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SEACT’s The Dixie Swim Club tickets now on sale

Apr 28, 2015 - May 2, 2015 .

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: SEACT.com and the SEACT Office are selling tickets for The Dixie Swim Club, performing at the Cultural Arts Center Apr. 28 – May 2. SEACT closes its regular season with a sweet portrait of friendship about five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team. They set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. The comedy/drama was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Each performance runs approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes with one intermission. SEACT considers the content “PG-13.” The show includes mild language about adult situations.

Tickets are available online at www.SEACT.com or by contacting the SEACT Office (334) 794-0400. The box office is open 9:00– 1:00 PM weekdays, and located inside the Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors 65+/military with ID. Performances are at 7:00 PM Apr. 28 – May 2. 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 and there will be a cash bar available.


Tickets are available online at www.SEACT.com or by contacting the SEACT Office (334) 794-0400. The box office is open 9:00– 1:00 PM weekdays, and located inside the Cultural Arts Center.


Ball Room Dance Lessons

Apr 21, 2015 - May 26, 2015 6:30 PM.

Cultural Arts Center in Dothan
Lessons are held every Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM. Lesson cost is $2 per person and last for one hour. The first Two Tuesday's of May we will teach Fox Trot and the last two Tuesday's of May will be East Coast Swing.

Should anyone have any questions they can contact me at 334-791-9407.


Spring Book Sale

Apr 25, 2015 9 A.M. to 2 P.M

Enterprise Public Library 101 East Grubbs St. Enterprise, AL 36330
The Friends of the Enterprise Public Library is holding a “Spring into Reading” Book Sale on Saturday, April 25th from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. at the library. Members of the Friends of the Enterprise Library organization are eligible to attend the “Friends Only Pre-Sale Evening,” Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. New memberships will be accepted prior to the sale and at the door.
Popular fiction, nonfiction, children and young adult books, as well as DVDs, CDs, and many other items will be on sale. Don't miss this chance to buy the books you love! Money raised by the Friends' book sales funds library projects such as the summer reading program and a redesign of the library’s website.


334-347-2636


Bonifay PBR Bull Jam

May 1, 2015 - May 2, 2015 7:30pm

Memorial Field, Bonifay, Fl
Professional Bull Riders will be in Bonifay!
Gates open at 5:30 Show starts at 7:30pm
visit: www.bonifayrodeo.com or Facebook for more information.

Bonifay Kiwanis Club
PO Box 264
Bonifay, FL 32425
Miranda Hudson 850-373-5003



“Why Won’t You Hire Me?" Job-Readiness Workshop

St Paul United Methodist Church 231 Geneva Hwy. Enterprise.
Christian Mission Centers Presents-The 3rd annual “Why Won’t You Hire Me? Job- Readiness Workshop.

When you apply for a job, wouldn’t it be nice to stand out from everyone else? Wouldn’t it be nice to meet several employers all in one place? Well, here’s your chance. Christian Mission presents “Why Won’t You Hire Me?

In this sometimes complicated job market finding employment can be difficult. This is why we are offering this event once again. Every year this event gets better and better, Last year several participants were able to find employment as a result of attending.

Harolyn Benjamin, Program Director for Christian Mission said “I often say to people, if you went to work this morning and left someone at home in bed or on the couch then this is the best gift you can give that person”

Participants will learn why interviewing skills are so important; they will learn what an employer’s means when they say. Gone in .30 seconds.
Participants will have a personal contact with some of the largest companies in the country.

During our Q&A session participants leave with the answers to the right questions that will give them a leg over their competition.

For years I have asked Employers what they were looking for in an employee, surprisingly the answer was very simple. “We are looking for the person who used the tools given to him/her and created an opportunity”

If you or a love one are having a difficult time finding a job then this free event is for you, Not only will participants have a chance to become knowledgeable about local companies. They will have an opportunity to talk to area employers doing the hiring.

Attendees can meet with representatives from local companies like; the City of Enterprise, Medical Center Enterprise, Lowes, Wal-mart, Wellsfargo.

