BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB will meet Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m., in the Frank Green Building auditorium to elect officers for the coming year. All members are requested to attend.

THE COVERED BRIDGE PLAYERS will present the play Seasonal Allergies at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 10, 11, 17, 18, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Nov. 12 and 19. To purchase tickets, phone 274- SHOW (7469), or visit

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER The Horton Mill Hike will be Saturday, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m., at the bridge. Bring water, a snack, and your camera and wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the moderate difficulty hike. Register and sign the waiver at Detailed information will be sent after registration.

SUMMIT VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT will have a turkey shoot on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. until ? There will also be a ham and special bacon shoot. The $5 per shot is for 12-gauge, 20-gauge, and .410 guns. The fire department is located on Ala 231, just north of Rainbow Crossing (intersection of Ala 231 and U.S. 278), and south of Arab.

HOPE HOUSE CHRISTMAS FOR BLOUNT COUNTY CHILDREN Applicants must be a resident of Blount County, attend school in the county, provide photo IDs for all adults in the home, provide a Social Security card for each person in the household, provide proof of income, and a referral letter from the school the child attends. Applicants can phone Jessica Waid at 625-4673, ext. 300 through Nov. 6 with questions and to apply. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

LITERACY COUNCIL READING TUTORS Know an adult who wants to learn to read? The Blount County Literacy Council has trained volunteer reading tutors and the service is free to Blount County residents. Phone 256-615-5614 for more information.

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 283-3357, email, or visit for more info and times.

ALACARE HOME HEALTH Breakfast Club is for adults experiencing the loss of a loved one and meets the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m until 10 a.m. at 1409 2nd Avenue East (across from Sonic). Phone 274-9188 to register or for more information.

CULLMAN COMMISSION ON AGING can help with obtaining free prescription medications for those over 55. If you have a medical condition, no insurance, need assistance, or are on disability, the Cullman COA might be able to help. Phone 256- 734-1241 or visit for more information.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Thursday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m., there will be a screening of the anime film ‘Your Name.’

Friends of the Library will meet Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m.

The library will be closed Nov. 10 and Nov. 11.

The Novel Destinations Book Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 16, to discuss ‘Last Chance for Justice’ by T.K. Thorne, at 5:30 p.m.

The LEGO Club will meet Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m.

Patrons may check out up to four DVD or BlueRay movies for up to seven days. New releases are limited to two per card for a maximum of three days. An increased late fine of $1 per day is now in effect.

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 for more information on library programs.

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

CITY OF ONEONTA will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5:15 p.m., in the council chambers to discuss updates on building and fire codes. All interested residents are invited to attend.

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Munoz Mexican Restaurant in Hayden. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited.

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.

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 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.

BLOUNTSVILLE LIONS CLUB is selling bags of this year’s crop of raw peanuts in a 2.5-lb. bag for $10. Contact any Lions Club member to order or phone 429-3556.

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK Pictures with Santa will be Sunday, Dec. 3, from noon until 4 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The large pavilion is open for weddings, parties, reunions, and celebrations. Phone 429-2468 for booking information. ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The Annual Holiday Decorating Contest deadline for entry is Nov. 30 and the business must be decorated by Dec. 1 for judging. Winners (First – $500, Second – $250, Third – $100, honorable mentions, and people’s choice – $100) will be announced Saturday, Dec. 16, at noon, in front of Miller’s Soda Shoppe.

Christmas Open House will be Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., downtown. Participating merchants will have light refreshments and prize drawings. Children can create ornaments for the community Christmas tree at Redeemer Church from 9 a.m. until noon. Photos with Santa Claus will be at DD’s Place (301 1st Ave.). Children may also put letters to Santa in the big red mailbox there.

The community Christmas tree lighting will be Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., at the gazebo downtown.

For information on these exciting OBA events, visit COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY EXERCISE CLASSES will be Fridays, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8, at 10 a.m., at the Frank Green Building auditorium. Exercises are approved by the American Arthritis Association and the class is free to attend. Phone Sonya at 625-6079 with questions.

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