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Spring back into Social at Tellico Village!

Spring is just around the bend and surely as the sun comes out and the tulips begin to bloom – we find ourselves feeling a little more awake, alive and social. Tellico Village provides a certain lifestyle to all of those who live here, a lifestyle that encourages volunteering, fitness, the outdoors, education, but above all – community.

With all of the social butterflies coming out with the sun, here are a few social opportunities happening right here in Tellico Village!

Karaoke at Tellico Village Yacht Club: Are you interested in singing your favorite tune and enjoying a night out in an elegant venue? Join us at the Yacht Club on Thursday evenings from 6-9pm at the Blue Heron Restaurant! All singing levels are welcome!

Joints in Motion: Beginning this month, JIM will be led in the Warm Water Therapy Pool (yes, we have a fitness center with a wide variety of fitness amenities!) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2pm. JIM is a warm water-based program that assists with balance, flexibility, posture and muscle strength. This social fitness option also decreases joint pain and weakness for those suffering from stiffness and chronic pain or in need of rehabilitation.

April Pickleball: Did you know the month of April is pickleball month? Well we here at Tellico Village are more than excited about it! In celebration, every Wednesday in April the Wellness Center will host drop-in pickleball from 2-4pm! New to the game? That’s okay! Our experienced club members will be there to teach you the rules of pickleball so you can get started on enjoying a fun new sport!

Yacht Club Events: Looking for some live music to liven up your weekends this April? We have just the solution! Stop by the Yacht Club Tiki Bar on Friday evenings to enjoy live music and dancing! Bands such as the Trent James Band, Barry Jolly, DJ Steve, and the Mighty Blue Band will be playing! Did we mention there’s a cash bar, no cover charge and it’s open to the public? Fridays never looked so good!

Tanasi Bar & Grill: We’ve taken care of your social schedule for Fridays (see Yacht Club Events above) and we can take care of your Mondays as well! Join us for Music Mondays at Tanasi Bar & Grill from 5:30-8:30pm for live music by the water! Bands such as JJ Tyson, Kenny Dykes, James Seaton, and 45 RPM will be there – how about you?

Fishing Club: Have you always been a fisherman but never had the community to enjoy it with? Join us at the Tellico Village Fishing Club! With educational gatherings featuring guest speakers and regular monthly meetings – this club is anything but fishy! Want to learn more or get involved? Contact Pete Young at 865-458-1527 or visit TellicoVillageFishingGroup.com.

Tellico Cruising (Boating) Club: Our Tellico Village lifestyle is often associated with lakeside living so it only makes sense that we would have a fun and active boating club! With monthly meetings, social hours and boat topics covering everything from pontoons, bow riders, wake boats, cruisers, and all motorized craft – anyone with any percentage of boat ownership is sure to want to be a part of this club! Find out more information at TellicoCruisingClub.com.

Hiking Club: Are you an avid hiker but don’t want to go solo? Our Hiking Club has various hiking excursions featured every month! This month we are going to Ramsey Cascades, a difficult but beautiful 8-mile hike that boasts a multitude of waterfalls and rapids to view along the way. Not an advanced hiker? No problem! There’s an additional hike to Mouse Creek Falls on the schedule that’s only a little less than 5 miles and an easy hike with a moderate incline! No matter your skill level, we have hikes for everyone!

Feeling social yet? We sure are! Join us at Tellico Village as we create a community that’s more than just clubs and commonalities – but a lifestyle that supports your neighbors while building your social circle! Looking to make Tellico Village your home? Contact one of our Crye Leike realtors today at (865) 458-3000 to find the perfect home for you and your family. We have several homes with marvelous views of Tellico Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains. Want to schedule a tour? CLICK HERE!

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Save a Pumpkin, Carve a Lifestyle!

Fall in Tellico Village is the perfect time to get out and explore all the area has to offer. It is also an excellent time to watch a beautiful sunrise or sunset in the mountains of East Tennessee. Whether you are looking to move to the area or you have lived here for many years, there are many sights to see. Below are a couple of the scenic areas you and your family can enjoy.

