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Five Points of Life Kids Marathon

The last 1.2 miles will be celebrated at Northview High School on March 5th!
It’s time for the 3rd Annual Kid’s Marathon right here in the Wiregrass!

This event is FREE for kids ages K-8th grade until February 10st!

The last 1.2 miles will be celebrated at Northview High School on March 5th!

The 2016 Five Points of Life Kids Marathon is just a few of calendar pages away, and it’s a good time for youngsters to register and start charting their miles. Last year over 200 kids participated. Don’t miss out-Register Today!

Five Points of Life is a foundation started by LifeSouth to raise awareness of the five ways to share life with others through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, cord blood and organ and tissue. It also offers classroom programs to students in the Wiregrass area that teach the science and social responsibility of donating. The kids marathon promotes fitness and offers lessons in goal setting.

Participants in kindergarten through eighth grade will run or walk the full 26.2 mile marathon distance a little bit at a time, logging their distance as they go. Then on March 5th at Northview High School, Dothan, they’ll have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishment and earn a medal at the finish line. It starts at 8:30 a.m. All participants also receive a T-shirt.



Registration is free until Feb. 10th, and entry forms and running logs are available online at www.fivepointsoflife.org, or at LifeSouth’s Wiregrass headquarters next to Jim Skinner Honda at 3833 Ross Clark Circle. Call 334-792-9997 for information.


Lunch & Learn

Houston County Library downtown
Cost? = free

What is a Master Gardener?
A volunteer who has gone through a course given by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Agency. This course covers all aspects of gardening.

What is the Lunch & Learn program?
It is a series of programs on different topics of interest to the home gardener.

What other programs are available from the extension office.
There are webanair programs, smart yard courses




Yoga Classes

Westgate Recreation Center
Dothan Leisure Services is offering Yoga classes @ Westgate Recreation Center. Yoga is a unique form of exercise that combines stretching, breathing awareness and strength building. Yoga is ideal for adults of all ages. Please wear exercise attire.

Classes are each Monday from 5:30-6:30pm. Cost is $40 per month. Register during the first class you attend each month.

For more information, contact Instructor, Cathy Deloney at 718-1741.


Zumba Classes

Westgate Recreation Center
Dothan Leisure Services is offering Zumba Classes @ Westgate Recreation Center. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am.

Cost is $5 per class or $50 per month, unlimited. Sign up during the first class you attend each month.

For more information, contact Instructor, Christina Kirkland, at 334-435-0468.


Tai Chi Chuan Classes

Westgate Recreation Center
Dothan Leisure Services is offering Tai Chi Chuan @ Westgate Recreation Center. Tai Chi is an exercise practiced at a slow and even speed. This non-aggressive Martial Art promotes relaxation, straight posture, good balance, internal strength, coordination and peace of mind. The movements calm a person's emotions and focus the mind, helping to improve bodily functions and prevent aging and disease.

Cost is $50 per month. Register during the first class you attend each month.


For more information, contact Instructor, Frederic Lecut at 798-1639 or frederic.lecut@gmail.com.


3rd Annual Mural City Artwalk

Foster St. Downtown Dothan
Cost? = Free

The 3rd Annual Mural City Artwalk will be held on March 5, 2016. The event will be from 10am to 5 pm in Downtown Dothan on Foster St., and will be free to the public. There will be activities for all ages as well as live music, great food, and amazing art!

This years artwalk will not only be fantastic place to admire and buy works from your favorite local talent but will also be a juried art show for anyone wishing to compete. A juried show means that artists will submit pieces of work to be judged and winners will be selected to receive great prizes. It is not required to be apart of the juried exhibition, all artists are welcome to come show off their work and even sell some if they would like.

All artists and vendors as well as sponsors and runners wanting to participate in the 5k can sign up through our webpage www. MuralCityArtwalk.com. Artist fee to sign up is $75 until Nov. 30 $100 from Dec1 - Jan. 1 and $150 from Jan. 2 to March 5. So sign up soon!


