TOWN OF CLEVELAND LABOR DAY CELEBRATION The annual fundraiser will be Monday, Sept. 4, at the park from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Local bands will provide music, there will be barbecue and chicken plates and fried pies for sale during the event, and there will be activities for the entire family. Pre-ordered Boston butts are $25, whole chickens are $10, and slabs of ribs are $15 each. Phone Olivia Blackwood at 274-9418 to order. All proceeds benefit park projects.

BLOUNTSVILLE AMERICAN LEGION Post 129, located at 1148 College Street, will be selling barbecue pork or chicken plates with all the fixings on Monday, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m. until… Legion Post 129, along with Disabled American Veterans, will sponsor an informational seminar for veterans and spouses of veterans on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m. Topics of discussion include eligibility benefits and spousal benefits. Claims representatives will be on hand to assist with any claims questions. Phone Lester Hall at 681-2569 for more information about either event.

TOWN OF HIGHLAND LAKE will hold a work session at 6 p.m. and the regular council meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Anchor, 612 Lakeshore Drive. The Zoning Board of Adjustments will meet immediately after the council meeting.

RIDGEWAY REUNION will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Mt. Zion Church of God. Bring a covered dish and memories to share.

AMERICAN IDOL AUDITIONS will be held Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 612 Highway 72 West, Tuscumbia. Visit for more information and specific audition details, locations, requirements, submission forms, and terms and conditions.

GARDENDALE AND ROGERS VOCATIONAL HIGH The 45th reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Fultondale Friendship Hall at 1024 Old Walker Chapel Road, Fultondale. Bring a snack food or soft drinks to share; paper goods will be furnished. Phone Melissa Linton Stephens at 631-7042 with questions.

CAHELA CLABURN CLEM REUNION Descendants of ‘Lizzie’ Cahela Claburn Clem are invited to the reunion on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Amilea Porter Center at Palisades Park. Bring a covered dish to share. Paper products will be provided. Email for more information.

CITY OF ONEONTA will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m., in the council chambers to discuss Zaxby’s 772 agreement. Another public hearing will be at 5:15 p.m. to discuss the R1G zoning ordinance change.

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m., at Munoz Mexican restaurant in Hayden. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited.

HOFSTALER MEMORIAL CEREMONY has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m., at White’s Cemetery, located between Trafford and Locust Fork. Hofstalar was a Revolutionary War veteran and a memorial marker will be placed on his grave by the Josiah Brunson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Birmingham Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

SNEAD TOWN PICNIC will be Saturday, Sept. 30. Vendor space is available for $25 per booth or tent. Phone Jennifer Adams or Lucretia Chiz at 466-3200, or email for an application.

BLOUNT-ONEONTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The 2017 Covered Bridge Arts & Music Fest is set for Saturday, Oct. 28. Vendor applications are available now. Email Aimee Wilson at for more information on this and other chamber events.

BLOUNT COUNTY DULCIMER GROUP The group holds jam sessions on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., at the Amilea Porter Building at Palisades Park.

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 and any skill level are invited. Phone 559-2203 or 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 to learn more. No charge.

BLOUNT COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION meets every fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Resource Center in Cleveland. Phone Charlene Makofsky at 999-8948 or Hal Hendrix at 243-8424 for more information.

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART Chapter 2213 meets the first Tuesday of each month at The Smokin Grill, 85 Purple Heart Blvd., Springville, at 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. meeting. Guest speakers address subjects of interest to veterans. Contact Chaplain Cmdr. Lonnie Wadsworth at 790-1141 or email for more information.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS The Blount County group meets Mondays 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 274-7780 or 274- 0596.

BLOUNT COUNTY FARMERS MARKET is open each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center. A drawing will be held each Thursday at 10 a.m. for a market basket of mixed vegetables.

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