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THURSDAY, FEB. 20
TUESDAY, FEB. 18
• Roane County Autism Support Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in Kingston United Methodist Church’s brick annex building at 212 W. Church St. The organization is designed to help parents with autistic and special-needs children, as well as to give children social time to be with others with similar circumstances. Babysitters are provided during each meeting. Contact Monique Stevens at Monique_stevens@comcast.net, or visit the Autism Support Group Roane County site on Facebook.
• Senior exercise, 9 a.m. in Kellytown Baptist Church recreation center, Oliver Springs; and 9:30 a.m. in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
• Art Club for adults, 10 a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Bethel Community Church, Kingston. Details: 376-6340.
• Senior pinochle, noon in Kingston Community Center. Details: 354-0450, Ext. 228.
“The Heart of Caring,” a special day of pampering planned especially for individuals who care for someone suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s or other disease, will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 in Kingston First Baptist Church; enter through the atrium doors across from Citizens Bank.
Manicures, chair massages, refreshments and door prizes will be among the attractions.
The Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment took to the field last month for a landmark training exercise combining traditional military muscle with cutting-edge virtual technology.
Each frigid weekend in January, soldiers from the 278th’s 3rd Squadron surged onto the maneuver area at Volunteer Training Site – Catoosa in northwest Georgia — equipped with Bradley Fighting Vehicles and heavily-armored Humvees.