Selected Community Events
7th “Walk this Weigh” Bariatric Fashion Show
The Grand on Foster
Flowers Hospital will host the 7th Annual “Walk this Weigh” Bariatric Fashion Show event on January 14th at The Grand on Foster at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate various patient successes in weight loss.
Each year the Flowers Hospital Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery hosts its annual fashion show. In order to participate, patients must have lost at least fifty pounds since their surgery. During the fashion show, each participant gets a chance to say goodbye to their “before” picture as they begin their strut down the catwalk.
“It is very rewarding to see our patients so happy at the annual Bariatric Fashion Show event,” says Lindsey Jackson, Manager of the Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at Flowers Hospital. “Our staff and our surgeons begin this journey with them and it is absolutely wonderful to see how much they transition from start to finish.”
The Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at Flowers Hospital is designed to assist people with improving their health and quality of life by using surgical intervention for weight reduction. Bariatric surgery has proven to be effective by improving the health of individuals and many obesity-related conditions. Bariatric surgery procedures are only done when deemed necessary and all non-surgical options have been exhausted. Benefits of the surgery include reduction or elimination of adult onset diabetes, high blood pressure and respiratory conditions such as sleep apnea. It is not just a cosmetic change but life changing surgery.
For more information on the Bariatric Fashion Show or to learn more about the Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at Flowers Hospital, please call (334) 794-5000 EXT 7432 or visit www.flowershospital.com.
SEACT’s It’s a Wonderful Life
Cultural Arts Center
909 S. St. Andrews Street
SEACT’s It’s a Wonderful Life tickets now on sale
SEACT.com and the SEACT Office are selling tickets for It’s a Wonderful Life, performing at the Cultural Arts Center Dec. 7-12. SEACT brings the story of George Bailey from the small town of Bedford Falls to life. His dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty. A guardian angel visits George on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. The story celebrates the faith of the season, and the American values of family and community. SEACT presents It’s a Wonderful Life on the Cultural Arts Center stage Dec. 7-12. Seating begins at 6:45 PM and the show begins at 7:00 PM nightly. Each performance runs approximately 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission. SEACT considers the content “PG.”
Tickets are available online at www.SEACT.com or by contacting the SEACT Office (334) 794-0400 (closed until Nov. 30 for Thanksgiving holiday). The SEACT office is located inside the Cultural Arts Center at 909 S. St. Andrews Street in Dothan. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students/seniors 65+/military with ID.
Chipola Christmas Jazzmatazz
CHIPOLA CHRISTMAS JAZZMATAZZ TICKETS ON SALE
MARIANNA—Tickets are now on sale for a Christmas Jazzmatazz to be presented by Chipola College’s award-winning Show Choir, Dec. 10, 11 and 13, in the Center for the Arts.
The show plays nightly at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.
The Show Choir will perform their annual concert in a beautiful holiday setting, and under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin.
Tickets—$10—are available from Show Choir members, or in the Center for Arts Box Office, or online at www.chipola.edu
For information, contact the Box Office at 850-718-2420.
Homeless Stand Down - Inverness, FL
Walmart in Inverness Florida
The Mission in Citrus Homeless shelter would like to invite you out to our stand down on December 11 @ 10 am at the Walmart in Inverness Florida for our unveiling of our new project Angels on Wheels it is to help the homeless veterans get the benefits and stuff they need to survive and the number we can be reached at for any further info is 352 794 3825 below is a picture of our RV that will be out there.
A Red Carpet Affair Masquerade Ball
Hyundai of Dothan
2329 Ross Clark Cir
Cost? = $20.00 In advance $25.00 at the door
Best Masquerade mask wins a prize!
World AIDS Day is every year on Dec. 1 and this marks the 27th anniversary of the disease which has claimed 25 millions lives worldwide and continues to spread.
The purpose of World AIDS Day is to honor the lives of those who suffered from the disease, and to give support to those who still live with the disease, its also a time to raise awareness and inform others about the virus.
This event is being held in observance of World AIDS Day. We are hosting this event to raise awareness in the community, gain support from the community and help defuse the stigma and discrimination that has been attached to the virus.
We will bring a copy of the map with all the local diagnosed cases of HIV. For testing and ticket purchase info please visit our website at WWW.MAO.org. Or call 334-673-0494.
For More Info: WWW.MAOI.ORG
My Little Christmas Shoppe
Rose Hill Senior Center
This is an event where the community can come in to purchase home made items that the seniors have been working on year long. We have an adult room and a room for kids to purchase gifts for family..
