Douglas County Happenings

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Happening this weekend

Happening this weekend


  • Halloween: A Hair-Raising History - Exhibit

    Friday, September 1 - Tuesday, October 31, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.:

    Douglas County Museum of History & Art, 6754 Broad Street, downtown - Free Admission, Open to the Public
    More information


  • Douglas County Challengers (Special Needs) Baseball Season Underway

    Saturdays in September & October:, 10:00 a.m.

    Beulah Ruritan Park, McKown Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Every Saturday at 10 a.m. - No registration required - Just show up and have fun!
    Contact Coach Phillip Troglin aka Frog at 770.941.2209 or
    Email DCChallengers@aol.com
    More information


  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

    Registration Open:

    Free program to educate adult citizens how to prepare for emergencies that might impact them, and trains in basic disaster preparedness skills such as fire safety, light search & rescue and disaster medical operations. CERT members are vital to a community in times of crises. CERT training is managed by the Douglas County Emergency Management Agency.
    Classes will be on Tuesdays for an 8-week period beginning October 3rd, 2 1/2-hour class each night. Register through contact information below.
    Contact Carol Smith at 770.949.3007 or
    Email csmith@co.douglas.ga.us


  • 2017 Moonlight Run

    Registration Open for Runners & Vendors

    Discounts on Registrations by October 13th - please register on-line at link
    Health Fair will be held in conjunction with the race ($150 per table) - please register at e-mail below
    5K, One-Mile Youth, Tot Trot, and Doggie Run Run - Saturday, October 21st
    Email dcrrclubga@gmail.com
    More information


  • Safe Kids Douglas County Car Seat Safety Check

    Autumn Schedule:, 10:00 a.m.

    Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road - Appointments Required
    September 27th - October 11th & 25th
    Contact Lin Snowe, Safe Kids Douglas County at 770.949.5155 or
    Email lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov


Happening this weekend

Happening soon


  • St. Andrew's Community Yard Sale

    Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 8:00 a.m.:

    8799 Edinburgh Drive, Winston (clubhouse), multiple homes participating - Open to the Public, Free Admission


  • Annual Fall Chapel Hills Community Wide Yard Sale

    Saturday, September 30, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.:

    4462 Whistle Stop Lane and throughout the subdivision - Free Admission, Open to the Public


  • September Saturdays Festival: Heroes Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience

    Saturday, September 30, 11:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.:

    Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Douglas County's largest annual festival!
    Community Marketplace with over 100 vendors & exhibitors - Food Court - Free Train Ride, Carnival Ride, Inflatable Games & Rock Climbing Wall - Touch-a-Truck vehicles & equipment from public safety agencies - Free Computerized Child ID Program - Pet Adoptions from the Douglas County Animal Shelter - and lots more!
    Contact Wes Tallon, Director of Communications & Community Relations at 770.920.7593 or
    Email wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us
    More information


  • Pumpkin Patch

    Sunday, October 1 - Tuesday, October 31:

    Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 4283 Chapel Hill Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - great for photos and pumpkins for sale


  • 'It's Fall, Y'all!' October Exhibit in the Courthouse Gallery

    Tuesday, October 3:

    Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, 3rd floor - featuring the talents of Douglas County citizens on the selected theme
    Submittals from Citizens Accepted: September 27th - 28th
    Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 3rd, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
    On display through November 1st
    Contact Wes Tallon, Director, Communications & Community Relations at 770.920.7593 or
    Email wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us


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

    Saturday, October 7, 10:00 a.m.:

    Victorious Kidz Academy, 6544 Malone Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - one-on-one conversations on any topic
    Contact Commissioner Henry Mitchell, III at 770.920.7266 or
    Email hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us


  • A Gift of Love Carnival Night Fund-Raiser

    Saturday, October 7, 3:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.:

    3900 Bankhead Highway, Lithia Springs - Open to the Public - games, prizes, construction touch-a-truck, food, music, and lots more to raise funds to feed 556 children from 20 schools when they go home to empty cupboards


  • 3rd Annual Provider Resource Fair/LINKFest

    Tuesday, October 10, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.:

    Deer Lick Park Gym, 2105 Mack Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - opportunity for local service providers and the public to network and learn about the resources our community has to offer
    Contact Jill Hopson at
    Email jhopson@co.douglas.ga.us


  • 'Wiley & The Hairy Man' Drama

    Thursday, October 12 - Saturday, October 14, 7:00 p.m.:

    New Manchester High School Theatre, 4925 Ga Hwy 92/166 - $5 students/$7 adults - presented by the FAME (Fine Arts Magnet Education) Program


  • Douglasville Police Fall Festival & Safety Expo

    Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.:

    Douglasville Public Safety Complex, 2083 Fairburn Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public
    community resources, safety information, K9 demos, touch-a-truck, building tours, meet & greet public safety officers, pet adoptions, food trucks, arts & crafts, vendor booths, music, inflatables and more! Bring a new unwrapped toy for the PD Toy Drive!
    Contact Tammy Jewell at 678.293.1793 or
    Email jewellt@douglasvillega.gov


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

  • Commuter Vanpools, Xpress Bus Service, Senior & Disabled Voucher Program

    Douglas County Rideshare:

    Multi-modal Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road
    Open Weekdays 5 a.m. - 7 p.m., 770.949.7665, www.DouglasCountyRideshare.com


  • Career Opportunities with Douglas County Government

    Accepting Applications for Posted Jobs:

    Click Here for Job Listings & Employment Application


  • Work Session

    Monday, October 2, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Commissioners' Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Meeting videotaped for placement on web site and social media


  • Legislative (Voting) Meeting

    Tuesday, October 3, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Broadcast live


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

  • DCSS Listens

    Tuesday, October 3 - Thursday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.:

    DCSS Listens is a series of town hall-style meetings to provide an open forum for families & community members to offer ideas and suggestions directly to the DCSS System Leadership team.
    Tuesday, October 3, 7 p.m., Lithia Springs High School, 2520 East County Line Road
    Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m., North Douglas Elementary School, 1630 Dorris Road
    Thursday, October 26, 7 p.m., Douglas County High School, 8705 Campbellton Street
    Free Admission, Open to the Public
    Contact Davin Auble, Director of Advocacy & Community Engagement at 770.651.2047 or
    Email davin.auble@douglas.k12.ga.us
    More information


  • Student/Staff Holidays

    Monday, October 9 - Tuesday, October 10:


Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

6658 Church Street, Douglasville ~ 770.942.5022

  • GreyStone Power Business4Breakfast: Crossroads Church

    Thursday, October 12, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.:

    Free for Members, $20 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.

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