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Covering Your Community Presented by Swallows Insurance

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.

 

Dec
20
Sat
Cookeville’s Doll Museum
Dec 20 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 1:00 am

You’re invited to Cookeville’s Doll Museum each Saturday from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free and the museum is located on West Broad Street. For more information, please call (931) 520-0042.

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission Needs Bell Ringers
Dec 20 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 12:00 am

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission asks you to take part in the Annual Bell Ringing Fundraiser this Christmas season. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact Margaret Ridley at (931) 529-3651 or (931) 520-7003.

To volunteer a team from your business or organization, please contact Lisa Eldridge at (931) 265-0272. Please visit link .

DeKalb County Soil Conservation District Giving Away Bird Feeders
Dec 20 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 12:00 am

The DeKalb Soil Conservation District is giving away FREE bird feeders with a 2 lb bag of bird seed and wildlife bush to those who did not get one last year, while supplies last. The limit is 1 per customer.

You may pick up your feeder at the USDA Service Center on Bright Hill Road in Smithville between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Open Enrollment for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace
Dec 20 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 21 @ 12:00 am

The second annual Open Enrollment Period for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace is now through February 15, 2015. Every American Citizen is required to have Health Insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Law, also known as Obamacare.

You and your familiy can apply for healthcare coverage online at link or by telephone at 1-800-318-2596. You can also receive assistance from Tennessee Health Care Campaign for the Upper Cumberland on South Madison Avenue in Cookeville. Call them at (931) 528-8422 for an appointment.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Dec 20 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 21 @ 12:00 am

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 .

Dec
21
Sun
Bradford Health Services of Cookeville Offers a Free Ride Home
Dec 21 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

Bradford Health Services offers you a Free Ride Hoe during the holiday season to make it safer for everyone on the roads. Staff and patrons at restaurants, bars and lounges may call for a free ride home for anyone who is too impaired to drive.

This free service is available through December 31 for adults 21 and over. This is within a 30 mile radius of Bradford Health Services. For more information, please call (888) 233-3973.

Putnam County Imagination Library
Dec 21 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

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 School System Encourages Literacy in the New Year
Dec 21 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your child, there’s one that every parent can afford and no child should be without. Putnam County School System encourages you to give the gift of love and literacy this year. Reading 20 minutes every day with a child will impact a lifetime.

For more information, check with your child’s school, or click on the link “Why Read 20 Minutes” at link .

Dowelltown Christmas City Lights Contest
Dec 21 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

The Dowelltown Mayor and Alderman invite Dowelltown city residents to take part in the 14th Annual Christmas City Lights Contest. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prices will be awarded for best Scene Overall. 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded for both Best Door/Porch and Best Window.

Turn on your lights/displays from 5 to 9 pm nightly through December 23 to be judged. Judges will come through on different days during this time. Prizes will be given out and winners announced on December 23.

Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ Hosts Free Food Giveaway
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ in Gainesboro is hosting a free food giveaway the first and third Sunday of each month. The food will be handed out from 3 to 4:30 pm. For more information, please visit link .

Cornerstone Baptist Church of Crossville Hosts Christmas Cantata
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy the Christmas Cantata at Cornerstone Baptist Church of Crossville on Friday, December 19 at 6 pm, and on Sunday, December 21 at 6:30 pm. The church is located on the corner of 10th Street and Miller Avenue.

For more information, please call (931) 484-8476.

Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bell Ringers are needed for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. To volunteer, please visit link or call (931) 788-3414.

Hidden Hollow Park of Cookeville Hosts Christmas Light Drive Thru Spectacular
Dec 21 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy a Christmas Light Drive Thru Spectacular each Thursday through Sunday through January 3 at Hidden Hollow Park of Cookeville. There will be Santa visits, a full snack bar, and bonfires. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for kids. For more information, please call (931) 526-4038.

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library Supports Tennessee Promise Initiative
Dec 21 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library supports the Tennessee Promise initiative by offering computers and space on Thursdays through January 15 from 3 to 5 pm to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the students’ college applications.

