Drepung Gomang Sacred Arts Tour 2015
Date(s): 3/2/2015, 3/3/2015, 3/4/2015, 3/5/2015, 3/6/2015, 3/7/2015, 3/8/2015
March 2nd - March 9th, 2015.
Spiritual Enrichment Center, 942 So. Oates St.
A group of Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India is arriving in Dothan for a week-long stay, March 2nd - March 9th, 2015.
During this Sacred Arts Tour, they will be exhibiting Tibetan crafts, creating a Peace Mandala (sacred sand painting) and presenting pageant performances that include dance, song, chanting and debate. This Sacred Arts Tour has been specifically created with the blessing of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.
The Drepung Gomang Monastery was founded in 1416 near Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Gomang College is the oldest of the four colleges of Drepung and has produced many Buddhist masters and has been an important Tibetan Buddhist learning center. The Drepung Gomang tour members are refugee monks now living in exile in India. The group is led by Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley.
The Gomang monks will participate in a number of presentations, blessings, and workshops whose mission is to share and preserve Tibetan culture artfully overflowing with spirituality, compassion, and beauty. The monks bring teachings of ancient ways and beliefs that do, even now, create the possibility of global peace, non-violent conflict resolution, compassion and wisdom.
Highlighting their trip is the creation of a Sacred World Peace Sand Mandala designed by the Dalai Lama depicting all religions in harmony. The Mandala will be created at the Spiritual Enrichment Center, 942 So. Oates St., with an opening ceremony on Monday, March 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Progress of the Mandala is open to the public each day, Tuesday, March 3rd through Saturday, March 7th from 11am-5pm.
A pageant that includes the monks in costume performing the Yak Dance, the Snow Lion Dance, the Good Luck Dance, music, and chanting prayers as well as playing the dungchen trumpet of which the sound is often compared to the singing of elephants is planned for Thursday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the Spiritual Enrichment Center, 942 So. Oates St., Dothan. A suggest love offering is $10 Please reserve your space at 334-794-2840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also a traditional dinner being prepared and served by the monks on Friday, March 6th at 6:00 p.m., also at the Spiritual Enrichment Center. The suggested love offering for this meal is $30. Please reserve your space at 334-794-2840 or email@example.com
On Sunday, March 8th there will be an 11:00 am services at the Spiritual Enrichment Center of Dothan, 942 So. Oates Street when the monks will perform blessings, play dungchen (Tibetan long horn) songs, and chants. Following the service will be a Mandala closing ceremony at the Center culminating in a procession to disperse the sacred sand. The public is encouraged to attend.
Merchandise created by members of the refugee Tibetan community living in India lama camps will be available for sale. Proceeds from events go directly to the Drepung Gomang Monastery to feed over 2,300 monks living there.
The monks are also available for private blessing of homes, loved ones, or businesses at various times for a suggested donation of $50. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an appointment. To learn more about the monastery and the Sacred Arts Tour visit http://www.drepunggomang.org and http://www.sacredarttour.org
Enterprise Business Expo
Enterprise High School Gymnasium, Enterprise
Businesses from all over the Wiregrass set up booth spaces to showcase their business and what they have to offer to the public.
Enterprise Chamber of Commerce, 334.347.0581
10:00 - 2:00
on the Square in Beatiful Downtown Headland, AL.
The 8th annual Pawsfest will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 - 2:00. This is a FUN day for you but a FUNdrasier for C.H.A.R.M., Inc. We will have Vendors, Pet Pageants, Pet Parade, Attractions & Demonstrations, Games and lots more. It's all about the dogs! Vendor and Pageant registration forms & rules for each can be printed out from our website. Please visit the website and read the rules & suggestions for attending with your dog. www.charmheadland.org
THE 26th ANNUAL ALZHEIMER’S CONFERENCE
FROM 8 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M
AT THE DOTHAN CIVIC CENTER
THE ALZHEIMER’S RESOURCE CENTER AND WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE 26th ANNUAL ALZHEIMER’S CONFERENCE WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, FROM 8 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. AT THE DOTHAN CIVIC CENTER. THE SPEAKER WILL BE TEEPA SNOW, WORLD RENOWN SPEAKER AND EDUCATOR ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND CAREGIVING. THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE IS ‘BEST CARE PRACTICES IN DEMENTIA CARE; PROVIDING CARE WITHOUT THE FIGHT”. FEES ARE $65 WITH CEUs AND $25 WITHOUT CEUs.
