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Events at the Hobson City Public Library, 610 Martin Luther King Drive, include:

• Family night, 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays, food, activities, crafts and more are sponsored by Anniston Community Education Foundation.

• Saturday afternoon movies, 2 p.m., free event sponsored by Ross Handy Mart.

Call 256-231-7069 for more information.

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Events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, 108 E. 10th St., include:

• Lego’s League, all day Saturday in the children’s department.

• Monday movie, noon.

• Story time, 10 a.m., every Tuesday.

• Chess for beginners, 4 p.m., Tuesday, with Joey Hudgins.

• Kids movie, 4 p.m., Wednesday.

• Things that go “bloom” in the night, 2 p.m., Thursday, presented by Sherry Blanton. Discover how to create a night garden.

• Book making workshop, 4 p.m., Thursday, also April 25.

• Kids’ craft day, all day April 24.

• Class Act Performers present “Little Women,” 4 p.m., April 30.

Call 256-237-8501 for more information.

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Events at the Oxford Public Library, 110 E. 6th St., Oxford include:

• Crochet classes, 9:30 a.m., Mondays.

• Adult movie day, noon, Tuesdays.

• Computer classes, 5 p.m., Tuesdays; 10 a.m., Wednesdays.

• Quilting classes, 10 a.m., Wednesdays.

• Knitting classes, 9:30 a.m., Thursdays.

• Kid time, 4 p.m., Thursdays.

• Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Fridays.

The Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Monday. A “Fine Free Week” will be Monday-Friday. Turn in overdue items with no fine. Call 256-831-1750 or visit for more information.

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“Take Pride in Jacksonville” will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Jacksonville City Hall. The event is an opportunity for residents to spruce up their neighborhoods and their community. The Jacksonville-Piedmont landfill will be free from 7-11:30 a.m. for Jacksonville residents. Cub Scout Pack 19 will be at City Hall collecting aluminum cans. The event is sponsored by the City of Jacksonville, RSVP, Calhoun County Recycling Center, Calhoun County Beautification Board and County Commissioner Rudy Abbott. Call RSVP at 256-435-5091 for more information.

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A Miss and Mr. Relay for Life beauty/talent pageant will be held Saturday at the Heflin Civic Center in Heflin. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. The event is sponsored by East Heflin Relay for Life team. Call 256-463-2532, 256-236-3548 or email for more information.

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A benefit memorial concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. EST, Saturday at Copeland Hall, 100 Barr Ave., Bowdon, Ga. All proceeds will be used to benefit the Ranburne High School Athletic fund. Michael Tolcher and Bowdon native, Gareth Asher, will perform. Visit and search Judy R. Turner concert in Bowdon, Ga., for tickets or more information.

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Preview/registration for a Support Ministry, to aid in recovery of divorce, separation, or loss of a loved one due to death, will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hill Crest Baptist Church. The classes will begin April 24 and will last 13 weeks. The cost will be $15 for the course workbook. Call 256-236-1464, if no one answers please leave your questions at extension 119.

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The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in need of volunteer drivers in Calhoun County for cancer patients who need transportation to treatment. Training for prospective drivers will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center, Physicians Center, Suite 403, 400 E. 10th St. Contact Alison Shirley, the Society’s local staff partner, at 205-930-8884 or email to volunteer or for more information.

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Relay for Life team “Cindy Lou” will hold a Tails & Tiaras pet beauty contest 10 a.m. - noon April 20 at Fort McClellan duck pond. Registration begins at 9 a.m. A raffle/door prizes, photo opportunity, vendor booths and more will be available. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Call 256-454-6252 or 256-310-0383 for more information.

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Anniston author/speaker, Alice G. Duckett, will participate in the North Alabama Book Fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20 at the First Baptist Church (Multi-Ministry building) in Albertville. Visit for more information.

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Reservations are required by April 26 for the North Alabama Rare Plant Society free lecture: Twenty years of hydrangeas, lessons learned and a few opinions, to be held at 11 a.m. May 2 at First Presbyterian Church, fellowship hall, 1701 Henry Road. Call 256-832-2227 or 256-236-4842 or email or or visit for more information.

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A “Preserving Alabama’s Natural Treasures” workshop for educators will be held April 26-27 at the Anniston Museum of Natural History. The event is sponsored by the museum and Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education. Educators will be equipped with a variety of materials and activities to take back to the classroom to help highlight the importance of Alabama’s natural treasures. Visit or email for more information.

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The annual Living Museum/Fair on the Square will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27. The event is sponsored by the Jacksonville Arts Council. Vendor applications are being accepted up to and including the day of the fair. Call 256-435-3145 or 256-452-7700 or 256-435-7167 or 256-435-4235 for an application or more information.

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A free “Hike to the headwaters on the Pinhoti Trail” will be 1-5 p.m. April 28 guided by Francine Hutchinson of Jacksonville State University and hosted by the Choccolocco Creek Watershed Alliance. It will be in the upper Choccolocco Creek area and within the Talladega National Forest. The public is welcome to hike and learn. Contact Christy Claes at 256-454-6347 or email or visit to register or for more information.

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Upcoming trips with Doris Haas of Hokes Bluff include Savannah, Ga., May 6-10 and Niagara Falls and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 9-15. Call 256-492-3465 to register.

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Cheaha Regional Head Start is accepting applications for the upcoming 2013-2014 program year. Children must be 3 years of age by Sept. 1. Contact the following centers for more information: Norwood Head Start, 256-237-8628; Ayers, 256-831-4360; Hobson City, 256-831-8491, Constantine, 256-831-0940 or Piedmont, 256-447-0326.

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The Youth Group of The Salvation Army of Anniston is running a local/national discount card fundraiser through May 1. The discount card offers specials at many local businesses as well as national chains. The proceeds will go towards the youth ministries and outreach programs for the Salvation Army of Anniston. Call Alphonso Hughes Jr. at 256-236-5643 for more information.

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A bus tour to Niagara Falls, Toronto, Canada; Casa Loma Castle in Toronto; the Queen Victoria Park and more will be held Sept. 8-14. Call Regina Talton at 256-492-8505 or 256-393-9055 for more information.
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