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2nd Annual Piedmont Benevolence Center 5K Race

May 11 • 8 AM

Race Day Registrations $25 Race Day registration will be between 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM at Piedmont High School Stadium. Please pre-register by May 1 to guarantee a shirt. On race day, shirts available while supply lasts.

.Age Groups- (Male and Female)

9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,

65-69, 70 & over

For more information: Heather Lamey 256-447-2220 or


• Calhoun County Citizen Corps is offering FREE Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 20-hour training that will provide you with information to help yourselves, family, and community before, during, and after an incident. Everyone is welcome! No experience

necessary! It will be May 14, 21, 28, and June 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (20 hours are required for certification.) Training will be at Piedmont Healthcare Center Community/Daycare Building (behind the Nursing Home) at 1050 Dailey Street, Piedmont.

• The White Plains Alumni Association will have its annual reunion / award banquet at Harmony Baptist Church, Choccolocco, on Saturday, May 18 at 5 p.m. Four $1,000 college scholarships will be awarded to deserving graduates of White Plains’ Class of 013. Davine Miller, retired principal of White Plains High School, will be guest speaker. Reservation forms and dinner menu choices are in the association’s newsletter. For more information cakk 256-236-8780, 256-447-7563 and 256-435-5910.

• On May 9th at 10 a.m., Piedmont Benevolence Center will host a resume writing class facilitated by Diane Marshall of JSU’s Human Resources Department. This class will be held at the Community Building behind the nursing home. For more information please call 256-447-2220.

• 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.

• Philadelphia Baptist Church is asking for help with a cemetery cleanup. Anyone wishing to help clean the cemetery is invited to come between today and May 11. Decoration will take place May 19. Service will begin at 10:30. Kenneth Gowens will be the guest speaker.

• The Piedmont Church of God will host a special visitor on Mother’s Day, May 12. Meredith Parker will be the guest speaker. Her testimony has been televised on the 700 Club. Parker will speak during the 10:45 a.m. morning service. The community is invited to attend.

• 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 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 for more information.

• 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.

• 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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