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Nov
28
Fri
Fairfield Glade Hosts Holiday Craft Show
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to the Holiday Craft Show at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29 in Crossville. The show is from 8 am to 4 pm daily.

For more information, please contact Jill Barnes at (931) 707-2061 or jbarnes@fairfieldglade.cc.

Tennessee State Parks Offer Free, Guided Hikes
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Tennessee State Parks offer After Thanksgiving Hikes, which are free, guided hikes on Friday, November 28. The hikes will be held at each of the 55 state parks. Some hikes will be approximately one mile in length and tailored for novice hikers, while others are lengthier and geared toward more experienced hikers.

For a more in-depth look into the planned hikes in your area, please visit link .

Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft’s Annual Holiday Festival
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy Holiday Festival 2014 at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville Friday through Sunday, November 28-30. There will be several activities, including meeting the artists in the Goldenrod Gallery, creating handmade ornaments in the Craft Academy, Photos with Santa, Demonstrations, Studio Tours, and many workshops.

For more information, please call (615) 597-6801 or visit link .

DeKalb County’s First Re-Gifting Event
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join Patch Work’s 1st Community Outreach event “Re-gifting Event” on Friday, November 28 from 11 am to 3 pm at the DeKalb County Complex in Smithville. This is an opportunity to let your child 4-11 experience the joy of Christmas gift giving with the hope they learn the value of helping with community events in the future.

Each child must be accompanied by an adult to pick out Christmas Presents for the parents or caregivers. They will purchase the gift by agreeing to donate their time on a future community outreach project or event. Donations are still needed. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please call Kim Walker at (931) 212-7567 or Kristin Cook at (615) 440-7104.

Rugby Hosts Thanksgiving Marketplace Mini Class: Needle-felt Christmas Ornaments
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

You’re invited to the Thanksgiving Marketplace Mini Class: Needle-felt Christmas Ornaments workshop on Friday, November 28 at 12 noon and 2:30 pm. Participants will use wool, a cookie cutter, and a very sharp barbed needle to make unique Christmas ornaments.

Children should be accompanied by an adult and must be at least 10 years old. The workshop fee is $10. For more information, please visit link .

Monterey Branch Library’s Home School Hangout
Nov 28 @ 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.

Livingston’s Christmas in the Country
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm

Enjoy a Country Christmas on the Historic Downtown Square in Livingston on Friday, November 28 from 5 to 8 pm. There will be a tree lighting, visits with Santa, Christmas Music, along with complimentary popcorn, peanuts, hot cocoa, and hot apple cider.

There will also be buggy rides around the square. For more information, please call (931) 823-6421, email chamber@twlakes.net, or visit link .

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Driver License Checkpoint in Pickett County
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, November 28 on State Route 111 North at Greenbriar Road in Pickett County. For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Driver License Checkpoint in White County
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, November 28 on State Route 135 in White County. For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Sobriety Check Point in DeKalb County
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Sobriety Check Point on State Route 56 on Friday, November 28 in DeKalb County. For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Sobriety Checkpoint in Cumberland County
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Sobriety Checkpoint in Cumberland County on Highway 70 at Deep Draw Road on Friday, November 28. For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Sobriety Checkpoint in Pickett County
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, November 28 on State Route 111 at North Main Street in Pickett County. For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Sobriety Checkpoint in Putnam County
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, November 28 on State Route 136 at the Water Treatment Plant in Putnam County. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Nov 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.

Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers
Nov 28 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Nov 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.

Be a Santa to A Senior in the Upper Cumberland
Nov 28 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Nashville State Community College Hosts “Holiday with a Heart”
Nov 28 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Nashville State Community College hosts “Holiday with a Heart” now through December 7. This is a toy donation program to help disadvantaged children in our community. If you would like to donate a toy or gift, drop it off at the Sheriff’s Office or Nashville State.

The Sheriff’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. The Sheriff’s Office is closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28. For more information, please call Tiffany Phillips (931) 584-0214.

Algood’s 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive
Nov 28 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Drop off canned food, toys and coats for the 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive to Cash Express in Algood. Donations will be taken through December 15. For more information, please call (931) 537-9883.

