Events happening this weekend:

Saturday, December 6th: Bright Star United Methodist Church Holiday Bazaar
8:00 a.m., Run to the Star 5K ~ 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 3715 Bright Star Road ~ Bazaar includes crafts, Christmas items, book sale, silent auction, bake sale, food, Festival of Trees, Christmas karaoke, Cookies with Santa, Santa’s Workshop, and a Life South bloodmobile ~ Vendor spaces available for Christmas and homemade crafts
Bea West, 770.445.4457,

Saturday, December 6th: Breakfast with Santa at Douglasville First United Methodist Church
9:00 a.m., Huffine Hall at the Church, Hospital Drive at Prestley Mill Road ~ Proceeds benefit the Douglas County Homeless Shelter ~ $5 tickets for adults and children over 12 months of age for breakfast and a puppet show ~ Activity tickets sold to participate in crafts and photos with Santa ~ Silent Auction ~ Purchase tickets in advance from the Church

Saturday, December 6th: WSB’s Capt. Herb’s Toys for Toys Broadcast at The BBQ House, Thornton Road
12 noon – 5:00 p.m., 541 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs ~ Help WSB’s Captain Herb Emory help the US Marine Corps collect toys for Toys for Tots ~ See race cars, NASCAR drivers, the Mayberry Patrol Car, NewsTalk 750 SkyCopter, Atlanta Police helicopter, Mr. Yoyo, Don Kennedy (Officer don/Big Band Jump), Mark Arum (WSB Traffic), Smilin’ Mark McKay (CNN) and more ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public ~ Please bring a new unwrapped toy!
Capt. Herb Emory, 404.897.6296,

Saturday, December 6th: Community Family Christmas Festival at New Covenant United Methodist Church
3:00 p.m., 5960 Georgia Highway 5 (one mile south of the Dog River) ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public ~ Free Food: Smoked Pork, Baked Beans, Hot Dogs, Chips, Desserts ~ Bonfire for Roasting Marshmallows and Making S’mores ~ Santa Claus plus much more fun for the whole family!
Saturday, December 6th: “Old Fashioned Holidays” in Historic Downtown Douglasville
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Cafe Noel, O’Neal Plaza with entertainment, food and craft-making for kids ~ 6:00 p.m., Lighting of the Fountain Tree ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public
Douglasville Welcome Center, 770.947.5920,

Saturday – Sunday, December 6th – 7th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes in Historic Downtown Douglasville
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday ~ 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday ~ Tour Douglasville’s beautiful historic homes decorated for the holidays ~ $12 tickets in advance, $15 days of the tour, purchase tickets at the Downtown Douglasville Welcome Center, Bankhead Highway at O’Neal Plaza ~ home tour route lined with luminaries
Douglasville Welcome Center, 770.947.5920,

Saturday – Monday, December 6th – 8th: “An Evening in December” Christmas Program at Ephesus Baptist Church
7:00 p.m., Ephesus Church Road one mile west of Post Road ~ Christmas production presented by the Celebration Choir and Drama Ministry ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public
Brandy Martin,

Sunday, December 7th: Annual Christmas Cantata at New Mountain Top Baptist Church
6:00 p.m., Conners Road, Winston ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public ~ featuring The Voices of New Mountain Top, the New Mountain Top Male Chorus, Joshua’s Generation Youth Coir and Mrs. Dilessa Hunter in concert

Sunday – Thursday, December 7th – 11th: “How Far to Bethlehem?” Annual Drive-thru Christmas Pageant at Lithia Springs 1st United Methodist Church
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 3711 Temple Street, Lithia Springs ~ In the comfort of your vehicle, hear the Christmas Story from the Book of Luke in song and narration on your radio as you drive through representations of the Story. ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public 770.948.5429

And going on next week…

Tuesday, December 9th: Reception Honoring Tax Commissioner Ms. Ann Jones Guider
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, third floor ~ The public is invited to attend this reception to honor the distinguished service of the Tax Commissioner as she completes 36 years of service ~ Open to the Public

Tuesday, December 9th: Annual Holiday Remembrance Service at Hightower’s Memorial Chapel
6:30 p.m., 7034 West Broad Street (Bankhead Highway) ~ Open to the Public, Free Admission ~ During this service, each loved one lost this past year will be recognized and the family will receive an ornamental keepsake. If you would like your loved one recognized during this special service, call before December 5th.
Andrew Keith, 770.489.2818,

Tuesday, December 9th: Douglas County Chamber Singers Annual Christmas Concert
8:00 p.m., Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church, Hospital Drive at Prestley Mill Road ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public, No Children Under 5, please ~ enjoy a selection of your holiday favorites along with a special musical numbers from renowned hand bell ringer, Frank Butler, and “O Holy Night” by Vickie Orme (soloist)
Heather Nutter, 770.633.2732

Thursday, December 11th: Region 3 Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Disorders Planning Board Meeting
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Deer Lick Park ~ Open to the Public, Free Admission ~ This Board provides input to State agencies that provide services to the citizens of Georgia, and is asking for your input into programs and services that are needed in Douglas County.

Friday – Saturday, December 12th – 13th: Empty Bowls Christmas Luncheon at the Cultural Arts Center
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Friday Luncheons ~ 10:0 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday Brunch ~ $12 per person ($10 for CAC members)
8652 Campbellton Street, 770.949.2787,

Saturday, December 12th: Our Lady of Guadalupe Event at St. Theresa Catholic Church
4401 Prestley Mill Road ~ Open to the Public, Free Admission ~ Bilingual in English and Spanish with a Mariachi band during Mass & reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – food, music, traditional Mexican dancers and more – Mañanitas Mass from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Tendremos la celebración por el día de Nuestra Señora La Virgen de Guadalupe en Dic. 12: Con Misa & Mañanitas y café a 6 AM a 7:00 AM. La celebración mas grande será desde 6:00 PM a 9:30 PM en la Parroquia de Santa Theresita
con dirección: 4401 Prestley Mill Road Douglasville, GA 30134. La celebración incluye entre muchas otras cosas: procesión con la Virgen y con Danzantes, Inditos y más. Habrá música con Mariachi en la Misa y en la recepción y mucha comida y platillos hispanos. Para mas información llamar a las oficinas de la parroquia 770-489-7115.

Saturday, December 13th: Angels of the World Festival
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Douglas County High School ~ festival benefits the Douglas County Disabilities Coalition and features local talent in performance
Christy Turner, 770.949.7789