The Golden Saw, a free music hall, will play country music from 6:30-9 p.m. every Friday at 5196 Pleasant Valley Road, Jacksonville. All ages are welcome. A donation jar is set up if you’d like to donate but it is not necessary.

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Chess Club is held at 10 a.m. every Saturday at YMCA of Anniston at 29 W. 14th St. Chess boards and pieces are furnished. Free to attend. Beginners are welcome.

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Piedmont high school seniors who graduate in 2019 may be eligible for an AMEA scholarship (Alabama Municipal Electric Authority) if a student’s parent and/or legal guardian receive electric service from an AMEA Member utility, and the student must attend a four-year college/university, community college, and/or vocational/trade school within the state of Alabama. Applications are available from school counselors or you may visit www.amea.com. Application deadline is Feb. 11, 2019. Call program coordinator at 334-387-3504, 800-239-2632, ext. 110, or email pam@amea.com.

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The East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission Area Agency on Aging will host the Prescription Drug Plan enrollment assistance events for people needing help choosing a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. No appointment necessary; first come, first serve basis at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, 1130 Quintard Ave., Suite 300, Anniston, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today.

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A candlelight vigil will be held in memory of Quinterrius “Pooh” Hutchings at 5 p.m. Saturday at Zinn Park, 101 W. 14th St. Call 256-342-6894 or email nmosley86@gmail.com for more information.

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A free electronics recycling drive will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14 at calhoun County Administration Building, 1702 Noble St. Recyclables to be dropped in the rear parking lot, near the Farmers Market shed. Acceptable electronics include cell phones, televisions, monitors, laptop computers, keyboards, microwave ovens, VCR’s, projectors, copy machines fax machines, scanners, printers, cables and wires. The event is sponsored by Calhoun County Extension Office, Calhoun County Recycling and Calhoun County Commission. Call 256-237-1621 or email cmm0107@auburn.edu for more information.

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The Northeast Alabama Ballroom Dance Society will hold its annual Christmas dinner and ballroom dance with buffet dinner at 6 p.m.; dance from 7-10 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Rainbow City Library/Community Center, 3701 Rainbow Drive. Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. Members and guests $25 per person. Ladies dress formal or semi-formal. Gentlemen dress in black tie or dark suit. Call Ginger at 256-490-5805 to buy tickets or for more information.

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The Feeding Cleburne Organization will hold three food distributions Dec. 15 with the morning distribution at 10 a.m. at Way of Life Fellowship, 21459 Main St., Ranburne. The noon distribution will be in the parking lot at 714 Ross St., Heflin, across the street from The Community Church. The afternoon distribution is 2 p.m. at Edwardsville Church of God, 4111 Main St., Edwardsville. For each distribution line up in your vehicle for registration and proceed through the line where volunteers will load groceries into your vehicle. (You may be served only once but may go to either location.) The event is held the third Saturday of each month and serves the nutritionally challenged who reside in Cleburne County and other counties that are served by the Alabama Emergency Food Assistance program. Visit Feeding Cleburne’s Facebook page for more information.

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The Choccolocco Heritage Society’s annual community-wide Christmas party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14. White Plains High School band will perform along. Church choirs will sing Christmas carols. Food, cookies and hots drinks will be provided. Everyone is welcome. Call 256-236-2497 or 256-237-3219 for more information.

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The Gadsden State Community College Singers and A Cappella Choir Christmas tour will include performing at 6 p.m. Thursday at Calhoun County Toys for Tots Drive at McClellan Assisted Living and at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at United Fellowship Baptist Church in Alexandria. The group consists of 15 students who study voice in addition to their various collegiate majors. The singers include: Hunter Miltenberger (Anniston); Sarah Watson (Ashville); Caley Doughterty, Jacob Farlow, Brogan Gattis, Tommy Goggans, Stephen Gunter, Kathryn Kelley, Michah Lett, Savanah Phillips, Javen Radney, Allyson Rhea, Hannah Swann (Gadsden); Madelyn Wright (Oxford) and Casey Medders (White Plains).

For more information concerning the Gadsden State Singers and Choir, contact J.T. Harrell at 256-549-8391 or jharrell@gadsdenstate.edu.

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The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has a free national locator service to connect consumers with lost life insurance policies or annuities. The Life Insurance Policy Locator has connected hundreds of Alabamians with money they are owed. To use the program, visit www.aldoi.gov and click on Life Policy Search.

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