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Covering Your Community Presented by Swallows Insurance

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.

 

Jan
30
Fri
Clay County High School Hosts Gordonsville High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Clay County High School Bulldogs host the Gordonsville High School Tigers in basketball on Friday, January 30. The ladies tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Crossville’s Stone Memorial High School Hosts Basketball Homecoming
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Homecoming at Stone Memorial High School has been set for Friday, January 30. In addition, Senior Night will be Saturday, February 7. Both game times are 6 and 7:30 for varsity.

For more information, please call (931) 484-5767.

Cumberland County High School Visits Rhea County High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Cumberland County High School Jets visit the Rhea County High School Golden Eagles in basketball on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Monterey High School Hosts Jackson County High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Montery High School Wildcats host the Jackson County High School Blue Devils on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Smith County High School Hosts DeKalb County High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Smith County High School Owls host the DeKalb County High School Tigers on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Sparta Presents “Beekeeping Short Course for Beginners”
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a beekeeping short-course for beginners on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31 at the White County Agricultural Complex. The class is from 6 to 9 pm on Friday and from 8 am to 12 noon on Saturday.

The cost is $10. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 836-3348.

White County High School Visits Stone Memorial High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The White County High School Warriors visit the Stone Memorial High School Panthers in basketball on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Sobriety Checkpoint
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, January 30 in Cumberland County on Highway 70 at Browntown Road.

Crossville’s Elks Lodge Hosts Fundraiser
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Crossville’s Elks Lodge #2751 invites you to a Fundraiser on Friday, January 30. The Big Band Orchestra will perform at the Palace Theatre from 7 to 9 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the Palace Theatre or by calling (931) 484-6133.

Funds will go to pay for the Cumberland County “Hoop Shoot” contests. These funds for the participants shirts, plaques, gasoline for shooters who advance to the next level, and physical education equipment for all elementary schools who competed in this year’s competition, which is 2,221 students.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Seatbelt Checkpoint
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Seatbelt Checkpoint in Warren County on Yager Road, south of Pinewood Lane on Friday, January 30.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Guest Flutist Bart Feller
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tennessee Tech will host guest Flutist Bart Feller on Friday, January 30 for a free concert at 7:30 pm. The concert will be in Wattenbarger Auditorium. For more information, please visit link .

Jan
31
Sat
Tennessee Tech Hosts Quidditch Tournament
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tennessee Tech Quidditch invites you to a one day tournament on Saturday, January 31 on Tech’s intramural fields. Teams from Michigan State, Ohio State, BGSU and others will be in attendance. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville’s Habitat for Humanity Hosts Chili Open Golf Tournament
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Crossville’s Habitat for Humanity Chili Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, January 31 at 12 noon at Heatherhurst Golf Course on Peavine Road in Crossville. There will be free chili following the event.

This is a 9 hole scramble with 2-person teams. The cost is $40 per person, prizes and chili to be served after play at the Fairfield Glade Community Church on Snead Drive. You can also enjoy lunch for $5 if you don’t wish to play. For more information, or to obtain an entry form, please call (931) 484-4565 or email vanessa.habitat@frontier.com.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Rugby vs Western Kentucky
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tennessee Tech will face Western Kentucky in Rugby on Saturday, January 31 beginning at 1 pm. The field is located between Foundation Hall and Washington Place apartments. For more information, please visit link .

February State Writing Assessment for DeKalb County
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm

If you have an Independent Home Schooled Student in DeKalb County and are interested in your children taking the February State Writing Assessment, please notify your local school with your child’s name, grade, and demographic information to be set up in the MIST Testing Portal by the end of January.

The specific testing dates for each grade will be:
February 2-6 – grades 3, 6 and 9
February 9-13 – grades 4,7 and 10
February 16-20 – grades 5 and 11

Practice assessments can be found at link or you can call the district office at (615) 215-2107 to be set up in the MIST practice portal.

Sutton General Store Hosts Sutton Ole Time Music Hour
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stop by the Sutton General Store for Sutton Ole Time Music Hour each Saturday evening. Dinner begins at 5 and 6:30 pm.

The schedule for January:
January 3 – Blue Gras Solutions
January 10 – TN & KY Blue Grass
January 17 – John Tomlin & Co
January 24 – Michael Faegan
January 31 – The Lone Mountain Band

For more information, please call (931) 653-4151.

Cookeville’s Breakfast Rotary Club Presents International Night
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm

Enjoy International Night celebrating France with the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club on Saturday, January 31 at the Leslie Town Centre. The night will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner, drinks, a cash bar, special guests, live entertainment, a silent auction, and cultural activities.

The cost is $25 per person. For more information, please visit link .

Sparta Presents “Beekeeping Short Course for Beginners”
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a beekeeping short-course for beginners on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31 at the White County Agricultural Complex. The class is from 6 to 9 pm on Friday and from 8 am to 12 noon on Saturday.

The cost is $10. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 836-3348.

Feb
1
Sun
Tennessee Highway Patrol on Super Bowl Sunday @ Tennessee
Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, and no matter what team you’re pulling for, we want you to be the winner. Enjoy your Super Bowl parties and events, just don’t get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking. Have a backup plan for Super Bowl Sunday. Don’t get flagged and penalized. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out there defending our roadways. PLEASE, don’t drink and drive.

Cookeville Hosts Class of 1954 Reunion
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cookeville High School invites those of the class of 1954 to the annual Super Bowl Party at the Holiday Inn Express at 4 pm on Sunday, February 1. Bring a covered dish and come visit and watch the game. For more information, please call (931) 432-7155.

