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A fatherhood brunch will be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Carver Community Center. The event is hosted by the Anniston Housing Authority. The coordinator will be Vanessa Williams. The Real Men of Anniston are guests. The public is invited to attend.

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A PCB clean-up community educational forum will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Carver Community Center. Dinner will be served. Call Kay Beard at 256-238-9900 for more information.

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A health fair, sponsored by the Alabama Institute for Deaf & Blind, will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Anniston City Meeting Center. The event is to celebrate life with senior citizens. Call Tabitha Royal at 256-761-3740 or email for more information.

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A public demonstration of emergency communications, provided by the Turkey Heaver Mountain Repeater Association of Amateur Radio operators, will be held from 1 p.m. June 22 until 1 p.m. June 23 at the Ranburne Fire Department, East Main Street, Ranburne. The public is invited to see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get an FCC radio license. Visit for more information.

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Lunch and Learn, a free gardening series, will be held at noon June 26 at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan. The guest speaker, Hayes Jackson, will discuss a simple water feature for the garden. The program is free. Bring your own lunch. The event is sponsored by the Calhoun County Master Gardeners. Call 256-237-1621 for more information.

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A “Spring into Summer” festival will be held 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29 in downtown Piedmont. Arts/crafts, food, games, live music and more will be featured. The event is sponsored by Lover’s by Glover. Call 256-792-9063 or email for more information.

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The summer reading program is taking place at Hobson City Library. Upcoming special events (all at 5:30 p.m.) include:

• Monday, Hobson City, live with Kim Dobbs of CAST.

• June 24, live music and coffeehouse.

Daily activities at the library include:

• Mondays, Club H.C., 2 p.m.

• Tuesdays, Westing Game Book Club, 2 p.m.; Frindle Book Club, 2:30 p.m.; Old Yeller Book Club, 3 p.m.

• Wednesdays, Art Attack, 2 p.m.

• Thursdays, Story time and craft, 2 p.m.

• Fridays, Kids movie and popcorn, 2 p.m.

Parents should plan to attend with their children. Individual summer bridge activities are available for children attending the summer reading program. Call Donna at 256-831-7069 for more information.

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June events, at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, include:

• The summer reading program, through July 20.

• Monday, ceramics class, 2 p.m., for children age 8 and up.

• June 24, tortoise show and tell storytime, 10 a.m.

• Tuesdays, story time, 10 a.m.

• Wednesdays, make and take Craft Day.

• Thursdays, kids’ movie, 2 p.m.

• Friday, touch-a-truck extravaganza, 2-5 p.m.

• June 28, animals underground, 11 a.m.

Extreme couponing will be held 2 p.m. July 16. Call 256-237-8501 for more information.

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The annual Fort McClellan Chapter of the U.S. Army Chemical Corps Regimental Association meet/greet social event will begin with cocktails from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. July 12 at the Anniston Army Depot’s Desoto Pastime Center. The deadline to order tickets is July 1. Call Mike Lanphere at 256-453-3553 or email for more information.

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A free food preservation class will be held 1-4 p.m. July 17 at the Alabama Cooperative Extension Office, 1702 Noble St., suite 108. The canning of fruits and vegetables will be covered. Pressure-canning will be demonstrated. Call Patti West at 334-844-8090 for more information.

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Asthma education for teachers, guardians and parents of elementary and junior high school students, will be provided through Aug. 15 by the Pediatric Care Centers of Northeast Alabama Children’s Environmental Health Clinic. The program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control from a grant signed May 31 by Gov. Bentley to the Alabama Asthma Coalition and the Alabama Department of Public Health. Children who reside in the city of Anniston will serve as the target population. Call 256-237-1184 for more information.

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Trips with Doris Haan include Branson, Mo., Aug. 4-10 and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, Oct. 2-5. Reservations are being accepted now. Call 256-492-3465 for more information.

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Reservations are being taken for a bus tour to St. Augustine, Fla., Amelia Island and Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 7-11. Call Regina at 256-393-9055 or 256-492-8505 for more information.
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