TO REGISTER, CALL 334-556-2205.
SEACT Presents Les Miserables
Date(s): 3/9/2015, 3/10/2015, 3/11/2015, 3/12/2015, 3/13/2015, 3/14/2015, 3/15/2015
Dothan Opera House
In its 40th Anniversary year, SEACT marks the occasion with this challenging production, filled with local talent on stage, back stage, and in the orchestra pit. Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel, and features one of the most memorable scores of all time.
With more than 80 on stage, 16 in the orchestra, and another 50 volunteers back stage and off stage, Les Misérables is one of the largest undertakings by SEACT in its history. Each performance runs 2 hours, 45 minutes with one intermission. SEACT considers the content “PG-13.” The show includes mild language and adult situations.
Tickets are available online at www.SEACT.com or by contacting the Dothan Civic Center Box Office (334) 615-3175. The box office is open 8:30 – 4:30 PM weekdays, and located on the second floor of the Dothan Civic Center. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for students/seniors 65+/military with ID. Performances are at 7:00 PM Mar. 9-14 and 2:00 PM Mar. 14-15. The lobby opens at 6:00 PM with tickets on sale if the performance is not sold out. Reserved seating begins at 6:30 PM.
Jennifer Love Doherty
Southeast Alabama Community Theatre
Office Hours 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM weekdays
Second Annual Mural City Art Walk
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
Foster Street, Dothan, AL
The Murals of the Wiregrass board is proud to present the Second Annual Mural City Art Walk. This event will be hosted on Saturday, March 7th, 2015 in beautiful downtown Dothan. Attendees will be treated to a variety of artists set up along the 100 block of Foster Street from 10am to 4pm.
This family-friendly event will showcase the talents of all artistic mediums from local artists, as well as artists from all over the Southeast. All art will be available for purchase, and entertainment will be aplenty with performances by local theater groups, dance groups, musicians, and even a live mural painting.
We are still accepting applications from artists on our website www.muralcityartwalk.com and would like to invite all artists to participate. All artists will be invited to celebrate the day with a closing reception at the Loft on Foster, which will feature live entertainment, food and more.
Mural City Art Walk Chairman, Susan Herring, states, “The Mural City Art Walk is a ‘can’t miss’ event for Dothan. It is the perfect showcase of our local, talented artists and I can not wait to find some new art pieces for my home.” Ms. Herring encourages all of Dothan to come out and support this event again this year.
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Murals of the Wiregrass, which proudly maintains all the murals throughout Dothan.
Contact: Susan Herring, 334.603.ARTY(2789)
Walk for Autism 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015......... Race Starts at 7:30 AM
Kiwanis Park at Westgate
The Walk for Autism is the single most powerful fundraising event in April that unifies thousands of participants statewide in support of the mission and projects of the Autism Society. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S., and affects over 50,000 people in Alabama alone.
Autism Society of Alabama
Attn: Lauren Reid
29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
Date(s): 4/16/2015, 4/17/2015, 4/18/2015, 4/19/2015
April 16-19, 2015
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Destin, FL
Uncork Some Fun in the Sun at the 29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, April 16-19 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on the Emerald Coast. The Sandestin Wine Festival, voted Best Annual Event in Destin, is a picture-perfect event, complete with white tents, flowing wine, food, ladies strolling in hats and live music. Affectionately called the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals,” attendees will enjoy wine tastings showcasing hundreds of domestic and international wines. The event is one of the best of the year and draws thousands of people to the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin.
Sandestin offers nearly 1,300 accommodations from the beach to the bay. The resort features a winning combination of accommodations, events, activities, dining and shopping, unmatched by any other vacation destination. To thoroughly enjoy the events surrounding the Sandestin Wine Festival, stay steps or a simple tram ride away when you book at Sandestin. Save up to 25% off accommodations & even more on your ticket with promo code WINE15. Don't miss this very popular event April 16-19. Plan your spring getaway today! Visit www.sandestinwinefestival.com for details or call 866.91.BEACH.
