The Advocate & Democrat runs most community calendar and church calendar items free of charge. Deadline for submissions is noon on Friday. Items will run as space is available and we cannot guarantee items will run more than one time. Submissions can be emailed to Due to the current coronavirus situation, all calendar items are considered tentative and subject to change.

Sliger reunion cancelled

Due to COVID-19, the Sliger family reunion has been cancelled this year. Please help spread the word. For more information, call Dan Sliger at 423-253-2233.

July 24

SPL mask making workshop

Sweetwater Public Library will hold a mask sewing workshop on Friday, July 24, from 1-6 p.m. Please bring your own material to cut and measure, or the following will be provided for you: pre-washed material, patterns, cutting tools and sewing machine. Participants must wash hands and wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, a mask will be provided for you.

July 25

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.

July 28

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery will meet in Madisonville on Tuesday, July 28, 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, call 423-545-3015 or email

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