Douglas County Happenings

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Happening this weekend

Happening this weekend


  • Career Opportunities with Douglas County Government

    Now Accepting Applications:


    Maintenance Worker (full-time), Aquatic Center
    EMT (part-time), Fire/EMS
    GIS Analyst I (full-time), GIS/Mapping
    Heating & Air Conditioning Inspector (full-time), Building Inspections
    Temporary Equipment Operator, Landfill
    Certified Deputy Sheriff (full-time), Sheriff's Office
    Jailer I (full-time), Sheriff's Office
    Deputy Transportation Director (full-time), DOT
    Lifeguard (part-time), Aquatic Center
    Paramedic (full-time and part-time), Fire/EMS

    Job Descriptions and Application Form available at link below
    More information


  • Machine Operators for Gemalto Atlanta, an international digital security company

    Job Openings:

    Looking for Machine Operators who have working knowledge of computers. Must be able to pass a credit check, criminal background check, and drug screen. Position offers cutting edge technology, on-site training, climate-controlled work areas, and a professional work culture. Please submit resumes.
    Contact Alanna Bragg, HR Generalist at 678.420.5034 or
    Email alanna.bragg@gemalto.com
    More information


  • Turano Georgia Bread

    Now Hiring - All Positions:

    5830 Trade Center Court, Villa Rica - Apply in person or on-line
    Packaging - Shipping - Sanitation - Maintenance Mechanics
    employment with benefits
    More information


  • Southeast Cooler

    Now Hiring:

    Leading manufacturer of commercial coolers/freezers located at 1520 Westfork Drive in Lithia Springs - $10/hour, full-time positions with 40+ hours per week; health insurance ($30/week); dental, vision, 401(k) benefits
    Apply in Person: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


  • Douglas County Special Olympics

    Wednesday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.:

    New Manchester High School, 4925 Ga Hwy 92/166 - Free Admission, Open to the Public to cheer on the athletes - track & field events for individuals with special needs
    Contact Sandy Brady at 770.651.2077


  • County Commission District 2 Town Hall Meeting with Vice Chairman Kelly Robinson

    Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.:

    Deer Lick Park Gym, 2105 Mack Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public
    Email kgrobinson@co.douglas.ga.us
    More information


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  • "Reflections" - Art of New Manchester High School Students

    Saturday, April 1 - Saturday, April 15:

    Douglas County Museum of History & Art, Old Douglas County Courthouse, 6754 Broad Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public
    Closing Reception: 1 - 3 p.m., April 15th


  • Douglas County Challengers Baseball for Special Needs Children - Spring Season Start

    Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Beulah Ruritan Park, 3655 McKown Road - Challengers play every Saturday morning in April, May & June - open to any child ages 6 - 21 who are physically and/or mentally challenged - no fees to play, families welcome, volunteers welcome
    Contact Coach Philip Troglin at 770.941.2209 or
    Email DCChallengers@aol.com
    More information


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

    Saturday, April 1, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Stitch & Fit Alterations, 6971 South Sweetwater Road, Lithia Springs - Free Admission, Open to the Public - One-on-one conversations with the Commissioner on any topic
    Contact Commissioner Henry Mitchell III at 770.920.7266 or
    Email hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us


  • Spring Break Arts Camp at Deer Lick Park

    Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.:

    2105 Mack Road - $125 per child, open to ages 7 - 11 for a week of performing & visual arts with 4 professional teaching artists
    Email ProgrammingArtsDouglas@earthlink.net
    More information


  • Fiber Arts Exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center Opening

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

    8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - on view through May 24
    Contact Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director at 770.949.2787 or
    Email culturedirector@earthlink.net
    More information


  • Beyond the Front Porch Trip to the Tennessee Aquarium

    Saturday, April 8:

    Educational field trip to Chattanooga - activity, transportation & lunch is free for students on free/reduced lunch & $25 for all others - Pre-registration now open
    Contact Kascia Lipford at 404.408.6448 or
    Email info@beyondthefrontporch.org
    More information


