Douglas County Happenings

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Happening this weekend

Happening this weekend


  • Engineering for kids program

    Monday, November 6 - Monday, December 18:

    Junior Aerospace Engineering classes being introduced to young potential engineers to fundamental concepts of aircraft and spacecraft design. Registration deadline is October 30th.


  • Day after Thanksgiving "Bark in the Park" Dog Hike

    Friday, November 24:

    Join a Park Ranger on an enjoyable "after the feasting" hike with your four-legged companion as we walk down to the impressive five story Civil War era New Manchester Mill alongside the gorgeous rapids (up to class IV) of Sweetwater Creek. All dogs must be leashed and have proof of rabies vaccination. $5 plus $5 parking
    Contact Park Ranger at 770-732-5871
    More information


  • Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike

    Friday, November 24, 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.:

    This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, see in the "Hunger Games-Mockingjay” film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking.
    Contact Park Ranger at 770-732-5871
    More information


  • The Friday Night Drive-In featuring, "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble"

    Friday, November 24, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.:

    Only on Comcast Channel 23, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and Online at dctv23.com


  • Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike

    Saturday, November 25, 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.:

    This hike follows Sweetwater Creek down to and inside the historic five-story Civil War era New Manchester mill with a Park Ranger. The mill, see in the "Hunger Games-Mockingjay” film, is situated alongside the lovely rapids (up to class IV+) of the creek. This walking tour requires a moderate mile-long hike (total) down to the mill and back. $5 plus $5 parking.
    Contact Park Ranger at 770-732-5871
    More information


  • Christmas Oratorio featuring Douglas County Chamber Singers

    Sunday, November 26, 7:00 p.m.:

    First United Methodist is holding a Christmas Concert Christmas Oratorio with the Douglas County Chamber Singers. The event will feature a chorus, soloists, strings, harp and organ at 6167 Prestley Mill Rd. Douglasville, Ga. 30134.
    Contact Laura Dantoni at
    Email ldantoni84@yahoo.com
    More information


  • New Hunter Park Pavilion

    Monday, November 27, 2:00 p.m.:

    A ribbon cutting ceremony is being held to announce the new Hunter Park Pavilion on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Event is happening at Hunter Park, 8830 Gurley Road, Douglasville, Ga. 30134.
    Contact Travis Landrum at
    Email landrumt@douglasvillega.gov
    More information


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  • 2018-2020 Strategic Priorities Visioning Session

    Tuesday, November 28 - Tuesday, November 28, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.:

    Douglas County Citizens are invited to a public input session facilitated by the Department of External Affairs to discuss the strategic priorities for the Douglas County Board of Commissioners for the years 2018-2020. The session is scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 6:30p to 8:00p at Citizen's Hall at the Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Ga. 30134
    Contact Tiffany Stewart Stanley at 770-920-7436 or
    Email tstewartstanley@co.douglas.ga.us
    More information


  • Christmas Concerts in the Courthouse

    Wednesday, November 29 - Friday, December 15:

    Our annual Christmas Concerts in the Douglas County Courthouse begin with performances in the Courthouse Atrium. These concerts begin Wednesday, November 29th and go through Friday, December 15th. Concerts will occur at 12:15p and 12:45p.
    Contact Rick Martin at 770-920-7303 or
    Email rickmartin@co.douglas.ga.us
    More information


  • Santa Visit

    Thursday, November 30, 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.:

    Santa will be visiting during normal story telling time at 10:30a at the Dog River Library at 6100 GA-5, Douglasville, Ga. 30135.
    Contact Duffy Yarbrough at 770-5775186


  • City of Douglasville Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

    Friday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.:

    The City of Douglasville is celebrating its annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1st at 6:30 pm on Church Street in historic downtown.
    Contact Kellie Hunter at 678-449-3106 or
    Email hunterk@douglasvillega.gov


  • Breakfast with Santa

    Saturday, December 2:

    Shepherd of the HIlls UMC is having a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 2nd from 9a -11a at 4283 Chapel Hill Rd across from Publix. The free community event will feature breakfast, crafts and opportunities for pictures with Santa.
    Contact Tonya Ledbetter at
    Email caputohome@gmail.com


  • The Flower Cottage and Gifts Holiday Open House

    Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.:

    The Flower Cottage and Gifts Holiday Open House is happening 9395 The Landings Drive, Suite H-400, Douglasville, on December 2, 2017 from 10:00a to 5:00 p.m.
    Contact Randall Jones at 770-949-6551 or
    Email flowersbyrandall@att.net


  • West Side Winds Orchestra Performance

    Sunday, December 3, 3:00 p.m.:

    The West Side Winds Orchestra presents a free performance at Arbor Place Mall Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Come enjoy the holiday music in a jazzy way.
    Contact Asa Walker at
    Email awalk73@bellsouth.net


  • Douglas County Celebrating 2017 Festival of Trees

    Monday, December 4 - Friday, December 8:

    You are invited to participate in the 5th annual Douglas County Festival of Trees in the Douglas County Courthouse Art Gallery on the 3rd floor. The items will be on display until December 8th. A silent auction will be held from Dec. 4th until Dec. 8th at noon. All proceeds will benefit The Pantry and their project of providing food to the hungry.
    Contact Jennifer L. Moore at 770-920-7440 or
    Email jmoore@co.douglas.ga.us


