Classes Offered

MARTIAL ARTS: Will be offered from 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Faith Encounter, 2342 Duncan Road, Maryville. Harold Nuchols, an eighth 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. on Tuesdays at Smoky Mountain Self Defense, 2422 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville. Instructor is Roy Shields. For more information, visit or call 865-977-7837.

Clubs, Organizations

LITTLE RIVER CHAPTER OF TROUT UNLIMITED: Will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Barley’s in Maryville. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Matt Culp, fisheries biologist for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB: Will meet on Monday, Feb. 25, at the United Steel Workers Hall, 339 S. Hall Road, Alcoa. The hall will open at 6:15 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. The meeting topic will be Antennas and Propagation. For more information, visit www.smokymoun

BLOUNT COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN: Will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville. Kathi Parkins and April Smith of Family Promise of Blount County will be speaking. For more information, contact Ashley Anderson at

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

BLOUNT COUNTY NEWCOMERS CLUB: Will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Smith Life Event Center, 627 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. Guest speaker is Deb Miller from Project Linus. A potluck lunch and and desserts is planned. Visitors are welcome.

STOCK UP INVESTMENT CLUB: Meets from 10 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of each 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 the third Monday of each 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 www.smoky

Blount County Amateur Radio Emergency Services: Meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each 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 at 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of each 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.

BLOUNT COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION: Meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month, except in September and December, at Maryville Church of Christ, 611 Sherwood Drive, Maryville. For more information, contact Chuck Davis, president, at 865-566-3690.


Support Groups

EDITOR’S NOTE: For a listing of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Al-Ateen meetings, please see this section every Wednesday.

UT HOSPICE ADULT GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Meets at 3 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Drive in Knoxville. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Brenda Fletcher at 865-544-6208.

HAVEN HOUSE: Offers an adult therapeutic support group and a child therapeutic support group on Mondays to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, facilitated by licensed therapist. For more information, call the outreach office at 983-6818. A 24-hour crisis hotline is also available at 982-1087.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: An American Cancer Society self-help group providing support for people with cancer, their families and friends, meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church in Sevierville. For more information, call Alice Grady at 428-5834 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: Meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Blount Memorial Hospital auditorium. This is a support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child of any age. For information, call 386-4489 and leave message.

GATES TO HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday at Cokesbury Conference Center in Knoxville. Contact Nancy Blackburn at 281-8373 for information.

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