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Employment Openings: Hilton Garden Inn, Atlanta West/Lithia Springs
110 Interstate West Parkway, Lithia Springs - looking for experienced housekeepers, cooks, servers and front desk clerks for the hotel and conference center - must have a valid Driver's License and must pass a background check and drug test, EEO - apply in person 770.949.8980

Employment Opportunity: Two After-School Program Assistants
Midway United Methodist Church, 1930 Midway Road - The Midway UMC After-School Program is looking for two assistants for the 2014-2015 school year. Hours are 2 - 6 p.m. and 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Teresa Morris, Director 678.384.8498 Teresa@MidwayUMC.net

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

Wednesdays: 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!

Job Openings: Six Flags Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park Casting Call
Scare Actors: Saturday - Sunday, July 26th - 27th, 11 a.m.
Singers and Dancers: Saturday - Sunday, July 26th - 27th, 2 p.m.
Jennie T, Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060
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

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

Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.: Douglas County Charter Chapter, American Business Women's Association Annual Meeting/Installation of Officers/Networking Program
1st Presbyterian Church, 9190 Campbellton Street @ I-20 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Guest Speaker: Patty Wenck - "What is your plan for networking? Networking is all about the "net" and the "work".

Thursday, July 24, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Keurig Green Mountain Job Fair for Manufacturing Positions
Douglas County Courthouse Atrium, 8700 Hospital Drive - Open positions include: maintenance leadership, engineering leadership, and manufacturing engineering jobs@keurig.com

Thursday, July 24, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Images of America Series presents "Douglasville", a photo history of the City by Lisa Land Cooper - Book Signing
Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - "Douglasville" contains over 200 photographs and images from government sources and private collectors; contains the complete history of the 1896 Courthouse and the destructive fire; and the importance of the railroad
Contact: Arcadia Publishing 888.313.2665

Friday, July 25, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Baseball Clinic with former Major League Baseball Player Dave Williams
Harvester Christian Academy, 4241 Central Church Road - for boys in grades 2 -12 - $60 by July 21st - skills instruction in hitting, infield, throwing, outfield, base running and pitching 770.942.1583

Friday, July 25, 1:00 p.m.: Fraud Protection Seminar for Seniors
Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8750 Dorris Road (adjacent to the Courthouse) - Free Admission, Open to the Public - presented by the Better Business Bureau on the latest scams and targets against seniors 678.626.5630

Saturday, July 26, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Sweetwater Bluff Community Yard Sale
Subdivision is located 1 mile south of the Dog River on Georgia Highway 5 - Open to the Public
Contact: Trisha King 404.583.9445

Saturday, July 26, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Marriage Restoration Movement
6508 Spring Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - sponsored by Operation Taking Back Our Community - guest speakers; dinner will be served
Contact: Gloria Walker 404.692.4808 operationtboc@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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 ‪#ýChangeThePicture‬ 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.
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

Applications Now Being Accepted: Opportunities for Service
The Board of Commissioners will be making appointments for vacancies on the following Boards:
- Cobb/Douglas Region One Board for Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities
- Douglas County Board of Assessors
- Douglas County Cemetery Preservation Commission

If you are interested in volunteering to serve on any of these Boards, please submit a completed application with resume/letter of interest by 5 p.m., July 25th, to:
Lisa Watson, County Clerk, Douglas County
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134
Board membership requirements may be viewed and the application downloaded from www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com (choose Departments, then Boards and Commissions)

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

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

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, July 31, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Business After Hours
John Bleakley Ford, Thornton Road, Lithia Springs - Free for Chamber Members, $20 for Guests

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)

Thursday, August 28, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Business After Hours
Thunderzone Entertainment Center, Bright Star Road at Douglas Boulevard


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.