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Feb. 1

Art class at MPL

On Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Madisonville Public Library will hold an art class to teach participants how to make a ribbon bookmark. The class and supplies are free. Spots are limited. Pre-register by stopping by or calling the library with your library card number. All ages are welcome.

Feb. 3

VFW meeting

VFW Post #5150 will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the post, located at 101 Maremont Parkway in Loudon.

Feb. 3

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery will meet in Sweetwater on Monday, Feb. 3, at First Baptist Church, located at 303 Wright St. Refreshments begin at 6 p.m., followed by worship at 6:30 p.m. Small groups will start around 7:45 p.m. Small groups are divided into men's and women's groups and are safe places to give and receive positive support for individual needs. For more information, visit monroehealth.org, call 423-545-3015 or email hmrhymesmchc@gmail.com

Feb. 4

Women’s hormones presentation

Madisonville Public Library will hold a free women’s hormones presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 3:30-5 p.m. No prior signup/registration is required.

Feb. 4

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery will meet in Madisonville on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Madisonville Church of God, located at 3895 New Highway 68. Refreshments begin at 6 p.m., followed by worship at 6:30 p.m. Small groups will start around 7:45 p.m. Small groups are divided into men's and women's groups and are safe places to give and receive positive support for individual needs. For more information, visit monroehealth.org, call 423-545-3015 or email hmrhymesmchc@gmail.com.

Feb. 5

NARFE meeting

The NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) organization will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at noon at Western Sizzlin' Restaurant in Athens. Lynn Kilmas Petr from Starr Riding Academy will be the featured speaker. She will speak on the therapeutic value of horses on certain medical and physical conditions. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please arrive by 11:20 a.m. if you plan to order a meal.

Feb. 6

American Legion meeting

American Legion Post 256 extends an invitation to all veterans to join the group for their meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church of Tellico Village. The organization meets on the first Thursday of each month. Each meeting has an informative guest speaker and updates on community and veteran's services projects. For directions and more information, visit www.TellicoLakePost256.org.

Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27

Preschool storytime at MPL

Madisonville Public Library will hold free preschool storytime on Thursdays in February at 11 a.m. Children will be read to and will also be able to do a craft.

Feb. 7

Mug rug class at MPL

On Friday, Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Madisonville Public Library will hold a Valentine’s mug rug quilting class. The class and supplies are free. Spots are limited. Pre-registration and a sewing machine are required. Register by stopping by or calling the library with your library card number.

Feb. 7

Valentine's party at TPL

Tellico Plains Public Library will hold a Valentine's Party on Friday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. Attendees will get to make Valentine's Day cards. Snacks will be provided.

Feb. 8

Art class at MPL

On Saturday, Feb. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Madisonville Public Library will hold an art class to teach participants how to use charcoal pencils on wood. The class and supplies are free. Spots are limited. Pre-register by stopping by or calling the library with your library card number. All ages are welcome.

Feb. 11

Mobile Job Bus

The Mobile American Job Center Bus, sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will be at Madisonville Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, to help with resumes and job searching.

Feb. 12

Book Club at MPL

Madisonville Public Library’s Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 1-2 p.m. to discuss, “The Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly. Call or stop by the library for more information.

Feb. 15

Art class at MPL

On Saturday, Feb. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Madisonville Public Library will hold an art class with spring Mason jars. The class and supplies are free. Spots are limited. Pre-register by stopping by or calling the library with your library card number. All ages are welcome.

Feb. 17

Support group

A support group for survivors of domestic violence meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For more information, call 423-836-2906. The next meeting is Feb. 17.

Feb. 17

County Library Board meeting

There will be a County Library Board meeting at Madisonville Public Library on Monday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 18

Friends of TPL meeting

Friends of the Tellico Plains Public Library will hold their annual business meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Tellico Plains Public Library. The meeting will be to elect officers and discuss new business, including fundraising for the new library addition. All members are urged to attend.

Feb. 21

Essential oils presentation

Madisonville Public Library will hold a roller ball Essential Oils class on Friday, Feb. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to teach participants how to prepare an Essential Oil roller bottle. The class and supplies are free. Pre-register by stopping by or calling the library with your library card number.

Feb. 22

Art class at MPL

On Saturday, Feb. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Madisonville Public Library will hold an art class for bracelet jewelry making. The class and supplies are free. Spots are limited. Pre-register by stopping by or calling the library with your library card number. All ages are welcome.

Feb. 27

City Library Board meeting

The (Madisonville) City Library Board will meet at Madisonville Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 28

Art journaling class at MPL

Madisonville Public Library will hold an art journaling class on Friday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class and supplies are free. Spots are limited. Pre-register by stopping by or calling the library with your library card number. All ages are welcome.

Feb. 29

Art class at MPL

On Saturday, Feb. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Madisonville Public Library will hold an art class to teach participants how to use charcoal on paper. The class and supplies are free. Spots are limited. Pre-register by stopping by or calling the library with your library card number. All ages are welcome.

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