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Wednesday Afternoons:, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Douglasville Farmers and Artisans Market - New Location: Douglas County Courthouse, Hospital Drive at Dorris Road
Free Admission, Open to the Public - Snap and EBT benefits approved - meats, produce, eggs, honey, crafts, baked goods, jewelry, soaps, strawberries, pecans, and peaches coming soon! https://www.facebook.com/DouglasvilleFarmersAndArtisansMarket


Applications Now Being Accepted: Boys State Applicants Sought
The American Legion, Douglasville, Post 145 is looking for rising seniors to attend Georgia Boys State June 15 - 21 at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Applications to attend can be found by clicking on the link below. Completed applications must be received by May 15th. To attend the applicant must be a rising senior with a 3.0 GPA or greater. This is a richly rewarding and educational program that has prompted many former participants to seek careers in public service. Applications can be mailed to:
The American Legion Post 145
P. O. Box 326
Douglasville, GA 30133

Contact: Mary Lepley 678.910.8881
http://www.dogboysstate.org


Thursday, April 24, 10:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.: Douglas County Special Olympics
New Manchester High School, 4925 Highway 92/166 - Track and Field events for individuals with special needs in Douglas County - Open to the Public, Free Admission - Help us fill the stands with cheering fans!
Contact: Kim Waldrop 770.651.4820


Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26: St. Andrews Community Yard Sale
Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Contact: Brandy Martin 770.851.3194


Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26, 7:00 p.m.: "Arsenic and Old Lace" at Colonial Hills Christian School
7131 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs - $8 general admission, $10 reserved seating 770.941.6342


Friday, April 25, 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.: The Friday Night Drive-In featuring, "At War with the Army"
Only on Comcast Cable Channel 23 and Online at dctv23.com


Saturday, April 26: Mad Hatters & Munchkins - Walking Away the Pain Race to Benefit SHARE House
Boundary Waters Park, 5000 Georgia Highway 92N/166E - 8:30 a.m. 1-mile fun run/walk ($15 registration); 9 a.m. 5K run/walk ($20 early registration thru 4/22, $25 after) - awards in age categories - wear your silly hat and socks! Proceeds benefit SHARE House which provides crisis intervention and the continuum of care to address the causes and effects of family violence
Http://www.active.com


Saturday, April 26, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Service Dog for Stacy Yard Sale
Crossroads Church, Stewart Parkway - Free Admission, Open to the Public - to benefit the purchase of a service dog for a diabetic patient 404.358.6386
http://www.servicedogforstacy.com


Saturday, April 26, 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Ansbury Park Subdivision Community Yard Sale
Highway 5 across from the Dog River Library - multi-family yard sale - Open to the Public


Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Parade Your Paws for a Cause
Gold Dust Park, Villa Rica - Open to the Public - dog show, pet parade, parade of adoptable pets, food and entertainment - fun for pets and humans alike!

Saturday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: World Tai Chi & Qigong Day at the Woodie Fite Center
8750 Dorris Road adjacent to the Courthouse - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Tai Chi and Qigong are health technologies show to reduce anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and boost immune systems, improve respiratory function and slow aging.
Contact: Van Younginer 678.629.1940 oledragonheart@gmail.com
http://www.worldtaichiday.org

Saturday, April 26, 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.: Grand Opening - Fruit of the Spirit Catering
5744 Austell - Powder Springs Road, Austell - Free Admission, Open to the Public - food, music, face painting, door prizes 678.653.7023 spiritcatering@yahoo.com


Tuesday, April 29, 6:00 p.m.: Veterans Benefit Seminar
Benton House, 4999 Prestley Mill Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - join us to learn about aid and attendance and veterans' pensions - please RSVP
Contact: Vanessa Blair 770.942.9449 douglasvilleinfo@bentonhouse.com
http://www.bentonhouse.com


Wednesday, April 30 - Monday, May 19, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Douglas SafeKids Schedules Child Car Seat Safety Checks
Free Admission, Open to the Public, Must RSVP a Sate and Time - Call for an appointment!
Wednesday, April 30th: Douglas County Sheriff's Department, 8470 Earl D. Lee Boulevard
Thursday, May 1st: Douglas Public Health, 6770 Selman Drive
Monday, May 19th: Douglas County Sheriff's Department, 8470 Earl D. Lee Boulevard
Contact: Johanna Martinez 770.949.5155


Thursday, May 1, 7:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: National Day of Prayer - Shoebox Project Breakfast
Douglasville Convention Center, 6700 Church Street - $15 tickets - supporting homeless women and children - keynote speaker: 2-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers
Contact: Melanie Robinson, United Way 678.623.2860

Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 11: "Insane with Power" - Spring Production of All Community Theatre (ACT)
6701 Church Street - $10 tickets by reservation only - dinner theatre so bring your own picnic for this hilarious comedy that takes place in a mental institution where all the inmates they are super heroes!
May 2 & 9, 7 p.m. - May 3 & 10, 6:30 p.m. - May 4 & 11, 3 p.m.
Contact: Melody Wilcox Pratt 706.508.2108 allcommunitytheater@live.com
http://www.facebook.com/allcommunitytheater


Saturday, May 3, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Douglas County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale
Greenhouse, 8750 Dorris Road, adjacent to the Woodie Fite Senior Center - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring vegetable plants, annuals, hanging baskets, perennials, shrubs, herbs and lots more including hard-to-find plants - proceeds benefit community projects 678.274.7536
http://www.dcdirt.org


Saturday, May 3, 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.: All the Bacon and Pancakes You Can Eat!
Kiwanis Club Benefit for A Gift of Love - 3870 Longview Drive - $5 per person

