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.
2018 Georgia Gravity Games @ Downtown Douglasville
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
2018 Georgia Gravity Games @ Downtown Douglasville
9:00 am
The Georgia Gravity Games is a gravity-only car race competition sponsored by Google, Georgia Tech and the City of Douglasville. The event is an educational, hands-on activity designed to get young people excited about STEM subjects. Along with the race, Gravity Games includes a science festival on Science Street with STEM-based games and activities from nearly a dozen exhibitors for competitors and spectators to enjoy throughout the day.
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.
Cocoa & Canvases @ Ike Owings Community Center
Dec 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cocoa & Canvases @ Ike Owings Community Center
10:30 am
Get in the holiday spirit with this family friendly paint event! Enjoy hot cocoa and Christmas cookies while creating a beautiful wintry snow globe scene featuring a lively snowman!! Parents, do you need to do some last minute shopping? Finalize holiday preparations? If your child is age 6 and up feel free to drop them off while you go and grab your last minute essentials! If you have finished all your prep and just want to enjoy a family event feel free to come in and paint alongside your child! If you have a second child you get $10 off their admission!! **LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE** Come and create an one of a kind masterpiece to have as a keepsake or give as a wonderful gift! Painting instruction time is 2 hours and a hot cocoa and cookie treat will be provided as well! All supplies will be provided for you, no experience is necessary.
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Girls Mentor Program Launch: Meet & Greet @ Kingdom Builders Ministry
12:00 pm
Come and hear about all the exciting things this program has to offer the young girl(s) in your life. Light refreshments will be served. We are also looking for mentors and volunteers! (Women Only) Talitha Cumi Mentor Program is for girls ages 7-17. This program is designed to help girls develop into strong, healthy, sophisticated, goal-oriented young women of the future.
Jan 12 all-day
BTFP College Football Hall of Fame Field Trip @ Beyond the Front Porch
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we participate in a guided STEAM Tour and Workshop to show evidence of similarities between artists and scientists. Students will explore how artists are creative problem solvers through engaging in the creative design process. Our students will also participate in an hands-on workshop to bring together everything experienced in the tour. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
FREE Morning Yoga and Meditation Flow (All Ages Welcome) @ Arbor Place Mall
9:00 am
Group Yoga with moments of stillness, allowing the perfect length of Meditation to go deeply and comfortably into yourself. For beginners and experienced alike. All ages welcome. Please bring yoga mat, water bottle and towel. Located inside the mall in front of Belk on the carpet. Enter through one of the main entrances and walk to Belk. If you would like to donate for teaching and teaching resources to keep events free, please donate here https://keepdouglasvilleflexible.givingfuel.com/keep-douglasville-flexible (cash donations are not accepted on mall property)
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
FREE Morning Yoga and Meditation Flow (All Ages Welcome) @ Arbor Place Mall
9:00 am
Group Yoga with moments of stillness, allowing the perfect length of Meditation to go deeply and comfortably into yourself. For beginners and experienced alike. All ages welcome. Please bring yoga mat, water bottle and towel. Located inside the mall in front of Belk on the carpet. Enter through one of the main entrances and walk to Belk. If you would like to donate for teaching and teaching resources to keep events free, please donate here https://keepdouglasvilleflexible.givingfuel.com/keep-douglasville-flexible (cash donations are not accepted on mall property)
Feb 9 all-day
BTFP National Center for Civil & Human Rights Field Trip @ Beyond the Front Porch
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we tour the National Center for Civil & Human Rights in Atlanta, GA. This museum is dedicated to the achievements of both the civil rights movement in the United States and the broader worldwide human rights movement. This first of three phase 35,000 sq ft facility opened to the public on June 23, 2014. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
FREE Morning Yoga and Meditation Flow (All Ages Welcome) @ Arbor Place Mall
9:00 am
Group Yoga with moments of stillness, allowing the perfect length of Meditation to go deeply and comfortably into yourself. For beginners and experienced alike. All ages welcome. Please bring yoga mat, water bottle and towel. If you would like to donate for teaching and teaching resources to keep events free, please donate here https://keepdouglasvilleflexible.givingfuel.com/keep-douglasville-flexible (cash donations are not accepted on mall property)
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
FREE Morning Yoga and Meditation Flow (All ages welcome) @ Arbor Place Mall
9:00 am
Group Yoga with moments of stillness, allowing the perfect length of Meditation to go deeply and comfortably into yourself. For beginners and experienced alike. All ages welcome. Please bring yoga mat, water bottle and towel. Located inside the mall in front of Belk on the carpet. Enter through one of the main entrances and walk to Belk. If you would like to donate for teaching and teaching resources to keep events free, please donate here https://keepdouglasvilleflexible.givingfuel.com/keep-douglasville-flexible (cash donations are not accepted on mall property. **This Donation can not be claimed as a charitable donation**)
Arbor Day Celebration @ Hunter Park Ike Ownings Community Center
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arbor Day Celebration @ Hunter Park Ike Ownings Community Center
12:00 pm
Learn about Composting, Grafting and Bonsai! Register online at www.DouglasvilleGA.gov/Registration Click on the “Special Events” tab 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Grafting Basics- $30.00, pre-registration required Learn how to graft apple trees. Fee includes supplies and trees. 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Compost 101- FREE, pre-registration required. Learn how to make compost from yard trimmings and food scraps. 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Bonsai Demonstration – $5.00, pay at door, pre-registration required This class is an introduction to the art of bonsai. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM West Georgia Green Association – “Hazard tree risk assessment and mitigation” presentation.
