Weaver Christmas parade will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday with line-up at the Weaver Elementary School beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will end at Weaver Park where the Spirit of Weaver will present Christmas in the Park. Music, crafts, a chili contest, Santa and more will be featured after the parade.
Springville’s community dance will be 7-10 p.m. Saturday at The Shack Burgers & BBQ, 140 Purple Heart Blvd., Springville, in St. Clair County. Admission is free. Visit www.bandmix.com/odenville-country-dance for more information.
The 26th annual Weiss Lake Christmas tour of homes will be 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from at any tour home, from Club members and the Cherokee County Chamber of commerce. Call 256-779-2252 or visit www.lakeweissalabama.com for more information.
A Red Cross blood drive will be 2-6 p.m. Monday at Heflin Baptist Church in the fellowship hall. All blood types are desperately needed during the Christmas and New Year holidays. You must be 17 years or older with a picture I.D. Appointments may be made online at www.redcrossblood.org. Call 256-463-2576 for more information.
Events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
• Monday movies at noon. Showing Santa Paws 2 this Monday, The Odd Life of Timothy Green Dec. 10, and Christmas in Connecticut Dec 17.
• Tuesday at 10 a.m., tree trimming.
• Friday at 7 p.m., girl’s night out. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Event is free, but reservations are required. Must be 18 or older. Call 256-237-8501, ext. 2, to register.
• Dec. 8, all day, Lego League. Make project of the day or make your own Lego creation. Different Lego sizes will be available for all ages.
• Dec. 8, teen movie at noon, Men in Black 3.
• Dec. 10, library closes at 4:30 p.m. to prepare for City of Anniston’s Story Book Christmas parade. View the Library bookmobile at 6:30 p.m., Noble Street between 9th and 15th Streets.
• Dec. 11, 10 a.m., story time, Santa Paws.
• Dec. 11, 4 p.m., Santa stories by the seashore. Bring your camera and take free pictures with Santa. Enjoy stories read by Santa and make a craft. Everything is free.
• Dec. 13, 4 p.m., children’s movie, Ice Age Continental Drift.
• Dec. 18, 10 a.m., story time, Merry Christmas.
Kids in Covenant Daycare/Preschool will accept new applications for children six weeks to five years old, beginning Monday. New hours are 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call director Juanita Smith at 256-231-2400 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 and Friday at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission.
• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday 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.
Randol Wilson will host a USDA-NRCS micro-irrigation demonstration field day 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday at his Choccolocco Valley White Oak Vineyards, 1484 Dry Hollow Road. All persons interested in fruit and vegetable production and consumption are encouraged to attend. The field day is sponsored and coordinated by Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council of Oxford. Call 256-283-1208 or 256-343-3596 for more information.
The Talladega College “Fast Track” sessions will be 6-7 p.m. Tuesday’s through Dec. 18 at Word Alive International Outreach, 122 Allendale Road, Oxford.
A PCB clean-up community educational forum will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Carver Community Center. Special guest will be Gayle Macolly, manager, Remedial Projects at Solutia. The event is sponsored by the West Anniston Foundation. Funding provided by the TAPG grant. Call 256-237-8748 or 256-238-9900 for more information.
A Life Line stroke and osteoporosis screening event, for residents in and around Anniston, will be held Wednesday at VFW Post No. 924, U.S. 431. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Pre-registration is required. Call 988-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com for more information.
The AT&T Telecom Pioneer Christmas luncheon will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at Western Sizzlin’ in Oxford. Call 256-820-4274 or 256-435-7546 or 256-820-0248 for more information.
West Anniston Foundation will present a “Boys II Men: Real men make a positive impact” event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Carver Community Center, 720 W. 14th St. Prizes and refreshments will be provided. Call 256-238-8476 for more information.
The Oxford Parks and Recreation Department’s annual senior citizen Christmas dance will be 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Bynum Community Center. The cost is $5 each and includes live entertainment and a meal. Call 256-241-2716 or 256-831-2660 for more information.
Anniston author/speak Alice G. Duckett will present “Stories for the Holidays” to the Grace Episcopal pre-school students at 10 a.m. Friday at the Carver Branch Public Library, 722 W. 14th St. Call Elisha Thompson at 256-237-7271 for more information.
A “Bring it On!” cheerleading, dance line and all-star competition will begin at 9 a.m. Dec. 15 at Grace Baptist Church gymnasium in Oxford. The event is sponsored by J. Morgan Events and is an opportunity for young, underprivileged girls to come together and perform routines in front of parents, spectators, judges and more. Call 256-473-35767 or visit www.jmorganevents.com for more information.
The Rock Run Country Christmas parade will begin at 3 p.m. (rain or shine) Dec. 22 with line up at 2:30 p.m. at Rock Run Church in Piedmont. Call Grady Rhinehart at 256-447-7366 for more information.
A blanket drive for the homeless, sponsored by Dr. Shannon R. Thomas and team, is taking place now through Dec. 13 at 711-B E. 10th St. New or gently used blankets and sleeping bags will be accepted. Call 256-231-0077 for more information.
Chris Hill of Anniston is a volunteer “ambassador” for Dogs for the Deaf, a non-profit organization in Oregon that rescues dogs from animal shelters and trains them to help adults and children with different disabilities, challenges and needs. Hill is available to make presentations for the organization and its program. Call 256-835-6918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Anniston High School class of 1988 is planning its 25-year reunion cruise for November 2013. All AHS class of 1988 alumni and other Anniston High School alumni interested in attending should contact Tamara Reed Christopher at 256-310-7118 or email email@example.com for more information.