Calendar Listings for May 21, 2009

Fine Arts Blount will be holding a number of art classes at the ArtSpace gallery at 106 E. Broadway in the near future. FAB’s website,, contains more detailed information about classes and workshops. You can contact FAB at 865-982-0898 or via email at Events on the Fine Arts Blount calendar for the coming months are as follows:

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. beginning June 30 - Adult oil painting classes, including set-up, drawing, underpainting and glazing multiple layers of oil paint to the final glowing surface with the techniques used by the still life old masters. Other class times and dates may be available. Call the instructor Tammy Schlosser at 865-983-4825 to register or for more info.

During June 8-12, from 9 a.m. to noon each day, FAB is holding a "Space Odyssey" camp for elementary school students, which will include creative experiences in drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture and printmaking, led by instructors Diann Bishop, Karen Miller, Suzanne Stockfisch.

A version of the "Space Odyssey" course for middle & high school students will be held from June 22-26, led by Diann Bishop, Elain O'Sullivan and Jeanie Parker. Visit or call ArtSpace at 865-982-0898, 865-977-0848 or 865-356-4361 for more information.

Palace Theater event listing -- all concerts begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All Tickets $13 in advance and $15 at the door plus tax unless otherwise noted. For advance tickets or more information, call 865-983-3330.

Saturday, May 30: Bluegrass act Monroe Crossing. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Capitol Theatre event listing - For tickets and other information, visit or call 865-980-1966.

May 29: Streamliners Swing Orchestra, 9 p.m. Free dance lessons begin at 8 p.m. Call for ticket information.

The Shed event listing -- The first two months of The Shed’s 2009 season are as follows:

May 23: Jenna and The Joneses, $5

May 30: Stacie Collins, $5

For tickets or other information, call 865-977-1669, visit, or visit any of the 3 Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson dealerships.

Billy Bob Billy’s BBQ class will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at the Market. Sign up as soon as possible at the Ciao Deli in the Market. The class will focus on smoking beef brisket. For more information, call 865-980-7711 or visit the Market at 606 High Street in Maryville.

Chilhowee View Community Center will be holding its third-annual rummage sale on Saturday, May 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise money for the maintenance of the Center’s facilities, including the walking track, gym, ball field, and children’s area. There will be good parking and restroom facilities, and a $10 donation will secure a vending space for the whole day. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call Bill or Connie Grindstaff at 865-983-6387 or email

Smoky Mountain Amateur Radio Club (SMARC) will meet on Monday, May 25 in the United Steel Workers of America Hall, located at 380 S. Hall Rd. in Alcoa. The 2009 field day activities will be discussed. For more information, visit

Blount County Civil War Roundtable will hold its next meeting on Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Herron Room of the Blount County Public Library. The guest speaker will be Ed Archer, whose two-part topic, “Civil War Medicine and Surgery,” includes a display of authentic Civil War surgical instruments. Monthly meetings are open to the public--anyone interested in Civil War-era history. We also participate in living history reenactments and encampments to be announced as they are scheduled. For more information, call 865-379-1717.

Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation (SMACF) is holding a public meeting on Saturday, June 13 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Blount County Public Library. Visit for more information.

Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamps 2009 The award-winning Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamps has announced 2009 music camp dates. The first week of the camp, June 14-21, will include flatpicking guitar, finger style guitar, dobro, acoustic bass, fiddle and old time banjo classes. New for June 14-21 is mountain lap dulcimer. The following week, June 21-28, the camp will host a second flatpicking guitar course, bluegrass banjo and mandolin classes. New for the week of June 21-28 is songwriting and vocal camp. Each night the Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp will host concerts at the newly refurbished Alumni Gym at Maryville College. Classes, meals and housing all take place at Maryville College.

Registration information is found at, by calling 1-800-flatpik (800-352-8745) or calling 865-982-3808.

Alcoa High School class of l979 will hold its 30 year reunion on Friday, July 3 at Top of the Plaza, 200 E. Broadway Ave. in Maryville from 7-11 pm. Cost is $30 per person. For more info contact Debbie Bowers Wake at or Brian Perkins at

The National Association on Mental Illness Maryville Affiliate group meets from 6:30-9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, located at 429 Sandy Springs Rd. Those with friends or loved ones with mental illnesses are invited to attend. For more information, call 865-982-4285 or visit

Cooking class at Rockford Baptist begins on Fridays from 6:30-8 p.m. The classes include family-friendly recipes that are fast, frugal, and fresh. Younger children are invited for a kids cooking class. Suggested donation is $3 for adults and $1 for kids. Please call 865-387-2777 for more information.

The Smoky Mountain Mustang Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Grill on Alcoa Highway. For more information call David Lopata at 659-9119.

Top of the Plaza will host afternoon teas on the second Tuesday of every month to benefit a local charity. Enjoy an extensive menu of teas and snacks while learning about tea history and etiquette. Tickets are $25 each. For reservations or more information call 865-964-6360 or email

Blount County Shrine 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 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.

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.

The Compassionate Friends Foothills Chapter is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child at any age and from any cause. It meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month in the Blount Memorial Hospital auditorium. For more information, call 865-984-4223.

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.

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

Blount County Networking Group is an upstart networking club open to business professionals in Blount County. The club meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 5:15 at Swank’s in downtown Maryville. If you would like to attend or would like more information please contact Holly Doane at 850-8380 or Marty Millsaps at 705-4210.

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