Church Events

New Bethany Baptist Church: will hold a WMU yard sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 9, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. $1 for a bag of clothes, with other odds and ends for sale. Church located in the Head of Creek community.

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.

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

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

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

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

Tuesday

Non-Denominational Bible Clubs: will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. each 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.

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

Grief Support Group: 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 Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at North City School and each Wednesday from 3:30 to 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 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.

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 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.

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.

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

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