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Laura Ingalls Wilder Picnic in the Piney Woods

Sep 27, 2014 10:30 am until 2 pm

1225 Hwy 163 Westville, Florida
9th annual picnic. Bring your lawn chairs and a covered dish, chicken will be provided. Come and enjoy the day with members of the Ingalls family.

Mary Jo Craft

"Microbirth" Movie Screening

Oct 18, 2014 2:30pm

Harvest United Methodist Church in Dothan, AL
Slingluff United Insurance presents a special screening of the film "Microbirth." Watch a trailer on this page:
Doors open at 1:45pm and screening begins at 2:30pm. Children 6 and under get in FREE! Screening tickets are $5 and include small popcorn and drink. Tickets for sale at the Miles for Midwives 5K on October 11, at the door October 18 & online here:

Rachael Johns, 334-790-3955,

Fall FURfest

Oct 25, 2014 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cottage Antiques, 2187 S Brannon Stand Rd, Dothan, AL
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.

Thank you,
Felines Under Rescue
P.O. Box 1788
Dothan, AL 36302

Barbara Seaman

Barbara Seaman, 693-5277,

AHS Pink Out for Cancer

Oct 10, 2014 7:30 P.M.

AHS Football Stadium, Ashford Al
Ashford High School will hold its 5th Annual Pink Out Campaign on Oct 10th to promote awareness in the fight against childhood cancer & breast cancer.

Laurie McWaters 334-899-5411

Calling All Teens! Creative Writing Workshops with Local Author

Sep 8, 2014 Sept. 8th at 4:00 p.m- 5:00 pm. Afterwards ever 1st Monday of each month

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: Begins September 8, 2014. Afterwards every 1st Monday
of each month

Time: 4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m

Contact Danielle Wallace at if you have any questions.

Syrup Making Class

Nov 1, 2014 7 am to 3 pm CDT

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd, Blountstown, FL 32424
Come join us in the art of making syrup.
THIS IS A ONE DAY CLASS. So call now to reserve your spot..
All will enjoy this hand on experience at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Blountstown, Florida. There will be a $50.00 donation cost for this class. All items needed for this class are supplied. You will receive a Syrup Making DVD with the class.
There are limited slots available so call or email now to reserve your place.
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a living museum documenting rural life in NW Florida since the early 1800’s. It is located in Sam Atkins Park, about 1 mile west of the intersection of Hwy 71 and Hwy 20.Follow HWY 20 West out of Blountstown. Look for signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn North at Lindy’s Fried Chicken (Silas Green St.). Follow the signs.

For more information, call 674-2777 or email
More information on the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement’s historical Buildings go to

Lisa Rhodes 850-674-2777

Peanut Boil

Sep 27, 2014 5:30 pm to 8 pm CDT

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd, Blountstown, FL 32424
It's time again for the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement's
FREE Admission and FREE Peanuts
There will be games and activities for the little ones,
Live entertainment by Easy Company performed from the porch of the
Well's Cabin
The concession stand will be open with
burgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks
If you should have any questions, comments, or suggestions
Don't hesitate to give us a call

Lisa Rhodes 850-674-2777

Patriot Guard Riders - Lake & Lunch Ride

Sep 27, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Harley-Davidson of Dothan, Ross Clark Cir, Dothan Al
Scenic Ride to Eufaula with lunch at Michelle's Buffet on the lake. The $10. per rider entry fee supports the Wiregrass Patriot Guard Riders Support and Supplies Fund. Donations are tax deductible.

Jimmy Shiver: 334-714-2170 or Rick McCleskey 334-798-9599

Atlanta Pops Orchestra

Oct 7, 2014 7 pm

Elba High School
Established in 1945, the Pops is comprised of Atlanta’s best musicians and performs throughout the southeast. The orchestra will perform a program focused on romantic music from movies, popular tunes and light classics. The performance will include “Somewhere in Time,” “Phantom of theOpera,” “Beauty and The Beast,” “West Side Story,” “I’ll Take Romance,” “All the Things You Are” and “Embraceable You.”

