Community Calendar:

Clubs
December Businesswomen’s Luncheon -- will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, at First Baptist Church, Maryville. Lunch will be catered by Quizno’s, and cost is $7 per person. Registration is required, and deadline is Friday, Dec. 1. First Baptist Church is located at 202 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.

The Blount County Civil War Round Table (BCCWRT) -- meets the last Tuesday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church, located at 429 Sandy Springs Road, Maryville. The program for the November 28, meeting will be "The Polly Toole Story", presented by Joyce McCroskey. The BCCWRT has a business meeting at 7 p.m. and the program is 7:30 p.m. Public is welcome. For more information contact JB Johnson at 865-984-4234.

Smoky Mountain Anateur Radio (SMARC) - will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, in the United Steel Workers of America Hall, located at 339 S. Hall Road, Alcoa. For more information, log onto http://smarc.homestead.com.

Resource Valley Raconteurs -- Toastmasters Chapter #6791, leadership & communications club, meets from 11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m., every first and third Wednesday at Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Blount Campus. For more information, call Dorothy at 865-981-5300.

Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association’s -- next regular meeting is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, at Lawson McGhee Public Library, located at 500 W. Church Ave. in Knoxville. Listeners and other visitors are welcome. For more information, call 865-980-5985.

The Lost Cajuns of East Tennessee -- a social club of East Tennessee residents from the state of Louisiana, meets at 6:30 p.m., every third Thursday of the month, at Bayou Bay Restaurant in Seymour. RSVP required. For more information, call 865-748-7122, email lostcajunsofeasttn@yahoo.com or lostcajuns@hotmail.com. Visit the website at http://cajun.meetup.com/13/. Membership is free and open to Natives of The Bayou State.

Unity Study Group of Maryville -- Learn about practical Christianity and Unity/New thought teachings, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mondays, and 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, located at 314 Broadway Ave., Maryville. Sponsored by Unity Church of Knoxville. Call Karen at 865-583-0011, for more details.

Tennessee Valley Mustang Club -- a regional club of the Mustang Club of America meets the fourth Monday of each month (except December) at Ryan’s Steakhouse, 9645 Kingston Pike in west Knoxville. Eat and socialize at 6 p.m., meeting and program starts at 7 p.m. For more information visit www.clubs.hemmings.com/tvmc.

Writers Association of Blount County - Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in room 433 of the Blount County Courthouse, located at the corner of West Lamar Alexander Parkway and Court Street. Enter through the rear double doors. All writers welcome. Call 865-977-9495 for information and updates.

International Association of Administrative Professionals -- The Maryville Chapter, meets starting at 6 p.m., the fourth Monday of every month at the Blount County Chamber of Commerce. Call 865-981-3300 or 865-607-0374 for more information, or visit our web-site: www.maryvilleiaap.org.

Blount County Republican Women -- meet at 6:30 p.m., every fourth Monday at the Blount County Courthouse, fourth floor room 433.

The Democratic Women’s Club of Blount County -- meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Shoney’s Restaurant on the Alcoa Highway, Alcoa. The meeting starts at 6 p.m., with the program at 6:30 p.m. For further information, contact President Gerrae Messer at 865-982-6168.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assoc. (NARFE) -- Maryville Chapter 930, meets at 11:30 a.m., the second Tuesday of each month (except December) at Ryans Steakhouse, located at Hunters Crossing Drive in Maryville. For more information contact William Mickelson at 865-970-2202.

American Business Women’s Association --The Smoky Mountain Chapter, meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Dinner is served at 6 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Call 865-984-3627 or 865-531-3959 for more information.

The Blount County Photo Club -- meets at 6:30 p.m., the first Thursday of each month in the Dorothy Hearon Room A, at the Blount County Library. All levels of photographers are welcome.

Foothills Striders -- hold scheduled meetings on the first Monday of each month at El Jimador Mexican Grill, located at 1705 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Eat and socialize at 6:30 p.m., meeting and speaker starts at 7 p.m. Visit the website at Foothillstriders.org.

