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Day Hiking at Lake Yahou with Lunch to follow at the Cane Creek Grill

Beginning and ending at Lake Yahou, this will be about a 2.83 loop hike using the UXO trail (1- mile),
the Golden Buck Trail (.94 miles), and the Oscar Trail (.89 miles). There is an optional .79-mile path
around the lake for those desiring a shorter hike. Participants should pack snacks and water and
dress appropriately for the forecasted weather conditions. An optional stop at the nearby Cane Creek
Grill is planned for lunch. The Grill has a variety of great sandwiches and burgers. The meeting time
and location for this outing will be 9:00 am at Lake Yahou. Directions to the lake from Exit 188 on
I-20 are as follows: Go north on US 431 (also known as Golden Springs Road and Anniston’s Eastern
By-Pass) for about 4 miles, turn right on Iron Mountain Road, take an immediate left on Lake Yahou
Road, and follow the road to the lake. Click this link for Google Map directions: Lake Yahou Park Trail
Head. Please contact Keith Hudson by emailing him at anniston.outdoor.assn@gmail.com, or by
calling or texting him at 256-453-9527, to register for this outing. The registration deadline for this
trip is Thursday, January 25.

Loop Hike in the Dugger Mountain Wilderness

This will be a loop hike beginning and ending at the Burn’s trailhead located on Cleburne County
Road 55 (also known as the Rabbittown Road). Google directions are: Burns Trailhead. From the
trailhead, the hike will proceed up the access trail to the Pinhoti and will travel about 3 miles on the
trail before intersecting with the Jones Branch Road. The hike will then follow the road for another 3
miles before returning to the trailhead. Jones Branch Road offers several tranquil views of Jones
Branch and the surrounding valley. Pending group interest, there may also be a short side hike to the
“Indian Cave” a large rock overhang that archeological evidence suggests was used by aboriginal
cultures for several years. Participants should pack a lunch with something to drink and dress
appropriately for the forecasted weather conditions for the day. The meeting time for this hike will
be 9:00 am at the Burns Trailhead. To register for this hike, please call or text Keith Hudson at
256-453-9527, or email him at anniston.outdoor.assn@gmail.com. The registration deadline for this
trip is Thursday, January 11.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Youth Participation Day!

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The City of Anniston “Good Choices” Program cordially invites the community to our 22d Annual “Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast and Youth Participation Day” on Monday, January 15, 2024 at the Anniston City Meeting (1615 Noble St, Anniston, AL 36201) commencing at 9:00 AM CST. 

An award will be given to the class with the largest participation! All City and County Schools are invited to participate. Participating students can sign in on-site the day of the event, or by visiting: www.annistonal.gov/mlk-sign-in 

About this Event: 

The breakfast is an annual event sponsored by the City of Anniston Good Choices Program. Its purpose is to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King while imparting to our youth the importance of perpetuating his vision of a united and non-violent society. The program showcases local youth engaging in dance or showcasing their poetic excellence through diction and more! Recognized as Youth Participation Day, all schools, both city and county, are strongly encouraged to participate!


Thank you to the following entities for their continued support and sponsorship of this wonderful event: Calhoun County Commission (Commissioner Fred Wilson), State Representative Barbara A. Boyd, Pandoras Art & Social Club, Iota Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Pan Hellenic Council of Calhoun County, & the Zeta Mu Sigma (Alumni) Chapter Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. 

For additional information and event questions, please contact Carver Center Director, Patricia Pickens, at: 256-231-7630.

Fire VS Police Chili Cook-Off! (12/08/23)

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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 mainstreet@annistonal.gov

The Anniston Police Department Annual Christmas Toy Drive!

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!

2023 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony!

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!

Christmas at the Berman Family Fun Night

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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.

2024 Youth Basketball Registration! (Deadline: 12/09/23)

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If your young superstar likes to dribble up-and-down the court then now is the time to register them for our 2024 Youth Basketball Season!

The registration Deadline has just been extended until Saturday, December 9, 2023!

This winter we are offering Basketball for the following age groups:

TOT/6 & Under
8 & Under
10 & Under
12 & Under
14 & Under

You can register your superstar online at this link: https://tinyurl.com/44xuh64m

The Basketball Skills Clinic will take place on December 9th.

Skill Camp Times:
8u- 9am to 10 am
10u- 10:15 am to 11:15 am
12u 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

For questions or more information please contact City of Anniston Athletic Director, Darren Spruill at: 256-820-3860.

Link to City Calendar: https://tinyurl.com/3fc5wrxd

2023 Downtown Christmas Parade! (12/05/23)

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.

Little Explorers A to Z Preschool Class

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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.