Class, Family, Other Reunions

LEDBETTER FAMILY REUNION: Will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at G3 Campground at Cades Cove. Bring lawn chairs, covered dish and family history. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Call David Ledbetter at 865-661-0468 or Dana Lund at 865-448-6041.

HARRIS FAMILY REUNION: Will be held Sunday, Sept. 1, at Two Rivers Pavilion on Wrights Ferry Road. A potluck lunch will be served at 1 p.m. For information, contact Richard Hicks at 865-981-3955.

RILEY AND MARY CABLE REUNION: Will be held from 3-9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Pearson Springs Park in Maryville. Bring a covered dish.

COLD SPRINGS REUNION: Will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Cold Springs Community Club, the former schoolhouse. Neighbors, family and friends with ties to the community are invited. Food will be available for purchase or bring your own brown bag supper and non-alcoholic drinks. The event will include cakewalks and door prizes. Admission is free but donations will be accepted for the upkeep of the center.

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.)

LEVI RETIREES: Will hold the annual reunion at noon on Sept. 21 at Louisville Point Park in Louisville. It is optional to bring desserts. For more information, call Shelby Hipps at 865-983-6608.

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.

HOLSTON HIGH SCHOOL: Is looking for students who attended and graduated from 1958-1991. They are asked to call Jeanie Green at 865-659-1744 or email A reunion is planned for Sept. 28 at New Harvest Park. More than 400 attended last year.

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

PORTER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968: Will hold its 51st reunion at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the fellowship hall of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 5302 Nails Creek Road, Maryville. This will be a potluck. Drinks will be provided.

WALLAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967: Will hold its reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the barn in Big Valley Campground, Townsend. The gates opn at 11 a.m. Casual dress. For more information, contact David Ledbetter at 865-661-0468 or Harold Manning at 865-982-2674.

MARYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1969: Will hold its 50th class reunion the weekend of Oct. 11 and 12. There will be a meet and greet at the home of Steve Loveday on Friday night. The main event will take place on Saturday at the Capitol Theater. Contact Ken Taylor at 865-981-1232 for more information.

Classes Offered

MARTIAL ARTS: Class meets 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Faith Encounter, 2342 Duncan Road, Maryville. Harold Nuchols, an 8th degree Black Belt, will offer instruction. For information, call 984-0465.

ANTI BULLY/ANTI-ABDUCTION CLASSES: For children ages 7-12, from 6-7 p.m.Tuesdays at Smoky Mountain Self Defense, 2642B U.S. Highway 411 South. Cost is $120 for 12 sessions. Instructor is Roy Shields. For more information, visit www.smokymoun of call 865-977-7837.

GUIDED MINDFULLNESS MEDITATION CIRCLE: Class meets 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesdays at Sequoyah Hills. Cost is $30 per class. Carpoolers, walkers and bikers will receive $5 off. Call Lilly Sutton 865-387-7600. Pre-registration with confirmation is required. More information at

Clubs, Organizations

BIG SPRINGS COMMUNITY CLUB: Holds a monthly potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of month at the BSCC building.

MORNING CUP TOASTMASTER CLUB: Meets 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Vienna Coffee, 212 College St., Maryville. New members invited.

STOCK UP INVESTMENT CLUB: Meets 10 a.m. to noon third Tuesday of month. The club is a member of National Association of Investment Clubs. Meetings are open for visitors. For more information, call Ethel at 865-566-4222.

GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION: Meets on third Monday of month at the Shoney’s in Maryville. Meal at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. All motorcycle riders welcome.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN PICKLEBALL CLUB: If you are interested in getting some good exercise and meeting others, pickleball is offered in Blount County. It is a popular sport with seniors. There are free training sessions. For more information, visit

BLOUNT COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICES: Meets 7 p.m. third Tuesday of month at the Blount County 911 center. ARES is a volunteer organization affiliated with the American Radio Relay League. All local active hams are welcome to join. For more information, contact Lou Dreinhoefer at 995-1588.

MILITARY VETERANS LUNCH BUNCH: Group meets 11 a.m. third Tuesday of month at Asbury of Maryville’s clubhouse bistro. For more information, contact retired Capt. Tom Teague at 789-5896 or retired Master Sgt. Jim Watson at 389-1400.

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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