Upcoming Events at landmark park
Low Country Boil
October 29, pickup between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. TAKE OUT ONLY THIS YEAR Enjoy a meal of shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes. Special considerations will be taken this year for maximum safety. $30 per ticket, includes 2 servings of Low Country Boil and two drinks (choose from beer, wine, soda or water) Advance tickets are required and must be purchased by October 22. For more info or to purchase tickets, call 334-794-3452. This year’s event is presented by William and Carroll Flowers and sponsored by Adams Beverages, Alden Services, Buffalo Rock, Dothan Printing and Litho, Hardwick and Son Printing, Imperial Dade, Martin Environmental, Nantze Springs, Playmaker Embroidery, Steve and Angelia Stokes, Sysco, The Blue Plate Restaurant, U. S. Business Products and WDFX Fox 34. Special Thanks to Jared Ward with Sysco for serving as our lead cook.
December 6, 1 p.m. Create holiday decorations to help decorate the park and take home. Natural materials will be used. Bring your gloves and wire clippers. Registration required, visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com to register. Free admission.
December 13, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Holiday open house with Christmas music, hot chocolate, a visit with Santa and more. Free admission, canned goods will be collected for the Food Bank. Sponsored by WalMart.
The Wiregrass Woodturners host a club meeting and woodturning demo every first Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited to visit and learn how to make beautiful wooden items turned on a lathe. Free with your paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members).Wiregrass Woodturner members get in free. Club meets in the Interpretive Center Classroom. The Landmark Dulcimer Club has a jam and practice session every first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. You do not have to know how to read music! We prefer you bring your own Mountain Dulcimer but we do have a few practice dulcimers you can borrow if you want to give it a try. Free with your paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Show your instrument and get in for free! Club meets in the Interpretive Center. Wiregrass Forge member Brent Clark will present a Blacksmithing Demo every first and third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Watch as metal is heated and shaped into a variety of items. Free with your paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). Landmark Park hosts a public Reptile Feeding every first Sunday at 4 p.m. Meet our snakes and turtles and learn why these animals are so important to the environment. Free with paid gate admission. Interpretive Center Lobby. Free with your paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members). **New** Landmark Park Sit and Sew Every second Saturday join the Evening Star Quilt Guild with your textile-based crafts for an informal sewing circle. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members) and Quilt Guild members. Space is limited, first come first served. Interpretive Center Auditorium. Pickin in the Park takes place every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Join musicians for a bluegrass, country and gospel jam session. Visitors are welcome to listen or participate. Free with your paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members).Show your instrument at the gate to receive free admission. All ages and skill levels are welcome. **New** Meet the Beekeepers Hosted by the Wiregrass Beekeepers. Observe the beekeepers at work and learn about honeybees. Meet at the observation hive next to the Agricultural Museum. 9:30 a.m. Last Saturday of the month. Free with paid gate admission ($4 for adults, $3 for kids, free for park members and Wiregrass Beekeepers members). Veil is required for your safety. While bees are generally not aggressive, please do not attend this session if you are allergic! Mask are required when indoors and when in large groups in close quarters outdoors. Park Staff and Volunteers will observe all necessary sanitation requirements due to COVID-19.Disposable masks are available for purchase in the Gift Shop and Martin Drugstore. Please remember to maintain social distancing, frequently wash your hands with soap and water, and stay home if you feel sick. Visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com for more info or to register for a program.
National peanut festival
NOVEMBER 6 – 15, 2020
The National Peanut Festival, the nation’s largest peanut festival, is held in Dothan, Alabama each fall to honor local peanut farmers and to celebrate the harvest season. Located in the southeast corner of Alabama, Dothan is known as the “Peanut Capital of the World” and is a prime location for growing peanuts. In fact, if you’re in Dothan you’re in the heart of peanut country, considering the majority of all the peanuts grown in the United States are grown within a 100 mile radius of Dothan.
A festival honoring the peanut was inaugurated on a near freezing Thursday, November 10, 1938. The three day event included a pageant, parade, historical play and grand ball. The guest speaker was Dr. George Washington Carver. Dr. Carver was a modest, unassuming man from the Tuskegee Institute who gained international fame with his development of over 300 products from the peanut.
The peanut festival was celebrated annually through 1941, but was postponed until after World War II. In 1947, the first post-war festival was presented and has continued every year since.
Throughout its history, the festival has been held in various locations, with most of its years at the Houston County Farm Center. The National Peanut Festival has been at its current location, the fairgrounds on US Highway 231 South, since 1999. With over 200 acres, 2 exhibit buildings, anamphitheater, an open air arena and an Ag complex, the fairgrounds are now capable of hosting year-round events and further promoting agriculture in the Wiregrass area, in addition to hosting the yearly harvest celebration.
Today, the National Peanut Festival has grown from a three-day event in 1938, to a ten-day event with attendance of 200,000 fairgoers. Throughout those 10 days, the festival hosts numerous fun-filled, family events…amusement rides, animal attractions, agricultural displays, concerts, livestock shows and a parade. Of course we wouldn’t be the National Peanut Festival without tons of PEANUTS!
This enormous event would not be possible every year without the almost 400 volunteers who give countless hours throughout the year in order to continue the festival’s success. The local peanut farmers and the entire Wiregrass agriculture industry are to be commended for their continued dedication in giving this area a reason for celebrating such an important economic product.
Future masters tournament
JUNE 20 – 27, 2020
Entry applications and tournament program of events will be available online to contestants in January each year. Players may register online and complete their own personal profile. Click here for online registration. Official invitations notifying players of acceptance will be mailed on or about May 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted until June 13, 2020 or until each age group is filled whichever comes first. A waiting list will be established after an age group is filled and withdrawals will be selected from that list. No entries will be accepted after this date.
The Dothan Country Club was founded on March 6, 1923, soon after Patrick B. Jones, an avid golfer, came to town with a bag of clubs. He was able to convince several of his acquaintances about the joys of playing golf. About one hundred dues paying charter members founded the Club. On February 24, 1924, the first round of golf was played on the new course. From 1924 until 1956, a graceful colonial style building, surrounded by a veranda running along three sides, served as the Clubhouse. The present Clubhouse was officially opened in 1957. In 1989, the Golf and Fitness Building was opened.
Today, Club buildings and facilities provide for a wide variety of services. A number of private function rooms lend themselves to every purpose from formal dinner parties to social receptions, meetings or a la carte dining. Additionally, features of the Club include a cocktail lounge, a 19th hole grill, seven tennis courts, swimming pool, health club and an eighteen hole golf course.
The Dothan Country Club is dedicated to providing the highest level of excellence in dining, social events, and sports expected in a traditional club environment. The Club is a place of fellowship where members can meet friends and satisfy their personal and business entertainment amid an air of elegance. Certainly the diversity and caliber of the membership and the array of amenities provide many opportunities for business and personal camaraderie in a cordial and friendly environment.
master gardeners events
LUNCH AND LEARN EVENTS 2020
Lunch & Learn
Where: Dothan Downtown Libarary | When: 12-1PM | Cost: Free
Hosted by: The Wiregrass Master Gardeners & The Alabama Extension System
For Questions: 334.794.4108
NOV 3 NON-PET FRIENDLY PLANTS