Anniston Tuskegee University Alumni Chapter will host a meet and greet brunch at 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1030 Parkwood Drive. The Rev. Ross Reed Jr. is pastor. Tuskegee graduates, non-graduates, parents and friends of Tuskegee University (Institute) are invited.
The deadline for nominations for the 2013 East-Central Women of Distinction award is Monday. The program is the premier fundraising event for Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. All proceeds from the events directly support the Girl Scouts’ mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character. The awards are open to all women in Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Jefferson, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega and Walker counties who have made a special contribution to their community through civic, academic or professional efforts. The winners will be recognized at the annual Women of Distinction luncheon in Birmingham March 8, 2013. Nomination forms are available at www.girlscoutsnca.org/wodeastcentral.
The Choccolocco Heritage Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to plan its annual community-wide Christmas party and tree lighting. All members are urged to attend and bring an interested friend. Call 256-236-2497 or 256-237-2136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Springville’s community dance will be 7-10 p.m. Dec. 1 at The Shack Burgers & BBQ, 140 Purple Heart Blvd., St. Clair County. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.bandmix.com/odenville-country-dance.
Free AARP driver safety classes for active military members and veterans of any U.S. armed forces and their spouses, partners, widow(er) s and children will be held in November as part of AARP’s national program to recognize and thank military veterans for their service. The classes are as follows:
• Oxford: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Oxford Public Library, 110 E. 6th St. Call 256-294-2301 to register.
• Lincoln: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 27 at Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, 255 Magnolia St. S. Call 205-763-1006 to register.
The Alexandria Variosa Club bake sale will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Alexandria Variosa Club House, 2035 Alexandria-Wellington Road, next door to the Alexandria Community Center. Proceeds will be used for community events and programs.
The annual memorial service for the German Italian PW Cemetery will be at noon Sunday 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.
“Cans for a Cause” will be held through Monday in the lobby of the AmStar Theater 14 at Quintard Mall, Oxford. The food drive benefits the Jacksonville Food Bank. Non-perishable and canned goods will be accepted.
“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. Monday 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. 26 and Dec. 3 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.
Events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
• Monday movies at noon.
• Kids’ crafts day, all day Wednesday
• Prudence Hilburn will present a program on easy party foods for the holidays at 2 p.m. Nov. 27.
The McClellan Bookworms will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at the McClellan Center conference room. The book of the month is "Leonardo and the Last Supper" by Ross King. Call 256-549-9352 for more information.
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.
The Anniston High School class of 1988 is planning its 25-year reunion cruise for November 2013. All AHS class of 1988 alumni and other Anniston High School alumni interested in attending should contact Tamara Reed Christopher at 256-310-7118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A PCB clean-up community educational forum will be 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Carver Community Center. Special guest will be Gayle Macolly, Solutia’s manager of the Remedial Project. The event is sponsored by the West Anniston Foundation. Funding is provided by the TAPG grant. Call 256-237-8748 or 256-238-9900 for more information.
A blanket drive for the homeless, sponsored by Dr. Shannon R. Thomas and team, is taking place now through Dec. 13 at 711-B E. 10th St. New or gently used blankets and sleeping bags will be accepted. Call 256-231-0077 for more information.