BEGINNER TAI CHI: Classes now take place at Clear’s Silat, Street Kung Fu & Tai Chi, 113 E. Broadway in downtown Maryville. For more information call 865-379-9997 or visit www.maryvilletaichi.com.
FRIENDSVILLE CITIZENS FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT: Will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, at the Friendsville Community Center, 105 Homecoming Circle, Friendsville.
REPUBLICAN WOMEN: Will meet at 6 pm on Monday August 23 at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville. The guest speaker will be Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell.
ALCOA MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CREDIT FUND: The annual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24 at the Alcoa Service Center, 727 Universal Street, Alcoa.
NEWCOMERS CLUB: Meets Tuesday, August 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Smith Life Event Center, 627 Tuckaleechee Pike in Maryville with a brunch followed by guest speaker Linda Carraway, Blount County Schools, on the joys of school volunteering. The Blount County Newcomers Club is a women’s service club offering opportunities to make new friends, learn more about the area, and enjoy many small-group activities. Information: Email [email protected] or check out BC Newcomers on Facebook.
WORD WEAVERS KNOXVILLE: This faith-based, supportive community of local writers meets on the third Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3736 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville. The group is open to new members. For more information visit www.word-weav ers.com or email Beth Boring at [email protected]
MARYVILLE-ALCOA CIVITAN CLUB: Meets the second and fourth Thursday at the Parkview Retirement Community in Maryville. For more information visit maryvillealcoacivi tanclub.org.
BLOUNT COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION: Meets at 11:00 am on the third Tuesday of the month at the Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. All local retired teachers are welcome to attend.
MODEL CAR CLUB: Meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month at the Maryville Hobby Lobby, located next to the Foothills Mall. No membership fee or fees. For more information, call Kurt at 865-932-1166.
WAR STATION 5154: Meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the VFW Post on Hobbs Road, Louisville. All veterans of foreign wars are welcome. For more information, call La Poste at 865-380-0590.
BLOUNT COUNTY SANCTUARY CLUB: Meet on the fourth Monday of the month at Shoney’s in Maryville. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.
INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING: Meet on Wednesdays from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Cedar Point Church, 1225 William Blount Drive, Maryville. Learn networking tips and strategies to grow your business and build relationships. RSVP to [email protected]
KIWANIS CLUB: Meet at noon on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Highland Manor Inn Conference Center. For more information, call 865-216-1899.
RAILWAY CLUB: Meets at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month at the Alnwick Community Center, 2146 Big Springs Road, Maryville. Visit the group on Facebook or send an email to [email protected]
Health and fitness
WW (WEIGHT OBSERVERS): Meetings are at 8 a.m. on Saturdays and the weigh-in is at 7:30 a.m. at Maryville Church of Christ, 611 Sherwood Drive, Maryville.
HOSPICE UT TRAINING: UT Hospice, serving patients and families in Knox and surrounding 15 counties, conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults interested in volunteering with the program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. For more information, call Penny Sparks at 865-544-6279 or email [email protected]
BORDERLINE BAND IN ALNWICK: The band plays country music every Friday night at the Alnwick Community Center, 2146 Big Springs Road, Maryville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music goes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost is $ 5 per person. Snack bar available.
ROCKY BRANCH BLUEGRASS, GOSPEL AND COUNTRY
JAM SESSION: 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the Rocky Branch Community Club (the former Rocky Branch School). All string gatherers and listeners are welcome; no electric instruments. Refreshments provided. No alcohol or drugs allowed. Donations are appreciated to cover the operational expenses of this non-profit organization.
FUN AND GAMES AT THE SENIOR EVERETT CENTER: Quizzes, Scattergories and many other games are offered from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Friday at the center, located at 702 Burchfield Street, Maryville. All activities will practice social distancing. There is no charge to participate. Call 865-983-9422 to register.