Little Dreamers Acting Class @ Cultural Arts Council
March 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fashion Design 101 @ Cultural Arts Council
March 4, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
During this 7 week session, students will be introduced to the world of fashion by teaching them how to create a collection and how to follow fashion trends. Students will investigate the interdisciplinary nature of drawing and painting with watercolors and design. The session will conclude with a final class fashion show!
McBrayer Ranch Wedding Venue Open House @ McBrayer Ranch
March 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BTFP Field Trip to SAM Shortline Excursion Railway @ Arbor Place Mall
March 10, 2017 all-day
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 online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kascia Lipford at (404) 408-6448
Fused Glass 101 @ Cultural Arts Council
March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 2017 @ Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County
March 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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.
BTFP Field Trip to The Tennessee Aquarium @ Arbor Place Mall
April 8, 2017 all-day
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. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others. Register at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email email@example.com or call Kascia Lipford (404) 408-6448.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt @ Hunter Memorial park
April 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The Easter Bunny is stopping by Hunter Park for breakfast soon and wants you to join! Join us on April 8, 2017 from 9:00am-11:00am for a delicious breakfast with the Easter Bunny. During the breakfast the Bunny will be hopping around visiting with guests and taking pictures (remember to bring your camera). 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. To register visit the Ike Owings Community Center or contact Kendrick Davis at 678-449-3166 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Annual “Dash For Dr. George” 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run @ Clinton Nature Preserve
April 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am
The Third Annual “Dash For Dr. George” is in honor of Dr. George L. Harkins of Douglasville, GA ,Gene Barnes of Marietta, GA, and to ALL who have been affected by Esophageal Cancer, both patients and families. This horrific disease is currently the fastest growing cancer in the US. It is also the 7th deadliest cancer in the world. Early detection of the disease is very important. “Dash For Dr. George” is a fundraiser for the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation (ECEF). With your support, we hope to raise funds to help ECEF accomplish their mission. The Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation’s goals are to bring awareness and educate the public about this terrible disease, to help patients who have the disease, and to financially support research projects that focus on EC. April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month.
TABLE RUNNER QUILTING EVENT WITH DEBBIE MARTINEZ! @ Cornerstone Sew and Vac
April 21, 2017 – April 22, 2017 all-day
New Dates: April 21 or 22, 2017 Time: Pick 9:30am-12:30pm or 2:30pm- 5:30pm (both days) Location: Cornerstone Sew and Vac Join us and Baby Lock Ambassador, Debbie Martinez, for this exciting hand on half-day event! Debi’s passion for manipulating fabrics, as well as her years in the sewing industry, will not only allow her to guide you, but it will inspire you to embellish projects with your own creative expression! You pick the best day and time for you to come and create a table runner using the new Baby Lock Coronet! Refreshments will be provided to all who attend. The cost of this event is $79.99. However, we will be offering an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $69.99 until March 1, 2017! Call us at (770)949-5775 to reserve your spot!
Ultimate Block Party @ Downtown Douglasville
April 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
In celebration of Georgia Cities Week, come celebrate in downtown Douglasville at the Ultimate Block Party! This community favorite event features food trucks, inflatables for the kids, fun games for all, giveaways, vendors, a family-friendly movie, and so much more!
Mad Hatter & Munchkin 5k / Fun Run @ Boundary Waters Park
April 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Mad Hatter & Munchkin is an annual event that helps to raise critical funds needed to support S.H.A.R.E. House, a local non-profit to provide resources and services to victims of domestic violence. Join us for a morning filled with fun activity! Register on www.active.com For more information visit www.sharehousedouglas.org
Douglas County Special Olympics Annual Car Show @ Bens Antique Market
May 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Douglas County Special Olympics is an accredited agency through Special Olympics Georgia, non profit organization, who provides elite sports competition for individuals with developmental disabilities. DCSO, is a program who serves children and adults 16 and up, that raises funding for the athletes with in our community. Funding is utilized for uniforms, equipment, skills training, coaches training, practice and competition venues. Also volunteer training, coaches certification, transportation. and lodging for state games. Donations for our athletes are always tax deductible. For more information please contact Jessica Morgan at Deer Lick Park @ 770-920-7132
FLORIANI HANDS ON® CRAFTING, QUILTING AND EMBROIDERY EVENT @ Cornerstone Sew and Vac
May 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am – May 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
New Dates: May 12-13, 2017 Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (both days) Location: Cornerstone Sew and Vac At Floriani Hands On®, attendees will “learn techniques, tricks and tips that have been used by crafting and embroidery professionals for years in a laid back, relaxed setting designed for ALL levels.” Everyone will take turns stitching one or more of the spectacular Hands On Floriani projects using a state of the art embroidery machine provided by the instructors.
BTFP Field Trip Fernbank Museum of Natural History @ Arbor Place Mall
May 13, 2017 all-day
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we experience a world of adventure from the world’s largest dinosaurs to Atlanta’s largest IMAX movie screen. We will participate in hands-on exhibits, see archaeological artifacts and have other fun experiences to make science come alive for all ages. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others. Register at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email email@example.com or call Kascia Lipford (404) 408-6448.
10th Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival @ Douglas County Courthouse and other locations
June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am – June 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
A Decade of Gardening, Outdoor Living and Festival Excellence…The 10th annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival will be held Saturday – Sunday, June 3-4, 2017, at locations throughout Douglas County. The theme this year is “Making Waves!” and the theme flower is the Hydrangea Everlasting Ocean (Hydrangea Macrophylla ‘Hortmoc’ Everlasting® Ocean.) All Festival activities will use the “Making Waves” theme, including the Standard Flower Show, the Miniature Gardens, Master Gardeners’ Vegetable Garden Scarecrows, and the Courthouse Gallery Art Exhibit. The annual Festival, always held the first full weekend in June at the height of the Hydrangea growing season, is named for Atlanta native Penny McHenry, Founder of the American Hydrangea Society, who received her first Hydrangea as a memorial gift at the loss of her daughter. Mrs. McHenry had close ties to Douglas County and her family has granted permission for the use of her name for the Festival.
BTFP Field Trip Helen Tubing & Waterpark @ Arbor Place Mall
June 10, 2017 all-day
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. All you have to bring is your sunscreen, swimsuit, and appetite for fun. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others. Register online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kascia Lipford (404) 408-6448