Community calendar beginning May 26
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• Homecoming will be held at Salem Baptist Church on County Road 8 in the Bluffton community on May 26 beginning at 10:30 p.m. Special singers will be The Joymasters from Canton, Ga. Peaching will begin at 11:15 with Rev. David Blasengame. Lunch will be at noon and singing will resume at 1. For more information call 256-447-7747

• Homecoming will be held at Roberts Chapel Baptist Church on June 2 at 10 a.m. Special singers will be Heirborn. Lunch will be served. There will be no singing after lunch. Message will be delivered by Roberts Chapel pastor Bob Staggs.

• Trade Day and Farmers Market at Nances Creek Community Center on the first Saturday of each month through October. It starts at 7 a.m. There is no set up fee.

• A reminder that while the spring season is here and many landowners will be cleaning their property, any outdoor burning within the Piedmont City Limits requires a burn permit which can be obtained free of charge, provided that you meet the outside burning criteria, you can apply for a permit at the Fire Department at 312 N. Center Ave., If you have any questions concerning outdoor burning you can call the fire department at 256-447-3364.

• YOU’RE INVITED TO LUNCH & LEARN….A series of free gardening programs sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners & Calhoun County Commission held the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan from noon-1pm ; bring your own lunch!

May 22 “Alabama the Beautiful”: Lisa Harris, Scenic Alabama

June 26 “A Simple Water Feature for the Garden”: Hayes Jackson, ACES

July 24 “Herb Gardening”: Dani Carroll, ACES

August 28 “Getting to Know the Talladega National Forest: Part 2”: Jonathan Stober, District Biologist

September 25 “Gardening for Dry Places”: Hayes Jackson, ACES

Speakers & topics subject to change. Contact the Extension Office to confirm. 256 237 1621

• Dogs for the Deaf, located in Central Point, Oregon, is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from animal shelters and trains them to help adults and children with different disabilities, challenges, and needs. For example, a Hearing Dog is trained to alert it’s owner to household sounds that could affect his or her safety and an Autism Assistance Dog would keep an autistic child out of traffic, bodies of water, and other dangerous situations. Chris Hill, a resident of Anniston and a volunteer “ambassador” for Dogs for the Deaf, has a DVD presentation he will give to civic and community organizations or individuals. Contact Chris at (256) 835-6918

• New classes for the Jacksonville State University Adult Wellness classes are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Senior water aerobics and senior floor aerobic classes, 8 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 256-689-2580 or jsu9517k@jsu.edu for more information and: Tuesday and Thursday: Senior water aerobics and senior therapeutic yoga classes, 8 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 256-689-2580 or jsu9517k@jsu.edu for more information.

• Anyone with knowledge about German and Italian POW’s and their artifacts at Fort McClellan during the time period 1943-1946 please contact Klaus Duncan at 256-782-2991.

• Crossplains Church of Piedmont, in partnership with the Piedmont Benevolence Center, invites kids ages 5 and up to the church every Wednesday to get F.I.T. (food, interaction, teaching) Every Wednesday night from 6-7:30 p.m. Supper, Devotion and Games. Anyone needing transportation contact 256-447-2721. Someone will return calls regarding pickup times.

• Applications for Head Start are now being taken. Come visit a Head Start/Early Head Start Center in your community and talk with center coordinators or family advocates. For additional information in Calhoun and Cleburne counties call Gayle McClellan at 256-237-8628. Head Start Centers located in Calhoun County are Norwood, Piedmont, Ayers, Constantine and Hobson City. Children must be three years old by Sept. 1.

• Piedmont Health Care has started an Alzheimer’s support group. The Alzheimer’s Support Group at PHCC is designed to increase public awareness and enhance individual and family education regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. For more additional information, please call Yolanda Pierce, social services director (256) 447-8258 Ext. 232. Refreshments to be provided.
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