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Douglas County Happenings

Now: Early Voting for the November 4th General Election
Now - Friday, October 27th - 31st at five locations:
first floor, Douglas County Courthouse
first floor, Old Douglas County Courthouse, 6754 Church Street;
Deer Lick Park Gym, 2105 Mack Road;
Dog River Library, 6100 Ga Hwy 5;
Boundary Waters Aquatic Center, 5000 Ga Hwy 92/166
Contact: Douglas County Board of Elections 770.920.7213

Now: Douglas County Youth Basketball Winter League Registration
Deer Lick Park, 2105 Mack Road - for boys and girls ages 5 - 18; $75 per person - season starts in January
Contact: Brandon Davis, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129

Wednesdays through November 19th:, 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 locally grown and made goods

Job Opening: Professional Engineer
The Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority is seeking a Professional Engineer to provide engineering services associated with, but not necessarily limited to, the WSA's stormwater utility. Duties will include, but not be limited to, responding to customer requests, managing capital improvement projects, and performing plan review and construction inspection for private development projects. Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Georgia is preferred. WSA offers excellent benefits, including health, drug, dental, life insurance, disability insurance and defined benefit pension plan.
Send resumes to WSA, P. O. Box 1157, Douglasville, GA 30133, or complete an application at the WSA Offices, 8763 Hospital Drive. EOE/Drug Screen/Security/MVR Check Required.

Friday, October 31, 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.: Trick-or-Treating in the Courthouse
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to Kids 12 and Under Accompanied by an Adult - trick-or-treat to Courthouse offices and Atrium tables to receive treats all afternoon in a safe and fun atmosphere - costumes welcomed and encouraged - sponsored by the employees of Douglas County
Contact: Wes Tallon, Director of Communications and Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Friday, October 31, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.: Trunk-or-Treat with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department
Parking Lot, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to Kids 12 and Under Accompanied by an Adult - trunk-or-treat from law enforcement vehicles and equipment - hot dogs and other food items for sale

Friday, October 31, 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.: Hallelujah Fest Night
New Mountain Top Baptist Church, 7822 Conners Road, Winston - Free Admission, Open to the Public - cake walk, games, bounce jumpers, face painting, hayrides and more newmt@bellsouth.net

Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Harrison Mill Community-Wide Yard Sale
Open to the Public, Free Admission

Saturday, November 1, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Arts and Crafts in the Woods at the Dog River Library
6100 Ga Hwy 5 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - arts & crafts, author book signings, Christmas ornaments, handmade jewelry, baskets & pottery, wood crafts, food, fresh pecans, boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, used book sale, and a lot more!
Contact: Friends of the Dog River Library 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Sunday, November 2, 2:00 a.m.: Fall Back One Hour - Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2 a.m. - Check your smoke alarm batteries!

Monday, November 3, 6:30 p.m.: Advanced Placement Capstone and Liberal Arts College Preparatory Diploma Meeting
Alexander High School Cafeteria - for all 8th grade students districted to attend Alexander HS and who are interested in earning college credit while enrolled at AHS - Additional information can be found by clicking below:

Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.: General Election Day
All precincts open
Note: Precinct 1275 is moving from Lithia Springs High School to County Line Baptist Church, 1814 North County Line Road.
Follow election returns on dctv23 (channel 23 on Comcast) and on CelebrateDouglasCounty.com after the polls close!

Tuesday, November 4, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Douglas County Art Guild Exhibit Opens in the Courthouse Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Open to the Public, Free Admission - on view through November 25th

Thursday, November 6: 3rd annual National Open Visual Arts Show at the Cultural Arts Center
8652 Campbellton Street - on view November 6th - 28th, Free Admission, Open to the Public
Exhibit Reception: November 9th, 6 - 8 p.m.
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787

Friday, November 7: "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams, presented by All Community Theater
One Community Church, 6710 Church Street - 7 p.m., November 7th, 12th, 14th, 15th; 4 p.m., November 9th - proceeds, after expenses, are donated to a local charity 706.508.2108

