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Grandparents as Caregivers Conference

Living Waters, located at 2130 County Road 125, Headland, Ala.
SARCOA and Living Waters Counseling have partnered to present a training for grandparents acting as caregivers. This mini-conference will focus on communicating effectively, establishing boundaries, administering discipline, and connecting with resources in the community. Conference will be held April 16 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. at Living Waters, located at 2130 County Road 125, Headland, Ala.

SARCOA is the aging and disability resource center serving seven counties in southeast Alabama. Living Waters Counseling is a comprehensive community mental health facility based on biblical values.


For more information or to register, call SARCOA at 334-793-6843.


Just the Facts: Marriage

Apr 14, 2015 - Apr 28, 2015 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Head Start, 900 West Powell St., Dothan
Marriage is more than just a wedding. The road to happily ever after is paved with love, forgiveness, gratitude and trust. The Just the Facts: Marriage workshop on April 14, 21 and 28 from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at Head Start (900 West Powell St., Dothan) will help couples and individuals discover the secrets to a healthy and lasting relationship. Call 334-671-7774 to register.

According to research, marriage binds couples together in a network of affection, mutual aid, and mutual obligation, and is the outward, visible sign of a couple’s desire to create a lasting love and provide the bastion of support necessary for the growth of healthy children. Healthy marriages protect adults as well as children, mothers as well as fathers. Research indicates that people in healthy relationships experience more physical and emotional health, financial stability, are less likely to be victims of or to commit violent crimes, have decreased risk of drug and alcohol abuse, are less likely to contract STDs, and are more likely to have better relationships with their children. Mounting scientific evidence confirms that the best environment for children to flourish is being raised by parents in healthy marriages and this evidence indicates that in such healthy marriages, children are less likely to engage in high risk behaviors, are more likely to succeed academically, are physically and emotionally healthier, have a better relationship with their parents, are less likely to be raised in poverty and have a decreased chance of divorcing if they get married.

Healthy You Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit formed in 2010 in Dothan. The mission of Healthy You, Inc. is to enhance quality of life for citizens of Alabama through educational health initiatives and public awareness campaigns teaching personal responsibility when making lifestyle choices.


Healthy You, 671-7774
For more information, please call visit www.jtfstraighttalk.com.



City of Dothan’s FREE Business Workshop

City Commission Chambers located on the 2nd floor of the Dothan Civic Center
The City of Dothan will conduct a free business workshop, “How to do Business with the City of Dothan,” on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Those interested in networking should arrive at 5:30pm, with the workshop to follow at 6:00pm. The workshop will be held in the City Commission Chambers located on the 2nd floor of the Dothan Civic Center.

This free workshop is open to all companies. Topics to be covered include: business license, planning & zoning, equal opportunity, professional services, supplies & services used by the city, Alabama Immigration Act, purchasing bidders, and accounts payable vendors. Space is limited.


Call (334) 615-3154 or email purchasing@dothan.org for reservations.


Dothan 101-Citizen Government Class

Classes will meet at various locations throughout the City
Program Goal: To enhance citizen awareness and understanding of Dothan City Government’s role in the community

• Free to participants; space is limited
• Adult educational program giving an inside look at the City of Dothan and its employees
• Consists of 9-week instruction on the basics of government
• Hands-on experience with City services ranging from water treatment facilities to law enforcement training
• Sessions will include presentations, tours and Q/A period
• Class date and time: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
• Great for any Dothan resident; committee members; public officials; media, etc...
• Program Coordinator: Anita Robertson, Administration Department
• Instructors: Department Heads/Supervisors/City Manager
• Evaluations given at the end of each session
• Applications available on-line at www.dothan.org or can be picked up at the Dothan Civic Center in Administration (located on the second floor)

For questions regarding Dothan 101, call Anita Robertson at (334) 615-3128 or e-mail at jarobertso@dothan.org


Jelly Making Class

Panhandle Pioneer Settlement 17869 NW Pioneer Settlement Rd. Blountstown, FL 32424
Everyone like jams & jellies especially when they are homemade. Come learn how to make them the ole fashioned way. The cost of the class is $15.00 ($10.00 deposit) and all supplies are furnished. For reservations please call 850-674-2777 or email lisa@panhandlepioneer.org.

Lisa 850-674-2777


Backyard GROWceries Gardening Workshop

Hartford AL
Come learn about vegetable gardening basics, soils and plant nutrition, raised bed gardening, herb gardening, and garden pests.

Gavin Mauldin
Geneva County Extension Office
334-684-2484



Circle City Dramateers: Theatre Games Class

Where: Patti Rutland Jazz Studios 1077 W. Main Street Dothan, Alabama
What: A Theatre Games Class
Cost: $80 Per Student
How To Register: Call Or Email For A
Registration Form.
Teacher: Sharon Lewis-Saliba

No Experience Necessary. For Ages 6-18.
You Must Register And Pay For Class By April 1, 2015.

