Free “Ready to Work” classes will begin 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the Chamber Job Station in Quintard Mall, near JC Penney in Oxford. The classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday for six to eight weeks. Instructors from Gadsden State Community College will teach the classes. Alabama’s “Ready to Work” program provides a career pathway for adults with limited education and employment experience. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited; currently 10 spaces are available. Call 256-770-7245 for more information.
A Divorce Care Support Group, for those dealing with separation and divorce, will begin 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Wednesday through April 16 at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 101 Mount Zion Church Road, Alexandria in the Fireside room. Childcare will be provided. Registration fee is $15 and includes workbook. Call 256-820-3931 for more information.
Buster Miles Ford of Heflin is offering two college scholarships at $1,000 each to be awarded to local FFA members, one for Ranburne High School and one for Cleburne County High School, through the 2013-2014 Built Ford Tough-FFA Scholarship program. Applications must be completed online by Feb. 2 and signature page must be postmarked no later than Feb. 8. Visit www.ffa.org and take the required signature page to Buster Miles Ford for the dealer endorsement and official dealer code.
Cheaha Creative Arts, Inc., will offer beginner’s ballet classes in January 2014. The instructor will be Leigh Ann Wilder. The program will be in an open group format for a one-hour class for two separate sessions twice per month. Call Rose Munford at 256-473-7707 to register or for more information.
American Red Cross volunteers of the Calhoun-Cleburne Chapter of Project SHARE winter season is accepting calls from potential applicants. The program is designed to give financial assistance to qualified individuals with their energy bills (electric, gas, butane or wood) once during the winter season (Jan. 1-June 30). The elderly, 62 and older, on low fixed incomes with no other source of funds and those disabled and receiving 100 percent disability are eligible for Project SHARE. The phone number for Project SHARE is 256-236-7146.
Reservations are being accepted for a bus tour to Washington, D.C., March 27-April, 2014. Deadline to register is Jan. 21. Call 256-492-8505 or 256-393-9055 for more information.
A new four-week art class will begin 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 27 at Friendship Community Center in Oxford. The instructor will be Jack Hadder. Call 256-488-5510 to pre-register or for more information.
An AARP safe driving class will be 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Parker Memorial Baptist Church. Upon completion of the class you may qualify for a discount, up to 10 percent, on your auto insurance. The class is held in the classroom and there is no test at the end of the class. Call 256-294-2301 to register or for more information.
A free “senior citizen adult day” will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and program at 9 a.m. Feb.10 at the Oxford Civic Center. Entertainment will be provided by Rip Reagan and the Gadsden State Show Choir. Free lunch, door prizes and free entertainment will be featured. Bring a friend or a group and celebrate Valentine’s Day. Call 256-831-2660 for more information.
Reservations are being accepted for a guided bus tour to Savannah, Jekyll Island, St. Simon Island and Beaufort, S.C. April 18-May 2. Deadline to register is Feb. 21. Call 256-492-8505 or 256-393-9055 for more information.
Applications are being accepted for the TBN Holy Land Experience and spiritual retreat planned for April 10-13. Call Flo Hill at 256-831-7711; Zelma Kirkland at 256-403-6809 or Beverly Porter at 256-238-8822 for more information.
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.