106-9 Kicks Country 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.
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The Cumberland Business Incubator in Crossville invites you to Co. Starters every Thursday through November 13 from 6 to 9 pm. Co. Starters is a process designed to turn your business idea into action. It is for existing businesses looking to grow as well as new business ideas.
Class will not be held on October 16 and November 13. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (931) 456-4910.
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.
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.
You’re invited to bring your used shoes of any kind to a Time4Paws on West Avenue in Crossville. The shoes will go to Soles4Souls through December 31, 2014. For more information, please contact Tracy Swack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.
You’re invited to take part in the 2014 Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail and Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival in Algood on Friday, September 19. The tour includes lunch, transportation, and admission to the festival. The tour will begin at 9 am at Trinity Assembly’s Fuel Center in Algood.
The tour will return around 12:30 – 1 pm for lunch at Algood Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and admission to the festival. Tickets are $30 per person and reservations can be made by call (423) 605-7241 or by mailing a check payable to HYL RC&D, c/o Kathy Daughtery, 2209 Hitchcock Drive, Cookeville, TN 38506. Please note your name and phone number.
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.
You’re invited to the Imagination Library’s Free Farm Day on Friday, September 19 from 10 to 11:30 am at the Art Circle Public Library in Crosville. There will be Story Time with Miss Patty, Music, Live Animal Petting Zoo, Balloon Shaping, and Ms. Susie and Quackers and Friends.
This event is for all ages. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit link .
The NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Cookeville Support Group invites you to the meeting on Friday, September 19 at 11 am at Shoney’s in Cookeville. Guest speakers will be candidate for TN State Senate District 15 Betty Vaudt and candidate for TN House of Representatives District 42 Mike Walsh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Sobriety Checkpoint Enforcement on Friday, September 19 on State Route 53 in Clay County . For more information, please visit link .
Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Sobriety Checkpoint Enforcement on Saturday, September 20 on State Route 53 in Clay County. For more information, please visit link .
Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Sobriety Checkpoint Enforcement on Friday, September 19 on State Route 52 in Clay County. For more information, please visit link .
Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Seatbelt Checkpoint Enforcement on Friday, September 19 on State Route 62 in Putnam County. For more information, please visit link .
Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Sobriety Checkpoint Enforcement on Friday, September 19 on State Route 30 in Van Buren County. For more information, please visit link .
All bikes, classic cars, antique cars, trucks, rat rods, hot rods and clubs are welcome at the Cruise-In and Bike Nights held ever 3rd Friday from April through October at Exxon Express Market and Deli in Jamestown. This is a free event that will begin at 6 pm, weather permitting.
There will be music, a 50/50 drawing, and good food Specials at the Express Market & Deli. Stop by for a good time and reminisce about the good old days. This is hosted by the Push Rods Car Club of Jamestown. For more information, please call (931) 752-7593 or visit http://under1981.com/.
You’re invited to the Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum’s end of summer fundraiser Burgers and Brews on Friday, September 19 on 2nd Street in front of the museum. Hamburgers will be donated and participants will be able to try 6 ounce samples of beer from Budweiser.
Tickets are $20 per person, and $5 for kids. The kids will receive a turkey hot dog meal. There will be live music and tours of the museum. All proceeds will benefit the children’s museum. Tickets are available at the museum from 10 am to 4 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 12 noon to 6 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. You may purchase over to phone by calling (931) 979-7529.
You’re invited to a Revival at the Monterey Second Freewill Baptist Church nightly September 15-19 at 7 pm. Brother Clayton Lee invites everyone. For more information, please call (931) 839-3752.
Come enjoy some of the best bluegrass at Bluegrass on the Square every third Friday from May to October in Sparta. There will be 2 bands perform each night from 7 to 9 pm. Admission is free. In the case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Sparta Civic Center.
You’re invited to Bike Sparta on Saturday, September 20 at 9 am. Pre-registration will be held at the Town Hill Bicycle Shop until the day of the event. Registration the day of the event will begin at 8 am at Central Church of Christ parking lot. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for those 17 and under.
This event is being sponsored by The Aaron Shafer Memorial Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to prevent childhood obesity through cycling. There will be a 1.25, 7.4, 20, 40, 60, and 100 mile course available. Food stops are available every 20 miles. There will also be a sweeper truck. A free bike rodeo for kids ages 3 to 8 will be at 1 pm. (helmets are required for kids.) For more information, please call (931) 209-7884.