HAVE QUESTIONS READY FOR EMPLOYERS Q&A

This event is free and open to the public the event will be held Wednesday, April 29th 311 Geneva Hwy St Paul United Methodist Church Enterprise. Continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

You can pick up tickets at our office 231 Geneva Hwy Enterprise, if you have questions about the event please call Marie at 334.393.2607.

if you have questions about the event please call Marie at 334.393.2607


Choir Anniversary Celebration

New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, 3819 County Road 31, Abbeville, Alabama
NEW HOPE FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH ANNUAL CHOIR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, 3819 County Road 31, Abbeville, Alabama will celebrate their Annual Choir Anniversary on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:30 PM. All churches, choirs, soloists, and soloist groups are invited to attend and please bring two selections. Refreshments will be served! May God Continue To Bless You! Pastor Eddie L. Baker




Community Dinner

Apr 21, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Rojo restaurant in Fountain Plaza
Free dinner to all in attendance. Topic of discussion will be "What is Real Health?".

Genie or Melanie 334-803-0803


SEACT: The Dixie Swim Club

Dothan Opera House 115 N St Andrews St, Dothan, AL 36303
SEACT.com and the SEACT Office are selling tickets for The Dixie Swim Club, performing at the Cultural Arts Center Apr. 28 – May 2. SEACT closes its regular season with a sweet portrait of friendship about five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team. They set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. The comedy/drama was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Each performance runs approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes with one intermission. SEACT considers the content “PG-13.” The show includes mild language about adult situations.

Tickets are available online at www.SEACT.com or by contacting the SEACT Office (334) 794-0400. The box office is open 9:00– 1:00 PM weekdays, and located inside the Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors 65+/military with ID. Performances are at 7:00 PM Apr. 28 – May 2. 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 and there will be a cash bar available.


Tickets are available online at www.SEACT.com or by contacting the SEACT Office (334) 794-0400.


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.


NASCAR Show Car Visit

OneMain Financial Branch at 2407 Montgomery Hwy Suite 1, Dothan, AL
NASCAR Race Car to Visit Local OneMain Financial Branch

The OneMain Financial Branch in Dothan, AL - NASCAR show car. From 11am until 5 pm on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the No. 1 Ford Mustang, enjoy refreshments and participate in giveaways from OneMain Financial.

“This is a great opportunity for members of the Wiregrass community to come out and see a full-size replica of what I drive every weekend,” said Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford Mustang. “The folks at OneMain Financial provide a great event for the whole family.”

Sadler drives the No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Roush Fenway Racing.

The OneMain Financial branch is located at 2407 Montgomery Hwy Suite 1, Dothan, AL.

The branch will also be supporting March of Dimes at the same time of this event. They will be accepting donations and offer lunch plates at the branch, with 100% of the proceeds going to the local Wiregrass March of Dimes. Plates will include a grilled hamburger or hotdog, chips, cookie/cake slice and a drink.

Mark your calendar to attend.





"Art In the Park"

May 2, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Sunland Environmental Park, Sunland Center, Marianna, FL
The 1st Annual "Art in the Park" is a Art Show that will feature Art work of the Residents of Sunland Center. Staff has been encouraged to participate. We are excited to showcase the Talents of our Residents and encourage the public to attend. The event is free to the public.
***Please forward us an email address so we can forward you a copy of the invite. I am unable to attach the file

Maria Johnson 482-1331


Team Up To Cleanup "Love Your City" Samson, Al.

May 2, 2015 9:am to 3:pm.

402 East Neeves St. Somson, Al 36477.
Team Up To Clean Up "Love Your City" Organizer Min James Ruttlen is announcing a Citywide cleanup effort. Team up to Clean up 'Love Your City". All residents as well as neighborhood groups, church groups, businesses and any other groups are encouraged to participate May 2, 2015 to help beautify our City. The goal of Team up to Clean up "Love Your City" is to make Samson as clean as possible. This is a wonderful opportunity for the City to come together for a common cause. There are some areas of Samson that could certainly benefit from some much needed attention: Together we can make our City a cleaner and more beautiful place to live. If there is enough support from the community to make Team up to Clean up "Love Your City" a success, the program could become an annual event. Teams will start picking up trash from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Followed by a rally from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at 402 East Neeves St. in Samson. The rally will feature a, cookout, games, food, beverages and entertainment. All youth will receive a "Team up Clean up Love your City" certificate of participation. Interested in participating should register with Team up to Clean up Organizer, Minister James Ruttlen (334-898-1139 or 334-475-1125)



Organizer, Minister James Ruttlen (334-898-1139 or 334-1125). Shaun Jones (334-763-0167) and Jennifer Kyles (334-464-1862).


