March Friends and Family Month! @ Douglasville Boxing Club
March 14, 2017 – March 31, 2017 all-day
March is Friends and Family Month! Have you ever been interested in boxing? Now is your chance! This March, bring your friends and family to Douglasville Boxing Club for our buy one membership, get the next one 50% off deal. If you sign up during the month of March, your membership rate will be discounted for the following months you are a member! We have classes for adults, teens, children, and we also offer personal training. Give us a call today at 404-702-7359 to set up your appointment!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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. For more information for “Dash For Dr. George” please visit www.fightec.org/events/dash-dr-george/
Douglas County Rotary Club Golf Tournament @ Mirror Lake Golf Club
April 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Our annual golf tournament is our primary means to fund our many community projects and charities. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. 1.2 million Rotarians belong to clubs in over 195 countries. From recognizing outstanding Douglas County Students, and supporting worthy organizations to further Rotary’s Mission Locally & Internationally, you can rest assured your tournament is a cause you can be proud of.
Chicks Night Out @ Douglasville Conference Center
April 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Douglas County Chamber is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Chamber Chicks Night Out – a Women’s Expo presented by Ameriprise Financial – Patti H. Puckett. The Expo will be held at the Douglasville Conference Center on Thursday, April 20th from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Chicks Night Out is focused on all things “chick” related and more than 60 local businesses are expected to be on hand to provide interactive exhibits of their products and services. This high-end expo is designed for a captive audience of female decision makers in a fun, upbeat atmosphere. The event will include a kick-off spring fashion show presented by Dillard’s, sponsor and exhibitor booths, heavy hor d’oeuvres, a complimentary beverage, SWAG bags provided by GreyStone Power Corporation, t-shirts provided by Unlimited T’s and giveaways! This year there will be a NEW addition to the expo, a health & wellness area presented by Gold Sponsor WellStar Douglas Hospital. Health screenings and interactive booths with local physicians will be available for all ticketed attendees. Attendees will experience interactive booths including chair massages, make up demos, photo booths, skin consultations and giveaways at each booth. Chamber President and CEO, Kali Boatright commented, “Beyoncé had a huge hit with the song, “Who Run the World? Girls,” and according to Forbes, she was speaking the truth. Chicks Night Out is an ideal opportunity to reach women who make decisions across the spectrum – career or family, work or vacation, serious or fun. In 2016, we sold out and expect the same this year, so if you want to have fun while gathering information to make great decisions, be sure to register early!” Pre-purchased tickets are $35, and registration is on the Chamber website.[...]
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
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
Bowling for Beyond the Front Porch: Guns and Hoses Event @ Stars And Strikes Family Entertainment Center
May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
It’s time for the Annual Beyond the Front Porch Bowling Fundraiser recognizing our First Responders! We kicked this annual event off last year with a very successful inaugural event with the help of our Douglas County Sheriff’s Candidates. This year EVERYONE can participate in friendly competition with 6 person teams to support the monthly educational field trip of Beyond the Front Porch. The registration for each person on a team is $25, that will include 2 hours of bowling in the VIP section, shoes, two slices of pizza and unlimited soft drinks. This will be a great time for bowling with the kids, team building with your company / organization or just a fun time with friends. The teams will be recognized in the areas of highest score, most donations collected, best team spirit and overall winner. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a sponsorship packet and/or sign-up for your team.
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
American Legion 5K and Walk for Veterans @ Boundary Waters Park
May 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am
The American Legion 5K and Walk for Veterans Coming to Douglasville WE WALK & RUN for those who MARCHED FOR US DOUGLASVILLE, GEORGIA (March 6, 2017) – The American Legion has just announced that it will hold a 5K Run and Walk for Veterans through Boundary Waters Park in Douglasville, GA on May 7th, 2017. Hosting the 5K Run and Walk will be Frank P. Dorris American Legion Post 145 Commander Jimmy “Ghost” Clayton, and the entire Post 145 Legion Family (Sons of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, and Legion Riders). The purpose of the 5K and Walk is to raise public awareness about the National Emergency Fund. The American Legion website, www.legion.org, states: “The Preamble to The American Legion Constitution sums up the theme of the National Emergency Fund, “… devotion to mutual helpfulness.” This phrase is more than just mere words on paper; it’s our pledge of support to Legionnaires and their family members. Since the early 1920s, The American Legion has been actively involved in meeting the needs of both the community and individual Legion Family members in the wake of disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and wildfires. The National Emergency Fund, created in response to Hurricane Hugo in 1989, has provided more than $8 million in direct financial assistance to American Legion Family members and posts. By providing this emergency funding, NEF has prevented damaged posts from closing and enabled American Legion Family members to recover from tragedy. NEF helps those affected by well-known disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy and lesser-publicized tragedies such as flooding in South Dakota or Illinois, or wildfires in the southwest, or more recently the tornadoes in Southern Georgia near Albany. We are[...]
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
BTFP Field Trip Desoto Caverns @ Arbor Place Mall
July 8, 2017 all-day
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we tour a series of underground geologic caves with a sound, light and water show located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Childersburg, AL. For an additional cost students can participate in amusement park attractions including the Lost Trail Maze, gemstone panning, wall climbing and more. 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.
Main Street Ice Cream Social @ Downtown Douglasville
July 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us in downtown Douglasville for National Ice Cream Day! Main Street Douglasville will be handing out FREE ice cream from 3-5 PM! Make sure to get there early, as supply will be limited! For questions about this event or all of our events, please contact the Main Street Office at (678) 449-3102!