Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hunter Park
The Wednesday Wind Down Summer Concert Series is back at Hunter Park this year! The season runs through August 15th. Vendors and Food trucks open at 6 pm, and the show begins at 7 pm and runs until 9 pm. For a listing of scheduled performers please visit www.douglasvillega.gov
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Ike Owings Community Center Ballroom
 
Sep 8 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. Register today online at www.beyondthefrontporch.org, email info@beyondthefrontporch.org or call Kascia Lipford (470) 729-3988.
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Hunter Park
Learn about valuable, complimentary resources available to you courtesy of the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau at the 2018 Family Reunion Workshop! Speak to industry professionals from photographers, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more! Participate in our Family Reunion 101 presentation and gain beneficial information from time tables for planning your reunion, to the best ways to budget for your event. For more information, to become a vendor or register for the event, email tatek@douglasvillega.gov. **Pre-registered attendees are guaranteed a swag bag at the event!**
Sep 15 all-day Frog Toss Festival
Disc Golf Tournament, Corn Hole Tournament, Chili Throw Down, Vendors, Food, Live Entertainment, Kids Zone
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am Georgia Highlands College
Join us as we discuss the rising cognitive, behavioral and emotional concerns associated with excessive social media use amongst students and young adults and the interventions to reduce negative impacts. We welcome you to stay afterward to hear Georgia Highlands Colleexciting new partnerships and updates for 2018 – 2019. To register for CE certificate, email awheelus@highlands.edu. CE Provided By: Georgia Counseling Association, ACEP #2065
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Arbor Place Mall
Put on a nice outfit, grab your resume, and come to the Arbor Place Job Fair on Thursday, September 27th! The Job Fair will be located on the lower level near Belk. Store managers are looking to fill more than 70 open positions. Be prepared to be interviewed or pass out resume information from 4-7pm. Store managers will be on site ready to meet you! This is a great networking opportunity for you to find a job that fits your skill set for the holiday season. Stores are looking for everything from full-time to part-time sales positions, managers, key holders and more.
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Kingdom Builders Ministry
R.E.A.L. (Relationships – Encouraging – Accountability – Laughter) This is a fun and positive environment where women can let their hair down and have real conversations, ask real questions, about real situations, and real concerns. All women 18+ are invited!
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Arbor Place Mall
Join us for a night of fashion tips, food samples, and fun! Grab your girls and prepare for day of pampering at Arbor Place! Enjoy designated spots throughout the mall highlighting Beauty, Fashion, Dining, and Entertainment! This event will include a Dillard’s Fashion show, makeup tutorials, food samplings, exclusive deals and more. Coke will be on site with a taste testing and sampling station. Great American Cookies will have free cookies and exclusive discounts. Arbor Place will be partnering up with a local Breast Cancer Awareness organization to give back to the local community during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Oct 13 all-day Arbor Place Mall
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.
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hunter Park
The 4th annual Hunters Harvest Fall Festival and Arts & Craft show at Hunter Park will be held on October 27, 2018 from 12pm-4pm. This event will feature vendors from all over West Georgia and Metro ATL with varying arts & crafts and food and beverage items. Over 40 vendors are expected to attend. The festival will also include a children’s play zone featuring inflatables and other amenities for $5. Children 3 and under are free inside the play zone. All festival attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. This event is free and open to the public. Vendor fees are $25 per vendor. Vendors must have approval before paying. Vendor fees and play zone wristbands can be paid for at www.douglasvillega.gov/registration. For more information contact Kendrick Davis at 678-449-3166 or davisk@douglasvillega.gov.
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Downtown Douglasville
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.
Nov 10 all-day Arbor Place Mall
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.
Dec 8 all-day Ike Owings Community Center
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.