Main Street Anniston has partnered The Anniston Police Department to bring you the 2nd annual Chili Cook-off benefiting the annual APD Toy Drive!!!
On Friday, December 8th our local officers and community teams will go head to head as competitors seeking the title of Anniston’s Best Bowl of Chili!
Admission is $10 at the door OR a new, unwrapped toy! Admission includes 5 sampling tickets, drinks, and condiments. Also included is a voting ticket for People’s Choice – Best Chili.
Once you’ve found the chili you enjoy the most, guests may purchase a bowl of that chili for an additional $5 (while supplies last).
Mark your calendars and join us as we support the Anniston Police Department and their annual Toy Drive for Christmas in our community.
This year’s chili cook-off will be held at the NEABA Headquarters, 26 West 10th Street.
Interested in competing? Contact us at email@example.com
This will be a moderately rated, 4-mile hike in Cheaha State Park beginning at the State Park Tailhead and ending at the Bald Rock Lodge Parking Lot. From the state park trailhead, the hike will begin at the Pinhoti/Hwy 281 crossing and will pass by the headwaters of Hillabee Creek and the Blue Mountain Trail Shelter before reaching the Bald Rock connector trail. Once on the connector trail, there will be a steep ascent to Bald Rock and then a level walk to the lodge using the boardwalk or the adjoining woods trail. Participants should meet by 9:00 am at the State Park trailhead located on Hwy 281 (scenic parkway) just before the park entrance. An adequate number of cars will be placed at the lodge parking lot to shuttle participants back to the trailhead. Please contact Keith Hudson by Thursday, December 14th to register for this hike. Keith may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone/text at 256-453-9527.
Our annual Christmas Party will be held at 6:30 pm at the Tucker Park Lodge. The lodge is located at 6514 Weaver Road in Anniston. The AOA will provide a ham and participants are asked to bring a side item. This party will include a meal, a short program to recognize our 2023 outing leaders, and a slide show highlighting pictures from our outings over the past year. It would be helpful to have some volunteers to assist with decorating the lodge beforehand and to help with the meal organization and preparation on the day of the party. If you plan to attend this party and/or would like to assist with it, please contact Keith Hudson by Monday, December 11th. Keith may be phone at 256-453-9527 or by email at email@example.com.
This will be a 7-mile loop hike in the Dugger Mountain Wilderness Area beginning and ending on FS 500. From the Pinhoti Trail crossing at FS 500, plans are to hike up the trail for about 2.5 miles before traveling a short distance cross country to the old fire tower site. From this point, plans include traveling 3.5 miles down the old fire tower road (FS 539) back to FS 500 and then an additional 1-mile walk back down the road to the trail crossing where our cars will be parked. FS 539 offers splendid views of the countryside surrounding Piedmont. There is an option to shorten this hike by 1-mile by placing cars at both FS 500 and FS 539 (Tower Road). Participants should bring a lunch with something to drink and dress appropriately for the forecasted weather conditions. The departure time and location for this outing is 8:00 am from the Johnson’s Giant Foods parking lot located at 815 Pelham Road South (AL Hwy 21) in Jacksonville. Please register for this hike through Wild Alabama’s website once the event is published. In the meantime, you may contact Jonathan Kelly at Jonathan@wildal.org for additional details concerning this hike
The Anniston Police Department is excited to announce the kickoff of its annual Christmas Toy Drive!
We hope you can help us make some little ones smile this holiday season by dropping off toy donations at the Anniston Police Department (174 W 13th St, Anniston, AL 36201).
We will be accepting donations from November 17, 2023 until Friday, Dec. 19th! Afterwards, we will host the Toy Drive give-away at the Station near Christmas time!
Any one with questions may feel free to contact us anytime at: (256) 238-1800. Thank you!
You’re Invited to The City of Anniston, Alabama and Main Street Anniston’s 2023 Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 1st at 5pm at 12th and Noble Street!
The Tree Lighting Ceremony will conclude with hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies (while supplies last) hosted by Main Street Anniston Board of Directors.
For more information, contact the Main Street office, at: 256-231-7633!
Kick off the holiday season with the Berman Museum. Join us for dinner, cookies, and cocoa with Christmas carols, stories, and World War II-era games and crafts. It will be an evening of Christmas cheer for the entire family.
Christmas at the Berman is $10 per adult and $8 per child (ages 4-17). AM&G members receive a 50% discount. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766 to register today. The last day to register is Friday, November 24.
Join the City of Anniston and Main Street Anniston on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 6:30 PM CT for the annual Downtown Anniston Christmas Parade!
This year’s theme is Christmas Around the World.
To participate in the parade, please read and complete the application linked here:: https://tinyurl.com/2tcna6cm
For questions or event information, please contact the Main Street Administrative Assistant, Kristin Smith at (256)231-7633.
Children ages 3½ to 5, along with a parent or caregiver, are invited to join our Education team each Tuesday as we 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 child and learn more about the day’s topic in the exhibit halls. A new topic 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 members.
*Younger siblings are welcome, but all activities are geared toward older preschool aged children.
Line dancing occurs every Monday from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at the Carver Community Center.
For more information contact: 256-231-7630.