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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.

 

Oct
21
Tue
Rickman Fire Department Presents Asylum Hill
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 12:00 am

You’re invited to take on Asylum Hill at the Rickman Fire Department on Stockton Lane. The cost is $10 a person for the hay ride and haunted woods. Come see the escaped patients of Asylum Hill, as they run through the woods living their nightmares.

Asylum Hill will be open October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. For more information, please call (931) 544-0607.

Oct
22
Wed
Borrowing Books from Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library
Oct 22 all-day

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

Cookeville Children’s Theatre Seeking Donations
Oct 22 all-day

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

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Oct 22 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Oct 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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

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

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

Crossville’s Time4Paws Hosts Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am

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

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Putnam County Library Story Time
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Monterey Branch Library Hosts Preschool Story Time
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Cumberland County Playhouse Performers
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville invites you to a concert by Cumberland County Playhouse Performers on Wednesday, October 22 at 12 noon. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790.

Cookeville’s Mastersingers
Oct 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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

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

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Art Center Hosts Paint with Pastels
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

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

Crossville Hosts Arthritis Tai Chi Class
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Edgar Evins State Park Hosts Annual History Hayride
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy the Annual History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park each night through October 29th. The Hay Wagon will make 10 stops in the park where costumed re-enactors will reveal the history of the park and area. The wagons will make a 1.5 to 2 hour circuit from the Visitors Center approx. every 30 minutes beginning at 2 pm.

Tickets are $15 per person. You can make reservations by visiting link or by calling President of Friends of Edgar Evins State Park Fount Bertram at (615) 765-5357. Reservations may be made for a group or an individual and must be made in advance. This is NOT a Halloween themed event and is not recommended for small children or those who cannot sit still for 1.5 to 2 hours.

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Cookeville’s Life Church Hosts After School for High School Students
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Kids Draw at Putnam County Library
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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

Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland – Top 10 Needs
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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

For more information about Teen Challenge, please visit link .

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Knights Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Revival
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Knights Chapel Free Will Baptist Church invites all to the Revival Sunday, October 19 through Wednesday, October 22. Services will begin at 7 pm nightly and at 6 pm on Sunday.

Preaching is by Brother Dan Horton. The church is in Cookeville and for more information, please call (931) 526-3148.

Rickman Fire Department Presents Asylum Hill
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 12:00 am

You’re invited to take on Asylum Hill at the Rickman Fire Department on Stockton Lane. The cost is $10 a person for the hay ride and haunted woods. Come see the escaped patients of Asylum Hill, as they run through the woods living their nightmares.

Asylum Hill will be open October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. For more information, please call (931) 544-0607.

Salem United Methodist Church and Summerfield United Methodist Church Hosts Fall Revival
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Salem United Methodist Church and Summerfield United Methodist Church of Cookeville are teaming up for a Fall Revival October 19-22. The schedule is as follows. Sunday, October 19 Brother Jim Rogers will preach at Salem at 6 pm. Monday, October 20 Brother Mike Womack will preach at Summerfield at 7 pm. Tuesday, October 21 Brother Ron Dyer will preach at Salem at 7 pm. Wednesday, October 22 Brother Danny Whitson will preach at Summerfield at 7 pm.

For more information, please call (931) 526-2588.

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Fall Revival
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Cookeville host Fall Revival Monday through Friday, October 20-24 at 7 pm nightly. There will be special singing each night, and a different preacher each night. Brother Clayton Lee Jr. will preach Monday, Brother Johnny Wayne Sullivan will preach Tuesday, Brother Rich Stone will preach Wednesday, Brother Avery Brown will preach Thursday, and Brother Allen Wayne Sullivan will preach Friday.

For more information, please call (931) 739-8584.

Nondenominational Bible Talks at Baxter City Hall
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Everyone is welcome to the free Nondenominational Bible Talks at Baxter City Hall on Wednesday, October 15, 22 and 29 at 7:30 pm each night. For more information, please call (931) 858-4111.

Oct
23
Thu
Cookeville’s 13th Annual Upper Cumberland Senior Expo
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

You’re invited to the 13th Annual Upper Cumberland Senior Expo on Thursday, October 23 from 8 am to 12 noon at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion in Cookeville. The theme this year is “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow.”

Several booths at the expo will include The Yellow Dot Program, self defense demo, Tennessee Trucking Foundation, Senior Helpers, healthy cooking demonstration, emergency preparedness kit, Tennessee Poison Center, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation with radon detection, health screenings, and more. For more information, please contact Clare Farless at (931) 432-4111, by email at cfarless@ucdd.org, or Fran Davis at fdavis@ucdd.org.

Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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

Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center Hosts Fall Boot Camp
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

You’re invited to the Cane Creek Recreation Center for Fall Boot Camp each Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The class is from 5:30 to 6:30 pm each Monday and Thursday, and at 9 am on Saturday.

This is your chance to take your fitness to the next level with instructors Tiffany Lollar and Darla Richardson. No pre-registration is required. A punch pass will be issued and incentives will be offered for excellent attendance. Classes are $6 each. For more information, please call (931) 526-7393.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Substance Awareness Fair
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

October 20-26 is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Tennessee Tech’s Counseling Center has joined local community agencies and campus departments to sponsor the 3rd Annual Substance Abuse Awareness Fair on Thursday, October 23 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Tech Pride Room of the Roaden University Center.

There will also be a Late Night Tech Night “Rave Against Bingeing” from 9 pm to 1 am. Counseling Center staff will also be on hand to assist with alcohol screening, classroom presentations, and workshops. To schedule a presentation or a workshop, please contact the TTU Counseling Center at (931) 372-3331.

Cookeville’s Life Church Hosts After School for High School Students
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts After-School Adventures
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring your kids ages 7 to 11 to After School Adventures at the Art Circle Public Library each Thursday in October. Each day, a new exciting science experiment will be available for the kids to help in.

These sessions are free and open to kids ages 7 to 11 and their Parent/Caregiver. Registration is required to provide materials for all attending. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 228.

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry in Crossville
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Asian Cooking with Rita Wang
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn how to make dumplings at Asian Cooking with Rita Wang at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville on Monday, October 20 or Thursday, October 30 at 5 pm. The class will be held in the Cumberland Meeting Room, side B. Ingredients and instructions will be provided free of charge.

Participants are asked to bring their own utensils, including a sharp knife. The class is limited to 12 each time. Interested adults and teens need to register by calling (931) 484-6790 ext. 240.

Cumberland Business Incubator Hosts Co. Starters
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Cumberland Business Incubator in Crossville invites you to Co. Starters every Thursday through November 13 from 6 to 9 pm. Co. Starters is a process designed to turn your business idea into action. It is for existing businesses looking to grow as well as new business ideas.

Class will not be held on October 16 and November 13. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (931) 456-4910.

Monterey Lions Club Monthly Meetings
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

Rickman Fire Department Presents Asylum Hill
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 12:00 am

You’re invited to take on Asylum Hill at the Rickman Fire Department on Stockton Lane. The cost is $10 a person for the hay ride and haunted woods. Come see the escaped patients of Asylum Hill, as they run through the woods living their nightmares.

Asylum Hill will be open October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. For more information, please call (931) 544-0607.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Split Decision Band
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Fall Revival
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Cookeville host Fall Revival Monday through Friday, October 20-24 at 7 pm nightly. There will be special singing each night, and a different preacher each night. Brother Clayton Lee Jr. will preach Monday, Brother Johnny Wayne Sullivan will preach Tuesday, Brother Rich Stone will preach Wednesday, Brother Avery Brown will preach Thursday, and Brother Allen Wayne Sullivan will preach Friday.

For more information, please call (931) 739-8584.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friends of the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville Host Book Sale
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Friends of the Art Circle Public Library invite you to the Friend’s Book Sale on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 in the Cumberland Meeting Room in Crossville. The sale will be from 9 am to 6 pm on Friday and from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday.

All proceeds will benefit the library. There will be children’s books, novels, mysteries, paperbacks, CD’s, DVD’s, VHS, non-fiction, and bargains, along with some individually priced books and sets. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts the Art of Stained Glass
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 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.

Leadership Overton Youth Academy Hosts Lunch at the Park
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Leadership Overton Youth Academy invites you to have Lunch at the Park on Friday, October 24 from 11 am to 1 pm on Winningham Nature Park on Bradford Hicks Drive in Livingston. The lunch is $6 each and includes a hamburger, baked beans, chips, and cookies.

This is a fundraiser for Relay for Life. You can pre-order or purchase the day of the event. For more information, please call (931) 823-6421.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center hosts Senior Self Defense Class
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

Smithville Head Start Hosts Open House
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bring the kids and enjoy Smithville Head Start’s Open House on Friday, October 24 from 1 to 4 pm. Several vendors will be set up with activities for the kids. Refreshments will also be served. For more information, please call (615) 597-5168.

