BLOUNT COUNTY SCHOLARS BOWL will be broadcast live today from Locust Fork Baptist Church beginning at noon. Tune in to WCRL to hear teams from all Blount County schools and Oneonta City School compete in the academic competion.

BLOUNT COUNTY FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE presents an evening with The Hoppers and Surrendered, on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m., at the Oneonta High School Auditorium. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. There are a limited number of artist circle seats for $20 advance, $25 at the door. Order tickets by phoning 237-7795 or pick up at the Oneonta Police Department.

LADY LAKERS OF HIGHLAND LAKE will have a yard sale at the Anchor, 612 Lakeshore Drive, on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Items include collectibles, household items, Christmas decorations, furniture, clothing, and more.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Invites the public to join them at Paddlefest on Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at King’s Bend in Cleveland. Learn the basics of paddling and river safety. FLFR will provide kayaks, canoes, paddles, and life jackets. Register for the free event by emailing or message the group on Facebook.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY The Plus Ultra Animanga Club will meet tomorrow, April 5, at 6 p.m.

Friday, April 6, at 5:30 p.m., the movie, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ will be shown. There will also be a special costume contest, with the winner receiving a $5 coupon to use on a 3D print of their choice. Arrive early for photos.

Minecraft Mayhem will be Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m., for kids and teens.

On Thursday, April 12, at 5 p.m., there will be a special screening of ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ for teens.

Twisted Stitchers is meeting Mondays at 10 a.m., and Saturdays at noon.

Having trouble with your electronic devices? Receive personal help on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Walk in or make an appointment.

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.

WALKER REUNION will be Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Charlie B’s Restaurant. Cost of meal is $9.90 per plate.

FARM EQUIPMENT CONSIGNMENT AUCTION The fifth annual event sponsored by the J.B. Pennington FFA will be Saturday, April 7, at 9 a.m. Consignment fee is 10% and items may be brought to the school beginning Monday, April 2. Donated items will be accepted, and all proceeds will benefit the school’s FFA club. Viewing of equipment will be Friday, April 6, from noon until 6 p.m., and Saturday, April 7, from 7 a.m. until the auction begins. Phone 429-4101 or 237-5915 for more information.

TOM BELL MEMORIAL CLASSIC The eighth annual TBM Classic Golf Tournament, hosted by Oneonta High School, will be held at Limestone Springs on Monday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 10. Currently, there are plans for 16 high school teams and some individual players to participate. The event has provided more than $16,000 in college scholarships. To donate or for more information, visit

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY EXERCISE CLASS will be Fridays, April 13 (snack day), and April 27, 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.

APPALACHIAN PTSO BANQUET will be Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m., at the high school gym catered by Whiskers Catfish. Tickets are $25 and include an all-you-can-eat buffet, a live auction, and a silent auction.

HAYDEN LIONS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT will be Saturday, April 28, at Heritage Golf, beginning at 12:45 p.m. for rules and format, teeing off at 1 p.m. The two-man scramble is $65 per person or $130 per two-man team. Phone Doug Reid at 531-6801 or Paul Cunningham at 807-5547 to register.

MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE CAMP will be June 11-16 at Oneonta High School and is sponsored by the Community Arts Council of Blount County. Two performances of ‘Peter and Wendy’ will be Saturday, June 16. Cost for first grade up to 8 years old is $50, ages 9 and older is $75. Preregistration is required and space is limited. Questions? Email or visit ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The 17th annual June Fling will be Saturday, June 2. The fifth annual Singing Showdown will also be that weekend, and audition round videos are due April 15. The preliminary round is June 1 at 6 p.m. and finals round is June 2 at 1 p.m. Cash prizes of $500, $250, $100, and the grand prize of a recording session at Analog on Third will be awarded. Categories are ages 10-17, and 18 and older. Visit the website for complete rules and entry forms.

Booth registration for the June Fling is now underway. Applications can be picked up at Treasures on Main or the OBA website.

Visit or phone 446-0462 for information about this and other upcoming special events.

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. 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.

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. Divorce- Care 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 information and times.

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 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.

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK The large pavilion is open for weddings, parties, reunions, and celebrations. The park is now open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Phone 429-2468 for booking information.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM The museum has the Lady Lakers of Highland Lake cookbooks for sale for $5 each.

Visit or phone curator Amy Rhudy at 685-6905 for details on all events. Museum hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

BLOUNT COUNTY LANDFILL/ TRANSFER STATION hours are: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

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.

WEST BLOUNT FIRE and Emergency Medical Services District dues are being accepted. The mandatory tax-deductible dues are $150 and may be sent to WBF&EMSD, P.O. Box 229, Hayden, AL 35079. Those under financial hardships may complete an application for reduced or monthly payments. Assistance with applications and notary service is available one hour before the board meeting, held the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

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 for more information.

CHAPTER 28 DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS The Blount County group has a service office at 1004 2nd Street East, Oneonta, open each Monday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Free services include assistance with forms for veterans benefits, insurance, and more. For information or to make an appointment, phone Cmdr. Frank Cannon at 359-1865 or Gary Clements at 256- 655-4867.

‘FIX YOUR MAMA’ is a spay/neuter program with Crossing Paths Animal Rescue for Blount County residents who need financial assistance to fix female dogs or cats and male pit bulls or pit mixes. A $25 fee covers the surgery and a rabies vaccination. There are a limited number of appointments. Donations are needed to keep the program going and may mailed to PO Box 262, Cleveland, AL 35049. Phone 559-7007 for more information or to make an appointment.

DOG FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED Crossing Paths Animal Rescue finds homes for hundreds of Blount County dogs every year. Dogs can be saved if there are foster homes to house them for a short time. Contact Mary Ellen at 559-7648 if you are interested in being foster parents to a homeless dog. All food and medical care is provided while the dog is in foster care.

BLOUNT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER Hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon until 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., phone number 625-6026.

CROSSING PATHS ANIMAL RESCUE A GoFundMe account has been set up for county residents to contribute to the non-profit charity. Crossing paths is a no-kill shelter and is seeking to raise funds to continue operating. Visit, search Cleveland, AL, and choose Crossing Paths Animal Rescue to donate.