Community Capsule
Praying Across Alabama

April 26

12:30 p.m.

Prayer on Calhoun County

Courthouse 11th Street Steps

This is an opportunity for Christians to meet together to show we care as we pray for our community, state, nation, and world. If there is no parking, you can park at Parker Memorial Baptist Church (on the corner of Quintard Avenue and 12th Street) or Calhoun Baptist Association (on the corner of 12th Street and Woodstock Avenue) and ride a shuttle to the site. In case of bad weather, we will meet at

Parker Memorial Baptist Church.

6:00 p.m.: Prayer Rally*

Hill Crest Baptist Church

Highway 31, Anniston

*For childcare, please make reservations by calling CBA at 256.237.5171

or by email

Guest Speakers:

• Elaine Helms, Prayer Coordinator for My Hope with Billy Graham

• John Franklin of John Franklin Ministries

• Greg Frizzell, Author and Speaker on Prayer

 Music by Jay Parrack, former member of Gold City, Worship Leader at Hill Crest

For more information, visit

• Choccolocco Community Church, 22 Nicholas Court, will sponsor three Southern Gospel singing groups Saturday, April 27 starting at 5:30 p.m. The event will benefit Gary Haney, who needs a liver transplant. Supper plates are $5. The groups will be Once Blinded, The Laytons and the Dovers. Admission is free. For more information call Ronny Story at 256-237-3405 or 256-499-6089.

• The Jacksonville State University Small Business Center, the SBA, and the Calhoun County Chamber will offer one-on-one counseling for prospectoive and existing business oweners at no charge on Thursday, May 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chamber office. It is necessary you make an appointment. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 256-782-5271.

• There will be a Cedar Springs class reunion on Saturday, May 18 with special recognition for former beloved teacher Mary Frances Angel Hyde. We encourage all former students and friends of Mrs. Hyde to come to honor her. Meat will be provided, and we ask that you bring a covered dish for the lunch which will begin at noon.

It will be at Danny Bryant’s home at 3475 Wellington Road in Wellington. For directions and further information, please contact Linda Carr Ferguson at (256) 435-2244.

• The Jacksonville Arts Council will present its museum and fair on April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Square.

• Join the Calhoun County Tree Amigos Master Gardeners for the first plant sale of the season. Unusual perennials, trees, and shrubs will be featured at the sale, Saturday, April 20th, 8a.m. - noon, Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan. Sale proceeds benefit the Tree Amigos program. For information please call 256-237-1621.

• YOU’RE INVITED TO LUNCH & LEARN….A series of free gardening programs sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners & Calhoun County Commission held the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan from noon-1pm ; bring your own lunch!

April 24 “Batty for Bats”: Vicky Beckham Smith, A-Z Animals

May 22 “Alabama the Beautiful”: Lisa Harris, Scenic Alabama

June 26 “A Simple Water Feature for the Garden”: Hayes Jackson, ACES

July 24 “Herb Gardening”: Dani Carroll, ACES

August 28 “Getting to Know the Talladega National Forest: Part 2”: Jonathan Stober, District Biologist

September 25 “Gardening for Dry Places”: Hayes Jackson, ACES

Speakers & topics subject to change. Contact the Extension Office to confirm. 256 237 1621

• New classes for the Jacksonville State University Adult Wellness classes are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Senior water aerobics and senior floor aerobic classes, 8 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 256-689-2580 or for more information and: Tuesday and Thursday: Senior water aerobics and senior therapeutic yoga classes, 8 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 256-689-2580 or for more information.

• Doris Haan has several trips planned for 2013. A trip to Savannah, Ga., and surrounding areas is set for May 6-10. Call Haan at 492-3465 to make reservations or for more information.

• Yarns by HPF invites you to join us at the shop for Knit (Crochet Too) Night every 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 5-7 at 402 Pelham Rd. N., in the Subway Shopping Center. Call 256-452-5206 if you have any questions.

• The Alabama Shutterbugs, a new club for all skill level of photographers, meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 PM, at the Peerless Grill, 13 W 10th St. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to join us. For more information call 256.236.8488.

• Applications for Head Start are now being taken. Come visit a Head Start/Early Head Start Center in your community and talk with center coordinators or family advocates. For additional information in Calhoun and Cleburne counties call Gayle McClellan at 256-237-8628. Head Start Centers located in Calhoun County are Norwood, Piedmont, Ayers, Constantine and Hobson City. Children must be three years old by Sept. 1.

• 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. Visit Supper and childcare provided.

• The Jacksonville affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets in Jacksonville, second Tuesday of the month. For additional information contact: 256-452-9676.

• 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 night 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.

• 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 Eleventh 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 the library annex. Anyone needing accommodations is asked to contact librarian Barbara Rowell at 256-435-6332.
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