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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.

 

Jan
27
Tue
Red Boiling Springs School Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Stop by Red Boiling Springs School on Tuesday, January 27 between 10 am and 3 pm for an American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, please visit link .

DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you’re in the 4th – 12th grade and would like to learn to sew, join the 4-H Sewing Club the second Tuesday of each month at the UT Extension office in the DeKalb County Community Center. The meetings are from 3 to 5 pm.

Due to the expense of supplies, there is a $40 fee. For more information, please call (615) 597-4945.

Stone Memorial High School Hosts Rhea County High School
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Stone Memorial High School Panthers host the Rhea County Golden Eagles in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 5 pm with the boys to follow.

Tennessee Tech Hosts “So You Want to be an Entrepreneur” Seminar
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center invites you to the free seminar “So You Want to be an Entrepreneur” on Tuesday, January 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The seminar will be held in Johnson Hall, room 208.

The seminar will be led by Assistant Director of the TSBDC John Woodard and will address topics of interest to individuals considering entrepreneurship. Registration is required for the seminar. For more information, or to register, please visit link or call (931) 372-3648.

Bangham Community Center Hosts Meeting
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Bangham Community Center will host a meeting on Tuesday, January 27 at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome and asked to bring a covered dish.

The meeting will be canceled if there is no school. For more information, please call (931) 854-1352.

Cumberland County High School Visits Cookeville High School
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Cumberland County High School Jets will visit the Cookeville High School Cavaliers in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls will tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Monterey High School Visits Clarkrange High School
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Monterey High School Wildcats visit the Clarkrange High School Buffaloes in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Smith County High School Visits Livingston Academy
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Smith County High School Owls visit the Livingston Academy Wildcats in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. This is Livingston Academy’s Pink Out Game. Shirts will be available for $12 and proceeds will benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

The Homeless Advocacy for Rural Tennessee Continuum of Care Hosts a Homeless Point-In-Time Count
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 5:00 am

The Homeless Advocacy for Rural Tennessee Continuum of Care asks for your help in getting an unsheltered count of homeless persons in our area through a “Homeless Point-In-Time Count” from sunset Tuesday, January 27 through sunrise Wednesday, January 28.

Your information can be left anonymously. Here is the contact information for your area:

Cumberland County – Crab Orchard City Hall – 338 Hebbertsberg Road – (931) 484-2815 – 5 to 11 pm, Meals and More, 608 West Ave., Crossville, Cumberland Mountain Mental Health Center, 4325 U.S. 127, Crossville
Clay County – OC Building (Across from City Hall) – 145 Cordell Hull Drive – (931) 243-2161 – 5 pm to 7 am
Jackson County – New Hope Baptist Church – (931) 268-9888 – 5 to 9 pm

Guests will receive warm blankets and a few items given to them. Participants will also have a chance to speak with staff members while escaping the cold.

Upperman High School Hosts Murfreesboro Central Magnet High School
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Upperman High School Bees host the Murfreesboro Central Magnet Tigers in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

White County High School Hosts Warren County High School
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The White County High School Warriors host the Warren County High School Pioneers in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Seatbelt Checkpoint
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Seatbelt Checkpoint on Tuesday, January 27 on State Route 146 at mile marker 6 in DeKalb County.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Guest Pianist and Soprano Performance
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy guest performances by soprano Gail Robinson-Oturu and pianist-composer Roland Carter on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:30 pm at Tennessee Tech’s Wattenbarger Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit link .

Algood Headstart Accepting Applications
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 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
Jan 27 @ 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 .

Sparta’s Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center Hosts Monthly Meetings
Jan 27 @ 11:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 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.

Jan
28
Wed
Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland – Top 10 Needs
Jan 28 @ 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 .

Cookeville Children’s Theatre Seeking Donations
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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.

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Jan 28 @ 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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan 28 @ 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.

