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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.

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.

 

Oct
31
Fri
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

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 Time4Paws Hosts Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 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 tracys@soles4souls.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.

Tennessee Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Oct 31 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Honors Program invites you to bring your gently used coats to the TTU Jacket Drive to help your neighbors in need. The collection is through November 30. Drop your coats off at the Roaden University Center on Tech campus.

The coats will be delivered to the Quawanas Coat Drive Project at the Cookeville “Teens Need Training” Center and the Cookeville Community. For more information, please call Chelsea Wattenbarger at (931) 200-5749 or email Dr. Theresa Ennis at Tennis@tntech.edu.

Granville Scarecrow Festival
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy the Granville Scarecrow Festival daily through October 31 from 12 to 3 Wednesday through Friday and from 12 to 5 pm on Saturday. There are over 75 life looking scarecrows and 150 traditional.

Pick up a scarecrow guide and tour Historic Granville. For more information, please call (931) 653-4151 or visit link .

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center hosts Senior Self Defense Class
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

American Red Cross Hosts Holiday Mail for Heroes
Oct 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The American Red Cross invites you to take part in the Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign. You’re asked to either purchase or make a holiday card that will be given to Tennessee service members, veterans, and their families.

Drop your card off at your local Red Cross Chapter office. Volunteers will sort the cards and make sure they get to heroes in Tennessee. Please don’t put money, photos, personal information or glitter in the cards. For more information, please visit link .

Monterey Branch Library’s Home School Hangout
Oct 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 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’s Kids Kare Pediatrics Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join in the celebration at the Kids Kare Pediatrics 10 Year Anniversary on Friday, October 31 from 2 to 5 pm. The afternoon will include games, inflatables, prizes, a costume contest, a Magic Show by Kevin Kidd and Mr. Rogers, and Queen Elsa and Spiderman will make an appearance.

For more information, please call (931) 526-6173.

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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
Oct 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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 .

Cumberland County Playhouse Hosts Trunk or Treat
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Cumberland County Playhouse invites you to the Nightmare Before Christmas Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 31 from 4 to 6 pm. The event is free and will include face painting, music, crafts, a photo booth, dancing, a bouncy house, a haunted walk through the outdoor stages, and candy.

For more information, please call (931) 484-4324.

Crossville’s First Baptist Church Hosts Fall Family Festival
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm

You’re invited to Fairfield Glade’s First Baptist Church for a Fall Family Festival on Friday, October 31 from 5 to 7:30 pm. There will be face painting, crafts, a photo booth, games, prizes, candy and door prizes. No scary costumes allowed (including clowns).

All children and youth must be accompanied by an adult. Non-food treats will be available for kids with food allergies. Teal pumpkins mean that the non-food treats are available. For the adults, cookies and coffee will be provided. For more information, please call (931) 484-5927 or visit link .

Hidden Hollow Park of Cookeville Hosts Hay Bale maze and Halloween Hay Ride
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 10:00 pm

Hidden Hollow Park of Cookeville invites you to the Hay Bale Maze and Halloween Hay Ride on Friday, October 31 from 5 to 10 pm. The event includes bonfires, a kids craft area, animal feedings, playground, and picnic areas as well as photo opportunities and a costume contest for the kids.

Bring your camera for a photo with Sylvester the Cat or Scooby Doo. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for kids. For more information, please visit link .

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Dept Hosts Safe Streets/Safe Sweets
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm

You’re invited to “Safe Streets/Safe Sweets,” the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department program aimed at promoting safety for children of all ages as they celebrate one of the most popular events of the year. This year, parents and kids are invited to bring their candy to the County Courthouse on East Spring Street in Cookeville from 5 to 9 pm for complimentary scanning through the metal detectors.

Deputies will be on-hand with their dogs to greet families and hand out candy. The first 200 participants will also receive gift bags courtesy of the D.A.R.E program. For more information, please contact Beth Nelson at sheriffpio@putnamcountytn.gov or call (931) 267-8789.

