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Cookeville’s News Talk 100.9/AM 1600 keeps you updated on community events and activities all across the Upper Cumberland. Check back often to plan your week, find fun things to do with the kids, or family outings.

Covering Your Community is presented by Swallows Insurance. The Swallows Agencies is a Tennessee Multi-Lines Independent Insurance Agency dedicated to serving families, individuals, and businesses throughout our region.

 

Nov
23
Sun
Borrowing Books from Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library
Nov 23 all-day

Hey Kids! You’re invited to come borrow books for free from the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. There are books for all ages, dvd’s and audio books, computers, story time programs, crafts, puppet shows, and movies. You can even get your own free library card by contacting the Art Circle Public Library.

Nov
24
Mon
FCE Clubs in Putnam County
Nov 24 all-day

FCE stands for Family Community Education. There are 7 FCE Clubs in Putnam County and their goal is to provide a continuing education program for adults in areas such as nutrition, food safety, health, family living, financial management, leadership development and community service.

The 7 Club Meetings are as follows:
Friendship: 2nd Monday – 1 pm
Twin Oak: 2nd Tuesday – 10 am
Jere Whitson: 2nd Wednesday – 9:30 am
Northeast: 2nd Thursday – 9:30 am
Southern Hospitality: 3rd Monday – 12:30 pm
Young Homemakers: 3rd Tuesday – 6 pm
Monterey: 4th Monday – 6:30 pm

Activities include monthly meetings, quarterly county council meetings, cultural arts/fashion revue competition, awards day/picnic, camp, special interest meetings, district and state meetings, reading program, volunteer program (CVU), Habitat for Humanity lunches/Cooking on the Square, animal shelter, pregnancy center, kindergarten school supplies, helping hands, and various club supported activities and service projects.

Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Nov 24 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

You’re invited to the Monterey Farmer’s Market everyday except for Sunday in Monterey. You’re invited to bring any produce and set up for free beginning at 7 am daily. This year there is also an opportunity for up to 8 yard salers to set up at a cost of $5 per person on Saturday only. Local artisans may bring their wares, anything from yard ornaments to painted gourds to aprons. For more information, please call Julie Bohannon at (931) 839-2111.

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Nov 24 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

You’re invited to the Monterey Farmer’s Market everyday except for Sunday in Monterey. Bring any produce and set up for free beginning at 7 am daily. This year there is also an opportunity for up to 8 yard salers to set up at a cost of $5 per person on Saturday only. Local artisans may bring their wares, anything from yard ornaments to painted gourds to aprons. For more information, please call Julie Bohannon at (931) 839-2111.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville has a Public Internet Lab in the lower level of the building with 8 computers for public use. The library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Wednesday and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.

Parking is available in the back, and the public is encouraged to take advantage of this free service offered by the library. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit link .

Crossville’s Time4Paws Hosts Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

You’re invited to bring your used shoes of any kind to a Time4Paws on West Avenue in Crossville. The shoes will go to Soles4Souls through December 31, 2014. For more information, please contact Tracy Swack at tracys@soles4souls.org.

Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.

Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Monterey Police Department asks you to drop off toys and clothes for the kids in Monterey. The collection is through Friday, December 19 and the delivery will be on Monday, December 22. For more information, please call (931) 839-2323.

Putnam County Imagination Library
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Reading to your children is the best way to help them get a good start in Kindergarten. The Putnam County Imagination Library can help by offering free books to Putnam County preschool children from birth to their 5th birthday.

The books are sent by mail and have been selected by a panel of experts to be appropriate for their age. All you have to do is register your child at the Putnam County Library on Broad Street in Cookeville or online at the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. For more information, please contact Joanne White at (931) 858-4022.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office’s Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bring your unwanted medications to the Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Items accepted will include prescriptions, over the counter medications, pet medications, medicated ointments, liquid medications in leak-proof containers, inhalers, and pills in any packaging.

Items not accepted include illegal drugs and narcotics (although police will accept these items if placed in the containers), sharps/needles, blood sugar equipment, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, and personal care products. For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Honors Program invites you to bring your gently used coats to the TTU Jacket Drive to help your neighbors in need. The collection is through November 30. Drop your coats off at the Roaden University Center on Tech campus.

The coats will be delivered to the Quawanas Coat Drive Project at the Cookeville “Teens Need Training” Center and the Cookeville Community. For more information, please call Chelsea Wattenbarger at (931) 200-5749 or email Dr. Theresa Ennis at Tennis@tntech.edu.

Tennessee Tech’s Society for Technical Communication Hosts Food Drive
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Help Tennessee Tech’s Society for Technical Communication in a canned food drive from November 3 to December 9 to benefit the TTU Food Pantry. The goal is to collect enough food to stock the pantry through winter break so it can remain open to the TTU community. Donation bins will be located on the first floor lobby of the Roaden University Center.