Putnam County Library Story Time
Jan 28 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 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
Jan 28 @ 4:30 am – 5:00 am

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 .

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Art Center Hosts Paint with Pastels
Jan 28 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 am

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.

Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Jan 28 @ 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.

White County Health Department Offers Free Flu Shots
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop by the White County Health Department from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday for a free Flu Shot. The shots are available by appointment or by walk-in. The health department is located on Walker Street in Sparta. For more information, please call (931) 836-2201.

Tennessee Tech Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech University of Cookeville on Wednesday, January 28 for an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Tech’s 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Queen Pageant
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Queen Pageant to benefit the Genesis House on Saturday, February 28 at 12 noon. The event will take place in the multipurpose room of the Roaden University Center on Tennessee Tech’s campus.

The pageant is open to girls ages 0 to 18 and is coordinated by Pageants With Purpose. The entry fee is $50 and contestants will also collect items to donate to the women and children served by The Genesis House. February 14 is the deadline to enter. Spectators may watch the event for $5 per person. Kids 5 and under are free. Every girl will receive an award, no one leaves empty handed. For more information, please call Shannon at (931) 644-5853 or visit link .

Crossville Hosts Free Arthritis Exercise
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 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 Police Department Hosts Senior Police Academy
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Senior, the City of Crossville Police Department invites you to the Senior Police Academy beginning on Wednesday, January 14. This is a 4 week class from 1 to 4 pm at the City Police Station. The classes are free and will cover several topics.

Topics covered will include crime scene investigation, firearms, tactical response team, K-9 demonstration, and more. To sign up, or for more information, please contact the Fair Park Senior Center at (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Jan 28 @ 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.

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Jan 28 @ 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.

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Jan 28 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 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
Jan 28 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 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.

Upper Cumberland Development District Asking for Volunteers
Jan 28 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 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.

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Jan 28 @ 11:30 pm – Jan 29 @ 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.

Jan
29
Thu
Putnam County Imagination Library
Jan 29 @ 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 Sheriff’s Office’s Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin
Jan 29 @ 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 .

White County Animal Shelter In Need
Jan 29 @ 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.

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry in Crossville
Jan 29 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 am

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry is open every Thursday from 4 to 5:15 pm at the Place of Refuge Church in Crossville. The only requirement is that there is a need. For more information, please call (931) 707-8114.

Concerned Person’s Support Group of Cookeville
Jan 29 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 am

Concerned Persons Support Group meets every Thursday from 5 to 6 pm at Bradford Health Services on Neal Street in Cookeville. This is a free and confidential support meeting that provides guidance, information, referrals, literature and other useful resources to persons who have a loved one suffering from addiction.

You will find answers to questions, such as behavior issues, legal troubles, strategies for intervening, how to set limits and enforce consequences. This meeting is free and welcome to all who need support and answers. For more information, please call (931) 528-6803 or visit link .

Monterey Lions Club Monthly Meetings
Jan 29 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

The Monterey Lions Club will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6 pm at the Bill Hall Lions Club Building, located next to the railroad tracks in Monterey. These meeting times exclude holidays. For more information, please call (931) 537-9487.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Split Decision Band
Jan 29 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

If you’re 40 or older, you’re invited to enjoy the music from the Split Decision Band every Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Cookeville Senior Citizens Center. The cost is $5 and for more information, please call (931) 526-9318.

Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Monthly Chronic Pain Anonymous
Jan 29 @ 4:30 am – 5:00 am

Chronic Pain Anonymous invites you to the meeting every Thursday night at 7 pm in Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Algood Room. This is the Upper Cumberland’s only support group for individuals living with chronic pain.

Both sufferers of chronic pain and their supportive friends and family are welcome. For more information, please call (931) 349-2054.

Cookeville’s Nashville State Hosts Stalking Awareness Seminar
Jan 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Stop by Cookeville’s Nashville State Campus for a Stalking Awareness Seminar on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 1:30 pm. January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and this seminar is open to the community.

