The J.O.Y. Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville in the MAC. Gail Naugher will present a program on hand quilting and a trunk show. Everyone is invited to attend.
Free classes for familiarization with the Hispanic culture and the Spanish language, sponsored by the Calhoun County Hispanic American Association, will be 9-11 a.m. today ( Saturdays through March 31, 2013), staff meeting will be held 8-8:30 a.m. today, at The Anniston Star, 4305 McClellan Blvd. All instructors are expected to attend. The first and third Saturday will focus on English to Spanish; second and fourth Saturday will focus on Spanish to English. Call Gladys Denizard at 256-225-0109 for more information.
A Class reunion meeting for Cobb/Anniston High School class of 1973 will be 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at Zinn Park.
Fall trips planned by Jane Flannigan will include a Chattanooga Riverboat cruise Oct. 13 and a visit to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Nov. 26-28. Register early by calling 256-665-5803.
The Anniston High School Title I annual meeting will be 4 p.m. Tuesday in the school testing room. Topic of discussion will be federal programs. Call Denise Parker, parent specialist, at 256-231-5010 or 256-453-7749 for more information.
Anniston High School open house celebration will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. Meet and greet teachers and administrators. Call Denise Parker, parent specialist, at 256-453-7749 for more information.
A new four-week art class will begin Sept. 10 at the Friendship Community Center, Oxford. Beginners are welcome. The cost is $60 plus cost of supplies. The instructor is Jack Hadder. You must pre-register by calling the instructor at 256-488-5510.
Annual Crafts by Coldwater Creek will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 8. Baked goods, hotdogs, drinks and more will also be available.
A preschooler story-time program will be 10 a.m. (most Thursdays) at the Jacksonville Public Library annex. Programs include “It’s a Jungle in Here”, Sept. 13; “Swashbuckling”, Sept. 20; “The Lovely Library”, Sept. 27 and “Absolutely Apples”, Oct. 4. Call 256-435-6332 for more information.
Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include a presentation by Tom Mullins, head of Alabama Room, on “researching your heritage” at 2 p.m. Tuesday and a children’s back to school bash will be 4 p.m. Thursday.
The Children’s Market consignment sale will be 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 12-14; 8 a.m.-noon and 3-4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Jacksonville First United Methodist Church. Items for children, teens and expecting moms are to be featured. The proceeds will benefit the children’s ministry and other projects. Call 256-239-6033 or visit www.jaxfumckids.org for more information.
Cabot Barden will be the guest speaker at noon Thursday at the Talladega Public Library’s brown bag lunch. Barden is an artist/songwriter and will be signing copies of his books from 10 a.m.-noon. The library will open the conference room at 11 a.m. to serve coffee and dessert.
Child safety day, sponsored by Mike Douglas, State Farm agent and FUMC, will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12 at Jacksonville First United Methodist Church. State Farm’s child safety team will be on hand to inspect child seats to ensure proper installation and use of the seats. There is no cost to have a seat inspected and you do not need to be a State Farm customer.
The Positive Christian Singles will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Western Sizzlin’ in Oxford. Ray Nelson will present the program. Call 256-820-3536 for more information.
Museum Day will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Anniston Museum of Natural History and Museum of World History. The last admission will be 4:30 p.m. for both locations.
A craft show will be held Sept. 8 at Coldwater United Methodist Church, U.S. 78, behind Veterans Park on Coldwater Creek in Oxford. Spaces are available to rent for $20 for a single space. A check may be mailed to Coldwater Methodist Church, 181 Cecile Drive, Oxford, AL 36203. Call Dollie Young at 256-831-2389 for more information.
A Calhoun County rabies clinic, sponsored by Clanton Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, will be Sept. 8 at the following times/locations:
• 8-9:30 a.m., Town & Country Vet, U.S. 78 W., Oxford
• 11 a.m.-noon, Weaver City Park
• 8-9 a.m., Jacksonville High School, main entrance
• 9:30-10:30 a.m., Ohatchee Town Square (Old)
• 11 a.m.-noon, Alexandria High School
• 1:30-2:30 p.m., Piedmont Hardware & Lumber
• 8-9 a.m., Harmony Baptist Church
• 9:15-10:15 a.m., Golden Springs Pharmacy
• 10:45-11:45 a.m., Saks High School
• 1-2 p.m., Tractor Supply Store
This is the only clinic that will be held this year. The cost is $10 for the vaccine. No other vaccines will be available. Call 256-4345-8387 for more information.
The Selwood Farm clay shoot, sponsored by Lakeside Hospice of Pell City, will be 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at 706 Selwood Road in Alpine. Call 205-884-1111 for more information.
The Junior Auxiliary Unit 312 bake sale will be noon-4 p.m. today at American Legion Kelly-Steadham Post 312, 1330 W. 10th St. Call 256-236-9434 for more information.
The Marine Corps and the Montford Point Marine Association is looking for African Americans who trained at the segregated Marine facility Camp Montford Point from 1942-1949. Legislation to award the original Montford Point Marines with a Congressional Gold Medal was signed by President Obama in November 2011. To be counted among the original Montford Point Marines and receive a replica medal, documentation such as the DD214 or discharge paperwork, is required. Call Joe Geeter at 610-495-3619 or Willie Davenport at 256-354-2291 for more information.
The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama offer programs open to all girls. Upcoming events to be held at Camp Cottaquilla include:
• Fancy Nancy-aspiring artist, for grades K-3rd grade, 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 15. Girls will create their own artistic masterpieces in a badge-earning opportunity. The cost is $12 per girl, $3 per adult. Non-Girl Scouts will need to pay the $12 annual membership fee to register, which allows a girl to participate in programs all year. Deadline is Aug. 30 to register.
• Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, for grades K-3rd, a dance show, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15. The cost is $12 per girl, $3 per adult. Non-Girl Scouts will need to pay the $12 annual membership fee to register, which allows a girl to participate in programs all year. Deadline is Thursday to register.
• Sewing workshop, for 2nd-3rd grade students, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 4th-8th grade students, 1:30-4:30 .p.m., Sept. 22. Earn the council’s Juliette Sews patch. The cost is $12 per girl. Non-Girl Scouts will need to pay the $12 annual membership fee to register, which allows a girl to participate in programs all year. Registration deadline is Sept. 6.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Register online at girlscoutsnca.org/program-registration.