Class, Family, Other Reunions

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

CALDERWOOD REUNION: Will be Saturday, June 8. Covered dish dinner at noon. Bring a chair and join us for fun, food and fellowship.

COULTER FAMILY AND FRIENDS: Will gather for a reunion on Sunday, June 9 at Rocky Branch Community Center in Walland. Meal will be served at 1 p.m. Bring covered dishes and drinks along with photos to share. For more information, contact Michael Cummings at 865-850-3962.

BORING FAMILY: Will hold its reunion at noon on Saturday, June 15 at Happy Valley Community Center. There will be a potluck lunch. Plates, utensils and cups will be provided. A printer will be available to make copies of photographs and documents for those wanting to share.

EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1956: Will hold a spring gathering 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.

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

EVERETT HIGH ALUMNI LUNCHEON: Will be held on Tuesday, June 25 at Heritage High School. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. The host class is the class of 1966.

EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY: The celebration takes place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Savannah Park Clubhouse, 287 Savannah Park Drive, Maryville. For more info, contact Robert Russell at

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.

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.)

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.

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

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.

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 aged 7-12, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at Smoky Mountain Self Defense, 2422 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville. Instructor is Roy Shields. For more information, visit of call 865-977-7837.

Clubs, Organizations

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 starting 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 to 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.

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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