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.
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.
United Daughters of the Confederacy Meeting (3/23) — The John Quincy Adams Shaver Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, in Dayton. Contact Nancy Herhold for the location of the meeting at (423) 365-0609 or email@example.com
Spring City Easter Egg Hunt (3/23) — Spring City Parks and Recreation will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23, beginning at noon with the egg hunt for children ages baby to two-years-old. The egg hunt for children of other age groups will follow: 12:10 p.m. — 3 to 4-years-old, 12:20 p.m. — 5 to 6-years-old, 12:30 p.m. — 7 to 8-years-old and 12:40 p.m. — 9 to 10-years-old.
Eric Layne Memorial Open Car Show (3/23) — The Second Annual Open Car Show in memory of Eric Layne will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Robinson’s Manufacturing Company. Trophies, dash plaques, food, music and door prizes will be available. Tickets will be sold for a reproduction of an antique gas globe lamp and a Nine West pocket book. Proceeds will go to the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
“Front Page News” Scopes Festival Play Auditions (3/23 & 24) — Auditions will be held on March 23 and 24 between 2 and 4 p.m. in the circuit court courtroom of the Rhea County Courthouse for all roles in the play, “Front Page News” which will be performed for the first time during the 2013 Scopes Trial Festival which will be held July 19 and 20. Roles available include attorneys William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow and District Attorney General Tom Stewart, to the supporting cast of lawyers, witnesses, town officials and reporters. Rehearsals will begin in June. Actors with questions about the rehearsals may contact Ms. Robbins by phone
at 423-667-2732 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
RCHS Theater Department Presents “Snow White in the 70’s” (3/23 & 24) — The Rhea County High School Theater Department will present the play “Snow White in the 70’s” on Saturday, March, 23 and Sunday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at the RCHS Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students and free for children under 6-years-old. (Warning: strobe lights will be used.)
Walden’s Ridge Community Center Dinner & Meeting (3/26) — The Walden’s Ridge Community Center will host a pot-luck dinner and informative community meeting on Tuesday, June 26, at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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.
Frazier Volunteer Fire Department Chili/Hot Dog Meal and Auction Fundraiser (4/6) — The Frazier Volunteer Fire Department will host their annual Chili/Hot Dog meal and auction on Saturday, April 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Frazier Elementary School. Auction items, cakes, pies and/or monetary donations are needed. Fore more information, contact Linda Shaver or any member of the Frazier Fire Department.
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.
Benefit Chili Lunch and Auction for Dedra Reed Crass (4/20) — A benefit chili lunch and auction is being organized for Dedra Reed Crass who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The benefit is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Grandview Community Center. Donations of auction items and monetary contribution will be welcomed and appreciated. Contact Kelly Lee at 280-8534 for more information or to make a donation.
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 email@example.com
for more information.
Rhea Family YMCA 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
— ACTIVITIES —
Mar. 20: Exercise class 10 a.m. Nutrition talk. Mar. 21: Anna Johnson to speak 9 a.m. Bingo with Home Health Care of East Tenn. 10 a.m. Mar. 22: Karaoke with The Kings.
— MENU —
Mar. 20: BBQ chopped pork, apple confetti cole slaw, chuckwagon corn, hamburger bun, diet peach cobbler, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Mar. 21: Southwest chili, corn chips, seasoned turnip greens, steamed rice, mixed fruit, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Mar. 22: Chicken salad, green garden salad (1 cup), green pea salad, whole wheat bread (2 slices), diet orange gelatin, salad dressing, 2% milk (1/2 pint).
Senior Lighthouse Center
Mar. 20: Music day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Covered dish lunch. Mar. 21: Bingo with Amedisys Hospice 10 a.m. Jam Session 7 p.m. Mar. 22: Cards and board games 9 a.m. To Harriman 5:30 p.m. Mar. 23: To Rockwood 6 p.m.