Explore Like Lewis and Clark Summer Camp!

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We love to help you Explore Your World, and this summer we will be exploring like Lewis and Clark! During this three-day camp, your child will discover the wonders of animals, plants, and Native American cultures as they embark on their very own expedition at the Anniston Museums and Gardens. 

Explore Like Lewis and Clark Summer Camp is for children ages 7-13. Camp is $130 per child and members receive a $15 discount. Lunch is included. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.ExploreAMAG.org or call 256-237-6766. Last day to register is Friday, June 10. 

For additional information or questions, please contact our Education Director at 256-237-6766 x 421 or amageducation@annistonal.gov. 

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. 

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.

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. 

2022 Heritage Festival!

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2022 Heritage Festival! | 06/18/22 | Zinn Park

The line-up for our annual Heritage Festival is here! We are excited to introduce the following star-studded performers: 

4:00 PM: Pooh’s Hot Band | Featuring – Heidi Mae 
5:30 PM: Kim Scott
6:30 PM: J’Cenae
8:00 PM: Urban Mystic
9:30 PM: The Manhattans | Featuring – Gerald Alston
The fun will kick-off at 2:00 PM with vendors, games, and activities. Music will then hit the stage at 4:00 PM! Tents are allowed in designated areas, but please do not bring personal grills or generators. 

The Heritage Festival is a free, family oriented event that celebrates Juneteenth! It is designed to provide a safe and fun-filled day for citizens of all ages and cultures. There will be entertainment, games for youth, food vendors, arts & crafts, and more!

We will also have an essay & art contest for high schoolers and middle schoolers this year, with cash prizes for the top 3 finishers in each category! To learn more, please read the contest flyer!

For Event or Vendor information, please contact Shanika Stringer or Frazier Burroughs at 256-236-8221, and/or Charles “Chazz” Barclay at: 256-454-2724.

Summer Day Camp Program 2022!

Summer Camps 2022

The City of Anniston will host its annual Summer Day Camp Program. The Summer Camp will run from May 31st through August 5th, from 7:00am until 5:30pm (Monday – Friday), and it will take place at the following 3 community centers: the Carver Community Center, Norwood Hodges Community Center, & Wiggins Community Center!

Registration forms may be picked-up at each community center camp site. To download a printable version of the Summer Camp registration Form, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3LWSLoj 

DETAILS:

DATES & TIMES

The Day Camps begin at 7:00 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. — Monday through Friday. Ten action-packed weeks are planned beginning May 3 1 st and ending August 5, 2021. July 4th is a city -wide recognized holiday, and our camps will not operate.

STAFF

Participants in our strategically planned Day Camp Programs are supervised at all times by carefully screened counselors. These qualified leaders instruct the campers, as well as lead them through the daily schedule of activities. Calendars will be available each week to keep parents informed of upcoming events and activities.

COST

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.

REGISTRATION

Early registration is encouraged since all Anniston Day Camp Programs have limited enrollment. To register your child, follow instructions on the attached registration form.

Playing in the Past: Medieval Games!

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Join us at the Berman Museum for a fun-filled day of games dating back to before written history! This month we will be featuring games from medieval Europe, including some that may look familiar to games we play today! All Ages are welcome! 

This program is included in museum admission and it is free for all AM&G Members! 

Spring Break in Anniston!

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Monday | March 21st | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Games, Fun Activities, & Music Trivia at the South Highland Community Center (229 Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207).

Wednesday | March 23rd | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Free Haircuts (Bring Your Report Cards), Games, & Exciting Activities at the Carver Community Center (720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201).

Friday | March 23rd | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

SPRING BREAK FUN DAY!
Join us at Zinn Park (101 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201) for a fun-filled day featuring Moon Bounces, Music, Police cars and Fire trucks, and more!

Carver Center Summer Camp!

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It’s Been A Long Time Coming! After many years, Carver Community Center will be a site for summer camp this year.
Camp begins in June and will end in August (specific dates are TBA). Our summer camp is a 10 week camp designed for school age children ages 5-12. Camp begins at 7:00 AM and ends at 5:30 PM Monday-Friday.

Our camp will be filled with fun activities, trips, & reading enrichment. Lunch & Snacks will be provided daily (IF YOUR CHILD REQUIRES SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR LUNCH OR SNACKS PLEASE PROVIDE THEIR LUNCH & SNACKS DAILY. SNACKS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE).

***PRE REGISTER***

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND CONFIRM? IN ORDER TO HOLD A SPOT FOR YOUR CHILD BEFORE THE SUMMER RUSH THE BELOW AMOUNT WILL BE DUE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THIS AMOUNT COVERS REGISTRATION & THE FIRST WEEK OF CAMP:

$60 {CHILD ON CAMPER-SHIP}
$80 {RESIDENTS OF CALHOUN COUNTY}
$85 {NON-RESIDENTS}

For more information about camper-ships, registration forms, weekly camp fees, how to pay the pre-registration fee, or details about camp operations please contact the Center Director at 256-231-7630.