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2024 Spring Break Activities!

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The City of Anniston is excited to offer all sorts of fun-filled activities for our youth this Spring Break season! For more information on our events, call 256-241-7164!

Below are our scheduled activities for the week of spring break! Please note, the field trip on Thursday requires pre-registration online! 

Monday, March 25
South Highland Center Bubble Bar War, Crafts, Bingo, & a Movie! 
Tuesday, March 26
Hodges Center Learning Pickleball, Scavenger Hunt, & Flag football!
Wednesday, March 27
Field trip day! Must be an anniston resident & register online: www.annistonal.gov/field-trip 
Thursday, March 28
Youth Sports Complex Games, moon bounce, face painting, & flashlight egg hunt!

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt! (03/28/24)

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Hop on over to the City of Anniston’s Youth Soccer Complex (745 Summerall Gate Rd, Anniston, AL 36206) on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 7:00 PM CT for a fun evening of flashlight Easter egg hunting!
The cost of admission is $5.00 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!
There will be a bounce house, face painting, food, music, door prizes, games, and photos with the Easter Bunny!
For more information, please contact the Carver Center at 256-231-7630 and/or the Aquatic Center at 256-847-7349!

Wiggins Spring Break Camp!

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The Wiggins Community Center (2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201) will be offering a spring break day camp for local youth from March 25 to March 28 from 7:00 AM CT until 5:30 PM CT! There will be tons of games, sports, and fun, plus a field trip! 

This day camp is for children ages 3-12. There will be job training opportunities for interested children ages 13+. 

To view our daily camp schedule, follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/275w6kv8 

The cost is $50 for the week, or $15 per day. Camperships are also available!

To sign your child up, or for more information, please contact the Wiggins community Center Director, Carol Bush, at: 256-231-7628 and cbush@annistonal.gov. 

Youth Summer Job Fair!

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Our annual Youth Summer Job Fair will be held at the Carver Community Center (720 W. 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201) on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 5:00 PM CT! In addition to the positions below, tips on completing job applications and preparing for interviews will also be given!
All youth Summer jobs will be open for applications from March 20th until April 7th.
The City of Anniston will be hiring youths, ages 16 through college, for the following Summer Jobs:
Day Camp Director – $14.92 (Per HR)
Day Camp Counselor – $10.19 (Per HR)
Lifeguard – $11.15- $14.28 (Per HR)
Turf Care Worker – $10.19 (Per HR)
Program Aide – $10.19 (Per HR)

Link to Flyer: http://tinyurl.com/bdd4r546

Thank you!

Anniston Outdoor Association Pinhoti Trail Partnership Hike with Wild Alabama

This will be a 6-mile hike to Scott / Jogloma Lake and back on the Pinhoti Trail between Porter’s Gap
and Horn Mountain. Participants should meet by 9:00 am at the Porter’s Gap Trailhead located on
AL Hwy 77 east of Talladega. Please register for this hike on Wild Alabama’s website once it has been
published at the following link Events – Wild Alabama

For additional details, please contact Jonathan Kelly by email at jonathan@wildal.org.

Anniston Outdoor Association Pinhoti Trail Day Hike

This will be a 6.4-mile hike between the Pinhoti Trail crossing at Cleburne County Road 61 and the
Pine Glenn Campground located on USFS 500. This is an “easy to moderate” portion of the trail in
Section 10 which passes by the Laurel Trail Shelter, Sweetwater Lake, and along Shoal Creek.
Participants should pack a lunch with something to drink and should dress appropriately for the
forecasted weather conditions. The departure time and location for this hike will be 8:00 am from
the Publix parking lot located at the Oxford Exchange adjacent to Exit 188 on I-20 and US Hwy 78.
The street address is 115 Commons Way, Oxford, AL. Participants are also welcome to meet directly
at the trail crossing by 8:45 am.

For more information and to register for this hike, please call/text
Keith Hudson by phone at 256-453-9527, or email him at anniston.outdoor.assn@gmail.com.

The registration deadline for this hike is Thursday, February 8.

2024 Shamrockin 5k Color Run/Walk

Shamrockin 5k Color Run/Walk is held in Downtown Anniston. Main Street Anniston brings this fun and exciting event to downtown. Please help support us in this continuous endeavor to the road of revitalization in our Downtown Anniston. Race will start and end at the City Market. The event is fun-filled for the entire family. This colorful walk/run will take you on a course that showcases our Historic Downtown Anniston. Proceeds benefit the beautification of Downtown Anniston.
Registration/Packet Pickup starts at 9 AM. The race begins at 10 AM
sign up here https://runsignup.com/Race/AL/Anniston/Shamrockin5KColorRun

The Noble Street Festival & Sunny King Criterium 2024

The Noble Street Festival & Sunny King Criterium return on April 13,  2024. Join us for live music, food trucks, professional USA Cycling races, the Sunny King KidZone, plus more exciting attractions! This event is free to enter, and open to all!

2024 Youth Spring Sports Registration!

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It’s time to strap-in, lace-up, and play ball! Registration for Spring Youth Sports is now open! Registration will run until February 29, 2024!

You may register your superstar online today, by visiting: https://bit.ly/3k4G1mH
You may also register in person by completing our registration pamphlet and returning it to any City of Anniston Community Center: http://tinyurl.com/yhfnkh9e

This year we will be offering the following sports:

T.O.T. Soccer ($50)
Youth Soccer ($85)
T-Ball, Baseball, & Softball ($100)
Barracudas Swim Team ($45 per month for 1st child)
Track & Field ($50)

For more information, please contact City of Anniston Athletic Director, Darren Spruill, at: 256-820-3860 and/or dspruill@annistonal.gov.

Tyler Union/M-H Valve STEM Extravaganza! (04/20/24)

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Register your child today for the Tyler Union/M-H Valve STEM Extravaganza on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Anniston City Meeting Center from 1:00 PM CST until 6:00 PM CST! 

This event is done in partnership with McWane, Inc., Tyler Union/M-H Valve, The City of Anniston’s Wiggins Community Center, and AcaSTEMics! Apart from learning about the wonderful world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, there will be giveaways, prizes, and more! 

Spots fill up fast, so be sure to register your child for this awesome opportunity, online at: https://bit.ly/3eTTs6N, or scan the QR code in the flier with your smartphone’s camera! 

Event Details: 

Saturday, April 20, 2024
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Anniston City Meeting Center (1615 Noble Street, Anniston, AL 36201)
Link to City Calendar: https://bit.ly/42Z1wWY 

About AcaSTEMics:

AcaSTEMics creates the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians! For more information, visit their website here: www.acastemics.com.