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Cookeville’s News Talk 100.9/AM 1600 keeps you updated on community events and activities all across the Upper Cumberland. Check back often to plan your week, find fun things to do with the kids, or family outings.

Covering Your Community is presented by Swallows Insurance. The Swallows Agencies is a Tennessee Multi-Lines Independent Insurance Agency dedicated to serving families, individuals, and businesses throughout our region.

 

May
4
Mon
FCE Clubs in Putnam County
May 4 all-day

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

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

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

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

West View Baptist Church of Cookeville Hosts Giveaway
May 4 @ 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 .

Humane Society of Putnam County’s Monthly Meeting
May 4 @ 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.

Co. Starters Classes at Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator
May 4 @ 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 .

Smithville’s Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – May 4 @ 7:00 pm

Smithville-DeKalb County invites you to the Annual Community Wide Flag Retirement Ceremony on Monday, May 4 at 6 pm at the courthouse next to the eternal flame on the south side of the building.

Bring your old flags that you would like to retire. Also bring your lawn chair if you are not able to stand for the ceremony. The event is sponsored by Woodmen of the World Family Fraternity joined by Scout Troop #347 of Smithville. For more information, please call (866) 836-2459.

Cookeville’s One Eleven Fellowship Hosts Dr. Milton Worthington
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – May 4 @ 7:30 pm

Cookeville’s One Eleven Fellowship invites you to hear Dr. Milton Worthington’s expository sermons from Ayden, North Carolina Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8 beginning at 6:30 pm each evening.

For more information, please visit 111Fellowship.com.

Upperman High School Project Graduation’s Monthly Meetings
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 11:30 pm – May 5 @ 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.

May
5
Tue
Livingston’s American Legion Bohannon Post #4 Monthly Meeting
May 5 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

You’re invited to the American Legion Bohannon Post #4’s monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of the month. The meeting is held at the Blue Circle Farmhouse Restaurant on East Main Street in Livingston.

The meeting begins at 5:45 pm. For more information, please call (931) 260-9100 or (931) 403-3380. You may also email Post Commander Larry Wayne Gunnels at lwgunnels@twlakes.net.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office’s Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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.

Murfreesboro’s Regional Adult Abuse Awareness Conference
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:15 pm

You’re invited to the first ever Regional Adult Abuse Awareness Conference in Murfreesboro’s Lane Agri-Park on Tuesday, May 5 from 8 am to 4:15 pm. The conference will bring together dynamic speakers to address issues of vulnerable adults.

The day includes lunch and break refreshments. Each participant will receive one free World Elder Abuse Awareness Day t-shirt and will be entered into the drawing for door prizes. For more information, or to register, please visit UCDD.org.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts “Welcome to Medicare” Class
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

If you’re turning 65 and you’re confused about what your choices with Medicare will be, Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library invites you to the “Welcome to Medicare” Class on Tuesday, May 5 from 8:30 to 11:30 am in the Plateau Conference Room.

This class will explain in detail what benefits and rights you’re entitled to. The library is located on East First Street. For more information, please call 1-877-801-0044.

Putnam County’s Stephens Center Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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

The sessions are held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on North Washington Avenue. Parking and the entrance is behind the building. These classes are free. Certificates will be awarded to parents attending eight of the nine sessions in the series. For more information, please call 1-(800)-635-5199.

Tennessee Tech’s International Business Association Collecting Books
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tennessee Tech’s International Business Association is working with BetterWorldBooks to collect books for those in need through May 8. Donate your used textbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children’s books.

You can drop off books at the RUC Information Help Desk or in the box located outside the College of Business Student Success Center. You may also contact Alex Neblett at adneblett42@students.tntech.edu or (615) 863-3928 if you want to arrange a pick-up. For more information, please visit the IBA Facebook Page.

Smith County’s Chamber of Commerce Hosts Healthcare Job Fair
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Smith County’s Chamber of Commerce invites you “Spring Into a New Job” at the Healthcare Job Fair on Tuesday, May 5 from 11 am to 5 pm. Participants include the Riverview Regional Medical Center, Kindred Nursing and Rehab-Smith County, Home Instead, and the Carthage Pavilion Assisted Living.

Bring an up-to-date resume and 3 work related references. For more information, please contact Jennifer Rigsby at (615) 281-0851 or Billy Woodard at (615) 735-2093.

Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services Presents “Kids Matter Program”
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring your kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade to the Highlands Residential Service “Kids Matter Program.” The new reading program is held every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 4:45 pm.

On Tuesdays, we meet at the TNT Center of the Police Substation on Pine Avenue. On Thursdays, we meet at the HRS main office on West Jackson Street. For more information, please visit link .

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum’s After School Creative Kids Club
May 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Kids ages 5 to 11, come enjoy the Tuesday and Thursday After School Creative Kids Club at the Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum. The kids will get art and science enrichment as well as a snack from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

The cost is $30 for 6 sessions for members and or $40 for 6 sessions for non-members. For more information, please call (931) 979-7529 or visit link .

Co-Dependent’s Anonymous Bi-Monthly Meetings
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Co-Dependent’s Anonymous meets every first and third Tuesday from 6 to 7 pm at the Cookeville First United Methodist Church in the Freeman Building room B-210 on Dixie Avenue.

For more information, please email first.and.third.tuesdays@gmail.com or visit link .

Cookeville’s L.B.J.&C. Monthly Meeting
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The L.B.J.&C. on Chocolate Drive in Cookeville hosts their monthly meetings of the Head Start Policy Council on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. The bi-monthly meeting of the Development Corporation board of directors is held the second Tuesday of each month.

For more information, please call (931) 528-2409.

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Cookeville’s Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Hosts 2015 Spring Revival
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cookeville’s Trinity Missionary Baptist Church hosts the 2015 Spring Revival Tuesday, May 5 through Friday, May 8 at 7 pm nightly. Evangelist Rev. Antonio M. Smith of Memphis will preach nightly.

There will be special singing each night. For more information, please contact Sr. Pastor Rev. Earl Dirkson at (931) 520-0439.

Upper Cumberland’s Barbershop Chorus Weekly Singing
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to sing with the Upper Cumberland Barbershop Chorus each Tuesday at 7 pm at J&S Construction in Cookeville. Enter through the kitchen in the back. For more information, please call (931) 525-1880.

Algood Headstart Accepting Applications
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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.

Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services Presents “Kids Matter Program”
May 5 @ 11:30 pm – May 6 @ 12:30 am

Bring your kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade to the Highlands Residential Service “Kids Matter Program.” The new reading program is held every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 4:45 pm.

On Tuesdays, we meet at the TNT Center of the Police Substation on Pine Avenue. On Thursdays, we meet at the HRS main office on West Jackson Street. For more information, please visit link .

Sparta’s Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center Hosts Monthly Meetings
May 5 @ 11:30 pm – May 6 @ 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.

May
6
Wed
Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland – Top 10 Needs
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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.

Overton County’s Stephens Center Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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 .

Mental Health Awareness
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Mental Health conditions such as depression or anxiety are real, common, and treatable. Recovery is possible. It’s important to identify mental health symptoms early so that you can treat this illness appropriately. Get screened. Find out more at MentalHealthAmerica.net.

To receive your free depression screening in our area, call the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County at (931) 707-8200.

RADA Cutlery Hosts Putnam County Health Department Relay for Life Team Fundraiser
May 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Putnam County Health Department’s Relay for Life team is taking orders for RADA Cutlery. Proceeds will go to the Putnam County Relay for Life.

Orders can be submitted now through relay night on Friday, May 8. Orders may be made by cash or check. For more information, or to request a catalog, please visit RADACutlery.com.

Odometer Fraud – THP
May 6 @ 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.

DeKalb County High School Basketball Cheerleaders Host Fundraiser
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enter to win up to $500 in free groceries at Prichard’s Foods in Alexandria with the DeKalb County High School Basketball Cheerleaders’ Fundraiser. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets.

Tickets may be purchased at Prichard’s Foods, Liberty State Bank, and the DCHS cheerleaders. The drawing will be in one week on Wednesday, May 13. You must be at least 18 years old to participate. For more information, please call (615) 529-2179.

Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville Presents Monthly Webinars
May 6 @ 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, 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 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
May 6 @ 11:30 pm – May 7 @ 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.

May
7
Thu
Putnam County Imagination Library
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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.

Monterey Lions Club Monthly Meetings
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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.