From January 22 to February 26, TNPromise scholars can complete their 8 hours of community service as volunteers at the Justin Potter Library on Thursdays between 3 and 5 pm. For more information, please call (615) 597-4359.

The American Cancer Society’s Love Lights a Tree Campaign
Dec 21 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The American Cancer Society invites you to make a special donation in honor or in memory of a loved one during the holiday season through “Love Lights a Tree.” A special memory board is on the south side of the Smithville Courthouse that lists the names of loved ones being honored and remembered.

The names are “in honor of” and in “member of” for a donation of $5 per name. Forms may be obtained at the local banks. For more information, please contact Barbara Ashford at (615) 417-6563.

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission Needs Bell Ringers
Dec 21 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission asks you to take part in the Annual Bell Ringing Fundraiser this Christmas season. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact Margaret Ridley at (931) 529-3651 or (931) 520-7003.

To volunteer a team from your business or organization, please contact Lisa Eldridge at (931) 265-0272. Please visit link .

DeKalb County Soil Conservation District Giving Away Bird Feeders
Dec 21 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am

The DeKalb Soil Conservation District is giving away FREE bird feeders with a 2 lb bag of bird seed and wildlife bush to those who did not get one last year, while supplies last. The limit is 1 per customer.

You may pick up your feeder at the USDA Service Center on Bright Hill Road in Smithville between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 46 of Cookeville Collects Items for Deployed Soldiers
Dec 21 @ 11:30 pm – 12:30 am

Cookeville’s American legion Auxiliary Unit 46 asks you to donate items to ship to deployed soldiers. They are accepting hygiene items, Christmas decorations, cards, letters and more. The drop off boxes are located at Leo’s Spring Street Market, Andy’s Pharmacy, IGA Market, Cookeville Martinizing, and Discovery Depot.

For a complete list of accepted donations, stop by any of the drop off locations. For more information, please call (931) 933-5037.

Cookeville Firepup Program
Dec 21 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am

The Cookeville Fire Department will be teaching kids Pre-K through 5th grade in the Firepup Program “Be fire safety smart. Stop fires before they start.” The department provides fire safety education materials for these classes, which have been designed exclusively by the National Fire Safety Council. We ask that you consider providing fire safety materials and services to children at a cost of $1.75 per child. If you would like to help, please contact April Howard at the Cookeville Fire Department at (931) 520-5255 or email ahoward@cookeville-tn.org.

Open Enrollment for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace
Dec 21 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am

The second annual Open Enrollment Period for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace is now through February 15, 2015. Every American Citizen is required to have Health Insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Law, also known as Obamacare.

You and your familiy can apply for healthcare coverage online at link or by telephone at 1-800-318-2596. You can also receive assistance from Tennessee Health Care Campaign for the Upper Cumberland on South Madison Avenue in Cookeville. Call them at (931) 528-8422 for an appointment.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Dec 21 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am

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 .

Dec
22
Mon
FCE Clubs in Putnam County
Dec 22 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.

Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion’s Club Forming LEO Service Clubs at SMHS and CCHS
Dec 22 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 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.

Bradford Health Services of Cookeville Offers a Free Ride Home
Dec 22 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

Bradford Health Services offers you a Free Ride Hoe during the holiday season to make it safer for everyone on the roads. Staff and patrons at restaurants, bars and lounges may call for a free ride home for anyone who is too impaired to drive.

This free service is available through December 31 for adults 21 and over. This is within a 30 mile radius of Bradford Health Services. For more information, please call (888) 233-3973.

Cane Creek Gymnasium of Cookeville Hosts Skills and Drills Basketball Camp
Dec 22 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

Bring your basketball players to the Skills and Drills Basketball Camp on Monday and Tuesday, December 22 and 23 or December 29 and 30 from 7 am to 5 pm at Cane Creek Gymnasium in Cookeville. Campers will learn fundamental basketball skills through offensive and defensive drills to enhance their basketball IQ with instructor Jermaine McElvain.

