Community calendar beginning June 18
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• A backyard Bible class will be held at the home of Pearl Williams, 513 %th Ave. SE on Sunday June 23 at 5 p.m. Special guest will be Trey Ragland. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 256-435-4881.

•The Jacksonville Quality of Life committee will meet on Thursday, June 20th at the Jacksonville Public Library. The meeting begins at noon and you are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Barbara Rowell will discuss programs and projects of the Public Library, and Jack Plunk will offer suggestions on designing a more pedestrian and bicycle friendly community. All interested persons are invited to attend. For more info or to be added to the email list, call Susan at 256-435-7136.

• The Jacksonville Farmers Market is open! Buy Fresh, Buy Local. The seasonal market draws in farmers, bakers, artisans and local producers of everything from honey and fresh vegetables to home canned goods, artisan breads, herbs, goat soap, kefir products and even home churned ice cream. Hours are every Saturday from 7–11 a.m. now through Nov. 23rd. There is a Monday evening market from 4–7 p.m. now through Aug. 12th. The market is located in the pocket park behind Roma’s on the Square. VISA/MC/Debit/EBT and Senior Farmers Market Nutritional Vouchers are now accepted.

• Anytime Fireworks Blood Drive will be held July 3rd from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. It is located at 8806 Hwy 431 in

Alexandria 256-847-3969. Free fireworks for every donor.

• Chapter 1511, National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), invites all federal civilian employees, retirees, and annuitant survivors to its monthly meeting,10:45 AM, Thursday, June 27, at the DeSoto Pastime Center, Anniston Army Depot. Guest speaker: Calhoun County Commissioner Don Hudson. Lunch available onsite. No special requirements to enter the Depot for this event. For information on NARFE, call Joyce Smith, (256) 358-4257 or go to . For speaker information, call Beverly Williams, 256-268-5286; email .

• A nine-week program to get everyone off the couch and out the door running will begin June 2 and will culminate in the Woodstock 5K run. It is led by RRCA nationally certified running coach Lori Tippets. Call 452-8334 to sign up.

• Trade Day and Farmers Market at Nances Creek Community Center is the first Saturday of each month through October, starting at 7 a.m. There is no set up fee.

• EVERYONE IS INVITED TO LUNCH & LEARN, a series of free gardening programs sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners and Calhoun County Commission the fourth Wednesday of each month from noon-1 p.m. at the Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan. Attendees can bring a lunch if they wish. Speakers and topics are to change. Contact the Extension Office at 237 1621 to confirm. The schedule is:

•June 26, “A Simple Water Feature for the Garden” with Hayes Jackson, ACES;

•July 24, “Herb Gardening” with Dani Carroll, ACES;

•Aug. 28, “Getting to Know the Talladega National Forest: Part 2” with Jonathan Stober, district biologist;

•Sept. 25, “Gardening for Dry Places” with Hayes Jackson, ACES.

• Knit “and Crochet” Night at Yarns by HPF is 5-7 p.m. the first and third Thursday at the shop, 402 Pelham Rd., N., by Subway.

• Classes for the Jacksonville State University Adult Wellness classes at Pete Mathews Coliseum are at 8 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday for senior water aerobics and senior floor aerobic classes and 8 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday for water aerobics and senior therapeutic yoga classes. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 689-2580 or for more information.

• Applications for Head Start are now being taken. Come visit a Head Start/Early Head Start Center in your community and talk with center coordinators or family advocates. For additional information in Calhoun and Cleburne counties call Gayle McClellan at 237-8628. Head Start Centers located in Calhoun County are Norwood, Piedmont, Ayers, Constantine and Hobson City. Children must be three years old by Sept. 1.

• Yoshukai Karate of Jacksonville offers classes at the community center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 282-5425.

• Mom to Mom, a group for moms of all ages with children of all ages, meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the third Monday every month at EaglePoint Church, Jacksonville. Visit Supper and childcare provided.

• The Jacksonville Aspiring Writers Group meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the public library. Anyone interested in the creative writing process is welcome. Bring samples of original writing to share. The group offers support, critique and information about writing and possible publishing venues. Call 782-2881 for more information.

• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon each Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 400 Chinabee Ave., just off the square. Call 847-0909.

• A Narcotics Anonymous group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First United Methodist Church behind McDonald’s. For more information, call Pearl Williams at 435-4881.

• A senior dance for those 55 years and older will be at the Senior Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m. the second Friday night of each month, featuring music, fun, friends and food. The Fun Tyme Band will be there to provide the music. $5 per couple, $3 for single.

• The Friday Night Opry Show is presented from 6:30-9:30 Friday nights at the Golden Saw Music Hall in the Williams community. Call 435-4696.

• Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program, meets every Friday night at First Baptist Church. Dinner is served at 5:30. Large group meetings with worship and praise bands and guest speakers begin at 6:30. Small share/support groups meet after that at 7:30 p.m., followed with cake and fellowship. Call 256-435-7263 or 225-2492.

• The Calhoun County Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays in Room 327 Stone Center, Jacksonville State University, corner of Church Avenue and Eleventh Street. Visitors and new members are welcome. Call 782-8044, 256- 782-5604 or 435-7491.

• Jacksonville Fire Department is looking for information and items relating to the history of the department. If you have anything to share, call David Bell at 310-8961.

• The Public Library Board of Trustees meets at 3:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the library annex. Anyone needing accommodations is asked to contact librarian Barbara Rowell at 435-6332.
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