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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.

 

Mar
29
Sun
Cookeville Firepup Program
Mar 29 @ 11:30 pm – Mar 30 @ 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.

Mar
30
Mon
FCE Clubs in Putnam County
Mar 30 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
Mar 30 @ 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 Farmer’s Market
Mar 30 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

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

Putnam County Imagination Library
Mar 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Mar 30 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 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
Mar 30 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 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
Mar 30 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 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
Mar 30 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 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.

Learn What You Can Do on an iPad at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville
Mar 30 @ 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/.

White County’s Stitch ‘N Knit Club
Mar 30 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 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.

Gainesboro and Shiloh Head Start Accepting Applications
Mar 30 @ 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
Mar 30 @ 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.

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

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

Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Mar 30 @ 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.

Alzheimer’s Tennessee Hosts Caring and Coping Caregiver Workshop
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cookeville’s Trinity Assembly hosts Alzheimer’s Tennessee “Caring and Coping Caregiver Workshop” on Monday, March 30. Registration begins at 8 am and the workshop is from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Melanie Bunn and Kelly Guton-Frere will be the featured speakers. The workshop will include practical tips and provide a better understanding of the disease, its process, common behaviors, and care giving strategies. The cost is $20 for family care partners and $40 for professional care partners. For more information, please contact Cumberlands Area Director Amanda Barlow at (931) 526-8010 or email amanda.barlow@tnalz.org.

Cookeville’s Prescott South Middle School Hosts 5th Annual Used Book Sale
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cookeville’s Prescott South Middle School invites you to help the 5th Annual Used Book Sale. The Used Book Fair will be held Friday, March 20 through Thursday, April 2 from 8 am to 3 pm daily. Extended hours will be available on Tuesday, March 31 from 3 pm to 5 pm.

The community is welcome to come and shop. All proceeds will be donated directly to the Prescott South Middle School Library.For more information, please contact Bree Wheeler, PSMS Librarian, at (931) 520-2008.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts “Romance of the Tartan”
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’re invited to the Art Circle Public Library for the “Romance of the Tartan” beginning on Monday, March 30 at 10 am. Sallie Guy, a Tartan designer and weaver will present this 3-part series for free.

Learn about the tartans from ancient origins to their involvement in Scottish history and the clan system, and so much more. For more information, please contact Barbara Thornhill with the Celtic Circle at callingallclans2013@gmail.com.

Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft Hosts Metal Jewelry Exhibition
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Appalachian Center for Craft invites you to see the Metal Jewelry Exhibition on display through April 10. The exhibition is in the craft center’s front gallery. The craft center is free and open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm daily. For more information, please visit TNTech.edu/CraftCenter or call (931) 372-3051.

Health Care Insurance Marketplace Special Enrollment Period
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

There will be a special Health Care Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Period through April 30. Those eligible will be those who do not have health insurance for 2015, paid the fee for not having health coverage in 2014 when they filed their tax return this year, and/or first understood the implications of the Shared Responsibility Payment after the end of open enrollment in connection with preparing their 2014 income taxes.

If you would like to take part in this, please visit Healthcare.gov, or call 1-(800)-318-2596.

Co. Starters Classes at Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Turn your business idea into action at Co. Starters at Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator. The 9 weeks class is held from 5:30 to 8:30 pm each Monday night. The cost is $150.

Before the final session, you’ll have the tools, framework and momentum you need to make your vision a reality. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 456-4910 or visit CumberlandIncubator.com .

Monterey’s Hilltop Chorale Performs
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy the Monterey Hilltop Chorale under the direction of Frances Eldridge with practice every Monday evening at the Monterey United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 pm.

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

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

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

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

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Mar 30 @ 11:30 pm – Mar 31 @ 12:00 am

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

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

Mar
31
Tue
Putnam County Sheriff’s Office’s Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin
Mar 31 @ 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 .

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Mar 31 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 am

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

Crochet Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Mar 31 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

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

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Hawaiian Hula Lessons
Mar 31 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

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

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts Walk-In Painting Class
Mar 31 @ 4:30 am – 5:00 am

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

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

Ballroom Dance Classes at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Mar 31 @ 5:00 am – 5:30 am

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

Tennessee Tech’s Annual “Fashion Me Fabulous” Accepting Donations
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Annual Finder Keeper Clothing Resale “Fashion Me Fabulous” is accepting donations of new or used clean clothing, accessories for men and women, and home goods through Tuesday, March 31. You may drop off donations at the School of Human Ecology Office at Foundation Hall in room 110.

