The AlaBenton Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Ayers room of the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, 108 E. 10th St. David Hodnett is guest speaker. Visitors interested in genealogical research are welcome to attend.
A trunk or treat will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hatcher Avenue Baptist Church, 1311 Hatcher Ave. S.E., Jacksonville. Call 256-435-6214 or 256-282-1616 for more information.
An AARP driver safety class will be held at 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oxford Public Library. The course is all classroom with no tests. Completion may qualify drivers age 50 or older for insurance discounts. The fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Call 256-294-2301 to register.
The 26th annual Clay County car show/swap meet will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Lineville Recreation Park, Alabama 9 North in Lineville. Call 256-354-7732 or 256-354-3139 or 256-36-2058 for more information.
Living Springs Retreat Supper Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Living Springs Training Center, 1768 County Road 628, Roanoke. The speaker will be Todd Brown and he will speak on the topic of “The Attitude of Gratitude.” Call 256-449-2628 for more information.
The Jacksonville Photo Club will meet 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday at the Jacksonville Public Library in meeting room at back of building. Presentation will be “Do it yourself projects-photography on a budget.” Anyone interested in photography is welcome. Contact John Allen at AMSLETJAGA@aol.com for more information.
The annual holiday cooking school will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1701 Henry Road. The event is presented by The Calhoun County Extension Service and the Calhoun County Homemakers and Community Leaders. No reservations are needed and the event is free. Chef Alan Martin of the Victoria Inn Restaurant and Prudence Hilburn are guest demonstrators. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.
The J.O.Y. Quilt Guild will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the MAC of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Everyone is invited to attend.
Winter market weekend will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Nov. 9 at the Anniston Museum of Natural History in the lobby and auditorium. There is no cost to browse. Call 256-237-6766 or visit www.annistonmuseum.org for more information.
The Daviston School and community reunion will be 10 a.m. Nov. 9 in Daviston (Tallapoosa County).
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony with color guards at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at NHC Place in the new extended veteran’s room.
The AT&T Telecom Pioneer Veteran’s luncheon, to honor AT&T Veterans and active duty military employees, will be 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the Pioneer room at 1325 Noble St. Plans include passing out American flags at the Veterans Day parade following the luncheon.
A Veterans Day ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Centennial Memorial park, 17th Street and Quintard Avenue. The event will include music, ceremonial events and a rifle volley.
The Calhoun County Veterans Organization, Inc., is currently accepting entry forms for the Veterans Day parade to begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 11. Line up will begin at the Anniston City Meeting Center at 16th and Noble Streets. Call Linda Peters at 256-591-3093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A health fair, hosted by the Alabama Institute for Deaf & blind Senior Services Department, will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Cherokee County Health and Rehab Center, educational building, 877 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre. The event is free and is indoors. Call 256-761-3740 or 256-761-3575 for more information.
The deadline is Nov. 16 to submit applications for the 23rd annual Christmas parade “Rocking around the Christmas Tree” planned for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. The Line up will begin at 5 p.m. in the Pelham Plaza parking lot. Applications may be picked up at Edwards Grocery, 6726 U.S. 204 in Jacksonville.
The annual memorial service for the German Italia PW Cemetery will be noon Nov. 17 at Fort. McClellan. Representatives of the German and Italian governments are expected to attend. A reception will follow at the Monteith Amphitheatre at McClellan. The public is invited to attend. If you have any artifacts from 1943-46 from Fort McClellan you’d like to share, please call Klaus Duncan at 256-782-2991 or for more information on the event.
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission’s Area Agency on Aging (EARPDC) will host prescription drug plan enrollment assistance events at the following times and dates:
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, Friday and Nov. 8, 15, 18, 22, and 25; Dec. 2 and 6 at East Alabama Regional Planning and Development.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 27 at Jacksonville Senior Center.
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 5 at Anniston Senior Center at Fort McClellan.
Calhoun County elected officials will partner with EARPDC to help Medicare recipients compare prescription drug plans.
To help develop a plan comparison, Medicare recipients will need to bring their Medicare card, along with a complete list of the medications they are taking and the dosages.
People will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session will last about 40 minutes. There may be a wait time for assistance. Call 800-243-5463, ext. 150, with any questions.
Registration is now open for a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Dec. 2-4 and will include four meals and shows. Registration deadline is Jan. 9, 2014, for a trip to Miami and Key West, Fla., planned for March 16-22, 2013, and will include nine meals. Call Doris Hann at 256-492-3465 to register or for more information.
Registration is now open for a bus tour March 27-April 1, 2014, to Washington, D.C., and April 28-May 2, 2014, for Savannah, Ga., Jekyll Island and Beaufort, S.C. Call Regina Talton at 256-492-8505 or 256-393-9055 to register or for more information.
Upcoming events at the Oxford Public Library include the following:
• Crocheting, 9:30 a.m., every Monday.
• Computer classes, 5 p.m., every Tuesday.
• Quilting, 10 a.m., every Wednesday.
• Knitting, 10 a.m.; kid time, 4 p.m., every Thursday.
• Story time, 10:30 a.m., every Friday.
Call 256-835-6123 or visit www.oxfordpubliclibrary.weebly.com to confirm times/events or 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.