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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.

 

Feb
28
Sat
Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Feb 28 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

DeKalb County Youth Baseball Signups
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids ages 7 to 12 are invited to sign up for DeKalb County Youth Baseball on Saturdays, February 21, 28 and March 7 from 8 am to 12 noon in the DeKalb Middle School cafeteria. The divisions will be machine pitch for ages 7-8, kid pitch for ages 9-10 and 11-12.

You’re asked to please bring a copy of birth certificate and proof of residence. For more information, please call (615) 597-7987.

Pacesetters Hosts Job Fair in Algood
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

You’re invited to a Pacesetters Job Fair on Saturday, February 28 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Church on the Hill in Algood. Direct care positions are available.

For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Tech Hosts TTU Dance Team Spring Tryout Clinics
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The TTU Dance Team Spring Tryout Clinics will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 10 am to 2 pm and on Saturday, March 21 from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be a short pom and hip-hop routine taught at the first clinic and the TTU Fight Song and a short jazz routine will be taught at the second clinic.

Clinics are not mandatory for trying out, but they are recommended. There will be a $25 fee for one clinic or $40 for both, and both will be held at the Tennessee Tech Fitness Center. Tryouts will be April 18 and 19, times are TBA.For more information, please visit link .

Baxter Youth Baseball Signups and Tryouts
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Baxter Youth Baseball invites you to sign up your 9-12 year old for the Spring season. Fees are for one player ages 9-12: $60 or for 2+ players ages 9‐12: $45.

Tryouts will beSaturday, February 28 behind the Baxter Fire Station on Elm Street. 9 and 10 year olds will try out at 11 am and 11 and 12 year olds will try out at 12 noon. For more information, please visit link .

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunt
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunts each Saturday in February from 11 am to 3 pm. Bring your cell phone or digital camera and get your entry form with photos and clues at the museum before you head out.

When you’re finished, bring your camera back to the Depot and be put into a drawing for a gift basket. For more information, please visit link .

Historic Clay County Courthouse Hosts Clay County Opry
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stop by the Historic Clay County Courthouse to enjoy the Clay County Opry the fourth Saturday of each month beginning at 12 noon. There will be local and regional talent to include country, blues, gospel, bluegrass, jazz and southern rock.

The event is free to the public with donations to performers accepted. For more information, please call Diane at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce at (931) 243-3338.

Tennessee Tech Hosts 2015 Mardi Gras Queen Pageant
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Girls ages 0 to 18 are invited to compete in the 2015 Mardi Gras Queen Pageant on Saturday, February 28 at 1 pm at Tennessee Tech. The pageant will be held in the multipurpose room of the Roaden University Center with the pageants to begin at 1 pm.

This pageant is to benefit the Genesis House. The entry fee is $50 per contestant, with a $10 sibling discount for second and subsequent siblings. The girls will be divided into 7 different age categories with a max of 12 girls per category. For more information, please call (931) 644-5853 or visit link .

Crossville’s Eat Right for your Type Classes
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy Crossville’s Eat Right for Your (Blood) Type Classes each Saturday at 2 pm at 61 Calloway Drive in Crossville. This is a new series and the class is limited to 8 people.

For more information, please contact Larry Nesbit at (931) 456-9245 or er4yt@frontiernet.net.

Putnam County Property Taxes Due
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The last day to pay your 2014 property taxes without penalty and interest is Saturday, February 28 at the Putnam County Trustee office on East Spring Street. Office hours are from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Post mark the 28th will be accepted.

For more information, please call (931) 526-8845.

Cookeville’s Poplar Grove Community Center Hosts Chili Supper/Bake Sale
Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm

Enjoy a Chili Supper/Bake Sale/Silent Auction on Saturday, February 28 from 4 to 8 pm at Cookeville’s Poplar Grove Community Center. There will also be entertainment, local singing and more.

This is a benefit to cover funeral costs for Sylvia “Kay” McCloud. If you can’t attend, but would still like to donate, you may do so at link . For more information, please call (931) 529-4194.

