DCSS Virtual Community Bulletin Board

DCSS Community Bulletin Board

Visit this page often for information on community events, recreation leagues, performances, summer and school break camps, enrichment activities, and more. These announcements are submitted by organizations not affiliated with the Douglas County School System. For information on how to submit an announcement please see:

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Community Events & Awareness

Wellstar Mobile Food Pantry
October 18
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church
9190 Campbellton St. Douglasville, GA 30134
See the flyer above for more information or a link to sign up

Stranger Things Block Party
November 4, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m.
In honor of “Stranger Things Day”, the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will be hosting the third annual Stranger Things Block Party on Saturday, November 4th.

For one day, portions of Downtown Douglasville will transform into Hawkins, Indiana. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the town’s biggest landmarks and participate in various Stranger Things-related activities!

O’Neal Plaza will transform into “Rink-o-Mania,” a pop-up skating rink inspired by the latest season. There will be a costume contest, multiple selfie spots, and Stranger Things landmarks throughout Downtown Douglasville. The Douglas County Sentinel Office will distribute the Hawkins Post newspaper and the city’s current Public Services Building on Courthouse Square will be remembered as Hawkins Police Station.

Exciting new additions await at this year's event! Our GreyStone Amphitheater will premiere 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife.' Catch an appearance and performance by Eddie Munsons guitar stunt double, Aidan Fisher. Explore a Stranger Things Walkthrough, and indulge in Stranger Things themed offerings from local food trucks and vendors. Fabiano’s will once again transform into Surfer Boy Pizza as well as participation from other downtown restaurants and businesses.

Douglas County Youth Fest
A youth-centric festival and resource fair
Saturday, November 4
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Dr. Douglasville, GA 30134
Free food and free frozen treats will be provided
See the flyer above for more information or a link to sign up

2023 HBCU Week Atlanta College Fair
Saturday, November 11, 2023 @ Central Baptist Church
Friday, October 6, 2023 @ the Cobb Galleria Centre
9 a.m. - 2 pm.
All high school students are welcome to attend. Even though the most significant incentives will be available to graduating seniors, underclassmen are also welcome to attend to interact with recruiters early and learn more about the admissions process.
Click here to register.

Dayspring 5K & 1 Mile Race
Saturday, November 11, 2023 @ Central Baptist Church
Come out for a fun-filled afternoon of running, walking, and dinner! All proceeds from the race go to Holly Springs Elementary School. The 5K race begins at 3:00 p.m., and the 1-Mile race begins at 4:00 p.m. Dinner will be served beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded for top male and female finishers in 15 age groups plus the top 3 male and female finishers overall.
Click here for more information about the race

Next Up Teen Resiliency Program
August 2, 2023-May 22, 2024
Open to middle and high school students
The program will provide a variety of services for students, including tutoring, group training & skill building, counseling, parental services, and much more
See the flyer above for dates and more information

Douglas County Boys & Girls Club Gaming Team
The Douglas County Boys and Girls Club is seeking teen gamers for their EA Sports Gaming Team. The team will compete against others from around the world on systems such as PS5, XBox 360 and more
Click here for a flyer with more information or contact Coach Anderson at [email protected] or 770-577-9824

Douglas County Senior Services Kinship Grand Initiative Program
This program is designed to help grandparents and other relatives (55+) who are raising children
Call 770-489-3100 or email [email protected] for more information

Church Street Farmers Market Now Accepting Vendor Applications
For more information contact [email protected]
See the flyer above for more information

Connect Douglas Fixed Route Bus Service 

After-School Childcare & Camps

Boys & Girls Club After-School Activities
Open to students ages 6-18
Click the flyer above to learn more about programs offered for each age group
Contact Kim Best at [email protected] to sign up.

 Eureka Educational Summer Camp
June 5-July 14 at Heirway Christian Academy
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Aftercare available from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Register online now at eurekasummercamp.com
For more information contact [email protected]
Click here for a flyer with more information

Free Offerings

Community Assistance Resources for Food
A list of area non-profits providing food assistance 

Count Me In Group
Non-profit offers free virtual tutoring for elementary students
Visit countmeingroup.org to learn more about free tutoring and becoming a volunteer tutor

Good Samaritan Center Offers Free Groceries to Families in Need
8366 Grady Street, Douglasville, Monday - Friday mornings

Hope for Youth Mentoring
Non-profit offers free mentoring for at-risk youth ages 8-14 years old

Kids' Choice, Inc.
An online marketplace where students buy and sell original educational resources


Affordable Connectivity Program
A new federal program that can help low-income families save on internet bills
For more information or to see who can qualify, click here

2021 IRS Advance Child Tax Credit
For more information about the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit, click here

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