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Manufacturing Job Openings in Lithia Springs/Austell Area: Refrigeration Unit Assembly
Polar Temp Ice Merchandisers, 7885 1st Flags Drive, Austell - is looking for employees to assemble refrigeration units at their plant. Pay is $8 per hour. Must be able to read a standard tape measure, able to work 40+ hours per week, and be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Apply in person: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Austell address.

Now Accepting Applications - Employment Opportunity: Food Service Assistant Substitutes, Douglas County School System
We are looking for individuals who love children, love to cook (or would like to learn how), and willing to work hard. Please apply on-line at the link below, then click on Employment, then Job Vacancies/Postings.

March: SafeKids Douglas Child Safety Seat Inspections
Wednesday, March 18th, Douglas County Health Center, 6770 Selman Drive
Free Service but appointments required. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov

March:, 10:30 a.m. Children's Programs at the Douglas County Library
6810 Selman Drive, Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Monday, March 9th, Baby Bookworms Program "On the Move"
Wednesday, March 11th, Story Time "Luck of the Irish"
Monday, March 16th, Craft Zone (3:45 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 18th, Story Time "Snakes"
Monday, February 23rd, Story Time "Beep Beep"
Wednesday, March 25th, Story Time "Lambs" 770.920.7125

March:, 10:30 a.m. Children's Story Times at the Dog River Library
6100 Ga Hwy 5 - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Thursday, March 5th, "Birthdays"
Thursday, March 12th, "Sheep"
Thursday, March 19th, "Nursery Rhymes"
Thursday, March 26th, "Rainy Days"
Contact: Ms. Duffie 770.577.5186

March:, 10:30 a.m. Children's Story Times at the Lithia Springs Library
7100 Turner Drive, Lithia Springs - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Tuesday, March 10th, "Rain"
Tuesday, March 17th, "St. Patrick's Day"
Tuesday, March 24th, "Ducks"
Tuesday, March 31st, "It's Spring"
Contact: Ms. Cristina 770.944.5931

Saturdays in March: Family Bridge Supervised Visitation Program is Looking for Volunteers
3584 Miller Street, Lithia Springs - Family Bridge supplies volunteer monitors and visitation rooms for visits allowing non-custodial parents the time and opportunity to establish, maintain, and/or strengthen the familial bond between separated parents, children, or siblings. Please visit us to learn more about volunteer opportunities at our Saturday information sessions. 770.941.2923 info@familybridgecvc.org

Now Accepting Applications - Citizen's Government Academy - A Great Way to Get to Know Your County!
For most people, civics lessons were given in middle or high school, and then we moved on to our chosen profession. But just like the rest of the world, government has changed since then, and many people may not have updated themselves on how government functions and what programs and services are offered.
The Douglas County Citizens' Government Academy is designed to educate residents about County government, and give them a working knowledge of the County to better understand the intricacies of local government. The class runs for 10 weeks and includes information on how the County works, who is responsible for what, and what steps you can take to make a difference. Participants get a behind-the-scenes look at their government, meet staff, and tour County facilities.
It's a first-hand look you don't want to miss! Classes start March 26th - apply now by clicking below.
Contact: Commissioner Mike Mulcare 770.920.7266 mmulcare@co.douglas.ga.us

Thursday, March 5, 7:30 a.m.: SHARE House 25th Anniversary Fundraising Breakfast
GreyStone Power Auditorium, 4040 Bankhead Highway - honoring 25 champions who have helped SHARE House thrive over the past 25 years - please RSVP
Contact: Dave Kazanowski 404.379.9989 kazanowskid@bellsouth.net

Friday, March 6, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: Hot Rods on Main Cruise In
Downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Free Registration - Live Music and Vendors
Contact: Douglasville Main Street Office 678.449.3102 mckowna@douglasville.com

Saturday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.: St. Jude Charity Ride
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, 501 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs - 9:30 a.m. Registration, 11 a.m. Ride - $25 biker, $5 passenger, police-escorted ride through beautiful Douglas County - proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - food, music, raffles, and shamrock drop raffle
Contact: Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Alpha Beta Chapter 470.514.9258 AlphaBeta5544@gmail.com