You’re invited to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, September 20 from 8 am to 1 pm at the Putnam County Fairgrounds.
A list of things that will be accepted include household cleaners, paint thinner, paint stripper, adhesive removers, automotive products including oil and fuel additives, grease and rust solvents, carburetor and fuel injector cleaner, air conditioning refrigerants, starter fluids, body putty, antifreeze/coolant, contaminated motor oil, gasoline, lawn and garden products such as herbicides, pesticides/rodenticides, fungicides, wood preservatives and miscellaneous items such as pool chemicals, aerosols, lithium and button batteries, reactive material, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, and any flammable or corrosive product.
Items that will not be accepted include electronics, paint, ammunition, fireworks, infectious and biological waste, syringes, radioactive waste and empty containers.
For more information, please visit link , by email at email@example.com or call (931) 537-3278.
Come out and join in the Tommy’s Motorsports Charity Ride on Saturday, September 20 from 9 am to 12 noon. This ride will benefit the United Fund of Cumberland County and their 37 partner agencies. There will be prizes, food and more.
The cost is a $10 donation per person. Register by calling Tommy’s Motorsports at (931) 456-0900 or the United Fund at (931) 484-4082.
Come ride in the 3rd Annual SGT Tucker and SFC Murray Memorial Ride on Saturday, September 20. The ride will begin at the Dale Hollow Dam Park Shelter in Celina. Sign ups start at 10 am with the ride beginning at 12 noon. The cost is $20 per bike and $10 per rider. The ride will end in Donaldson Park in Celina, with a meal after the ride.
The Tucker Murray Memorial Ride is also asking for donations. Last year, enough money was raised to give out 5 $1,000 scholarships to students. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Sherrie at (931) 243-3747, Debbie at (931) 258-3268 or Latisha at (931) 397-0120.
The American Legion Auxiliary invites you to the Mother-Daughter Fashion Show on Saturday, September 20 at 10 am at the Veterans Building on East Spring Street in Cookeville.
Mothers and daughters of all ages are welcome. There will be a light brunch and fashion show. For tickets or more information, please contact Celests Gammon at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go to fund the Girls State program.
Kids ages 8 and above are invited to the CATS Gallery Youth Classes on Saturday, September 20 from 10 am to 12 noon. Mr. Ralph Hofknecht will do a series of two morning sessions on consecutive Saturdays with the focus on sculpting and painting dolphins.
The cost is $15 per student for each class. Registration is necessary because each class is limited to permit individual attention by the instructor. Class payment is due at the time of registration. To register or for more information, please call (931) 210-5588.
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.
Students and Parents, you’re invited to learn about the Tennessee Promise Scholarship, which offers 2 years of tuition-free community or technical college to Tennessee high school graduates beginning with the class of 2015. The meeting will be from 10 am to 2 pm at the Nashville State in Cookeville.
Students have until November 1 to apply. For more information, please call (931) 520-0051 ext. 125 or email email@example.com. Tennessee Promis is a last-dollar scholarship, which means it will cover college costs not met from Pell, HOPE, or TSAA. As part of the program, students will be paired with a partnering organization serving Putnam County and provided a mentor for support during the college application process.
You’re invited to the Worldwide Day of Play on Saturday, September 20 at the Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum. Activities are from 11 am to 2 pm and will include volleyball, water play, four square, hopscotch, penny can, frisbee, lawn bowling, jump rope, and more.
Come out and build your own creation on LEGO Day at the Monterey Branch Library on Saturday,September 20. The event will begin at 11 am. Your creation will be displayed in the library the following month.
This event is for all ages 10 and up, but kids must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call (931) 839-2103 or visit link .
A Street and Rat Rod Rally and Swap Meet will be held on Saturday, September 20 at Willow Grove Resort in Allons. There will be a Rat Rod Giveaway at 3 pm at the campground pavilion. Tickets are $5 for 1 ticket, $10 for 3 tickets, $20 for 10 tickets and $1 each for 30 or more. All profits from the car give away tickets will be donated to Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
You may set up on Friday, September 19 for the show on Saturday, September 20. Patrons may stay through Sunday afternoon with one entry fee. Each vehicle is $30 each and will receive a parking pass, which is to be displayed as a come-and-go gate pass. There will also be camping sites for $95 and vending sites for $45. Pre-registration early fee is $20 per car. For more information, pre-register or to buy tickets in advance, please call (931) 823-6616 or visit www.willowgrove.com.