Panhandle Watermelon Festival

Chipley, FL
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


Hardee’s Ride for Hope

There are three start/registration locations: Hardee’s of Dothan (next to Home Depot), Hardee’s of Abbeville and Hardee’s of Enterprise.
Wiregrass Hope Group will be hosting the 6th Annual Hardee’s Ride for Hope on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Sponsored by Ponder Enterprises, Inc. and Hardee’s, the ride proceeds will benefit programs of Wiregrass Hope Group.

Registration is $25, per Rider Card and starts at 9 AM. Riders receive coupons for breakfast and lunch, free drink refills, 2015 Ride T-shirt, and a Rider Card. Each participant will visit the eight area Hardee’s (Headland, Abbeville, Ozark, Enterprise, Hartford, and the 3 in Dothan) to receive a 8 stamps on their Rider Card. Completed Rider Cards must be turned in by 3 PM, at the Dothan Hardee’s by Home Depot, to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawings of $1,000, $500 and $250.


Wiregrass Hope Group is a faith based non-profit organization that has been serving Dothan and the surrounding communities since 1983. It was at that time a group of concerned citizens came together to provide compassionate care, encouragement, and practical support for young women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy. Over the years our organization has expanded our Pregnancy Programs and Services to include our Marriage and Pre-Marriage Counseling, Character and Relationship Education, Fatherhood Program, and Women's Counseling. We are supported mainly through the generosity of individuals, churches, and local businesses. Our services have always been offered at no cost to our clients.



For more information, contact Sharon at ssizemore@wiregrasshopegroup.com or 334.790.9192. For further details and route suggestions to the Hardee’s locations, please visit our website at www.wiregrasshopegroup.com and click on Hardee’s Ride for Hope.


Panhandle Pioneer Quilt Show

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424
This is the 14th Annual Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Quilt Show
There will be a Viewer's Choice Award, a Chinese Auction, grab bags, fat quarters and fabrics for sale, scissor/pinking shears sharpening (ranging from $7.50-$12.00) & quilt appraisals will be available.

If anyone would like to have their quilt(s) displayed please bring them by the Settlement on Thursday, April 30 or Friday, May 1st between 12 noon and 4 pm CDT. 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424 Tel-850-674-2777

Lisa 850-674-2777


Custom Knife Show & Sale

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17896 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424
This event will showcase many vendors craftsmanship in the art of knife-making. Southern knife makers will be at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement to show and sell one of a kind knife’s. If you enjoy handmade knives, this is the place to be. If you do not see a knife that you want then talk with the knife makers and order your own custom made knife. There will also be a demonstration by John Butler on making knives at the Settlement's Blacksmith Shop at 9:00 am CDT.

Lisa 850-674-2777


Bulls On The Beach

Okaloosa Island
This Is “No Bull” -­ The Boardwalk On Okaloosa Island Brings Family Friendly ‘Bulls On The Beach’ 3 Day Event To Okaloosa Island.
Live Music, Mechanical Bull Riding & Live Professional Bull Riding April 23-­25, 2015

This fun-­filled, family friendly event and rock n. roll rodeo is coming to THE BEACH! This inaugural event features pro rider, Cody Harris, CMT’s ‘Dukes of Cattle’ and ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ reality TV star, among others in this sanctioned event. Festivities begin, Thursday April 23rd with a sit down dinner with “The Cowboys” at The Crab Trap restaurant at 7pm. A portion of the $100 per plate dinner will be donated to The Emerald Coast Autism Center and Horizons. Tickets are on sale now at www.bullsonthebeachfwb.com

Friday, April 24th features a Mechanical Bull Riding Contest starting at 5pm Admission is free. Waivers required of all participants! Gates will open at 5pm for the bull riding event and pyrotechnic show which starts at 8pm. After the bull riding, ticket holders 18+ get free admission to The Swamp for the after party and live entertainment.

