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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 1:15 pm

GROUPS

ABINGDON SENIOR CENTER: Abingdon, Va., 300 Senior Drive, various events such as arts, floral arranging, exercise, day trips, game nights, bridge, quilting, arts exploration and more. 276-628-3911.

ABINGDON TOWN COUNCIL: Abingdon, Va., first Monday, 7:30 p.m., Municipal Building on Main Street; visit www.abingdon.com.

ABINGDON SCHOLA: Abingdon, Va., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, meets every Tuesday, 7 p.m. Group of singers dedicated to the study and performance of a capella liturgical music of the medieval period in Europe.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 18: Marion, Va., meets third Monday of each month 7 p.m. By authority of Commander James B. Greer. 276-783-4852.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 19: Marion, Va., Third Monday, 7 p.m. By authorization of Commander James Richardson. 276-783-6874.

ANDERSON CHAPTER NO. 144, BRISTOL COUNCIL NO. 126: Bristol, Tenn., Royal Arch, Royal and Se-lect Masters; King Lodge, 35 5th St., third Monday, 7:30 p.m.; all companions welcome; 423-383-7087 or info@kinglodge.org.

ARC OF LENOWISCO: Big Stone Gap, Va., Independence House. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of June at 5:30 p.m. Claressa Young, 276-523-4357.

BETA SIGMA PHI: Bristol, Tenn., Weavers Hospitality House, Lureate Alpha Lambda Chapter, third Mon-day, 7 p.m. Membership questions, 423-764-0810.

BLUE KNIGHTS TN6 MOTORCYCLE CLUB: Johnson City, Tenn., Gray, Tenn., 105 Gray Commons Cir-cle, (meeting room at the Fire Station). Third Thursday, dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Membership open to all active or retired law enforcement with a motorcycle. 423-232-8825.

BLUE RIDGE DRYLAND MUSHERS SLED DOG CLUB: Part of the Siberian Husky assist rescue. Dryland sledding/scootering/bikejoring, classes, fun runs, hiking with dogs and other events. 276-494-23153, siberianhuskyrescue@yahoo.com or www.siberianhuskyassist.com.

BRISTOL CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CLUB: Bristol, Tenn., 3225 Avoca Road, Addilynn Family Life Center, meets third Wednesday, 10 a.m. brunch, speakers and entertainment. Affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries; Nursery available. For information, Nancy Young, 423-968-7976.

BRISTOL FIRE MUSEUM: Bristol Va. Fire Dept., Station No. 1, 221 Moore St.; second Monday, 6:30 p.m. All interested in preserving region’s fire history invited. Peggy Brown, 276-645-7304.

BRISTOL SENIOR RESOURCE LUNCHEON: July 25, Cancer Outreach Foundation. 423-797-1904.

BRISTOL SENIOR WOMEN’S CLUB: Bristol, Tenn., United Way Building, third Monday, 3 p.m. Visitors, prospective members welcome. Marge Olson, 423-764-0678.

BRISTOL SHRINE CLUB: Bristol, Tenn., King Lodge, 35 5th St., third Friday, 7 p.m.; Ron Schoenhardt, president; 423-968-4531.

BRISTOL TENNESSEE HIGH SCHOOL LUNCH BUNCH: Meets Aug. 6, 12 noon at Perkins Restaurant.

BRISTOL TENNESSEE REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB: Bristol, Tenn.., 2131 Volunteer Pkwy., Fish Ta-les/Pig Tales Café, across from Walmart. Meets last Monday of month at noon; November, fundraiser; December, Christmas party. Gale Morton 423-878-7752 or bristolgopwomen@yahoo.com.

BRISTOL TN/VA BOTTLE CLUB: Bristol, Va., Grand Antiques, 615 State St., 6:30 p.m. on third Tuesday. Public invited. 423-968-1437 or brisbotls@hotmail.com.