Wiregrass Model Railroad Show

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014 9-5 Saturday and 10-4 Sunday

National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5622 US Hwy 231 South, three miles south of Dothan
Vendors from throughout the Southeast will display more than 100 tables of train –related merchandise and several large model railroad layouts will be in operation. The show will also feature door prizes and concessions both days. An outdoor train ride for children will be offered for a small additional charge on both days, weather permitting.
Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children under age 12.

For more information, call Danny Lewis at 334-790-6284.

Rip Hewes Stadium 50th Anniversary

Sep 26, 2014 .

Rip Hewes Stadium Dothan, AL
Hank Kennedy from DHS class of '65 wants all that were members of the first football team and cheerleaders in 1965 to be apart of the celebration that will take place on September 26, 2014 commemorating the first game every played in Rip Hewes Stadium 50 years ago on September 26, 1964! They will be recognizing all the players and cheerleaders that were part of this initial game. Please let us know if you and your spouse will be attending this event. This will be great if we can get as many as possible to be a part of this celebration.

Contact Hank Kennedy @ 334-793-6945 home or 334-618-1812. Email: or Saundra Free McGriff @ 334-794-9381. Email:

Comedy Live

Oct 17, 2014 8-10:00 PM

The Landing Ballroom 113 Novosel St, Fort Rucker, AL
Join us for a fun night of laughs and jokes at Comedy Live at Rucker, October 17th from 8 – 10 pm in The Landing Ballroom. Fort Rucker is bringing in high quality entertainers to provide comic relief to our patrons. Corey Mack will be the opening act, and Landry will be the Headlining Act. Cost for Regular Advanced tickets is $12 each by October 16 and $16 afterwards. Cost for a VIP table (seats 10 patrons) are $150 and guarantees you a seat close to the stage. This is one of Fort Rucker's most popular events, so get your tickets while they last! Tickets will be available in the Catering Office located inside The Landing and 5700 & Lyster Coffee Zones. Open to the public ages 18 and older. For more information, please contact Fort Rucker Family & MWR, (334) 255-9810.

Fort Rucker Family & MWR, (334) 255-9810

Hispanic Heritage Gate-to-Gate Run

Sep 27, 2014 9:00 AM

Parking lot by the Daleville Gate on 3rd and Raider
On September 27th, The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center will be hosting the annual "Gate to Gate" run in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month. Race day registration will be from 7:30 - 8:30 am in the parking lot by the Daleville Gate on 3rd and Raider and the run will begin at 9 am. Participants will be bused to the Ozark gate from the Daleville gate. The last bus will leave at 8:40 am, so participants are encouraged to arrive early. The run begins at the Ozark gate and continues down Andrews Avenue to 3rd Avenue, where runners will turn left and continue to the Daleville gate. Participants are encouraged to pre-register prior to race day and forms will be available at either Physical Fitness Center. Costs will be $20-25 individual and $120-160 for teams. Trophies will be awarded to Overall Male/Female, Master Male/Female, Grandmaster Male/Female, 1st place trophies in 14 age categories and medals for 2nd and 3rd place in 14 age categories; team trophy to 1st place team and streamers for top 10 teams. Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, (334) 255-2296.

Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, (334) 255-2296


Sep 26, 2014 4:30-9:30 PM

Fort Rucker Festival Fields
Join us Friday, September 26th for Oktoberfest on the Festival Fields from 4:30-9:30 pm. Fort Rucker's 12th Annual Oktoberfest features live German music by Sonnenschein Express, traditional German food including bratwurst and schnitzel, German beer, keg toss competition, Volkswagen Show & Shine and a good time to be had! At this family-friendly event there are also inflatables for the children, a pumpkin patch, craft activities and more! So put on your lederhosen and don't miss out on this celebration of German culture here in the Wiregrass!For more information, contact Special Events, (334) 255-1749

Special Events, (334) 255-1749