Anniston Community Education Foundation (ACEF) provides funding to organizations that provide direct educational services to youth in Anniston, Oxford, Saks and Wellborn. For more information about ACEF and funding opportunities, visit www.annistoncef.org or call 256-741-1629 or 1630.
Calhoun County Recycling is to have extra cardboard recycling bins during the holidays at Quintard Mall near JC Penney; at McClellan near the Long Leaf Lodge and at the Recycling Center at 4500 Bynum Leatherwood Road. For a complete list of the bins and what is accepted, visit www.calhouncounty.org/recycle/dropoff.html.
Low-cost spay/neuter transport to the nonprofit Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic in Irondale takes place at 7 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month (returns Thursday at noon) from Pickett’s on McClellan Boulevard. Call (877)-3FIXPET (334-9738) for an appointment. Visit www.alsave.org or www.alabamaspay/neuterclinic.com for more information.
The Anniston-Piedmont Alumni Chapter of KA Psi is accepting applications for its academic scholarship program. The Chapter plans to award two academic scholarships to male students in Calhoun County for the 2011-2012 academic year. Jan. 5, 2011, is the deadline to submit your scholarship application. Visit www.anniston-piedmontalumniKAPsi.com/scholarships to download a WORD document of the scholarship application and to submit it online.
The Cheaha Creative Arts program includes lessons available in strings, piano, guitar, banjo, dance, fundamental drawing and is home to the Longleaf Theater Group and the Anniston Yoga Center. The after-school fine arts program is held at the National Register Kilby House. Call 256-473-7707 for more information on the classes and program.
Recycled Antique Jewelry by Marti is to donate all December sales to the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home in Oxford. Call 256-239-0855 for more information.
The Kiwanis Club of Anniston has partnered with the United Way of East Central Alabama and Winn Dixie stores with a “Feed the Hungry” event during the holidays. The partnership makes it easy for store customers to buy either $5 or $10 bags of food during checkout and contribute to those in need. Purchased bags are then donated to local food banks to help accommodate the increased service demand during the holiday season. Visit www.annistonkiwanis.com for more information on the organization.