My Little Christmas Shoppe is held on Thursday December 3, 2015 at the Rosehill Senior Adult center on 401 South Appletree Street in Dothan Alabama. The hours will be 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
In the upstairs room where the kids can buy gifts are priced from $1.00 to $10.00. The free gift wrapping is for kids only! We have an adult craft room where we have higher priced items for sale such as quilts and other items.
South Walton Elf Ride
Elves of all ages will meet at the Western Lake Beach Access in Watercolor at 1:00 p.m. and bicycle/walk to the SWFD’s Water Color Station located at 2109 CR 395 South, Seagrove (approx. 1.5 miles).
The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) will be hosting the 8th Annual Elf Ride on Dec. 6th, 2015.
Please bring an unwrapped toy to benefit the SWFD Angel Tree. Refreshments and a tour of the fire station as well as the fire trucks will be available. Be sure to wear your favorite Christmas outfit and decorate your bike. Parent(s) must accompany all children!
If weather does not cooperate, toys may be dropped off at the Water Color Fire Station on Dec. 6th, 2015.
For more information contact Robbie Lund at firstname.lastname@example.org or Luke Thompson at email@example.com
Christmas Crafts Bazaar
Just Folk Coffeehouse - Elba, Alabama
Wide varity of local crafts for sale. Chili Takeout for sale 11am until 2pm. Coffee and Hot Chocolate for Sale during bazaar.
Charlotte Goodson 334-464-1612
Enterprise - Christmas Parade
City leaders encourage everyone to attend the Tuesday, Dec. 1, Christmas parade, sponsored annually downtown by the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce. Should rain cause postponement of the parade on Tuesday, the parade will take place on Thursday, Dec. 3
Enterprise - Christmas at the Farmers Market
Enterprise Farmers Market
Everyone is also invited to come and enjoy “Christmas at the Farmers Market” on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Santa Claus will be making a return visit to catch up with local youngsters who want to tell him their Christmas wishes or perhaps just remind him about what’s on their lists.
Youngsters will not only get to talk to Santa, but they will get a chance to listen to the Christmas story, and spend the morning decorating their very own free Christmas ornament.
During the children’s activities, grown-ups can shop for winter produce, homemade goods and arts and crafts.
For more information, or if you are interested in becoming an arts and crafts vendor on Dec. 12 at the market, contact city Special Projects Coordinator Kay Kirkland at 334-348-2310, firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendor space is limited, and Farmers Market rules will apply.
Enterprise Christmas Tree-Lighting
Enterprise City Hall
The annual Enterprise Tree-Lighting ceremony is set for Thursday, Dec. 3, at City Hall, where the fresh, extra-large city Christmas tree will be decorated and lighted for the first time.
Santa Claus will be taking Christmas wish requests after the ceremony that will feature music by the Enterprise State Community College Entertainers and an ensemble of elementary schoolers from Enterprise City Schools as well as an inspiring message by the Rev. Trevor Woolridge of Johns Chapel AME Church.
More details about this year’s tree-lighting festivities will be announced later.
For more information, contact city Special Projects Coordinator Kay Kirkland at 334-348-2310, email@example.com.
Friends of the Library Lunch and Learn Program
Dothan Country Club
Cost? = $20
The Friends of the Library are people in our community who care about our public libraries and support them financially and through advocacy and volunteer services. Anyone can be come a Friend by going to any library and filling out the brochure or joining online at dhcls.org.
Author Olivia deBelle Byrd will be our author speaker at this event on December 10 at the Dothan Country Club. For $20 you can enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and speaker presentation. Mrs. Byrd will share a humorous presentation on Southern culture.
We will have a booth downtown on Saturday, December 5. We will have many new and gently used books available for purchase. We will also have handmade bookmarks. Additionally, we will have times made from reclaimed parts of the old library as well as book bags.
Email: dhcls.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (334) 791-2706
Facebook: Friends of the Dothan Houston County Library System
Cost? = $15 in advance and $20 at the door
Q. This is the eighth run of your show Santa's Workshop and we here it changes every year. What can we expect this year from the show?
A. This year we have a new character who is trying to make their way into Santa's Workshop. Her name is Jessica Jingle. She is as sweet as can be and is very determined to get into elf school.
Q. What are you most excited about this year with the show?
A. We are most excited about the amount of participation we have had every year and this year is the largest cast we have every had of 150 characters.
