Art exhibit underway

The Art Guild of Tellico Village’s Midwinter Art Exhibit will take place through April 30. This year’s exhibit includes 35 members. For more information, visit www.tellicoart guild.com/midwinter-exhibit.

Linksters host second meeting

The Lady Linksters Golf League will hold another informational kick-off meeting based on a person’s last name.

The first meeting for A-K was March 5. A second meeting will be for L-Z 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at the Yacht Club. Registration forms will be available at the meeting. Please bring a check or cash. Annual dues are $20, with a check made payable to Lady Linksters.

The nine-hole golf league is open to all Village women golfers regardless of skill level. The Linksters is a great beginner league and a non-competitive fun group that loves to golf.

For anyone who cannot attend the kick-off meeting, registration forms are at all Tellico Village pro shops. Registration drop off and payment will only be accepted at the Toqua Golf Course clubhouse.

Softball league starting

The Tellico Men’s Senior Softball League is returning to action in the spring and will hold a new player meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chota Recreation Center.

The slow-pitch league is open to all men age 55 and over by Dec. 31, 2021, and is for residents in Loudon County and surrounding communities.

Play consists of a seven-inning, 10-game regular season in the spring and fall. The cost is $50 per player, which includes field rental fees, bats, balls, shirts, a picnic and a pizza party.

All games will be played on Tuesdays at Loudon Municipal Park starting April 6. Every player will be expected to follow all Loudon Parks and Recreation COVID-19 guidelines during the season and must sign a team waiver form. Practices will be held at noon March 18, 23, 25 and 30 at Loudon Municipal Park, and all new players are required to attend at least one practice prior to the start of the regular season.

For more information, contact John Hunter at 865-300-6058 or upnrunn@yahoo.com.

Ladies 9 Hole sets schedule

The Tellico Village Ladies 9 Hole Golf League’s new member orientation will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Chota Recreation Center and will cover signing up for events and the league format for new members.

The league rule orientation will be held at 10 a.m. March 23 in the First Baptist Church in Tellico Village fellowship room. Golf professional Casey Flenniken will discuss local golf rules and clarify questions on USGA rules.

The 2021 opening scramble will be held at 9:30 a.m. March 30 at The Links at Kahite, followed by a luncheon on the Kahite Clubhouse patio. This year’s applications are available at www.tvlga9.org or at each clubhouse desk. For more information, contact league president Kip Probst at kip_probst@yahoo.com or 630-272-1706.

PPAW preps

People Promoting Animal Welfare will hold an online auction March 15-31 through its Facebook page. All proceeds from the “Anything Goes” Auction will go to the clinic, which is a Loudon County-based nonprofit that offers spay/neuter services, vaccinations and medications at low cost for those who cannot afford full service vets.

To bid in the auction, search for PPAW Spay/Neuter Online Auction, then click “join.” Items include boutique and restaurant gift certificates, jewelry, pet items, fashion accessories, fiber art and more.

Housing authority

Loudon Housing Authority will hold a board meeting at 8:30 a.m. March 17 at 124 Pathkiller Trail, Loudon.

Correction

In a story published in the Feb. 24 edition of The Connection, “Library back open for inside patrons,” a mini book sale date should have been Oct. 16.