Spring Break in Anniston! (2023)
Our Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) has a full slate of fun activities, games, and more planned for Spring Break week! So, be sure to share the attached flier with anyone looking for some spring time fun for their children!
Below are the days and locations that you can expect to have some fun:
Monday | March 27th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Wiggins Community Center – 2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201
Tuesday | March 28th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Hodges Community Center – 3125 Spring Valley Rd, Anniston, AL 36207
Wednesday | March 29th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
South Highland Community Center – 229 S Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207
Thursday | March 30th | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Carver Community Center – 720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201
During this week, all centers will be closed from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, except the center that is hosting that day’s activities and the Aquatic Center.All centers will reopen from 4:15 PM to 7:00 PM each day for free play and other activities as planned.
For more information, feel free to contact our PARD team at: 256-236-8221.
Something To Do Sunday at Wiggins! (3/19/23)
Something To Do Sundays are back! A local favorite, every 3rd Sunday we will set up shop at one of our centers or out in the community and provide the youth with educational fun, games, activities, and structure!
This month, we will be at the Wiggins Community Center (2202 W. 17th Street, Anniston, AL 36201) on Sunday, March 19, 2023 (03/19/23) from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM!
Our Something To Do days started with concerned community citizens coming together on one accord to offer our deserving youth a structured, yet fun-filled opportunity to play and learn!
Be sure to bring your most recent Report Card! Rewards will be given to A & B Students!
For more information contact our Parks & Recreation Department at: 256-236-8221.
Raptor Run 5K & Dino Dash 1K
Lace up your running shoes and join the Anniston Museums and Gardens for the Raptor Run 5K! Register by March 1 for the Raptor Run 5K to receive a T-shirt. Registration fee is $30.00 for the Raptor Run 5K and $15.00 for the Dino Dash 1K (+ credit card processing). Attention AM&G Members, call 256-237-6766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a special code to receive $5 off!
Raptor Run 5K begins at 8:00 am
Dino Dash 1K begins at 9:30 am
Awards to Follow
The Raptor Run 5K begins at the Anniston Museum of Natural History. Runners will race throughout Museum Drive and Lagarde Park. Museum Drive will be closed Saturday, April 1st from 7:00 am – 10:00 am. All participants are asked to park at the Anniston City Hall/Anniston Star building. City of Anniston shuttles will be available to transport registrants before and after the race.
Registration Packet pick-up is Friday, March 31 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm at Anniston Museum of Natural History, and race morning beginning at 7:00 am. Last day to pre-register is Wednesday, March 29. Race Day Registration is $35 for Raptor Run 5K and $20 for Dino Dash 1K. Race Day registration ends at 7:40 am.
2023 Youth Summer Job Fair!
The Youth Summer Job Fair will be held at the Carver Community Center (720 W. 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201) on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 starting at 5:00 PM! Those who attend the job fair will be given tips on completing job applications and preparing for interviews.
The following positions will also be available for youth, ages 16 to college age, at this job fair:
Day Camp Aide | $10.16/HR
Day Camp Director | $14.92/HR
Lifeguard | $10.16/HR
Turf Care Worker | $10.68/HR
For more information, please contact our Parks & Recreation Department at: 256-236-8221.
2nd McWane STEM Saturday at the Wiggins Community Center! (2023)
Register today for the 2nd #McWane STEM Saturday at the Wiggins Community Center! 💡
This STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Saturday will be on March 18, 2023 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM! 🔋
➡️ You may register your child for this awesome opportunity, online at: https://bit.ly/3eTTs6N
ℹ️ Event Details:
• Saturday, March 18, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
• Wiggins Community Center (2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201)
• Limited to 100 Participants
• Questions: 256 231-7628 and/or email@example.com
🥽 About Acastemics:
• AcaSTEMics creates the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians!! For more information, visit their website here: www.acastemics.com
STEM Saturdays are presented by McWane, Inc.., M&H Valve, and Tyler Union in partnership with AcaSTEMics and the City of Anniston!
Wiggins Center Fun Road Ride Challenge! (2023)
Wiggins Center – Fun Road Ride Challenge!
The Fun Road Ride Challenge is a mile and a half street ride that includes: straights, inclines, and curves for your riding enjoyment! Upon the completion of the course ride, we (the WCC Riders) will invite everyone to try out our new bike trail ride at no additional cost! So, grab your bikes and gear up for a fun Saturday bike riding challenge! Concessions will be open, so stop by the stand for a favorite tasty treat!
– WHEN: Saturday, March 25th at 10:00 AM
– DETAILS: Registration begins at 9:00 AM
– COST: per rider $5 (can pay at event)
For questions or more information please contact the Wiggins Community Center at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 256 231-7628.
Hometown Heroes and the Civil Rights Connection Interactive Presentation Guest Presenter: Park Ranger Jessica Epperson
Have you ever thought about issues that you are willing to fight for and what that would look like? What are some ways that our neighbors have done so in the past? How does this relate to the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama? Join us as we explore these questions in this interactive presentation with AM&G Education staff in collaboration with the Freedom Riders National Monument and Park Ranger Jessica Epperson. This program is included in museum admission and free for members.
43rd annual Heritage Festival: 43 Years of Poetry Celebration
This February, we invite the community to the 43rd annual Heritage Festival! Celebrate Black History Month with us all day by encouraging our community’s youth during the oration competition, enjoying a special choir performance, shopping African-inspired vendors, and touring the Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum! Festival Coordinator Georgia Calhoun declared this year’s theme as 43 Years of Poetry Celebration. Food vendors will be on-site with delicious food options available for purchase. This community event is perfect for people of all ages!
Register your child to compete in the 43rd annual Heritage Festival Oration Competition. Download the registration form and email it to email@example.com or visit Anniston Museum of Natural History. This special event provides children from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 the opportunity to develop public speaking skills and strengthen their love for reading, writing, and poetry. Review the Oration Competition Application for details. Registration forms are due by end of day Saturday, February 11, 2023. All oration competition participants receive $10.00, a participation ribbon, and a one-year Family Membership to the Anniston Museums and Gardens. Monetary prizes and ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of each category during the Awards Ceremony.
To become a 43rd annual Heritage Festival sponsor, please contact Sarah Woolmaker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-237-6261. Thank you for your support!
Interested in becoming a vendor at the 43rd annual Heritage Festival? Contact Angie Dothard at email@example.com or call 256-237-6766. Vendor space is limited. Vendor fee is $40 per business and includes an 8-foot table and two chairs.
Sunday Fundays for the Kids!
Every Sunday this month we will be providing educational fun, games, activities, and structure for the kids at one of our city community centers!
Here is the monthly schedule for our February Fundays:
Sunday, Feb. 5th | Wiggins Center | 2PM – 4PM
2202 W 17th St, Anniston, AL 36201
Sunday, Feb. 12th | South Highland | 2PM – 4PM
229 Allen Ave, Anniston, AL 36207
Sunday, Feb. 19th | Carver Center | 2PM – 4PM
720 W 14th St, Anniston, AL 36201
Sunday, Feb. 26th | Hodges Center | 2PM – 4PM
3125 Spring Valley Rd, Anniston, AL 36207
For more information contact our Parks & Recreation Department at: 256-236-8221.
M. King Institute of Mid-South Taekwondo 10th Year Anniversary Testing and Celebration
Come and celebrate with us January 21st and meet our special guest 8th Degree Grandmaster Dennis Lewis at the Anniston Aquatic Fitness Center at 4pm.