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 more information, 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.

Thomas A. Hamilton Masonic Lodge No. 317: Second Monday, 7 p.m. from Oct.-March, and 7:30 p.m. from April-Sept., at the lodge. Refreshments served.

McMinn County Amateur Radio Club Inc.: (HAMS) Second Monday, 7 p.m., at City Hall. For info, call Bob Miller at 745-2688 or Evan Ray at 263-9300.

Sons of the American Revolution: 2nd Monday, 6:30 p.m., at Mexi-Wing in Downtown Athens, for program and meal. For more information, email hiwas

McMinn County Republican Women: Second Monday, 5:30 p.m., at Michael’s restaurant, Athens.

Women in the Wind International, Steel Magnolias Chapter: Local women’s motorcycle riders, meets second Monday of each month. Ride third Saturday of each month. For more information, call 507-5277 or visit womeninthewind.org


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.

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 information, contact 423-506-3563.

McMinn County Multiple Sclerosis Group: Seond Tuesday, 1 p.m., at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 600 W. Madison Ave. in Athens. For info, call 423-506-7698.

Claxton Homemakers FCE Club: Second Tuesday, noon, at Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 590 County Road 778 in Athens, at the intersection of County Roads 778 and 775. For more information, call Perry Riden at 336-5751 or Marilyn Berends at 334-3116.

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.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: Second Tuesday, 7 p.m., in the Physician Dining Room at Starr Regional Medical Center, Athens. For more information, call Linda Garza at 746-5212, or the chapter office at 1-800-616-1922.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5146: Second Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at VFW Post No. 5146 on Congress Parkway.

Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post No. 5146: Second Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at 706 S. Congress Parkway, Athens.

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.


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.

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

Retired Telephone Pioneers: Third 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.


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 Avenue. 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 pm. 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 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.

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.


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.


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 womeninthewind.org

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