East Central Alabama Young Marines rummage/yard is to be 7 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Civil Defense Building, 4510 Bynum Leatherwood Road.
Benefit dinner/singing for Rider Bearden is to be 4 p.m. (auction 6 p.m.) Aug. 18 at Heflin Recreation Center, 1228 Coleman St. Rider is the son of Jason and Amber Bearden and was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March. All money raised from this benefit is to be given to the Bearden family to assist with hospital and other medical expenses. Call Joshua Bearden at 256-239-1430 or email jbearden82@gmail or Shelley Kaler at 256-343-2577 or email email@example.com to donate items for auction 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. Aug. 22 at the Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan. “Getting to know the Talladega National Forest” is to be presented by Karen McKenzie, district ranger. Bring your own lunch. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.
The 5th annual health fair, hosted by the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind senior services department, is to be 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 23 at First United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 545 Anniston St., Weaver. Call Tabitha Royal at 256-761-3740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The St. Charles annual yard sale is to be 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 308 Seventh St. N.E., Jacksonville. Call Doris Williams at 256-435-5936 for more information.
The Calhoun County Veterans Organization committee is accepting nominations for “Parade Grand Marshal” for the 2012 parade. The deadline to submit nominations is to be 6 p.m. Aug. 31. The nominations may be emailed to annistonvetdayparade Parade Marshal Nomination, Calhoun County Veterans Organization, c/o VFW Post 924, 100 U.S. 431, Anniston, AL 36207-3964. All nominations will be reviewed by a committee and a selection will be announced in early October.
Anyone with knowledge about German and Italian POWs and their artifacts at Fort McClellan during 1943-1946 please call Klaus Duncan at 256-782-2991.
The Good Shepherd Kindergarten is accepting registration for K-4 and K-5 weekday kindergarten program. The school is located at 461 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 Monday-Friday 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.
An AARP driver’s safety class is to be 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today 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. Tuesday 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.
Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
Call 256-237-8501, ext. 5, for more information.
• Monday movie, noon, Red Tails
• Tuesday, 10 a.m., Happy, healthy story time
• Thursday, Kid’s movie, 2 p.m., Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
• Aug. 18, Teen movie, noon, Hunger Games, bring your lunch
• Aug. 20, Monday movie, noon Hunger Games
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.