American Red Cross volunteers of the Calhoun-Cleburne Chapter of Project SHARE winter season is accepting calls from potential applicants. The program is designed to give financial assistance to qualified individuals with their energy bills (electric, gas, butane or wood) once during the winter season (Jan. 1-June 30). The elderly, 62 and older, on low fixed incomes with no other source of funds and those disabled and receiving 100 percent disability are eligible for Project SHARE. The phone number for Project SHARE is 256-236-7146.
A Miss and Mr. Valentine Sweetheart pageant will be held at 10 a.m., for children birth to four-years-old, at 1 p.m., for girls five and older, Saturday at the Civic Center in Heflin. All proceeds will go to the Cleburne County HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America.) Call 256-463-2532 or 256-239-2886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
The Alabama Wildlife Federation/Alabama Army National Guard Wild Game cook-off will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the Talladega Superspeedway. Tickets to attend the cook-off are $40 per person, or $50 per couple when purchased prior to the event. Call 800-822-9453 or visit www.alabamawildlife.org to purchase tickets, pre-order rides around the track or participate as a cook team.
Gadsden State Community College annual talent show auditions will be held 2 p.m. Monday at McClellan Center auditorium; 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ayers Campus LRC auditorium; 10 a.m. Friday at East Broad Campus auditorium in Gadsden. Final audition date of Feb. 18 is by appointment only. Contact Dr. Judy Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A free “senior citizen adult day” will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and program at 9 a.m. Monday at the Oxford Civic Center. Entertainment will be provided by Rip Reagan and the Gadsden State Show Choir. Free lunch, door prizes and free entertainment will be featured. Bring a friend or a group and celebrate Valentine’s Day. Call 256-831-2660 for more information.
Preview and registration for a divorce recovery/separation course will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with classes to begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 for 13 weeks at Hill Crest Baptist Church. The only cost will be $15 for the course workbook. Call 256-236-1464 for more information. If no one answers leave your questions at ext. 119.
A Black History month event “Dreams Too Big to be Deferred” will be 6 p.m. Thursday at the Munford Public Library, 82 Railroad St., Munford. Dr. Regina Vincent Clark is the guest speaker. The event is free and open to the public. Call 256-358-3600 to RSVP or for more information.
An Arbor Day tree give-away, sponsored by the Calhoun County Beautification Board, will be noon Feb. 21 at the Square in Jacksonville. Several varieties will be available.
A Black History Month program, sponsored by the Anniston Housing Authority Youth Council, will be 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Carver Community Center. There will be singing, praise dancers, step teams, recitations, speeches, food, drinks and more. The event is free and open to the public. Call Phillip Keith at 256-236-1575, Ext. 23 for more information.
Reservations are being accepted for a guided bus tour to Savannah, Jekyll Island, St. Simon Island and Beaufort, S.C. April 18-May 2. Deadline to register is Feb. 21. Call 256-492-8505 or 256-393-9055 for more information.
“Simple Solutions for Resolving Conflicts” seminar, presented by Dorothy Yeager, MS,CFCS, will be 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Anniston City Meeting Center, 1615 Noble St. Call 888-836-7684 or visit www.dorothyandassociates.com for more information.
The McClellan Bookworms Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at the McClellan Center conference room. In celebration of Black History Month, the group will discuss the book, The House Girl, by Tara Conklin, a selection that combines slave doctors, art and law. Call 256-439-6822 or visit www.gadsdenstate.edu for more information.
The Sumter County Soil & Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for a $500 scholarship sponsored by the Alabama Conservation District Employees Association. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, high school senior, and living in the state of Alabama. Applications may be picked up at the District office in the Federal Building, room 202 in Livingston. Deadline to receive completed applications in the District office is March 7. Calhoun County is one of 11 counties in the district. Contact Mandee Carrier at 205-652-7521 or 205-652-6781 for more information.