Around the Town

Rhea County Veterans Services Office Hours in Spring City — Rhea County Veterans Services is currently offering open office hours in Spring City at the American Legion Post 203 building, located on West Jackson Avenue, each Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon. Call the Rhea County Veterans Services office at 423-775-7849 for more information.

Dayton American Legion Post 100 Meeting (6/15) — Dayton American Legion Post 100 will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, June 15, beginning at 4 p.m. with a picnic to be held at Centennial Park in Downtown Dayton. All Legionnaires and honorably discharged veterans are welcome to attend. Post 100 regularly meets on the first Monday of each month. For more info, call Post Commander Mathis or Legionnaire Don Mathis at 775-3039.

Cherokee Genealogy Workshop (6/15) — The Cherokee Removal Memorial Park will host a Cherokee Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lead by Anita, the principle genealogist for the Cherokee Genealogy Services, the workshop is divided into two sessions. The morning session “Rooted to the Earth: The Basics of Cherokee Genealogy” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, followed be the afternoon session ”Consultation with a Cherokee Genealogist” will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Those who plan to stay for both sessions are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Dining with Diabetes Classes (10/28) — The Rhea County UT/TSU Extension Office will hold two, one-day Dining with Diabetes Classes at the Ag Center & Fairgrounds in Evensville on Saturday, June 15, and Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $15 per person which includes a recipe book and class materials. Registration forms are available at rhea.tennessee.edu or at the Rhea County UT/TSU Extension Office, located on Court Street in Dayton. Contact Anna Johnson at 423-775-7807 or ajohns41@utk.edu for more information.

Dayton Lodge #512 F. & A.M. Meeting (6/17) — Dayton Lodge #512 F. & A.M. will meet on Monday, June 17, beginning at 7 p.m. at their Lodge, located on Second Avenue in Dayton. Lodge #512 meets the first and third Monday of each month

Legal Aid of East Tennessee Client Intake Interviews (6/19) — Legal Aid of East Tennessee will conduct local client intake interview sessions at the Rhea County Courthouse on Wednesday, June 19, beginning at 11 a.m. Legal Aid of East Tennessee is a free service for low income Tennesseans and senior Tennesseans with civil legal problems including consumer, housing, veteran’s benefits and government benefits issues such as food stamps, unemployment benefits and TennCare. For more information call Legal Aid’s Chattanooga Office at 423-756-4013.

Spring City American Legion Post 203 Meeting (6/20) — Spring City American Legion Post 203 will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish dinner. Post 203 meets on the third Thursday of each month. Call Post Commander Harry Jones at 954-562-3879 for more information.

“Call of the Wild” Flower Show (6/22) — Dayton Garden Club will hold their “Call of the Wild” National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show on Saturday, June 22, at Salem Baptist Church, located at 2175 Double S Road in Dayton, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a variety of designs and horticulture exhibits on display. For more information, call Debbie Shaver at 423-775-0102 or Marilese Montgomery at 423-285-3815, or visit Dayton Garden Club on Facebook. Everyone is invited to attend to this free event.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting (6/25) — An Alzheimer’s support group will meet at Veranda Assisted Living, located at 10055 Rhea County Highway in Dayton (adjacent to Life Care Center of Rhea County), at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Call Missy Wood or Crystal Jones at 423-847-1854 for more information.

Mobile Food Pantry 6/25) — The Chattanooga Area Food bank Mobile Food Pantry will be at Dayton Church of God, located at 3314 Rhea County Highway in Dayton, on Tuesday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. Quantities are limited and will be distributed while supplies last. Those attending are asked not to arrive earlier than 4:30 to allow room for the delivery trucks to unload and leave. Recipients must be present to receive food. Patrons receiving food on a recipient’s behalf must present the recipient’s valid I.D., and food stamp card (or disclose recipient’s household income).

Dayton Lions Club Meeting (6/27) — The Dayton Lions Club will meet on Thursday, June 27, at Amigo Restaurant, located at 4285 Rhea County Highway in Dayton, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast (6/29) — Civil Air Patrol 2A0 (Mark Anton) will host a Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Mark Anton Municipal Airport, located on New Union Road in Dayton on Saturday, June 29. The all-you-can-eat cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10. The event will be held rain or shine.

FreedomFest 2019 in Graysville (6/29) — The City of Graysville Volunteer Fire Department will hold FreedonFest 2019 on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 4 p.m. at Kristopher’s Kingdom Park. The event will include live music, food, fun and games. For more information including how to become a vendor at the festival, email graysvilletnfire@gmail.com or call 775-9242.

