Around the Town
Walden’s Ridge CERT Seeks Utility Trailer — The Walden’s Ridge Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking for an enclosed utility trailer. Those who wish to sell or donate a utilty trailer to CERT are asked to contact Ed Lawson at 423-244-5460 or email@example.com
Sequatchie Valley Head Start Accepting Applications — The Sequatchie Valley Head Start is currently accepting children’s applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program for eligible three and four-year old children. Parents interested in enrolling their children should bring income verification, the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, health insurance information and applicable disability information. For more information, call the Dayton center at 423-775-7723 or the Spring City center at 423-365-7031.
Free Tax Help From IRS VITA in Dayton (2/1 - 4/5) — IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will fill out and file taxes for free at the Clyde Roddy Library in Dayton every Friday until April 5. No appointment is needed. Call 423-413-2339 for more information.
Free Tax Help From VITA in Spring City (2/1 - 4/12) — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will provide free tax help to the elderly, handicapped and low income every Friday until April 12 at the old SouthEast Bank building in Spring City, between 1 and 5 p.m. Those interested are asked to bring a copy of last year’s tax return and other pertinent tax information. For more information, call SouthEast Bank and ask for Lacy at 365-0221.
Diabetic/Carb Counting Class at Rhea Medical Center (2/27) — A Diabetic/Carb Counting Class will be held at Rhea Medical Center on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in the RMC Café. This is a free educational class. Call 775-8636 for more information.
Watts Bar Yacht Club Boating Information Class (2/28) — The Watts Bar Yacht Club will hold a Boating Information Class titled “Nuts about Knots” on Thursday, Feb. 28, in their Club Room at Lakeside/Whites Creek Marina. The class will begin at 5:30 p.m. and yacht club vice commodore Vance Winstead will be conducting the class which will cover the four basic knots that every mariner needs to know as well as other Marlinspike tidbits. To become a member of the Watts Bar Yacht Club and take advantage of these informational classes please contact Vance Winstead at 423-619-4749 of Gary Venice at 423-508-5025.
Dayton Lodge #512 F&AM Chili Supper Benefit (3/2) — The Dayton Lodge #512 F&AM will hold a benefit Chili Supper on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Dayton Masonic Lodge. The cost of the supper is $5 or other donation. Proceeds benefit the Walter Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Lodge #512 Charity Fund.
Rhea County Democratic Party Meeting (3/5) — The Rhea County Democratic Party will meet on Tuesday, March 5, at the Winstead American Grill at 22456 Rhea County Highway in Spring City. Those interested in dining before the meeting are asked to arrive at 6 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. For questions or more information, call 365-2836 or 365-9048.
Rhea County Retired Teachers Meeting (3/5) — The Rhea County Retired Teachers will meet on Tuesday, March 5, beginning at noon at the Amigo Mexican Restaurant in Dayton. The guest speaker for the meeting will be David Hartsoe of the American Red Cross.
Benefit Auction for JoJo Johnson (3/9) — A benefit auction for Larry Joe “JoJo” Johnson Jr. will be held at Point Park in Dayton on Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds will go towards Johnson’s medical expenses following a major stroke which left him paralyzed on his right side. The benefit will include hamburger, hot dogs, snack items cold drinks, live music and face painting for the children.
Dr. Suess Birthday Party at Graysville Public Library (3/9) — The Graysville Public Library will host a Dr. Suess Birthday Party on Sat. March 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The party will begin with a Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast at 11 a.m. and will followed by games, stories, crafts, prizes and cake and ice cream. For more information, call the library at 775-0966.
TVT Auditions for Twinderella Musical (3/11 & 12) — The Tennessee Valley Theatre will hold auditions for the upcoming production of the musical Twinderella on Monday, Mar. 11, and Tuesday, Mar. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. Multiple roles are available for male and female actors between the ages of 10 to 100. Not all roles require solo-level singing ability. For more information, contact the director, Karen Slikker at 423-834-2499 or ArtWorks@volstate.net
Spring City Scholarship Pageant Application Deadline (3/15) — The 2013 Spring City Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at the Spring City United Methodist Church Life Center. The pageant is open to girls from ages birth to 19-years-old. Applications may be picked up at the Spring City Chamber of Commerce office or online at www.springcitychamberofcommerce.com. Entry forms along a $40 entry fee for each application must be submitted by 4 p.m. on March 15.
Spring City American Legion Post 203 Meeting (3/21) — Spring City American Legion Post 203 will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 21, 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 (3/23) — The Civil Air Patrol will host a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Mark Anton Municipal Airport on Saturday, March 23. The all-you-can-eat cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. The event will be held rain or shine.
Father-Son Retreat at Fort Bluff Camp (4/26 & 27) — Fort Bluff Camp on Ogden Rd. will host a Father-Son Retreat on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. The retreat is open to fathers and sons over 10 years of age and includes meals, lodging, seminiars and activities. Cost of the event is $100 for father and one son with an additional $25 for each additional son. Visit www.fortbluff.org
or contact Fort Bluff Camp at 1-800-251-4027 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Rhea Family YMCA Seeks Health Agencies and Wellness Organizations to Attend Healthy Kids Day (4/27) – The Rhea Family YMCA will host a Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 27, This is a free community event that will help families find fun through active play and educational opportunities to improve health and well-being. Healthy Kids Day encourages kids and parents to commit to keeping the body and mind active now and throughout the summer. Contact the YMCA at 423-775-5859 for more information.
Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors
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Feb. 27: Exercise class 10 a.m. Nutrition talk. Feb. 28: Home Health Care of East Tenn. to speak on Reducing Falls 9 a.m. Blood pressure screening 10 a.m. Mar. 1: Bingo 10 a.m.
Steve Kelser, a volunteer with the SHIP program will be at Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors Center at 241 Alabama Ave. on Tuesday, March 19, to help seniors with Medicare. Call Marilyn at 775-6776 to make an appointment.
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Feb. 27: Hamburger, baked beans, lettuce, tomato, onion, hamburger bun, diet pear cobbler, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Feb. 28: Chicken pot pie, green beans with red peppers, Harvard beats, whole wheat bread, LD Fudge Round, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Mar. 1: Hot dog with chili, chuckwagon corn, apple confetti cole slaw, hot dog bun, diet pineapple crisp, 2% Milk (1/2 pint).
Senior Lighthouse Center
Feb. 27: Music day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28: Brain teaser trivia game 10 a.m. Jam Session 7 p.m. Mar. 1: Breakfast at Dayton Coffee Shop - leave center at 8:30 a.m. To Harriman 5:30 p.m. Mar. 2: To Rockwood 6 p.m.