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Splash and Dash coming to Douglasville

Splash and Dash coming to Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The Boundary Waters Splash and Dash, a biathlon for young athletes, is coming to Douglas County next month.

The swimming and running event will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Boundary Waters Aquatic Center in Douglasville.

Children ages 7-15 can participate in the competition. Events include:

* Ages 7-10
100-yard swim, 1K run

* Ages 11-15
200-yard swim, 2K run

The Splash and Dash is designed to introduce kids to the world of multisport, according to the event's website. Visit peakracingteam.com for more information and to sign up.

The cost is $25 per competitor. All finishers will receive a T-shirt, medal and post-race treats.

Boundary Waters Aquatic Center is located at 5000 Highway 92 North.

City launches community calendar

City launches community calendar

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched a public community calendar on its website.

Everyone is welcome to add upcoming events to the calendar. It is fast, easy and free to post.

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To submit an event, visit douglasvillecalendar.com, click the green button labeled "+ Post Your Event" and follow the instructions. The event will then be submitted to the CVB staff for approval.

Country singer John Michael Montgomery to perform at Mill Town Music Hall

Country singer John Michael Montgomery to perform at Mill Town Music Hall

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m.; Clint Black tickets still available


BREMEN, Ga. (July 15, 2013) – The stars keep shining on the Mill Town Music Hall stage.  John Michael Montgomery is the latest country music superstar to announce an upcoming performance at the venue. Rising star Jaida Dreyer will serve as the opening act for the concert on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Tuesday, July 16, beginning at 10 a.m. EST, and can be purchased through the Mill Town Music Hall website and box office of by calling Ticket Alternative. Mill Town Music Hall focuses on wholesome, family-friendly music and events and is located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue).


Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy, the state's virtual public school for students in grades K-12, will hold several information sessions throughout metro Atlanta in the coming weeks.

Parents are invited to attend any of the free sessions to learn more about the program's offerings.

"Georgia Connections Academy, a tuition-free public school, delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere in the state," Georgia Connections Academy principal Heather Robinson said in a statement. "The combination of certified Georgia teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education."

Golf tournament to benefit FCA

Golf tournament to benefit FCA

VILLA RICA, Ga. -- Douglas & Paulding County Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold a golf tournament this week.

The event will be Thursday, June 13 at 9 a.m. Registration opens at 7:45 a.m.

It will be held at the Frog Golf Club in Villa Rica.

For more information, including pricing, visit pauldingchamber.org.

The Frog Golf Club is located at 2699 Georgian Parkway.

Wine tasting at Le Jardin Blanc

Wine tasting at Le Jardin Blanc

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Main Street Douglasville will hold a wine sampling event at Le Jardin Blanc this week.

The Summer Sampler will be Friday, May 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Attendees will taste select wines paired with hors d'oeuvers from The Southern Table. They will also get souvenir wine glasses to take home.

Tickets for the Summer Sampler are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They can be purchased from Paypal; guests must be at least 21 years old.

Le Jardin Blanc is located at 7125 Strickland Street in Douglasville.

Special Olympics to be held Friday

Special Olympics to be held Friday

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The Douglas County Special Olympics will be held later this week.

The event will take place Friday, Apr. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at New Manchester High School.

All special needs youth in Douglas County are invited to participate in the track and field events. Call Jackie Chapman at 770-265-2312 for more information.

New Manchester High is located at 4925 Highway 92/166 in Douglasville.