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

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Nov 28 @ 11:30 pm – Nov 29 @ 12:00 am

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

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

Nov
29
Sat
Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Nov 29 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

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

DeKalb County Angel Tree 2014
Nov 29 @ 12:30 am – 1:00 am

The 2014 Angels on the DeKalb County Angel Tree are now available for adoption. Stop by any bank location in Smithville or Alexandria and adopt your angel by December 5. If you don’t have time to shop, tax deductible donations are accepted as well.

For more information, please call Laura Stone at (615) 464-7135.

Tennessee Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Nov 29 @ 1:30 am – 2:00 am

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

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

Shop Local in November
Nov 29 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

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

For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urging Motorists to be Cautious
Nov 29 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 am

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

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

Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Nov 29 @ 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 2014 Small Business Saturday
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm

You’re invited to Crossville’s 2014 Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 29. For more information, please email info@crossville-chamber.com or call (931) 484-7511.

Fairfield Glade Hosts Holiday Craft Show
Nov 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to the Holiday Craft Show at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29 in Crossville. The show is from 8 am to 4 pm daily.

For more information, please contact Jill Barnes at (931) 707-2061 or jbarnes@fairfieldglade.cc.

Smith County’s 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Contest
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Smith County’s Hometown Christmas invites you to the 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Contest at the Smith County Courthouse on Saturday, November 29. The entry deadline is at 12 noon with judging beginning at 4 pm.

The awards presentation will be held at 4 pm on Sunday, November 30. This event is free and open to the public. For details or entry forms, please call the Smith County Chamber at (931) 735-2093.

Abundant Life Church of Crossville Hosts Christmas Extravaganza
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm

You’re invited to the Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday, November 29 beginning at 5 pm at Abundant Life on Peavine Road in Crossville. Door prizes will be given to 2 people that bring the most friends.

Vendors will include Premier Designs, Scentsy and Origami Owl. Finger foods will be served. For more information, please call (931) 707-1302.

Jackson County High School Hosts Spirit of Christmas Concert
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy multi-Grammy nominated Bluegrass Duo Dailey & Vincent for the Spirit of Christmas Concert on Saturday, November 29 at 7:30 pm at Jackson County High School. This is a special benefit concert for local children in need.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information, please visit link or call (931) 783-2003.

Cookeville’s Family Care Counseling Services Offers Abuse Help
Nov 29 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Get out and stay out of abusive relationships through free meetings each Saturday through December 20 from 10 to 11 am at the FamilyCare Counseling Services on North Washington Avenue in Cookeville.

Recognize abusive behavior, get out of an abusive relationship, tips to keep safe, receive support and encouragement and community resources. Day care is available upon request. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 372-9915.

Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers
Nov 29 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Crossville’s Guitar Lessons at the Art Circle Public Library
Nov 29 @ 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.

Cookeville’s Doll Museum
Nov 29 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 1:00 am

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

Be a Santa to A Senior in the Upper Cumberland
Nov 29 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Nov 29 @ 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.

Algood’s 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive
Nov 29 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Drop off canned food, toys and coats for the 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive to Cash Express in Algood. Donations will be taken through December 15. For more information, please call (931) 537-9883.

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans Host Country Music
Nov 29 @ 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.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Nov 29 @ 11:30 pm – Nov 30 @ 12:00 am

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

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

Nov
30
Sun
Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Nov 30 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

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

DeKalb County Angel Tree 2014
Nov 30 @ 12:30 am – 1:00 am

The 2014 Angels on the DeKalb County Angel Tree are now available for adoption. Stop by any bank location in Smithville or Alexandria and adopt your angel by December 5. If you don’t have time to shop, tax deductible donations are accepted as well.

For more information, please call Laura Stone at (615) 464-7135.

Putnam County Imagination Library
Nov 30 @ 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 Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Nov 30 @ 1:30 am – 2:00 am

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

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

Shop Local in November
Nov 30 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

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

For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urging Motorists to be Cautious
Nov 30 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 am

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

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

First United Methodist Church of Crossville Begins 2 New Sunday School Classes @ Crossville First United Methodist Church
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The First United Methodist Church of Crossville begins 2 new Adult Sunday School Classes on Sunday, November 30. Faithlinks will be taught by Ed and Cathy Camera in the Parlor. This class will discuss current events and life issues and apply them to your faith.

