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

Church Events

Athens Christian Church: will have parking lot services throughout this month on Sunday mornings starting at 11 a.m. The services are expected to last 30-40 minutes and will also be live streamed and broadcast on the radio once the church obtains an FM transmitter. There will be a short song service, a time of prayer, communion, and then a message. Church located at 802 Matlock Ave. For more information, call 865-279-4371.

Miscellaneous

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.

Wednesday

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.

Non-Denominational Bible Club: will meet each Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Westside 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 on Aug. 28. For more information, call 368-8367.

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

Thursday

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.

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 p.m. 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, 5-7 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.

Hiwassee Utilities Commission: 4th Thursday, 5:15 p.m. at the plant.

Luncheon Pilot Club: 2nd and 4th Thursday in Glenn Lowe Dining Room at TWU. For info, call 745-2981.

Grief Support Group: last Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., at Adventa Hospice, 744 Tell St., Suite 100. No charge to attend. For info, call 1-800-951-2561 or 423-507-8755.

Support Group for Victims of Domestic Violence: Thursdays, 6 p.m. Call 745-5289, 24-hours a day, for location and other info.

Friday

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.

Monday

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.

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

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

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

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

Tuesday

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.

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 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 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: 1st Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Etowah.

Meigs County Democratic Party: 1st 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.

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