The cost is $10 if registered before December 15, or $15 after December 15. Jermaine has been coaching and teaching basketball in Cookeville since 2013 and has worked with Leisure Services’ Dr. Doom Basketball Camp. He has many students here and in surrounding counties. For more information, please visit link .

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Dec 22 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 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.

Monterey’s Cumberland Cove Quilters Monthly Meeting
Dec 22 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 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.

Putnam County Imagination Library
Dec 22 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

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 School System Encourages Literacy in the New Year
Dec 22 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your child, there’s one that every parent can afford and no child should be without. Putnam County School System encourages you to give the gift of love and literacy this year. Reading 20 minutes every day with a child will impact a lifetime.

For more information, check with your child’s school, or click on the link “Why Read 20 Minutes” at link .

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office’s Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin
Dec 22 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

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 .

Crossville’s Time4Paws Hosts Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Dec 22 @ 1:30 am – 2:00 am

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.

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Dec 22 @ 1:30 am – 2:00 am

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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Dec 22 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

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 Plateau Creative Arts Center hosts Open Studio
Dec 22 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

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.

Dowelltown Christmas City Lights Contest
Dec 22 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

The Dowelltown Mayor and Alderman invite Dowelltown city residents to take part in the 14th Annual Christmas City Lights Contest. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prices will be awarded for best Scene Overall. 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded for both Best Door/Porch and Best Window.

Turn on your lights/displays from 5 to 9 pm nightly through December 23 to be judged. Judges will come through on different days during this time. Prizes will be given out and winners announced on December 23.

White County Animal Shelter In Need
Dec 22 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

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
Dec 22 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 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.

White County’s Stitch ‘N Knit Club
Dec 22 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 am

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.

Learn What You Can Do on an iPad at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville
Dec 22 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

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/.

Crossville’s Art Guild Hosts Life Drawing Class
Dec 22 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

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.

Gainesboro and Shiloh Head Start Accepting Applications
Dec 22 @ 4:30 am – 5:00 am

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.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Senior Walking Club
Dec 22 @ 5:00 am – 5:30 am

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.

Cookeville’s Life Church Hosts After School for High School Students
Dec 22 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 am

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
Dec 22 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 am

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.

Life Recovery at Byrdstown Community Center
Dec 22 @ 6:00 am – 6:30 am

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.

Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Dec 22 @ 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.

Tennessee Tech Offers Two Days of Free Childcare
Dec 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Tennessee Tech’s Campus Recreation would like to show appreciation to all members of the TTU family by hosting two free days of holiday childcare for kids ages 6-12 on Monday and Tuesday, December 22 and 23.

Kids can be dropped off at 8 am. These two days will be full of activities and fun. Pick up time is 4 pm. Children will even get the chance for an afternoon swim, so please pack their swimsuit and a towel. Children are also required to bring their own lunch with drink and a morning snack. Popcorn and cheese nachos will be provided for an afternoon snack. Pre-registration is required. Please call (931) 372-6511 to register. There is a limit of 50 participants per day.

Blood Assurance’s Platelets for Christmas in Cookeville
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Give Platelets for Christmas at Blood Assurance’s Cookeville Center on Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23 from 9 am to 5 pm each day. The center is located on West Broad Street. For more information, please visit link .

Cumberland County’s Community Chorus Performs “An Acappella Christmas” at the Art Circle Public Library
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy “An Acappella Christmas” with the Cumberland County Community Band on Monday, December 22 beginning at 12 noon at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. The performance is free and will take place in the Carol Darling Reading Room.

The band is directed by Marty Gibson. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790.

Kay Quintero Speaks at Smithville Senior Center
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hear Kay Quintero of Haven of Hope speak at the Smithville Senior Center on Monday, December 22 at 1 pm. She’ll be speaking about “Dealing with the Holidays.” Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call (615) 597-7575.