For More Info: pattirutlandjazz.com
Local 4413 Chili Cookoff Fundraiser
Ace Hardware, DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
Professional Firefighters of Walton County Local 4413 is sponsoring a fundraising event here locally on Friday December 11, 2015 at the Ace Hardware in DeFuniak Springs.
$20 to enter your famous bowl of chili/ Have a chance to win prizes and you get 2 raffle tickets for a chance to win a 5 burner stainless steel grill
$8 for a bowl of chili , also get to taste everyone’s chili and vote
Raffle Tickets for a 5 burner stainless steel grill
$3 per ticket
$10 for 4
$20 for 10
This event is to support Niki Davis, one of the wives of our Firefighters here at Walton County Fire Rescue, who is in her final battle with stage 4 cancer. Niki's cancer is incurable and the help she is receiving is to assist her in her final days. Niki was at ground zero the day the Towers came down working and inhaled what's been killing her ever since.
She helped many people in that time of need and now she needs our help. Please help spread the word and create support for this event. Any donation will go a long way. Thank you for all your help and support.
Please contact James Whedon at email@example.com for any information.
SACF Half Marathon, 5K, 1M Fun Run
Cost? = $50/$25/$10
Q. Who benefits from the event?
A. Multiple charities throughout the Wiregrass
Q. How do you sign up for the event
A. Register on line at sacfhalfmarathon.org or visit the SACF website at sacfinfo.org
For More Info: www.sacfinfo.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
On The Air Blood Drive
3833 Ross Clark Circle
Each whole blood donation can save 3 lives.
Each Apheresis donation can save up to 6 lives.
Give the gift of life and support you favorite station.
Who can donate?
Any one in good health, 16 years (with parental permission) or older and weighing at least 110lbs.
LifeSouth is your communnity supplier which means your donation stays right here in the Wiregrass Area to save the lives of your family, friends and neighbors.
For More Info: LifesouthCommunityBlood Center.org
5th Sunday Sing
Mabson UMC Ozark
Nancy Horne 334-577-4415
Weevil City Cruisers Annual Toy Drive
See attached file for information.
Friends of the Library Lunch & Learn Program
Dothan Country Club
The Friends of the Dothan Houston County Library System invite everyone to their Lunch & Learn program with author Olivia DeBelle Byrd. The program will be held at the Dothan Country Club on Thursday, December 10, at 11:30 AM. Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet and humorous author presentation on Southern culture for just $20. Please RSVP to email@example.com or (334) 791-2706.
Adrianne Hays (334) 791-2706
Daughters of Hope and Promise
Miss Alabama, Meg McGuffin and Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen, Kaitlynn Campbell will the speakers for the free Mother daughter event
332 237 2577
Saddle Up Santa
Dothan Boots and Saddle Club
1347 East Saunders Road
The Annual Saddle Up Santa event hosted by Dothan Boots & Saddle Club will take place Saturday, December 12th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will take place at the Dothan Boots & Saddle Club located at 1347 East Saunders Road in Dothan.
Saddle Up Santa is free to anyone who comes. This is our way of spreading Christmas to the Wiregrass Area. Donations appreciated but not required to enjoy the fun. Live entertainment, free games for the kids to include inflatables. All proceeds will go to the local Wiregrass United Way 2-1-1 program. Please bring the family for lots of fun entertainment, shopping, food and pictures with Santa.
This year’s live entertainment will be Travis Perry’s Pure & Simple. Accepting vendors until December 1st.
For more info, contact Dawn Greathouse at 334-685-2409.
Emmanuel Christian SGA 5k Color Run/Walk
Westgate Softball Complex
The Emmanuel Christian School Student Government Association (SGA) will be hosting a 5-k Color Run/Walk with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Color Run will be Saturday December 5th. It will be at the Westgate Park Trail and the race will begin at the Westgate Softball Complex.
General Andrew Jackson: A Live Tribute
1445 Commerce Drive
Local historian and actor James E. Moore will perform “General Andrew Jackson: A Live Tribute” for the December 1st First Tuesday Series class at the Crestview Public Library.
In this dramatic presentation, General Andrew Jackson comes alive as the First Territorial Governor of Florida. Jackson recounts his forceful and disputed invasions of Florida that convinced the crowns of Europe that continued foreign attempts to colonize Florida were no longer feasible, resulting in a treaty transferring Florida to the United States.