Saturdays festivities begin at 3pm with vendors and a kids fun zone in the parking lot and meet & greet with the cowboys. A bikini bull riding contest starts on the beach at 3pm with over $1000 in cash & prizes.

Admission is free. Grab a bite to eat from one of the 3 great restaurants on the boardwalk and get your seat for the main event! Gates for the rodeo will open at 3pm and show kicks off at 8pm. ½ time show will feature an intense game of ‘Bull Poker’!

Rodeo-­ General Admission Advance Sales-­ $20, children 10 and under are free. On stage VIP seating-­ $75 per person with a complimentary bar during the rodeo and VIP seating at The Swamp after party.

April is Autism Awareness Month! A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to our partners, The Emerald Coast Autism Center and Horizons, The Arc of the Emerald Coast!

General Admission Bundled Tickets for 2 nights -­ $35
VIP Tickets -­ (Friday and Saturday only) $75 for 1 night -­ $140 for both nights
VIP Package -­ 3 day pass-­ Thursday VIP dinner (5 course with wine), VIP seating at both Friday &
Saturday’s show and VIP to both Swamp after parties $200
Tickets available at www.bullsonthebeachfwb.com

For more information or if you would like to be a sponsor, contact Melissa Matern at melissa@saltwaterrestaurants.com or visit us at www.bullsonthebeachfwb or on facebook www.facebook.com/bullsonthebeachfwb


Davis-Mcleod District COGIC "90th" Conference

Hartford, Alabama
Davis - McLeod District of the Church of God In Christ - "90th" Conference convening at (190 McLeod Dr. - Hartford, Al). Guest speakers are Missionary Beverly Smith, Mobile, Al (Wed, Night) and Supt. James Lee of Conway. S.C. (Friday Night, formerly Dothan, Al). District Supt. William A. Brown, Sr., First Lady Brenda S. Brown District Missionary Minnie Stovall and Bishop O.L. Meadows, Prelate Alabama Jurisdiction #1. The Public is invited to come be bless of the Lord.


Supt. William A. Brown, Sr / Mrs. Brenda S. Brown (334) 791-5052


Dothan Pitch Hit & Run

Doug Tew Ball Park
Dothan Leisure Services is hosting it's Pitch Hit & Run competition Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Doug Tew Ball Park.

Registration begins at 5:30pm & there is no cost to participate.

Ages 7-14 (Age control date July 17, 2014). Age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14.
You must be a Dothan resident to participate and a birth certificate is required.

Pitch Hit & Run provides youngsters across the country the opportunity to participate in the official baseball & softball skills competition.

Winners of each group of the LOCAL competition advance to the SECTIONAL competition.



For more information, contact Eddie Arnold 615-3730 or Dennis Cosby 615-3720.


Chipola Feather Fest

Marianna, Florida
April 1st- register today and receive 25% discount, today only.

Chipola Feather Fest offers an opportunity to view an exciting number of birds unique to Jackson County and surrounding area. A variety of field trips are planned for three mornings at various hot spots in the area. Lunch at food trucks and then afternoon workshops at Chipola College and evening guest speakers and entertainment. Mark your calendar for the three day event April 24-26, 2015.

Enjoy the beautiful Florida Panhandle, home to the world's largest population of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. There are many other sought after birds, animals and plants in the area such as Bachman's Sparrow, Swallow-tailed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Swainson's Warbler, Least Bittern, Purple Gallinule, Gopher Tortoise, Fox Squirrel, American Alligator, and endangered pitcher plants.