April 16-19, 2015
Wine Dinners – Thursday evening
Grand Wine Tasting – Friday 5-8 p.m. Saturday 1-5 p.m.
Mind. Body. Beach. – Saturday 7 a.m.
Retail Tent – Friday 2-9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Brunch on the Bay – 10 a.m.-2 p.m
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
March 16th, 2015 @ 7:00 pm,
Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center
Boisterous Fun & Romance!
Brings Back the Glory Days of the Movie Musical!
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850’s Oregon wilderness, who plans to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage. The plan backfires when the brothers kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides. This musical performance is all boisterous fun and romance. “Goin’ courting” has never been as rambunctious as in this rip-roaring stage version that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical.
TICKETS - In advance: adult ($25), student ($20).
At the door: adult (30), student ($23)
Information: 334-406-ARTS (2787)
Calling All Teens! Creative Writing Workshops with Local Author
1st Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m- 5:00 pm
Dothan-Houston County Library's Board Room
445 North Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36303
Join local author Danielle Wallace at the Dothan-Houston County Library for fun, inspirational creative writing workshops. Teens will be able to express themselves using different genres of writing, ranging from poetry to fiction. These workshops are free, so grab your pen, notepad, and your imagination to make a difference in the world around you. If you know a teen that would love to attend, share this information with them.
Place: Dothan-Houston County Library's Board Room
Date: Every 1st Monday of each month
Time: 4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m
Contact Danielle Wallace at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Matrix Jail And Bail
April 24th, 2015 from 9AM to 4PM
Triangle Chevrolet Buick in DeFuniak Springs
Please help us, help our Community, by joining us for the 3rd Annual Jail and Bail fundraiser on April 24th, 2015 from 9AM to 4PM at Triangle Chevrolet Buick in DeFuniak Springs. Proceeds to be used for our community.
One of the many missions of the City of DeFuniak Springs and local law enforcement agencies is to partner with those in our community whose efforts make DeFuniak Springs and Walton County a safer, stronger, and healthier community.
The Matrix Community Outreach Center has been providing the community with a number of services that implements a “Hand Up not a Hand Out” mentality since 2011. The Matrix continues to strive to expand its programs and offerings to this community to help those less fortunate and in crisis.
In order for the Matrix to meet their mission and provide for those in need in our community, they rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, they would not be able to serve the men, women, and children in need in our community.
On April 24th, 2015, members from the City of DeFuniak Springs, DeFuniak Springs Police, Walton County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Corrections and other local law enforcement agencies will partner with The Matrix Community Outreach Center to host their 3rd Annual Jail and Bail fundraising drive to be held at Triangle Chevrolet Buick, 850 U.S. Highway 331 S. in DeFuniak Springs. Their goal again this year is to raise $15,000.00. We encourage you to participate by having someone mock arrested for charges such as “aging too well,” “impersonating a golfer,” or the most committed violation of “wearing unfashionable clothing.” There are so many other phony charges that can be made for the mock arrest of your boss, co-worker, family member, friend or even volunteer yourself to be a jail bird. Even if you can’t participate, donations are always accepted and appreciated! Your generosity during this fun time will make a difference in our community and allow them to continue this much needed program.
For further information on how you can donate or volunteer, please contact:
Candy Nowling Managing Director The Matrix Community Outreach Center 37 N. 9th Street DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 850-892-1090 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.matrixcoc.org
Car Seat Safety Event
March 9, 2015 from 9am-noon
Coffee County DHR parking lot
Upcoming Car Seat Safety Event scheduled for March 9, 2015. It will take place at Coffee County DHR parking lot. Enterprise Police Department will have a booth set up from 9am-noon. The community will be able to drive their car up the booth and the officer will check the car seat to ensure it is properly installed. Please encourage everyone to come and have their infant, toddler, and booster seat checked, it could save a child’s life.
If they have any questions they can contact Coffee County DHR at (334) 348-2000.
