Community Calendar for Dec. 11, 2008

At the Capitol Theatre: Dec. 26, 9 p.m. -- Streamliners Swing Orchestra presents Holiday Swing Spectacular. $10 at the door. Party is for 18 years and older and the show is BYOB. $5 corkage fee per bottle of wine of six-pack of beer. Free dance lessons begin at 8 p.m.

Show is a part of Last Friday Art Walk.

Dec. 31, 7 p.m. -- “New Years Eve Jazz and Jive Celebration.” Tickets on sale now to the hippest New Year’s party around. Full course prime rib buffet and live music. Sit back and relax or dance the night away on the disco floor. Watch the Apple drop in New York City on the movie screen. Ring in 2009 with the hypnotizing vocal stylings of East Tennessee's very own ambassador of song, Kelle Jolly. Kelle will be offering golden hits made famous by greats like Sara Vaughn, Burt Bacharach, Anita Baker and Stevie Wonder.

Tickets are $100 each. Must call the theatre to book entire table. Tables of 8 and a few of 4 or 5 may be reserved. Tickets are $75 per person if you reserve an entire table. Event is BYOB for alcohic beverages. There are no additional charges for BYOB containers.

Party starts at 7 p.m.

Medic Blount County Blood Drives will be held to stock up on the life-giving resource during the holidays. Donors will receive free Grinch t-shirts.

Dec. 15: Town of Greenback Community Center, 6889 Morganton Road, 11am – 7pm, in the basement area

Dec. 16: AAA in Maryville, 715 West Lamar Alexander, 10am – 6pm, Bloodmobile.

Dec. 16: Colonial Hills Nursing Center, 2034 Cochran Road, 10am – 6pm, Bloodmobile.

Dec. 18: Walgreens in Maryville, 10am- 6pm, Bloodmobile.

Dec. 19: Wal-Mart in Alcoa, 1030 Hunters Crossing Drive, 10am- 6pm, Bloodmobile.

AAUW hosts storyteller and cookie exchange on Monday, Dec. 15. The American Association of University Women Maryville Branch will have a Christmas celebration at 5:30 p.m. in the Proffitt Dining Room on the Maryville College campus.

Storyteller Judy Haun will reminisce about Christmas in the hollers of Harlan County, KY. Guests are encouraged to bring two dozen of their favorite cookies for a cookie exchange.

For information contact Christy Walsh at magellan1@bellsouth.net or 379-8049.

Drive-thru Live Nativity at Clarks Grove Church, located just beside the Pellissippi 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 .

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

Blount County Shrine 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.

Maryville City School Board will hold a special called meeting in the Central Office at 833 Lawrence Avenue on Thursday morning, Dec. 18 at 8 a.m.

The purpose of this meeting will be to continue discussions related to the economy, budgets, funding and facilities.

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 schedule visit www.livingbeingyoga.com. or contact Kristina Scott at 865-385-8849 e-mail maryvilleyoga@yahoo.com.

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.

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.

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 www.FineArtsBlount.com 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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