Area Happenings


Compiled by Marisa Anders - manders@civitasmedia.com



DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Cemetery News, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a full listing of local events: www.claiborneprogress.net.

Free Classes

The Claiborne County Adult High School is now offering free classes for students to earn credits to receive their Tennessee state high school diploma. Flexible scheduling is available for both day and evening classes. For more information, contact the Adult High School at 423-626-8222.

Town of Tazewell Meetings

The board meetings for the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Tazewell are conducted at Tazewell City Hall at 1830 Main Street, the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The BMA Workshops are on Wednesday, prior to the scheduled board meeting at 6 p.m. as needed. The Planning Commission Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. The public is invited to attend these meetings.

Cumberland Gap Meetings

The regular monthly meetings for the Cumberland Gap Historical Zoning Commission will be held the first Tuesday (following the first Monday) of every month at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland Gap Town Hall, 330 Colwyn Street Cumberland Gap (if no items are to be discussed a meeting will not be held). The public is invited to attend.

The regular monthly meetings for the Cumberland Gap Planning Commission will be held the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland Gap Town, 330 Colwyn Street Cumberland Gap (if no items are to be discussed a meeting will not be held). The public is invited to attend.

The regular monthly meetings for the Town of Cumberland Gap Board of Mayor and Alderman will be held the first Monday evening of every month at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland Gap Town Hall, 330 Colwyn Street, Cumberland Gap. The Cumberland Gap Beer Board meeting follows the board meeting each month. At least one week before the regular scheduled meeting the board meets in a study session to review and finalize the agenda. That meeting starts at 6 p.m. and is usually held the Monday before the regular scheduled meeting. Both meetings are open to the public.

Greene County Skills

Greene County Skills, Inc. is seeking individuals in Tennessee that have developmental or physical disability. Tennessee has a grant program offering assistance. For more information, call Greene County Skills, Inc. at 423-798-7137, ask for Karin Hagenburger or 423-798-7144 Teresa Crawford, Family Support Coordinator.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA meetings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Middlesboro, Kentucky. For more information call 606-670-4356.

Bee Friends

Interested in beekeeping and meeting beekeepers? Whether you are looking for information or just curious, you are welcome to join Bee Friends, a local beekeeping group. Bee Friends meets monthly, on the first Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Tazewell Campus of Walters State in the auditorium. There will not be a meeting in December. The meeting is a great time to check the group out, just ask questions, and meet others with all levels of experience, especially if you are interested in learning more about bees next year. There will be a sign at the door from the parking lot. As always, coffee and dessert will be served. For more information call 423-648-4785.

Bagged Leaf Pick-Up

There will be a curbside pick-up of bagged leaves for the Town of Tazewell residents continuing through the month of December. This is specifically leaves; no brush will be picked up. Please call the Tazewell City Hall to request your pick-up at 423-626-5104.

Driver License Safety Checkpoints

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Dec. 4-10 on State Routes 32, 33 and 63 in Claiborne County and on State Route 33 in Hancock County. Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these driver license roadside safety checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing driver license laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

Christmas Service

The public is cordially invited to the fourth annual Christmas Service at Green Hills Funeral Home in Middlesboro, Kentucky, Dec. 8 beginning at 7 p.m. There will be singing by The Heavenly Heirs – Jennifer Tweed, George Cotton and David Painter. Refreshments will be served following the service.

WSCC Nurse Pinning

Walters State Community College will pin 39 new nurses Dec. 8. The traditional pinning ceremony begins at 6 p.m. in the “Z” Buda Assembly Hall and Gymnasium, located inside the Dr. Jack E. Campbell College Center on the Morristown campus. The nurses have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree and will soon sit for the state exam to become registered nurses. After receiving their nursing pins, nurses will also recite the Florence Nightingale Pledge by the light of their candle lamps. The ceremony can be viewed live at www.ws.edu. The link will become live at the beginning of the ceremony.

Lunch & Learn – New Date

Claiborne Senior Smiles — Neighbors driving Neighbors. There will be a Lunch & Learn at Servolution, located at 245 Powell Valley School Lane in Speedwell on Dec. 8. Sign-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be at noon. Please RSVP to 423-526-6040.

