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

Church Events

Jones Chapel United Methodist Church: is starting a Celebrate Recovery ministry on Sunday nights. The service will be live streamed on Facebook at Celebrate Recovery at Jones Chapel at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20. In-groups will start on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. This ministry is for anyone dealing with chemical addiction, compulsive behavior, loss, or relationship or life challenges. Everyone welcome. Church located at 590 County Road 778 in Athens.

Athens Church of Christ: will be holding a Financial Peace course starting Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. The virtual course costs $50. To purchase course materials, contact the church office at 745-0554 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The class is limited in size.


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.


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.


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.

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


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.

Chattanooga Brain Injury Association: 3rd Monday, 6 p.m., at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, located on Peerless Avenue in Cleveland. For info, call 423-634-1572.

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


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 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.

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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