Holiday Activities

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The Campbell County Artist Association will hold its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 9. This year members will be going to the Gondolier Restaurant in Harrogate. Members can meet at the restaurant, or make plans on meeting at the Chaniott/Carroll Studio in the West LaFollette Recreation Center building no later than 6:30. Call Terry Chaniott at (423)907-2282 for directions if necessary and to RSVP.  Also bring a grab bag gift, preferably one of your own creations, or not more than a $10 value and a white elephant gift for fun, something regiftable, but that you no longer want. Anyone interested in more information on the association contact Karen Cumorich at 562-8468. 

Community Health of East Tennessee will offer the Parenting Education Seminar for Divorcing Parents on Dec. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Community Health Administration Office, 507 Main Street, Jacksboro.  Registration forms are available at the Administrative Office in Jacksboro.  Pre-registration is $30.  Registration paid on the day of the class is $40.  Call 563-1040 or 562-1156 for more details.


Historic Speedwell Academy will be open to the public on Dec. 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free refreshments will be provided and there is no admission charge.


Norris Dam State Park will host its’ eighth annual holiday homecoming Dec. 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is free, because donations are strongly encouraged to ensure future homecomings.


The Second Annual Christmas Craft Show –handmade gifts for sale by local crafters will be held in Eagan on Dec. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Clearfork Community Institute.  Sponsored by the Clearfork Seasonal Market and the Woodland Community Development Corporation, for more information please call (423)784-5304. 

The Campbell and Claiborne Shrine Club will hold its annual Christmas party on Dec. 13 for burn and handicap children that receive healthcare at the Lexington and Cincinnati hospitals. The party will be at the Pizza Inn in Tazewell beginning at 6 p.m.


The Campbell County Children’s Center is offering individuals a chance to make a difference in the life of an abused child. Instead of giving a bottle of lotion or another gift basket for Christmas, individuals can make a monetary donation on the gift recipient’s behalf to the children’s center. The center will send out a card to inform the individual that a donation has been made on their behalf for Christmas.

To report child abuse call the Tennessee toll free hotline number 1-877-237-0004. Child abuse is mistreatment or neglect of a child that results in non-accidental harm or injury:  physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. 

Narcotics Anonymous meets on Wednesday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 2119 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette in the Campbell County Unity Association building.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the Jellico United Methodist Church, 204 Fifth Street, Jellico, on Mondays at 7 p.m.


Alcoholics Anonymous meets Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. at 2119 Jacksboro Pike, LaFollette in the Campbell County Unity Association building. Alcoholics Anonymous also has a hotline, 1-800-905-8666.

Al- Anon for the families of the alcoholic can call (865)525-9040.


Celebrate Recovery Meeting is held Thursdays, First Baptist Church Jacksboro, 6:15 light meal, 7:00 large group. Small groups include Life Hurts, God Heals issues: Chemical Dependency, Abuse, Co-dependency, Family Support and more. Excellent program for children, infant to teens. Coming soon, The Landing, CR for teens. Call: 423-494-5801


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