Around the Town
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
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
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.
Presents ‘Pay The Reckoning’ Irish Band (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.
Walden’s Ridge CERT
Breakfast Fundraiser (3/9) — The Walden’s Ridge Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) is
hosting a Country Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Walden’s Ridge Community
Center. The breakfast is $5 for adults and includes coffee, orange juice, bacon or sausage,
grits, scrambled eggs, biscuit, gravy and hash browns. All proceeds go directly towards much
needed equipment in preparation for helping our community in the upcoming tornado season! For
more information contact the Walden’s Ridge CERT at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhea County Homeland
Security Fundraiser (3/9) — The Rhea County Sheriff’s Department’s Homeland Security Team will hold
a fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, at the Rhea County Welcome Center on Main Street in Dayton. The
fundraiser begins at 7 a.m. with a flea market and includes a chili and hot dog lunch and a silent
auction. A drawing will be held for a La-Z-Boy chair and a chain saw. For more
information, call Jim at 423-255-2200.
Watts Bar TVA Retirees Meeting (3/11) — The Watts Bar
TVA Retirees will meet at the Spring City Meeting Hall on Monday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. A
speaker from Retirement Services in Knoxville will be in attendance. A catered lunch will be
available for $7. Call 365-9048 by March 8 to make reservations or for more
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
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
Spring City Scholarship Pageant Application Deadline (3/14) — 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.
Rhea-Craig Chapter of Daughters of the American
Revolution Meeting (3/14) — The Rhea-Craig Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet
at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at the Sweetwater Library in downtown Sweetwater, Tenn. The
program for the meeting will be presented by the meeting’s hostess, Chris Carpenter. Those
interested in the DAR is encouraged to attend.
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.
Sacred Music Concert at Bryan College (3/22) — The
Bryan Chorale, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus will present a concert of sacred music March 22 in
Rudd Auditorium on the campus of Bryan College. This free concert will begin at 7:30
p.m. Dr. David Luther will lead the Chorale and Chamber singers and Ms. Kimberly Keck
will direct the Women’s Chorus in numbers from the classical, contemporary and spiritual
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
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 email@example.com
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. 11: Art class 9 a.m. Exercise class 10 a.m Mar.
12: Shopping in Dayton. Eating at Coffee Shop at 11 a.m Mar. 13:
Exercise class 10 a.m. Nutrition talk 11 a.m. Mar. 14: Commodities. Quality Home
Health to do Bingo 10 a.m. Mar. 15: St. Patrick’s Day Party (wear green!) To
Soddy Daisy to see “Unto the Lamb.”
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. 11: Sliced roasted turkey, poultry gravy, carrots, green beans, whole wheat bread,
cardinal citrus mold, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Mar. 12: Sloppy joe, fiesta potatoes, cole
slaw, hamburger bun, diet pineapple crisp, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Mar. 13: Chicken with
Paprika cream sauce, mustard greens, white beans, cornbread, fresh banana, 2% milk (1/2
pint). Mar. 14: Hamburger, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, baked beans,
hamburger buns, diet peach cobbler, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Mar. 15: BBQ chicken
sandwich, marinated vegetable salad, chuckwagon corn, hamburger bun, diet apple crisp, 2% milk (1/2
Senior Lighthouse Center
Mar. 11: Bible study 10 a.m. Mar.
12: Breakfast at Shoney’s in Athens - leave center at 8:30 a.m. Mar. 13: Gospel music
day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mar. 14: Board meeting 10 a.m. Jam Session 7 p.m. Mar.
15: Bingo with Quality Home Health 10 a.m. To Harriman 5:30 p.m. Mar. 16: To Rockwood 6