Douglas County Happenings

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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Happening this weekend

Happening this weekend


  • Career Opportunities with Douglas County Government

    Now Accepting Applications:


    Communications Officer Trainee (full-time), Sheriff's Office
    Communications Officer Trainee (full-time), E-911
    Deputy Transportation Director (full-time), DOT
    Laborer III (full-time), DOT
    Legal Staff Assistant (full-time), District Attorney's Office
    Signing and Marking Technician I (full-time), DOT
    Lifeguard (part-time), Aquatic Center
    Paramedic (full-time and part-time), Fire/EMS

    Job Descriptions and Application Form available at link below
    More information


  • Fairplay Youth Sports Association Baseball and Softball Registration

    Registration Now Open:

    On-line: Now - January 28th at link below
    At the Park: Saturdays, January 21st & 28th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    for ages 4 - 14
    Contact Robert Sheperd at
    Email robert@fairplayyouthsports.org
    More information


  • "Servings: Kitchen with a Cause" - New on dctv23

    January:

    Cooking with People Who Are Making a Difference in Our Community! Join TJ with guest Steve Hord of the Boys & Girls Club for some creative recipes and lots of information.
    Airing daily at 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. on dctv23 (Comcast channel 23, AT&T U-verse channel 99, and simulcast on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com)
    Contact TJ Jaglinski at 770.920.7472 or
    Email tjaglinski@co.douglas.ga.us
    More information


  • "The Waterline"

    Wednesday, January 11 - Thursday, February 2:

    Click here for the latest edition of the newsletter from the Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority.
    More information


  • Douglas County Task Force Domestic Assault Response Team and Sexual Assault Response Team

    Volunteers Needed:

    You will receive training to serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; answer calls from victims when the office is closed. On-call volunteer responds when the team is called for a sexual assault. Please contact us to volunteer!
    Email dctaskforce@yahoo.com


  • Douglas County School System: Food Service Assistant Substitutes

    Now Accepting Applications:

    We are looking for persons who love children, love to cook (or would like to learn how to cook), and willing to work hard. Please apply on-line (click Employment, then Job Vacancies/Postings)
    More information


  • WorkSource Atlanta Regional Mobile Career Lab

    Looking to Recharge Your Job Search? We Can Help!

    Lithia Springs Library Parking Lot, 7100 Turner Drive - 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month - Free Services for individuals 16 years and old, including assistance in career planning, job readiness coaching, information about training opportunities, access to computer workstations, and more
    More information


  • Manufacturing Plant Assembling Refrigeration Units

    Jobs: Polar Temp Ice Merchandisers

    7885 - 1st Flags Drive, Austell - apply in person Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    $10 an hour; full-time position (40+ hours); health insurance ($30/week), dental, vision, 401(k)


  • Annual Meeting, Douglas County Humane Society

    Thursday, January 19, 6:30 p.m.:

    Arbor Station Clubhouse, 9650 Parkway Circle - Free Admission, Open to the Public - recap of 2016, update on the new animal shelter, and more
    Email info@dchsociety.org
    More information


  • The Friday Night Drive-In Movie on dctv23: "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" starring John Travolta

    Friday, January 20, 8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:

    Only on Comcast Channel 23, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and Online at dctv23.com


  • Family Emergency Preparedness and Container Gardening Seminars

    Saturday, January 21, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3027 Chapel Hill Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - learn about creating 72-hour emergency kits, home items needed for any disaster, basic family preparedness, and growing vegetables in patio containers


Happening this weekend

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  • Musicians Requested, Rehearsals Beginning: Christian Community Orchestra

    Monday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.:

    Central Baptist Church, 5811 Central Church Road - intermediate musician ability or higher requested - all ages welcome
    Contact Jan Booth, Director at 770.286.0431 or
    Email janboothmusic@yahoo.com
    More information


  • Cougar Soccer Camps for K - 7th Grade at Alexander High School

    Saturday, January 28, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.:

    6500 Alexander Parkway - $25 per player with camps for field players and goalkeeping - on-line registration at link below or by mailing a check to the school - day-of/on-site registration available
    Contact Coach Jose Cuellar at 770.851.4665 or
    Email jose.cuellar@douglas.k12.ga.us
    More information


  • "An Evening for Kings & Queens" Networking Event

    Saturday, January 28, 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.:

    Municipal Court Hall, 2083 Fairburn Road - $20 per person at link below with proceeds to organizations supporting families in need - networking, entertainment, motivational speaking, door prizes and more - sponsored by Kingdom Women Rock
    Contact Joyce Hester at 678.542.5944
    More information


  • CAC Exhibit Reception: Paintings by Donald Holdman, Penelope Davis and Dolores Surry-Smith

    Saturday, January 28 - Saturday, January 28, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.:

    Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - on view through February 22nd
    Contact Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director at 770.949.2787 or
    Email directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net
    More information


  • Ringling Clown Visit and Storytime

    Thursday, February 2, 10:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.:

    Dog River Library, 6100 Ga Hwy 5 South - Free Admission, Open to the Public - join Ben & Zach, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ambassadors of Laughter for some serious fun!
    More information


  • Coffee & Conversation with County District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell III

    Saturday, February 4, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Douglas County Senior Center, 6287 Fairburn Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - conversations with Commissioner Mitchell on any topic
    Contact Commissioner Henry Mitchell III at 770.920.7266 or
    Email hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us
    More information


  • Musicians Wanted, Rehearsal Beginning: Elementary String Orchestra

    Saturday, February 4, 2:00 p.m.:

    requires a basic learning of music on a string instrument - call for rehearsal information
    Contact Jan Booth, Director at 770.286.0431 or
    Email janboothmusic@yahoo.com


  • "Middle School Mania" - February Exhibit in the Courthouse Art Gallery

    Tuesday, February 7 - Wednesday, March 1:

    3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public at any time the Courthouse is open - featuring the art of middle school students in the Douglas County School System as selected by their art teachers
    Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 7th, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
    on view through March 1st
    Contact Wes Tallon, Director of Communications & Community Relations at 770.920.7593 or
    Email wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us
    More information


  • Child Safety Seat Inspection Station

    Tuesday, February 7, 10:00 a.m.:

    Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road - appointments required for one-on-one instructions on correct child safety seat installation and use
    Contact Lin Snowe, Safe Kids Douglas County at 770.949.5155 or
    Email Lin.Snowe@dph.ga.gov
    More information


  • Beyond the Front Porch Field Trip to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Saturday, February 11:

    Educational field trip - activity, transportation and lunch is free for students on free/reduced lunch; $25 for all others - registration now open at link below
    Contact Kascia Lipford at 404.408.6448 or
    Email info@beyondthefrontporch.org
    More information


Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000
Televised live on dctv23 and simulcast live on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

  • Work Session

    Monday, January 23, 10:00 a.m.:

    Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public


  • Legislative Meeting

    Tuesday, January 24, 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.:

    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


Douglas County Board of Education/Public School System

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

  • School system calendar

  • School System Spelling Bee

    Thursday, February 2, 9:00 a.m.:

    Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Broadcast live on dctv23 (Comcast channel 23 and AT&T U-verse channel 99 with simulcast on CelebrateDouglasCounty.com)


  • Progress Reports, Elementary and Middle School

    Tuesday, February 7:


  • 1/2 Day Early Release, All Students

    Wednesday, February 8:


Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

6658 Church Street, Douglasville ~ 770.942.5022

  • Business After Hours

    Thursday, January 26, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.:

    Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street - Free for Chamber Members, $20 for Guests


  • Business4Breakfast: West Georgia Technical College

    Thursday, February 9, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.:

    Free for Members, $20 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.