Community calendar beginning September 25
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• The fifth Sunday night singing will be held at First Congregational Methodist Church on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. Guest singers will be the Prestige Quartet featuring Basil Penny at the piano. Everybody is welcome.

• There will be a community wide Piedmont softball interest meeting at the Piedmont Field House on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested in Piedmont Softball at any age level should attend. Items to be shared will be the vision and plans for the program and upcoming opportunities for youth player development starting this fall and through the summer of 2014.

• The first Piedmont Spook Trot 5K and Kids 400 Meter Family Fun Dash will be held on Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. The event will help fund Piedmont Softball the following spring. The 5K cost is $25 and the 400 Dash is free to all participants. Registration is online at RUNSIGNUP & ACTIVE.COM. Registration deadline for receiving a T-Shirt is Oct. 11. Onsite registration will take place on Race Day, but no T-shirts for registrations after Oct. 11.

• Trade Day and Farmers Market at Nances Creek Community Center at 7 a.m. the first Saturday of each month through October. There is no set up fee.

• EVERYONE INVITED TO LUNCH & LEARN, a free gardening programs sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners and Calhoun County Commission from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan. Bring lunch if you wish. The subject will be “Gardening for Dry Places” by Hayes Jackson. Call the Extension Office at 237-1621 for more information.

• Dogs for the Deaf, located in Central Point, Ore., is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from animal shelters and trains them to help adults and children with different disabilities, challenges, and needs. For example, a Hearing Dog is trained to alert its owner to household sounds that could affect his or her safety and an Autism Assistance Dog would keep an autistic child out of traffic, bodies of water, and other dangerous situations. Chris Hill, a resident of Anniston and a volunteer “ambassador” for Dogs for the Deaf, has a DVD presentation he will give to civic and community organizations or individuals. Contact him at 835-6918

• The Alabama Shutterbugs, a new club for all skill levels of photographers, meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Noble Building, Suite 100, Anniston. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to join us. Call 236.8488 for more information.

• New classes for the Jacksonville State University Adult Wellness classes are at 8 a.m. in Pete Mathews Colseium. Senior water aerobics and senior floor aerobic classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Senior water aerobics and senior therapeutic yoga classes are on Tuesday and Thursday. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 256-689-2580 or for more information.

• Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 21 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.. at 114 N. Center Ave. downtown Piedmont, to discuss the latest veteran’s issues and benefits. If you are a service-connected disabled vet or you think you may have a military service related condition, the DAV may be able to help you. Help workshops are also available from 8 a.m.-noon on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Veterans are urged to attend for possible compensation and benefits they’re not aware of.

• Anyone with knowledge about German and Italian POWs and their artifacts at Fort McClellan during 1943-46 is asked to contact Klaus Duncan at 782-2991.

• Piedmont Health Care has started an Alzheimer’s support group designed to increase public awareness and enhance individual and family education regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. For more information call social services director Yolanda Pierce 447-8258, ext. 232. Refreshments will be provided.
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