Speakers will include Bobby Anderson, Tara Bates, Bill Gibson, Marlene Hall, Dana Looper and Jennifer White. The campus is on Neal Street in Cookeville. For more information, please call (931) 520-0551 ext. 113.

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library supports Tennessee Promise Scholars
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library supports the Tennessee Promise initiative by offering community service hours. 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.

Cookeville Regional Medical Center Hosts Pelvic Floor Disorders Seminar
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm

Cookeville Regional Medical Center invites you to a Pelvic Floor Disorders Seminar on Thursday, January 29 at 5:30 pm in the CRMC Education Rooms 2 and 3.

Urologist Sara Wells, M.D., will join other specialists for expert advice about signs, symptoms and treatment options, along with exercised and tips on how to strengthen your pelvic floor. Register with Amy Mahan at amahan@crmchealth.org or by calling (931) 783-2039.

Byrdstown’s Good Neighbors Theatre Hosts Annual Meeting and Reception
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you’re interested in the activities of Byrdstown’s Good Neighbors Theatre, stop by the Annual Meeting and Reception on Thursday, January 29 at 6 pm. The evening will include a tour of the theatre and a reception of self-serve hors d’ oeuvres and beverages.

For more information, please email sgracem@twlakes.net.

Cumberland County High School Hosts Knoxville Halls High School
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Cumberland County High School Jets host the Knoxville Halls High School Red Devils in basketball on Thursday, January 29. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Talk about ISIS and Kurds
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech University to hear a Talk about ISIS and the Kurds on Thursday, January 29 at 7 pm in the Derryberry Hall Auditorium.

Nahra Zagros and Tyler Fisher of Soran University in Iraqi Kurdistan will both be speaking. This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (931) 372-6328 or email lshull@tntech.edu.

Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
Jan 29 @ 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.

Jan
30
Fri
Monterey Farmer’s Market
Jan 30 @ 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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Jan 30 @ 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 the Art of Stained Glass
Jan 30 @ 5:00 am – 5:30 am

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center presents The Art of Stained Glass on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 am. This is a beginner Stained Glass Class taught by instructor Sara Senft. The cost is $51 for members of the Art Guild and $66 for non-members. The supplies needed for this workshop will be provided by the instructor. Bring 2-3 days of old newspapers to class. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center hosts Senior Self Defense Class
Jan 30 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 am

Seniors, come learn from Instructor Larry Potter at the Senior Self Defense Class on Fridays from 1 to 2 pm at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. This class will use roll play techniques that officers use to teach seniors how to protect themselves. Contact Fair Park for more information or to sign up.

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Jan 30 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

Check out the Virtual Theater at the TTU STEM Center in Cookeville every Friday at 4 pm and 4:30 pm, and tour the universe. It’s a free adventure for you and your kids! For more information, please visit link .

Alexandria’s Liberty State Bank Hosts Chili and Soup Lunch
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Stop by Alexandria’s Liberty State Bank on Friday, January 30 beginning at 10:30 am for a Chili and Soup Lunch. There will be chili or vegetable soup, homemade Pimento cheese sandwiches, crackers and a drink for $6. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. For more information, please call (615) 529-2375.

Crossville Hosts Veterans Luncheon
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

World War II and Korean War Veterans are invited to a Luncheon on Friday, January 30 at 11 am at the Shoney’s Restaurant of Crossville. Veterans and their families are invited to commemorate these significant conflicts.

If you plan to attend, or need more information, please contact Bill and Nancy Oehlecker at (931) 788-6222 or Ed Lewis at (931) 335-8879.

Clay County High School Hosts Gordonsville High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Clay County High School Bulldogs host the Gordonsville High School Tigers in basketball on Friday, January 30. The ladies tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Crossville’s Stone Memorial High School Hosts Basketball Homecoming
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Homecoming at Stone Memorial High School has been set for Friday, January 30. In addition, Senior Night will be Saturday, February 7. Both game times are 6 and 7:30 for varsity.

