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 www.smoky or call 865-977-7837.

Clubs, Organizations

ALCOA HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ORGANIZATION: The monthly breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Alcoa Shoney’s. The speaker will be Rusty Turbyfill, Alcoa Schools Foundation president. All alumni are welcome.

GFWC CHILHOWEE CLUB: Will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the clubhouse, 233 Clarion Drive, Maryville. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and the program starts at 1 p.m. Speaker will be Blount County Public Library Director K.C. Williams who will talk about the library’s 100th anniversary. Cost of lunch is $10. Reservations can be made at

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 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 a 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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