Saturday, March 7, 6:00 p.m.: Denim & Diamonds Ball
The Stables at Foxhall Resort - $100 per person with proceeds benefitting A Children's Voice: CASA and the Douglas County Boys and Girls Club - dinner, silent auction, live music, dancing, cocktails, casino tables DenimAndDiamondCharities@gmail.com

Saturday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.: 19th annual Georgia Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Chapel Hill High School Theatre, 4899 Chapel Hill Road - $10 admission ($8 for seniors and students, free for first responders in uniform and active military with ID)
Contact: Marsha 770.944.4250 bluebirdacres@bellsouth.net

Sunday, March 8, 2:00 a.m.: Daylight Savings Time Begins - Spring Forward and Check Your Smoke Alarm
The clock moves forward an hour at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, so re-set it before going to bed Saturday night! Check your smoke alarm to see if it works, and change the batteries just to make sure!
If you do not have a smoke alarm in your house, please go to the Douglas County Fire/EMS Headquarters on Bankhead Highway just west of downtown Douglasville to get one free of charge.

Monday, March 9 - Monday, March 23: Free Computer Classes at the Dog River Library
5000 Georgia Highway 5
Ancestry.com: 5:30 p.m., March 9th
Microsoft Word 1: 5:30 p.m., March 23rd
Register by calling the Library 770.577.5186

Tuesday, March 10, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Job Corps Career Training Informational Program
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - for ages 16 - 24 - Job Corps is a government-sponsored program to help income-eligible youth train for a successful career and advance their education. 770.920.7125

Wednesday, March 11, 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.: Borrowing Basics - a financial class
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - information about credit and debt, and borrowing basics for loans, credit cards and more 770.920.7125

Thursday, March 12, 5:30 p.m.: Friends of the Dog River Library Annual Meeting
Dog River Library, 6100 Georgia Highway 5 - Open to the Public, Free Admission

Saturday, March 14: Botanical Boogie 5K and 1-mile Fun Run
Clinton Nature Preserve, 8720 Ephesus Church Road - 11:30 a.m. Fun Run, 12 noon 5K - $20 adults, $15 children 12 and under - Open to the Public
Contact: Junior League of Douglas County 404.276.0047 botanicalboogie@gmail.com

Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Free Family Reunion Workshop
Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Learn tips and ideas on how to organize your family reunion in Douglasville. Meet with hotels, caterers, transportation providers, attractions and more. 770.947.5920 tatek@douglasvillega.gov

Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Family Game Day
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Drop in and play a wide variety of carnival, card and board games with your friends and family. 770.920.7125

Saturday, March 14, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Art Expo at the Woodie Fite Center
8750 Dorris Road (adjacent to the Courthouse) - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring paintings, wood carvings, pottery, fiber arts and more on display with many items on sale 678.626.5630

Saturday, March 14, 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Community Volleyball Clinic for Girls 6th - 12th Grades
LA Fitness, Chapel Hill Road - $15 per person/$10 for Beyond the Front Porch students - taught by CHHS player Kamara Daughtry for aspiring volleyball players from beginner to advanced skill levels
Contact: Kascia Lipford 404.408.6448 kamaraabove@gmail.com

Monday, March 16, 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: "Chat with the Chairman" with Commission Chairman Tom Worthan
Fire Station No. 3, Kilroy Lane, Bill Arp Community - Open to the Public, Free Admission - conversations with Chairman Worthan on any topic

Monday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.: Highway 166 Corridor Study Public Information/Input Meeting
Dog River Library, 6100 Ga Hwy 5 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Corridor Study is to identify assets and opportunities for the preservation and future development in this area. Join us to be part of the conversation.
Contact: Tracy Rye, Douglas County Planning and Zoning 678.838.2060 trye@co.douglas.ga.us

Tuesday, March 17, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Family Craft Night
Dog River Library, 6100 Ga Hwy 5 - Free Admission, Open to the Public 770.577.5186

