FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Come plant seedlings and share plant knowledge at the Restoration Nursery on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Winning photos from the 2020 Art & Photo Contest are on display at Locust Fork High School. Joan Babcock’s “Blue Heron” mural at Sullivan’s Auto Service on Ala 79 in Cleveland is finished. Share your pics on social media with the hashtag #FLFRBlueHeronMural. Register for hikes and cleanups, learn more about FLFR, donate, and much more at www.FLFR.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
BLOUNTSVILLE HARVEST FESTIVAL will be Saturday, Sept. 25, on Main Street in Blountsville. There will be food trucks, vendors, inflatables, crafts, live music, a parade, and much more.
J.B. PENNINGTON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION will have the 20th annual dinner Saturday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m., in the new Pennington High School cafeteria. Tickets are $50 each. There will be a steak dinner, door prizes, silent auction, and more. Phone 205-775-2050 or visit the high school office for tickets or information.
ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the library has returned to curbside pickup only. Reserve items through the catalog page of www.oneontapubliclibrary.org or by calling 205-274-7641. Library hours are: Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Phone 205-429-3156, visit www.blountsvillepubliclibrary.info, or follow the library on Facebook at Blountsville Public Library for information.
BLOUNT COUNTY FARMERS MARKET is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. (or until everyone sells out) at the Agribusiness Center, New Street, Oneonta.
ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Nominations are being accepted for Edwards-Shaddix Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year. Visit the website for information. The awards celebration will be Saturday, Oct. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Tin Town on First Avenue. Tickets are $40 each (table of 8 for $300) and are available via the website.
Applications for the OBA Volun-Teen Scholarship are being accepted from Oneonta High School Class of 2022 members. Applications are due Wednesday, Sept. 15, and are available on the website.
Membership Mingle will be Thursday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m., at Charlie B’s Restaurant.
Cruise and Croon will be Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., in downtown Oneonta. Shop, dine at local restaurants and food trucks, listen to live music, and enjoy family fun for all ages. No entry fee.
SNEAD SENIOR CENTER is now open at 268 Richman Drive. Come join us for activities and lunch. Home delivered meals are available. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Phone 205-466-7628 for information.
GROW MORE GIVE MORE is a project that teaches home gardeners new skills and encourages them to share their harvest with the community. We teach you to Grow More fruits and vegetables so you can Give More to those fighting hunger and food insecurity. Visit www.aces.edu/go/growmore for online resources, contact the Blount County Extension Office at 205-274- 2129, or phone the Master Gardener Helpline at 877-252-4769.