The Good Shepherd Kindergarten is accepting registration for K-4 and K-5 weekday kindergarten program. The school is located at 462 Choccolocco Road. The classes offer phonics, keyboarding, Spanish, chapel, field trips and more. Call 256-237-2429 for more information.
The Salvation Army book-bag/supplies give-away is to be Aug. 13-17 at the Salvation Army, Noble Street. Donations needed include wide-rule paper, 24 count crayons, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, pencil bags, glue sticks, folders with prongs, markers and wide-rule composition books. To help things move faster for all parties, social workers are encouraged to make an appointment for book bag pickup, but it is not required. Call Alphonso Hughes Jr. at 256-236-5643 for more information.
The “White Elephant sale” is to be 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 4 at the Anniston Museum’s future Botanical Gardens building. There is no cost to browse. Call 256-237-6766, ext. 102 or visit www.annistonmuseum.org for more information.
A vintage bazaar is to be during regular business hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday) today through Aug. 4 at the Berman Museum auditorium. There is no cost to browse. Call 256-237-6766, ext. 102 for more information.
An AARP driver’s safety class is to be 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Oxford Library. All school teachers and employees of school may take the class for $5. Classes are for anyone age 16 and up with a driver’s license. Upon completion of the class you may qualify for a discount up to 10% on your auto insurance. Call 256-294-2301 for more information.
Friendship Community Center Preschool, for 3-5 year old children, orientation is to be 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Friendship Community Center, Oxford. You may pre-register or register the night or orientation but space is limited. Classes are to be 8:30 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday only beginning Aug. 20. Students must be potty-trained and a current immunization form (blue slip) is required. Call Pam at 256-831-2679 or Valerie at 256-240-7124 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 email@example.com 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.
The Anniston High School class of 1980 class birthday party is to be 8 p.m.-1 a.m. today 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 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.
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.
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
•Sunday, 2 p.m., Teen Book Club: “Life As We Knew It”
Call 256-237-8501, ext. 5, for more information.