Bereans will be taught by John and Sommer Worley in room 101. This class will focus on Spiritual Disciplines and Means of Grace and striving for true holiness. For more information, please visit link .

2014 Alexandria Christmas Parade
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Alexandria Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, November 30 at 2 with the line-up forming at 1. To enter or for more information, please call Bennett Armstrong at (954) 999-3828

Annual Smith County Hometown Christmas and Open House
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enjoy the Annual Smith County Hometown Christmas and Open House on Sunday, November 30 beginning at 1 pm at the Historic Smith County Courthouse.

This will feature the Annual Polar Express 5K Run at 4 pm, the Annual Lions Club Christmas Parade at 5 pm, and the Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting at 6 pm. Reserve your spot in the parade by calling (931) 683-3990. For more information, please call (931) 735-2093.

Monterey United Methodist Church Hosts Tour of Homes
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

You’re invited to the Monterey United Methodist Church Tour of Homes on Sunday, November 30 at 1 pm. The event will end with a Christmas concert at 5 pm. The cost is $10 per person.

This event is sponsored by the Monterey Hilltop Chorale. For more information, please contact the Monterey Depot Musem at (931) 839-2111.

Annual Smith County Polar Express 5K Run
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Annual Smith County Polar Express 5K Run on Sunday, November 30 at the Smith County Courthouse at 4 pm. The 5K Run kicks off the Carthage Christmas Parade and Festival.

The cost is $25 per person. All proceeds will be used for the benefit of the Carthage Junction Save the Depot Campaign. For more information, or to register, please email Virginia.soliminie@gmail.com.

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

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

Findlay Elementary School’s Holiday Food Drive
Nov 30 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Be a Santa to A Senior in the Upper Cumberland
Nov 30 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

Algood’s 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive
Nov 30 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Drop off canned food, toys and coats for the 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive to Cash Express in Algood. Donations will be taken through December 15. For more information, please call (931) 537-9883.

Cookeville Firepup Program
Nov 30 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 1 @ 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.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Nov 30 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 1 @ 12:00 am

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

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

Dec
1
Mon
FCE Clubs in Putnam County
Dec 1 all-day

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

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

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

Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion’s Club Forming LEO Service Clubs at SMHS and CCHS
Dec 1 @ 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.

Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Dec 1 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

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

DeKalb County Angel Tree 2014
Dec 1 @ 12:30 am – 1:00 am

The 2014 Angels on the DeKalb County Angel Tree are now available for adoption. Stop by any bank location in Smithville or Alexandria and adopt your angel by December 5. If you don’t have time to shop, tax deductible donations are accepted as well.

For more information, please call Laura Stone at (615) 464-7135.

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Dec 1 @ 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.

Tennessee Tech’s Society for Technical Communication Hosts Food Drive
Dec 1 @ 1:30 am – 2:00 am

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

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

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Dec 1 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

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

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

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center hosts Open Studio
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 1 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

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

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

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Dec 1 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 am

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

White County’s Stitch ‘N Knit Club
Dec 1 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 am

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

Plateau Creative Arts Center’s The Artist Attic
Dec 1 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 am

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

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

Learn What You Can Do on an iPad at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville
Dec 1 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

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

Gainesboro and Shiloh Head Start Accepting Applications
Dec 1 @ 4:30 am – 5:00 am

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

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Senior Walking Club
Dec 1 @ 5:00 am – 5:30 am

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

Cookeville’s Life Church Hosts After School for High School Students
Dec 1 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 am

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

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

American Red Cross Hosts Holiday Mail for Heroes
Dec 1 @ 6:00 am – 6:30 am

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

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

Life Recovery at Byrdstown Community Center
Dec 1 @ 6:00 am – 6:30 am

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

Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Auxiliary of Volunteers Host $5 Jewelry Sale
Dec 1 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Auxiliary of Volunteers invite you to the $5 Jewelry Sale Fundraiser on Monday and Tuesday, December 1 and 2 in the Education Center of CRMC. The sale is from 7 am to 7 pm on Monday, and from 7 am to 4 pm on Tuesday.

