News Briefs

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Tomorrow, June 22, at 5:30 p.m., the movie ‘Hidden Figures’ will be shown for adults and refreshments will be provided.

BLOUNT COUNTY CO-OP ANNUAL MEETING will be tomorrow, June 22, at 6 p.m., at Charlie B’s restaurant.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m., a representative from Regions Bank will conduct a seminar, ‘Protecting yourself from identity theft.’

Monday, June 26, at 3 p.m., children’s book author and illustrator Paul Owen Lewis will discuss his latest book, Motomice.

Tuesday, June 27, at 10 a.m., the Blount County Memorial Museum will have a presentation discussing the important landmarks in Blount County, followed by a field trip to the museum.

Tuesday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m., teens will create their own stuffed animals from abandoned toys.

The library is conducting a change drive to collect funds for J.B. Pennington’s library. The program is ‘Pennies for Pennington’ and the library encourages local businesses to participate also. Visit the library to donate or for promotional materials.

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.

PINE MOUNTAIN BBQ AND BLUEGRASS will be Saturday, June 24, at Pine Mountain Community Center. Music begins at noon through 7 p.m., with five groups performing. Barbecue chicken and Boston butt sandwiches and plates will be served beginning at 11 a.m. Adult and child plates are $7.50 and $5, a sandwich and drink is $4. Pre-sale of whole Boston butts or chopped pork with sauce can be ordered through June 19 by calling Charley Head at 516-7656 or Wanda Perrin at 681-9091. The center is at 4481 Pine Mountain Road, Remlap.

THE WHOLE BACKSTAGE will have two preview workshops for the production of ‘Black Tie America,’ to open Veterans Day weekend in November. The workshops are not auditions but rather a gathering to listen and sing along with some of the music performed in the show. The workshops will be Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m., and Sunday, June 25, at 2 p.m., in the reception room at 1120 Rayburn Ave. in Guntersville. Auditions for ‘Black Tie America’ will be Thursday, July 13, and Friday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 15, at 10 a.m., and Sunday, July 16, at 2 p.m. Phone 256-582-7469 or visit for more information.

LATTA FAMILY REUNION will be held Sunday, June 25, from 10 a.m. until ?, at the Susan Moore Community Center on Ala 75 in Susan Moore.

COFFEE WITH A COP will be Tuesday, June 27, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m., at Main Street Coffee inside Miller Soda Shoppe. Parents, children, students, businesses, and church groups are invited to discuss citizen concerns, community needs by law enforcement, and learn about programs such as neighborhood crime watch.

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK The ‘Sounds of Liberty’ program will be Tuesday, July 4, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The program will end at 1 p.m. with the ringing of the bell 13 times, along with other Liberty Bells throughout the country. The event is held to remind citizens why we celebrate Independence Day.

The large pavilion is open for weddings, receptions, showers, and meetings. Phone 429-2468 for vendor or event reservation information.

SHELBY AND JEFFERSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS invite Blount County residents interested in hearing candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat speak, to join them on Thursday, July 13, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. All eight announced Democrat candidates have been invited.

BLOUNT COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK COMMITTEE will have a yard sale on Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15, from 7 a.m. until ?, at the Oneonta Worshp Center’s Family Life Center. The group is asking for donations and items can be taken to the Blount County Memorial Museum, or a committee member can pick up items. All proceeds benefit the Veterans Park project. Phone 625-6905 to arrange for item pick up or for more information.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The Classic Cruise-In will be Saturday, July 29, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The OBA, along with Pounder’s Seafood Restaurant and SwampTails Restaurant, presents the band 5ive O’clock Charlie with a live performance. There will be inflatables, food, music, and classic vehicles. Bring a lawn chair and the family to enjoy this free downtown event. For information on all exciting OBA events, visit

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 for more information on this and other chamber events.

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.

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY EXERCISE CLASSES will be Fridays June 23 (share a snack day), and July 14 and 28, 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.

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.

SUSAN MOORE ELEMENTARY and the Blount County Board of Education is sponsoring ‘Break for a plate’ and will be serving breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the elementary school lunchroom at no charge to children up to age 18. The program will continue Monday through Friday, until July 14.

BLOUNT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT To find out if you meet income and nutrition guidelines to qualify for WIC, phone 274-2120. WIC is an equal opportunity provider.