Shamrockin’ 5K Color Run & Walk!

color run_2022

Join Main Street Anniston as we bring back the Shamrockin’ 5K Color Run & Walk!

Hosted in Historic Downtown Anniston, participants will make their way through color stations as they progress through the race. Whether you walk or run, we promise you will have a blast!

First 50 registrations receive an event t-shirt and swag bag!

For more information, please contact Karla Eden at: 256-371-3711. 

To register for the 5K, please follow this link:

Free COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Site 012522-2

Citizens of Anniston, there will be a free COVID-19 drive-thru test site on January 25th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The site will be right outside of the Department of Human Resources Building (DHR) in Anniston, citizens may get in line to be tested by entering through the intersection at: West 11th Street & Grove Street, Anniston, AL 36201.

The test site is being put on by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), with assistance from the City of Anniston and the Calhoun County EMA.

The Testing is free, thus no insurance is required in order to be tested. You may get tested with or without symptoms. This testing is open to anyone. The tests will be a nasal swab, and the ADPH staff will administer the swab.

For more information, please contact the Calhoun County EMA at: 256-435-0540.

Ward 3 Town Hall with Councilwoman Smith


Join Anniston City Council woman and Vice-Mayor, Ciara Smith, on January 27, 2022 at the South Highland Community Center (229 Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207) for a town hall from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM. 

This is a great opportunity for citizens to come and have their questions answered by their local representative! 

For more information, please contact Councilwoman Smith at 256-343-2234 or via email at 

Carver Center Chili Cook-Off!

carver center chili cook off_2022


Are you the best cook in Calhoun County? Prove it by entering into Carver Community Center’s Chili Cook-Off!

Carver’s Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022 starting at 12PM and ending at 2PM inside the gymnasium. To sample all chili, the cost is $2. To purchase a bowl of chili, the cost is $5.

If you would like to be a chili contestant please contact Carver Community Center at 256-231-7630 and ask for Recreation Leader Derwin Perry by Monday, January 24th.

All contestants must meet at Carver Community Center on Thursday, January 27th at 6:00 PM for an informational meeting.

Virtual MLK Day Celebration!

Virtual MLK Day City of Anniston_2022

Join the City of Anniston on January 17, 2022 as we honor the legacy and message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a virtual celebration! The video will premiere on MLK Day, on the city’s website and Facebook, and it will feature performances by:

The Anniston High School Jazz Band
The Donoho School Jazz Band
Kim Stars Productions (Led by: Kim Dobbs)
Naajsha Lunsford
Anniston High School Bulldog Dance Line
Messages from the Anniston City Council
Keynote Speaker: Talladega Mayor Timothy Ragland
And More!

Anniston Changers: Randolph Park & Rocky Hollow!

Anniston Changers Flyer Randolph Park & Rocky Hollow 01.15.22-2

Anniston Changers will be taking on TWO SITES for this month’s service project on Saturday, January 15th! Volunteers can choose to either:Meet at Randolph Park (1906 Bancroft Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201) to help clean up the park and its new bike trails for the youth at the Wiggins Community Center!Meet at the Anniston High School football field (308 E 18th St, Anniston, AL 36207) in order to help clean up the Rocky Hollow neighborhood! If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact City PIO, Jackson Hodges, anytime via text or call at: 256-846-2044!

2022 Anniston Job Fair!

Anniston Job Fair_02.10.22

The City of Anniston is proud to announce the first annual Anniston Job Fair! This event is being made possible thanks to a partnership with the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center and the Calhoun County Economic Development Council!

The job fair will occur on Thursday, February 10th, from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the Main Hall of the Anniston City Meeting Center (1615 Noble St, Anniston, AL 36201). 

This job fair is currently open for interested businesses, manufacturers, and employers. Those interested in having their company participate in this job fair may contact Kim Boyd, with the Calhoun County Area Chamber & Visitors Center, via phone/email at:  256-237-3536 and/or

Little Explorers Preschool Program!

AM&G Logo

The weather may not allow much exploring outside, but the Anniston Museum of Natural History is the perfect place to keep your preschooler entertained and engaged, all while learning about the world around us. Every Tuesday, our Education team will encourage curiosity, exploration, and learning through play with stories, activities, and crafts about the natural world. 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. A new theme will be explored each week and animal ambassadors will drop in periodically to help out!

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

Belly Dance Fitness at Carver

Belly Fitness at Carver

The new year is quickly approaching. We are excited to announce a new fitness class at Carver starting Tuesday, January 4th @ 5pm-6pm.

Fitness Class Schedule:

>>>BELLY DANCE FITNESS with Julie Brown

Participation Fee:
>Belly Dance Fitness $5 per person: Pay @ the community center or through this link…/Carver_Center_Fitness_Class… “service fee will apply”

For more information:
Contact Julie Brown via email:

Quarterly Disposal Day for Citizens!

disposal day_Jan 2022

As you may know, the Anniston City Council adopted New Debris Policies on June 1, 2021. These new policies affect what items our Street Department will pick up, how appliances are picked-up, and more. The new policies also detailed a quarterly “Disposal Day.” This quarterly occurrence will allow for citizens to dispose of items that our Street Department no longer picks up. City leadership encourages citizens to assist one another in cleaning up their neighborhoods during this time.

This service will be free of charge. The first quarterly Disposal Day will take place from Friday, January 7th through Saturday, January 8th from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM each day. These quarterly Disposal Days will occur in January, April, July, and October of each year, with exact dates to be announced prior to each quarter. During the disposal periods, one roll-off dumpster will be placed in each of Anniston’s four (4) wards