TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS: Classes are offered 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.
CADES COVE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION: Will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Blount County Public Library. The guest speaker will be long-time member and board member Larry Sparks.
KNOXVILLE CIVIL WAR PANEL DISCUSSION: Historian Edward Gantt will speak on the training and performance of American Colored Troops during the Civil War, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 at Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike, Maryville . The cost is $8 or $20 with dinner; students are admitted free. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by 11 a.m. Monday, April 11 at 865-671-9001.
CORN HOLE CLUB: Meet at 9 a.m. Mondays at the Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield St., Maryville. Beginners are welcome.
WORD WEAVERS KNOXVILLE: This faith-based, supportive community of local writers meets 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-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.
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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 6.30pm 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.
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.
Health and fitness
WW (WEIGHT WATCHERS): Meetings are at 8 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]
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 every Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Players are wanted. For more information, call 865-983-9422. Everett Senior Center is located at 702 Burchfield St., Maryville.