Jackson County’s Poke Sallet Festival
May 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 37th Annual Poke Sallet Festival is set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 7-9 in Jackson County. New this year, the festival is hosted by the Community Prevention Coalition of Jackson County and the Jackson County Jaycees.

For more information, please visit link or call (931) 268-4191.

ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Support Group of Cookeville
May 7 @ 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.

Smithville’s Senior Center Hosts “Introduction to Birding”
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Smithville’s Senior Center invites you to a “Introduction to Birding” program with Carol William and Judy Fuson on Thursday, May 7 at 11 am. For more information, please call (615) 597-7575.

Putnam County Hosts 2015 National Day of Prayer Service
May 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

You’re invited to the Putnam County 2015 National Day of Prayer Service on Thursday, May 7 at the Putnam County Courthouse’s south lawn. Praise and worship will begin at 11:30 am with the prayer service at 12 noon.

“Lord, Hear our Cry” is the theme of the 2015 National Day of Prayer, based on 1 Kings 8:28. In the case of rain, the event will be held on the 3rd floor of the County Commission Chamber. For more information, please call Marcia Mullins at (931) 526-6927 or (931) 260-0689.

Cookeville Crazy Quilters Monthly Meeting
May 7 @ 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 .

Crossville’s Plateau Corvette Club Monthly Meeting
May 7 @ 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 Small Business Development Center Hosts “Business Start-up Essentials” Seminar
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – May 7 @ 7:30 pm

If you’re thinking of starting your own business, there is a lot that you need to know. Come enjoy the free “Business Start-up Essentials” seminar on Thursday, May 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Tennessee Tech Small Business Development Center.

Assistant Director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center John Woodard will lead the seminar. Topics covered will include business startup basics, business structures, challenges for startups, business planning, cash needs, financing options, and more. Registration is required and can be done at link or by calling the TSBDC office at TTU at (931) 372-3648.

Tennessee Tech’s Small Business Development Center Hosts Entrepreneurship Seminar
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – May 7 @ 7:30 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Small Business Development Center invites you to the Entrepreneurship Seminar on Thursday, May 7 in Johnson Hall from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The TSBDC’s Assistant Director John Woodard will lead the seminar entitled “Business Start-Up Essentials.”

He will discuss business start-up basics, business structures, challenges, planning, cash needs and financing. The seminar is free, but registration is required. To sign up, or for more information, please visit TSBDC.org/TTU.

Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
May 7 @ 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
May 7 @ 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.

Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
May 7 @ 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.

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Monterey Farmer’s Market
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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 .

Cookeville Hosts Tennessee Kidney Foundation’s First Upper Cumberland Kidney Breakfast
May 8 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

The Tennessee Kidney Foundation invites you to the first Upper Cumberland Kidney Breakfast on Thursday, May 14 featuring coach Phillip Fulmer as the keynote speaker and a testimonial by Bruce Anderson.

The breakfast will begin with arrival/check-in at 7 am at Cookeville’s Leslie Town Centre with networking at 7:15 am, and the program from 7:30 to 8:30 am. Please RSVP by Friday, May 8 to kim.b@tennesseekidneyfoundation.org or call (615) 383-3887.

Cookeville Regional Medical Center Hosts Mams 4 Moms
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cookeville Regional Medical Center invites you to Mams 4 Moms on Friday, May 8 from 8 am to 4 pm. Mothers may schedule an appointment to come to the Women’s Center for a mammogram, free bone density heel screening, enjoy refreshments, and take home a goody bag.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (931) 783-2222. An appointment is required and an order from a physician.

Overton County’s Farm Safety Day Camp
May 8 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy Farm Safety Day Camp on Friday, May 8 from 8 am to 2 pm at the Overton County Fairgrounds. For more information, please contact Gina Danner at (931) 823-2722 ext 3.

Jackson County’s Poke Sallet Festival
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 37th Annual Poke Sallet Festival is set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 7-9 in Jackson County. New this year, the festival is hosted by the Community Prevention Coalition of Jackson County and the Jackson County Jaycees.

For more information, please visit link or call (931) 268-4191.

Smith County’s Community Health and Wellness Fair @ Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Stop by Smith County’s Community Health and Wellness Fair on Friday, May 8 from 10 am to 2 pm at Kindred Nursing and Rehab. The following stations will be available: blood pressure, oxygen level/blood glucose screening, activities by Mike Tonietti, cholesterol and diabetic counseling, and therapeutic counseling and education sessions.