Monterey’s Cate-Gill Medical Arts Building Hosts Blood Drive
Dec 22 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Monterey’s Cate-Gill Medical Arts Building is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, December 22 from 1:30 to 5:30 pm. The arts building is on West Crawford Avenue in Monterey. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 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.

Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bell Ringers are needed for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. To volunteer, please visit link or call (931) 788-3414.

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Dec 22 @ 10:00 pm – 10:30 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.

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library Supports Tennessee Promise Initiative
Dec 22 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library supports the Tennessee Promise initiative by offering computers and space on Thursdays through January 15 from 3 to 5 pm to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the students’ college applications.

From January 22 to February 26, TNPromise scholars can complete their 8 hours of community service as volunteers at the Justin Potter Library on Thursdays between 3 and 5 pm. For more information, please call (615) 597-4359.

The American Cancer Society’s Love Lights a Tree Campaign
Dec 22 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The American Cancer Society invites you to make a special donation in honor or in memory of a loved one during the holiday season through “Love Lights a Tree.” A special memory board is on the south side of the Smithville Courthouse that lists the names of loved ones being honored and remembered.

The names are “in honor of” and in “member of” for a donation of $5 per name. Forms may be obtained at the local banks. For more information, please contact Barbara Ashford at (615) 417-6563.

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission Needs Bell Ringers
Dec 22 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:00 am

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission asks you to take part in the Annual Bell Ringing Fundraiser this Christmas season. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact Margaret Ridley at (931) 529-3651 or (931) 520-7003.

To volunteer a team from your business or organization, please contact Lisa Eldridge at (931) 265-0272. Please visit link .

DeKalb County Soil Conservation District Giving Away Bird Feeders
Dec 22 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:00 am

The DeKalb Soil Conservation District is giving away FREE bird feeders with a 2 lb bag of bird seed and wildlife bush to those who did not get one last year, while supplies last. The limit is 1 per customer.

You may pick up your feeder at the USDA Service Center on Bright Hill Road in Smithville between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Open Enrollment for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace
Dec 22 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:00 am

The second annual Open Enrollment Period for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace is now through February 15, 2015. Every American Citizen is required to have Health Insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Law, also known as Obamacare.

You and your familiy can apply for healthcare coverage online at link or by telephone at 1-800-318-2596. You can also receive assistance from Tennessee Health Care Campaign for the Upper Cumberland on South Madison Avenue in Cookeville. Call them at (931) 528-8422 for an appointment.

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Dec 22 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:00 am

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.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Dec 22 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:00 am

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 .

Dec
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Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Dec 23 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

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.

Bradford Health Services of Cookeville Offers a Free Ride Home
Dec 23 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

Bradford Health Services offers you a Free Ride Hoe during the holiday season to make it safer for everyone on the roads. Staff and patrons at restaurants, bars and lounges may call for a free ride home for anyone who is too impaired to drive.

This free service is available through December 31 for adults 21 and over. This is within a 30 mile radius of Bradford Health Services. For more information, please call (888) 233-3973.

Cane Creek Gymnasium of Cookeville Hosts Skills and Drills Basketball Camp
Dec 23 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

Bring your basketball players to the Skills and Drills Basketball Camp on Monday and Tuesday, December 22 and 23 or December 29 and 30 from 7 am to 5 pm at Cane Creek Gymnasium in Cookeville. Campers will learn fundamental basketball skills through offensive and defensive drills to enhance their basketball IQ with instructor Jermaine McElvain.

The cost is $10 if registered before December 15, or $15 after December 15. Jermaine has been coaching and teaching basketball in Cookeville since 2013 and has worked with Leisure Services’ Dr. Doom Basketball Camp. He has many students here and in surrounding counties. For more information, please visit link .

Putnam County School System Encourages Literacy in the New Year
Dec 23 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your child, there’s one that every parent can afford and no child should be without. Putnam County School System encourages you to give the gift of love and literacy this year. Reading 20 minutes every day with a child will impact a lifetime.