The annual show will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2. For more information, please email jlyu@tntech.edu or call (931) 372-6066.

Cumberland County, City of Crossville, Chamber of Commerce and Board of Education Hosts Series of Workshop
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cumberland County, City of Crossville, the Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Education invite you to a series of workshops “Conversations about our Future, Crossville-Cumberland 2030″ on Tuesday, March 31 at Cumberland County High School and Thursday, April 2 at Stone Memorial High School.

Both will begin at 5:30 pm. You’re asked to RSVP to (931) 787-1684 or email crossville2030@crossvilletn.gov. For more information, please visit SpeakUpCrossville.com.

Algood Headstart Accepting Applications
Mar 31 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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

Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
Mar 31 @ 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Sparta’s Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center Hosts Monthly Meetings
Mar 31 @ 11:30 pm – Apr 1 @ 12:00 am

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

Apr
1
Wed
Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland – Top 10 Needs
Apr 1 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

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

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

For more information about Teen Challenge, please visit link .

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

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

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

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

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

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Apr 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 School System Encourages Literacy in the New Year
Apr 1 @ 1:00 am – 2:00 am

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

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

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Apr 1 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 am

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

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

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Apr 1 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

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

Putnam County Library Story Time
Apr 1 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

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

Monterey Branch Library Hosts Preschool Story Time
Apr 1 @ 4:30 am – 5:00 am

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

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Art Center Hosts Paint with Pastels
Apr 1 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 am

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

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

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

Cookeville’s Prescott South Middle School Hosts 5th Annual Used Book Sale
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cookeville’s Prescott South Middle School invites you to help the 5th Annual Used Book Sale. The Used Book Fair will be held Friday, March 20 through Thursday, April 2 from 8 am to 3 pm daily. Extended hours will be available on Tuesday, March 31 from 3 pm to 5 pm.

The community is welcome to come and shop. All proceeds will be donated directly to the Prescott South Middle School Library.For more information, please contact Bree Wheeler, PSMS Librarian, at (931) 520-2008.

Overton County’s Stephens Center Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Overton County’s Stephens Center invites you to Parent-Child Connection Classes, a parent’s support group, on Wednesdays from 9 am to 10:30 am. The curriculum being used is “Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families.”

The sessions are held at The Stephens Center on North Church Street in Livingston. The classes are free. Certificates will be awarded to parents attending eight out of the nine sessions in the series. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call (931) 823-6432.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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 ArtCircleLibrary.info .

Odometer Fraud – THP
Apr 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

How many times have you thought to yourself that something sounded too good to be true? The last time you bought a used vehicle at a great deal, did you think this might be the case? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted research and discovered more than 350,000 vehicles are sold each year with false odometer readings, costing American car buyers more than $1 billion annually.

Additional research indicates that in Tennessee alone, there are roughly 10,000 vehicles on Tennessee roadways with altered odometers, costing Tennessee consumers over $38 million. The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Criminal Investigation Division is dedicated to helping Tennesseans if they discover they have been a victim of odometer fraud. For more information, contact your local THP district office. Don’t be a victim, think before you buy. This message is brought to you by the Tennessee Highway Patrol Auto Theft unit.

Livingston Hosts Loonies Midnight Marathon
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sleep is overrated, run 26.2 at midnight in Loonies Midnight Marathon on Saturday, July 18 at Livingston Academy. This is a certified course consisting of a 1.2 mile leg in the beginning with (5) 5 mile loops. The event is a Boston Qualifier.

Registration opens on April 1 at 6 pm. The race is only open to the first 300 runners. For more information, or to get registered, please call (931) 397-5680 or visit link .

Monterey United Methodist Church Hosts Holy Week Service
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

Monterey United Methodist Church invites you to the Community Easter Service – Holy Week Service on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 pm.

This is sponsored by the Monterey Ministerial Association. The church is located on North Holly Street in Monterey. For more information, please call (931) 839-2597.

Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville Presents Monthly Webinars
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville invites you to take part in the free continuing education credits through webinars. All web seminars are scheduled at 12 noon central time. Please pre-register by 9 pm PST the day before by emailing info@aging.org or calling (415) 974-9600. The 2015 schedule is as follows.

