Domestic Violence Support Group Meeting — A domestic violence support group will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. The support group, which is offered by the Rhea County Domestic Violence Prevention Council, gives survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault and teen dating abuse a safe and confidential environment to receive support, guidance and education. The meeting is free and childcare is provided. For questions or further information call 775-4514.
Alcoholics Anonymous — Alcoholics Anonymous has an closed meeting every Wednesday and an open meeting every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Goodwill Community Room in Dayton. For more information, call 423-775-2213.
Moms4Moms Meeting — Moms4Moms meets every first and third Tuesday between the months of September and April from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Grace Bible Church in Dayton. The group is a Christ-centered, Bible-based ministry for moms of all ages. Moms4Moms is open to the community and childcare is provided at no cost. For more information, call 775-5460.
“A Road To Healing” Support Group Forming in Rhea County — “A Road To Healing,” a Chattanooga-based support group for those who have suffered the affects of childhood sexual abuse, seeks to form a support group in Rhea County. This group meets confidentially and offers acceptance and understanding. For more information, contact Alice Tulley at 423-843-2056 (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Bob Brooks at 423-894-1101 (email@example.com).
Overeaters Anonymous — Overeaters Anonymous has recently formed a group in Dayton which meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Goodwill Community Room in Dayton. For more information, call 423-650-7801.
Friendship Circle Peer Support Group — Freindship Circle Support Group, located at 412 Delaware Ave. in Dayton is a non-profit group providing programs for people 18 years of age and over who have ever had a mental health problem The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Becky Porter or Cheryll College at 775-0809 for more information.
Dayton Arts League Meeting — The Dayton Arts League meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Clyde W. Roddy Library in Dayton and alternatively at ArtCrafters on Market Street.
Rhea County TA-TA Sisterhood Meeting — The Rhea County TA-TA Sisterhood, a breast cancer support group, will meet the fourth Monday of each month in the cafeteria of Rhea Medical Center at 6:30 p.m. Call Sandi Housley Davidson at 775-2011 for more information.
Rhea County Fair Association — The Rhea County Fair Association meets the second Tuesday of every month at the fairgrounds across from the high school in the Farm Credit building starting at 7 p.m.. For information, call Harold Fisher at 423-280-8330.
Alzheimer's Support Group — The Alzheimer's Support Group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. in the conference room of Spring City Care and Rehabilitation Center. Call 365-4355 for more information.
Autism Support Network — Support networks are available for families with children in the Autism Spectrum. The meetings are non-denominational. Contact Angela Bunn at 443-2676.
HELP — The Hands Extended by Loving People support group meets Tuesday night at Cavalry Baptist Church at 6 p.m. HELP is a faith-based support group for people struggling with alcoholism, divorce, drug addiction and grief. Contact Larry or Gay Roddy at 775-0107.
Narcotics Anonymous — Narcotics Anonymous is a support group for individuals with drug problems. Call 899-6500 or visit their Web site at www.nachattanooga.com
Rhea County Women's Connection — A branch of Stonecroft Ministries of Kansas City, Mo., the group meets once a month for a special luncheon and is open to women of all denominations. Contact Judy Barth at 775-1043 for more info.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) — The Spring City group meets each Monday at 6 p.m. in the conference room of Spring CIty care & Rehab Center. The first meeting is free. The Dayton TOPS group meets at the United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Call Vickie at 365-5676 for more information.
Women's Care Centers of Rhea County — Womnen's care Center offers counseling, free pregnancy tests, free parenting and childbirth classes, 24-hour helpline at 800-395-HELP, assistance with maternity and infant clothing and supplies and post abortion support groups. Limited ultrasound screenings are available at the Dayton center only. Satellite offices are located in Spring City on Clinton Avenue (365-6575) and in Dunlap on Rankin Ave (949-9190). The Dayton Center is located at 285 Main Street. Call 775-0019.
Rhea Community Health Council — The Rhea Community Health Council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 12 p.m. in the meeting room of the Dayton Welcome Center. This meeting is open toe everyone with an interest in the betterment of the health and well-being of Rhea County residents.
Rhea County United Way Interagency — The Rhea County United Way Interagency meeting is held the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon in the Clyde W. Roddy Library. Interagency is a meeting the funded United Way agencies are expected to attend and also includes any and all agency or organization that provides services, mainly human services, in our county. It is an opportunity to network, find out programs available in the county and sometimes outside the county for Rhea residents. For more information, call Rhea County United Way Executive Director Christine Ralph at 423-775-5633.
Music Night at Grandview Community Center — The Grandview Community Center will host a Music Night, previously called the Grandview Jamboree, the first and third Fridays of each month from 7 to 10 p.m. for musicians to come and perform any form of music they wish.
Rhea County Historical & Genealogical Society — The Rhea County Historical & Genealogical Society meets the third Sunday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 2:30 p.m. in the Rhea County Courthouse.
Benefit Dinner at Luminary Frostbite Volunteer Fire Dept. (12/1) — The Luminary Frostbite Volunteer Fire Dept. will host a benefit Fried Chicken Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EST) Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds will benefit the fire dept. Dinner for adults will consist of a choice of 2 meats, 3 sides, 1 bread, 1 dessert and 1 drink. Children's dinner will include 1 meat, 2 sides, 1 bread, 1 dessert and 1 drink.. The fire dept. is located on Summer City Rd., 13 miles north of State Route 30 or 11 miles on Shut-In Gap Rd. from Spring City.