White County Humane Society and Friends of White County Animals Host “All You Can Eat Chili Dinner”
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

The White County Humane Society and the Friends of White County Animals invite you to a World Spay Day event – an All You Can Eat Chili Dinner on Saturday, February 28 from 5 to 7:30 pm. The dinner will be at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church on Valley View Road.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Your ticket will include chili and trimmings, cornbread, dessert, and a drink. Tickets are available from any member of the White County Humane Society or the Friends of White County Animals, as well as at Compugeeks on Bockman Way, Sparta Veterinary Clinic, and the Fragrant Mushroom. All proceeds will be used to fund spay/neuter surgeries in White County. For more information, please call (931) 761-3647.

Cookeville’s Leisure Services Presents Father Daughter Dance 2015
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a Father Daughter Date Night on Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21 or 27 and 28 at Cookeville’s Leisure Services. Tickets are $27.50 each and must be pre-ordered.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please call Cara Sheets at (931) 520-5297 or visit link to order your tickets.

Jamestown’s Rotary Club Hosts Father-Daughter Date Night
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jamestown’s Rotary Club invites you to a Father-Daughter Date Night on Saturday, February 28 at 6 pm at Jamestown’s National Guard Armory. The purpose is for fathers and father figures to set an example and a standard for how their daughters should be treated on a date.

Tickets are available at the Southeast Bank on East Central Avenue in Jamestown. The cost is $50 per couple, and $25 for each additional person. Proceeds will benefit the Jamestown Rotary Club Scholarship Program. For more information, please call (931) 879-7007.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s MuseumHosts Mad Hatter’s Ball
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join the 7th Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball on Saturday, February 28 at 7 pm at the Del Monaco Winery in Baxter. Enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing and an auction. Tickets are $55 before February 14 and $70 after.

For more information, please visit link or call (931)979-7529.

Monterey’s Free Movie Saturdays
Feb 28 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

The Town of Monterey with the Monterey Civitan Club offer free movies on the fourth Saturday of each month during fair weather at Monterey’s Farmer’s Market. The movie will begin at dusk or around 8:15 pm. Bring a lawn chair, although some seating is provided.

All movies are rated suitable for family entertainment. The Civitan Club will sale popcorn, snow cones and soft drinks. For more information, please call (931) 839-6241.

Crossville’s Guitar Lessons at the Art Circle Public Library
Feb 28 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Feb 28 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans Host Country Music
Feb 28 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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

Mar
1
Sun
Putnam County Imagination Library
Mar 1 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

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

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

Monterey’s Hope In Christ Fellowship Hosts Community Service
Mar 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Monterey’s Hope in Christ Fellowship invites everyone to a Community Service on Sunday, March 1 at 10:30 am at Burks Elementary School on Crossville Street. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call (931) 584-0214.

Crossville’s Fairfield Glade Community Church Hosts The Piedmont College Singers
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Crossville’s Fairfield Glade Community Church invites you to a performance by The Piedmont College Singers on Sunday, March 1 at 3 pm. The concert is free and open to the public.

The church is located on Snead Drive. For more information, please call (931) 484-7412 or visit link .

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

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

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

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church Hosts Revival
Mar 1 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church invites you to Revival Services nightly Sunday through Wednesday, March 1-4. Services will be at 11 am and 5:45 pm on Sunday, and at 5:45 pm nightly Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dr. Randy Davis, Executive Director/Treasurer of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, will preach at each service. Special music will be from 5:45 to 6:15 pm each evening. Sunday will be by the Heartstrings, Monday will be Noteworthy and the Kirby Quartet, and Tuesday will be Scott Andrews. The church is located on East Central Avenue in Jamestown. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville Firepup Program
Mar 1 @ 11:30 pm – Mar 2 @ 12:00 am

The Cookeville Fire Department will be teaching kids Pre-K through 5th grade in the Firepup Program “Be fire safety smart. Stop fires before they start.” The department provides fire safety education materials for these classes, which have been designed exclusively by the National Fire Safety Council. We ask that you consider providing fire safety materials and services to children at a cost of $1.75 per child. If you would like to help, please contact April Howard at the Cookeville Fire Department at (931) 520-5255 or email ahoward@cookeville-tn.org.