Max Patch

Soak up an incredible sunrise or sunset at this beautiful grassy summit. Bring a blanket, a camera, and the pets and plan to stay for a while to enjoy the view. This 360 view allows you to see North Carolina and Tennessee at the same time all while enjoying this stop on the Appalachian Trail. This hike is relatively moderate at 1.5 miles roundtrip.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

This park is home to over 180 miles of hiking trails and 35 miles of biking trails. Feel free to spend all day exploring the trails and finish the day at the East Rim Overlook where you can view a breathtaking sunset. This park is just an hour north of Knoxville and worth the drive to see the striking sandstone bluffs. The trails range from short and easy to long and strenuous hikes.

Make Tellico Village Home

Looking to experience these spectacular views and more every day? We have beautiful homes for sale right here in Tellico Village! Contact one of our Crye Leike realtors today to find the perfect home for you and your family. We have several homes with marvelous views of Tellico Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains. Don’t let the sun set on this opportunity, contact us today at (865) 458-3000! Want to send us a message? Visit our contact page HERE.

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September Village Update

New Beginner Tai Chi Class: Starting September 6

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA will o er a beginner Tai Chi class 10:30 a.m. – noon on Thursdays, starting September 6 in the Wellness Center. (You do not need to be a member of the Wellness Center to attend.) This four-month class covers a 108-move Tai Chi set. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese internal martial art – widely known for its health benefits. These include increased flexibility, strength, improved balance, and a calmer mind. Tai Chi can be practice by people of all ages and physical abilities. The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA is a tax- exempt, charitable organization whose accredited volunteer instructors donate their time in order to share the health-giving benefits of Taoist Tai Chi arts. For more information, contact Gail Eades at 865-599-6785 or visit www.taoist.org

Homecoming Sunday: September 9th

Homecoming Sunday is a day the Community Church at Tellico Village will celebrate their 30th anniversary of being a church family. They are encouraging everyone to invite past members and friends back to church or new friends that are looking for a church family to help celebrate this important milestone on September 9th. There will be one service that day at 10:15am along with a series of presentations and acknowledgements of the service and support the Community Church as provided to various local organizations as well as the local community. The church has arranged for a fully catered lunch to be served after the 10:15pm service, on September 9th. Tickets can be purchased at the church office during the week. Each lunch ticket is $10 and includes a pulled pork sandwich, three sides and your choice of banana pudding or peach cobbler. Deadline for purchasing tickets is August 17th. For additional information the church office phone number is: 865-458-1516 and for more details the web site is: http://www.tellicochurch.com/

MS Support Group: 3rd Tuesdays of the Month

Tellico Village is starting a support group, “Standing Up to MS”, for those impacted by MS- individuals, support partners, and health care professionals. The group meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Thai Bistro Restaurant in the Main Village at 11:30 AM. We would like to have this information posted in the Connection Calendar of Events. For further information, please contact Patricia Garrett, 423-884-3894 / patgarrett@tds. net or Vicky St. John, (513) 477-0453 / stjohnvicky@gmail.com

 

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Tellico Village: Group Hiking meets East Lakeshore Trail!

Featured Hike: East Lakeshore Trail

What’s a good local hike? How about the 2.5 miles of the Sinking Creek Branch of East Lakeshore Trail! Not a solo hiker but rather looking for a group? Tellico Village has group hikes on the 3rd Tuesday of every month!

This past month, August, Tellico Village hikers gathered at the Poplar Springs Boat Ramp parking lot at 9:00 AM to carpool to the trail head. Hikers coming from Kahite met around 9:15 AM at the Sinking Creek Trailhead, which is at the intersection of Axley Chapel Road and National Campground Road. The East Lakeshore Trails are just across the lake from the Tellico Village community and is one of the most beautiful and accessible hiking trails in East Tennessee. This trail has even been designated as National Recreation Trails by the Department of the Interior!

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If you would like to become more familiar with these trails and/or would just like to take a short 2 1/2 to 3 mile hike, then come join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month! All of our monthly hikes should noon-ish (no later than 11:30 AM).

