Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam trip, planned by Doris Hann and friends, is to be Sept. 24-Oct. 25. Deadline to register is July 19. A Myrtle Beach, S.C., holiday show trip is planned for Nov. 26-30. The deadline to register is Sept. 20. Call 256-492-3465 to register or for more information.
The 4th of July annual freedom festival is to begin at 8:30 a.m. July 4 at Oxford Lake Park. The fireworks show is to be at 9 p.m. Parade is to line up at baseball parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Children dressed in patriotic costumes may walk or ride non-motorized vehicles down McCullars Lane. Parade starts promptly at 9 a.m. Children must wear helmets if riding bicycles or tricycles in parade and during bicycle/tricycle races. There will be a pet show by the lake with ribbons to be awarded. The pool will operate from11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Swim races are to be at 1 p.m. Call Pam at 256-831-2660 or 256-831-2679 for more information.
An AARP driver safety course is to be 8 a.m.-noon is to be July 9-10 at Parker Memorial Baptist Church, at 12th Street and Quintard Avenue. The cost is $5 for teachers and/or any support personnel; AARP members, $12 and $14 for all others. The two-day classroom course will allow drivers 55 and older to obtain a discount on their car insurance. Visit www.aarp.or/educator to register in advance or pick up the form in class. Call 256-236-5628 or 256-294-2301 for more information.
“Family fun day,” sponsored by Seyram Selase, candidate for City Council Ward 3, is to be 3 p.m. June 30 at Constantine Park. Bring your tents, umbrellas, lawn chairs, grills and blankets. Music, games, refreshments and more are to be featured. Call 256-294-1447 for more information.
Camp Cane Creek at the Cane Creek Gardens, sponsored by Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Legacy, Inc., partners in Environmental Education, is to be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday July 9 through Aug. 3. The cost is $60 a week for kids ages 6-12. The classes offered are to include junior master gardener, junior master conservationist and body quest (nutrition). Call Brandi at the Extension office at 256-237-1621 to register or for more information.
The deadline is July 16 to register/pay for a senior citizen trip to the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola sponsored by Oxford Parks and Recreation. The trip is scheduled to depart at 8 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. Aug. 10. The fee must be paid in cash to Pam Harris at Friendship Community Center. The cost is $80 per person. Call Pam at 256-310-2209 to register and for more information.
The Positive Christian Singles will meet at 4:30 p.m. July 2 at the Western Sizzlin’ in Oxford. Bill Haglere is to speak. Call 256-820-3536 for more information.
The Hobson City Community and Economic Development Corporation (HCCEDC) are in need of volunteers to assist Marian Royston as a part of the College of Liberal Arts Living Democracy program. Royston is an Auburn University senior who is working to coordinate a group of young volunteers to spend the summer conducting a community needs assessment. All students ages 13 and above are welcome to participate. Call Marian Royston at 334-863-0855 or email email@example.com for more information.
Gentiva Hospice of Oxford is in need of volunteers to offer support to a hospice patient through visits or weekly phone calls. Volunteers are thoroughly trained and provided ongoing education. Call Andrea Reaves at 256-831-2964 for more information.
“Not by Chance” is to be in concert at the Carrs 25th family reunion at 1 p.m. today at Cedar Springs Baptist Church in Jacksonville. The public is invited to attend. Call Linda Ferguson at 256-435-2244 for more information.
Lunch and Learn series, a free gardening program sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners and Calhoun County Commission, is to be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan. Bring your own lunch. A program on “succulents” is to be presented by Hayes Jackson, ACES. Call 256-237-6766 for more information.
An organ recital, performed by Joshua Bullock, is to be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 1000 W. 18th St. Bullock recently graduated with a bachelor of music in organ performance from Samford University under the tutelage of James Dorroh. The recital is free and open to the public. Call 256-237-4011 for more information.
CAST Theatre is to hold auditions for the upcoming season at 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 1701 Henry Road. Newcomers should bring a headshot photograph. Actors should present a one-minute monologue. Singers should bring their own accompaniment, if needed. Dancers should present a short piece. Call 256-820-2278 or 256-453-3197 for more information.
“Field Day,” sponsored by the ARRL (Amateur Radio Relay League), is to be 1 p.m. today and Sunday at the Ranburne Fire Department, East Main Street, Ranburne. The public is invited to view ham radio’s new capabilities and how to get an FCC license. Visit www.emergency-radio.org for more information.
June is Men’s Health month. The Calhoun County Health Department is to hold a free healthcare checkup for men 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday. Men may have their blood pressure checked, learn ways to take care of themselves, learn signs/symptoms of things that commonly affect men. Call 256-237-7523 for more information.
Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
• Monday movie, noon, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
• Monday’s in June, 10 a.m., Cent$ible nutrition, presented by Amanda Haynes in conjunction with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service
• Monday’s in June, 11 a.m., easy exercise and stretching classes
• Tuesday, 10 a.m., space stores
• Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., Anime, Mobile Suite Gundam 0083 (Teen program)
• Thursday, 2 p.m., movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
• Thursday, 4:30 p.m., game on, (Teen program)
• Friday, 2 p.m., McWane Center Planetarium
• Through July 2, adult summer reading program, for adults 18 and over, must be registered to win prizes, call 256-237-8501, ext. 25, for more information
• Through July 2, children’s summer reading program, Tuesday story times, Wednesday crafts, Thursday movies, Friday educational entertainment and more, register online at www.publiclibrary.cc/summerreading, to read for prizes. Call 256-237-8501, ext. 5, for more information.