Class, Family, Other Reunions

LEDBETTER FAMILY REUNION: Will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at G3 Campground at Cades Cove. Bring lawn chairs, covered dish and family history. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, call David Ledbetter at 865-661-0468 or Dana Lund at 865-448-6041.

HARRIS FAMILY REUNION: Will be held Sunday, Sept. 1, at Two Rivers Pavilion on Wrights Ferry Road. A potluck lunch will be served at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Richard Hicks at 865-981-3955.

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.

COLD SPRINGS REUNION: Will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Cold Springs Community Club, the former schoolhouse. Neighbors, family and friends with ties to the community are invited. Food will be available for purchase or bring your own brown bag supper and non-alcoholic drinks. The event will include cakewalks and door prizes. Admission is free but donations will be accepted for the upkeep of the center.

DESCENDANTS OF JACK AND SARAH BRADBURN POTTER: Will hold a family reunion on Sunday, Sept. 15, at United Steel Workers Local 309, 229 S. Hall Road, Alcoa. Families can start gathering at noon. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Bring covered dishes.

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 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

PORTER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968: Will hold its 51st reunion at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the fellowship hall of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 5302 Nails Creek Road, Maryville. This will be a potluck. Drinks will be provided.

Classes Offered

STREET KUNG FU CLASSES: Beginning classes in Street Kung Fu and Clear’s Silat professionally taught by senior instructor Richard Clear in Maryville are now held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size is limited and new students are taken by appointment only. Call 865-379-9997.

BEGINNER BELLY DANCE CLASSES: Held at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays at a location just off Alcoa Highway. Call Alexia at 898-2126 or email

Clubs, Organizations

WORD WEAVERS INTERNATIONAL: The face-to-face critique group meets at 9:30 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of month from at RIO Revolution Church, 3419 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. For more information, visit www.word-weav or call Debra Jenkins at 865-604-1893 or email

GREENBACK SENIOR CITIZENS LUNCHEON/MEETING: Meets at noon on the third Friday of month at Greenback Community Center. Bring a potluck dish to share.

MORNING CUP TOASTMASTERS: Meets at 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Vienna Coffeehouse, 212 College St., Maryville. For more information, call Jane Knight at 865-386-3502 or Michelle Bingham at 865-567-7691.

BLOUNT COUNTY DEMOCRATS: Meets from 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of month at Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 209 E. Franklin St., Alcoa.

AMVETS POST 22: Meets at 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of month at the post located at the entrance to Royal Oaks on U.S. Highway 411 South. All veterans are invited to join. Bring a copy of your DD 214 to the meeting. Student veterans join for free.

THE GOLDEN AGERS: Meets at noon on the second Thursday of month at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Alcoa. The club welcomes new members, men and women ages 55 and older.

TOWNSEND FOOTHILLS KIWANIS CLUB: Meets at noon on the second and fourth Wednesday of month at Highland Manor Inn conference center. Townsend. For more information, call 865-216-1899.

THE FOOTHILLS QUILTERS: Meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of month at First Baptist Church of Maryville, 202 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.

BETRAYED RETIREES ORGANIZATION: Meets at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays at the United Steelworkers of America Local 309 Union Hall, lower level, Hall Road, Alcoa. For information write to P.O. Box 427, Alcoa, TN 37701, call 207-4184 or fax 977-9510.

Food Events

THE WELCOME TABLE: A free community meal is held from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesdays at New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W. Broadway in Maryville. The Welcome Table is also offered 5- 6 p.m. Thursdays at Maryville First United Methodist Church, 804 Montvale Station Road. All are welcome.

Health, Fitness

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION ALLIANCE OF BLOUNT COUNTY: Meets from noon to 1 p.m. on the first Friday of month at Blount Partnership, 201 S. Washington St., Maryville. The group is dedicated to improving mental health and preventing suicide through awareness, direct action and advocacy. Those interested in working toward the case are welcome.

Music, Dancing

SENIOR CITIZEN DANCE: Held on Wednesdays at Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield St., Maryville. Free ballroom dance instructions will be from 1-2 p.m. and ballroom dancing will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Anyone who has ever danced or would like to learn is welcome.

Self-Help, Support Groups

PJ PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP OF BLOUNT COUNTY: Meets at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of month at Shannondale Community Center. The group is for patients, care partners and anyone else affected by Parkinson’s disease. For more information, contact Isabell Senft-Daniel at 865-765-9444 or or Parkie House Office at 865-621-7666,

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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