Houston County Farm Center, Dothan
The 4th annual Oktoberfest and barbecue competition, PorktoberQue, will again be held the last weekend of September at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan. The event features BBQ teams competing for $7700.00 in prize money under KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) sanctioning and also promotes a German-style Oktoberfest. There are two stages featuring both polka music and contemporary music, an indoor biergarten, a "man cave" with TV’s for watching your favorite football games, a cornhole tournament, free bounce houses for the kids to play on, shopping with vendors and many food-related activities. For more information please visit our website www.PorktoberQue.com or call (334) 699-1475.
"Crazy Thing Called Love" Couples Conference
Date(s): 2/27/2015 Date(s): 2/28/2015
February 27, 7-10 p.m. and February 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Glory To Him Church
Glory To Him Church, 6193 Andrews Avenue in Ozark, AL will be hosting a "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Couples Conference featuring Dr. Mark and Alison Rutland, on Friday, February 27, 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, February 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. This entertaining and energetic event is for couples of all ages and singles contemplating marriage or looking for their perfect mate. Registration fee is $50 per couple, $30 for singles, and includes lunch on Saturday. For more information or to register, visit www.glorytohim.org or call the church office at (334) 774-7677.
Treva Leas, (334) 618-4114, firstname.lastname@example.org
Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Eufaula Chapter 2014 Regional Gathering.
The Eufaula Police Department is proud to assist the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club as the Eufaula Chapter hosts their 2014 regional gathering. The Buffalo Soldiers use motorcycle safety and education to promote the history and legacy of the 9th and 10th Calvary Regiments known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Their goal is to be a positive presence in the community that develops today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders. The organization also raises money for various charities such as the American Cancer Society and local Boys and Girls Clubs.
An expected 300 or more Buffalo Soldiers motorcyclists will ride in formation through Eufaula on Saturday, October 18th. The Eufaula Police and Barbour County Sheriff’s Office will be escorting them. We encourage everyone to come out and cheer or waive an American flag as they ride by. If you’ve never seen hundreds of motorcycles ride in formation, you don’t want to miss this! The club celebrates a significant American military heritage of multiple Medal of Honor recipients and the defense and building of our nation since 1866. Many of today’s riders are former and active military, law enforcement or public service personnel. Much more information about the Buffalo Soldiers is available on their web site at www.nabsmceufaulaal.org
The ride will start at and exit Lakepoint State Park at 10:00AM on Saturday morning and head north out of town. The riders will re-enter Eufaula across the causeway from Georgia on US Hwy 82 between 11:00 and 11:30AM. The best place to view and cheer will be as they continue west on Hwy 82 (E. Barbour St.) and then turn north on US Hwy 431 (N. Eufaula Ave.) and continue back towards Lakepoint State Park where the ride will end. Traffic restrictions will be minimal and only long enough to permit the motorcycle formation to safely travel through town.
5th Annual Haunted Hayride
6 p.m. to 9 p.m
8110 John Pitts Rd., Panama City
Bay County Parks and Recreation will hold its 5th Annual Haunted Hayride on Oct. 24 and 25 at H.G. Harder’s Park, located at 8110 John Pitts Rd., Panama City.
The public is invited to attend a frightful, fun-filled, family-oriented event at a bargain price. Adult admission is $5; children 13 to seven years old may enter for $3; and children six and under are admitted at no charge. The ticket booth will open at 5:30 p.m. and sales end promptly at 10 p.m. both nights. The hayride begins at dusk. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The trail winds through about a mile of the park’s wooded walking track and features dozens of haunted sites along the way, manned by volunteers.
Last year, more than 7,000 visitors braved the county’s spooky setup, raising over $19,000 for charity.
For the younger children – or the faint of heart – from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 25 visit the Pumpkin Patch, a free, fun alternative to trick or treating with games, candy and more. A costume contest will be held at 7 p.m. in the Pumpkin Patch, with prizes in four age groups. Children two and under will compete for the top prizes of cutest and funniest; and kids ages three to five, six to eight and nine to 10 years old will compete for the scariest or cutest designation.
Please come out and enjoy this year’s Haunted Hay Ride and support a worthy cause. For more information or to volunteer at the event, please call Janie Lucas at 784-4065.
Headland’s 43rd Annual Harvest Day Festival
Headland's Downtown Square
Headland’s 43rd Annual Harvest Day Festival will be Saturday, October 11, 9am-3pm, on the downtown square. This fall family event includes arts and crafts vendors, an antique and collector car show, children’s games and rides, a variety of food vendors and live entertainment throughout the day. Local shops and restaurants will also have special offers and sales.
Harvest Day is sponsored by the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 334.693.3303 or email email@example.com or visit www.headlandal.com
On the grounds of Cottage Antiques
2187 S. Brannon Stand Road
Dothan, AL 36305
Fall FURfest is an outdoor festival to include antiques, collectibles,
art, homemade and homegrown goodies, bake sale, antique appraisals, and much more.
Proceeds will benefit FUR (Felines Under Rescue) a TNR (Trap Neuter Return) program to sterilize feral/stray cats. FUR also gives financial assistance to cat and dog owners who need help in paying for spay/neuter. FUR is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization.
Individuals and businesses welcome. Vendor spaces are only $15 each!
Reserve your spot now! Call 334-792-8804.
7th Annual “Youth Fishing Day”
The City of Dothan Department of Leisure Services and the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries are sponsoring its 17th Annual “Youth Fishing Day” on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Eastgate Park.
