We are happy to have any community and church calendar items that you are able to submit. It works best if they are in written form, as this reduces the chance of errors creeping in on our end. This allows us to simply copy and paste important names, dates, times and phone numbers as you submitted them. Announcements are best sent by email to [email protected], although you can drop them off at our office at 598 Fort Lashley Avenue in Talladega, if that’s how you need to do it. The most immediate calendar items will appear first, with later dates appearing if space permits.
MONDAY OCT. ten
—Talladega Chapter #4242 AARP will meet on Monday, October 10 at 10 a.m. Members are encouraged to bring a friend to eventually become a member. Charles Montgomery, Samaritan House will speak to us about what’s new at this property and future plans (needs and help). The Chapter will host a SMART DRIVER CLASS on Monday, November 14 at 132 North Court Street. Due to COVID, the chapter had no classes. The instructor will be Shirley DuPont who has taught the Talladega class several times and is very good. The cost of the class is $25 for non-AARP members and $20 for AARP members. Taking the class is good for three years. Bring your AARP card or ID; Keep the receipt and when you pay for your car insurance, most agencies will give 10-15% off your car insurance. It is so important for those of us over 50 to be informed of new changes in the laws, especially in our state. The course runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but we usually get out before four. There will be a break for lunch and snacks etc. will be provided to participants.
—The Talladega County School Board will hold a board meeting at 1 p.m. at the central office, 106 South Street West in Talladega.
SATURDAY, OCT. 15
-Lincoln High School’s Class of 1980 Planning Committee will host gospel singing from 4-7 p.m. followed by R&B music from 7-10 p.m. at the Anniston Meeting Center, 1615 Noble Street. Dinner will be served. Come and enjoy an evening of excitement and fun with us. For more information, call Daphne Williams at 706-766-4179, Catherine Elston at 256-375-9840 or Johnny Fomby at 256-591-2501.
—The third Millerville Saturday Trade Day at the Bibb Graves Community Center will take place on Saturday, October 15 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shops will be open indoors to buy toys, clothes, books, flowers, dishes, desks, tools, jewelry and collectibles. and more. Free setup from outside provider. Setup for Vendors, Garage Sale Items, Arts and Crafts, and Exchange Items. Park and area designed for the sale of cars, vans, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, tractors, four-wheelers, motorhomes, campers, trailers and vehicles of all types. For more information, call 205-317-7798. Snacks, hot dogs and soft drinks available.
—The Kingsville Corvette Club will hold a car show on Saturday, October 15 at the grounds of the Kelly Spring Baptist Church at 351 Curry Station Road in Munford. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All cars and trucks are welcome. The cost is $20 per vehicle. There will be no 50/50 draw.
THURSDAY OCT. 20
—The Talladega Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Armstrong-Osborne Library on Thursday, October 20 at 5 p.m. According to the public notice, the purpose of the hearing is to receive comments from the public regarding the complete update of the city plan. The master plan is a general guide for the formulation of public policies and to guide future decisions on zoning, land use and development. Representatives from the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns. The meeting is open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend and bring a friend. For more information, contact City Clerk Joanna Medlin at 256-362-8186.
SUNDAY OCT. 23
—St. Clair County Democrats will be hosting their annual Fall Picnic on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m. — or as long as we have a good time and the food lasts. You can find us in our usual place at Pavilion 1 in Lakeside Park, next to/behind the Pell City Civic Center. Come join us to eat, have fun and party, and bring a friend with you. Everyone is invited, and we look forward to seeing all of our like-minded Democrats after our long Covid hiatus, as well as anyone interested in participating in some great food and engaging conversation. For more information, contact Sherry Kuntz at [email protected]
MONDAY OCT. 24
—The Talladega County School Board will hold a business session at 3:00 p.m. and a board meeting at 4:00 p.m. at the central office, 106 South Street West in Talladega.
–Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall will address the St. Clair Crime Victims and Clemency Chapter on Monday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the St. Clair County Courthouse in Pell City. The public is also welcome
SATURDAY, OCT. 15
—The Central Baptist Church located at 126 Spring Street North in Talladega will be distributing food from our food pantry on Saturday, October 15, 9-11 a.m., for residents of the City of Talladega only, while the food lasts. Report to the rear parking lot on West Street where we will have a form for you to complete. (The form is valid for one year. If you have already completed one form, you will not need to complete another for one year.) You can only receive food once every three months.
SUNDAY OCT. 16
-Sylacauga First Baptist Church invites you to celebrate its largest capital improvement project in 35 years on Sunday, October 16. The church is delighted to share with the community what God has done and hopes you will join in this special day of praise and thanksgiving with a special service at 10 a.m. After the service, there will be a church-wide potluck in the gymnasium at noon. For those who have other obligations on Sunday mornings, the church invites you to visit the new spaces during an open house from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
—The Central Baptist Church located at 126 Spring Street North in Talladega will hold a throwback anniversary service on Sunday, October 16, celebrating 117 years, beginning at 11 a.m. A meal will follow immediately after the service in the scholarship room. The phone number is 256-362-4836. The pastor is Bro. Ricky Clark.
THURSDAY OCT. 20
—Hepzibah Baptist Church will present Young At Heart at 10:30 a.m. in the parlor of the church’s Christian Life Center. This month’s guest will be Pastor Cal McIntire and his dog Bean of Mount Olive Baptist Church. Besides being an inspirational pastor, Dr. McIntire is a gifted musician and dog trainer. He will also give us an update on the Samaritan House of Talladega. Afterwards there will be lunch and fellowship at the Christian Life Center. Everyone is welcome. Bring your favorite dish and join us.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22
—Fall Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join a day filled with food and fun for the whole family, hay rides and bouncy house, games and crafts for the whole family absolutely free. Evening Star Baptist Church 260 Evening Star Road on Logan Martin Dam Road in Vincent. For more information, call Bro. Chase Chase at 470-234-1087.
SUNDAY OCT. 30
—Word of Faith Church presents “The Bad Boys of the Bible” on Sunday, October 30 at 3 p.m. The church is located at 34 Coosa County Road 39 in Sylacauga. The pastors are Eddie and Anita G. Crowe. The cast includes Min. Wesley Haley (Adam), Min Larry Banks (Cain), Min. Tony Stone (Abraham), Deason Edward McGhee (Lot), Elder Marvin Moten III (Jacob), Bro. David Boleware (King Saul) and Reverend Dwight O. Hicks III (Lucifer). Singing artists will be Ray Holland and Triumph’s New Boyz. Pray and Worship: Shiloh Male Choir.
TUESDAY NOV. 1
—Beginning November 1 and during the holidays, the Joymaker Circle of Wesley Chapel at 820 West Park Street in Sylacauga will sell the following: 1 pound, 16 ounce bags of pecan chunks; 1 pound, 16-ounce bags of pecan halves; and 7-ounce bottles of Happy Home flavor (vanilla, light vanilla, lemon, butternut, and many more flavors). The pecans are fresh from South Georgia and cost $12 a bag, while the flavor costs $4 a bottle. You can contact Bobbie Kinser at 205-217-6733 if you would like to purchase any of these items. If no one answers, please call back. The pecans will be sold in November, December and January, but the flavor will be sold year-round. A portion of the proceeds from this sale goes to feed the hungry in our community. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years, and we look forward to serving you again.