Now – Sunday, December 21st: Public Safety Santa Toy Collection for the Salvation Army
Please donate an unwrapped toy so that the children of Douglas County can have a better Christmas! Sponsored by the Douglas County Fire Department, E-911, and Sheriff’s Department ~ Collecting toys at Walmart on Concourse Parkway and K-Mart on Georgia Highway 5
Monday – Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m.
You may also drop off toys at the Douglas County Courthouse from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Thank you!

Now – Friday, December 19th: Christmas Canned Food Drive for The Pantry at the Douglas County Courthouse
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, Courthouse Atrium ~ Please bring canned goods for The Pantry, a local food bank that is serving more than 200 families each week ~ Share this Christmas as you can with those who need your help!
www.thepantrydc.com, 770.217.0729

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) ~ Benefits A Gift of Love Backpack Program
8652 Campbellton Street, 770.949.2787, www.artsdouglas.org

Now – Friday, December 19th: 10th Annual “Christmas Concerts in the Courthouse” by School Choruses, a Holiday Tradition!
12:15 p.m. Weekday Concerts in the Courthouse Atrium ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public ~ televised live on dctv23 and simulcast on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com ~ Come and enjoy the sounds of the season! Replayed beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in order of performance

Thursday, December 11th: Chapel Hill High School Chorus and Beulah Elementary School Chorus (back-to-back concerts)
Friday, December 12th: Winston Elementary School Chorus
Monday, December 15th: Bill Arp Elementary School Chorus and Dorsett Shoals Elementary School Chorus (back-to-back concerts)
Wednesday, December 17th: Mt. Carmel Elementary School Chorus
Thursday, December 18th: Majestic Leadership Academy and Burnett Elementary School Chorus (back-to-back concerts)
Friday, December 19th: Eastside Elementary School Chorus
Douglas County Department of Communications and Community Relations, 770.920.7593

Friday, 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.
Friday, December 12th: The Friday Night Drive-in on dctv23 features
December 7th“, a John Ford Documentary about Pearl Harbor
Friday night is family night on dctv23 ~ Pop some popcorn and watch a movie together! ~ 7 p.m. on dctv23 (Channel 23 on Comcast cable) and web cast on www.CelebrateDouglasCounty.com and www.dctv23.com
Coming Attractions: Friday, December 19th: “They Call Me Trinity”, a spaghetti western
Friday, December 26th: “Santa Conquers the Martians”, campy, cheesy Christmas fun

Saturday, December 13th: Winter Festival/Breakfast with Santa at Bright Star Elementary School
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, 6300 John West Road (off Bright Star Road at Interstate 20) ~ Pancakes for Breakfast, Pictures with Santa, Free Craft Station for Kids ~ Vendors ~ Open to the Public, Free Admission, Charge for some activities
Sonya Stegall, 770.651.3489, bsespta@gmail.com

Saturday, December 13th: Children’s Christmas Party & Breakfast with Santa – No Charge – at American Legion Post 145
9:00 am – 11:00a.m., 6449 Bankhead Highway, 1/4 mile west of Bright Star Road ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public ~ The American Legion, Frank P. Dorris Post 145, Douglasville is an organization that helps Veterans and the community. Monies raised will help us continue our various children programs as well as our Veteran programs.
770.949.2631

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

Saturday, December 13th: Toys for Tots at Diamond Starz Baseball and Softball Academy
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Georgia Highway 5 next to Howard’s Furniture ~ Enjoy a free 30-minute hitting cage or pitching lane use in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy donation for the Toys for Tots
Rich Newport, 678.313.6283, rnewport@diamondstarz.com

Saturday, December 13th: Please Donate a Toy to Public Safety Santa and Visit with Santa at The Bagel Meister
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., The Bagel Meister, Chapel Hill Road behind Starbucks ~ Please bring a new unwrapped toy for the Douglas County Fire Department to give to a needy kid this Christmas ~ Santa will be there for kids to visit ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public

Saturday – Sunday, December 13th – 14th: “An Evening in December” at Heritage Baptist Church
6:00 p.m. nightly, 8800 Rose Avenue at Selman Drive ~ Musical re-telling of the Christmas Story presented by the Worship Choir ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public
Nelle Wigginton, 770.947.0509

Saturday – Sunday, December 13th – 14th: “Living Christmas Tree” at Douglasville 1st Baptist Church
7:00 p.m., 5900 Prestley Mill Road at Timber Ridge Drive ~ Free Admission, Open to the Public ~ Concert by the 100-voice Celebration Choir, Orchestra, Children’s Choirs and Handbells
www.fbcdouglasville.org, 770.942.5481

Sunday, December 14th: Ordination of Bishop for Rev. Rufus B. Polk
4:00 p.m., New Mountain Top Baptist Church, Saffo Annex, 7822 Conners Road, Winston ~ Rev. Polk is the Pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Winston ~ The New Bethel Baptist Church family invites the Public to be part of this joyous celebration! Open to the Public, Free Admission
Deacon Walter Carter, Sr., 678.838.0937

Monday, December 15th and Wednesday, December 17th: Interviews for Census Positions
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. sessions each day ~ Call the Douglas County Career Resource Center at 770.920.4104 for an appointment ~ The Census Bureau is looking for Census Clerks, Census Takers, Crew Leaders, Crew Leader Assistants, and Recruiting Assistants to help with the Census

Monday, December 29th: Swearing-In Ceremony for Re-elected and Newly Elected Officials
7:00 p.m., Courthouse Atrium ~ Open to the Public, Free Admission, Limited Seating ~ Broadcast LIVE on dctv23 ~ Ceremony beginning the new terms of Douglas County Board of Education Districts 1 and 5, Probate Judge, Solicitor-General, Coroner, Tax Commissioner, Clerk of Superior Court, Superior Court Judge, Sheriff, District 2 County Commissioner, Douglas County Commission Chairman
770.920.7593

Tuesday, December 30th: “Badges of Life” Blood Drive at the Douglas County Courthouse
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Citizen’s Hall ~ Please come support the Douglas County Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department, and City of Douglasville Police Department as they compete for the “Badges of Life” award for getting the most pints of blood donated to the American Red Cross! Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE to schedule an appointment. Donors will receive an appreciation gift.
www.redcrossblood.org

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