Tuesday, March 17, 8:00 p.m.: Easter/Spring Variety Concert with the West Atlanta/Douglas Choral Society (WADCS, Inc.)
Douglas County High School Mashburn Theatre, 8705 Campbellton Street - $10 tickets from chorale members and local Kroger service desks - featuring David Pippin's Martini Caliente Jazz Ensemble with Singer Mimi Gentry; pianist William Callaway; pianist Rick Quinton; and a patriotic salute to our Armed Forces and Veterans
Contact: Waverly Rainey, Artistic Director/Conductor 404.732.7301

Saturday, March 21, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Cultural Arts Center
8652 Campbellton Street - $10 per person - flamingo croquet, musical sing-a-long, storytelling, egg hunt, face painting, cookie decorating, tea party - for kids, parents and grandparents - dress for fun, bring baskets for the egg hunt! Vendors will have bows, tasty jams, and fanciful hats!
Contact: Cristhtian Perez Molina 770.949.2787 cultureadmin@earthlink.net

Saturday, March 21, 1:00 p.m.: Family Movie Matinee
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public = animated, superhero, comedy film rated PG 770.920.7125

Saturday, March 21, 3:00 p.m.: Great Amazing Race - a National Race Series Supporting Pediatric Cancer - at Woodrow Wilson Park
Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs - $48 per team (adult/adult, adult/kid, kid/kid) - Teams race around a mile-long cross-country course that includes a string of fun challenges requiring teamwork

Sunday, March 22, 1:30 p.m.: Silent Auction at New Covenant United Methodist Church
5960 Ga Hwy 5 one mile south of the Dog River bridge - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring massages, haircuts, baskets, room painting, antique cookie jars filled with cookies, jewelry, wreaths, baked goods, baby items and much more - proceeds benefit the women's outreach 770.489.1608

Monday, March 23, 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.: Scams and Identity Theft - Financial Class
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Learn how to avoid scams and identity theft, and on-line safety. 770.920.7125

Thursday, March 26, 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Douglas Public Health Center Open House - Tour the Newly Renovated Center
6770 Selman Drive - You are invited! Free Admission, Open to the Public - program information and light refreshments 770.949.1970

Friday, March 27: Eggsplosion!! Two Easter Egg Hunts in One Night!
Boundary Waters Park, 5000 Ga Hwy 92/166 - Eggstravaganza Hunt for kids 12 and under, Free Admission, Egg Hunt in age categories (no parents allowed in hunt area except for ages 2 - 4)
Flashlight Egg Hunt for kids 7 - 16, $5 per person, bring your flashlight, Egg Hunt in age categories, pre-registration required by March 25th
food, games, Easter Bunny, DJ, photo booth, train rides, face painting, and much more!
Contact: Chad Griffin, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129 cgriffin@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, March 28: Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Boundary Waters Aquatic Center, 5000 Ga Hwy 92/166 - $3 per child, ages 7 - 12 - two session at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. and attendees must register for a certain time on or before Thursday, March 26th 770.489.2175

Tuesday, March 31, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Blood Drive for the American Red Cross
Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8750 Dorris Road (adjacent to the Courthouse) - To schedule an appointment, please visit the web site and enter sponsor code WFSC

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, March 16, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Tuesday, March 17, 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

9030 Georgia Highway 5 at Gurley Road (next to Hunter Park)
P. O. Box 1077, Douglasville 30133 ~ 770.651.2000

Monday, March 23: Report Cards Issued

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

Need a Job?: Check out the latest job listings at www.douglasjobs.com.

Thursday, March 12, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Coffee/Card Exchange Networking
Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, 2189 Midway Road - Free for Chamber Members, $20 for Guests

Tuesday, March 17, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Monthly Issues Luncheon: Douglas County Health Report Card
GreyStone Power Auditorium, 4040 Bankhead Highway - $20 for Chamber Members with RSVP, $30 for Guests

Thursday, March 26, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Business After Hours Networking
Servis1st Bank (formerly Metro Bank), 9340 The Landing Drive - Free for Chamber 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 [email protected].