Monterey Branch Library’s Home School Hangout
Oct 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The Monterey Branch Library is the Home School Hangout on every Friday. For more information, please call (931) 839-2103 or visit the Monterey Branch Library’s Facebook page.

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

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

Edgar Evins State Park Hosts Annual History Hayride
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy the Annual History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park each night through October 29th. The Hay Wagon will make 10 stops in the park where costumed re-enactors will reveal the history of the park and area. The wagons will make a 1.5 to 2 hour circuit from the Visitors Center approx. every 30 minutes beginning at 2 pm.

Tickets are $15 per person. You can make reservations by visiting link or by calling President of Friends of Edgar Evins State Park Fount Bertram at (615) 765-5357. Reservations may be made for a group or an individual and must be made in advance. This is NOT a Halloween themed event and is not recommended for small children or those who cannot sit still for 1.5 to 2 hours.

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

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

Grey Wolf Ranch of Allons Hosts Ribbon Cutting/Open House Ceremony
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to a Ribbon Cutting/Open House Ceremony at Grey Wolf Ranch on Friday, October 24 at 3 pm. For more information, call (931) 462-7433, email christine@greywolfranchtn.com, or visit link .

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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 .

Rickman Fire Department Presents Asylum Hill
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 12:00 am

You’re invited to take on Asylum Hill at the Rickman Fire Department on Stockton Lane. The cost is $10 a person for the hay ride and haunted woods. Come see the escaped patients of Asylum Hill, as they run through the woods living their nightmares.

Asylum Hill will be open October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. For more information, please call (931) 544-0607.

Sparta’s Cassville Elementary School PTO Halloween Dance
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm

Cassville Elementary School of Sparta invites students to the PTO Halloween Dance on Friday, October 24 from 6 to 8 pm. Students, come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy tunes and treats. Admission is free. Concessions and ghoulish goodies will be available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit the Cassville Playground Fund. For more information, please call (931) 761-2277.

Cookeville’s Mustard Seed Ranch Hosts The Cinderella Ball
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 24 @ 10:30 pm

You’re invited to The Cinderella Ball on Friday, October 24 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at the Mustard Seed Ranch in Cookeville. The cost is $28 per ticket plus an online processing fee. This is an enchanted evening for any princess and her father filled with dessert, dancing, and more surprises.

T-shirts are included in the ticket price. To order your tickets, please visit link . For more information, please visit The Cinderella Ball Facebook, or call Sara Sewell at (931) 265-7227.

Dodson Branch of Cookeville Hosts 9th Annual Maze of Terror Corn Maze and Haunted House
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 12:00 am

Come on out to the 9th Annual Maze of Terror Corn Maze and Haunted House on Fridays and Saturdays during October beginning at dark at Dodson Branch Volunteer Fire Department in Cookeville. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under.

Proceeds will benefit the Dodson Branch Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, please call Keith at (931) 510-5682 or Nathaniel at (931) 510-3098, or visit the Maze of Terror Facebook page.

Overton County Rescue Squad Hosts Tunnel of Doom
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 12:00 am

Overton County’s Rescue Squad invites you to the Tunnel of Doom each Friday and Saturday through November 1. The tunnel on Johnson Speck Lane opens each night at dark where everyone’s dying to get in and screaming to get out. For more information, please call (931) 823-5404.

Smithville’s Centertown Community Center Hosts Halloween Haunted House
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

You’re invited to a Haunted House at the Centertown Community Center Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, and October 24 and 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm each night. The cost is $5 per person.

Refreshments will be for sale in the kitchen. Everyone is invited to come and have fun.

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Fall Revival
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Cookeville host Fall Revival Monday through Friday, October 20-24 at 7 pm nightly. There will be special singing each night, and a different preacher each night. Brother Clayton Lee Jr. will preach Monday, Brother Johnny Wayne Sullivan will preach Tuesday, Brother Rich Stone will preach Wednesday, Brother Avery Brown will preach Thursday, and Brother Allen Wayne Sullivan will preach Friday.

For more information, please call (931) 739-8584.

Miller’s Farm in Rock Island Hosts Haunted Trail
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

You’re invited to the Miller’s Farm Haunted Trail every weekend in October from dark until 11 pm. This is a 1 mile walk of horror at the opening of Cedar Mine. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes.

Hot dogs and drinks will be sold by the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Each group will have one optional glow stick. Admission is $5 and children under 5 are free. For more information, please call (931) 946-2441 or visit the Cedar Grove Facebook page.

