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ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Tomorrow, Oct. 31: Drop off your child’s favorite stuffed animal for the third annual Sleeps & Treats.There will be a Halloween story hour at 4:30 p.m. Toys and treats will be available for pickup Friday, Nov.1, after noon.

Saurday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.: Minecraft Mayhem will make a working mine cart or design a train station. Winners will receive a certificate and be featured on social media.

Monday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m.: Homeschool Hangouts will use computational thinking to navigate a tractor across a field, avoid hazards, and harvest produce. This activity was made possible by a grant from 4-H.

Monday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m.: Teen Advisory Board will meet to discuss December and January events and welcome a new board member.

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 www.oneontapubliclibrary.org or phone 205-274- 7641 for more information on library programs.

OPERATION GRATEFUL HEART is recognizing all Vietnam veterans as grand marshals for the 2019 Blount County Veterans Parade Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m.All Vietnam veterans are asked to sign up for the parade by tomorrow, Oct. 31, at the Blount County Memorial Museum.Phone Amy Rhudy at 205-625- 6905 for more information.

BARKS IN THE PARK will be Saturday, Nov. 2, at Highland Lake Anchor. Registration is from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.Wag Walk and Dog Costume Contest begins at 10 a.m.Entry fee is $15 plus a bag of Puppy Chow. Hosted by the Lady Lakers, this event is a fundraiser for the Animal Adoption Center of Blount County. Download registration forms at www.town ofhighlandlake.com.Phone Cheryl at 205-515-0432 for more information.

BLOUNT COUNTY COMMISSION November meeting dates are: Thursday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. (work session); Tuesday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. (business meeting). These changes are due to the Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day holiday.

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails in Oneonta. U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville will be guest speaker.

BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB will hold the monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., at the Frank Green Building auditorium.

THE WHOLE BACKSTAGE COMMUNITY THEATER presents “Noises Off!” Friday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 3. For more information or to purchase tickets, phone 256- 582-7469 or visit www.wholebackstage.com.

ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL OF GADSDEN will have the second annual Home, Garden, and Design Show and Santa’s Workshop Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., at the Venue at Coosa Landing. $10 tickets are available at the door. All proceeds benefit the community. Visit www.altrusaofgadsden.com for vendor registration or more information.

RN RECRUITMENT EVENT Cullman Regional will host the nurse recruitment event Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. until noon, at Karma’s Coffee House, downtown Cullman. Directors and hiring managers from several departments will be available. For more information visit www.cullmanregional.com.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT PALISADES PARK Anyone interested in decorating for a business, church, civic group, or family may register at the park now through Friday, Nov. 15. Decorating will begin in November. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, phone the park at 205-274-0017.

ALTOONA CHRISTMAS PARADE will be Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. Entries are currently being accepted. Phone city hall at 205-589-2311 or visit Town of Altoona Facebook page for details.

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 AMERICAN LEGION Blountsville Post #129 meets the second Thursday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., at the Blount American Legion Hall. Oneonta Post #72 meets the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at Charlie B’s. Snead Post #818 meets the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the old Snead Senior Center. Locust Fork Post #2014 does not have a regular meeting schedule. For more information on any post, email Larry Stone at LarryLStone4@gmail.com.

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 funder@otelco.net or Harold Deason at hdeson@aol.com.

A PLACE AT THE TABLE meets every Tuesday night, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Main Street Coffee, adjacent to Miller’s Soda Shoppe. A light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by casual conversation about the real-life topic of the week. Visit www.aplaceatthetableoneonta.com to learn more. No charge.

HAYDEN LIONS CLUB meets the first and third Mondays of each month, at 6:30 p.m., at Top Hat Barbecue Restaurant on US 31 in Blount Springs. Phone club president Doug Reid at 205-590-1726 for more information.

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.

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART Chapter 2213 meets the first Tuesday of each month at Azteca Tex-Mex Grill, 300 Springville Station Blvd., Springville (behind Walmart), at 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. meeting. Guest speakers address subjects of interest to veterans. Contact Cmdr. Lonnie Wadsworth at 205-790-1141 or email lonnie.wadsworth@charter.net for more information.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS The Blount County group meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 8 a.m. Alanon meets Mondays at noon. Both groups meet in Allgood. For information and directions to the meetings, phone 205-274- 7780 or 205-274-0596.

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.

DIVORCECARE BLOUNT COUNTY has sessions at First Baptist Church Oneonta, 300 3rd Avenue East. Separation and divorce can be a difficult time for families, especially children. DivorceCare 4 Kids, geared toward ages 5-12, whose parents are separated or divorced, is also offered. Phone Dawn King-Smith at 205-283- 3357, email dking8669@yahoo.com, or visit DivorceCare.org for more information and times.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN There will be a gospel/bluegrass/ole time country acoustic open jam at the Amilea Porter Building at Palisades Park the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. April through December, and 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. January through March. Phone 205-612-4239 or 205- 274-0017 for more information.