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Girl Scouts Recruiting

Dothan
Can't wait to find out about all the fun of Girl Scouting? Girls in grades K-12 and their parents are invited to attend to learn about activities, badges, events, and more!
Date: September 3rd
Time: 7pm
Location: Boys and Girls Club/Dothan, AL

Date: September 10th
Time: 7pm
Location: Boys and Girls Club/Dothan, AL

Questions: blydick@girlscoutssa.org or 800-239-6636 ext 2103



36th Southern Region Open Karate Tournament

Dothan Civic Center
The Department of Leisure Services and the World Yoshukai Karate School will host the 36th Annual Southern Region Open Karate Tournament on Saturday, October 31st at the Dothan Civic Center.

Registration for participants will be held on October 31st from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at the Dothan Civic Center on the ground floor. Competition will begin at 10:00 a.m. There is a $50 registration fee. Spectators are welcome and there will be an admission charge of $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12.

This year’s Tournament Host is Mike Culbreth, 8th Degree Black Belt and Hiroaki Toyama, 8th Degree Black Belt and Directors of the World Yoshukai Karate Kobudo Organization.

For further information call the Department of Leisure Services at 615-3700 or Mr. Culbreth at 794-8238.


SEACT Shrek The Musical, Jr. Tickets On Sale

Dothan Opera House
SEACT.com and the Dothan Civic Center Box Office are selling tickets for Shrek The Musical, Jr., performing at the Dothan Opera House Sep. 15-19. Southeast Alabama Community Theatre launches a new season inviting everyone’s favorite ogre to the stage along with banished fairytale misfits, and runaways cast off by Lord Farquaad! Each performance runs 1 hour, 15 minutes with no intermission. SEACT considers the content “G” for general audiences.

Tickets are available online at www.SEACT.com, www.DothanCivicCenter.org, or by contacting the Dothan Civic Center Box Office (334) 615-3175. The box office is open 8:30 – 4:30 PM weekdays, and located on the second floor of the Dothan Civic Center. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students/seniors 65+/military with ID. Performances are at 7:00 PM Sep. 15-19 and at 2:00 PM Sep. 19 only. The Dothan Opera House lobby opens at 6:00 PM (1:00 PM for matinee) with tickets on sale if the performance is not sold out. Reserved seating begins at 6:30 PM (1:30 PM for matinee).





Ex-Men Ministries Fall Festival

Next to Henry Green Apartments on South Alice Street, Dothan, AL.
4th Annual Fall Festival
Sponsored by Ex-Men Ministries

COME ONE, COME ALL AND HAVE A BALL!
THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF FREE FOOD, PRIZES, GIFTS, INFLATABLES, GAMES AND TROPHIES GIVEN TO THE WINNERS!
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!

Saturday, September 26th 12 noon - until
Next to Henry Green Apartments on South Alice Street, Dothan, AL.



For more information contact: Min. Greg Lawson (334) 587-5044, John Pullin (334) 435-4355, Bro. Bruce Adams (334) 803-4878, or Bro. Donnie Carroll (334) 714-7529


SEACT's Shrek Jr. The Musical

Dothan Opera House
Cost? = $16/children $18/adults

Shrek Jr. follows the story of Disney's original Shrek film. Shrek and Donkey set out to rescue Princess Fiona in an attempt to make Lord Farquaad happy so he won't banish a group of fairytale creatures to Shrek's swamp.

Shrek Jr. has all of your favorite Shrek characters, including Shrek, Donkey, and Fiona, as well as lots of characters from other Disney shows, such as Cinderella, Pinocchio, and Peter Pan. You also get to see our fabulous dragon and we promise you won't want to miss her!

The show runs Tuesday, September 15 through Saturday, September 19, with shows at 7:00 each night and a 2:00 Saturday matinee. Tickets can be purchased at www.seact.com or by calling the City of Dothan box office at 334-615-3175



Check www.seact.com for more info.


Martial Arts for Children’s Hosp.

Wiregrass Commons Mall Center Court (900 Commons Drive, Dothan 36303.)
Dothan Martial Arts Academy will host Martial Arts for Children’s of Alabama on Saturday, Sept. 19, noon till 3 p.m., at the Wiregrass Commons Mall Center Court (900 Commons Drive, Dothan 36303.)

The event will highlight the skills of the academy’s martial arts and tae kwon do students. In the weeks prior to the event, students have gathered sponsors who have pledged $10 for each board the student breaks during the demonstration. All proceeds benefit The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s where Libby Claire Rushing of Dothan has received treatment for neuroblastoma, a rare disease in which a solid tumor is formed by special nerve cells called neuroblasts.

Families from the Wiregrass Region made more than 8,100 trips to Children’s last year. In addition, 90 percent of the youngsters in Alabama who are diagnosed with cancer are treated at Children’s.





Going Gold for Childhood Cancer

Wiregrass area
Going Gold for Childhood Cancer Signs 12x18 $15 and 18x34 $20

Asking the Wiregrass to go gold in September by wearing gold or yellow ribbon, bows on mailboxes and on door's, businesses sign supporting childhood cancer.

