Community Calendar


Mary E. Tippitt Library in Townsend to hold yard sale--and fund-raiser on Saturday, April 26. Proceeds will benefit the library. Call 865-448-1441 with any questions.

Youthful Expressions Studio -- is accepting registrations for the 2008 Summer Art Clinic for fun and intensive experiences in art. Dates are June 23 through 27 and July 7 through 11. Classes are taught by Cindy Jane McDannel and Mary Jane Booth. For more information call 865-607-4473, e-mail or visit

Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club (SMARC) will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, April 28 in the United Steel Workers of America Hall, 380 S. Hall Road, Alcoa. The door will open at 6:15 p.m. Gould Smith, WA4SCXM, will attempt a satellite connection and there will be a tail gate equipment swap. For more information, visit

The next Election Commission Meeting will be Tuesday, May 6, at 10 a.m. in the Election Commission conference room of the courthouse.

Wilderwood Service Dogs to hold International food festival -- on Saturday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Two Rivers Pavilion in Louisville. Featuring African, Muslim, soul food, appellation, soups, Southern cooking, desserts, and Mexican style foods. Tickets are $10 and go towards Autism Service Dogs. The featured foods will be served as tapas for a few dollars each. Wilderwood Service Dogs is an innovative nonprofit located in Maryville. For more in formation, contact Tiffany Denyer, president, at or call 865-660-0095.

Mountain National Bank will host a hot dog lunch and Spring Stuff and Bake Sale for Relay For Life of Blount County. The lunch is on Friday, April 25, from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Receive one hotdog, chips, drink and a cookie for a $5 donation. The Spring Stuff and Bake Sale is Saturday, April 26, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rent a single space for $20, or rent two spaces for $30. Rental fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Participating vendors keep proceeds of their sales and are eligible for door prizes. Mountain National Bank is located at 2403 US Highway 411 in Maryville. For more information, contact Lori Collins at 865-380-2820 or Melissa Moon at 865-380-2820.

Friendsville High Alumni Banquet -- will be Saturday, April 26, at the Friendsville lunch room. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. Cost is $12 per person. For reservations, call Iva Cooper Endsley at 865-995-9249, Joann Endsley at 865-995-2171 or Dale Jenkins at 865-984-5108.

Smoky Mountains Garden Club --annual plant sale will be Saturday, April 26, at New Midland Plaza shopping center. The club meets the last Thursday of the month in members’ homes and on field trips. For more information call Martha Thomas at 865-681-8144.

American Business Women’s Association --Smoky Mountain chapter, will have their 20th annual forum from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at the Airport Hilton to raise money for local scholarships. There is a brunch, fashion show by Judy Gardner, singing, tap dancing, vendor fair, silent auction, and many door prizes. There are many ways to help us raise money: meal tickets, vendor booth, ads in program book, or donating items for the auction. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Ashlee Walker, forum chairperson, at 865-379-6284, or e-mail

MOMS Club Open House and Picnic will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, at Sandy Spring Park pavillion. The event is free and moms are encouraged to bring their kids and find out what MOMS Club has to offer. For more information, call Malissa at 865-681-0112.

The descendants of Hassel Brickey and Isaac Wesley Greene will gather on Saturday, April 26 at noon at the home of Gerri O’Neal in Maryville. All extended family and friends are invited to attend. Call Janice Wenzel at 865-776-9179 or Barbara Cable at 865-755-3294 for further information and directions.

Tomato Head event listings -- For more information, call 865-981-1080. The Tomato Head, Maryville, is located at 211 W. Broadway, Maryville.

• Tommy Bateman & The Thunder Thieves will play Friday, April 25, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.

• Hudson K will play Saturday, April 26, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.

• Half-handed Cloud with special guest, Lake will play Tuesday, April 29, from 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.

The Shed High Life Series. All events listed are hosted at The Shed located adjacent to Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell (SMHD). The Shed is an outdoor, covered pavilion with a full service restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on event days.

• The WDVX High Life Americana Series presents Scott Miller & The Commonwealth with Caddle, Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Price is $13 regular, and $8 motorcycle ride-up rate.

• Smoky Mountain High Life Shed Bash featuring Hayseed Dixie with The Wandering Circus with Ananda, Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Price is $13 regular one-day pass, $20 regular two-day pass, $8 motorcycle ride-up rate.

• The Shed High Life Series featuring Jenna and the Joneses with Soulfinger, Saturday, May 10, at 7 p.m., event is free.

All events will occur rain or shine. Free parking is available in both the front and back lots on site. Folding chairs are welcome. Food and beverage are available for purchase by Holford Catering. No outside food or beverages are allowed beyond the gates. Cash sales only. For ticketed events, tickets available at all Tickets Unlimited outlets; by phone 865-656-4444; online at and at the SMHD Maryville location at the front reception desk. The box office on the night of the show is at the front gates and accepts cash only. Motorcycle ride-up rate is for customers who ride to the event. Their discount is available only at the box office at the gates the evening of the show (no advance sales). All riders are welcome.


Lost Cajuns, Social Group of Louisiana Natives -- host their monthly social on May 15 at 6 p.m. at Red Lobster on Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Reservations required by calling 865-748-7122.

Maryville Music Club -- meets April 21 at 7 p.m. downstairs at Broadway United Methodist Church.

Blount County Humane Society - meets every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Blount County Library. The meetings are open to all caring and loving people who are dedicated to helping all God’s creatures. For more information call 865-742-3070 or e-mail

The American Association of University Women Maryville Branch will hold a general meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the Proffitt Dining Room, Pearsons Hall, Maryville College. The program will be presented by the Tanasi Council of the Girl Scouts. Come and find out how much fun and exciting it can be to be a Girl Scout. Women and girls work together in the Girl Scouts to make this a better community. Prospective members and guests are invited to attend. For more information,visit or contact Christy Walsh at 865-379-7904 or

Maryville Unity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous -- meets in Room 116 of First United Methodist Church of Maryville, 504 Montvale Station Rd. Tuesday meetings are at 7 p.m. and are closed. Wednesday meetings are at 8 p.m. and are open. Call 865-681-9204 or 865-984-6438 for more information.

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