Cash, credit, debit, and payroll deduction will be accepted. For more information, please contact Karen at (931) 783-2740.

Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Dec 1 @ 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.

DeKalb County’s UT Extension Offers Christmas Canning Classes
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

DeKalb County’s UT Extension Office is offering Christmas Canning Gift Classes on December 1 and 4 at the DeKalb County Complex. The cost per class is $30 and covers all materials and supplies. This class is to learn canning basics and how to use a water bath canner. Participants will take home jars of cranberry chutney and pickled bread n butter zucchini.

Classes will be taught by UT Extension Agent Dr. April Martin on Monday, December 1 from 8 am to 12:30 pm, Thursday, December 4 from 8 am to 12:30 pm and on Thursday, December 4 from 5:30 to 9 pm. A minimum of 4 participants per class is required and payment must be received within 3 business days of the class. For more information, please call (931) 597-4945.

Tennessee Tech’s Visual Art Society Hosts Annual Holiday Sale
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Visual Art Society invites you to their Annual Holiday Sale on Monday and Tuesday, December 1 and 2 in the Joan Derryberry Art Gallery from 9 am to 4:30 pm each day.

Purchase unique, handmade craft items for everyone on your list. This includes functional and sculptural pottery, jewelry, hand blown glass vases and goblets, and turned wood ornaments. For more information, please call (615) 597-6801 or email ggentry@tntech.edu.

West View Baptist Church of Cookeville Hosts Giveaway
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

West View Baptist Church encourages you to stop by the free clothing giveaway the first and third Monday of each month from 11 am to 1 pm. The church is located on Laurel Avenue in Cookeville. For more information, please call (931) 526-7220 or visit link .

Art Circle Public Library of Crossville’s Holiday Package Tag Workshop
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Make your own Holiday Package Tags at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville on Monday, December 1 from 1 to 3 pm. No artist skill required, just come and join the fun.

Take a step to make this season less stressed. For more information, or to reserve your seat, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 234.

City of Crossville Hosts Swearing In Ceremony
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm

You’re invited to a Reception and Swearing In Ceremony for the City of Crossville on Monday, December 1. The reception will begin at 5 pm with the ceremony beginning at 5:30 pm.

City Hall is located on North Main Street. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call (931) 484-5113.

Humane Society of Putnam County’s Monthly Meeting
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Humane Society of Putnam County meets the first Monday of each month at 5 pm at the Spay Neuter Clinic on Miller Road. For more information, please call (931) 372-2728.

48th Annual Cookeville Christmas Parade
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy the 48th Annual Cookeville Christmas Parade on Monday, December 1 at 7 pm. The parade will begin at Washington Avenue & 7th Street and end at the Cookeville Depot Museum.

For more information, please call (931) 526-2211.

Upperman High School Project Graduation’s Monthly Meetings
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Upperman High School Project Graduation’s monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7 pm in the UHS auditorium. For more information, please call (931) 858-3112 or visit link .

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Dec 1 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers
Dec 1 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Dec 1 @ 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.

Be a Santa to A Senior in the Upper Cumberland
Dec 1 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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

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

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Nashville State Community College Hosts “Holiday with a Heart”
Dec 1 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Nashville State Community College hosts “Holiday with a Heart” now through December 7. This is a toy donation program to help disadvantaged children in our community. If you would like to donate a toy or gift, drop it off at the Sheriff’s Office or Nashville State.

The Sheriff’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. The Sheriff’s Office is closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28. For more information, please call Tiffany Phillips (931) 584-0214.

Algood’s 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive
Dec 1 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Drop off canned food, toys and coats for the 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive to Cash Express in Algood. Donations will be taken through December 15. For more information, please call (931) 537-9883.

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Dec 1 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 2 @ 12:00 am

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

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

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Dec 1 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 2 @ 12:00 am

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

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

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Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Dec 2 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

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

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Dec 2 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

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

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