BRISTOL TN/VA EMBROIDERS GUILD: Bristol, Va., Meets fourth Tuesday of the month at Central Presbyterian Church, Euclid Ave., 6:30 p.m.

BRISTOL VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC COMMMITTEE: Bristol, Va., 497 Cumberland St., Bristol Virginia Courthouse, meets second Monday, 7 p.m.; Monthly breakfast, third Saturday, 9 a.m. at Golden Corral, Exit 7, Bristol, Va., 276-466-9541 or www.bristolvademocrats.wordpess.com.

BRISTOL VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN PARTY: Bristol, Va., Courthouse, 497 Cumberland St., meets third Monday of every month, 7 p.m. Chairman Kevin Corbett, 276-466-8950, www.bristolvagop.org.

CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER: Blountville, Tenn. 150 Blountville Bypass, 423-279-1222.

CHILHOWIE CROP CLUB: Chilhowie, Va. Town Hall Community Room, third Thursday, 4-9 p.m. Beginner session available at 6:30 p.m. Learn traditional scrapbooking techniques or digital photo books. Kelly Spencer-Hill, 276-646-3232.

CIVIL AIR PATROL: Holston Valley Composite Squadron, Abingdon, Va., Virginia Highlands Airport main terminal building, 18521 Lee Hwy. Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Prospective cadets ages 12-18 and parents always welcome and encouraged to join. Those interested in flying as a new cadet member are eligible for five powered flights. Major Bob Dorton, 423-646-9253.

COMPANION HOSPICE: Families who have lost a loved one. Become a hospice bereavement volunteer 2-4 hours per week. Weekly phone calls from our office to families to provide emotional and/or spiritual support. Free hospice training and certification. Kingsport Volunteer coordinator 423-288-9777.

DAN’L BOONE REGION ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA: Kingsport University Center. Meets third Monday each month, 7 p.m. Anyone who appreciates antique cars welcome. 423-782-6526.

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS, CH. 39: Marion, Va., meets second Friday 6 p.m. By authority of Mar-tha J. Poston, Cmdr., 276-783-7355.

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS, CH. 40: Bristol, Va. meets on first Tuesday at 7 p.m. downstairs of Fellowship Chapel on Crockett St. Commander Cecil Bryant 423-646-5611.

FASHION DOLL CLUB: Johnson City, Tenn., Kroger, State of Franklin. Second Sunday. Peggy Huson, 423-542-4569 or Pat Pennington, 423-928-2939.

FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE: Erwin, Tenn., Unaka Lodge 93. Newly formed club. Membership open to all certified full-time law enforcement officers, active and retired. Meets fourth Thursday. Dan Moeser, 423-232-88225.

GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION: Tri-City Wings Chapter C; Kingsport, Tenn., Mama’s House Buffet, 2608 N. John Dennis Hwy. Third Tuesday: 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting. Everyone welcome. Tom Jayne, 423-323-2239. Chapter H, Abingdon Moose Lodge, 15605 Porterfield Hwy., second Tuesday: dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. 276-628-6047.

HIGHLANDS CAMERA CLUB: Abingdon, 205 Hill St., NE, Washington County Public Library, meets third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. The club is open to all skill levels. Call Gwen for information 276-212-0726.

HOLSTON QUILTERS GUILD: Bristol, Tenn., 322 Vance Drive, First United Methodist Church, meets third Saturday monthly. Social hour, 9:30 a.m., meeting begins 10 a.m. holstonquilters@yahoo.com or http://holstonquiltersguild.blogspot.com.

INTERMONT SEARCH, RESCUE TEAM: Damascus, Va., Quincey’s Pizza, last Tuesday, 7 p.m., 423-878-72131.

INTERSTATE HEBRIAC CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: Interstate Fellowship Church, directly across from John S. Battle Baseball Field on Battle Hill Drive, Meetings held second Friday of the month. Opportunity for all denominations interested in the Hebraic roots of the faith and unity in Messiah to worship, fellowship and learn.

