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TODAY

Ford Retiree’s Club

• The Ford Retiree’s Club will hold a luncheon 11:30 a.m. March 18 at the Tanasi Clubhouse. The speaker will be Marti Hands, who will discuss the Appalachia Black Bear Rescue Program. Past employees and retirees are invited to attend. For more information, contact club president Bart Hogarth at 865-657-3241.

Housing authority

• Loudon Housing Authority will hold a public hearing in conjunction with the 2020 agency plan 9 a.m. March 18 at its office, 124 Pathkiller Trail, Loudon. A regular board meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. after the public hearing.

Bible study

• A Precept Upon Precept Ladies Bible Study will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 6 at a private home. The study will focus on Romans Part 1. For more information, contact Donna McGinnes at 865-356-9993 or donnamcginnes@charter.net.

Village POA

• The Tellico Village Property Owners Association meets at 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Yacht Club.

Good Sam board

• The Good Samaritan board of directors meets at 9 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at 119 A St., Lenoir City.

Bluegrass jam

• A bluegrass jam is held 7-9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at Chota Recreation Center. All levels of acoustic instruments are welcome. For more information, call 865-657-9465.

Amateur Radio Club

• The Tellico Lake Amateur Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Chota Recreation Center. For more information, contact Brad Berger at 865-557-3456.

VFW

• VFW Post 12135 in Tellico Village meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month on the top floor of the Tellico Village Yacht Club. For more information, visit http://www.tellicovillagevfwpost.org.

TOPS

• The Tellico Village Take Off Pounds Sensibly group meets at 4 p.m. Wednesdays at Chota Recreation Center. All are invited. For more information, call Shauna Newton at slsnewton10579@gmail.com or 704-999-9845.

Parenting class

• Free nurturing parenting classes are available 10 a.m.-noon every Wednesday at Helen Ross McNabb Center, 1475 Simpson Rd. W., Lenoir City. For more information or to register, call Dee Priser at 865-523-8695, ext. 2043.

THURSDAY

Welcome orientation

• A welcome orientation will be co-hosted by the Tellico Village HomeOwners Association and New Villagers Club 6:30-8 p.m. March 19 on the third floor of the Yacht Club. For more information or to sign up, contact Christie Bruns at christiebtv@gmail.com.

Chamber board

• The Loudon County Chamber of Commerce board of directors meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Loudon County Visitors Bureau on U.S. Highway 321 in Lenoir City.

Loudon Lions

• The Loudon Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Lions Club pavilion in Loudon.

American Legion

• American Legion and Auxiliary Post 70 meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the War Memorial Building on B Street in Lenoir City.

Rummikub Club

• The Rummikub Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday at Chota Recreation Center. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call 865-657-9052.

Tellico Lake Rotary

• The Rotary Club of Tellico Lake meets at noon the second, third, fourth and fifth Thursdays of the month at First Baptist Church in Tellico Village, 205 Chota Road, Loudon. For more information, call John Everson at 423-884-3369.

AA for women

• An Alcoholics Anonymous group for women meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 917 Pond Road, Loudon. The church also holds open AA meetings at 7 p.m. Monday and Friday at the church. For more information, call 865-986-2390.

Men’s fellowship breakfast

• A Christian men’s fellowship breakfast is held 8-9 a.m. Thursdays at the Tanasi Golf Course clubhouse. All are welcome. For more information, call Larry Denney at 865-408-9725 or Bob Ericson at 865-458-9877.

Weight Watchers

• Weight Watchers meets 3 p.m. Thursdays at Chota Recreation Center in Tellico Village. For more information, call Sandi Pitcher at 978-621-7315 or email wwsandi@gmail.com.

Democratic party

• The Loudon County Democratic Party holds a monthly meeting and open discussion at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Lenoir City Municipal Building, 530 Highway 321 N., Lenoir City. For more information contact loudondems@lcdptn.org or facebook.com/LoudonDems.

Mah Jongg play

• Mah Jongg open play is held 1-4 p.m. the first, third and fifth Thursday of each month at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Carolyn Neely at 865-458-1323.

FRIDAY

Guitar Club

• The Tellico Village Guitar Club meets every Friday in the top floor of the Yacht Club. Immediate workshops begin at 10:30 a.m., advanced workshops begin at 11:30 a.m. and beginner workshops begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Grech at 865-408-1569 or rich8899@charter.net.

Dulcimer Club

• Mountain Echoes Dulcimer Club meets 1-3 p.m. Fridays at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. For more information, call Ben D’Ooge at 865-385-8280 or Kathie Garzony at 865-458-6315.

Loudon AA

• An open Alcoholics Anonymous group for men and women meets at 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 917 Pond Road, Loudon. For more information, call 865-986-2390.

