The Calhoun County annual Kids’ Fishing Classic, for students with intellectual disabilities, is to be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 5 at Oxford Lake, 401 McCullar’s Lane, Oxford. High school/middle school students are to fish 9-11 a.m. and elementary school students will fish 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for biggest fish caught by an individual male and female; most fish caught by an individual male and female; and most fish caught by school. In case of rain, the event will be held at Oxford Lake May 6. Call Denise Rucker at RSVP at 256-435-5091 for more information.
A “Cutest Cat” and “Cutest Dog” contest, sponsored by the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, is to be Sunday through May 7 to benefit the Anniston Animal Shelter. Submit a picture of your pet and a donation of money or pet goods (food, litter, linens, etc.) to the library to enter. Winner will receive a gift basket. Call 256-237-6741 for more information.
Adoptable dogs from the Animal Shelter are to be available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7 at the Oxford PetSmart. Animals are also available at the shelter at 1201 Parkwood Drive. Call 256-237-6741 for more information.
Second annual Heritage Homecoming and Year of Alabama Music Festival is to be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 14 at Oak Grove Walking Track Park, 2364 Forest Glen Road, Oak Grove (Talladega County.) All day music, food/craft vendors, moon walks and more are to be available. Vendors and donations are still being accepted. Contact Town Hall at 256-249-9971 or visit www.townofoakgrove.org for more information.
The 15th annual Hatchett Creek Round-Up is to be 10 a.m.; lunch at noon, May 7 at Hatchett Creek Presbyterian Church, County Road 7, south Clay County. The speaker is to be Michael Flannery, director of UAB Historical Collections (Reynolds Historical Library, Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences and the Archives) in Birmingham. Call 205-969-1942 or 256-839-5892 for more information.
Crook Cemetery Decoration Day is to be May 7. Families are reminded to join in the fellowship and decoration of the cemetery.
The Cheaha Regional Head Start/Early Head Start is accepting applications for children ages 3-5 and 0-36 months for the 2011-2012 school year. Children must be 3 years of age by Sept. 1 of the current program year. The following items are required for application, child’s certified birth certificate, proof of insurance, Social Security card, child immunization record and proof of income. Call 256-237-8628 for more information.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) designated May as “Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month.” It is a reminder to motorists to be aware of motorcyclists and for motorcyclists to keep their equipment in a safe condition and to drive in a safe manner. Some of the slogans include “Look Twice-Save a Life” and “Motorcyclists are Dying to be Seen.”
The Hattie Howze Scholarship is to be available to all graduating seniors attending college or vocational school. The scholarship is sponsored by Dorca’s Art and Social Club and Goodson Funeral Home. Applications may be obtained from your school counselor’s office.
Advance America infant and toddler toy drive is ongoing through June 30. Donations may be made at the 9 Bill Robison Parkway, Anniston facility or any of the locations in Calhoun County. Suggested items: Play Doh, stuffed animals, bubbles, stickers, markers, Matchbox cars, Disney DVDs. Due to safety issues they cannot accept used toys, candy, food items or toy weapons. Visit www.advanceamerica.net for more information or call 256-820-0018.
Annual museum plant sale is to be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 7; 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Longleaf Botanical Gardens (formerly Lenlock Community Center). Call 256-237-6766 for more information.
The Cleburne County Historical Society begins its Heflin city birthday celebration with a parade at 10:30 a.m. today. Members will be dressed in attire of the 1886 era, and will ride in a surrey, doctor’s buggy and wagon pulled by mules, owned by Billy and Gary Barrett. The program will consist of a short speech and chalk talk and ragtime music of the 1880s. Participants will then go back to the Sarah Matilda Antiques and gifts store for a tea. Everyone is invited to attend. Call Billie Small at 256-463-5051 for more information.
A fundraiser concert and bake sale for little Samuel Lamar, recently diagnosed with acute leukemia, is to be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Fagan Park in Piedmont. There will be a raffle drawing at 1 p.m. Prizes were donated by Gregerson’s Grocery, Huddle House, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Formby’s, Piedmont Thrift Store, Reid’s Hardware, McDonald’s, Curves, Solid Rock Café and many more. He is the son of Darlene and Eugene Lamar of Piedmont.
Anniston Yoga Center offers free yoga classes for local veterans and also works with senior citizens and local community centers. The classes are taught by Mariya Bullock, who is a certified Kripala Yoga instructor and Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teacher (RYT). She holds a master's degree in physical education and physical therapy. The yoga classes are held at the Kilby House at 1201 Woodstock Ave. (home of the Cheaha Creative Arts). Call 256-403-3328 or visit www.yogaannistonalabama.com for more information.
A 2011 Discretionary Funds Grant informational session, sponsored by Anniston Community Education Foundation, is to be 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday at Wells Fargo Bank Building, sixth floor. Call Marquitta Williams at 256-741-1630 or email email@example.com. No registration required.
Deadline to register for the first annual quilt festival, sponsored by the J.O.Y. Quilters Guild of Jacksonville, is to be Thursday morning. The festival is to be 1-6 p.m. May 13; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14 at the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. The Guild meets 9:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville and is free and open to all. Call 256-225-9805 for more information about the festival.
Positive Christian Singles meeting is to be 4:30 p.m. Monday at Western Sizzlin’ in Oxford. Dr. Randy Postell, pastor of First Baptist Church of Saks, is to lead the program. Call 256-820-3536 for more information.
The annual Kimbrell reunion is to be 10:30 a.m. May 7 at the CHS building, 209 19th St. East in Jasper. A covered dish luncheon is to be at noon and the event will close at 2:30 p.m. with a business meeting. For more information, email Rick Kimbrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seventh annual celebration of life/open house event is to be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday Comfort Care Hospice, Talladega. The event is to encourage and support bereaved families and friends of the community. Call 800-761-1250 for more information.
Cheaha Master Gardeners Association third annual plant sale is to be 9 a.m.-noon today at 628 Ross St., Heflin.
Alabama 132 “19-mile-long yard sale” is to be today starting at U.S. 278 West and Alabama 132 junction and continues through Altoona and ends in Oneonta. Call 205-589-6740 for more information.