Community Calendar:

Clubs
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 Board of Directors of The Industrial Development Board of Blount County -- will hold an open public board meeting, open to all residents of Blount County, and all persons interested, at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 27, in the Board Room at the Blount County Chamber of Commerce. The Executive Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m, in the conference room.

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 Pkwy. 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 865-740-4656.

Lost Cajuns of East Tennessee -- a social group of former Louisiana residents, meets at 6:30 p.m., every third Thursday at
Bayou Bay Seafood off Chapman Highway. For more information, call 865-748-7122 or e-mail lostcajuns@hotmail.com.

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 momsofmaryville@msn.com or call 865-380-9130.

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. 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 from 11:50 a.m. to 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.

Unity Study Group of Maryville -- Learn about practical Christianity and unity/new thought teachings, 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 www.clubs.hemmings.com/tvmc.

Writers Association of Blount County – WABC meets the second Tuesday each month at 7:00 p.m. All writers are invited to bring excerpts from your work to share. For meeting location and updates, call Cassie at 865-856-9408.

International Association of Administrative Professionals -- The Maryville Chapter meetings begin at 6 p.m., the fourth Monday each month at the Blount County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 865-981-3300, 865-607-0374 or visit www.maryvilleiaap.org.

The Democratic Women’s Club of Blount County -- meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Shoney’s Restaurant on Alcoa Highway, Alcoa. 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 -- 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. For more information, visit www.Foothillstriders.org.

Maryville/Alcoa Jaycees - Meetings are scheduled for 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 tank70jaycees@yahoo.com.

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 Lions Club – Meets at 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 www.lionwap.org/maryvilletn or call 865-981-6881.

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, Alcoa.

Community
A Secret Safe Place for Newborns -- of Tennessee will hold its annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 7 - 9 a.m., Saturday, June 23, at Applebee’s on Alcoa Highway. Tickets are $5 for adults and children and include pancakes, sausage, and a drink. Tickets are available from the Secret Safe Place business office. For more information, call 865-254-2208. All proceeds benefit A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee.

The Maryville City school district -- is now taking applications for the Tennessee Voluntary Pre-K program. The Pre-K program serves children who will be 4 by September 30, 2007. Eligibility is based on the following:

  • Families who meet state established income guidelines for free and reduced lunch.
  • Children with disabilities, students identified as ELL, those in state custody, or those who are educationally at-risk for failure, due to circumstances of abuse and neglect.
  • Children identified with other at-risk factors.
  • Children who are unserved or under-served by other pre-K programs.
    Applications for the programs available in the City of Maryville can be picked up at the central office located at 833 Lawrence Ave. Call 865-982-7121 for more details.
    New students attending Maryville High School in August can register on July 25, 26, and 31. Call the guidance department at 865-977-7970 to make an appointment. Students must bring the following information to register:
  • Proof of residency in the City of Maryville
  • Green immunization card provided by the Blount County Health Department
  • Transcript of all high school courses taken and credits earned or an 8th grade report card for rising 9th graders
  • Copy of the student’s social security card and birth certificate

Maryville Business Share -- Maryville’s free small-business referral group, meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 8 a.m. at Atlanta Bread Company. For additional information, contact Keith Elrod at K & M Gallery, 865-977-9441.

William Blount High School Boys Basketball Camp -- will be from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., July 9 - 12 and is open to all student athletes entering the 3rd through 9th grade. Cost is $60 before July 3 and $65 after. The camp will be conducted by the William Blount coaching staff, area middle school coaches, current and former William Blount players. Each athlete will receive detailed fundamental instruction, two games a day, with a tournament on Thursday, and a camp T-shirt. Concession stand available for lunch and other times. Awards given to league and tournament winners andindividual contest winners. To pre-register by mail, send $60 to William Blount High School, Attn. David Baumann, WBHS Basketball Camp, 219 County Farm Rd., Maryville, TN 37801. Include camper’s name, grade and T-shirt size. Registration is 8 - 9 a.m., Monday, July 9. For more information, contact Coach David Baumann at 865-977-0287 or 865-604-7401.

Kindermusik by Sarah Parrish -- is currently holding open enrollment for the Fall 2007 classes and summer camps. Kindermusik is the world’s leading music and movement program for children from birth to 7. It is based on the belief that every child is musical, every parent is the child’s most important teacher, the home is the most important place for learning to take place and grow, and that based on research, music nurtures a child’s cognitive, emotional, social, language and physical development.

Korean Veterans and their families -- are invited to attend a steak dinner on Saturday, July 28 at the American Legion Post
13. Cost is $15 per person. Contact Leroy Rogers at 865-982-6030 or 865-356-4404 for more information.

Charles M. Hall Alumni Association -- Annual Scholarship Banquet at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 30, at the Airport Hilton. The banquet awards scholarships to Blount County high school students accepted to a college program for fall 2007. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from any member of the Charles M. Hall Alumni Association.

Everett Senior Center -- holds a dance for seniors from 1p.m. to 3 p.m., every Wednesday and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., every Friday. For more information, call the Everett Senior Center at 865-983-9422. The center is located at 702 Burchfield St., Maryville.

Christian support group for women with a history of childhood sexual abuse -- meets from 6 p.m. to 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 at 865-719-4709.

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. to 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. to 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 www.smh-d.com, e-mail info@smh-d.com, or call Jessica Popek at 865-977-1669, ext. 309.

Cycology Bicycles -- is offering Yoga for Cyclists. Classes meet at 6:30 a.m., each Tuesday and Thursday 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 offered at Fairview United Methodist Church, at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday 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.

American Cancer Society’s Look Good?Feel Better -- meets from 10 a.m. to 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 -- meets 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 4 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 have the opportunity to participate in the Christmas parade, annual spring recital, twirling competitions and try out for award-winning teams. For more information or to register, call Carole Flynn at 865-984-2355.

The Joshua Resource Center -- is enrolling new participants for the 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.

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 Road. For more information, call 865-977-6761 or e-mail alexia@alexia-dance.com

The Transformer’s Singers -- meet each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Broadway United Methodist Church. Opening for singers SSA. For more information, call Barbara at 865-681-0772.

Military
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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