Spaghetti Diner
on Saturday, April 3, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Kodak United Methodist Church, Bryan Road, Kodak, TN. Proceeds Benefit The Blessing Of The Bikes. Donations Accepted.
Blessing Of The Bikes. May 2, 2004 at 2 p.m. Kodak United Methodist Church. Everyone Welcome.

Gatlinburg Blood Drive March 25th and Kodak Blood Drive, March 26th
Medic offers unique blood protection program.. A pint of blood donated to the Medic Regional Blood Center will ensure your family does not have to pay blood supply processing fees at any hospital in the U.S. According to Medic, A-negative and A-positive blood supplies are below the minimum levels required. O-negative and O-positive donors are still needed, but donors of all blood types are encouraged to give since shortages average over 100 pints per day. In Kodak, you may donate blood: Friday, March 26, Kodak Montessori School (classroom), 2946 Douglas Dam Rd., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Donors must have positive identification, be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. In addition to receiving the Medic family coverage, donors also will receive a colorful Medic T-shirt, and a free cholesterol level evaluation.
In East Tennessee, Medic supplies 28 hospitals in a 21-county region, which includes Sevier County. Medic was established in 1958 by Carl Nelson, MD, under the sponsorship of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine. Area physicians supported the independent, not-for-profit blood center because they wanted a source of blood from volunteer donors, and they desired centralization of blood collection, testing and distribution. Medic’s operational and capital costs are financed by blood supplier processing fees charged to hospitals. Medic must collect blood from 300-350 donors every day of the workweek in order to supply the region_s hospitals.
Jim Allen, Account Executive, Moxley Carmichael, 865-544-0088,

Meridan Baptist Church, Triple L Club
will meet April 1st, 2004 with coffee at 10:30 a.m. program at 11 a.m. and lunch to follow at noon at a cash $3.00 per person. Their program will be 12 adults. They are called the “Golden Cloggers call church Monday March 29th by noon for luncheon reservations 577-6617. We have members from 17 different Churches.

The Knoxville Chapter of The Tennessee Firearms Association
will have its monthly meeting at Bob’s mountaineer Restaurant on Chapman Highway (next to Food City) in Seymour, on Tuesday April 6, 2004 at 7 p.m. The group will gather between 6&6 p.m. for dinner (optional). The guest speakers will be Knoxville attorneys John Waters & David Eldridge and their presentation will be ‘the legal aftermath of a self-defense shooting”. Our meetings are open to the public and those in attendance need not be a member of TFA.

Cosby Ruritan Club.
The annual Cosby Ramp Festival in Cosby, TN. This year we will be having a Bluegrass Band Contest at the festival. The contest will be limited to six bands chosen by a contest committee. Interested bands should submit the following to Tina Williamson (531 Eagle Nest Road, Cosby, TN 37722) by April 1, 2004: Band name, Name of each member, Sample of music (CD or cassette tape), address and phone number of band leader, and a $30.00 entry fee. The music sample will not be returned. The entry fee will be returned if the band is not chosen. Participants will be asked to perform a 15 – 30 minute set during the 2004 Cosby Ramp Festival on May 2. Winners will be announced at the festival with the 1st place band receiving $600.00 and 2nd place $400.

The Knox County Schools/PTA Teacher Supply Depot
is in need of basic education supplies for its next opening on April 3. This free store for Knox County public school teachers allows teachers to shop for supplies for their classrooms from an inventory of surplus items donated by area businesses and individuals. The Depot accepts any supplies, new or used, that are in good condition. It is in particular need of colored pencils, sharpies, bottles of glue, #2 pencils, dry erase markers and highlighters. Businesses, social groups and organizations may drop off donations at the Teacher Depot located at 232 East Churchwell Ave. (the Old Oakwood Elementary School Building). Started in January 2001, the Depot is a joint partnership between Knox County Schools, Knox County Council PTA, KCEA, Goodwill Industries, Knox County Government and the Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership. If your organization can help by donating supplies, please contact 594-1221. Donations are tax-deductible.

Celebrate with Grace Holy Week Revival
Grace Baptist Church, Corner of Boyds Creek at Smothers Road, 865-573-8916
April 4 thru April 11, 2004, Pastor Edwin Cloud
Schedule: April 4, Sunday School, 9:30a.m. Palm Sunday-Worship Service 10:45 a.m., evening service 6 p.m. April 5, evening service 7 p.m.. April 6, evening service 7 p.m. April 8, evening service 7 p.m. April 9, evening service 7 p.m. April 11, Easter Sunday, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., morning service 10:45 a.m., evening service 6 p.m.

The Sevier County Elder Abuse Coalition
meets the second Wednesday morning of each month at Tennessee State Bank’s Corporate Headquarters in Pigeon Forge in the fourth floor conference room at 9:00 a.m. The meeting is attended by anyone who assists with care to seniors whether it is financial, housing or health. New coalition members are welcome. For more details, contact Lisa Cole at 908-5789.

