Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tech Savvy Parenting Seminar (FREE Event) @ First Presbyterian Church | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
6:30 pm
Join author and speaker Brian Housman to discuss issues affecting children and teens on a daily basis—internet safety, social media, sexting, and more. You’ll leave this event not only with a working knowledge of the web culture but also with specific steps you can take as a parent to safeguard your home and child’s life. This is a FREE event, but registration is required. Register at www.fpcdouglasville.org/O4G
Mar 10 all-day
BTFP Field Trip SAM Shortline Excursion Railroad @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we ride in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel across Lake Blackshear to Plains and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter’s boyhood farm (Jimmy Carter National Historic Site), go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. At 9:30 am we will board the train at Georgia Veterans State Park, stop in Americus, Plains, Archery and return to Georgia Veterans State Park at 4:40 pm. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free / reduced lunch and $25 for all others. Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (470) 729-3988.
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pet Night with the Easter Bunny @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
6:00 pm
Four-legged family members want to see the Easter Bunny too! Furry friends attending Pet Night must be leashed at all times. Pet photos with the Easter Bunny will only be taken during scheduled Pet Nights from 6 to 9pm. Families with pets will take priority on Pet Night with the Easter Bunny. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier, and pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Pets will not be allowed in any area of the mall other than the designated Easter Bunny photo area. We appreciate your understanding.
2018 Spring Scramble @ West Pines Golf Club
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2018 Spring Scramble @ West Pines Golf Club | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
9:00 am
2 Man Teams | 9 AM Shotgun Start | Gross & Net Prizes $50 for Members | $60 for Non-Members Includes: Golf, Range Balls, Prizes, Tee Gifts, Lunch & Green Beer   Contact the Golf Shop to sign up: West Pines Golf Club 9090 Rose Avenue Douglasville, GA 30134 678-391-1600 www.westpinesgc.com
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party @ Cultural Arts Council
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mad Hatter's Tea Party @ Cultural Arts Council | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
11:00 am
Presented by the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County and the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), we invite you to join Alice and the gang in their fun adventures this March! This year enjoy flamingo croquet, story-telling, cookie-decorating, egg-hunting, pin the tail on the cheshire cat, and tea-party fun! For just $10 per person, you can spend as long as you’d like between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the company of the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Red Queen, White Queen, and of course, Alice.
Bunny Cares @ Arbor Place Mall
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bunny Cares @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
9:00 am
Individuals within every spectrum of special needs and their families are invited to a private photo session, to experience the time-honored tradition of a visit with the Easter Bunny during dedicated hours. Please reserve your complimentary ticket on EventBrite – ONE TICKET per group/family, please. Photo packages that capture holiday memories will be available for purchase at the event, pricing varies by location. Visit the center’s website for additional information.
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pet Night with the Easter Bunny @ Arbor Place Mall
6:00 pm
Four-legged family members want to see the Easter Bunny too! Furry friends attending Pet Night must be leashed at all times. Pet photos with the Easter Bunny will only be taken during scheduled Pet Nights from 6 to 9pm. Families with pets will take priority on Pet Night with the Easter Bunny. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier, and pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Pets will not be allowed in any area of the mall other than the designated Easter Bunny photo area. We appreciate your understanding.
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny @ Hunter Park  | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
9:00 am
The Easter Bunny is stopping by Hunter Park for breakfast and wants you to join! Join us on March 24, 2018 from 9:00am-11:00am for a delicious breakfast with the Easter Bunny. During breakfast the Easter Bunny will be hopping around visiting with guests while sniffing around for carrots. Following breakfast hundreds of Easter Eggs will decorate our lawn for children to run and collect. The egg hunts will be separated into three different age groups (0-4, 5-8, & 9-12). There will be prizes for golden eggs, raffles, and candy. This is an event that all the family can enjoy. There are a limited number of seats available until the event is sold out, so make sure that you register in advance. The cost for the event is $5 per person and children 3 and under are free. Registration will open February 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. For more info contact Kendrick Davis at 678-449-3166 or davisk@douglasvillega.gov
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Annual Easter Egg Hunt & AKA Small Business/Health Fair Expo @ Jessie Davis Park | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
10:00 am
Food and refreshments provided | Prizes inside “specialty eggs” Easter Egg Hunt Time o 11:00am – 11:30am (Ages 6 and under) o 11:30am – 11:45am (Break) o 11:45am – 12:15pm (Ages 7-12) This is a community event at no charge and will also feature a blood drive, Easter basket giveaways, complementary refreshments, vendors, bounce house, and much more.
