Treasure hunt benefit ride for Manna from Heaven Food Pantry will be held on Sunday, Nov. 9 at Big Daddy’s Sports Bar and Grill on U.S. 411. Dixie Iron Riders will lead the ride tabbed as a treasure hunt full of surprises. Riders will be given a route where they will be trying to find as many treasure chests as possible. They will then return them to Big Daddy’s to receive their prizes. Following the ride at 5 p.m., there will be a free band and food and at 6 p.m. there will be a raffle with prizes. All prizes will be valued at between $35 and $75 and raffle tickets will be sold separately. Rider admission is $25 per person. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m. and the ride will begin at 11 a.m.
The final 2008 get-together of the East Tennessee Jazz Society will be held from 4 - 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, at Swank’s 100 Court Street Jazz Restaurant and Bar located at the corner of Harper and Court Street in Maryville (Swanks is now a totally non-smoking establishment) A very swinging jazz quartet composed of Renato Buchert-Piano; Skip Lane-Saxophone; Cheryl Dow-Bass; Dennis Dow -Drums. ETJS door charge for members $ 5, students $ 1 (ID card please), non-members $10. For more information call Bob Heintz 865-982-6834, or e-mail to email@example.com.
Call My Mom.org will hold their first annual candlelight memorial service on Monday, Nov. 10, on the bridge over Bicentennial / Greenbelt Park in Maryville, to remember a lost teenaged family members and friends. For more information or to add a name to the list, call 800-493-5549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blount County Businesess Women’s November meeting will be from 12 noon - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, at First Baptist Church in Maryville. Guest speaker will be Kelly Rose, and topic will be “Laying aside the world: Running with Godliness”. Lunch will be catered by Subs & Such, and the cost is $7. All registrations must be received before Friday, Nov. 7. For more information, and to attend, call 865-982-5531.
Palace Theater event listing -- all concerts begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All tickets are $13 in advance and $15 day of show plus tax .
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The Palace Theater is located at 113 West Broadway, Maryville. For advance tickets call 865-983-3330 with Visa or MC or from the Palace Café, 113 West Harper St. Maryville.
The Fairview United Methodist Women will hold their annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Fairview United Methodist Church, located at 2508 Old Niles Ferry Road. The country store and dinner will be from 4 - 6:30 p.m. All proceeds go toward the mission projects of the UMW.
America Recycles Day Computer Recycling will be from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15. The event will be held at the Technology Solutions of Tennessee warehouse in the Blount County Industrial Park at 1630 Robert C. Jackson Drive right off Hwy 321 South next to the UPS hub. TSOT, LLC will be collecting computers and their peripherals along with household electronics. Computer and electronic items are accepted for FREE and TVs will be accepted FOR A FEE of $10. No alkaline batteries or household wastes (chemicals) will be accepted.
Blount Lupus Support Group will meet from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Blount County Public Library. Program is guest speaker: Dr. Walter Farcas (retired UTK professor of biochemistry) Topic: Stem Cell Research and Lupus. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 865-983-5401 or e-mail email@example.com.
Maryville Rugby Football Club Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will be from 8 - 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 at Applebee’s on Alcoa Highway. Cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, coffee, bacon. For more information about joining the team contact Coach Jay Hawkins at 865-388-4074 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manna from Heaven Food Pantry will hold a benefit motorcycle ride to collect toys for the area’s underprivileged children on Nov. 22 at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Shed portion of the Harley-Davidson dealership on West Lamar Alexander Parkway. Admission is one toy and a bag of candy per rider. For more information, contact Manna from Heaven 983-8023 or 599-2243.
Fourth annual House of Santa Mouse will be Thursday, Dec. 4 - Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Blount County Public Library. The work sold is all handcrafted by members of the Guild. Admission is free.
Blount County Shring 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 www.livingbeingyoga.com or contact Kristina Scott at 865-385-8849 e-mail email@example.com.
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 MoonDreamerDi.blogspot.com or call 865-235-5739 for information or to sign up.
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.
Vendors/crafters needed for Footloose in the Foothills. This second annual event to benefit Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service will be held on Dec. 4, in Downtown Maryville. Contact Molly or Judy for vendor information at 865-983-4710.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.blountcountyhumanesociety.org.