3rd Annual 5K Superhero Run
Saturday, April 11th
Westgate Tennis Center
MIKE SCHMITZ AUTOMOTIVE GROUP PRESENTS the 3rd ANNUAL 5K SUPERHERO RUN
To Benefit the Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention
Mike Schmitz Automotive Group presents the 3rd Annual 5K SuperHero Run to benefit the Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention on Saturday, April 11, at Westgate Tennis Center. The run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will immediately follow. We will also have games, inflatables and face painting for the kids. Come join us for an exciting day of Family Fun! You may even see your favorite SuperHero!
Registration will also be available the day of the event.
EVERY CHILD DESERVES A HERO, BUT ABUSED CHILDREN NEED A SUPERHERO!
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Pre-register today by visiting www.exchangecap.org or by contacting Cindy Watt at (334) 671-1966 .
Alabama Rottweilers Season Openers
Saturday, March 7th -- kickoff is set to be at 6:00 pm.
Miller Memorial Stadium, 520 Dixon St. Elba, AL 3632
The Alabama Rottweilers will be participating in their third season of the APDFL. After finishing 6-4, the Rottweilers are looking to improve as a team and are looking to have their fans along on the ride.
The Rottweilers will be opening the regular season on March 7th as they play host to the Emerald Coast Scorpions, the team that eliminated them in last seasons first round playoff game.
Our website is www.alabamarottweilers.com
Ozark Car & Bike Show
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Ozark Municipal Complex, 275 N. Union Avenue
1 Block from the 9th Annual Ozark Crawdad & Music Festival Fundraiser
2nd Annual Ozark Car & Bike Show
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Registration begins @ 9:00 a.m. Judging begins @ 11:30 a.m. Awards @ 2:00 p.m.
$25 first vehicle & $10 each additional per registrant.
AWARDS FOR EACH CATEGORY: AUTOMOBILE AND MOTORCYCLE
Judge’s Choice , People’s Choice And ONE OVERALL “Best in Show”
Hosted by the Ozark Police Department.
For more information contact us at 334-774-2644 or email@example.com
Rock the Red Pump
March 10th @ 6-8pm
111 West Troy Street, Dothan, AL
National Women & Girls AIDS HIV Awareness Day
Judge Rose Gordon Presents an evening of information, music, and awareness. Join us March 10th at Bella's. Ladies wear your red pumps in support of HIV awareness. Men, wear your red ties. Gifts, and prizes will be given away!!!
Troy Municipal Court Amnesty Day
March 18, 2015 from 7:30AM until 5:30PM.
Troy Municipal Court
Troy Municipal Court Amnesty Day Announced
The City of Troy Municipal Court is offering an Amnesty Court Day on March 18, 2015 from 7:30AM until 5:30PM. Amnesty court day provides an opportunity for those with certain municipal court warrants to clear their case without concern of being arrested. Amnesty is offered to all individuals who have received traffic, parking, litter, animal, or noise citations, failed to appear or pay fines, and for whom warrants have been issued on these charges (NOTE : DUIs, Reckless Driving, and Non-Traffic cases do not apply).
Anyone wishing to take advantage of the amnesty may do so by appearing at the Troy Municipal Court located at 300 Elm Street, Troy, Alabama on March 18, 2015. You may also cal l ahead and alert a magistrate of your appearance so that we can have your case ready to expedite the proceedings in open court that day.
It is important to note that should an individual who has an outstanding warrant, in which their charges do not meet the criteria explained above, is subject to immediate arrest by law enforcement.
Advantages of participating:
• Save the embarrassment of being handcuffed in public
• You won't be charged the $25 Failure to Appear Fee
• You won't have to pay a $35 state mandated bail fee as you will never be arrested
• Come at your leisure that day without having to sit in court several hours
• No embarrassment of being seen in a crowded courtroom
• No embarrassment of your name being called in court from a docket
• Your name will not be in the newspaper as you will not be arrested on your charge
• Dodge the gradual rise in court costs by participating in the amnesty court day
• Pay your tickets so you can get your driver's license back
• Clear your warrants so you will not be afraid to call 911 in emergency situations
• The court will assure you the minimum fine in accordance with state statute
For more information regarding amnesty court day procedures call the Troy Municipal Court at 334-566-4248.