For more information, please call (931) 484-5767.

Cumberland County High School Visits Rhea County High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Cumberland County High School Jets visit the Rhea County High School Golden Eagles in basketball on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Monterey High School Hosts Jackson County High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Montery High School Wildcats host the Jackson County High School Blue Devils on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Smith County High School Hosts DeKalb County High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Smith County High School Owls host the DeKalb County High School Tigers on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

White County High School Visits Stone Memorial High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The White County High School Warriors visit the Stone Memorial High School Panthers in basketball on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Sobriety Checkpoint
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, January 30 in Cumberland County on Highway 70 at Browntown Road.

Crossville’s Elks Lodge Hosts Fundraiser
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Crossville’s Elks Lodge #2751 invites you to a Fundraiser on Friday, January 30. The Big Band Orchestra will perform at the Palace Theatre from 7 to 9 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the Palace Theatre or by calling (931) 484-6133.

Funds will go to pay for the Cumberland County “Hoop Shoot” contests. These funds for the participants shirts, plaques, gasoline for shooters who advance to the next level, and physical education equipment for all elementary schools who competed in this year’s competition, which is 2,221 students.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Seatbelt Checkpoint
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Seatbelt Checkpoint in Warren County on Yager Road, south of Pinewood Lane on Friday, January 30.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Guest Flutist Bart Feller
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tennessee Tech will host guest Flutist Bart Feller on Friday, January 30 for a free concert at 7:30 pm. The concert will be in Wattenbarger Auditorium. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Jan 30 @ 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.

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Jan 30 @ 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.

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Jan 30 @ 11:30 pm – Jan 31 @ 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.

Jan
31
Sat
Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Jan 31 @ 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 Hosts Quidditch Tournament
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tennessee Tech Quidditch invites you to a one day tournament on Friday, January 31 on Tech’s intramural fields. Teams from Michigan State, Ohio State, BGSU and others will be in attendance. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville’s Habitat for Humanity Hosts Chili Open Golf Tournament
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Crossville’s Habitat for Humanity Chili Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, January 31 at 12 noon at Heatherhurst Golf Course on Peavine Road in Crossville. There will be free chili following the event.

This is a 9 hole scramble with 2-person teams. The cost is $40 per person, prizes and chili to be served after play at the Fairfield Glade Community Church on Snead Drive. You can also enjoy lunch for $5 if you don’t wish to play. For more information, or to obtain an entry form, please call (931) 484-4565 or email vanessa.habitat@frontier.com.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Rugby vs Western Kentucky
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tennessee Tech will face Western Kentucky in Rugby on Saturday, January 31 beginning at 1 pm. The field is located between Foundation Hall and Washington Place apartments. For more information, please visit link .

February State Writing Assessment for DeKalb County
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm

If you have an Independent Home Schooled Student in DeKalb County and are interested in your children taking the February State Writing Assessment, please notify your local school with your child’s name, grade, and demographic information to be set up in the MIST Testing Portal by the end of January.

The specific testing dates for each grade will be:
February 2-6 – grades 3, 6 and 9
February 9-13 – grades 4,7 and 10
February 16-20 – grades 5 and 11

Practice assessments can be found at link or you can call the district office at (615) 215-2107 to be set up in the MIST practice portal.

Sutton General Store Hosts Sutton Ole Time Music Hour
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stop by the Sutton General Store for Sutton Ole Time Music Hour each Saturday evening. Dinner begins at 5 and 6:30 pm.

The schedule for January:
January 3 – Blue Gras Solutions
January 10 – TN & KY Blue Grass
January 17 – John Tomlin & Co
January 24 – Michael Faegan
January 31 – The Lone Mountain Band

For more information, please call (931) 653-4151.

