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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., at the corner Wilmer Avenue. Don East will present a program on Creek Indians. Parking is behind the library.

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Sav-A-Life Calhoun County’s 30th anniversary celebration will be 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) Saturday at Oxford Civic Center, 401 McCullars Lane, Oxford. The guest speaker will be Missy Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty. The tickets may be purchased at www.eventbrite.com. There will also be a Duck Dynasty look-alike contest with one male winner and one female winner. Gifts will include gift certificates from local businesses. Visit www.savalifecalhouncounty.com or email savalifeSaturday@gmail.com for more information.

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A Supper Club meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Living Springs Training Center, 1768 County Road 628 in Roanoke. The featured speaker will be health educator, Kae Borrero. Her topic will be on exercise. Call 256-449-2628 for more information.

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Jacksonville Photo Club will meet 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday at the Jacksonville Public Library. The agenda will be on photo critiques and photo sharing. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to attend. Email John Allen at AMSLTDJAGA@aol.com for more information.

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The J.O.Y. Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the MAC of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Visitors are welcome.

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An AARP safe driving class will be held 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 8 at the Oxford Library. There will be no test at the end of class. Upon completion of the class, you may qualify for a discount up to 10 percent on your auto insurance for up to three years. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call 256-294-2301 to register or for more information.

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Cat Show, sponsored by Alabama Paws and Claws, Allbreed Championship and Household Pet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 16 at the Anniston City Meeting Center. Admission is $6 adults, $4 seniors and children; seniors 60 and up, children 2-12 and under 2 are free. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Nonni’s Angels/Save Our Strays. Email alpawsclaws@bham.rr.com to enter your cat or for more information.

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Trips with Doris Hann include Miami and Key West, Fla., March 16-22 for seven days and six nights; Montreal and Quebec, Canada June 15-25 for 11 days and 10 nights. This trip will include whale watching. Call 256-492-3465 for more information.

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An AARP Smart Driver class will be held at 9 a.m. March 20 at Spring Street Recreation Center, 502 South Spring St., talladega. No tests. Open to general public to drivers of any age. Drivers age 55 and older may qualify for insurance discount. The cost is $20 or $15 for current AARP member and includes workbook. Class is limited to 25. Call Jim Williams at 256-268-5286 or 877-846-3299 or visit www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchDspLocations.action for more information.

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American Red Cross volunteers of the Calhoun-Cleburne Chapter of Project SHARE winter season is accepting calls from potential applicants. 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 256-236-7146.

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The Sumter County Soil & Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for a $500 scholarship sponsored by the Alabama Conservation District Employees Association. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, high school senior, and living in the state of Alabama. Applications may be picked up at the District office in the Federal Building, room 202 in Livingston. Deadline to receive completed applications in the District office is Friday. Calhoun County is one of 11 counties in the district. Contact Mandee Carrier at 205-652-7521 or 205-652-6781 for more information.

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The Forest Service is seeking volunteer campground hosts to help manage Coleman Lake Recreation area located in the Talladega National Forest-Shoal Creek in Heflin. The campground hosts will serve as patrons to national forest visitors during the upcoming recreation season scheduled for March 1-Dec. 1. The hosting is open to adults ages 21 and older who are energetic and have a passion for serving others. The position requires constant interaction with campground visitors by providing general information and explaining rules and regulations of the campground facility. Duties may also require general cleaning and maintenance of the campground.

In return for volunteering, campground hosts can stay at a campground for part or all of a season. They do not pay recreation fees and may be reimbursed by the Forest Service for incidental expenses. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/alabama to learn more about volunteer opportunities and recreation in the Talladega National Forest-Shoal Creek District.

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The Anniston High School class of 1974 is planning its 40th class reunion for Aug. 29-31. Contact information is needed on classmates. Call Tim Palmore at 256-282-3820 with updated information or with any questions.
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