A canned food drive, to help local families have a Thanksgiving dinner, is being held now through Nov. 26 at Xtreme Auto Spa in Anniston and Gamecock Auto Spa in Jacksonville.
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 Over-the-Hill Gang Civic Club will hold its annual White Plains High School basketball “Tip Off” banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at Western Sizzlin’ Steak House, 200 E. Hamric Drive and U.S. 78 in Oxford. Call 256-310-7216 or 256-447-7563 or email email@example.com for more information.
The deadline is Saturday to submit applications for the 23rd annual Christmas parade “Rocking around the Christmas Tree” planned for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. The Line up will begin at 5 p.m. in the Pelham Plaza parking lot. Applications may be picked up at Edwards Grocery, 6726 U.S. 204 in Jacksonville.
The annual memorial service for the German Italia PW Cemetery will be noon Sunday at Fort. McClellan. Representatives of the German and Italian governments are expected to attend. A reception will follow at the Monteith Amphitheatre at McClellan. The public is invited to attend. If you have any artifacts from 1943-46 from Fort McClellan you’d like to share, please call Klaus Duncan at 256-782-2991 or for more information on the event.
The Choccolocco Heritage Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Choccolocco Community Center, Choccolocco. Plans will be discussed for the annual community tree lighting and Christmas party. Call 256-236-2497 or 256-237-3219 for more information.
Cleburne County Attorney, Warren Freeman, will hold a book signing for his new book, An Evil Wind, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Oxford Library. Visit www.warrenfreemanauthor.com for more information.
Evans Litigation Scholarship Fund information meeting will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, 1130 Quintard Ave., Suite 100. You will need to bring a copy of applicant’s birth certificate, high school diploma, GED or college class schedule for the upcoming term and proof of property ownership between 1999 and 2010. Call Tycoma Miller at 256-238-8476 or visit www.yourcommunityfirst.org for more information.
Anniston author/speaker, Alice G. Duckett, will have a book signing 1-4 p.m. Nov. 23 at Boaz Books, 201 Elizabeth St., Boaz. Light refreshments will be served. Call Teresa Shirey at 256-593-7777 for more information.
The AT&T Telecom Pioneer Christmas luncheon will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 5 at Western Sizzlin’ in Oxford. All retired and active AT&T employees are invited to attend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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.
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, Friday and Nov. 25; Dec. 2 and 6 at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 27 at Jacksonville Senior Center.
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 5 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.
Registration is now open for a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Dec. 2-4 and will include four meals and shows. Registration deadline is Jan. 9, 2014, for a trip to Miami and Key West, Fla., planned for March 16-22, 2013, and will include nine meals. Call Doris Hann at 256-492-3465 to register or for more information.
Registration is now open for a bus tour March 27-April 1, 2014, to Washington, D.C., and April 28-May 2, 2014, for Savannah, Ga., Jekyll Island and Beaufort, S.C. Call Regina Talton at 256-492-8505 or 256-393-9055 to register or 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.