BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB will have the monthly meeting tomorrow, Oct.10, at 6:30 p.m., at the Frank Green Building auditorium.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION “Stars Fell on Oneonta” Annual Awards Dinner will be tomorrow, Oct.10, at 6 p.m., on the street in front of Swamp- Tails. There will also be entertainment and door prizes. Visit the website for ticket information.

The OBA meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 6 the St.Vincent’s Blount board room.

“Light the Town,” a fundraising campaign to replace downtown rooftop Christmas lights, has met it’s Phase 1 goal. Contributions can be made for Phase 2 through the OBA’s website or mailed to P.O. Box 1976, Oneonta, AL 35121. Plans are being made for the Christmas tree and holiday decorating contests, the community Christmas tree lighting, and other holiday activities. Visit,, or phone 205-446-0462 for more information about holiday and all OBA events.

LIONS CLUB Second District 34-A Cabinet meeting will be Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m.until 2 p.m., at Crossroads Baptist Church, Warrior. The public is invited to this meeting hosted by Hayden Lions Club. Wear your favorite collegiate team’s jersey and bring canned goods for chances to win door prizes. Phone Tim Sosebee at 205-568-0076 for more information.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER River cleanups will be Saturday, Oct. 12 at: Swann Covered Bridge, 9 a.m., Sam Howell; Mardis Mill Falls, 10 a.m., Alden Brindle; End of Taylor Ford Road, 10:30 a.m., Ana Self. Visit to register.

BLOUNT COUNTY FLU DRIVE will be Wednesday, Oct.16, from 8 a.m.until 4 p.m., at the Blount County – Oneonta Agri-Business Center. There is no charge for Medicare, Medicaid, or BCBS patients. Those with other insurance or without insurance pay $5.Hepatitis A vaccine will also be available for adults in high risk categories.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Tomorrow, Oct. 10: Twisted Stitchers meets at 10:30 a.m. Bring your current needlecraft project or come learn to crochet. New members welcome.

Moday, Oct. 14: Library closed in observance of Columbus Day.

Tuesday, Oct. 15: Teens are invited to a horror makeup tutorial at 6 p.m. Cost is free. Come early; space is limited.

English as a Second Language lab is Mondays at 4:30 p.m.; class is Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

ASL for beginners is Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Story Hour is Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

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. Visit or phone 205-274-7641 for more information on library programs.

THIRD THURSDAY SIP + STROLL The Oneonta Downtown District (ODD) presents the second Third Thursday of the season. Participating merchants will remain open Oct. 17 until 8 p.m. Purchase a cup for $5 and visit each location for a complimentary beverage and light snacks. A portion of cup sales will be donated to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

ONEONTA HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI Homecoming is Friday, Oct. 18. If your class would like to ride in the parade or have reserved seating at the game, contact Shannon Jones, assistant principal, at 205-545-5913. The parade begins at 3 p.m.

ONEONTA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1979 will have the 40th reunion Friday, Oct. 18. Contact Donny Ray at 205-353-7479 for details.

PRIDE OF HAYDEN MARCHING FESTIVAL The 13th annual event will be Saturday, Oct. 19, at Robert W. Reid Stadium in Hayden. Schedule TBA.

PICKIN’ IN THE PARK BLUEGRASS SINGING The Central Blount Lions Club will host the inaugural event Saturday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m., at Cleveland Park. Admission is free. Please bring a can of food to help the club’s food bank project. Vendors will be available. If you would like to participate, phone Teresa Broadhead at 205-504-0995.

BROOKSVILLE FIRE AND RESCUE will have a Swamp John’s fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The $12 plate consists of fish, chicken, shrimp, or a combination of two, fries, slaw, hush puppies, dessert, and drink.

SPOTLIGHT ON THE AGING BRAIN, a dementia and Alzheimer’s community awareness event, will be Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 108 Third Avenue East, Oneonta. There will be an expert speaker, local testimonials, and refreshments. Phone Melissa Gilliland at 205-625-3190 for information.

DINNER DOWNTOWN The fourth annual event will be Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., on First Avenue in downtown Oneonta. Tickets are $35 for Chamber members and $45 for non-members. Seating is limited to 150. Phone Lynette at 205-274-2153 from 8 a.m. until noon to order tickets.

MINISTRY TRAINING INSTITUTE Samford University’s Ministry Training Institute Biblical Foundations class begins Monday, Oct. 21. The eightweek course will meet each Monday, at 6 p.m., at First Baptist Church Oneonta fellowship hall, 300 Third Avenue East. Tuition is $50 plus book. Register at Phone 205-625- 3191 for more information.

AGING: RESPONDING TO THE CALL is a free training conference for law enforcement and first responders. Six CEUs can be earned Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Heritage Golf Course, 1364 Heritage Road, Oneonta. Lunch will be provided. Register online at register. Deadline is Monday, Oct. 21. Phone 205-670-5770 or email for more information.

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets the second Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., in the fellowship hall of Mountain Chapel Church, 1871 Rogers Road, Oneonta. For more information, contact Cathryn Baker at 205-612-6648.

BLOUNT COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION Fall bee school meets each Thursday through Nov. 14. The course is free and we cover everything you need to know to get started in beekeeping.

The group meets every fourth Thursday (January through October), from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the Blount County Resource Center, 62561 U.S. Highway 231, Cleveland. Those interested in honey bees or beekeeping are invited. We regularly purchase bees and supplies as a group. Door prizes are given at each meeting. You must be present to win. For more information contact Lonnie Funderburg at or Harold Deason at

BLOUNT COUNTY DULCIMER GROUP holds jam sessions on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Miller Soda Shoppe in Oneonta. Those who want to come and just listen are also welcome. Visit our Facebook page for videos and event announcements.

ALACARE HOME HEALTH Breakfast Club is for adults experiencing the loss of a loved one and meets the second Thursday of each month, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., at 1409 2nd Avenue East (across from Sonic). Phone 205- 274-9188 to register or receive more information.

RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP R.O.S.S. holds free, open to all, recovery support group meetings every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Cleveland First Baptist Church. Help is available for those battling addiction, those in recovery needing support, and families struggling with addiction. Phone Susan Sweatman at 205-837- 5436 with questions.