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.

Citizens for Blount County's Future -- along with Citizens for Better Government, will have a special guest speaker at the regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, in Room 433 in the Blount County Courthouse. Ben Cunningham, head of the Tennessee Tax Revolt group from Nashville, will be addressing the latest initiatives being taken by grassroots movements in the state. Cunningham and members of Tennessee Tax Revolt participated in the "honk-in" protest around the state capitol to successfully defeat a proposed state income tax several years ago. For information, call Linda King at 865-681-0662.

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.

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.

The American Association of University Women -- Maryville Branch will co-host the second of three public forums celebrating Women’s History Month with Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Tuesday, March 13, 7 p.m., in the Student Lounge, Blount County Center, 1010 Middlesettlements Road, Alcoa. Program: The AAUW Educational Foundation: The World’s Largest Source of Funding for Graduate Women with Barbara Mintz. With a special performance by Troupe de Blount: A Dramatization of the First National Women’s Rights Convention. For more information, call 865-671-9415 or

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.

Referral Exchange Organization -- Kick-off Charter Meeting, 8 a.m., Wednesday, March 21 at Blount County Public Library, 508 Cusick Street. No cost, breakfast provided. REO focuses on finding and making business introductions for their members. Looking for professionals who want to be introduced to consumers and commercial business. Contact Donna Dowdy at 865-740-8055 or email

New Providence Presbyterian Church -- antiques and collectible sale will be from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 30 and from 8:30 - 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31. This is a yearly sale of "antique, vintage, or collectible items". Community Benefit Sale Volunteers collect the items throughout the year from donations made to the regular sale or for this specific sale. All money from this sale is distributed to many charitable organizations in the community. Last year the sale proceeds exceeded $2000, even with inclement weather.

UNO’s at Maryville Commons -- will donate 20% of your check to Blount Health Educators, on Thursday, March 8. This is an all day event and includes carry out. You must present a certificate with Blount Heaalth Educators listed as the benefit. To obtain a certificate, you may pick up at 356 Sanderson Street, Suite C-6, Midland Towers, Alcoa, or call 865-681-4314 to have one faxed to you.

The 5th Annual ThunderWorld USA Trash and Treasure Sale will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at ThunderWorld USA. A space reservation fee to sell items in this community-wide event is $15, which is donated to Blount County?s Relay For Life to support the American Cancer Society. All proceeds from the sale of items go to the individual who leases the space. For more information, contact Ursula McCall, 865-981-3399.

Hunter Safety Course -- hosted by TWRA and directed by Ronnie Jones begins March 19 at Cades Cove Baptist Fellowship, 2342 Duncan Road. Classes will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6 - 9 pm. Qualifying will be on Friday. There is no charge for the class. For more information, check the TWRA website @

The Broadway United Methodist Women -- will bring Judy Gardner of "The Silk Purse" for a fashion show and luncheon at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 24, in the W. R. Allen Hall of Broadway United Methodist Church. Judy will bring her enthusiasm and latest spring fashions for this fun event. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from members of the United Methodist Women or by calling the church at 865-982-6192 or Martha McFarland at 865-983-1064. Proceeds will go toward mission projects. Deadline for reservations is March 18.

Car Show and Crafters -- to be at Carpenters Elementary School, located at 915 Huffstetler Rd. Maryville, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday March 31. Rain date set for Saturday April 7. Trophy given out to the "Top Ten". Pre-Registration is $15 before March 21, and $20 after March 21. Craft booths same as cars, and you must supply you own tables and chairs no plug outlet available. There will be food, music, silent auction, children fun area with inflatables. For more information contact Janet Blair at 865-983-6885, or Janice Bass at 865-681-4087.

Keep Blount Beautiful -- next household hazardous waste collection will be from 8 a.m. to 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.

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.

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 865-984-2355.

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 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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