This free event is for boys and girls ages 5-12 and provides participants the opportunity to learn about fishing through a supervised hands-on experience. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
The pond will be stocked with catfish and participants will need to bring tackle (fishing pole or rod and reel), bait, and stringer.
Door prize drawings will be held at various times during the event. For more information, please call Angie Lowe at
9 a.m. to 2 p.m
Cottage Antiques, 2187 S. Brannon Stand Road, Dothan, AL 36305
Felines Under Rescue is having their Fall FURfest on Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. FURfest is an outdoor festival at Cottage Antiques, 2187 S. Brannon Stand Road, Dothan, AL 36305. There will be vendors selling art, collectibles, antiques, home made and home baked goodies, antique appraisals and much more. Vendor fee is only $15. Call Janeann at 792-8804 to reserve a space.
FURfest is a fund raiser for Felines Under Rescue (FUR) which is a TNR (Trap Neuter Return) organization that sterilizes feral/community cats in an effort to control the overpopulation in the Wiregrass area. FUR also assists at need pet owners with financing for spay/neuter procedures for pet dogs and cats.
Felines Under Rescue is a non-profit 501c3 organization and has enabled thousands of dogs and cats to be spayed/neutered in 11 years.
Annual Low Country Boil at Landmark Park
Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park
The annual Low Country Boil fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, September 18 at 6 p.m. in the Stokes Activity Barn at Landmark Park.
A “Low Country Boil” is a tradition along the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia. The one-pot dish includes shrimp, corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes, and onions, plus the chef’s own twist on the dish. After the cooking is done, the pot is drained and the mixture is spread on tables and served out of wheelbarrows for a laid-back feast. This meal may have originated in the salt marshes, but is a welcome celebration anywhere. Each year, the “Low Country Boil” is one of Landmark Park’s most popular fundraisers. There will be a silent auction and live music.
Kids are welcome and will have a chance to explore “The Barnyard” playground and go on a horse-drawn wagon ride. Hot dogs will be provided.
Tickets are $50 per person $5 for kids. A limited amount of reserved tables of eight are also available for $500. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the park. Call 334-794-3452 to reserve yours. Dress is casual.
Sponsors for Low Country Boil include William & Carroll Flowers, Pope Tent Rental & Supplies, Steve & Angelia Stokes, Adams Beverage, Blue Plate Restaurant, Dade Paper, Dothan Printing and Litho, Jackson Thornton & Co. P.C., Nantze Springs, Todd & Sons, U.S. Business Products, Wiregrass Seniors Magazine.
Landmark Park, home of the Alabama Agricultural Museum, is a 135-acre historical and natural science park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, Ala. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the park at 334-794-3452.
5th Annual Wiregrass Economic Resource Summit
7:30am – 12:30pm
Dothan Civic Center
The 5th Annual Wiregrass Economic Resource Summit will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Dothan Civic Center from 7:30am – 12:30pm. Formerly called the Economic Summit on Jobs, the Wiregrass Economic Resource Summit strives to “Sell, Sustain, and Strengthen the Wiregrass Economy Through Dialogue, Information and Resources.”
Individuals who are interested in this free and informative summit can begin registering online on August 18, 2014 at www.economicsummitonjobs.com.
When registering, participants will select to join one of five teams that fits their area of interest:
Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Downtown Revitalization, Quality of Life, and Workforce Development. Each team will foster a dialogue that focuses on the challenges of the specific team issue, while also identifying strategies that will improve and/or solve the issue.
This year’s summit will feature two new components. The first is the Wiregrass Shark Tank competition. This friendly competition will give one entrepreneur the opportunity to walk away from the summit with an actual cash prize! The second new aspect of the summit is the Resource Fair, which is designed to showcase the local resources available for individuals who want to start a business or are looking for ways to progress their existing business.
The guest speaker for this year’s Summit is Travis Perry, inventor of the Chord Buddy. Perry is a Dothan native with a booming entrepreneurial idea that exemplifies hard work and success.
There is no cost to participate and breakfast will be provided. Please visit our website at www.economicsummitonjobs.com to register online, view the agenda, submit an entry for the
Wiregrass Shark Tank competition, or review descriptions of the five teams.
This is an exciting time for Dothan and the Resource Summit provides an opportunity for all citizens to be part of the discussions and the development of strategies for future business growth and development. This is a community effort and success is dependent upon participants who are willing to work towards a common goal.
The 5th Annual Wiregrass Economic Resource Summit is hosted by the City of Dothan, the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, and Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business
For more information, please contact Thad Taylor (334) 615-3405 or Kellie Littlefield (334) 615-4415.
Pensacola Para Con's Celebrities to make a stop at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Pensacola Para Con's Celebrities will visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida, Inc. Friday August 8, 2014 at 3:30 PM.
This impromptu meet is to honor the inner hero in the children they service.
The Guests will include:
Lou Ferrigno The Incredible Hulk
Fred “The Hammer” Williamson From Dusk Till Dawn and Pro Foot Ball,
Azim Rizk Power Rangers Megaforce
Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa Mortal Kombat
Michael Krawic THE X FILES and Star Trek
Robin Shelby Ghostbusters
Sonny Strait Dragonball Z,
Cleve Hall Syfy Channels MONSTER MAN
Oliver Robins Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist
Dixieland Dirt Track Race
August 22-23, 2014
Dixieland Dirt Track
Dixieland Dirt Track. race on August 22-23, 2014. There will be a clown, dirt racing motorcycles, and high speed racing both days.
Scott Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call Joanne Dixon at 334-797-3367.