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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, or at LifeSouth’s Wiregrass headquarters next to Jim Skinner Honda at 3833 Ross Clark Circle. Call 334-792-9997 for information.

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. 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!

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

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.


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 if you have any questions.