Community Development Week 2023 | April 10th-14th

CDBG Week 2023

From April 10th through the 14th, the National Community Development Association (NCDA) celebrates the impact that local Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs have in our neighborhoods and cities! 

From repairing homes, to building new housing, to assisting with new public facilities, there is much that our CDBG department does! Thus, we invite you to join us in this week-long celebration so you may learn about some of the great things our CDBG team has done in Anniston! 

Below you will find the schedule of activities for Community Development Week:

Monday April 10th

10:00 AM | Tour: Chestnut Village – Inspire Ave, Anniston, AL 36201
11:00 AM | Tour: Hillside Cottage – Circle Dr, Anniston, AL 36201

Tuesday, April 11th

10:00 AM | Tour: Barber Terrace – 411 S. Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207

Wednesday, April 12th

10:00 AM | Appreciation Day Event at the Anniston City Meeting Center – 1615 Noble St, Anniston, AL 36201

Thursday, April 13th

10:00 AM | Tour: Jacksonville Habitat Home – 506 Francis St E, Jacksonville, AL 36265

Friday, April 14th

10:00 AM | Tour: Dr. David Satcher & St. Michael’s Health Clinic & Community Learning Center – 426 Mulberry Ave, Anniston, AL 36201

For questions or more information, please reach out to our CDBG department at: 256-231-7799 or 256-231-7623. 

You may also learn more by visiting our website at: 

Thank you!

Spring Break in Anniston! (2023)

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Our Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) has a full slate of fun activities, games, and more planned for Spring Break week! So, be sure to share the attached flier with anyone looking for some spring time fun for their children!

Below are the days and locations that you can expect to have some fun:

Monday | March 27th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wiggins Community Center – 2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201
Tuesday | March 28th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Hodges Community Center – 3125 Spring Valley Rd, Anniston, AL 36207
Wednesday | March 29th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
South Highland Community Center – 229 S Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207
Thursday | March 30th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Carver Community Center – 720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201
During this week, all centers will be closed from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, except the center that is hosting that day’s activities and the Aquatic Center.All centers will reopen from 4:15 PM to 7:00 PM each day for free play and other activities as planned.
For more information, feel free to contact our PARD team at: 256-236-8221.

Something To Do Sunday at Wiggins! (3/19/23)

Something To Do Sunday at Wiggins

Something To Do Sundays are back! A local favorite, every 3rd Sunday we will set up shop at one of our centers or out in the community and provide the youth with educational fun, games, activities, and structure!

This month, we will be at the Wiggins Community Center (2202 W. 17th Street, Anniston, AL 36201) on Sunday, March 19, 2023 (03/19/23) from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM!

Our Something To Do days started with concerned community citizens coming together on one accord to offer our deserving youth a structured, yet fun-filled opportunity to play and learn!

Be sure to bring your most recent Report Card! Rewards will be given to A & B Students!

For more information contact our Parks & Recreation Department at: 256-236-8221.

Thank you!

I Spy! Leonardo da Vinci

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The Berman Museum is excited to reintroduce the popular children’s program series, I Spy! We will explore a new topic or person in history each month through stories, scavenger hunts, and crafts. This month we will learn about Leonardo da Vinci – inventor, artist, and scientist.
I Spy! is recommended for ages 6 – 10, but all are welcome. Pre-registration is encouraged. This program is included in museum admission and free for members.

Raptor Run 5K & Dino Dash 1K

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Lace up your running shoes and join the Anniston Museums and Gardens for the Raptor Run 5K! Register by March 1 for the Raptor Run 5K to receive a T-shirt. Registration fee is $30.00 for the Raptor Run 5K and $15.00 for the Dino Dash 1K (+ credit card processing). Attention AM&G Members, call 256-237-6766 or email for a special code to receive $5 off!
Raptor Run 5K begins at 8:00 am
Dino Dash 1K begins at 9:30 am
Awards to Follow
The Raptor Run 5K begins at the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Runners will race throughout Museum Drive and Lagarde Park. Museum Drive will be closed Saturday, April 1st from 7:00 am – 10:00 am. All participants are asked to park at the Anniston City Hall/Anniston Star building. City of Anniston shuttles will be available to transport registrants before and after the race.
Registration Packet pick-up is Friday, March 31 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm at Anniston Museum of Natural History, and race morning beginning at 7:00 am. Last day to pre-register is Wednesday, March 29. Race Day Registration is $35 for Raptor Run 5K and $20 for Dino Dash 1K. Race Day registration ends at 7:40 am.

Saturday Alive!

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Join us for a guest favorite – Saturday Alive! Each month we’ll discuss a new topic and introduce you to several of our animal ambassadors. There is always something fun to learn at the Anniston Museums and Gardens!
This program is included with daily admission and free for members.

Insect Pinning Workshop: Butterfly and Moth

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AMNH Auditorium
Would you like to begin or add to your own insect collection? Join one of our Educational Interpreters to learn how to pin and label a butterfly and a moth like a pro. This program is available for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 15 people.
This workshop is $15/person, and AM&G members receive a $5 discount. Workshop is limited to 15 people and is perfect for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. Last day to register is Friday, March 17.

5th annual Spring Garden Symposium; Engaging with Plant People: The Breeders, the Explorers, & the Collectors

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Join us for Longleaf Botanical Gardens’ 5th annual Spring Garden Symposium! There’s something old, something new, something borrowed, and something in bloom during this year’s symposium! Engage with fellow plant people and discover plants only available from another person’s garden, where to get the greatest and latest plants, and what’s new in the world of horticulture. This year’s Keynote Speaker is the renowned Encore Azalea Breeder, Mr. Buddy Lee. We also have Atlanta Botanical Gardens’ Horticulturist, Ozzie Johnson, and special guests from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Explore the Sensory Garden and shop plant vendors and talented craftspeople between presentations!
To reserve your spot, call 256-237-6766 or register online at Reservations are required. RSVP by March 8 to receive a box lunch. Lunch is not included if registering after March 8. Complimentary coffee will be available until 10:00 am. Tickets are $45 per person. Anniston Museums and Gardens members receive a $10 discount. Payment is due at registration.

Forgotten Figures: Women’s History Month

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with us at the Berman museum as we focus on the lives of significant women who have been largely unrecognized for their accomplishments. Join us as we remember individuals whose actions helped bring about positive change in the world through an informative presentation and up-close artifacts from our collection.
This program is included in museum admission and free for members.

Creature Feature

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Did you know that the Anniston Museum of Natural History is home to a variety of live reptiles, mammals, and birds? Make plans to join us in the exhibit halls on the second Saturday of each month between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to meet and learn about one of our animal ambassadors. You never know who will be featured!
This program is included in museum admission and free for members.