Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include the following:
• Story time, 10 a.m., every Tuesday.
• Children’s make and take, all day, every Wednesday.
• Kids’ movie, 2 p.m., every Thursday.
• Teen program, 4:30 p.m., every Thursday.
• Dr. Magical Balloons, 11 a.m., Saturday.
• Historic Anniston exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Sunday, special exhibit of Anniston photographs and artifacts celebrating the 130th anniversary of Anniston.
• Hillside Cemetery virtual walk-through, 2 p.m., Tuesday, in the Ayers room.
Call the library at 256-237-8501 to confirm event and time or for more information.
YMCA of Calhoun County is accepting registration for 3 and 4-year-old children for its Preschool program scheduled for 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Thursday starting in September. Call 256-238-9622 for more information.
The Jacksonville Photography Club is being formed as part of the Jacksonville Public Library programs, with its first meeting planned for September. If you are interested in learning about the meetings, contact John Allen at email@example.com to provide your contact information.
The second annual Music Fest will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in Zinn Park and is free to the public. The event is part of the 130th birthday celebration for the city of Anniston. The band, Midnight Star, will be the concert headliner, and comedic star, Jimmy “JJ” Evans, will be the master of ceremonies. Call 256-238-7713 or visit www.visitcalhouncounty.com for more information.
Talladega Regional Center Broadband training will be held 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind E.H. Gentry Facility, Talladega. The event is sponsored by ConnectingAlabama, a joint initiative with Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and Auburn University’s Community & Economic Development Institute and AIDB. Call 256-493-3360 or 256-761-3470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
Lunch and Learn, a free gardening program sponsored by the Calhoun County Master Gardeners and the Calhoun County Commission, will be held noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan. Extension agent Dani Carroll will present a program on “Herb Gardening.” Bring your own lunch. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.
McClellan Bookworms will meet at noon Thursday at the McClellan Center Library. Call Melinda Harvey at 256-549-9352 or 8548 for more information.
An AARP driver safety class, sponsored by Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, will be held 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lincoln Senior Center (old school gym,) 181 Magnolia St. S. The class is open to the public and is all classroom work with no tests. Completion may qualify drivers age 55 or older for insurance discounts. The fee is $14 for workbook. Show current AARP membership card at registration and receive $2 discount. You may also take the class online for $19.95 ($15.95 for AARP members.) Class is limited to 25. Call 205-763-1006 to register. Call Jim Williams at 256-268-5286 or toll-free 888-227-7669 for more information on this and other classes in eastern and central Alabama. Visit http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchDspLocations.action for classes and times.
Fiction writer Beth Duke will speak at the Writers of Calhoun County meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Christian Life Center of Parker Memorial Baptist Church, Patio room. New members and visitors are welcome. Light snacks will be served. Call 256-453-3808 for more information.
The AlaBenton Genealogical Society will hold its 2013 summer workshop from 10:30 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. July 27 at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County in the Ayers room, 108 E. 10th St. Registration will be held 10-10:30 a.m. Visit www.rootsweb.ancestrv.com/~alabgs for more information.
Trips with Doris Haan include Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, Oct. 2-5 and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Smoky Mountains show trip for Dec. 2-4. Reservations are being accepted now. Call 256-492-3465 for more information.
Reservations are being taken for a bus tour to St. Augustine, Fla., Amelia Island and Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 7-11. Call Regina Talton at 256-393-9055 or 256-492-8505 for more information.
A “Knit your Bit” project is an opportunity for you to knit or crochet a hat for troops stationed in Afghanistan. The project is sponsored by Yarns by HomePlace Farm in Jacksonville. The store has a free hat pattern you may use at https://www.facebook.com/YarnsbyHPF. Knitting Fever and Berroco Yarns have donated yarn for the cause. If you don’t knit or crochet, other ideas are posted on how you can help fill the care packages. Drop off or mail your 100 percent wool hat in any camouflage color by Aug. 1 to: Yarns by HPF, 402 Pelham Rd. N, Suite 4, Jacksonville, AL 36265. Visit www.yarnsbyhpf.com for more information.
The J.O.Y. Quilter’s Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 1 in the Disciple room of First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Everyone is invited to attend.