Around the Town
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.
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 (3/14) — 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.
Rhea County Historical and Genealogical Society Meeting (3/17) — The Rhea County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at Fehn’s 1891 House on Sunday, March 17, at 2:30 p.m. Guests are invited to come early and enjoy coffee and a dessert. Handicap access to Fehn’s 1891 House is available at the rear of the building.
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 information.
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.
Rhea County Republican Party Forming Young Republicans Club (3/21) — The Rhea County Republican Party will host an organizational meeting for a Young Republicans Club on Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at the Rhea County Republican Party Headquarters, located at 1359 Railroad Street in Dayton. The club will be comprised of voting members of the republican party between the ages of 18 and 40.
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 literature.
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.
Community Easter Egg Hunt at Spring City Care and Rehab (3/30) — Spring City Care and Rehab will host a community egg hunt on Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. There will be three age groups 2-4, 5-8 and 9-12. There will be two prize eggs for each group and prizes for the boy and girl who collects the most eggs. There will also be a bake sale. Easter cakes, brownies or cookies will be for sale at this time. A cookbook that the residents have put together will also be on sale for $10.
Spring City American Legion Post 203 Meeting (4/18) — Spring City American Legion Post 203 will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 18, 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.
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.
Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast (4/27) — The Civil Air Patrol will host a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Mark Anton Municipal Airport on Saturday, April 27. 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
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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. 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 pint).
Senior Lighthouse Center
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 p.m.