The Washburn seniors meet the third Wednesday of each month, at noon, at the Northside Community Center in Washburn. Each meeting includes a potluck lunch followed by a program or games. Meetings are open to everyone, regardless of age. For more information, contact Jan at (865) 712-3527.
The non-profit Wheels for Wishes, a car donation recycling program that benefits Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, is a free available resource for Grainger County residents who have a car to donate. For more information, visit http://easttennessee.wheelsforwishes.org.
The Grainger County Planning Commission will meet every fourth Monday of the month, at 7 p.m., at the Justice Center. This is a public meeting, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Grainger County E-911 will meet every third Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m., at the Justice Center. This is a public meeting, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Property tax collections in Grainger County are held at the following times and locations: First Tuesday, Washburn Community Building; second Tuesday, Blaine City Hall; third Tuesday, Thorn Hill Community Center; and fourth Tuesday, Bean Station Town Hall. All property tax collections are held from 1 until 5 p.m.
The Grainger County seniors are selling pecans, cashews, chocolate-covered peanuts and chocolate-covered raisins, while supplies last, at the senior center, 8659 Rutledge Pike, Rutledge. The center is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
“Celebrate Recovery” meetings will be held weekly, Thursdays, from 6 until 9 p.m., at Oakland Baptist Church, located at 15050 Lake Shore Drive, Rutledge. A social and dinner is held at 6 p.m., followed by worship and praise at 7 p.m. and small gender specific groups at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Wanda at (865) 712-6066.
Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church of Rutledge is selling fresh-made apple butter and cookbooks. Apple butter is $5 per pint and $3 per half pint. Cookbooks are $10 each. For more information, contact Linda Rich at (865) 850-1170.
“Recovery is Real” Narcotics Anonymous recovery meetings will be held weekly, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 7 until 8 p.m., at the Bean Station Volunteer Rescue Squad building. The meeting is open to everyone. For more information, contact Tricia Williams at (423) 258-2904.
Greene County Skills, Inc. are seeking individuals in Grainger, Claiborne, Union, Hamblen and Greene counties that have a developmental or physical disability. Tennessee has a grant program offering assistance. For more information, call Karin Hagenburger of Greene County Skills, Inc. at (423) 798-7137 or Teresa Crawford, family support coordinator, at (423) 798-7144.
Narrow Ridge will host silent meditation gatherings Saturdays from 11 a.m. until noon at the Mac Smith Resource Center located at 1936 Liberty Hill Road in Washburn. Narrow Ridge also offers yoga classes with Angela Gibson from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. every Saturday at the same location. To participate in yoga, individuals will need to bring a yoga/pilate mat or any other nonslip rug or mat. The gatherings are intended to be inclusive of people of all faiths, as well as those who do not align themselves with a particular religious denomination. For more information, contact Mitzi at (865) 497-2753 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bean Station Senior Citizen’s Center is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Several activities are offered for seniors to participate in. Every Monday and Friday, a lunch is served starting at 11:45 a.m. at a donation suggested of $3 per person. The third Thursday of the month starting at 6 p.m. is Bingo Night at the center. Please bring a finger food and a prize donation.
St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic, a free mobile medical clinic, will be at the Northside Community Center (behind the school in Washburn), the first Wednesday of every month, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic will provide primary care, urgent care, chronic conditions, patient education and disease prevention. Dental care, vision care, contraception, narcotics or pain management, pregnancy-related services, screenings for disability or workmen’s compensation will not be provided by St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic. Bring all medications (vitamins, pills in bottles and supplements) with you during the visit.
Every Tuesday at noon there will be an Al-Anon meeting at Bean Station Town Hall, located at 785 Main Street in Bean Station. Al-Anon is for anyone who has been affected by someone else’s drinking or drug use.
Valley of Independence Volume 2, (as well as volume 1), is available for purchase at Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Grainger County and the office of Grainger Today. DVDs are available at a cost of $10 each.
AA meetings will be held every Wednesday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Mooresburg Community Center.
The Grainger County Health Department encourages parents and guardians of children enrolled in TennCare to take advantage of TennCare Kids, a program of free checkups and health services for children from birth up to age 21 with TennCare coverage. A TennCare kids checkup includes a health history, physical exam and screenings for vision, hearing and dental problems, as well as lab tests if needed and an assessment of developmental and behavioral problems. For more information about the program, call the Community Outreach worker at (865) 828-5247.
Tag Sales in Grainger County are held at the following times and locations: First Tuesday, Washburn Community Building; second Tuesday, Blaine City Hall; third Tuesday, Thorn Hill Community Center; and fourth Tuesday, Bean Station Town Hall. All tag sales are held from 1 until 5 p.m.
Bean Station Volunteer Rescue Squad meets the first Thursday every month at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Clothes Closet at Bashert Baptist Church located at 928 Richland Road in Blaine is open every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Free clothes will be given to anyone who needs them. For more information, call Debbie at (865) 621-1055.
The American Legion Post 119 in Rutledge meets every first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Boy Scouts meet Tuesday and Thursday nights and Success Through Recovery (AA) meets Friday at 7 p.m. A motorcycle riders club and the Sons of the American Legion group is also being planned. For more information, call Dave Rogers at (865) 828-4902.