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. For more information contact William Mickelson at 865-970-2202.

The Chilhowee Club -- will host it’s General Meeting and Tea at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday May 1at the Clubhouse. There will be a special program to honor "Women of Blount County Who Make a Difference".

The Heritage Sideliners Booster Club -- (football) will have a meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 26, in the field house for all current members and prospective members. There will also be an area coach there to speak with all upcoming Seniors regarding the recruiting process. Any questions can be directed to

Lost Cajuns of East Tennessee -- a Social Group of Former Louisiana Residents, meets at 6:30 p.m., every third Thursday of the month at Bayou Bay Seafood off Champman Hwy. For more information, call 865-748-7122 or email

The East Tennessee Jazz Society -- will meet 4 - 6:30 p.m., Sunday, May 6, at Cha-Cha, located at 5130 Kingston Pike in the Homberg section of Knoxville. ETJS door charge is $4 for members, $1 for students with ID cards. Non-members $10, or $5 for first-time visitors. For more information, call Bob Heintz at 865-982-6834.

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 email or call 865-380-9130.

American Sewing Guild -- for the Maryville-Alcoa area will meet at 6 p.m., the first Thursday of each month at Hancock Fabrics, New Midland Plaza, Alcoa. For information, contact Sandy Goodson 865-380-9951 or Ann Pickard 865-379-5249.

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.

The Blount County Civil War Round Table -- meets the last Thursday of each month at Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 429 Sandy Springs Road, Maryville. Program for April 26, is the surrender of Johnson to Sherman at Bentonville, NC, presented by Bob Ramger. Business meeting at 7 p.m, program at 7:30 p.m. Public is invited. For more information, contact J.B. Johnson 865-984-4234.

Toastmasters Chapter #6791 - Leadership and Communications club, meet 11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Blount Campus. For more information, call Alberta at 865-981-5328.


The 1967 graduating class of Porter High School -- will have their 40th reunion on Saturday, June 9 at Franklins Pavilion. All 1967 classmates are urged to mail in their reservation and personal page. All 1966 and 1968 classmates and teachers are invited to attend. For more info and reservations, call Glenda Harrill at 865-984-4321.

Carpenters Middle School -- hosts the second annual "Carpenters Day" from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, April 26. Members from the original Carpenters community are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring pictures and information on the original Carpenters school and local area. Lunch will be available in the CMS Cafe for $3. For more information contact Lisa Kidd-Plemons at 865-980-1414.

Antique Outlet Mall -- in Walland, is having a Customer Appreciation Spring Extravaganza Week from April 27 through May 5. There will be sales and discounts during this week with a special customer day Saturday, April 28 with outside sales, music, food and fun. Antique Outlet Mall is located at 4531 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway (Hwy. 321), Walland.

The Calvary Echos -- will be singing at Pioneer Baptist Church at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 28. There will be food served after the singing. Everyone welcome.

Bible Baptist Church Rummage Sale -- will be from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, April 28. Hot dogs and bake sale. Too many things to mention. Rain or shine. 305 6th Street Marville. Proceeds go to youth fund.

Chilhowee Club’s Annual Game Day -- will be held from 1 - 4 p.m., April 26 at the Clubhouse. Tickets are $10. There will be plenty of desserts and door prizes. For information call 865-981-2062 or 865-982-5930. Funds raised benefit Blount County charities.

Maryville’s own Roscoe Morgan and Lonely Train -- will be performing a bluegrass concert at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at Steekee Elementary in Loudon at the Tate and Lyle performing arts center, off of Hwy. 72. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 children ages 4-12 and can be purchased in advance at Murlin’s Music World in Maryville. Rain or shine. For more information call 865-458-3322.

Trinity Dental Clinic -- is having a rummage sale, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, at First Baptist Church, Maryville gym located on Lamar Alexander Parkway across from Court House. All proceeds benefit Trinity Dental Clinic, a facility to aid the under-served adults in Blount County. The sale is being held in conjunction with the Kids Consignment Sale, benefiting Children’s Ministries at First Baptist.

South Blount County Utility District -- will be celebrating National Drinking Water Week, May 6 – 12. It will be celebrated with the Wonder of Water Presentation and Grand Tour of the new state-of-the-art Water Treatment Facility at 7345 Old Railroad Bed Road, Maryville. Residents are invited to join in celebrating this important occasion. Community Day is Tuesday, May 8 with festivities beginning at 8:30 a.m. To learn more visit or call Stacie Keller at 865-250-3202 to schedule your family’s or community group’s visit.

Benefit lunch for Paul Greene -- noon - 3 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the Alnwick school gym. Paul has End Stage Liver Disease and is awaiting a liver transplant. All proceeds will go to help with expenses. There will be live entertainment, featuring Mr. J.J. Tyson and The Moonlight Memories Band, homemade chili, hot dogs, coleslaw and drinks with cake walks, raffles and drawings for prizes and face painting for the kids. Admission is $5. For more information and directions call 865-256-5695.

A cookout to benefit Children’s Miracle Network -- given by Edna Suttles of Cannon Realtors and Food Lion, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at 2917 Old Knoxville Hwy., in front of Food Lion. There will be hot dogs, cokes, and a raffle. For more information, call Edna Suttles at 865-680-8592.

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 536 River Run Drive in River Run Subdivision off Davis Ford Road. New and used furniture, odds and ends, tools, golf clubs. All proceeds to benefit Joshua Resource Center. 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.

Little River Round Up -- will be Saturday, April 28. Check-in is 8 - 10 a.m. at Thompson-Brown House. Clean-up lasts until completed or until 2 p.m. All are invited to enjoy barbeque and bluegrass that evening. Tickets may be purchased and admission is free for volunteers. Boaters, with their own boat, are in great demand. For more information or to register, call 865-681-4809 or 865-980-2130 or email

The 24th annual Maryville High School Girl’s basketball camp -- will be held at Maryville High School, James C. Campbell gymnasium, Tuesday, May 29 - Friday, June 1. Girl’s entering grades first through ninth may attend. Camp time will be 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. daily, and the gym will open at 8 a.m. each day for those who need to arrive early. Late registration and camper check-in will be from 8 - 8:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 29. The cost is $65, which includes a t-shirt, a compact size Lady Rebel camp basketball, and a certificate. For an application or more information, call Suzanne Singleton, 865-984-8397, or email Or contact Kim Bledsoe at 865-983-9486 or

Everett Senior Center -- holds a dance for seniors from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., every Wednesday and from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., every Friday. For more information call the Everett Senior Center at 865-983-9422.

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. For more information call 865-982-8998.

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

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 be June 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 with dysfunction such as alcoholism, addiction, workaholism, 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 information contact 865-850-8792.

Party on the Patio Concert Series -- will be from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. every Saturday night, 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 Children’s 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. To purchase tickets call 865-257-1757 or email

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 call Iva Endsley at 865-995-9249, JoAnne Smith at 865-995-2171, or Dale Jenkins at 865-984-5108.

Alcoa Football Booster Club -- is looking for anyone who 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:

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 - 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. This free program 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 who are considering gastric surgery (Bypass or Band) for weight loss. Questions and answers from people who have gone through the procedure. Find out the good and bad news about 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 four and up are held at the Springbrook Recreation Center in Alcoa. Nationally 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.

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 2007 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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