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.

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.

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.

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 e-mail 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.

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 cordially 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 at

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 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., 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 Web site 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 e-mail

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 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.

Blount County businesswomen’s luncheon -- will be from noon - 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 6 with Monica Perdue, chef and owner of Bon Vivant. Monica is a personal chef and appears regularly on Style, WBIR and Channel 10. She owns and operates Bon Vivant, and offers "palate specific" personal meals cooked from fresh ingredients in the customer’s home. This includes recipe research, menu planning, shopping, cooking and clean up. Cost is $7 per person, and lunch will be catered by Subs & Such. Deadline to register is Friday, June 1. Mail or deliver, check or money order, payable to First Baptist Church, Maryville, Attn: Women’s Ministry, 202 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37801.

Opening of area swimming pools -- Alcoa Springbrook and John Sevier Pools will open for the season at noon, Friday, May 25. Operating hours will be 12 - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Season passes are now available at the Parks and Recreation office at 316 S. Everett High Road in Maryville. Daily admission is $3 for students and spectators and $4 for adults. For more information, contact Parks & Rec. at 865-983-9244.

Heritage Boys instructional basketball camp -- will be from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., June 4 - 7 at Heritage High School, for boys ages five to entering ninth grade. Dane Bradshaw will be guest speaker. There will be optional early bird shooting from 8 - 9 a.m., age grouping for competition, instruction by Heritage coaches and players, grouping for fundamental station instruction, camp "Attitude is Everything" T-shirt, snack time with snacks sold during break. Final registration is Monday, June 4, 8 -9 a.m. Cost is $65. For more information, call Coach Tony Hardin at 865-984-8110 or 865-233-2249.

Alcoa football camp -- will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., June 18 - 20. Instruction in all phases of the game from Alcoa coaches. Special guests include former NFL and University of Tennessee players. Rising second through sixth graders. Cost is $10 and all participants will get a camp T-shirt. Contact Jim Dunkin at or 865-238-5266. Registration deadline is Friday, June 1.

Alcoa High School basketball camp -- will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, June 11 to 14. Registration is Monday, June 11, at 8 a.m. The camp is for boys and girls entering grades 2 to 9. The cost is $65 per child. Camp will be at the Alcoa High School Gymnasium.

SKIT, or Southern Kids in Theater -- a non-profit professional children’s theater, will be performing "The Wizard of Oz" at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 2, at the Pellissippi Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for 10 and under. SKIT is for children 5 to 18. For more information and auditions, contact Debra Lonsdale at 865-621-0216 or 865-380-4387.
William Blount High School Class of 1997 reunion will be at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 7, at Southern Depot across from USA Pawn, 404 S. Washington St. To help plan the reunion please contact Tim Self at 865-250-3414.

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 information and reservations, call Glenda Harrill at 865-984-4321.

Ladies of Blount County Shrine Club -- will be sponsoring an open car and truck show from 10 a.m. to 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 to noon, with 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.

Kindermusik by Sarah Parrish -- is currently holding open enrollment for the Fall 2007 semester classes and summer camps. Kindermusik is the world’s leading music and movement program for children from birth to seven. 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.

Charles M. Hall Alumni Association -- Annual Scholarship Banquet 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 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 1 p.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.

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.

The Big Barbecue Bash – will be June 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. 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 on line at, E-mail or call Jessica Popek at 865-977-1669, ext. 309.

Cycology Bicycles -- is now 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 currently being 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 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.

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

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.

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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