A Dillards Wear Pink and Promise to Fight Breast Cancer event will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at its store in Quintard Mall. Mother’s Hands, a group sponsored by Calhoun County Homemakers and Leaders, will be offering information on services and future events. Clinique representatives will discuss skin care, cosmetics and more.
The sixth annual Troop 9 yard sale will be 6 a.m.-3 p.m. today at St. Mark Church, 1320 Golden Springs Road. Items such as clothing, furniture, toys, household items, books and more are being accepted. Proceeds go to offset the cost of Scout dues, equipment and outings. Call Amy Mitchell at 256-225-6280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A health fair, hosted by the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Senior Services and Ladiga Manor, will be 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday at Ladiga Manor Assisted Living, 1116 James Hopkins Road S.W., Jacksonville. Call 256-761-3740 or email email@example.com for more information.
A basic SKYWARN Spotters class will be 6 p.m. Thursday at the Oxford High School lunchroom. The event is sponsored by Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency and the Birmingham National Weather Service. Call 256-435-0540 for more information.
The J.O.Y. Quilters’ Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the MAC of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. The program topic will be on four quilting techniques taught in a round-table style. Everyone is invited to attend.
A free holiday cooking school will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Henry Road. The event is sponsored by Calhoun County Cooperative Extension System and the Calhoun County Homemakers and Community Leaders. Prudence Hilburn is the special guest. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.
The Talladega College 15th annual founders’ celebration banquet will be 7 p.m. (speakers and entertainment will be at 6:30 p.m.) Nov. 3 at the Talladega Superspeedway Dome. The speakers will be Hank and Billye Aaron. Entertainment will be provided by recording artist Eric Benet. Call 855-828-8427 for tickets or more information.
A “Miss Gamecock” pageant will be 9 a.m. Nov. 3 at McWhorter Activity Center at First United Methodist Church, 109 Gayle Ave. SW, Jacksonville. Contact Lesley Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Free exercise classes for senior citizens 65 years and older will be at 2:30 p.m. starting Nov. 6 at Autumn Cove Retirement Community. Call 256-832-7599 for more information.
Vendors sought for fall festival at Trinity Christian Academy, 1500 Airport Road, Oxford. Register by Nov. 8 for festival on Nov. 10. Call 256-831-3333, ext. 124, for more information.
Camellias for winter landscape workshop will be 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan. Horticulturist Hayes Jackson will lead the event. The cost is $15 and lunch is provided. The event is limited to the first 50 registered applicants. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.
Yoga classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. starting Nov. 8 at the Friendship Community Center, Friendship Road, Oxford. The cost is $10 each. Sarah Clardy is the certified instructor. Call 352-201-0498 to pre-register or for more information.
A health and wellness event will be 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Talladega College, DeForest Chapel, 627 W Battle St., Talladega. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. The topic of lecture is genocide through food, vaccines and medicines — weapons of mass destruction. Dr. Scott Whitaker, board certified naturopathic doctor and author, will lead the event. Call 256-589-6463 or 256-419-3233 for more information.
The Golden Eagle holiday bazaar will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Jacksonville High School. Donuts with Cocky and JHS mascot, cupcakes with Santa and more will be featured. Call 256-689-0338 or visit www.HarvestQueenPageant.com for more information.
The Anniston 2012 Veterans Day parade will be 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at 15th and Noble Street. Individuals, organizations, businesses and bands are encouraged to participate. Email CalhounVeterans@cableone.net to request an entry form. Call 256-435-1910 for more information.
A free AARP driver’s safety class for all veterans and their spouses (including National Guard, Reserves and Coast Guards) will be 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Parker Memorial Church. You may qualify for up to a 10 percent discount on your auto insurance upon completion of the class. Call 256-294-2301 to register or for more information.
A health fair, hosted by the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind senior services department and the Cherokee County Health & Rehab Center, will be 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 15 at Cherokee County Health & Rehab Center, education building, 877 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre. Health screening, education, door prizes and more will be available. Call 256-761-3740 or email email@example.com for more information.
