Lions fundraiser

With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic potentially in sight, the Tellico Village Lions Club will stage a celebratory picnic 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 21, at the Yacht Club.

The menu will feature hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, ice cream, beer and lemonade. The picnic will serve as a fundraiser since the club canceled the annual chili/soup dinner.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions still in effect, the number of tickets being sold will be limited.

Tickets are $15 per person and are available through any Lions member, Sloan’s Hardware Store, United Community Bank and the Village Salon.

Music will be provided by DJ Steve Bartolone. Funds raised will support Tennessee Blind Industries, Vanderbilt Eye Center, East Tennessee Eye Bank and other vision-related organizations.

Players gear up

The Tellico Community Players and Little Italy are partnering to provide a package deal in June.

From June 9-13, Villagers can eat an Italian buffet and then go next door to watch four one-act plays on stage. Ticket prices are $31 and can be purchased at www.tellicocommunity

All seats in the theater will be available, and masks are optional. Hand sanitizer will be available.

The four plays — “A Candle on the Table,” “Key Lime Pie,” “Sunday Dinner” and “Ya Want Fries with That?” — will begin at 7:30 p.m. after a 6-7:15 p.m. buffet June 9-12. The June 13 performance will begin at 1:30 p.m. after a noon-1:15 p.m. buffet.

The buffet includes pizza, two types of pasta, garlic knots, salad, tea, water and coffee. Patrons can bring their own alcoholic beverages and glasses will be provided. No beverage will be allowed in the theater. Donna Akey, president of Lakesize Plaza Inc., is sponsoring the event.

For more information, contact TCP producer Len Willis at 423-519-9807 or

Coin club to meet

The Tellico Village Coin Club will meet 10:30 a.m.-noon June 9 at room A in Chota Recreation Center. Guest speaker will be Phil Mason, one of the largest coin dealers in the Southeast. Mason will answer questions on how to buy or sell coins and how to deal at coin shows.

Due to limited time, Mason will not evaluate individual collections but may be able to arrange a later meeting. Participants will need to sign in to gain entrance to room A. Space is limited.

HOA social

The Tellico Village HomeOwners Association will hold the June social 4:30-6 p.m. June 8 in the lower level of the Yacht Club. No signup will be required for the one session. Enjoy socializing, introduction of new events, music, door prizes and a cash bar.

T-BART adds orientation

Due to high demand, the Tellico Boaters Assistance Response Team has added another lake orientation at 1 p.m. July 17 at the Kahite Community Center. June and August orientations will be held at 1 p.m. at the Yacht Club.