Spring Break ARTS Camp @ Deer Lick Park
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm
Spring Break ARTS Camp @ Deer Lick Park | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
9:00 am
The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County and the Douglas County Department of Parks and Recreation join forces once again to offer the fifteenth annual intensive arts camp at Deer Lick Park, during spring break, from Monday, April 2nd, through Friday, April 6th.   Children, 7 – 11 years old, will spend a productive spring break exploring a wide variety of art disciplines with four expert and experienced teaching artists –Nicole Hale (3D art),  Joi Jamison (dance), Courtnee Miles (drama) and Cristhtian Perez-Molina (2D art and mixed media). During the Spring Break Arts Camp, artists will work with each student on specific projects within their discipline that reflect and expand on a common theme addressed by all the teachers.   The theme this year is:  Let’s Make Magic Happen.  The camp concludes with a Celebration of Success – a small reception to take place on Friday, April 6th, from 5 until 6 pm., to which the public is invited.  Attendees at the Celebration of Success will have the opportunity to witness a memorable performance featuring the dance and drama skills learned during the week as well as the student’s artwork in a temporary exhibit put together by the visual arts teachers. Camp runs from 9 am – 4 pm with an early drop off and late pick up option for an additional fee.  Space is limited.  Registration can be done in person or by visiting the Arts Council website – www.artsdouglas.org.
Apr 14 all-day
BTFP Field Trip Tennessee Aquarium @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we visit one of the top-rated aquariums in America that offers a journey through two buildings loaded with things to do and engaging experiences on Chattanooga’s beautiful downtown riverfront. River Journey fascinates visitors with river otters, turtles, alligators, giant catfish and thousands of freshwater wonders. Ocean Journey delights guests with penguins, sharks, butterflies and often scuba divers who interact with guests. Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (470) 729-3988.
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hunter Park Pop Up Market @ Hunter Park | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
11:00 am
Here is your opportunity to clean out your closets or garage and get rid of your unwanted and slightly used items or those items that you create that you would like more to enjoy. The Hunter Park Pop up Market is the place for you. The Pop-up market will be held at Hunter Park from 11 am-3 pm on April 21, 2018. $25 booth fee. Booth spaces are 10×10. Contact Kendrick Davis at 678-449-3166 or davisk@douglasvillega.gov Guns, weapons, tobacco & alcohol CANNOT be sold. Food and beverage/arts & crafts tent vendors are welcome.
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Douglas County Special Olympics Car Show @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
10:00 am
Free Admission for Spectators! Open to all cars, trucks, and bikes! Trophies will be awarded for top three in each class. All judging will be done by Special Olympics athletes. T-Shirts are included as part of the $20.00 vehicle registration. Pre-registered vehicles by March 30th will receive choice of a guaranteed T-shirt size. Registration Fees received after March 30th are $25.00. All proceeds benefit Douglas County Special Olympics, made possible by the Douglas County Special Olympics Therapeutic Board and Douglas County Parks and Recreation.
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hats & High Heels Mother/Daughter Brunch @ Studio T | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
1:00 pm
Talitha Cumi Girls Mentor Program presents our 3rd Annual Hats & High Heels Mother/Daughter Brunch! Join us for an elegant afternoon of inspiration, empowerment, and celebration! If you are a mother and/or daughter, this brunch is for you! *Best Hat Contest, Best Heels Contest, Giveaways and Prizes *Vendors for shopping, *Dynamic quest speakers, *Entertainment and so much more. **’Mother/Daughter Slay the Runway’ Grand Finale GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Proceeds will go to help Talitha Cumi Girls Mentor Program. Donations are also accepted. Email for vendor opportunities Talitha Cumi Girls Mentoring Program is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization designed to mentor girls ages 7 – 17 and to impact their lives by providing personal, professional, educational, and spiritual resources regardless of their environment, family background, financial status, or ethnicity.
