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.

Maryville Rotary Club – meets every Thursday at noon at the Green Meadow Country Club, 1700 Louisville Road, Alcoa. New members and guests are welcome. Contact Bob Lash, President, at 865-379-0675 if you are interested in membership or attending a meeting.

The American Association of University Women -- Maryville Branch will hold an end of the year celebration at 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 14, at RJ’s Courtyard Restaurant, 3749 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa. Highlights from the past year, a used book sale and a Buffalo Auction benefiting the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund comprise the program. Guests welcome. For more information call, 865-671-9415 or email

Taoist Tai Chi Society -- to hold an open house from 6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday May 15, at FUMC, 804 Montvale Station Rd., Maryville. 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 increases a persons 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 6:30-8 p.m. with completion of the 108 movements of the Tai Chi set in July. There are a fair number of repeated sequences of steps.

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 of the month at Bayou Bay Seafood off Chapman Highway. For more information, call 865-748-7122 or email

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.

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 -- 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 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.

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

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 meetings begin 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:

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.

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 more information contact Scotty at 865-776-3267 or email
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 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.

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.


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.

The Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center -- will be hosting a Baubbles & Bubbles Jewelry Show, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 18. The event, free of charge, will be held at the center. A portion of the sales will go to fund the Center’s work with sexually abuse children. There will be beautiful designs of Karen Dwyer, appetizers and wine or punch. Staff and volunteers at the center will be modeling the ‘baubbles’ made of natural gemstones and Dwyer will be available for questions about her creations.

Ladies of Blount County Shrine Club -- will be sponsoring an open car and truck show from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, June 9 at Parkway Drive-In Theatre, located at 2909 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway. Registration will be from 10 a.m - 12 noon, and there will be a $20 registration fee. Dash plates to first 100 entries, trophies to top 10, and poster child favorite. There will be door prizes and a concession stand. Proceeds to go to paper sale. For more information, call Bobbi Moore at 865-661-6658 or Kay Kennedy at 1-888-884-9540.

The Learning Tree Pre-school -- at Fairview United Methodist Church is sponsoring a car show to be held from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, May 19, in the church parking lot, 2508 Old Niles Ferry Road. Vehicle registration is $15, spectators are free and lunch will be available on site. Prizes will be awarded as follows: Best of Show, Pastor’s Choice, Top Ten, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine Compartment and Club Participation. All styles and years of vehicles are welcome. All show proceeds will go to the Learning Tree. For more information, call Mark Ross at 865-984-4199.

Widows Support Group -- starts Tuesday evenings May 15 through June 26, and will be from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Weekly, nondenominational meetings will be held at Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 429 Sandy Springs Road, Maryville. Handouts and discussions address daily issues and stages one might experience during their grief journey. There is no charge. For more information, call facilitator Alice Mansmith 865-856-2570.

Lifescan, the makers of One Touch Ultra 2 -- will be at the CVS on Hall Road (next to Kroger), from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday, May 10, to giveaway free blood glucose meters to patients with diabetes. A Lifescan representative will be on hand to teach patients how to use the meters.

Charles M. Hall Alumni Association -- is selling tickets to the Annual Scholarship Banquet that will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 30, at the Airport Hilton. The purpose of this banquet is to award scholarships to Blount County High School students who have been accepted in a college program in the fall of 2007. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from any member of the Charles M. Hall Alumni Association.

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 .

Kay Lloyd will be signing copies of her book -- Cancer With Attitude: One Woman’s Journey Through Breast Cancer, from 4 - 7 pm., Friday May 11, at Hastings Bookstore in Maryville. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society through the Jazzercise Relay for Life Team.

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. On Friday, May 11, special music with live band, David Corell Orchestra. For more information call the Everett Senior Center at 865-983-9422.

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.

The Big Barbecue Bash – will beJune 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

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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