EDITOR’S NOTE: All events in this directory are subject to change or cancellation in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Church Events

West End Baptist Church: will hold a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1-5 p.m. There will be a bounce house, corn hole and other games, and food. The outdoor event is open to all ages. The church is located on Clark Street in Athens.

Miscellaneous

East Tennessee Treasure Hunters Club: Currently being formed for anyone interested in metal detecting and wants to be in a group that meets and takes trips in the East Tennessee area. Contact Joe in Etowah at 423-493-3706 for more information or to join the club.

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.

Wednesday

Non-Denominational Bible Clubs: will meet each Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at North City School and each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Westside School. There will be games, snacks, and Bible stories. The teacher will be Pam McAchren. There is no charge to join the clubs, which are not directly affiliated with the host schools. The clubs are designed to be fun for the children as they learn the stories in the Bible. All students in grades 3, 4 and 5, including Kids Connection, may join the club. For more information, call 368-8367.

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.

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

Thursday

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.

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 Parkway, 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.

Hiwassee Utilities Commission: 4th Thursday, 5:15 p.m. at the plant.

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.

Friday

American Legion Post 68: holds its monthly fish fry on the fourth Friday of each month from 5-7 p.m., at VFW Post 5146 in Athens. The cost is $9 for all you care to eat, including fish, fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert and drink. Everyone welcome.

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.

Sweetwater Valley Life Underwriters: 4th Friday, 11:45 a.m., at Western Sizzlin’ Steak House.

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.

Sunday

Meigs County Historical Society: 2 p.m., 4th Sunday, Meigs Historical Museum on Smith Ave. Museum open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, or by appt. by calling 334-4424.

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.

CMA Trinity Warriors Chapter 994 — Athens: 4th Monday at Michael’s in Athens at 7 p.m., optional meal at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. The group sponsors fellowship rides for all riders, all models at no cost. For info about local chapter rides call 423-506-2691 or 423-368-3030 or email events.athenscma@yahoo.com. Like on Facebook at CMA Trinity Warriors 994. For info about (CMA) Christian Motorcyclists Association, visit www.cmausa.org

Decatur/Meigs County VFW Post 7189: 4th Monday, 7 p.m., at Meigs County Courthouse Annex.

Tuesday

Non-Denominational Bible Clubs: will meet each Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at North City School and each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Westside School. There will be games, snacks, and Bible stories. The teacher will be Pam McAchren. There is no charge to join the clubs, which are not directly affiliated with the host schools. The clubs are designed to be fun for the children as they learn the stories in the Bible. All students in grades 3, 4 and 5, including Kids Connection, may join the club. For more information, call 368-8367.

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.

Gospel Singing: is held at Bojangles every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. For more info, contact 423-506-3563.

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 Street 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.

Disabled American Veterans of Monroe County Chapter 93: 4th Tuesday, 7 p.m., in the police and fire dept. training center, 103 Training Center Dr., Madisonville. For info, call Dewey Bland at 423-442-3732. The DAV Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 93 also meets 4th Tuesday, at Monroe Co. Chamber of Commerce, 520 Cook St., Madisonville.

Cherokee Beekeepers Association: 4th Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Valley Farmers Co-op on Congress Parkway.

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.

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