Pigeon Forge Calendar of Events
April 2, 2004, 19th Annual Dolly Parade, Dolly Parton is the grand marshal of this Pigeon Forge tradition. This year’s theme: For God And Country
April 3-May 9, 2004 Dollywood’s Festival of Nations
Entertainers and craftspeople from around the world share their cultures with Dollywood visitors. 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
June 18-Aug. 8, 2004 Dollywood’s KidsFest
Shows, games and activities for the young and young-at-heart. 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.
July 3, 2004 14th Annual Patriot Festival
Music, games, food and fireworks marking America’s Independence Day
Information about all Pigeon Forge events is available at or 1-800-251-9100 unless otherwise noted.

The Art Market
will feature works by two artists from March 16 through April 11: Vivian Shoemaker will display her three-dimensional stained glass art. Fran Thie will present her recent works in pastels and mixed media. The At Market Gallery is an artists’ co-operative representing over sixty area artists. Located in the Candy Factory, World’s Fair Park, Art Market hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. For information, call (865) 525-5265.

Sevier County Choral Society rehearsals
Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 Belle Avenue in Sevierville. At 9:30 a.m. until noon. The Sevier County Choral Society (SCCS) is currently back in rehearsal for their spring concert to be held in May. Music this year will feature compositions and arrangements by Dr. Kirby Shaw who has made a major impact in choral music education and has shared his musical expertise around the world. Dr. Shaw will personally conduct choral workshops just before the weekend of May 15. He will also be guest conductor during the concerts. Formed in 1998, the SCCS is under the direction of David Wright. The purpose of the SCCS is, “to advance the appreciation of choral music throughout Sevier County and East Tennessee. The primary focus of the Sevier County Choral Society is to present musical masterworks in an excellent, enjoyable and enthusiastic manner for the purpose of enhancing musical expertise in both performance and listening.” For more information, phone 429-1807.

Free Spring Diabetes Classes
at Seymour Medical Center. Monday, March 29 at 6PM. Located at 10626 Chapman Highway. Taught by Mary Rouleau (CDE), skilled at helping anyone learn about this confusing disease. Free food and glucometers provided by Bayer. Join us!

Health & Wellness Day
Stop by your neighborhood Senior Health Center for a FREE blood pressure check along with your height, weight and body fat. Pick up fitness and health information while enjoying light refreshments. We will also have available pedometers and the 2004 Tennessee Golf Pass. With a $20 donation to the American Cancer Society you can get more than $3,000 in savings in free or discounted golf at 155 of Tennessee’s finest courses. Thursday, March 25 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Sevierville Baptist Senior Health Center 707 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville Phone: 428-5614

Good (and FREE!) Dietary Advice
Consult with one of our Registered Dietitians about your personal dietary
needs (i.e. diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, weight management,
general good nutrition, etc.) The advice is free for patients of the Baptist
Senior Health Center and $10 for all others. Please call your Senior Health
Center for an appointment. Listening to music by Gene Amanns at Seymour Market and Deli located at 10235 Chapman Hwy. Every Saturday night at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. He’ll play by request. Come join the fun!

Museum Schedules Open House, Photo Day
On Saturday, March 27, the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum of Oak Ridge has scheduled their 6th Annual Railroad Photography Day and Open House for their operation at the East Tennessee Technology Park. The day will feature a display of much of the Museum’s equipment as well as a special train ride for photographers. Activities begin at 9am and will end at 5pm. Cost of the all-day event is $25. Funds from the event go to helping the Museum restore their collection of area railroad equipment. Information on the event can be at SARM, P.O. Box 5870, Knoxville, TN 37928. Tickets are available by mail or at the train the day of the trip.
Eusebia Presbyterian Church
(865) 982-6332
March 24th Presbyterian Women 7 p.m.
March 27th Spring Cleanup 8-12.
April 8- Maundy Thursday.
April 11-Easter sunrise service and breakfast 6:59 a.m.. Bible Study discussion groups meet this week on Tuesday evening at 7 and Wednesday morning at 10. Food City and Kroger gift certificates available in denominations of $20 and $25 in the foyer Sunday school wing before and after worship.

Baseball Team
Seymour High School Baseball Team Hosting Alumni Weekend
The Seymour High School Baseball Team will be hosting an Alumni weekend on April 30 and May 1, 2004, all former players and family members are welcome to attend. For more information, contact: Bruce Wilson 453-2252 (day) and 428-0031(evenings). Scott Norman 579-1178 (evening). Christy Curry 609-8605 (evenings).

WSCC Community and Economic Development
WSCC Community and Economic Development Offers Non-Credit Courses
in March Apprentice auctioneering. 6-10 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, March 8-May 11.
$415, price includes materials. ACT strategies workshop. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 20. Fee $65. Beginner driver’s education. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, March 6-27. Fee $295. Motorcycle rider education, basic rider. Friday, March 26 and Saturday, Sunday, March 27,28. Fee $150.

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