Class, Family, Other Reunions

HOLSTON HIGH SCHOOL: Is looking for students who attended and graduated from 1958-1991. They are asked to call Jeanie Green at 865-659-1744 or email pcgangel1@yahoo.com. A reunion is planned for Sept. 28 at New Harvest Park. More than 400 attended last year.

LANIER HIGH SCHOOL: Will hold a reunion for all classes from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Camp Tipton, 933 Walker School Road. All former students, teachers and staff who were there until to closed in 1979 are invited. Bring lawn chairs and a dish to share. For more information, call Charles Stroud at 865-659-0128.

PORTER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1964: Will hold its 55th class reunion at 5:30 p.m. June 7 at Barley’s in downtown Maryville. For more information, call Mary H. Steele at 865-983-2152.

EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1963: Will hold its 56th reunion at 5 p.m. June 22. Call Deitra Cooper at 865-982-1835 for more information.

SIX MILE COMMUNITY REUNION: Will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Six Mile Baptist Church pavilion. This will be a potluck dinner. 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. More details will be provided at a later date.

EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1970: Will hold its 50th class reunion on Sept. 26, 2020. Classmates are encouraged to contact JungleDoc@aol.com or joyjacksonhill@gmail.com or follow on Facebook, Everett H.S. Class of 70-Maryville, TN.

DESCENDANTS OF DAN AND CANZADA BAINS LANE, GEORGE W. AND REBECCA MCCLANAHAN: Will gather for a reunion at noon Sunday, June 2, at the pavilion behind Blount County Courthouse. Bring covered dish, old photos and musical instruments. Call Dorothy Sutton at 865-984-6856.

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. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size is limited and new students are taken by appointment only. Call 865-379-9997.

BEGINNER BELLY DANCE CLASSES: Are being held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and also at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at a location just off Alcoa Highway. Call Alexia at 898-2126 or email alexia@alexia-dance.com.

Clubs, Organizations

WORD WEAVERS INTERNATIONAL: The face-to-face critique group meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month at RIO Revolution Church, 3419 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. The next meeting is set for May 18. For more information, visit www.word-weavers.com or call Debra Jenkins at 865-604-1893 or email debrajenkkins77@gmail.com.

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

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

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

ALCOA KIWANIS CLUB: Meets at noon each Thursday at Airport Hilton. Visit www.alcoakiwanis.org.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 13: Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the American Legion, 224 Waters Road, Maryville. The Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. For more information, call the American Legion at 984-0233 or Auxiliary President Lori Keough at 809-0206.

JOHN J. DUNCAN SR. MEMORIAL VFW POST NO. 10855: Meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at First United Methodist Church, 804 Montvale Station Road, across from Maryville Middle School. All former veterans of foreign wars in Blount County are invited to join. Bring a copy of DD 214, or orders for current active military personnel, on any meeting night. For information call Jim Hoffman at 202-5456.

BLOUNT COUNTY SCOTTISH RITE CLUB: Meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at New Providence Lodge in Maryville.

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

THE FOOTHILLS QUILTERS: Will meet at 10 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at First Baptist Church of Maryville, 202 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.

Food Events

THE WELCOME TABLE: New Providence Presbyterian Church, located at 703 W. Broadway in Maryville offers a free meal to the community from 5-6 p.m. each Tuesday. The Welcome Table is also offered from 5-6 p.m. each Thursday at Maryville First United Methodist Church, 804 Montvale Station Road. All are welcome.

Music, Dancing

SENIOR CITIZEN DANCE: Will be held 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

BLOUNT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: Meets from 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays on the hospital’s 3-east floor. The group is a free service for any adult who cares for elders. Call 977-5744 or visit www.blountmemorial.org.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP OF BLOUNT COUNTY: Will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at Shannondale Community Center. The group is for patients, care partners and anyone else affected by Parkinson’s disease. Contact Isabell Senft-Daniel at 865-765-9444 or isabellsenftdaniel@gmail.com or Parkie House Office at 865-621-7666, pjparkinsonsgroup@gmail.com.

HAVEN HOUSE: Offers an educational class for victims and survivors of domestic violence and community members who are interested in learning about the cycle of violence and how they can help loved ones. For more information, contact the outreach office at 983-6818. A 24-hour crisis hotline is also available at 982-1087.

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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