Mar
2
Mon
FCE Clubs in Putnam County
Mar 2 all-day

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

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

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

Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion’s Club Forming LEO Service Clubs at SMHS and CCHS
Mar 2 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

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

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

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

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

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Mar 2 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

White County Animal Shelter In Need
Mar 2 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn What You Can Do on an iPad at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville
Mar 2 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

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

Gainesboro and Shiloh Head Start Accepting Applications
Mar 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 2 @ 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.

Monterey Historical Depot Society Presents “Clickity Clack – Making Tracks”
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Monterey Historical Depot Society’s 2015 Membership Drive “Clickity Clack – Making Tracks” is going on now through March 11. The annual membership fee is $20.

This fee receives one voting right for a business, family or individual. Meetings are each month on the third Thursday at 6 pm at the Monterey Depot. The depot has over 2,500 items on display telling the story of railroad, coal mining, Monterey’s people, businesses, schools, and culture treasures. The Depot is open Monday through Saturday for free from 9 am to 4 pm. For more information, please call (931) 839-2111.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts “Trying Not to Lose Your Memory” Workshop
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library invites you to the “Trying Not to Lose Your Mind” Workshop on Monday, March 2 at 10 am in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Business Development Director from the Life Care Center of Crossville is conducting the free, informational workshop.

Immediately following the workshop, participants may request a free, private and brief memory screening conducted by the trained staff from the Life Care Center of Crossville. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. For more information, or to sign up, please call Kristen at (931) 484-6790 ext. 242 or email k.tabor@artcirclelibrary.info.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Adult Winter Reading Club 2015
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Art Circle Public Library of Crossville invites you to take part in the Adult Winter Reading Club 2015. For every book, e-book or audio book you complete, your name will be entered into a weekly prize drawing.

All titles will be kept on file and entered into a final drawing for the Grand Prize at the end of the program March 31. For more information, please contact the Adult Services Desk at (931) 484-6790 ext. 235.

West View Baptist Church of Cookeville Hosts Giveaway
Mar 2 @ 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 .

Crosville’s Babe Ruth Sign Ups
Mar 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Boys ages 13 to 16, you’re invited to play Babe Ruth Baseball this year in Crossville. Sign ups are going on through March 2, and applications are available at the Parks and Recreation Office on Industrial Boulevard.

The cost is $45 per player with a $135 maximum per family. There will be a total of 45 players and a few coaches are needed. For more information, please contact League Organizer Gaylord Harrison at (931) 484-3554.

Cookeville’s Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by Cookeville’s Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ on Monday, March 2 between 1 and 5 pm for an American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, please visit link .

Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft Hosts Metal Jewelry Exhibition
Mar 2 @ 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 link or call (931) 372-3051.

Humane Society of Putnam County’s Monthly Meeting
Mar 2 @ 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
Mar 2 @ 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 link .

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church Hosts Revival
Mar 2 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church invites you to Revival Services nightly Sunday through Wednesday, March 1-4. Services will be at 11 am and 5:45 pm on Sunday, and at 5:45 pm nightly Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dr. Randy Davis, Executive Director/Treasurer of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, will preach at each service. Special music will be from 5:45 to 6:15 pm each evening. Sunday will be by the Heartstrings, Monday will be Noteworthy and the Kirby Quartet, and Tuesday will be Scott Andrews. The church is located on East Central Avenue in Jamestown. For more information, please visit link .

Upperman High School Project Graduation’s Monthly Meetings
Mar 2 @ 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
Mar 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 2 @ 11:30 pm – Mar 3 @ 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
3
Tue
Livingston’s American Legion Bohannon Post #4 Monthly Meeting
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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.

