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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Crossville hosts an American Red Cross Blood donation on Thursday, March 5 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the City of Crossville office. For more information, please visit redcrossblood.org .
Stop by the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee information table at Tennessee Tech’s Roaden University Center on Thursday, March 5 from 10 am to 1 pm. They will be recruiting for summer camp staff and paid internships.
For more information, please email email@example.com or call (931) 372-3232.
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.
You’re invited to the WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS Annual Dinner to celebrate WCTE’s commitment to “Education for a Lifetime as well as the 20th Anniversary of Stations of Imagination on Thursday, March 5. The dinner will be held at the Leslie Town Centre beginning at 5 pm for the WCTE member reception, and the general reception to begin at 5:30 pm.
Dinner is from 6 to 8 pm. The keynote speaker will be author and speaker Tara Brown, “The Connection Coach.” Tickets can be purchased at wcte.org/annualdinner or by calling (931) 528-2222 ext. 300.
Enjoy Stone Memorial High School Baseball’s 1st Pitch Banquet and Silent Auction originally scheduled for Monday, February 23 has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 5 at 6 pm at the SMHS Cafeteria in Crossville. The guest speaker will be Tom Griffin.
Tickets are $10 and the family pack (3 or more) is $30. For tickets, you may contact Stone Memorial High School or Middle School baseball players or purchase them at the door. For more information, please call (931) 484-5767.
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 .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ethel Anderson at (931) 261-4901 or email@example.com.
Cookeville’s Prescott South Middle School invites you to help the 5th Annual Used Book Sale. They’re requesting gently used children and young adult books to be donated for the sale. All proceeds will be donated directly to the Prescott South Middle School Library.
Books will be accepted through Friday, March 13. The Used Book Fair will be held Friday, March 20 through Thursday, April 2 from 8 am to 3 pm daily. Extended hours will be available on Tuesday, March 31 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The community is welcome to come and shop. For more information, please contact Bree Wheeler, PSMS Librarian, at (931) 520-2008.
Tennessee Tech is asking for donations for a Disaster Relief Collection for Monterey families in need. Donations of new or gently used blankets, packs of batteries, flash lights, new pairs of socks, and baby wipes may be dropped off in Roaden University Center room 339.
Donations will be taken through Friday, March 6. For more information, please call (931) 644-0368 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop by the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church in Crossville for an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, March 6 from 9 am to 3 pm. For more information, please visit redcrossblood.org .
The Crossville Tree Board will be giving away 12 different species of trees for Arbor Day on Friday, March 6. More than 3,100 trees will be given away beginning at 9:30 am at the parking lot of York & Bilbrey on North Main Street.
The species being given away this year include Shortleaf Pine, Redbud, Bald Cypress, Hazelnut, Shagbark Hickory, Paw Paw, Oaks: Chinkapin, Pin and Willow, Wild Plum, Indigo Bush, and Yellow Poplar. Be sure not to plant tall growing trees under lines, or bushy trees too close to a house. The trees are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and are usually gone before 11 am. For more information, please visit crossvilletn.gov .
Enjoy a free showing of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1″ on Friday, March 6 at 6 pm at Livingston’s Millard Oakley Public Library. For more information, please call (931) 823-1888.
You’re invited to the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Friday, March 6 at the Smith County Ag Center. Doors open at 6 pm. The banquet is sponsored by the Forked River Longbeards.
For tickets, or more information, please contact Jordan Dixon at (615) 489-5423.
Cookeville’s Cane Creek Elementary School invites you to a benefit concert on Friday, March 6 from 7 to 8 pm. The Big Band Sound Orchestra will perform in the Cane Creek Elementary gymnasium. The CCES Club Chant Chrous and Cub Beat Instrumental Ensemble will perform before the concert at 6:50 pm.
Admission is $5, and all children 12 and under are free. Proceeds will benefit the Cane Creek Elementary School Music Department. For more information, please contact Lori Sexton at (931) 520-1173 or email email@example.com.
