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Johns Chapel AME Church will host Vacation Bible School from 5-7:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, July 11-15 – a date change from its original plans to hold VBS in June. The theme is “Sowing Seeds for Christ” with Luke 8:11 as the scriptural reference. Classes will be available for toddlers through to adults. Register via QR code on the church’s website; on the Johns Chapel AME Church Facebook page; or using this link: For more information, contact LauReen McDaniel, director of VBS, at 334-470-1816 or Pastor Willie White Jr. at 334-701-5853.

JULY 12 The Dothan Ballroom Dance Club will be teaching waltz at the Arts Cultural Center on Tuesdays starting July 12. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. in the choreography room. The cost is $2 per week. Call or text 501-766-4845 with any questions. Wear shoes that slide easily.

The Dothan Chapter of Active and Retired National Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday July 12 at the Old Mill Restaurant located at the junction of US Highway 231 North and Murphy Mill Road in Dothan. Dr. Larry Kirkland of the Southeast Intervention Group—Recovery will describe how the Dothan Rehabilitation Operation offers a variety of methods and programs for alcoholism, drug diagnosis, opioid addiction, substance abuse and addiction, and d other substance abuse issues. Call Dr. Angela Allgood, President, Chapter 1609, at 334-803-0405 for more information.

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The Dothan Community Group at Troy University will hold its summer concert on Thursday July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

German Club will meet on Friday, July 15 at the Mural City Coffee Company, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participants will speak and share in German. Trainieren Sie Deutsch mit dem besten Kaffee und Tee der Stadt! Beim Troy-Universitätsbanner. Kostenlos, für alle zugänglich. Contact: [email protected]

Enterprise Aglow Community Lighthouse meets Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at The Gathering Room located at 217 S. Main St. in Enterprise. The guest speaker is Dr. Ginger Mayer from Headland. For more information, call 334-406-9683.

The Big Ashford/Grimsley Reunion and Scholarship Banquet will take place on July 16 at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center in Dothan at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 for the event, with a portion of proceeds going to the Wallace L. Smith Jr. Scholarship Fund. Students who attended or graduated from Ashford Colored High School, Essie R Grimsley and Ashford High School from the 1950s are invited to attend. Tickets for the Grand Reunion can be purchased by mail with a $50 check or money order to be sent to: Jacquline Vester, PO Box 1493, Dothan, AL 36302. A banquet ticket will be reserved in your name. Scholarship donations can also be sent to the same person and address. Call 334-714-4108 for more information.

Hawk-Houston Youth Enrichment Center will observe its 2022 Annual Meeting and Recognition Banquet on Sunday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at 329 Chickasaw St. in Dothan. The event will recognize 2021 donors, volunteers and donors. The 2021 winners are: Youth of the Year, Adrianna Koonce; Board Volunteer of the Year, Alexis J. Smith; board leadership, Sean J. Davis; Staff of the Year, Anastasia L. Cole; Alveta Houston Hawk Family of the Year, Sue and Shelia LaRue; Alveta Houston Hawk Youth Friend and Volunteer of the Year, Tajah Stringer and Jeannette Ellis; Alveta Houston Hawk Legacy of Community Service, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Beta Beta Chapter; Alveta Houston Hawk Community Partnership, John H. Watson Charitable Trust Foundation; Alveta Houston Hawk Legacy of Service and Lifetime Achievement Award, Jesse Nelson. Additionally, Dr. W. Charles Lewis will be signing copies of his book “28 Black History Makers, Dothan, AL”. For more information, call 334-792-4618.

Art After Hours at the Wiregrass Museum of Art will be held on Thursday, July 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the opening of “B22: Wiregrass Biennial”. The juried exhibition features works created over the past three years by 38 artists from seven Southeast states. Enjoy a live performance by local musician Alice Nelson, creative art, and a cash bar. Free for museum members; $5 for non-members.

italian club will meet on Friday, July 22 at the Mural City Coffee Company, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants will speak and attempt humor in Italian. Esercitate the Italian with the best caffè and tè della città. Cercate la bandiera dell’Università di Troy. Gratuito, aperto a tutti. Contact: [email protected]

American Veterans with Disabilities Wiregrass Chapter 99, located in New Brockton, will meet on Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the New Brockton Senior Center and will include elections for chapter officers for the coming year. All members who can attend are requested to attend. For more information, contact Charles Lobdell at 334-718-5707 or Mike Doran at 334-406-6700.