Maryville/Alcoa Jaycees - Meetings are scheduled for the first and third Tuesday of each month. All meetings will be held at 7 p.m., at Alcoa Middle School. For further information contact Scotty at 865-776-3267 or email us at tank70jaycees@yahoo.com.

Maryville Unity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous -- meet at 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Blount County
Courthouse, second floor. Tuesdays is closed discussion and Thursdays is open discussion. Call 865-984-6438.

Maryville Alcoa Civitan Club – meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

Maryville Lions Club – Meets at 12 noon, the first Tuesday, and at 6 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, located at 1053 Hunters Crossing Drive, Alcoa. Interesting guest speakers. Eat and socialize a half hour before each meeting. Visitors always welcome. For more information visit www.lionwap.org/maryvilletn or call 865-981-6881.

Maryville Lions Club – meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, at 11:30 a.m., at Ryans Family Steakhouse.
Visitors are welcome.

Kiwanis Club of Maryville – meets every Tuesday at 12 noon, at Green Meadows Country Club.

Greenback Senior Fellowship Club – meets the third Friday of each month. For more information, call 865-856-6669.

Sunrise Garden Club – meetings are held at 9:30 a.m., the first Monday of each month. Call 865-983-4988 for more
information.

Alcoa Kiwanis – meets as a group at noon every Monday at Green Meadows Country Club. The Board of Directors meet at 5:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Alcoa Utilities Building, 264 North Rankin Road, Alcoa.

Community
Keep Blount Beautiful -- is hosting a Pioneer Christmas, an open house at the Thompson Brown House from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1.

Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild -- will present the second ‘House of Santa Mouse’ Christmas show from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, and from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Blount County Library on Cusick Street, in Maryville. Fine Christmas items such as Victorian santas, ornaments, prints and wreaths will be available as well as stained glass, fine jewelry, artwork, fabric dolls, wood decor, hand woven baskets and much more made by local artisans. Free admission.

Blount Mansion Visitors Center-- will host a reception for an art exhibit by Bo Bradford. The event will take place in the
Blount Mansion Visitors Center, located at 200 W. Hill Ave., in Maryvlle. Live music, wine, appetizers and tours of the Mansion will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.The art exhibit will be on display from November 1-30. For more information, call 865-565-2375 or visit www.blountmansion.org.

The Living Nativity – will be Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Greenbelt Pavilion in Maryville. A cast of actors and live animals will portray the events of that holy time. Each performance lasts approximately 20 minutes and will begin every 30 minutes. The first performance begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by one at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and the last performance begins at 8:30 each evening. After the performance there will be time to visit with the cast and animals. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening at the pavilion and each family will receive a small gift which will serve as a remembrance of the special evening. This event is free Sponsored by 1st Baptist Church Maryville.

Cycology Bicycles -- is now offering Yoga for Cyclists. Classes meet at 6:30 a.m., each Tuesday and Thursday morning, at
Cycology Bicycles, located at 2408 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Maryville. For information, call 865-681-4183.

Playing at the Palace -- The Palace Theater, located at 113 West Broadway, Maryville. For advance tickets call 865-983-3330 to pay with Visa or MasterCard or purchase from the Palace Café, located at 113 West Harper St. Maryville. All tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door unless otherwise noted. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • December 2: Blue Moon Rising - East Tennessee traditional bluegrass at it’s best.
  • December 8 and 9 - Southern Kids In Theatre presents: SKITmas at The Palace, A broadway Christmas revue. Evening performance at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, and a matinee at 2 p.m, Saturday, Dec. 9. Pre-ticket sales are $10, and $12 at the door. Purchase tickets at Blount Today Newspaper in Maryville or at the Palace Theater on Saturday from9 - 1 p.m. For more information call 865-380-4387 or 865-621-0216
  • December 9: Robin Bullock and Steve Baughman Celtic Christmas show.

First Baptist Church Friendsville -- is accepting yard sale booths for their Fall Festival. Space is $10, which includes 1 table.
You keep all profits from items sold. Call the church at 865-995-2130 to reserve a spot.

