Community calendar beginning October 9
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• A benefit for Zachery Coffey, 2, who is battling Leukemia and is currently a patient at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Supper will be served at 5 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. performance by the southern bluegrass gospel group, “Once Blinded”. Admission is free and the public is invited. There will be a love offering for Zachery. The Church is located at 22 Nicholas Court, Choccolocco, across from Pine Hill Country Club golf course. For further information call 256-237-3405 or 256-310-7126.

• The Choccolocco Heritage Society will host its annual Octoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Choccolocco Community Center/Quad Cities Volunteer Fire Department, 220 Iron City Road, Choccolocco. This is a community-wide fun day.

• The Birdsong Family, the Birdsongs are a nationally known singing family form Knoxville, Tennessee. They will be singing at Nances Creek Baptist Church Sunday, Oct. 13, at the 11 a.m. service. There will be a nursery provided and for more information call 256-310-7216 or 256-453-2067.

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

• Dogs for the Deaf, located in Central Point, Ore., 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 its 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 him at 835-6918

• The Alabama Shutterbugs, a new club for all skill levels of photographers, meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Noble Building, Suite 100, Anniston. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to join us. Call 236.8488 for more information.

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

• Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 21 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.. at 114 N. Center Ave. downtown Piedmont, to discuss the latest veteran’s issues and benefits. If you are a service-connected disabled vet or you think you may have a military service related condition, the DAV may be able to help you. Help workshops are also available from 8 a.m.-noon on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Veterans are urged to attend for possible compensation and benefits they’re not aware of.

• Anyone with knowledge about German and Italian POWs and their artifacts at Fort McClellan during 1943-46 is asked to contact Klaus Duncan at 782-2991.

• Piedmont Health Care has started an Alzheimer’s support group designed to increase public awareness and enhance individual and family education regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. For more information call social services director Yolanda Pierce 447-8258, ext. 232. Refreshments will be provided.
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