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
Veteran’s Employment Representative Available By Appointment in Dayton — A Veteran’s Employment Representative of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will be available in Dayton on Wednesdays. Call Stephanie Gates at 423-745-2028 (Ext. 1014) for more information and to schedule an appointment.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 (2/13) — 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast (2/22) — The Civil Air Patrol will host a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Mark Anton Municipal Airport on Saturday, Feb. 22. The all-you-can-eat cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. The event will be held rain or shine.
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 email@example.com
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.
Comedy & Variety Show (3/1) — Our Fair Ladies of the Rhea County Fair will sponsor a Comedy & Variety Show on Saturday, March 1, at the Rhea Middle School Little Theater beginning at 5 p.m. There will be music, food and fun. Admission is $5. For more information, contact Sylvia Capps at 423-775-4578 or 619-5021.
Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors
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Feb. 3: Art class 9 a.m. Exercise class 9 :30 a.m. Feb. 4: Birthday party 9 a.m. Bingo with Engel Home Health 10 a.m. Feb. 5: Exercise class 9 :30 a.m. Nutrition talk. Feb. 6: Bingo and blood pressure checks with Life Care Center of Rhea County 19 a.m. Stacie Graham 10:30 a.m. Board meeting 12 noon. Feb. 7: Board games 10 a.m.
Steve Kelser, a volunteer with the SHIP program will be at Rhea Richland Senior Neighbors Center at 241 Alabama Ave. on Tuesday, Feb, 18, to help seniors with Medicare. Call Marilyn at 775-6776 to make an appointment.
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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Feb. 3: Beef teriyaki, oriental rice, oriental blend vegetables, green garden salad (1 cup), LD Pecan Spinwheel, salad dressing, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Feb. 4: Pork patty, pork gravy, pinto beans, okra & tomatoes, cornbread, diet cherry gelatin, buttermilk (1/2 pint). Feb. 5: Swiss style beef patty, green peas, red bliss, whole wheat bread, chocolate chip, chocolate milk (1/2 pint). Feb. 6: Chicken breast fillet, poultry gravy, whole kernel corn, steamed spinach, white dinner roll, fresh orange, margarine, 2% milk (1/2 pint). Feb. 7: Beef tips, brown gravy, green beans with red peppers, baked potato, whole wheat bread, vanilla pudding, 2% milk (1/2 pint).
Senior Lighthouse Center
Feb. 3: Cards and board games 9 a.m. Gospel singing 7 p.m. Feb. 4: Bingo with Family Home Health 10 a.m. Feb. 5: Music Day & lunch 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6: Bingo with SC Care & Rehab. 10 a.m. Jam session 6 p.m. Feb. 7: Breakfast at Log Cabin and shopping - leave center at 9 a.m.