Events

October 31, 2014-November 09, 2014 71st National Peanut Festival

71st National Peanut Festival at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds, 5633 Highway 231 South. Enjoy the numerous fun-filled, family events including amusement rides, animal attractions, agricultural displays, music concerts, livestock shows, pageants and a parade. Admission charges vary. www.nationalpeanutfestival.com

November 01, 2014 Ride for Turkeys

Ride for Turkeys sponsored by Dothan Area Cyclists and The JoyFM to benefit T-shirts for Turkeys for the Salvation Army and Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank. Registration begins at 7am with the ride promptly starting at 8am. Starting location is at Bethel Baptist Church, 3257 E. Cottonwood Rd. Rest stops will be provided as well as SAG support. Helmets are mandatory for all participating riders. The $20 registration fee is the same as purchasing 2 turkeys for those in need.(334) 699-5672, or visit alabama.thejoyfm.com.

November 01, 2014 Christmas “Life” Bazaar

Second annual Christmas “Life” Bazaar hosted by Sav-A-Life of Dale County, 9am-4pm at the Ozark Civic Center. It will feature a variety of arts and crafts as well as home-based businesses, handmade items and more. Door prizes, a silent auction and raffles, entertainment, children’s activities and refreshments. Tickets $5, children 10 and under free. Vendor spaces available. (334)774-4419, sidonna@savalifeozark.org, www.savalifeozark.org.

November 01, 2014 Wiregrass Museum of Art’s First Saturday Family Day

Wiregrass Museum of Art’s First Saturday Family Day begins10:30am the first Saturday morning of the month with a free art lesson and project for kids and their families (334)794-3871, www.wiregrassmuseum.org.

November 01, 2014-November 20, 2014 Toys for Tots Registration

9th Annual Wiregrass Toys for Tots Registration is going on now until Nov. 20. To sign up for this year’s program, dial 2-1-1 (toll free) on your phone or 1-888-421-1266 between 9am – 4 pm only, Mon. – Fri. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to children who may not have had the opportunity of receiving gifts. The primary goal is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to these children and to motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. If you would like to donate to this year’s Toys For Tots program, be a drop off location for donated new toys, or for additional information, call Toys for Tots Coordinator Mike Walton at (334)712-6843.

November 01, 2014 Wiregrass Museum of Art’s First Saturday Family Day

Wiregrass Museum of Art’s First Saturday Family Day begins10:30am the first Saturday morning of the month with a free art lesson and project for kids and their families (334)794-3871, www.wiregrassmuseum.org.

November 01, 2014 Landmark Park’s Dulcimer Club Monthly Jam Session

Landmark Park’s Dulcimer Club Monthly Jam Session held 1pm the first Saturday of each month at Landmark Park. Participants must have a mountain dulcimer and no experience is necessary. The event is free with paid gate admission. Admission fees are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and active military, $4 for kids, free for members. (334) 794-3452.

November 03, 2014-November 06, 2014 Choral and Theatre Festival

2014 Choral and Theatre Festival at the Cultural Arts Center. This is their 5th year hosting the festival and their 2nd year partnering with Southeast Alabama Community Theatre to host the theatre competitions. This event gives theatre students an added experience that can only enhance their performances and boost competition in other venues. (334) 699-2787, www.theculturalartscenter.org.

November 04, 2014 Printmaking Workshop

Wiregrass Museum of Arts’ Printmaking Workshop from 6-8pm at Wiregrass Museum of Art, 126 Museum Ave. After seeing the prints in WMA’s new exhibit, “Drawn to Abstraction,” adults will spend three Tuesdays learning the basics of printmaking from Troy University Professor Beverly Leach, carving your own linoleum blocks and making prints with WMA’s printing press! Cost is $20 members, $25 nonmembers. (334) 794-3871, www.wiregrassmuseum.org.

November 06, 2014 Cuisine Art

Wiregrass Museum of Art’s Cuisine Art from 6-10pm at the Wiregrass Museum of Art, 126 Museum Ave. This event is a perfect union of palette and plate. (334) 794-3871, www.wiregrassmuseum.org.