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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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 .
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.
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
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
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.