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Douglas County Happenings

Calendar Dates: 2016 Presidential Preference Primary + ESPLOST Referendum
Advance Voting: weekdays, February 8 - 26, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1st floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive
Additional Location Advance Voting: weekdays, February 22 - 26, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Boundary Waters Aquatic Center, Dog River Library, Deer Lick Park, Old Douglas County Courthouse
Saturday Voting: February 20, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 1st floor, Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive
Election Day: March 1st, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., All Precincts Open
Link to Absentee Ballot Request Form (fill out and mail to Douglas County Voter Registration Office)

Now through March 14th: "Sacred Places and Divine Fashion" - Celebrating Historic Black Churches of Douglas County and the Fabulous Hats worn by their female members
Douglas County Museum of History and Art, Old Courthouse, 6754 Broad Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Tuesdays - Fridays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. with last tour at 4 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. with last tour at 2 p.m.
Contact: Barbara Woodell, Museum Director 678.449.3939

Needed: Families to Foster Children
Consider opening up your home and heart to a foster child in Douglas County. We have only about 30 foster homes in the County but 160 kids in care. The remainder of the kids are placed all over the State of Georgia - not a good situation. Please call if you can share your love!
Contact: Kathy Carter 770.355.9757 kathy.carter@dhs.ga.gov

Now: Upward Soccer Registration
Central Baptist Church, 5811 Central Church Road - $80 early registration per child until Feb 13; $95 afterwards - February 27th registration deadline
Soccer evaluations: Feb 6 & 13, 1 - 4 p.m. - Register on-line at link below

Beginning March 1st: Douglas County Head Start Accepting Applications for the 2016-2017 School Year
3833 Longview Drive - accepting applications for children who will be 3 or 4 years of age by September 1st, 2016
Head Start is a federally funded, income-based program at no cost to the parents. Applicants must be a resident of Douglas County. 770.949.3717

Friday, February 12: Night to Shine Prom Night Experience for Special Needs Persons, Ages 16 and Older
First Presbyterian Church, Campbellton Street at Interstate 20 - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Every guest will walk the red carpet lined with paparazzi; VIP treatment with hair/makeup/shoe shining/corsages and boutonnieres, karaoke and dancing
sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation

Friday, February 12, 8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.: The Friday Night Drive-In Movie: "At War with the Army" starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
Only on Comcast Channel 23, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and Online at dctv23.com

Saturday, February 13: Beyond the Front Porch Trip to Birmingham Civil Rights Museum
Monthly educational field trips to expand students' 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

Sunday, February 14: Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 15, 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: "Chat with the Chairman" with Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan
Fire Station No. 2, Conners Road, Winston - Free Admission, Open to the Public - one-on-one conversations with the Chairman on any topic

Saturday, February 20, 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.: Breakfast for Veterans
Chapel Hill High School, 4899 Chapel Hill Road - Free Admission for any Veteran - CHHS JROTC will present colors, special music provided, short program
Contact: Mark Couey, Leadership Douglas Class of 2016 678.386.2783

Saturday, February 20, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Day of Dance - the Power to Boogie!
Arbor Place Mall - Free Admission, Open to the Public - featuring dancing and fitness demonstrations and family-friendly activities; free heart health screenings; interactive "ask the experts: health and wellness information booths
Contact: WellStar Community Education and Outreach 770.956.7827

Tuesday, February 23, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: "Sacred Places and Divine Fashion" Networking Event
Douglas County Museum of History and Art, Old Douglas County Courthouse - Free Admission, Open to the Public - Business Networking (bring your business cards!) in a Fun Atmosphere (wear your best Sunday go-to-Church hat!), and featuring the Sacred Places and Divine Fashion Exhibit in the Museum (think historic African-American Churches in Douglas County and the fabulous hats that ladies have worn to Church!) - Fun Refreshments, too (maybe some "angel food" and "devil's food" cakes?)
Contact: Wes Tallon, Douglas County Communications & Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Thursday, February 25: Pickleball at Deer Lick Park
Thursdays, 2 - 4 p.m. & Fridays, 10 a.m. - 12 noon, beginning February 25th
Contact: Tracie Ivey, Douglas County Parks and Recreation 770.920.7129 tivey@co.douglas.ga.us

Tuesday, March 1, 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Youth Art Month Exhibit in the Courthouse Gallery - Opening Reception
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, 3rd floor - Open to the Public, Free Admission - light refreshments - exhibit on view through March 31st - featuring art from students in the Douglas County School System as selected by their teachers

Thursday, March 3, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: County Government Services Fair and the State of the County Address
Douglas County Courthouse Atrium, 8700 Hospital Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Visit tables from County departments and services to see what is being offered to our citizens!
Commission Chairman Tom Worthan presents his annual "State of the County" Address at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium.
Contact: Wes Tallon, Douglas County Communications & Community Relations 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Thursday, March 3, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Cultural Arts Council
8652 Campbellton Street - Free Admission, Open to the Public - on view through March 31st
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 directorartsdouglas@earthlink.net

Saturday, March 5: Black Diamond Race
New Manchester Elementary, 2242 Old Lower River Road - open to ages 3 to adult

Contact: Jessica Cantrell, Physical Education Teacher 770.651.4478 jessica.cantrell@douglas.k12.ga.us

Saturday, March 5, 8:00 a.m.: I Am For A Child 5K and Fun Run
Clinton Nature Preserve, 8720 Ephesus Church Road, Villa Rica - 8 a.m. race registration, 8:30 a.m. 1-mile fun run, 9 a.m. 5K
Contact: Katy Klein, Children's Voice: CASA, Inc. 770.577.7228 kklein@co.douglas.ga.us

Saturday, March 5, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Friends of the Douglas County Library In-House Used Book Sale
6810 Selman Drive - books and paperbacks for adults, books for children and teens, videos, DVDs and other items for sale to support library programs - donations accepted between now and the sale at the library

Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 11: Qualifying for County Election
Qualifying begins at 9 a.m., Monday, March 7th, and closes at 12 noon, Friday, March 11th. Candidates will qualify with the party of their choice.

Qualifying Fees
Commission Chair: $2,584.11
District Commissioner: $626.45
Sheriff: $2,424.59
Clerk of Superior Court: $2,173.02
Tax Commissioner: $2,173.02
Probate Judge: $2,173.02
Coroner: $951.92
State Court Judge: $4,330.56
School Board Member: $519.48

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, February 15, 10:00 a.m.: Work Session
Commissioners Board Room, 3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Open to the Public

Tuesday, February 16, 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

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

Tuesday, February 9 - Thursday, February 25, 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Foreign Language Textbook Review The Public is invited to review textbooks which are being recommended for adoption and use for foreign language in middle and high schools. Local citizens reviewing the textbooks will be able to make written comments.
Wednesday, February 10: Half-Day Early Release for All Students
Thursday, February 11 - Monday, February 15: Student and Staff Holidays/Winter Break
Thursday, March 3, 4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.: Teacher Recruitment and Transfer Fair Central Office Annex West, 4841 Ga Hwy 5 - Candidates must hold or be eligible for Georgia teacher certification. Please bring plenty of resumes and documentation of teaching credentials.

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, February 11, 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.: Georgia Power Coffee Card Exchange
West Georgia Technical College, 4600 Timber Ridge Drive - Free for Members, $20 for Guests

Tuesday, February 16, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.: GreyStone Power Luncheon: Communication Transformation
Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street - $20 for Members, $30 for Guests

Thursday, February 25, 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Comcast Business After Hours
Stoddard's Range & Guns, 5840 Bankhead Highway - 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.