Community Calendar


Maryville Business share -- meets at Grounded Coffee and More, 321 High Street, Maryville. This free small-business referral group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays each month at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Keith Elrod, K & M Gallery, at 865-977-9441.

Heritage Sideliners Booster Club-- will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in the field house. All current and prospective members are encouraged to attend. For more information e-mail

Resource Valley Raconteurs -- leadership and communications club meets from 11:50 a.m to 12:50 p.m., every first and third Wednesday at Pellissippi Blount County Campus in room 135. For more information, call Alberta at 865-981-5328.

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) -- Maryville Chapter meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Alcoa Tenn Credit Union, 124 N. Hall Road. Call Marsha at 865-981-8204, Pat at 865-273-5702, or Angie at 865-380-4730 for more information, or visit

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 1053 Hunters Crossing Drive. For more information contact William Mickelson at 865-970-2202.

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

American Sewing Guild, Maryville-Alcoa area -- meets at 6 p.m., the first Thursday of each month, at First Christian Church, corner of Church and Lamar Alexander Parkway. Sewers of all skill levels welcome. For information contact Sandy Goodson at 865-380-9951.

Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association -- meets at 2 p.m. the third Sunday of each month except November at Lawson McGhee Public Library, 500 W. Church Ave. in Knoxville. Participants share stories, storytelling tips, and plan storytelling events. Visitors are welcome to listen or share. Call 865-980-5985 for more information.

Maryville Rotary Club – meets at noon every Thursday at the Green Meadow Country Club, 1700 Louisville Road, Alcoa. New members and guests are welcome. Call Bob Lash, president, at 865-379-0675 if interested in memberships or attending a meeting.

Smoky Mountain Mustang Club -- meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Courtyard Grill, 3749 Airport Hwy., next to Neil-Sandler Ford. Chartered in 2005, Smoky Mountain Mustang Club is an organization of Mustang enthusiasts dedicated to the enjoyment, promotion and preservation of the Ford Mustang. Membership is open to all Mustang lovers and represents enthusiasts of Mustangs from 1964 1/2 to present. For more information, call 865-679-5808.

MOMS Club of Maryville -- a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting at-home moms, meets at 9:30 a.m., the first Monday of each month at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in the nursery room. For more information e-mail or call 865-380-9130.

Blount County AARP Chapter #2296 - meets at 2 p.m., every fourth Tuesday, at Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield St. Everyone is invited for fun, food, and friendship. For more information, contact Bill Roback 865-981-9674 or Dave Christensen 865-681-4866.

The Blount County Civil War Round Table -- meets the last Thursday of each month at Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 429 Sandy Springs Road. Business meeting at 7 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. Public is invited. For more information contact J.B. Johnson at 865-984-4234.

Unity Study Group of Maryville -- learn about practical Christianity and unity/new thought teachings, Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, located at 314 Broadway Ave. 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 the second Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. All writers are invited to bring excerpts from their work to share. For meeting location and updates call Cassie at 865-856-9408.

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

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., the meeting begins 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 -- meet on the first Monday of each month at El Jimador Mexican Grill, located at 1705 East Lamar Alexander Parkway. Eat and socialize at 6:30 p.m., meeting and speaker starts at 7 p.m. For more information visit

Maryville/Alcoa Jaycees -meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Alcoa Middle School. For more information contact Scotty at 865-776-3267 or e-mail

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.

Kiwanis Club of Maryville – meets every Tuesday at 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 – meets 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.


Maryville College Harvest Craft and Bake Sale -- is Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cooper Athletic Center on campus. The proceeds from the sale provide college scholarships for Blount County students. Almost 50 vendors are expected, and alumni and friends are preparing cakes, pies, breads and cookies for the bake sale. Items for sale in the craft area include jewelry, handblown glass, pottery, scroll-saw wood items, floral arrangements, Chinese calligraphy, quilts and afghans, photography and original artwork, candles and handmade soaps. For more information visit

First Apostolic Church of Maryville Trunk ‘n Treat -- invites the community to a night of free fun and activities in a safe environment Wednesday, October 31 at 7 p.m. Plenty of candy and treats will be offered at the Trunk ‘N Treat area located in the back parking lot near the school building. Car trunks will be decorated for the season. Free food and refreshments will be served, with live music and singing representing a variety of musical genres. Pastor Kenneth Carpenter will teach a Bible lesson in the church sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. for those not participating in the Truck ‘N Treat festivities. The church is located at 1723 William Blount Drive. For more information call the church office at 865-982-4901.

Montvale Elementary School -- Community Fall Festival is Friday, October 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.. Fun for the entire family with a dunking booth, silent auction, food, rummage sale, cake walk and more. Everyone is invited.

Hard Knox Roller Girls -- championship is Saturday, Oct. 27. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the bout starts at 7 p.m. The after party is at Corner Lounge with TimLee3 and Helltown Howlers. For more information visit

Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center -- is taking tax deductible minimum donations of $10 for Ball of Hope Holiday Ornaments. All are one- of-a-kind ornaments, painted by volunteers of the center and supporting the efforts to help the victims of child abuse. Each one is individually boxed with a hand-tied bow and ready for giving.

Blount County Business Women’s Luncheon -- Kelly Rose’s topic will be “Caution - Holidays Ahead!” She will give tips to increase the enjoyment of Christmas and the holiday season. Lunch is Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. catered by Subs & Such. The cost is $7. Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 9. Mail or deliver check or money order payable to First Baptist Church, Maryville, Attn: Women’s Ministry, 202 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway Maryville, TN 37801.

WBHS Cheerleaders -- Chili Tailgate on Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 - 7:15 p.m., before the WBHS vs. Bradley Central football game inside the stadium, near the GOV House. Chili, cornbread or all the fixings for chili pie and drink are included for $5. All proceeds go to the William Blount High School Cheerleaders to help pay for uniforms. To make a donation to the WBHS Cheerleaders, or for more information about the event, contact Coach Paris Longmire at 865-984-5500.


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 Jim Hoffman at 865-983-6445.

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