A Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by Advanced Orthodontics, will be 1-6 p.m. Sept. 26 at 1677 Golden Springs Road. The first 25 donors will receive a kit of professional strength whitening strips. Door prizes and snacks will be available. Call 256-831-7515 for more information.
The Calhoun County Birders will meet at 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Jacksonville Public Library. The preliminary birding schedule for the birding year will be announced. During the migratory season, the group will bird on Fridays and hold meetings on Saturdays. The public is welcome to sit in and decide when to join the group for outings. The group will visit as many sites along the newly printed Alabama Birding Trails as possible during the year. New members are welcome.
September events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
• Monday movies at noon
• Story time at 10 a.m. Tuesdays
• Wii play day, all day in the children’s department, Wednesday
• Cemeteries of Calhoun County, 2 p.m., Thursday, presented by Ken Record
• Southeastern Indian research, 2 p.m., Sept. 20, It isn’t your daddy’s genealogy, presented by Deanna Slappey
• Teen movie, 4 p.m., Sept. 25
• Kid’s craft day, all day, Sept. 26
• Hillside Cemetery, 3 p.m., Sept. 26, virtual walk-through by Tom Mullins
Union School reunion will be 10 a.m. today at the Shinbone Valley Fire Department. Please bring a covered dish.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church estate/yard sale will be 7 a.m.-3 p.m. today at 400 Chinabee Ave., Jacksonville, just off the square, next to the Jacksonville Police Department. All items will be sold on date of sale, cash and carry only. Call 256-435-9271 for more information.
Free classes for familiarization with the Hispanic culture and the Spanish language, sponsored by the Calhoun County Hispanic American Association, will be 9-11 a.m. today (Saturdays through March 31, 2013) at The Anniston Star, 4305 McClellan Blvd. All instructors are expected to attend. The first and third Saturday will focus on English to Spanish; second and fourth Saturday will focus on Spanish to English. Call Gladys Denizard at 256-225-0109 for more information.
A Class reunion meeting for Cobb/Anniston High School class of 1973 will be 4 p.m. today at Zinn Park.
Fall trips planned by Jane Flannigan will include a Chattanooga Riverboat cruise Oct. 13 and a visit to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Nov. 26-28. Register early by calling 256-665-5803.
A new four-week art class will begin Monday at the Friendship Community Center, Oxford. Beginners are welcome. The cost is $60 plus cost of supplies. The instructor is Jack Hadder. You must pre-register by calling the instructor at 256-488-5510.
Annual Crafts by Coldwater Creek will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Baked goods, hotdogs, drinks and more will also be available.
A preschooler story-time program will be 10 a.m. (most Thursdays) at the Jacksonville Public Library annex. Programs include “It’s a Jungle in Here”, Thursday; “Swashbuckling”, Sept. 20; “The Lovely Library”, Sept. 27 and “Absolutely Apples”, Oct. 4. Call 256-435-6332 for more information.
The Children’s Market consignment sale will be 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 8 a.m.-noon and 3-4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Jacksonville First United Methodist Church. Items for children, teens and expecting moms are to be featured. The proceeds will benefit the children’s ministry and other projects. Call 256-239-6033 or visit www.jaxfumckids.org for more information.
Child safety day, sponsored by Mike Douglas, State Farm agent and FUMC, will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Jacksonville First United Methodist Church. State Farm’s child safety team will be on hand to inspect child seats to ensure proper installation and use of the seats. There is no cost to have a seat inspected and you do not need to be a State Farm customer.
Museum Day will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the Anniston Museum of Natural History and Museum of World History. The last admission will be 4:30 p.m. for both locations.
A craft show will be held today at Coldwater United Methodist Church, U.S. 78, behind Veterans Park on Coldwater Creek in Oxford. Spaces are available to rent for $20 for a single space. A check may be mailed to Coldwater Methodist Church, 181 Cecile Drive, Oxford, AL 36203. Call Dollie Young at 256-831-2389 for more information.
A Calhoun County rabies clinic, sponsored by Clanton Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, will be today at the following times/locations:
• 8-9:30 a.m., Town & Country Vet, U.S. 78 W., Oxford
• 11 a.m.-noon, Weaver City Park
• 8-9 a.m., Jacksonville High School, main entrance
• 9:30-10:30 a.m., Ohatchee Town Square (Old)
• 11 a.m.-noon, Alexandria High School
• 1:30-2:30 p.m., Piedmont Hardware & Lumber
• 8-9 a.m., Harmony Baptist Church
• 9:15-10:15 a.m., Golden Springs Pharmacy
• 10:45-11:45 a.m., Saks High School
• 1-2 p.m., Tractor Supply Store
This is the only clinic that will be held this year. The cost is $10 for the vaccine. No other vaccines will be available. Call 256-4345-8387 for more information.
The Marine Corps and the Montford Point Marine Association is looking for African Americans who trained at the segregated Marine facility Camp Montford Point from 1942-1949. Legislation to award the original Montford Point Marines with a Congressional Gold Medal was signed by President Obama in November 2011. To be counted among the original Montford Point Marines and receive a replica medal, documentation such as the DD214 or discharge paperwork, is required. Call Joe Geeter at 610-495-3619 or Willie Davenport at 256-354-2291 for more information.