The Talladega College 15th annual founders’ celebration banquet will be at 7 p.m. Saturday (speakers and entertainment at 6:30 p.m.) at the Talladega Superspeedway Dome. The speakers will be Hank and Billye Aaron. Recording artist Eric Benet will provide entertainment. Call 855-828-8427 for tickets or more information.
A “Miss Gamecock” pageant will be 9 a.m. Saturday at McWhorter Activity Center at First United Methodist Church, 109 Gayle Ave. SW, Jacksonville. Contact Lesley Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Free exercise classes for senior citizens 65 years and older will be at 2:30 p.m. starting Tuesday at Autumn Cove Retirement Community. Call 256-832-7599 for more information.
Free AARP driver safety classes for active military members and veterans of any U.S. armed forces and their spouses, partners, widow(er)s and children will be held in November as part of AARP’s national program to recognize and thank military veterans for their service. The classes are as follows:
• Centre: 9 a.m. Thursday at Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Center, 801 Cedar Bluff Road, Building A. Call 256-549-8147 to register.
• Wedowee: 9 a.m. Friday at Wedowee Senior Center, 24 Main St. N. Call 256-294-2301 to register.
• Anniston: 9 a.m. Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 at Parker Memorial Church, 1205 Quintard Ave. Call 256-294-2301 to register.
• Talladega: 8 a.m. Nov. 13 and Nov. 15 at Talladega Housing Authority, 155 Curry St. Call 256-223-2599 to register.
• Jacksonville: 9 a.m. Nov. 16 at Jacksonville Community Center, 501 Alexandria Road SW, No. A. Call 256-435-5091 to register.
• Oxford: 9 a.m. at Oxford Public Library, 110 E. 6th St. Call 256-294-2301 to register.
• Lincoln: 8:30 a.m. Nov. 27 at Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, 255 Magnolia St. S. Call 205-763-1006 to register.
Vendors sought for fall festival at Trinity Christian Academy, 1500 Airport Road, Oxford. Register by Thursday for festival on Nov. 10. Call 256-831-3333, ext. 124, for more information.
Camellias for winter landscape workshop will be 10 a.m. Thursday 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.
Yoga classes will be held at 5:30 p.m. starting Thursday at the Friendship Community Center, Friendship Road, Oxford. The cost is $10 a class. Sarah Clardy is the certified instructor. Call 352-201-0498 to pre-register or for more information.
A health and wellness event will be held 7 p.m. Friday at Talladega College, DeForest Chapel, 627 W Battle St. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. The topic of lecture is genocide through food, vaccines and medicines — weapons of mass destruction. Dr. Scott Whitaker, board certified naturopathic doctor and author, will lead the event. Call 256-589-6463 or 256-419-3233 for more information.
Calhoun County Birders will meet at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Anniston Museum of Natural History at the tree house to the left of the main parking lot. A museum naturalist will present a program on birds. Anyone interested in joining the group is welcome to attend. Call Jim Wakefield at 256-770-1434 for more information.
The Golden Eagle holiday bazaar will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10 at Jacksonville High School. Donuts with Cocky and JHS mascot, cupcakes with Santa and more will be featured. Call 256-689-0338 or visit www.HarvestQueenPageant.com for more information.
The Anniston 2012 Veterans Day parade will be 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at 15th and Noble Street. Individuals, organizations, businesses and bands are encouraged to participate. Email CalhounVeterans@cableone.net to request an entry form. Call 256-435-1910 for more information.
A dedication ceremony for the new veterans’ room will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at NHC Place, 1335 Greenbrier Road. Call 256-835-3959 for more information.
“Tuesday Topics” will be held at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 13 at the McClellan Center, room 1229. The guest speaker is Sgt. Jon Garlick of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department. The free seminar is hosted by Gadsden State Community College Counseling and Advising Center and the McClellan Center. Call 256-238-9348 or email email@example.com for more information.
A health fair, hosted by the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind senior services department and the Cherokee County Health & Rehab Center, will be 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 15 at Cherokee County Health & Rehab Center, education building, 877 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre. Health screening, education, door prizes and more will be available. Call 256-761-3740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Cans for a Cause” will be held through Nov. 19 in the lobby of the AmStar Theater 14 at Quintard Mall, Oxford. The food drive benefits the Jacksonville Food Bank. Non-perishable and canned goods will be accepted.
Registration deadline is Nov. 15 for the Girl Scouts Camp Cottaquilla old-fashioned holiday planned for 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 8 at the camp. Email email@example.com for more information.
Payment deadline (cash only) is due by Nov. 16 for a Christmas lights day trip planned to depart at 1 p.m. Dec. 14 to Callaway Gardens. The event is sponsored by Oxford Parks and Recreation Department. Space is very limited. Call Pam at 256-831-2660 for more information.
The annual memorial service for the German Italian PW Cemetery will be at noon Nov. 18 at Fort McClellan. Representatives of the German and Italian governments are expected to attend. A reception will follow at the Monteith Amphitheatre at McClellan. The public is invited to attend. Call 256-235-3995 for more information.
“Tracks in the Snow: Wilderness Simile” by Anniston author Margit Suesser was recently published by Dorrance Publishing in Pennsylvania. There will be a book signing with Suesser at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Oxford Public Library. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-788-7654 for more information.
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission’s Area Agency on Aging will hold the following prescription drug plan enrollment assistance events:
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, also Nov. 19, 26 and Dec. 3; Friday, also Nov. 16 and Dec. 7 at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Jacksonville Senior Center.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 30 at Piedmont Manor Housing.
• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 5 at Anniston Senior Center at McClellan.
Calhoun County elected officials 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.
New afternoon activities at the Oxford Senior Center, 424 Main St., 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.
• Kids’ crafts day, all day Wednesday.
• Lego League, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10, in the children’s department. Come build a project out of Legos.
• Prudence Hilburn will present a program on easy party foods for the holidays at 2 p.m. Nov. 27.
Oxford Arts Council will present Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb in concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at First Baptist Church of Oxford. Tickets are $25 each. Call Theresa Haynes at 256-832-0000 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. Saturday (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.