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Cultural Arts Council: Artists and Teachers Invited to Share their Skills and Knowledge
The CAC is looking for teachers in painting, sculpture, jewelry making, recycled art, music, vocal programs fashion design, floral arranging, and much more to teach classes for the summer and autumn. Teachers are independent contractors who can propose a single-event workshop, a short duration class, or a multi-week class, setting their own date, times and fees. Please call for a proposal form.
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net
http://www.artsdouglas.org


Job Openings: Food Service Assistant Substitutes, Douglas County School System
We are looking for individuals who love children, love to cook (or would like to learn how), and willing to work hard. Apply on-line - click Employment, then Job Vacancies/Postings
http://www.douglas.k12.ga.us


Thursday, March 26 - Saturday, March 28: "The Wiz" - Musical based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
New Manchester High School Theatre - presented by the NMHS Fine Arts Magnet Education Program - Open to the Public, Call for Tickets 1.800.838.3006
http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com


Friday, March 27: Eggsplosion!! Two Easter Egg Hunts in One Night!
Boundary Waters Park, 5000 Ga Hwy 92/166 - Eggstravaganza Hunt for kids 12 and under, 6:30 p.m., Free Admission, Egg Hunt in age categories (no parents allowed in hunt area except for ages 2 - 4)
Flashlight Egg Hunt for kids 7 - 16, 8:45 p.m. or dark, $5 per person, bring your flashlight, Egg Hunt in age categories, pre-registration required by March 25th
food, games, Easter Bunny, DJ, photo booth, train rides, face painting, and much more!
Contact: Chad Griffin, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129 cgriffin@co.douglas.ga.us
http://www.DouglasCountyParks.com


Friday, March 27 - Saturday, March 28: DC Kids Consignment Sale
Douglasville 1st Baptist Church - Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Thursday night preview sale with a $5 donation to A Gift of Love, 7:30 p.m.
http://www.dckidsconsignment.com


Friday, March 27, 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.: The Friday Night Drive-In on dctv23: "At War with the Army" starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis - hilarious comedy!
Only on Comcast Cable Channel 23 and Online at dctv23.com


Saturday, March 28: Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
Boundary Waters Aquatic Center, 5000 Ga Hwy 92/166 - $3 per child, ages 7 - 12 - two session at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. and attendees must register for a certain time on or before Thursday, March 26th 770.489.2175


Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Douglas County Animal Shelter Adoption Event
Tractor Supply Company, 2661 Fairburn Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public


Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Easter Egg Hunt at Bright Star United Methodist Church
3715 Bright Star Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - for all children up to the 5th grade 770.949.2555


Saturday, March 28, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Egg-stravaganza at the Lithia Springs Library
7100 Turner Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Family Story Time with Crafts - Please bring a few raw eggs with you for the craft activity; everything else will be provided. 770.944.5931


Sunday, March 29, 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Colorado Rockies Hitting Coach Blake Doyle One-Day School at Lithia Springs Park
2922 South Sweetwater Road - $45 per person (by March 23), higher fees afterwards - for baseball and softball players ages 5 - 14 with instruction in hitting, throwing and fielding - bring your own bat and glove - groups divided by ages
Contact: Tracie Ivey, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129 tivey@co.douglas.ga.us
http://www.DouglasCountyParks.com


Monday, March 30, 5:00 p.m.: 3M eBook and eAudiobook Class
Dog River Library, 6100 Ga Hwy 5 - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Please RSVP at the library or via phone - Learn how to use your eReader, tablet or other mobile device to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library's digital collection. 770.577.5187


Tuesday, March 31, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Blood Drive for the American Red Cross
Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8750 Dorris Road (adjacent to the Courthouse) - To schedule an appointment, please visit the web site and enter sponsor code WFSC
http://www.redcrossblood.org


April: Children's Programs at the Libraries of Douglas County
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive, Douglasville
Story Times at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays
Baby Bookworms at 10:30 a.m. Mondays
For more information, call Ms. K at 770.920.7125

Dog River Library, 6100 Highway 5
Story Times at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays
Wee Little Readers (baby laps-sit storytime) at 10:30 a.m. Fridays
For more information, call Ms. Duffie at 770.577.5187
http://www.wgrl.net



Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 16, 10:00 a.m.: Safe Kids Douglas Child Safety Seat Inspections
Wednesday, April 1st, Douglas County Sheriff's Department, 8470 Earl D. Lee Boulevard
Thursday, April 16th, Douglas Health Center, 6770 Selman Drive
appointments are required for one-on-one instructions - please call for an appointment
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov
http://www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org


Thursday, April 2 - Monday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Cultural Arts Council presents Arvind Vanmali & Susan Burns - April Exhibit
CAC, 8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Opening Reception: April 2nd, 6 - 8 p.m.
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net
http://www.artsdouglas.org


