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Douglas County Happenings

Now Accepting Applications - Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta West, Lithia Springs
110 Interstate West Parkway - Please apply in person - looking for experienced housekeepers, cooks, servers, and front desk clerks at the full-service hotel and conference center
candidates should have knowledge, experience and skills in a hotel environment, commitment to guest services, desire, ability to work efficiently under pressure, must be able lift/carry 50 pounds, have a valid Driver's License, must pass a background check and drug test 770.949.8980

Pre-registration Open: 2016 Douglas County Camporee
October 22nd @ Clinton Nature Preserve, $30 per tent site, pre-registration now open on-line or in person at Deer Lick Park
camp fire, scavenger hunt, group games, night hike, s'mores!
Contact: Chad Griffin, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129

Now: West Side Winds Jazz Orchestra Auditions for Bass Player
24-piece orchestra performing jazz and R&B with local vocalist - Monday night rehearsals in Lithia Springs - please call for more information
Contact: Asa Walker 404.538.1312

Wednesday, August 31, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: International Overdose Awareness Day Memorial and Educational Event
Community Bean Coffee Connection, 8341 Grady Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Families Against Drugs will be distributing free literature on drugs and overdose prevention. Every 11 minutes there will be a balloon release to signify how often one loses their life to an overdose, and memorials will be made.
Contact: Kathy Key 404.304.5696 familiesagainstdrugs@gmail.com

Saturday, September 3 - Saturday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Douglas County Challengers Baseball for Special Needs Fall Season
Beulah Ruritan Ballpark, 3655 McKown Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Fall Season is Saturdays in September and October and ages 6 - 21 are welcome to play! Please call Coach Troglin for more information.
Contact: Coach Philip Troglin 770.941.2209 DCChallengers@aol.com

Monday, September 5, 10:00 a.m.: Sweetwater Shrine Club Annual Labor Day Parade and BBQ
10 a.m. Parade along the traditional Church Street route (between Fairburn Road and Rose Avenue) in downtown Douglasville
Douglasville Masonic Lodge #289's 53rd annual Rudolph Harper BBQ at Hunter Park after the parade
Open to the Public, Free Admission
Contact: Joe Miller 470.262.5084 joemiller3555@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, September 6, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "Dreams" Exhibit Opens in the Courthouse Art Gallery
Douglas County Courthouse, 3rd floor, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring the talents of Douglas County residents - on view through September 28
Contact: Wes Tallon, Douglas County Communications & Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Thursday, September 8, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: National Open Visual Arts Show Opening Reception
Cultural Arts Council, 8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - on view through September 29

Friday, September 9, 8:00 a.m.: 4th annual Douglas County High School Golf Classic
Mirror Lake Golf Club - 4-man Scramble - $100 per person includes golf, riding cart, breakfast and lunch with proceeds benefiting baseball and basketball programs
Contact: DCHS Tiger Dugout Club and DCHS Tip-Off Club 404.545.1482 dctigerbooster@gmail.com

Saturday, September 10: Beyond the Front Porch Trip to Zoo Atlanta
Monthly educational field trips to expand student's learning experiences. Activity, Transportation and Lunch included. Free for students on free/reduced lunch with paying adult; all other $25.
Contact: Kascia Lipford 404.408.6448 info@beyondthefrontporch.org

Saturday, September 10, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Turner Middle School Chorus Community Yard Sale
at the school, 7101 Turner Drive, Lithia Springs - table space available for $10 each - Open to the Public, Free Admission
Contact: Reginald Ferguson, Chorus Director reginald.ferguson@douglas.k12.ga.us

Saturday, September 10, 9:00 a.m.: Motorcycle Ride benefiting the Douglas County Challengers Baseball Team for Special Needs Children
Ride begins at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta and goes to Beulah Ruritan Park for a 10 a.m. game with the Challengers' kids, then back to H-D for food, music and festivities for the afternoon
$15 per ride, $5 per backseat, with all proceeds to the Challengers for equipment and uniforms
Sponsored by the US Military Vets MC Atlanta & Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Contact: Frog 770.941.2209

Saturday, September 10, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Fall Open House at the Cultural Arts Council
8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - meet and greet our teaching artists for autumn classes, enjoy artist demonstrations, and student performances
Contact: Joi Jamison 770.949.2787 programmingartsdouglas@earthlink.net

Saturday, September 10, 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Family ArtVenture features Family & Kids Concert
Cultural Arts Council, 8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - goofy, silly and fun concert by songwriter Jennifer Daniels
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net

Friday, September 16, 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.: Celebrate US Constitution Week!
The Sweetwater Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hand out free copies of the US Constitution on the steps of the Courthouse. Some of the women will be dressed in Revolutionary War period costumes and there will be a spinning wheel demonstration.
Contact: Karen Flagg karen@pathstohealth.com

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Thursday, September 1, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Monday, September 5: Labor Day Holiday - Courthouse and County Offices/Programs Closed
Douglas County E-911, the Sheriff's Department, and Fire/EMS will be open, as always, to protect and serve the residents of Douglas County.

Tuesday, September 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 & Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) 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, September 5: Labor Day Holiday - All Schools Closed
Wednesday, September 7: Progress Reports for Elementary and Middle School Students
Wednesday, September 14: Hal-day Early Release for All Students

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, September 1, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Georgia Power Coffee Card Exchange
Church at Chapel Hill, 5357 Chapel Hill Road - Free for Members, $20 for Guests

Tuesday, September 13, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.: GreyStone Power Luncheon
The Centre at Arbor Connection, 7475 Douglas Boulevard - $20 for Members, $30 for 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.