Monday Movie — Bring your lunch and enjoy a feature film at noon in the Ayers Room at the Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library. Popcorn and drinks available for 50 cents each. The library is prohibited from advertising the name of the movie, but it is a PG-13 flick about the adventure of a short creature with big feet. Does that “ring” a bell? Call 256-237-8501 for the title.
Things that go ‘Bloom’ in the night — Master gardener Sherry Blanton will teach attendees how to create a beautiful night garden in this free class at 2 p.m.
Fused Glass Workshop — Today is the deadline to sign up for the Berman Museum’s Fused Glass Workshop with Lori Cummings. A beginner and advance class is available for the April 28 workshop. Due to the nature of the work, space is limited, so register early to be sure you get a spot in the Session you need. To reserve your place, call David Ford at 256-237-6261 or email email@example.com.
Jacksonville Opera Theatre Fundraiser — Come and attend the fundraiser dinner for the Jacksonville Opera Theatre at 6:30 p.m. at Classic on Noble in Anniston. The group is asking for $40, $50 or $60 reservations, with about half of that going directly to the opera. The JOT cast will be in costume dining with guests and will perform a sneak preview of “The Mikado,” one of the group’s upcoming productions, afterward. Visit www.jacksonvilleopera.org to make reservations.
Noble Street Festival — Anniston’s annual bicycle race and street festival is back. All day enjoy live music, food, 5k foot race, childrens’ activities, vendors and of course, the Sunny King Criterium bike race through downtown Anniston. Admission is free, items are priced as marked. Visit www.noblestreetfestival.com for more information.
Bring your preschoolers to take the ride of their lives. Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into the station for a larger than life experience at The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera for Day Out With Thomas: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013. This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular “Thomas & Friends” TV series. In addition, children will meet Sir Topham Hatt, controller of the railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts and crafts, storytelling and more. The cost is $19 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). For tickets, call 866-468-7630 or visit www.ticketweb.com/dowt or www.HODRRM.org.
The Star has four free tickets to giveaway to see Thomas in Calera. To enter, email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “I wanna see Thomas.” Winners will be randomly chosen April 18.
Alexandria Rifle monument dedication — A monument to the Alexandria Rifle, the primary company from our community that served in the Civil War, will be formally dedicated at 2 p.m. at Alexandria Park (old Methodist church on Alexandria-Wellington Road). A brief sketch of the Rifles will be performed, as well as a recognition of descendants of Rifle members. The featured speaker is Sam Stewart, whose ancestor was a member and the company’s historian. There will be live music and refreshments. For more information, call Mac Gilliam at 256-820-8095 or 256-225-4442.
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