We are a large group coordinating and working with other area huddles, Blount County United, SURG-BC,SCNW, Love Trumps Hate-Knoxville, WMC-Power Through TN, and other groups. We also have subdivisions/small huddle groups that focus on a number of important issues.
The whole group supports the suggested actions of the smaller groups.
June 10th Mon 5PM: Blount County Budget Meeting. Location: Room 430 Blount County Courthouse. This is a good opportunity of provide support of funding for the Library and purchasing Election Voting machines with paper back up.
June 12th, Wed 4:30PM: Environment Working Group Meeting. Location: Liles Acres Organic Farm, 2518 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville.
June 12th, Wed 7PM: Pulse Nightclub Vigil. Join Knox Pride and community partners in remembering the tragic events to our LGBT family and community June 12, 2016. Location: Friendship Pavilion at UT Botanical Gardens on Jacob Dr. Knoxville TN.
June 13th, Thurs 7-8PM: Charting a New Course for Conservation. Dwayne Estes, Tennessee Conservationist of the Year and known in the ecology community as “the prairie preacher”, will present "The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative:Charting a New Course for Conservation in the 21st Century". Location: , UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave, Oak Ridgehttp://utarboretum.tennessee.edu/arbevents.htm
June 15th, Sat ??: #Impeach Trump: Acto to Defend Democracy. The Women’s March Coalition is organizing marches for impeachment around the country. So far, none are scheduled for East TN but you can keep track of events at this website.
June 15th, Sat 12-7PM: Fish Fry to Support Family Promise, Good Neighbors & Habitat for Humanity. Location: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 314 W. Broadway Maryville. Adults $15, Children 5-11 $5, Children <4 are free. See details at https://www.facebook.com/events/2508403872527284/
June 18th, Tues 9:30 AM: Free Legal Clinic for Seniors. Sponsored by BC Office on Aging. Location: 145 Hubbard School Road Maryville. Attorneys with Legal Aid of East Tennessee provide a FREE legal clinic during which qualifying seniors will have the opportunity to meet privately with an attorney. Qualifying seniors may receive legal advice, representation, or preparation of legal documents. For more information call 866-333-1505.
June 19th, Wed 11AM: Blount County Election Commission Meeting. This is your opportunity to learn more and to provide feedback on new voting machine decisions. Location: Election Commission Office, lower level of Blount County Courthouse Maryville.
June 19th, Wed 12-1PM: Books Sandwiched In. Dave Wells, Tennessee Co-Coordinator of Better Angels, will discuss Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt by Arthur C. Brooks. Location is the East Tennessee History Center auditorium at 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville. Sponsored by Knox County Public Library.
June 19th, We 5PM: NAACP 400 Year Celebration. Join the BC NAACP in commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African Americans to the United States. Ceremony and picnic. Location: John Sevier Park Pavilion 1998 Sequoyah Ave, Maryville, TN 37804.
June 20th, Thurs 6:30 PM: UN World Refugee Day Observance. Hosted by Blount County Bahá’í community.Location is Sharon Lawson Room, Blount County Public Library, 508 N Cusick St Maryville. Attendees will learn about the services and assistance provided to refugees in this area, hear directly from refugees about their experiences, and discuss how Blount County residents can individually and collectively be welcoming neighbors to those who move to this country. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 503-894-0187.
June 22nd, Sat 11:45 AM: Blount County NAACP Meeting, followed by BC United Meeting at 1PM. St. Paul AME Zion Church 401 W Broadway Ave Maryville. Dues for both organizations = $60 per year. Nonmembers can attend the BCU meeting and lunch is $5.
June 25th, Tues 11:30 AM-1PM: Blount County Ecumenical Action Council Luncheon Meeting. Presentation on the Habitat for Humanity Faith Build. A great opportunity to learn how to Junhelp someone in our community. Location: 1st United Methodist 804 Montvale Station Rd Maryville. Lunch is $5. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org .
June 27th, Thurs 7-9 PM: Monthly Huddle Meeting: Panel on Teaching Civics. Locations = Dorothy Herron Room A, Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St. Maryville.
June 28th, Fri 1-6PM: Save our Sons Summit. The Summit is for young men ages 14-24 and will feature an Empowerment Panel discussion from local entrepreneurs. Location: Change Center, 203 Harriet Tubman St. Knoxville. Click here for more information. Registration (free) is available through June 14, 2019 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-our-sons-summit-2019-tickets-61262666284 .
June 29th Sat 2-5PM: Sign for the Climate Conference.Location: TN Amphitheater at World’s Fair Park downtown Knoxville. Sponsored by Climate Knoxville: http://climateknoxville.org/
June 29th 11AM-1PM: DASH for TRASH. Meet at Round 6 Brewing, 427 Whitecrest Ave Maryville. Sponsored by Keep Blount Beautiful. Fun and family friendly! Registration required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxlRdZExFvUXWZKR1lKhrDqeR9O82PeVDwWJvHGmnvKyXEVw/viewform
Future Huddle Meeting Dates: We meet in Dorothy Herron Room A at Blount County Public Library on the last Thursday of the month. Please save these future meeting dates: June 27 (Impact of Civics Education on Young Voters), July 25 (Blount County Community Action Agency/Good Neighbors – What Local Agencies are Doing to Help People Falling in the Financial Gap), Aug 29 (Poverty in America -Safety Net Programs in the USA & TN), Sept 26 (TN Equality Project – Update on Discriminatory Legislation in TN), Oct 31, (no meetings November & December due to holidays), January 30.