Chipola Feather Fest is sponsored by The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail's and TDC. List below is the field trips:
Friday, April 24, 2015
6:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Apalachicola National Forest (Field Trip) ($25)
Field Trip Leader: Greg Schrott

6:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Sam Atkins Park & Blountstown Greenway (Field Trip) ($15)

6:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Wings Over Florida: Apalachee WMA (Field Trip) ($15)
Speakers: Andy Wraithmell

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Florida Caverns State Park (Field Trip) ($15)

Saturday, April 25, 2015
6:45 AM - 12:00 PM
eBirding at Apalachee WMA (Field Trip) ($15)
Speakers: Andy Wraithmell

6:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Lake Seminole Hotspots (Field Trip) ($15)
Field Trip Leader: Greg Schrott

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Falling Waters State Park (Field Trip) ($25)

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Florida Caverns State Park (Field Trip) ($15)
Sunday, April 26, 2015
6:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Chipola River Greenway: Hinson Conservation Area (Field Trip) ($15)

6:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Natural History of Apalachee WMA (Field Trip) ($15)
Field Trip Leader: Greg Schrott

6:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Upper Chipola River WMA: Bellamy Bridge Trail (Field Trip) ($25)
Speakers: Andy Wraithmel
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A Youth Community Explosion Weekend

Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Headland, AL
The churches of the Headland Community empowering the youth in our city by providing activities to celebrate and showcase their God given talents. Activities include Christian bands, choirs, dance teams, speakers from local churches with games and food.

Rev. Marlon Vickers, (334) 796-3629, marlonvickers@yahoo.com


2015 Seabreeze Jazz Festival

Panama City, FL ... Main performances will take place at the Aaron Beasant Park Amphitheater adjacent to Pier Park, with nightly After-Party All-Star Jam Shows at two venues at adjacent Pier Park.
Multi-Grammy winners George Benson, David Sanborn, and Al Jarreau headline the "Ultimate Weekend of Smooth Jazz" amidst Northwest Florida’s stunning beaches and natural setting. The 17th Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival® returns to Panama City Beach with over 20 stellar performances of top national contemporary jazz talent April 22-26th. The event has become an annual celebration for jazz-minded adults where the allure of great beaches, exciting shopping, world-class restaurants along with a plethora of activities like golf and fishing, all combine for a true vacation getaway.

Panama City Beach provides the perfect backdrop for the “ultimate” jazz beach weekend with the festival attracting attendees from 42 U.S. states and over seven countries, plus also being named “Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA” by JazzIZ Magazine. Smooth jazz blowing gently in the coastal breezes is just one unique feature at one of the nation’s fastest growing “destination music festivals” on the Gulf Coast.

Artists to perform include multi-Grammy winners George Benson, David Sanborn, and Al Jarreau – along with chart-topping smooth jazz musicians Brian Culbertson, The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Euge Groove, BwB featuring Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, and Rick Braun, Down To The Bone, The Sax Pack featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, and Kim Waters, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, Ken Ford, Acoustic Alchemy, Jazz Funk Soul featuring Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber, and Everette Harp, Chris Standring, Eric Darius, Four 80 East, Matt Marshak, Marcus Anderson, Josh Vietti, The Urban Jazz Coalition featuring Althea Rene, Rob Tardik, and Seabreeze Rising Star performer Ryan Montano.

Main performances will take place at the Aaron Beasant Park Amphitheater adjacent to Pier Park, with nightly After-Party All-Star Jam Shows at two venues at adjacent Pier Park. To further showcase the beauty of Panama City Beach, a Dinner and Lunch Smooth Jazz Cruise aboard “The Solaris” dinner yacht is set departing the Lighthouse Marina cruising picturesque St. Andrews Bay—each with a live jazz performance on board.

Smooth Jazz fans have a unique and intimate connection to the festival’s music and core artists base. The “smooth jazz lifestyle” is the secret to the success of The Seabreeze Jazz Festival® – where the R & B based smooth contemporary jazz literally creates a synergy for the whole weekend. The licks of the funky bass lines and pop-friendly musical hooks keep the crowds moving to the beat….almost like the tempo of the swaying palm trees around beautiful Aaron Beasant Park Amphitheater at Pier Park, on the west end of Panama City Beach.

Smooth jazz is the epitome of “The Good Life” – laid back yet upscale at the same time, relaxing and familiar as a pair of your most comfortable beach sandals. It’s this uniqueness that appeals to a truly upscale college-educated professional adult demographic, primarily a 35-55 year old audience with high amounts of discretionary income. Many economist call this very desirable demographic group “Alpha Baby Boomers” –attributing to the $14.2 million impact the Seabreeze Jazz Festival® besieges on the Northwest Florida economy.

