Community Calendar


Maryville Business share -- meets at Grounded Coffee and More, 321 High Street, Maryville. This free small-business referral group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays each month at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Keith Elrod, K & M Gallery, at 865-977-9441.

Citizens for Blount County’s Future-- will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Blount County Public Library, Dorothy Herron Room A, and is honored to have State Sen. Raymond Finney as their guest at an upcoming workshop session. Bring written suggestions for either new laws or amended bills and join us in discussing the possibility of presenting them for enactment by the Tennessee legislature. For more information, contact Linda King at 865-681-0662.

Resource Valley Raconteurs -- leadership and communications club meet from 11:50 a.m to 12:50 p.m., every first and third Wednesday at Pellissippi Blount County Campus in room 135. For more information, call Alberta at 865-981-5328.

The American Association of University Women -- Maryville Branch will have a general meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the Proffitt Dining Room, Pearsons Hall, Maryville College. The program will be presented by Cheryl Land, Wellness Manager, Blount Memorial Wellness Center. She will bring her knowledge of fitness for women and girls. Prospective members and guests are invited to attend. For more information, visit or contact Christy Walsh at 865-379-7904 or Celebrating 65 years of leadership.

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) -- Maryville Chapter meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Alcoa Tenn Credit Union, 124 N. Hall Road. Call Marsha at 865-981-8204, Pat at 865-273-5702, or Angie at 865-380-4730 for more information, or visit

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 1053 Hunters Crossing Drive. For more information contact William Mickelson at 865-970-2202.

Maryville Lions Club – Meets on the first Tuesday of every month at noon and the third Tuesday at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 1053 Hunters Crossing Drive. Interesting guest speakers. Eat and socialize a half hour before each meeting. Visitors always welcome. Visit or call 865-981-6881.

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 Parkway. 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 865-679-5808.

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, 702 Burchfield St. Everyone is 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. Business meeting at 7 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. Public is invited. For more information, contact J.B. Johnson at 865-984-4234.

Unity Study Group of Maryville -- learn about practical Christianity and unity/new thought teachings, Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, located at 314 Broadway Ave. 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 the second Tuesday each month at 7 p.m. All writers are invited to bring excerpts from their work to share. For meeting location and updates call Cassie at 865-856-9408.

The Democratic Women’s Club of Blount County -- meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Shoney’s Restaurant on Alcoa Highway. 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 -- meet on the first Monday of each month at El Jimador Mexican Grill, located at 1705 East Lamar Alexander Parkway. Eat and socialize at 6:30 p.m., meeting and speaker starts at 7 p.m. For more information

Maryville/Alcoa Jaycees -meet on 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

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.

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.


First Baptist Church of Maryville Children’s Ministry -- announces a Kids’ Consignment Sale set for Friday, Oct. 12, from 12 - 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The consigners’ presale will be Thursday, Oct. 11. The seller’s participation fee is $5. Proceeds will be split as follows: 70% goes to the consigner, 30 percent goes to benefit the FBC Children’s Ministry. Consigner packets are available in the church office at 202 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. For further information, call the Children’s Ministry office at 865-982.5531.

Bright Hope Pentecostal Church -- will hold a rummage sale, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 11, 12 and 13.

The Heritage High School Marching Band -- students will be “blitzing” the community from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., on Sat., Oct. 13 and Sat., Oct. 20, going door-to-door selling fruit in HHS zoned neighborhoods. accompanied by adult drivers. This fruit sale will be is one of their major fundraising projects. Money raised is used to benefit the HHS band program and allows students to contribute to their band account to cover the cost of their band camp fees, band trips, etc. The fruit baskets available are red grapefruit, navel oranges, juice oranges, tangelos or mixed boxes (all fruit included), with a $25 (4/5 of a bushel) or $15 (2/5 of a bushel) price option. Payment is encouraged at the time of the order, deliveries are tentatively planned for Saturday, Dec. 15.

The October Election Commission meeting -- will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Election Commission Conference Room.

The House of God Church Youth Department -- will be holding a spaghetti dinner sale

Heritage baseball boosters golf tournament - - will be Oct. 13 at Lambert Acres Golf Club. Shotgun starts are 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Entry fee is $50 per player, cash awards for first, second and third place finishers with a $10,000 award for hole-in-one. To register or for more information call Robbie Bennett at 865-806-8869.

Chilhowee View Community Center -- Thanksgiving dinner, will from 4 - 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. On the menu will be Turkey or Ham, Green Beans, Potatoes, Rolls, Slaw, Cranberry Sauce, Drinks and Homemade Desserts. Suggested donation for adults is $7 and children 12 and under, $3.50. All donations used to maintain and operate the Community Center. Rummage Room open 3 - 6:30 p.m. Craft sale, Nickel Point Quilters, 3 - 6:30 p.m. Community Christmas tree lighting will be Saturday, Dec. 1. Chilhowee View Community Center is located at 3229 wilkinson pike, Maryville.

Maryville Film Club -- has an open casting for their new film, “Masons of Maryville”, a romantic comedy. The casting will take place at the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 27. For a list of characters, email the club at

WBHS class of 1997 reunion -- will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Green Meadow Country Club, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $35 a person. Dress is casual and dinner will served and a cash bar will be available. For tickets and reservations, contact KC Fish at 865-10-6169 or; Lacy Lotter at 865-681-6164 or

The Palace Theater Concert Series -- All concerts begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door unless otherwise noted.

• Nov. 3 - Blue Moon Rising. Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

• Nov. 9-10 - A Steve Kaufman Ladies Only Flatpicking Workshop in Maryville. Pre registration required. The cost is $90 per person. To register contact Steve at 865-982-3808 Monday -Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or at

• Nov. 17 - Mark Cosgrove and Roberto Dalla Vecchia. Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

The Palace Theater is located at 113 West Broadway, Maryville. For advance tickets 865-983-3330 with Visa or MC or from the Palace Café, 113 West Harper St. Maryville, Tenn.

Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation and Heart’s Desire Candles - are holding an ongoing gourmet candle fund raiser to help fund the building of the new Blount County Animal Center. Fragrances are Clean Cotton, Coconuts and Lime, Country Spice, French Vanilla, Hot Apple Pie, Lilac and Sweet Orange and Chili Pepper. The 16 ounce Mia Bella candles are are $20 each with $5 going to the project. Visit your local vet’s office to smell a demo candle and pick up an order form or call Kristi Beaton at 865-806-6721.

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 Parkway, Maryville. For information call 865-681-4183.

Christian support group for women with a history of childhood sexual abuse -- meets from 6 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 Sundays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Broadway United Methodist Church, downtown Maryville. For more information contact 865-850-8792.

Party on the Patio concert series -- every Saturday night from 7 to 11 p.m. through October at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson and 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, e-mail, or call Jessica Popek at 865-977-1669, ext. 309.

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 865-982-4285 or 865-681-8160 for more information.

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 -- 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 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 program. Women who may feel isolated, alone and without hope will find a safe place to refocus, 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. 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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