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Douglas County Happenings

Now: Bill Arp Falcons Football and Cheer Registration
On-site Registration Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6:30 - 8 p.m. or anytime on the web site - for boys and girls ages 5 - 12 - $225 per person
Contact: Trey Robinson, President Treyelite@aol.com

Now: Lithia Springs Park Fall Baseball and Softball Registration
In-person Registration at Lithia Springs Park, 2922 South Sweetwater Road Saturdays, July 26 and August 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - In-person Registration Now at Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road or on-line - for ages 4U - 14U
Contact: Tracie Ivey 770.920.7129 tivey@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, July 19 - Tuesday, August 19, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Fall Ball Sign-Ups at Bill Arp Park
Bill Arp Park, Highway 5 - Saturdays, 7/19, 7/26, 8/3 and 8/9 chris.little@billarppark.com

Registration Underway: Adult Co-Ed Kickball League
Deer Lick Softball Field #2, 2105 Mack Road - $20 per player for season from August 19th - October 29th on Tuesday and Wednesday nights - for players ages 17+
Contact: Brandon Davis, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129 bdavis@co.douglas.ga.us

New Schedule: American Legion Post 145 Meetings
Post 145 Building Available to the Public for Functions

American Legion and Sons of the American Legion general meetings: first Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. - American Legion and Sons of the American Legion Auxiliary general meetings: second Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m.
American Legion Hall is available for rental when Legion functions are not happening - perfect for meetings, bridal and baby showers, campaign fund-raisers, and more: 6449 Bankhead Highway just west of Bright Star Road
Contact: Susan Terzich 7709492631

Wednesdays:, 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 local and regional farm-grown produce, meat, honey, and more! Every Wednesday afternoon through October!

Tuesdays:, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. The Incredible Years: Parent and Elementary School Aged Group
The Nichols Center, 8729 South Flat Rock Road - Free Required Registration, funded by the Governor's Office for Children and Families - parenting practices, children's capabilities and behaviors, strategies for effective parenting, challenging behavior reduction FAX 770.920.7555 csampson@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturdays: Nightmare's Gate Haunted House Looking for Volunteer Actors
4192 Vansant Road - If you are over 17 and being a part of an award-winning Haunt Crew sounds like fun, thsn show up at the Haunted House any Saturday before September 13th at 4 p.m. and ask for Corwyn. Previous experience is greate, but not necessary. Must have a passion to be the monster that makes other people scream!

Tuesday, July 29, 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.: Dr. Seuss PIE and Coffee - Partners in Education
Station Loft Works, 6790 West Broad Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - become a Partner in Education for the new school year and make a difference - light refreshments, door prizes - please RSVP
Contact: Lacey Anderson, Douglas County School System 770.651.2037 Lacey.Anderson@douglas.k12.ga.us

Wednesday, July 30 - Wednesday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Child Safety Seat Check
Douglas County Board of Health (Selman Drive)
Please call for an appointment
Contact: Johanna Martinez (770) 949-5155 Johanna.Martinez@dph.ga.gov

Friday, August 1 - Saturday, August 2: Sales Tax Holiday in Georgia
During the August 1 - 2 sales tax holiday, the following items will be exempt:
  • Clothing (including footwear) with a sales price of $100 or less per item. The exemption excludes clothing accessories such as jewelry, handbags, umbrellas, eyewear, watches, and watchbands.
  • Computers, computer components, and prewritten software purchased for non-commercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1000 or less per item.
  • School Supplies purchased for non-commercial use with a sales price of $20 or less per item.


Friday, August 1, 8:00 p.m.: Friday Night Flicks features "Mr. Peabody and Sherman"
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Bring your own seating
Contact: Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau 770.947.5920 info@visitdouglasville.com

Job Openings: Six Flags Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park Casting Call
Scare Actors, Technicians, Costume Designers, Make-up Artists, Specialty Acts & Insult Comics: Saturday - Sunday, August 2nd - 3rd, 10 a.m.
Six Flags Over Georgia Employment Center, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell, GA 30168
Must be 16 years of age of older and have completed an on-line application SFOGCasting@sixflags.com

Saturday, August 2, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Coffee and Conversation with Commissioner Henry Mitchell III
New Beginnings Family Support, 6534 Spring Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - conversations with County District 1 Commissioner Mitchell on any topic
Contact: Commissioner Henry Mitchell III 770.920.7266 hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, August 2, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Back 2 School Event at Pine Mountain Gold Museum
1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica - family fun including crafts for the kids, balloon animals, face painting, vendors, and more
Contact: Linda Shaw 770.459.8455, ext. 0 lshaw@villarica.org

Saturday, August 2, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Bone Marrow Donor Drive to Benefit Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patient Kelly Gammill
1st Presbyterian Church Youth Center, 9190 Campbellton Street/I-20 - Please join the marrow donor registry to see if you can be someone's cure! A simple cheek swab is all that is required to join!
Kelly is the co-owner of Dance Academy West, a member of Dorsett Shoals Baptist, and a graduate of DCHS.
Contact: Rod Gunn 770.330.1590 rgunn@nmdp.org

Saturday, August 2, 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Inspiring Scholars Tutoring "Book Bag Giveaway"
6374 Fairburn Road, Building E - Free Admission, Open to the Public - entertainment, activities, and more for K - 12th graders
Contact: Danielle Hardy 678.561.7458 info@inspiringscholars.com