Geneva County Job Fair
Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Johnny Hughes Community Center in Hartford
A job fair spot lighting Geneva County Businesses will be held on Thursday, March 12 at the Johnny Hughes Community Center in Hartford from 9-noon. The job fair is free and open to all wiregrass residents.
Susie Parrish, Geneva County DHR 684-5833
Ozark Farmers Market Meeting
Dale County Ag Complex
This is a meeting for any interested vendors. We have some booths available.
Earl Snell 334-733-6490 or 334-774-2329
Dothan Eagle's Wiregrass Home & Garden Expo
Date(s): 3/13/2015, 3/14/2015
Dothan Civic Center
Join us for the Dothan Eagle's 10th annual Home & Garden Expo. March 13 & 14, from 9-6 at the Dothan Civic Center. See what's trending in decorating or remodeling your home and garden. Meet the area's pros under one roof to help you turn your ideas in to reality! $5 admission benefits Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity. Tickets available at the Civic Center box office.
Bay Co. Easter Egg Hunt
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28
H.G. Harder’s Park is located at 8110 John Pitts Rd., Panama City.
Bay County will host a free Easter Egg Hunt from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at H.G. Harder’s Park. Two egg hunting areas will be cordoned off, one for children 5 to 9 years old and a separate toddler section.
The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance at 1 p.m. to pose for photographs, so parents should be certain to pack a camera. Egg hunting begins at 1:30 p.m., with prizes for the child who finds a golden egg in each age group.
The Bay County Pet Adoption Trolley will be on site with animals available for petting and adoption. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
To volunteer at the event or for more information, please call Janie Lucas at 784-4065.
AAAA Aviation Center Chapter Golf Tournament
Friday, March 20, 2015
Silver Wings Golf Course
Ft Rucker, Alabama
AAAA Aviation Center Chapter Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Friday, March 20, 2015
4 Person Scramble Format
27 Teams per Session
Flighted Tournament – No Handicap
Silver Wings Golf Course
Ft Rucker, Alabama
Entry Fee: $75 ($65 - SWGC Members)
Registration Deadline: March 16th
0600 - Driving Range Opens
0600 - Registration
0715 - Briefing
0730 - Shotgun Start
1045 - Registration
1215 - Briefing
1230 - Shotgun Start
1700 - Awards Ceremony
For Event Flier, Team Registration Form or Sponsorship Information, please contact the following Event Coordinators: Mike Monaghan, (334) 475-0338 or MSG John Price, (808) 348-6828
WOM/MOM Annual Fish Fry
March 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm
1616 Three Notch Road, Blakely, GA
Flat Creek Men and Women on Missions are hosting their annual fish fry on March 21, 2015 at Flat Creek Church in Blakely, Ga. Guest speaker Alvin “Sonny” Moore will present the message for the evening. Mr. Moore is serving as pastor at First Baptist Church in Enterprise, Ala. He served as a civilian pastor for 16 years before coming on active duty in 1982. Chaplain Moore retired in 2008, having served 34 years in uniform. . Mr. Alvin “Sonny” Moore is a retired Colonel Chaplain from the United States Army. Please come out and join us for the fish fry and to listen to Mr. Moore’s message. Free admission, gift with registration, and door prizes will be given away.
Tabatha Carter 229-309-6380
Ann Boyd 229-220-4885
Liberty Gospel Jam/Sing
Liberty Free Will Baptist Church 2620 Eddins Rd Dothan, Al. 36301
Gospel Jam/Sing If you would like to sing or jam, bring your music and instruments You may sing with CD if you prefer
Dawanna Hammond 334-701-9414
Tibetan Monk Sunday Service & Closing Ceremony for Sacred Sand Mandala
Spiritual Enrichment Center, 942 S. Oates St., Dothan, AL 36301
A group of Tibetan Monks will conduct the Sunday Service at our Center followed by a closing ceremony to disburse the sand from the Sacred Sand Mandala created through the week. Admission is free. Crafts and artistry created by the monks will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India to help feed and clothe 2,300 monks living there.
