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Douglas County Happenings

Now: Get Involved with the Arts!
The Cultural Arts Council wants you! All of the CAC's programs and events are made possible by volunteer-led committees, and we have openings for you! The arts are an interesting intersection where artists, businesses, education, politics, healthcare, and economic development merge. Come have fun with us! Call or e-mail - we're waiting for you!
Contact: Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director 770.949.2787 cultureadmin@earthlink.net

Job Opening: Sales and Catering Coordinator, Hilton Garden Inn, Atlanta West (Lithia Springs)
Apply in Person at 110 Interstate West Parkway, Lithia Springs (off Thornton Road just southeast of I-20) -Applicants should have hotel experience; have a commitment to participating in and learning all aspects of hotel sales/catering; be computer literate; have a valid driver's license; be a strong team player who is self-motivated with a positive attitude, pleasant, courteous and professional; and must pass a background check/drug test.
Contact: Debbie Firebaugh, Director of Sales and Marketing 770.949.8980

2nd & 4th Thursdays This Autumn: Atlanta Regional Workforce Board's Mobile Career Lab
Dog River Library, 6100 Ga Hwy 5 - Free Assistance in Career Planning, Job Readiness Coaching, Training Opportunities, Access to Computer Workstations, Job Search Materials 404.463.3327

Now: Job Openings
Liberty Tax Service, 7214 Douglas Boulevard - Tax Courses to learn a marketable skill in advance of the 2015 tax season - day and evening classes available 770.947.5677 libertytaxdville@gmail.com

Friday, August 22 - Saturday, August 30: All Community Theatre presents "Cindergirl"
Old Douglasville Conference Center, 6701 Church Street - G-rated, audience participation, comedy spoof of Cinderella - tickets are by donation only with proceeds going to charity, but reservations are required
Show Dates: August 22, 7 p.m., August 23, 2 p.m., August 30, 3 p.m.
Proceeds will go to the Mighty Max fund helping a 6-year-old boy who is fighting diabetes with an alert dog who notifies the family when Max's blood sugar is in the danger zone.
Contact: Melody Wilcox Pratt, ACT Director 706.508.2108 allcommunitytheater@live.com

Friday, August 22, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Personal Safety Seminar
Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8750 Dorris Road - $5 per person, open to any senior 55+ - informational seminar about the techniques and ways to defend yourself - please RSVP 678.626.5630 abridgers@co.douglas.ga.us

Friday, August 22, 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.: The Friday Night Drive-In featuring, "Private Buckaroo"
Only on Comcast Cable Channel 23 and Online at dctv23.com

Saturday, August 23 - Sunday, August 24: Six Flags Fright Fest Casting Call
Six Flags Over Georgia Employment Center, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell - looking for Scare Actors (bring resume/head shot photo, one-minute monologue), Specialty Acts (bring resume/head shot photo, one-minute demo), Insult Comics (bring resume/head shot photo, one-minute demo), Costume Designers and Make-up Artists (bring portfolio)
To participate in the audition, you must be 16+ years and have completed an on-line application at the link below
Audition Schedule: 2 p.m., Saturday, August 23rd, and 10 a.m., Sunday, August 24th

Saturday, August 23, 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.: Adult Caregiver Expo
Douglasville Church of Christ, 4691 Big B Road - Free Admission, Open to the Public - meet local elder care providers and learn more about community care resources; hear presentations about Social Security and Medicare benefits, elder care legal concerns, short- and long-term care providers, and palliative and hospice care douglaseldercareexpo2014@gmail.com

Saturday, August 23, 9:00 a.m.: 3rd Annual Teacher's Pet Fun Run
New Manchester High School - proceeds benefit Public Education Trust - students run at different times - get registration forms from PE teachers or from clicking below

Saturday, August 23, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Rocking with SHARE House Family Fun Day
AutoBuffs Express, 6984 Douglas Boulevard - Dunk Tank, Bounce House, Games, Food, Music - proceeds benefit the domestic violence awareness programs of SHARE House

