The 55th observance of Farm-City Week is to begin Friday and ends Nov. 25. The Women’s Committee of the Calhoun County Farmers Federation Farm-City banquet is to be 6 p.m. Tuesday at 1535 Pelham Road S., Jacksonville. A Kiwanis luncheon is to be noon Thursday at the Anniston Country Club. Sponsors for these events include the Calhoun County Farmer’s Federation, Kiwanis of Anniston and the Calhoun County Extension Service. Call 256-435-6878 for more information.
A food drive to benefit the Salvation Army is in effect until Nov. 22 with drop-off locations at each of the Complete Cash Stores in Jacksonville, Anniston and Oxford. Call 256-592-9985 for more information.
The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama is accepting nominations for 2011 East Alabama Women of distinction. Each spring the East Alabama Women of Distinction luncheon recognizes and celebrates women who have made special contributions to their community through civic, church, academic or professional involvement.
Nominees should have a personal record of community involvement and be a positive role model for past, current and future Girl Scouts.
Counties included in the east Alabama area are St. Clair, Etowah, Talladega, Calhoun, Cleburne, Cherokee, Clay and Randolph. Visit www.girlscoutsnca.org/wodeast to complete the nomination form. Nominations are due Nov. 22. The luncheon is to be in March. Call 800-734-4541, ext. 1030, or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Jacksonville’s 20th annual Christmas parade “An American Christmas” is to be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 with lineup in the Pelham Plaza parking lot. Lineup is to begin at 5 p.m.
The deadline to register your float or car is Nov. 29. Call 256-225-0816 or 256-435-3506 for more information.
The annual German-Italian POW Memorial Service is to be 11 a.m. Sunday at the POW Cemetery at Fort McClellan, with a reception to follow. The public is invited.
The ceremony is to honor 25 German and three Italian prisoners of war who died at Fort McClellan during World War II and coincides with the German National Day of Mourning.
The POW camp, which closed in 1946, housed approximately 3,000 prisoners and was located, according to E.L. Green of the Williams Community, across from the present Arby’s on Alabama 21.
Historical reminders of the POWs are bridges and murals on the base.
The German patriot office in Huntsville and Fort McClellan are to be in charge of the ceremony.
An all-day 75th birthday celebration is to be Sunday at Sunny Eve Baptist Church, 780 Buckelew Bridge Road. The morning service is to feature preaching and special singers. Former ministers and special guests will be recognized at the 1:30 p.m. service. Dinner is to be served. History sketches are to be presented.
Special singers include “Unbroken.” Everyone is welcome. If you have old pictures or items pertaining to the church that you are willing to share, please contact Sarah Lipscomb at 256-831-8822 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Holiday Bazaar is to be 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 20 at Jacksonville High School. The event is sponsored by JHS Band Boosters. Call/text 256-283-8885 if interested in being a vendor or with any questions.
A Harvest Holiday Market is to be 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 20 at Harvest Church of God Family Life Center, 520 Golden Springs Road. Call 256-237-1111 if interested in being a vendor or with any questions.
Westinghouse Anniston is to offer “We Care Grants” to area teachers. Applications are now being accepted for the program, which awards $12,500 in the form of 25 grants worth $500 each. The program is open to public and private school teachers in Calhoun County. The grant proposal applications must be received by close of business Dec. 7. Call 256-238-0721, ext. 135, for more information.
The Calhoun County School System is accepting applications for “At-Risk Program” funds for the 2010-2011 school year. Only agencies with a 501 C 3 status are eligible for these funds. Call Dr. Mike Stiefel at 256-741-7420 to request an application. Proposals are to be accepted through Nov. 15.