May 12 all-day
BTFP Field Trip Atlanta Botanical Garden @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as our students explore more than 30 acres of breathtaking botanical bliss as they spend the day visiting the Children’s Garden, playing in the Sunflower Fountain, exploring the Venus flytraps in the Soggy Bog and learning about honeybees in the observation hive. They can also walk through the treetops on the Kendeda Canopy Walk and learn about flowers in the Fuqua Orchard Center and new plants in the Sheffield Botanical Library. Students can also discover edibles in the Edible Garden. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free / reduced lunch and $25 for all others. Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (470) 729-3988
Taste of Douglasville @ Downtown Douglasville
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Taste of Douglasville @ Downtown Douglasville  | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
11:00 am
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County, in partnership with the City of Douglasville, is ready to celebrate Spring with the community’s most popular event of the year, the annual Taste of Douglasville! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 19th from 11 am -5 pm. RSVP to stay up-to-date with all the news updates! What is TASTE OF DOUGLASVILLE? + A restaurant/ business showcase + Exciting performances on stage + Community booths for products and services + A children’s entertainment area of art, exploration, and merriment. Each year, participants not only enjoy Taste of Douglasville, but they also help the Cultural Arts Council support school programs reaching local students, providing affordable spring and summer arts camps in county and city parks, free “Family ARTSVentures!” curricula-based school performances followed by the same artists performing spring and fall concerts for the whole family, critically acclaimed gallery exhibits at the historic Roberts-Mozley House, and many more special events like the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor? Email us at info@artsdouglas.org
Jun 9 all-day
BTFP Field Trip Helen Tubing & Waterpark @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch for a day in the sun tubing on a 2 hour trip on the Chattahoochee River through the scenic Alpine Village of Helen, GA. Helen Ga Tubing provides your tube, US Coast Guard approved life preserver, and shuttle service. Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (470) 729-3988.
Jul 14 all-day
BTFP Field Trip Consolidated Gold Mine @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as head 200 feet underground and over 100 years back in time to experience life as a turn of the century gold miner. Not only will we enjoy the history and guided tour, but we will also learn how to pan for gold and mine for gems. Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (470) 729-3988.
Aug 11 all-day
BTFP Field Trip US Space & Rocket Center @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we embark on a daylong adventure designed to introduce visitors to the dramatic history of space exploration, from early spaceflight to the shuttle program and beyond! We will visit the Museum, Shuttle Park, and Rocket Park, have access to Public Simulators. Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (470) 729-3988.
Sep 8 all-day
BTFP Field Trip Zoo Atlanta @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we tour Zoo Atlanta that houses over 1,500 animals representing more than 220 species. The zoo is home to the nation’s largest zoological collections of gorillas and orangutans and is one of only four zoos in the U.S. currently housing giant pandas. Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (470) 729-3988.
Oct 13 all-day
BTFP Field Trip Atlanta History Center @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we give students a tour of the gardens and two historic houses, Swan House and 1860’s Smith Family Farm that sits on 33 acres in the heart of Buckhead that was founded in 1926. They also will allow us to explore Georgia’s past through award-winning exhibitions including the Centennial Olympic Games Museum and the Kenan Research Center. Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (470) 729-3988.
BTFP Field Trip National Infantry Museum and Soldier's Center @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we experience an immersive experience featuring over 230 years of Military History located in Columbus, GA just outside of Fort Benning. This 190,000 sq foot museum houses more than 70,000 military artifacts. We will also enjoy an IMAX movie. Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (470) 729-3988.
BTFP End of the Year Celebration @ Ike Owings Community Center
Dec 8 all-day
BTFP End of the Year Celebration @ Ike Owings Community Center | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
12:00 am
This is the time of year for us to reflect on the field trip experiences that we have shared with many families during the year. We will also recognize the support of our Transportation Sponsors, Lunch Sponsors, Seat Sponsors, Volunteers and Board of Directors. All attendees will enjoy a catered dinner, music, photo booth and entertainment provided by a Caricature and balloon artist. Then we will reveal the field trip calendar for the following year! Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (470) 729-3988.