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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 - vendors include Heritage Farm (meats, produce, eggs), Abundant Harvest (produce, eggs), Yves Garden (produce), Wally's Bees Honey, Yves Garden (produce), Hembree Farms (produce), Corn Creek Farm (handbags, crafts, eggs), Stems and Roots (produce, eggs), Hardy Bakery (baked goods), Debs Beads (custom jewelry), Pearson Farm (peaches, blueberries, pecans), Watsonia Farms (peaches, strawberries), Painted Lady Soaps, Patty's Peanut Brittle and more! https://www.facebook.com/DouglasvilleFarmersAndArtisansMarket

Saturday, April 5 - Saturday, April 26: Beulah Bulldogs Youth Football and Cheerleading Registration
Register in Person: Saturday, April 5th, Deer Lick Park Football Field, 12 noon - 2 p.m. or Saturdays, April 19th & 26th, Gable's Sporting Goods, Fairburn Road, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Register On-line by clicking below 404.913.5531
http://www.BeulahBulldogs.net


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

Thursday, April 17 - Saturday, April 19: Cobb and Douglas Medidcal Reserve Corps Orientation
Cobb and Douglas Public Health, 1650 County Services Parkway, Marietta - Open to the Public, Free Admission - offering the citizens of Douglas County an opportunity to join this volunteer organization which will prepare, train and exercise for a response to a public health event - Thursday, 6:30 - 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Contact: Leticia Mathis 678.784.1077 lmathis@dhr.state.ga.us

Friday, April 18 - Saturday, April 19: Stop the Violence Softball Tournament and $5000 Raffle
Hunter Park - Co-ed Double Elimination - $350 per team - proceeds benefit the Douglas County Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault - April 14th registration deadline
Raffle Drawing on April 19th (attendance not required) - $100 tickets available now
Contact: Shirley Jefferson 678.715.1196 shirley@douglastaskforce.com


Friday, April 18, 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.: The Friday Night Drive-In featuring, "My Man Godfrey"
Only on Comcast Cable Channel 23 and Online at dctv23.com

Saturday, April 19, 6:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Boston Memorial Run
Publix parking lot, Mirror Lake Boulevard - a fun run, not a race, to show the running community's support to honor and remember those injured and killed in the Boston Marathon last year - run the full 26.2-mile marathon or whatever your distance - no fee, self-supporting, use Publix as a refreshment break - course will be 5 loops of 4.8 miles around Mirror Lake Community, beginning and ending at Publix
Contact: Douglas County Rogue Runners Running Club 404.587.9628
http://www.dcroguerunners.com

Saturday, April 19, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Family Bridge Supervised Visitation Center seeking Volunteers
Cornerstone Baptist Church, 7167 South Sweetwater Road, Lithia Springs - training provided for volunteers who work with children in foster care - training session set for April 19th 770.941.2923 info@familybridgecvc.org
http://www.familybridgecvc.org

Saturday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Hot Rods and Harleys
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, 501 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Family Entertainment, Easter Bunny, Vendors, Music and Food 770.944.1340
http://www.hdatlanta.com


Sunday, April 20: Happy Easter!


Monday, April 21, 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: "Chat with the Chairman" with Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan
Fire Station No. 4, Highway 166, Fairplay - one-on-one conversations with Chairman Worthan on any subject 770.920.7266

Tuesday, April 22, 9:30 a.m.: American Legion Golf Tournament
St. Andrews Golf Club - Open to the Public, $50 per player - cash awards - $100 hole sponsorships available
Contact: Gary Parker, American Legion Post 145 404.803.8621


Tuesday, April 22, 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.: Dog River Library Art Exhibit Reception
Dog River Library, 6100 Ga Hwy 5 - featuring the art of Janet Deal, 25 pieces including works in pastel, watercolor and acrylic - Free Admission, Open to the Public


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


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, 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


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

Thursday, May 1 - Monday, May 19: Douglas SafeKids Schedules Child Car Seat Safety Checks for May
Free Admission, Open to the Public, Must RSVP a Date and Time - Call for an appointment! Thursday, May 1st, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Douglas Public Health, 6770 Selman Drive Monday, May 19th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 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 memtal insitution where all the inmates they 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, 8:30 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, 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, 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





Douglas County Board of Commissioners
www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Friday, April 18: Good Friday
The Douglas County Courthouse will be closed in observance of Good Friday.

Monday, April 21, 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, April 22, 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
Monday, April 21, 5:00 p.m.: Budget Planning Meeting
Monday, April 21, 7:00 p.m.: Board of Education Meeting
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, May 8, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Coffee/Card Exchange
City of Douglasville



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