Planned events for Anniston author/speaker Alice G. Duckett include a program “Discover and Write Your Family History” to the Paladian Study Club in Heflin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Faye McIntyre, Murphey Street. Call Pam Payne at 800-813-6792 for more information; the author is to speak and read to students for “Read Across America Day” at 1 and 1:45 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, 16 Morton Road, McClellan. Call Mary Camp at 256-237-3011 for more information; and a celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a program of story readings for children from Grace Episcopal Pre-School at 10 a.m. March 16 at Carver Branch Library. Pre-schoolers in the area are invited to attend. Call 256-237-7271 for more information.
The Talladega College spring graduate school/career fair is to be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for students (noon-2 p.m. for the community) March 7 at Callahan gymnasium. Dress to impress and have your resume ready.
The 27th annual Indian Artifact Show is to be 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 3 at Clay County Farmers Market, Alabama 9 between Lineville and Ashland. The show is being held in memory of Walter Farr who passed away last November and was the creator of the show. The event is sponsored by The Hillabee Archeological Society. Call Jack Morrison at 256-488-5519 for more information.
Auditions for “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf” are to be held 1-4 p.m. March 10 at Hobson City Library. Performances are to be held May 12-13. Seven females of color and technical crew are needed. Please prepare a one- to two-minute monologue. Call Donna at 256-831-7069 for more information.
New classes offered at the new Bynum Community Center opening soon are to include the following:
• Square dancing, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, call instructor Richard Southern at 205-338-1787 or 204-405-4005 to pre-register for this ongoing dance class. Beginners are welcome, must have a partner. First two classes are free. Classes are $5 per week per person.
• Guitar lessons, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, group lessons. Space is limited so call early to secure a spot in the class. Call instructor Abby Parks at 256-225-2685 for more information. The cost is $55 per month. Private lessons are also available.
• Beginner’s baton/dance classes for children ages 6 and up, Monday evenings. Call Judy Sims at 256-454-0492 to pre-register. Call Pam Harris at 256-831-2660 for more information.
The “Spay in Clay” raffle fundraiser, sponsored by the CWACC (Citizens for the Welfare of Animals in Clay County), is being held now until March 10. The money raised is to help spay and neuter pets in Clay County as a solution to the overpopulation of unwanted animals. The tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and you get three chances to win. The winners are to be announced March 10 on AL100.7 radio. Call 256-488-9429 or 256-276-6550 to buy tickets or for more information.
Dr. Veda Jairrels, a lawyer and a professor of education at Clark Atlanta University, is to visit Hobson City for a discussion at 6 p.m. March 2 at the old C.E. Hanna gym, 715 Martin Luther King Drive. Jairrels is the author of African Americans & Standardized Tests: The Real Reason for Low Test Scores. She is the creator of The 2000 Book Movement. All parents, caregivers and educators are invited to learn more about her book and the movement. Call Donna Ross, director of the Hobson City Public Library at 256-831-7069 for more information.
A benefit fashion show, “Flip Flops to Formal Wear: What to wear on a cruise,” is to be noon-4 p.m., (show starts at 1 p.m.), today at the Anniston Museum of Natural History. The event is organized by Magnolia Vacations and Totally Pamper Me Natural Nail Spa & Image Boutique. Proceeds are to benefit S.A.V.E, SemperFi Rescue and the Anniston Animal Shelter. Call 256-473-0650 or 256-236-3311 for more information.
AARP safe driving class is to be 8 a.m.-noon Monday-Tuesday at Parker Memorial Baptist Church, 1205 Quintard Ave. Upon completion of class, you may receive a discount on your insurance. Call 256-236-5628 to register.
A “2012 Behind the Badge Zumbathon” is to be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the Golden Springs Community Center. The event is sponsored by FOP Auxiliary No. 4. Proceeds from the event will go toward the organization’s “Child of Law Enforcement” scholarship program. Applications for the scholarships are to be available at all Calhoun County police agencies and Calhoun County schools. Deadline to apply for a scholarship is March 15 with the winner to be determined at the April 2012 CWBB (Calhoun Women behind the Badge meeting. Contact Anjuli Thompson at 256-499-2608 or email CWBehindthebadge@gmail.com for more information.
Upcoming events in January at the Hobson City Library, 610 Martin Luther King Drive, include:
• Mondays, noon, “Lunch & Learn,” Black History month videos; this Monday, “Scottsboro”
• Fridays, 11:30 a.m., preschool story time, featuring stories, crafts and songs.
• Today, 2 p.m., movie: Puss in Boots, free drink and popcorn
Call Donna Ross 256-831-7069 for more information on planned events.
Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
• Tuesday, noon, book signing with Aileen Henderson, author of Eugene Allen Smith’s Alabama, bring a bag lunch, drinks provided
• March 3, 3 p.m., hummingbird program by experts, Bob and Martha Sargent.