  • Winter Wonderland Train Ride at Pine Mountain Scenic Railroad

    Monday, December 4, 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.:

    December 4th – 31st Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 6pm – 9pm Take a ride on the train as we will tour thousands of lights around the mountain! All beautifully illuminated in a wonderful Christmas theme. 1881 Stockmar Rd, Villa Rica, Georgia 30180
    Email lshaw@villarica.org


  • Preview Day at Georgia Highlands College

    Tuesday, December 5, 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.:

    Georgia Highlands College is hosting its Fall preview Day for visitors to learn about the many programs of study they offer. You will have an opportunity to speak with current students, Admissions, Financial Aid, Faculty and receive an exciting tour of campus. Location: 5901 Stewart Parkway, Douglasville, Ga. 30135
    Contact Amina Blackmon at 678-872-4225 or
    Email asblackmon@highlands.edu
    More information


  • Family Christmas Variety Concert and Traditional Historical 30th Concert Season Celebration

    Tuesday, December 5, 8:00 p.m.:

    The West Atlanta - Douglas Choral Society Inc invites you to its Family Christmas Variety Concert at The Douglas County High School Performing Arts Hall (Mashburn Theater) Douglasville, Ga.
    More information


  • Douglas County Chamber Singers to perform annual Christmas Concert!

    Friday, December 8:

    The Douglas County Chamber Singers are pleased to invite the community to their 2017 Christmas Concert, to be held Friday, December 8, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church on 6167 Prestley Mill Road, Douglasville, GA at 8:00 p.m. Accompaniment will be provided by: Deanna Ohman. Under the direction of Vickie Orme, the Douglas County Chamber Singers bring distinguished music and extraordinary choral performances to the Douglas County community. All Chamber Singers concerts are free of charge and open to the public.
    Contact Laura Dantoni at 404.435.5436 or
    Email ldantoni84@yahoo.com


  • Lighting of the County Christmas Tree

    Saturday, December 9:

    The annual lighting of the Douglas County Christmas Tree is happening Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Deer Lick Park. Holiday festivities will begin at 3pm thru 8pm and the actual tree lighting ceremony will happen at 6:00 pm
    Contact Tracie Ivey, Douglas County Parks and Recreation at 770-920-7129


  • Refuge for Women-Atlanta Christmas Brunch and Craft Bazaar

    Saturday, December 9:

    Doors open at 9:30a and brunch begins at 10:30a. You can purchase a table or individual tickets. The craft Bazaar is open to the public from 12pm-3pm at the West Metro Church of God, 3858 Kings Highway, Douglasville, Ga. 30135.
    Contact Jessica Crofts at 770-713-4398 or
    Email jessica.crofts@refugeforwomen.org
    More information


  • Wolf 5K & 1 mile Fun Run

    Saturday, December 9:

    Mason Creek Middle School is hosting a 5k & 1 mile Fun Run at Mason Creek Middle School at 7777 Mason Creek Rd., Winston, Ga. on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Proceeds go to Toys for Tots in Memory of Captain Herb Emory.
    Contact connie Villanacci at 770-651-2507 or
    Email Connie.Villanacci@douglas.k12.ga.us


  • Annual Community Holiday Celebration

    Saturday, December 16, 5:00 p.m.:

    Toys, fun and games for children will be happening at an annual community holiday celebration at Jesse Davis Park Gymnasium, 7775 Malone Road, Douglasville, Ga. 30134. Free admission and parents must accompany children to receive prizes and gifts.
    Contact Brenda Hillman at 678-715-8177


  • Douglas County Chamber Singers are Holding Auditions in January

    Tuesday, January 30:

    The Douglas County Chamber Singers are holding auditions in the month of January 2018 for their Spring concert season. Auditions include sight reading, performing a prepared piece and scales. The DC Chamber Singers practice on Tuesday nights weekly from 7:30-9:30pm at the First United Methodist Church on Prestley Mill Road. Anyone interested in auditioning should contact Marilyn Alexander at 678.961.3623.
    Contact Marilyn Alexander at 678-961-3623


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

    Accepting Applications for Posted Jobs:

    Click Here for Job Listings & Employment Application


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

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

Douglas County Chamber of Commerce

6658 Church Street, Douglasville ~ 770.942.5022

  • Small Business Saturday

    Saturday, November 25:

    The Douglas County Chamber, Main Street Douglasville, Douglas County Economic Development Authority and Main Street Villa Rica are partnering to “challenge” the community to BUY LOCAL November 25th through December 13th and in return, one lucky person will win $1,000.
    More information


  • Ribbon Cutting for Executive Decisions Staffing Agency

    Wednesday, November 29, 11:30 a.m.:

    Ribbon Cutting ceremony being held for Executive Decision Staffing Agency at its headquarters at 6668 Broad Street,Douglasville, GA 30134


  • Comcast Business After Hours

    Thursday, November 30, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.:

    The Comcast Business After Hours are held at various host member locations. Appetizers and drinks await Chamber members as they gather for an opportunity to socialize and network with fellow business and community leaders. Free to attend, guests $20


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