Class, Family, Other Reunions

LEVI RETIREES ANNUAL REUNION: Will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Louisville Point Park. The meal begins at noon. Bringing a dessert is optional. For more information, call Shelby Hipps at 865-983-6608.

DESCENDANTS OF HENRY AND ELIZABETH TAYLOR TEFFETELLER: Will meet for a reunion on Sunday, Oct. 6, at TN Bank next to Cook Out on West Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Bring a covered dish. Lunch begins at 1 p.m.

PAYNE REUNION: Will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at Pearson Springs Park pavilion in Maryville. Bring a covered dish.

DESCENDANTS OF JACK AND SARAH BRADBURN POTTER: Will hold a family reunion on Sunday, Sept. 15, at United Steel Workers Local 309, 229 S. Hall Road, Alcoa. Families can start gathering at noon. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Bring covered dishes.

SIX MILE COMMUNITY REUNION: Will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Six Mile Baptist Church pavilion. The potluck dinner will be held at noon. 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. Drinks, paper products and plastic ware will be provided. (No alcohol.)

ALCOA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1989: Will hold its 30th reunion Sept. 27-28. There will be a family event on Friday night at the football game and dinner at RJ’s Courtyard on Saturday. For more information, contact Mary Beth Hunt Warwick at 865-591-6275 or

WALLAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965: Will hold its 54th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Jean Headrick Moser Memorial Park in Townsend. Classmates who have not been contacted should call Delores Russell McCarter at 865-719-9645.

HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1979: Will hold its 40th class reunion from 5:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Wiley Boring Plaza, 1821 W. Broadway, Maryville. Cost is $20 per person. Deadline is Sept. 18. Contact Phyllis Niethammer at 865-599-9345 or Debbie Payne at 865-803-4189.

EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960: Will hold a reunion from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Everett gym. Dress is casual. A class photo will be taken at 5 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner. Paper products and beverages will be provided. For more information, contact Sylvia Williamson Garland at 865-984-2284 or

Clubs, Organizations

CADES COVE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION: Will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Blount County Public Library. Speaker will be Amy Lindell, archivist at Maryville College. Public is invited to attend.

HALL OLDFIELD MARYVILLE EMPOWERMENT INC.: Will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 209 E. Franklin St., Alcoa. Guest speaker will be Doug Jenkins from Blount County Habitat for Humanity. Public invited.

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

EAST TENNESSEE CHAPTER OF BETTER INVESTMENT CLUB: Meets from 10 a.m. to noon second Tuesday of 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 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of month at Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. All local retired teachers are invited to attend.

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

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 and third Saturday of 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.

Music, Dancing

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.

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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