STREET KUNG FU CLASSES: Offered 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Clear’s Silat, Street Kung Fu & Tai Chi, 113 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville. For more information call 865-379-9997 or visit www.StreetKungFu.com.
TAI CHI: Classes are 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (introductory class) and 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (advanced beginner) at Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield St., Maryville. The cost is $ 5 per class payable to the instructor, Mary Pope. Call 865-983-9422 to register.
BLOUNT COUNTY NEWCOMERS CLUB: Meets at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14 at the Smith Life Event Center, 627 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville. A coffee and brunch will be followed by a Christmas gift exchange game. Those wishing to participate are asked to bring a wrapped gift. For more information about the club, send an email to [email protected]
BLOUNT COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Now accepting applications for new loan and education programs for home buyers. On-demand help is available. Call 865-233-9110 or visit the website www.blounthabitat.org.
INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING TODAY: Meets 9 to 10:30 am Tuesdays at TN Bank, 1311 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. No categorical exclusivity, no attendance policy. The emphasis is on relationships. For more information, visit Networking Today Maryville on Facebook, networkingtodayintl.com or contact Lana Samples at 865-681-9444.
TELLICO VILLAGE ASTRONOMY CLUB: Meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in Room D of the Chota Recreation Center, 145 Awohili Drive, Loudon. Anyone interested in astronomy and telescopes is welcome. Meetings will include a discussion of current events in astronomy, local star nights and often feature a guest speaker. For more information contact Roy Morrow [email protected] or 865-293-2860.
FRIENDSVILLE CITIZENS FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT: Meets at 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Friendsville United Methodist Church Communion Hall, 204 E. College Ave., Friendsville. The club is open to new members. For more information, call 865-995-2159 or 865-804-4942.
REFERENCE ORGANIZATION OF EXCELLENCE (REO): A group focused on âprofessional networking at its bestâ meets on Fridays at 8 am at the Blount County Public Library. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Marc Smitherman, 566-1663.
MARYVILLE KIWANIS CLUB: Meets Tuesdays at noon at the Green Meadow Country Club. For more information visit www.maryvillekiwanis.org.
MARYVILLE ROTATING CLUB: Meet on Wednesdays at noon at the Blount County Public Library.
NETWORKING WITH A PURPOSE: Meets 8:45 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Vienna Coffeehouse, 212 College St., Maryville. For more information, call Angel Scott at 865-661-2015 or Michelle Bingham at 865-567-7691.
BLOUNT BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS: Meet up Tuesdays at 11:30 am at the Courtyard Grill, 3749 Alcoa Highway.
MARYVILLE BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL: A business referral organization whose primary purpose is to increase small business clientele, meets at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Green Meadow Country Club.
MARYVILLE LIONS CLUB: Meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Shannondale Community Center, 1507 New Providence Road, Maryville. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit [email protected] or call 865-233-2820.
MARYVILLE BUSINESS SHARING: The Free Maryville Small Business Reference Group meets at 8:00 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at 2724 E. Broadway, Maryville. For more information, contact Petula at [email protected]
Health and fitness
WALKING CLUB: Everett Senior Center offers a free walking club at 9 a.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at the center, 702 Burchfield St., Maryville. Walk at your own pace. To register, dial 865-983-9422.
DANCE SQUARE: The Wagonwheeler Western Square Dance Club dances from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Springbrook Gym in Alcoa. For more information call Heather Courtney at 865-313-7692 or email [email protected]
Self-help, support groups
LISTENING COURSE: Moms will gather for support at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 20 at the Celebration Lutheran Church, 10330 Chapman Highway, Seymour. The group was formed with the goal of providing a safe sharing environment for grieving moms. Participants are encouraged to bring a photo of their child for a personal commemorative Christmas decoration. For more information call 865-679-1351 or email [email protected]
EDITOR’S NOTE: For a listing of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Al-Ateen meetings, please check this section every Wednesday.
TOPS n Â° TN 0390, EAST ALCOA: meets on Tuesdays at the Baptist Church in East Alcoa. Weighing at 9 a.m. Program at 10 a.m. For information, dial 379-8329 or 982-3172.
TOPS # TN 0404 NICKEL POINT: Meets Tuesdays at the Chilhowee View Community Center. Weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. Program at 6 p.m. For information, dial 983-3244.
TOPS n Â° TN 0334, MARYVILLE: meets on Thursdays at the Baptist Church of Monte Vista. Weigh in at 5:30 p.m. Program at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 216-0285 or 209-5803.
CHRISTIAN SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church, 2508 Old Niles Ferry Road. For more information and to meet child care needs, call 983-2080.