For over twenty years, Jim Moore has been volunteering to perform historical presentations for schools, civic clubs, church groups, and fraternal associations. He has been a regular presenter for the Florida Chautauqua Assembly in DeFuniak Springs, the Florida League of Arts, and other associations, representing various historical personalities. Moore has studied the lives of each personality he portrays and appears in the dress appropriate for the occasion.
The program begins at 10:30 a.m. with coffee and cookies served starting at 10 a.m. when the doors open. The library is located at 1445 Commerce Drive behind the Post Office in north Crestview.
Call the library at 850.682.4432 for more information.
Wiregrass United Way 211 Silent Auction
188 North Foster Street in Downtown Dothan
Silent Auction to Benefit Wiregrass United Way 2-1-1 December 7th, 8th and 9th
SoZo will host a silent auction benefiting Wiregrass United Way 2-1-1 beginning December 7th. Photos, artwork and much more will be on display for 3 days, December 7th until December 9th at the SoZo building located at 188 North Foster Street in downtown Dothan. The public is encouraged to drop by SoZo to view and bid on the displayed items between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A reception will take place from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, December 9th at SoZo. Winners for the highest bids will be announced. Entertainment by Aaron Bostic, hor’dourves, and complementary wine & beer will be provided. Tickets to attend the reception are $10 each and will be available soon. Tickets can be purchased at SoZo or the Wiregrass United Way 2-1-1 office located 545 West Main Street, Suite 313 in Dothan. You can also call 334-836-1963 for tickets and event information.
100% of the proceeds will remain local and go directly to Wiregrass United Way 2-1-1 to help solve problems and meet the needs of Southeast Alabama by connecting people with resources and services that can make a difference. More information at Wiregrass211.com
Dothan Christmas Tree Lighting
Dothan Civic Center Parking Lot
Downtown Dothan will be filled with Christmas joy and children’s voices Tuesday, December 1st as the City of Dothan hosts its 37th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Dothan Civic Center Parking Lot.
At 6:00 p.m., Mayor Mike Schmitz and members of the Dothan City Commission along with other special guests will be on-hand to welcome the beginning of this joyous season. The Montana Magnet School Fifth Grade Chorus, under the direction of Kim Price, will entertain with Christmas carols. Santa Claus will be on-hand for photos and to spread holiday cheer.
The public is invited to celebrate Dothan’s special tree lighting to brighten the holidays. For more information, call Dothan Leisure Services at 334-615-3700.
Saddle Up Santa
Dothan Boots & Saddle Club, 1347 East Saunders Road, Dothan, Alabama
The Annual Saddle Up Santa event hosted by Dothan Boots & Saddle Club will take place Saturday, December 12th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will take place at the Dothan Boots & Saddle Club located at 1347 East Saunders Road in Dothan. Saddle Up Santa is free to anyone who comes. This is our way of spreading Christmas to the Wiregrass Area. Donations appreciated but not required to enjoy the fun. Live entertainment, free games for the kids to include inflatables. All proceeds will go to the local Wiregrass United Way 2-1-1 program. Please bring the family for lots of fun entertainment, shopping, food and pictures with Santa. This year’s live entertainment will be Travis Perry’s Pure & Simple. Accepting vendors until December 1st. For more info, contact Dawn Greathouse at 334-685-2409.
Dawn Greathouse at 334-685-2409
Christmas Traditions at Old Providence
Old Providence Chapel, 88 Providence Lane, Clayhatchee
"Christmas Traditions" is the theme of an old-fashioned celebration featuring music, words, food, and fellowship at historic Old Providence Chapel in Clayhatchee. Con Amore and DeWayne Buckalew will provide music, and the evening will end with refreshments and hay rides. Admission is $5, with children admitted free. For more details, including an order form for tickets, go to www.oldprovidencechapel.com.
Edna Beam, 334-806-6842
Sugarcane Syrup Making Day
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424
Sugarcane Syrup-Making Day at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Saturday, November 28, 2015 starting at 8 am CST. Come watch sugarcane syrup being made the ole fashioned way. We will have biscuits & sausage, along with bottles of syrup available for sale. You can take a guided tour of the Settlement & don’t forget to stop by our General Store. Admission & parking are FREE.