Putnam County’s Stephens Center Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
Mar 3 @ 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.

Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services Presents “Kids Matter Program”
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 3 @ 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 .

Crossville’s TCAT Hosts Social Media Workshop
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy a Social Media Workshop at Crossville’s Tennessee College of Applied Technology on Tuesday and Thursday, February 24 and 26 and March 3 and 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm nightly.

To register, please call (931) 484-7502 ext. 121.

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church Hosts Revival
Mar 3 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church invites you to Revival Services nightly Sunday through Wednesday, March 1-4. Services will be at 11 am and 5:45 pm on Sunday, and at 5:45 pm nightly Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dr. Randy Davis, Executive Director/Treasurer of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, will preach at each service. Special music will be from 5:45 to 6:15 pm each evening. Sunday will be by the Heartstrings, Monday will be Noteworthy and the Kirby Quartet, and Tuesday will be Scott Andrews. The church is located on East Central Avenue in Jamestown. For more information, please visit link .

Co-Dependent’s Anonymous Bi-Monthly Meetings
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 3 @ 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.

Upper Cumberland’s Barbershop Chorus Weekly Singing
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 3 @ 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 3 @ 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”
Mar 3 @ 11:30 pm – Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 3 @ 11:30 pm – Mar 4 @ 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.

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Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland – Top 10 Needs
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

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

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

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Mar 4 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 am

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

Putnam County Library Story Time
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 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.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts Kiwanis Kids Snow Camp
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

If your kids need somewhere to go on a snow day, bring them to the Kiwanis Cookeville Children Museum’s Kiwanis Kids Snow Camp from 9 am to 4 pm every Putnam County snow day. The full day session is from 9 am to 4 pm, the morning session is from 9 am to 12 noon, and the afternoon session is from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Campers age 5 to 11 are welcome to participate and will enjoy art and science enrichment activities, snacks, and playing outside in the snow. Campers must provide their own lunch, but the museum provides snacks. Visitors pay $15 per half day session, and members pay $10. A full day is $30 for visitors and $25 for members. For more information, please visit link .

Overton County’s Stephens Center Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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 http://www.artcirclelibrary.info/.

Odometer Fraud – THP
Mar 4 @ 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’s Youth Baseball, Slow Pitch Softball and Diaper League Signups
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Livingston’s City Park hosts sign ups for Youth Baseball, Slow Pitch Softball, and Diaper League now through March 12. The cost for baseball is $30, slow pitch is $25, and diaper league is $15.

You may sign up now at the Livingston City Hall or by visiting link .

Livingston’s Junior Fair Board
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm

Livingston’s Junior Fair Board Applications for students in 7th-12th grades are now available at the school across Overton County and are also available at the Board of Education Office.

Applications are due by Wednesday, March 4, and will be picked up at the respective schools or Board of Education office. If you turn in an application, you’re asked to attend the meeting on Monday, April 13 at 6 pm at the Rotary Ag Building. Parents must attend. For more information, please call (931) 823-1287.

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church Hosts Revival
Mar 4 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church invites you to Revival Services nightly Sunday through Wednesday, March 1-4. Services will be at 11 am and 5:45 pm on Sunday, and at 5:45 pm nightly Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dr. Randy Davis, Executive Director/Treasurer of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, will preach at each service. Special music will be from 5:45 to 6:15 pm each evening. Sunday will be by the Heartstrings, Monday will be Noteworthy and the Kirby Quartet, and Tuesday will be Scott Andrews. The church is located on East Central Avenue in Jamestown. For more information, please visit link .

Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville Presents Monthly Webinars
Mar 4 @ 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, January 7: Caring for the Entire Senior: Mind, Body and Soul
Wednesday, February 11: Senior Nutrition and Mealtime
Wednesday, March 4: Understanding COPD in Older Adults
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
Mar 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
Mar 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.

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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.