For more information, check with your child’s school, or click on the link “Why Read 20 Minutes” at link .

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office’s Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin
Dec 23 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

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 .

Dowelltown Christmas City Lights Contest
Dec 23 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

The Dowelltown Mayor and Alderman invite Dowelltown city residents to take part in the 14th Annual Christmas City Lights Contest. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prices will be awarded for best Scene Overall. 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded for both Best Door/Porch and Best Window.

Turn on your lights/displays from 5 to 9 pm nightly through December 23 to be judged. Judges will come through on different days during this time. Prizes will be given out and winners announced on December 23.

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Dec 23 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 am

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.

Crochet Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Dec 23 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

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.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Hawaiian Hula Lessons
Dec 23 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

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
Dec 23 @ 4:30 am – 5:00 am

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.

Ballroom Dance Classes at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Dec 23 @ 5:00 am – 5:30 am

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
Dec 23 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 am

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.

Highlands Residential Services Hosts Free Quit Smoking Class
Dec 23 @ 6:00 am – 6:30 am

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.

Tennessee Tech Offers Two Days of Free Childcare
Dec 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Tennessee Tech’s Campus Recreation would like to show appreciation to all members of the TTU family by hosting two free days of holiday childcare for kids ages 6-12 on Monday and Tuesday, December 22 and 23.

Kids can be dropped off at 8 am. These two days will be full of activities and fun. Pick up time is 4 pm. Children will even get the chance for an afternoon swim, so please pack their swimsuit and a towel. Children are also required to bring their own lunch with drink and a morning snack. Popcorn and cheese nachos will be provided for an afternoon snack. Pre-registration is required. Please call (931) 372-6511 to register. There is a limit of 50 participants per day.

Blood Assurance’s Platelets for Christmas in Cookeville
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Give Platelets for Christmas at Blood Assurance’s Cookeville Center on Monday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 23 from 9 am to 5 pm each day. The center is located on West Broad Street. For more information, please visit link .

Upper Cumberland’s Barbershop Chorus Weekly Singing
Dec 23 @ 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.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum’s After School Creative Kids Club
Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 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 .

Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers
Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bell Ringers are needed for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. To volunteer, please visit link or call (931) 788-3414.

Algood Headstart Accepting Applications
Dec 23 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 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.

Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
Dec 23 @ 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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.

Livingston’s Teen Advisory Board Bi-Monthly Meeting
Dec 23 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 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 .

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library Supports Tennessee Promise Initiative
Dec 23 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library supports the Tennessee Promise initiative by offering computers and space on Thursdays through January 15 from 3 to 5 pm to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the students’ college applications.

From January 22 to February 26, TNPromise scholars can complete their 8 hours of community service as volunteers at the Justin Potter Library on Thursdays between 3 and 5 pm. For more information, please call (615) 597-4359.

The American Cancer Society’s Love Lights a Tree Campaign
Dec 23 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The American Cancer Society invites you to make a special donation in honor or in memory of a loved one during the holiday season through “Love Lights a Tree.” A special memory board is on the south side of the Smithville Courthouse that lists the names of loved ones being honored and remembered.

The names are “in honor of” and in “member of” for a donation of $5 per name. Forms may be obtained at the local banks. For more information, please contact Barbara Ashford at (615) 417-6563.

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission Needs Bell Ringers
Dec 23 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 24 @ 12:00 am

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission asks you to take part in the Annual Bell Ringing Fundraiser this Christmas season. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact Margaret Ridley at (931) 529-3651 or (931) 520-7003.

To volunteer a team from your business or organization, please contact Lisa Eldridge at (931) 265-0272. Please visit link .

DeKalb County Soil Conservation District Giving Away Bird Feeders
Dec 23 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 24 @ 12:00 am

The DeKalb Soil Conservation District is giving away FREE bird feeders with a 2 lb bag of bird seed and wildlife bush to those who did not get one last year, while supplies last. The limit is 1 per customer.

