Community Calendar

The Shed event listing -- all events listed are located adjacent to Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell (SMHD) in Maryville. All events will occur rain or shine. For ticketed events, tickets available at all Tickets Unlimited outlets by phone 865-656-4444, on-line at, and at the SMHD Maryville location at the front receptiondesk.

• Mary Gauthier with Erick Baker - Saturday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m., admission $13 regular; $8 motorcycle ride up rate.

• Blue Moon Rising CD Release Party - Friday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m., admission $10 regular; $8 motorcycle ride up rate.

• The Shed High Life Series featuring an evening with Stacie Collins - Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., admission is free. Manna from Heaven will be collecting food from 4-7 p.m.

• SMHD 105th celebration featuring Jamie McLean with Bootleg Sould - Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m., admission is free. Manna from Heaven will be collecting food from 4-7 p.m. * All events will occur rain or shine

Eden Salon and Spa is having a “Diaper Drop”, open house baby shower for stylist Betsy Wright and little Avery from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, and Saturday, Aug. 15 and 16. Everyone is invited, refreshments will be served.

Oysters to Pearls Womens Conference - will be at First Baptist Church, Maryville, from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug 16. Speaker Mary Southerland will lead 3 sessions on how to successfully face those irritating relationships in our lives and turn them from ikky oysters to beautiful pearls. The day also includes breakout sessions on a variety of topics with leaders from the community and church, including Sherri Gardner Howell, praise and worship with Forever from First Baptist Church Concord, lunch, anddoor prizes. The cost is $30 and the deadline to register is Aut. 10. For more information, contact the church office at 865-982-5531.

First Tennessee will hold a fundraising cookout for the United Way of Blount County from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 15. The cookout will be held at First Tennessee’s Main Office in Maryville in the parking lot on Harper Avenue. For a $5 donation to the United Way, participants will receive two hot dogs, chips, cookie, and a drink. For more information, contact 865-971-2634.

Martha Washington # 231, Order of the Eastern Star will be having a pancake breakfast from 8 - 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16 at Up The Creek Restaurant in Alcoa. Tickets $5 per person, “all you can eat”, bacon, pancakes, juice, milk, coffee. Tickets may be purchased at the door. This is a fund raiser for the Eastern Star.

The Joe “Apple Crusher” Walker Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug 16 at the Metcalf Bottoms Pavilion. Potluck lunch will be served at 12 noon. Family and friends are invited. For more information, call 865-983-6401 or 865-856-3655.

Heritage High School Class of 1998 is planning it’s 10 year Reunion. The reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, at Heritage Park in Townsend. Tickets are on sale now. Contact Mary Sharp at 865-803-1518 or email

The Alcoa High School Class of 1988 -- is working on their 20 year reunion. The reunion will be held on Aug. 15 and 16. Those that have not been contacted, e-mail Sissy Bowers at, or call Laura Livingston Marsh at 865-599-5040.

Citizens for Blount County’s Future -- will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Blount County Public Library. Guest will be Thomas Mabry, the Knoxville lawyer who is handling the fluoride lawsuit against South Blount County Utility District. For more information, contact Linda King at 865-681-0662 or e-mail

Louisiana Social Group - “The Lost Cajuns of East Tennessee” monthly informal dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., Thursday Aug. 21 at the Shrimp Dock in Halls - 4100 Crippen Road - Knoxville 37918. RSVP requested at 865-748-7122, or email,

Maryville High School will hold its First Term Open House on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Parents will gather in the gym at 6:45 for a general meeting and to meet the new Assistant Director of Schools, Dr. Mike Winstead. Following the assembly, parents will have the opportunity to follow the course schedule of their son/daughter. Each class session will last 10 minutes with an interval of 10-minutes to locate the next classroom. Light refreshments will be served in the cafeteria where parents will have a chance to visit with administrators and school counselors.

Manna From Heaven Food Bank - will hold a food drive for Blount County, starting at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Maryville. Free entertainment for the evening, free band at 7:30 p.m., lots of prizes to win and good food. RSVP to Manna From Heaven Food Bank at 865-983-8023, or Harley Davidson, 865-977-1669, ask for Jessica. Manna from Heaven Food Bank, is a non-profit -501 © 3 and will issue a tax deductible receipt for a donation.

Hard Knox Roller Girls -- The Stomp tournament, Saturday, Aug. 23, and Sunday, Aug. 24 at Knoxville Convention Center at the Holiday Inn. The Stomp is the Tennessee State Roller Derby Conference. Hard Knox Girls, Memphis Hustlin' Rollers and Nashville Rhythm. Saturday's games are at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Memphis vs. Nashville at 1 p.m.; Hard Knox vs. Nashville at 4 and Memphis at 7. After party at Chrome Pony, 2909 Alcoa Hwy. Sunday is Scrimmage/Challenge games at noon and 6 p.m. All roller girls from any league wanting to scrimmage are welcome. For more information visit the Yahoo Forum or contact Madame Mayhem at Tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for children ages 4 to 10. A portion of the ticket price will benefit the Family Justice Center of Knoxville.

The Taoist Tai Chi Society beginner’s classes will be held on Tuesdays through August 26 from 6:30 -8 p.m. at FUMC, 804 Montvale Station Rd., Maryville. The slow martial art steps increase flexibility and strength and improves balance. It can be practiced by people of all ages and physical conditions. Each week of class will consist of a review of the previous steps, practice of those steps and the addition of several new steps. The Taoist Tai Chi set has 108 steps; however, there are a number of repeated sequences of steps.

The Heritage High School Class of 1998 will be celebrating it’s 10 year Class Reunion. Contact Mary Dickenson Sharp at 865-803-1518, or or with your current address.

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