Community Calendar:

The Blount County Civil War Round Table (BCCWRT) -- has changed their regular monthly meeting to the last Thursday of each month at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 429 Sandy Springs Road, Maryville. Business meeting is at 7 p.m. and the program is at 7:30 p.m. Program for the January 25, 2007, meeting is Battle of the Crater - Petersburg, Vir., presented by Tom Davis. The public is welcome at both the meeting and the program. For additional information, contact J.B. Johnson 865-984-4234.

American Sewing Guild -- for the Maryville-Alcoa will be meeting at 6 p.m., the first Thursday of each month at Hancock Fabrics.

The Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club(SMARC) -- will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, in the United Steel Workers of America Hall, located at 339 S. Hall Rd., Alcoa. For additional information, lot onto
The Blount County League of Women Voters -- will hold its annual planning retreat on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. in Room 102 of Bartlett Hall on the Maryville College Campus. The agenda will include our guest speaker, Sherri Gardner-Howell from Blount Today, discussing how the League and the media can work together, plans for forums to be held throughout the year, the first of which will be in partnership with AAUW in Fayerweather Hall on the campus, discussion of ideas for future news articles, a possible trip to Nashville to visit the State House and Capitol, and other ideas presented by the membership. Please plan to attend this very important planning session.

Toastmasters Chapter #6791 - Leadership and communications club, meet at Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Blount Campus every 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 11:50 a.-m. - 12:50 p.m. For more information, call Alberta at 865-981-5328.
Taoist Tai Chi Society to hold an open house from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday Jan 9, at FUMC, located at 804 Montvale Station Rd. A 17-movement demo will be executed by members of the Knoxville Branch of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society and students from previous classes. The martial art movements increase a person’s flexibility and strength and improves their balance. It can be practiced by people of all ages and physical conditions. The beginners classes will continue each Tuesday from 6:30 - 8 p.m. with completion of the 108 movements of the Tai Chi set in April. There are a fair number of repeated sequences of steps.

‘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. - 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 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 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

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 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.

After Christmas Computer Recycling -- at Technology Solutions of Tennessee, LLC, will be from10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at Harper Plaza 718 East Harper Ave., in downtown Maryville at the corner of East Harper and East Street. TSOT, LLC will be collecting Computers, Laptops, Monitors, Printers and their peripherals from consumers and small businesses. Please feel free to bring your old TVs, cellphones, ipods, stereos, DVDs, VCRs, and cameras. Free cup of Gourmet Coffee (8oz) from Southland Books with any recycled item. No lead acid batteries or household wastes (chemicals) will be accepted. Call 865-386-5865 for more information.

Fine Arts Blount (FAB) -- of Maryville is sponsoring a three-day Watercolor Workshop featuring the renowned artist Tom Lynch on February 7, 8, and 9, at the Broadway Methodist Church in Maryville. For additional information visit and LIMITED SPACE: For details please contact FAB artist David Campbell

Chili Supper -- hosted by Heritage High Basketball will be at 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, and be held at Heritage in the commons area. Cost is $5, all you can eat - chili, dessert and beverage.

Take two CDs and call me in the morning -- all -day long workship given by sound therapist Suzanne Jonas, Ed.D, will be from 9 - 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20 at Oasis Center, Knoxville. Explore what is music and how music and sound can be used to influence the mind, body, spirit and emotions. Learn how to choose appropriate music, and feel the effects as you listen to a wide variety of selections. Call 865-980-0137 to register.

Keep Blount Beautiful -- next household hazardous waste collection will be from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, March 17, at Foothills Plaza next to the Movie Theatre and Fowlers Furniture. Visit for a complete list of accepted items.

The Blount County Friends of the Library -- will hold their quarterly book sale from Monday, Jan. 18 - Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. On Thurs., Jan 18, the sale is open noon to 6 p.m., for members only; Friends memberships will be on sale at the door. On Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, the sale is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the general public. All proceeds from this sale will be earmarked to buy children’s books for the library’s collection.

Blount County High School Basketball -- For radio broadcast of Blount County High School basketball, tune in to WBCR 1470 AM on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. Scott Cupp and Coach Jim Campbell do the broadcasts.

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.

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