Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday Nov. 24 in the United Steel Workers of America Hall, 380 South Hall Road, Alcoa. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Paul Drothler, W04U, will speak on Icon’s D-Star. For additional information, visit www.smokymountain.org
First Baptist Church of Maryville announces Pictures of Thanks, a community Thanksgiving event on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served, with the menu including turkey, roast beef, and all the trimmings.
First Baptist Chruch’s Creative Kids will bring a creative arts presentation 6:30 p.m., with the program incorporating music, drama, art and dance.
Tickets for the event are available during the week in the church office. The cost is $9 for ages twelve and up, $4.50 for children ages four through eleven, and children three and under are free.
Heritage High School theatre classes are presenting “A Night in the Life of a Teen,” Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008 at 7 p.m. in the Heritage High School theatre. All 100 theatre students have written their own monologues depicting the pain and sadness, the ups and downs, and the joys and tribulations which are part of a teenager’s life. Adults often forget what it was like growing up during the teen years, and our youth are willing to share their experiences as a reminder to all and as a celebration of life. You won’t want to miss this enlightening evening, as it will bring tears of sadness and joy, and leave you feeling much more connected to our youth today. Tickets are $4 per adult, and $2 per student. Be prepared to laugh and cry as teenagers share their hearts! Contact Katie Amspaugh, theatre teacher, at 984-8110 with questions.
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 .
December 6: - Robin Bullock - An Annual Celtic Christmas. Showtime 8 p.m.PM Tickets $13.00 in advance and $15 at the Door. Tickets are all Plus Tax.
Dec. 13: Richard Smith Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets $13 in advance and $15 at the Door. Tickets are all Plus Tax.
First Baptist Church Living Nativity will be Dec. 6 and 7, 2008 Showtimes are 6 p.m., 6:30p.m., 7p.m., 7:30p.m., 8p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at the Greenbelt Amphitheater behind the Courthouse.A cast of actors and live animals will lead you in experiencing the night the Savior was born. Event is free, refreshments served prior to each performance in the pavilion and a gift will be given to each family.
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.
Fine Arts Blount is holding an Adult Workshop - Adults and Teens; instructor Diann Bishop; Monday, Dec. 1 -6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at ArtSpace, home of Fine Arts Blount, 106 E. Broadway Ave., downtown Maryville. Cost: $50, all materials included. Students will make Monoprint Christmas/Holiday Cards. For more information go to www.FineArtsBlount.com or call 982-0898.
Fine Arts Blount is having a Jewelry for Kids Workshop; instructor Karen Miller; Saturdays Dec. 6 and 13, 9-11 a.m. at ArtSpace, home of Fine Arts Blount, 106 E. Broadway Ave., downtown Maryville. Cost: $40, all materials included. Students will make the components, and then assemble the jewelry. For more information go to www.FineArtsBlount.com or call 982-0898.
Medic Blood donation will be holding two Blount County blood drives.
November 24 at Wal-Mart—Alcoa, 10am – 6pm, Bloodmobile.
November 25 at William Blount High School, 219 Country Farm Road, 8:30am – 3:30pm, Inside Band Room.
All donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh 110 pounds or more and have positive identification. Donors will receive a free t-shirt, cholesterol evaluation (no fasting required) and a year’s credit towards Medic’s Family Blood Coverage Program. This program exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood collection and processing fees at any U.S. hospital if a transfusion is needed.
Black Winter Night Ball featuring Michael Bethea on December 20, 2008 from 8 p.m. until Midnight at Day’s Inn, Alcoa Highway. Donations are $25 per person.
Hors d’ oeuvres will be served. Proceeds from donations will benefit the 2009 college scholarship fund sponsored by the Charles M. Hall alumni associations. Tickets are available from members of the organization.