For more information, please email Samantha Conley at smconley42@students.tntech.edu or Talisa Cantrell at tmcantrell42@students.tntech.edu or by phone at (615) 604-5145. There is a list of donation drop-off times at link or by calling (931) 372-6143.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you’re thinking about adopting a pet this holiday season, please think it through. This is a 10-17 year commitment. If you’re not sure, think about making “Gift Vouchers” for dog walking or pet sitting for friends and family that already have dogs.

This way, you and your family can enjoy the experience of having a dog without the full time job of owning one. For more information, please find us on Facebook under the White County Animal Shelter, or visit link .

White County Animal Shelter In Need
Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

White County Animal Shelter asks you for supplies to keep the dogs healthy, clean, warm, and dry. To donate, drop off supplies at Compugeeks in Sparta or at the White County Animal Shelter on Gum Spring Mountain Road. For more information, please call (931) 761-3647, email wcanimalshelterspartatn@gmail.com, find us on Facebook, or visit link .

Supplies for the dogs that are needed include dog crates, dog food, creamy peanut butter, collars, leashes, Kong and other toys, dog treats, blankets, towels, newspapers, kiddie pools, large metal food and water bowls, and shampoo. Medical supplies needed include anti-fungal cream, Vitamin E capsules, cranberry supplements, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, q-tips, cotton balls, gauze, pro-biotics (Acidophilus), latex gloves (all sizes), vitamin C tablets, and fish oil capsules. Clean supplies needed include liquid laundry detergent, clorox clean up, disinfectant bleach wipes, dish soap, floor squeegees, brooms, dust pans, windex, garbage bags (33 gallons or larger), kitchen trash bags (20 gallon), hand sanitizer, 3M dust remover (canned air), paper towels, hand soap, toilet paper, and plastic grocery bags. Miscellaneous supplies include duct tape, zip ties, zip lock bags, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrow, pitch fork, hay/straw bales, radio, large medium to heavy duty tarps, water hoses, adjustable spray nozzles for water hoses, baby gates and an x-pen.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am

Seniors, sign up now for Yoga for Seniors at the Cookeville Senior Citizens Center. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:15 am. The cost is $2 per class. There are no floor exercises involved. For more information, please call (931) 526-9318.

Shop Local in November
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

You’re asked to “Shop Local” this November to help the Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Compassionate Care Foundation. 100% of funds collected by Shop Local partners will help meet the charitable needs of patients right here in our community.

For more information, please visit link .

Plateau Creative Arts Center’s The Artist Attic
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Find one-of-a-kind art pieces at “The Artist’s Attic” in the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville. There are paintings, jewelry, photographs, prints, pottery, sculptures and more. All items are under $100.

The attic will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm through December 5. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion’s Club Forming LEO Service Clubs at SMHS and CCHS
Nov 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion’s Clubs are forming LEO Service Clubs at Stone Memorial High School and Cumberland County High School. The LEO Club is an international organization that encourages student participation in service activities in the community. For more information, please contact Lion’s Club LEO Chairman Bob Seabrook at (931) 484-3041.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center hosts Open Studio
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visitors are welcome at the Open Studio at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville on Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be no formal instruction. It is an informal sharing of ideas and conversation. Supplies are available for most mediums for a small fee.
For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts Messy Mondays
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

The Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum invites you to bring kids age 2.5 to 4 pm to Messy Mondays. Monday, November 10 the kids will get to swirl a shaving cream color wheel. Monday, November 17 kids will get to draw a fox using oil pastels. Monday, November 24 kids will get to splatter watercolor.

Messy Mondays is free to members or with admission. For more information, please call 931-979-PLAY or visit link .

Monterey’s Cumberland Cove Quilters Monthly Meeting
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Cumberland Cove Quilters meet at the Cumberland Cove Welcome Center in Monterey the 4th Monday of each month at 10 am. There are are 16 members, and yearly dues are $15 each. Each person donates 16 fat quarters a year and each person gets a bag of fat quarters for their birthday.

Current projects include lap quilts in a red, white and blue friendship star for the Habitat for Humanity Homes. Classes are scheduled throughout the year. For more information, or to join the group, please contact Joanna Walker by email at jwquilts@frontiernet.net.

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your project with or without problems to the Open Beading Class on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at The Art Guild in Crossville from 10 am to 12 noon. You will receive lots of compassion and conversation during this class. There is a $5 fee for non-members for studio use.
For more information, please call (931) 484-3722.

White County’s Stitch ‘N Knit Club
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Stitch ‘N Knit Club meets every Monday from 10:30 am until 12 noon at the White County Library. Everyone is welcome! Please bring size 8 needles and yarn. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 836-3613.