Oct
25
Sat
Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Oct 25 @ 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.

Art Circle Public Library Presents Windows 8 Basics Express
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy the Windows 8 Basics Express at the Art Circle Public Library on Saturday, October 25 from 9 am to 12 noon. Jane Currier and Ed DeVries are here to teach you, whether you’re using a PC with a touchscreen or one with a mouse and keyboard, knowing some of the basic actions in Windows 8 can go a long way toward helping you use your PC quickly and efficiently. With a few taps, clocks, or keystrokes, you can find things fast, switch between apps, and get around on your PC.

Please bring your Windows 8 devices to the class with you if possible. Class size is limited to 12 participants. For more information or to sign up, please call (931) 484-6790.

Baxter Harvest Festival
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bring the family out to the Baxter Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 25 from 9 am to 4 pm. The event is free and will include live music, history walks, and an antique car/tractor show. A Parade of the Proud will be held at 10 am. The grand marshal will be the Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter.

There will be a Pet Costume Contest, along with booths of food, artists, crafts, pet education and more. For more information, please call (931) 510-6630. For booth rentals, call (931) 858-3020. For the car show, please call (931) 510-9102.

Baxter Harvest Festival
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bring the family out for the Baxter Harvest Festival on Friday, October 25 from 9 am to 4 pm. This is a free event that will include a car show, doghouse race, live music, and history walks.

The Parade of Proud will begin at 10 am with the Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter as the Grand Marshal. There will also be a pet costume contest, doghouse race, pictures with your pet, a “How to care for Pets” presentation, and local unique artist. For more information, please call (931) 510-6630. For booth rentals, call (931) 858-3020. For the car show, call (931) 510-9102.

Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center Hosts Fall Boot Camp
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

You’re invited to the Cane Creek Recreation Center for Fall Boot Camp each Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The class is from 5:30 to 6:30 pm each Monday and Thursday, and at 9 am on Saturday.

This is your chance to take your fitness to the next level with instructors Tiffany Lollar and Darla Richardson. No pre-registration is required. A punch pass will be issued and incentives will be offered for excellent attendance. Classes are $6 each. For more information, please call (931) 526-7393.

Friends of the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville Host Book Sale
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Friends of the Art Circle Public Library invite you to the Friend’s Book Sale on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 in the Cumberland Meeting Room in Crossville. The sale will be from 9 am to 6 pm on Friday and from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday.

All proceeds will benefit the library. There will be children’s books, novels, mysteries, paperbacks, CD’s, DVD’s, VHS, non-fiction, and bargains, along with some individually priced books and sets. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790.

Cane Creek Recreation Center Hosts Hiking and Backpacking
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’re invited to go Hiking and Backpacking with Instructor Car Burgess each Saturday through November 15. You’ll learn to build a fire, find drinkable water, build a shelter, and set up camp in the woods. Class includes guided hikes at Savage Gulf and Honey Creek Trail in Big South Fork.

The cost is $65 per participant. For more information, or to register, please visit link or call (931) 520-4386.

Crossville’s Guitar Lessons at the Art Circle Public Library
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

Fall Creek Falls State Park Hosts Wild Food Day
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

You’re invited to Fall Creek Falls State Park on Saturday, October 25 for Wild Food Day. This event will include field trips identifying wild plants and workshops on preparing wild meats and breads. For more information, please call (423) 881-5708.

Highlands Residential Services’ Annual “Quawana’s Coats” Make a Difference Day
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Do you have a coat or jacket that you no longer need? Please consider giving it to the Highlands Residential Services’ annual “Quawana’s Coats” Make a Difference Day coat giveaway. The coats may be dropped off at Highland’s Residential Services in Cookeville. The giveaway day is scheduled for Saturday, October 25. For more information, please call (931) 526-9793 or visit link .

DeKalb County’s Class of 1984 Reunion
Oct 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Class of 1984 will host their reunion in the History Room of the DeKalb County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 25 at 2 pm. Bring a covered dish. For more information, please contact Felicia at (931) 409-3083.

Sparta Civic Center Hosts Benefit for Kenneth W. Peters
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

You’re invited to a benefit for Kenneth W. Peters at the Sparta Civic Center on Saturday, October 25 at 4 pm. Music will be provided by Midnight Cry, Bruce Parker and The RavensCroft Church singers. There will be hamburger and hot dog plates, drinks, and a bake sale, along with an auction and a cake walk.

