Classes Offered

BEGINNER’S TAI CHI: Classes are forming now at Clear’s Silat, Street Kung Fu & Tai Chi, 113 E. Broadway in downtown Maryville. For more information, call 865-379-9997 or visit www.maryvilletaichi.com.

Clubs, Organizations

CORN HOLE CLUB: Meets at 9 a.m. on Mondays at Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield St., Maryville. Beginners welcome.

WORD WEAVERS KNOXVILLE: This faith-based, supportive community of local writers meets the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3736 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville. The group is open to new members. For more information, visit www.word-weav

ers.com or email Beth Boring at boringb@bellsouth.net.

MARYVILLE-ALCOA CIVITAN CLUB: Meets second and fourth Thursdays at Parkview Retirement Community in Maryville. For more information, visit maryvillealcoacivi

MODEL CAR CLUB: Meets from 10 a.m. to noon third Saturday of month at the Maryville Hobby Lobby, located next to Foothills Mall. No dues or fees. For more information, call Kurt at 865-932-1166.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 5154: Meets 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of month at the VFW Post on Hobbs Road, Louisville. All veterans of foreign wars are welcome. For more information, call the Post at 865-380-0590.

BLOUNT COUNTY SHRINE CLUB: Meets the fourth Monday of month at the Shoney’s in Maryville. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and meeting starts at 7 p.m.

MARYVILLE FREE NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL: Meets 8:15-9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Cedar Point Church, 1225 William Blount Drive, Maryville. Learn networking tips and strategies to grow your business and build relationships. RSVP to maryville

TOWNSEND FOOTHILLS KIWANIS CLUB: Meets noon the second and fourth Wednesday of month at Highland Manor Inn conference center. For more information, call 865-216-1899.

MARYVILLE MODEL RAILROAD CLUB: Meets 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of month at the Alnwick Community Center, 2146 Big Springs Road, Maryville. Visit the group on Facebook or email info@mmrrc.club.

Health, Fitness

WW (WEIGHT WATCHERS): Meetings are held at 8 a.m. on Saturdays with weigh-ins art 7:30 a.m. at Maryville Church of Christ, 611 Sherwood Drive, Maryville.

UT HOSPICE TRAINING: UT Hospice, serving patients and families in Knox and 15 surrounding counties, conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults interested in becoming volunteers with the program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. For more information, call Penny Sparks at 865-544-6279 or email penny.sparks@lhcgroup.com.

Music, Dancing

SATURDAY NIGHT COUNTRY DANCE: Will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Everett Senior Center. Cost is $7 at the door. Music will be provided by Tedd Graves and the All Star Band.

ALNWICK COMMUNITY CENTER: Karaoke night is held each Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the center, located at 2146 Big Springs Road, Maryville.

ROCKY BRANCH BLUEGRASS, GOSPEL AND COUNTRY JAM SESSION: 6:30 p.m. Fridays at Rocky Branch Community Club (the old Rocky Branch School). All string pickers and listeners welcome; no electric instruments. Refreshments provided. No alcohol or drugs allowed. Donations are appreciated to cover operational expenses for this nonprofit organization.

Et cetera ...

FUN AND GAMES AT EVERETT SENIOR CENTER: Trivia, Scattergories and lots of other games are offered from 12:30-1:30 p.m. each Friday at the center, located at 702 Burchfield St., Maryville. All activities will practice social distancing. There is no cost to participate. Call 865-983-9422 to register.

Melanie joined The Daily Times in the early 90s and has served as the Life section editor since 1993. A William Blount and UT alum, Melanie is generally the early arriver who turns on the lights in the newsroom.

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