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A Red Cross blood drive, sponsored by the Gadsden State Community College Student Government Association, will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at the Ayers Campus and Oct. 23 at the McClellan Center. All students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to donate. Contact Dr. Judy Hill at jhill@gadsdenstate.edu for more information.

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The West Anniston Foundation presents Sounds of Motown 7 p.m.-midnight Friday at Anniston City Meeting Center. Come dressed with your best 70’s outfit. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed. The performing band will be “Just Us”. All proceeds go to West Anniston Foundation’s programs. Call Kay Beard at 256-238-9990 or Tycoma Miller at 256-238-8476 to purchase tickets or for more information.

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The Choccolocco Heritage Society’s annual Octoberfest will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Choccolocco Community Center/Quad Cities Volunteer Fire Department, 220 Iron City Cutoff Road, Choccolocco. Local farmers produce, artists, crafters, music, food and more will be featured. Admission is free. Call 256-454-6347 or 256-236-2497 or 256-237-3219 or email cclaes@allandtrust.org for more information.

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A free kids workshop will be held 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 12 at Home Depot in Oxford. There will be games, prizes, refreshments and a visit from local police, fire and rescue workers. Call Ashley Mitchell or Brandi Rose at 256-832-2279 for more information.

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A free Lowe’s safety festival will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12 at Lowe’s, 4901 McClellan Blvd. There will be games and activities for all age groups. Local emergency agencies will be on site with educational information. Food will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale of food will go to purchase smoke detectors and fire extinguishers for the elderly in the community who may not be able to afford them. Call Shayne Pace at 256-499-9030, ext. 4800 for more information on this event.

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A planning meeting for the Oxford High School class of 1973 reunion will be 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Oxford Library. Call 256-831-0802 or 256-283-6620 before noon for more information.

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A “4 Life” health and wellness event will be 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Oxford Civic Center, 401 McCullers Lane. Dr. Scott Whitaker, a naturopathic doctor, will lead the event. Call 205-440-3948 for more information.

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A benefit supper and singing will begin at 5 p.m. with singing at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Choccolocco Community Church, 22 Nicholas Court, across from Pine Hill Country Club Golf Course, Choccolocco. The event is for Zachery Coffee, 2-year-old son of Lenn and Staci Coffee of Oxford, who has leukemia. Admission is free and open to the public. A love offering will be accepted for expenses related to his condition. Call 256-237-3405 or 256-310-7126 for more information.

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The city of Piedmont and the Piedmont Community council’s annual old fashion country fair will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19. Call 256-239-6580 or 256-283-4943 for more information.

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The General William H. Forney 468, United Daughters of the Confederacy of Anniston will present seven military service awards at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Jacksonville Public Library, 200 Pelham Road, Jacksonville. Benjamin Cole Tomlinson of Jacksonville will be one of the recipients. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 256-831-4016 for more information.

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Registration is now open for a bus tour March 27-April 1, 2014, to Washington, D.C., and April 28-May 2, 2014, for Savannah, Ga., Jekyll Island and Beaufort, S.C. Call Regina Talton at 256-492-8505 or 256-393-9055 to register or for more information.

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Upcoming events at the Oxford Public Library include the following:

• Crocheting, 9:30 a.m., every Monday.

• Computer classes, 5 p.m., every Tuesday.

• Quilting, 10 a.m., every Wednesday.

• Knitting, 10 a.m.; kid time, 4 p.m., every Thursday.

• Story time, 10:30 a.m., every Friday.

The library fall festival will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 31. Play carnival games, win prizes and dance to Thriller.

Call 256-835-6123 or visit www.oxfordpubliclibrary.weebly.com to confirm times/events or for more information.

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Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include the following:

• Movie, noon, every Monday.

• Story time, 10 a.m., every Tuesday.

Call the library at 256-237-8501 or visit www.anniston.lib.al.us for a detailed calendar of events or for more information.
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