SARCOA Older Americans Day
May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan
SARCOA Older Americans Day Celebration
SARCOA’s annual Older Americans Day celebration will be held May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan. Tickets for the event are free, but must be ordered by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6. Attendees must be 60 years or older to qualify for the free lunch and prizes.
Older Americans Day features entertainment, food, prizes and sponsor booths. This year’s theme is “Flower Power.” Talent show participants must pre-register. Event t-shirts are available for purchase.
For the latest event updates, visit www.sarcoa.org.
For more information or to reserve tickets, call SARCOA at 334-793-6843 or 800-239-3507
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.
Community Recycling Day
Saturday, May 9 8:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Houston County Farm Center
On Saturday, May 9, WRC’s Assured Data Destruction, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Discovery Recycling, and WTVY TV 4 will offer residents the opportunity to have their unused outdated electronics (excluding glass-screen TVs and computer monitors), paper records and data storage materials shredded and recycled during a FREE Community Recycling Event. Drop off your items to be recycled or shredded at the Houston County Farm Center Parking Lot from 8:00-11:00 a.m.
This free event aims to raise public awareness of the need to securely destroy confidential material in order to prevent identify theft and fraud, as well as to encourage people to recycle more.
The drop-off event is free and open to the public.
Assured Data Destruction is AAA NAID (National Association for Information Destruction), the highest certification available for the secure document destruction business.
• Cell Phones
• Computer Towers
• CD/DVD Players
• Fax Machines
• Printers / Copiers
NOT ACCEPTED ELECTRONICS
• Glass-Screen TVs and Computer Monitors (WILL NOT ACCEPT)
• Bank Statements
• Forms (Medical, Insurance, Tax, Other)
• Personal Files
• Old Checkbooks
• Unwanted/Expired Credit cards
• Junk Mail
• File Folders
• All Types of Envelopes
For additional information please contact Cynthia Green at WRC’s Assured Data Destruction at 334.792.0022, Ext. 308, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.myassureddatadestruction.com.
Boll Weevil 100 Bicycle Ride & 10K Road Run
First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Enterprise
The 13th annual Boll Weevil 100 Bicycle Ride & 10K Road Run sponsored by the Enterprise Lions Club will be held on Saturday, May 9, at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Enterprise.
Starting times for the bicycle rides will be at 7:30 a.m. The road runs will begin as soon as the cyclists have departed.
Cyclists may choose from four rides: a 7-mile Fun Ride, a 25-Mile ride, a Century (100K) ride, and a challenging 100-mile ride.
Participants in the 100 Mile ride may also participate in the Alabama Backroads Century Series.
The running events include a 10K run and a 3K Fun Walk.
In cooperation with Veteran's Warrior Transition Units in the Southeast, the Boll Weevil 100 hosts wounded veteran bikers and runners.
All proceeds from the events not specified for sponsorship of a wounded veteran will go to support projects as designated by the Enterprise Lions Club.
To register or get further information about the events or to sponsor a wounded veteran participant, go to www.EnterpriseLionsClub.com.
Panhandle Watermelon Festival
Date(s): 6/26/2015, 6/27/2015
June 26 & 27
Panhandle Watermelon Festival has once again lined up a group of performers to ensure this year’s festival will continue to offer thousands a jam packed two day music and family experience like no other locally.
The 59th Panhandle Watermelon Festival proudly welcomes legendary country music acts Mark Wills, Exile and Daryle Singletary to grace the stage for the Friday night concert event.
“Holding to tradition, Panhandle Watermelon Festival consistently spotlights legendary music acts coupled with family oriented activities making this two day festival unlike any other offered in the area,” states Chairman Colby Peel, “Our goal remains to bring the highest quality entertainment to this community while ensuring this event is free to everyone who attends.”
Made possible in large part by presenting sponsors, McDonalds, Community South Credit Union, Tobacco Free Florida, Northwest Florida Community Hospital, GAC Contractors and JRA Architects, Inc., visitors can experience this year’s Friday night music acts while kids participate in one of the many kid centered activities located on the festival grounds including rock wall, race mania interactive rides, bounce house and slide sponsored by longtime supporter, Community South Credit Union and the traditional watermelon contests hosted by our own Northwest Florida Community Hospital all of which will be conveniently located at Pal’s Park.
Come hungry and feast on fare that goes hand in hand with Friday night Watermelon including hamburgers and hotdogs prepared by the Chipley Fire Department.
Saturday’s events commence early with the annual 5,000 meter Hot Trot Run at the Florida Panhandle Technical College. At the same time, spectators can head over to the Shrine Club for the traditional Pancake Breakfast.The family favorite Watermelon Parade is scheduled for 10am. Participants will organize at the Chipley High School Football Stadium and continue east on Hwy 90 through downtown to the delight of hundreds of eager faces.
Festivities will begin immediately following the parade at the Ag Center with gospel group The Thompsons kicking off another talented lineup of musicians. The time-honored introduction of queens and the watermelon contest and auction, hosted by Auctioneer David Corbin, round out the lunchtime activities. The Fine Arts Show, hosted by the Washington County Arts Council will be on display in the east wing of the Ag Center. This show will feature artwork from local artists as well as noted artists from the Northwest Florida region.
Member of the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years, CMA (Country Music Association) Hall of Fame and GMA (Gospel Music Association) Hall of Fame member, Jimmy Fortune, will cap off Saturday’s musical lineup.
Numerous food and arts and crafts vendors will be scattered throughout the Ag Center grounds and visitors can drop by the Kiwanis table and pick up a complimentary slice of Watermelon (while supplies last).
For more details on the 59th Annual PWF visit our home online at panhandlewatermelon.com