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Oct. 15

Celebrate Recovery-Watts Bar Church

The Celebrate Recovery Community will meet at Watts Bar Church, located at 1517 State Highway 68 W in Decatur, on Thursday, Oct. 15. A free meal will be served at 6 p.m., followed by worship and large group at 6:45 p.m. Around 7:50, attendees will break into small groups. Small groups are divided into men's and women's groups and are safe places to give and receive positive support for individual needs. Child care is provided.

Sept. Oct. 17, 24 & 31

Free produce, bakery giveaway

The Food Pantry and Thrift Store of Tellico Plains will give away free produce and bakery items every Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the gazebo in Town Square. For more information, call Diana Murphy at 423-295-5518.

Oct. 20

Celebrate Recovery-Madisonville

Celebrate Recovery will meet in Madisonville on Tuesday, Oct. 20 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

Oct. 24

TPL book sale

Friends of the Tellico Plains Public Library will be having a book sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 31

TPL Halloween event

Tellico Plains Public Library will hold a Halloween Fun at the Library event on Saturday, Oct. 31 from noon until 2 p.m. There will be games, crafts, treats, a costume contest (different age groups) at 12:30 p.m., and story time at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Oct. 31

Fall Family Freedom Festival

VFW Post 5156 & Auxiliary will be hosting a Fall Family Freedom Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the post, located at 137 Veterans Road in Sweetwater. This free, family-friendly event will feature food, music, games, a Halloween costume contest, and more.

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