Members of the former Piedmont National Guard that existed from 1950 until the early 1990s will have a reunion at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Disabled Veterans building, 114 North Center Ave., Piedmont. Spouses and widows are invited. Contact Rick Freeman at 256-792-9425.

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The Anniston Kennel Club is hosting a Conformation Dog Show 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at C&C Campground (next to Talladega SuperSpeedway, Speedway Boulevard). The event is free, although there is a $5 fee for parking. Food vendors will be on site, including Anderson’s Bistro. Fried chicken/fish will also be available. There are 550 dogs entered. Only dogs registered as entrants are allowed on the show grounds.

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Superior Hyundai presents “Operation Kidsafe Regional Child Safety Day” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 110 Quintard Ave. The event is a free digital fingerprint and photo safety program. Visit www.superior

hundaial.com for Superior Hyundai Facebook page for more information.

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The “Quilts by the Lake” quilt show, sponsored by Lick Skillet Quilt Guild of Oxford, will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday at the Oxford Civic Center. Admission is $5. Children ages 10 and under may enter free with a paid admission. There will be more than 200 traditional, modern and art quilt creations on display and will include those made by Lick Skillet Quilt Guild members and other quilters from the state of Alabama. Visit www.lickskilletquiltguild.com for more information.

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Alabama Water Watch Bacteriological Monitoring Workshop will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Jacksonville State University, Martin Hall, room 202. Register at http://www.alabamawaterwatch.org/training-workshops/ and click on the Bacterialogical workshop offered at JSU.

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Cheaha State Park’s annual Chili Cook-off, Saturday, noon-3 p.m., Bald Rock Lodge. Cook three large crock pots of chili and be eligible to win: 1st prize — Free weekend for your group at Bald Rock Lodge; 2nd prize — Free night for your group at Bald Rock Lodge; 3rd prize — Free use of pavilion and admission for 25 people. Admission to the park is $5 for adults and $2 for seniors. To enter call 256-488-5885.

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The 7th annual Community Fun Day will be noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Gateway to Life Ranch, 796 Grayton Road, Ohatchee. Bring your own chairs, blankets and fishing equipment. There will be a water slide for kids featured along with food, drinks, entertainment and more. Donations for this event are welcomed and appreciated. Call 256-892-2400 for more information.

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A “Moving Beyond Racism-Healing Through our Stories” program will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oxford Civic Center. Light refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m. Panelists include Jeh Jeh Pruitt of WBRC Fox6 sports; the Rev. Tramaine Solomon, pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church of Lineville; Alberta McCrory, mayor of Hobson City; and Sandra Fox Sudduth, president of Jacksonville’s city council. The event is sponsored by St. James United Methodist Church of Birmingham with local support from The Dannon Project of Anniston and Birmingham. Call 256-239-5481 for more information.

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A “Food Drop” will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the lot across from Buster Miles dealership, 685 Ross St., Heflin. The program is sponsored by Reaching Out International, a division of Feeding America. The organization serves Calhoun, Cleburne and Randolph counties.

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The final Lunch and Learn program for 2016 will be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan. Hayes Jackson will speak about “Using Native Plants in the Landscape.” Bring your own lunch. The free program is sponsored by the Calhoun County Master Gardeners and the Calhoun County Commission. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.

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Jacksonville State University will host Bands of America Championship beginning with preliminary competition at 10:45 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. Gates will open for the finals at 6:45 p.m. with performances beginning at 7:45 p.m. Call 800-848-2263 or visit www.musicforall.org for ticket and scheduling information.

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The 4th annual 5K CRAP run/walk for Venecia’s Foundation to benefit cancer patients will be 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at Venecia’s Foundation, 108 N. Central Ave., Piedmont. The cost is $25 each or $20 each for groups of four or more before Sept. 25. Cost is $30 after that date. Registration for children is $10 each. The Kid’s Run will be at 6 p.m. For more fun, wear glow-in-the-dark clothing. Prices include T-shirt and race fee. Pick up registration forms at Colors Hair Salon, 1709 Hillyer Robinson Pkwy, Oxford; Solid Rock Café, 105 N. Center Ave., Piedmont; or Ladiga Fitness, 121 N. Center Ave., Piedmont. You may pick up the registration packet at Venecia’s Foundation between 6-8 p.m. Sept. 29; 1-8 p.m. Sept. 30 or 8 a.m. until race time on Oct. 1. Call 256-447-6071, 256-452-4625 or 256-239-6580 for more information.

