Community Calendar

Music for Melody -- an opportunity to show support for a courageous mother in her fight against Huntington’s Chorea will be from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4 at Southland Books, 801 East Broadway Ave., Maryville. Music by Pistol Creek Catch of the Day. Light refreshments served. Contributions accepted at the event by Karen Folwer, Durable Power of Attorney for Melody. For directions call Southland Books at 86-984-4847.

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, and at the SMHD Maryville location at the front receptiondesk.

• Leon Russell with Blue Mother Tupelo - Thursday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m. Admission is $25 advance, $30 day of show, $25 motorcycle ride up rate.

• Save it, Don’t pave it CAPPE Benefit featuring Maggie Longmire with Free Soil Farm, Jay Clark & The CC Stringband, The Lonetones and The Bearded - Friday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. All proceeds go to CAPPE. * All events will occur rain or shine.

Save it, Don’t pave it benefit concert for CAPPE will be from 7 - 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5. at the Shed. Performing will be: Maggie Longmire and Free Soil Farm, Jay Clark and the CC Stringband, The Lonetones and The Bearded. Admission is $10 at the gate. Food and beverages will available for purchase. Bring folding. The Shed is located adjacent to Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson & Buell (SMHD) on US 321 in Maryville, Tennessee. The Shed is an outdoor, covered pavilion with a full service restaurant that serves lunch and dinner on event days. To read more about CAPPE, visit

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 .

• Saturday, Sept. 6 - Tony McManus

• Saturday, Sept. 13: - IONA

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.

Blount County Lupus Support Group will have a picnic from 5 - 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at Greenbelt Pavilion behind Blount County Courthouse on Court St. Members may bring close friends and family. Each attendee should bring meal and non-alcoholic drink. No children’s play areas are available at this location. Remember mosquito repellent. Event may be cancelled in due to weather. For more information, call 865-983-5401.

The Oaks at Royal Oaks -- upcoming events:

• Friday, Sept. 5: 7:30 p.m. - Kenny Channels on the Terrace.

• Wednesday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m - Live Entertainment on the Terrace. 1/2 price bottles of wine.

The Maryville High School Class of 1988 -- will be holding a 20 year reunion on Saturday, Sept. 6. For more information, to RSVP, or buy tickets go to

The East Tennessee Jazz Society, next get-together will be held from 4 - 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, as it celebrates it’s eleventh year of existance, 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 pianist, vocalist, composer and musical director Wendel Werner, along with his long-time musical partner, saxophonist Terry Schmidt. Also, “super singer” Sharon Mosby will be on hand to offer up her sometimes soulful but always swinging renditions from the jazz repertoire. Plus there will be an eleventh anniversary cake for all to enjoy. ETJS door charge is $5 for members, $1 for students (ID cards please) and $10 for non-members. For more information call Bob Heintz at 865-982-6834.

The Mary Blount Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Elizabeth Paxton Houston Society, Children of the American Revolution, will hold the third annual Constitution Week Bell Ringing on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m., on the grounds of the Blount County Court House. The public is invited to attend. Bring a bell and join in the commemoration of the 211th Anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Refreshments will be served following the Bell Ringing. A proclamation declaring September 17 - 21 Constitution Week in Blount County has been signed by the mayors of Blount County, Maryville, and Alcoa.

Chilhowee View Community Center will hold a country breakfast from 7 - 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Community Center, located at 3228 Wilkinson Pike, Maryville. On the menu will be pancakes, ham, sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy, and coffee. Suggested donations are $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under. All donations used to maintain and operate the Community Center

The Walland High School Class of 1968 is planning a 40 year class reunion from 6 - 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, behind West Millers Cove Baptist Church. Everyone is invited. No charge. For more information, call Jodean at 865-983-1173, Deloris at 865-995-0661, or Brenda at 865-983-7085.

Out of Eden Garden Center will hold their fabulous fall second annual “art in the garden” from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday Sept. 27. Welcome pistol garden art gallary and Bread of heaven BBQ. Live music and free admission. Call 865-9848500 for more information.

The first “annual” Bank of Maryville employee reunion will be from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at Pearson Springs Park, Montvale Staion Road, Maryville. The event is pot luck. For more information, call Helen Beaver at 865-983-7252, or email or call Susan Johnson at 865-233-2966 or email

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of East Tennessee, Inc. is offering training classes for volunteers interested in advocating for abused and neglected children in Blount County. Classes will begin Monday Sept. 22 and continue each Monday and Friday, from 3 - 6 p.m., through Oct 24. A complete application with references is required to begin training. A criminal background check is completed for each volunteer. Volunteers should be caring, objective and mature with a willingness to commit for at least one year. Please contact the CASA office at 865-329-3399 or or visit our website for more information and to obtain an application.

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 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

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

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