A Calhoun County rabies clinic, sponsored by Clanton Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, is to be Sept. 8 at the following times/locations:
• 8-9:30 a.m., Town & Country Vet, U.S. 78 W., Oxford
• 11 a.m.-noon, Weaver City Park
• 8-9 a.m., Jacksonville High School, main entrance
• 9:30-10:30 a.m., Ohatchee Town Square (Old)
• 11 a.m.-noon, Alexandria High School
• 1:30-2:30 p.m., Piedmont Hardware & Lumber
• 8-9 a.m., Harmony Baptist Church
• 9:15-10:15 a.m., Golden Springs Pharmacy
• 10:45-11:45 a.m., Saks High School
• 1-2 p.m., Tractor Supply Store
This is the only clinic that will be held this year. The cost is $10 for the vaccine. No other vaccines will be available. Call 256-4345-8387 for more information.
The Selwood Farm clay shoot, sponsored by Lakeside Hospice of Pell City, is to be 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 5 at 706 Selwood Road in Alpine. Call 205-884-1111 for more information.
Gentiva Hospice’s Oxford office is sponsoring its 8th annual food drive during August to benefit the Anniston Soup Bowl. If you would like to make a donation you may drop off any non-perishable food items at 1825 Day St., Oxford. Call Andrea Reaves at 256-831-2964 for more information.
DivorceCARE program, for adults going through a separation or divorce, is to be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (registration is to be 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday) at Hill Crest Baptist Church in The Rock, conference room. Childcare is to be provided. Call 256-405-4991 for more information.
The Junior Auxiliary Unit 312 bake sale is to be noon-4 p.m. Sept. 1 at American Legion Kelly-Steadham Post 312, 1330 W. 10th St. Call 256-236-9434 for more information.
The Marine Corps and the Montford Point Marine Association is looking for African Americans who trained at the segregated Marine facility Camp Montford Point from 1942-1949. Legislation to award the original Montford Point Marines with a Congressional Gold Medal was signed by President Obama in November 2011. To be counted among the original Montford Point Marines and receive a replica medal, documentation such as the DD214 or discharge paperwork, is required. Call Joe Geeter at 610-495-3619 or Willie Davenport at 256-354-2291 for more information.
Benefit dinner/singing for Rider Bearden is to be 4 p.m. (auction 6 p.m.) today at Heflin Recreation Center, 1228 Coleman St. Rider is the son of Jason and Amber Bearden and was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March. All money raised from this benefit is to be given to the Bearden family to assist with hospital and other medical expenses. Call Joshua Bearden at 256-239-1430 or email jbearden82@gmail or Shelley Kaler at 256-343-2577 or email email@example.com to donate items for auction or for more information.
Lunch & Learn, a free gardening program sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners and Calhoun County Commission, is to be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan. “Getting to know the Talladega National Forest” is to be presented by Karen McKenzie, district ranger. Bring your own lunch. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.
The 5th annual health fair, hosted by the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind senior services department, is to be 8 a.m.-noon Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 545 Anniston St., Weaver. Call Tabitha Royal at 256-761-3740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The St. Charles annual yard sale is to be 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 25 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 308 Seventh St. N.E., Jacksonville. Call Doris Williams at 256-435-5936 for more information.
The Calhoun County Veterans Organization committee is accepting nominations for “Parade Grand Marshal” for the 2012 parade. The deadline to submit nominations is to be 6 p.m. Aug. 31. The nominations may be emailed to annistonvetdayparade Parade Marshal Nomination, Calhoun County Veterans Organization, c/o VFW Post 924, 100 U.S. 431, Anniston, AL 36207-3964. All nominations will be reviewed by a committee and a selection will be announced in early October.
Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
Call 256-237-8501, ext. 5, for more information.
• Today, Teen movie, noon, Hunger Games, bring your lunch
• Monday, noon, movie, Hunger Games
The Salvation Army food pantry is in desperate need of canned vegetables, meats and fruits to continue to feed those in need during the summer months. Cash donations would also be appreciated. Donations may be delivered to 420 Noble St. Mail checks to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 218, Anniston, AL 36202.
The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama offer programs open to all girls. Upcoming events to be held at Camp Cottaquilla include:
• Fancy Nancy-aspiring artist, for grades K-3rd grade, 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 15. Girls will create their own artistic masterpieces in a badge-earning opportunity. The cost is $12 per girl, $3 per adult. Non-Girl Scouts will need to pay the $12 annual membership fee to register, which allows a girl to participate in programs all year. Deadline is Aug. 30 to register.
• Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, for grades K-3rd, a dance show, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15. The cost is $12 per girl, $3 per adult. Non-Girl Scouts will need to pay the $12 annual membership fee to register, which allows a girl to participate in programs all year. Deadline is Aug. 30 to register.
• Sewing workshop, for 2nd-3rd grade students, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 4th-8th grade students, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Sept. 22. Earn the council’s Juliette Sews patch. The cost is $12 per girl. Non-Girl Scouts will need to pay the $12 annual membership fee to register, which allows a girl to participate in programs all year. Registration deadline is Sept. 6.
Contact email@example.com for more information. Register online at girlscoutsnca.org/program-registration.