Saturday, August 2, 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Hot Rod Madness Cruise-in to Benefit A Gift of Love
Ingles Plaza, 2336 Fairburn Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - antiques, classics, street rods, rat rods, trucks, tuners, cycles and more
Contact: Tim Bearden, aka "Tim the Milkman" 678.386.7604 randomrides53@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 5, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "Dusk 'til Dawn" Citizen Exhibit Opens in the Courthouse Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - exhibit of art and photographs of sunsets, night scenes, and sunrises by citizens - submittals accepted July 31st, exhibit opens on August 5th reception

Saturday, August 9: Beyond the Front Porch Trip to the US Space and Rocket Center
$25 per person ($30 after August 2) - bringing back the experience of educational field trips to school-aged children and exposing low-income teens to non-traditional activities - register on-line
Contact: Kascia Lipford 404.408.6448 info@beyondthefrontporch.org

Saturday, August 9, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Rocking with SHARE House Family Fun Day
AutoBuffs Express, 6984 Douglas Boulevard - Dunk Tank, Bounce House, Games, Food, Music - proceeds benefit the domestic violence awareness programs of SHARE House

Saturday, August 16, 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.: Free Tennis Lessions for Kids 10 & Under
Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road - USPTA Elite Professional Peter Freeman will be offering a Free 10 & Under tennis lesson to the first 20 kids to sign up. Kids will have fun playing games and learning all the basics such as how to grip the racket, proper stroke techniques, and footwork.
Contact: Tracie Ivey, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129 tivey@co.douglas.ga.us

Monday, August 18, 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: "Chat with the Chairman" with Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan
Fire Station No. 8, Tyson Road, Mirror Lake - one-on-one conversations with Chairman Worthan on any topic - Open to the Public, Free Admission 770.920.7269

Thursday, August 21: Dine Out for Kids to Benefit Communities in Schools of Douglas County
Dine Out For Kids provides an opportunity for restaurateurs and sponsors to support students in their community by donating a portion of their profits from breakfast, lunch and/or dinner to CIS. Simply dine out at one of the participating restaurants in your community on August 21 and help change the picture‬ for at-risk students.
Douglas County locations: Yogli Mogli, Shane's Rib Shack, Hungry Howies, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Texas Roadhouse.
Contact: Mitzi Teal, Executive Director, Communities in Schools 770.651.2039 Mitzi.Teal@douglas.k12.ga.us

Friday, August 22 - Saturday, August 30: All Community Theatre presents "Cindergirl"
Old Douglasville Conference Center, 6701 Church Street - G-rated, audience participation, comedy spoof of Cinderella - tickets are by donation only with proceeds going to charity, but reservations are required
Show Dates: August 22, 7 p.m., August 23, 2 p.m., August 30, 3 p.m.
Proceeds will go to the Mighty Max fund helping a 6-year-old boy who is fighting diabetes with an alert dog who notifies the family when Max's blood sugar is in the danger zone.
Contact: Melody Wilcox Pratt, ACT Director 706.508.2108 allcommunitytheater@live.com

Friday, August 22, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Personal Safety Seminar
Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8750 Dorris Road - $5 per person, open to any senior 55+ - informational seminar about the techniques and ways to defend yourself - please RSVP 678.626.5630 abridgers@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, August 23, 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.: Adult Caregiver Expo
Douglasville Church of Christ, 4691 Big B Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - meet local elder care providers and learn more about community care resources; hear presentations about Social Security and Medicare benefits, elder care legal concerns, short- and long-term care providers, and palliative and hospice care douglaseldercareexpo2014@gmail.com

Sunday, August 24, 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Douglas County Celebrates National Dog Day - Doggie Ice Cream Social
Deer Lick Park Dog Park and Family Fun Center, 2105 Mack Road - Free Admission, Open to Pooches and their Families - Vendors, Pet Adoptions, Doggie Ice Cream, and Fun! No Program, just a Sunday afternoon Ice Cream Social!
Contact: Wes Tallon 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, August 4, 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, August 5, 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

Tuesday, August 19, 10:00 a.m.: Notice of Public Hearing
The Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to consider amending Chapter 3 (Alcoholic Beverages), Section 3-1(1) (Definitions) and Section 3-49(c) (Distance Limitations) of the Douglas County Code of Ordinances. The Public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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

Friday, August 1: Alexander High School Back-to-School Bash Seniors, 8:30 a.m. - Juniors, 10:30 a.m. - Sophomores, 1 p.m. - Freshmen, 2:30 p.m.
Monday, August 4, 4:30 p.m.: Elementary School Sneak-a-Peek All Douglas County Elementary Schools - Open to all students and parents - Free Admission
Monday, August 4, 5:30 p.m.: Middle School Sneak-a-Peek All Douglas County Middle Schools - Open to all students and parents - Free Admission
Monday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.: Board of Education Meeting Central Office
Wednesday, August 6: First Student Day of School All Douglas County Public Schools
Monday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.: Board of Education Meeting Central Office

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

Tuesday, July 29, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Business After Hours
Atlanta's Finest Catering, 7981 Highway 78, Winston

Thursday, July 31, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Douglas County Chamber Blood Drive
Douglasville Conference Center, Ballrooms C & D - To schedule an appointment, visit the web site and enter sponsor code: dcchamber

Thursday, August 14, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Coffee/Card Exchange
Gold's Gym

Tuesday, August 19, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Monthly Issues Luncheon
Old Downtown Conference Center, 6701 Church Street - $20 for Chamber 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 12 noon to dctv23@co.douglas.ga.us.