There will be a meet and greet session, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes. Kindred is located on Health Care Drive in Carthage. For more information, please call (615) 735-0569.

Cookeville’s Leisure Services Hosts Train Tales
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bring your preschooler to Cookeville Leisure Services every Friday at 10:30 am for Train Tales. They’ll enjoy a train book each week and talk about life for our railroad friends. For more information, please visit cookeville-tn.org/ls .

Cookeville’s Spring Home and Health Fair
May 8 @ 11:00 am – May 8 @ 7:00 pm

You’re invited to Cookeville’s Spring Home and Health Fair on Friday, May 8 from 11 am to 7 pm at DelMonaco Winery. This is a free event to allow the public to meet vendors that can help residents and families with their home and health needs.

The American Cancer Society will receive the winnings of a 50/50 raffle at the event. For more information, please visit BusinessCumberland.com.

Monterey Branch Library’s Home School Hangout
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 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.

Cookeville Youth Football and Cheer Hosting Registration
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

It’s time to sign up for Cookeville’s Cavalier Youth Football and Cheer beginning on Friday, May 8. There will be a free camp this year on Monday, June 15. To get signed up, or for more information, please visit CavalierYouthFootball.com.

CASA’s Hoedown for Hope
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) invite you to the “Hoedown for Hope” on Friday, May 8 at Lazy G Ranch on Dodson Branch Road in Cookeville. Chuckwagon time is from 5::30 to 7 pm with BBQ and all the fixins.

Line dancing and top tapping music begins at 7 pm from the Justin Demps’ Band. There will a professional photographer and an auction. All proceeds go to CASA. For more information, or to make your reservation, please call (931) 267-6559, (931) 456-0691, or (931) 823-7479.

2015 Putnam County Relay for Life
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – May 9 @ 12:00 am

Take part in the 2015 Putnam County Relay for Life on Friday, May 8 from 6 pm to 12 am at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, please visit RelayForLife.org/CookevilleTN .

DeKalb County’s 18th Annual Relay for Life
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – May 9 @ 12:00 am

Join DeKalb County’s 18th Annual Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society on Friday, May 8 from 6 pm to midnight at Greenbrook Park. This year’s theme is from Dr. Seuss “Cancer: Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere.”

The event will kick off with musical entertainment beginning at 5 pm, followed by the opening ceremony at 6 pm featuring personal testimonies from cancer survivors, and then a Survivors’ Lap, during which those who have survived the struggle circle the track together to help everyone celebrate what has been achieved against cancer. As the sun sets, Luminaria bags lining the track illuminate the night and then a hush falls over the event as Relay participants, survivors and caregivers gather together for a Luminaria Ceremony at 9 pm to remember lvoed ones lost to cancer and to honor those who have battled the disease. For more information, please call Marlene at (931) 235-6286 or visit RelayForeLife.org/DeKalbTN.

Livingston’s 5th Annual VolEBall Gala
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – May 8 @ 7:00 pm

You’re invited to the 5th Annual Vol E Ball Gala on Friday, May 8 at 6 pm at the Clark House in Livingston. This is a fundraiser for scholarships at the Vol State Livingston Campus and grants to dual enrollment students at Livingston Academy.

2nd Annual Cane Creek Elementary Music Education Benefit Concert
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Big Band Sound Orchestra presents the 2nd Annual Cane Creek Elementary Music Education Benefit Concert on Friday, May 8 from 7 to 8 pm at the Cane Creek Elementary Gymnasium in Cookeville.

The CCES CubChant Chorus and CubBeat Instrumental Ensemble will before a selection before the concert at 6:50 pm. Admission is $5. All children 12 and under get in free. All proceeds will go to benefit the CCES Music Department. For more information, please contact Lori Sexton at (931) 520-1173 or email lsexton@pcsstn.com.

Cookeville Leisure Services School of Dance Hosts Spring Performance
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cookeville’s Leisure Services School of Dance presents a Spring Performance on Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9 at 7:30 pm each night. The performance will feature students in disciplines of ballet, modern/jazz and hip hop.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call (931) 528-1313.

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
May 8 @ 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
May 8 @ 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.