Kenny has recently been diagnosed with liver failure and is unable to work. Proceeds from the benefit will go toward his treatment and medicines. If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate auction items, food items, or money, please contact Rev. Ken and Patsy Peters at (931) 935-5866, (931) 808-1292, or (931) 808-1293.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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.

Rickman Fire Department Presents Asylum Hill
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 12:00 am

You’re invited to take on Asylum Hill at the Rickman Fire Department on Stockton Lane. The cost is $10 a person for the hay ride and haunted woods. Come see the escaped patients of Asylum Hill, as they run through the woods living their nightmares.

Asylum Hill will be open October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. For more information, please call (931) 544-0607.

Dodson Branch of Cookeville Hosts 9th Annual Maze of Terror Corn Maze and Haunted House
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 26 @ 12:00 am

Come on out to the 9th Annual Maze of Terror Corn Maze and Haunted House on Fridays and Saturdays during October beginning at dark at Dodson Branch Volunteer Fire Department in Cookeville. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under.

Proceeds will benefit the Dodson Branch Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, please call Keith at (931) 510-5682 or Nathaniel at (931) 510-3098, or visit the Maze of Terror Facebook page.

Overton County Rescue Squad Hosts Tunnel of Doom
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 26 @ 12:00 am

Overton County’s Rescue Squad invites you to the Tunnel of Doom each Friday and Saturday through November 1. The tunnel on Johnson Speck Lane opens each night at dark where everyone’s dying to get in and screaming to get out. For more information, please call (931) 823-5404.

Smithville’s Centertown Community Center Hosts Halloween Haunted House
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

You’re invited to a Haunted House at the Centertown Community Center Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, and October 24 and 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm each night. The cost is $5 per person.

Refreshments will be for sale in the kitchen. Everyone is invited to come and have fun.

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans Host Country Music
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Miller’s Farm in Rock Island Hosts Haunted Trail
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

You’re invited to the Miller’s Farm Haunted Trail every weekend in October from dark until 11 pm. This is a 1 mile walk of horror at the opening of Cedar Mine. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes.

Hot dogs and drinks will be sold by the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Each group will have one optional glow stick. Admission is $5 and children under 5 are free. For more information, please call (931) 946-2441 or visit the Cedar Grove Facebook page.

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

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

Cookeville’s Refuge Church Hosts Grand Opening
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’re invited to the Refuge Church’s Grand Opening on Sunday, October 26 at 10 am at the Carmike Highland 12 theater in Cookeville. All first time guests will receive a free movie theater ticket. There will be free coffee with age appropriate teaching.

The church will continue to meet each Sunday at the theater at 10 am. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville Firepup Program
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts 5th Annual Dangerous Event for Rangers
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring the kids out to the 5th Annual Dangerous Event for Rangers at the Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum on Sunday, October 26 from 2 to 5 pm. The event will feature nature crafts, learning outdoor survival, LIVE critters, snacks, and BB Gun/Bow and Arrow shooting.

Participants will receive a bag to fill at each activity station. Tickets are on sale now for $25 per adult/child team. It’s just $5 to add an additional child, but is limited to two. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 979-7529 or email ashley.kccm@frontier.com.

Rickman Fire Department Presents Asylum Hill
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 12:00 am

You’re invited to take on Asylum Hill at the Rickman Fire Department on Stockton Lane. The cost is $10 a person for the hay ride and haunted woods. Come see the escaped patients of Asylum Hill, as they run through the woods living their nightmares.

Asylum Hill will be open October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. For more information, please call (931) 544-0607.

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FCE Clubs in Putnam County
Oct 27 all-day

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

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

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

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Oct 27 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Oct 27 @ 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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

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

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

Crossville’s Time4Paws Hosts Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 am

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

Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center Hosts Fall Boot Camp
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

You’re invited to the Cane Creek Recreation Center for Fall Boot Camp each Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The class is from 5:30 to 6:30 pm each Monday and Thursday, and at 9 am on Saturday.

This is your chance to take your fitness to the next level with instructors Tiffany Lollar and Darla Richardson. No pre-registration is required. A punch pass will be issued and incentives will be offered for excellent attendance. Classes are $6 each. For more information, please call (931) 526-7393.

Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion’s Club Forming LEO Service Clubs at SMHS and CCHS
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center hosts Open Studio
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Monterey’s Cumberland Cove Quilters Monthly Meeting
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

White County’s Stitch ‘N Knit Club
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Crossville’s Art Guild Hosts Life Drawing Class
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

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