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10th Annual Grape Escape is today at Cafe Roma in historic downtown Cleveland. Silent Auction begins at 5:30 p.m. Come for an evening of great food with selected wine pairings and a fun auction of wine and related items. A limited number of tickets is available. Contact the Museum Center at Five Points for more information.

Family Game Night, which is held the fourth Monday of each month at the library, will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday. Enjoy a family night out playing board games, and Wii games on the big screen.

Movie Night @ the Library will be showing Oscar nominated movies this year. Tuesday will kick off the series with a showing of Lee Daniel’s “The Butler” at 6:30 p.m. ( rated PG-13). Enjoy a night at the movies with popcorn and the big screen for free.

The Cherokee Beekeepers Association is sponsoring a free one-day short course on Feb. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McMinn County High School. Presenters will include Charlie Parton, president of Tennessee Beekeepers Association, and Lynda Rizzardi, past president of TBA, along with experienced local speakers. For more information, visit

Take Charge of Your Diabetes six-week course will begin on Feb. 3, continuing on Feb. 10, 17 and 24, and March 3 and 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. each week. The course is a fun, skill-building program designed for persons with diabetes. It is designed to help individuals take day-to-day responsibility for the care of their diabetes. Class size is limited. To register, contact the UT Extension-Bradley Office at 728-7001 by Jan. 30.

The Cleveland Storytelling Guild will present Ocoee Story Fest with featured storyteller Lyn Ford on Feb. 7 at the Museum Center at Five Points. Stories will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with a family maximum of $15. For more information, contact Judy Baker at 479-7887; or

Family Promise of Bradley County will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Aubrey’s on Feb. 8 from 8 to 10 a.m. with proceeds going to help Family Promise fight family homelessness in Bradley County. To purchase tickets, call 650-4106 or show up at the restaurant.

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. and the 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.

“2nd Sunday @ 2” in February will feature Julie Bestry, a certified professional organizer and owner of Best Results Organizing. She will share secrets to

start and keep you organized this year. Call the library’s nonfiction desk to reserve a spot for this program.

The Ocoee Theatre Guild will present its first season's production of “Sirens,” a romantic comedy, at The Venue Creekside on Feb. 7, 8 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. with an afternoon matinee on Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day performance will be at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 with a discounted price of $10 for seniors/students and can be purchased on-line at www.facebook/the Ocoee Theatre or by calling The Venue Creekside at 473-9668.

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