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Douglas County Happenings

Wednesdays through August 3rd:, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday WindDown
O'Neal Plaza, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring smooth jazz, R&B and soul music - bring your own seating - music, vendors and concessions
Contact: April McKown, Main Street Manager 770.947.5920 mckowna@douglasville.com

Applications Being Accepted: Douglas County Government Jobs

Deputy Transportation Director, Dept. of Transportation
Full-time + Benefits, Salary based on qualifications and experience
requires Bachelor's degree or higher in Civil Engineering, 8 years professional related work experience, 3 years of supervisory experience
must possess a PE license, valid Driver's License with satisfactory record, minimum 21 years of age
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Download applications from the County web site at link below. How to Submit Applications: Faxes are no accepted. E-mail to the address link below or mail to: Douglas County Personnel Department, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134. AA/EOE/ADA/Veterans Preference hrpersonnel@co.douglas.ga.us

Now Accepting Applications: 20th Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy
Academy begins August 18th and runs weekly for 12 weeks on Thursdays - sponsored by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department - click on the link below for more information and for an application
Contact: Tina Brownlow 770.920.4940

Now: 2016-17 Concert Season Auditions for the West Atlanta/Douglas Choral Society (WADCS)
Douglas County High School, 8705 Campbellton Street - Interested musicians at all levels seeking a well-organized and professional experience in a supportive and nurturing environment are welcome to audition. WADCS is celebrating its 29th concert season which will include Family Christmas and Spring Concerts.
For more information and auditions, please contact the following:
Contact: Waverly Rainey, Artistic Director/Conductor 770.942.6301

Now: Southeast Cooler Has Immediate Job Openings!
1520 Westfork Drive, Lithia Springs - Manufacturer of coolers/freezers - $10 per hour starting salary; full-time; Blue Cross Health insurance @ $30/week, medical, dental, 401(k) benefits; overtime available
Apply in person, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday - Thursday 770.941.6703

Now: 4th Annual Festival of Trees Accepting Applications for Beneficiary
Non-profit organizations are invited to apply to be the beneficiary of the sale of trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses in this year's Festival of Trees. Applications are accepted through 5 p.m. August 31st. Click on link below for the application.
Contact: Jennifer Moore 770.920.7440 dcfestivaloftrees@yahoo.com

Monday, July 25 - Monday, August 1, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Food Truck Mondays
next door to the Douglasville Police Department downtown precinct on Church Street at Bowden Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Contact: April McKown, Main Street Manager 678.449.3102 mckowna@douglasvillega.gov

Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Democratic Primary Run-off Election for State House District 62
All applicable precincts open
Contact: Laurie Fulton 770.920.7213

Tuesday, July 26, 7:30 a.m.: Partners in Education Kick-off Breakfast
GreyStone Power Auditorium, 4040 Bankhead Highway - Free Admission, Open to the Public interested in meeting our school principals and forming meaningful relationships to foster student achievement! Please RSVP.
Contact: Nell Boggs, Douglas County School System 770.651.2037 partners@douglas.k12.ga.us

Wednesday, July 27 - Saturday, August 13, 10:00 a.m.: Child Safety Seat Inspection Station
Douglas County Transportation Center, 8800 Dorris Road - by appointment only - one-on-one time with parent/caregiver to provide education on proper car seat use, as well as hands-on help for car seat installations
Dates: July 27th, August 3rd, and August 13th
Contact: Lin Snowe 770.949.5155 lin.snowe@dph.ga.gov

Thursday, July 28, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Prospective Student Power Lunch at Mercer University - Advance Your Career!
975 Blairs Bridge Road, Lithia Springs - Free Admission, Open to the Prospective Students - please register at link below
Contact: Chadwick B. Hixon, Admissions Counselor 678.547.6493 enroll@mercer.edu

Thursday, July 28, 6:30 p.m.: County Commission District 4 Town Hall Meeting
Dog River Library Community Room - Free Admission, Open to the Public - hosted by Commissioner Ann Jones Guider 770.920.7266 aguider@co.douglas.ga.us

Friday, July 29, 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: Friday Night Flicks: "Cinderella"
O'Neal Plaza, Downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Bring your own seating
Contact: Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau 770.947.5920

Saturday, July 30 - Saturday, July 30, 9:00 a.m.: Winston Patriots 8U Travel Baseball Team Try-outs
Winston Park, Fields 4 & 5
Contact: Coaches Jeff Smith and Luis Lowe WinstonPatriotsBaseball.Ga@gmail.com

Saturday, July 30, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Book Bag Blitz
Jessie Davis Park, 7775 Malone Street - school supply distribution, hair cuts for kids, face painting, vendors, music and more - child must be present to receive school supplies
Contact: Sigma Omega Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Tuesday, August 2: "Historic Places" Exhibit at the Douglas County Museum of History and Art
Old Douglas County Courthouse, 6754 Broad Street, downtown Douglasville - Free Admission, Open to the Public, Tuesdays - Fridays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - featuring photographs and art of historic places in Douglas County by the Sweetwater Camera Club and various artists
Exhibit Open August 2 - October 15
Opening Reception: 1 - 3 p.m., Saturday, August 6th
Contact: Barbara Woodell, Museum Director 678.449.3939 bwoodell@co.douglas.ga.us

Tuesday, August 2, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "Artist's Choice" Exhibit in the Courthouse Gallery
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, 3rd floor - Open to the Public, Free Admission - featuring the talents of Douglas County residents
Opening Reception: 4:30 - 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 2nd - On view through August 31st
Contact: Wes Tallon, Douglas County Communications & Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, August 6, 10:00 a.m.: Coffee and Conversation with County District 1 Commissioner Henry Mitchell III
Brookview Apartments (leasing office), 8460 Hospital Drive - one-on-one conversations with Commissioner Mitchell on any topic - Free Admission, Open to the Public 770.920.7266 hmitchell@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, August 13: Beyond the Front Porch Trip to US Space and Rocket Center
Monthly educational field trips to expand student's learning experiences. Activity, Transportation and Lunch Included. Free for students on free/reduced lunch with paying adult; all others $25.
Contact: Kascia Lipford 404.408.6448 info@beyondthefrontporch.org

Saturday, August 13, 4:00 p.m.: A Fairytale Fable - performance
O'Neal Plaza - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring the Fairy Godmother, Cinderella and Snow White with songs, costumes and stories - tiaras and gowns and doublets and capes are appropriate for princesses and princes attending the show - please bring seating and water to drink
Contact: Cultural Arts Council 770.949.2787 cultureom@earthlink.com

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, August 1, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Tuesday, August 2, 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 & Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) and simulcast on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com

Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 p.m.: Joint Meeting of the Board of Commissioners with the Planning and Zoning Commission
Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse

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

Thursday, August 4: Elementary and Middle Schools Sneak-a-Peek Elementary Schools from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Middle Schools from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Open to new and returning students and their parents.
Monday, August 8: First Day of 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, July 28, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Comcast Business After Hours
Metro Garage Door, 7464 Bankhead Highway - Free for Members, $20 for Guests

Thursday, August 11, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Georgia Power Coffee Card Exchange
Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue - Free for 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 9:00 a.m. to dctv23@co.douglas.ga.us.