TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS: Classes are held 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.
TENNESSEE VALLEY MACHINE KNITTERS CLUB: Meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3 at Alcoa First United Methodist Church. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Margie Davis at 865-982-7375.
BLOUNT COUNTY ARTS AND CRAFT GUILD: Meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 2 at The Bird and the Book, 1509 E. Broadway, Maryville. River Anders will present a program on loom weaving. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 865-382-6545.
CORN HOLE CLUB: Meet Mondays at 9:00 a.m. at the Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield St., Maryville. Beginners are welcome.
WORD WEAVERS KNOXVILLE: This faith-based community of local writers meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3736 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville. The group is open to new members. For more information, visit www.word-weavers.com or email Beth Boring at [email protected]
MARYVILLE-ALCOA CIVITAN CLUB: Meets the second and fourth Thursdays at Parkview Retirement Community in Maryville. For more information, visit maryvillealcoacivitanclub.org.
MODEL CAR CLUB: Meets 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month at the Maryville Hobby Lobby, located adjacent to the Foothills Mall. No dues or fees. For more information, call Kurt at 865-932-1166.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 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 the post office at 865-380-0590.
BLOUNT COUNTY SHRINE CLUB: Meets 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.
MARYVILLE FREE NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL: Meets 8:15-9:30 a.m. Wednesdays 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]
TOWNSEND FOOTHILLS KIWANIS CLUB: Meets at noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Highland Manor Inn Conference Center. For more information, call 865-216-1899.
MARYVILLE MODEL RAILROAD CLUB: Meet 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 email [email protected]
Health and fitness
WW (WEIGHT WATCHERS): Meetings are at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays with weigh-ins at 7:30 a.m. at Maryville Church of Christ, 611 Sherwood Drive, Maryville.
UT HOSPICE TRAINING: UT Hospice, serving patients and families in Knox and 15 surrounding counties, provides 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]
ALNWICK COMMUNITY CENTER: Karaoke Night is held from 6-9 p.m. every Friday at the center, located at 2146 Big Springs Road, Maryville.
ROCKY BRANCH BLUEGRASS, GOSPEL AND COUNTRY JAM SESSION: 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the Rocky Branch Community Club (the old Rocky Branch School). All string selectors and listeners are welcome; no electric instruments. Refreshments provided. No alcohol or drugs allowed. Donations are appreciated to help cover the running costs of this non-profit organization.
SCRABBLE: Everett Senior Center offers Scrabble from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Players are needed. For more information, call 865-983-9422. Everett Senior Center is located at 702 Burchfield St., Maryville.