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TODAY

Village POA

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

Loudon housing

• The Loudon Housing Authority meets at 8:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at 124 Pathkiller Trail, Loudon.

Good Sam board

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

Amateur Radio Club

• The Tellico Lake Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month on Zoom. For more information, visit www.tlarc.org.

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 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 in lower level room 1A at the back of the Community Church at Tellico Village. All are invited. For more information, call Marie Decess at 865-458-3703 or Mary Ann Clayton at 865-270-8732.

THURSDAY

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 first and 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. 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 Little Italy Restaurant. All are welcome. For more information, call Bob Ericson at 865-458-9877.

Weight Watchers

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

Democrats meet

• 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.

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 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Chota Recreation Center and 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 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. For more information, contact Linda Goodman at 865-408-1178 or goodman_linda@charter.net.

SATURDAY

Mini book sale

• The Public Library at Tellico Village will hold a “Stranger than Fiction!” book sale 9 a.m.-noon. There will be nearly 600 general fiction and historic fiction books priced $2-$4 cash or check. There will also be a buy one, get one on reduced-priced romance and science fiction books. Face masks and social distancing will be practiced. For more information, call 865-458-5199 or visit www.TVLibrary.org.

SUNDAY

Vaccination event

• A community COVID-19 vaccination event will be held 1-5 p.m. May 23 and June 13 at The Venue at Lenoir City. To sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/ku8ka3mr. Please bring photo identification. The event is sponsored by The Venue, Summit Medical Group, Loudon County Health Department and Loudon County Rotary clubs.

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 Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church. For more information, visit online at 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.

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.

Lenoir City Rotary

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

TUESDAY

Knifty Knitters

• The Tellico Village Knifty Knitters meets at 10 a.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 Janice Morello 865-657-6623.

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.

Cancer support

• 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.

Dulcimer club

• Mountain Echoes Dulcimer Club meets 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Ben D’Ooge at 865-385-8280 or Kathie Garzony at 865-458-6315.

Caregivers

• A caregivers support group meets 1-2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Community Church at Tellico Village. For more information, call 865-657-9988.

MAY 26

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 in lower level room 1A at the back of the Community Church at Tellico Village. All are invited. For more information, call Marie Decess at 865-458-3703 or Mary Ann Clayton at 865-270-8732.

MAY 27

County report

• The Tellico Village HomeOwners Association will hold an open meeting, “The State of Loudon County,” 4-6 p.m. May 27 at the Community Church at Tellico Village. The meeting will also be broadcast on Tellico Village Broadcasting at www.tellicovillagebroadcasting.org. Updates will be given by local officials. COVID-19 safety protocols will be practiced, including wearing face masks entering and leaving the pews.

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 Little Italy Restaurant. All are welcome. For more information, call 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. on the fourth Thursday of every odd-numbered month except November at the Lenoir City Library.

MAY 28

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 10 a.m.-1p.m. Fridays at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. For more information, contact Linda Goodman at 865-408-1178 or goodman_linda@charter.net.