The event hosts close to 28,000 for the weekend, with a large percentage of fans traveling hundreds if not thousands of miles away to attend. 60% of the festival’s tickets are sold outside the State of Florida, making it a true destination festival. The alluring appeal of Pier Park and the new resort-style architecture along with west end of Panama City Beach beckons even the most cosmopolitan city-dweller to join in on the fun, and get their toes in the sands.

“We are thrilled to partner, once again, with festival founders, Mark and Renee’ Carter and to sponsor this exciting event,” said Lino Maldonado, vice president of operations, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Gulf Region—Presenting Sponsor of the event. “The Seabreeze Jazz Festival® continues to attract an international audience attended by guests from 42 states and 7 countries to Northwest Florida’s white sand beaches for the ultimate weekend of music. Our multi-year sponsorship agreement for the Seabreeze Jazz Festival® demonstrates our commitment to strengthening tourism in Panama City Beach and across Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast.”

The successful melding appeal of Pier Park with the Seabreeze Jazz Festival® on site is all about complimenting distractions. Pier Park (a Simon Mall property) sports over 160 retail stores, a 16-screen stadium-seating cinema, numerous eateries, nightclubs, even a small amusement park to pacify all of the family’s pastimes, while the parents enjoy the live smooth jazz entertainment from the nation’s top jazz artists. The newly completed City Pier across the street from the festival stage and miles of white-sand beaches and emerald-green waters also provides a nearby escape from the live entertainment. That is if you muster up enough to pull away from the star-studded contemporary jazz lineup.

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival® will make history in 2015 as the first event on the Gulf Coast to implement a new innovative RFID armband system from Intellitix for both entry and all festival purchases, essentially making the entire event both “ticketless” and “cashless”. In 2014, over 40 events in 10 countries have used this exciting new system developed by Intellitix, named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies” for live events in 2014.

For the Seabreeze Jazz Festival, even these cool innovative armbands will take on a jazz theme as festival organizers will be calling them “JazzBands”. The imbedded RFID chip inside the armband will not only be the patron’s ticket for entry into the event through an electronic portal, but also their wallet for all purchases inside the venue. Attendees can either “load” funds via their credit card in advance of the event online, or on site with credit or cash at several jazz festival “Top Up” stations throughout the event. All it takes is a quick swipe for any purchase in front of a tablet-size screen, and fans are back to the music and smooth jazz fun, with easy access to their “JazzBand” account via their smartphone. No need to worry about losing cash or credit cards with Intellitix’s exciting new system for fast entry and quick purchasing, dramatically reducing time spent at entry gates and in queue lines for merchandise, food, and beverages. Any unspent funds on the wristbands are refunded back to the user’s credit card immediately following the event, and the “JazzBand” simply becomes an event souvenir.

Tickets are available for single and multi-day admission. Thursday only tickets are $90 each, Friday only tickets are $100 each, Saturday only tickets are $120 each, and Sunday only tickets are $100 each. Patrons save money on multi-day tickets with a Weekend Pass good for Friday-Sunday priced at $200, and the all-inclusive Four Day Pass $250 each for all performances Thursday through Sunday at the main stage.

In addition, a new reserved section called Gold Reserve is available for 2015. Gold Reserved seating includes on-site parking, early entry, fixed reserved seating behind the VIP section, dedicated air-conditioned restrooms, and four beverages per day. The Four Day Gold Reserve ticket is $450 each and limited. VIP Tickets and VIP Tables sold out for the event last summer.
In addition, tickets for nightly All-Star After Party Jam Shows, a dinner and lunch cruise, as well as a special Sax Pack CD Release Party are available online and limited.

To celebrate the conclusion of the jazz festival and to cap off the weekend of stellar entertainment, a free All-Star After-Party Jam Show will be held on Sunday, April 26th beginning at 10:30pm at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville at Pier Park hosted by Four 80 East, Matt Marshak, Marcus Anderson and special guests. Admission is free with full restaurant menu and bar available.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival® tickets are available by phone at 800-595-4849 or online at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com.

