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Now through Thanksgiving: Give Coats, Give Warmth - Coat Collection for SHARE House Family Violence Crisis Center
Please donate new or gently-used coats for children, teens and adults at any of the following locations
ABRA Auto Body & Glass, 6934 Douglas Boulevard
Ryan Rice Allstate Agency, 7421 Douglas Boulevard, Suite B
Anchor Heating and Air, 6556 Adair Place.


Now: Early Voting for the November 4th General Election
Weekdays, Now - October 24th: first floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 25th: first floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Monday - Friday, October 27th - 31st at five locations:
first floor, Douglas County Courthouse
first floor, Old Douglas County Courthouse, 6754 Church Street;
Deer Lick Park Gym, 2105 Mack Road;
Dog River Library, 6100 Ga Hwy 5;
Boundary Waters Aquatic Center, 5000 Ga Hwy 92/166
Contact: Douglas County Board of Elections 770.920.7213


Now: Douglas County Youth Basketball Winter League Registration
Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road - for boys and girls ages 5 - 18; $75 per person - season starts in January
Contact: Brandon Davis, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129
http://www.douglascountyparks.com


Wednesdays through November 19th:, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Farmers Market at the Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring locally grown and made goods

Thursday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.: Community Forum Listening Session by the Douglas County Legislative Delegation
Douglasville Public Safety Building, Fairburn Road
Contact: State Representative Kimberly Alexander kalex957@aol.com


Friday, October 24 - Saturday, October 25: STEM Fair and Georgia Gravity Games
Douglasville Convention Center - STEM Fair on Friday, 6 - 8 p.m. - Gravity Games Soapbox Car Race on Saturday, 9 a.m. - Free Admission, Open to the Public
http://www.gagravitygames.com

Friday, October 24, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Winston Elementary Fall Festival
7465 Bankhead Highway - Open to the Public, $15 wristbands (2 for $25) - unlimited games, inflatables, hayride, petting zoo, face painting, raffles, and ticketed booths

Friday, October 24, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: Hot Rods on Main
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - car show, live music, vendors - Free Admission, Open to the Public - $25 entry per vehicle, $10 per motorcycle 678.449.3102
http://www.douglasvillega.gov


Friday, October 24, 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Mt. Carmel Elementary School Superheroes and Princesses Fall Festival
2356 Fairburn Road at Bomar Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public, 50-cent game tickets available at the door - wacky hair, karaoke, cake & book walks, nails & art, bouncies, games, prizes, food and more - vendors welcome ($25)
Contact: PTA 770.651.4281 mcespta@yahoo.com


Friday, October 24, 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.: The Friday Night Drive-In on dctv23: "The Little Shop of Horrors" starring Jack Nicholson in his first movie role!
Only on Comcast Cable Channel 23 and Online at dctv23.com

Saturday, October 25 - Friday, October 31: "Presidents Revisited" Comedy, Mystery Dinner Theater
Exodus Ranch, 2280 Pine Drive (Oct. 25 - 26); All Community Theater, 6701 Church Street (Oct. 31) - $36 tickets benefits Team Mighty Max - comedy mystery spoof
Contact: All Community Theatre 706.508.2108 allcommunitytheater@live.com
https://www.facebook.com/allcommunitytheater


Saturday, October 25: 35th Annual Moonlight Run
Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street - 8 p.m. 5K ($30 advance/$35 race day), 7:30 p.m. Youth Open 1-mile for 12 and under ($17), 7 p.m. Tot Trot for 5 and under ($12) - chip-timed USATF certified 5K - nighttime race through the streets of Douglasville - health fair from 4 - 8 p.m.; race registration from 3 - 7 p.m.
Contact: Douglas County Rogue Runners
http://www.dcroguerunners.com


Saturday, October 25, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: "Reaping a Healthy Harvest" Senior Living Fair
Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8750 Dorris Road - Free Admission, Open to Seniors 55+ - vendors, flu shots, health screenings, and more 678.626.5630


Saturday, October 25, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Community Child Safety Event
ThunderZone Family Entertainment Center, 3140 Bright Star Road - 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. educational classes on child passenger safety and pedestrian safety with car seat checks immediately following - door prizes, discount coupons, giveaways
Contact: SafeKids Douglas County 770.949.5155

