Community Calendar:

Clubs
The Blount County League of Women Voters -- meets at 6 p.m. monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at the old Blount County Courthouse. N ext meeting is Feb. 6.

Playing at the Palace -- The Palace Theater, located at 113 West Broadway, Maryville. For advance tickets call 865-983-3330 to pay with Visa or MasterCard or purchase from the Palace Café, located at 113 West Harper St. Maryville.

  • Jan 27 - Jamie Laval and Ashley Broder – US Scottish Fiddle Champion - Celtic violinist Jamie Laval and mandolin champion Ashley Broder form a stunning instrumental duo rendering traditional Irish, Scottish, and Bluegrass music with hints of classical refinement and ethnic music from around the world. Showtime 8 p.m., tickets $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
  • Feb. 9-10 - A Steve Kaufman Flatpicking Workshop in Maryville Steve will host his 4th Annual East Tennessee Two-Day, 8 Hour, All Level Guitar workshops. The workshop will be held at the Mainstay Suites by the Knoxville Airport. E-mail- www.flatpik.com, phone 865-982-3808 or 1800-FLATPIK for more information.
    Feb. 10 - Steve Kaufman in concert at The Palace Theater One of the world’s finest guitarist and one of East Tennessee’s greats. For tickets call the Palace at 865-983-3330. Call 800-FLATPIK 800-352-8745 or 865-982-3808 Showtime 8 p.m., tickets $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
  • Feb. 10 - Al Petteway and Amy White - They draw inspiration from musical traditions across the globe and distill these myriad styles into a rich and unique voice – a timeless recipe for healing, heartfelt music. During their live shows, Al and Amy capture the hearts of their audiences with the love they have for one another and the colorful stories about the places, history and events that inspire their music. They invite their listeners to celebrate beauty and joy in all aspects of life. Showtime 8 p.m., tickets $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

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, TN. Business meeting is at 7 p.m. and the program is at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, contact J.B. Johnson 865-984-4234.

Citizens for Blount County's Future -- and Citizens for Better Government willl have a special joint meeting at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Room 315 of the Blount County Courthouse. For more information, call Linda King at 865-681-0662 or Jim Folts at 865-995-9476.

Blount County Businesswomen’s Luncheon -- will be from 12 noon - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, with Dr. Joy Carroll- Relationships 101. Advance registration is required no later than Friday, Feb. 9, cost is $7., catered by Subs & Such. Register at First Baptist Church, Maryville, 202 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway Maryville.

The American Association of University Women, Maryville Branch --will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 29, in the Proffitt Dining Room, Maryville College 502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville. The program, "Breaking Barriers," will feature Chris Combs, President of DCS Electronics. Guests welcome. For more information, call 865-671-9415 or cacrawford@tds.net.

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.
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.

‘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 lostcajunsofeasttn@yahoo.com or lostcajuns@hotmail.com. Visit the website at http://cajun.meetup.com/13/. Membership is free and open to Natives of The Bayou State.

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 www.keepblountbeautiful.org for a complete list of accepted items.

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.

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: www.maryvilleiaap.org.

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.

Black-Brown Coalition Building Workshop, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., February 10. Facilitators: Attica Scott, Coordinator, Kentucky Jobs With Justice Isela Arras, Immigration Project Coordinator for the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association. This workshop will discuss the commonalities between the Hispanic/Latino and African American struggle for equality. They will discuss how African-Americans and Latinos can work together to support civil rights and immigrants’ rights work through intentional alliances. This workshop will begin the process of building long term, sustainable relationships to further a grassroots social justice movement throughout the South. Caucasian allies and immigrant communities are encouraged to participate in this important workshop. Located at 223 Clarion Ave. Maryville.

Community
The Fairview United Methodist Church Singles Team will host its annual "Concert for the Cure" Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. The event will feature performances by a variety of groups, including Sevendaybeliever, The Faithful Men, The Transformers and Sonrise. The event is free, although an offering will be taken for those who have battled cancer or are currently facing the disease. All proceeds go towards the 2007 Blount County Relay For Life. A reception will be held in the church family life center immediately following the concert. For more information contact 865-983-2080.
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 www.fineartsblount.com and www.tomlynch.com. LIMITED SPACE: For details please contact FAB artist David Campbell 865-982-2829.

February AARP driver safety classes -- for Seniors. For more information about these and other classes, please call Gail Jackson at 865-694-0853.

  • Feb. 6 (one day) 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blount Memorial Hospital Wellness Center, Alcoa. Frank Kasper, Instructor, email Frankasp@NXS.Net.

    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.

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