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The Barfield School reunion will be 2-4 p.m. at the school, Alabama Highway 9, north of Lineville. The afternoon will include reminiscing with friends and faculty, touring the school and lunchroom, live entertainment by the Alumni band. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and is for any student who attended, former principals and teachers who taught there, lunchroom workers, office personnel, bus drivers and custodians. Call 256-454-2036 or visit Barfield Wildcats on Facebook for more information.

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Deadline is today to register for the “Succulent and Pumpkin” workshop to be held 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 4 at Longleaf Botanical Gardens. Participants will make a fall table decoration using a pumpkin topped with succulents. Hayes Jackson will present a program on varieties of succulents, their care and why you should consider growing more of these tough beauties. Patricia Patty will lead the pumpkin centerpiece creation. Call Anniston Museum of Natural History at 256-237-6766 to reserve your spot. Reservations are required and space is limited to the first 25 people to register. The cost is $35 per person, to be paid at time of registration.

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AlaBenton Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Ayers Room of the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, 108 E. 10th St. Guest speaker will be Maryann Burnett and the topic will be African American research before the Civil War. Visitors are welcome to attend.

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The Wellborn High School Holiday Festival will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 8 in the school gym. There will be vendors and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

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The annual St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church OktoberFest will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Parish Life Center, 308 Seventh St., Jacksonville. Adult tickets are $15 each, two adults $25 and children 12 and under $5. Money raised will fund a variety of community charity activities. Call the church office at 256-435-3238 for tickets or more information.

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Free Aqua Zumba classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday through Oct. 19 at Anniston Aquatic Center, 130 Summerall Gate Road. Free Zumba Toning classes will be held at 6 p.m. each Thursday now through Oct.20 at Carver Community Center, 720 W. 14th St. The classes are sponsored by the “We Can!” program of West Anniston Foundation. Call Tycoma Miller at 256-238-8476 for more information.

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The Third Thursday in the Gardens program, “Backyard Bouquets,” taught by Kathy Bowen, will be 10-11 a.m. Oct. 20 at Longleaf Botanical Gardens. Call the Anniston Museum of Natural History at 256-237-6766 to reserve your spot. Reservations are required and space is limited to the first 35 people to register. Cost is $5.

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Upcoming trips by Doris Hann include New York City and the Statue of Liberty planned for Oct. 20-26 and a Myrtle Beach holiday show trip planned for Dec. 5-9 that will include four Christmas shows and Charleston, S.C. Call 256-492-3465 for more information.

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The Alabama Service Corps is in need of a building within the areas of Heflin, Anniston, Oxford, Edwardsville, Fruithurst or Muscadine to use for free or very low rent for its training and recruiting of volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help the organization with its mission to assist Alabama citizens during times of distress, disasters and civil disturbances. The corps is organized to train and present qualified personnel to augment first responders, Red Cross, EMS and others, when requested and/or directed by the commanding officer. The members are not armed. They also place wreaths at gravesites during certain holidays, assist with the Toys for Tots program and deliver meals with the Meals on Wheels program. The group meets once a month, normally on a Saturday, to drill and train. Contact statewide recruiter Ray Breeding, COL (AV), at 770-439-3792 or email Drvrcop2@aol.com (email contact is preferred) for more information.

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The Dixie Jubilee Jam Marching Band Classic will be held noon-8 p.m. Saturday at Weaver High School. High school bands from West End, Ragland, Talladega, Randolph County, Ider, Montevallo, Cleveland, Douglas, Cleburne County, Wellborn, Piedmont, Ohatchee, Alexandria, Saks, Sylacauga, Albertville and Weaver will participate.The awards ceremony will be held at approximately 7:15 p.m.

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A K9-5K run and dog walk to benefit the homeless animals at the League for Animal Welfare will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and race at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at McClellan Park, 171 Town Center Drive in Anniston. Bring your own dog or you may call or visit the league and borrow one of their dogs through the Field Trip for Fido program. Cat and dog food donations are welcome. Registration fee is $15 or $20 on day of race. Groups of five or more is $15. Visit www.runsignup.com/Race/AL/Anniston/LeagueForAnimalWelfare to sign up or visit the League for Animal Welfare to pick up a form. 

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The RMC Foundation is hosting its 20th annual Golf Classic with registration 10:30-11:30 a.m. and shotgun start at noon Oct. 5 at the Anniston Country Club. Visit www.RMCCares.org/GolfClassic to register.