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Deadline for submissions is noon on Monday for the Wednesday paper and noon on Wednesday for the weekend edition. Items will run as space is available and we cannot guarantee items will run more than one time. Submissions can be brought to our office at 609 East North St. in Sweetwater or emailed to marie.millsaps@advocateanddemocrat.com.

April 18

Mobile American Job Center Bus at MPL

The Mobile American Job Center Bus, sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will be in the Madisonville Public Library parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, to help with resumes and job searching.

April 18

Job Fair at MPL


The Madisonville Public Library will have a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, April 18. Various companies will be present, accepting resumes and scheduling interviews. There will also be local organizations available to help with getting training for a new job.

April 18

Block quilting at MPL

The Madisonville Public Library will have a Jacob's Ladder, block quilting class from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Prior registration and Madisonville Library card required. Adults only. Class and all supplies are free.

April 18

Pokémon League at SPL

Sweetwater Public Library will have Pokémon League from 3:30-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, for fans of the trading card game and Pokémon Go.

April 18

Spring Dance

The Monroe County Senior Center and Friends Spring Dance will be held at the Cora Veal Center in Madisonville from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The cost is $5 per person, and refreshments will be available for a small fee. All proceeds to benefit the Coral Veal Center.

April 18,25

Preschool storytime at MPL

The Madisonville Public Library will have preschool storytime at 11 a.m. each Thursday in April. Children will also be able to make a craft. All ages are welcome!

April 19-20

MPL special hours

The Madisonville Public Library will be closed April 19-20 and will reopen at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 22.

April 19-20

SPL holiday hours

Sweetwater Public Library will be closed for the Good Friday/Easter weekend, April 19-20. The library will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 22.

April 20

Food Pantry at Shoal Creek

Shoal Creek Baptist Church will have a food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20. The food pantry will be open on the third Saturday of each month.

April 20

Community Easter egg hunt

First United Methodist Church in Madisonville will sponsor a community Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Houston Park. Join us for story time, egg hunt, food and fellowship.  Bring your own basket. For more information, call 442-2471.

April 20

Free bakery/produce distribution

The Tellico Plains Food Pantry will have free bakery and produce distribution from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20.

April 23

Retired teachers meeting

Monroe County retired teachers will meet at noon on Tuesday, April 23, in the cafeteria at Hiwassee College. All retirees are welcome.

April 23, 30

Storytime at SPL

Sweetwater Public Library will have storytime at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday in April.

April 23, 30

STEAM Club at SPL

Sweetwater Public Library will have STEAM Club from 3:30-5 p.m. each Tuesday in April.

April 25

City Library Board meeting

The Madisonville Public Library will have a City Library Board meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

April 25

Game Day at SPL

Sweetwater Public Library will have Game Day from 3:30-5 p.m. on April 11 and April 25. Bring your cards, board and handheld games to play with friends and family.

April 26

Quilting class at MPL

The Madisonville Public Library will have a T-shirt quilting class, part four, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 26. This is part four of a four-part class. All four classes need to be attended in order to take home a finished project. Adult patrons are welcome. In order to attend, prior registration and Madisonville library card are required.

April 26

Mobile American Job Center Bus at SPL

The Mobile American Job Center Bus, sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will be in the Sweetwater Public Library parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, to help with resumes and job searching.

April 27

Jewelry making class at MPL

The Madisonville Public Library will have a jewelry making class from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Prior registration and Madisonville Library card required. Adults only. Class and all supplies are free.

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