Community Calendar:

Maryville Business Share --Maryville’s free small business referral group meets at 8 a.m., Wednesdays, at various locations in Maryville. For more information, contact Keith Elrod at K & M Gallery, LLC, 865-977-9441.

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.

IAAP Luncheon and Seminar – will feature Laura Stack "The Productivity Pro" on Monday, April 23. Lunch will be at the Airport Hilton with the seminar that evening at Maryville College. Lunch and the seminar are $25 each or $40 for both. For more information, call 865-981-8204 or 865-273-3350.

American Sewing Guild -- for the Maryville-Alcoa area will be meeting at 6 p.m., the first Thursday of each month at Hancock Fabrics, New Midland Plaza, Alcoa. For information, contact Sandy Goodson 380-9951 or Ann Pickard 379-5249.

Blount County Business Women’s Luncheon -- will be from 12 noon - 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at First Baptist Church, Maryville. Tina Wesson, guest speaker. The cost of $7 includes a boxed lunch. The deadline to register is April 6. Call Jodi Self at 865-680-6117 for more information.

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

Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association -- meets at 2 p.m., the third Sunday of each month, at Lawson McGhee Public Library, 500 W. Church Ave. in Knoxville. In addition to sharing stories and planning storytelling events, participants will consider topics such as marketing, creating unique voices for characters, and emceeing. Visitors are welcome to participate as listeners or storytellers. Call 865-980-5985 for more information.

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

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 Ryan’s Steakhouse, located at Hunters Crossing Drive in Maryville.

Toastmasters Chapter #6791 - Leadership and communications club, meet at Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Blount Campus every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. For more information, call Alberta at 865-981-5328.

‘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 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. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays, and 6:30 p.m. to 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 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:

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 Ryan’s 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

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 with interesting guest speakers. Eat and socialize a half hour before each meeting. Visitors are 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 Ryan’s 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.

Turn Your Treasures Into Blessings -- for single mothers and working poor women. Sale will be from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at Springbrook Recreation Center, located at 1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa. Good used furniture, home decor, tools, golf clubs, fashion jewelry, collectibles. All proceeds help fund the Joshua Resource Center (JRC). For more information, call Peggy Dockery at 865-984-4659, Phyllis Hood at 865-984-5984, Gail Davis at 865-448-2522, JRC at 865-380-5370 or Charlotte Tilson at 865-982-0882. Deadline to receive items is April 14. All donations are tax deductible, tax receipt provided upon request.

First Baptist Church Maryville's EGG-stravaganza Community Springfest will be Friday, April 6. Preschool thru 4th grade hunt begins promptly at 11a.m., and Flashlight Hunt for 5th and 6th graders will be at 8 p.m. Both events will be held at the Greenbelt Pavilion across from First Baptist Maryville.

Spring Breakfast -- at Chilhowee View Community Center, will be from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 21. On the menu will be pancakes, ham, eggs, gravy, biscuits, and coffee. Suggested donation, adults $5 and children 10 and under $3. All donations used to maintain and operate the Community Center. The Community Center is located at 3229 Wilkinson Pike
Blount County Literacy Council Adult Spelling Bee - will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the Blount Campus of Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Teams are being recruited now. For more information on entering a team or being a team sponsor, call 865-982-8998.

Fine Arts Blount members Show and Sale -- and Area High School Student Show, will be from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28 and from 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m, Sunday, April 29 at the Blount County Public Library. Meet the artists and discuss their work. Cast your vote for "People's Choice Award." Visit the website at

The Big Barbecue Bash – will beJune 15 and 16. Organized by Leadership Blount Class of 2007 and the City of Alcoa, the festivities will include a barbecue cooking competition, live music and activities for children. To sign up a team or to be a corporate sponsor, call 865-583-8182.

Adult Children Anonymous – a 12- Step support group for adults who grew up in homes where there was dysfunction such as alcoholism, addiction, work-aholism, abandonment, neglect, abuse, etc. Meetings are free, non-smoking, anonymous and confidential. Meets from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sundays, at Broadway United Methodist Church, Downtown Maryville.
For more info, contact 865-850-8792.

Party on the Patio Concert Series -- will be from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. every Saturday night, beginning April 7 and continuing through October, "The Shed" at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell, located at 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Most concerts are free but several are ticketed. Food and beverages available on-site. For band schedule and other information visit online at, email: or call Jessica Popek at 865-977-1669, ext. 309.

The Second Annual Sock Hop to benefit St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital will be held from 6 - 10 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at Carpenters Middle School cafeteria in Maryville. Sponsored by GWRRA Chapter A2. Cost is $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Please email call 865-257-1757 or email to purchase tickets.

The Annual Friendsville High School Alumni banquet -- will be held saturday, April 28 at the Friendsville Elementary School cafeteria. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. For reservations please call Iva Endsley at 865-995-9249, JoAnne Smith-at 865-995-2171, or Dale Jenkins- at 865-984-5108.

Egyptian Nights Gala 7th Annual Belly Dance Extravaganza -- featuring Virginia of Miami, International Star along with Alexia of Blount County and the Alexandria Dance Troupe plus many fantastic regional dancers will be at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Pellissippi Performing Arts Center. $20 adv, $25 door, $12 UT and Maryville College students. Call 865-977-6761 or email or visit Dancer's Den, Sanderson St. 865-980-2014.

Blount Home Education Association (BHEA) -- will be holding its annual Homeschooling 101 seminar at the Blount County Public Library's Dorothy Herron rooms from 12 - 2 p.m., Saturday, April 14. This free program will present the basics of home education, including getting started, registering, choosing curriculum, socialization concerns, and much more. Curriculum tables will also be set up so that participants can examine various types of curricula. This seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Sarah Small at 865-681-8423 or visit BHEA's website at

Drumming for Health -- Therapeutic drumming uses healthy rhythms to decrease stress and tension, depression, and pain; increase the immune system, stimulate creativity, improve communication, reduce burnout and have a good time. From 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m., six Tuesdays, April 3 to May 8 at Inner Harmony Health Center, Maryville. To register, call 865-980-0137.

Opening Your Heart -- Anyone ready to let go of fear, grudges, anger, and unhappiness, this workshop will assist in finding inner peace, forgiveness, gratitude, and love through story, music, guided imagery, inner dialoging, sound, and art. From 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at Inner Harmony Health Center. Call 865-980-0137 for more information and to register.

Alcoa Football Booster Club -- is looking for anyone the has played football for Alcoa, to sign a quilt that will be auctioned Friday, May 4. Proceeds to go to the Booster Club. Call Ruth Borden at 865-982-3839.

The 1977 graduating class of Everett High School -- will have their 30th reunion, on Saturday, May 5, at the old Everett Gym. All classmates and teachers are invited to attend. If you have not received a mailing from the class - they are looking for you. Please contact Lynn Waters at 865-982-9083 or email at:

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.

Sign language classes -- for the hearing impaired are currently being offered at Fairview United Methodist Church, at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning service. Church is located at 2508 Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville.

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 to 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.

American Cancer Society’s Look Good?Feel Better -- meets from 10 - 11:30 a.m., the second Monday of each month, at Cherokee Professional Park conference room, and is a free program that teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. For more information, call Melissa Harris at 865-980-4939.

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.

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-

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.

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 Jim Hoffman at 865-983-6445.

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