Operation Christmas Child Drop Off of Smithville
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

November 17-24 is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. The drop-off/relay center for this area is at the Indian Creek Baptist Church on Hurricane Ridge Road in Smithville.

The center will be open the following times:
November 17-21: 4 to 6 pm
Saturday, November 22 – 11 am to 1 pm
Sunday, November 23 – 3 to 6 pm
Monday, November 24 – 11 am to 1 pm

For more information, please contact Sue Puckett at (615) 597-7370, (615) 597-7325, or (615) 464-7700 or by email at suepuckett@dtccom.net.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urging Motorists to be Cautious
Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging motorists to exercise caution on the road ways at this time of year due to deer mating and hunting season, which puts deer on the move. Last year, 2 people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways.

In Tennessee, there were over 6,000 deer related crashes in 2013. That’s an increase of 3.2% from the previous year. If you’re involved in an accident, please call 911 immediately.

Crossville’s Art Guild Hosts Life Drawing Class
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Expand your art interestes and develop your talents at the Art Guild’s Life Drawing Class on every 4th Monday from 1 to 4 pm in Crossville. A live model well be available. Please bring your sketch pad and camera to capture the post.

The cost is $5 per participant for the model fee. For more information, please call (931) 484-3722.

Learn What You Can Do on an iPad at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville
Nov 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Confused about how to use your iPad? Look no further than the beginner and intermediate level classes with Kaye Randolph every Monday 1-2:30pm and Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. Basic classes are for those not familiar with iPad features, functions and settings or those who want to learn more about their iPad.
Classes are designed for those who own an Apple iPad. Other tablets will not be covered in this class. Bring your fully charged iPad. It is recommended that you take the beginner level class before taking the intermediate level.
Class size limited. All participants must register for the class. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 241 or visit http://www.artcirclelibrary.info/.

American Red Cross Hosts Holiday Mail for Heroes
Nov 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The American Red Cross invites you to take part in the Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign. You’re asked to either purchase or make a holiday card that will be given to Tennessee service members, veterans, and their families.

Drop your card off at your local Red Cross Chapter office. Volunteers will sort the cards and make sure they get to heroes in Tennessee. Please don’t put money, photos, personal information or glitter in the cards. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands is looking for volunteers, doctors, PA’s, nurse practitioners, nurses and nursing techs to help in the clinic, which cares for uninsured and under-insured residents of Cumberland, White and Putnam Counties. For more information, please call (931) 261-8861 or (931) 287-0237.

Gainesboro and Shiloh Head Start Accepting Applications
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

LBJ&C Gainesboro and Shiloh Head Start centers are taking applications. We provide FREE services to children 3 & 4 years of age. Services are also offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. For more information, please contact Gainesboro (931) 268-3312 or Shiloh (931) 268-2759.

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friends of Animals (FOA) of Gainesboro has special funding to spay/neuter large dogs, but it won’t last forever. FOA also has funding to help fix small dogs and cats too. For more information, please contact FOA at (931) 268-1866.

Cookeville’s Life Church Hosts After School for High School Students
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Life Church of Cookeville invites High School Students to enjoy free after school activities each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 to 5:30 pm. Activities include basketball and volleyball tournaments, rock climbing, zip line, wiffle ball, hot fresh food, and lots of great indoor activites when weather is an issue.

For more information, please call (931) 526-6900.

Cookeville’s Life Church Hosts Monthly Adult Relative Support Group Meetings
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

If you’re raising a relative child or need housing assistance, you’re invited to the Adult Relative Support group meeting on the fourth Monday of each month from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Life Church on Washington Avenue in Cookeville.

For more information on assistance and support, please call Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District at 1-877-275-8233. For housing assistance while caring for a relative child, please contact Myra Walker at (931) 432-4111.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Senior Walking Club
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Senior Walking Club at Obed River Park in Crossville every Monday at 9 am. John Dawson is leading the walks. For more information, please contact Fair Park Senior Center at (931) 484-7416.

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Pickett County Sheriff’s Office introduces a new telephone service that is designed to better serve the elderly or home-bound individuals inside Pickett County. The “Are You OK?” service is free and is designed to contact elderly or home-bound individuals on a daily basis to reassure their well-being and to provide them with a better feeling of security.

The automated system calls each individual in the morning at a pre-arranged time and asks the person if they are okay today, and then the person will answer with the press of a button. For more information, or to sign up, please call the Pickett County Sheriff’s Department at (931) 864-3210.