Saturday, May 3, 8:30 a.m.: Clay Mania Sporting Clays Tournament to Benefit the Boys and Girls Club
Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club, 8000 Capps Ferry Road - Open to the Public
http://www.bgcma.org


Saturday, May 3, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Community Yard and Craft Sale at Burnett Elementary School
8277 Connally Drive, Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Vendors Requested
Contact: Jennifer Kendrick 770.651.3500


Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Douglas County Government Day + Touch-a-Truck Experience
Arbor Place Mall Parking Lot between Sears and Rooms To Go - Free Admission, Open to the Public - exhibits from County departments, games, County/public safety equipment & vehicles, Ducky Derby, meet and greet County staff, donate a used book to the library, and lots more! Great for the whole family! Bring your camera!
Contact: Wes Tallon 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, May 3, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Pop Up and Pamper at the Ladies Room
8463 Campbellton Street - Open to the Public, Free Admission - vendor booths with treats and treasures for the ladies - prizes and raffles - meet and greet local shop owners and sample wares
Contact: Sher Harris 770.485.9665

Saturday, May 3, 3:00 p.m.: Run for a Child 5K, 1-mile Fun Run and Tot Trot to Benefit A Gift of Love
Clinton Nature Preserve, 8720 Ephesus Church Road - $25 5K registration; $15 1-mile and Tot Trot registration - sponsored by Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church - register on-line - Open to the Public 770.942.3146 runforachild5k@gmail.com
http://ww.active.com/running/villa-rica-ga/run-for-a-child-2014


Saturday, May 3, 7:00 p.m.: Spring Concerts on the Plaza Begin with "Caroline and The Ramblers"
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - rockabilly/country music - please bring your own seating
Concerts Continue on May 10th with Frankie's Blues Mission and May 17th with Atlanta Seventeen
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 culturedirector@earthlink.net
http://www.artsdouglas.org


Tuesday, May 6, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "The Flower Show" Art Exhibit Opens in the Courthouse Art Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Open any time the Courthouse is open - featuring the talents of Douglas County residents - on view through June 26th
Contact: Wes Tallon 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us


Tuesday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.: Christian Community Orchestra Spring-sational Concert
Central Baptist Church, 5811 Central Church Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - 22nd year of serving the community with wonderful music - special recognition during the concert for medical workers and our military
Contact: Jan Booth, Director 770.942.3381 janboothmusic@yahoo.com
http://www.christiancommunityorchestra.org

Friday, May 9, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Georgia STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Day at Lithia Springs High School
2520 East County Line Road, Lithia Springs - STEM Symposium including displays, personal research, experiments, and activites - Open to the Public, Free Admission
Contact: Elaine Wood 770.651.6848 elaine.wood@douglas.k12.ga.us

Friday, May 9, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Douglas County Artist Donald Holdman One-Man Show Opening: "Layers"
The Galleria of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, 251 Alabama Street, Carrollton - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Holdman is the Senior Creative Director/Director of Creative Development for Spicy/Bland Productions, is the recipient of 15 ADDY awards, and was the art work designer for the first MLK National Holiday - May 9th Opening Reception - on exhibit through June 30th

Saturday, May 10: Beyond the Front Porch Trip to Atlanta Botanical Gardens
$25 per person, $30 after May 3rd - designed for children who normally could not venture "beyond the front porch" - limited sponsored seats available for students in free/reduced school lunch program
Contact: Kascia Lipford 404.408.6448 info@beyondthefrontporch.org
http://www.beyondthefrontporch.org


Saturday, May 10 - Monday, May 19: Alexander High School Future Farmers of America Fundraiser: 10 Guns/10 Days
Gun Drawing - $10 tickets, only 1000 tickets to be sold - ticket drawings May 10 - 19- 10 guns to be given away, one gun per day
Contact: Stephanie Parson, Douglas County Farm Bureau 770.942.9906 slparson@gfb.org

Saturday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Homebuyers Educational Seminar
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free ADmission, Open to the Public - topics: mortgage qualifying, down payment assistance, mortgage types, tax benefits of home ownership, and more
Contact: Douglas-Paulding Home Owernship Help Alliance randylon@comcast.net


Saturday, May 10, 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Boots & Bling Gala to Benefit Brighten Academy
A Place to Share, 1120 Hwy 78 West, Villa Rica - $50 tickets - low country seafood boil & cash bar, live band featuring Mike Brookshire, live and silent auction - Open to the Public - Brighten Academy is Douglas County's only Charter School and was named the 2014 Georgia Charter School of the Year
Contact: Brighten Academy events@brightenacademy.com
httpL//www.brightenacademy.com


Saturday, May 10, 7:00 p.m.: Concerts on the Plaza: "Frankie's Blues Mission
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring blues, jazz, r&b, and zydeco - Please bring your own seating - presented by the Cultural Arts Council - concerts conclude on May 17th with "Atlanta Seventeen"
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 culturedirector@earthlink.net
http://www.artsdouglas.org





Douglas County Board of Commissioners
www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, May 5, 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, May 6, 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

Tuesday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.: Joint Meeting: Board of Commissioners/Planning & Zoning Board
Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public - Broadcast live on dctv23

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
Wednesday, April 30: Progress Reports for Elementary and Middle School Students
Monday, May 5, 7:00 p.m.: Board of Education Meeting





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

Thursday, April 24, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Business After Hours
Assured Comfort Heating and Air Services, 7085 Bankhead Highway, Winston

Thursday, May 8, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Coffee/Card Exchange
City of Douglasville



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