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BLOUNTSVILLE HISTORICAL PARK will sponsor the Daffodil Festival on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include blacksmithing, butter churning, pottery-making, wood carving, story telling, living history exhibits, live music on the hour, and lots of good food. The park is located two miles north of Blountsville on U.S. 231. Admission is $2 per carload.

BROOKSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT will have a fish fry Saturday, March 15, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the fire hall. The $10 plate includes fish, shrimp, or chicken, dessert, and drink. The event is catered by Swamp John’s and benefits the Brooksville Fire Department.

MUSICAL/ACTING AUDITIONS The Covered Bridge Players Theater will host auditions for Find a Better Day, written by Kevin Roland with music and lyrics written by Matt Lauderdale. Auditions will be held March 15 for actors and singers. Visit www.findabetterday.com for more information.

FARMWORKERS AWARENESS WEEK is March 24-28 and a longsleeved shirt drive will be held at Lester Memorial, Oneonta First Baptist, World Outreach, and the local Telamon office. The shirts are collected to distribute free to farmworkers who work with pesticides. To donate or for more information, phone Kendra Jennings at 625-4592, 446-3162, or e-mail kjennings@telamon.org

BLOUNT COUNTY 2014 4-H CHICK CHAIN PROJECT Youth purchase 18 one-day-old chicks, grow them for approximately 22 weeks, then bring their top five chickens to the 4-H show and auction. The cost is $50 to purchase the chicks, and participants are guaranteed to get their money back when they bring three chickens to the show and auction during the Blount County Fair in September. Young people age 9–19 who live or go to school in Blount County are encouraged to register for this program. Phone the Blount County Extension O ffice at 274-2129 for more information. Deadline to register is March 14.

COUPONING CLASS will be Saturday, March 15, from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, 410 2nd Ave. E. The $5 donation will benefit Relay for Life. Phone 274-0922 with questions.

BLOUNT COUNTY ARCHERY CLUB will have an archery 3D tournament on March 15-16 from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Phone Bill Watkins at 999-7773 with questions and location details. New shooters welcome.

FRIENDS OF THE LOCUST FORK RIVER invites residents to consider membership with the organization. Visit www.flfr.org and click “join” or “donate.” Contributions are tax deductible.