Non-BHEA Sponsored Activities

Stemquest:

Workshops available with Maria Toncray. Go to http://www.stemquest.net to register and pay online.  Elementary classes (ages 8-11)  9:30 - 10:30 am. Middle School classes (ages 12-15)  11:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

 

Chess Club 

Chess Club is currently free and open to all ages.  Chess Club meets on  Thursday and Saturday with Coach Tom Jobe in the Teen Section of Blount County Library. Meetings are Thursday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm or Saturday 10:00 - 3:00 pm. 

For more information contact: Tom Jobe. 865-982-0981

 

Destination Imagination  

Destination Imagination teaches the creative process and  empowers participants with the skills needed to success at a regional, state and global level. It allows individuals to come together as a team and create a unique solution in a  fun, hands-on environment by fostering creativity and teamwork through the fields of STEM (science, technology,  engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. 

Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament. 

Teams for in the fall.  There are team entry fees. For more information contactDarunnee Lawson daruneelawson@yahoo.com or allison@mmmicro.com. 

 

Smoky Mountain Service Dogs (SMSD)

Do you love puppies?  Would you like to help our wounded Veterans? If so, please consider becoming a puppy raiser for Smoky Mountain Service Dogs (SMSD).  Our mission is to enhance quality of life for Veterans with disabilities by providing custom-trained mobility assistance service dogs at no cost to the Veteran.  Our puppy raisers provide a loving, patient environment in which our young puppies can learn and grow for an approximately 12-month period.  Puppy raisers are responsible for teaching basic house manners and obedience skills under the guidance and direction of our trainers, and will participate in regularly scheduled, individualized lessons at our kennel.  The puppy raiser also accompanies the puppy to scheduled vet visits, takes the puppy out into public several times each week, and is available the majority of the day to provide consistency while the puppy learns.  SMSD provides food, medications, vet care expenses, training classes and more.  You provide your time and your love!  To find out more, visit www.smokymountainservicedogs.org.  To get started, contact a Volunteer Coordinator by clicking the “Volunteer” link on our website, or by sending an email to smsdvolunteer@yahoo.com.