COMMUNITY CALENDAR

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The fourth annual awards dinner will be tomorrow, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m., at Limestone Springs Golf Club. Roman Street, a widely known acoustic guitar duo, will perform. Tickets are $40, $75 per couple, and $300 per table of eight. See any board member to purchase or visit the website.

BLOUNTSVILLE HARVEST FESTIVAL will be Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., in downtown Blountsville. There will be vendors, food, inflatables, a family train ride, live music until 6 p.m., a car show, and much more. The event is free and fun for the entire family.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Mari Brindle will conduct a seminar on lacto-fermenting, the ancient method of food preservation, on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m.

Homeschool Hangout will be Monday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m. Homeschoolers of all ages are invited to practice computational thinking with the ‘Code a Human’ event.

The Novel Destinations Book Club will meet to discuss Sunrise Crossing, by Jodi Thomas on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m. 4-H FALL PAPER CLOVER CAMPAIGN Tractor Supply will continue the partnership with National 4-H Council until Oct. 15. At checkout, customers may purchase a clover for $1 (or more) and proceeds will help fund scholarships that send in-state 4-H youth to camps, conferences, and development programs where they learn about diverse subjects such as animal care to civic leadership.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM invites Blount County World War II Veterans to serve as Grand Marshalls for the 2017 Blount County Veterans Day parade.

BAMA CARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet tomorrow, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m., at the Wood Fire Grill in Cleveland. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited.

BROOKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT will have a fish fry catered by Swamp John’s, on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the fire department, located at the intersection of Ala 79 and U.S. 278. The $11 per plate includes a choice of fish, chicken, or shrimp and all the fixings. Proceeds benefit the fire department.

MURPHREE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Station 94 is celebrating 30 years as a department on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at the fire hall. Refreshments will be served and applications for fire fighter/first responder will be accepted. The community is invited to the free event.

BLOUNT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. This replaces the meeting originally scheduled for Oct. 16.

BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE will meet Saturday, Oct. 28, in the meeting room at the Frank Green Building, at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited.

HAYDEN LIONS CLUB BREAKFAST The annual event will be Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m., at the Hayden Middle School cafeteria. Plates are $7 for adults, $4 for children. Mrs. Alabama USA Courtney Grill of Hayden will be at the breakfast signing autographs. She will ask attendees to fill out cards that she will send to veterans in the hospital near home and abroad.

BLOUNT COUNTY CHILDREN’S CENTER PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m., at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church in Oneonta. For $5, enjoy homemade pancakes, country sausage, and a drink. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Center to serve abused children and their caregivers in Blount County.

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 aimee@blountoneontachamber.org for more information on this and other chamber events.

OMS 7TH-8TH GRADE CHOIRS will have a fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m., at Eris Horton Auditorium. ‘Sweet Beats’ will feature the Oneonta Middle School choirs performing songs of the Halloween season, followed by a selection of sweets served in the cafeteria. Admission is $5.

PINE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY YARD SALE will be Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Pine Mountain Community Center. Spaces are 20’ x 20’ are are $20 each for residents, $25 for non-residents, with $5 refunded upon cleanup. To reserve a spot, phone Charlie Hallman at 681-3918.

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 www.aplaceatthetable oneonta.com 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.

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.

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 lonnie.wadsworth@windstream.net 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.

APPALACHIAN PTSO is selling chances to win a ‘Mountain Star’ quilt, handmade by Jenny Tidwell. The raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Proceeds benefit the PTSO and school projects. Phone 274-7789 for more information. The drawing will be held late October.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT PALISADES PARK Any group, business, church, or family may register through Nov. 13 to deorate a spot at the park. Decorating will begin in November. There is no cost to register and prizes will be awarded. Questions? Phone the park at 274-0017.

STRAIGHT MOUNTAIN FIRE DEPARTMENT announces that recycling services have been discontinued. The department asks that the public refrain from leaving recyclables or trash on the ground at the unmanned station. Phone John Storey at 515-4090 with questions.

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.

HOPE HOUSE THRIFT STORE is in need of gently used furniture, appliances, apparel, and household items. Please donate clean items in working condition. This allows the organization to provide items to needy Blount County residents at a low cost. All donations are tax deductible. Donations accepted 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. The address is 1000 Lincoln Avenue, Oneonta, phone 625-4673.

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Library hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Phone 429-3156 or visit www.blountsvillepubliclibrary.info for more information.