Community Events

The MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Support Group, “Standing up to MS,” will meet at the Thai Bistro Restaurant in Tellico Village on Tuesday, March 19, at 11:30 a.m. Marti. Hands, community relations director of the Neighborhood in Tellico Village, will be the guest speaker on the topic of caregivers. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact Patricia Garrett at 423-884-3894 or pat; or Vicky St. John at 513-477-0453 or

Starr Mountain Quilts of Valor Quilters: will hold its monthly meeting at First Baptist Church of Englewood from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. This will be a planning meeting for upcoming presentations of Quilts of Valor to local veterans. It will be a good introduction for anyone who has thought about becoming involved with this program. For more information, leave a message for Beth at 423-829-5331.

Church Events

Lane’s Chapel AME Zion Church: will feature The Dixson Family, Marcenia Smith, Brother Felix McCullough, and others singing on Saturday, March 16, at 6 p.m. Church located at 304 County Road 264 in Niota.

Cambria Baptist Church: will be in revival March 18-22 at 7 p.m. each night. The evangelist will be Tony Garrett and there will be special singing each night. Everyone welcome. Church located at 305 County Road 875 in Etowah, just off Highway 411 South.

West End Baptist Church: will be in revival March 17-20. Sunday services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services will be at 7 p.m. each night. There will be special singing each night. Everyone welcome. Church located on Clark Street In Athens.

New Bethany Baptist Church: will hold a yard sale on Saturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. There will be a bag sale on clothes. All proceeds will benefit church missions. Church located in the Head of Creek community in Sweetwater.


Athens Christian Church: is partnering with Smoky Mountain Children’s Homes to help train those who want to be foster parents. The church will host a class called PATH in its fellowship hall once it has six families desiring to be foster parents. SMCH Coordinator Jeremy Bean will be teaching the class. Anyone who knows of a family or families who would like to participate should call Rich at 865-279-4371 or Bean at 865-776-2980. The class will be held once a week and will last about an hour.


Amvets Post 100: located on County Road 813, hosts a darts tournament every Friday starting around 6:30 p.m.

Gospel Singing: is held each Friday night at the Cook Ministry Center at 7 p.m. For more info, contact 423-506-3563.

Order of Eastern Star, Athenian Chapter 159: 3rd Friday, 7:30 p.m., at Masonic Hall, 105 1⁄2 N. Jackson St.

Etowah Senior Center: 1st and 3rd Friday, Karaoke program, 6-9 p.m. For info, call 423-781-7632.


Sabbath Day Teaching of the Gospel: is held every Saturday at 1 p.m. at 109 County Road 882 in Etowah. For more information, text or leave a message at 423-506-4575.

Amvets Post 100: located on County Road 813, hosts karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday starting around 6:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 11 Ladies Auxiliary: 3rd Saturday, 10 a.m., Legion Building, Highway 411, north of Etowah. For info, call 829-5466.

Women in the Wind International, Steel Magnolias Chapter: Local women’s motorcycle riders, ride the 3rd Saturday of each month, meet the 2nd Monday of each month. For more info, call 507-5277 or visit


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.

Chattanooga Brain Injury Association: 3rd Monday, 6 p.m., at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, located on Peerless Avenue in Cleveland. For info, call 423-634-1572.

Pilot Club of Athens: 1st and 3rd Monday, 6 p.m., at Western Sizzlin’.


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.

Old College Harp Singers: meet the third Tuesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum. All are welcome to attend and take part in this early American a cappella music using the shape note tradition.

A cappella Shape Note Groups: meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 745-0248.

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.

Athens Civitan Club: 1st and 3rd Tuesday, noon, at Michael’s restaurant. For info, call Kent Wilson at 829-5219.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion Group: 3rd Tuesday, noon, at E.G. Fisher Public Library.

Etowah Arts Commission: 3rd Tuesday. Visit or call 263-7608.

Etowah Lions Club: 6:30 p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesday, The Farmhouse in Etowah. For info, call 263-1007.

Fraternal Order of Police: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at Shoney’s Restaurant in Athens.

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 Parkway, 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.

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