NAMI Maryville-- is offering FREE classes for caregivers of loved ones with mental illness. Call 982-4285 or 681-8160 for more information.

Support Group for Women with a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse --meets from 6 - 7:30 p.m., the first and third Sundays of each month. There is no charge for the group. The group meets in Blount County. For location and more information contact Tracie Walker, LCSW 865-719-4709.

The Friendsville High Class of 1966 -- have set their reunion date for Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Airport Hilton. Any classmate that has not received an invitation or would like more information, please call Linda Rogers Chapman at 865-856-2051 or Jenny Crye Johnston at 865-982-5082.

Maryville’s Weight Loss Surgery Support Group -- meet at 10 a.m., the second Saturday of each month, at Pellissippi State College Library in Maryville. The purpose of this group is for those people who are thinking about having gastric surgery (Bypass or Band) for weight loss. Support questions and answers from people that have gone through the procedure. Find out the good and bad news about issues involved with this major surgery.

AYSO Region 1159 -- an all-volunteer organization, has completed open registration for fall but still has openings for boys and girls in several age groups to complete teams. Players ages 10- 18 are invited for U12, U14, U16, and U19 teams first-come-first-served and as always no cuts or tyouts. There may limited openings in younger age groups as well. Call 865-980-7789 for more information or to register.

Baton twirling classes -- are being offered through Carole’s School of Baton in conjunction with the Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks and Recreation. Classes for ages 4 and up are held at the Springbrook Recreation Center in Alcoa. National accredited instructors Carole Flynn and Connie Williams teach the basic twirls along with dance-twirl, strutting, and twirling routines. Students will have the opportunity to participate in the area Christmas parade, annual spring recital, twirling competitions and try out for award winning teams. For more information or to register for classes, call Carole Flynn at 865-984-2355.

The Joshua Resource Center -- is enrolling new participants for the Fall session New Beginnings CWJC(R) program. Women who may feel isolated, alone and without hope will find a safe place to re-focus, be trained in a variety of life skills, work skills and experience the love of Christ. There is no charge for women living in low-income or poverty. For more information call 865-380-5370.

The Maryville Farmers’ Market -- is held from 8 a.m. - 12 noon, every Saturday, Rain or shine, in the heart of downtown Maryville, at the 400 block of Church Avenue. This is a free event with plenty of free parking and East Tennessee grown vegetables and plants exclusively. Organic produce is available. For more information on the Maryville Farmers’ Market, call 865-273-1259, or online at www.maryvillefarmersmarket.org.

More than Conquerors -- a support group for people dealing with chronic pain, chronic fatigue and/or a chronic illness meets every Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Praise and Worship is at 7 p.m. Attendance in the Praise and Worship program is not required, but recommended. The support group meets at Embassy Christian Center, 2505 Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville TN 37803. Call 865-681-2300 for more information, or directions.

Kindermusik by Sarah Parrish -- is currently holding open enrollment for the Fall 2006 semester classes. Kindermusik classes are available at Broadway United Methodist Church. For more information about Kindermusik by Sarah Parrish of Maryville, call owner/director, Sarah Parrish at 865-981-2007.

Beginner Belly Dance Classes -- in Blount County - taught by a professional dancer offered on Monday and Tuesday at 6 p.m., and Wednesday at 10 a.m., at Alexia’s studio just off Alcoa Highway and Singleton Station Rd. For more information, call 865-977-6761 or email alexia@alexia-dance.com

The Transformer’s Singers -- meet each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. - noon at Broadway United Methodist Church. Opening for singers SSA. For more information, call Barbara at 865-681-0772.

Military
VFW – John J. Duncan Sr. Memorial VFW Post 10855 is open to all Blount County residents who are veterans of foreign wars. The post meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the basement of Praise Temple Assembly of God Church, corner of Hunt Road and Wright Road in Alcoa. Bring a copy of your D.D. 214 or orders for current active military personnel on any meeting night. For information, call Tony Joyce at 865-982-8696.

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