Club Social & Home Made Ice Cream Competition!

Outdoor Association

This will be a time of fellowship and will include hotdogs, fixings, chips and drinks provided by the AOA along with a homemade ice cream competition! All those who still make homemade ice cream are encouraged to participate and compete for a small prize!

This event will begin at 5:00 pm at the Tucker Park Lodge located at 6514 Weaver Road in Anniston. Please contact Keith Hudson by Thursday, June 16 to register for this event. Keith may be reached by email at anniston.outdoor.assn@gmail.com or by phone or text at (256) 453-9527. There will be a $5.00 charge for non-members to help off-set the cost of the provided food.

Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony | 05/20/22

Law Enforcement memorial ceremony

In honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation week, a memorial ceremony will be held on Friday, May 20th at Centennial Memorial Park (225 E 17th St, Anniston, AL 36207) in Anniston at 11:00 AM. 

Join Governor Ivy, Attorney General Steve Marshall, and other public officials as we honor those who walk the blue line for us, and who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. 

For more information, please contact Ken Rollins at: 256-239-9234. 

Anniston Changers in Lenlock!

Anniston Changers Flyer Lenlock 05.21.22-3

The Anniston Changers are back for another monthly service project, and this time we will be visiting the Lenlock community!
On Saturday, May 21st, we ask that you come and volunteer with us to clean-up the areas in Lenlock from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM!
Volunteers will meet in the parking lot of the old Lenlock shopping center, located at: 5818 McClellan Blvd, Anniston, AL 36207.

To register to volunteer for this project, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/3l48Ix7
At this project, we will mainly be focusing on debris removal and litter pick-up! Thus, please bring landscaping tools and gloves! There will be some other tasks as well though, so feel free to come and help out in any way that you can!
Food, drinks, and fellowship will be provided to each and every person who volunteers! As always, you may register to volunteer on our website, at: www.AnnistonChangers.com! If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact City PIO, Jackson Hodges, anytime via text or call at: 256-846-2044!

61st Anniversary of the Freedom Riders! 

Freedom Riders Anniversary

Join us as we celebrate the 61st Anniversary of the Freedom Riders! 

Where: Zinn Park (101 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201)

When: Saturday, May 14th | 12:00pm- 8:00pm 

Schedule of Activities:

12:00-3:30 Anniston Greyhound BusDepot, board the replica bus, self-guided Model City Tour
4:00-5:00 Meet Freedom Riders JoanMulholland and Ameen Tuungane 
5:00-6:00 Anniversary Program
6:00-8:00 Movie in the Park: PBSAmerican Experience, Freedom Riders Movie

Little Explorers Preschool Program !

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Little Explorers Preschool Program 

Every Tuesday in May, 10:30am – 11:00am 

Anniston Museum of Natural History 

The Anniston Museum of Natural History is the perfect place to keep your preschooler entertained and engaged, all while learning about the world around them. Every Tuesday, our education team will encourage curiosity, exploration, and learning through play with stories, activities, and crafts about the natural world. Each week, a new subject will be explored, and animal ambassadors will drop in periodically to help out! Following the program, parents and caregivers are encouraged to explore the museum with their children and learn more about the day’s topic in our exhibit halls. 

This program is included in museum admission and is free for members. 

2022 Heritage Festival!

2022 Heritage Festival Flyer

2022 Heritage Festival! | 06/18/22 | Zinn Park

The line-up for our annual Heritage Festival is here! We are excited to introduce the following star-studded performers: 

4:00 PM: Pooh’s Hot Band | Featuring – Heidi Mae 
5:30 PM: Kim Scott
6:30 PM: J’Cenae
8:00 PM: Urban Mystic
9:30 PM: The Manhattans | Featuring – Gerald Alston
The fun will kick-off at 2:00 PM with vendors, games, and activities. Music will then hit the stage at 4:00 PM! Tents are allowed in designated areas, but please do not bring personal grills or generators. 

The Heritage Festival is a free, family oriented event that celebrates Juneteenth! It is designed to provide a safe and fun-filled day for citizens of all ages and cultures. There will be entertainment, games for youth, food vendors, arts & crafts, and more!

We will also have an essay & art contest for high schoolers and middle schoolers this year, with cash prizes for the top 3 finishers in each category! To learn more, please read the contest flyer!

