CALENDAR

NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m., at Jefferson’s in Albertville, for election of new officers and BC/BS rep.

2 FEET 4 PAWS 5K and Fun Run will be Saturday, Oct. 23, at 8 a.m., at The Gym (Ala 75 across from Oneonta City Schools). Cost is $35 for the 5K and $10 for the one-mile fun run. All proceeds benefit the Blount County Animal Adoption Center. Contact Lynn Pass at 205-762-0855 or thegym35121@gmail.com for information. Register online at runsignup.com/Race/AL/Oneonta/2Feet4Pawsoneonta.

BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will hold the quarterly meeting Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at Hayden Community Center located at 629 County Highway 7. Phone chairman Larry Armstrong at 205-590- 1467 for information.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Saturday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Learn to paint and decorate a wooden calavera (skull) in Day of the Dead style. The class will be taught by Joan Babcock at Blountsville Historical Park pavilion in conjunction with Spooks at the Park. Cost is $25 which includes all materials.Space is limited to 16 participants. Register at www.flfr.org. Come plant seedlings and share plant knowledge at the Restoration Nursery in Royal on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Winning photos from the 2021 Art & Photo Contest are on display at The Gym through Dec. 1. Register for hike, cleanups, and art classes; learn more about FLFR; donate; and much more at www.FLFR.org.Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION “Creepy 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, participate in a costume contest, and enjoy family fun for all ages. No entry fee.

Visit www.oneontabusinessassociation.com, www.facebook.com/oneontabusinessassociation, or phone 205-446-0462 for more information about these and other OBA events and activities.

SNEAD STATE FOUNDER’S DAY will be tomorrow, Oct. 21, beginning at 5 p.m., at the gazebo on the Boaz campus. The Jazz Band will provide music, and food trucks and family activities will be available. The History@ Snead student organization will have a special presentation at 7 p.m. in Fielder Auditorium. Visit www.snead.edu for more information.

VIVA MEDICARE concludes their annual enrollment group meetings to share 2022 Viva Medicare plan information tomorrow, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m., at Hayden Community Center, 629 County Highway 7. RSVP or get more information by phoning Kim Booth at 205-552-4601.

TOWN OF ALLGOOD will have trunk or treat Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., in the upper parking lot at Allgood Town Hall.

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK will have Spooks at the Park Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Trick or treat through the cabins and enjoy hay rides, apple bobbing, and a pumpkin carving contest.

Day of the Dead skull painting workshop will be taught by Joan Babcock Saturday, Oct. 30, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Cost is $25 which covers all materials. Preregistration is required. Phone Marie at 205-363-4684.

USDA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Organic producers and handlers can now apply for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds to assist with the cost of receiving or maintaining organic certification. Applications for the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) are due Monday, Nov. 1. To learn more about this program visit usda.gov/organic.

GERHART MUSIC FESTIVAL The Golden Anniversary celebration of the annual Gerhart Music Festival at Snead State Community College (originally scheduled for Nov. 2 and 4-7) has been deferred until fall 2022. Final dates have not been set.

BLOUNT COUNTY VETERANS PARADE will be Saturday, Nov. 6. Anyone interested in participating in the parade is asked to contact Amy Rhudy, Blount County Memorial Museum curator, at 205-625-6905, Tuesday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., or Lester Hallman at 205-283-4576.

SNEAD STATE WIND BAND will perform Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m., at the Bevill Center Auditorium. The band is comprised of Snead State students, adults within the Snead State area, and area high school students who have demonstrated excellence in All-State tryouts. Contact director Mike McGee at mike.mcgee@snead.edu or 256-840-4148 for more information.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT PALISADES PARK Anyone interested in decorating a spot for a business, church, civic group, or family may register through Monday, Nov. 15. Decorating will begin in November. Registration forms are available at the park office or online at www.blountcountypark.com/activities/christmas/. Phone the park at 205-274-0017 with questions.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM is searching for information or photos of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (formerly Church of Christ) located next to Auto Zone in Oneonta. If you have information please contact Amy Rhudy during museum hours Tuesday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., at 205-625-6905 or Shirley Hall at 205- 994-1135.

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails in Oneonta. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited.

BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB will not hold regular monthly meetings until further notice.

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART Chapter 2213 meets the first Tuesday of each month at R&R BBQ, Hwy 411, Odenville. Meeting and meal at 6 p.m. All Purple Heart recipients and spouses are welcome to attend or join. Contact Chap. Cmdr. Lonnie Wadsworth at 205-844-1017.

SAFE MEDICATION DISPOSAL Oneonta Fire Department has a safe medication disposal box outside the fire department on Second Street. Medications can be dropped off at any time.

ALABAMA EXTENSION SERVICE Important flooding recovery resources are available on the Alabama Extension website www.aces.edu. Topics cover a wide range of issues from gardens and fields to livestock and their forage.

ONEONTA SENIOR CENTER offers arts and crafts, games, monthly day trips and blood pressure checks, computer games and internet access, fall festivals, and holiday parties. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. The center is located at 101 First Avenue East. Phone 205-625-4476 for more information.

SNEAD SENIOR CENTER Join us for activities and lunch. Home delivered meals are available. The center is located at 268 Richman Drive and hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Phone 205-466-7628 for information.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY is reopened to the public. Masks are required and patrons are asked to maintain social distance. Curbside service remains available with 30 minutes notice. 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 HISTORICAL PARK is available for weddings, reunions, and meetings and is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phone 205-429-2468 or 205-410-4404 for reservations.

ELECTRIC AND PROPANE ASSISTANCE Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama is offering assistance paying electric and propane bills. To apply, download the LITTLite mobile app or call 1-855-287-1730 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Program funding is provided by ADECA. Visit www.caaneal.org or follow us on Facebook for more information.

SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER offers various types of assistance for senior citizens in Blount County. Phone 205-680-2068 or 800-596-4371 for information.

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF NORTHEAST ALABAMA, a non-profit organization, is taking applications for a part-time assistant case manager. Send resume to taylor@caaneal.org or phone 256-899-9180 with questions.

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY has a display of china painted by Betty Alexander. Also on display are some of her wood carvings. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Masks are required for entry. Phone 205-429-3156, visit www.blountsvillepubliclibrary.info, or follow the library on Facebook at Blountsville Public Library for information.