NEWS BRIEFS



AMERICAN LEGION POST 129 in Blountsville will have the annual July 4 barbecue and will begin serving at 11 a.m. The $8 plate includes your choice of chicken or pork, baked beans, coleslaw, drink, and dessert. The Ladies Auxillary will have homemade ice cream for $1 per cup.

BLOUNT COUNTY NATURAL RESOURCES PLANNING COMMITTEE will have a meeting open to all Treasure Forest members and interested parties on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 9 a.m. in the auditorium of the Frank Green Building. Phone 274-2363 with questions.

BLOUNTSVILLE CITY POOL will have a night swim on Friday, July 3, from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Admission is $10 per person and includes a performance by the group Southern Stiches. All proceeds benefit pool projects.

BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK will have a ‘Sounds of Liberty’ program Saturday, July 4, from 12:30 p.m. until 1 p.m. with Judge Steven King speaking. Celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the ringing of the Liberty Bell on July 4, 1776. Many states will ring their Liberty Bell at that hour. Gaither Pottery will conduct a pottery class on Aug. 1 using Blount County clay. Crystal Kitchens will teach a class on making rag rugs on Sept. 5. Phone 429-2468 for more information.

MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE The Community Arts Council of Blount County will sponsor a workshop July 6-11, with Sleeping Beauty performed on Saturday, July 11. There are a limited number of roles available. Visit the council’s Facebook page or e-mail rbrewer3172@gmail.com for registration information.