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BLOUNT COUNTY TRANSITION CAREER DAY has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Feb.27, from 9 a.m.until 1 p.m., at Locust Fork Baptist Church.The program helps students with disabilities gain a better understanding of their paths for the future and opportunities for employment.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Tomorrow, Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.: Twisted Stitchers will meet to work on needlecraft projects. Bring your own or learn to crochet.New members welcome.

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 Mondays at 6 p.m.

Story Hour is Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Hours are Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Visit www.oneonta publiclibrary.org or phone 205-274-7641 for more information on library programs.

CENTRAL BLOUNT COUNTY LIONS CLUB will have a Swamp John’s fundraiser dinner Friday, Feb. 28, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at Cleveland High School lunchroom.Phone Denise or Russell Murphree at 205-625-2063 for more information.

BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Friday, Feb. 28, at 10:30 a.m., at Charlie B’s Restaurant. Brenda Lockhart, state AERA secretary and former District 4 director, will present a legislative update.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Locust Fork Ramblers hike No. 2, Saturday, Feb. 29, 9:30 a.m.until 12:30 p.m. This hike, led by naturalist Zac Napier, will focus on fungi and lichen. Register at flfr.org.

BLOUNT COUNTY REVIVAL will be Sunday, March 1, at 6 p.m., at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center, 500 New Street, Oneonta.

SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM provides senior citizens with fresh fruits and vegetables from approved farmers markets in Alabama.Applications are now being accepted at fma.alabama.gov/ seniornutrition.

U.S. CENSUS 2020 Blount County needs applicants. Pay is $14 per hour plus mileage. Census personnel will be on hand to take applications and answer questions tomorrow, Feb. 27, at the Oneonta Public Library, from 9:30 a.m. until noon, and at the Blountsville Public Library, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB will have the monthly meeting Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m., at the Frank Green Building auditorium.

COVERED BRIDGE PLAYERS presents Wedding Belles March 13-22. The show is directed by Amy Nicole Singleton and features Hannah Taylor, Bunny Murphree, Donna Blackwell, Sharon Breaseale, and Aletha Taylor. Shows are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 each. To reserve tickets or for more information, phone 205-274-7469 or visit www.coveredbridgeplayers.com.

BLOUNT-ONEONTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Wine tasting at Grapes & Hops will be Thursday, March 19, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. There will be live music, snacks, a prize drawing, and samples from Oneonta Candy Co.

The 37th Annual Chamber Dinner will be Tuesday, March 31, at Anchors Church. Chamber award recipients, Blount County and Oneonta City schools teachers of the year, and ambassadors of the year will be recognized. Phone the Chamber to purchase tickets. Hurry! Only a few are still available.

Visit the website blountoneontachamber.org, email barbara@blountoneontachamber.org, or phone 205-274-2153 for applications or more information.

DAN PORCH RETIREMENT RECEPTION will be Sunday, March 22, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at the D.S. Loyd Building at Palisades Park. The reception is given by Blount County Master Gardeners. Presentations will be at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited.

BLOUNT COUNTY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION presents the fall conference Native Myths for Gardeners Thursday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the D.S. Loyd Building at Palisades Park. Cost is $20 which includes program, snacks, and lunch. Registration is limited to 75 participants. Contact Sherilyn Osborne at 205-382-0791 or sherilynosborne@bellsouth.net for information or to register.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Winners of the 2019 Art & Photo Contest will be on display at The Gym through Monday, March 9.

The 2020 Art & Photo Contest will begin accepting electronic entries April 1. Participation details are on the website.

FLFR is looking for volunteers. If you can spare four hours a month, we have interesting and rewarding activities. Email ellen@flfral.com to join our team.

Register for hikes and cleanups, learn more about FLFR, donate, and much more at flfr.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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.

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.

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 info.

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.

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..