You may pick up your feeder at the USDA Service Center on Bright Hill Road in Smithville between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday.

Open Enrollment for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace
Dec 23 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 24 @ 12:00 am

The second annual Open Enrollment Period for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace is now through February 15, 2015. Every American Citizen is required to have Health Insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Law, also known as Obamacare.

You and your familiy can apply for healthcare coverage online at link or by telephone at 1-800-318-2596. You can also receive assistance from Tennessee Health Care Campaign for the Upper Cumberland on South Madison Avenue in Cookeville. Call them at (931) 528-8422 for an appointment.

Sparta’s Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center Hosts Monthly Meetings
Dec 23 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 24 @ 12:00 am

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.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Dec 23 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 24 @ 12:00 am

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 .

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Wed
Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland – Top 10 Needs
Dec 24 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

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 .

Bradford Health Services of Cookeville Offers a Free Ride Home
Dec 24 @ 12:30 am – 1:30 am

Bradford Health Services offers you a Free Ride Hoe during the holiday season to make it safer for everyone on the roads. Staff and patrons at restaurants, bars and lounges may call for a free ride home for anyone who is too impaired to drive.

This free service is available through December 31 for adults 21 and over. This is within a 30 mile radius of Bradford Health Services. For more information, please call (888) 233-3973.

Cookeville Children’s Theatre Seeking Donations
Dec 24 @ 12:30 am – 1:00 am

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.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
Dec 24 @ 12:30 am – 1:00 am

Bring your dog to learn new tricks at the Dog Training Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The classes are held on Wednesdays and the schedule is as follows:
6 pm – Beginning Obedience – A class to teach your dog the basics.
7 pm – Drop-in Conformation – Come as you need or want to.
8 pm – Rally – A “nicer” form of obedience. You must take Basic Obedience first.

The obedience and rally class series is 10 weeks in length. Drop-In Conformation classes are $5 per dog per night. Most classes are $100 for the 10 week sessions. All “first-time” students are given a $10 discount on their first series of classes except Conformation Drop-In. For more information, please call (931) 788-1478.

Christmas and New Years Closings 2014
Dec 24 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

Christmas Closings:

The Putnam County Library will be closed December 24-26. For more information, please call (931) 526-2416.

The Cookeville Senior Center will be closed December 24-27. For more information, please call (931) 526-9318.

The Putnam County recycling center, transfer station and landfill will be closed December 24-26. No community service. The convenience centers will only be closed December 24 and 25.

The L.B.J.&C. Development Corporation Head Start Centers will be closed from Dec. 22, 2014 through Jan. 2, 2015. Children and staff will return to the Head Start Centers on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

Garbage in the city of Algood will be picked up on Friday, Dec. 26, instead of the 25th, due to the holiday.

Millard Oakley Public Library in Livingston will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for Christmas, and will reopen on Friday, the 26th and on on Thursday, January 1 for the holiday.

The Art Circle Public Library and the Cumberland County Archives & Family Heritage Center will be closed Wednesday, December 24, 2014 & Thursday, December 25, 2014 for the Christmas Holiday.

The Art Circle Public Library and the Cumberland County Archives & Family Heritage Center will be closed Thursday, January 1, 2015 for New Year’s Day.

DeKalb County Soil Conservation District offices closed December 24-28 and January 1.

If you have a Christmas or New Years closing, please email it to community@stonecomradio.com to get it on our websites and on the air.

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Dec 24 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 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.

Putnam County School System Encourages Literacy in the New Year
Dec 24 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your child, there’s one that every parent can afford and no child should be without. Putnam County School System encourages you to give the gift of love and literacy this year. Reading 20 minutes every day with a child will impact a lifetime.

For more information, check with your child’s school, or click on the link “Why Read 20 Minutes” at link .

Crossville’s Time4Paws Hosts Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Dec 24 @ 1:30 am – 2:00 am

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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Dec 24 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

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 .

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Dec 24 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Dec 24 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 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/.