BEGINNER’S TAI CHI: Classes are forming now 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, Sept. 7, at Friendsville Community Center, 105 Homecoming Circle, Friendsville.
REPUBLICAN WOMEN: Will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23 at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville. Guest speaker will be Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell.
ALCOA MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: Annual meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Alcoa Service Center, 727 Universal St., Alcoa.
NEWCOMERS CLUB: Meets Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the Smith Life Event Center, 627 Tuckaleechee Pike in Maryville with brunch followed by speaker, Linda Carraway, of Blount County Schools, speaking about the joys of school volunteering. The Blount County Newcomers Club is a philanthropic women’s club offering opportunities to make new friends, learn about the area, enjoy many small group activities. Information: email newcom firstname.lastname@example.org or see BC Newcomers on Facebook.
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-weav ers.com or email Beth Boring at email@example.com.
MARYVILLE-ALCOA CIVITAN CLUB: Meets second and fourth Thursdays at Parkview Retirement Community in Maryville. For more information, visit maryvillealcoacivi tanclub.org.
BLOUNT COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION: Meets 11 a.m. the third Tuesday of month at Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. All local retired teachers are invited to attend.
MODEL CAR CLUB: Meets from 10 a.m. to noon third Saturday of month at the Maryville Hobby Lobby, located next to Foothills Mall. No dues or fees. For more information, call Kurt at 865-932-1166.
WARS POST 5154: Meets 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of month at the VFW Post on Hobbs Road, Louisville. All veterans of foreign wars are welcome. For more information, call the Post at 865-380-0590.
BLOUNT COUNTY SHRINE CLUB: Meets the fourth Monday of month at the Shoney’s in Maryville. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and meeting starts at 7 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIWANIS CLUB: Meets noon the second and fourth Wednesday of month at Highland Manor Inn conference center. For more information, call 865-216-1899.
RAILROAD CLUB: Meets 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of month at the Alnwick Community Center, 2146 Big Springs Road, Maryville. Visit the group on Facebook or email email@example.com.
WW (WEIGHT WATCHERS): Meetings are held at 8 a.m. on Saturdays with weigh-ins art 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, conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults interested in becoming volunteers with the program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. For more information, call Penny Sparks at 865-544-6279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BORDERLINE BAND AT ALNWICK: The band plays country music every Friday night at Alnwick Community Center, 2146 Big Springs Road, Maryville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music goes from 7-10 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Snack bar available.
ROCKY BRANCH BLUEGRASS, GOSPEL AND COUNTRY
JAM SESSION: 6:30 p.m. Fridays at Rocky Branch Community Club (the old Rocky Branch School). All string pickers and listeners welcome; no electric instruments. Refreshments provided. No alcohol or drugs allowed. Donations are appreciated to cover operational expenses for this nonprofit organization.
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FUN AND GAMES AT EVERETT SENIOR CENTER: Trivia, Scattergories and lots of other games are offered from 12:30-1:30 p.m. each Friday at the center, located at 702 Burchfield St., Maryville. All activities will practice social distancing. There is no cost to participate. Call 865-983-9422 to register.