We welcome your submissions to the community calendar. Items may be edited for size or content. Submissions should include the time and place, contact information and any additional details about the event. Submit items to news@news-herald.net for publication in the next available edition of The Connection.

TODAY

Cancer support

• The Tellico Village Women’s Cancer Support Group meets at 9 a.m. the last Wednesday of the month in the white house next to Community Church at Tellico Village. For more information, call Eileen Harbrecht at 865-458-3614.

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 Kathy Dooley at dooleykd@mac.com or 415-304-7772.

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 board

• 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

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. 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

• 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.

FRIDAY

Guitar Club

• The Tellico Village Guitar Club meets Fridays on 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.

SATURDAY

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

American Legion Riders

• The American Legion Riders meet at 1 p.m. the first Sunday of the month in Lenoir City area for motorcycle riding and fellowship. All veterans are welcome. For meeting locations and for more information, contact Jim Warner at 865-856-6344 or flyboyjbw@aol.com.

MONDAY

Naturalist Club

Anyone interested in nature is invited to the Naturalist Club, which meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Chota Recreation Center.

VFW post

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Huff Memorial Post 5150 meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the VFW building, 101 Maremont Parkway, Loudon. Dinner precedes the meeting. All eligible veterans are welcome. For more information, call 865-657-5067.

Village HOA

• The Tellico Village HomeOwners Association Board of Directors meets at 9 a.m. the first Monday of the month at Chota Recreation Center.

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. Anyone is welcome to join.

Village Singers

• The Tellico Village Singers meet 2:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays at First Baptist Church in Tellico Village. For more information, contact Jan Sampson at 865-207-1040 or janteachersampson@gmail.com.

Lenoir City Rotary

• Lenoir City Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Loudon County Visitors Bureau, 1075 Highway 321 North, Lenoir City. For more information, visit wwwrotarylc.org or email info@rotarylc.org.

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 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.

Tellico Lions

• Tellico Village Lions Club meets at 9:15 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the meeting room at First Baptist Church in Tellico Village. The club also meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at FBC.

Village Kiwanis

• The Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village meets at 11:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Yacht Club.

Loudon DAV

• Loudon County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 109 meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the War Memorial Building, 101 North B St., Lenoir City.

American Legion

• American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 120 meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the American Legion post, 10769 West Lee Highway, Loudon.

Masonic Lodge

• Avery Masonic Lodge meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month on the upper floor of the United Grocery Outlet in Lenoir City. For more information, call Glen Savage at 865-556-5539.

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.

Bridge play

• A bridge group plays 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Mary Cary at 865-657-0636.

GriefShare

• Griefshare, a Christian-oriented bereavement group, will meet 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17 at the Community Church at Tellico Village. For more information, call 865-458-1516.

WEDNESDAY. DEC. 4

Ford Retiree Club

• The Ford Retiree Club will host its annual Christmas gathering at 5:30 p.m. at Little Italy in Tellico Village. Guests and friends of the club are welcome, but reservations are required by today. For more information, call JoEllen Campbell at 865-408-0051.

TOPS

• The Tellico Village Take Off Pounds Sensibly group meets at 4 p.m. Wednesdays at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, contact Kathy Dooley at dooleykd@mac.com or 415-304-7772.

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.

Fashion show

• The Tellico Village Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show is held the first Wednesday of the month at the Yacht Club. Tickets are $15. Shopping with vendors is 10-11 a.m. with the luncheon and fashion show following. For more information, call 865-657-9348.

THURSDAY. DEC. 5

Photo with Santa

• Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present at 4 p.m. at Lenoir City Public Library for story time and a photo opportunity.

American Legion

• American Legion Post 256 meets at 9 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at First Baptist Church in 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.

Four Paws

• Four Paws Food Pantry meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of the month in room C at Chota Recreation Center.

Parkinson’s support

• 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

• 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 asked to arrive at 4 p.m. to complete paperwork. Bring a 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.tvgardenclub.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 7 p.m. Monday and Friday 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, DEC. 6

First Friday

• The Public Library at Tellico Village will will continue its First Friday Author Series 10 a.m.-noon with Dr. Lin Stepp, a native Tennessean, businesswoman and Tusculum College faculty member. Her stories are set in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, North Carolina and the South Carolina coast. Copies of her books will be available, including "The Lost Inheritance," "Welcome back," "Making Miracles" and her more recent, "The Interlude." There are no reservations required and there is no charge. Refreshments will be served.

Craft fair

• The annual craft fair will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Loudon County Senior Center. For information, call 865-458-5445.

Guitar Club

• The Tellico Village Guitar Club meets Fridays 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, DEC. 7

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, DEC. 8

Listening Hearts

• Listening Hearts moms will join the McGill-Click Candlelight Ceremony for a time of reflection and remembrance at 3 p.m. Moms will be able to light a candle in remembrance of their child. Family and friends are welcome to attend. There will be a reception following the service. For more information, call 865-919-0234.