Enjoy the Carson-Newman University A Cappella Choir at Crossville’s First Baptist Church on Friday, March 6 at 7 pm. First Baptist Church is located on Main Street in Crossville. For more information, please call (931) 484-3532.
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.
Cookeville Leisure Services invites you to Fit Frenzy 2015 on Saturday, March 7. The event is from 9 to 11 am at the Cane Creek Recreation Center. There will be free fitness classes, door prizes and snacks. For more information, please visit cookeville-tn.org/ls , or call (931) 526-7393.
Save your cans and scrap metals to Recycle for Racquets with the Cookeville Tennis Association. On Saturday, March 7 from 9 am to 12 noon, take your cans and scrap metal to any Putnam County Middle School or PSC Metals.
Tennis equipment from this fundraiser will be distributed to students participating in LEAPS/21st CCLC Tennis or in Cookeville Tennis Association sponsored play dates. The limit is one racquet and one can per student. For more information, please visit facebook.com/cookevilletennisassociation .
Smith County’s Little League and Minor League Baseball Tryouts are set for 9 am on Saturday, March 7 and 14. Minor league is for players ages 7 to 10 and little league is for players age 10 to 12.
Birth certificates are required during registration. For more information, please call (615) 735-0239.
Enjoy “Handed Down: Stories of Family Treasures” at the Cookeville History Museum through May 2. You’ll see items handed down from generation to generation and hear their stories in this new exhibit.
High school students, stop by Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center on Saturday, March 7 from 10:15 to 11:45 am to find out about the Tennessee Scholar Program. Attendees will find out about the requirements to get scholarship money for technical school.
This is for all students, not just high academic kids. The class will be instructed by Jackie Reynolds, a Family Engagement Coordinator for Putnam County Schools. This is a free meeting. For more information, please visit cookeville-tn.org/ls/ .
You’re invited to Cookeville’s Doll Museum each Saturday from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free and the museum is located on West Broad Street. For more information, please call (931) 520-0042.
The Cookeville High School FFA Chapter invites you to the 23rd Annual Alumni Auction and Chili Supper on Saturday, March 7 at Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. The supper will begin at 4 pm, in conjunction with a cake walk.
Tickets for the supper are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. The auction will follow at 6 pm. You don’t have to attend the dinner to attend the auction. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit cookeville.ffanow.org or call Danielle at (931) 265-3113 or Jackie at (931) 260-7468.
You’re invited to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation through the “For the Cure” Beauty Pageant on Saturday, March 7 at the Wesley Arena Theater on Tennessee Tech’s campus. The pageants will begin at 4 pm.
The age categories are as follows: Tiny Miss: 0-2 years, Petite Miss: 2-4 years, Little Miss: 5-7 years, Young Miss: 8-10 years, Junior Miss: 11-13 years, and Miss: 14-17 years. The cost is $55 and is due before February 27. This includes hair, eyes, smile and photogenic. For more information, please contact Tiffany Capps at (931) 854-7325 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The applications may be dropped off at the Country Bumpkin.
DeKalb County High School’s Project Graduation 2015 invites you to a fundraiser on Saturday, March 7. Tickets will be sold to win a set of corn hole boards in a drawing. Tickets are $2 for 1 ticket or $5 for 3 tickets.
You do not have to be present to win. There will also be a corn hole tournament with registration beginning at 4:30 pm. The entry fee is $10 per person. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, please call (615) 597-4094.
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.
Enjoy a free showing of Disney’s “Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast” on Saturday, March 7 at 6 pm at Livingston’s Millard Oakley Public Library. For more information, please call (931) 823-1888.
Cookeville’s Cumberland Art Society invites you to the CAS Backdoor Gallery Exhibit Reception for the 37th Annual Reba Bacon Memorial High School Art Competition on Sunday, March 8 with an awards ceremony at 2 pm.
The exhibit will be open through March on Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 4 pm and on Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. For more information, please call (931) 526-2424.
Manna’s Hana Riding Center of Cookeville invites you to an Open House on Sunday, March 8 from 2 to 4 pm. Sign up for door prizes and enjoy the light refreshments. You’ll have a chance to meet the therapeutic horses and instructors, as well as pick up information about the riding center.
