BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet tomorrow, June 11, at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails Restaurant.Come learn about your Second Amendment rights.

ANNUAL PINE MOUNTAIN BBQ AND BLUEGRASS will be Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m.until 7 p.m., at Pine Mountain Community Center. Roast chicken and Boston butt BBQ plates ($10) and BBQ sandwiches with drink ($5) will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Smoked meat may be pre-ordered through June 20: whole Boston butt ($40) or chopped pork ($10/lb.); prices include homemade sauce. Phone Charley Head at 205-516- 7656 to order.

SPAY AND NEUTER ASSISTANCE The Carl Coleman Spay/Neuter Trust Fund, held and invested by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, is specifically designated for pet owners in Blount County to receive reduced price spay and neuter services. Call Blount County Animal Adoption Center Tuesday through Friday at 205- 625-6026 for approval or with questions. Approved participants will pay a $20 copay to Animal Hospital P.C. in Oneonta on the day of surgery.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Classic Cruise-In will be Saturday, Aug. 29, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The June Fling and Singing Showdown have been postponed until June 11- 12, 2021. Work on Paint the Town murals and Light the Town projects continues. Visit for more information.

BOY SCOUTS CAMP CARDS The Greater Alabama Council of Boy Scouts of America are selling Camp Cards to help support local heroes on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. Discount cards may be purchased for local fire and police departments, EMS/paramedics, doctors, nurses, and others leading the response to COVID-19. Scouts will coordinate and deliver the cards. Cards, which contain more than $70 in coupons and discounts, may be purchased online for $10. Proceeds support programming and direct services to local Scout units.Visit to purchase or for more information.

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

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY is open with limitations. Hours are Monday, 9:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Number of patrons in the library at one time is limited to 50. No time limit applies, but we ask that you keep your visit brief. Only two people may be in the restroom at a time.

Please follow suggested safety precautions by maintaining six feet social distance and wearing a mask. Librarians will maintain social distance while assissting patrons and will not be expected to touch anything a patron has touched unless absolutely necessary. Contactless checkout (patrons will check out their own items with staff assistance) is being used at this time.

The book drop is open for returns 24/7.

Curbside pickup is still available during the same hours. Reserve books online or call 205-274-7641. Call once you reach the parking lot (with library card or ID in hand) and your items will be brought out to you. Manage your library account at www.oneonta.

Due to public health concerns, Summer Reading has been delayed until July.

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY is now open. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be guidelines and safety protocols in place to keep everyone safe and healthy. The Blountsville municipal swimming pool and playground remain closed until further notice.

PALISADES PARK is now open to the public. Playgrounds remain closed until further notice. Reservations for event, fire tower, and rock climbing are allowed if required social distancing can be maintained. Some hiking trails are not accessible due to storm damage. Clean up is ongoing; stay clear of areas where workers are present. Phone 205-274-0017 or email for more information.

BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY will not hold regular meetings until further notice. Phone chairman Larry Armstrong at 205-590-1467 for additional information.

ALABAMA 4-H has a virtual club progam hosted on the Facebook page. New 4-H activities will be shared Monday through Thursday at 9 a.m. The week will wrap up with a live Zoom celebration on Friday at 9 a.m. Weekly themes will include: 4-H Goes Wild, Citizenship and Leadership, Healthy Living, Outdoor Recreation, Cooking, Virtual 4-H Summer Camp, and Agriculture. Daily activities and other educational opportunities are also available on the Facebook page. To learn more about Alabama 4-H contact Nancy Graves at 205-353- 1034 or

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK is open. Free tours of the cabins are available during regular hours. The 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.

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.

NEWS BRIEFS Call 205-625-3231, email, mail to P.O. Box 310, Oneonta, AL 35121, or drop off at 217 Third Street South. Deadline is Friday, noon, for publication the following Wednesday.