, door prizes - 175 vendors
Contact: Faymarie Landers 678.777.5332

Saturday, December 6, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Breakfast with Santa - and more!
Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church, 6167 Prestley Mill Road at Hospital Drive - $10 per person for breakfast, a winter wonderland filled with arts & crafts, photos with Santa and a silent auction! Proceeds benefit Douglas County Homeless Shelters. Register on-line. 770.942.3146

Saturday, December 6, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: "Coffee and Conversation" with County District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell III
Bubba Mac's Philly Cheesesteaks, Wings & BBQ, 8252 Dallas Highway - Free Admission, Open to the Public - conversations on any topic with the District Commissioner
Contact: Commissioner Henry Mitchell III 770.920.7266 hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, December 6, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Pine Mountain Gold Museum Old Fashioned Christmas
1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica - Christmas from the 1800s is celebrated with everyone in period clothing and decorations throughout the park - train rides and lots of fun
Contact: Linda Shaw 770.459.8455 lshaw@villarica.org

Saturday, December 6, 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Cans for Santa Food Drive to Benefit the SHARE House
Alexander High School front lobby - For 5 cans of food or non-perishable items, have your photo made with Santa! Bring your own camera. All donated food will benefit the SHARE House. Sponsored by the AHS FFA.
Contact: Alexander High School Future Farmers of America

Saturday, December 6, 5:30 p.m.: All Pro Championship Wrestling Event to Benefit the Douglas County Sheriff's Office "Making a Difference" Toy Drive
National Guard Armory, 6784 Church Street, downtown Douglasville - $10 tickets + a new toy or $15 without a toy - autograph session at 5:30 p.m.; bell time at 7 p.m.
Appearing: Legendary Robert Gibson of the 8-time World Tag Team Champions Rock-N-Roll Express; former WCW star Tony Carr; JJ Boone; Pretty Boy Floyd; the Awesome One TC; Elrod Campbell; Southern Destruction and many more! Tickets available on-line or at the door! 770.942.4303

Sunday, December 7, 9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.: Pearl Harbor Day - Pancake Breakfast at American Legion Post 145
6449 Bankhead Highway (just west of Bright Star Road) - Open to the Public, $5 per person for all you can eat

Sunday, December 7, 3:00 p.m.: Candlelight Concert
1st Presbyterian Church, 9190 Campbellton Street at I-20 - Free Admission
Contact: Carolyn Jefferies jefferiescs@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, December 9, 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Arts Council Holiday Celebration & Bazaar
Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street - Open to the Public, $25 per person ($20 for CAC members) - featuring entertainment, luscious food, a chance to shop for handmade unique gifts, a community reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas", the holiday card exhibit, and great fellowship! Reservations strongly requested by Dec. 4.
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 culturedirector@earthlink.net

Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.: Christian Community Orchestra Family Christmas Concert
Central Baptist Church, 5811 Central Church Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Contact: Jan Booth, Director 770.942.3381 janboothmusic@yahoo.com

Thursday, December 11, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Christmas Festivity for Teens
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to Teens - create ornaments to give to someone for Christmas or to decorate your own tree 770.920.7125

Thursday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.: Swearing-in of Elected County Government Officials
Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Broadcast live on dctv23

Friday, December 12 - Sunday, December 21: "The Gift" presented by the All Community Theater - a fund-raiser for Team Mighty Max
Old Downtown Conference Center (One Community Church), 6701 Church Street - Donations accepted; reservations required!
Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. - Dec. 13, 7 p.m. - Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m. - Dec. 21, 11 a.m.
Contact: Melody Pratt, Director 706.508.2108 allcommunitytheater@live.com

Saturday, December 13: "Jingle Jog" at Christmas at Deer Lick
Free Admission to Run -please bring a new unwrapped toy and new or gently used pair of tennis shoes as your "admission fee" - pre-register by registering by phone, in person at Deer Lick Park, or on-line - first 150 registrations get a free t-shirt
Contact: Chad Griffin, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129 cgriffin@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, December 13, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Brunch at the North Pole
8729 South Flat Rock Road - $5 adults, $3 children - family photo packages starting at $20 - proceeds benefit the Nichols Center supporting families affected by substance abuse and addiction - holiday crafts, visits with Santa - bring a children's book to donate and receive $1 off admission
Contact: Tara Nichols 678.634.8989 nicholscenter.recovery@gmail.com

Saturday, December 13, 10:30 a.m.: Christmas Family Storytime
Dog River Library, 6100 Georgia Highway 5 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Join us for milk and cookies, crafts and stories. Bring your camera!
Contact: Miss Duffie 770.577.5187

Saturday, December 13, 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: A Deer Lick Christmas
Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road - candy cane hunts, Santa's Burger Joint with burgers, franks and all the fixin's, lighting of the tree on the lake with County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan and Mr. and Mrs. Claus, carolers, float rides, Jingle Jog, kids' activities including crafts and Santa's reindeer
Contact: Tracie Ivey, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129 tivey@co.douglas.ga.us

Monday, December 15, 5:00 p.m.: Crafts and Stories with Santa
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public 770.920.7125

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Thursday, November 27 - Friday, November 28: Thanksgiving Holidays
Courthouse Closed
Douglas County Fire/EMS, Douglas County E911, and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department are always open to protect and serve our citizens.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, December 1, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Tuesday, December 2, 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

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

Monday, November 24 - Friday, November 28: Thanksgiving Holidays
Monday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.: Board of Education Meeting Central Office

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

Thursday, December 11, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Coffee/Card Exchange
Douglas County Courthouse Art Gallery, 3rd floor, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free for Chamber 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 12 noon to dctv23@co.douglas.ga.us.