Douglas County Happenings

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Happening this weekend

Happening this weekend


  • Summer Sports Camps

    Registration Underway:

    Basketball Camp: Ages 5 - 16, June 5 - 9, 9 a.m. - 12 noon, $75 per person, Deer Lick Park Gym
    Track Camp: Ages 5 - 16, June 5 - 9, 9 a.m. - 12 noon, $50 per person, Lithia Springs High School Track
    3-Day Basketball Shooting Camp: Ages 9 - 16, July 5 - 7, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., $75
    Contact Douglas County Parks & Recreation at 770.920.7129
    More information


  • Douglas County remains in a Level 2 Drought Designation!

    Are you STILL using water wisely?

    Awareness of this is very important now that warmer weather is here. Make sure you are being a good steward of our water resources and practicing conservation during your summer time activities. For more information, visit our website at the link below.
    More information


  • Part-time Gallery Coordinator

    Job Opening at the Cultural Arts Center:

    8652 Campbellton Street - 24- 24 hours/week, $10.50 per hour - responsibilities include gallery management and social media marketing
    E-mail resume and letter of interest to e-mail listed below.
    Contact Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director at 770.949.2787 or
    Email directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net
    More information


  • WellStar Douglas Hospital Gift Shop Manager

    Job Opening:

    30 hours per week @ $10 - $12.50/hour - requires 5 years retail experience and a working knowledge of Point of Sale and Microsoft Operating Systems
    Please submit resumes to the e-mail link below.
    Email carol.haskins@wellstar.org


  • Soccer Camps at Alexander High School

    Registration Underway:

    June 12 - 15, 6:30 - 9 p.m. for 8th - 12th graders, $65
    June 19 - 22, 6:30 - 8 p.m. for K - 2nd graders, $55
    June 19 - 22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for 3rd - 7th graders, $65
    Register on-line at link below
    Contact Coach Cuellar at
    Email Jose.Cuellar@douglas.k12.ga.us
    More information


  • Beyond the Front Porch Trip to Helen Tubing & Waterpark

    Registration Underway:

    Fun and educational field trip for a day in the sun tubing on a 2-hour trip on the Chattahoochee River through scenic Helen, Georgia. Activity, transportation and lunch is free for students on free/reduced lunch, and $25 for all others. Register on-line below.
    Contact Kascia Lipford at 404.408.6448 or
    Email info@beyondthefrontporch.org
    More information


  • Hoop-It-Up Summer League Basketball

    Registration Underway:

    Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road - for boys 13 - 18, $60 per person - Season is from June 1 - July 28 with games on Tuesdays & Thursday nights
    Contact Brandon Davis at 770.920.7129 or
    Email bdavis@co.douglas.ga.us
    More information


  • Memorial Day Ceremony

    Monday, May 29, 11:00 a.m.:

    Sunrise Memorial Gardens, 3721 Bankhead Highway - Free Admission, Open to the Public
    Contact Roseanne Kanger at 770.942.5451


  • Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

    Tuesday, May 30, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.:

    Douglasville Police Department Community Room, 2083 Fairburn Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Topics: Crime Trends, Preventive Crime Measures, Active Shooter Situation Training, Neighborhood Watch Programs
    Contact Chief Gary Sparks at


  • Ribbon-cutting for A Gift of Love Services

    Wednesday, May 31, 11:30 a.m.:

    3900 Veterans Memorial Highway, Lithia Springs - Free Admission, Open to the Public - new location, new leadership


Happening this weekend

Happening soon


  • Summer Colors - Exhibit Opening Reception

    Thursday, June 1, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.:

    Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street - Open to the Public, Free Admission - on view through July 26
    Contact Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director at 770.942.2787 or
    Email directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net
    More information


  • 10th Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival Garden Tour & Flower Show

    Saturday, June 3 - Sunday, June 4:

    Artists', Flower, and Home & Garden Markets - Garden Tours (ticketed) - Award-Winning Standard Flower Show - Scarecrow Exhibit - Miniature Gardens - Art Exhibits - and more - most events are free - visit the web site for details
    Contact Douglas County Museum of History & Art at
    More information


  • Deer Lick Park Fishing Derby

    Saturday, June 3, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Ages 2 - 16, Adaptive, and Seniors age 50+, Free Registration but Pre-registration Required
    Contact Douglas County Parks & Recreation at 770.920.7129
    More information


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

    Saturday, June 3, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.:

    Royal Fades Barber Shop, 6646 East Broad Street - one-on-one conversations with the District Commissioner on any topic
    Contact Commissioner Henry Mitchell III at 770.920.7266 or
    Email hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us


  • 23rd Annual Sweetwater Creek Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K

    Sunday, June 4, 7:00 a.m.:

    Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs - Register on-line at link below
    Triathlon ($55): 200-yard swim, 10-mile bike, and 5K run
    Duathlon ($45): 5K run, 10-mile bike, 5K run
    5K ($35)
    Contact John Stone, Douglas County Kiwanis Club at 770.942.3457 or
    Email stonej1026@yahoo.com
    More information


  • Food Truck Mondays

    Monday, June 5 - Monday, June 26, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.:

    Downtown Douglasville next to the Police Station, 6754 Broad Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring up to 10 food trucks each Monday
    Contact April McKown, Main Street Douglasville at
    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

  • Commuter Vanpools, Xpress Bus Service, Senior & Disabled Voucher Program

    Douglas County Rideshare:

    Multi-modal Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road
    Open Weekdays 5 a.m. - 7 p.m., 770.949.7665, www.DouglasCountyRideshare.com


  • Career Opportunities with Douglas County Government

    Now Accepting Applications for Posted Jobs:


    More information


  • Board Vacancy: Douglas County Department of Family & Children's Services

    Applications Being Accepted

    Resumes/Letters of Interest from Volunteers interested in serving on this Board are due by 5 p.m., Friday, June 2, to Lisa Watson, County Clerk, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134.
    E-mail: lwatson@co.douglas.ga.us
    Board membership requirements may be viewed and the application downloaded from www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com (choose Departments/Boards & Commissions)


  • Memorial Day - All County Offices & Programs Closed

    Monday, May 29:


  • Work Session

    Monday, June 5, 10:00 a.m.:

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


  • Legislative Meeting

    Tuesday, June 6, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.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

  • Memorial Day - All School System Offices and Schools Closed

    Monday, May 29:


Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

6658 Church Street, Douglasville ~ 770.942.5022

  • Georgia Power Business4Breakfast

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

    Hightower's Memorial Chapel, 7034 West Broad Street - Free for Members, $20 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.

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