Around the Town
Rhea County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic — The Rhea County Volunteers In Medicine (VIM) Clinic is a free medical clinic for the uninsured residents of Rhea County. The clinic is open on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. and is located at the Dayton Specialty Center (next to the old hospital building). Call 775-0609 for an appointment or information.
Domestic Violence Support Group Meeting — A domestic violence support group will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. The support group, which is offered by the Rhea County Domestic Violence Prevention Council, gives survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse/assault and teen dating abuse a safe and confidential environment to receive support, guidance and education. The meeting is free and childcare is provided. For questions or further information call 775-4514.
Fitzgerald Family Reunion (5/9) — Descendants of Albert and Barbara Hartbarger Fitzgerald will meet together on Thursday, May 9, at the Salem Baptist Church Outreach Center. A catered meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. Family members and friends are invited to contact Joann Tilley at 423-779-4671 to make meal reservations.
Daughters of the American Revolution Meeting (5/9) — The Rhea-Craig Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on Thursday, May 9, at 3 p.m. in the downstairs conference room of the Sweetwater Library. Jane Yates will be the hostess for the meeting and present a report on April’s TSDAR State Conference held in Franklin, Tenn. Contact MArcia at 423-337-4004 for more information.
Spring City High School Alumni Reunion (5/11) — The alumni of Spring City High School will hold a reunion on Saturday, May 11 in the cafeteria of Spring City Middle School. Social hour begins at 5:45 in the school gymnasium with dinner following at 7 p.m. Any former students, faculty members, administrators and employees of Spring City High School are invited to attend. Membership dues are $2 per year and cost of the dinner is $14 per person. Those wishing to receive the annual newsletter, join the Alumni association or make reservation for the reunion are asked to contact Gayla Edington Elsea (72), secretary of the Spring City High School Association at 423-365-6771.
Watts Bar Yacht Club Meeting (5/11) — The Watts Bar Yacht Club will hold a meeting at Lakeside/Whites Creek Marina on Saturday, May 11. at 5 p.m. The club will be voting on new officers. A social will be held at 6 p.m. those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Contact Gary Venice at 423-508-5025 or Vance Winstead at 423-619-4749 for more information.
Garrison Cemetery Decoration Day (5/12) — Decoration Day at Garrison Cemetery will be held Sunday, May 12. Everyone is encouraged to come.
Clean Up Day at Dunn Cemetery (5/18) — A Clean Up Day will be held at Dunn Cemetery in the Luminary Community on Saturday, May 18. Those wishing ot participate in the clean up are asked to bring equipment by 10 a.m.
Audrey Pack Memorial Library Community Yard Sale (5/24) — The Friends of the Audrey Pack Memorial Library in Spring City had rescheduled their community yard sale to Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the library on W. Rhea Avenue. Booth space may be reserved at a cost of $8 on the hardtop or $6 on the lawn. Participants must furnish their own tables. The Friends will offer baked goods for sale and welcome donations of household items for their white elephant table.
Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast (5/25) — The Civil Air Patrol will host a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Mark Anton Municipal Airport on Saturday, May 25. 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 (5/25) — The John Quincy Adams Shaver Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, in Dayton. Membership is open to women no less than 16 years of age who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America as well as those who gave material aid to the cause. Contact Nancy Herhold for the location of the meeting at (423) 365-0609 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors
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May 8: Exercise class 9:30 a.m. Nutrition talk 11 a.m. May 9: Bingo with TRAC 10 a.m. May 10: Strawberry Festival at courthouse. May 11: Strawberry Parade Day! Meet at underpass if riding float 10 a.m.
Steve Kelser, a volunteer with the SHIP program will be at Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors Center, located at 241 Alabama Avenue in Dayton on Tuesday, May 21, to help seniors with Medicare. Call Marilyn at 775-6776 to make an appointment.
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May 8: Egg salad, green garden salad (1 cup), pasta vegetable salad (1 cup), whole wheat bread (2 slices), LD chocolate chip cream pie, fat free ranch dressing, 2% milk (1/2 pint). May 9: Chicken cordon bleu, chantilly potatoes, green peas, whole wheat bread, fresh orange, 2% milk (1/2 pint). May 10: Sliced ham, chuckwagon corn, seasoned turnip greens, whole wheat bread, strawberry shortcake, 2% milk (1/2 pint).
Senior Lighthouse Center
May 8: Gospel music day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9: Aging Gracefully and board meeting 10 a.m. Jam session 7 p.m. May 10: Rummikub and Mexican train games 9 a.m. May 11: City hall 11:30 a.m.