The 6th annual Troop 9 yard sale will be 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at St. Mark Church, 1320 Golden Springs Road. Items such as clothing, furniture, toys, household items, books and more are being accepted. Proceeds go to offset the cost of Scout dues, equipment and outings. Call Amy Mitchell at 256-225-6280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A fundraiser yard sale will be 7 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Saints John Lodge 931, 14th Street and Wilmer Avenue, (yellow brick building). Pulled pork barbecue plates will be available for $5 each. Proceeds go toward humanitarian efforts. Call 256-453-1099 for more information.
Vendors sought for fall festival at Trinity Christian Academy, 1500 Airport Road, Oxford. Register by Nov. 8 for festival on Nov. 10. Call 256-831-3333, ext. 124 for more information.
A “Miss Gamecock” pageant will be 9 a.m. Nov. 3 at McWhorter Activity Center at First United Methodist Church, 109 Gayle Ave., SW, Jacksonville. Contact Lesley Bean at email@example.com for more information.
The Choccolocco Heritage Society annual community-wide “Family Fun Day/Fall Festival” will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the Choccolocco Community Center, 220 Iron City Cut-Off Road in Choccolocco. Live music, food, activities for kids and more will be featured. Call 256-236-2497 or 256-237-2136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A Dillard’s Wear Pink and Promise to Fight Breast Cancer event will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27 at its store in Quintard Mall. Mother’s Hand’s, a group sponsored by Calhoun County Homemakers and Leaders, will be offering information on services and future events. Clinique representatives will discuss information on skin care, cosmetics and more.
M. Powerful Productions will be holding an open casting call for the greater northeast Alabama area. They are looking for all ages, races and sizes for volunteer actors/actresses to perform in a feature length film. Auditions will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Mary G. Hardin Center for the Cultural Arts in Gadsden. Visit www.facebook.com/survivetheinnocent or www.indiegogo.com/survivetheinnocent.com for more information.
A four-week art class begins Monday at Friendship Community Center in Oxford. Beginners are welcome. The cost is $60 plus cost of supplies. The instructor is Jack Hadder. Call 256-488-5510 to pre-register or for more information.
Camellias for winter landscape workshop will be 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan. Horticulturist Hayes Jackson will lead the event. The cost is $15 and lunch is provided. The event is limited to the first 50 registered applicants. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.
A free holiday cooking school will be 10 a.m. Nov. 1 at First Presbyterian Church, 1702 Henry Road. The event is sponsored by Calhoun County Cooperative Extension System and the Calhoun County Homemakers and Community Leaders. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.
Free exercise classes, for senior citizens 65 years and older, will be at 2:30 p.m. starting Nov. 6 at Autumn Cove Retirement Community. Call 256-832-7599 for more information.
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission’s Area Agency on Aging Prescription Drug Plan enrollment assistance events will be:
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, also Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 19, 26 and Dec. 3; Friday, also Nov. 2, 9, 16 and Dec. 7 at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 7 at Jacksonville Senior Center
Calhoun County elected official will partner with EARPDC to help Medicare recipients compare prescription drug plans.
To help develop a plan comparison, Medicare recipients will need to bring their Medicare card, along with a complete list of the medications they are taking and the dosages. Volunteers will guide them through the selection process and help them get information on the cost of each plan.
People interested in getting a plan comparison will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each counseling session will last about 40 minutes. There may be a wait time for assistance. Contact East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission at 800-243-5463, ext. 150 with any questions.
The Upward Bound program at Talladega College is recruiting students to participate in the program. Students who are in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade may apply. The program provides activities that help student’s complete high school and achieve their career goals. In order to be accepted to the program a student must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; have completed the 8th grade and is at least 13 years old but not older than19; be a potential first generation college student or be a low-income individual or have a need for academic support. Students with disabilities may apply. Upward Bound office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call Carolyn S. Morris at 256-761-6327 or email email@example.com for more information.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System of Calhoun County “fall fest” will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan. Live music by Kelly Johnson and Friends, arts/crafts, hayrides and more will be featured during the event. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.
October events at the Hobson City Library, 610 Martin Luther King Drive, include:
• Wednesday, 3-5 p.m., Kids craft, make your own Halloween mask, materials provided
• Friday, 10:30 a.m., tiny-tot story time, Halloween theme
• Oct. 27, 2 p.m., movie, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, wear your costume for a treat
Operating hours for the library are 2-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday; 1-4 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday.
A Hanvey family reunion will be at 11 a.m. today at Pinetucky Baptist Church fellowship hall in Micaville.
A breast cancer awareness health fair will be 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday at Talladega Regional Family Life Center, 405 Battle St. W., Talladega. Call Tabitha Royal at 256-761-3740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Third annual “Bark in the Park” will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the duck pond at McClellan. Admission will be $5. Featured events will include pet contests, silent auction, pet parade, CGC and TDI testing, food, vendors and more. Proceeds will go to support local dog rescue groups and the animal shelter.
The White Plains Alumni Association’s annual membership drive is on-going through the rest of the year. Those eligible for membership include: graduates of White Plains High School, any year; former students of White Plains Schools, any year, but did not graduate, or graduated elsewhere; interested person(s) who did not attend White Plains Schools but desire to support the school system and students. Sign-up booths will be set up at White Plains High School football and basketball games and at the lower grade schools during Halloween festival and/or other school events where parents are involved. The yearly dues are $5 per person. Contact Alvin Robertson at 256-236-8780, Brenda Morgan at 256-435-3725, Billy Ward at 256-236-3629 or Norman Parker at 256-447-7563 for more information.
Visit Anniston High School during October to be a part of Bridging the Gap: Building a healthy relationship between family and school. The event is part of “Alabama Statewide Parent Visitation” month. Fun activities, state and local education program information will be featured.
New afternoon activities at the Oxford Senior Center, 424 Main St., Oxford, will include “Elder Exercise” at 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. The class will be beneficial for those with arthritis. A grieving spouse support group will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Call the center at 256-831-5900 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for more information.
Events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
• Monday movies at noon
• Story time at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Eye Love stories; Fall into story time, Oct. 30, Halloween Howls
• Tuesday, 2 p.m., music and life of Jim Nabors presented by Chris Phillips accompanied by Robin Lewis Waldrop
• Thursday, 4 p.m., free teen cake pop workshop
• Oct. 30, 4 p.m., deliciously spooky stories costume party costumes with Rene Morrison for spooky stories and treats, costumes are welcome
• Oct. 31, all day Kids’ crafts
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.