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

Church Events

Shiloh Baptist Church of Decatur: will celebrate homecoming/cemetery decoration on Sunday, May 16. There will be a preaching service only at the church at 11 a.m., however, there will not be a meal due to COVID concerns.

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): 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 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: 6 p.m. Mondays at Shoney’s in Athens. Come early if you want to order dinner.

Meigs Lodge No. 213 F&AM: 7 p.m. Mondays for practice in degree work, except 1st Monday of the month, which is business meeting. Light refreshments served.

Thomas A. Hamilton Masonic Lodge No. 317: 7 p.m. 2nd Monday from Oct.-March, and 7:30 p.m. from April-Sept., at the lodge. Refreshments served.

McMinn County Amateur Radio Club Inc.: (HAMS) 7 p.m. 2nd Monday at City Hall. For info, call Bob Miller at 745-2688 or Evan Ray at 263-9300.

Sons of the American Revolution: 6:30 p.m. 2nd Monday at Mexi-Wing in Downtown Athens, for program and meal. For info, email hiwassee_sar@yahoo.com

McMinn County Republican Women: 5:30 p.m. 2nd Monday at Michael’s restaurant, Athens.

Women in the Wind International, Steel Magnolias Chapter: Local women’s motorcycle riders, meets 2nd Monday of each month. Ride 3rd Saturday of each month. For more info, call 507-5277 or visit womeninthewind.org

Tuesday

Non-Denominational Bible Clubs: will meet each from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday at North City School and from 3:30-4:30 p.m. each Wednesday 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 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday at E.G. Fisher Public Library in Athens.

Red-back Hymnal Church Singing: is held at 10 a.m. every Tuesday at the McMinn Senior Activity Center, located on McMinn Avenue in Athens.

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

McMinn County Multiple Sclerosis Group: 1 p.m. 2nd Tuesday at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 600 W. Madison Avenue in Athens. For info, call 423-506-7698.

Claxton Homemakers FCE Club: 2nd 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 info, call Perry Riden at 336-5751 or Marilyn Berends at 334-3116.

Al-Anon: 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday, open group meeting, 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.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: is meeting online at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. New members may sign-up at http://eepurl.com/guX0LX For info, call Linda Garza at 746-5212, or the chapter office at 1-800-616-1922.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5146: 6:30 p.m. 2nd Tuesday at VFW Post No. 5146 on Congress Parkway

Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post No. 5146: 6:30 p.m. 2nd Tuesday at 706 S. Congress Parkway, Athens.

Grief Support Group: From 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday 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 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday at North City School and from 3:30-4:30 p.m. each Wednesday 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 at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday evenings 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 its regular monthly meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the hall of Mountain Top Chapel, located at 2389 Hwy. 411 N. in Etowah. For more information, call 423-493-3706.

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 to 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.

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.

American Legion Post 68: 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m., in V.F.W. Dining Room.

York Rite Bodies: 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m., at Meridian Sun Lodge 50.

Friday

Face to Face Writers’ Group: is held on the second Friday of each month at noon at E.G. Fisher Public Library in Athens. This group is for beginning writers who want to write books. For more information, contact Pat at 262-352-5319.

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.

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 womeninthewind.org

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.

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