The Pinecrest Volunteer Fire Department will be having a haunted forest the week leading up to Halloween. This event is for benefit of Pinecrest Volunteer Fire Department. For more information call 562-8100.
Community Health of East Tenneessee Family Services Center will host its 2nd annual chili cook off on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at The Lodge at Idle Stone Farms. Tickets are $5.00 and that includes chili, a drink and a dessert. All proceeds will benefit victims of domestic violence. For ticket information call 562-8325.
Wear your pink to bingo on Oct. 28 at Jacksboro Middle School. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. All proceeds go for Relay for Life.
The Campbell County Artists Association is hosting a painting class from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 27 with Buddy Person at the Chaniott/Reikardt Studio, 300 Beech St. For more information contact Pearson at (305)-522-3084or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. On Oct. 29 the group will host Nic Hankins for a class on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chaniott/Reikardt Studio. The cost is $60 and includes the canvas. There is an additional $15 Palette fee for those who do not have their own oil supplies, paints and brushes. Log on to www.nichankins.com to see a photo of the project. To secure a seat contact Hankins on his website, or call Person at (305) 522-3084.
There will be a Halloween motorcycle ride Oct. 29. The money raised will buy things for activities for the children in the housing authority. Registration will be from noon till 1 p.m. Bikes will pull out at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per bike or $15 per couple. For more information contact Melissa Dykes at 871-1158.
Cumberland Mountain Eagles will have a HalloweenpParty on Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. There will be music by Shackdaddy, finger foods and a costume contest for first and second place. There is $5 cover charge for guest and $3 for members.
CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates of Campbell County is hosting a four -hour radio telethon Oct. 29 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on 1450 WLAF and cable channel 12. The telethon, a mixture of music and video, will feature Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director E.L. Morton and Valley View Elelmentary School Principal Steve Rutherford as co- hosts for this event with performances by local bluegrass and gospel groups. Funds raised by this event will be used to support CASA’s work with victimized children in Campbell County.
Cove Lake Hiking Chapter of the TTA will be having their monthly meeting at the new recreation center in LaFollette, 300 W. Beech St.
Tennessee State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver will be performing a concert on Oct. 30 at First Baptist Church of Jacksboro at 6 p.m. The concert is free to the public.
Local artist and storyteller Allan Miller will be conducting the ghost/history walk of downtown LaFollette again this year. There will be one added bonus to the walk that was not on the tour last year. Call at 494-4985 for pricing and to set up a time.
The LaFollette Utilities Board will have a workshop beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 1 with the board meeting to immediately follow. For more information or questions call Regina at 907-1013.
The Friends of the LaFollette Library will conduct its fall book sale on Nov. 3, 4 and 5, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The sale will be held in the old Claiborne Olds Cadillac building, located at traffic light 5 in LaFollette. All sales benefit the Friends of the LaFollette Public Library in its endeavors to support the new library building.
Elk Valley’s First Turkey Shoot will be on Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. on Red Cut Road. Follow the signs. This is a fundraiser for Elk Valley basketball teams. Kids under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call Kelly at 494-3889.
Tennova will be holding a free blood glucose testing along with blood pressure checks. Livewell will be providing literature on diabetes, body mass and preventive nutritional suggestions for good health. These will be held at The Senior Citizens Center on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
A Memorial Service will be held Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., at the Lake City Veterans Memorial in North Lake City, adjacent to the public library and ball park.
First Baptist LaFollette is the collection site for the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child for Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse. The boxes may be delivered on Nov. 14 through 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Nov. 19 from 1 p.m. to 4p.m. and Nov. 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Nov 21. From 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The shoeboxes don’t have to be wrapped. For more information call 562-7649. The goal for out area is 2,000 boxes so the support of the community is needed.
The Operation Roundup Board will meet on Nov. 17 in the LaFollette Utilities Board conference room at 9 a.m. Those seeking assistance should have completed applications submitted by Nov. 11. Applications may be obtained at LaFollette Utilities Board.
Donations of toys and stuffed animals are being sought by Victory Kids to give out to children at Christmas. Items can be dropped off at 210 Sharps Lane Apt. 130. Volunteers are also needed, as well as a flatbed truck. For more information call 566-6699.
Jellico Highway Church of God is now offering a complete meal in a box on a monthly give-away. These meals are given away on the third Thursday of each month at the church from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. No application, no questions asked, but there is a limited number of boxes.
The La Cruizers Car Club holds a cruise-in fun down town every second and fourth Friday night.
A beekeepers association will begin in Campbell County. Those interested in joining should contact Martin Trowbridge at (423) 377-5680. The meetings will start in January 2012.
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.
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 a 12-step Christ centered recovery program for all types of hurts, hang-ups and habits meets at Jacksboro First Baptist Church on Thursday at 6:15 p.m., light supper, 7 – 9 p.m., large group, small group. Recently added small groups are family support led by Margaret Faulkner and grief recovery led by Dana Redus. A hotline is available at 494-5801.
The Landing provides a safe place for students 13-18 years of age to apply the Principles of Celebrate Recovery. Students are given hope for dealing with their hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Confidentiality and anonymity are key components of the program. For more information call 423-494-5801.
Volunteers from the LaFollette United Methodist Church will build ramps for people in Campbell County. If you have difficulty accessing your home and would like more information call 566-7666.
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