Doyle Community Center Hosts Halloween Bash
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm

You’re invited to Doyle Community Center for the Doyle Halloween Bash on Friday, October 31 from 5:30 to 9 pm. There will be games, contests, hay rides, a bounce house, haunted woods, and live music for a family Halloween celebration. For more information, please call (931) 657-2459.

Cookeville Hosts Unity Church of the Cumberlands Community Fall Festival
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm

The Unity Church of the Cumberland’s invites you to Unity’s Community Fall Festival on Friday, October 31 at 6 pm. Bring the kids out for the Trunk-or-Treat, bounce house, candy, dancing, snacks and more. For more information, please visit link .

Crawford Dead Start Terror Attraction 2014
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 12:00 am

You’re invited to Chainsaw Inc’s Crawford Dead Start Terror Attraction 2014 on Friday and Saturday, October 31 and November 1. The event will begin at dusk each night, and will take place at the Crawford Community Center.

Admission is $5 and ages 5 and under get in free. Proceeds go to Crawford Community Center. For more information, please visit their Facebook page at link .

Rickman Fire Department Presents Asylum Hill
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 12:00 am

You’re invited to take on Asylum Hill at the Rickman Fire Department on Stockton Lane. The cost is $10 a person for the hay ride and haunted woods. Come see the escaped patients of Asylum Hill, as they run through the woods living their nightmares.

Asylum Hill will be open October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. For more information, please call (931) 544-0607.

Dodson Branch of Cookeville Hosts 9th Annual Maze of Terror Corn Maze and Haunted House
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 1 @ 12:00 am

Come on out to the 9th Annual Maze of Terror Corn Maze and Haunted House on Fridays and Saturdays during October beginning at dark at Dodson Branch Volunteer Fire Department in Cookeville. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under.

Proceeds will benefit the Dodson Branch Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, please call Keith at (931) 510-5682 or Nathaniel at (931) 510-3098, or visit the Maze of Terror Facebook page.

Overton County Rescue Squad Hosts Tunnel of Doom
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 1 @ 12:00 am

Overton County’s Rescue Squad invites you to the Tunnel of Doom each Friday and Saturday through November 1. The tunnel on Johnson Speck Lane opens each night at dark where everyone’s dying to get in and screaming to get out. For more information, please call (931) 823-5404.

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of Cookeville Hosts Hallolujah
Oct 31 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church’s Women’s Missionary Society (WMS) of Trinity invites you to Hallolujah on Friday, October 31 at 6:30 pm. This evening is for the whole famiy.

The evening will include treats, hot dogs and refreshments. For more information, please call (931) 520-0439.

Miller’s Farm in Rock Island Hosts Haunted Trail
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

You’re invited to the Miller’s Farm Haunted Trail every weekend in October from dark until 11 pm. This is a 1 mile walk of horror at the opening of Cedar Mine. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes.

Hot dogs and drinks will be sold by the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Each group will have one optional glow stick. Admission is $5 and children under 5 are free. For more information, please call (931) 946-2441 or visit the Cedar Grove Facebook page.

Monterey First Baptist, Monterey United Methodist Church, and Monterey First Church of the Nazarene Host Fall Festival
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to the Fall Festival hosted by Monterey First Baptist, Monterey United Methodist Church, and Monterey First Church of the Nazarene on Friday, October 31. There will be games, candy, trunk-or-treats, and more.

Crawford Avenue between Elm and Poplar Streets will be closed during the festival. For more information, please call (931) 839-2971.

Nov
1
Sat
Cookeville Mall Hosts Power Fest 2014
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Power Athletics of Cookeville invite you to Power Fest 2014 on Saturday, November 1 at the Cookeville Mall. There will be a car wash, silent auction, yard sale, BBQ plate lunch sale, and also a showcase that will feature the athletes of Power Athletic showing off their routines that they will be travelling and competing with all season long.

All proceeds will go to the athletes of the gym to travel and compete through out the year. For more information, please call (931) 261-6750.

Sparta’s Art & Ale Trail
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Take a stroll down the Art & Ale Trail on Saturday, November 1 in Sparta. There will be 6 different Artist Studio stops to include works in pottery, metal, jewelry, oils, wood, and the Calfkiller Craft Brewery.

