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 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. on 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 of call 865-977-7837.

Clubs, Organizations

ALCOA KIWANIS CLUB: Meets at noon each Thursday at Airport Hilton. On July 11 Joanie Shaver will talk about the SMiles senior transportation program. For more information, visit

WILD ONES SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER: Will meet 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Sevier County Senior Center Gardens, 1220 W. Main St., Sevierville, for a tour of the butterfly gardens and nature walk along the adjacent trail. The event is free and open to the public. There will be door prizes and a potluck supper. For more information contact Tom Welborn at 865-356-0470 or

EUSEBIA HISTORY GROUP: Will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Eusebia Presbyterian Church, 1701 Burnett Station Road, Seymour. Local genealogist/historian Roma Tipton will share some recent finds and genealogical methodology in this edition of Adventures in Local Genealogy. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact

FRIENDS OF RAMSEY HOUSE: Annual membership meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville. Visit or the gift shop to become a “Friend.” Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, at the Sevier County Courthouse. Guest speaker will be Bill Deitzer who will present a program on the Civilian Conservation Corps. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.

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

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

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

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 p.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.

Self-Help, 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.

Et Cetera ...

WEST MARYVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, 810 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville: Services for July 7: Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; morning service at 10:30 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m.

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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