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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 or Luke Thompson at

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, 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,

Santa's Workshop

Wiregrass Church
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.

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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.

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.

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!

Mother Daughter Tea

The Grand on Foster Foster Street Dothan, AL
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.

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.