Family ARTSventures @ Dog River Library
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Family ARTSventures @ Dog River Library
10:30 am
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is proud to present “Growing Up” performed by John Doyle on Saturday, February 23rd at the Dog River Library, 10:30 am. This performance explores the journey of characters as they navigate through their community, peer pressure, gangs, school, and his relationships. Ultimately revealing their inner journey of growing up as a teenager in Georgia. This is a FREE, family-friendly event! Sponsored by Georgia Council for the Arts, Greystone Power Foundation, and the Douglas County Economic Development Authority.
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mind Your Manners: Etiquette Workshop for Girls @ Kingdom Builders
12:00 pm
The Talitha Cumi Girls Mentor Program presents: ‘Mind Your Manners’. A 2-hour introductory workshop for girls age 7 to 17 will learn and discuss the importance of good hygiene, table manners, and basic etiquette. Do you want your girls to learn nice ways of treating other people? Do you want your girls to have the manners of a lady? Do you want her to behave at the dinner table? There will be practice, role play, activities, and games… It will be educational and full of FUN! We will cover the following topics: Body Basics – from personal hygiene to grooming First Good Impression – image and body language Social Skills – essentials, do’s and don’ts
Mar 9 all-day
BTFP Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Field Trip @ Beyond the Front Porch
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we take a step back in time as we enjoy a four hour railway excursion along the beautiful Toccoa River from Blue Ridge to McCaysville. The rail adventure is a two hour 26 mile round trip, with a two hour layover to have lunch and explore the state line attractions of Georgia and Tennessee.. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
FREE Morning Yoga and Meditation Flow (All ages welcome) @ Arbor Place Mall
9:00 am
Group Yoga with moments of stillness, allowing the perfect length of Meditation to go deeply and comfortably into yourself. For beginners and experienced alike. All ages welcome. Please bring yoga mat, water bottle and towel. Located inside the mall in front of Belk on the carpet. Enter through one of the main entrances and walk to Belk. If you would like to donate for teaching and teaching resources to keep events free, please donate here https://keepdouglasvilleflexible.givingfuel.com/keep-douglasville-flexible (cash donations are not accepted on mall property. **This Donation can not be claimed as a charitable donation**)
Family ARTSventures @ Douglas County Public Library
Mar 30 all-day
Family ARTSventures @ Douglas County Public Library
12:00 am
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is proud to present “Artbotics” performed by Jeff Mather on Saturday, March 30th at the Douglas County Library, 10:30 am. How are robotics being used for art making in innovative schools? STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math) artist, Jeff Mather, shares the behind-the-scenes stories – with images – from a bunch of recent art projects that have included robotics. This is a FREE, family-friendly event! Sponsored by Georgia Council for the Arts, Greystone Power Foundation, and the Douglas County Economic Development Authority
Apr 8 – Apr 12 all-day
Kids Day Off Spring Break Camp @ Jessie Davis Park
12:00 am
Looking for an affordable, fun, safe place for your kids during spring break? Look no further. The City of Douglasville Parks and Recreation is now offering “Kids Day Off” camps! Don’t miss out. Slots are filling up fast. Camp will be located at Jessie Davis Park. 7775 Malone St, Douglasville, Ga 30134. To register visit www.douglasvillega.gov/registration
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – Apr 12 @ 4:00 pm
Spring Break Arts Camp 2019 @ Deer Lick Park
9:00 am
The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County in partnership with the Douglas County Department of Parks and Recreation offers a full week of art exploration during spring break. When school is out for a week, why not have your child experience something fun, exciting and educational. The Spring Break Arts Camp takes place April 8th – 12th, 2019 from 9:00 -4:00pm daily at Deer Lick Park. At the 2019 Spring Break Arts Camp children (7-11) years old will explore performing and visual arts with (4) experienced teaching artists to a set theme. On the final evening – April 12th, the campers will share with family and friends an original performance and an exhibit of their artwork at the “Celebration of Success”. Register your child today for this amazing camp at www.artsdouglas.org or in person at the CAC. For additional information contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787 or by email at joi.jamison@artsdouglas.org. Fee’s for the week are $125.00 and $115.00 for CAC members. Sibling discounts are available. Early drop off and late pick-up is also available.