Saturday, October 25, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: "Hawkfest 2014" at Harvester Christian Academy
4241 Central Church Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public, $15 armbands for unlimited games - obstacle course, inflatables, bake sale and more - vendors welcome
Contact: Lisa Blacker 770.639.7409 lisablacker@yahoo.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1510745189173933/?unit_ref=suggester_events&source=1


Saturday, October 25, 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.: 4th Annual Craft Expo at Central Baptist Church
5811 Central Church Road - $1 admission or one canned food item with proceeds going to the Good Samaritan Center - vendors welcome ($20)
Contact: Jennifer Edwards 770.942.7275 jedwards@cbc-dogulasville.org


Saturday, October 25, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: 18th annual Chili Cook-off
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - food, fun, costume contest - sponsored by the Cultural Arts Council
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787
http://www.artsdouglas.org


Sunday, October 26, 2:00 p.m.: A Walk With the Lion
The Lion Golf Club, 400 Murphy Industrial Boulevard, Bremen - supporting breast cancer patient and Douglas County government employee Donna Wier Wentz - $20 per walker - Open to the Public
Contact: Jennifer King 770.920.7556 jking@co.douglas.ga.us

Sunday, October 26, 2:30 p.m.: 2nd Annual Paw Pride Trail Run
Boundary Waters Park, 5000 Ga Hwy 92/166 - $15 race day registration - 2:30 p.m. 5K for 4th grade and older - 3:15 p.m. 1-mile for 1st - 3rd grade - 3:45 p.m. 1/4-mile for kindergarten - all proceeds benefit Eastside Elementary School 770.651.3817

Sunday, October 26, 2:30 p.m.: PowerLight Kingdom Centre Opening
2531 Bright Star Road - Open to the Public, Free Admission - celebrating the 4th year anniversary and the opening of the new Church building
Contact: Pastor Eugene and Dawnette Ganiga 404.789.6882

Sunday, October 26, 3:00 p.m.: Benefit Concert for Good Samaritan Center of Douglas County featuring the Big Chicken Chorus and 129 & Counting
Douglasville 1st Presbyterian Church, 9190 Campbellton Street at I-20 - $15 tickets with $10 going to Good Samaritan, enough to buy 62.5 pounds of food
Contact: Tammy Kone 770.949.7335 GoodSamDC@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 28, 11:00 a.m.: Birdies for Brighten and Brighten Family BBQ
Chapel Hills Country Club, 3300 Golf Ridge Boulevard - Open to the Public - 11 a.m. registration ($125 per person, registration deadline of Oct. 17) and lunch, 12 noon shotgun start, 5 p.m. BBQ ($10 adults, $5 children) - all proceeds benefit Brighten Academy
Contact: Jamie Holvey 404.578.4073 jholvey@brightenacademy.com
http://www.brightenacademy.com


Friday, October 31, 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.: Trick-or-Treating in the Courthouse
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to Kids 12 and Under Accompanied by an Adult - trick-or-treat to Courthouse offices and Atrium tables to receive treats all afternoon in a safe and fun atmosphere - costumes welcomed and encouraged - sponsored by the employees of Douglas County
Contact: Wes Tallon, Director of Communications and Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us


Friday, October 31, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.: Trunk-or-Treat with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department
Upper Parking Lot, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to Kids 12 and Under Accompanied by an Adult - trunk-or-treat from law enforcement vehicles and equipment - hot dogs and other food items for sale


Saturday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Arts and Crafts in the Woods at the Dog River Library
6100 Ga Hwy 5 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - arts & crafts, author book signings, Christmas ornaments, handmade jewelry, baskets & pottery, wood crafts, food, fresh pecans, boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, used book sale, and a lot more!
Contact: Friends of the Dog River Library 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Monday, November 3, 6:30 p.m.: Advanced Placement Capstone and Liberal Arts College Preparatory Diploma Meeting
Alexander High School Cafeteria - for all 8th grade students districted to attend Alexander HS and who are interested in earning college credit while enrolled at AHS - Additional information can be found by clicking below:
http://alexander.dch.schoolinsites.com/?PageName=bc&n=192332


Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.: General Election Day
All precincts open
Note: Precinct 1275 is moving from Lithia Springs High School to County Line Baptist Church, 1814 North County Line Road.
Follow election returns on dctv23 (channel 23 on Comcast)


Tuesday, November 4, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Douglas County Art Guild Exhibit Opens in the Courthouse Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Open to the Public, Free Admission - on view through November 25th

Thursday, November 6: 3rd annual National Open Visual Arts Show at the Cultural Arts Center
8652 Campbellton Street - on view November 6th - 28th, Free Admission, Open to the Public
Exhibit Reception: November 9th, 6 - 8 p.m.
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787
http://www.artsdouglas.org


Friday, November 7: "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, presented by All Community Theater
One Community Church, 6710 Church Street - 7 p.m., November 7th, 12th, 14th, 15th; 4 p.m., November 9th - proceeds, after expenses, are donated to a local charity 706.508.2108
http://allcommunitytheater.com

Friday, November 7, 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Colonial Hills Christian School Fall Festival
7131 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs - tickets for games available at the door - games, food, charity auction, and more - Open to the Public
Contact: Colonial Hills Christian School 678.941.6342


Saturday, November 8 - Sunday, November 9: 29th annual Christmas in Lithia
Lithia Springs High School, 2520 East County Line Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday; 12 - 5 p.m. Sunday - indoors, quality artists and craftsmen, and entertainment 770.651.6700
http://www.christmasinlithia.blogspot.com

Saturday, November 8: Beyond the Front Porch visits the Booth Western Museum
bringing back the experience of educational field trips to school-aged children and exposing low-income teens to non-traditional activities - activity, transportation and lunch is $25 per person ($30 after November 1st) - Register today
Contact: Kascia Lipford 404.408.6448 info@beyondthefrontporch.org
http://www.beyondthefrontporch.org

Saturday, November 8: Dayspring 5K and 1-mile Run
Central Baptist Church - 3:30 p.m. 1-Mile; 4 p.m. 5K
Contact: Jennifer Edwards 770.942.7275 jedwards@cbc-douglasville.org
http://www.dayspring5k.org

Saturday, November 8, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Holiday Extravaganza
New Mountain Top Baptist Church Family Life Center, 7870 Smith Road, Winston - Open to the Public - "get all of your holiday shopping completed under one roof" - proceeds go towards scholarships
Contact: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, DCP Counties Alumnae Chapter 404.579.6621
http://www.dcpdst.com


Monday, November 10, 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: RockTenn Job Fair
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive
Applications will be accepted for the following 2nd shirt positions. All applicants will have the opportunity to have their application/resume reviewed.
Line Leaders
Quality Auditors
Maintenance Technicians (with 2 years production or related experience)
Forklift Drivers (minimum 2 years forklift experience).

No other positions are open and applications will not be taken for any positions other than the ones listed. Application forms will be available for completion at the Job Fair.
All positions start at $12 per hour with shift differential. All positions have overtime opportunities. RockTenn offers a great benefit package after 2 months of emplyoment. A solid work history, good math and communications skills are required.
All applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. RockTenn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RockTenn's assembly plant is located in southeastern Douglas County.


Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.: 15th Annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade
5:30 p.m. line-up; 7 p.m. step-off from Douglas County High School - parade will proceed north on Campbellton Street to performance area on Campbellton Street between BB&T and Regions Bank; west on Church Street; south on Bowden and Woodrow Streets back to Campbellton and return to the high school - all parade units must salute our veterans, active military, reserves and/or US Flag
Contact: Wes Tallon 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us
http://www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com





Douglas County Board of Commissioners
www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, November 3, 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, November 4, 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, November 3, 7:00 p.m.: School Board Meeting Central Office
Tuesday, November 4: 1/2-day Early Release for All Students; 1/2-day Professional Learning
Wednesday, November 12: Progress Reports for Elementary and Middle School Students





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

Friday, October 24, 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.: Board Member Orientation Conference for Non-Profit Organizations
The Centre at Arbor Connection, 7475 Douglas Boulevard - $30 for Chamber members, $50 non-members, includes breakfast, lunch and all materials - focusing on the importance of serving on a board, understanding duties and developing high performance leadership

Thursday, November 6, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Coffee/Card Exchange
Diamonds Forever



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