Horse & Carriage Parade (12/1) — MainStreet Dayton's annual Horse & Carriage Parade and Christmas Critter Contest will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, in downtown Dayton beginning at 12 p.m. with the opening of the vendors area. The streets of downtown Dayton will close at 3:30 p.m. for the parade which begins at 4 p.m. Those interested hosting an entry in the parade or being a vendor can contact Anna at MainStreet Dayton at 423-775-9847 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry forms for the contest and parade can be downloaded at www.mainstreetdayton.org
Christmas Open House at Audrey Pack Memorial Library (12/1) — The Audrey Pack Memorial Library in Spring City will hold its annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until noon. Come enjoy free pictures with Santa Claus, children's crafts and refreshments.
Dayton American Legion & Auxiliary Post 100 Spaghetti Dinner & Auction Fundraiser (12/1) — The Dayton American Legion & Auxiliary Post 100 will hold their third annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Dec. 1. Dinner will be served from 4 to 9 p.m. Cost is $5 per person and includes spaghetti, salad, dessert and beverage. The Auction will begin at 6 p.m. Proceeds will be used to purchase food for Christmas baskets which will be given to needy veterans and veteran's widows.
Dayton American Legion & Auxiliary Post 100 Meeting (12/3) — Dayton American Legion & Auxiliary Post 100 will hold their monthly meeting and covered dish supper on Monday, Dec. 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Dayton American Legion Hall is located on First Avenue across from the library.
Rhea County Retired Teachers Meeting (12/4) — The Rhea County Retired Teachers will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 12 p.m. at Winstead's American Grill in Spring City.
Year-End Tax Seminar (12/5) — A Year-End Tax Seminar will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rhea County Welcome Center on Main St. in Dayton. The seminar is part of the Fall 2012 Small Business Series and is sponsored by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, MainStreet Dayton and the Rhea Economic & Tourism Council. Guest speaker will be Joe Honey, CPA. A complementary lunch will be provided. The seminar is free to member of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, MainStreet Dayton and the Rhea Economic & Tourism Council. Non-members may attend for a cost of $10. Call 775-0361 for more information or to reserve a seat.
Casting Call at Tennessee Valley Theatre (12/4 & 5) — The Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring City will hold a casting call for its upcoming production, “The Glass Menagerie” on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Performers needed are one female between 40 and 50 years old, one female between 20 and 30 years old and two males between 20 and 30 years old. The performance is scheduled to open Feb. 8, 2013 and run until Feb. 17, 2013. Call 423-365-PLAY (7529) or visit www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com
for more information.
German Christmas Dinner (12/7) — A German Christmas Dinner will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. with a complementary appetizer served at 6:30 p.m. The menu will include jaeger schnitzel, bratwurst, spaetzle, potato salad, red cabbage, kraut salad, sauerkraut, German breads and apfelkuchen. Cost for the meal will be $25 per person or $45 per couple. German and American Christmas songs will be performed. Reservations are required. Contact Marliese Montgomery at 423-775-7682 or email@example.com
Christmas Coloring Contest at Audrey Pack Memorial Library (12/13) — The Audrey Pack Memorial Library is hosting Christmas Coloring Contest from now until Dec. 13. Children may pick up a coloring sheet at the checkout desk. Entries will be displayed as soon as they are returned to the library. The winner will be selected by library patrons. Patrons may vote by placing a donation of any amount in a coloring contest envelope and dropping it in the designated box. The winning picture will be that which raises the most money by Dec. 13. The winner will receive a $25 gift-certificate.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Rigsby Elementary (12/16) — A Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at Rigsby Elementary on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. CDT. Meals are $5 per plate and will include turkey, gravy, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, roll, drink and dessert. Dine-in or Carry-out meals are available. Call 423-447-2891 for more information.
Spring City American Legion Post 203 Meeting (12/20) — Spring City American Legion Post 203 will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish dinner. Post 203 meets on the third Thursday of each month. Call 423-667-5060 for more information.
Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast (12/22) — The Civil Air Patrol will host a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Mark Anton Municipal Airport on Saturday, Dec.. 22. The all-you-can-eat cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. The event will be held rain or shine.
Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors
— ACTIVITIES —
Dec. 3: Art class 9 a.m. Exercise class 10 a.m. Dec. 4: Birthday Party & Bingo with Eagle Home Health 10 a.m. Board meeting 12 p.m. Dec. 5: Exercise class 10 a.m. Dec. 6: Bing with Life Care of Rhea Co. 10 a.m. Dec. 7: Hot dog fundraiser & bazaar 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A hot dog fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors Center at 241 Alabama Ave. Meal will include hotdogs, chili, slaw, dessert and drink for $4. In addition to the hot dog fundraiser, a bazaar will also be held.
Steve Kelser, a volunteer with the SHIP program will be at Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors Center at 241 Alabama Ave. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, to help seniors with Medicare. Call Marilyn at 775-6776 to make an appointment.
— MENU —
Dec. 3: Meatballs, brown gravy, herbed potatoes, Italian squash, whole wheat bread, red delicious apple, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Dec. 4: Sliced roasted turkey, mushroom gravy, broccoli cuts, black-eyed peas, whole wheat bread, brownie, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Dec. 5: Hot dog with chili, ranch beans, carrot slaw, hot dog bun, diet peach crisp, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Dec. 6: Peach-orange BBQ chicken, parsley potatoes, seasoned collard greens, cornbread, vanilla pudding, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Dec. 7: Beef taco, Spanish rice, fiesta vegetables, lettuce & tomato, flour tortilla, fresh banana, 2% milk (1/2 pint).
Senior Lighthouse Center
Dec. 3: Bingo with Home Health of East Tenn. 10 a.m. Gospel singing 6 p.m. Christmas snacks. Dec. 4: Breakfast at Shoney's in Athens - leave center at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 5: Music day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6: Bingo with SC Care & Rehab 10 a.m. Jam session 7 p.m. Dec. 7: Cards and board games 9 a.m.