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TODAY

Bridge lessons

• Bridge lessons will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Gary Crawford at 865-657-9284 or Tom Paul at 865-458-3299.

Mah Jongg play

• Mah Jongg open play is available 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays in room C of Chota Recreation Center. Please wear your name tag, no food and bring your own drink and game. All players must know how to play through the National Mah Jongg League guidelines. For more information, call Carolyn Neely at 865-458-1323.

Veteran walk

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12135 will host a veteran walk 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays in front of the Wellness Center. All U.S. military veterans and their family members are welcome.

Conservative club

• Conservative Club of Tellico meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Little Italy Restaurant in Tellico Village. Everyone in surrounding communities is welcome. Each week the club has prominent keynote speakers who address local and state issues. For more information, call John Martz at 865-657-3377.

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 Marie Decess at 865-458-3703 or Mary Ann Clayton at 865-250-8732.

THURSDAY

Griefshare

• Griefshare, a 13-week Christian-oriented bereavement group, will meet 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays at the Community Church at Tellico Village. For more information, call 865-458-1516.

Chicago bridge

• Chicago bridge play takes place at 1 p.m. Thursdays at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Gary Crawford at 865-657-9284.

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.

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 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Little Italy Restaurant in Tellico Village. All are welcome. For more information, call Bob Ericson at 865-458-9877 or Larry Denney at 865-250-9692.

AA for women

• An Alcoholics Anonymous group for women meets at 4 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.

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

TVVFD open house

• Tellico Village Volunteer Fire Department, 210 Chota Road, will have an open house 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the station. Hamburgers, bratwurst, hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks will be provided while visiting neighbors and volunteer firefighters.

Hand and Foot

• Open play for Hand and Foot is 11 a.m. Saturdays at Chota Recreation Center. This is ideal for players of all experience levels who want to meet new people and have fun. Play for Hand and Foot Progressive begins at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Karen Ressler at 865-657-9894.

MONDAY

Mah Jongg play

• Mah Jongg open play is available 1-4 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month in room B of Chota Recreation Center. Please wear your name tag, no food and bring your own drink and game. All players must know how to play through the National Mah Jongg League guidelines. For more information, call Carolyn Neely at 865-458-1323.

Blessing of animals

• The Community Church at Tellico Village and Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church will officiate a blessing of the animals at 5:30 p.m. at the Toqua Pavilion. Visitors are asked to bring pet food, bleach, paper towels, or blue Dawn dish detergent donations to benefit animal shelters in Loudon and Monroe counties. All pets must be on a leash. For more information, call 865-816-4756.

Duplicate bridge

• Duplicate bridge play takes place at 12:30 p.m. Mondays at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Tom Paul at 865-385-7066.

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 Alvin Wagner at 757-817-7869.

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.

TUESDAY

Republican Women

• Republican Women will meet at 5:30 p.m. in room D of Chota Recreation Center.

Tellico Kiwanis

• The Kiwanis Club of Tellico Village meets at 11:30 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month for a meeting and lunch at Little Italy Restaurant in Tellico Village. All are welcome.

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.

Tellico Lions Club

• Tellico Village Lions Club meets at 9:15 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month at First Baptist Church in Tellico Village.

American Legion

• American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 120 meets at 6:30 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 Ty Ross at 865-936-7059.

OCT. 6

Bridge lessons

• Bridge lessons will be offered at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Gary Crawford at 865-657-9284 or Tom Paul at 865-458-3299.

Veteran walk

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12135 will host a veteran walk 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays in front of the Wellness Center. All U.S. military veterans and their family members are welcome.

Conservative club

• Conservative Club of Tellico meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Little Italy Restaurant in Tellico Village. Everyone in surrounding communities is welcome. Each week the club has prominent keynote speakers who address local and state issues. For more information, call John Martz at 865-657-3377.

Mah Jongg play

• Mah Jongg open play is available 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays in room C of Chota Recreation Center. Please wear your name tag, no food and bring your own drink and game. All players must know how to play through the National Mah Jongg League guidelines. For more information, call Carolyn Neely at 865-458-1323.

Ladies Bible studies

• A Tellico Village ladies Bible study meets 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at First Baptist Church in Tellico Village.

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 Marie Decess at 865-458-3703 or Mary Ann Clayton at 865-250-8732.

OCT. 7

Garden club

• The Tellico Village Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Yacht Club. Harold Duckett, who’s an architect, interior designer and Knox County master gardener, will lead visitors through the process of planning and planting an island garden bed to enhance yards.

GriefShare

• Griefshare, a 13-week Christian-oriented bereavement group, will meet 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays at the Community Church at Tellico Village. For more information, call 865-458-1516.

Chicago

bridge

• Chicago bridge play takes place at 1 p.m. Thursdays at Chota Recreation Center. For more information, call Gary Crawford at 865-657-9284.

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 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Yacht Club. New members wishing to join need to register prior to the meeting online at TellicoLife.org. For more information, visit http://www.tellico newvillagers.com/.

AA for women

• An Alcoholics Anonymous group for women meets at 4 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 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 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Little Italy Restaurant in Tellico Village. All are welcome. For more information, call Bob Ericson at 865-458-9877 or Larry Denney at 865-250-9692.

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.

OCT. 8

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.

Village Quilters

• The Village Quilters group holds a social time at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 9:30 a.m. meeting, the second Friday of the month at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. The program will be a white elephant sale. For more information, visit http://www.villagequilters.com.

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 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.

OCT. 9

Hand and Foot

• Open play for Hand and Foot is 11 a.m. Saturdays at Chota Recreation Center. This is ideal for players of all experience levels who want to meet new people and have fun. Play for Hand and Foot Progressive begins at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Karen Ressler at 865-657-9894.

Breakfast with Vets

• Breakfast with Vets, a monthly breakfast for all active duty military veterans, meets at 8:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at Little Italy Restaurant in Tellico Village. For more information, email Brian Mitchell at bmitchell001@comcast.net.