For Event or Vendor information, please contact Shanika Stringer or Frazier Burroughs at 256-236-8221, and/or Charles “Chazz” Barclay at: 256-454-2724.

Summer Day Camp Program 2022!

Summer Camps 2022

The City of Anniston will host its annual Summer Day Camp Program. The Summer Camp will run from May 31st through August 5th, from 7:00am until 5:30pm (Monday – Friday), and it will take place at the following 3 community centers: the Carver Community Center, Norwood Hodges Community Center, & Wiggins Community Center!

Registration forms may be picked-up at each community center camp site. To download a printable version of the Summer Camp registration Form, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3LWSLoj 

DETAILS:

DATES & TIMES

The Day Camps begin at 7:00 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. — Monday through Friday. Ten action-packed weeks are planned beginning May 3 1 st and ending August 5, 2021. July 4th is a city -wide recognized holiday, and our camps will not operate.

STAFF

Participants in our strategically planned Day Camp Programs are supervised at all times by carefully screened counselors. These qualified leaders instruct the campers, as well as lead them through the daily schedule of activities. Calendars will be available each week to keep parents informed of upcoming events and activities.

COST

Camp fees for residents of the City of Anniston are $55 per week per child; $50 for each additional child in the same family. Weekly fees for non-residents are $60 per week per child. A convenient daily plan is only $15 per child (if space is available). There is a $25 one-time registration fee for all campers. Fees are non-refundable. Camperships are available for low income families living within Anniston City Limits whose children attend Anniston City Schools. Proof of school enrollment must be provided. Call the camp your child will be attending for more information.

REGISTRATION

Early registration is encouraged since all Anniston Day Camp Programs have limited enrollment. To register your child, follow instructions on the attached registration form.

Anniston Downtown Market 2022!

The Anniston Downtown Market is Back!

The Anniston Downtown Farmer’s Market will occur every Saturday, from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM, starting May 7, 2022 and running through October 29, 2022! Our Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Downtown Anniston at the new Coldwater Mountain Brewpub at 1208 Walnut Avenue Anniston, AL 36201.

All are invited to the big top tent beside the brewpub to discover farm fresh produce, honey, meats, and dairy products; artisanal food items including baked goods, jams, jellies, preserves, pickled items, and other canned goods; handmade jewelry and crafts; and to learn and sample recipes using locally sourced ingredients from featured local chefs and Calhoun County Extension Office nutritionists.

This Certified Farmers Market is an opportunity for small and medium growers and producers to interact directly with you, their customer! And what better way to put a face with the food you eat than to meet YOUR farmer? Quality vendors and special events including cooking demos, musical guests, featured artists, and more are what help make the Anniston Downtown Market a destination suited for any age.

For additional information, call 256-624-7172 or email marketmanagerafm@yahoo.com. If you are a grower and are interested in selling at the Anniston Downtown Market, permits are available at no charge from the County Extension Office (256-237-6121).

Grand-Opening | United States Courthouse!

courthouse 5.9.22

Grand opening ceremony: 10:00am

 The morning will begin with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00am. Weather permitting, we will hold the ceremony on the front steps, with seating on the sidewalks and street.  The ceremony will last about an hour and feature speakers and songs/presentations from area public schools.
 

Public tours: ~11:00am to 1:00pm

 Once the ribbon is cut, we will open the doors to the public so you can see what we’ve been building for the past two years. We think you’ll be impressed!
 

Location & Parking

 The courthouse is located at 1100 Gurnee Avenue, Anniston AL 36201. The city will close Gurnee Avenue in front of the building for the ceremony. Otherwise, you may park on the street or in any of the surrounding city lots for free.

Free Kwon Alexander Football Camp!

Kwon Alexander Football Camp 2022

COME HONE YOUR SKILLS WITH NFL STAR KWON ALEXANDER!
About this event

COME HONE YOUR SKILLS WITH NFL STAR KWON ALEXANDER

DATE: JUNE 25

LOCATION:   CITY OF ANNISTON YOUTH SPORTS COMPLEX

745 SUMMERALL GATE ROAD, ANNISTON, AL 36205

TIME: 10:00AM-1:00PM

FREE FOOD, DRINKS, AND GIVEAWAYS

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Date and time:

Sat, June 25, 2022

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

Location:

City of Anniston Youth Sports Complex

745 Summerall Gate Rd

Anniston, AL 36205