A Philippine disaster relief fund has been set up by Anniston Runner Club member, Raul Magadia, MD, for donations to be collected through Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Donations may be dropped off at the Animal Medical Center and Magadia will pick them up from there. Non-perishable goods will also be accepted. A tax deductible check made out to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Philippine Disaster Relief Fund noted at the bottom of the check will be accepted. Please drop off at the Animal Medical Center, 719 Quintard Ave., Anniston, AL 36201.
The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots will be accepting new, unwrapped toys, noon-2 p.m. Sunday at the Walmart at Lenlock, 5560 McClellan Blvd. Call David Gise, Toys for Tots coordinator, at 256-590-5938 for more information.
A new Zumba class is now being held 6-7 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Oxford Civic Center. The certified instructor is Chris Dubchock. All ages are welcome to attend the class. The cost is $5 per class or a 12-class card for $50. Call 256-405-8589 for more information.
The J.O.Y. Quilt Guild will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in the MAC, in Jacksonville. Visitors are welcome.
The Jacksonville Photo Club will meet 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday at the Jacksonville Public Library in meeting rooms at back of building. The presentation will be “Photography crafts for the holidays.” Anyone interested in photography is welcome. Email John Allen at AMSLTEJAGA@aol.com for more information.
The AT&T Telecom Pioneer Christmas luncheon will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Western Sizzlin’ in Oxford. All retired and active AT&T employees are invited to attend.
The annual “Bring it on!” cheerleading competition will be 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Oxford Civic Center in the gymnasium. The event is presented by E.C.F.S. partnered with J. Morgan Events. All squads are welcome. Visit www.empowercfs.com or www.jmorganevents.com for more information.
A Miss and Mr. Christmas pageant will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Heflin Recreation Center. All proceeds will go to the Cleburne County HOSA (Health Occupation students of America). Call 256-463-2532 or 256-239-2886 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Weaver Christmas parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 7 beginning at the Weaver Elementary School and ending at Weaver Park. A chili contest will be held the same day. Contestants in the chili contest are asked to have their chili in a slow cooker and be ready at the park at 9:30 a.m. for judging. Christmas in the Park will be held after the parade. Christmas crafters are invited to participate. Contact Aletha Warren Young at 256-820-0854 for more information on any of these events.
A program of Christmas music will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1000 W. 18th St. The event is presented by the After School Fine Arts program of Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc. and the Cobb Elementary Mass choir. Call 256-237-4011 for more information.
The annual Christmas open house at the "Friendship House" will be 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries, 1931 Donna Drive, Oxford. Call 256-831-4081 for more information.
An "Affordable Health Insurance" forum will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 1030 Parkwood Drive. The forum will be led by Debra Foster, a trained, certified application counselor. Call 256-237-6082 for more information.
A Way Out day program, for young ladies ages 18-21, is held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. every Monday-Wednesday at Smith Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 1335 Pine Ave. The program director is Claudia Elston. Transportation will be provided and children are welcome. Call 205-405-4337 for more information.
"Women Loving Life", an AA group for women only, is held 5-6 p.m. every Wednesday at Smith Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 1335 Pine Ave. Call 205-405-4337 for more information.
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission’s Area Agency on Aging (EARPDC) will host prescription drug plan enrollment assistance events at the following times and dates:
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, and Friday at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development.
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday at Anniston Senior Center at Fort McClellan.
Calhoun County elected officials will partner with EARPDC to help Medicare recipients compare prescription drug plans.
To help develop a plan comparison, Medicare recipients will need to bring their Medicare card, along with a complete list of the medications they are taking and the dosages.
People will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session will last about 40 minutes. There may be a wait time for assistance. Call 800-243-5463, ext. 150, with any questions.
Upcoming events at the Oxford Public Library include the following:
• Crocheting, 9:30 a.m., every Monday.
• Computer classes, 5 p.m., every Tuesday.
• Quilting, 10 a.m., every Wednesday.
• Knitting, 10 a.m.; kid time, 4 p.m., every Thursday.
• Story time, 10:30 a.m., every Friday.
Call 256-835-6123 or visit www.oxfordpubliclibrary.weebly.com to confirm times/events or for more information.
Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include the following:
• Movie, noon, every Monday.
• Story time, 10 a.m., every Tuesday.
Call the library at 256-237-8501 or visit www.anniston.lib.al.us for a detailed calendar of events or for more information.