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Monday, September 8 - Saturday, September 27: Banned Books Week at the Dog River Library
6100 Ga Hwy 5 - Have your photo taken with your favorite banned book, then enjoy the Banned Book movie marathon:
Sept. 22: Their Eyes Were Watching God - Sept. 23: In Cold Blood - Sept. 24: To Kill A Mockingbird - Sept. 25: The Outsiders - Sept. 26: Bridge to Terabithia - Sept. 27: Gone with the Wind (10:30 a.m.) - all movies at 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted
Contact: Lindy Moore 770.577.5186 lindy@wgrl.org


Now - Job Opening: Maintenance Mechanic
This employee performs work in major mechanical and minor electrical maintenance, adjustment and repair of water/wastewater treatment plants, pump stations and all related equipment. Send resume to:
Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority
P. O. Box 1157
Douglasville, GA 30133

or complete an application at the WSA Offices, 8763 Hospital Drive, Douglasville. EOE/Drug Screen/Security/MVR Required

Now: Youth Basketball Winter League Registration Open
Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road - for boys and girls ages 5 - 18 - season starts January 10th - $65 per person
Contact: Brandon Davis 770.920.7129
http://www.DouglasCountyParks.com


Wednesday, September 17 - Thursday, September 25: Future Farmers of America Flower Bulb Sale Fund-raiser
Help the Alexander HS FFA raise funds for its programs and National Convention trip and get some great flower bulbs for your garden, including buttercups, tulips, Dutch iris, jonquils and more! Please click on the link below.
http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=20002


Sunday, September 21 - Saturday, October 4: Book Signings for "The History of Dark Corner", a history of a section of Douglas County

Sunday, September 21st: 2 - 4 p.m., Old Douglas County Courthouse Museum, 6754 Bankhead Highway
Saturday, September 27th: 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., September Saturdays Festival, Douglas County Courthouse
Saturday, October 4th: 2 - 4 p.m., Pine Mountain Gold Museum, 1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica
Contact: Author John B. Bailey


Wednesday, September 24, 6:00 p.m.: County Commission District 2 Town Hall Meeting Hosted by Commissioner Kelly Robinson
Deer Lick Park Gym, 2105 Mack Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Presentation by Commissioner Robinson followed by Q&A 770.920.7266 kgrobinson@co.douglas.ga.us

Friday, September 26, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Line Dance Jamboree
Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8750 Dorris Road - $6 admission with proceeds benefiting the Good Samaritan Center - Open to the Public
Contact: Autumn Bridgers 678.626.5630 abridgers@co.douglas.ga.us

Friday, September 26, 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Mason Creek Elementary School Fall Festival, Raffle and Auction
3400 Johnson Road, Winston - $12 armbands, $1 tickets for food and features - vendors welcome - Open to the Public 770.651.4917

Saturday, September 27, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: New Manchester High School Fall Festival
4925 Highway 92/166 - Open to the Public - food, face painting, games, prizes, vendors
Contact: Darlene Berry 865.809.8937 marchingredcoats2014@gmail.com


Saturday, September 27, 11:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.: September Saturdays Festival - Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Free Festival Features
Over 100 vendors and exhibitors - Food Court
School Chorus, Church Choirs and Community Chorus Concerts on the Courthouse Steps every 30 minutes
Free Inflatable Games, Train Ride, Carnival Ride, and Rock Climbing Wall
Mobile Vet Center from the Veterans Administration
Free Computerized Child ID Program - Free and Confidential HIV Testing - Pony Rides - Free Vision Testing - and lots more!

8 p.m. Outdoor Movie: "The Lego Movie" - bring your own seating
Festival T-Shirts Available for the 1st Time! Pre-order at thall@tnimpressions.com
Contact: Wes Tallon, Douglas County Communications & Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us
http://www.SeptemberSaturdays.com

Sunday, September 28, 2:00 p.m.: Concert to Benefit the Douglas County Homeless Shelter
1st Presbyterian Church, 9190 Campbellton Street at Interstate 20 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Financial donations accepted, as well as bed and bath linens, toiletries and personal items

Sunday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.: Oktoberfest Dinner
American Legion Post 145, 6449 Bankhead Highway - Open to the Public, $12 per person - schnitzel, brats, German potato salad, sauerkraut, and more

Thursday, October 2, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Douglasville Celebrates Photography Exhibit Opens
Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street - Open to the Public, Free Admission - Exhibit on Display through October 31st featuring talent from the Sweetwater Camera Club
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787
http://www.artsdouglas.org

Saturday, October 4 - Sunday, October 5, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Church-wide Yard Sale
Bright Star United Methodist Church Gym, 3715 Bright Star Road - Open to the Public, Free Admission 770.949.2555


Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m.: "Coffee and Conversation" with County District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell III
Sherry's Hair Care, 6340A East Broad Street - Open to the Public, Free Admission - Commissioner Mitchell provides the coffee; you provide the conversation on any issue
Contact: Commissioner Henry Mitchell III 770.920.7266 hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us


Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Keep Douglasville Beautiful Free Fall Recycling Event
Douglasville 1st Presbyterian Church Parking Lot, 9190 Campbellton Street at Freedom Island - free recycling of electronics, used batteries, metal, eye glasses, hearing aids, and shoes
Contact: Chan Weeks, Executive Director 678.449.3138 weeksc@douglasvillega.gov
http://www.KeepDouglasvilleBeautiful.org

Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Lithia Springs United Methodist Fall Artfest
3711 Temple Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Contact: Ann Cockerill anncockerill@bellsouth.net

Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Calling all models! Model Call for Junior League Fashion Show
open model call for the "Rock the Runway" Fashion Show - looking for women ages 21+, all shapes and sizes, and mother-daughter teams
Contact: Tosha Poteete 404.641.5893 toshapoteete@gmail.com

Sunday, October 5, 1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Cougar Crazy Mad Dash: Alexander Boys Soccer 2nd Annual Fun Run
Alexander HS, 6500 Alexander Parkway - $20 entry to benefit the boys soccer program - open to children in kindergarten through 5th grade plus one open race for the purpose of promoting health and fitness - includes fun soccer games with the Cougars, the Cougar Soccer Circuit and the PK Challenge
Contact: Dr. Jose Cuellar 770.651.6063
http://alexander.dch.schoolinsites.com/?PageName='SportPage'&SportID=3365


Tuesday, October 7, 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Douglas County History Exhibit Opens in the Courthouse Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - featuring the private exhibit of Mr. Howard Nickerson and photographs, maps, and memorabilia from private citizens and County archives
any person wishing to submit historical items for the exhibit is requested to bring them to the Courthouse on October 2nd - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Contact: Wes Tallon, Director of Communications and Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us
http://www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com





Douglas County Board of Commissioners
www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, September 22, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Work Session
Commissioners' Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public - agenda available the Friday prior to the Work Session at www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Tuesday, September 23, 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
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
Tuesday, September 23: 1/2-day Early Release for All Students; 1/2-day Professional Learning for Teachers
Monday, October 6, 7:00 p.m.: Board of Education Meeting





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



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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 12 noon to dctv23@co.douglas.ga.us.