A Kappa Alpha Psi Founder’s Day 2012 celebration, sponsored by Anniston-Piedmont Alumni and Eta Mu Chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi, is to be 3 p.m. Jan. 22 at Gaines Chapel AME Church, 404 A St. Dr. Stanley J. Pritchett Sr., Ed. D., president of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Ga., is to speak.
The freddyJet dance conservatory of Oxford is to perform a six-minute choreographed “Flash Mob” at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Quintard Mall food court. The free Scooby family fun night is to be at 6 p.m. each Friday in January in the food court. Visit www.shopquintardmall.com and www.freddyJet.com for more information.
A “Dancing through the Decades” event, hosted by Oxford City Schools Education Foundation, is to be 6-8 p.m. Feb. 2 at Oxford Middle School. Come watch faculty members and students of Oxford City Schools along with the community leaders as they perform dances from the 1940s to 2000s. Be a sponsor for your school’s dancing teams by donating $100. Deadline to register as a sponsor is Jan. 23. Every $1 equals one vote for the school of your choice. Deadline to vote is Feb. 1. Proceeds go to support the Foundation’s Technology Initiative. Call Cristy Humphries at 256-310-8145 for more information.
A groundbreaking ceremony is to be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the TOP Trails Park in Talladega County. The park is owned and operated by the Public Park Authority of the Cities of Lincoln and Talladega and is under development for an assortment of recreational opportunities. For directions to TOP Trails Park, visit www.toptrails.net or contact the Greater Talladega/Lincoln area Chamber of Commerce at 256-362-9075.
Cheaha Sam RV and Camping Club is to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at Golden Corral in Oxford. Visit www.cheahasams.weebly.com for more information.
The Fort McClellan Golden Belles are to meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ in Oxford. All Fort McClellan and other federal retired ladies are welcome to attend. Call 256-236-7088 or 256-435-3846 for more information.
A Valentine senior adult day, sponsored by the Oxford Parks and Recreation Department, is to be (registration) 8 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Oxford Civic Center. The event is free to all senior citizens. A free sack lunch is to be available for everyone who attends. There will be a king and queen crowned. The Rip Reagan and Gadsden State Band are to provide entertainment. Door prizes are to be featured. You do not have to pre-register. Call 256-831-2660 for more information.
A “Homeschool Academy” for students in grade 4-6 is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at Anniston Museum of Natural History. Students will learn about conservation and the need for preservation of the wild areas of our state. The cost is $7 per student. The deadline is Jan. 24 for registration and payment. Call 256-237-6766, ext. 114 or 116, or email email@example.com to make a reservation.
A “Homeschool Academy” lecture tour, for students in grades 7-12, is to be 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at Anniston Museum of Natural History. Education specialist and biologist Kevin Jenné is to discuss how various species cope with predation, the need for food, and sometimes extremely harsh environments. The cost is $7 per student. The deadline is Jan. 24 for registration and payment. Call 256-237-6766, ext.114 or 116, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make reservation.
A “Teacher after Hours” event is to be 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Anniston Museum of Natural History and the Berman Museum of World History. Enjoy snacks and beverages and get acquainted, or re-acquainted, with everything the museums have to offer students and teachers. Educational “freebees” are to be available along with door prizes. The first 30 teachers to RSVP for the event will receive a tote bag. This is a free event for public or private school educators. Please wear your school badge for admission. Call 256-237-6766 to make a reservation.
A teen forum series, Stop the Bullying, for ages 12-21 and their parents and teachers, is to be today, (also Jan. 24 and 31) at 6:30 p.m. at Gaines chapel A.M.E. Church, 404 A St., topics include bullying, suicide, sex, pregnancy and disease, alcohol and drug abuse addictions. Dr. Jarralynee Agee, clinical psychologist at UAB, is to speak. Call 256-236-0110 for more information.
The first annual 2012 Aces for Autism Gala is to be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at Classic on Noble. The deadline to purchase tickets or a table is Jan. 9. The event is sponsored by The Learning Tree, Inc., and is to include a silent auction and live music. All proceeds from the event will go to help consumers in all areas of growth and development. Call 256-447-9349, ext. 114, to make a reservations or for more information.
Upcoming events in January at the Hobson City Library, 610 Martin Luther King Drive, include:
• Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon-5 p.m., a community-wide read event, pick up your free copy of “Daily Motivations for African-American Success”
• Mondays, noon-1 p.m., “Lunch & Learn,” community discussion focused on “Daily Motivations for Africa-American Success,” bring your own lunch
• Monday, 2-4 p.m., “The Beloved Community” featuring the words of Martin Luther King Jr. and original compositions inspired by MLK. Call Donna or Eureka at 256-831-7069 if you are interested in reading or speaking.
• Fridays, 11:30 a.m., “Pre-school story time” featuring stories, crafts and songs
• Today, 2 p.m., Hobson City Theater at the Library is to feature CARS 2, free movie and popcorn
• Jan. 28, 2 p.m., Hobson City Theater at the Library is to feature Kung Fu Panda 2, free movie and popcorn
Call 256-831-7069 for more information on planned events.
Wellborn High School prevocational class is now recycling metals through a grant from Legacy, Inc., Partners in Environmental Education. The program has a dual purpose: recycling metal and providing students with hands-on work training. They offer free pickup of old appliances and scrap metal. Call 256-236-4800 for more information or to arrange for a pickup.
Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
• Tuesday (also Jan. 24 and 31) at 10:30 a.m., “Story Time in the Children’s Department,” Warm winter stories to be featured
• Monday (also Jan. 23 and 30) at noon, “Free Movie Monday,” bring a bag lunch; popcorn and drinks to be available for .50 cents each
• Sunday, 1:30-5 p.m., “Magic Gathering draft tournament,” presented by Lenlock Hobbies
• Friday, 6 p.m., Call of Duty video game tournament, must be at least 16 to attend
• Jan. 26, 1 p.m., Kids’ book creation workshop, first in a series of workshops on creating your own book, for kids 8 and up
• Jan. 31, 4 p.m., Fancy Nancy tea party, contact Miss Kim in the Children’s Department at 256-237-8501 for free invitation.