This past hike was lead by Larry Elder and Jon Foreman. For additional information feel free to contact: Larry: lelder49@gmail.com / 865-657-9722 or Jon: for4man@charter.net / 412-337-5500

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Village Schedule

The Pickleball Club
Schedules play throughout six days of the week. To view their schedule or to attend new player training, go to www.tvpbc- gameon.org.

Tellico Village University
Classes, descriptions, dates, locations, and the registration form are located on their website www.tvuniversity.org. These change weekly.

Recurring Chota Gym and Racquetball Courts Schedule:

MONDAYS

08:00 – 9:30 a.m. Basketball 09:45-10:45 a.m. Tai Chi Practice 10:45-1:00 p.m. Open Gym
01:15- 04:15 p.m. Badminton
04:15- 05:30 p.m. Basketball
05:30 – 8:45 p.m. Pickleball Orientation

TUESDAYS
09:00-10:00 a.m. Balance, Bend, Build
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Table Tennis
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Trainer Instruction
01:00-4:15 p.m. Open Gym

WEDNESDAYS
08:30 – 09:30 a.m. Core & More
10:00 – 1:00 p.m. Badminton
01:15- 02:15 p.m. I believe I can Fly Class
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Trainer Instruction
04:15- 06:00 p.m. Basketball
06:00 – 8:45 p.m. Pickleball Orientation

THURSDAYS
09:00-10:00 a.m. Balance, Bend, Build
10:00 – 1:00 p.m. Open Gym
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Table Tennis
04:15 – 06:15 p.m. Basketball
06:15- 08:45 p.m. Badminton

FRIDAYS
08:30 – 09:30 a.m. Core & More
09:45-10:45 a.m. Tai Chi Practice
11:00- 12:00 p.m. Badminton (reserved court time)
12:00 – 03:00 p.m. Badminton

SATURDAYS
9:30-12:30 p.m. Open Gym
12:30 – 02:30 p.m. Badminton
03:00 – CLOSED Open Gym

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Tellico Men’s Softball League

The Tellico Men’s Senior Softball League concluded their spring season with a picnic and recognizing the Mustangs as league champions with a 6-2 record. They are captained by first year coach Quentin Young.

The league would like to thank Loudon Parks and Recreation for keeping the ball fields in good shape even after all the rain. The 5 team league, 55+ age, slow pitch league plays on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and will be looking for new players this fall. Men from Loudon County and surrounding areas are encouraged to join the league.

Fall practices begin 8/16/18 and there will be a league kick o meeting 8/9/18, 9:00 AM at the Chota Rec. Center in Tellico Village. For additional information, contact League Commissioner John Hunter at 865-300-6058.

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Fit-tastic!

Fit-tastic!

One of the many great recreational facilities available to those who live in Tellico Village is The Wellness Center. This center is a 27,000 square foot facility that has a pool, warm water therapeutic pool, indoor walking track, cardio and weight equipment, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, locker rooms, and saunas. In addition to all these fitness options, the center also has studios for a mental and physical sport that has no season: yoga!

With it being the start of the New Year, there is an immense focus on change. This begs the question: what first exists that must be changed? In order for a meaningful, effective, and sustainable change to take place, we must initially take an authentic look at what that change is. This journey requires honesty, vulnerability, impartiality, and most importantly, stillness… something so rarely found in today’s society but so often found in your yoga practice and on your mat.

Yoga, and the mindfulness it cultivates, are integral to self-awareness and radical self-acceptance. Through your yoga practice, you might find that you don’t need to change inasmuch as you simply need to appreciate what’s already there…how strong you are, how resilient you’ve been, how far you’ve already come, how talented and uniquely beautiful you are, how deserving you are.

So, maybe your New Year’s resolution this year should focus less on the person you want to be and more on appreciating the person you already are. Because if you can’t accept who you are now, you’ll never accept who you could become.

No matter what your New Year resolution this year, Tellico Village has the amenities and facilities to ensure that your resolution becomes more than just a resolution, but a lifestyle change! Voted as one of the best places to retire in Tennessee, our realtors in Tellico Village are excited to show you how considering homes for sale in Tellico Village can not only change your address, but also your sense of self-worth and lifestyle! Call one of our Crye Leike Realtors today and allow for your new year to bring out the best in who you already are!