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Douglas County Happenings

Now: Douglas County Chamber Singers Holding Auditions
The audition process includes a solo performance, sight reading exercise and performing scales. The Singers practice each Tuesday from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church, and presents free concerts and appearances throughout the year. Please call to schedule an audition.
Contact: Andrea Tingen 770.949.3623

On-line Registration Now Open: Saturday Soccer Camp - January 31st, 1 - 4 p.m.
Alexander High School - for children in K-8, $25 per person - sponsored by the Alexander High School Boys' Soccer Team

Now Scheduling: West Atlanta/Douglas Choral Society Auditions
Auditions being scheduled for the 28th concert season underway. Interested musicians seeking a well-organized and professional experience in a supportive and nurturing environment are welcome to audition. Please call for information and to schedule an audition appointment. Rehearsals are held at Douglas County High School rehearsal/performing arts halls.
Contact: Sue Nantz, Secretary 404.732.7301

Saturday, January 17 - Saturday, January 31, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Bill Arp Spring Baseball Registration
Pre-T through 14U - at meeting room above concession stand - Saturdays, January 17th, 24th and 31st
Contact: Chris Little chris.little@billarpbaseball.com

January and February:, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. SafeKids Douglas Child Passenger Safety Seat Checks in January and February
Wednesday, February 4th, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, 8470 Earl D. Lee Blvd.
Thursday, February 19th, Douglas Health Center, 6770 Selman Drive
free service, but appointments are required - please call the number below for an appointment
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155

Thursday, January 22 - Thursday, January 29, 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Have a child below age 5? Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library!
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Every Child Ready to Read is a series of workshops that provide parents of children under the age of 5 with pre-literacy skills. This ensures that each child will start Kindergarten with the skills they need to start reading.
January 22nd and 29th, 5:30 - 7 p.m. 770.920.7125

Monday, January 26 - Thursday, February 19: Free Computer Classes at the Dog River Library
5000 Georgia Highway 5
Intro to Computers: 5:30 p.m., January 26th
E-mail Basics 1: 5:30 p.m., February 9th
E-mail Basics 2: 5:30 p.m., February 19th
Register by calling the Library 770.577.5186

Tuesday, January 27 - Tuesday, January 27: Lithia Springs Library January Children's Programs
7100 Turner Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Story Time - "Trains": 10:30 a.m., January 27th 770.944.5931

Tuesday, January 27, 5:00 p.m.: 3M e-Book and eAudiobook Class at the Douglas County Library
6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Learn how to use your tablet, reader or other mobile device to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Library - Sign up at the library or by phone
Contact: Chris 770.920.7125

Wednesday, January 28, 4:30 p.m.: Douglas County Library Book Club
Open to the Public, Free Admission
"The Kitchen House" by Kathleen Grissom - book is available at the library
Contact: Chris 770.920.7125

Thursday, January 29 - Thursday, January 29: January Children's Programs at the Dog River Library
6100 Ga Hwy 5 - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Story Time - "Snow": 10:30 a.m., January 29th 770.577.5187

Thursday, January 29, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Benton House "Souper Bowl"
Free Admission, Open to the Public, Please RSVP - Tailgate grillin' and gamin' with classic soups from residents' recipes, 4999 Prestley Mill Road 770.942.9449 douglasvilleinfo@bentonhouse.com

Thursday, January 29, 5:00 p.m.: Teen Event: Master Chef
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to Teens ages 13 - 18 - Learn to create a mug cake! 770.920.7125

Saturday, January 31, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: "Photography on the Color Line" Exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center
8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - a photographic exhibition on the lives and achievements of African-American Georgians at the turn of the 20th Century, plus local artist Evon Strickland with family portraits done in crochet, and pen and ink drawings of famous African-Americans by local artist John Martin - on view through February 22nd
Opening January 15th with Exhibit Reception from 6 - 9 p.m., January 31st
Contact: Cristhtian Perez Molina 770.949.2787 cultureadmin@earthlink.net

Tuesday, February 3, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "Middle School Mania" Exhibit Opens in the Courthouse Art Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring the art of middle school students in the Douglas County School System as selected by their art teachers - on view through February 25th
Contact: Wes Tallon, Douglas County Communications & Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: "Coffee and Conversation" with District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell III
Stitch & Fit Alterations, 6971 South Sweetwater Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - informal chat on any topic 770.920.7266 hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us

Tuesday, February 10, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Family Craft Night at the Dog River Library
6100 Ga Hwy 5 - Free Admission, Open to the Public 770.577.5186

Saturday, February 14: Beyond the Front Porch Trip to the National Center for Civil & Human Rights
Monthly educational field trips to expand students' learning experiences. Activity, Transportation and Lunch included. Free for students on free/reduced lunch with paying adult; all others $25. RSVP required.
Contact: Kascia Lipford 404.408.6448 info@beyondthefrontporch.org

Saturday, February 14, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Blind Date with a Book - You Might Just Fall in Love!
Dog River Library, 6100 Ga Hwy 5 - Free Admission - Stop in a choose your book date! After reading the book, write a brief review and submit it to be entered for prizes! 770.577.5186

Saturday, February 14, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Be a Sweetheart! Join the Friends of the Douglas County Library - Come see what we are all about! Informational Meeting
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - The Friends group sponsors programs, used book sales and other activities to support the Douglas County Library.
Contact: Lynn Strickland rlynnstrickland@yahoo.com

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, February 2, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Tuesday, February 3, 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, February 6: Progress Reports Issued for Elementary and Middle School Students
Wednesday, February 11: Half-day/Early Release for All Students
Thursday, February 12 - Monday, February 16: Winter Break: Student Holidays

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

Thursday, January 29, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Business After Hours
Douglasville Convention Center, 6700 Church Street

Thursday, February 5, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Coffee/Card Exchange
West Georgia Technical College - Free for Chamber 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 12 noon to [email protected].