Community Calendar

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, lostcajuns@hotmail.com.

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.

Foothills Community Players will hold auditions for The Odd Couple (male and female versions) at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at Davis Lofts corner of W. Harper Ave. and N. Cusick St. in Maryville. Call John Cherry at 865-405-8826 or Dianne Cserbak at 865-856-3626.

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. FREE introduction to Western Square Dance, Tuesday, Aug. 26 at the Square Dance Center.

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 www.smh-d.com, and at the SMHD Maryville location at the front receptiondesk.

• 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.

• SMHD Anniversary Bash featuring The Kentucky Headhunters - Saturday, Aug. 30. admission $10 regular; $8 motorcycle ride up rate per person. * All events will occur rain or shine

Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club (SMARC) will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25 in The United Steel Workers of America, 380 S. Hall Rd., Alcoa. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. The program will be on the Log Book of the World. For more information visit www.smokymountainarc.org.

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

• Robinella will play Friday, Aug. 29, 10 p.m. - midnightt. Admission is $5 at the door.

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 Mary E. Tippitt Memorial Library, in Townsend will hold a used book sale and a bake sale at the library from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29. Proceeds will benefit the library. For more information, call 865-448-1441, fax 865-448-1875, visit the website at www.discoveret.org/metmlib, or email to metmlib@yahoo.com.

The Oaks Dining Room and Bar -- Live Entertainment on the terrace: located in the Royal Oaks Events Facility in the Royal Oaks Golf Community in Maryville.

• Friday, Aug. 22 – Kenny Channels at 7:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, Aug. 27 – Mark Meyer and Susie Betts at 7:30 p.m. (1/2 price bottles of wine on Wednesdays!)

For more information, call 865-681-3492 or visit the website at www.RoyalOaksEvents.com.

The Broadway United Methodist Women will bring Judy Gardner with fashions from The Silk Purse for a Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 6. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. in the W. A. Allen Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $15 and may be obtained from members of the United Methodist Women or by calling Martha McFarland at 865-983-1064 or Judy Woods in the church office at 865-982-6192. Proceeds will go toward UMW mission projects. Deadline for reservation is Friday, Aug. 29.

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 heritageclassof98@yahoo.com or with your current address.

Everett High School Class of 73 will have a 35 year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Sullivans Resturant, downtown Maryville. The event will begin at 6 p.m. There will be a buffett dinner, cash bar and cost is $25 per person. Classmates may register at the website at Everett73.com to attend, and to enter information to share with other classmates. For questions or more information, contact Diane Welch at 865-984-4641 or 865-207-5781, or email dwelch@bmnet.com or Susan DeLozier Johnson at 865-233-2966 or email thepurpleangel@gmail.com

The Alcoa High School Class of 1968 --will celebrate its 40-year high school reunion on August 29-31. The committee is working to locate all members of the Class of 1968. All classmates or anyone with information about a classmate can e-mail Cathy Lyle Ecker at clecker@charter.net. For more information about the reunion, visit www.alcoahigh68.myevent.com or call Cathy Lyle Ecker at 865-233-3554.

Save it, Don’t pave it benefit concert for CAPPE will be from 7 - 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5. at the Shed. Performing will be: Maggie Longmire and Free Soil Farm, Jay Clark and the CC Stringband, The Lonetones and The Bearded. Admission is $10 at the gate. Food and beverages will available for purchase. Bring folding. The Shed is located adjacent to Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell (SMHD) on US 321 in Maryville, Tennessee. The Shed is an outdoor, covered pavilion with a full service restaurant that serves lunch and dinner on event days. To read more about CAPPE, visit www.discoveret.org/cappe.

The Maryville High School Class of 1988 -- will be holding a 20 year reunion on Saturday, September 6. For more information, or to RSVP, and to buy tickets go to http://maryvillehighschool1988.myevent.com

Heritage Handbag Sale -- in memory of Michelle Harrill, will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30 inside the Heritage High School cafeteria. Slighty used handbags, totebags and wallets are noe being collected to use in the fundraiser sale for the Heritage High School football team. Drop off locations are at Firehouse Subs in Maryville, and Heritage High School. For more information, email Sideliners06@yahoo.com or call Ann Cermak at 865-980-0240.

Ongoing oil and acrylic painting classes meet at the Knoxville Hobby Lobby stores on Kingston Pike and in Maryville at Foothills Plaza. Knoxville classes: Mondays at 12:30, 4 and 6 p.m. Maryville every wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Learn both traditional and modern techniques. Visit the website at MoonDreamerDi.blogspot.com or call 865-235-5739 for information or to sign up.

Kindermusik by Sarah Parrish-- is holding open enrollment for Summer Camps, Summer Fun Days and the Fall 2008 semester classes. Kindermusik is the world’s leading music and movement program for children from birth to 7 years old. It is based on the beliefs 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. Kindermusik classes are available at Broadway United Methodist Church. For more information call Sarah Parrish at 865-981-2007. Space is limited and classes fill fast.

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.

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.

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.

The Joshua Resource Center -- is enrolling 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 alexia@alexia-dance.com

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.

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 www.blountcountyhumanesociety.org.

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