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TODAY

Interagency meeting

• Loudon County Interagency meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at Morning Pointe of Lenoir City, 198 Morning Pointe Drive, Lenoir City. Lunch is $5 and held at 11:30 a.m., followed by introductions at 11:45 a.m. and the meeting at noon. Meetings are open to those with an interest in Loudon County who would like to know about available resources. For more information, contact Kimberly Girbert at lkgirbert@aol.com or 865-986-8866.

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. 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. 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, contact Shauna Newton at slsnewton10579@gmail.com or 704-999-9845.

Parenting class

• Free nurturing parenting classes are available 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at Helen Ross McNabb Center, 1475 Simpson Road West, 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

Long-Range Advisory

• The Long-Range Advisory Committee will meet at 9 a.m. 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, email 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 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.

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

• 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, contact Sandi Pitcher at 978-621-7315 or wwsandi@gmail.com.

Library Board

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

FRIDAY

Guitar Club

• The Tellico Village Guitar Club meets Fridays on the top floor of the Yacht Club. Intermediate 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.

MONDAY

Church Crafters

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

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.

Village Singers

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

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.

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 at 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 FBC. This year's study is The Acts of the Apostles. Classes are free and no prior Bible knowledge is required. For more information, call 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, call Jo Wilkinson at 865-657-3699.

Loudon Rotary

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

WEDNESDAY

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. For more information, contact Donna McGinnes at 865-356-9993 or donnamcginnes@charter.net.

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, contact Shauna Newton at slsnewton10579@gmail.com or 704-999-9845.

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.

Parenting class

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

THURSDAY

American Legion

• American Legion Post 256 meets at 9 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at First Baptist Church of Tellico Village. Breakfast and a speaker are featured monthly. All eligible veterans are welcome. For more information, call 865-657-5067.

Masonic Lodge

• Tennessee 204 Masonic Lodge meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Masonic temple on Industrial Park Boulevard in Loudon.

Parkinson’s group

• A Parkinson’s disease support group meets 2-3 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Christian Life Center of the Community Church at Tellico Village.

New Villagers club

• The New Villagers club meets at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Yacht Club. New members wishing to join are encouraged to register prior to the meeting online at TellicoLife.org or arrive at 4 p.m. to complete paperwork. Bring checkbook and personal planner for future New Villagers events. For more information, visit http://www.telliconewvillagers.com/.

Garden Club

• The Tellico Village Garden Club meets 12:30-2 p.m. the first Thursday of the month on the fifth floor of the Yacht Club. Membership is $15 per year. For more information, visit www.tellicolife.org/TVGardenClub.

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. Mondays and Fridays at the church. For more information, call 865-986-2390.

Weight Watchers

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

Men's fellowship

• 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.

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 Fridays on the top floor of the Yacht Club. Intermediate 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.