McWane STEM Saturdays!

McWane STEM Saturdays!_Jan 21 2023

Register for the McWane STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Saturdays at the Wiggins Community Center!

We plan to host multiple STEM events throughout the year, so stay tuned for future dates. Our first STEM Saturday will be January 21, 2023 form 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM! For questions, please contact Carol Bush at: 256 231-7628 and/or cbush@annistonal.gov.

100 participants will be allowed to enter this first camp, so be sure to get your spot before it is gone!

You may register for the camp online, here: https://www.annistonal.gov/parks-recreation/wiggins-stem-camp/

APD Annual Christmas Toy Drive!

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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 1, 2022 until Friday, Dec. 9th! Afterwards, we will host the Toy Drive give-away at the Station on Friday, Dec. 16th.

Any one with questions may feel free to contact us anytime at: (256) 238-1800. Thank you!

Something-To-Do Sundays! (Postponed Until Warmer Weather)

Postponed_Something To Do Sundays!

(Postponed Until Warmer Weather)

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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 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.

Thank you!

Trick-Or-Treat at City Hall!

City Hall Trick-Or-Treating! 10.31.22

Come trick-or-treat at City Hall on Halloween Day (10/31/22) from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM! 

This annual event is open to all the kiddos, parents are welcomed as well! Be sure to dress up and go department by department to see who has the best treats! Who knows? We may even need your help judging our Halloween decorations and costumes! 

We look forward to seeing you then! Don’t ghost us! 

For more information, please contact City Hall at: 256-236-3422!

Thank you! 

Bears, Bears, Everywhere!

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Saturday, October 22, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

AMNH Exhibit Halls

One of the most recognizable items in the AMNH collection is the giant Kodiak bear. Join our educators as we explore the lives of bears through activities and crafts!

This program is included with daily admission and free for members.

Something To Do Sundays!

Something To Do Sundays!

Something To Do Sundays is back! A local favorite, every 4th 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 South Highland Community Center (229 Allen Avenue Anniston, AL 36201) on Sunday, October 23rd (10/23/22) 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.

Trunk-Or-Treat at the Carver Center!

Carver Trunk Or Treat 2022

 Halloween is right around the corner! 

Join Carver Community Center for our 3rd annual “DRIVE-THRU” TRUNK-OR-TREAT on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH from 6PM-8PM.
The line-up will start @ 5:45PM in the parking lot of Carver Center.

TO ENSURE SAFETY

NO WALK UPS…ONLY DRIVE THRU EVENT!

>>>Any volunteers or organizations who would like to participate in giving out candy from their cars OR provide candy donations please contact Carver Community Center ( 256.231.7630 )

2022 Fall Youth Sports Registration!

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It’s time to strap-in, lace-up, and play ball! Registration for Fall Youth Sports is now open! Registration will run until August 12th!

You may register your superstar online today, by visiting: https://annistonafc.recdesk.com/Community/Program

You May also register in person by downloading and filling out our registration form and returning it to any City of Anniston Community Center: 2022 Fall Sports Registration Flyer.

This season, we have openings for the following sports:
Flag Football ($50)
Youth Football ($85)
Soccer ($75)
T.O.T. Soccer ($40)
Intro to Volleyball Skills 101 ($100)
PARD Volleyball ($30)
Cheer & Dance (More Info. to come soon)

For questions, please reach out to For more information on any sport or meetings dates listed above, please contact City of Anniston Athletic Director, Darren Spruill, at: 256-820-3860 and/or dspruill@annistonal.gov.

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.