A fall festival will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Nances Creek Baptist Church in Piedmont. A soup and chili supper, kids super slide, obstacle course, hay ride, cake walk and more will be featured. Call 256-310-7216 for more information.
Pizza, hiking and star viewing, sponsored by the Anniston Outdoor Association and the JSU Field Schools, will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Glen campground. The 2.5 mile night hike to Sweetwater Lake will follow the meal. The night will conclude with an astronomy program presented by Dr. Laura Weinkauf of Jacksonville State University and Dr. Ben DeMayo of West Georgia University. Participants may meet at the Lowe’s of Anniston by 4 p.m. or at the Pine Glen campground by 5 p.m. The event will be free to AOA members and only $5 for non-members. Contact Keith Hudson before Oct. 25 at 256-231-7675 or 256-239-8746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
A cookout will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Shinbone Valley Fire Department, at the foot of Cheaha Mountain in Clay County. All proceeds go to the fire department. Call 256-488-0036 or 256-419-8751 for more information.
The St. Charles 9th annual “Walk for Life” will be 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 308 Seventh St. N.E., Jacksonville. The event will include a program on the Jacksonville City square. The walk will take place rain or shine. Call 256-435-3238 for more information.
The fall fest 2013 will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Cane Creek Community Gardens. There will be games, hay rides, live animal demonstrations, cake walks, flower and quilt shows and more. Admission will be $1 per person or free if you are wearing a Halloween costume. Call the Calhoun County Extension Office at 256-237-1621 for more information.
Descendants of pioneer families of the Sikesville community of Clay County will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Gilead Church, County Road. Anyone with family connections to the area is invited.
A fall festival, sponsored by Anniston Housing Authority, City of Anniston (Good Choice program) and Renovation Ministries, will be 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Carver Community Center. Planned activities include face painting, candy, moonwalk, food and more. Call 256-236-1575, ext. 23 for more information.
Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots volunteer sign-up will be noon-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Civil Defense building, 4510 Bynum Leatherwood Road. Call Dave Grise at 256-590-5938 or visit http://anniston-al.toysfortots.org for more information.
A trunk-or-treat will be 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at The Living Church, 501 Quintard Ave., across from Classic Cadillac. Candy will be given away along with a brown bag snack and drink. Call 256-239-1374 for more information.
A trunk or treat will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at Hatcher Avenue Baptist Church, 1311 Hatcher Ave. S.E., Jacksonville. Call 256-435-6214 or 256-282-1616 for more information.
An AARP driver safety class will be held at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Oxford Public Library. The course is all classroom with no tests. Completion may qualify drivers age 50 or older for insurance discounts. The fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Call 256-294-2301 to register.
The 26th annual Clay County car show/swap meet will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at the Lineville Recreation Park, Alabama 9 North in Lineville. Call 256-354-7732 or 256-354-3139 or 256-36-2058 for more information.
The J.O.Y. Quilt Guild will be at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7 in the MAC of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Everyone is invited to attend.
Winter market weekend will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8-9 at the Anniston Museum of Natural History in the lobby and auditorium. There is no cost to browse. Call 256-237-6766 or visit www.annistonmuseum.org for more information.
The Daviston School and community reunion will be 10 a.m. Nov. 9 in Daviston (Tallapoosa County).
The AT&T Telecom Pioneer Veteran’s luncheon, to honor AT&T Veterans and active duty military employees, will be 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the Pioneer room at 1325 Noble St. Plans include passing out American flags at the Veterans Day parade following the luncheon.
A Veterans Day ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Centennial Memorial park, 17th Street and Quintard Avenue. The event will include music, ceremonial events and a rifle volley.
The Calhoun County Veterans Organization, Inc., is currently accepting entry forms for the Veterans Day parade to begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Line up will begin at the Anniston City Meeting Center at 16th and Noble Streets. Call Linda Peters at 256-591-3093 or email email@example.com for more information.
The deadline is Nov. 16 to submit applications for the 23rd annual Christmas parade “Rocking around the Christmas Tree” planned for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. The Line up will begin at 5 p.m. in the Pelham Plaza parking lot. Applications may be picked up at Edwards Grocery, 6726 U.S. 204 in Jacksonville.
The annual memorial service for the German Italia PW Cemetery will be noon Nov. 17 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. If you have any artifacts from 1943-46 from Fort McClellan you’d like to share, please call Klaus Duncan at 256-782-2991 or for more information on the event.
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission’s Area Agency on Aging (EARPDC) will host prescription drug plan enrollment assistance events at the following times and dates:
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday and Oct. 25 and 28; Nov. 1, 4, 8, 15, 18, 22, and 25; Dec. 2 and 6 at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development.
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 30 at Piedmont Manor Housing.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 27 at Jacksonville Senior Center.
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 5 at Anniston Senior Center at Fort 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.
People will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session will last about 40 minutes. There may be a wait time for assistance. Call 800-243-5463, ext. 150, with any questions.
Registration is now open for a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Dec. 2-4 and will include four meals and shows. Registration deadline is Jan. 9, 2014, for a trip to Miami and Key West, Fla., planned for March 16-22, 2013, and will include nine meals. Call Doris Hann at 256-492-3465 to register or for more information.
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.
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.
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.