CALENDAR

BLOUNT COUNTY COOPERATIVE will have the annual meeting tomorrow, June 20, at 6 p.m., at Charlie B’s. Phone 205-274- 2185 for information.

PINE MOUNTAIN BBQ & BLUEGRASS will be Saturday, June 22, at Pine Mountain Community Center. Seven bluegrass bands will entertain from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., featuring Another Day at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Chopped Boston butt or smoked chicken plates will be available for $10 beginning at 11 a.m. Phone Charley Head at 205-516- 7656 for more information.

FREE CONCERT Southern Pride vintage country band along with members of the Blackwood Crossing Band will play Saturday, June 22, from noon until 4 p.m., at Palisades Park. Bring a lawn chair and your friends.

‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ In celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial, The Whole Backstage will show the award-winning film Sunday, June 23, at 6 p.m., at the theater, located at 1120 Rayburn Avenue, Guntersville. Donations will be accepted and concessions will be available. Phone 256-582- 7469 or visit www.wholebackstage.com for information.

KING’S BEND SCENIC OVERLOOK PARK GRAND OPENING will be Monday, June 24, at 9 a.m., at the site of the old U.S. 231 bridge just north of Cleveland. The public is invited.

BARNYARD PALOOZA DAY CAMP Blount County Girl Scouts (those who have finished kindergarten through sixth grade) will learn about the works of a barnyard Monday, June 24, through Thursday, June 27, at the Girl Scouts Amphitheatre at Palisades Park. Fee is $30 for registered Girl Scouts; $50 for non-registered girls. Registration deadline is Saturday, June 15, to guarantee a t-shirt. For more information text or phone Vanessia Lancaster at 205-559-4359 or email gstroop3085@gmail.com.

TOWN OF LOCUST FORK Town hall will be closed Monday, June 24, through Thursday, June 27.

CENTRAL BLOUNT COUNTY LIONS CLUB will have a Charter Night Banquet Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m., at One Way Outreach Ministries, 36560 State Highway 79, Cleveland. Tickets are $20 per person.RSVP to Russell Murphree at 205-625-2013 or russellanddenise@yahoo.com by Monday, June 24.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Today, June 19, 10 a.m.: Mr. Breakfast will teach important life lessons using stories, fun activities, and song.

Thursday, June 20, 5:30 p.m.: Novel Destinations Book Club will meet to discuss The Martian by Andy Weir.

Saturday, June 22, 2:30 p.m.: Michael Terraccianno, author of the popular superhero webcomic Star Power, will be giving a Skype interview. Learn about his career and the birth of Star Power. Teens and adults are invited. Visit starpowercomic.com to learn more and read for free.

Tuesday, June 25, 10 a.m.: Alabama Wildlife Center is bringing real raptors to teach kids about some of Alabama’s amazing birds. At 6 p.m., teens are invited to compete in a Mario Party tournament. Winning team receives extra raffle tickets.

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

Story hour is Mondays at 10 a.m.

Lego Club is Saturdays 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.

J.B. PENNINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will have the 60th reunion Saturday, June 22, at the Old Arab Post Office Building, 313 Second Street NW, Arab. Classmates and spouses or special guest are invited for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friends and relatives of classmates are invited to the reunion program beginning at 12:30 p.m.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION presents its fifth Saturday Classic Cruise-In June 29, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., in downtown Oneonta. Enjoy classic vehicles, shopping, dining, and entrtainment by the Travis Posey Band. Singing Showdown winners are invited to perform as music continues beyond 8 p.m. Limited booth space is available (free for OBA members; $25 nonmembers). Online preregistration is required. No charge to display classic vehicles.

“Light the Town,” a fundraising campaign to replace downtown rooftop Christmas lights, is underway. Contributions can be made through the OBA’s website or mailed to P.O. Box 1976, Oneonta, AL 35121.

OBA now meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Vincent’s Blount board room. Members and those interested are invited to attend.

Visit www.oneontabusinessassociation.com, www.facebook.com/oneontabusinessassociation, or phone 205-446-0462 for more information about all OBA special events.

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet Thursdays, July 11, and August 8, at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails in Oneonta. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited to attend.

BLOUNT-ONEONTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is hosting a Volunteer Fair Tuesday, July 16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Frank Green Building. Organizations in search of volunteers may register to have a table at the event. Volunteers in search of opportunities may come explore different options. There is no cost for the event. Phone the Chamber office at 205-274- 2153 for more information about these and other Chamber events.

LUGGAGE OF LOVE Gently used luggage is needed for foster children to pack their clothes when they must move from their homes or to a new home. Luggage may be dropped off at Cleveland First Baptist Church. It will be given to Blount County DHR. Phone Susan at 205-837-5436 for information.

USDA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS), in partnership with the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, announces a new initiative focusing on improving water quality and riparian area habitat through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The intent of the initiative is to help landowner limit livestock access to streams, creeks, rivers, and other sensitive riparian areas through the implementation of selected conservation practices that address water quality related resource concerns. Eligible producers are encouraged to apply by July 8 by visiting the local USDA service center at 55545 U.S. Hwy 231, Suite A, Oneonta. For more information phone 205-274-2363 ext. 3.

COLLEGE COUNTS 5/29 GIVEAWAY The fifth annual statewide giveaway focuses on babies born between May 29, 2018, and May 29, 2019. CollegeCounts will randomly select 29 winners to receive $529 in contributions toward an existing or newly opened CollegeCounts account. Parents, grandparents, and legal guardians can visit CollegeCounts529.com/giveaway to register by entering their contact information and the child’s name and date of birth. Selected winners must provide a birth certificate or commemorative birth announcement to receive funds. No purchase necessary to enter or win a prize. All entries must be submitted by July 13, 2019. Winners will be contacted by July 25, 2019.

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.

PICTURE MAKERS PHOTO CLUB meets at 6:30 p.m., on the last Thursday of each month at the Cleveland Fire Department. Those with an interest in photography at any skill level are invited. Phone 205-559- 2203 or 205-274-8608 for more information.

A PLACE AT THE TABLE meets on Tuesday nights 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.

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.

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.

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. BLOUNT COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION 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. Beekeeping classes will be held in the fall for those desiring to become a beekeeper. 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.

ALABAMA DIVISION OF THE SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS Forrest’s Cavalry Camp #1899 meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Blountsville Historical Park. For more information phone 256-706- 6572, 256-612-4038, or Norman Alexander at 205-482-4666.

BLOUNT COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT is currently offering financial assistance to agricultural landowners and operators within the Graves Creek Watershed to apply conservation practices. Through the Alabama Nonpoint Source Management Program and Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, agricultural landowners or operators may be eligible for financial assistance to correct environmental problems. Cost sharing assistance is available, but not limited to: channel stabilization, watering facilites, heavy use areas, interior fencing, stream protection, spring development, and stream crossing. For more information phone 205-274- 2363, ext. 3.