Community Calendar:

Blount Communicators Toastmasters Club -- Chapter #7436 public speaking club meets at 6:20 p.m., every Tuesday at First Baptist Church, located at 202 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville, second floor of the Family Life Center, room 215 at top of the stairs. The BCTM is open to everyone who wants to sharpen his/her speaking skills. For more information,
contact Sharon at 865-981-9018.

The Blount County Civil War Round Table (BCCWRT) -- meets the last Tuesday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 429 Sandy Springs Road, Maryville. The BCCWRT has a business meeting at 7 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome at both. For additional information, contact J.B. Johnson 865-984-4234.

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 fo the month. For more information, call 865-748-7122, email or Visit the website at 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

Writers Association of Blount County - Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in room 433 of the old Maryville courthouse building, 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:

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

Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association meets at 2 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at Lawson McGhee Public Library, located at 500 W. Church Ave., in Knoxville. Free parking is available. Listeners and other visitors are welcome. For more information, call 865-980-5985.

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

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 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.

Maryville Rotary Club -- meetings are held at 12 noon, every Thursday at Green Meadow Country Club. For more information visit

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.

The Church of the Cove and Mt. Lebanon Baptist churches are teaming up to host Friday Night Fifth Quarter on Friday,Oct. 6 after the Heritage High vs. Ooltewah football game. The Fifth Quarter is open to all students from sixth to twelfth grades and will be held at Heritage Middle School. Free pizza and drinks will be provided and a drawing will be held for an X-box 360. All students should be picked up by 12 a.m.

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church -- 30th Annual Fall Festival will be from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, inside the church fellowship hall. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., with hot dogs, pinto or white beans with cornbread, slaw and home baked desserts. Demonstrations will be chair caning by Gerald Bailey, carving by Glenn Smith and Carolyn Stansberry, and quilting by Frank DeVault and others. Church is located at 3359 Louisville, Rd., Louisville.

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

Maryville Rotary Club -- Annual Chili Cook-off will be from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27 at the Rotary Pavillion at Pearson Springs Park. This year all proceeds are going to help fund the dictionary project for all third graders in Blount County and Maryville City schools. The cost for entering the chili contest is $35 and the cost for sampling the chili is $5. Hot dogs and drinks for will also be sold for $1 each. For more information or to enter the contest, contact Dana West at

Egyptian Nights -- 6th annual belly dance extravaganza featuring SAMARA of New York, along with Alexia and the Alexandria Dancers takes place Saturday, Oct. 14, at Kerbela Temple, 314 Mimosa Avenue, Knoxville. Doors open at 7 p.m. with show time at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Purchase tickets at Dancers Pointe Studio, 10541 Kingston Pike or at Dancers’ Shoppe on Papermill Drive or contact Alexia at, or by phone at 865-977-6761. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

Foothills Quilters Quilt Show -- will be held from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, located at 314 W. Broadway, Maryville. Additional parking off site and admission is free.

Broadway United Methodist women -- will host a fashion show/luncheon at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, in the W. R. Allen Hall of the church. Judy Gardner of "The Silk Purse" in Knoxville will bring her latest fall fashions and accessories, and the Broadway Ladies will serve a delicious lunch. Judy Gardner may be seen each week on Channel 10 sharing fashion and entertainment ideas. Tickets are $10. Please call the church at 865-982-6192, or Martha McFarland at 865-983-1064 for

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 & 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 400th block of Church Ave. 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

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

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.

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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