Athens Happy Hour (AA): Mondays, 5:30 p.m., at Cooke Ministry Center, 714 Walter St., Athens. For info, call Mike Amos at 506-0736.
McMinn County T.E.A. (Taxed Enough Already) Party: Mondays, 6 p.m., at Shoney’s in Athens. Come early if you want to order dinner.
Meigs Lodge No. 213 F&AM: Mondays, 7 p.m., for practice in degree work, except 1st Monday of the month, which is business meeting. Light refreshments served.
Thomas A. Hamilton Masonic Lodge No. 317: 2nd Monday, 7 p.m. from Oct.-March, and 7:30 p.m. from April-Sept., at the lodge. Refreshments served.
McMinn County Amateur Radio Club Inc.: (HAMS) 2nd Monday, 7 p.m., at City Hall. For info, call Bob Miller at 745-2688 or Evan Ray at 263-9300.
Sons of the American Revolution: 2nd Monday, 6:30 p.m., at Mexi-Wing in Downtown Athens, for program and meal. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
McMinn County Republican Women: 2nd Monday, 5:30 p.m., at Michael’s restaurant, Athens.
Women in the Wind International, Steel Magnolias Chapter: Local women’s motorcycle riders, meets 2nd Monday of each month. Ride 3rd Saturday of each month. For more info, call 507-5277 or visit womeninthewind.org.
Children of the Most High God Bible Study Group: meets every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at E.G. Fisher Public Library in Athens.
Red-back Hymnal Church Singing: is held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the McMinn Senior Activity Center, located on McMinn Avenue in Athens.
Non-Denominational Bible Club: will meet each Tuesday from 3:35-4:35 p.m. in the art room of North City School in Athens. There will be stories, games, and refreshments. The teacher is Pam McAchren. Libby Johnson has retired. There is no charge to join the club, which is not directly affiliated with the host school. The club is designed to be fun for children while they learn about the Bible. All students in grades 3, 4 and 5, including Kids Connection, may join the club. Visitors and volunteers are welcome. For more information, call 368-8367.
Gospel Singing: is held at Bojangles every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. For more info, contact 423-506-3563.
McMinn County Multiple Sclerosis Group: 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m., at Bowater Credit Union on Congress Pkwy. in Athens. For info, call 423-506-7698.
Claxton Homemakers FCE Club: 2nd Tuesday, noon, in the Family Life Center of Double Springs Baptist Church. For info, call Perry Riden at 336-5751 or Marilyn Berends at 334-3116.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: meets 2nd Tuesday, at The Dakoda Place (424 Old Riceville Rd., Athens). Caregivers and friends welcome. Meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch provided by NAMI, meeting and program will follow. For info, call 423-506-9623.
Al-Anon: Every Tuesday, open group meeting, 7-8 p.m., at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 600 W. Madison Ave., Athens. Use the Henderson St. entrance.
“Taco Tuesdays:” Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5146, Congress Pkwy., Athens, every Tuesday, $5 a plate (3 tacos, soft or crunchy), $7 taco salad, $6 chicken taco, and cupcakes available for sale, 5-7 p.m.
Alzheimer’s Support Group: 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m., in the Physician Dining Room at Starr Regional Medical Center, Athens. For info, call Linda Garza at 746-5212, or the chapter office at 1-800-616-1922.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5146: 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at VFW Post No. 5146 on Congress Pkwy.
Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post No. 5146: 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at 706 S. Congress Pkwy., Athens.
St. Mary Catholic Church: Annual Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is held on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. following the weekly Wednesday evening Mass in the Parish Family Life Center. The sessions are intended for individuals who wish to join the Catholic Church or who would simply like to know more about the church, its teachings, and the Catholic faith. Questions may be directed to 745-4277.
Non-Denominational Bible Club: will meet each Wednesday from 3:35-4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Westside School in Athens. There will be stories, games, and refreshments. The teacher is Pam McAchren. Libby Johnson has retired. There is no charge to join the club, which is not directly affiliated with the host school. The club is designed to be fun for children while they learn about the Bible. All students in grades 3, 4 and 5, including Kids Connection, may join the club. Visitors and volunteers are welcome. For more information, call 368-8367.
Amvets Post 100: located on County Road 813, hosts karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday starting around 6:30 p.m.
McMinn County Retired Teachers Association: 2nd Wednesday of every other month (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.), 11 a.m., Western Sizzlin’ in Athens. For info, call Brenda Mullins at 745-1869.
Turning Point: a Bible-based support group for individuals with life-controlling issues, meets each Thursday (starting Sept. 6) at 7 p.m., at Cottonport Road Church of God in Decatur. There is no charge to attend. For more information, contact Pastor Glenn Gattenby at 423-536-8659 or David Johns at 423-506-7186.
Starr Mountain REACT Radio Club: holds a beginners computer class every Thursday at 4 p.m. The class is free for the community to attend. For more information, call 423-493-3706.
Guys and Dads for Jesus: meets every Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Christian Covenant Church, located at 120 County Road 616 in Athens. For men who feel they have a bad past and want to change their lives and be men of God. For more info, visit the Facebook page “Guys and Dads for Jesus.”
Athens Optimist Club: Thursdays, 7 a.m., at TWC. For info, call 745-5254.
Athens Lions Club: Thursdays, noon. For info, call 745-9999.
Athens Chess Club: Thursdays, 3 p.m., McMinn Senior Activity Center.
VFW Hamburger Night: Thursdays, 5 to 7 p.m., VFW Post 5146, 706 Congress Pkwy., Athens. Reg. burger w/fries $5. Bacon burger w/fries $6. Chicken sandwich w/fries, $5.
HIV/AIDS Support Group: 2nd and 4th Thursday in McMinn County. For info, call 745-1891 after 7 p.m.
Luncheon Pilot Club: 2nd and 4th Thursday in Glenn Lowe Dining Room at TWU. For info, call 745-2981.
Support Group for Victims of Domestic Violence: Thursdays, 6 p.m. Call 745-5289, 24-hours a day, for location and other info.
American Legion Post 68: 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m., in V.F.W. Dining Room.
York Rite Bodies: 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m., at Meridian Sun Lodge 50.
International Club: 2nd Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Athens. For info, call Libby Johnson at 745-2597.