Around the Town
Family and Community Education Club Planning Meeting — The Rhea County UT Extension Office will be offering Family and Consumer Education Clubs beginning in 2014. Previously known by names such as Home Demonstration Clubs and Extension Homemakers, FCE clubs provide an opportunity to meet with friends and learn through shared experiences, improve home and community life, strengthen adult education, promote projects which enhance family and community life and to have fun! For more information, contact Anna Johnson at 775-7807
Dayton Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild — The Dayton Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild will meet the first and third Thursday of each month at the Dayton Community Chapel Church, located at the corner of Highway 30 East and Mulberry Avenue. All Guild classes are free. Call 423-447-6839 for more information.
January Story Hour at Clyde W. Roddy Library (1/29) — The Clyde W. Roddy Library, located at 371 First Avenue in Dayton, will hold a Snow Globes Story Hour on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 10:30 a.m. Call 775-8406 for more information.
Gabrielle’s Posse Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Raffle (1/31) — The Shaver/Floyd family (Gabrielle’s Posse) will be raffling off two one-night stay packages in Chattanooga. Tickets are $5 for one ticket or $10 for three tickets. Drawing will be held on Jan. 31 at Walgreens in Dayton. Contact Kathy Shaver at 775-0317 for tickets or more information. Proceeds go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Lunch & Learn in Spring City (2/4) — Rhea Medical Center will hold a Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from noon until 1 p.m. at Winstead’s American Grill in Spring City. Caregiver Support Program Coordinator Christin McWhorther will present a program titled “Caregiver Bootcamp.” Lunch will be provided. Register by calling 775-8568 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhea County Democratic Party Meeting (2/4) — The Rhea County Democratic Party will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Evensville Fire Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish supper followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Call Doris Roy at 365-2836 or Kathleen Garrison at 365-9048 for more information.
Girl Scout Troop 40895 International Tea (2/6) — Girl Scout Troop 40895 invites the public to attend an international tea on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Clyde W. Roddy Library, located at 371 First Avenue in Dayton, beginning at 5 p.m. Stories will be shared of girls from three countries. Refreshments will be served.
Rhea County Republican Party Meeting (2/6) — The Rhea County Republican Party will meet at their headquarters located at 1359 Railroad Street in Dayton on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. There will be no Executive Committee meeting.
Free Tax Help From VITA in Spring City (2/7 - 4/4) — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will provide free tax help to the elderly, handicapped and low income every Friday until April 4 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, all W-2 forms and other pertinent tax information. For more information, call SouthEast Bank and ask for Lacy at 365-0221.
Dayton Lodge F&A.M #512 Scholarship Fundraiser Breakfast (2/8)— The Dayton Lodge #512 F&AM located on Second Avenue in Dayton will hold a funraiser breakfast to benefit the Wallace Rice Memorial Scholarship on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 11 a.m. Meals are $7 per plate or $10 for all-you-can-eat. For more information, call 423-260-8903 or 423-883-6528.
Graysville Children’s Valentine Dance (2/8) — Graysville Parks Board will host a Children’s Valentine Dance on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the park’s community building. Children 12 and under are invited to come and enjoy light refreshments, dance competitions, song dedications, games and more. For more information, call 775-9242.
Daughters of the American Revolution Meeting (2/13) — The Rhea-Craig chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Thursday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Sweetwater Library. The hostess will be Marcia Long and the program will be “Trees Have Played Dramatic Roles in American History.” Call 423-337-4004 after 4 p.m. for more information.
Dayton Lions Club Meeting (1/13) — The Dayton Lions Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Red Cross Building, located on Fourth Avenue in Dayton, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Valentine’s Day Breakfast (2/14) — Heroes and Angels, a child abuse prevention program, will host a Valentine’s Day breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Spring City United Methodist Church, located on 245 Church Street. RSVP by Feb. 13, by calling 423-618-6944 or 423-208-8653 or by email at email@example.com
Free Beekeeping Short Course (2/15) — A course designed for those interested in learning to keep honeybees will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 205 Mill Road in Wartburg, Tenn., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The class will be rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22. For more information, call Shelia Ray at 365-9238.
Free CPR Training (2/22) — CPR Saturday, a free CPR training event, will be held at Rhea Medical Center on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 775-8692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Dayton Lions Club Meeting (2/27) — The Dayton Lions Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Red Cross Building, located on Fourth Avenue in Dayton, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors
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Jan. 29: Exercise class 9 :30 a.m. Jan. 30: Bingo 10 a.m. Jan. 31: Board games.
Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors are currently selling Teri Lynn Nuts at the center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Jan. 29: Hamburger, baked beans, lettuce, tomato, onion, hamburger bun, diet pear cobbler, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Jan. 30: Chicken pot pie, green beans with red peppers, Harvard beets, whole wheat bread, LD Fudge Round, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Jan. 31: Hot dog with chili, chuckwagon corn, apple confetti cole slaw, hot dog bun, diet pineapple crisp, 2% milk (1/2 pint).
Senior Lighthouse Center
Jan. 29: Music Day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 30: Jam session 6 p.m. Jan. 31: Cards and board games 9 a.m.