You’re invited to the 2014 Miss Standing Stone Pageant on Saturday, September 20 at Burks Elementary School in Monterey. Pageants begin at 12 noon. The entry fee is $30, which includes Photogenic, Best Hair, Best Smile, and Personality. Applications are due by August 27 and can be submitted to the Monterey Library or the Country Bumpkin.
The categories are Baby Miss: 0-11 months, Toddler Miss: 12-23 months, Wee Miss: 2 years, Tiny Miss: 3-4 years, Little Miss: 5-6 years, Young Miss: 7-9 years, Jr Miss: 10-12 years, Teen Miss: 13-15 years, Miss Standing Stone: 16-21 years, and MHS Ambassador (open to Monterey High School students only for an additional $10 fee.) For more information, please visit link or call Director Lisa Elrod at (931) 544-6773.
The Monterey Branch Library will host a Water Conservation Program on Saturday, September 20. The event is from 12 noon to 1 pm and is sponsored by the Girl Scouts. For more information, please call (931) 839-2103 or visit link .
You’re invited to the Cordell Hull Festival Pageant on Saturday, September 20 at 2 pm at the Pickett County K-8 School in Byrdstown. The pageant is for girls ages birth through 21. For more information, please contact Doris Stephenson at (931) 864-6418.
You’re invited to the 2014 Upper Cumberland Marching Band Festival on Saturday, September 20 beginning at 2 pm at Cumberland County High School. There will be 11 bands competing in the event. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students, ages 6 and under are free.
For more information, please contact CCHS Band Director Tony Hibbard at (931) 484-6709 or (931) 210-3164.
You’re invited to the Middle Tennessee Junior Rodeo Association’s Fundraiser on Saturday, September 20 at 5 pm at James Young’s Trip R Arena on McMinnville Highway in Doyle. Admission is $5 and those 5 and under are free.
There will be a dummy roping contest, mutton busting contest, and a barrel racing contest. All proceeds go to help kids with year end awards. For more information, please call Robert at (931) 267-5346.
Good Time Cruisers invite you to come out for the Sparta Cruise-In in Downtown Sparta from 5 to 8 pm. This is held every third Saturday from April to October. It is a free show and you are invited to show your car or just enjoy the exhibit.
For more information, check out the Sparta Cruise-In website or call Bill or Kathy Saylors at (931) 761-8687.
You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Broadway Ball on Saturday, September 20 from 6 to 10 pm at the Leslie Town Center in Cookeville. This is a glamorous night of dinner, dancing and auction presented by the Friends of the Cookeville Children’s Theater.
Tickets are #$30 per person and attire is semi formal. For more information or to reserve your tickets, please contact Amy at (931) 319-0356.
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.
You’re invited to a free showing of the new movie “The Fault In Our Stars” at Livingston’s Millard Oakley Public Library on Saturday, September 20 at 6 pm. Cartoons will begin at 5:30 pm. Concessions will be available. All children should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call (931) 823-1888.
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.
Hey Kids! You’re invited to come borrow books for free from the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. There are books for all ages, dvd’s and audio books, computers, story time programs, crafts, puppet shows, and movies. You can even get your own free library card by contacting the Art Circle Public Library.
You’re invited to Mountain View Baptist Church’s 1st Homecoming on Sunday, September 21. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located on Brotherton Mountain Road in Cookeville.
Everyone is invited to the 6th Annual Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 21 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Hooper Eblen Center on Tennessee Tech’s Campus in Cookeville. Individuals and teams are encouraged to sign up early to support Susan G. Komen of the Upper Cumberland. The cost is $35 for Adults with registration prior to September 14 or $40 after September 14. $25 for Survivor and $ 15 for Kids ages 5-12 years.
75 cents of every dollar raised remains in the community to “save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.” For more information, please visit link . Show your commitment by wearing your tutu to the race and sending your tutu pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ in Gainesboro is hosting a free food giveaway the first and third Sunday of each month. The food will be handed out from 3 to 4:30 pm. For more information, please visit link .
All Algood Middle School alumni cheerleaders are invited to return to the Redskins field for homecoming on Thursday, September 25. You’re asked to please attend a practice on Sunday, September 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the AMS gym.
TO join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or join via the AMS Cheer Facebook event. Participants need to email their t-shirt sizes and bring $8 to Sunday’s practice.
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.