Community Calendar

A supper club and health demonstration will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Maryville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2921 Sevierville Rd. (411 South), Maryville. The theme of the supper and demonstration is “Normalizing High Blood Pressure Naturally” and it will be presented by Dr. Caleb Runne. The event is open to the public and the cost is $10 per person. Pre-paid reservations must be completed by Monday, Sept. 15. Registrations can be made by mailing name, contact information, and check to Healthy Lifestyle, 2020 Bittle Road, Maryville, TN 37804. For more information contact Nancy Lanagan at 865-310-3201 or Faye Dodd at 865-984-8647.

The Oaks at Royal Oaks -- upcoming events:

• Friday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m - Live Entertainment on the Terrace.

• Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m - Live Entertainment on the Terrace.

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.

The Maryville High School Orchestra, Maryville Singers and Trebelettes will present their fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Maryville First Baptist Church. The Orchestra, under the direction of Bill Robinson and David Pope will perform works including The Gordian Knot Untied by Purcell, Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms, Folk Tune and Fiddle Dance by Fletcher, and Brook Green Suite by Holst. The Maryville Singers and Trebelettes under the direction of Dr. Ken Hawkins will sing the Love Songs of Brahms. More than 175 Maryville High School students will be involved in the performance. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Appalachian Ballet Company’s 5th annual Bluejeans & Ballet with Robinella will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 at McArthur Pavilion, on the Maryville College campus. Fundraiser dinner and performance. Tickets are $40 and on sale now. RSVP by September 18. For tickets: call 865-982-8463

John Sevier Elementary School-- will be holding their annual Fall carnival/ silent auction fundraiser from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25. Admission is free but must putchase a play pass in order to play games and purchase food items. Play passes are available in amounts ranging from one dollar to twenty dollars. There will be games, face painting, a climbing wall, 5 in 1 inflatable, a petting zoo, horse and buggy rides, and a well stocked prize tent. There will also be food available as well as other concession items. New this year “Are You Smarter Than A JSE Student”, master of ceremonies will be Mr. Jason Riddle. There will also be outdoor entertainment.

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

Lanier Highschool class of 1958 is planning a 50-year class reunion from 5 - 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at Lanier Elementary School. Dress is casual. Anyone who graduated or would have graduated with that class, is invited to attend. For more information, contact Edna Jean Pressley at 865-379-8122, Brenda Millsaps at 865-984-5656, or Clara Crisp at 865-982-3774.

Friendsville High School Class Of 68 will hold a reunion October 18 . For more info call Carlotta (Loy) Millsaps at 865-983 2175 orJudy (brown) Lovely. E Mail address

Blount County Lupus Support Group will meet from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, at Blount County Public Library, Dorothy Herron Room A. Review new LFA literature and discussion on Lupus and Depression. The goup will also meet from 2:15 - 3:45 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16 at Blount County Public Library, Dorothy Herron Room A. Guest speaker will be Dr. Walter Farcas, retired UTK professor of biochemistry, Topic will be Stem Cell Research and Lupus. This meeting is open to the public.

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.

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 or contact Kristina Scott at 865-385-8849 e-mail

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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