Registration deadline is Nov. 15 for the Girl Scouts Camp Cottaquilla old-fashioned holiday planned for 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 8 at the camp. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Payment deadline (cash only) is due by Nov. 16 for a Christmas lights day trip planned to depart at 1 p.m. Dec. 14 to Callaway Gardens. The event is sponsored by Oxford Parks and Recreation Department. Space is very limited. Call Pam at 256-831-2660 for more information.
The annual memorial service for the German Italian PW Cemetery will be at noon Nov. 18 at Fort McClellan. Representatives of the German and Italian governments are expected to attend. A reception will follow at the Monteith Amphitheatre at McClellan. The public is invited to attend. Call 256-235-3995 for more information.
“Tracks in the Snow: Wilderness Simile” by Anniston author Margit Suesser was recently published by Dorrance Publishing in Pennsylvania. There will be a book signing with Suesser at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Oxford Public Library. Email email@example.com or call 800-788-7654 for more information.
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission’s Area Agency on Aging will hold the following prescription drug plan enrollment assistance events:
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, also Nov. 5, 19, 26 and Dec. 3; Friday, also Nov. 9, 16 and Dec. 7 at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Jacksonville Senior Center.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 30 at Piedmont Manor Housing.
• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 5 at Anniston Senior Center at McClellan.
Calhoun County elected officials will partner with EARPDC to help Medicare recipients compare prescription drug plans.
To help develop a plan comparison, Medicare recipients will need to bring their Medicare card, along with a complete list of the medications they are taking and the dosages. Volunteers will guide them through the selection process and help them get information on the cost of each plan.
People interested in getting a plan comparison will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each counseling session will last about 40 minutes. There may be a wait time for assistance. Contact East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission at 800-243-5463, ext. 150, with any questions.
The Upward Bound program at Talladega College is recruiting students to participate in the program. Students who are in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade may apply. The program provides activities that help students complete high school and achieve their career goals. In order to be accepted to the program a student must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; have completed the 8th grade and is at least 13 years old but not older than 19; be a potential first generation college student or be a low-income individual or have a need for academic support. Students with disabilities may apply. Upward Bound office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call Carolyn S. Morris at 256-761-6327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Hobson City Library, 610 Martin Luther King Drive, is showing the movie “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” today at 2 p.m. Wear your costume for a treat.
Operating hours for the library are 2-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday; 1-4 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday.
New afternoon activities at the Oxford Senior Center, 424 Main St., will include “Elder Exercise” at 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. The class will be beneficial for those with arthritis. A grieving spouse support group will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Call the center at 256-831-5900 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for more information.
Events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
• Monday movies at noon.
• Tuesday at 10 a.m., Halloween Howls storytime.
• Tuesday at 2 p.m., music and life of Jim Nabors presented by Chris Phillips accompanied by Robin Lewis Waldrop.
• Tuesday at 4 p.m., deliciously spooky stories with Renee Morrison costume party including stories, crafts and treats. Costumes are welcome.
• Wednesday, all day, kids’ crafts day.
• Friday at 6 p.m., William Hogarth art exhibit opening in the Ayers Room.
• Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lego League in the children’s department. Come build a project out of Legos.
• Nov. 27 at 2 p.m., Prudence Hilburn will present a program on easy party foods for the holidays.
Oxford Arts Council will present Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb in concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at First Baptist Church of Oxford. Tickets are $25 each. Call Theresa Haynes at 256-832-0000 for more information.
Free classes for familiarization with the Hispanic culture and the Spanish language, sponsored by the Calhoun County Hispanic American Association, will be 9-11 a.m. today (Saturdays through March 31, 2013) at the Anniston Star, 4305 McClellan Blvd. All instructors are expected to attend. The first and third Saturday will focus on English to Spanish; second and fourth Saturday will focus on Spanish to English. Call Gladys Denizard at 256-225-0109 for more information.