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American Red Cross volunteers of the Calhoun-Cleburne Chapter of Project SHARE winter season is accepting calls from potential applicants. The program is designed to give financial assistance to qualified individuals with their energy bills (electric, gas, butane or wood) once during the winter season (Jan. 1-June 30). The elderly, 62 and older, on low fixed incomes with no other source of funds and those disabled and receiving 100 percent disability are eligible for Project SHARE. The phone number for Project SHARE is 256-236-7146.

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“Simple Solutions for Resolving Conflicts” seminar, presented by Dorothy Yeager, MS,CFCS, will be 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Anniston City Meeting Center, 1615 Noble St. Call 888-836-7684 or visit www.dorothyandassociates.com for more information.

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“Neighbors Night”, an interfaith sabbath worship service honoring the memory of Bette and Hank Saks, 7:30 p.m., Temple Beth El, 1301 Quintard Ave. The service will be led by Rabbi David Baylinson. Oneg Shabbat (reception) will follow the service. Call 256-831-8911 or email renads1002@gmail.com for more information.

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The McClellan Bookworms Book Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the McClellan Center conference room. In celebration of Black History Month, the group will discuss the book, The House Girl, by Tara Conklin, a selection that combines slave doctors, art and law. Call 256-439-6822 or visit www.gadsdenstate.edu for more information.

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Sav-A-Life Calhoun County’s 30th anniversary celebration will be 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) March 1 at Oxford Civic Center, 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford. The guest speaker will be Missy Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty. The tickets may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com. There will also be a Duck Dynasty look-alike contest with one male winner and one female winner. Gifts will include gift certificates from local businesses. Visit www.savalifecalhouncounty.com or email savalifeSaturday@gmail.com for more information.

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The J.O.Y. Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. March 6 in the MAC of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Visitors are welcome.

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The Sumter County Soil & Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for a $500 scholarship sponsored by the Alabama Conservation District Employees Association. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, high school senior, and living in the state of Alabama. Applications may be picked up at the District office in the Federal Building, room 202 in Livingston. Deadline to receive completed applications in the District office is March 7. Calhoun County is one of 11 counties in the district. Contact Mandee Carrier at 205-652-7521 or 205-652-6781 for more information.

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An AARP safe driving class will be held 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 8 at the Oxford Library. There will be no test at the end of class. Upon completion of the class, you may qualify for a discount up to 10 percent on your auto insurance for up to three years. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call 256-294-2301 to register or for more information.

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The Forest Service is seeking volunteer campground hosts to help manage Coleman Lake Recreation area located in the Talladega National Forest-Shoal Creek in Heflin. The campground hosts will serve as patrons to national forest visitors during the upcoming recreation season scheduled for March 1-Dec. 1. The hosting is open to adults ages 21 and older who are energetic and have a passion for serving others. The position requires constant interaction with campground visitors by providing general information and explaining rules and regulations of the campground facility. Duties may also require general cleaning and maintenance of the campground.

In return for volunteering, campground hosts can stay at a campground for part or all of a season. They do not pay recreation fees and may be reimbursed by the Forest Service for incidental expenses. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/alabama to learn more about volunteer opportunities and recreation in the Talladega National Forest-Shoal Creek District.

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Cat Show, sponsored by Alabama Paws and Claws, Allbreed Championship and Household Pet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 16 at the Anniston City Meeting Center. Admission is $6 adults, $4 seniors and children; seniors 60 and up, children 2-12 and under 2 are free. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Nonni’s Angels/Save Our Strays. Email alpawsclaws@bham.rr.com to enter your cat or for more information.

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The Anniston High School class of 1974 is planning its 40th class reunion for Aug. 29-31. Contact information is needed on classmates. Call Tim Palmore at 256-282-3820 with updated information or with any questions.

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A Black History collaborative program will be at noon Saturday at South Highland Parks & Recreation Center, 229 S. Allen Ave. The event is hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs ECA and Anniston Parks & Recreation. The event is open to the community at no cost.

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The Town of Hobson City Black History month celebration will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at 715 Martin Luther King Drive. The guest speaker will be Johnny Lawrence Ford, mayor of Tuskegee. Call 256-831-4941 for more information.
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