In addition, several local outlets offer single day and multi-day passes.
Panama City Beach: Florida House Fashions and Pompano Joe’s at Pier Park (cash and credit cards)
Destin: ResortQuest Sales Office –Highway 98 across from Bass Pro Shops (cash and credit cards)
Ft. Walton Beach: Playground Music Center – Eglin Parkway at Uptown Station (cash only)
Pensacola: Deluna Coffee Company –across from Pensacola State College (cash only)

Tickets with a military discount are available at the Tickets and Travel/MWR Offices at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City NSA, Eglin Air Force Base, The Pensacola Naval Air Station, and Fort Rucker.

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival® is again offering a free Four-Day Pass (a $250 value) for each good used band instrument donated to the L.I.N.K.S. of Northwest Florida program. “Lonely Instruments for Needy Kids” is a local non-profit organization that takes previously used band instruments, provides the needed repairs, and then put them into the hands of needy kids whose families usually wouldn’t be able to participate in local elementary, middle, or high school band. Last year, over 100 instruments were donated in return for jazz festival tickets and put into the hands of deserving music students in Northwest Florida. Playground Music Center in Ft. Walton Beach is collecting all the band instruments for the program. For more information, contact Tony Leonard at (850)-243-2514.

Special hotel accommodation packages are also available through the festival's supportive hotel sponsors. Presenting Sponsor and featured festival accommodations partner ResortQuest® By Wyndham Vacation Rentals is offering free shuttle service from select Panama City Beach properties for the best jazz festival experience ever. Call 855-990-0087 and use group code “JAZ5” for reservations or see the entire listing of hotels and special offers www.seabreezejazzfestival.com

A toll-free information hotline is available for details at 800-653-7519. Complete lineup, tickets, and schedule information is online at www.seabreezejazzfestival.com with weekly updates on Facebook.

General Admission seating is lawn seating so attendees need to bring a lawn chair or a blanket as event is festival seating. No coolers, outside food, or liquids allowed. Bring an empty water or sports bottle for complimentary water inside the venue. Bottled water will be on sale inside the venue for $1 a bottle. A cash bar will be available inside the venue for beer and wine sales along with an expanded Food Court area featuring gourmet food trucks from around the southeast showcasing a wide variety of cuisine. See the website for a complete list of rules and additional restrictions.

The 2015 Seabreeze Jazz Festival® presented by ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Other sponsors include The Panama City Beach Visitor's and Convention Bureau, Pier Park, JazzRadio.com, Knology, Viamedia, Sterling Resorts, Counts-Oaks Resort Properties, Lake Town Wharf, Royal American Beach Getaways, The Panama City News Herald, The Northwest Florida Daily News, Epiphone Guitars, SoWal.com, Concord Music Group, and WSBZ Radio The Seabreeze 106.3FM.


For more information, contact Mark Carter at 850-267-3279 or info@seabreezejazzfestival.com


Victory's Emerald Coast All-star Nationals

Apr 25, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015 9am to 6:30pm

Fort Walton Beach, FL at the Emerald Coast Convention Center
All-star Cheer & Dance competition

Brian Grossman 601-955-2936, Brian@VAspirit.com


Musical Echoes Native American Flute & Art Festival

Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015 April 24 - 26, 2015 starting 3pm - 9p on Friday, 10a-9p Sat & 10a-4p Sun.

The Landing in Fort Walton Beach, FL
Experience Native American musical performances on stage during the entire festival, enjoy delicious Fry Bread and other food, explore the many vendors selling Native American flute, jewelry, baskets, art, and more.

Tisha Maraj- 850-685-4428, www.musicalechoes.org


Headland’s Daylily Art & Garden Festival

on the square in downtown Headland
The event is set for Saturday, May 16, 10am-3pm on the square in downtown Headland.

The festival features an art show inside the park with farmer’s market and garden-related vendors around the square. Entertainment, children’s art activities and gardening demonstrations are planned. Local daylily growers Bush Gardens will also conduct garden tours that day.


Artists and vendors can download an application at www.headlandal.com, or contact Rhonda Harrison, (334)693-3303, headlandalchamber@gmail.com.


SARCOA Older Americans Day

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



Passion Play 2015

Apr 3, 2015 - Apr 5, 2015 Friday, April 3& 5, 7:00 P.M. Saturday, April 4 5:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M.

