Oxford Parks and Recreation Dept. cheerleader registration is to be 4-7 p.m. July 10 at Friendship Community Center. Registration is only for girls, age 6-12, who attend Oxford city schools. Child must be present to be sized for uniform and must present a copy of birth certificate. The cost is $90 which includes the uniform, insurance and registration fee. Call Pam at 256-241-2979 or 256-831-2679 at Friendship Community Center for more information.
An introductory basket weaving class, offered by the Dixie Weavers Basketry Guild, is to be Aug. 11 at Cane Creek Community Gardens Center at McClellan. The payment deadline is Aug. 4. The cost is $35 for the class and basket. If you already have tools from a previous class, please bring them. If this is your first class and you don’t have tools, some will be available for you to use during the class. Contact Beverly Shelley at 256-237-4609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A volunteer round-up, sponsored by the Human Services Council of Calhoun and Cleburne counties, is to be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 10 at Quintard Mall. The purpose is to gather in one forum all the organizations that service the Calhoun and Cleburne areas who utilize volunteers. Potential volunteers may come to one location to sign up with the organization(s) that will be the best fit for them. Call Coretta Grant at 256-310-6662 or email email@example.com for more information.
The Tierce/Mellows family reunion is to be 8 a.m. July 14 at Cave Spring Park, Cave Spring, Ga. Call 256-447-8586 for more information.
A “Back to Nature: Rain barrels and cisterns for the landscape” rain barrel workshop is to be 10 a.m.-noon July 19 at Anniston Museum of Natural History. The workshop, sponsored by Legacy, Inc., is to be presented by Hayes Jackson. The event will include a power point talk, a hands-on demonstration of a simple rainwater harvesting/recycling system that can be done in your backyard. The workshop is free to attend, but if you wish to purchase a rain barrel kit to take home, you must pre-order/prepay by Friday. There is a limit of 30 total kits available. Call 256-237-6766 for more information.
Wild Wednesdays, free environmental education programs, are to begin at 10 a.m. in July (except for July 4) at Coleman Lake recreation area. Kids learn about nature with a program, activity, craft and a snack. The free programs are hosted by the U.S. Forest Service, JSU Field School and the Friends of the Talladega National Forest. Call 256-463-2272 for more information.
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.
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. Monday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include:
• Mondays, noon, (adults), movies, bring your lunch. Popcorn and drinks sold for .50 cents each
• Tuesdays, 10 a.m., story time for children ages 0-7; story talk for children ages 8 and up
• Wednesdays, all day, make-and-take crafts
• Thursdays, 2 p.m., kids’ movie; 4:30 p.m., (teens) Game On! teen video gaming
• July 13, 2 p.m., summer reading camp fire closing party with 2B Ranch rodeo
• July 14, 2 p.m., Tween Book Club: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
• July 29, 2 p.m., Teen Book Club: Life as we Knew It
The children’s summer reading program ends July 14. Prizes for reading will be given out while they last.
Call 256-237-8501, ext. 5, for more information.