Be a Santa to A Senior in the Upper Cumberland
Nov 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

You’re invited to share the holiday spirit with the Be a Santa to a Senior service program through Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville. This is a way to brighten the lives of lonely or isolated seniors in the Upper Cumberland. Last year alone, this program touched the lives of 800 Seniors right here in our community. How YOU can help: Locate one of our Santa to a Senior Christmas trees or wreaths at area retailers, take an ornament, purchase a gift from suggestions on the ornament, and place the gift and attached ornament in the designated gift collection area.

If you would like to participate but are unable to travel to a ornament pick up location, donations are greatly appreciated. Donations help cover gifts for seniors as well as wrapping supplies. This is a tax deductible donation. You time is also as valuable, be a Wrapping Party volunteer and be a part of the magic. Trees and wreaths will go up and out on Monday, November 3rd. All gift donations should be returned NO LATER THAN FRIDAY DECEMBER 5TH. The Wrapping Party will be held on Tuesday, December the 9th and gifts will be delivered immediately following. For more information, please call Kori Edgington at Home Instead Senior Care- (931) 526-1127

Crossville’s First United Methodist Church Hosts Hanging of the Greens @ Crossville First United Methodist Church
Nov 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Crossville’s First United Methodist Church invites you to the Hanging of the Greens on Monday through Wednesday, November 24026 at 10 am daily. This event is to decorate the church for the holiday season.

Please meet in the gym and bring your pruning clippers and gloves. For more information, please contact Brenda Hinch at (931) 265-1974.

Life Recovery at Byrdstown Community Center
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Life Recovery will meet every Monday at 6 pm at the Byrdstown Community Center. Please enter through the side door. For more information, contact Brother Eric Thoman at (931) 650-1077.

Tennessee Tech’s Enginnering Joint Council and CoE Host Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Tennessee Tech’s Engineering Join Council and CoE student organizations for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Monday, November 24 at 6 pm at the Roaden University Center’s Tech Pride Room.

This event is geared towards engineering students, faculty and staff, but anyone may attend. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in each of the engineering department offices and Clement Hall 201. There are only 110 spots, so buy your ticket before they sell out. All proceeds will be donated to a local shelter or charity. For more information, please visit link .

Nov
25
Tue
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Hosts Prayer Breakfast
Nov 25 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Enjoy the Annual Chamber Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, November 25 at 7 am at the DeKalb County Complex Theatre on South Congress Drive in Smithville. Katherine Pack will be the keynote speaker. Doors open at 6:30 am. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased at the Chamber office, from the Chamber Board of Directors, or by calling the Chamber office at (931) 597-4163.

Katherine is a lifelong resident of DeKalb County and has served as Circuit Court Clerk for the past 12 years. Special music will be performed by Josh Isaac and keyboardist Tomomi McDowell. Suzanne Slager will perform the National Anthem while local Boy Scout Troop #347 presents the flags. Breakfast will be catered by Jason Evans, head chef at The Inn at Evins Mill. Leadership Director Jen Sherwood and the Leadership DeKalb Class of 2015 will serve the beverages.

Findlay Elementary School’s Holiday Food Drive
Nov 25 @ 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Findlay Elementary School of Sparta is collecting canned and other-non perishable food items for the Holiday Food Drive. Place items in the shopping cart in the main hall of the school. For more information, please call (931) 738-2412.

Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Avalon Center in Crossville is in need of a few physically fit volunteers who can help with the pick up of larger household items from community donors. The pick up is possibly one or two days a week. Having a truck is helpful, but not necessary. For more information, please call Nancy at (931) 456-0747.

Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Monterey Police Department asks you to drop off toys and clothes for the kids in Monterey. The collection is through Friday, December 19 and the delivery will be on Monday, December 22. For more information, please call (931) 839-2323.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office’s Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bring your unwanted medications to the Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Items accepted will include prescriptions, over the counter medications, pet medications, medicated ointments, liquid medications in leak-proof containers, inhalers, and pills in any packaging.

Items not accepted include illegal drugs and narcotics (although police will accept these items if placed in the containers), sharps/needles, blood sugar equipment, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, and personal care products. For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Honors Program invites you to bring your gently used coats to the TTU Jacket Drive to help your neighbors in need. The collection is through November 30. Drop your coats off at the Roaden University Center on Tech campus.

The coats will be delivered to the Quawanas Coat Drive Project at the Cookeville “Teens Need Training” Center and the Cookeville Community. For more information, please call Chelsea Wattenbarger at (931) 200-5749 or email Dr. Theresa Ennis at Tennis@tntech.edu.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you’re thinking about adopting a pet this holiday season, please think it through. This is a 10-17 year commitment. If you’re not sure, think about making “Gift Vouchers” for dog walking or pet sitting for friends and family that already have dogs.

This way, you and your family can enjoy the experience of having a dog without the full time job of owning one. For more information, please find us on Facebook under the White County Animal Shelter, or visit link .