Rev. Glenda Davis or Debbie Nelson, 334-794-2840, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tibetan Monk Traditional Dinner
Spiritual Enrichment Center, 942 S. Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36301
A group of Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India will prepare and serve a traditional dinner. A minimum $30 donation is suggested. All proceeds go to their monastery to help feed and clothe 2,300 monks living there. A link to purchase tickets is available on our website secdothan.org
Rev. Glenda Davis or Debbie Nelson, 334-794-2840, email@example.com
Essential Oils 101
Scot Thomspon Chiropractic, 3144 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL
For people who care about improving their health and that of their loved ones, we provide simple, safe, and empowering solutions that enhance well-being. DoTerra's pure essential oils are revolutionizing the way families manage their health. We harness nature's most powerful elements and share these gifts.
Scot Thompson Chiropractic www.ScotThompsonChiropractic.com
Community Dinner - Topic: What is real health?
Olive Garden, Dothan
Enjoy a complimentary dinner while learning new ways to maximize your implementation of life-changing health principles into your life! This is an exciting opportunity to bring your friends and family who need to experience the life changing care that we deliver at our clinic.
Please RSVP by 3/15/17
Amedisys Home Health Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Ribbon Cutting10:30 a.mOpen House - 3:30-6:30
2560 County Rd. 112 Dothan, AL
Celebrating new office location and Ribbon Cutting with Dothan Chamber of Commerce - Open House 3:30-6:30
VA Vet Center Outreach eEfforts
Date(s): 3/11/2015, 3/12/2015
Chipley & Bay County
Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region (Biloxi, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Pensacola, Okaloosa County, and Bay County, Fla.) along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty throughout the region during the month of March.
These upcoming events are part of the ongoing Vet Centers’ outreach efforts. Here are the events details:
March 11 – Washington County, Fla; Walmart Supercenter, 1621 Main St, Chipley, Fla., 32428; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 12 – Bay County, Fla; Bay County Government Center, 840 W. 11th St., Panama City, Fla., 32401; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Effective immediately, active duty service members who served in a combat or war zone will be able to get counseling at Vet Centers. The services offered include:
• Individual, group, and family readjustment counseling to assist active duty service members in making a successful transition from combat, to garrison, or civilian life.
• Post-traumatic stress disorder treatment and help with other related problems that affect functioning within the family, work, school or other areas of everyday life.
• Military sexual trauma counseling for active duty service members of both genders.
Service members will be required to provide documentation by their third visit indicating they have served in a combat or war zone to continue counseling. A copy of one of the following documents will meet this requirement: deployment demobilization order, enlisted record brief, officer record brief, or an award citation indicating service member served in a combat zone. These services are also available to family members of active duty combat service members, as well as any combat Veteran.
Vet Center staff respects the privacy of all clients, and holds client information in strict confidence. No information will be communicated to any person or agency without written consent except in necessary circumstances to avert a crisis.
For more information on Vet Center services or hours in the Gulf Coast region, please call the Vet Center in your area:
Biloxi Vet Center – 228-388-9938
Mobile Vet Center – 251-478-5906
Pensacola Vet Center -- 850-456-5886
Okaloosa County Vet Center – 850-651-1000
Bay County Vet Center – 850-522-6102
Learn more about VA Vet Centers here: www.vetcenter.va.gov. Veterans can speak confidentially with a Vet Center counselor at any time by calling 1-877-WAR-VETS (877-927-8387).
Alzheimer’s – A Faith Perspective
Date(s): 4/2/2015, 5/7/2015, 6/4/2015, 7/2/2015, 8/6/2015, 9/3/2015 Date(s): 3/19/2015, 4/16/2015, 5/21/2015, 6/18/2015, 7/16/2015, 8/20/2015, 9/17/2015
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7:00pm beginning on Thursday, March 19, through September.
New Hall at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 123 Health St, in Enterprise
Alzheimer’s – A Faith Perspective is a support and education program to help family members, caregivers and others understand and cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases.
The thirteen-week program will meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday beginning on Thursday, March 19, and continuing through September. The meetings will be at 7:00 pm in the New Hall at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 123 Health St, in Enterprise. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Using faith as the foundation for helping those dealing with Alzheimer’s, the sessions will include themes such as managing fear and pain, finding purpose, asking for help, and living in the present moment.