Wednesday, April 8: Solving Communication Issues Within Families
Wednesday, May 6: Living at Home with Arthritis
Wednesday, June 10: Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s
Wednesday, July 8: Supporting Families through Hospice and Palliative Care
Wednesday, August 12: Home Safety for Seniors
Wednesday, September 9: Understanding the Scams Seniors Face
Wednesday, October 7: Hospital to Home Preparation for Seniors
Wednesday, November 11: Understanding the Emotional Aspects of Caregiving
Wednesday, December 2: Helping Seniors with Loss of Independence

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

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

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Apr 1 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Kids Draw at Putnam County Library
Apr 1 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Upper Cumberland Development District Asking for Volunteers
Apr 1 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

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

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Apr 1 @ 11:30 pm – Apr 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.

Apr
2
Thu
Putnam County Imagination Library
Apr 2 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

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

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

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office’s Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin
Apr 2 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

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

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

Cumberland County’s Stephens Center Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
Apr 2 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Cumberland County’s Stephens Center invites you to Parent-Child Connection Classes, a parent’s support group, on Thursdays from 3 to 4:30 pm.The curriculum being used is “Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families.”

Sessions are held at The Exchange Club/Stephens Center-Healthier Beginnings office in the Crossville Commons Complex on Birchwood Lane. Certificates will be awarded to parents attending eight sessions out of the nine sessions in this series. The classes are free. For more information, please call (931) 484-8923 or 1-(800)-635-5199.

Concerned Person’s Support Group of Cookeville
Apr 2 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 am

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

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

White County Animal Shelter In Need
Apr 2 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 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.

Cane Creek Recreation Center of Cookeville Hosts Intermediate Photography
Apr 2 @ 3:30 am – 4:30 am

If you’re interested in photography and have a basic understanding of photography, check out the Intermediate Photography Classes at Cane Creek Recreation Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm each Thursday from March 12 to April 15. The cost is $65 per participant.

The course is for those who want to advance themselves to more in-depth understanding of Digital SLR camera operation. Topics include camera controls, manual exposure, white balance, lenses and composition. You will learn to take control of your camera and exploit your equipment. You’ll develop your skills and enhance your photographs through image manipulation. A Digital SLR camera is required. Gift certificates are available for this class and can be purchased at the Cane Creek Recreation Center or the Leisure services Administrative office in City Hall. For more information, please visit cookeville-tn.org/ls .

Monterey Lions Club Monthly Meetings
Apr 2 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

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

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry in Crossville
Apr 2 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

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

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Split Decision Band
Apr 2 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

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

Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Monthly Chronic Pain Anonymous
Apr 2 @ 4:30 am – 5:00 am

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

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

Pleasant Shade Community Center Hosts 4th Annual Benefit Consignment Sale
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Pleasant Shade Community Center invites you to the 4th Annual Benefit Consignment Sale on Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3 from 9 am to 6 pm daily, and on Saturday, April 4 from 8 am to 12 noon.

Concessions will be available. Proceeds go to support the community center. For more information, please call (615) 677-6514.

Pleasant Shade Community Center Hosts 4th Annual Consignment Sale
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy Pleasant Shade Community Center’s 4th Annual Consignment Sale Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4. The times will be from 9 am to 6 pm on Thursday and Friday, and from 8 am to 12 noon on Saturday.

For more information, or to set up as a vendor, please call Wesley Rigsby at (615) 677-6514, Ann Gregory at (615) 677-6388 or (615) 870-9845 or James Davis at (615) 677-0027.

ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Support Group of Cookeville
Apr 2 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

The ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Support Group hosts a monthly meeting at 10:15 am on the first Thursday of each month at Heavenly Host Lutheran Church School Library in Cookeville.

The entrance is on the south side of the school, which is attached to the church. All those with ALS and families and friends are welcome. For more information, please contact Linda at (615) 832-0025 or Marlene at (931) 537-9512.

Good Friday Closings
Apr 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Because of Good Friday, garbage routes in Cookeville usually collected Friday, April 3 will be picked up Thursday, April 2.

Cookeville Crazy Quilters Monthly Meeting
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Cookeville Crazy Quilters meet at 5 pm on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Putnam County Library on the first floor. This group is an organization of local quilters who share a passion for the creative art of making quilts.

The current group has approximately 52 members who are active in all aspects of the process of sharing and learning about quilts. Cookeville Crazy Quilters are members of the Tennessee Valley Quilters organization. Activities include community projects, classes, quilt retreats, and hosting a quilt show. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Hosts Business After Hours Small Business Tabletop Expo
Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Tabletop Expo on Thursday, April 2. Small businesses can showcase their products and services by being an exhibitor. For more information, please call (931) 526-2211.

