Community Calendar for December 4, 2008

Christmas for the Animals, hosted by the Capitol Theater, will be held Dec. 5 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event will raise money for Animal Concerns food bank, which provides food and pet care products for Blount County’s animals in need.

Christmas for the Animals will feature wine and heavy hors d’ oeuvres as well as a silent auction. Tickets for the event are available from the Capitol Theater. To purchase or reserve tickets call 865-256-9106 or 865-719-0731.

Heritage Middle School Spaghetti Dinner is offering a break from turkey and ham with a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Heritage Middle School Guidance Department. Dinner is Tuesday, Dec. 9, 5 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Tickests are $5 at HMS office or at the door. For information, call 865-980-1300.

The Heritage High School Fall Sports Banquet will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Commons Area at Heritage High School. It will be a desert reception. For more information, contact Chip Fuller at 865-980-1163.

Grace Notes Flute Choir’s Annual Christmas concert will be at the Blount County Library Rotunda on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. Free to the public and open to all ages. For more information go to

Chilhowee View Community Center will hold it’s 22nd Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday Dec. 6. A Christmas program will presented by Outreach Christian Church Pastor, Jason Blair and the Lighting of the Tree will be by Clarence and Jo Russell. Make your plans to attend, we extend a welcome to all. Everyone is invited to the dinning room for refreshments and fellowship after the Tree Lighting.

In case of rain the program will be presented in the gym.

Chilhowee View Community Center is located at 3229 Wilkinson Pike, Maryville.

Drive-thru Live Nativity at Clarks Grove Church, located just beside the Pellessippi off the on-ramp on Old Knoxville Highway. Saturday through Monday, Dec. 20-22; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Palace Theater event listing -- all concerts begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All tickets are $13 in advance and $15 day of show plus tax .

December 6: - Robin Bullock - An Annual Celtic Christmas. Showtime 8 p.m.PM Tickets $13.00 in advance and $15 at the Door. Tickets are all Plus Tax.

Dec. 13: Richard Smith Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets $13 in advance and $15 at the Door. Tickets are all Plus Tax.

December 18-19: The Palace Film Club presents White Christmas. Show Time is 7 p.m. Tickets $5 Children 10 and Under Free with Adult

December 20: The Palace Film Club presents It’s A Wonderful Life. Show Time is 7 p.m. Tickets $5 Children 10 and Under Free with Adult

First Baptist Church Living Nativity will be Dec. 6 and 7, 2008 Showtimes are 6 p.m., 6:30p.m., 7p.m., 7:30p.m., 8p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Greenbelt Amphitheater behind the Courthouse.A cast of actors and live animals will lead you in experiencing the night the Savior was born. Event is free, refreshments served prior to each performance in the pavilion and a gift will be given to each family.

Fourth annual House of Santa Mouse will be Thursday, Dec. 4 - Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Blount County Public Library. The work sold is all handcrafted by members of the Guild. Admission is free.

Blount County Shring Club meets at 6 p.m., the fourth Monday of the month, at the Bungalo Market. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.. All Shriners welcome.

Living Being Yoga is now offering a variety of Yoga classes at Van Metre School of Dance, home of the Appalachian Ballet, at 215 W. Broadway in Maryville. Classes are ongoing and are offered Monday-Friday. For more information or to see a complete schedule please visit or contact Kristina Scott at 865-385-8849 e-mail

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 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

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

Fine Arts Blount is holding an Adult Workshop - Adults and Teens; instructor Diann Bishop; Monday, Dec. 1 -6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at ArtSpace, home of Fine Arts Blount, 106 E. Broadway Ave., downtown Maryville. Cost: $50, all materials included. Students will make Monoprint Christmas/Holiday Cards. For more information go to or call 982-0898.

Fine Arts Blount is having a Jewelry for Kids Workshop; instructor Karen Miller; Saturdays Dec. 6 and 13, 9-11 a.m. at ArtSpace, home of Fine Arts Blount, 106 E. Broadway Ave., downtown Maryville. Cost: $40, all materials included. Students will make the components, and then assemble the jewelry. For more information go to or call 982-0898.

Black Winter Night Ball featuring Michael Bethea on December 20, 2008 from 8 p.m. until Midnight at Day’s Inn, Alcoa Highway. Donations are $25 per person.

Hors d’ oeuvres will be served. Proceeds from donations will benefit the 2009 college scholarship fund sponsored by the Charles M. Hall alumni associations. Tickets are available from members of the organization.

Blount County Networking Group is an upstart networking club open to business professionals in Blount County. The club meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 5:15 at Swank’s in downtown Maryville. If you would like to attend or would like more information please contact Holly Doane at 850-8380 or Marty Millsaps at 705-4210.

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