Closed women’s AA

• A closed Women’s Alcoholic’s Anonymous meeting will be held 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 1A in the Christian Life Center of the Community Church at Tellico Village. For more information, call 540-335-6049 or 815-245-0248.

Scrapbooking

• The Tellico Village Scrapbook Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. For more information, contact Linda Goodman at 865-408-1178 or goodman_linda@charter.net.

SATURDAY

Golf tournament

• The Monroe Area Council for the Arts will hold its 11th annual Spring Open Charity Golf Tournament beginning 9:30 a.m. March 21 at The Links at Kahite. The $100 entry fee includes a free continental breakfast, unlimited range balls, door prizes, a beverage cart, a hot pasta buffet with desserts and free contests for prizes. Registration is available at www.monroearts.com, Toqua, Tanasi and Kahite golf pro shops and the MACA office at 423-442-3210.

Ruff Reading

• Ruff Reading is offered 10-11 a.m. Saturdays by appointment at The Public Library at Tellico Village. The program involves a child reading to a specially trained H.A.B.I.T dog and is available for young children and/or guests or grandchildren who might enjoy the experience. For more information, email Mary Ann Blank at blank.maryann@gmail.com.

MONDAY

Women’s club

• The Tellico Village chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs meets at 2:30 p.m. for social time with a regular meeting at 3 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the Chota Recreation Center. For more information, visit www.GFWCtellico.org.

Tellico Village AA

• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Mondays in the Christian Life Center of the Community Church at Tellico Village. For more information, call 865-458-1516.

Loudon AA

• An open Alcoholics Anonymous group for men and women meets at 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 917 Pond Road, Loudon. For more information, call 865-986-2390.

Dulcimer Club

• Mountain Echoes Dulcimer Club meets 4:15-6:30 p.m. Mondays at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Ben D’Ooge at 865-385-8280 or Kathie Garzony at 865-458-6315.

Church Crafters

• The Tellico Village Community Church Crafters meet 9:30 a.m.-noon Mondays at the Community Church at Tellico Village, 130 Chota Center, Loudon. Anyone is welcome to join.

Village Singers

•The Tellico Village Singers meet 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays at the Community Church at Tellico Village, 130 Chota Center, Loudon. For more information, contact Jan Sampson at 630-207-1040 or janteachersampson@gmail.com.

Mah Jongg play

• Mah Jongg open play is held 1-4 p.m. the second, third, fourth and fifth Monday of each month at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Carolyn Neely at 865-458-1323.

TUESDAY

Bible Study Fellowship

• Bible Study Fellowship meets 9:10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Community Church at Tellico Village and First Baptist Church in Tellico Village. Women will attend the Community Church, while men will attend First Baptist. This year’s study is The Acts of the Apostles. Classes are free and no prior Bible knowledge is required. For more information, contact Glenda Worrell at 630-452-8459.

Exercise class

• An exercise class to help improve movement and balance will be at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church in Tellico Village. For more information, contact Jo Wilkinson at 865-657-3699.

Martel Utility District

• The Martel Utility District meets at 4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Martel Utility office, 6875 Lakeview Road, Lenoir City.

Widows support group

• A Loudon County widows support group meets at 11 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Meeting locations vary. For more information and specific meeting locations, call Brenda Angel at 865-225-9015.

Seizure support group

• The HOPE seizure support group meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at First Baptist Church, 2085 Simpson Road, Lenoir City. This group is free, and all are welcome.

Grief support group

• Avalon Hospice in Knoxville holds a grief support group 10:30-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Loudon County Senior Center, 901 Main St., Loudon. For more information, call Jeanie Broyles at 865-458-5445.

Knifty Knitters

• The Tellico Village Knifty Knitters meets at 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Mary Alice Cummings at 352-394-1292 or Martha Cross at 865-717-9690.

Loudon Rotary

• Loudon Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Blairland Baptist Church, 730 Steekee St., Loudon. For more information, contact Tracie Littleton at 865-458-5862.

Cancer support group

• Cancer Care, a small group for the purpose of care and ongoing support after receiving the diagnosis of cancer, meets 7-8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Two Rivers Church, 275 Harrison Lane, Lenoir City. For more information, email hkmiller630@gmail.com.

Mah Jongg play

• Mah Jongg open play is held 1-4 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Carolyn Neely at 865-458-1323.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

Bible study

• A Precept Upon Precept Ladies Bible Study will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 6 at a private home. The study will focus on Romans Part 1. For more information, contact Donna McGinnes at 865-356-9993 or donnamcginnes@charter.net.

