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 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Douglasville
The Annual ‘Music and Arts on the Plaza’ Festival is a much-anticipated event that features an Artist Market with work of artists, artisans, and craftspeople from around the region. The Art Adventure Alley showcases artists demonstrations and hands on activities for all ages. All day entertainment will be electrifying the stage and festival area as indie artists from an array of genres entertain with soul stirring gospel, toe tapping jazz, blues & country, to finger popping R&B, & Pop. If it’s great music expect to hear it coming from the stage. Admission is free. Make plans to attend NOW!!
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm O'Neal Plaza
Music returns to O’Neal Plaza this fall with the Community Rocks Free Concert Series. The Grammy nominated Nashville favorite Mountain Heart will perform on October 5th.  Make plans to join in the fun of this fall concert here in Downtown Douglasville.
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm O'Neal Plaza
The Annual ‘Music and Arts on the Plaza’ Festival is a much-anticipated event that features an Artist Market with work of artists, artisans, and craftspeople from around the region. The Art Adventure Alley showcases artists demonstrations and hands on activities for all ages. All day entertainment will be electrifying the stage and festival area as indie artists from an array of genres entertain with soul stirring gospel, toe tapping jazz, blues & country, to finger popping R&B, & Pop. If it’s great music expect to hear it coming from the stage. Admission is free. Make plans to attend NOW!!
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 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm The Blu Rose Art Bistro
Come join Enjoy Life Cleaning Services at their Ribbon Cutting. Hear about our new cleaning program for women with cancer and how you can help. We will talk about our community and our cleaning service. look to see you at our event. https://www.facebook.com/events/303001757150101/
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 18 – Oct 21 all-day Douglas County High School
Come see the talented thespians of Douglas County High School perform the timeless classic play The Diary of Anne Frank. For three nights only October 18 – 21, the Tony winning Broadway comes to Douglasville. Come out and support high school theater.
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am Douglasville Public Safety Complex
Join the Douglasville Police Department for their first Community Bicycle Ride – Saturday, October 20th beginning at 8 am. Check-in is at 7 am. Registration is $25, and is due by October 10th, riders must be pre-registered to participate. Ages 18 & up, 12.2 mile ride. Participants will receive a free t-shirt. After the ride is over make sure to stay for the Annual Fall Festival & Safety Expo, 10 am – 4 pm.
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Douglasville Public Safety Complex
Join the Douglasville Police Department as they host their annual Fall Festival and Safety Expo! Saturday, October 20th from 10 AM – 4 PM enjoy vendors, arts and crafts, food trucks, K-9 demonstrations, safety information and SO MUCH MORE! The event is open to the public and free to attend!
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm O'Neal Plaza
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is delighted to announce the 22nd annual Chili Cook Off competition in downtown Douglsville on Saturday, October 20th from 6-9 p.m.  Those in attendance are encouraged to dress in costume! As they will host a costume contest at the end of the night! Free admission and open to the public. $1 to taste $3 for a bowl of chili $1 drinks $2 hot dogs. All proceeds will benefit the CAC and its programs throughout the year.
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Ike Owens Center (Hunter Park), Douglasville Ga
Come to the Event to Sip and Paint (nonalcoholic) and enjoy Live Jazz as you create your masterpiece. -Time: 6pm prompt -Tickets prices are online at www.mikionaturalbodyscrub.com (See S&P Party) Ticket price includes: Paint; brush; Smock; Live Jazz; Live Instructor; Canvas; Drink; Hordeauvers (turkey meatballs, Salad, Seafood Keish, Salmon cakes); and smiles from happy people enjoying the event. Registration now open to Douglasville area. Vendors will be onsite.
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Downtown Douglasville
The City of Douglasville Moonlight Run is one of the largest after-dark 5K and one mile runs in the Southeast, with approximately 2,000 participants running through downtown Douglasville. The race features a chip-timed USATF certified 5K course and is part of the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series. Registration: 1 Mile Doggie Fun Run – $20 (after 10/13 – $25) 5K $30 (after 10/13 – $35) Youth One Mile (12 & Under) $15 (after Oct. 13 – $20) Tot Trot (5 & under) $10 (after 10/13 – $15) Please note: Entries received after Oct. 13th cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt and sizes may be smaller or larger than expected. Race Day registrants not guaranteed a t-shirt.  Throughout the event, there is fun and entertainment for the entire family including jumping gyms and prizes. Participants receive a unique glow-in-the-dark race t-shirt. Your finish time for the 5K event can be used as a qualifying time for seeding in the Peachtree Road Race.
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Central Baptist Church
Residents living in and around the Douglasville, Georgia can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Prays Mill Baptist Church will host this community event on 10/22/2018. The site is located at4979 Bill Arp Rd., in Douglasville. Screenings can check for: • The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health. • HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels • Diabetes risk • Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis • Kidney and thyroid function, and more Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available. Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Also ask about our Wellness Gold Membership Program with allows customers to get all the screenings they need now, but pay $19.95 a month. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
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.
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Kingdom Builders Ministry
Come join the fun at our 1st Annual Kingdom Fest Trunk or Treat Festival. This is a free community event and a safe environment for your family!
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.
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Central Baptist Church
Residents living in and around the Douglasville, Georgia can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Screenings can check for: • The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health. • HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels • Diabetes risk • Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis • Kidney and thyroid function, and more Packages start at $149, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors.
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Alexander High School
Join Alexander High School as they host their Annual Soccer Camp for children grades K-8! Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1 – 4 PM at Alexander High School. For more information and to register, visit  www.cougarsoccer.ezregister.com Cost: $25. Includes a shirt if registered by January 21 Curriculum: Basic skills and fun Coaches: USSF Licensed and Georgia Soccer Certified Assistants: AHS players. At times it will look like each participant has a personal coach.  REALLY COOL!
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Douglasville Conference Center
Join us for a day of tastings, consultations and the latest trends in decor and ideas! Brides in attendance will be registered to win exclusive prizes and giveaways! This event is free to brides and guests, but we do ask that you do register online at http://douglasvillebehindtheveilbridalshowcase.weebly.com/ by January 25, 2019.