Please make checks to Sharon Lewis-Saliba
Mail checks to 300 Virginia Drive Dothan, AL 36301 334-701-5449





Wiregrass Master Gardener's Lunch and Learn

Apr 7, 2015 12:00pm-1:00pm

Community Room Houston-Love Memorial Library 445 North Oates Street Dothan, AL
The Wiregrass Master Gardener's are hosting a "Lunch and Learn" gardening series. Each month will focus on a specific topic pertaining to home gardening. April's session will focus on the home vegetable gardening. Bring your lunch, friends, and questions. All Lunch and Learn programs are free to the public!

Lucy Edwards
LEE0003@aces.edu 334-774-2329



Conference of Christian Educators

Apr 22, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015 Wednesday, Thursday AM & PM

Greater Sardis Missionary Baptist Church 707 West Reynolds Street Ozark, AL 36360
COPP classes, Worship, Fellowship with Southwest Region One states.

Event Contact Person
Rev. Stephen Hudson



THE 26th ANNUAL ALZHEIMER’S CONFERENCE

Apr 1, 2015 FROM 8 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M

AT THE DOTHAN CIVIC CENTER
THE ALZHEIMER’S RESOURCE CENTER AND WALLACE COMMUNITY COLLEGE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND THE 26th ANNUAL ALZHEIMER’S CONFERENCE WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, FROM 8 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. AT THE DOTHAN CIVIC CENTER. THE SPEAKER WILL BE TEEPA SNOW, WORLD RENOWN SPEAKER AND EDUCATOR ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND CAREGIVING. THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE IS ‘BEST CARE PRACTICES IN DEMENTIA CARE; PROVIDING CARE WITHOUT THE FIGHT”. FEES ARE $65 WITH CEUs AND $25 WITHOUT CEUs.

TO REGISTER, CALL 334-556-2205.


29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Destin, FL
Uncork Some Fun in the Sun at the 29th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, April 16-19 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on the Emerald Coast. The Sandestin Wine Festival, voted Best Annual Event in Destin, is a picture-perfect event, complete with white tents, flowing wine, food, ladies strolling in hats and live music. Affectionately called the “Kentucky Derby of Wine Festivals,” attendees will enjoy wine tastings showcasing hundreds of domestic and international wines. The event is one of the best of the year and draws thousands of people to the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin.
Sandestin offers nearly 1,300 accommodations from the beach to the bay. The resort features a winning combination of accommodations, events, activities, dining and shopping, unmatched by any other vacation destination. To thoroughly enjoy the events surrounding the Sandestin Wine Festival, stay steps or a simple tram ride away when you book at Sandestin. Save up to 25% off accommodations & even more on your ticket with promo code WINE15. Don't miss this very popular event April 16-19. Plan your spring getaway today! Visit www.sandestinwinefestival.com for details or call 866.91.BEACH.

April 16-19, 2015
Wine Dinners – Thursday evening
Grand Wine Tasting – Friday 5-8 p.m. Saturday 1-5 p.m.
Mind. Body. Beach. – Saturday 7 a.m.
Retail Tent – Friday 2-9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Brunch on the Bay – 10 a.m.-2 p.m

866.912.3224


WCSO to Host Basic Civilian Firearm Safety Course

Sheriff’s Office Firing Range located at 752 Triple G Road, Defuniak Springs
Would you like to learn more about the basic fundamentals of operating a firearm in a classroom environment, followed by practical exercises and some shooting? Or have you recently purchased a weapon and want to be more proficient? Then this is the class for you!
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office Basic Civilian Firearms Safety Program is held several times a year and it is a six hour course that details the basic safety and shooting fundamentals for most handguns. Courses are held on Saturdays and is instructed by members of the WCSO Training section. Completion of the course allows participants to apply for their concealed carry permit and packets are provided to course attendees.
The next class will take place on Saturday, April 4th at the Sheriff’s Office Firing Range located at 752 Triple G Road, Defuniak Springs. There is non-refundable course fee of $50 and seats are guaranteed after payment has been received. A complete application is required, and a background check will be conducted prior to acceptance. To register please go to https://wcso.wufoo.com/forms/ruiy5bi0ousokm/ Participants should bring 50 rounds of ammunition for their weapon. Firearms can be provided by the WCSO to attendees so that they can make an educated decision before they buy. If you need to use an agency firearm, please contact with Deputy Chris Strawn at cstrawn@waltonso.org prior to class so arrangements can be made. An Advanced Civilian Firearms Course is available once the basic course has been completed.


For more information please contact the WCSO Training Section at 850.892.8186.


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.