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Tuesday, May 31 - Friday, July 15: Summer Meals for Kids and Teens
Open to all children 18 and younger - no enrollment, no cost! You do not have to be enrolled in Summer School to receive meals.
Douglas County High School, May 31 - July 15, Monday - Friday, 8 - 8:30 a.m. for breakfast, 12 noon - 12:30 p.m. for lunch
Contact: Douglas County School System 770.651.2300


Wednesdays through August 3rd:, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday WindDown
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring smooth jazz, R&B and soul music - bring your own seating - music, vendors and concessions
Contact: April McKown, Main Street Manager 770.947.5920 mckowna@douglasville.com


Applications Being Accepted: Douglas County Government Jobs

Deputy Transportation Director, Dept. of Transportation
Full-time + Benefits, Salary based on qualifications and experience
requires Bachelor's degree or higher in Civil Engineering, 8 years professional related work experience, 3 years of supervisory experience
must possess a PE license, valid Driver's License with satisfactory record, minimum 21 years of age
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Laborer 1, Parks and Recreation
$10.38 hourly, no benefits
semi-skilled manual work of a routine nature
requires high school diploma/GED, minimum of 2 years experience, valid Driver;s License with satisfactory record, minimum 21 years of age
Application Deadline: 4 p.m., July 6

Signing and Marking Technician I, DOT Traffic
Full-time, $23,808 minimum salary + benefits
installation, maintenance and repair of traffic control devices, signs and markings on County road systems
requires HS Diploma/GED, computer literacy, minimum 21 years of age, valid Driver's License with satisfactory record
Application Deadline: 4 p.m., July 14

Download applications from the County web site at link below. How to Submit Applications: Faxes are no accepted. E-mail to the address link below or mail to: Douglas County Personnel Department, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134. AA/EOE/ADA/Veterans Preference hrpersonnel@co.douglas.ga.us
http://www.celebratedouglascounty.com/view/global/viewdownload/&docid=4090&file=/application_and_consent_form_10-2013.pdf



Now Accepting Applications: 20th Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy
Academy begins August 18th and runs weekly for 12 weeks on Thursdays - sponsored by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department - click on the link below for more information and for an application
Contact: Tina Brownlow 770.920.4940
http://www.sheriff.douglas.ga.us/clea.html


Job Opening: Welder Needed
Southeast Cooler in Lithia Springs has a welding position available. The applicant must be proficient in MIG welding steel, aluminum and stainless steel, TIG welding stainless steel, metal fabrication and CNC experience desired. Excellent health insurance and 401(k) benefits. resumes@secooler.com


Wednesday, June 22 - Friday, July 22, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Golden Kingdom Stars Summer Camp
Golden Memorial UMC, 6903 West Forrest Avenue - for ages 5 - 13 years old, $75 per child per week, arts, crafts, lunch included - extended hours available 770.942.3344


Saturday, July 2, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Eat Like a Dog! Adoption Event
Pet Things, 6880 Douglas Boulevard - Free Admission, Open to the Public - enjoy roasted turkey and a beet salad while you meet some of the Animal Shelter's adoptable dogs!


Sunday, July 3, 5:00 p.m.: 11th Annual City of Villa Rica Fireworks Extravaganza
Villa Rica Civic Center & Sports Complex, 1605 Highway 61 near Bay Springs School - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Enjoy music from Your Girlfriend Band and Ghost Town Band, face painting, inflatable slides, and other fun activities. Limited parking is available at the park. Concession stands are available for refreshments. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy a fun-filled night with your family.
Contact: Courtney Powell 770.459.7011 cpowell@villarica.org


Monday, July 4: "Living in America" 4th of July Celebration: Parade and Fireworks
10 a.m. parade along Church Street, downtown Douglasville
8:45 p.m./dark fireworks best viewed from Arbor Place Mall and surrounding areas

Soldiers' Angels Independence Day Fundraiser for Homeless Vets
9 a.m. - 12 noon in front of the Douglasville Police Department's Downtown Precinct, Church Street at Bowden Street - selling CFA chicken biscuits, soft drinks, and snacks - accepting donations of boxed tuna/chicken, salad kits, sandwich crackers & fruit cups
Dianne Moore, Soldiers' Angels, 770.949.8352

BBQ All Afternoon at American Legion Post 145, West Bankhead Highway



Tuesday, July 5 - Wednesday, July 27: "Celebrate Abilities" - Exhibit of the Talents of Douglas County Special Olympians and Friends
Douglas County Courthouse Gallery, 3rd floor, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public at any time the Courthouse is open
Opening Popcorn Reception: 4:30 - 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 5th
Contact: Wes Tallon, Douglas County Communications & Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us
http://www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com


Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 22, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Advance Voting for Democratic Primary Run-off Election for State House District 62
Weekdays, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, 1st floor, Voter Registration Office - only for voters registered in the following precincts that are part of District 62: Beulah Baptist, Chestnut Log Middle School, Deer Lick Park, Factory Shoals Middle School, and Boundary Waters Park
Sample Ballot on line at link below

Advance Voting at Additional Locations July 18 - 22, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Dog River Library, Old Douglas County Courthouse, Boundary Waters Aquatic Center, and Deer Lick Park
http://www.celebratedouglascounty.com/view/global/viewdownload/&docid=5601&file=/Democratic_July_26_Runoff_Sample_Ballot.pdf



Saturday, July 9: Beyond the Front Porch Trip to Consolidated Gold Mine
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
http://www.beyondthefrontporch.org


Saturday, July 9, 10:00 a.m.: 1-mile Color Fun Run for Kids
Clinton Nature Preserve - sponsored by the Friends of BSA Troop 39 - Register on-line at link below
http://www.cubfunrun.ezregister.com


Monday, July 11, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Mobile Mammography
Lithia Springs Library, 7100 Turner Drive - from Tanner Medical, call to make an appointment at number below - fully accredited, state-of-the-art digital mammography unit on wheels - accepts most major insurances
requirements: 40 years of age and older; at least 365 days from previous mammogram; photo ID and insurance card 770.836.9721


Monday, July 11 - Monday, August 1, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Food Truck Mondays
8411 Campbellton Street behind Uptown Dental - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Contact: April McKown, Main Street Manager 678.449.3102 mckowna@douglasvillega.gov
http://www.facebook.com/MainStreetDouglasville


Wednesday, July 13, 10:00 a.m.: Child Safety Seat Inspection Station
Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road - by appointment only - 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
Contact: Safe Kids Douglas County 770.949.5155
http://www.safekidsdouglascounty.org


Sunday, July 17, 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Ice Cream Social
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - quantities are limited!
Contact: Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau 678.449.3102
http://www.visitdouglasville.com


Monday, July 18, 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: "Chat with the Chairman" with Commission Chairman Tom Worthan
Fire Station No. 7, 4198 Bankhead Highway, Beulah Community - Free Admission, Open to the Public - one-on-one conversations with Chairman Worthan on any topic 770.920.7269 tworthan@co.douglas.ga.us


Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Democratic Primary Run-off Election for State House District 62
All applicable precincts open
Contact: Laurie Fulton 770.920.7213


Wednesday, July 27, 10:00 a.m.: Child Safety Seat Inspection Station
Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road - by appointment only - 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
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov
http://www.safekidsdouglascounty.org


Friday, July 29, 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Friday Night Flicks: "Cinderella"
O'Neal Plaza, Downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Bring your own seating
Contact: Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau 770.947.5920
http://www.visitdouglasville.com


Saturday, July 30, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Book Bag Blitz
Jessie Davis Park, 7775 Malone Street - school supply distribution, hair cuts for kids, face painting, vendors, music and more - child must be present to receive school supplies
Contact: Sigma Omega Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
http://www.sigmaomegaomega.com





Douglas County Board of Commissioners
www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, July 4: Independence Day Holiday
The Douglas County Courthouse, other County facilities, and programs will be closed. Douglas County E911, Sheriff's Department, and Fire/EMS will be open, as always, to protect and serve the residents of Douglas County.

Tuesday, July 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 & Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) and simulcast on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Monday, July 18, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

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




Douglas County Board of Education/Public School System
www.douglas.k12.ga.us

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

SCHOOL SYSTEM CALENDAR
Notice:: Certain Special Education Records to be Destroyed in September The Douglas County School System Program for Exceptional Children will destroy the records of students who were born between 9/1/1993 - 9/1/1994. The records are no longer needed for education planning purposes, and will be destroyed 9/1/2016. The permanent record of attendance will be maintained. These records are available to the student or parent upon request. Identification will be required.
Monday, August 8: First Day of School





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, July 14, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Georgia Power Coffee/Card Exchange
Gold's Gym, 4600 Legend Place - Free for Members, $20 for Guests

Tuesday, July 19, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.: GreyStone Power Luncheon: 2016 Small Business of Excellence Awards
Centre at Arbor Connection, 7475 Douglas Boulevard - $20 for Members, $30 for Guests

Thursday, July 28, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Comcast Business After Hours
Metro Garage Door, 7464 Bankhead Highway - Free for Members, $20 for Guests



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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.