17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd., Blountstown, FL 32424 850-674-2777 firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Education Summit and Showcase
Wiregrass Commons Mall, Dothan, AL
The 7th Annual Educational Summit and Showcase will take place Thursday, February 4, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event will highlight students from each of Dothan City Schools as well as some non-profits that work within the school system. Watch the Wiregrass Commons Mall come alive with student performances, school displays and musical performances.
This event would not be possible without the partnerships between The Dothan Education Foundation, Dothan City Schools, The Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce and Wiregrass Commons Mall. This is a free event and the entire community is invited to attend. We look forward to showcasing all of the wonderful things happening in Dothan City Schools and continuing to create “Better Schools and a Better Dothan.”
Dothan Education Foundation
Wiregrass Blues Society Christmas Party
Clarion Inn & Suites, Main Ballroom
The Wiregrass Blues Society will host its annual Christmas Party featuring the Terry Hanck Band on December 3rd, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Clarion Inn & Suites Main Ballroom. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Pay as you go food and adult beverages will be available.
Tickets on WiregrassBluesSociety.com or from WBS members
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!
"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
Visiting Artist Workshop Series: Mixed-Media Nature Study with Kim Whaley
Wiregrass Museum of Art / Dothan, AL
Have you ever wondered how an artist creates their work? Now is your chance to get that behind-the-scenes experience you've always wanted! In our second installment of the Visiting Artist Workshop Series, exhibiting artist Kim Whaley will lead a mixed-media workshop that takes participants through the complex process behind the pieces in her exhibition, Standards.
Whaley will guide attendees through several sketching and painting processes with charcoal and acrylic. Participants will hone their skills of defining value, scale, and minute detail. While Whaley draws her inspiration from iris flowers, participants should bring their own nature inspiration to the workshop. Whole flowers, petals, leaves, pine cones, or even photographs of your favorite out-of-season bloom are all welcome. Each individual nature study will provide the basis for a multi-layered finished piece. $30 - Register for the workshop by calling the museum at 334-794-3871.
Art Educator, WMA
First Saturday Family Day
Wiregrass Museum of Art / Dothan, AL
A FREE come-and-go workshop for families is offered the first Saturday of every month. All supplies are provided and no pre-registration is required. Each Saturday will feature a different project. Call the museum at 334-794-3871 or visit www.wiregrassmuseum.org for more information.
Art Educator, WMA
The Art of Yoga
Wiregrass Museum of Art / Dothan, AL
In partnership with nonprofit yoga studio Mesuva Studios, the WMA introduces The Art of Yoga, a monthly yoga series that will take place every first Friday of the month. The Art of Yoga combines the therapeutic nature of art with the healing properties of yoga under the instruction of certified yogi Melissa Vair. Participants will be guided through an all-levels appropriate class held in the museum galleries. Please bring your own water bottle, yoga mat, and towel. A $10 suggested donation will benefit Mesuva Studios. Register by contacting the museum at 334-794-3871 or Mesuva Studios at www.mesuvastudios.org.
Art Educator, WMA
Wiregrass Blues Society Christmas Party
Clarion Inn & Suites Dothan, AL
The WBS will host the Terry Hanck Band for the annual Christmas Party at the Clarion Inn & Suites from 7 to 9 PM. Tickets are available at www.wiregrassbluessociety.com or at Scenic Productions for $15, $20 at the door.
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (Newton,Al) Semi-Formal Winter Ball Fundraiser
IAMAW LODGE, Dalevile,al
$15 ages 13 and up
$7 ages 5-12
Free ages 4 and under
Regina Lester at 334-714-5430
Sherry Mckenzie at 334-446-8883
Brenda Dozier at 334-333-6165
Latara McGhee at 334-432-6808
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Annual Scholarship Gala
The Landing at Fort Rucker
Enjoy an elegant night out with live music and formal attire before the Christmas holiday, and all for a beautiful cause. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dothan Alumnae Chapter’s annual scholarship gala takes place at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Music, food and fellowship are just a few elements that make this night grand every year. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased in advance by calling 334-237-3842 or emailing email@example.com. The deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 15.
Ebony Davis, 334-237-3842, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother Daughter Tea
The Grand on Foster
Girls Inc. presents the 4th Annual Mother Daughter Tea on Sunday, December 6th at 2:30 p.m. at The Grand on Foster. This event is designed to stimulate, honor and enhance the relationships between girls and the women (mothers, stepmothers, aunts, grandmothers, and godmothers) in their lives. The participants will enjoy a tea style lunch provided by Pans & Petals, making a Christmas ornament, visiting with Santa Claus and special guests, a candy buffet, and taking pictures in the photobooth to remember the day. Proceeds from this event will benefit Girls Inc.’s after school program that provides over 70 girls in grades K-8th with empowering and educational programs and activities. Tickets are $60 per couple ($25 for each additional guest).
