The Soderhamn/Kockums reunion will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Western Sizzlin’, Oxford. Spouse/significant other are welcome. Event is for adults only. Dutch treat. Call Wayne or Lolly Whittington at 256-268-9219 or email email@example.com for more information.
Gentiva Home Health is sponsoring its 9th annual food drive for the remainder of August to benefit The Community Enabler food bank. Food collection bags are at the healthcare facilities in their respective communities. The Anniston office is located at 1328 Greenbrier Dear Road. Call 256-835-7101 for more information. The Oxford office is located at 1825 Day St. Call 256-831-2964 for more information.
Upcoming events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County include the following:
• Movie, noon, every Monday.
• Story time, 10 a.m., every Tuesday.
Call the library at 256-237-8501 or visit www.anniston.lib.al.us for a detailed calendar of events or for more information.
Open enrollment for the upcoming school term is being accepted at Kids First Childcare Center at 1710 Hillyer Robinson Industrial Parkway. There will be no registration fee during the month of August. Call 256-831-8881 for more information.
Lunch and Learn, a free gardening series sponsored by the Calhoun County Master Gardeners, will be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan. Bring your own lunch. Special guest Jonathan Stober, district biologist, will speak about the Talladega National Forest. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.
A free “Way Out” day program, for young ladies 18-21, will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday beginning Sept. 1 for 12 weeks at Smith Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 1335 Pine Ave. The women in recovery “Loving Life” program, for young ladies of all ages, will be held 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Claudia Elston, program director, at 256-740-2354 for more information.
Jacksonville Photo Club will meet 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 4 at Jacksonville Public Library in meeting room at back of building. Anyone interested in photography is welcome. Contact John Allen at AMSLTDJAGA@aol.com for more information.
“Spirit on Mountain Street” will be 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at Jacksonville State University stadium. The pep ralley begins at 8 p.m. on Burgess-Snow field at JSU stadium. The fundraising event will feature “Taste of the Town”, the Southerners and Marching Ballerinas, along with teams and bands from Jacksonville High School, Pleasant Valley High School and Jacksonville Christian Academy. Food, prizes, play area and entertainment will also be available. Proceeds will benefit the JCOC (Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center.) Tickets for Taste of the Town are $10. Call 256-591-6462 for more information.
The J.O.Y. Quilter’s Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 5 at First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville in the disciple room. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Alexandria class of 1951 reunion is planned for Sept. 7. Call Orelee Clements Kirby at 256-237-5563 or Lowell Bryant at 256-832-8866 or 256-282-6570 for location and more information.
The deadline is Sept. 7 to register for a bus tour to Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains Nov. 11-13. Call 256-492-8505 or 256-393-9055 for more information.
The Alabama Diocese Women’s Council will present the Mother Sara Williams brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 7 at Classic on Noble, 1024 Noble St. Activities will include praise team, fashion show, fellowship brunch (bullet), and the women of honor awards. The guest speaker will be Anniston city councilman, Seyram Selase. Call Sister Gloria Johnson at 256-454-0925 for more information.
Registration is being accepted for the Dave Ramsey “Financial Peace University” classes scheduled to begin Sept. 8 at Heflin Baptist Church, 155 Almon St., Heflin. Call 256-463-2576 for more information.
The Oxford Parks and Recreation Department “fall senior adult day” will begin with registration at 8 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Oxford Civic Center. Entertainment will be provided by Rep Reagan and the Gadsden State band. All senior citizens are invited to attend. The event is free. Call 256-831-2660 for more information.
The Cleburne County High School class of 1989 will hold its 25-year reunion Oct. 4 during the CCHS homecoming. Contact information is needed on a few classmates. Call Carrie Brown McWhorter or Beverly Skinner Casey via Facebook or email 89gradCCHS@gmail.com for updates and information.
Cheaha Regional Head Start is accepting applications for Pre-K. Call Norwood Head Start at 256-237-8628 or Hobson City at 256-831-8491 for more information.
YMCA of Calhoun County is accepting registration for 3 and 4-year-old children or its Preschool program scheduled for 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Thursday starting in September. Call 256-238-9622 for more information.
The Church of the Good Shepherd Kindergarten is accepting applications for its 2013-2014 school years. They offer a half-day program for 4-K and 5-K with keyboarding, phonics, field trips, Spanish, music and chapel. Call 256-237-2429 and leave a message.
The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama is accepting grant applications for 2013 grant awards. Sept. 9 by 5 p.m. is the application deadline for the Susie Parker Stringfellow Health Fund. Sept. 30 by 5 p.m. is the application deadline for the Foothills Community Partnership Charitable Fund. Sept. 9 by 5 p.m. is the application deadline for the City of Anniston Competitive Grant Funds. All applications must be submitted online through www.yourcommunityfirst.org/grants. Contact Eula Tatman, vice-president of grants, scholarships and initiatives, at 256-231-5160, ext. 26 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for qualifications and more information.
Spanish classes will be held at 12:30-2 p.m. Mondays and 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 18 at Harvest International Ministry, 707 Wilmer Ave. The classes are sponsored by Harvest Educational Resource and Bilingual Kids, Inc. Contact Jenniffer Whyte at email@example.com for more information.