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5th Sickle Cell Walk

Westgate Park walking trail
Cost? = 30.00/person, 5.00/under 18yr. 150.00/team free to sickle cell clients

This years walk is dedicated to Akia LaSean Hollis. All proceeds will benefit the Southeast Alabama Sickle Association, Inc., a 501c(3) organization servicing sickle cell clients and their families in Barbour, Bullock, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Macon, Pike and Russell counties

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells and affects people of many ethnic backgrounds, but disproportionately affects African-Americans.

Registration is 30.00 per person, 5.00 for youth under 18yrs. You can also organize a team of 5 people for 150.00 per team. Name your team and wear your t-shirt the day of the walk

All money for individuals and teams can be turned in the day of the walk (Sept. 26, 215) Registration begins at 07:15 a.m.


Linda C. Garrett (334-333-1690or Joan Dangerfield (334-794-8688)


Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk

Landmark Park
Cost? = $5 Participate Fee
More Info = To register for the event you can go to http://www.ds-stride.org/wiregrassbuddywalk/profiles/team/FRIENDS

The 8th Annual Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk will be held Saturday, October 31st @ Landmark Park.

The Buddy Walk helps celebrate October as National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The Buddy Walk was first established in 1955 by the National Down Syndrome Society and the Wiregrass Area had its first in 2008. It is a fun, wonderful, heart-warming event in which thousands of people from coast to coast and around the world participate each year.

You can make a difference in the lives of thousands of families. Your participation in the Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk helps the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. organization (Families Reaching, Influencing, Educating and Networking for Down Syndrome) provide information and support to families in the Wiregrass Area. You can visit their website at www.downsyndromefriends.org

Organize a team from your workplace, school or community and support people with Down syndrome. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support, come and join the Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk.

For more information on how you can get involved or form a team, email WiregrassAreaBuddyWalk@yahoo.com or call Alicia @ 726.2075.


The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to bring together a wide range of concerned individuals to reach out to friends, family and co-workers to promote acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome and to raise money for local and national programs and services. Each Buddy Walk is usually a one-mile walk and is surrounded by a day full of family friendly games, inflatables and fun music.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is the local DS support group that the Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk raises money for. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. provides services to individuals with DS and their families by (1) providing up-to-date materials and handouts to doctors, hospitals, clinics, libraries, schools and new families, (2) offering opportunities for socialization and education, (3) promoting community recognition of the inherent dignity of all people with developmental disabilities. 90% of all monies raised stay in the Wiregrass. The remaining 10% goes to the National Down Syndrome Society to assist with National Advocacy programs and such.

Whether you have Down syndrome, have a friend or family member with Down syndrome or have just heard about our awesome Wiregrass Area Down syndrome BUDDIES….I encourage you to attend our walk. I assure you that you will leave a changed person. You will feel love at the event like no other. You will experience seeing true JOY in the lives of people that have overcome so many obstacles to get where they are today. And you will be blessed by attending.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/95196984614/


Teen Driver Challenge

Freeport High School
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is putting on the Teen Driver Challenge September 25th and 26th. It will take place at Freeport High School. Friday’s hours will be from 5pm-9pm and Saturday will be 8am-5pm. Lunch will be provided to those participating on Saturday and there is no cost for the class.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office
(850)-855-0299



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



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


STILL ALICE Movie Screening

Green Hill Presbyterian Church 735 East Lee Street Enterprise, AL 36330
The Alzheimer’s Support Group of Green Hill Presbyterian Church invites you to a special free showing of STILL ALICE.

"Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring."


Green Hill’s Alzheimer’s Support Group meets once a month in the Fellowship Hall. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, at 10:00am. Dr. Kimberli Fougeron Ph.D., the group facilitator, has been certified by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Many of us are caring for individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Our meetings consist of education, guest speakers, sharing, and prayer. We share caregiving approaches we’ve tried and discuss what works, what doesn’t, and how we cab care for ourselves during these challenging times. We want all caregivers to understand the disease and to know that they are not alone.

For more information, please contact the church office at 334-347-9530.


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.


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.





Womens Fashion Night Out

VF Outlet, 950 Prim Ave Graceville, FL 32440
Fashion show to highlight event on Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Graceville, FL: VF Outlet, 950 Prim Ave Graceville, FL 32440, will host “Womens Fashion Night Out” on Saturday, 19th of September 2015 from 7-9 pm. The event, designed to officially kick off the fall season, will feature a free fashion show, wardrobe stylists at-the-ready to provide personal styling assistance, a photo-booth for fun photo-ops, merchandise discounts, and a chance to win twelve free outfits.

Womens Fashion Night Out will be headlined by a free fashion show featuring the latest fall trends. Each outfit has been carefully crafted and designed to ensure a trendy look for an affordable price. Following the show, VF Outlet will provide department stylists throughout the store to help customers find their favorite outfits.

The event will also function as a kick off to the Lee National Denim Day fundraising drive. Lee National Denim Day is a fundraiser campaign created by Lee Jeans to benefit the American Cancer Society. Since its founding, Lee jeans has raised over $19 million to fight breast cancer.





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


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.