Community Calendar

Back to school computer recycling event -- will be from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Technology Solutions of Tennessee warehouse in the Industrial Park at 1630 Robert C. Jackson Drive right off Hwy 321 South. Technology Solutions will be collecting computers and their peripherals along with household electronics like stereos, vcrs, and cell phones. Computers and home electronics will be accepted for no charge and TVs will be accepted for a fee of $10. This event is for electronics only and no household wastes (chemicals) will be accepted. Call 865-386-5865 or check our website www.tsot.net for details.

A healthy cooking class will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Maryville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2921 Sevierville Rd. (411 South), Maryville. The theme of the class is “The Dangers of Sugar and How to Make Delicious Desserts Without It”. The class is open to the public and the cost is $5 per person. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 5. Register by calling Nancy Lanagan at 865-310-3201 or Faye Dodd at 865-984-8647.

The Shed event listing -- all events listed are located adjacent to Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell (SMHD) in Maryville. All events will occur rain or shine. For ticketed events, tickets available at all Tickets Unlimited outlets by phone 865-656-4444, on-line at www.smh-d.com, and at the SMHD Maryville location at the front receptiondesk.

• Mic Harrison & The High Score - Saturday, Aug. 2, at 7:30 p.m., admission is free.

• Jescoe with POP Vulture - Saturday, Aug. 9, at 7:30 p.m., admission is free.

• Mary Gauthier with Erick Baker - Saturday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m., admission $13 regular; $8 motorcycle ride up rate.

* All events will occur rain or shine

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, Aug. 8. For more information and to register, call 865-982-5531.

Swank's Jazz Restaurant and Bar even listing -- located at 100 North Court Street Maryville. For more information, call 865-984-8649, or visit www.myspace.com/swanksjazz. All shows begin between 7 and 7:30 p.m., free admission, 21 and older.

• Thursday, July 31 - The Jazz Continuum

• Friday, Aug. 1 - Avenue C.

• Saturday, Aug. 2 - Rocky Wynder

• Saturday, Aug. 2 - Hot Rocket Entertainment

• Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Dough Harris

• Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Sevan

• Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Bill Swann and Emily

• Thursday, Aug. 7 - The Jazz Continuum

• Friday, Aug. 8 - Vance Thompson

• Saturday, Aug. 9 - Stak

• Saturday, Aug. 9 - Redemption, DJ Dance Party

• Monday, Aug. 11 - The Hunter DeaconTrio

Oysters to Pearls Womens Conference - will be at First Baptist Church, Maryville, from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug 16. Speaker Mary Southerland will lead 3 sessions on how to successfully face those irritating relationships in our lives and turn them from ikky oysters to beautiful pearls. The day also includes breakout sessions on a variety of topics with leaders from the community and church, including Sherri Gardner Howell, praise and worship with Forever from First Baptist Church Concord, lunch, anddoor prizes. The cost is $30 and the deadline to register is Aut. 10. For more information, contact the church office at 865-982-5531.

Heritage High School Class of 1998 is planning it’s 10 year Reunion. The reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16, at Heritage Park in Townsend. Tickets are on sale now. Contact Mary Sharp at 865-803-1518 or email heritageclassof98@yahoo.com.

The Alcoa High School Class of 1988 -- is working on their 20 year reunion. The reunion will be held on Aug. 15 and 16. Those that have not been contacted, e-mail Sissy Bowers at diannab333@aim.com, or call Laura Livingston Marsh at 865-599-5040.

Louisiana Social Group - “The Lost Cajuns of East Tennessee” monthly informal dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., Thursday Aug. 21 at the Shrimp Dock in Halls - 4100 Crippen Road - Knoxville 37918. RSVP requested at 865-748-7122, or email, lostcajuns@hotmail.com.

Manna From Heaven Food Bank - will hold a food drive for Blount County, starting at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Maryville. Free entertainment for the evening, free band at 7:30 p.m., lots of prizes to win and good food. RSVP to Manna From Heaven Food Bank at 865-983-8023, or Harley Davidson, 865-977-1669, ask for Jessica. Manna from Heaven Food Bank, is a non-profit -501 © 3 and will issue a tax deductible receipt for a donation.

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.

The Alcoa High School Class of 1968 --will celebrate its 40-year high school reunion on August 29-31. The committee is working to locate all members of the Class of 1968. All classmates or anyone with information about a classmate can e-mail Cathy Lyle Ecker at clecker@charter.net. For more information about the reunion, visit www.alcoahigh68.myevent.com or call Cathy Lyle Ecker at 865-233-3554.

The Maryville High School Class of 1988 -- will be holding a 20 year reunion on Saturday, September 6. For more information, or to RSVP, and to buy tickets go to http://maryvillehighschool1988.myevent.com

Heritage Handbag Sale -- in memory of Michelle Harrill, will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30 inside the Heritage High School cafeteria. Slighty used handbags, totebags and wallets are noe being collected to use in the fundraiser sale for the Heritage High School football team. Drop off locations are at Firehouse Subs in Maryville, and Heritage High School. For more information, email Sideliners06@yahoo.com or call Ann Cermak at 865-980-0240.

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.

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.

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