The Jacksonville State University’s Cleburne County Mountain Center “A Merry Mountain Christmas” will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Music, a storyteller, programs for children and more will be featured. The 16th annual Christmas parade of lights will be 6 p.m. on Main Street in Heflin.The event is free but donations to the Jacksonville State University Field Schools Foundation are tax deductible and most appreciated. Call the JSU Field Schools at 256-782-8010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Calhoun and Cleburne County Head Start/Early Head Start centers are accepting applications. Head Start centers in Calhoun County are Norwood, Piedmont, Ayers, Constantine and Hobson City. Centers in Cleburne County are Heflin and Fruithurst. Children must be 3-years-old by Sept. 1. Call 256-237-8628 or 256-463-2243 for more information.
A Philippine disaster relief fund has been set up by Anniston Runner Club member, Raul Magadia, MD, for donations to be collected through Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Donations may be dropped off at the Animal Medical Center and Magadia will pick them up from there. Non-perishable goods will also be accepted. A tax deductible check made out to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Philippine Disaster Relief Fund noted at the bottom of the check will be accepted. Please drop off at the Animal Medical Center, 719 Quintard Ave., Anniston, AL 36201.
Annual “Breakfast with Santa” will be 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oxford High School cafeteria. The event is sponsored by the Oxford City Schools Education Foundation. Tickets are $10 per person and includes breakfast with Santa and other Christmas characters, holiday entertainment and each child will receive a book from Santa. Tickets may be purchased at Coldwater, DeArmanville or Oxford Elementary Schools. Call 256-454-1242 for more information.
An "Affordable Health Insurance" forum will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 1030 Parkwood Drive. The forum will be led by Debra Foster, a trained, certified application counselor. Call 256-237-6082 for more information.
American Red Cross volunteers of the Calhoun-Cleburne Chapter of Project SHARE winter season will begin accepting calls at 9 a.m. Jan. 6, 2014. The program is designed to give financial assistance to qualified individuals with their energy bills (electric, gas, butane or wood) once during the winter season (Jan. 1-June 30). The elderly, 62 and older, on low fixed incomes with no other source of funds and those disabled and receiving 100 percent disability are eligible for Project SHARE. The phone number for Project SHARE is 256-236-7416.
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.