The fourth annual “Bark in the Park” event will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the duck pond at McClellan. The event will include dog contests, adoptable pet parade, vendors, food and a silent auction. All dogs are welcome.
The annual St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church annual OktoberFest will be 6-10 p.m. Saturday at 308 Seventh St. N.E., Jacksonville. The event will feature authentic German foods and a special menu designed for the children. There will also be dancing, desserts, raffles and a silent auction. Call 256-435-3238 for more information.
An AARP driver safety class, hosted by Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department, will be 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Senior Center, (old school gym), 181 Magnolia St. S. in Lincoln. The course is all classroom with no tests. Completion may qualify drivers age 55 or older for insurance discounts. The certificate is good for 3 years in Alabama. Drivers must retake the class to continue their discount. The fee is $14 and includes a workbook that participants keep. Receive a $2 discount by showing a current AARP membership at registration or at the beginning of the class. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Class is limited to 25. Call 205-763-1006 to register. Call Jim Williams at 256-268-5286 or toll-free at 888-227-7669 for more information.
A benefit supper and singing will begin at 5 p.m. with singing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Choccolocco Community Church, 22 Nicholas Court, across from Pine Hill Country Club Golf Course, Choccolocco. The event is for Zachery Coffee, 2-year-old son of Lenn and Staci Coffee of Oxford, who has leukemia. Admission is free and open to the public. A love offering will be accepted for expenses related to his condition. Call 256-237-3405 or 256-310-7126 for more information.
The city of Piedmont and the Piedmont Community council’s annual old fashion country fair will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Call 256-239-6580 or 256-283-4943 for more information.
The General William H. Forney 468, United Daughters of the Confederacy of Anniston will present seven military service awards at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jacksonville Public Library, 200 Pelham Road, Jacksonville. Benjamin Cole Tomlinson of Jacksonville will be one of the recipients. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 256-831-4016 for more information.
A “Touch of Jazz” health fair will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Talladega Regional Family Life Center, 405 Battle St. W., Talladega. Ebony Hall from ABC 33/40 is the special guest. The event is hosted by the Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind Senior Services and Comfort Care Hospice.
Pizza, hiking and star viewing, sponsored by the Anniston Outdoor Association and the JSU Field Schools, will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Pine Glen campground. The 2.5 mile night hike to Sweetwater Lake will follow the meal. The night will conclude with an astronomy program presented by Dr. Laura Weinkauf of Jacksonville State University and Dr. Ben DeMayo of West Georgia University. Participants may meet at the Lowe’s of Anniston by 4 p.m. or at the Pine Glen campground by 5 p.m. The event will be free to AOA members and only $5 for non-members. Contact Keith Hudson before Oct. 25 at 256-231-7675 or 256-239-8746 or email email@example.com to register or for more information.
A cookout will be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at Shinbone Valley Fire Department, at the foot of Cheaha Mountain in Clay County. All proceeds to the fire department. Call 256-488-0036 for more information.
The St. Charles 9th annual “Walk for Life” will be 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 308 Seventh St. N.E., Jacksonville. The event will include a program on the Jacksonville City square. The walk will take place rain or shine. Call 256-435-3238 for more information.
The fall fest 2013 will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26 at cane Creek Community Gardens. There will be games, hay rides, live animal demonstrations, cake walks, flower and quilt shows and more. Admission will be $1 per person or free if you are wearing a Halloween costume. Call the Calhoun County Extension Office at 256-237-1621 for more information.
Descendants of pioneer families of the Sikesville community of Clay County will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at Mount Gilead Church, County Road. Anyone with family connections to the area is invited.
An AARP driver safety class will be held at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Oxford Public Library. The course is all classroom with no tests. Completion may qualify drivers age 50 or older for insurance discounts. The fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Call 256-294-2301 to register.
The 26th annual Clay County car show/swap meet will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at the Lineville Recreation Park, Alabama 9 North in Lineville. Call 256-354-7732 or 256-354-3139 or 256-36-2058 for more information.
The J.O.Y. Quilt Guild will be at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7 in the MAC of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Everyone is invited to attend.
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission’s Area Agency on Aging (EARPDC) will host prescription drug plan enrollment assistance events at the following times and dates:
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday and Oct. 25 and 28; Nov. 1, 4, 8, 15, 18, 22, and 25; Dec. 2 and 6 at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development.
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 30 at Piedmont Manor Housing.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 27 at Jacksonville Senior Center.
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 5 at Anniston Senior Center at Fort McClellan.
Calhoun County elected officials will partner with EARPDC to help Medicare recipients compare prescription drug plans.
To help develop a plan comparison, Medicare recipients will need to bring their Medicare card, along with a complete list of the medications they are taking and the dosages.
People will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session will last about 40 minutes. There may be a wait time for assistance. Call 800-243-5463, ext. 150, with any questions.
Registration is now open for a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Dec. 2-4 and will include four meals and shows. Registration deadline is Jan. 9, 2014, for a trip to Miami and Key West, Fla., planned for March 16-22, 2013, and will include nine meals. Call Doris Hann at 256-492-3465 to register or for more information.
Registration is now open for a bus tour March 27-April 1, 2014, to Washington, D.C., and April 28-May 2, 2014, for Savannah, Ga., Jekyll Island and Beaufort, S.C. Call Regina Talton at 256-492-8505 or 256-393-9055 to register or for more information.
Upcoming events at the Oxford Public Library include the following:
• Crocheting, 9:30 a.m., every Monday.
• Computer classes, 5 p.m., every Tuesday.
• Quilting, 10 a.m., every Wednesday.
• Knitting, 10 a.m.; kid time, 4 p.m., every Thursday.
• Story time, 10:30 a.m., every Friday.
The library fall festival will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 31. Play carnival games, win prizes and dance to Thriller. Call 256-835-6123 or visit www.oxfordpubliclibrary.weebly.com to confirm times/events or for more information.
Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include the following:
• Movie, noon, every Monday.
• Story time, 10 a.m., every Tuesday.
Call the library at 256-237-8501 or visit www.anniston.lib.al.us for a detailed calendar of events or for more information.