Around Cleveland
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— An Adult Book Club for ages 18 and older is being formed at the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library, and will meet the third Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m., in the Carmichael House Conference Room. Call the library if you are interested in attending the Adult Book Club.

— A seminar on weight-loss surgery will be conducted by Dr. Jack Rutledge, director of the Metabolic Surgery Center at Memorial Hospital, on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Carmichael House Conference Room. Call the Non-fiction Desk to reserve your seat.

— Dollywood’s Penguin Players will be at the library Friday, 10:30 a.m., in the Community Room, to celebrate Children’s Book Week 2014. “One Cool Friend” is a lively 20-minute production filled with sing-along songs, including music written especially for the Penguin Players by Dolly Parton.

— The Friends of the Library Association will hold its monthly Books and Coffee Friday at 10 a.m. in the Craigmiles-Johnston House History Branch Library. This month’s book will be “George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution” by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. It will be reviewed by Rich Jordan, FOLA member.

— Celebrate Maifest on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., when the library, Montessori Kinder and the Nancy Liebermann Foundation collaborate to bring the traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring to Cleveland. Celebrate the day to benefit educational goals in the community.

An AARP Smart Driver Class for adults 55-and-up will be held at the McMinn Senior Center in Athens on May 21 and 22. This classroom program helps ensure older drivers remain safe behind the wheel. Refreshing the rules of the road in an informal setting among peers keeps skills sharp. The eight-hour course, which is taught by a professionally qualified instructor, could lead to a discount from your insurance company. Class fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The class is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. To pre-register, call McMinn Senior Center at 423-745-6830.

AT Salvation Army:

— Character Building Class providing an after-school program for school-age children meets each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 437 Inman St. Children also receive a nutritious snack.

— Learn new quilting techniques and make new friends in the free “Undercover” quilting class.The class will meet each Tuesday at 6 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 437 Inman St. For more information on these programs, call 308-3467.


— Join the Faith & Fitness Zumba class which meets each week at The Salvation Army on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at 6 a.m. and Thursday at noon. The licensed instructor is Regina Williams. Bring a friend and check out new songs and new dances that are easy and fun to learn. For more information, call 310-9557.

— Zumba will begin at the library each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:10 a.m., continuing until May 29. This class will be limited to 25, and reservations are required. Contact the library at 472-2163 or stop by the Non-Fiction Desk to reserve your spot.

— TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) local chapter meets every Monday at Wesleyan Methodist Church on Peerless Road. Private weigh-ins are from 5 to 5:30 p.m.; meeting is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A TOPS category for children ages 7-18 is available. For more information, call 472-9628 or 593-4727.

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