Community Calendar

Clubs

Maryville Unity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous -- have moved to 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.

Lost Cajuns of East Tennessee social dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., Thursday Jan. 17, at Bayou Bay Seafood, 7117 Chapman Hwy. RSVP requested, call 865-748-7122 or email to lostcajuns@hotmail.com.

Citizens for Blount County’s Future and Citizens for Better Government will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Dorothy Herron Room B of the Blount County Library. Special guest for this month will be Judge Mike Meares who will speak on the Judicial Court system. Jim Melton will also present information for candidates who want to consider running on an Independent ticket in future elections. For more information contact Linda King at 865-681-0662 or Kinglindaa@aol.com

East Tennessee Jazz Society -- meets Sunday, Jan. 13 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the 4620 Jazz Club, downstairs at 4620 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Carlos Fernandez is the featured guest. He is an experienced player of conga and bongo drums, timbales and other percussion instruments used to produce Cha-Cha, Rhumba, Tango, Salsa, Beguine and other types of Latin music. He will describe and perform the various types of Latin jazz aided by guitarist Mark Boling, bassist Rusty Holloway, drummer Keith Brown and reedman Will Boyd. Door charge is $5 for members, $10 for non members, and $1 for students with ID cards. For more information call Bob Heintz at 865-982-6834

The League of Women Voters of Blount County -- will hold a planning workshop on Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Room 101 of Bartlett Hall on the Maryille College campus, to discuss plans for 2008. The meeting’s agenda will concentrate heavily on registration of new voters, working with homebound voters and mothers with small children. The league is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to education, fostering and encouraging participation, and finding ways to help those who may be unable to get to the polls. The league is open to all men and women who are interested in being a part of the political process. For more information, call 865-982-6834.

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.

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. Guest are welcome. Visit www.MaryvilleKiwanis.org 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 www.maryvilleiaap.org.

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 www.lionwap.org/maryvilletn 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.

Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association --will meet Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at Lawson McGhee Public Library, 500 W. Church Ave. in downtown Knoxville. Visitors are welcome to participate as listeners or as storytellers. For more information, call 865-980-5985.

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 momsofmaryville@msn.com or call 865-380-9130.

Blount County AARP Chapter #2296 - meets at 2 p.m., every fourth Tuesday, at Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield St. Everyone is invited for fun, food, and friendship. For more information, contact Bill Roback 865-981-9674 or Dave Christensen 865-681-4866.

The Blount County Civil War Round Table -- meets the last Thursday of each month at Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 429 Sandy Springs Road. Business meeting at 7 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m. Public is invited. For more information contact J.B. Johnson at 865-984-4234.

Unity Study Group of Maryville -- learn about practical Christianity and unity/new thought teachings, Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, located at 314 Broadway Ave. Sponsored by Unity Church of Knoxville. Call Karen at 865-583-0011 for more details.

Tennessee Valley Mustang Club -- a regional club of the Mustang Club of America meets the fourth Monday of each month, except December, at Ryan’s Steakhouse, 9645 Kingston Pike in West Knoxville. Eat and socialize at 6 p.m., meeting and program starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.clubs.hemmings.com/tvmc.

Writers Association of Blount County – meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. All writers are invited to bring excerpts from their work to share. For meeting location and updates call Cassie at 865-856-9408.

The Democratic Women’s Club of Blount County -- meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Shoney’s Restaurant on Alcoa Highway. The meeting starts at 6 p.m., with the program at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact president Gerrae Messer at 865-982-6168.

American Business Women’s Association --the Smoky Mountain Chapter, meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at Ryan’s Steakhouse. Dinner is served at 6 p.m., the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 865-984-3627 or 865-531-3959 for more information.

The Blount County Photo Club -- meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Dorothy Hearon Room A at the Blount County Library. All levels of photographers are welcome.

Foothills Striders -- meet on the first Monday of each month at El Jimador Mexican Grill, located at 1705 East Lamar Alexander Parkway. Eat and socialize at 6:30 p.m., meeting and speaker starts at 7 p.m. For more information visit www.foothillstriders.org.

Maryville/Alcoa Jaycees -meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Alcoa Middle School. For details contact Scotty at 865-776-3267 or tank70jaycees@yahoo.com.

Greenback Senior Fellowship Club – meets the third Friday of each month. For more information, call 865-856-6669.

Sunrise Garden Club – meets at 9:30 a.m., the first Monday of each month. Call 865-983-4988 for more information.

Alcoa Kiwanis – meets as a group at noon every Monday at Green Meadows Country Club. The board of directors meet at 5:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Alcoa Utilities Building, 264 North Rankin Road.

Community

Blount County Theater Group -- is looking for actors and actresses of all ages and types in the Blount County area who are interested in forming a new theatrical group to help provide high quality entertainment in the Blount County area. Beginning in January, the group will meet on a regular basis to explore various acting techniques through games, exercises, improvisation and light scene work. They will also develop a list of possible productions for the future with a goal of eventually performing full productions of plays. If interested, e-mail your information or resume and headshot, if available, to blair.lisa@yahoo.com or call 865-356-8329.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Choir rehearsals -- anyone interested is welcome.

n Thursday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m., at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church

n Tuesday, Jan. 15, 6 p.m., at Fairview United Methodist Church

n Thursday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church

n Saturday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m., at Alcoa High School.

The Maryville Board of Education -- will meet in their regularly scheduled board meeting at Maryville Middle School on Monday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. Immediately following the meeting, the board will meet in a working session to discuss construction-related planning and other details.

Tomato Head event listings -- For more information, call 865-981-1080.

n Pistol Creek Catch of the Day will be playing a variety of music from rockabilly to Texas-swing to country rock on Friday, Jan. 18, from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admission is a $3 suggested donation at the door to benefit New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center.

n Copper Alley, a local bluegrass band, will be playing Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Admissionis free.

Maryville High School -- will hold its second term open house on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Parents will gather in the gym at 7 p.m. for a general information session. At approximately 7:10 p.m., they 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 for changing classes. Light refreshments will be served in the cafeteria where parents will have a chance to visit with administrators

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.

Baton twirling classes -- are offered through Carole’s School of Baton in conjunction with the Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks and Recreation. Classes for ages 4 and up are held at the Springbrook Recreation Center in Alcoa. Nationally accredited instructors, Carole Flynn and Connie Williams, teach the basic twirls along with dance-twirl, strutting, and twirling routines. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Christmas parade, annual spring recital, twirling competitions and try out for award-winning teams. For more information or to register, call Carole Flynn at 865-984-2355.

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.

Military

VFW – John J. Duncan Sr. Memorial VFW Post 10855 is open to all Blount County residents who are veterans of foreign wars. The post meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the basement of Praise Temple Assembly of God Church, corner of Hunt Road and Wright Road in Alcoa. Bring a copy of your D.D. 214 or orders for current active military personnel on any meeting night. For information, call Jim Hoffman at 865-983-6445.

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