For more information or to register, contact the group facilitator, Larry Hitchcock, at (334) 709-4033.
8th Annual Florida Panhandle Women's Retreat
Date(s): 3/6/2015, 3/7/2015
March 6-7, 2015
Defuniak Springs, FL
Guest Speakers: Julie Boyd, Vice President of Florida Baptist Children’s Home
Kandi Farris, Conference Speaker of Gulfport, MS
Undivided of Panama City, FL
Adam Street Singers of Enterprise, AL
Join us for a Luau on Friday and the Retreat on Saturday.
For more information call: 850-835-0392 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Walk of Faith
March 28, 2015, 10:30am
Pioneer Park to Greater Beulah Baptist Church Family Life Center
Women of all races, faiths, backgrounds, and socio-economic histories will participate in a walk of faith demonstrating unity, strength, and a bond that will make a difference in our community.
Angela B. Underwood, Phone: 334-790-9592
Rock Angel Book Signing with author Jeanne Bogino
Saturday, April 25th 1:00PM - 3:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, 4601 Montgomery Hwy #100, Dothan
Author Jeanne Bogino will sign copies of her book, Rock Angel, published in September 2014 by Prashanti Press. Rock Angel is the story of a young, talented heroin addict who embarks on a rocky rise to guitar goddess stardom in the 1990s.
Growing in Christ
March 7, 2015 9AM-2PM
Malvern Baptist Church; Malvern, AL
The WMU of Malvern Baptist Church will be hosting a women's conference on Saturday March 7. Registration will begin at 8AM with light breakfast. Lunch will also be included. No cost to attend. Donations will be accepted for our speakers.
Gail Roland 334-797-3112 or Malvern Baptist Church 334-792-8409
Wild About Wildlife Fundraiser
April 24, 2015
All About Art Enterprise, Al.
Silent Wildlife Art Auction where 100 % of proceeds go to fund Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary with medical, food, sanctuary supplies and emergency vet care for local Alabama wildlife that has been injured or abandoned.
Dianna Hauf 334-494-0962
Staying Cody Strong 5K
Saturday, April 11th, 8:00am
SGA's 2nd Annual 5K in memory of Cody Hayes will be held on April 11, 2015 at the Ashford Depot.
Early registration will be held 2/2 - 3/20 (fee includes shirt or tank);
Registration will be held 3/21 - 4/10 (fee does NOT include shirt or tank).
Laurie McWaters at Ashford HS (334-899-5411; email@example.com; http://www.ahssga.eventbrite.com)
John Deere Drive Green Demo Days
Date(s): 3/6/2015, 3/7/2015, 3/8/2015, 3/9/2015, 3/10/2015, 3/11/2015, 3/12/2015, 3/13/2015
March 6th - 13th
168 Ross Clark Circle Suite 2 Dothan, Alabama.
Guests can test drive equipment, get special discounts and chance to win tractor, loader and mower package.
(DOTHAN, ALABAMA) – Sunsouth LLC is hosting their 2015 Drive Green Demo Days event at their dealership on March 6 through March 13. This event will give area residents a chance to check out the latest utility tractors, lawn and garden tractors, loaders, implements and other equipment from John Deere, as well as take advantage of special Drive Green savings.
In addition, attendees the legal age of majority who register at the event will also receive a $500 discount coupon that can be used toward the purchase of John Deere equipment and get special discounts on wide variety of attachments. Plus, they’ll be entered to win a John Deere 32-horsepower 3032E Compact Utility Tractor with D160 Loader and Frontier RC2060 Rotary Cutter to be given way later this year.
This is the seventh year that John Deere dealers across the country have participated in the national Drive Green program by hosting local demo events in their communities. More than 50,000 people attended Drive Green events held across the United States and Canada last year.
Dewayne Williams, Store Manager at Sunsouth LLC, says area residents will enjoy the chance to test drive different models of equipment and take advantage of the special savings. “The best thing about our Demo Days event is the fact that we have lots of different John Deere and competitive equipment available so folks can check out all the features for themselves. At the same time, we want to make our event a fun, informative and rewarding experience for everyone who attends.”