Ridgedale Free Will Baptist Church of Crossville invites you to a meal after the regular worship service at 2 pm on the second Sunday of each month. The church is located at Red Road and for more information, please call (931) 788-5853.
Tennessee Tech Rugby takes on Loyola University Sunday, March 8 at 2 pm behind Foundation Hall. This game makes the decision for who goes to the Sweet 16 and who goes home.
Everyone is invited. For more information, please visit TTURugby.wix.com/TTURugby .
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.
The American Red Cross invites you to a Blood Drive on Monday, March 9 from 12 noon to 6 pm at the Smith County Community Center. For more information, please visit redcrossblood.org .
Now that school is back in session, Life Church of Cookeville invites High School Students to enjoy free after school activities each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 to 5:30 pm. Activities include basketball and volleyball tournaments, rock climbing, zip line, wiffle ball, hot fresh food, and lots of great indoor activites when weather is an issue.
For more information, please call (931) 526-6900.
Cookeville’s Cumberland Art Society invites you to the “Young At Art Class” with instructor Adele Seitzinger each Monday throughout March from 4 to 6 pm. The cost is $15 per week per child.
Tennessee Tech’s Appalachian Center for Craft invites you to see the Metal Jewelry Exhibition on display through April 10. The exhibition is in the craft center’s front gallery. The craft center is free and open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm daily. For more information, please visit TNTech.edu/CraftCenter or call (931) 372-3051.
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 Elizabeth Chapel Church will host a Hunter Safety Course nightly March 9-13 from 6 to 9 pm. You must attend every night, and you must be 9 years old the first night.
Pre-register online at tnwildlife.org . For more information, please call Tony Cross at (615) 597-9625.
Enjoy Reflexology at Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center on Monday, March 9 from 6:30 to 8 pm. The cost is $25 per person to learn a bit of the history of reflexology and how practitioners use reflexology.
You will also learn how to do a basic, simple, quick session that works for both the hands and feet. The class will be taught by Kyle Collins, who graduated from the Modern Institute of Reflexology in 2012 and has been practicing for 3 years. This class is best for those 16 and older. For more information, please visit cookeville-tn.org/ls .
Begin your morning at Dogwood Park each Tuesday and Thursday with Breathe – Move – Live. The event begins at 7:15 am and participants will learn a simple breathing technique that increases energy, reduces stress, and improves circulation.
This is a free event lead by Instructors Evelyn Soto and Lynda Wallace, who are both holistic health coaches. Youth and adults ages 2 and older are invited to participate. Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No preregistration is needed. For more information, please call (931) 520-5286.
The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce invites you to Business Before Hours on Tuesday, March 10. This a networking opportunity with a light breakfast and coffee for attendees. For more information, please call (931) 526-2211.
St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic will be at the Crab Orchard Care Center on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 9 am to 3 pm. All patients must be registered by 2 pm. Appointments may be made by calling (931) 337-2981 but walk-ins are welcome.
Enjoy a Watercolor Landscapes class with Instructor Lynne Looney at Cookeville’s Cumberland Art Society on Tuesday, March 10. The class is form 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Bring your project with you and enjoy the company of other crafters at Crafter’s Club the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Millard Oakley Public Library in Livingston. For more information, please call (931) 823-1888.
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.
Tennessee Tech’s Annual Finder Keeper Clothing Resale “Fashion Me Fabulous” is accepting donations of new or used clean clothing, accessories for men and women, and home goods through Tuesday, March 31. You may drop off donations at the School of Human Ecology Office at Foundation Hall in room 110.
The annual show will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (931) 372-6066.
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 KiwanisCookevilleChildrensMuseum.org .
Come relieve your arthritis pain at the Arthritis Tai Chi Class on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The art of Tai Chi is thousands of years old.
Angi Bedard and Mike Pesce are certified instructors by the National Arthritis Foundation to teach Arthritis Tai Chi. The cost is $2 per class. For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.
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 livingstoncitypark.com .