  • Mid-Day Concert Series

    Monday, April 10 - Wednesday, April 12, 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.:

    Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church, Hospital Drive @ Prestley Mill Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public
    Monday, April 10: George Mann, Pianist
    Tuesday, April 11: Guang Wang, Cellist
    Wednesday, April 12: Dawn Neely, Soprano


  • Child Safety Seat Inspection Station

    Tuesday, April 11, 10:00 a.m.:

    Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road - Appointments required for one-on-one instructional time slots
    Contact Lin Snowe, Safe Kids Douglas County at 770.949.5155 or
    Email lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov
    More information


  • "Primary Colors", exhibit of art from elementary school students - opens in the Courthouse Art Gallery

    Tuesday, April 11, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.:

    3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - open at any time the Courthouse is open -on view through April 26


  • City of Douglasville Public Safety Town Hall Meeting for Business Owners and Managers

    Thursday, April 13, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Douglasville Public Safety Complex Community Room, 2083 Fairburn Road - Open to the Public, Free Admission - hosted by Chief Gary Sparks and featuring members of the Douglasville Police Department Command Staff
    Topics: financial crime prevention - theft, forgery & robbery prevention - active shooter situation training
    More information


  • Vend & Vibe, the Ultimate Shopping Experience

    Friday, April 14, 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:

    Douglasville Conference Center, 6701 Church Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - door prizes & unique vendors
    Contact Vonda Thorpe at 678.310.9771
    More information


  • Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament to Benefit the New Manchester HS Tennis Team

    Saturday, April 15:

    Tributary Tennis Courts - $40 per team, Open to the Public
    Contact Scott Moran, Head Tennis Coach at 678.663.6344 or
    Email Scott.Moran@douglas.k12.ga.us


  • 3rd annual Dash for Dr. George fundraiser for the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation

    Saturday, April 15, 8:00 a.m.:

    Clinton Nature Preserve, Ephesus Church Road (1 mile west of Post Road) - 5K ($25 registration) & 1-Mile Fun Run ($15 registration) - Awards given to top overall male & female finishers, master winners, and in age groups
    Email fundracers5k@gmail.com
    More information


  • Pine Mountain Gold Museum Cowboy Festival

    Saturday, April 15, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.:

    1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring cowboy music, cowboy shows, mine tours, free historical demonstrations including blacksmithing, flint knapping & distilling
    Train rides, museum admission & gemstone panning are $5 each.
    Email wberninger@villarica.org
    More information


  • Easter Egg Hunt and Small Business Expo/Health Fair/Life South Blood Drive

    Saturday, April 15, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.:

    Jesse Davis Park - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. for ages 6 and under; at 11:45 a.m. for ages 7 - 12 - vendors welcome
    Contact Sigma Omega Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at 337.380.9945 or
    Email programs@sigmaomegaomega.com


  • Lithia Springs Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt

    Saturday, April 15, 10:30 a.m.:

    Annette Winn Elementary School Parking Lot - Free Admission, Open to the Public/Kids through 5th Grade - prizes, photo booth & fun
    Contact Donna McMichen, Lithia Springs 1st Baptist Church at 770.948.2126 or
    Email donna@fbcls.org


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

  • Work Session

    Monday, April 3, 10:00 a.m.:

    Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public


  • Legislative Meeting

    Tuesday, April 4, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    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


  • Good Friday - County Holiday

    Friday, April 14:

    All County buildings, programs & services are closed in observance of the holiday. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, E-911 & Fire/EMS Department will be open, as always, to protect & serve County residents.


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

  • Job Openings: Food Service Assistant Substitutes

    Now Accepting Applications:

    Apply on-line at www.douglas.k12.ga.us - Department/Employment/Job Vacancies - looking for people who love kids, love to cook (or want to learn), and willing to work hard


  • Spring Break: All Schools Closed/Student Holidays

    Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7:


Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

6658 Church Street, Douglasville ~ 770.942.5022

  • Georgia Power Business 4 Breakfast: Ameriprise Financial - Patti H. Puckett

    Thursday, April 13, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.:

    Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street - 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.