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Events at the Hobson City Public Library, 610 Martin Luther King Drive, include:

• Family night, 5:30-7 p.m., Mondays, food, activities, crafts and more are sponsored by Anniston Community Education Foundation.

• Saturday afternoon movies, 2 p.m., free event sponsored by Ross Handy Mart.

Call 256-231-7069 for more information.

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Events at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, 108 E. 10th St., include:

• Lego’s League, all day Saturday in the children’s department.

• Monday movie, noon.

• Story time, 10 a.m., every Tuesday.

• Kids movie, 4 p.m., Wednesday.

• Book making workshop, 4 p.m., Thursday.

• Kids’ craft day, all day Wednesday.

• Class Act Performers present “Little Women,” 4 p.m., April 30.

Call 256-237-8501 for more information.

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Events at the Oxford Public Library, 110 E. 6th St., Oxford include:

• Crochet classes, 9:30 a.m., Mondays.

• Adult movie day, noon, Tuesdays.

• Computer classes, 5 p.m., Tuesdays; 10 a.m., Wednesdays.

• Quilting classes, 10 a.m., Wednesdays.

• Knitting classes, 9:30 a.m., Thursdays.

• Kid time, 4 p.m., Thursdays.

• Story time, 10:30 a.m., Fridays.

Call 256-831-1750 or visit www.oxfordpubliclibrary.weebly.com for more information.

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The first plant sale of the season, presented by the Calhoun County Tree Amigos Master Gardeners, will be 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan. Proceeds will benefit the Tree Amigos program. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.

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Relay for Life team “Cindy Lou” will hold a Tails & Tiaras pet beauty contest 10 a.m. - noon Saturday at Fort McClellan duck pond. Registration begins at 9 a.m. A raffle/door prizes, photo opportunity, vendor booths and more will be available. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Call 256-454-6252 or 256-310-0383 for more information.

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Anniston author/speaker, Alice G. Duckett, will participate in the North Alabama Book Fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church (Multi-Ministry building) in Albertville. Visit www.northalabamabookfair.weebly.com for more information.

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The Etowah Youth Orchestra will be featured in a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Monteith Amphitheater at McClellan. The concert is being presented through the Longleaf Arts Council thanks to generous contributions from Greg and Cheryl Potts. Bring family and friends, lawn chairs or blankets, coolers. No pets allowed.

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Lunch & Learn, a series of free gardening programs sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners and the Calhoun County Commission, will be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan. Bring your own lunch. The event “Batty for bats” will be presented by Vicky Beckham Smith, A-Z Animals. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.

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A Support Ministry, to aid in recovery of divorce, separation, or loss of a loved one due to death, will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hill Crest Baptist Church. The classes will last 13 weeks. The cost will be $15 for the course workbook. Call 256-236-1464, if no one answers please leave your questions at extension 119.

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Reservations are required by Friday for the North Alabama Rare Plant Society free lecture: Twenty years of hydrangeas, lessons learned and a few opinions, to be held at 11 a.m. May 2 at First Presbyterian Church, fellowship hall, 1701 Henry Road. Call 256-832-2227 or 256-236-4842 or email jjones6809@yahoo.com or abugsy1@aol.com or visit www.hydrangea.com for more information.

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A “Preserving Alabama’s Natural Treasures” workshop for educators will be held Friday and April 27 at the Anniston Museum of Natural History. The event is sponsored by the museum and Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education. Educators will be equipped with a variety of materials and activities to take back to the classroom to help highlight the importance of Alabama’s natural treasures. Visit www.legacyenved.org or email Stacey@legacyenved.org for more information.

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The sixth annual “Highway 132” 18-mile yard sale will be Friday and April 27 beginning at the junction of U.S. 278 and Alabama 132 through Altoona and ending in Oneonta. Anyone may set up a yard sale, as long as permission is granted by the landowner. Porta Potties will be along the route.

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City of Anniston neighborhood cleanup event will be 8 a.m.-noon April 27 at the side parking lot at Anniston City Meeting Center, 1615 Noble St. There will be BBQ and free t-shirts to all volunteers. Contact Tana Bryant, Anniston Code Enforcement officer at 256-231-7733 or email tbryant@annistonal.gov for more information.

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The annual Living Museum/Fair on the Square will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27. The event is sponsored by the Jacksonville Arts Council. Vendor applications are being accepted up to and including the day of the fair. Call 256-435-3145 or 256-452-7700 or 256-435-7167 or 256-435-4235 for an application or more information.

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A free “Hike to the headwaters on the Pinhoti Trail” will be 1-5 p.m. April 28 guided by Francine Hutchinson of Jacksonville State University and hosted by the Choccolocco Creek Watershed Alliance. It will be in the upper Choccolocco Creek area and within the Talladega National Forest. The public is welcome to hike and learn. Contact Christy Claes at 256-454-6347 or email cclaes@allandtrust.org or visit www.choccoloccocreekalliance.org/events to register or for more information.

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A rain garden certification workshop will be 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (registration 8:30-9 a.m.) May 1 at Cane Creek Community Garden, 77 Justice Ave. The event will be presented by the Choccolocco Creek Watershed Alliance, Auburn University and Calhoun County Extension Office. Call 256-454-6347 or visit www.choccoloccocreekalliance.org/events or email cclaes@allandtrust.org for more information.

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The Master Gardener plant sale will be noon-3 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4 at the Longleaf botanical Garden. The event is sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners to benefit the Tree Amigos program.

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The 17th annual Hatchett Creek roundup will be 10 a.m. May 4 at the Hatchett Creek Presbyterian Church, County Road 7 north of Goodwater. Lunch will be under the Arbor after the meeting. Bring a covered dish. Call 256-839-5892 or 205-969-1942 or email wfinley1942@charter.net for more information.

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Upcoming trips with Doris Haan of Hokes Bluff include Savannah, Ga., May 6-10 and Niagara Falls and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 9-15. Call 256-492-3465 to register.

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Cheaha Regional Head Start is accepting applications for the upcoming 2013-2014 program year. Children must be 3 years of age by Sept. 1. Contact the following centers for more information: Norwood Head Start, 256-237-8628; Ayers, 256-831-4360; Hobson City, 256-831-8491, Constantine, 256-831-0940 or Piedmont, 256-447-0326.

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The Youth Group of The Salvation Army of Anniston is running a local/national discount card fundraiser through May 1. The discount card offers specials at many local businesses as well as national chains. The proceeds will go towards the youth ministries and outreach programs for the Salvation Army of Anniston. Call Alphonso Hughes Jr. at 256-236-5643 for more information.

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A bus tour to Niagara Falls, Toronto, Canada; Casa Loma Castle in Toronto; the Queen Victoria Park and more will be held Sept. 8-14. Call Regina Talton at 256-492-8505 or 256-393-9055 for more information.

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Summer camp for children ages 5-14 will begin June 4 at SunWise Child Developmental Center, 3906 Pecanwood Drive, Oxford. Call 256-831-0871 to enroll your child or for more information.
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