Community Capsule
• Hatcher Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville will be having a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. the trunk or treat at 7 p.m. For infor call 256-435-6214. October is Pastor Appreciation Month and Hatcher Avenue says thanks to Brother Larry Gardner.

• West Side Baptist Church of Jacksonville cordially invites everyone to attend “A Heart Changing Event” to be held October 29 - 31. The church is located at 713 West Mountain St. This special event will begin each evening at 7 p.m Guest speaker is Rev. Sammy Gilbreath. He serves as the Director of Evangelism for the State Board of Missions for Alabama Baptist. Guest musician is Rev. Rick Stone who presently serves as the Worship Pastor at Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville. Questions can be answered at 256-435-6111.

• The J. O. Y. Quilters’ Guild will meet at 9:30 A. M. on Thursday, Nov. 1, in the MAC of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. The program will be four quilting techniques taught in a round-table style. Everyone is invited to attend.

• Nances Creek Baptist Church Christian Life Center will be having a fall festival in the center’s gymnasium on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a soup and chili supper and a super slide and obstacle course for the kids. No charge except for the cake walk. Call 256-310-7216 or 256-283-8459.

• TO ALL CALHOUN COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS: On Thursday, Oct. 25, free flu shots will be given at the Patio Room at Parker Memorial Baptist Church from 1-2 p.m. for those with their PEEHIP Card.

• AARP Driver’s Safety Class for all veterans and their spouses, including all National Guard, reserves and Coast Guard. You may qualify for up to a 10 percent discount on your auto insurance upon completion of the class, which is good for three years. Class will be Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Parker Memorial Church in Anniston. Call 256-294-2301 for more information and registration

• Golden Eagle Holiday Bazaar will be at Jacksonville High School on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donuts with Cocky & JHS mascot plus cupcakes with Santa. There will be Howell Vending Kids blow-ups, lots of vendors and family fun! Find event times, sign-ups and vendor information at

www.HarvestQueenPageant.com or phone 256-689-0338. Find our Facebook Page.

• Hissss and Slither program will be at Talladega National Forest’s Coleman Lake from 10 a.m.-noon for children of all ages. It is free. A program, craft and snack will be provided. The event is part of the Wild Wednesdays programs, sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, Jacksonville State University’s Field School and Friends of the Talladega National Forest. Call 256-463-2272.

• First Baptist of Jacksonville is sponsoring a trip to the Holy Land Nov. 28-Dec. 5, 2012. The total cost is $3,060 per person plus $153 for insurance. We will be experiencing where Jesus walked. If you are interested call First Baptist of Jacksonville 256-435-7263 and speak to Pastor Derek Staples or Bob and Eloise Crossley, senior adult directors.

• JSU’s senior adult fitness will begin again the first of September. The classes and times are: Water Aerobics — Monday through Friday, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Floor Fitness ­— Mondays and Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m.; Yoga — Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. Aubrey Crossen is taking over the program. Fore more info, call 256-689-2580 or email 9517k@jsu.edu

• Yoshukai Karate of Jacksonville offers classes at the Jacksonville Community Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information call 256-282-5425.

• Mom to Mom, a group for moms of all ages with children of all ages, meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the third Monday every month at EaglePoint Church, Jacksonville. To learn more visit

www.momtomomjacksonville.org. Supper and childcare provided.

• The Jacksonville affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets in Jacksonville on the second Tuesday of the month. For additional information contact: 256-435-4236.

• The Jacksonville Aspiring Writers Group meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Jacksonville Public Library. Anyone interested in the creative writing process is welcome. Please bring samples of your original writing to share. The group offers support, critique and information about writing and possible publishing venues. Call 256-782-2881 for more information.

• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at noon each Thursday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 400 Chinabee Ave., just off the Square. Call 256-847-0909.

• A Narcotics Anonymous group meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First United Methodist Church behind McDonald’s. For more information, call Pearl Williams at 256-435-4881.

• A senior dance for those 55 years and older will be at the Senior Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month, featuring music, fun, friends and food. The Fun Tyme Band will be there to provide the music. $5 per couple, $3 for single.

• The Friday Night Opry Show is presented from 6:30-9:30 Friday nights at the Golden Saw Music Hall in the Williams community. Call 256-435-4696.

• Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program, meets every Friday night at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Dinner is served at 5:30. Large group meetings with worship and praise bands and guest speakers begin at 6:30. Small share/support groups meet after that at 7:30 p.m., followed with cake and fellowship. Call 256-435-7263 or 256-225-2492.

• Jacksonville Public Library is offering the public free photographs of some of the wedding couples and anniversary couples that were originally submitted to The Jacksonville News for publication. Photos represent the last four decades. Come by the library to view the photos on site and find a relative or friend. Call 256-435-6332.

• Ladies, come pray with us on the square in Jacksonville at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. We will be praying for our city, our churches and pastors, our schools and children, our officials and businesses. If you have questions, call Polly Angelette at 256-435-7016.

• The Calhoun County Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays in Room 327 Stone Center, Jacksonville State University, corner of Church Avenue and 11th Street. Visitors and new members are welcome. Call 256-782-8044, 256-782-5604 or 256-435-7491.

• Jacksonville Fire Department is looking for information and items relating to the history of the department. If you have anything to share, call David Bell at 256- 310-8961.

• The Public Library Board of Trustees meets at 3:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 200 Clinton S.E. Anyone needing accommodations is asked to contact librarian Barbara Rowell at 256-435-6332.
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