ROYAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH meets the second Monday of each month at the Royal Community Center on Timmerman Road at 6:30 p.m., with the community meeting to follow at 7 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 10.

RESOLVE INFERTILITY & ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Baptist Citizens Hospital in Talladega from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Contact Carrie Hutto at (256) 649-0282 or for more information.

RIDGEWAY REUNION Descendants of Hill Ridgeway are invited to the 2012 reunion Saturday, Sept. 1, from 11a.m. until 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church of God. The church is located on Ala 75 just south of Snead. Bring a favorite dish to share at the luncheon.

SUSAN MOORE PARK AND RECREATION BOARD will serve breakfast Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Susan Moore Community Center. Serving will begin at 6:30 a.m. The all-you-can-eat plate is $5 and includes eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and drink. Take-outs will be available. Proceeds go to the Susan Moore Park.

HAYDEN HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI REUNION will be Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Hayden High School library from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. All former students are invited to bring your favorite appetizer. Drinks will be furnished. Phone

June Reid at 647-3338 with questions.

BENEFIT GARAGE SALE for Carlton Chappell, a resident of Royal, will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Royal Park. Mr. Chappell was critically injured in a vehicle accident and is in a coma. All funds raised will benefit the family.

BLOUNT COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER 2012 ESSAY CONTEST Students living in Blount County may submit a one page essay with the theme: “What Makes a Responsible Pet Owner?” Kindergarten through 4th grades may submit a work of art instead of an essay. Prizes will be awarded in grade divisions, K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Entries may be mailed to P.O. Box 310, Locust Fork, AL 35097 or dropped off at the Animal Adoption Center county hwy 1 in Cleveland or the Carl Coleman Center, 4141 county hwy 13 in Locust Fork. All entries must be received by Sept. 14. Winning entries will be posted at the BCASI fair booth. First place winner will receive a $50 savings bond, second place a $20 Walmart gift card, third place a $10 McDonald’s gift card. Phone 647-8340 or 647-0422 for more information.

BEASLEY FAMILY REUNION will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the D.S. Loyd Building, Palisades Park. Bring your favorite dish to share at the lunch. Phone Benny or Brenda Beasley at 466-3657 with questions.

NATIONAL GUARD 152ND will have its annual meeting Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. at Sarah’s Restaurant in Walnut Grove. Dutch-treat lunch to follow.