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AlaBenton Genealogical Society will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Ayers room of the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, 108 E. 10th St. Tom Mullins will present the program on Native Americans. Visitors interested in genealogical research are welcome. Call 256-454-4823 for more information.

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The General John H. Forney Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jacksonville Public Library. All interested individuals are invited to attend. Call 256-435-6420 for more information.

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The annual Museum Day celebration at Anniston and Berman Museums will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The last admission will be 4:30 p.m. at both locations. There will be no admission cost. Call 256-237-6766, ext. 102 for more information.

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Meet Joy Smith, new head of the Carver Branch Library, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at 722 W. 14th St. The new “children’s reading area”, provided by Altrusa International, Inc., of Anniston, will also be presented.

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The Alexandria class of 1951 reunion is planned for Saturday. Call Orelee Clements Kirby at 256-237-5563 or Lowell Bryant at 256-832-8866 or 256-282-6570 for location and more information.

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The deadline is Saturday to register for a bus tour to Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains Nov. 11-13. Call 256-492-8505 or 256-393-9055 for more information.

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The Alabama Diocese Women’s Council will present the Mother Sara Williams brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Classic on Noble, 1024 Noble St. Activities will include praise team, fashion show, fellowship brunch (bullet), and the women of honor awards. The guest speaker will be Anniston city councilman, Seyram Selase. Call Sister Gloria Johnson at 256-454-0925 for more information.

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The Oxford Parks and Recreation Department “fall senior adult day” will begin with registration at 8 a.m. Monday at the Oxford Civic Center. Entertainment will be provided by Rep Reagan and the Gadsden State band. All senior citizens are invited to attend. The event is free. Call 256-831-2660 for more information.

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The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama is accepting grant applications for 2013 grant awards. Monday by 5 p.m. is the application deadline for the Susie Parker Stringfellow Health Fund. Sept. 30 by 5 p.m. is the application deadline for the Foothills Community Partnership Charitable Fund. Monday by 5 p.m. is the application deadline for the City of Anniston Competitive Grant Funds. All applications must be submitted online through www.yourcommunityfirst.org/grants. Contact Eula Tatman, vice-president of grants, scholarships and initiatives, at 256-231-5160, ext. 26 or email etatman@yourcommunityfirst.org for qualifications and more information.

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Poetry after Dark, presented by The Peerless Poets, will begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Peerless Saloon. The artist’s sign-up list opens at 7:30 p.m. for musicians, poets and singers. Call Peerless Poets at 256-419-8771 or 256-453-5866 for more information.

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The Cheaha Chapter of the Alabama Society Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County. The special guest speaker will be the Alabama Society president, the Rev. Marvin K. Vickers. The program will be about those who signed the Declaration of Independence.

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A “Laps for Life” American Red Cross blood drive will be noon-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fox Sports1 Dome (formerly SPEED Dome) at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. To register visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: talladega.

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Registration deadline is Friday for the free Department of Homeland Security-certified course on event security planning for first responders and others in Oxford and the surrounding cities. The course is provided by the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium and will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26-27 at Oxford Civic Center, 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford. Register at https://www.ruraltraining.org/training/schedule/2013-09-26-mgt335-oxford-al-001/ or call the RDPC help desk at 877-855-7372 for more information.

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The Donoho School will present outstanding alumni awards during its Founders’ Day program at 10 a.m. Sept. 16 as part of the school’s 50th anniversary weekend of celebrations planned for Sept. 14-16. Call 256-237-5477, ext. 112 or visit www.donohoschool.com for more information.

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AARP driver’s safety class will be 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept.16 at parker Memorial Church. Upon completion of class you may qualify for up to a 10 percent discount on your auto insurance. Call 256-294-2301 to register or for more information.

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The Fort McClellan Golden Belles will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 17 at Sandbaggin’ Restaurant at Cane Creek Golf Course at McClellan. All ladies who are retired from Fort McClellan or other federal agencies are welcome. Call 256-435-3846 or 256-236-7088 for more information.

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The band, Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice, will perform at 7 p.m. Sept 19 at the new Oxford Performing Arts Center. Tickets may be purchased at the Oxford Civic Center. Call 256-831-2660 or 256-832-0000 for more information.

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Alpha Omicron Pi’s annual “Smoke out Arthritis” event will be 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Theron Montgomery Building (lawn) of Jacksonville State University. All proceeds will go to Arthritis Foundation. Call Kacey Laine Jacobs at 256-473-3932 for more information.

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Health fair, hosted by the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind senior services and Piedmont Health Care Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Piedmont Health Care Center, 30 Roundtree Drive in Piedmont. Brenda Ladun of ABC 33/40 is the guest speaker. Call 256-761-3740 for more information.

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The autumn Suds-Fest will be 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Berman Museum of World History. All tickets are in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Must be 21 to attend and all ticket holders will be asked to show a photo I.D. Call 256-237-6766, ext. 102 for more information.

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The annual Weaver Station Heritage Day festival will be 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Elwell Park in Weaver, behind the Weaver Police station. Vendor spaces are being accepted and must be set up by 8 a.m. There will be live music, food, games and more attractions featured. The Rusty Iron Association will be joining the festival this year. Old tractors and other collections will be on display. There is no cost to attend. Call Aletha Young at 256-820-0854 or visit the Spirit of Weaver on Facebook for more information.

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The Cleburne County High School class of 1989 will hold its 25-year reunion Oct. 4 during the CCHS homecoming. Contact information is needed on a few classmates. Call Carrie Brown McWhorter or Beverly Skinner Casey via Facebook or email 89gradCCHS@gmail.com for updates and information.

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Cheaha Regional Head Start is accepting applications for Pre-K. Call Norwood Head Start at 256-237-8628 or Hobson City at 256-831-8491 for more information.

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The Church of the Good Shepherd Kindergarten is accepting applications for its 2013-2014 school years. They offer a half-day program for 4-K and 5-K with keyboarding, phonics, field trips, Spanish, music and chapel. Call 256-237-2429 and leave a message.

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Spanish classes will be held at 12:30-2 p.m. Mondays and 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18 at Harvest International Ministry, 707 Wilmer Ave. The classes are sponsored by Harvest Educational Resource and Bilingual Kids, Inc. Contact Jenniffer Whyte at jenniferwhyte@yahoo.com for more information.

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Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include the following:

• Movie, noon, every Monday.

• Story time, 10 a.m., every Tuesday.

• Facebook for beginners, 2 p.m., Tuesday, presented by Dauphine Sowell.

• Sign language class, 10 a.m., Thursday, presented by Angie White. (Class 1 of 8).

• Lego League, all day, Sept. 14.

Call the library at 256-237-8501 or visit www.anniston.lib.al.us for a detailed calendar of events or for more information.

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Open enrollment for the upcoming school term is being accepted at Kids First Childcare Center at 1710 Hillyer Robinson Industrial Parkway. Call 256-831-8881 for more information.
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