Community Bulletin Board
Updated: August 31, 2014
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Take Charge Fitness Program, conveniently located at 1921 N. Charles Seivers Boulevard in Clinton, will be hosting FREE yoga classes from Monday, September 15th through Friday, September 19th in celebration of National Yoga Month! September is National Yoga Month designated by the department of Health and Human Services to educate the public about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. Available classes during this week are: Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 9:30 AM and Monday evening at 6:00 PM. Chair Yoga which is great for beginners or those that have difficulty moving down to the floor is offered on Monday at 10:50 AM or Friday at 10:30 AM. The community is invited to experience the many benefits of yoga!! If you have any questions, please contact Take Charge Fitness staff at 865-457-1649.
The Clinton Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization—or PTO—along with the school and several local businesses will hold the 8th annual Medieval Madness carnival at the school on Friday September 5th from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. The event will feature inflatable attractions for the kids as well as games, prizes, food and fun. Admission is free and tickets for games and activities will cost $1 for two. You can also get an armband for $10 that will allow your child to use the inflatable attractions all afternoon. The activity booths include a dungeon, a Castle candy Walk, Prince & Princesses’ Pucker Powder (where kids make their own giant pixie sticks), face painting, guessing games, a scavenger hunt and more. The Jester’s Court of Fun features 15 games with prizes, King Arthur’s Table will feature food like hot dogs, chili, petros, pizza and more. The event is open to everyone in the community and is taking place on the same day as the Clinton High School home football game against Oak Ridge that will be contested across the street from Clinton Elementary at Dragon Stadium. All proceeds and sponsor donations (less festival expenses) are given back to the school. The PTO has funded many large projects like new computers, playground equipment, auditorium sound equipment and more. The funds also help support academic enrichment programs such as Accelerated Reader, Reading is Fun and others. No volunteers are needed as teachers staff the booths, so all you need to do is come out next Friday September 5th from 3:30 to 7:30 pm at Clinton Elementary School.
Military veterans will be honored and fed for free before the Clinton High School home football game against the Oak Ridge Wildcats on Friday September 5th. “Wounded warrior Veterans Night” will include free admission to the game for military vets and a free barbecue meal for veterans courtesy of Vernon’s Burnins. Come on down and honor our nation’s veterans and enjoy one of the best rivalries in all of Tennessee Friday September 5th at Dragon Stadium.
Take Charge Fitness Program, conveniently located at 1921 N. Charles Seivers Boulevard in Clinton, will be offering a “Sneak Peek” into our different class formats including POWER KIDS!! The community is invited to try any/all the classes for free on Thursday September 4th!! The special event is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and will also offer deep discounts to join the exercise facility! Call TCFP at 865-457-8237 for the schedule of classes!! The evening will help kick off a new children's exercise program called POWER KIDS beginning in September!! Classes will be offered Monday-Thursday and only cost $5/class! While Mom & Dad exercise, the little one’s can be exercising too!! Monday & Wednesdays are land based classes and the Tuesday & Thursday class is in the pool!!
The Briceville Fire Dept will be starting their annual Turkey Shoot on Saturday Sept. 6th at 5:00 pm. It's located on Briceville Hwy @ Bill Black Lane. All stock guns are welcome shells will be provided. For more information call 209-9992 or 661-4499.
During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (September), the Cancer Institute at UT Medical center will offer free prostate screenings for men between the ages of 50 and 70 and with no previous prostate cancer diagnosis. Men who are African-American and individuals with a family history of prostate cancer can be screened at an earlier age. Screenings include a digital rectal exam and a blood test called PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen). September 3rd from 4 to 5:30 pm, screenings will be offered at Urology & Urologic Surgery at 1108 Fox Meadows Blvd. in Sevierville; September 6th from 8 am to 10:30 am at UT Internal Medicine Hardin Valley at 2587 Willow Point Way; September 17th from noon to 2 pm at University Internal Medicine of Lafollette at 109 Independence Lane; September 18th from noon to 3 pm at Urology & Urologic Surgery, Morristown at 1447 West Morris Lane; September 19th from 1 to 4:30 pm at the UT Medical Center Cancer Institute at 1926 Alcoa Highway in Knoxville; and October 11th from 9 am to 12 noon at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson at 1820 West Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. For an appointment call 865-305-6970 or toll-free 1-877-UTCARES (1-877-882-2737).
St. Mark United Methodist Church’s annual Fall Fun Fest will be held Friday and Saturday September 19th and 20th on the corner of North Main and Church Streets in downtown Clinton. A gigantic rummage sale in the church fellowship hall will be open both days from 8 am to 3 pm with a large selection of clothing and shoes for adults and children, as well as furniture, various household items, electronics, seasonal decorations, toys, games and more. Clowns, free games with prizes, and other children’s activities will be going on all day Saturday, when home-canned goods and home-baked items will be sold, plus there will be old-fashioned cakewalks during the day and the Book Nook returns with used and new books and magazines for sale. The Chuck Wagon Kitchen will be selling drinks, chips, hot dogs (with their famous homemade chili), as well as Chili-Cheese-Chips and Polish sausage with peppers and onions. The Canine City Police Dog will make an appearance Saturday morning and antique cars will be displayed on Church Street throughout the day. The highlight of Saturday’s festivities will be the Live Auction at 1 pm in the church annex building on Hicks Street including antiques, restaurant gift cards, theme baskets, decorative pieces and tools. The Fun Fest is sponsored each year by the United Methodist Women of St. Mark United Methodist Church and all proceeds aid them in helping families in Anderson County with back-to-school clothes and supplies, shoes and gifts at Christmas, food for the hungry, assistance to the local women’s shelter and a “hands-on” mission providing clothes and school supplies to children in Mexico. For more information, call 865-457-1520.
Sign ups for the 2014 Holiday Bureau will be held at the Holiday Bureau in Oak Ridge on the following Saturdays in October; the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th from 9 am to 12 noon and at the Courthouse in Clinton on Tuesday October 21st from 9 am to 1 pm. It is for Anderson County residents only. When you come in to sign up, you must have your photo ID; Social Security card for everyone in the household; proof of all household income and proof of residence.
Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church ay 9711 Norris Freeway in Powell will be having a centennial celebration September 12th through the 14th. Friday the 12th features a 7 pm gospel singing. Saturday the 13th will be History and Old Timers’ Day from 11 am to 4pm featuring church history, old fashioned singing and stringed instruments, antique cars and tractors, a slide show of old photos and home cooking. Sunday the 14th, the festivities culminate in the 10:30 am Worship Service. Everyone is welcome!