Saturday, August 23, 7:00 p.m.: Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament to benefit Alexander High School Touchdown Club
Atlanta Finest Catering, 7981 Hwy 78, Winston - Open to the Public
Contact: Alexander HS Touchdown Club 678.873.7781

Sunday, August 24, 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Douglas County Celebrates National Dog Day - Doggie Ice Cream Social + Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Deer Lick Park Dog Park and Family Fun Center, 2105 Mack Road - Free Admission, Open to Pooches and their Families - Vendors, Pet Adoptions, Doggie Ice Cream, and Fun! No Program, just a Sunday afternoon Ice Cream Social! Demonstrations on Rally, Obedience and Meet the Breeds + the Dog Whisperer sponsored by the Douglasville Kennel Club (Kathleen Predmore, 770.949.3001)
Contact: Wes Tallon 770.920.7593 wtallon@co.douglas.ga.us

Tuesday, August 26 - Tuesday, August 26, 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.: Fall Girl Scout Registration Days
Yogli Mogli, Chapel Hill Road
Open to girls and their parents, $20 registration fee
Contact: Theresa Carcioppolo 770.702.9127 tdelahoy@gsgatl.org

Tuesday, August 26, 6:00 p.m.: Relay for Life Community Forum
Douglasville Police Department, Fairburn Road - Open to the Public, Free Admission - come help us plan the 2015 event!

Thursday, August 28, 7:30 a.m.: Partners in Education Kick-off Breakfast
GreyStone Power Auditorium, 4040 Bankhead Highway - Become a Partner in Education with the schools of Douglas County, and make a difference in a child's life! Open to the Public, Free Admission, Please RSVP 770.651.2037 partners@douglas.k12.ga.us

Friday, August 29, 2:00 p.m.: Fall Vegetable Gardening Class presented by the Master Gardeners of Douglas County
Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Drive - Free Admission, Open to the Public 770.920.7125

Saturday, August 30, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.: Turner Middle School Community Yard Sale
Middle School Track, 7101 Turner Drive, Lithia Springs - Open to the Public, Free Admission - Vendors Wanted ($10 per spot) - proceeds benefit the school chorus
Contact: Mr. Ferguson 770.651.5547

Tuesday, September 2: "Harvest" - September Exhibit of Citizen Art in the Courthouse Art Gallery
3rd floor, Douglas County Courthouse - Free Admission, Open to the Public
Submittals Accepted: Wednesday - Thursday, August 27 - 28
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 2, 4:30 - 6 p.m., Open to the Public, Free Admission
Exhibit on View through October 2

Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Douglas County Challengers Baseball Team for Special Needs Children Fall Season
Beulah Ruritan Park, McKown Road - for special needs children ages 6 - 21 - team will play every Saturday morning in September and October from 10 a.m. - 12 noon beginning September 6 - please call for registration
Contact: Coach Philip Troglin 770.941.2209 DCChallengers@aol.com

Saturday, September 6, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Pine Mountain Gold Museum Gold Rush Festival
1881 Stockmar Road, Villa Rica - in conjunction with the downtown Villa Rica Gold Rush Festival - celebrating our "golden" history with pioneers, demonstrations, craft vendors, entertainment, and more!
Contact: Linda Shaw 770.459.8455, extension 0 lshaw@villarica.org

Sunday, September 7, 6:00 p.m.: FitLife Family Challenge 5K Run/Walk
Hunter Park - waging war on childhood obesity - on-line registration

Douglas County Board of Commissioners

Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville ~ 770.949.2000

Monday, September 1: Labor Day Holiday
The Courthouse will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Douglas County E911, Douglas County Fire/EMS, and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department will be open to serve and protect the Public.

Monday, September 8, 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, September 9, 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, September 1: Labor Day Holiday All Schools Closed; Central Office Closed
Tuesday, September 2, 7:00 p.m.: Board of Education Meeting

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

Thursday, August 28, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Business After Hours
Thunderzone Entertainment Center, Bright Star Road at Douglas Boulevard


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.