MuralCityArtwalk.com
https://www.facebook.com/muralcityartwalk



"Pretty Is What Pretty Does"

George Washington Carver Museum
Cost? = Free

LNT Safe Haven is a pre-crisis family and domestic violence awareness coalition. LNT Safe Haven was established to provide prevention services to families and individuals who may be experiencing violence but have not endured a crisis or disruption in the family setting. LNT defines domestic violence/family violence as a pattern of coercive behavior characterized by the domination and control of one person over another. Domestic violence generally occurs within intimate partner relationships. Family violence occurs within the family and can be adult against child, child against adult, adult against adult, or child against child. Domestic/Family violence can be physical, psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual, and/or economic abuse.

The curriculum we offer takes a total of 8 weeks to complete. There are 8 modules that take a total of 45 minutes to an hour to complete. This curriculum can be offered on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. Each module has an expected outcome goal the individual must accomplish. As advocates, we will assist our consumers in understanding the definition of domestic abuse, how to maintain a healthy relationship, the warning signs, and how you can help another individual. We will conduct the group classes over at 119 South Foster Street Dothan, Alabama Suite 104 staring Jan. 2016. Each individual will receive a certificate of completion when finished with the curriculum and there will be a social gathering twice a year to celebrate the individuals who have completed the program. We have collaborated with Christina Kelley, the founder of ACTS Counseling Services for those consumers who need continual services after completing our program. We are very excited about this collaboration.

LNT Safe Haven will begin providing weekly family mentoring/educational support groups in January 2016. These support groups will be eight weeks long, lasting for one hour each week. We plan to hold four sessions throughout the year. The intention of this group will be to educate families on how to prevent further incidents of violence within the home. We are making plans to begin holding monthly support groups for women currently experiencing violence or those who have survived and are looking to move past the pain they’ve experienced. LNT Safe Haven will host “Pretty Is, As Pretty Does” on March 5, 2016. This event will be held at the George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum located on North Foster Street in Dothan. The purpose of this event will be to empower, uplift, and encourage women who are experiencing family violence. This event will be limited to fifteen women and their children in the community. Those interested in participating in this event can register through our Facebook or webpage, LNTSafeHaven.org. Registration will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until February 16, 2015. Early registration is recommended. We are currently seeking sponsors who are interested in supporting the first Wiregrass Domestic Violence walk. We are tentatively planning this event for October 2016 and would like to reach out to community leaders and other agencies who are interested in making this walk a success and continuing as an annual event.


Website - lntsafehaven.org
Facebook - Lnt Safe Haven
Email - Natoyacarroll@lntsafehaven.org, Latorispouncey@lntsafehaven.org, Teresalloyd@lntsafehaven.org



"Pretty Is What Pretty Does"

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
LNT Safe Haven will host “Pretty Is, As Pretty Does” on March 5, 2016. This event will be held at the George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum located on North Foster Street in Dothan. The purpose of this event will be to empower, uplift, and encourage women who are experiencing family violence. This event will be limited to fifteen women and their children in the community. Those interested in participating in this event can register through our Facebook or webpage, lntsafehaven.org. Registration will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until February 16, 2015. Early registration is recommended.

Natoya Carroll- 334-245-4386 or
Latoris Pouncey-334-245-4386 or
Teresa Lloyd-334-245-4386



Spring Food Film Festival

Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE LOCAL PALATE MAGAZINE AND FOOD FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE SPRING FOOD FILM FESTIVAL IN SOUTH WALTON, FLORIDA

Santa Rosa Beach, FL – October 13, 2015 – The Local Palate magazine and The Food Film Festival™ will debut The Food Film Festival™ South Walton this spring. The well-known festival will premiere in its fourth city April 8-10, 2016 in South Walton, Florida.

This three-day festival includes food films from award-winning artists, unique meals prepared by the South’s best chefs, and various events celebrating the food, art, and culture of South Walton and the surrounding area. The first night of the festival is comprised of a VIP and welcome party with “A Taste of What’s to Come.” Saturday’s events include “A Southern Culinary + Spirits Experience” plus exclusive screenings of a dozen short films accompanied by dishes and cocktails based on the films. The weekend wraps up with “An American Institution: A Sunday Brunch” where guests are served quintessential American brunch items.

