Around the Town

Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting — 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 the fourth Tuesday of each month. Call Missy Wood or Crystal Jones at 423-847-1854 for more information.

Dayton Lodge #512 F&AM Meeting — Dayton Lodge #512 F&AM meets the first and third Monday of each month at their Lodge, located on Second Avenue in Dayton, beginning at 7 p.m.

Weekly Activities at Audrey Pack Memorial Library — The Audrey Pack Memorial Library, located at 169 West Rhea Avenue in Spring City hosts Crafts with Mrs. April every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m., Storytime with Mrs. Mary Alice on Thursdays beginning at 10:30 a.m. and Movie Mornings on Fridays beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library at 423-365-9757.

Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Location — First Baptist Church of Dayton, located at 231 Third Avenue, will be a drop off location for Operation Christmas Child’s annual Christmas Shoe Box Gifts. Under the direction of Samaritan’s Purse Ministries, gift-filled shoe boxes are collected and sent to children that would normally not receive a Christmas gift. Gift suggestions are school supplies, small toys, hygiene items, socks, T-shirts, hair clips, etc. Please do not include chocolate, any form of liquids, lotions, toy guns and knives or war toys. For more information, call the church office at 775-0255. Last day for drop off will be Saturday, Nov. 22. Boxes and instruction brochure along with labels are available at the church.

Doug Brady Benefit Fund — A Benefit Fund has been set up at Regions Bank on behalf of Doug Brady. The fund will assist the family with medical bills and final expenses in Brady’s struggle with pancreatic cancer. Donations may be made at Regions under “Darcia Maynor Doug Brady Benefit Fund.”

Tutors Needed — The University of Tennessee Extension is seeking tutors for GED and college students in several Southeast Tennessee counties. Tutors may either be degreed professionals in education, degreed professionals in the subject specialists needed, or high-performing upperclassmen or graduate students majoring in those subject areas. Current subject specialists needed are math, English, and study skills, but other subject specialties may be needed as well. Tutors will serve The University of Tennessee as individual independent contractors, with a pay of $20 per hour. For more information, contact Dr. Dena Wise, PH.D., Professor and Consumer Economics Specialist at 865-974-8198 or dkwise@utk.edu.

13th Annual Christmas Toy & Coat Drive (Now-12/15)— The Dayton office of Cash Express and the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department is now accepting items for their 13th annual Christmas Toy & Coat Drive. Items including toys, coats, shoes (washable), clothing and non-perishable food items are being accepted at drop-off locations throughout Rhea County. Monetary donation are also accepted at the Dayton office of Cash Express, located at 130 Cherry Street, where a Christmas stocking can be purchased for $1 with all proceeds going to purchase Toy & Coat Drive items. For more information, call Ashley or Christie at 570-0656.

Blues Night On The Mountain (11/18) — The Walden’s Ridge Community Center will host a Blues Night on the Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning at 7 p.m. The event will feature a night of blues music by guest performers Folklore. Concessions will be available Cost is $10 per person. Everyone is welcome.

Mobile Food Pantry (11/21) — 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, Nov. 21, 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 p.m. 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).

SETHRA Commodities Card Deadline (11/22) — The deadline for Rhea County residents to request a Commodity Card from Southeast Tennessee Human Resources Agency is Wednesday, Nov. 22. Commodities will be distributed on Thursday, Dec. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory located on Manfacturers Road in Dayton. A Commodity Card is required to receive commodities. Call the STHRA office in Dayton at 423-774-4010 for more information eligibility requirements.

Community Thanksgiving Meal (11/23) — The annual Community Thanksgiving Meal where Rhea County comes together to feed those in need, will be held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, at the First Baptist Church Dayton. Delivery of meals will begin at 10 a.m. and meals may be picked up at the church between 10 and 11:30 a.m. Volunteers and donations are also being sought for the event. Contact the Rhea County United Way office at 423-775-5633 for more information, to register to receive a meal or to volunteer.

Bob Pelfrey Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner (11/23) — In memory of Bob Pelfrey, a covered dish Thanksgiving meal will be held for his family and friends on Thursday, Nov. 23, at the Dayton Masonic Lodge, located on Second Avenue in Dayton, beginning at 1 p.m. For more information, call Harley Pelfrey at 423-718-2373.

Spring City Festival of Trees (11/24-12/10) — The Town of Spring City and the Spring CIty Historical Museum will hold their annual Festival of Trees at the Spring City Museum Annex, located at 150 West Rhea Avenue, beginning on Friday, Nov. 24 and continuing each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 10. The event will include Christmas Trees decorated by students from Spring City Elementary School, a silent auction for specialty trees, wreaths and gifts donated by local businesses and individuals, and a model railroad display. Santa Claus will be on-hand each Saturday. Admission is free.

Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast (11/25) — 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, Nov. 25. The all-you-can-eat cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10. The event will be held rain or shine.

Rhea County Fair Drive-Thru Christmas Light Display (12/1-12/16) — The Rhea County Fair will hold their annual Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Display, at the fairgrounds, located at 334 Eagle Lane in Evensville, from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning Friday, Dec. 1, and continuing each Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 16. On Fridays the fairgrounds will be open for drive-thru viewing of the display only. On Saturdays Santa will visit the fairgrounds. A walk-thru Christmas story and horse-drawn wagon rides will be available (weather permitting). Cost is $5 per vehicle and $1 per person for wagon rides.

German Christmas Dinner (12/2) — An Authentic German Christmas Dinner will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Paint the Town Pottery, located on Market Street in Dayton. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m. with appetizers. The dinner will include wiener schnitzel, bratwurst, potato salad, kraut salad, cucumber salad, spaetzle, red cabbage sauerkraut, homemade pretzels and applecake. The evening will includ a live musical performance. Cost is $60 and includes the meal, a personalized potter item and a professional photo. Those interested are asked to RSVP before Nov. 25. Contact Marliese Montgomery at 423-285-3815 or rosesbydesign1@gmail.com for more information or to RSVP.

Rhea County Republican Party Meeting (12/7) — The Rhea County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7 at the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department Training Center, located at 711 Eagle Lane in Evensville, at 7 p.m. No Executive Committee meeting will be held

Bryan College Christmas Concert (12/8) — Bryan College will host a free Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 8, in Rudd Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Mobile Food Pantry (12/19) — 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, Dec. 19, 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 p.m. 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).

Mobile Food Pantry (1/23) — 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, Jan. 22, 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 p.m. 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).