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

Church Events

Buttram Chapel Church: will have homecoming worship and lunch on Sunday, May 9, at 11 a.m. Guests are asked to bring a dish or two to share if possible. Paper goods, drinks, and ice will be provided. Bring a chair for lunch. Church located at 700 County Road 220 in Athens.

Genesis Baptist Church: will feature the Bryan College Chorale on Thursday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. Church located at 111 Elizabeth Street in Athens.

Miscellaneous

McMahan Calvary Cemetery: located in Athens on County Road 172 (formerly Clearwater Road), needs immediate donations to continue mowing and maintenance in 2021. The cemetery is maintained solely by donations from families and friends. Donors should make checks payable to McMahan Calvary Cemetery Fund and mail to Robert Guthrey, a fund trustee, at P.O. Box 272, Athens, TN 37371-0272.

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.

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.

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

Manilla Lodge No. 633: 1st Monday, business meeting.

Etowah Masonic Lodge 653 F&AM: 1st Monday, 7 p.m., at lodge on 9th Street, Etowah. Practice will follow.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Post 2089: 1st Monday, 6 p.m., at Michael’s restaurant in Etowah. For info, call Steve McAllister at 745-6001.

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.

Nature of Grief Support Group: Hospice of Chattanooga will host this free group on the first Tuesday of each month at the McMinn Senior Activity Center. The group is designed to help attendees cope with grief following the death of a loved one. Call 423-892-4289 for more information.

PTSD Support Group: Veterans are invited to attend from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Athens Lutheran Church, located at 710 Forrest Avenue in Athens. For more information, call 423-745-9419.

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.

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

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

Mayfield Retirees Breakfast: 1st Tuesday of each month, 9 a.m. at Shoney’s Restaurant in Athens. For info, call 506-8740.

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.

Etowah Friendly Garden Club: meets at 6 p.m. every other Tuesday at various locations.

Meigs County Democratic Party: 1st Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., at the City/County Building in Decatur. For info, call 334-5356.

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

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.

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

National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter No. 152: 1st Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Western Sizzlin’, for lunch followed by a noon meeting. For info, call Anita Waugh at 744-9113.

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.

Meigs County Industrial Board: 1st Thursday, noon, at Meigs County-Decatur Chamber office.

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.

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic: a free mobile clinic, will be at the Decatur United Methodist Church the 1st Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For info, requirements to be seen, and an appt., call St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic at 865-212-5570.

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

Central High School Band Boosters: 1st Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the school.

Sons of Confederate Veterans: 1st Thursday, 7 p.m., at the City & County Building in Decatur.

Shiloh Youth Center, Inc.: 1st Thursday, 7 p.m., at Meigs South Elem. School cafeteria. For info, call 334-5345.

Chilhowee Shrine Club: 1st Thursday, at the Masonic Hall, dinner 6:30 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Shriners and wives welcome.

McMinn County Democratic Party: meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at E.G. Fisher Public Library.

Meigs County Lions Club: 1st Thursday, 7 p.m., City & County Building in Decatur. For info, call 618-5250.

American Legion Post 11: 1st Thursday, 6 p.m. during Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan., and Feb. and at 7 p.m. during March, April, May, June, July, Aug., and Sept. Legion Building, Hwy. 411 north of Etowah.

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

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.

Sunday

Celebrate Recovery: is held at Jones Chapel each Sunday night from 6 to 8 p.m. The meetings feature worship, group and a to-go meal. Groups are for anyone dealing with hang-ups, hurts, life challenges and loss. Everyone welcome. Church located at 590 County Road 778 in Athens.

Amvets Post 100: meets the first Sunday of each month at noon at the post, located on County Road 813.

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