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Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 3:04 pm

SEPT. 8

MUSIC

Roy Hoobler and Janis Luttrell will be giving a piano and organ recital on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary at Enterprise United Methodist Church, located on Main Street. The program will begin with piano selections by Mozart, Liszt, and switch to contemporary arrangements of hymns and songs. The second half will feature the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J.S. Bach and then some contemporary piano and organ duets featuring the music of Twila Paris and others. The program is free to the public.

SEPT. 10-14

THEATER

The Southeast Alabama Community Theatre will produce an all-kids version of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” with performances on Sept. 10-14 at the Dothan Opera House. The production is adapted from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” For more information on tickets for the 2013-2014 season, visit www.seact.com or call the SEACT office at 334-794-0400 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

SEPT. 19

FOOD

Landmark Park’s annual Low Country Boil will be held Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Stokes Activity Barn. Shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes, along with the chef’s secret blend of spices, will be cooked in a 60-gallon kettle outside the Stokes Activity Barn. The meal is served out of wheelbarrows for a laid back feast. A silent auction, live music by Kyle Ogle and Forrest Williams, wagon rides and hot dogs for the kids will also be available at this annual fall fundraiser. Tickets are $50 per person, $5 for kids ages 3-12 and $500 for a reserved table of eight. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 334-794-3452. The deadline to order tickets is Sept. 13.

ETC.

The Wiregrass Talent Quest will be held Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Dothan Civic Center, featuring the 20 finalists from 43 applicants whose talents included singing, dancing, musical instruments and comedy. General admission tickets are $10 for balcony seating. Reserved table seating on the floor is $62.50 per ticket or $500 for a table of eight. Tickets can be purchased at the civic center box office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by calling 334-615-3175, or online at www.dothanciviccenter.org or www.etix.com.

SEPT. 21

MUSIC

The Moonlighters will perform Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Enterprise Civic Center for the Big Band Music, Dinner and Dance event. The event is presented by the Coffee County Arts Alliance. For information, call 334-406-ARTS (2787) or visit www.CoffeeCountyArtsAlliance.com.

SEPT. 21-22

ETC.

The 23rd annual Wiregrass Model Railroad Show and Sale will be held Sept. 21-22 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan and will feature vendors from throughout the Southeast selling model train equipment and supplies and operating model railroads in several scales. The show will also feature an outdoor train ride, concessions, and door prizes both days. Show opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. For information, contact Danny Lewis at 334-790-6284 or email dannylws@yahoo.com.

SEPT. 23

ART

The Coffee County Arts Alliance will host Night at the Museum, an open house and season opener, on Sept. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Forrester Hall on the campus of Enterprise State Community College in Enterprise. The event will feature visual arts displays and musical performances. For information, call 334-406-ARTS (2787) or visit www.CoffeeCountyArtsAlliance.com.

COMEDY

The SAMC Sweet Tea Society presents a comedy show by Karen Mills on Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dothan Opera House. Tickets are $12 and go on sale Aug. 12. Buy tickets at the Dothan Civic Center box office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also, call 334-615-3175 or visit www.dothanciviccenter.org or www.etix.com.

SEPT. 25-26

CIRCUS

The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will be at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan on Sept. 25-26 with performances at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each day. Buy tickets online at GoToTheCircus.com. Advance tickets start at $16 for adult general admission with reserved seats and VIP seats available at an additional cost. Free tickets available for children ages 12 and younger. Call 888-332-5200 for information.

SEPT. 26-28

MUSIC

Gulf Coast Jam, a country music festival, will be held in Panama City Beach, Fla., Sept. 26-28, and will feature Toby Keith, Eli Young Band, Darryl Worley, Brantley Gilbert, The Charlie Daniels Band, Blackberry Smoke and Trace Adkins. Lodging packages available. Main stage will be at Frank Brown Park with other stages located at several beach resorts. Visit www.gulfcoastjam.com for details and ticket prices.

SEPT. 27

ETC.

Fort Rucker’s 11th Annual Oktoberfest will be held on Sept. 27 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Fort Rucker Festival Fields. Features live German music by Sonnenschein Express, traditional German food including bratwurst and schnitzel, German beer, keg toss competition and a Volkswagen Show & Shine. There will also be kid-friendly activities such as inflatables, a pumpkin patch, crafts and more. Free admission. Open to the public.

ART

The Dale County Council of Arts and Humanities will host its 13th annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Ann Rudd Art Center and Dowling Museum through Sept. 27. The art center and museum is located at 144 E. Broad St. in downtown Ozark.

SEPT. 27-28

FOOD

PorktoberQue, a combined Oktoberfest and barbecue competition, will be held Sept. 27-28 in Dothan at the Houston County Farm Center, located at 1701 E. Cottonwood Road. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. The barbecue competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Activities will include a car show on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a RV and boat show all weekend, and a huge car sale all weekend. Additionally, there is an indoor Biergarten with polka music and vendors, tons of food vendors, kids activities like free putt-putt, inflatables and an interactive and educational program on reptiles. The Mighty Auto Parts Man Cave has an area for watching football games and enjoying cold beverages, and there will be lots of fantastic barbecue for sale all weekend. Admission is just $2 per person each day. Info at www.PorktoberQue.com or by calling 334-699-1475.

OCT. 3

MUSIC

The doo-wop and rock-n-roll group Sha Na Na will perform at Elba High School on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. as part of the Coffee County Arts Alliance’s 2013-2014 season. For more information, call 334-406-2787 or visit www.CoffeeCountyArtsAlliance.com.

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