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• Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike, will host a seminar called “Where is God in all my hurt?” 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 12 and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13 at the church. The fee for the course is $50 for credit and $25 for audit. For more information, call Misty Mitchell at 865-291-5287.

• Glenwood Baptist Church of Oak Ridge has established a Christian School Feasibility Study team to explore the possibility of starting a Christian school to serve Oak Ridge and the surrounding communities. A questionnaire has been developed, and the church is asking the community for input. Copies of the questionnaire are available at the church office and online at the church website, The study team requests that questionnaires be returned to the church by March 24. For more information, please contact Glenwood Baptist Church at 865-483-7436.

• Parkway Presbyterian Church is pleased to host “the joy of moving together,” couples dance classes with instructors Sandy Verbeke and husband, Joe Lassater.  Laugh together and have loads of fun while learning to dance beginning Saturday, April 1, 3-5 p.m. at only $5 per person.  For additional information, call 865-919-7888. Join the fun on Saturday, April 1 in the church fellowship hall.

, 940 Sanctuary Lane located east of Pellissippi at Dutchtown Rd.

• Young people from all over Knoxville, and Farragut are raising funds to compete in the annual Summit in Chicago, April 19-22, and in Kentucky for a regional competition. The JV/Varsity Awana group will represent West Park Baptist Church in regionals. Teams from both Tennessee and Kentucky compete in Bible quizzes and games, hoping to bring home first place medals. The varsity division will compete at Summit against more than 150 teams in Bible quizzes, games, and fine arts. Summit is an annual extravaganza for high school students conducted by Awana clubs International. National Bible quizzes bring together teams from across the country to compete for the Summit championship. Students answer questions based on material taught during the year in Awana clubs. A college scholarship is given to each member of the winning Bible quiz team. AwanaGames pits teams from around the nation in 10 circle games. The West Park team will compete in co-ed volleyball. The fine arts competition is designed to help encourage students to develop their ministry-related gifts. The two basic categories are musical and non-musical. The musical categories are piano, vocal (solo and group) and instrumental. The non-musical categories include public speaking and graphic design. College scholarships will be available.

• Northshore Fellowship Church of God will host a men’s breakfast at 8:30 a.m., April 15 at the church. For more information, call 865-705-5780.

Tennessee spends less on alternatives to nursing home care than any other state in the union. Now, Westsiders have an opportunity to help change that unfortunate situation by signing a card urging Gov. Bredesen to sup-

port a resolution passed last year by the General Assembly calling for a balanced long-term care system. The system would provide for more services, such as adult day care, assisted living and in-home respite care. The cards urge the governor to support the AARP - s p o n s o red resolution, which calls for the creation of a global long-term budget that would funnel more money to alternative care. The expected result is a substantial saving of taxpayer money by not relying heavily on nursing home care. Jim and Judy Winchester of Westside Unitarian Universalist Church have the cards. Signed cards, part of

AARP Tennessee “Choices for Care” campaign, will be taken to Nashville on Wednesday, April 5 by the local AARP chapter and pooled with thousands of other signed cards from chapters around the state. For more information, call Judy Winchester at 865- 691-401


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