JERICHO SHRINE TEMPLE: Kingsport, Tenn., 1100 Jericho Dr.; second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Elbert (Smi-ley) Bridwell, potentate, 423-323-1982.

JONESBOROUGH SENIOR CENTER: Persimmon Ridge Road, various activities. Call Marcia Rountree 423-753-1083 or email marciar@jonesboroughtn.org.

JOHNSON CITY AREA PHOTO CLUB: Johnson, Tenn. New members welcome. jcphotoclub@hotmail.com.

KING LODGE NO. 461: Bristol, Tenn., 35 5th St., Free and Accepted Masons, meets second Monday, 7:30 p.m. All brothers welcome, 423-878-3302 or info@kinglodge.org.

MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING (MADD): Bristol, Va., Bristol Public Library, fourth Thursday, 6 p.m. mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims, prevent underage drinking. Males are welcome. Rosalie Smith, 276-669-1521.

MOUNTAIN EMPIRE AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY (MEARS): Abingdon, Va., Washington County EOC/Central Dispatch, 234 W. Valley St., third Thursday, 7 p.m. 276-628-2835, 276-628-9322 or www.home.earthlink.net/~mears_arrl/.

MOUNTAIN STRINGS DULCIMER CLUB: Abingdon, Va., Pleasant View United Methodist Church, second Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Lisa Jessee, 276-889-4480 or Cathy Maine, 276-628-5675.

NEVERMORE BOOK CLUB: Bristol, meets every Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bristol Public Li-brary in the Frances E. Kegley Conference Room. Bring lunch. Discussion will be hosted by Jud Barry. 276-645-8780 or www.bristol-library.org.

NEWCOMERS AND FRIENDS CLUB OF BRISTOL TN/VA: Bristol, Va., 100 Piedmont Ave., Southeast Culinary and Hospitality College, second Friday of each month, 10:30 a.m. Call Gwen Paton, membership chairman, 423-212-0726.

NORTHEAST TENNESSEE RIGHT TO LIFE: Johnson City, Tenn. Sleep Inn Hotel, 2020 Franklin Terrace Court; second Tuesday, 7 p.m.; 423-282-9621.

OVERMOUNTAIN BREWERS: Abingdon, Va. Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month 7 p.m. at Stateline Bar & Grille in Bristol. Goal of Overmountain Brewers is to promote brewing education along wth providing a venue for local home brewers to gather and discuss their craft. http://overmountainbrewers.com.

PARENTS, FAMILIES, FRIENDS OF LESBIANS, GAYS (PFLAG): New chapter to serve Tri-Cities area; third Thursday, 7 p.m., ETSU campus; www.pflag-tricities.blogspot.com; New chapter in Southwest Virginia, PFLAG-Virginia Highland Chapter in Abingdon. Second Thursday of each month. Call Dexter Tenney, 276-614-7319.

PILOT CLUB OF BRISTOL: Bristol, Tenn., Southside Ave., South Bristol United Methodist Church, fourth Tuesday, 6 p.m. Prospective members welcome. Linda Salyer, 276-669-9003.

PINNACLE CLUB: Johnson City, Tenn., various events each month. Call Sharon Cameron at 423-431-1312 and leave a message.

PRINCETON CAMERA CLUB: Princeton, W.Va., 813 Mercer Street, Associated Photography, meets third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. New members welcome. 304-425-5519.

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK OF TRI-CITIES: Kingsport, Tenn. Seeking new members. Stand-ard membership $110/associate membership $40. info@pwnonline.org.

REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB OF SULLIVAN COUNTY: Second Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Lana Smith, 423-246-7488 or Shirley Linebaugh, 423-391-1164.

RIGHT TO LIFE: Bristol Chapter; Bristol Public Library, Goode St. Fourth Monday, 6:30 p.m. 276-466-1825.