Claiborne Historical, Genealogy Society

The Claiborne County Historical and Genealogy Society will hold its regular monthly meeting Dec. 10 at 3:30 pm. The budget for 2017 will be on the agenda. If you would like more information email them at claibornecohistoricalsociety@yahoo.com or call and leave a message at the office. The office will be open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. weather permitting throughout the winter. The society is located on Old Knoxville Road across from the library. For more information call the office 423-526-5737 and leave a message. CCHGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of Claiborne County. Please mail your tax-deductible contributions or annual membership dues to: CCHGS, P.O. Box 32, Tazewell, TN 37879.

CCSWA Board Meeting

The Claiborne County Solid Waste Authority board will meet for the regular monthly meeting on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in the large courtroom at the Claiborne County Courthouse.

Christmas at the Library

The Claiborne County Public Library will celebrate Christmas on Dec. 17 with story time, Santa Claus, presents, games, snacks and more. Children of all ages are invited. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The library is located at 1304 Old Knoxville Road in Tazewell. For more information call 423-626-5414.

Harrogate Book Station

Santa Claus will be at the Harrogate Book Station, located at 310 Bristol Rd., on Dec. 17 from noon until 2 p.m. Bring all the kids and enjoy a visit with Santa, snacks and crafts.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice, Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the last Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. at Laurel Manor Nursing Facility. Community partners: Alzheimer’s Tennessee; Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice; Laurel Manor Nursing Facility; Lambert Bookkeeping & Financial Services; Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc.; Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home; Eastridge Apartments LLC; Claiborne County Office on Aging. Everyone welcome.

American Legion Post #109

All veterans are invited to attend monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. Activities begin at 6 p.m. with a meal. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at 335 Fulkerson Street in Tazewell.

Beginner’s Computer Class

The Claiborne County Public Library is hosting a beginner’s computer class at the Harrogate Senior Citizens Center every other Friday at 1 p.m. For more information call the library at 423-626-5414.

Free Tech Classes at Library

Need help with technology? Would you like to learn more about your mobile device? You can now schedule an appointment at the Claiborne County Public Library for free help sessions. The library will be able to help with the following: Computers, tablets, phones, use of apps, etc.

Come prepared with: The device you need help with; any necessary usernames and passwords needed to access your device and/or accounts; the device fully charged, if not, please bring a charger; questions and/or concerns about your device.

The library staff will not: Run diagnostics; troubleshoot or fix any malfunctioning devices (unless related to library services); run antivirus scans; computer maintenance; replace parts on a device; credit card transactions.

Call for information, more details or to schedule an appointment at 423-626-5414 or email at claibornelibrary@gmail.com. One-on-one or group appointments are available.

Arthur Community Center Association

The Arthur Community Center Restoration Organization has regular meetings the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Arthur Community Center. All residents of Arthur Community are encouraged to attend. The ACCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the Arthur Community Center for the public to use for meetings, family reunions, wedding receptions, etc.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project

Outreach workers Tommy Brooks and Erin Haverland will be available to assist eligible veterans with enrollment in HVRP. The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project helps veterans find secure employment through case management, job training, and referrals and links with other local service providers. Outreach workers can arrange visits with veterans in outlying areas who are unable to travel to the program office.Veterans Can Help is located at 511 Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Phone: 865-524-3926. In Knoxville, call 865-546-4813 for more information.

Free Spay and Neuter

The Animal Welfare League of Claiborne County is sponsoring a free spay/neuter for dogs and cats in the Claiborne County area for families with income less than $30,000 per year, depending upon the number of people in the household. Pick up applications at Harrogate Hospital for Animals, Russell Veterinary Services or Rowland Veterinary Services. You can also request spay applications at awlccspay@gmail.com . Complete application, including proof of income and mail to AWLCC, 200 Hatfield Morgan Lane, New Tazewell, TN 37825 or scan/email to email address above. Be sure to include a phone number.

Compiled by Marisa Anders

manders@civitasmedia.com

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