ONEONTA FIRE HYDRANT TESTING The Oneonta Fire Department will be conducting hydrant testing through Friday, Nov. 1, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Residents might notice a slight discoloration in the water, but testing in no way affects the safety or taste of the drinking water. Questions? Phone 274-2752.

BLOUNTSVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Painted pumpkins and gourds by Debbie Graves are on display at the library. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM and the Blount County Quilters Guild are selling tickets for a handmade quilt to be given away at the annual Quilt Show at Palisades Park during the Blount County Covered Bridge Festival. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. Books on sale at the museum include The Community of Village Springs, $7; Champion Mines, $15; and The Moore Family of Susan Moore, $15. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Phone 625-6905.

FILLING STATION 56 is a soup kitchen now open in Blountsville at 69042 Main Street (at the red light) and offers a free meal every Saturday at 5 p.m. The group is a non-profit organization, health department approved, and accepts donations and volunteers to work. Questions? Phone 353-5955.

SALVATION ARMY in Blount County is accepting applications from families who request assistance. Phone Lisa at 625-4852 to make the necessary appointment. Thrift store hours are Monday– Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.