First Baptist Church, Bonifay
We would like to invite you to celebrate the Easter season with us through these special presentations. We have free early-seating tickets available through the First Baptist Church officeDoors will be opened one hour prior to each performance to ticket holders. Non-ticket holders will be seated beginning thirty minutes prior to each performance. We look forward to seeing you there.
Doors will be opened one hour prior to each performance to ticket holders. Non-ticket holders will be seated beginning thirty minutes prior to each performance. We look forward to seeing you there.

. You may call us at (850) 547-2420 or fax us at (850) 547-9821 to reserve tickets in your name for a specific presentation. You can also email us at robin@fbcbonifay.com.



Just the Facts: Marriage

Apr 14, 2015 - Apr 28, 2015 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Head Start, 900 West Powell St., Dothan
Marriage is more than just a wedding. The road to happily ever after is paved with love, forgiveness, gratitude and trust. The Just the Facts: Marriage workshop on April 14, 21 and 28 from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at Head Start (900 West Powell St., Dothan) will help couples and individuals discover the secrets to a healthy and lasting relationship. Call 334-671-7774 to register.

According to research, marriage binds couples together in a network of affection, mutual aid, and mutual obligation, and is the outward, visible sign of a couple’s desire to create a lasting love and provide the bastion of support necessary for the growth of healthy children. Healthy marriages protect adults as well as children, mothers as well as fathers. Research indicates that people in healthy relationships experience more physical and emotional health, financial stability, are less likely to be victims of or to commit violent crimes, have decreased risk of drug and alcohol abuse, are less likely to contract STDs, and are more likely to have better relationships with their children. Mounting scientific evidence confirms that the best environment for children to flourish is being raised by parents in healthy marriages and this evidence indicates that in such healthy marriages, children are less likely to engage in high risk behaviors, are more likely to succeed academically, are physically and emotionally healthier, have a better relationship with their parents, are less likely to be raised in poverty and have a decreased chance of divorcing if they get married.

Healthy You Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit formed in 2010 in Dothan. The mission of Healthy You, Inc. is to enhance quality of life for citizens of Alabama through educational health initiatives and public awareness campaigns teaching personal responsibility when making lifestyle choices.


Healthy You, 671-7774
For more information, please call visit www.jtfstraighttalk.com.



Circle City Dramateers: Theatre Games Class

Where: Patti Rutland Jazz Studios 1077 W. Main Street Dothan, Alabama
What: A Theatre Games Class
Cost: $80 Per Student
How To Register: Call Or Email For A
Registration Form.
Teacher: Sharon Lewis-Saliba

No Experience Necessary. For Ages 6-18.
You Must Register And Pay For Class By April 1, 2015.

Please make checks to Sharon Lewis-Saliba
Mail checks to 300 Virginia Drive Dothan, AL 36301 334-701-5449





Enterprise Semi-Pro Baseball Team Need Players

Peavey Park, 805 Bellwood Rd. Enterprise, AL


Joe Jackson 334.464.1729


Samson Gospel Musical Explosion

Apr 25, 2015 4:00 pm

One Church For All Worship Center. 414 West Washington St. Samson, Al 36477.
Welcoming: Praise Teams, Choirs, Gospel Groups, Comedians, Gospel Rapper, Mime Dancers, Soloist and more. If you're a Gospel performer, We're looking for you to join us here in Samson, Al. For
this great celebration. Free Event & Food.

Minister James Ruttlen Jr. @ 334-1125 or 334-898-1139.


The Matrix Jail And Bail

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: thematrix@matrixcoc.org Web Site: www.matrixcoc.org



Alzheimer’s – A Faith Perspective

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.


Rock Angel Book Signing with author Jeanne Bogino

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.

Jeanne Bogino
413-822-1149



Wild About Wildlife Fundraiser

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


Miss Angel Pageant

Jun 14, 2015 .

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.

Ashley Thomas
401-855-5488
http://calendarbeauties.tripod.com



Calling All Teens! Creative Writing Workshops with Local Author

Sep 8, 2014 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 lyrically.spoken.publishing@gmail.com if you have any questions.