The Entrepreneurship Council will hold a seminar on Thursday, July 28 at the Dothan Region Chamber of Commerce from 5:30-7:30 p.m. , Beau Strong of Southern Development and Rachel Armstrong of Southeast Alabama Regional Planning. Open to everyone; $10 donation. The Council is a 501©(3) organization. Register at

Esperanto-Klubo will meet on Friday, July 29 at the Mural City Coffee Company, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participants will speak and share in Esperanto. Ekzercu la esperantan kun la plej bonaj kafo kaj teo en la urbo. Serĉu the flagon of Universitato Troy. Senpaga, malfermita al ĉiuj. Contact: [email protected]

Kiwanis Club of Dothan holds a monthly gathering on the last Tuesday of each month at The Thirsty Pig, 257 S. St. Andrews St., Dothan, from 6-7 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Cotton Country Smokers’ Guild meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at Piney Grove Assembly of God Church, 206 County Road 9 in Wicksburg. The guild is involved in a Wee Care project, creating preemie dresses, NICU infant clothing, and mourning pouches. For more information, contact Carol Ann Pileggi at 850-516-9960 or Joann Carpenter at 334-790-8328.

Corporate Military Support Group will not meet in June and July. If anyone needs to talk, call Dr. Granger at 334-447-2252 or John Logsdon at 334-806-2636.

The Kiwanis Club of Dothan meets every Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dothan Country Club, located at 200 S. Cherokee Ave. in Dothan. Anyone can attend as a Kiwanis guest. If you plan to attend, contact the club through or call 334-355-6877.

The Historical Society of Colombia meets every third Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the train depot on Highway 52. ​​All guests are welcome.

No. 87 Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Dothan Unit will meet every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Harvest Church, located at 2727 Fortner Street in Dothan. The group will meet at the main Café located in building A of the church. Call 334-596-9610 for more information.

Dothan Newcomers Club, a social organization, meets the first Thursday of the month in the communion hall of First Christian Church, 1401 N. Cherokee Ave. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. The club is open to individuals who have moved to the Dothan or Wiregrass area within the past five years or who have faced a change in status (retirement , death of a spouse, divorce) within the last five years. For more information, visit, or Facebook @DothanNewcomers, or contact Elaine Brackin, President, by email at [email protected]

Alcoholics Anonymous holds regular meetings in Wiregrass including Ashford, Dothan, Eufaula and Headland under the organization’s District 10 meeting locations ( and Andalusia, Daleville, Enterprise, Level Plains, Opp, Ozark and Troy under the organization’s District 11 ( meeting places. Visit for a complete list of districts in Alabama and Northwest Florida.

A duty officer of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter will be located at New Brockton City Hall every Wednesday from 9-11am. Any veteran needing help with a VA claim is welcome. It is on a walk-in basis; no appointment is necessary. For more information, contact Mike Doran at 334-406-6700.

DAV van service for local veterans will operate trips to Montgomery and Tuskegee on Mondays and Fridays. The van will depart from Hardee’s Restaurant on Rucker Boulevard in Enterprise at 5:00 a.m. and from the Dothan Civic Center at 5:30 a.m. Due to COVID restrictions, there is only room for four passengers per trip. Veterans who need to travel to VA hospitals in Montgomery or Tuskegee can call 334-308-2480 to reserve a spot on the Enterprise van or 334-446-0866 for the Dothan van.

square dance will be held every Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Enterprise YMCA, located on Hwy 27 across from the Hobby Lobby at Enterprise. Singles and couples are welcome. Have you ever danced? They will teach you. For more information, call 334-237-0466 or 334-347-4513.

General William C. Oates United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter No. 1342 meets the second Thursday from September to May. Women 18 and older who have ancestors who fought in the Civil War are eligible for membership, and assistance will be provided to prove the lineage of your first Confederate ancestor. For meeting locations and information, call Ceya Minder at 334-794-7480 or email [email protected]

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