Shop Local in November
Nov 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

You’re asked to “Shop Local” this November to help the Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Compassionate Care Foundation. 100% of funds collected by Shop Local partners will help meet the charitable needs of patients right here in our community.

For more information, please visit link .

UCHRA Hosts Commodities Distribution in Van Buren County
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency invites you to the commodities distribution for Van Buren County on Thursday, November 25 from 9 am to 11 am at the Van Buren County Civic Center (Burritt College).

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards, please call (931) 946-7151. The UCHRA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

Overton’s CASA Poinsettia Fundraiser
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

Help the CASA Kids heal, grow and create the bright futures they deserve through CASA’s Poinsettia Fundraiser. Large 12 bloom Poinsettias are available in red ,white or pink. One is $25 and if you purchase 2 or more, they’re $22.50 each.

You may pick up on Tuesday, November 25 or Wednesday, November 26 between 12 noon and 6 pm at the Livingston Christian Church on Oakley Street. To purchase in Cookeville, please call Judy at (931) 267-6559. To purchase in Livingston, please call (931) 823-7479 or (931) 239-1825.

CASA of Overton County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) serves abused and neglected child victims. Your help is needed to create a safe and loving home for children of abuse. Every time you look at your plant, be reminded of the light of hope in a child’s eyes. The CASA program is supported by the TN Commission on Children and Youth.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urging Motorists to be Cautious
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging motorists to exercise caution on the road ways at this time of year due to deer mating and hunting season, which puts deer on the move. Last year, 2 people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways.

In Tennessee, there were over 6,000 deer related crashes in 2013. That’s an increase of 3.2% from the previous year. If you’re involved in an accident, please call 911 immediately.

Crochet Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Janet Olinger will teach Crochet Classes every Tuesday at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville from 1 to 2 pm.
For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Nov 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Chances are, you or someone you know has age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. Millions are losing their sight to AMD, but you don’t have to. That’s why you should visit your eye doctor and learn the warning signs. The Foundation Fighting Blindness provides free AMD information kits with everything you need to know about preventing and managing the disease. Call 1-800-632-2005 to request your kit today.

Cookeville’s Jewelry Emporium Hosts Turkey Giveaway
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Jewelry Emporium of Cookeville hosts the Annual Turkey Giveaway on Tuesday, November 25 at 2 pm. There are 200 turkeys available for families in need. Donations are also being taken for canned goods and sides to hand out along with the turkeys.

For more information, please call (931) 526-8366 or visit link .

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Hawaiian Hula Lessons
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and join as dance instructor Noelani DeRossett gives Hawaiian Hula Lessons on Tuesdays from 2 to 3 pm at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. For more information or to sign up, please contact Tina at (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts Walk-In Painting Class
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Walk-In Painting Class will be on Tuesday, June 10 from 2 to 4 pm at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville. The class is $17 for members of the Art Guild and $22 for non-members. No registration is required.

The class is conducted by Eric Buechel. Eric’s class will be conducted with oil or acrylic mediums, and each student will choose their own landscape painting image. Instruction sketching, composition, and technique will all be worked out before beginning the final painting. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Tuesdays at the Movies at Art Circle Public Library of Crossville
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy “Draft Day” at Art Circle Public Library’s Tuesdays at the Movies in Tuesday, November 25 at 2 pm in Crossville.

A different movie is shown every Tuesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room for free. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790.

Ballroom Dance Classes at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Nov 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn the basis of Ballroom Dancing with Cheron and David every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The cost is $5 per person or per couple.
For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Cookeville’s Life Church Hosts After School for High School Students
Nov 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Life Church of Cookeville invites High School Students to enjoy free after school activities each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 to 5:30 pm. Activities include basketball and volleyball tournaments, rock climbing, zip line, wiffle ball, hot fresh food, and lots of great indoor activites when weather is an issue.

For more information, please call (931) 526-6900.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum’s After School Creative Kids Club
Nov 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Kids ages 5 to 11, come enjoy the Tuesday and Thursday After School Creative Kids Club at the Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum. The kids will get art and science enrichment as well as a snack from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

The cost is $30 for 6 sessions for members and or $40 for 6 sessions for non-members. For more information, please call (931) 979-7529 or visit link .

Algood Headstart Accepting Applications
Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Algood Headstart is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for 3-5 year olds. For more information, please contact the center at (931) 537-9057.

Highlands Residential Services Hosts Free Quit Smoking Class
Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join a free, no obligation Quit Smoking class on the second Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 4 to 5 pm at the Highlands Residential Services office in Cookeville. Learn what you need to make the decision to quit smoking.

