Class, Family, Other Reunions

WALLAND CLASS OF 1969: Will hold its 50th reunion on Nov, 16. For more information, call 865-680-2296 or 865-363-4253.

WALLAND HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES OF 1955 AND 1956: A reunion will be held from noon to dark on Friday, Oct. 18, at Pearson Springs Park in Maryville. Cost for the catered lunch is $10 each. The meal will be served at 1:30 p.m. Payment should be sent to Gail Tipton Stumpf, 3021 Dixon Road, Maryville, TN 37801, or pay at the reunion. Bring lawn chairs. Other WHS class members are also invited. For more information, call Ruthie White Everett at 865-310-7355 or Janice Davis Russell at 865-224-1313.

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 wwwsmokymoun or call 865-977-7837.

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 the 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.

BLOUNT COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION: Meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Monday of 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 3 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of 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. first Monday of month at the First Presbyterian Church in Sevierville. For more information, call Alice Grady at 428-5834 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

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

Et Cetera ...

HAUNTED HOUSE: A free haunted house will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 25, at 212 S. Fourth St., Maryville. This is an all ages event and there are two levels of scare. There will be actors and actresses dressed as zombies, clowns, witches and more. There will also be candy. Everyone welcome.

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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