Community Calendar


A a benefit screening of the film -- “The Business of Being Born,” will be Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sharon Lawson Room at the Blount County Library. This is a documentary film that takes an unflinching look at birth in America today, and asks the question: Should most births be viewed as a natural life process, or should every delivery be treated as a potentially catastrophic medical emergency? A minimum $5 donation is requested, with net proceeds to benefit Lisa Ross Birth and Women’s Center. Contact Marva at 865-379-1955 or for more information.

The American Association of University Women -- Maryville Branch, will have a general meeting Monday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Proffitt dining room of Pearsons Hall at Maryville College. The program “Money and Magic” will be presented by Don Morris, a certified financial planner and associate vice president of Investments with A.G. Edwards. He is also a financial columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel and has been performing magic for over 25 years. Prospective members and guests are invited to attend. Visit or call Christy Walsh at 865-379-7904 or

Youthful Expressions Studio -- is holding registration for their spring session. Classes are for children 7 to 12 years old and are held upstairs in the Parks and Recreation building at Springbrook Park in Alcoa. Class times are Tuesdays at 3:15 and 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and are $240 per 12-week session which includes all art materials. Projects feature charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, watercolor, acrylics and sculpture. For more information, call Cindy McDannel at 865-607-4473 or visit

Financial Peace University -- beginning Feb. 27 with preview sessions on Feb. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the church gym, and Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in room A208. The church is located at 2508 Old Niles Ferry Rd. The 13-week, video-driven course will be offered at the church weekly through the end of May. Each two-hour session includes an instructional video led by Dave Ramsey, followed by small-group discussion of that week’s topic. Dave Ramsey’s, Financial Peace University utilizes Biblical principals to help participants eliminate debt, invest for college and retirement and give like never before. For more information, contact class coordinator Mitch Moore at 865-984-5988.

The Maryville High girl’s basketball camp -- will be held at Maryville High, James C. Campbell gymnasium, May 27 through May 30. Girls entering grades 1 through 9 in the next school year may attend. Camp will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the gym will open at 8 a.m. for those who need to arrive early. Late registration and camper check-in will be May 27, from 8 to -8:45 a.m. The cost is $75, which includes a T-shirt, a compact size Lady Rebel basketball and a certificate. For an application or more information, call or e-mail, Suzanne Singleton,, or 865984-8397, or Kim Bledsoe,, or 865-983-9486.

Everett Senior Dance Club -- will host a dance on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Everett Senior Center, located on Burchfield St. in Maryville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Millie’s Country Capers will provide the music. Admission is $4 for dance club members and $5 for non members. For more information, contact Walter Green at 865-995-2019 or Brenda Richardson at 865-406-3544.

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

• Todd Steed and the Suns of Phere, will play Friday, Feb. 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.

• Maryville’s own Orange Roots will perform on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Fairview United Methodist Church -- will hold their annual dessert bar and auction on Friday, Feb. 29, to raise funds for their summer mission tour to Chicago. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the dessert bar and silent auction, and the live auction will begin at 6:45 p.m., with professional auctioneer Robbie Franklin. The auction will include many items donated from the community, such as zoo and aquarium tickets, passes to Biltmore, and tickets to sporting events such as Smokies baseball and Icebear Hockey games. Tickets are $5, and are available through the church office or at the door. For more information, contact the church office at 865-983-2080.


Maryville Unity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous -- meets in Room 116 of First United Methodist Church of Maryville, 504 Montvale Station Rd. Tuesday meetings are at 7 p.m. and are closed. Wednesday meetings are at 8 p.m. and are open. Call 865-681-9204 or 865-984-6438 for more information.

Maryville MAHMAs --Moms (and dads) At Home Making a Difference meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. The focus is making the home a safe, toxin-free environment for children and the entire family. For more information call 865-983-4414.

Blount County Beekeepers Association -- meets the second Monday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in the Sharon Lawson room of the Blount County Public Library. For more information, contact Stacey Adair, secretary at 865-983-6223.

Maryville Business share -- meets at Grounded Coffee and More, 321 High Street, Maryville. This free small-business referral group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays each month at 8 a.m. For more information, contact Keith Elrod, K & M Gallery, at 865-977-9441.

Resource Valley Raconteurs -- leadership and communications club meets from 11:50 a.m to 12:50 p.m., every first and third Wednesday at Pellissippi Blount County Campus in room 135. For more information, call Alberta at 865-981-5328.

Maryville Kiwanis Club – meets every Tuesday at noon, at Green Meadow Country Club. Guests are welcome. Visit for more information.

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) -- Maryville Chapter meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at the Alcoa Tenn Credit Union, 124 N. Hall Road. Call Marsha at 865-981-8204, Pat at 865-273-5702, or Angie at 865-380-4730 for more information, or visit

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assoc. (NARFE) -- Maryville Chapter 930, meets at 11:30 a.m., the second Tuesday of each month, except December, at Ryans Steakhouse, located at 1053 Hunters Crossing Drive. For more information contact William Mickelson at 865-970-2202.

Maryville Lions Club – Meets on the first Tuesday of every month at noon and the third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse, 1053 Hunters Crossing Drive. Interesting guest speakers. Eat and socialize a half hour before each meeting. Visitors always welcome. For more information visit or call 865-981-6881.

American Sewing Guild, Maryville-Alcoa area -- meets at 6 p.m., the first Thursday of each month, at First Christian Church, corner of Church and Lamar Alexander Parkway. Sewers of all skill levels welcome. For information contact Sandy Goodson at 865-380-9951.

Maryville Rotary Club – meets at noon every Thursday at the Green Meadow Country Club, 1700 Louisville Road, Alcoa. New members and guests are welcome. Call Bob Lash, president, at 865-379-0675 if interested in memberships or attending a meeting.

Smoky Mountain Mustang Club -- meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Courtyard Grill, 3749 Airport Hwy., next to Neil-Sandler Ford. Chartered in 2005, Smoky Mountain Mustang Club is an organization of Mustang enthusiasts dedicated to the enjoyment, promotion and preservation of the Ford Mustang. Membership is open to all Mustang lovers and represents enthusiasts of Mustangs from 1964 1/2 to present. For more information, call 865-679-5808.

MOMS Club of Maryville -- a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting at-home moms, meets at 9:30 a.m., the first Monday of each month at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in the nursery room. For more information e-mail or call 865-380-9130.

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