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Houston County Master Gardener Course

Event Dates and Times

Houston County Extension Office 1699 Ross Clark Circle Dothan, AL 36301
Date of Event = January
Time of Event = 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost? = $135 by December 15th, after which the price increases to $150

The Alabama Master Gardener program is a volunteer training program available through the Alabama Extension System. The program provides opportunities for individuals to become involved in their community and enables Extension to expand their outreach.

The Extension System offers a course that meets once a week for 12 weeks. The class will cover a variety of topics including turfgrass, landscape design, backyard fruit and vegetables.

In addition to learning more about gardening, one may discover hidden talents or hobbies such as grafting fruit trees or composting. As a Master Gardener, there are a variety of programs to become involved including Aunt Katie’s Community Garden, the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, and Landmark Park. There are also opportunities to share your knowledge with youth and adults through classes and workshops.
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Contact for more info? = Houston County Extension Office 334-794-4108 | 463335243

Andalusia Christmas in Candyland

Event Dates and Times

12/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
Court Square Andalusia
Date of Event = December 1-31
Cost? = Free

This event was a vision just 4 short years ago to create a winter wonderland in downtown Andalusia with 3 main goals: tourism, retail stimulation and community involvement (quality of place). Beginning with a small snow village on the square, the event has grown to 2 venues complete with light and snow shows, a replica steam locomotive trackless train, ice-skating rink, enormous 150 ft. polar bear snow tubing slide, and 24 imaginative play custom cottages.

This event brought roughly 30,000 people to the downtown area of Andalusia in December of last year, many of which came across county and state lines. During this event, our tax revenue base increased over the previous period by over $600,000 and some stores even reported record sales. Most importantly, our community has taken pride in the event and found a new reason to be proud of the place we all cherish and call home.

Andalusia was named Top Small Town in the South for Christmas by, the event was awarded #1 Parks and Rec. Event for 2016 by the Alabama State Parks and Recreation Association, and Absolutely Alabama, a state-wide syndicated show, filmed their 1-hour Christmas Special on site at Candyland last year.

Local Businesses show off their creativity and community involvement by participating in creating the playhouses or"C-ANDY-Land Cottages". Communities, employees, families, all come together when they have a project to work on together. The creation of the cottages foster team building and provide a way to show the community that they care. We currently have 24 amazing playhouses showcasing many different industries and organizations.

The first snow flurry will kick off December 1st, and will continue every weekend in December concluding with one final demonstration as the Domino Drops on New Year’s Eve. Candyland on the Square is located in the center of Court Square and is home to a cottage village, the snow and light shows, and appearances by Santa Claus in the enchanted sleigh. Springdale on Ice is located 4 blocks East down E. Three Notch Street at the Springdale Estate and city park. Springdale on Ice boasts train rides, ice skating, snow tubing, another cottage village, along with special live performances. Hot Cocoa and Characters will be held on December 16th at Springdale this year, and children can expect visits from some of their favorite characters like Minnie and Mickey, Elsa and Olaf, Santa Claus and many more. Visit for a full schedule and more information about the special events occurring at Candyland.

There are no admission fees for Candyland. This is a free event and is open to the public. Ice skate rentals are $5 per hour and 5 trips down the Polar Bear Tubing Hill will only cost $5. Train rides are also free.
Event Website =
Facebook Page = Christmas in Candyland
Contact for more info? = Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce | 457320613

Wiregrass Community Christmas Luncheon

Event Dates and Times

Wiregrass Gym, 620 6th Ave., Dothan Alabama 36301
December 22, 2017
10 am to 2pm

Free Hot Meal Free
Free Portable Heaters
Free Shoes for kids - limit supply
Free Blankets for the Seniors only
Free to the public

Limited supply on all giveaways while they last.
No guarantees for attending the event