News Briefs

COVERED BRIDGE PLAYERS present “Anne of Green Gables” by Chadwicke, Montgomery, on Fridays, March 16, 17, 23, and 24, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. The theater is located at 413 6th Street South, Oneonta (across from Jet Pep). Reserve tickets by calling 274-7469 or visit

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER Saturday, March 17, at 9:45 a.m., join volunteers Brian Dean and Jan Brown as they lead a hike beginning at Mardis Mill Falls and following Graves Creek. To register, visit

BROOKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT will have a fish fry on Saturday, March 17, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the department, located at the intersection of Ala 79 and U.S. 278. The $11 plate is fish, shrimp, or chicken and all the fixings and benefits the Brooksville Fire Department.

DAFFODIL FESTIVAL The fifth annual event will be Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Blountsville Historical Park. There will be music all day, vendors, cabin tours, food, drinks, and a real Confederate wedding. Parking is $5, admission to the festival is free. Vendors featuring Blount County products are welcome.

MISS BLOUNT COUNTY PAGEANT will be Saturday, March 17, at Oneonta High School. Girls ages one month through high school seniors are invited. Little Mister Blount County is added this year for boys age one month through five years. To register, email Proceeds benefit OHS Music and Drama departments.

BLOUNT COUNTY EXTENSION is offering a Right Bite Cooking Class on Tuesdays, March 20 and 27, from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., at the Frank Green Building auditorium. Phone 274-2129 to register for the free classes.

NARFE CHAPTER 942 will meet tomorrow, March 15, at Catfish Cabin restaurant in Albertville, at 10 a.m. Cody Nugent will be the guest speaker.

ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY The Novel Destinations Book Club will meet tomorrow, March 15, at 5:30 p.m., to discuss Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.

The Lego Club will meet on Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m. for kids and teens.

The movie Murder on the Orient Express will be shown on Thursday, March 22, at 5 p.m.

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.

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY EXERCISE CLASS will be Friday, March 23, 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.

ONEONTA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The OBA and Crossroads Cruisers will have a Classic Cruise- In on Saturday, March 31, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and there is no charge to enter a vehicle. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy music performed by the Brendan Young Band from Muscle Shoals and kids can jump free on inflatables. Visit or phone 446-0462 for information about this and other upcoming special events.

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

BLOUNT COUNTY DULCIMER GROUP The group holds jam sessions on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Amilea Porter Building at Palisades Park.

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. 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 info and directions to the meetings, phone 274-7780 or 274-0596. 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.