Sponsored by Highlands Residential Services and UC Anti-Tobacco Coalition in conjunction with Quit 4 Life and Power of Putnam. For more information, please call Kathy at (931) 526-9793 ext. 212.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Teens Hosts Coffeehouse Night
Nov 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Art Circle Public Library Teens invite you to come meet up, hang out, game, read, and enjoy hot drinks at Coffeehouse Night on Tuesday, October 28 and Tuesday, November 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Art Circle Public Library. This event is for teens ages 13-18.

You may sign up for the ACPL Teens events at the 2nd floor adult services desk or at link .

Be a Santa to A Senior in the Upper Cumberland
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

You’re invited to share the holiday spirit with the Be a Santa to a Senior service program through Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville. This is a way to brighten the lives of lonely or isolated seniors in the Upper Cumberland. Last year alone, this program touched the lives of 800 Seniors right here in our community. How YOU can help: Locate one of our Santa to a Senior Christmas trees or wreaths at area retailers, take an ornament, purchase a gift from suggestions on the ornament, and place the gift and attached ornament in the designated gift collection area.

If you would like to participate but are unable to travel to a ornament pick up location, donations are greatly appreciated. Donations help cover gifts for seniors as well as wrapping supplies. This is a tax deductible donation. You time is also as valuable, be a Wrapping Party volunteer and be a part of the magic. Trees and wreaths will go up and out on Monday, November 3rd. All gift donations should be returned NO LATER THAN FRIDAY DECEMBER 5TH. The Wrapping Party will be held on Tuesday, December the 9th and gifts will be delivered immediately following. For more information, please call Kori Edgington at Home Instead Senior Care- (931) 526-1127

Crossville’s First United Methodist Church Hosts Hanging of the Greens @ Crossville First United Methodist Church
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Crossville’s First United Methodist Church invites you to the Hanging of the Greens on Monday through Wednesday, November 24026 at 10 am daily. This event is to decorate the church for the holiday season.

Please meet in the gym and bring your pruning clippers and gloves. For more information, please contact Brenda Hinch at (931) 265-1974.

Livingston’s Teen Advisory Board Bi-Monthly Meeting
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Livingston’s Teen Advisory Board meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 pm at the Millard Oakley Public Library. For more information, please call (931) 823-1888 or visit link .

Upper Cumberland Development District Asking for Volunteers
Nov 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Are you tired of hearing about Medicare losing billions of dollars each year to fraud? Tired of not understanding your Medicare benefits? You can join the fight against healthcare fraud and learn about Medicare benefits by becoming a SHIP/SMP Volunteer.

To learn about volunteering in your area, call 866-836-7677 or visit tnmedicarehelp.com. The SMP is funded by the Administration for Community Living and administered by the Upper Cumberland Development District through Tennessee’s Area Agencies on Aging and Disability.

Sparta’s Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center Hosts Monthly Meetings
Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center invites you to the monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. For more information, please call (931) 277-3044.

Gordonsville HIgh School Hosts Christmas Concert
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gordonsville’s High School hosts a Christmas Concert on Tuesday, November 25 at 7 pm in the gymnasium. For more information, please visit link .

Upper Cumberland’s Barbershop Chorus Weekly Singing
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to sing with the Upper Cumberland Barbershop Chorus each Tuesday at 7 pm at J&S Construction in Cookeville. Enter through the kitchen in the back. For more information, please call (931) 525-1880.

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

You’re invited to Silver Point Community Center’s weekly Dance and Country Music Event every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9 pm. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

Concessions will be available. For more information, please call (931) 858-5671 or (931) 261-4830.

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Borrowing Books from Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library
Nov 26 all-day

Hey Kids! You’re invited to come borrow books for free from the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. There are books for all ages, dvd’s and audio books, computers, story time programs, crafts, puppet shows, and movies. You can even get your own free library card by contacting the Art Circle Public Library.

Cookeville Children’s Theatre Seeking Donations
Nov 26 all-day

The Cookeville Children’s Theatre is seeking donations. The Cumberland County Playhouse is joining with the Cookeville Children’s Theatre to raise funds so that the CCT can put on several performances in 2014. If you’d like to become a sponsor or more information, please contact Jim Crabtree.

Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Nov 26 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

You’re invited to the Monterey Farmer’s Market everyday except for Sunday in Monterey. You’re invited to bring any produce and set up for free beginning at 7 am daily. This year there is also an opportunity for up to 8 yard salers to set up at a cost of $5 per person on Saturday only. Local artisans may bring their wares, anything from yard ornaments to painted gourds to aprons. For more information, please call Julie Bohannon at (931) 839-2111.