BTFP Tennessee Aquarium Field Trip @ Beyond the Front Porch
Apr 13 all-day
BTFP Tennessee Aquarium Field Trip @ Beyond the Front Porch
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. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.
Up By The Bootstraps SAT Class @ Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Up By The Bootstraps SAT Class @ Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
9:00 am
Up By The Bootstraps, Inc. is hosting an SAT Prep Session for the May 4, 2019 Test. Classes will be held over 3 Saturdays: April 13, 2019, April 20, 2019 & April 27, 2019 Course is 9 hours, so participants must attend all 3 days. $25 Registration Fee required to reserve your spot Registration closes on April 5th. For more information send an email to Margaret McCarley at ubtbootstraps@gmail.com or call 404-402-8149.
Up By The Bootstraps SAT Class @ Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Up By The Bootstraps SAT Class @ Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
9:00 am
Up By The Bootstraps, Inc. is hosting an SAT Prep Session for the May 4, 2019 Test. Course is 9 hours, so participants must attend all 3 days. $25 Registration Fee required to reserve your spot Registration closes on April 5th. For more information send an email to Margaret McCarley at ubtbootstraps@gmail.com or call 404-402-8149.
Up By The Bootstraps SAT Class @ Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Up By The Bootstraps SAT Class @ Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
9:00 am
Up By The Bootstraps, Inc. is hosting an SAT Prep Session for the May 4, 2019 Test. Course is 9 hours, so participants must attend all 3 days. $25 Registration Fee required to reserve your spot. Registration closes on April 5th. For more information send an email to Margaret McCarley at ubtbootstraps@gmail.com or call 404-402-8149.
May 11 all-day
BTFP Booth Western Museum Field Trip @ Beyond the Front Porch
12:00 am
Join Beyond the Front Porch as our students explore a 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, Georgia, where guests are invited to See America’s Story through contemporary Western artwork, a Presidential Gallery, Civil War art gallery, and Sagebrush Ranch, an interactive children’s gallery. This Smithsonian Affiliate Institution has been open since August 2003, Booth Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Southeast and is the second largest art museum in the state of Georgia. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.
Camp FUNtastic @ Hawthorne Community Center
Jun 3 @ 7:00 am – Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm
Camp FUNtastic @ Hawthorne Community Center
7:00 am
It’s that time of the year! School will be out before you know it. Still haven’t made plans for kiddos? Looking for a fun camp? Well look no further, we’ve got you covered! Camp FUNtastic is a fun safe place for every child to enjoy. We offer various activities including weekly field trips, STEM day, arts & crafts, and much much more! Our weekly rate is only $65 per camper with $5 sibling discount! Don’t wait slots are filling up fast!!
Jun 8 all-day
BTFP Helen Tubing and Water Park Field Trip @ Beyond the Front Porch
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. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others.
Digital Media Camp @ Ike Owing Community Center at Hunter Park
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm
Digital Media Camp @ Ike Owing Community Center at Hunter Park
9:00 am
Looking for a fun, interesting, and unique opportunity for your child this Summer? Well look no further. The Douglasville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Digital Media Camp at the Ike Owings Community Center. The participants of the program are afforded the opportunity to learn Mass Media basics and skills on how to operate a video camera. Participant will also learn how to create commercials, edit videos, and create flyers while gaining an understanding of the importance of reach, target audience, and demographics. Campers will visit local TV stations and take advantage of a behind the scene look at the television broadcasting. The camp is open to both boys and girls between the ages of 10-14.
BTFP DeSoto Caverns Field Trip @ Beyond the Front Porch
Jul 13 all-day
BTFP DeSoto Caverns Field Trip @ Beyond the Front Porch
12:00 am
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.
Digital Media Camp @ Ike Owings Community Center at Hunter Park
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm
Digital Media Camp @ Ike Owings Community Center at Hunter Park
9:00 am
Looking for a fun, interesting, and unique opportunity for your child this Summer? Well look no further. The Douglasville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Digital Media Camp at the Ike Owings Community Center. The participants of the program are afforded the opportunity to learn Mass Media basics and skills on how to operate a video camera. Participant will also learn how to create commercials, edit videos, and create flyers while gaining an understanding of the importance of reach, target audience, and demographics. Campers will visit local TV stations and take advantage of a behind the scene look at the television broadcasting. The camp is open to both boys and girls between the ages of 10-14.