Community calendar beginning October 22
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• Nances Creek Baptist Church will have a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a Soup and Chili Supper, kids super slide, 60-foot obstacle course, hay ride and cake walk. For more info call 256-310-7216.

• Hopes Journey, a Southern Gospel singing group from Heflin will be in concert at Holley Springs Baptist Church, located across from Camp Lee, on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in observqance of the church’s Olf Fashion Day. Peaching service will be at 10:30 a.m. Church members are urged to wear clkothes in style from their great grandparents era. The concert is free.

• Chief Ladiga Half Marathon: The Chief Ladiga Half Marathon (13.1 miles, from Piedmont to Jacksonville) will be at 8 a.m. Dec. 7. Pre-registration is $20 on or before Nov. 27 and $25 after Nov. 27. Registration fee is $18 for members of the Anniston Runners Club. Registration forms can be picked up at the community center or visit the center’s website at www.jacksonvillerecreation.com

• Trip to Blue Ridge: The Seniors of First Baptist Church will go to the Blue Ridge Mountains in north Georgia Oct. 28-29. Stops will be made to buy apples, and the seniors can take a four-hour train ride, with the train stopping in McCaylsville, Ga., for $39. The one night stay at the Comfort Inn for one room is $111. The group is led by Eloise and Bob Crossley. Call them at 435-7263 or 435-4991 to make reservations.

• Halloween at the city library:

--The family Halloween program, “What Was That?” with The Noise Guy will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.

--Teens and adults who enjoy reading books by Carolyn Haines, Charlaine Harris and Stephanie Evanovich, as well as everyone else who likes scary stories, are invited to hear Susan Abel Sullivan’s “A One Hour, One Woman Show,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the library annex. Sullivan will give dramatic questions, have a question and answer period and present an original song, “Fried Zombie Dee-light.” She is the author of “The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama,” “Cursed: Wickedly Fun Stories,” “Fried Zombie Dee-light,” “Ghoulish, Ghostly Tales” and the upcoming “The Weredog Whisperer,” published by World Weaver Press.

• Halloween at PARD: The parks and recreation department has several things lined up for Halloween.

--Monster Jam on the square, featuring Riley Green, will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24. The event is free. Everyone is asked to bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, it will be at the community center.

--A hayride will take place and campfire stories will be told from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, at the soccer complex pavilion behind the community center. The cost is $1. Marshmallows will be roasted over a fire and an old-fashioned hayride will be available. Rumor has it that the werewolf will show up again this year.

--A flashlight candy hunt and carnival style games will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the soccer field. Lights will go out for the hunt at 8 p.m. The cost is $3 for ages 12 and younger. There is no cost for adults. Only children ages 12 and under are allowed to participate in the games and candy hunt.

For more information on any of these events call 435-8115.

• Jacksonville Health and Rehab’s Fall Festival will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

• An evening of mystery and intrigue with Edgar Allan Poe, sponsored by the Center for the Arts, is scheduled for 6:30 on Oct. 29 at Foothills Theatre on Buckner Drive at McClellan. Tickets are $5 for students; $7 for adults. Hear live readings of some of Poe’s favorite classics followed by a screening of the classic film, “The Pit and the Pendulum,” starring Vincent Price. This will be the first show in the newly remodeled complex at Buckner Events Plaza.

• The Calhoun County Community Band meets every Tuesday night at 6:30 at the Jacksonville High School band room.

• Free GED classes will be held from 8 a.m.-noon and 5-8 p.m. in Room 173, Self Hall, Jacksonville State University. Call 256-782-5660 for more information.

• Bradford Health Services has free family support meetings from 5-6 Monday nights at 1701 B Pelham Rd., S., Suite D (Brookstone Building next to RMC Jacksonville). The meeting is for anyone experiencing behavioral problems with a loved one, has a family member of any age with drug or alcohol problems, needs help coping with a loved one’s drug or alcohol problems or needs help making decision on how to help a family member of any age. A counselor will facilitate the meetings.

• Venecia Benefield Butler’s book, “I Have to Get Some Things Off My Chest,” can be purchased for $15 (including tax) by mailing a check to P. O. Box 572, Piedmont 36262, or take money or check to Butler’s sister, Randa Carroll, at the office of Benjamin Ingram at 207 Rome, Ave., Piedmont. Proceeds will go to the V Foundation, founded by Butler, to purchase gift bags for patients going through chemo treatments. The bags will include items such as comedy DVDs, chap stick, gift cards, gas cards, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, search-a-word, lubricant eye drops, gum and peppermints, soft toothbrushes, queasy drops, lotion, neck wrap or hydrating socks.

• The Jacksonville Farmers Market is open. Buy Fresh, Buy Local. The seasonal market draws in farmers, bakers, artisans and local producers of everything from honey and fresh vegetables to home canned goods, artisan breads, herbs, goat soap, kefir products and even home churned ice cream. Hours are from 7-11 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 23. The market is in the pocket park behind Roma’s on the square. VISA/MC/Debit/EBT and Senior Farmers Market Nutritional Vouchers are accepted.

• Classes for the Jacksonville State University Adult Wellness classes at Pete Mathews Coliseum are at 8 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday for senior water aerobics and senior floor aerobic classes and 8 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday for water aerobics and senior therapeutic yoga classes. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 689-2580 or jsu9517k@jsu.edu for more information.

• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon each Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 400 Chinabee Ave., just off the square. Call 847-0909.

• A Narcotics Anonymous group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First United Methodist Church behind McDonald’s. For more information, call Pearl Williams at 435-4881.

• A senior dance for those 55 years and older will be at the Senior Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m. the second Friday night of each month, featuring music, fun, friends and food. The Fun Tyme Band will be there to provide the music. Cost is $5 per couple; $3 for single.

• The Friday Night Opry Show is presented from 6:30-9:30 Friday nights at the Golden Saw Music Hall in the Williams community. Call 435-4696.

• Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program, meets every Friday night at First Baptist Church. Dinner is served at 5:30. Large group meetings with worship and praise bands and guest speakers begin at 6:30. Small share/support groups meet after that at 7:30 p.m., followed with cake and fellowship. Call 435-7263 or 225-2492.

• The Calhoun County Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays in Room 327 Stone Center, Jacksonville State University, corner of Church Avenue and Eleventh Street. Visitors and new members are welcome. Call 782-8044, 782-5604 or 435-7491.

• Jacksonville Fire Department is looking for information and items relating to the history of the department. If you have anything to share, call David Bell at 310-8961.
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