Thursday, April 2, 10:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.: Douglas County Special Olympics
New Manchester High School, 4925 Highway 92/166 - Free Admission, Open to the Public - track and field events for individuals with special needs - need cheering fans and volunteers!
Contact: Kim Waldrop 770.651.4944


Thursday, April 2, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Teen Easter Scavenger Hunt
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to Teens ages 13 - 18 - Come test your library knowledge to see if you can find the prize egg! 770.920.7125
http://www.wgrl.net


Saturday, April 4 - Thursday, April 30: Trees: Primitive & Illogical - Solo Exhibit by Artist Alice S. Shapiro
Tuoia Gallery, 6786 Broad Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4th, 6 - 8 p.m. 678.247.8088


Saturday, April 4, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Coffee and Conversation with District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell III
Dixie Printing Company, 3280 Humphries Hill Road, Austell - Free Admission, Open to the Public - informal chat on any topic 770.920.7266 hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us


Saturday, April 4, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Challengers Baseball Team for Special Needs Children Begins Spring/Summer Season
Beulah Ruritan Park, 3655 McKown Road - for special needs children 6 - 21 years of age - no registration fee - team will play every Saturday morning in April, May and June - please contact Coach Troglin for details
Contact: Coach Philip Troglin 770.941.2209 DCChallengers@aol.com


Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Spring Break Arts Camp at Deer Lick Park
2105 Mack Road - for children ages 7 - 11 to explore visual and performing arts with 5 teaching artists - $100 per child ($90 for CAC members) - register by calling the CAC - early drop-off and late pick-up available by pre-arrangement for working parents
Contact: Cristhtian Molina, Cultural Arts Council 770.949.2787 cultureadmin@earthlink.net
http://www.artsdouglas.org


Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Pine Mountain Gold Museum "School's Out" Daily Activities
1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica - $5 per person with activities planned for ages 6 and up - classes each afternoon
Contact: Linda Shaw 770.459.8455 lshaw@villarica.org
http://www.pinemountaingoldmuseum.com


Tuesday, April 7, 2:00 p.m.: Transportation Services Study Kick-off Meeting
Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public - The County is beginning a study which will serve as a guide to transit/alternative transportation programs that the County may consider implementing for the benefit of residents of the area. This is the first of multiple meetings, and your input is needed and appreciated.
Contact: Gary Watson, Multi-Modal Transportation Services Director 770.920.7516 gwatson@co.douglas.ga.us


Tuesday, April 7, 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Family Night at Chuck E Cheese
6890 Douglas Boulevard - first 25 kids receive pizza and tokens - games, giveaways and more, compliments of Amerigroup Community Care 1.800.600.4441
http://www.myamerigroup.com/GA


Friday, April 10, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.: Hot Rods on Main
Downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Cruise-in, Games, Music, Prizes
Contact: Douglasville Main Street Office 678.449.3102 mckowna@douglasville.com
http://www.mainstreetdouglasville.com


Tuesday, April 14, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "Primary Colors", the art of elementary school students in the Douglas County School System - April exhibit in the Courthouse Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Free Admission, Open to the Public at any time the Courthouse is open - on view through April 29 featuring student art selected by their school art teachers


Wednesday, April 15, 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Farmers' Market at the Douglas County Courthouse Opens for the 2015 Season
8700 Hospital Drive at Dorris Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring 15 registered vendors with produce, cheese, organic meats, homemade soaps and more - continuing on Wednesdays through November
Contact: Greg Hutchins 770.377.5380 douglasvillefarmersmarket@gmail.com





Douglas County Board of Commissioners
www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Friday, April 3: Good Friday - County Offices Closed
Douglas County E911, Douglas County Fire/EMS, and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office will be on duty to protect and serve our residents.

Monday, April 6, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Tuesday, April 7, 10:00 a.m.: Notice of Public Hearing - Interstate 20 Speed Limits
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider amending the Douglas County Speed Limit Ordinance, Section 14-74, to incorporate the mandate on system speed limit changes for Interstate 20 through Douglas County as approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation, during the regularly scheduled 10:00 a.m. Commission Meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Douglas County Courthouse in Citizensí Hall located at 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA.

Tuesday, April 7, 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
www.douglas.k12.ga.us

9030 Georgia Highway 5 at Gurley Road (next to Hunter Park)
P. O. Box 1077, Douglasville 30133 ~ 770.651.2000

SCHOOL SYSTEM CALENDAR
Friday, April 3 - Friday, April 10: Spring Break Friday, April 3rd: Half Day/Early Release
Monday - Friday, April 6th - 10th: No School





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

Need a Job?: Check out the latest job listings at www.douglasjobs.com.

Thursday, April 2, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Georgia Power Coffee Card Exchange
Central Baptist Church



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