Cookeville’s Breakfast Rotary Club Presents International Night
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm

Enjoy International Night celebrating France with the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club on Saturday, January 31 at the Leslie Town Centre. The night will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner, drinks, a cash bar, special guests, live entertainment, a silent auction, and cultural activities.

The cost is $25 per person. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville’s Breakfast Rotary Presents 6th International Night Honoring France
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm

Stop by the Leslie Town Center for Cookeville Breakfast Rotary’s 6th International Night Honoring France on Saturday, January 31. The reception will be at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information, or to order your tickets, please call (931) 265-0439.

Crossville’s Guitar Lessons at the Art Circle Public Library
Jan 31 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Here’s your chance to learn to play the guitar. Every Saturday beginning at 10 am, Guitarist and Entertainer Tom Fincher teaches Beginners at 10 am and Intermediates at 11 am. Remember to bring your own guitar to the Art Circle Public Library of Crossville.
Beginners, TJ will help you to play 2-3 songs with just 1-2 lessons by using a new method. Intermediates, learn different chords, old rock, or boogie beat, blues and Johnny Cash’s Luther Perkin’s beat.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Jan 31 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Every Saturday night Tom Fincher and the Southern Pride Band are playing live for everyone who enjoys a good dance at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville from 6 to 8 pm. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Tom Fincher at (931) 484-6790.

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans Host Country Music
Jan 31 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans invite you to enjoy country music by The Buckner Brothers every Saturday from 7 to 10 pm at the DAV Building on Old Sparta Highway. For more information, please call (931) 210-7400.

Feb
1
Sun
Putnam County Imagination Library
Feb 1 @ 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.

Tennessee Highway Patrol on Super Bowl Sunday @ Tennessee
Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, and no matter what team you’re pulling for, we want you to be the winner. Enjoy your Super Bowl parties and events, just don’t get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking. Have a backup plan for Super Bowl Sunday. Don’t get flagged and penalized. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out there defending our roadways. PLEASE, don’t drink and drive.

Cookeville Hosts Class of 1954 Reunion
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cookeville High School invites those of the class of 1954 to the annual Super Bowl Party at the Holiday Inn Express at 4 pm on Sunday, February 1. Bring a covered dish and come visit and watch the game. For more information, please call (931) 432-7155.

Wags and Whiskers of Crossville Hosts “Spay-Ghetti” Fundraiser
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy a “Spay Ghetti” dinner at Genesis Italian Grill in Crossville to help Wags and Whiskers during the month of February. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the restaurant.

The ticket covers spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and a drink. Proceeds benefit the low cost spay/neuter program. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville Firepup Program
Feb 1 @ 11:30 pm – Feb 2 @ 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.

Feb
2
Mon
FCE Clubs in Putnam County
Feb 2 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
Feb 2 @ 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.

Keep Putnam County Beautiful Clean Commission’s Events
Feb 2 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

The Keep Putnam County Beautiful Clean Commission invites you to keep our community Litter Free and Recycling Friendly. The litter programs include the Adopt-A-Road Program, as well as litter clean ups for community events. Annually the Great American Clean Up event is held from March to May.

In the recycling realm, The E-Waste Collection Event is held in the Spring, along with The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in the Fall and the American Recycles Day Event in November. Go Green Business Recycling Awards are given each month to a local business or organization who set the standard for best management practices for recycling and creating an eco-friendly environment and for managing sustainable resources. Property Enhancement rewards are given April through October to promote and encourage both residential and business owners to enhance their properties for the betterment of the community. The Garden Tour Event is also held each June as a glimpse of some of the gardens in Putnam County. For more information, please visit link .

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Feb 2 @ 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 Imagination Library
Feb 2 @ 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 Sheriff’s Office’s Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin
Feb 2 @ 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 .

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Feb 2 @ 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
Feb 2 @ 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
Feb 2 @ 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.

White County Animal Shelter In Need
Feb 2 @ 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
Feb 2 @ 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.