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Published on March 19th, 2020 | by Sarah Kirsch

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Keeping Spring Break LOCAL

March in the Wiregrass means Spring Break, and we all know Spring Break means crowds and traffic going to/from the beach. I for one will be sticking closer to home this year in favor of other adventures later on this year. If you are into keeping it local as well, I have compiled a list of things you can do without going too far during Spring Break to help you BE WHAT’S HAPPENING. 

1. Take a class! 

Art Talk at WMA – Thursday March 19 from 5:30-7:30 you can sip drinks and enjoy an educational guided tour of the museum! This event is FREE. 126 Museum Ave. Dothan

Irish Dance Class @Landmark Park – Thursday March 26 from 10-11am (gate admission applies $4 for adults, $3 for kids) Go learn some steps to an Irish jig, and then spend the afternoon exploring the trails! 430 Landmark Drive Dothan 

KS Handmade @ Thirsty Pig – Thursday March 26 6-9pm KS will be at Thirsty Pig to create an 8 in 1 seasonal door hanger! Come stain the perfect shiplap vintage truck and 8 season specific items to put in the truck bed as the year progresses. (deadline to register is March 20 – cost is $55 kshandmade.com) 257 St. Andrews St. Dothan 

2. Go to a concert! 

Sammy Miller and the Congregation @ Rain Dothan on Friday, March 20 8pm – I think the Wiregrass will be pleasantly surprised by this group…I wouldn’t miss it! Rain is located at 145 S St Andrews St in Dothan 

Black Label Society @ The Plant Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm – hit that heavy metal with this group from L.A. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster! 

Muscadine Bloodline @ The Plant Thursday, March 26 at 6:30pm – come see these Mobile natives get down on some country music!  The Plant is located at 308 N St. Andrews St. Dothan 

Lostronaut/Sister Sandoz/La Bete @ Harlow’s on Saturday March 28 7pm — here’s a good mix of rock/rap (Lostronaut), alternative/indie (Sister Sandoz), with a heavy blues/stoner vibe (La Bete) at a lesser known venue in Ozark! 190 W Reynolds in Ozark 

3. Go Outside!

Spring Farm Day at Landmark Park – Saturday, March 19th step back in time and spend the day observing what life in the Wiregrass was like in the early 1900s. TONS of activities all day long. Family friendly! $8 for adults, $6 for Military, $4 for kids, free for park members and kids under 2. 

Highland Games – Sat. March 21st   9am This is one of my family’s favorite events every year. Pull out your kilt and celebrate a bit of Scottish heritage! Food, music, crafting, and you get to watch people compete in feats of strength and stamina. Will be held at the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds located at 5622 US Hwy 231 South in Dothan

Market Days at Westville – Sunday March 22nd   Crafts, food, and plenty of interpretive programs offered at the AMAZING historic village of Westville. This is a PET FRIENDLY event (as long as you clean up after them) Go shop and stay for the history! Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 

4. Volunteer! 

Wiregrass Horse Rescue and Sanctuary – Saturday March 21st go help the sanctuary do some spring cleaning! They need help with mending fences, patching holes, cleaning the tack room, etc. Come with close toed shoes and whatever yard tools/rakes/brooms you have! You can visit their website for more info. wiregrasshorserescuesanctuary.org and they are located at 2025 Bethlehem Rd. Midland City 

The Harbor – Help our homeless community on your time off! Saturdays are a great time to jump in and assist as they serve breakfast, wash clothes, and offer basic necessities to people in need. The Harbor is located at 320 N Foster St. You can call to find out about specific needs by calling 790-4031.

Kolomoki Mounds – The state park needs some assistance getting the park ready for their busy season! Come help tidy up the landscape, plant flowers, clear hiking trails and pick up debris. You can spend the rest of the day learning about the rich Native American culture in that area, visit the lake, or even spend the night at their campgrounds. The park is located at 200 Indian Mounds Rd. in Blakely Georgia. gastateparks.org 


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