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Nov 26 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

You’re invited to the Monterey Farmer’s Market everyday except for Sunday in Monterey. Bring any produce and set up for free beginning at 7 am daily. This year there is also an opportunity for up to 8 yard salers to set up at a cost of $5 per person on Saturday only. Local artisans may bring their wares, anything from yard ornaments to painted gourds to aprons. For more information, please call Julie Bohannon at (931) 839-2111.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville has a Public Internet Lab in the lower level of the building with 8 computers for public use. The library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Wednesday and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.

Parking is available in the back, and the public is encouraged to take advantage of this free service offered by the library. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit link .

Crossville’s Time4Paws Hosts Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

You’re invited to bring your used shoes of any kind to a Time4Paws on West Avenue in Crossville. The shoes will go to Soles4Souls through December 31, 2014. For more information, please contact Tracy Swack at tracys@soles4souls.org.

Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.

Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Monterey Police Department asks you to drop off toys and clothes for the kids in Monterey. The collection is through Friday, December 19 and the delivery will be on Monday, December 22. For more information, please call (931) 839-2323.

Tennessee Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Honors Program invites you to bring your gently used coats to the TTU Jacket Drive to help your neighbors in need. The collection is through November 30. Drop your coats off at the Roaden University Center on Tech campus.

The coats will be delivered to the Quawanas Coat Drive Project at the Cookeville “Teens Need Training” Center and the Cookeville Community. For more information, please call Chelsea Wattenbarger at (931) 200-5749 or email Dr. Theresa Ennis at Tennis@tntech.edu.

Tennessee Tech’s Society for Technical Communication Hosts Food Drive
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Help Tennessee Tech’s Society for Technical Communication in a canned food drive from November 3 to December 9 to benefit the TTU Food Pantry. The goal is to collect enough food to stock the pantry through winter break so it can remain open to the TTU community. Donation bins will be located on the first floor lobby of the Roaden University Center.

For more information, please email Samantha Conley at smconley42@students.tntech.edu or Talisa Cantrell at tmcantrell42@students.tntech.edu or by phone at (615) 604-5145. There is a list of donation drop-off times at link or by calling (931) 372-6143.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you’re thinking about adopting a pet this holiday season, please think it through. This is a 10-17 year commitment. If you’re not sure, think about making “Gift Vouchers” for dog walking or pet sitting for friends and family that already have dogs.

This way, you and your family can enjoy the experience of having a dog without the full time job of owning one. For more information, please find us on Facebook under the White County Animal Shelter, or visit link .

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Nov 26 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am

Seniors, sign up now for Yoga for Seniors at the Cookeville Senior Citizens Center. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:15 am. The cost is $2 per class. There are no floor exercises involved. For more information, please call (931) 526-9318.

Shop Local in November
Nov 26 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

You’re asked to “Shop Local” this November to help the Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Compassionate Care Foundation. 100% of funds collected by Shop Local partners will help meet the charitable needs of patients right here in our community.

For more information, please visit link .

Plateau Creative Arts Center’s The Artist Attic
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Find one-of-a-kind art pieces at “The Artist’s Attic” in the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville. There are paintings, jewelry, photographs, prints, pottery, sculptures and more. All items are under $100.

The attic will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm through December 5. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville will host Stories, Music and Puppets for ages 1-101 every Wednesday during Quackers Story Time at 10 am. Parents and caregivers, please stay with your child during these fun programs which will take place in the Cumberland Meeting Room. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit http://www.artcirclelibrary.info/.

Putnam County Library Story Time
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Putnam County Library will host Story Time on Wednesdays at 10 am. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 526-2416.

Monterey Branch Library Hosts Preschool Story Time
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Monterey Library invites all preschool and home school students to Preschool Story Time every Wednesday at 11 am. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 839-2103 or visit link .

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urging Motorists to be Cautious
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging motorists to exercise caution on the road ways at this time of year due to deer mating and hunting season, which puts deer on the move. Last year, 2 people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways.

In Tennessee, there were over 6,000 deer related crashes in 2013. That’s an increase of 3.2% from the previous year. If you’re involved in an accident, please call 911 immediately.

Cookeville’s Mastersingers
Nov 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

You’re invited to enjoy the lively concerts by the Mastersingers, Cookeville’s Community Chorus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for 18 and under, and season tickets are only $25 per person. Membership is also open to anyone interested.

For more information, please visit link or email cookevillemastersingers@yahoo.com.

Crossville Hosts Free Arthritis Exercise
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cumberland County UT Extension Agent Kelli Bottoms invites you to a 6 week Free Arthritis Exercise program each Wednesday at 1 pm at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. Learn the healthy way to deal with the problem, and be able to cut down on the pain medicine.

This class is free and for more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Art Center Hosts Paint with Pastels
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Beverly Olin offers a three session Paint with Pastels class on techniques for pastel painting on Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 pm at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Fairfield Glade. The cost is $51 for members and $66 for non-members. Students are asked to bring a selection of photographs as reference material for their painting.

