Community Events

AmVets Post 100: will host Turkey Shoot 2019 every Saturday until Dec. 7 starting at 10 a.m., with breakfast available at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded. Turkeys, hams, bacon, tenderloins, bologna, cheese and money shots. Bring your own shotgun or one can be provided. No modified barrels. Stock chokes are allowed. Located at 205 County Road 813 in Etowah. For more information, call 263-3249.

Church Events

Boyd Memorial Church of God: will be serving a Thanksgiving community dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 4-6 p.m. Everyone welcome. Church located at 1130 North Congress Parkway in Athens.

Miscellaneous

Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Etowah: is seeking donations to continue mowing. Send checks payable to Pleasant Grove Cemetery and mail them to: Karen Wear Taylor, 131 County Road 903, Etowah, TN 37331. For more information, contact Taylor at 423-462-5042. The cemetery is not owned by Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.

Friday

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.

Athens Kiwanis Club: Fridays, noon, TWC. Visit athenskiwanis.com for info.

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.

Saturday

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, Hwy. 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 womenin

Monday

Athens Happy Hour (AA): Mondays, 5:30 p.m., at Cooke Ministry Center, 714 Walter St., Athens. For info, call Mike A. 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’.

Tuesday

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 3:30-4:30 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, but still attends. 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. This year’s club starts in Aug. 27. 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 www.EtowahArts.org 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 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.

Grief Support Group: Every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. at Athens Nerve & Spine Institute on 620 N. Congress Parkway in Athens. Facilitators are Dr. Lucille Dietrick and Larry Blankenship. Space is limited to 10. For more information, call 423-746-4544.

Wednesday

Athens Lutheran Church: holds Bible study on the “Miracles of Jesus” each Wednesday evening from 7-8 p.m. The church is located at 710 Forrest Ave. Call 745-9419 for more information.

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 3:30-4:30 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, but still attends. 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. This year’s club starts on Aug. 28. 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.

Retired Telephone Pioneers: 3rd Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., at Western Sizzlin’.

AUB Retirees: 3rd Wednesday, 9 a.m. For info, call 745-4437 or 745-6915.

Decatur Civitan Club: 1st and 3rd Wednesday, noon, Decatur Family Diner in Decatur. For info, call 334-3777.

Thursday

Athens Lutheran Church: hosts a women’s Bible study every Thursday Morning at 10 a.m. The group will be studying the Book of Daniel. All women in the community are invited to attend. Church located at 710 Forrest Ave. For more information, call the church at 745-9419.

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, 5-7 p.m., VFW Post 5146, 706 Congress Pkwy., Athens. Reg. burger w/fries $5. Bacon burger w/fries $6. Chicken sandwich w/fries, $5.

WoodmenLife: 3rd Thursday, 6 p.m., at the lodge, corner of Short and Moore streets, Athens.

Support Group for Victims of Domestic Violence: Thursdays, 6 p.m. Call 745-5289, 24-hours a day, for location and other info.

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic: a free mobile clinic, is now being held at St. Mary Catholic Church, located at 1291 E. Madison Ave. in Athens, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. For info. and requirements to be seen, call 865-212-5570.

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