Representatives from Sunsouth LLC will be on hand to answer questions about the equipment. “Our Drive Green event gives customers a one-stop opportunity to talk with our equipment professionals to find out exactly what horsepower tractor and implements and attachments will best fit their property and the jobs they want to accomplish,” Williams says. “We’ll have something for about everyone who stops by.”
The John Deere Drive Green Demo Days event hosted by Sunsouth LLC will be held March 6 through March 13 at 168 Ross Clark Circle Suite 2 Dothan, Alabama. Admission is free.
For more information about the Sunsouth LLC Drive Green Demo Days event in Dothan, contact Dewayne Williams at 334-794-3691 or visit the John Deere Drive Green Web site at www.johndeere.com/drivegreen.
Seussical the Musical, Jr.
Date(s): 3/6/2015, 3/7/2015
Performance dates/times: Thursday, March 5th at 6:00 PM EST Saturday, March 7th @ 2:00 PM EST Saturday, March 7th @ 6:00 PM EST Sunday, March 8th @ 2:00 PM EST
Seminole County Elementary School in Donalsonville, GA
Seminole County Elementary School in Donalsonville, GA will be presenting Seussical the Musical, Jr. the weekend of March 6th - 8th. We will have 175 children between Kindergarten and 5th Grade performing! These children have been working very hard practicing and would love to perform in front of as many spectators as possible.
For further questions or information, please feel free to contact Tony Buczek (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Tina Fain (email@example.com).
FOP Lodge 27 Boston Butt Sale
Date(s): 3/6/2015, 3/7/2015
Friday, March 6th at noon unitl the Butts run out
Camping World on the Circle in Dothan
The local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 27 will be hosting its annual Boston Butt Sale beginning Friday, March 6th at noon through Saturday, March 7th until the butts are gone. We will have 175 butts for sale first come first serve. It will be held at Camping World on the Circle in Dothan and the cost will be $25 per butt. Thank you for your support of the local FOP Lodge 27.
Big River Longbeards National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet
Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 6:00 PM
W. T. Neal Civic Center 1773 NE Pear St. Blountstown, Fl. 32424
Banquet with dinner and auction
Raymond Russell 850-447-1800
Two Man Buddy Bass Tournament at Fort Rucker
6 am to 2 pm
West Beach, Lake Tholocco, Fort Rucker, AL
Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation is hosting a Two Man Buddy Bass Tournament on Saturday, March 28 at West Beach, Lake Tholocco. The tournament will run from 6 am–2 pm. Prizes will be awarded, including cash prizes for the top three weigh-in totals, a special prize for the “Biggest Fish,” and plenty of door prizes! Participants must have a valid Alabama State Fishing License, a Fort Rucker Post Fishing Permit, and a Fort Rucker Boating Safety Completion Card. This event is open to the public and costs $100 per team. Only 25 slots are available, so register today! Sign up by contacting Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation at (334) 255-4305.
Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation at (334) 255-4305
Girls' Night Out at Fort Rucker
The Landing, Fort Rucker, AL
Ladies, get ready for a night out with the girls! Join us on Friday, March 6 at the Landing from 6–9 pm for an evening full of fashion, fun, and prizes. Enjoy DJ entertainment while visiting with numerous organizations from throughout the community that cater to women. Prize drawings will be held throughout the evening, with a grand prize drawing at 9 pm. (Must be present to win all prizes.) This event is open to the public for ages 18+. Tickets are $10, which includes one drink stub. For more information, please contact Family & MWR Special Events at (334) 255-1749.
Fort Rucker Family & MWR Special Events, (334) 255-1749
Miss Angel Pageant
Dothan Opera House Dothan, Al
Join us in our 10th year celebrating sisterhood and service!
We crown representatives and raise money for the Wiregrass Angel House. Wiregrass Angel House is a non profit organization based in Dothan, Al that advocates for victims rights and services for victims of violent crime, provides direct services to victims and their families, and provides public education and awareness.
Date(s): 3/14/2015, 3/15/2015
Cloverdale Baptist Church
A discipleship weekend that allows spiritual growth and learning opportunities.
Cloverdale Baptist Church