MARTIAL ARTS: The class meets from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Faith Encounter, 2342 Duncan Road, Maryville. Harold Nuchols, 8th degree black belt, will offer courses. For more information, call 984-0465.
ANTI BULLY / ANTI-ABDUCTION COURSE: For children ages 7 to 12, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Smoky Mountain Self Defense, 2642B US Highway 411 South. The cost is $ 120 for 12 sessions. The instructor is Roy Shields. For more information, visit wwwsmokymountain
BIG SPRINGS COMMUNITY CLUB: Holds a monthly potluck at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month in the BSCC building.
MORNING CUP TOASTMASTER CLUB: Meet 7:30 am Wednesday at Vienna Coffee, 212 College St., Maryville. New invited members.
GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION: Meets the third Monday of the month at Shoney’s in Maryville. Meal at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. All bikers are welcome.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN PICKLEBALL CLUB: If you’re interested in exercising and meeting others, pickleball is offered in Blount County. It is a popular sport with seniors. There are free training sessions. For more information visit www.smokymountainpickle
BLOUNT COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICES: Meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Blount County 911 Center. ARES is a voluntary organization affiliated with the American Radio Relay League. All local active hams are welcome. For more information, contact Lou Dreinhoefer at 995-1588.
MILITARY VETERANS ‘LUNCH: The group meets at 11:00 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at the Asbury of Maryville clubhouse bistro. For more information, contact Retired Captain Tom Teague at 789-5896 or Retired Master Sgt. Jim Watson at 389-1400.
BLOUNT COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION: Meets 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month, except September and December, at Maryville Church of Christ, 611 Sherwood Drive, Maryville. For more information, contact President Josh Chambers at 865-696-8080. The email address is [email protected]
Self-help, support groups
EDITOR’S NOTE: For a listing of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Al-Ateen meetings, please check this section every Wednesday.
HOSPICE UT ADULT GRIEVANCE SUPPORT GROUP: Meets at 3 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Drive in Knoxville. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Brenda Fletcher at 865-544-6208.
HAVEN HOUSE: Offers an adult therapeutic support group and a children’s therapeutic support group on Mondays for victims and survivors of domestic violence, facilitated by a licensed therapist. For more information, call the Outreach Office at 983-6818. A 24-hour crisis hotline is also available at 982-1087.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: An American Cancer Society support group providing support to people with cancer, their families and friends, meets at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at First Presbyterian Church of Sevierville. For more information, call Alice Grady at 428-5834 or 1-800-ACS-2345.
GATES TO HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Meets 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Cokesbury Conference Center in Knoxville. Contact Nancy Blackburn at 281-8373 for more information.