Coast Guard Auxiliary

• The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Tanasi Golf Course restaurant, 450 Clubhouse Point, Loudon. A social and dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to come and learn more about the activities of the auxiliary or how to become a member.

TOPS

• The Tellico Village Take Off Pounds Sensibly group meets at 4 p.m. Wednesdays at Chota Recreation Center. All are invited. For more information, call Shauna Newton at slsnewton10579@gmail.com or 704-999-9845.

Parenting class

• Free nurturing parenting classes are available 10 a.m.-noon every Wednesday at Helen Ross McNabb Center, 1475 Simpson Rd. W., Lenoir City. For more information or to register, call Dee Priser at 865-523-8695, ext. 2043.

Habitat for Humanity

• The Loudon County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors meets at 8:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Habitat office, 238 Highway 70, Lenoir City.

THURSDAY, MARCH 26

Long-Range Advisory

• The Long-Range Advisory Committee will meet 9 a.m. March 26 at the Tellico Village Property Owners Association conference room.

HOA meeting

• The Tellico Village HomeOwners Association will hold an open meeting 4-6 p.m. at the Community Church at Tellico Village. Visitors can expect an HOA update, the 2020 Census and its importance to the Village, partnership specialist, lawn care and turf management best practices and Tellico Village Property Owners Association objectives. For more information, contact Dennis Dougherty at dpd@dpddougherty.com.

Chota Way Cafe

• Care Around the Block will offer a monthly informational event, The Chota Way Cafe, 10-11 a.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Community Church at the Community Church at Tellico Village. The event targets adults in early onset dementia and their caregivers. For more information, call 865-444-6787 or visit www.carearoundtheblock.com.

Tellico Lake Rotary

• The Rotary Club of Tellico Lake meets at noon the second, third, fourth and fifth Thursdays of the month at First Baptist Church in Tellico Village, 205 Chota Road, Loudon. For more information, call John Everson at 423-884-3369.

AA for women

• An Alcoholics Anonymous group for women meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 917 Pond Road, Loudon. The church also holds open AA meetings at 7 p.m. Monday and Friday at the church. For more information, call 865-986-2390.

Men’s fellowship breakfast

• A Christian men’s fellowship breakfast is held 8-9 a.m. Thursdays at the Tanasi Golf Course clubhouse. All are welcome. For more information, call Larry Denney at 865-408-9725 or Bob Ericson at 865-458-9877.

Weight Watchers

• Weight Watchers meets at 3 p.m. Thursdays at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Sandi Pitcher at 978-621-7315 or email wwsandi@gmail.com.

Library Board

• The Loudon County Library Board meets at 5 p.m. at the Lenoir City Library.

FRIDAY, MARCH 27

Guitar Club

• The Tellico Village Guitar Club meets every Friday in the top floor of the Yacht Club. Immediate workshops begin at 10:30 a.m., advanced workshops begin at 11:30 a.m. and beginner workshops begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Grech at 865-408-1569 or rich8899@charter.net.

Dulcimer Club

• Mountain Echoes Dulcimer Club meets 1-3 p.m. Fridays at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. For more information, call Ben D’Ooge at 865-385-8280 or Kathie Garzony at 865-458-6315.

Loudon AA

• An open Alcoholics Anonymous group for men and women meets at 7 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 917 Pond Road, Loudon. For more information, call 865-986-2390.

Closed women’s AA

• A closed Women’s Alcoholic’s Anonymous meeting will be held 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 1A in the Christian Life Center of the Community Church at Tellico Village. For more information, call 540-335-6049 or 815-245-0248.

Scrapbooking

• The Tellico Village Scrapbook Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Fridays at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. For more information, contact Linda Goodman at 865-408-1178 or goodman_linda@charter.net.

Mah Jongg play

• Mah Jongg open play is held 1-4 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Carolyn Neely at 865-458-1323.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

Ruff Reading

• Ruff Reading is offered 10-11 a.m. Saturdays by appointment at The Public Library at Tellico Village. The program involves a child reading to a specially trained H.A.B.I.T dog and is available for young children and/or guests or grandchildren who might enjoy the experience. For more information, email Mary Ann Blank at blank.maryann@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

Church speaker

• St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church will host speaker Steve Ray at 6:30 p.m. March 29-31. Ray is a traveler, expert on the Holy Land, documentary producer, Bible teacher and best-selling author. March 29 will focus on “Baptist to Catholic: Steve Ray’s Conversion Story.” March 30 will be on “Apologetics and Six Rules for Talking with Non-Catholic Family and Friends.” March 31 will be “Swimming Upstream-living a Christian Life in a Pagan World.” For more information, contact Penny Manczko at mustang62261@comcast.net.