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NPF Cubmobile Derby

Highway 84 East Overpass
Get your wheels turning for the 2015 National Peanut Festival Cubmobile Derby! Race day is set for Saturday, October 24 at 10 A.M. at the Highway 84 East Overpass.

Racers, which include both boys and girls ages 8-12, may register Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. at Doug Tew Community Center beginning September 7. Registration will continue through October 16.

Derby information, wheels and axles may be obtained at registration. Entry fee for those participates needing wheels & axles is $45. Those not needing wheels & axles entry is $25. Registration deadline is Friday, October 16.

For more information, call Matt Barefield at 615-3720.

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.

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.

Middle School and High School Students Compete for BEST Robotics

Ozark Civic Center
(DOTHAN, AL.)- The 2014 BEST Robotics Competition is in full swing! Middle and high school students within Southeast Alabama will have six weeks to create a robot, engineering notebook and marketing plan. The robot competition will be on Nov. 8, 2014 at the Ozark Civic Center and marketing presentations will be given on Nov. 7 at Wallace Community College. Kick-off for BEST Robotics is September 27 at 10 a.m. at Carroll High School in Ozark. BEST is a non-profit, volunteer- based organization with a mission to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology. Sponsors, mentors and volunteers are needed. For more information, visit or

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.