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.
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.
American Legion Post 100 Meeting (3/4) — Dayton American Legion Post 100 will hold their regular
monthly meeting on Mon., Mar. 4, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will begin with a covered dish
supper. For more information, contact Post Commander Auldin Crane at 423-775-2831.
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.
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.
Heart Healthy Class at Rhea Medical Center
(3/6) — A Heart Healthy Class will be held at Rhea Medical Center on Wednesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. in
the RMC Café This is a free educational class. Call 775-8636 for more information.
County Republican Party Meeting (3/7) — The Rhea County Republican Party will hold their monthly
meeting on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the Republican Party Headquarters, located at 1359
Railroad St. in Dayton. A meeting of the party’s Executive Committee will precede the regular
meeting at 6 p.m.
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 Saturday 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.
Watts Bar Yacht Club Meeting
(3/9) — Watts Bar Yacht Club will meet at Lakeside/Whites Creek Marina on Saturday, March 9,
beginning with a social at 4 p.m. followed by the club meeting at 5 p.m. Training classes are
held at Lakeside Marina every other Thursday evening starting at 5:30 p.m. for all
members. For questions about joining the club or their classes, contact Vance Winstead at
423-619-4749 or Gary Venice at 423-508-5025.
TVT hosts Irish Band ‘Pay The Reckoning’ (3/9) —
The Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring City will host a performance by the Irish band Pay The
Reckoning on Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.. Cost of the concert is $10. Pay the
Reckoning are a group of instrumentalists from Chattanooga who perform authentic traditional Irish
dance melodies on the Wooden Flute, Tin Whistle, the Irish Bouzouki, Guitar, and Bodhrán as well as
sing rousing Irish folk songs to elicit an experience of revelry and merriment no less convivial
than any public house on the Emerald Isle.
For reservations, call 365-PLAY or
www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com. This performance is made possible in part through a
grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
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
Student Concert at Spring City Middle
School (3/14) — A musical concert featuring the students of Spring City Middle School will be held
Thursday, March 14, beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will include performances by the the
Spring City Middle School Band, the Spring City Middle School Chorus and the Spring City Elementary
School 5th-grade beginning band.
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.
Book Discussion at Clyde W. Roddy
Library (3/19) — The Clyde W. Roddy Public Library in Dayton will hold a book discussion for “The
Fault in Our Stars” by John Green on Tuesday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Copies of the book
are available for check out at the library. Call the library at 775-8406 for more
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.
Diabetic/Carb Class at Rhea Medical Center (3/27) — A Diabetic/Carb
Class will be held at Rhea Medical Center on Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. in the RMC Café This is a
free educational class. Call 775-8636 for more information.
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
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
Mar. 4: Art class 9 a.m. Exercise class 10 a.m. Mar. 5: Birthday
party 9 a.m. Bingo with Eagel Home Health 10 a.m. Mar. 6: Exercise class 10
a.m. Linda will make fried apple pies 9 a.m. Mar. 7: Bingo with Life Care 10 a.m.
VITA to do taxes 10 a.m. Board meeting 12 p.m. Mar. 9: Pot luck and singing - everyone
bring a dish or pay $5.
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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Mar. 4: Beef teriyaki, oriental rice, oriental blend vegetables, LD Pecan Spinwheel, salad
dressing, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Mar. 5: Pork patty, pork gravy, pinto beans, okra &
tomatoes, cornbread, diet cherry gelatin, buttermilk (1/2 pint). Mar. 6: Swiss style
beef patty, green peas, red bliss potatoes, whole wheat bread, chocolate chip, chocolate milk (1/2
pint). Mar. 7: Chicken breast fillet, poultry gravy, whole kernel corn, steamed
spinach, white dinenr roll, fresh orange, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Mar. 8: Beef tips,
brown gravy, green beans with red peppers, baked potato, whole wheat bread, vanilla pudding, 2% Milk
Senior Lighthouse Center
Mar. 4: Bingo with Home Health of
East Tenn. 10 a.m. Gospel Singing 7 p.m. Mar. 5: Crafts and board games 9
a.m. Mar. 6: Music day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mar. 7: Bingo with SC Care & Rehab.
10 a.m. Tenn. Valley Theatre 4 p.m. Jam Session 7 p.m. Mar. 8: Cards and
board games 9 a.m. To Harriman 5:30 p.m. Mar. 9: To Rockwood 6 p.m.