Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Oxford Performing Arts Center

This 1,130 seat performance center is located in historic Downtown Oxford, surrounded by quaint boutique shops, southern dining and overflowing with history. The building is comprised of spaces that were once the jail, school, city hall and more. The new 10.4 million dollar auditorium has state of the art lighting, sound, stage, orchestra pit, dressing rooms and more!
This great venue for Calhoun County hosts concerts and performance year round. Some of the upcoming events include:

An Evening in December
Friday, December 12, 7:00 P.M.

Appalachian Christmas
Monday, December 15, 8:00 P.M.

Voices of Christmas
Saturday, December 20, 7:00 P.M.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Rockin' Valentine's Tribute to the King 
Friday, February 13, 2015

Buddy the Musical
Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Vienna Boys Choir 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage 
Saturday, April 18, 2015 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Prime Dining

If you are ever in need of a good burger during the week, do I have a spot in Anniston for you?
Located on South Quintard in Anniston, Prime Dining and Bar dishes out southern specialties and mouthwatering sandwiches and burgers.
The setting is modern, like something you would see in a larger metropolitan environment. Everyone is dressed in casual attire, providing a comfortable ambiance. The eye-catching art displayed on the walls make for great conversation pieces, and the friendly staff accommodates all visitors with a familiar and warm southern hospitality.
The specialties they serve are delectable concoctions from their very skilled staff of chefs.
A personal favorite is the Fried Green Tomato Burger, topped Remoulade Sauce, a lightly battered and fried tomato, bacon and cheese.
They are open Monday through Tuesday, 11:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M., Wednesday and Thursday, 11:00 A.M. until 8:30 P.M. and Fridays, 11:00 A.M. until 9:30 P.M.
Go visit Andrea and the great folks at Prime for a one of a kind dining experience.
For more information, call 256-770-7322 or visit

Climb Every Mountain... Including Cheaha

Cheaha State Park 
The great thing about Northeast Alabama is there is a natural escape in every city, and we're home to the highest point in Alabama. Cheaha rises 2,407 feet above sea level and is home to hiking and biking trails, swimming and fishing holes, campgrounds, cabins, a hotel, a restaurant, breathtaking views and museums.
Some of my favorite spots include the Pulpit Rock trail, The Chinnabee Silent Trail to Devil's Den, and the famous Bald Rock.
October and November are ideal times to explore this natural playground, with the crisp fall air, beautiful changing leaves and trails to explore. The summer is perfect for swimming, especially with the numerous waterfalls in and around the Talladega National Forest.
The location and landscape are perfect for family and senior portraits too, the autumn backdrop being ideal for Christmas cards.
For more information, visit

Chinnabee Silent Trail to Devil's Den

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Visit App

If you want to know what's going on in and around Calhoun County, the Visit App gives you all the information, right at your finger tips. Available in the Google Play and Apple i-Tunes store, just search Visit Calhoun County.
Once you download the app for FREE, you can browse restaurants by category, hotels and accommodations, and area attractions. The cool thing about the app is that it shows you these locations based on how close they are to you.
The most popular part of the App is our Event Calendar, allowing you to browse by week. There is always something to do in and around Calhoun County.
The App also has interesting facts about our area and links to Twitter and Facebook, so you can stay up to date on what's happening in and around our area.
Let us help you remember all these great natural attractions and give you guidance for how to get there.
For questions, please call 256-237-3536. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"It's the most Wonderful Time of the Year!"

The holidays are just around the corner. Calhoun County has many great holiday events for the whole family.

  • November 7 through 9, the Anniston Museum starts the shopping season with their Winter Market Weekend, featuring artisans and craftsman with their works for sale. 
  • The Rabbit Hutch Gift Shop kicks off the holidays with their 33rd Holiday Open House on November 9, from 1-5 P.M. They'll have refreshments, samples, prizes and more, so check out what they have in store. 
  • November 21, the Oxford Performing Arts Center and TV24 present "Celebrate Christmas," with The Diamonds and other local artists from Northeast Alabama showcasing their talents with holiday favorites. The Show starts at 7:00 P.M.. Call 256-241-3322. 
  • The Anniston Museum presents the Fa La La La Follies puppet show on November 28. This show is for all ages and is free with Museum Admission. 
  • Join the City of Jacksonville for their Annual Christmas Parade on December 2nd. The parade route follows Highway 21 North from Pelham Plaza to JSU. 
  • The City of Oxford hosts their annual Christmas parade on December 4, along Main Street in Oxford. The Parade will begin at 6 P.M. 
  • C.A.S.T. (Community Actors Studio Theatre) proudly presents Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, December 4-14. 
  • "FRA-GEE-LAY! That must be Italian!" The CharActors of Gadsden present A Christmas Story, December 5th through the 14th. 
  • The City of Weaver hosts their Annual Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park on December 6th in Elwell Park, beginning at 10:30 A.M. 
  • The Alabama Ballet performs the annual Nutcracker, presented by the Knox Concert Series and Wells Fargo Bank on December 7 at the Anniston Performing Arts Center beginning at 2 P.M. 
  • The Annual Anniston Christmas Parade is scheduled for December 8 on Downtown Anniston's Noble Street. 
  • The Oxford Performing Arts Center hosts the Nelons and the LeFevre Quartet for An Evening in December on December 12. Tickets range from $10-15 for this festive performance. 
  • December 13, "Dash through the Springs" at Shocco Springs Annual 5K. 
  • The Oxford Performing Arts Center presents Mark O'Conner's "Appalachian Christmas" on December 15, beginning at 8 P.M. With a blend of carols, bluegrass and other traditional music, this event proves to be a musical feast. 
  • Last, but not least, the Oxford Performing Arts Center hosts the Voices of the South for Voices of Christmas, on December 20, beginning at 7:00 P.M. 

There is something for the whole family in Calhoun County. It's a natural attraction