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

Church Events

Fairview Baptist Church: will host “Hillbilly Feud” Vacation Bible School Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3-6, from 6-8:30 p.m. each day. Children in grades K4-6th grade are invited. VBS will be held in the Scallions Educational Center. Church located at 261 County Road 439 in Athens. For more information, call 423-745-6781.

Clear Springs Baptist Church: is holding worship services each Sunday at 11 a.m. Also, the church will not be holding homecoming services this year. Church located on County Road 100 in McMinn County.


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.


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 first Monday of the month, which is business meeting. Light refreshments served.

Pilot Club of Athens: first and third Monday, 6 p.m., at Western Sizzlin’.

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

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

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


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 Ave. 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: first and third Tuesday, noon, at Michael’s restaurant. For info, call Kent Wilson at 829-5219.

Etowah Lions Club: 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesday, The Farmhouse in Etowah. For info, call 263-1007.

Mayfield Retirees Breakfast: first 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 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.

Etowah Friendly Garden Club: first Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Etowah.

Meigs County Democratic Party: first 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.


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.


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 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.

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.


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.


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.

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