Friday, November 7, 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Colonial Hills Christian School Fall Festival
7131 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs - tickets for games available at the door - games, food, charity auction, and more - Open to the Public
Contact: Colonial Hills Christian School 678.941.6342

Saturday, November 8 - Sunday, November 9: 29th annual Christmas in Lithia
Lithia Springs High School, 2520 East County Line Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday; 12 - 5 p.m. Sunday - indoors, quality artists and craftsmen, and entertainment 770.651.6700

Saturday, November 8: Beyond the Front Porch visits the Booth Western Museum
bringing back the experience of educational field trips to school-aged children and exposing low-income teens to non-traditional activities - activity, transportation and lunch is $25 per person ($30 after November 1st) - Register today
Contact: Kascia Lipford 404.408.6448 info@beyondthefrontporch.org

Saturday, November 8: Dayspring 5K and 1-mile Run
Central Baptist Church - 3:30 p.m. 1-Mile; 4 p.m. 5K
Contact: Jennifer Edwards 770.942.7275 jedwards@cbc-douglasville.org

Saturday, November 8, 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Holiday Extravaganza
New Mountain Top Baptist Church Family Life Center, 7870 Smith Road, Winston - Open to the Public - "get all of your holiday shopping completed under one roof" - proceeds go towards scholarships
Contact: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, DCP Counties Alumnae Chapter 404.579.6621

Monday, November 10, 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: RockTenn Job Fair
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive
Applications will be accepted for the following 2nd shirt positions. All applicants will have the opportunity to have their application/resume reviewed.
Line Leaders
Quality Auditors
Maintenance Technicians (with 2 years production or related experience)
Forklift Drivers (minimum 2 years forklift experience).

No other positions are open and applications will not be taken for any positions other than the ones listed. Application forms will be available for completion at the Job Fair.
All positions start at $12 per hour with shift differential. All positions have overtime opportunities. RockTenn offers a great benefit package after 2 months of employment. A solid work history, good math and communications skills are required.
All applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. RockTenn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RockTenn's assembly plant is located in southeastern Douglas County.

Tuesday, November 11, 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.: Veterans' Breakfast at The Benton House
4999 Prestley Mill Road - Open to all Veterans, Free Admission, Please RSVP - complimentary breakfast 770.942.9449 douglasvilleinfo@bentonhouse.com

Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.: 15th Annual Douglas County Veterans Day Lighted Parade
5:30 p.m. line-up; 7 p.m. step-off from Douglas County High School - parade will proceed north on Campbellton Street to performance area on Campbellton Street between BB&T and Regions Bank; west on Church Street; south on Bowden and Woodrow Streets back to Campbellton and return to the high school - all parade units must salute our veterans, active military, reserves and/or US Flag
Contact: Wes Tallon 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Friday, November 14, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Veterans' Lung Cancer Screenings at WellStar
WellStar Douglas Imaging Center, 6002 Professional Parkway, Suite 120 - $11 cost + free pulmonary risk assessment to test for COPD and possible sleep disorders - please register in advance 770.956.7827

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Now Taking Applications: Volunteer Opportunities
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will be making appointments to the following County Boards: Hospital Board Authority; Tourism and History Commission; and Cemetery Preservation Commission.
If you are interested in volunteering to serve on one of these Boards, please submit a completed application with a resume or letter of interest no later than 5 p.m., November 7th, to: Lisa Watson, County Clerk; 8700 Hospital Drive; Douglasville, GA 30134; e-mail: lwatson@co.douglas.ga.us
Board membership requirements may be viewed and the application downloaded from the County web site: www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com (choose "Departments"/ "Boards & Commissions")

Monday, November 3, 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, November 4, 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

Monday, November 3, 7:00 p.m.: School Board Meeting Central Office
Tuesday, November 4: 1/2-day Early Release for All Students; 1/2-day Professional Learning
Wednesday, November 12: Progress Reports for Elementary and Middle School Students

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

Thursday, November 6, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Coffee/Card Exchange
Diamonds Forever


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.