CLEVELAND TOWN COUNCIL The March 14 meeting has been rescheduled for tomorrow, March 21, at 7 p.m., at Town Hall.

WEST BLOUNT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will meet tomorrow, March 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Hayden Community Center. Guest speaker will be Barry Elliot, executive director of Alabama Lions Sight. Hayden Lions Club will serve a free tailgate dinner beginning at 5:45 p.m. Please bring old and used eyeglasses to donate.

NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, March 21, at 10 a.m., at Catfish Cabin restaurant. Guest speaker will be Bill Kirkpatrick from Marshall Medical Center South.

RUN HIDE FIGHT Snead police chief Stephen Gunn will teach a free active shooter awareness and prevention training class tomorrow, March 21, at 6:30 p.m., at Grace Baptist Church, 41771 Hwy 75, Snead.

BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Friday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m., at Charlie B’s Restaurant. A health related program will be led by The Gym.

COVERED BRIDGE PLAYERS continues “The Kitchen Witches” March 22-24, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday show at 2 p.m. Call 274-SHOW for $15 tickets.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Winners of the 2018 Art & Photo Contest are on display at Cleveland High School library through Monday, March 25. Entires for the 2019 Art & Photo Contest will be accepted beginning Wednesday, May 1.

Register for hikes and cleanups, learn more about FLFR, donate, and much more at

OPEN JAM Beginning Thursday, April 4, there will be a gospel/bluegrass/ole time country open jam at the Amilea Porter Building at Palisades Park the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Phone 612-4239 or 274-0017 for more information.

FARM EQUIPMENT CONSIGNMENT AUCTION J.B. Pennington High School will host the fifth annual event Saturday, April 6, beginning at 9 a.m., with viewing Friday, April 5, from noon until 6 p.m., and Saturday from 7 a.m. until the auction begins. All types of farm, construction, and lawn and garden equipment, ATVs, trailers, trucks, and tools will be available. Consignment fee is 10 percent. Bring consignment items to the school Thursday, April 4, at noon. Donations will also be accepted. All proceeds benefit the school. Phone Van Alldredge at 237-5915 for more information.

CENTRAL SIX ALABAMA WORKS is hosting World of Work at SkillsUSA 2019” (WOW) exposition on Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 17, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the BJCC. This unique career exposition invites 8th through 12th grade students from Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount, Chilton, and St. Clair counties to start making plans to become leaders in high-wage workforce industries. Schools who wish to bring students must register by March 8. Exhibitor and sponsorship registration is due March 15. Visit to register or for more information about sponsorship.

APPALACHIAN SPRING PARK DAY will be Saturday, April 27, beginning at 9 a.m. It will be a full day of baseball, softball, and great activities including inflatables, local vendors, and food. Contact Brian Metcalf at 641-3524 or through the Facebook page for vendor and volunteer information.

TAKE STEPS BIRMINGHAM The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation features honored heroes Sarah Elliott and Taylor Gautney at this year’s walk on Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m., at Homewood Central Park. For more information on how to get involved with Take Steps and to find a 2019 walk site nearest you, please visit or contact Emily Richter at (646) 387-2149 or

SNEAD STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WIND BAND will perform Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m., in the Bevill Center Auditorium.

MURPHREE VALLEY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT is seeking volunteers. Phone fire chief Mike Gunn at 353-1696 for more information.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Wednesday, March 20: The library will be closed for staff development training. No items will be due on this day.

Thursday, March 21: Novel Destination Book Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. to discuss The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.

Monday, March 25: Homeschool Hangouts for grades six and up will meet at 1 p.m. to learn about luck’s scientific counterpart probability.

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

Twisted Stitchers is Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Bring your project – the group is open to all skill levels.

Story hour is Wednesdays 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 or phone 274-7641 for more information on library programs.

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY EXERCISE CLASS will be Fridays, March 22, April 12 and 26 (share a snack day), 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 256-638-4430 ext. 150 with questions.

ONEONTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for the 2019-2020 school year continues through Friday, March 22. Students living in the Oneonta City School district should bring two proofs of residence, birth certificate, Social Security card, and immunization record.

Non-resident applications will also be accepted during this time. The number accepted will be based on room and availability. Parents will receive a letter from the school principal in June or July notifying them of their child’s status. Phone the school at 625-4108 with questions.

THE WHOLE BACKSTAGE presents “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney March 22-24 and 28-30, in the Duff/McDaniel Black Box Theatre in Guntersville. Weeknight and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Phone 256-582-7469 or visit for $10 tickets or information.

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY will host Sharon Cook’s exhibit “Making Mandalas is Easy” through March 25. Cook will teach a mandala class at the library on Monday, March 25 from 10 a.m. until noon. Email to register.

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.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The 8th Annual Chili Cookoff, Classic Cruise-In, and Cornhole Tournament will take place Saturday, March 30, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., in downtown Oneonta. Get details and register on the website. Entry forms are also available at Treasures on Main.

OBA now meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Vincent’s Blount board room. The Feb. 19 agenda includes plans for upcoming events. Members and those interested are invited to attend.

Visit,, or phone 446- 0462 for more information about all OBA special events.

WALKER REUNION will be Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Charlie B’s Restaurant in Oneonta.

BLOUNT COUNTY QUILTERS GUILD SCHOLARSHIP The Blount County Quilters Guild will award a $1,000 tuition scholarship to two graduating Blount County seniors. Applicants should submit an original 500- 600 word, double-spaced essay on the topic “What quilts mean to me.” Essays will be judged on development of topic, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Include name, high school, address, and phone number on a cover sheet and mail to: Blount County Quilters Guild, 1225 Palisades Parkway, Oneonta AL 35121. Deadline is Tuesday, April 9. For more information, phone 994-4749 or check with your high school counselor.

LOVE WRITING AND/ OR ART? The Oneonta Public Library is starting a club for teens interested in helping produce an E-zine where teens can submit their poems, short stories, and art for online distribution. If you are interested in submitting work or helping produce the E-zine, stop by the library or email

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m., at SwampTails in Oneonta. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited to attend.