Selected Community Events
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. MuralCityArtwalk.com. 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!
"Pretty Is What Pretty Does"
George Washington Carver Museum
Cost? = Free
LNT Safe Haven is a pre-crisis family and domestic violence awareness coalition. LNT Safe Haven was established to provide prevention services to families and individuals who may be experiencing violence but have not endured a crisis or disruption in the family setting. LNT defines domestic violence/family violence as a pattern of coercive behavior characterized by the domination and control of one person over another. Domestic violence generally occurs within intimate partner relationships. Family violence occurs within the family and can be adult against child, child against adult, adult against adult, or child against child. Domestic/Family violence can be physical, psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual, and/or economic abuse.
The curriculum we offer takes a total of 8 weeks to complete. There are 8 modules that take a total of 45 minutes to an hour to complete. This curriculum can be offered on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting. Each module has an expected outcome goal the individual must accomplish. As advocates, we will assist our consumers in understanding the definition of domestic abuse, how to maintain a healthy relationship, the warning signs, and how you can help another individual. We will conduct the group classes over at 119 South Foster Street Dothan, Alabama Suite 104 staring Jan. 2016. Each individual will receive a certificate of completion when finished with the curriculum and there will be a social gathering twice a year to celebrate the individuals who have completed the program. We have collaborated with Christina Kelley, the founder of ACTS Counseling Services for those consumers who need continual services after completing our program. We are very excited about this collaboration.
LNT Safe Haven will begin providing weekly family mentoring/educational support groups in January 2016. These support groups will be eight weeks long, lasting for one hour each week. We plan to hold four sessions throughout the year. The intention of this group will be to educate families on how to prevent further incidents of violence within the home. We are making plans to begin holding monthly support groups for women currently experiencing violence or those who have survived and are looking to move past the pain they’ve experienced. LNT Safe Haven will host “Pretty Is, As Pretty Does” on March 5, 2016. This event will be held at the George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum located on North Foster Street in Dothan. The purpose of this event will be to empower, uplift, and encourage women who are experiencing family violence. This event will be limited to fifteen women and their children in the community. Those interested in participating in this event can register through our Facebook or webpage, LNTSafeHaven.org. Registration will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until February 16, 2015. Early registration is recommended. We are currently seeking sponsors who are interested in supporting the first Wiregrass Domestic Violence walk. We are tentatively planning this event for October 2016 and would like to reach out to community leaders and other agencies who are interested in making this walk a success and continuing as an annual event.
Website - lntsafehaven.org
Facebook - Lnt Safe Haven
Email - Natoyacarroll@lntsafehaven.org, Latorispouncey@lntsafehaven.org, Teresalloyd@lntsafehaven.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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.