SHELBY LODGE NO. 162: Bristol, Va., 251 Old Airport Road meets first Monday, 7:30 p.m., Wayland Jessee, WM., 276-608-2455.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: Chilhowie, Va., Community Center. Second Monday of each month, 7 p.m. 276-783-5513.

ST. OMER COMMANDERY NO. 19: Bristol, Tenn., King Lodge, 35 5th St. Fourth Monday, 7 p.m. All Sir Knights welcome. 423-968-4588 or info@kinglodge.org.

SULLIVAN CO. HISTORICAL, GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: Blountville, Tenn., Sullivan County Courthouse, second floor commission room. Volunteers to catalogue county records welcome at Sullivan Co. Archives Monday-Wednesday. Shelia Hunt, 423-323-4660.

SULLIVAN SENIORS: Kingsport, Tenn., John B. Dennis Bypass, Mama’s House Restaurant. The group meets quarterly on fifth Thursday for a Dutch treat lunch and visit with former classmates of old Sullivan High School and friends.

THE STATE OF FRANKLIN HOMEBREWERS: Machiavelli’s. Meetings rotate monthly between Kingsport and Johnson City. This is a group of avid beer brewers and connoisseurs who share their knowledge with others. 423-968-2374 or www.franklinbrew.org.

TRI-CITIES MIATA CLUB: Meets first Tuesday, alternating between Kingsport, Johnson City, Bristol loca-tions. www.tri-citiesmiataclub.com.

TWIN CITY TOASTERS: Toastmasters International Club 4559, Bristol, Tenn., Central Christian Church, Southside and Melrose streets. First and third Tuesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m.; 276-762-5430.

UNITED AUTO WORKER RETIREES: Johnson City, Tenn., Pipe Fitters Union Hall, 121 Spring St. 423-772-4777 or 423-743-8778.

UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY: Bristol, Tenn., 540 Hwy. 126, Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, meets first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. 423-646-6095 or luic.secretary@gmail.com.

VIRGINIA CREEPER TRAIL CLUB: Abingdon, Va., Washington County Public Library. Last Wednesday, 7 p.m. Public welcome. 276-676-2209 or www.vacreepertrail.org.

WASHINGTON COUNTY BASS CLUB: Abingdon, Va., Fire Hall, first and third Tuesdays of the month 7 p.m. New members welcome. David Werth at WCBASSCLUB@gmail.com .

WASHINGTON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: Abingdon, Washington County GOP Headquarters, 1060 W. Main St. in Stone Mill Village Shopping Center next to Subway off Exit 14, I-81 meeting open to all who like conservative values. Contact Richard Macbeth 276-492-3088 or visit www.washcovagop.com.

WAVES NATIONAL: A veterans organization of sea service women who have served or are now serving in the Navy, Naval Reserves, Navy Nurse Corps, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserves, Merchant Marines, WRENS (British Navy) are looking for those few good women to join the national organization, which has approximately 3,200 members and about 90 local units across the country. Looking to form a unit in this area. All eligible women wishing to join a unit, contact Betty Kelly, Reg. Rep. 540-345-3342 or 540-798-9150.

WOLF HILL QUILTERS: Abingdon, Va., Southwest Va., 4 H Center. Second Saturday, 10 a.m. All skill lev-els welcome. Connie Waters, 276-676-2911.

YORK LODGE NO. 12: Abingdon, Va., Maple Grove, Black Hollow Rd. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., work and instruc-tions; fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m., stated communication meeting; Steve Reed, 276-791-1676.

SUBMIT INFORMATION

  » Groups calendar runs once a month on the first Wednesday of each month. To submit entries, email features@bristolnews.com or fax 276-669-3696. Deadline is noon on the last Monday of the preceding month. Each item must be updated every six months if it is to continue to run. Call Mary Dutton, 276-645-2556 or Jan Patrick, 276-645-2515, for more information.

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