2022 Youth Football & Cheerleading!

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Registration is now open through August 15th for our Parks and Recreation Department’s Youth Football and Cheerleading! 

These sports are open to youth ages 5-12! Registration is $85, and uniforms may be kept based on availability!

You may signup online at this link: https://bit.ly/3sVkjmF 

You may also sign-up in person by visiting the Anniston Aquatic Center at: 130 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL 36205. 

For more information, please contact City of Anniston Athletic Director Darren Spurrill at: 256-847-7349. 

Upper Tallapoosa River Float Trip!

Outdoor Association

This will be a 5-hour float trip on the Tallapoosa River near Tallapoosa, GA. This portion of the river has a slight current with several shoals but no major rapids. We will be utilizing the services of Lazy River Rentals for this trip.

Lazy River Rentals offers rental boats and a shuttle service at the following rates: $25.00 for single person kayaks, $45.00 for double person kayaks, and $10.00 to shuttle private boats. They will put us in at the Broad Street Bridge in Tallapoosa and we will float to their takeout located at 131 Doe Valley Road south of US Hwy 78 near the AL/GA state line.

The shuttle for this trip leaves the outfitter at 9:00 am (cst) / 10:00 am (est). Participants are encouraged to pack a lunch with something to drink, wear clothing/footwear suitable for water activities, and to use sunscreen. The meeting time and location for this trip will be 8:00 am (cst) from the Publix parking lot located across from the Oxford Exchange adjacent to Exit 188 on I-20 and US Hwy 78. Those wishing to meet directly at the outfitter should arrive there no later than 8:45 am (cst) / 9:45 am (est).

Participants should contact Keith Hudson by Monday, June 20 to register for this trip. When registering, indicate if you will need to rent a boat or will just need a shuttle for your personal boat. Please do not contact the outfitter directly as they have requested that participants register through Keith who will give them a headcount following the registration deadline. Keith may be reached by email at anniston.outdoor.assn@gmail.com or by phone or text at (256) 453-9527.

Club Social & Home Made Ice Cream Competition!

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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.

Bicycle Ride on the Chief Ladiga Trail and Silver Comet Trail!

Outdoor Association

This will be an approximately 20 mile total, out and back ride beginning at the Borden Springs Access. We will travel along the Chief Ladiga Trail to the Georgia state line about 5 miles away where the Silver Comet Trail begins and then we will ride about another 5 miles into Georgia before returning.

These trails are paved “Rails to Trails,” so they have very little incline. Helmets are required for bikers on this trail.

The meeting time and location for this outing will be 8:00 am at the Borden Springs Access just off Cleburne County 70 (Vigo Road). Going east on 70 from Piedmont, turn right on County Road 225/230 and the trail parking lot is immediately on the right.

For more information and to register your participation, contact Mike Martin by email at mikemartin6674@gmail.com or by phone or text at (256) 239-2123.

Fourth Friday!

Fourth Friday

Fourth Friday returns for the summer on the following dates:

 Friday, June 24th at 6:00 PM!
 Friday, July 22nd at 6:00 PM!
 Friday, August 26th at 6:00 PM!
 Friday, September 23rd at 6:00 PM!
We are open to vendors for these four events, so please feel free to complete an application and send it to our Main Street Event Coordinator, Karla Eden, at: keden@annistonal.gov.

Link to Vendor Application: 4th Friday Vendor Application 

For questions, you may reach out to Karla at: 256-371-3711. 

DETAILS:

Join us every fourth Friday of the month June through September from 6pm till 9pm for our monthly street festival. We will have food and artisan vendors, kids activities, various themed shows, the classic car Cruise In, and more.

In June, we are bringing back the popular Freestyle Connection BMX Team for 3 action-packed stunt shows. Also on site, kids can bring their bicycle and test their skills on the Bike Rodeo Course. Learn how to safely maneuver through obstacles that you may encounter on the roads or trails.

In July, Mahealani’s Polynesian Entertainment will return to Anniston for our Summer Luau. Mahealani spent the last several months dancing in Hawaii and we are so excited to welcome her group back to Anniston! Join us as they take our community through various authentic island dances.

The Chopped Competition Returns in August, as a few of our downtown restaurants compete to take the title of Chopped Champion from reigning winner, Effina’s Downtown.

New this year, Main Street Anniston presents, Decades Night for our September Fourth Friday. As with all our Fourth Fridays, we encourage you to dress for the theme. Pick your favorite decade and come downtown for a night of groovy fun. This might be the end of our summer event series as we begin to gear up for our fall and winter activities but, that don’t mean you won’t feel your temperature rising… when Elvis takes the stage!  

We love our vendors and can’t wait to have you join us for Fourth Friday, but please remember you must submit a new application for each Fourth Friday you plan to attend.

Wacky Wednesday!

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Join Mainstreet Anniston every Wednesday in June and July for Wacky Wednesday! This is a family friendly event with a focus on fun for the kids. Wacky Wednesday will be hosted in Zinn Park from 10:30am till 12:30pm. We will have various activities each week – from educational programs to general fun.

For event questions, please contact Main Street Anniston Event Coordinator, Karla Eden, at: 256-371-3711.

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

Insect Pinning Workshop!

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Insect Pinning Workshop 

Saturday, May 28, 2:00pm – 3:30pm 

AMNH Classroom 

Are you fascinated by our six-legged friends? Would you like to start your own insect collection? Join the education team and learn how to pin and mount insects like a pro. Create stunning and intriguing displays or show off your new entomology skill. 

Register online at www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766. This workshop is limited to 15 people, ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required by Friday, May 27. Workshop tickets are $5 per person. Anniston Museums and Gardens members receive a $2 discount per registrant. 

https://7536.blackbaudhosting.com/7536/Insect-Pinning-Workshop 

Saturday Alive at the Learning Lodge!

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“Saturday Alive” is returning to the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Each month, guests may meet our animal ambassador in this interactive program. Learn about the animal ambassadors’ characteristic and other fun facts!

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

Hands-On History: Create Your Own Wax Seal!

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Hands-On History: Create Your Own Wax Seal 

Saturday, May 21, 1:00pm – 3:00pm 

Berman Museum Classroom 

Wax seals have been used since the Middle Ages to seal documents, both personal and official. Join us at the Berman Museum any time between 1:00pm and 3:00pm to learn how seals have been used throughout history and create your own personalized seal. 

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