Shake The Lake 2019 in Spring City (6/29) — The Spring City Parks and Recreation Board will hold their annual Shake The Lake celebration on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Veterans Park. Mister and Miss Firecracker Pageant registration opens at 9 a.m. with the pageant beginning at 10 a.m. Sign-ups for the Watermelon and Pickle Eating Contests start at noon with the Pickle Eating Contest beginning at 1 p.m. followed by the Watermelon Eating Contest at 1:30 p.m. The Duck Race will be held at 5 p.m. Music and live bands, including special guests Drake McCain Taylor and Rhea Spring s Revival, will perform from 5:30 p.m. until dark when a fireworks display concludes the day’s activities. For more information, contact City Hall at 423-365-6441, Ann Romino at 423-365-5435, Betty Graves at 423-280-8219, Angie Carr at 423-619-0855 or Michelle McCuistion at 423-605-8340.

Dayton American Legion Post 100 Meeting (7/1) — Dayton American Legion Post 100 will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 1, beginning at 6 p.m. with a Meet & Greet fellowship followed by a meal provided by the Ladies Auxiliary at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. All Legionnaires and honorably discharged veterans are welcome to attend. Post 100 meets on the first Monday of each month. For more info, call Post Commander Mathis or Legionnaire Don Mathis at 775-3039.

Dayton Lodge #512 F. & A.M. Meeting (7/1) — Dayton Lodge #512 F. & A.M. will meet on Monday, July 1, beginning at 7 p.m. at their Lodge, located on Second Avenue in Dayton. Lodge #512 meets the first and third Monday of each month

Spring City Lions Club Meeting (7/8) — The Spring City Lions Club will meet Monday, July 8, at 6 p.m. at the City Hall. The club meets the second Monday of each month.

Spring City Kiwanis Club Meeting (7/9) — The Spring City Kiwanis Club will meet Tuesday, July. 9, at New Beginning Church, located at 141 Clinton Avenue, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The club meets the first Tuesday of each month.

Dayton Lions Club Meeting (7/11) — The Dayton Lions Club will meet on Thursday, July 11, at Amigo Restaurant, located at 4285 Rhea County Highway in Dayton, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Dayton Lodge #512 F. & A.M. Meeting (7/15) — Dayton Lodge #512 F. & A.M. will meet on Monday, July 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at their Lodge, located on Second Avenue in Dayton. Lodge #512 meets the first and third Monday of each month

Spring City American Legion Post 203 Meeting (7/18) — Spring City American Legion Post 203 will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish dinner. Post 203 meets on the third Thursday of each month. Call Post Commander Harry Jones at 954-562-3879 for more information.

Native American Festival at Cherokee Removal Memorial Park (7/20) — The Cherokee Removal Memorial Park, located at 6800 Blythe Ferry Lane in Birchwood, Tenn., will hold a Native American Festival in honor of their 10-year anniversary. This free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature vendors, drummers and dancers. Rick Bird will serve as Emcee. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Contact Nancy at 423-339-2769 for vendor information.

Grief is Not for Sissies Class & Support Group (7/22-8/26) — A “Grief is Not for Sissies” class and support group will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Spring City United Methodist Church each Monday beginning July 22 and continuing through Aug. 26, starting at 10 a.m. Led by trained grief counselor Rev. Lynda Sims, the class and group meetings are sponsored by Amedysis Hospice of Athens. Call 423-365-6324 for more information.

Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting (7/23) — An Alzheimer’s support group will meet at Veranda Assisted Living, located at 10055 Rhea County Highway in Dayton (adjacent to Life Care Center of Rhea County), at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Call Missy Wood or Crystal Jones at 423-847-1854 for more information.

Dayton Lions Club Meeting (7/25) — The Dayton Lions Club will meet on Thursday, July 25, at Amigo Restaurant, located at 4285 Rhea County Highway in Dayton, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Movie in the Park at Kristopher’s Kingdom (7/27) — The Graysville Park Board will host a Movie in the Park on Saturday, July 27, at Kristopher’s Kingdom, located at 475 Black Track Road in Graysville, beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Spring City Autumn Festival (10/12) — The Town of Spring City will host their annual Autumn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. The event will include vendors, music and activities.

Christmas and the Spring City Depot (12/14) — The Town of Spring City will hold their annual Christmas at the Depot featuring the 56th annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include vendors, music, home and business decorating contests and a children’s pageant.