Home grown tomato workshop, hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is to be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan. Bring a fresh sample of any insert, disease or problem and also any named variety of tomato you have grown for the taste testing. The cost is $15 and lunch is to be included. Pre-registration and payment is required. Call 256-237-1621 to register or for more information.
School supplies are being accepted for donation at any Complete Cash locations in Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville and Heflin. Call 256-831-1722 for more information on the program.
The summer commencement ceremony for Gadsden State Community College is to be 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Word Alive Church, 122 Allendale Road, Oxford. Call Terri Riddle at 256-549-8255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saks High School class of 1982, 30-year reunion, is to be July 21. If you haven’t been contacted and want to attend, contact Lynne Burgess at 256-310-4202 or email email@example.com to make a reservation or for more information.
Oxford High School registration for 2012-2013 is to be Aug. 6-8 on the first floor as follows:
• Seniors, 8-9 a.m., Aug. 6
• Juniors, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Aug 6
• Sophomores, 11 a.m.-noon, Aug. 6
• Freshmen, 8-10 a.m., Aug. 7, (Make-up, Aug. 8 FA/main office)
• Make-up for grades 10, 11, 12, 8-10 a.m., Aug. 8
Visit http://oxford.ocss.schoolinsites.com to obtain forms that must be completely filled out for registration. (Required for a student to pick up his/her locker and parking permit.)
Any unpaid fees (from a previous school year) must be cleared before students can register. This includes class fees, lost textbooks, library fees, etc. Also, immunization must be up to date.
School services/student fees-$25; parking permit-$30; student activity card-$75; yearbook-$75, name free. Call 256-241-3942 for more information.
A fundraiser community yard sale is to be 7 a.m.-2 p.m. (set-up 6 a.m.) today at Elwell Park in Weaver. The event is sponsored by Weaver Alumni. Contact Keitha Kirk on Facebook or call Aletha Warren Young at 256-820-0854 to pick up an application or for more information.
Lunch & Learn, a free gardening program sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners and Calhoun County Commission, is to be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday 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 or 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
• July 29, 2 p.m., Teen Book Club: “Life As We Knew It”
Call 256-237-8501, ext. 5, for more information.