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February

City and County Schools’ Theater Production

This highly anticipated event is a hit with attendees of all ages. The production is performed by talented students from Ozark City and Dale County schools as well as talented adults from throughout the community. Tickets are sold in advance. Held at the Flowers Center for the Performing Arts, 312 East College St. Call (334) 774-4377

Evening at the Mansion

Vegas-styled event hosted by the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce. The venue is the historic Holman House. Games, music, food and beverages. Tickets are sold in advance. Open to the public. Call (334) 774-9321

Mary Hill Family Service Center Annual Event

This Mardi Gras-styled event raises funds for a great cause. Food and music. Open to the public. Call (334) 350-3668

March

Dewey P. Williams Sacred Harp Sing

This event is held the first Sunday in March at the Church of God by Faith, 112 King Ave., Ozark. Call (334) 774-9493.

April

Crawdad Festival

The festival is held on the second Saturday in April in downtown Ozark. Food, music, and children’s activities. Admission is free. Call (334) 774-2618.

Dale County Groundwater Festival

This annual event draws hundreds of elementary school students to Wallace Community College where they learn about water filtration, the water cycle and edible aquifer through fun and exciting hands-on activities. Sponsored by the Dale County Soil and Water Conservation.

Thunder on Tholocco

Thunder is a multi-class outboard drag boat racing at its best. These high-performance machines reach speeds in excess of 100 mph. Also includes kayak or canoe races, paddle boats, an inflatable “slip and slide” and food vendors. Call Family & MWR at (334) 255-9810.

May

Armed Forces Day

This military-wide celebration is held in May each year at Fort Rucker. Attendees have the opportunity to view static displays of aircraft and military equipment. Open to the general public.

Sacred Harp Sing

The event is held the first weekend in May at Mabson Church on Highway 27 north of Ozark. Sacred Harp music plays an important role in the social and spiritual lives of the people of Ozark and Dale County.

Farmers market

Buy fresh, buy local and enjoy a season of fresh produce. Plants are also available at the farmers market from Vivian B. Adams School. The farmers market runs May through mid-August, Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Located on North Union Avenue across from city hall. (334) 774-2329

June

Wish Upon a Star Performing Arts Company Annual Production

Talented children and adults participate in a local theater group. Call Jenny Lambert at (334) 379-6987 for information on the next production.

July

Freedom Fest

July 4 celebration at the Fort Rucker Festival Fields featuring one of the largest fireworks displays in the area. Also includes a kid’s zone with inflatables, rides, games and a variety of local and regional vendors, along with static aircraft displays. Admission is free; gate access pass required. Call (334) 255-1749

Chamber Golf Tournament and Ball Drop

Three-person golf scramble that doubles as a fun networking event for business professionals and individuals. Bring a team or join a team. Held at Silver Wings Golf Course on Fort Rucker. Call (334) 774-9321

August

South Alabama Pro Rodeo Classic

The South Alabama Pro Rodeo Classic is composed of seven events sanctioned by APRA. Good family entertainment. Admission is charged. Held at the Ag-Plex Arena. Call (334) 774-9190.

September

Fort Rucker Oktoberfest and Volksmarch

This annual event features live German music, traditional German food including bratwurst and schnitzel, German beer and a keg toss competition.

October

Claybank Jamboree Arts & Crafts Festival

A well-known and greatly anticipated event held the first Saturday in October. Crafts, art, a wide variety of food, children’s activities and entertainment fill the historic downtown area. Free admission. Call (334) 774-9321.

Civil War Reenactment

Held the third weekend in October in Newton, the battle is staged at John Hutto Park.

Exciting reenactment of the March 1865 skirmish. Other activities include soldier camps, military field hospital, period games, music, ladies tea and Sunday church service. Food, drink and merchandise for sale on site. Free admission. www.battleofnewton.org

November

Holiday Open House

Held annually the second Thursday in November. Participating local merchants offer holiday discounts, refreshments, and door prizes. Lighted luminaries and Christmas carolers create a festive atmosphere. Children also have the opportunity to visit and have picture taken with Santa Claus.

Farm-City Week

The main goal of Farm-City is to deepen understanding of the relationship between rural farmers and urban workers. Since 1955, Farm-City committees have hosted educational events and invited city folk to visit local farms for a first-hand look at how their food is raised. Traditionally, Thanksgiving week has been recognized as Farm-City week. Elementary, middle and high school students are encouraged to enter poster, essay and multimedia contests with entries based on the theme. (334) 774-9321

December

Christmas Parade

This annual tradition is a crowd-pleaser and features floats, marching bands, area business, local civic organizations, Santa Claus, and much more. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ozark this event is held in December in Downtown Ozark. Call (334) 774-2523.

Fort Rucker Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Features music, hot chocolate, tree lighting and a very special visitor from the North Pole. After the tree lighting, enjoy complimentary photos with Santa at The Landing and treats for those good boys and girls. Free and open to the public. Call Special Events at (334) 255-1749.

regularly scheduled meetings

Following is a list of organizations that meet regularly, such as city council, county commission, community service groups and boards:

Ozark City Council
Ozark Board of Zoning Adjustments
Planning Commission
Housing Authority
Hospital Authority
City School Board
Utilities Board
Industrial Development Board
Medical Clinic Board
Public Building Authority
Department of Leisure Services
Ozark Dale County Public Library Board
Board of Adjustments & Appeals
Ozark Dale County Technology Center for Development Industry Advisory Board
Ozark Dale County Economic Development

Tree Board
Downtown Redevelopment Authority
Airport Advisory Board
Chamber Board of Directors
Military Affairs Committee
Beautification Committee
Claybank Jamboree Committee
Dale County Commission
Dale County Farmers Federation
Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 94
Ozark Rotary Club
Kiwanis of Ozark
Friends of the Library
Concerned Citizens of Ozark
WoodmenLife, Ozark Chapter 1498