Community Calendar

Maryville College and head coach Todd Wright will host a Girl’s Individual Basketball Camp, July 21-25 for students between the ages of 7-17. The camp will be 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. E-mail todd.wright@maryvillecollege.edu or call 865-981-8291 for more information.

The East Tennessee Jazz Society will next meet from 4 - 6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 13 , at the new Swank’s 100 Court Jazz Restaurant and Bar located at the corner of Harper and Court Street in Maryville. Featured will be the popular area jazz legend, saxophonist Rocky Wynder, along with Chico Crawford on keyboard, Harold Nagge, guitar and drummer Steve Brown. ETJS door charge is $5 for members, $1 for students (ID card please) and $10 for non-members. For more information, call Bob Heintz at 865-982-6834.

The House of God Church -- will hold a chicken and fish dinner, starting at 12 noon, Saturday, July 12, at the church. On the menu will be baked or fried chicken, fish, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, green beans, lettuce/tomatoes, desserts, drink and bread. Cost is $7.50. For more information, call 865-379-8124.

The WBHS Class of 1998 reunion-- is scheduled for August 2 at Butterfly Gap Retreat in Townsend. Tickets are on sale now through July 18. Visit www.wbhs98.com or e-mail rthames1@hotmail.com for more information.

Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading at Camp Tipton in Maryville is currently registering boys and girls in grades 1-8. Deadline to register is July 28. For a registration form and more information, e-mail camptiptonupward@gmail.com, or call 865-982-0499.

The Blount County Friends of the Library -- Summer, 2008 used book sale will be held from Noon - 6 p.m. Thursday, July 17 (for FOL members only), and from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19. More than 40,000 books, magazines, CD’s, VCR’s and DVD’s of all types will be offered in the lower level of the Blount County Public Library. For more information, call Bob Heintz at 865-982-6834

Chilhowee View Community Center -- will hold a country breakfast, from 7 - 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 19. On the menu will be pancakes, ham, sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy, and coffee. Suggested donations is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. All donations used to maintain and operate the Community Center.

Blount County Business Women -- will meet Wednesday, August 13, from noon to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Maryville. The topic is “What steals your peace and rest?” The cost is $7 per person and includes a lunch catered by Subs & Such. Register by Friday, August 8. For more information and to register, call 865-982-5531.

The Maryville College Center for English Language Learning-- is looking for local families to host exchange students this summer. Three groups of high school students from China will be at the college for a two-week program from July 10 to July 25. Families who can host one or two students per family are being sought. Families must have adequate space and provide transportation daily to and from the college, arriving by 9 a.m. and departing by 5:30 p.m. Renumeration is available if requested. For more information contact Micki Pruitt at 865-981-8186 or micki.pruitt@maryvillecollege.edu.

SMRC offers youth summer rowing camp -- this summer. The two camps are designed for boys and girls ages 13 and older who want to explore the sport of rowing. Experienced coaches and rowers from Smoky Mountain Rowers Club will lead the camp, which includes instruction on basic rowing terminology, physiology and technique. Students will receive on-the-water instruction and how to practice their rowing technique using an ergometer. The five-day camp is from 8 a.m. - noon July 14-18. The cost is $200 and includes a T-shirt, water bottle and daily snack. At the end of each week, campers compete in a mini regatta and enjoy a lunch with their parents. For more information call Adam Stoermer at 865-256-2739 (CREW), e-mail adam@rowsmoky.com or visit www.rowsmoky.com.

The Mary E. Tippitt Memorial Library in Townsend is holding its annual Summer Reading Program for children ages 3 to 11. The activities will take place from 1to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31. This year’s theme is “Starship Adventure @ Your Library.” David Fields from the Solar System Ambassador’s Program will be the guest on July 10. Bob Becker, weatherman from Channel 6, will be the guest on July 17.

A field trip to the Heritage Planetarium is scheduled for July 24. The picnic and awards presentation will take place on July 31 at Townsend City Park.

Stop by the library or call 865-448-1441 for more information or to pre-register your child. All children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

The Taoist Tai Chi Society beginner’s classes will be held on Tuesdays through August 26 from 6:30 -8 p.m. at FUMC, 804 Montvale Station Rd., Maryville. The slow martial art steps increase flexibility and strength and improves balance. It can be practiced by people of all ages and physical conditions. Each week of class will consist of a review of the previous steps, practice of those steps and the addition of several new steps. The Taoist Tai Chi set has 108 steps; however, there are a number of repeated sequences of steps.

The Heritage High School Class of 1998 will be celebrating it’s 10 year Class Reunion. Contact Mary Dickenson Sharp at 865-803-1518, or heritageclassof98@yahoo.com or with your current address.

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