There are several supplies that students should also bring including a selection of pastels (soft pastels, Nupastels (harder), and pastel pencils), papers foam core board and tape, acetate sheet or was paper, paper towels, and a old towel. A complete list of supplies will be available at registration. A selection of papers will be available to purchase from the instructor for $1 to $4 per sheet. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

American Red Cross Hosts Holiday Mail for Heroes
Nov 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The American Red Cross invites you to take part in the Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign. You’re asked to either purchase or make a holiday card that will be given to Tennessee service members, veterans, and their families.

Drop your card off at your local Red Cross Chapter office. Volunteers will sort the cards and make sure they get to heroes in Tennessee. Please don’t put money, photos, personal information or glitter in the cards. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville Hosts Arthritis Tai Chi Class
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come relieve your arthritis pain at the Arthritis Tai Chi Class on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The art of Tai Chi is thousands of years old.

Angi Bedard and Mike Pesce are certified instructors by the National Arthritis Foundation to teach Arthritis Tai Chi. The cost is $2 per class. For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands is looking for volunteers, doctors, PA’s, nurse practitioners, nurses and nursing techs to help in the clinic, which cares for uninsured and under-insured residents of Cumberland, White and Putnam Counties. For more information, please call (931) 261-8861 or (931) 287-0237.

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friends of Animals (FOA) of Gainesboro has special funding to spay/neuter large dogs, but it won’t last forever. FOA also has funding to help fix small dogs and cats too. For more information, please contact FOA at (931) 268-1866.

Cookeville’s Life Church Hosts After School for High School Students
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Life Church of Cookeville invites High School Students to enjoy free after school activities each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 to 5:30 pm. Activities include basketball and volleyball tournaments, rock climbing, zip line, wiffle ball, hot fresh food, and lots of great indoor activites when weather is an issue.

For more information, please call (931) 526-6900.

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seniors who enjoy acting, drama, jokes and laughter should join the Reader’s Theater at Fair Park Senior Center on Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. No need to memorize your lines, everyone reads with expression. Actor Terry Burgess will be leading this fun hour every Wednesday.

Kids Draw at Putnam County Library
Nov 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Putnam County Library will host Kids Draw on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 526-2416.

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Pickett County Sheriff’s Office introduces a new telephone service that is designed to better serve the elderly or home-bound individuals inside Pickett County. The “Are You OK?” service is free and is designed to contact elderly or home-bound individuals on a daily basis to reassure their well-being and to provide them with a better feeling of security.

The automated system calls each individual in the morning at a pre-arranged time and asks the person if they are okay today, and then the person will answer with the press of a button. For more information, or to sign up, please call the Pickett County Sheriff’s Department at (931) 864-3210.

Be a Santa to A Senior in the Upper Cumberland
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

You’re invited to share the holiday spirit with the Be a Santa to a Senior service program through Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville. This is a way to brighten the lives of lonely or isolated seniors in the Upper Cumberland. Last year alone, this program touched the lives of 800 Seniors right here in our community. How YOU can help: Locate one of our Santa to a Senior Christmas trees or wreaths at area retailers, take an ornament, purchase a gift from suggestions on the ornament, and place the gift and attached ornament in the designated gift collection area.

If you would like to participate but are unable to travel to a ornament pick up location, donations are greatly appreciated. Donations help cover gifts for seniors as well as wrapping supplies. This is a tax deductible donation. You time is also as valuable, be a Wrapping Party volunteer and be a part of the magic. Trees and wreaths will go up and out on Monday, November 3rd. All gift donations should be returned NO LATER THAN FRIDAY DECEMBER 5TH. The Wrapping Party will be held on Tuesday, December the 9th and gifts will be delivered immediately following. For more information, please call Kori Edgington at Home Instead Senior Care- (931) 526-1127

Crossville’s First United Methodist Church Hosts Hanging of the Greens @ Crossville First United Methodist Church
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Crossville’s First United Methodist Church invites you to the Hanging of the Greens on Monday through Wednesday, November 24026 at 10 am daily. This event is to decorate the church for the holiday season.

Please meet in the gym and bring your pruning clippers and gloves. For more information, please contact Brenda Hinch at (931) 265-1974.

Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland – Top 10 Needs
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland is asking for your help. They have a list of the Top 10 greatest needs for the organization.

The list is as follows:
$3,500 for installation of fire hydrant
$600 for new tires for van
New vacuum cleaner
Weed killer concentrate
Copy paper
$2,700 for water line
Gas hedge trimmer
Display racks for Thrift Store
25 foot outdoor extension cord
2 picnic tables

For more information about Teen Challenge, please visit link .