Calendar listings for Dec. 25, 2008

Alcoa’s holiday sanitation schedule changes will be as follows:

Residential sanitation collections normally scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 25 will be collected on Friday, Dec. 26. Those normally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 1 will be collected on Friday, Jan. 2. Monday-Wednesday and Friday routes remain unchanged. There will be no residential bulky waste, demolition or leaf collection on Dec. 25-26 and Jan. 1.

Residential recycling collection normally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 26 will be collected on Saturday, Dec. 27. There will be no change in recycling collection during the New Year holiday week.

There will be no commercial sanitation pick ups on Thursday, Dec. 25 or Thursday, Jan. 1.

The Alcoa/Maryville/Blount County Landfill will be closed all day on Thursday, Dec. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 1.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations will begin Jan. 14:

New Providence Community Fellowship -- 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, at New Providence Presbyterian Church. Bring a side dish to share.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day committee members speak - 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. lecture series at Maryville College in Alumni Gym. The topic is “What Would Dr. King Say?”

Martin Luther King Jr. Business Luncheon - noon, Friday, Jan. 16, in the Associates Building at Denso, Inc., Robert C. Jackson Drive, Maryville. The event is by reservation only, and they can be made by calling the Blount County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $25 a person. The speaker is Christopher Jackson, location manager for Alcoa, Inc., Tennessee Operations.

“The Clinton 12” - 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16 at the Palace Theater. Admission is free. Filmmaker Keith McDaniel will be on hand to talk about the film.

Community worship service - 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18, at Rest Haven Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Eric Leake is the scheduled speaker.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration - 12:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19. Meet at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center at 209 E. Franklin St., Alcoa, for a parade to Alcoa High School. The program starts at the gym at 2 p.m.

For the Monday celebration, Keith McDaniel will be on site and organizers are hoping some members of the Clinton 12 will also be at the service. There will be an open panel discussion with McDaniel and any members of the Clinton 12.

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.

Red Cross of Blount County is offering CPR and First Aid classes, held at the Red Cross building in Maryville, at 1741 Triangle Park, just past Thunderworld off Robert C. Jackson Drive. Adult CPR with AED will be offered on Monday, Jan. 5 from 6-10 p.m. for $40 per person. Child and Infant CPR/AED will be taught on Tuesday, Jan. 6 from 6-10 p.m. for $35 per person. First Aid classes will be on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. for $29 per person. A reduced fee of $65 for all three courses or $48 for two courses will be offered. Please pre-register and make your payment in advance. Call 983-0821 for details.

A babysitter's training course will also be taught on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the American Red Cross Blount County Chapter. The cost for each student is $35 and your paid registration will hold your place in the class. This class fills up quickly, so please call at 983-0821 to reserve a place or for more details.

Palace Theater event listing -- all concerts begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For advace tickets or more information call 983-3330.

Jan. 10: Pine Mountain Railroad - Tickets $15 in advance and $18 at the door, all plus tax.

Jan. 17: Just Us Bluegrass Band - Tickets $10 in advance and $12 at the door, all plus tax.

Jan. 30: Downtown Maryville Last Friday Art Walk; Fort Craig School with teacher Patty Young 5:30-8PM for free.

Feb. 7: Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time. Tickets $13 in advance and $15 at the door, all plus tax.

Feb. 21: Steve Kaufman in Concert Tickets $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Feb. 27: Downtown Maryville Last Friday Art Walk; Union Grove Middle School with teacher Lanette Webb 5:30-8PM for free.

MHS offers community computer training - Maryville High School will offer Saturday computer workshops for Microsoft Office products on the following dates:

Saturday, Jan. 10, Microsoft Excel

Saturday, Jan. 24, Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint

Saturday, Feb. 7, Movie Maker and PhotoStory

Saturday, Feb. 21, Microsoft Word and Requested Topics

Classes will meet from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and will cost $100 each. Classes require a minimum of 5 participants and are limited to 10 participants. Contact Sharon Myers at 865-981-2738 or 865-207-5020 for additional information, or visit

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.

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.

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

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