To purchase tickets, call Girls Inc. at (334) 793-2321.
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.
MAO Red Carpet Affair MASQUERADE BALL
Dec 5, 2015
Hyundai of Dothan 2329 Ross Clark Cir. Dothan
Join us for a night of dancing, fashion & remembrance. Live Entertainment Heavy Hors D'oeuvres
Tickets are $20.00 in advance $25.00 at the door. Semi Formal Attire. Best Masquerade Costume Wins a Prize!
Neice Danzey 334-207-2047
122 Walton Park Dr.
Dothan Leisure Services will now be offering Mixxedfit Classes at Walton Park (122 Walton Park Dr.).
Mixxedfit is an Explosive Dance Fitness Class that is boot camp inspired.
Classes will be each Monday from 6-7pm beginning October 26, 2015, and cost is $5 per class.
Join us for one of the first two demo classes (October 26 & November 2) for free!
For more information, contact Instructor Una Corbitt-Taylor at 254-423-7661 or email@example.com.
First Saturday Family Day
Oct 3, 2015 10:30am-2:30pm
Wiregrass Museum of Art, 126 Museum Ave, Dothan, AL 36301
This FREE come-and-go workshop for families is offered the first Saturday of every month.
All supplies are provided and no pre-registration is required.
Every Saturday will feature a different project! Note NEW EXPANDED HOURS starting in October.
Please call 334.794.3871 for more information.
First Class tour of Scotland
This is a first class 7 day tour of Scotland The Grace Place in Enterprise is sponsoring and is open to any age adult. cost is $3356 air and tour insurance optional
Jim and Julie Brown Senior ministry The Grace Place. Call 334-393-4454 for more information or booking
The Art of Yoga
Sep 4, 2015 - Dec 4, 2015 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Wiregrass Museum of Art / 126 Museum Ave. Dothan, AL
In partnership with the nonprofit yoga studio Mesuva Studios, the Wiregrass Museum of Art introduces The Art of Yoga, a monthly yoga series taking place the first Friday of every month at 9 a.m. beginning Sept. 4.
The class combines the therapeutic nature of art with the healing properties of yoga under the instruction of certified yogi Melissa Vair. Participants will be guided through an all-levels appropriate class held in the museum galleries. Everyone is asked to bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle. Register by contacting the museum at 334.794.3871 or Mesuva Studios at www.mesuvastudios.org.
A suggested donation of $10 per class will benfit Mesuva Studios.
Wiregrass Museum of Art (334.794.3871) or Mesuva Studios (www.mesuvastudios.org)
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
Barbara Mann: Transformation & Evolution
Wiregrass Museum of Art and Conference Center
Barbara Mann has had over 35 years’ experience as a metal and jewelry artist. Her work represents highly rendered visions of movement within nature. Of her work, Mann says, “The objects that I make tell a story, relate a concept or record an observation. The subjects that interest me seem to remain constant: nature, science theories and discoveries, the beauty of form, materials and detail. The visual and physical elements in the immediate environment are starting points. The process of making an object is pure pleasure. I strive for excellent craftsmanship and the ability to distill a discovery of seeing or perceiving.”
She graduated from the University of Georgia with BFA and MFA degrees and has taught for many years as an adjunct instructor at UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art. She has also taught with the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy and in Costa Rica; through the UGA continuing Education program; and with Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. In addition, she has conducted numerous workshops throughout the Southeast.
Mann’s work is in many collections including The Mint Museum of Art, The Georgia Museum of Art, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and The Committee for the Olympic Development of Atlanta, and Nations Bank. Barbara is currently president of the Athens Metal Arts Guild.
Mann will also be hosting a Cuttlefish Casting Workshop on Saturday, October 17, 10am – 4pm. For more information on the casting worshop, click on this link to our website: http://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/cuttlefish-casting-workshop-with-metal-artist-barbara-mann/
Lara Kosolapoff-Wright, (334)-794-3871
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
Christmas with John Berry
Dothan Opera House
$45 Floor Rows A – F
$35 Floor Rows G – M, Lower Balcony Rows AA – HH;
$25 Lower Balcony Rows JJ – KK and Upper Balcony
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.