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Diabetes Prevention & Wellness Workshop

Dothan Civic Center
Diabetes Educators, Vendors, Demonstrations
Free Health Screenings, Goody Bags, and Door Prizes
Breakfast and Lunch, First Come-First Served
No Need to Register in Advance

Sponsored by:
Dothan Leisure Services, the Alabama Department of Public Health and a grant from The Wiregrass Foundation

For more information call: Dothan Leisure Services @ 334-615-3700 or Stephanie Wingfield @ 615-3711



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.


Blues & BarBQ on the River

Robert Fowler Park, Geneva, AL
The Legendary Denise Lasalle, Bigg Robb, Calvin Richardson & 225 Uptown Band
Gates Open at 12 Noon, Showtime 3pm
Hosted by Darryle & Bud Neal




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).





Mama Save Me

Northview High School
Cost? = 20.00
Tickets are located at TT'S Fashion and Bondys Nissan

The play covers rape, suicide, and racial profiling. It will follow the lives of three adolescents whom will experience these situations and the outcome they will have at the end.

I always try to use situations that are taking place now in our communites that we can relate to no matter what culture you come from. I am striving to bring awareness to topics, knowledge to these topics but doing it with a comedic twist.

I have been writing for years but in 2012 I finally premiered one of my shows and 930 people came out to witness it, in 2013 i did my second show and then I took a two year break because I had my first and last child and now that he is 1yrs old I decided to go back after my dream with this 3rd play.





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.


Girls Nite Out

Downtown Enterprise
Cost? = $20.00 Ticket
More Info = 10% of Ticket Sales will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness

Participants will receive a SWAG bag with free gifts and a Passport for Savings. Al the stores will have free food, beverages, music, promotional items, door prizes and some will have basket give-a-ways. There will be two photo booths with props for those girly girl photo memories. At the end of the night participants will drop their stamped passport in the give-a-way box at All About Art and there will be a drawing for a $500.00 gift basket.

Participation stores downtown will have hot pink ribbons on their doors saying Ask us about Girls nite out tickets Tickets the nite of the event will be $25.00


Contact www.enterprisedowntown.org for more info.


2015 Alzheimer Walk to Remember

Westgate Park
25.00 for registration & a shirt 15.00 for just walk

We are looking forward to a wonderful 2015 Walk as we celebrate its 23rd anniversary in our community! Your part helps make it possible for us to continue and expand the educational and support services to local Alzheimer victims, their caregivers, and family members.

At our annual event, walkers participate in their choice of a 1-mile, 3-mile or 5-mile route in memory or in honor of Alzheimer patients, caregivers, family and friends. Many participate as part of a team, wearing identical t-shirts and making the event a party. Others walk as individuals, part of a family, or with their pets. Participants soon find that it is more than just a walk to benefit Alzheimer’s. Local eateries donate wonderful barbecue, dessert treats, juices and more. Other businesses participate by donating door prizes that make the event seem like a celebration.

Wondering how to participate in A Walk to Remember? There are lots of ways!
1. Be a sponsor
2. Form a team and walk or just take up donations. (You don't have to walk.)
3. Walk as an individual
4. Prefer not to walk in the event? Volunteers are always welcome to help with behind the scenes activities!




2015 Okaloosa/Walton Heart Walk

Northwest Florida State College Niceville Campus
Taking Steps To Promote A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle & Raising Funds To Fight Heart Disease/Stroke!

Donations may also be dropped off with Jillian Demarest at the main office in DeFuniak Springs, Hope Watson at the Santa Rosa Beach Office or Tammy Godwin at the Jail.

Sign up for our team and make your donations online at: http://okaloosawaltonheartwalk.kintera.org/thingreenline


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


Headland Harvest Run

Downtown Headland
Run or walk through beautiful downtown Headland during the Headland Harvest Run, a 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, Saturday, Sept. 26. Registration begins at 7am in the gazebo on the square. The 5K Run begins at 8am, the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 9am.

The wheeled, level course winds through downtown and residential areas and is a part of the Harvest Festival activities. Entry fee is $15 for 5K if mailed before September 20; $20 on race day. Fun Run/Walk registration is $10. Pre-register to reserve your correct shirt size on race day.

The event is sponsored by Southeast Alabama Gas District, Headland Lions Club, The PR Companies, K-Time Sports & Apparel, Wiregrass Construction, HNB First Bank. The Headland Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the Harvest Run.


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


Chattahoochee Park's Fall Festival

Chattahoochee Park 250 Chattahoochee State Park Rd Gordon, AL 36343
Join us for:
• Live Music
• Martial Arts Demo
• Polynesian Dancers
• Arts & Crafts
• Food • Games
• Prizes
• Raffles
• and so much more

Admission: Adults: $5.00 Children and Srs: $2.00

100% of the proceeds raised will be divided equally between:
• Habitat for Humanity
• Living Waters Counseling, Inc.
• Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention
• Wiregrass Hope Center
• Chattahoochee Park Events
• WIZB HIS Radio 94.3

Vendor spaces available for $10 without electricity and $20 with electricity
Bake sales, yard sales and fundraisers are welcome.

www.facebook.com/ChattPark
334-699-3607



Headland All-Class Reunion Weekend

Headland, AL
There will be a Headland High School All-Class Reunion from September 17th thru September 20th in Headland, Alabama.

Thursday, September 17 - Homecoming Parade
The annual Headland High Homecoming Parade will be held at 6pm. The Parade will
start at Douglas Park, East Church Street Entrance, proceed to the downtown area around the Town Square and onto East Main Street ending at the Douglas Park, East Main Street Entrance.

Friday, September 18 - HHA Golf Tournament
The first annual Headland High Alumni Golf Tournament will be held at the Headland
Country Club on Friday, September 18, 2015. This will be a 27-hole tournament with a 9 hole qualifying round starting at 10am. There will be lunch served after the qualifying round and afternoon flights will be determined based on the qualifying round score.

Afternoon play will begin at 1pm. A trophy will be presented to the winners of each flight and a tournament champion trophy to the individual with the lowest round.
Cost will be $50 per person and all net proceeds will go to the Headland High Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Friday, September 18 - Homecoming Game
The Headland High School Homecoming game will be played at J. J. Yarborough
Stadium on Friday, September 18th at approximately 7pm (TBA). There will be a
ceremony honoring those alumni in attendance.

Saturday, September 19 - All-Class Reunion
The first All-Class Reunion will be held at Douglas Park from 9am-3pm. There will be
class tents for each decade of HHS graduates and students, a tent containing HHS
memorabilia, multiple DJ's playing music of each decade, recreational activities for kids and plenty of food with concession booths around the area.

Saturday,September 19 - All-Class Alumni Basketball Game
The first HHS All-Class Alumni Basketball Game will be held at Charles Smith Gym on
Sporman Street starting at 2pm. Alumni players along with past coaches will be in
attendance.

Saturday,September 19 - Reunion R & B Concert
GoGo Fest will be the biggest R&B concert the Wiregrass has ever seen starting at 6pm until 11:00pm. This will be held at the Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan. Performers TBA. Please check our website HeadlandHighAlumni.org for details.

Sunday, September 20 - “Born to Win” Worship Services
On Sunday, local churches will be having 'Born to Win' worship services in honor of our returning HHS graduates and students. Be sure to check with your local churches on their individual activities.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Luke Douglas at admin@headlandhighalumni.org.



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.