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Community Calendar

Welcome to the Independent Herald Community Calendar. Want to add an event that is being hosted by a non-profit organization or that is free for the community? Use the form at the bottom of this page!

Mission House

Where? First United Methodist Church of Oneida
When? Thursday, January 13, 2022 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
How much? Free

The Gerry McDonald Mission House, located on Church Ave., directly behind First United Methodist Church, remains open from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, Thursday mornings, except on the first Thursday, hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. You are eligible to receive food once per month. Operating procedures have been modified in order to comply with governmental requests for social distancing. For  more information or requirements, call the church office at 569-8828.

Food Pantry

Where? Pinnacle Resource Center
When? Tuesday, January 11, 2022 • 10 a.m. – ?
How much? Free

Pinnacle Resource Center’s food pantry (1513 Jeffers Road, Huntsville) is open every Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m. There are no income guidelines, however a photo ID and a piece of mail with a Scott County address is required.

Robbins Food Pantry

Where? Barton Chapel
When? Tuesday, January 18, 2022 • 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
How much? Free
Contact: Ella Smith, (423) 663-7462

The Robbins Elementary School Food Pantry will distribute food at Barton Chapel, located at 5760 Scott Highway in Robbins, on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. To receive food, enter the church parking lot by turning onto School House Road by Keeton Monuments, following the road by the school and back towards the highway before turning into the parking lot. Do not try to enter the church parking lot from the main highway. To be eligible for food, you must be the parent, grandparent, guardian or care giver of a student attending Robbins Elementary School or Head Start.

Spring Planting Festival

Where? Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
When? Saturday, April 23, 2022
How much? Free

The National Park Service hosts its annual Spring Planting Festival at Bandy Creek in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. The all-day event will feature crafts, music, demonstrations, food and more. Admission and parking are free.

Free Thanksgiving Dinners

Where? VFW Post 5669, Oneida
When? Saturday, November 20, 2021 • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
How much? Free

VFW Post 5669 in Oneida will be offering free takeout Thanksgiving dinners to veterans and their families on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 from noon until 2 p.m. Those wishing to receive the dinners must call the Post at (423) 569-5664 no later than Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 and register by leaving a message with your name, phone number and the number of meals desired.


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