Classes Offered

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.

Clubs, Organizations

TENNESSEE VALLEY MACHINE KNITTERS: Will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Rothchild’s in Knoxville for the holiday luncheon. Call Margie Davis at 865-982-7375.

ROTARY CLUB OF MARYVILLE: Meets at noon Wednesdays at Blount County Public Library.

HALL COMMUNITY SENIOR CITIZEN FELLOWSHIP CLUB: Meets at noon on the second Thursday of 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. on 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. Call 865-273-1414.

Food Events

FREE FRIDAY LUNCHES: The Salvation Army in Blount County provides free lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday at Broadway United Methodist Church, 309 E. Broadway, Maryville. All are welcome. Enter the church through the kitchen door on Harper Avenue.

CHILI SUPPER: Mountain View Lodge No. 519 F&AM will host a chili supper from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the lodge, 1426 Brickmill Road, Maryville. Donations accepted.

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. 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. Call 865-643-7627.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Meets 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Louisville Town Center, 3623 Louisville Road, Louisville. Contact Janice at janicean or 301-602-6750.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY AT RIO REVOLUTION: Meets from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays at RIO Revolution, 3419 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. Visit www.riorevolu

SPIRITUAL PROGRESS AA: Meets 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church library, 314 W. Broadway, Maryville. Call 865-567-6734.

DOWN ON THE RIVER GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets 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. Call 983-8300.

AL-ANON STEEL MAGNOLIAS WOMEN’S GROUP: Meets noon Thursdays at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 314 W. Broadway, Maryville.

MARYVILLE UNITY GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets 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 7 p.m. Wednesdays for closed discussion at Martin Luther King Center, 209 Franklin St. Call 947-9888.

ROCKFORD AA GROUP: Meets 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 7 p.m. Sundays in the Blount Memorial Hospital auditorium. Open speaker meeting last Sunday of month.

RAINBOW AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: Meets 8 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Saturdays at 325 Whitecrest Road, Maryville. Call 865-983-8300.

LIVING NOW AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: Meets 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. Call 983-8300.

SEVIERVILLE AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP: Meets 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church on Cedar Street.

BLOUNT COUNTY AA GROUP: Meets 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. Call 984-2501.

PRINCIPLES BEFORE PERSONALITIES GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on 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 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 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. Call 983-8300.

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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