Joe Spector, Publisher & CEO of The Local Palate magazine, is excited to partner with The Food Film Festival™ on this event, “We couldn’t be more excited to host Food Film Festival South Walton. This area of Florida is the perfect backdrop for tasting flavors of the South while watching award-winning films.”

Limited Early Bird Packages for this spring event are available for purchase at 20% off full-ticket price. Group rates and hotel packages are also available.

A portion of The Food Film Festival™ South Walton proceeds will benefit the Emerald Coast Theatre Company – a foundation to enrich and entertain the Emerald Coast community through professional and educational theater offerings.

For more information, Early Bird packages, and volunteer registration please visit foodfilmsowal.com.

The Local Palate
2014 James Beard nominated The Local Palate is a nationally distributed publication with a focus on the food culture of the South. The Local Palate delivers recipes, details prominent Southern personalities, and discussed Southern food culture all to a national audience. In 2015, the magazine’s fourth year, the issues increased from 8 to 10 per year. Follow The Local Palate on Twitter & Instagram @TheLocalPalate or on Facebook.com/TheLocalPalate. For additional information on the magazine, visit www.thelocalpalate.com.

The Food Film Festival™
Born in Brooklyn in 2007, The Food Film Festival™ sprang from the imagination of festival director George Motz, the documentary filmmaker and Travel Channel host behind the award-winning Hamburger America film and book, along with co-creator Harry Hawk. The festival screens exceptional films that showcase the world’s favorite foods and the people, traditions, and inspirations behind them. At every festival event, guests are treated to multiple mouth-watering food films, and then served the featured food for a multi-sensory, full- body experience, right in their seat. The Food Film Festival™ is currently showcased
in New York, Chicago and Charleston, South Carolina and will premiere on April 8-10, 2016 in South Walton, Florida.

Emerald Coast Theatre Company
Emerald Coast Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2012 by Nathanael Fisher, MFA, and his wife, Anna Fisher, M.A. Based in Miramar Beach, Florida, ECTC’s mission is to enrich and entertain the Emerald Coast community through professional and educational theater. ECTC operates year-round with a two-fold mission to provide both educational and professional offerings to the Northwest Florida community. Educational outreach includes after school, home-school, and weekend programs for children, touring and staged productions, summer camps, workshops and classes. The professional theater efforts are focused on thought provoking productions, festivals and collaborations as well as acting and improv workshops and classes for adults.





Wiregrass Youth Symphony & Orchestra

Cultural Arts Center on St,Andrews-Dowtown Dothan
Would your child like to learn to play a string instrument? Join the Tri-State Community orchestra as they present their Youth Fine Arts program, Wiregrass Youth Symphony and Orchestra, Saturday's beginning August 14, 2015. Already have some string skills, then join other youth in the wiregrass area as they tune their musical talents and perform musical arrangements for the community. contact: Racheal Cole, Youth Arts program Director (334) 796-5822 or visit the Tri-State Community orchestra Website and Facebook page

Racheal Cole Director (334) 796-5822


An Evening with Patti LaBelle

Marina Civic Center
Hess Entertainment is proud to announce an evening with Patti LaBelle at the Marina Civic Center on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Pre-sale PREMIUM tickets will go on sale Friday, July 31st at 10 am. You can purchase your seats by visiting HERocks.com .


If you have any questions please call the Hess Entertainment offices at 850-588-6717 or email at Mark@HEStaff.com


Leisure Services Karate Classes

Westgate Recreation Center
World Yoshukai Karate offers ages 7 and above instruction in traditional Karate, self-defense, physical conditioning, the use of traditional Karate weapons, and respect, manners and discipline. Mike Culbreth, Master Instructor, a 8th degree Black Belt, instructs all classes, as he has for more than 36 years.

Location: WESTGATE RECREATION CENTER

Class I: Children Ages 7-12
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Fee: $50 per month

Class II: Men & Women Ages 13 & Up
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Fee: $50 per month

Registration is held the first week of each month.

OTHER SUMMER KARATE CLASSES will be offered at World Yoshukai Karate, 1791 Ross Clark Circle. Call 794-8238 for more information.

Call 615-3700 for more information.


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.