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
    More information

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


    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
    Contact TJ Jaglinski at 770.920.7472 or
    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!

  • 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
    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

  • 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

Happening soon

  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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

  • "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
    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
    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
    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

  • 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

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

  • 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