Lunch & Learn, a free gardening program sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners and Calhoun County Commission, is to be noon-1 p.m. July 25 at the Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan. The topic is to be “cleaning up Choccolocco Creek” presented by Michael Buntin of Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center. Bring your own lunch. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.
The Anniston High School class of 1980 class birthday party is to be 8 p.m.-1 a.m. July 28 at the Classic on Noble. Call Tanya Scales at 256-238-6329; Denita Watkins at 256-820-0521; Marilyn Whatley at 256-282-2195; MaBelle Dukes at 256-235-3964; Kim Bradford at 256-236-5909 and Tracey Williams at 256-282-8458.
The UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) telethon is to be 10 p.m. Aug.4 and 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Anniston City Meeting Center. A silent auction and food from area restaurants are to be featured.
Alexandria High School registration for 2012-13 school year, for grades 7-12, is to be 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday as follows:
• 12th grade, 8-9 a.m.
• 11th grade, 9-10 a.m.
• 10th grade, 10-11 a.m.
• 9th grade, 11 a.m.-noon
• 8th grade, noon-1 p.m.
• 7th grade, 1-2 p.m.
Students may pick up schedules and request changes at this time. Lockers may be rented for $15 and parking decals may be purchased for $20. In order to purchase a parking decal, students must have an Alabama driver’s license, provide proof of insurance, make and model of vehicle, and tag receipt of vehicle that will be driven to school.
The sixth grade is to meet 9-11 a.m. Tuesday. Students may purchase lockers for $15, pay fees, and bring supplies on this day.
New student registration for grades 6-12 is to be 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday. New students registering must have: birth certificate, Social Security card, Alabama immunization record (blue form), proof of custody (if applicable), proof of residence (must provide power bill and one other utility), name/address of previous school, past report card (transfer grades), discipline records from previous school. Call 256-741-4400 for more information.
The 1967 Saks High School classmates reunion is planned for Aug. 4. Reservations need to be made by July 14. If you have not received information about the reunion, please contact Sandra Bailey Jones at 256-236-0058 or email email@example.com.
The Salvation Army food pantry is in desperate need of canned vegetables, meats and fruits to continue to feed those in need during the summer months. Cash donations would also be appreciated. Donations may be delivered to 420 Noble St. Mail checks to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 218, Anniston, AL 36202.
The Alabama Department of Revenue’s free “New Business” workshop is to be 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Oxford High School media center, Hale Street, next to the Oxford High School baseball field. The free workshop is to cover a variety of state tax information topics, including employer withholding taxes, state and local sales taxes, property taxes, business licensing requirements, and changes in Alabama’s child labor law. An overview of Alabama’s business tax electronic filing programs will also be presented. Call 256-547-0554 or visit www.revenue.alabama.gov for more information.
Anniston-based writer and student, David Rickless, is to hold a book signing at noon Wednesday at the Oxford Public Library. His book, Aerochronica: The Compass and the Key, is an adventure-fantasy novel aimed at the young-adult/crossover audience.
A community block party is to be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army, 15 W. 14th St. Call Alphonso Hughes Jr. at 256-236-5643 for more information.
An introductory basket-weaving class, offered by the Dixie Weavers Basketry Guild, is to be Aug. 11 at Cane Creek Community Gardens Center at McClellan. The payment deadline is Aug. 4. The cost is $35 for the class and basket. If you already have tools from a previous class, please bring them. If this is your first class and you don’t have tools, some will be available for you to use during the class. Contact Beverly Shelley at 256-237-4609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Tierce/Mellows family reunion is to be 8 a.m. today at Cave Spring Park, Cave Spring, Ga. Call 256-447-8586 for more information.
A “Back to Nature: Rain barrels and cisterns for the landscape” rain barrel workshop is to be 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at Anniston Museum of Natural History. The workshop, sponsored by Legacy, Inc., is to be presented by Hayes Jackson. The event will include a power point talk, a hands-on demonstration of a simple rainwater harvesting/recycling system that can be done in your backyard. The workshop is free to attend, but if you wish to purchase a rain barrel kit to take home, you must pre-order/prepay by Friday. There is a limit of 30 kits available. Call 256-237-6766 for more information.
Wild Wednesdays, free environmental education programs, are to begin at 10 a.m. in July at Coleman Lake recreation area. Kids learn about nature with a program, activity, craft and a snack. The free programs are hosted by the U.S. Forest Service, JSU Field School and the Friends of the Talladega National Forest. Call 256-463-2272 for more information.
Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam trip, planned by Doris Hann and friends, is to be Sept. 24-Oct. 25. Deadline to register is Thursday. A Myrtle Beach, S.C., holiday show trip is planned for Nov. 26-30. The deadline to register is Sept. 20. Call 256-492-3465 to register or for more information.
Camp Cane Creek at the Cane Creek Gardens, sponsored by Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Legacy, Inc., partners in Environmental Education, is to be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday through Aug. 3. The cost is $60 a week for kids ages 6-12. The classes offered are to include junior master gardener, junior master conservationist and body quest (nutrition). Call Brandi at the Extension office at 256-237-1621 to register or for more information.
The deadline is Monday to register/pay for a senior citizen trip to the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola sponsored by Oxford Parks and Recreation. The trip is scheduled to depart at 8 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. Aug. 10. The fee must be paid in cash to Pam Harris at Friendship Community Center. The cost is $80 per person. Call Pam at 256-310-2209 to register and for more information.
The Hobson City Community and Economic Development Corporation (HCCEDC) are in need of volunteers to assist Marian Royston as a part of the College of Liberal Arts Living Democracy program. Royston is an Auburn University senior who is working to coordinate a group of young volunteers to spend the summer conducting a community-needs assessment. All students ages 13 and above are welcome to participate. Call Marian Royston at 334-863-0855 or email email@example.com for more information.
Gentiva Hospice of Oxford is in need of volunteers to offer support to a hospice patient through visits or weekly phone calls. Volunteers are thoroughly trained and provide ongoing education. Call Andrea Reaves at 256-831-2964 for more information.
Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
• Mondays, noon, (adults), movies, bring your lunch. Popcorn and drinks sold for 50 cents each
• Tuesdays, 10 a.m., story time for children ages 0-7; story talk for children ages 8 and up
• Wednesdays, all day, make-and-take crafts
• Thursdays, 2 p.m., kids’ movie; 4:30 p.m., (teens) Game On! Teen video gaming
• Today, 2 p.m., Tween Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
• July 29, 2 p.m., Teen Book Club: “Life As We Knew It”
The children’s summer reading program ends today. Prizes for reading will be given out while they last.
Call 256-237-8501, ext. 5, for more information.