News Briefs

BLOUNT COUNTY NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNING COMMITTEE will have a meeting tomorrow, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m., in the auditorium of the Frank Green Building. The meeting is open to all TREASURE Forest members. Phone 353-2858 for more info.

BAMACARRY OF BLOUNT COUNTY will meet tomorrow, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m., at Wood Fire Grill in Cleveland. All gun rights enthusiasts are invited.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY will screen the movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ tomorrow, Aug. 10, at 5 p.m., admission is free.

A snapshot contest will be held Aug. 11-17, and the winner will enjoy a private after hours movie with up to 10 guests. Phone the library for details on how to enter the contest.

Friends of the Library will meet on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m., to elect officers. The public is invited.

A seminar on seed saving with speaker Charlotte Hagood, founder of the Sand Mountain Seed Bank, will be Saturday, Aug. 19, 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.

SNEAD TOWN PICNIC will be Saturday, Sept. 30. Vendor applications are available for $25 per booth or tent. Phone Jennifer Adams or Lucretia Chiz at 466-3200, or email for an application.

BLOUNT COUNTY FARMERS MARKET is open each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Blount County-Oneonta Agri-Business Center. A drawing will be held each Thursday at 10 a.m. for a market basket of mixed vegetables.

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY EXERCISE CLASSES will be Fridays, Aug. 11 and 25, 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.

LEWISBURG/FULTONDALE JR. HIGH REUNION will be Saturday, Aug. 12, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at Fultondale Elementary School lunchroom, for those who attended through 1972. Bring a snack and memorabilia to share. Phone Melissa Linton Stephens at 631-7042 for more information.

MURPHREE FAMILY REUNION Descendants of Solomon and May Elam Murphree are invited to the reunion at Wayne and Vanessa Brown’s barn at 1226 Barwick Road in Blountsville, on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring a favorite dish to share. Phone 559-1926 with questions.

CRISIS CENTER JUST A CALL AWAY 5K The third annual 5K and 1-mile fun run will be Saturday, Aug. 19, in uptown Birmingham. The race begins at 8 a.m., the fun run at 9 a.m., and awards at 9:15 a.m. Race fee is $30 for the 5K, and $20 for the fun run. To register, visit Proceeds benefit the Crisis Center, which provides free 24- hour aid for sexual assault, mental health support, suicide prevention, and much more.

ONEONTA CLASS OF 1955 will have a reunion on Friday, Aug. 25, at 11:30 a.m., at Charlie B’s restaurant.

HOFSTALER MEMORIAL CEREMONY has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m., at White’s Cemetery, located between Trafford and Locust Fork. Hofstalar was a Revolutionary War veteran and a memorial marker will be placed on his grave by the Josiah Brunson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Birmingham Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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.

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.

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.

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.