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Events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:

• Monday movies at noon

• Prudence Hilburn will present a program on easy party foods for the holidays at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

• Kids’ crafts day, all day Wednesday.

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East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission’s Area Agency on Aging will hold the following prescription drug plan enrollment assistance events:

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, and Dec. 3 and Dec. 7 at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission.

• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at Jacksonville Senior Center.

• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Piedmont Manor Housing.

• 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 5 at Anniston Senior Center at 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. Volunteers will guide them through the selection process and help them get information on the cost of each plan.

People interested in getting a plan comparison will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each counseling session will last about 40 minutes. There may be a wait time for assistance. Contact East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission at 800-243-5463, ext. 150, with any questions.

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The McClellan Bookworms will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McClellan Center conference room. The book of the month is "Leonardo and the Last Supper" by Ross King. Call 256-549-9352 for more information.

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Free AARP driver safety classes for active military members and veterans of any U.S. armed forces and their spouses, partners, widow(er)s and children will be held in November as part of AARP’s national program to recognize and thank military veterans for their service. A class will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, 255 Magnolia St. S., Lincoln. Call 205-763-1006 to register.

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The Talladega College “Fast Track” sessions will be 6-7 p.m. Tuesday’s through Dec. 18 at Word Alive International Outreach, 122 Allendale Road, Oxford.

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The Jacksonville 22nd annual Christmas parade “Christmas under the Lights” will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday with line-up beginning at 5 p.m. at Pelham Plaza parking lot. Call Rita Edwards at 256-225-0816 or 256-435-3506 for more information.

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Oxford Arts Council will present Sandi Patty and Jason Crabb in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Oxford. Tickets are $25 each. Call Theresa Haynes at 256-832-0000 for more information.

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The Weaver Christmas parade will be 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1 with line-up at Weaver Elementary School beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will end at Weaver Park where the Spirit of Weaver will present Christmas in the Park featuring music, crafts, a chili contest, Santa and more.

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Springville’s community dance will be 7-10 p.m. Dec. 1 at The Shack Burgers & BBQ, 140 Purple Heart Blvd., Springville, in St. Clair County. Admission is free. Visit www.bandmix.com/odenville-country-dance for more information.

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The 26th annual Weiss Lake Christmas tour of homes will be 1-4:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from members of the Women's Club of Weiss Lake, the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce or at any tour home. Call 256-779-2252 or visit www.lakeweissalabama.com for more information.

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A PCB clean-up community educational forum will be 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Carver Community Center. Special guest will be Gayle Macolly, manager, Remedial Projects at solution. The event is sponsored by the West Anniston Foundation. Funding provided by the TAPG grant. Call 256-237-8748 or 256-238-9900 for more information.

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A Life Line stroke and osteoporosis screening event for residents of the Anniston area, will be held Dec. 5 at VFW Post No. 924, U.S. 431. Participants will undergo five different screenings. It will take 60-90 minutes to complete all five. Pre-registration is required. Call 988-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com for more information.

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The AT&T Telecom Pioneer Christmas luncheon will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Western Sizzlin’ in Oxford. Call 256-820-4274 or 256-435-7546 or 256-820-0248 for more information.

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West Anniston Foundation will present “Boys II Men: Real men make a positive impact” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Carver Community Center, 720 W. 14th St. Prizes and refreshments will be provided. Call 256-238-8476 for more information.

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The Oxford Parks and Recreation Department’s annual senior citizen Christmas dance will be 7-10 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Bynum Community Center. The cost is $5 a person and includes live entertainment and a meal. Call 256-241-2716 or 256-831-2660 for more information.

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Anniston author/speaker Alice G. Duckett will present “Stories for the Holidays” to the Grace Episcopal pre-school students at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Carver Branch Public Library, 722 W. 14th St. Call Elisha Thompson at 256-237-7271 for more information.

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Chris Hill of Anniston is a volunteer “ambassador” for Dogs for the Deaf, a non-profit organization in Oregon that rescues dogs from animal shelters and trains them to help adults and children with disabilities, challenges and needs. Hill is available to make presentations for the organization and its program. Call 256-835-6918 or email hill0464@att.net for more information.

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The Anniston High School class of 1988 is planning its 25-year reunion cruise for November 2013. All AHS class of 1988 alumni and other Anniston High School alumni interested in attending should contact Tamara Reed Christopher at 256-310-7118 or email chri1972@bellsouth.net for more information.

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A blanket drive for the homeless, sponsored by Dr. Shannon R. Thomas and team, is taking place now through Dec. 13 at 711-B E. 10th St. New or gently used blankets and sleeping bags will be accepted. Call 256-231-0077 for more information.
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