Class, Family, Other Reunions

EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1956: Will hold a spring gathering from 12:30-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the American Legion Post 13 at 224 Waters. Road, Maryville. Pizza, salad and desserts will be provided. Donations will be accepted at the door. RSVP to Ken and Jo Anne White at 865-982-6864 by June 12.

THOMPSON FAMILY REUNION: Will be held from 3-9 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Louisville Point Park Pavilion. The potluck meal will begin at 4 p.m. Bring a dish and drinks to share along with photographs and lawn chairs. All paper products will be provided. For more information, contact Dean Cooper at 865-982-7086.

WALLAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967: Will hold a breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Townsend Pavilion. Cost is $5 per person. Bring lawn chairs. For more information, contact David Ledbetter at 865-661-0468 or Harold Manning at 865-982-2674.

LANIER HIGH SCHOOL: Will hold a reunion for all classes from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Camp Tipton, 933 Walker School Road. All former students, teachers and staff who were there until to closed in 1979 are invited. Bring lawn chairs and a dish to share. For more information, call Charles Stroud at 865-659-0128.

PORTER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964: Will hold its 55th class reunion at 5:30 p.m. June 7 at Barley’s in downtown Maryville. For more information, call Mary H. Steele at 865-983-2152.

EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963: Will hold its 56th reunion at 5 p.m. June 22. Call Deitra Cooper at 865-982-1835 for more information.

SIX MILE COMMUNITY REUNION: Will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Six Mile Baptist Church pavilion. This will be a potluck dinner. Attendees are asked to bring photos, stories of the churches, schools and community to share. Open to anyone interested in the history of the community. More details will be provided at a later date.

EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1970: Will hold its 50th class reunion on Sept. 26, 2020. Classmates are encouraged to contact or or follow on Facebook, Everett H.S. Class of 70-Maryville, TN.

DESCENDANTS OF DAN AND CANZADA BAINS LANE, GEORGE W. AND REBECCA MCCLANAHAN: Will gather for a reunion at noon on Sunday, June 2, at the pavilion behind Blount County Courthouse. Bring covered dish, old photos and musical instruments. Call Dorothy Sutton at 865-984-6856.

Clubs, Organizations

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

EAST TENNESSEE CHAPTER OF BETTER INVESTMENT CLUB: Meets from 10 a.m. to noon the second Tuesday of each month at El Jimador Restaurant in Browns Creek Shopping Center on East Lamar Alexander Parkway. Members stay and have lunch following the meeting. For more information, call William at 865-659-4343.

BLOUNT COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION: Meets at 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. All local retired teachers are invited to attend.

MODEL CAR CLUB: Meets the third Saturday of each 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 at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each 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 on the fourth Monday of each 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 from 8:15-9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Cedar Point Church, 1225 William Blount Drive, Maryville. Learn networking tips and strategies to grow your business and build relationships. RSVP to

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

MARYVILLE MODEL RAILROAD CLUB: Meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month at the Blount County Historical Museum, 1006 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Visit the group on Facebook or join them as they recreate local history in miniature.

KNOXVILLE WRITERS’ GROUP: Meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Call 983-3740 for information.

Health, Fitness

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

Music, Dancing

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE: Everett Senior Center holds dances at 7 p.m. every Friday. Cost is $6 at the door. The band Dusty Road will provide the music. The senior center is located at 702 Burchfield St., Maryville.

ROCKY BRANCH BLUEGRASS, GOSPEL AND COUNTRY JAM SESSION: Is at 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.

THE MUSIC BARN: 221 Carson St., Madisonville, will have the Borderline Band from 8-11 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Family-friendly atmosphere, children welcome; no drinking or smoking allowed. For information call owners Ronnie and Laura Williams at 865-771-0323. Cost is $5 per seat.

EVERETT SENIOR DANCE CLUB: Sponsors a dance with live band from 7-9 p.m. each first, third and fifth Saturday of every month. Dances are held at Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield St., Maryville. Guests are welcome. Light refreshments served.

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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