Enjoy craftsman demonstrations and brew sampling throughout the trail. For more information, visit the Art and Ale Trail Facebook page, or call (931) 836-8190.

Tennessee Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Honors Program invites you to bring your gently used coats to the TTU Jacket Drive to help your neighbors in need. The collection is through November 30. Drop your coats off at the Roaden University Center on Tech campus.

The coats will be delivered to the Quawanas Coat Drive Project at the Cookeville “Teens Need Training” Center and the Cookeville Community. For more information, please call Chelsea Wattenbarger at (931) 200-5749 or email Dr. Theresa Ennis at Tennis@tntech.edu.

Shop Local in November
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

You’re asked to “Shop Local” this November to help the Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Compassionate Care Foundation. 100% of funds collected by Shop Local partners will help meet the charitable needs of patients right here in our community.

For more information, please visit link .

Avery Trace Middle School Hosts Cumberlands Alzheimer’s Walk
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

You’re invited to the Cumberlands Alzheimer’s Walk at Avery Trace Middle School on Saturday, November 1. Registration begins at 9 am along with the photos, entertainment, food, kids and pet areas. The opening ceremonies will begin at 10 am along with door prizes, races, pet parade and contests. The walk ribbon cutting will begin at 11 am.

The 10th Annual celebration will begin at 11:30 am. The event will be held rain or shine, but pets are not allowed inside the buildings. For more information, please contact The Cumberlands Area Director Amanda Barlow at (931) 526-8010.

Crossville’s Upper Cumberland Annual Craft Show
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Partake in the Upper Cumberland Annual Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2 at the Cumberland County Commmunity Complex. The show is from 9 am to 4 pm each day.

For more information, please contact Cathy Oaks at (931) 510-0616.

Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts Express Yourself with Pastels
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

You’re invited to Express Yourself with Pastels with Bev Olin Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 30-November 1 at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville. The class is from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm each day.

The center is located on Lakeview Drive in Crossville. The cost is $51 for members and $66 for non-members. For more information, or to sign up, please call (931) 707-7249.

Cane Creek Recreation Center Hosts Hiking and Backpacking
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’re invited to go Hiking and Backpacking with Instructor Car Burgess each Saturday through November 15. You’ll learn to build a fire, find drinkable water, build a shelter, and set up camp in the woods. Class includes guided hikes at Savage Gulf and Honey Creek Trail in Big South Fork.

The cost is $65 per participant. For more information, or to register, please visit link or call (931) 520-4386.

Crossville Hosts 6th Annual Cumberland Mountain Storytelling Festival
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – Nov 1 @ 8:30 pm

Enjoy the 6th Annual Cumberland Mountain Storytelling Festival on Saturday, November 1 at the Palace Theatre in Crossville.

Storytellers will include Dr. Mike Lockett, Pam Holcomb, the Edu-Tellers, Betty and Mike Roe, Sandy Lewis, Anne Looney Cook and Tim Mangan. For more information, please call (931) 484-6133.

Crossville’s Guitar Lessons at the Art Circle Public Library
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

Rugby Hosts Spin Your Own Yarn Workshop
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

You’re invited to Spin Your Own Yarn on Saturday, November 1 at 11 am at the Historic Rugby Workshop. Instructor Sue Duncan will help students create their own yarns for knitting and crocheting.

Everyone will be provided with a drop spindle to take home with them as well as a box of fibers. The workshop fee is $50. For more information, please visit link.

Silver Point Community Center Hosts Car & Motorcycle Cruise
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Car and Motorcycle Cruise at the Silver Point Community Center on Saturday, November 1 at 11 am. Silver Point Baptist Church is sponsoring a BBQ lunch, bake sales and silent auction.

Admission is a $20 donation. For more information, please contact Frank Gregory at (931) 526-7328.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urging Motorists to be Cautious
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging motorists to exercise caution on the road ways at this time of year due to deer mating and hunting season, which puts deer on the move. Last year, 2 people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways.

