TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS: Day and evening classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Clear’s Silat and Street Kung Fu, 115 E. Broadway, Maryville. New students begin with a free private lesson. Beginner’s classes are forming. Advanced classes are also available. Call 865-379-9997.
FOUR MILE BAPTIST CHURCH: Will have a meeting to discuss the ongoing maintenance and associated expenses of Four Mile Cemetery, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. The meeting is open to members of the church and those in the community with family members interred or assigned plots. The church is located at 6933 Four Mile Road, Maryville.
ROTARY CLUB OF MARYVILLE: Meets at noon Wednesdays at Blount County Public Library.
HALL COMMUNITY SENIOR CITIZEN FELLOWSHIP CLUB: Meets at noon the second Thursday of the month at the Martin Luther King Center. The club is open for new members, both men and women.
BLOUNT COUNTY PHOTO CLUB: Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of month in Herron Room A at the Blount County Public Library.
Especially For Kids
IMAGINATION LIBRARY SIGN-UP: Thanks to Maryville Kiwanis, children from birth up to their fifth birthday who are residents of Blount County can receive free books monthly when parents register in the Children’s Department of the Blount County Public Library, open daily or online at Blount Reads. For more information, call 865-273-1414.
FREE FRIDAY LUNCHES: The Salvation Army provides free lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday at Broadway United Methodist Church, 309 E. Broadway in downtown Maryville. All are welcome. Enter through the kitchen door at the back of the church on Harper Avenue.
VETERANS PANTRY: Will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Second Harvest Food Bank, 136 Harvest Lane, Maryville. All veterans in need are invited. Bring your veteran ID card. For more information, call Jeff Gross at 865-243-8218.
Self-Help, Support Groups
OVERCOMERS OUTREACH: The 12-step Christ-centered support group meets 7:30 p.m. Fridays at Partnership Christian Church, 323 Partnership Parkway, Maryville. Those overcoming habits, addictions and compulsions come together to praise the Lord, share with one another in strictest confidence and pray specifically for one another. Come as you are.
WIDOW/WIDOWER GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Meets 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville. The group is for those who have suffered a loss within the last two years. For more information, call 865-856-2570.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY MARYVILLE: Meets Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 804 Montvale Station Road, Maryville. This is a Christ-centered 12-step program for anyone struggling with addiction, hurts, hang-ups and/or habits. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., worship at 6:30 p.m. and small groups at 7:40 p.m. For more information, call 865-643-7627.
DIVORCE SUPPORT: Meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays at RIO Revolution, 3419 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. For more information, contact Sammy Humphreys at 865-740-6604.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Meets 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Louisville Town Center, 3623 Louisville Road, Louisville. For more information, contact Janice at email@example.com or 301-602-6750.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY AT RIO REVOLUTION: Meets 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at RIO Revolution, 3419 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. For more information, visit www.riorevolution.com.
SPIRITUAL PROGRESS AA: Meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church library, 314 W. Broadway, Maryville. For more information, call 865-567-6734.
DOWN ON THE RIVER GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets at noon Sundays for open discussion at St. Francis Catholic Church in Townsend.
HAPPY DESTINY AA: Meets at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 8 a.m. on Saturdays, as well as noon and 5:30 p.m. daily (Sunday’s 5:30 p.m. meeting is a women’s meeting) and at 7:30 p.m. every day except Mondays. Meetings are closed discussion and held at 325 Whitecrest Drive, Maryville. For information, call 983-8300.
AL-ANON STEEL MAGNOLIAS WOMEN’S GROUP: Meets at noon Thursdays at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 314 W. Broadway, Maryville.
MARYVILLE UNITY GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at First United Methodist Church, 804 Montvale Station Road, Maryville, Room 128, for open discussion meetings.
SURRENDER TO WIN FELLOWSHIP AA GROUP: Meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for closed discussion at Martin Luther King Center, 209 Franklin St. For information, call 947-9888.
ROCKFORD AA GROUP: Meets at 10 a.m. Monday-Saturday, noon and 5:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday and 8 p.m. every day except Wednesday at AROC building, Old Knoxville Highway at Self Hollow Road.
TWELVE STEP GROUP, ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets at 7 p.m. Sundays in the Blount Memorial Hospital auditorium. Open speaker meeting last Sunday of month.
RAINBOW AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: Meets at 8 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Saturdays at 325 Whitecrest Road, Maryville. For more information, call 865-983-8300.
LIVING NOW AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: Meets at 8 p.m. Fridays at Seymour Heights Christian Church, 122 Boyds Creek Highway, Seymour.
NAR-ANON TRAVELERS GROUP: A support group for family members and loved ones of addicts meets 8 p.m. Mondays at AROC building, Old Knoxville Highway at Self Hollow Road in Rockford. For information, call 983-8300.
SEVIERVILLE AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: Meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church on Cedar Street.
BLOUNT COUNTY AA GROUP: Meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Union Hall, Hall Road, Alcoa, for open speaker meetings and at 7 p.m. Fridays at Fairview United Methodist Church, Old Niles Ferry Road, for closed discussions. For information, call 984-2501.
PRINCIPLES BEFORE PERSONALITIES GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays for closed discussion and the last Thursday of each month for open speaker meetings at Peck’s Memorial United Methodist Church, 2438 Wilkinson Pike, Maryville.
TOWNSEND AA GROUP: Meets at 8 p.m. Mondays at Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church. Open speaker meeting the last Monday of each month.
LITTLE RIVER GROUP OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Meets at 8 p.m. Sunday through Friday, 9:30 p.m. Saturday and noon on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. Meetings take place at the AROC building, Old Knoxville Highway at Self Hollow Road. For information, call 983-8300.