Call 334-793-4850 for more info go online to stayingcodystrong.org


25th Wiregrass Model Railroad Show

National Peanut Festival main exhibit building
Cost? = $5 for adults and free for children under age 12

We expect to have about 100 vendor tables, large operating model train layouts, concessions, and door prizes
An outdoor train ride will be available for a small additional charge,

This is sort of a special show for us because it is our 25th year.


More Info Contact Danny Lewis 334-790-6284


Wiregras Youth Symphony and 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


Headland 44th Harvest Day Festival

Downtown Headland
Headland is gearing up for its 44th Annual Harvest Day Festival, Saturday, October 11, 9am-3pm. This fun-filled event takes place downtown in and around the beautiful city square. The day features arts and crafts, a car show, children’s games and rides, a variety of food vendors, and live entertainment throughout the day. Local shops and restaurants will also have special offers and sales.

Harvest Day is sponsored by the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Headland.

For more information, call 334.693.3303 or email headlandalchamber@gmail.com


Harvest Day Pageant 2015

Chamber office inside the Municipal Complex & Headland High School Auditorium
REGISTRATION Monday, Aug. 31, 5:30-7pm
Chamber office inside the Municipal Complex

Five Age Categories: 4-Years-Old to 12th Grade

Pageant: Monday, Sept. 21, 6:30pm
Headland High School Auditorium




Chattahoochee Park's Scarecrow Contest

Chattahoochee Park 250 Chattahoochee State Park Rd Gordon, AL 36343
Create the BEST Scarecrow and win a prize!!
Display your scarecrow at the park.... Get votes and win!!
ALL PARK VISITORS WILL BE ABLE TO VOTE

Votes will be counted and announced at our Fall Festival Oct 3, 2015

You're invited to participate for FREE

Contact Kim for more info!!! 334-699-3607


44th Headland’s Harvest Day

Headland Downtown
Headland’s Harvest Day Set For October 10

Headland is gearing up for its 44nd Annual Harvest Day Festival, Saturday, October 11, 9am-3pm. This fun-filled event takes place downtown in and around the beautiful city square. The day features arts and crafts, a car show, children’s games and rides, a variety of food vendors, and live entertainment throughout the day. Local shops and restaurants will also have special offers and sales.

Harvest Day is sponsored by the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Headland.

For more information, call 334.693.3303 or email headlandalchamber@gmail.com. Vendor information and forms are also available at www.headlandal.org.


4th Emergency Preparedness Fair and Safety Saturday

The Enterprise Civic Center
The Coffee County EMA/HS Office and the Coffee County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), is hosting the “4th Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair and Safety Saturday” Saturday, September 5, 2015 at our new location - the Enterprise Civic Center - from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fun filled family day event is designed to raise awareness about home safety and individual emergency preparedness.

The preparedness and safety event features several awareness displays and demonstrations to help citizens see how a few simple steps now can increase safety and emergency preparedness in homes, businesses and communities throughout the county. Emergency response vehicles and resources, such as the mobile command post, hazardous materials vehicles and the Enterprise Fire Department’s “Fire Safety House” will be on site. We will also have a “Don’t Text and Drive Simulator” sponsored by Mitchell Hyundai and State Farm Insurance that graphically shows the dangers of texting while driving.

Free safety preparedness “how to” literature such as how to build an emergency supply kit and develop a family emergency communications plan will be distributed. Information regarding fire safety and prevention as well as information on preparing for natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes will be available. Upcoming training opportunities which promote community preparedness such as first aid, CPR and storm spotting classes will be announced.

The Emergency Preparedness Fair and Safety Saturday is part of National Preparedness Month (September) which is a “whole community” approach to disaster response. As part of the month’s activities, CC EMA and CC CERT and one our corporate sponsors, Mitchell Hyundai, are sponsoring a poster contest open to all children in grades 1-6 who live in Coffee County. The theme for this year is “Don’t Wait – Communicate: Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” focusing on taking simple, but potentially life-saving steps to enhance preparedness. The following rules concerning the posters must be followed:
• Posters can be NO LARGER than 11 x 14
• Posters should be submitted on quality poster illustration board or heavy paper
• Entries must use crayons, magic markers, or colored pencils only. Posters with stencils, computer-generated or traced letters or images, or commercial stick on letters or images will not be accepted.
• Posters must have the following clearly printed or attached to the back:
o Contestant’s name
o Age
o Grade Level
o School name and address
o Parent/guardian names, address, and telephone number
Poster must arrive at the CC EMA Office no later than September 4th to be considered for this contest.
Coffee County EMA
1065 E McKinnon Street
8 County Complex
New Brockton, AL 36351
We hope the residents of Coffee County will make the time to stop by with their families and take advantage of this fun learning opportunity.

For more information, please call the Coffee County EMA/HS Office at 334-894-5415/5375 or CERT Coordinator Scotty Johnson at 334-806-1994 or at scottyanddawn4u@hotmail.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.