Crossville’s Plateau Corvette Club Monthly Meeting
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Plateau Corvette Club invites all area Corvette owner to its monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Crossville Outlet Mall. The meeting room is on the north side of the outlet. Join and meet new people as events are planned that all Corvette owners can enjoy. For more information, please contact Coy Watson at (931) 459-4976 or visit link .

Tennessee Tech Hosts Understanding Business Financial Statements Seminar
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm

If you need help understanding business financial statements, you’re invited to the ‘Understanding Business Financial Statements’ Seminar at Tennessee Tech’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center. The classes are held in four segments. The first two segments will be from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 2 and Thursday, April 9.

The third segment will be on Tuesday, April 14 and the fourth segment will be on Thursday, April 16. Admission is free, but registration is required. For more information, please visit TSBDC.org/TTU or call (931) 372-3648.

Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

All beekeepers and those interested in bees are invited to the Cookeville Beekeepers monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Collegeside Church of Christ in Cookeville.

For more information, please call President David Laferney at (931) 261-7211, Secretary David Fox at (931) 260-3970, or visit CookevilleBeekeepers.com .

Cookeville’s Eat Right for Your Type Classes
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy an Eat Right for Your (Blood) Type class each Thursday evening at 6:30 pm at Art Trends in Cookeville. This is a new series and the class is limited to 20 people.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Larry Nesbit at (931) 456-9245 or er4yt@frontiernet.net or Ethel Anderson at (931) 261-4901 or ea@appisolutions.com.

Monterey United Methodist Church Hosts Maundy Thursday Service
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm

Monterey United Methodist Church invites you to the Maundy Thursday service – a service of radical hospitality – on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 pm. The church is located on North Holly Street. For more information, please call (931) 839-2597.

Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
Apr 2 @ 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Apr
3
Fri
Monterey Farmer’s Market
Apr 3 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

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

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Apr 3 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 am

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

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

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts the Art of Stained Glass
Apr 3 @ 5:00 am – 5:30 am

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

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center hosts Senior Self Defense Class
Apr 3 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 am

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

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Apr 3 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

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

Crossville’s Just for Kids Athletics Co-Ed T-Ball and Softball Sign-ups
Apr 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Kids ages 4 to 17 are invited to play in the Just for Kids Athletics Co-ed T-ball and Softball leagues in Crossville. You may register at Centennial Mark Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm or call (931) 456-6632. The deadline to register is April 3.

Pleasant Shade Community Center Hosts 4th Annual Consignment Sale
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy Pleasant Shade Community Center’s 4th Annual Consignment Sale Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4. The times will be from 9 am to 6 pm on Thursday and Friday, and from 8 am to 12 noon on Saturday.

For more information, or to set up as a vendor, please call Wesley Rigsby at (615) 677-6514, Ann Gregory at (615) 677-6388 or (615) 870-9845 or James Davis at (615) 677-0027.

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Apr 3 @ 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Apr 3 @ 11:30 pm – Apr 4 @ 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.

Apr
4
Sat
Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Apr 4 @ 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.

Pleasant Shade Community Center Hosts 4th Annual Consignment Sale
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enjoy Pleasant Shade Community Center’s 4th Annual Consignment Sale Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4. The times will be from 9 am to 6 pm on Thursday and Friday, and from 8 am to 12 noon on Saturday.

For more information, or to set up as a vendor, please call Wesley Rigsby at (615) 677-6514, Ann Gregory at (615) 677-6388 or (615) 870-9845 or James Davis at (615) 677-0027.

Cookeville History Museum Hosts “Handed Down: Stories of Family Treasures”
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Enjoy “Handed Down: Stories of Family Treasures” at the Cookeville History Museum through May 2. You’ll see items handed down from generation to generation and hear their stories in this new exhibit.

The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free. For more information, please visit CookevilleHistoryMuseum.com .

Crossville’s American Legion Post 163 Seeking Veterans
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Veterans, American Legion Post 163 and Auxiliary invites you to a meeting the first Saturday of each month at 10 am at the American Legion Hall on 127 South in Crossville.

Refreshments will be served prior to the meeting. For more information, please call (931) 788-3842.

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Twice Told Tales Bookstore is a used book sale hosted by The Friends of the Library is open the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm at the Putnam County Library. For more information, please call (931) 526-2416 or visit www.pclibrary.org .

Stonecom’s Annual “Eggstravaganza” Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’re invited to Stonecom’s Annual “Eggstravaganza” Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4 at Dogwood Park in Cookeville. The events will begin at 10 am, with the hunt to begin at 11 am.

The event is presented by Meadows Homes.