Business Track 2023: Food Truck & Vendor Expo! (11/04/23)

Biz Track 2023


The Carver Community Center is hosting their very first Vendor and Food Truck Expo on Saturday, November 4, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM! We are currently looking for vendors & food trucks that want to #Showcase what they have to offer to our city! 

To #Register as a vendor or food truck, please pay online at this link: Cash payments only may be made in person at the Carver Center. 


The deadline to register as a vendor or register your food truck for this event is Friday, October 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM
All vendors and food truck owners who plan to participate must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, October 30th at 6:00 PM at the Carver Community Center (720 W 14th St, Anniston). 
Vendors (with business license): Cost to participate $30 ticket
Vendors (without business license): Cost to participate $50 ticket
Food Trucks: Cost to participate $50 ticket
All vendors and food trucks must provide proper documentation to be cleared to participate!

For additional event information or questions, please contact our Carver Center Recreation Leader, Derwin Perry, at: 256-231-7630 (Mon.-Thurs. 11AM-7PM, Fri. 9AM-5PM).


Business Track 2023
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Time: 10AM – 2PM
Location: Outdoor Track at the Carver Center (720 W 14th Street, Anniston, AL 36201)

Thank you! 

Carver Community Center After School Program

Do you need after school care?
Carver Community Center is providing an after school program strictly for Cobb Preparatory Academy!
The program will service children at Cobb in grades K3, K4, and K5.
The after school program will begin Monday, August 7th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm Monday through Friday.
The registration fee is $25. After registration, parents have a choice of paying a weekly fee of $15 or a monthly fee of $50.
Spots are limited so please enroll as soon as possible!
For more information, contact Miss Pat, Carver Director, at 256-231-7630.

Ward 2 Town Hall | April 27, 2023

City of Anniston Ward 2 & 3 Town Halls

Citizens of Anniston, please be aware of two upcoming town halls. These forums will be your chance to interact with your council members one-on-one, learn about upcoming projects and plans, and ask questions that you may have! 

The Ward 2 town hall will be Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 5:00 PM at the Carver Community Center (720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201). Our Ward 2 Councilman, D.D. Roberts, will lead the town hall, and his contact information may be found below: 

  Demetric D. Roberts

  Council Member Ward 2


Summer Day Camp Program! (2023)

summer camp 2023

The City of Anniston is excited to host its annual Summer Day Camp Program. The Summer Camps will run from May 30th through August 4th, from 7:00 AM until 5:30 PM (Monday – Friday).
Our camps will take place at the Carver Community Center, Norwood Hodges Community Center, & Wiggins Community Center!
Activities will include: Nature & Science, Drama, Games, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Outdoor Survival, Contests, Music, Field Trips, Dance, Swimming Lessons, Cooking, Gymnastics, Tumbling, and more!

Link to City Calendar:

Registration forms may be picked-up at each community center camp site.
Once you have filled-out your registration form, you may either deliver it to any Anniston Community Center, or mail it to:
The City of Anniston Parks and Recreation Department
P. O. Box 2168
Anniston, AL 36202
Attn: Day Camp


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.

For additional Information, please call:
Carver Community Center – (256) 231-7630 (Pat)
Hodges Community Center – (256) 231-7627 (Kevin)
Wiggins Community Center – (256) 231-7628 (Carol)

Thank you!

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt! (2023)

Easter 2023

Hop on over to the  City of Anniston’s Youth Sports Complex football field (356 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL 36206) on Thursday, April 6th at 7:00 PM for a fun evening of flashlight Easter egg hunting!

The cost of admission is $3.00 per child, and be sure to bring a flashlight and a bag/basket to collect your eggs in! Also, be sure to dress appropriately for the outside weather!

For more information, please contact the Carver Center at 256-231-7630 and/or the Aquatic Center at 256-847-7349!

Spring Break in Anniston! (2023)

Anniston Spring Break_2023

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.

2023 Youth Summer Job Fair!

Summer 2023 Job Fair Flyer

The Youth Summer Job Fair will be held at the Carver Community Center (720 W. 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201) on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 starting at 5:00 PM! Those who attend the job fair will be given tips on completing job applications and preparing for interviews. 

The following positions will also be available for youth, ages 16 to college age, at this job fair:

Day Camp Aide | $10.16/HR
Day Camp Director | $14.92/HR
Lifeguard | $10.16/HR
Turf Care Worker | $10.68/HR
For more information, please contact our Parks & Recreation Department at: 256-236-8221.

Sunday Fundays for the Kids!

Sunday Fundays at The Centers-2

Every Sunday this month we will be providing educational fun, games, activities, and structure for the kids at one of our city community centers! 

Here is the monthly schedule for our February Fundays:

Sunday, Feb. 5th | Wiggins Center | 2PM – 4PM
2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201

Sunday, Feb. 12th | South Highland | 2PM – 4PM
229 Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207

Sunday, Feb. 19th | Carver Center | 2PM – 4PM
720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201

Sunday, Feb. 26th | Hodges Center | 2PM – 4PM
3125 Spring Valley Rd, Anniston, AL 36207

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

Carver Center’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off!

Carver Chili Cook Off 2023

Carver Community Center’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2023 starting at 1PM and ending at 3PM 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 9th. 

All contestants must meet at Carver Community Center on Monday, January 9th at 6:00 PM for an informational meeting. Judges will vote for the best chili.

Come out and enjoy!

7th Annual Judkins Family Christmas BBQ!

Judkins Family Christmas 2022

The 7th Annual Judkins Family Christmas BBQ will take place on Sunday, December 25, from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at the Carver Community Center (720 W. 14th Street, Anniston, AL 36201)!

There will be free food, fellowship, and music from acts such as N2 Christ & Mary Culpepper Community Choir!

If you are interested in performing at this event, or would like to offer your support, please contact Ms. Jackie Judkins at: 256-591-5194!

The menu will include Ribs, Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Sides! Delivery will be available for disabled citizens, simply reach out to 256-591-5194 to set it up!