Around the Wiregrass May 2019

MAY 20

Zonta Club of Dothan will host their Annual Appreciation and Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center. The club will announce the winners of the Young Women in Public Affairs and Jane M. Klauseman scholarships, as well as recognizing outstanding volunteers through the Phyllis Walch Award. Gifts will also be given to global projects that Zonta Club supports and to local service partners (Chrysallis Home for Girls, Girls Inc. of Dothan, Exchange Center for Child Abuse Prevention and House of Ruth). Zonta International is an organization of professionals and executives who are committed to improving the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

MAY 23

Houston County Republican Women will meet at 11 a.m. at Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center, 795 Ross Clark Circle, in Dothan. Social time starts at 11 a.m., lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will be at noon. Deadline to make a reservation is May 21 at noon. Email or call or text to 334-392-0705 or 502-321-2475. The guest will be Toby Cochran, who served in the Navy during Desert Storm and Desert Shield. After his retirement, he worked with veterans and active-duty personnel. Cochran formed the organization Warhawgs in 2016.

MAY 24-25

Landmark Park will host an overnight family campout. The program includes dinner, s’mores, breakfast, overnight camping and staff-led activities. Admission is $20 for park members and $25 for others. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, visit

MAY 25

Leafcutter bee workshop will be held at 10 a.m. in Landmark Park’s Interpretive Center Auditorium. Join Philip Carter to learn about this native pollinator. Free with paid gate admission. Registration required, visit to register. Landmark is located on U.S. 431 about 3 miles north of Dothan’s Ross Clark Circle. Call 334-794-3452 for more information.

MAY 27

The 13th Annual Wiregrass Memorial Day Ceremony at Sunset Memorial Park will begin at 10 a.m. with Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba serving as the master of ceremonies. The free family event features a flower laying ceremony, 21-gun salute, an appearance by Fort Rucker Color Guard, patriotic music by the Pure and Simple Band, and a picnic lunch. The keynote speaker will be Brian Fleming, a combat-wounded Afghanistan war veteran, international speaker, and resilience trainer who helps people be more resilient in tough, turbulent situations.

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