In Tennessee, there were over 6,000 deer related crashes in 2013. That’s an increase of 3.2% from the previous year. If you’re involved in an accident, please call 911 immediately.

Boiling Springs Baptist Church Hosts Chili Supper
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Boiling Springs Baptist Church invites you and the family to a Chili Supper on Saturday, November 1 at 4 pm. There will also be a cake auction and cake walk. The cost is $5 per person, which includes chili or bowl of soup, dessert and drink.

For more information, please call (931) 432-6632.

BonDeCroft Elementary Hosts Fall Fest
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm

You’re invited to BonDeCroft Elementary’s Fall Fest on Saturday, November 1 from 5 to 9 pm. There will be dancing, music, games, inflatables, and more. There will be a free chili dinner provided by the fire department.

For more information, please visit link .

Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association Presents Wills for Heroes Clinic
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association is hosting a Wills for Heroes Clinic on Saturday, November 1. The attorneys will provide free wills for emergency first responders (police, firefighters, EMS, etc). For more information, please email attytessalawson@gmail.com or call Rachel Moses at (931) 528-7436.

Cumberland County High School Jets Baseball Team Hosts Annual Chili Supper
Nov 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Enjoy chili while supporting the Cumberland County High School Jets Baseball Team at the Annual Chili Supper on Saturday, November 1 at 5:30 pm in the CCHS Cafeteria. Tickets are $20 each. One ticket covers chili, drink and dessert for 5 people.

Chili is provided by Forte’s Restaurant and the First National Bank money machine will be on hand for fans to win cash. An auction will also take place. For more information, please contact CCHS head coach Dave Prichard at (931) 337-9721.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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.

Indian Association of Cookeville Hosts Diwali Nite 2014
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm

The student organization Indian Association of Cookeville invites you to Diwali Nite 2014 on Saturday, November 1 at 6 pm in Roaden University Center’s Multipurpose Room on Tennessee Tech campus. Enjoy the evening with a full course dinner of Indian food and cultural events.

The invitation is open to all students and the Cookeville community. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 6-12 years old. Tickets will be sold in the RUC from 11 am to 1 pm October 28-30. Space is limited. For more information, please call (334) 444-2755.

Overton County Presents “Murder in Maui” Murder Mystery and Dinner
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm

Relay for Life of Overton County invites you to “Murder in Maui” on Saturday, November 1 at 6 pm at the United Methodist Church Family Life Center. The Murder Mystery & Dinner is $25 per person or $300 for a corporate table. For more information, please call Brandise at (931) 232-1011.

Dodson Branch of Cookeville Hosts 9th Annual Maze of Terror Corn Maze and Haunted House
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 2 @ 12:00 am

Come on out to the 9th Annual Maze of Terror Corn Maze and Haunted House on Fridays and Saturdays during October beginning at dark at Dodson Branch Volunteer Fire Department in Cookeville. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under.

Proceeds will benefit the Dodson Branch Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, please call Keith at (931) 510-5682 or Nathaniel at (931) 510-3098, or visit the Maze of Terror Facebook page.

Overton County Rescue Squad Hosts Tunnel of Doom
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – Nov 2 @ 12:00 am

Overton County’s Rescue Squad invites you to the Tunnel of Doom each Friday and Saturday through November 1. The tunnel on Johnson Speck Lane opens each night at dark where everyone’s dying to get in and screaming to get out. For more information, please call (931) 823-5404.

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans Host Country Music
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Nov
2
Sun
Borrowing Books from Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library
Nov 2 all-day

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.

Tennessee Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Honors Program invites you to bring your gently used coats to the TTU Jacket Drive to help your neighbors in need. The collection is through November 30. Drop your coats off at the Roaden University Center on Tech campus.

The coats will be delivered to the Quawanas Coat Drive Project at the Cookeville “Teens Need Training” Center and the Cookeville Community. For more information, please call Chelsea Wattenbarger at (931) 200-5749 or email Dr. Theresa Ennis at Tennis@tntech.edu.