Red Cross Blood Drive @ Ike Owings Community Center at Hunter Park | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Ike Owings Community Center at Hunter Park
10th Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival @ Douglas County Courthouse and other locations | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm Douglas County Courthouse and other locations
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.
Food Truck Mondays @ Downtown Douglasville
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm Downtown Douglasville
Join us for your favorite food trucks in downtown Douglasville every Monday in June! We have made some fantastic improvements to this event including the new time (6PM-8PM), more food trucks (up to 10 each night), additional seating, music and great giveaways from our downtown partners! Take a night off of cooking and come dine in downtown Douglasville! #dine #explore #vibe
BTFP Field Trip Helen Tubing & Waterpark @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
Jun 10 all-day Arbor Place Mall
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 info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (404) 408-6448
Food Truck Mondays @ Downtown Douglasville
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm Downtown Douglasville
Join us for your favorite food trucks in downtown Douglasville every Monday in June! We have made some fantastic improvements to this event including the new time (6PM-8PM), more food trucks (up to 10 each night), additional seating, music and great giveaways from our downtown partners! Take a night off of cooking and come dine in downtown Douglasville! #dine #explore #vibe
Food Truck Mondays @ Downtown Douglasville
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm Downtown Douglasville
Join us for your favorite food trucks in downtown Douglasville every Monday in June! We have made some fantastic improvements to this event including the new time (6PM-8PM), more food trucks (up to 10 each night), additional seating, music and great giveaways from our downtown partners! Take a night off of cooking and come dine in downtown Douglasville! #dine #explore #vibe
Food Truck Mondays @ Downtown Douglasville
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm Downtown Douglasville
Join us for your favorite food trucks in downtown Douglasville every Monday in June! We have made some fantastic improvements to this event including the new time (6PM-8PM), more food trucks (up to 10 each night), additional seating, music and great giveaways from our downtown partners! Take a night off of cooking and come dine in downtown Douglasville! #dine #explore #vibe
Mighty Fortress Vacation Bible School (VBS) Prince of Peace Lutheran Church @ Prince of Peace Lutheran Church | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Come to a VBS victory celebration and learn that in Jesus, the victory is won! Join us for VBS and bring your friends!
BTFP Field Trip Desoto Caverns @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
Jul 8 all-day Arbor Place Mall
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 info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (404) 408-6448.
Main Street Ice Cream Social @ Downtown Douglasville
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Downtown Douglasville
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!
BTFP Field Trip US Space & Rocket Center @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
Aug 12 all-day Arbor Place Mall
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, Rocket Park, have access to Public Simulators. This activity, transportation and lunch is FREE for students on free/reduced lunch and $25 for all others. Register at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (404) 408-6448
BTFP Field Trip Zoo Atlanta @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
Sep 9 all-day Arbor Place Mall
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. 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 info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (404) 408-6448
Behind the Veil Fall Bridal Showcase @ Douglasville Conference Center | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Douglasville Conference Center
We are excited to announce we will be hosting a Fall Bridal Showcase this year! We will have a variety of experts on-hand to answer all your wedding questions and provide you with the information you need to plan your perfect day! Admission is free and you can register at the event or online. The event will be held at the Douglasville Conference Center. Among its exquisite architecture and beautiful landscape, the Douglasville Conference Center includes a 7,672-square-foot ballroom that can be divided into five separate rooms, and offers exceptional bride and groom dressing rooms, and a breathtaking rear terrace that overlooks Douglasville’s charming historic district. We would love for you to take this opportunity to explore not only the Douglasville Conference Center, but have face-to-face interaction with a variety of national and local businesses to assist with your wedding needs.
BTFP Field Trip Museum of Aviation @ Arbor Place Mall  | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
Oct 14 all-day Arbor Place Mall
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we visit the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins GA.This will be a tour of one or more buildings at the Museum. We will also go inside the C-130 Hercules airplane for an inside-an-aircraft experience. While inside of the C-130 Hercules we will watch a film of the Paratroopers at Fort Benning, Georgia. This activity, transportation and lunch is $25. Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (404) 408-6448
BTFP Field Trip National Infantry Museum and Soldier's Center @ Arbor Place Mall | Douglasville | Georgia | United States
Nov 10 all-day Arbor Place Mall
Join Beyond the Front Porch as we visit the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins GA.This will be a tour of one or more buildings at the Museum. We will also go inside the C-130 Hercules airplane for an inside-an-aircraft experience. While inside of the C-130 Hercules we will watch a film of the Paratroopers at Fort Benning, Georgia. 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 (404) 408-6448