Wags and Whiskers of Crossville Hosts “Spay-Ghetti” Fundraiser
Feb 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 .

Feb
2
Mon
Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts Messy Mondays
Feb 2 @ 12:30 am – 1:00 am

The Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum invites you to bring kids age 2.5 to 4 pm to Messy Mondays. There is a different theme each week.

Messy Mondays is free to members or with admission. For more information, please call 931-979-PLAY or visit link .

Monterey Historical Depot Society Presents “Clickity Clack – Making Tracks”
Feb 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.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Presents Dino Dig
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Kids, come enjoy the all new Dino Dig Safari Sand Pit with Chomp and Count Dino at the Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum beginning on Monday, February 2. You can build your own 3.5 foot T-Rex Model, enjoy a Dinosaur Environment Mural, build your own pig pen, dress like an archaeologist, and more. For more information, please visit link .

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

West View Baptist Church of Cookeville Hosts Giveaway
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Crossville’s Youth Baseball and Softball Sign-Ups
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Crossville’s Youth Baseball and Softball Association has begun registration for the upcoming spring season. Registration forms are available at the Crossville Parks and Recreation Office on Industrial Boulevard. Boys must be 5-13 as of May 1, 2015 and girls must be 5-15 as of January 1, 2015.

The fee is $55 each with a $150 maximum per family. Evaluations will be Saturday, February 7 at Stone Memorial High School’s gymnasium from 8 am to 12 noon. For more information, please call (931) 456-6598.

DeKalb County High School Hosts Tennessee Promise Meeting
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm

DeKalb County High School has rescheduled their Tennessee Promise meeting for Monday, February 2 at 5:30 pm. For more information, please call (615) 597-4094.

Jamestown’s Alvin C. York Institute Hosts Mandatory Tennessee Promise Meeting
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm

Jamestown’s Alvin C. York Institute will host a rescheduled mandatory Tennessee Promise meeting on Monday, February 2 at 5:30 pm. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Sign in begins at 5 pm. Attendance is mandatory to keep your Tennessee Promise scholarship. For more information, please call (931) 879-8101.

Tennessee Tech Hosts “Selling Snake Oil: The Art of Healing and Truth-Telling”
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Ladies, enjoy the “Selling Snake Oil: The Art of Healing and Truth-Telling” event on Monday, February 2 at 6 pm at Tennessee Tech’s Derryberry Hall. The event is held by Becca Stevens, founder of Nashville’s Thistle Farms, which is a community and social enterprise for women survivors of prostitution, trafficking and addiction.

Together the manufacture natural balms and body care products. Stevens and some of the community’s residents will discuss the healing work of their community. The event is sponsored by the TTU Women’s Center, Women and Gender Studies Program, Crawford Village, the Service State and American Lit. in the Tree House. For more information, please visit link .

Upperman High School Project Graduation’s Monthly Meetings
Feb 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 .

Feb
3
Tue
Putnam County’s Stephens Center Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
Feb 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.

Tennessee Tech Host Blood Assurance Blood Drive
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech for a Blood Assurance Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 3 from 11 am to 5 pm. The blood drive will be held in front of the nursing building.

For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Tech Hosts LinkedIn Photo Booth
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you’re in need of a professional photo for your social media sites, such as LinkedIn, or the College of Business etiquette dinner, stop by Tennessee Tech on Tuesday, February 3 from 11 am to 1 pm in Johnson Hall’s student lounge.

The photos will be of head and shoulders only, and various suit coats for men and women will be provided. This event is free and open to all students. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services Presents “Kids Matter Program”
Feb 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
Feb 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 .

Tennessee Tech Hosts Student Intellectual Property Rights Workshop
Feb 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Tennessee Tech invites students to a Student Intellectual Property Rights Workshop on Tuesday, February 3 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the Noble Cody Executive Suite on the second floor of the Roaden University Center.

The workshop will be led by Tennessee Board of Regents lawyer Lou Svendsen. Snacks will be available. The workshop is open to all students and is especially appropriate for students who are creating and designing original work. There will be question and answer session after the workshop. For more information, please visit link .

Wags and Whiskers of Crossville Hosts “Spay-Ghetti” Fundraiser
Feb 3 @ 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 .

Clay County High School Hosts Jackson County High School
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Clay County Bulldogs host the Jackson County Blue Devils in basketball on Tuesday, February 3. The girls will tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Cumberland County High School Visits Stone Memorial High School
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Cumberland County High School Jets will visit the Stone Memorial High School Panthers in basketball on Tuesday, February 3. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Monterey High School Visits Pickett County High School
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Monterey High School Wildcats visit the Pickett County High School Bobcats in basketball on Tuesday, February 3. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Smith County High School Hosts Upperman High School
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Smith County High School Owls host the Upperman High School Bees in basketball on Tuesday, February 3. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

White County High School Hosts Cookeville High School
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The White County High School Warriors host the Cookeville High School Cavaliers in basketball on Tuesday, February 3. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow. This is White County’s Senior Night.

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Feb 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
Feb 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.

Feb
4
Wed
Cookeville’s Highland Rim Academy Hosts Open House
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Cookeville’s Highland Rim Academy invites you to an Open House for Kindergarten 101 on Wednesday, February 4 from 8 to 10:30 am. Open enrollment for 2015-2016 begins on February 27. For more information, please call (931) 526-4472.

White County Health Department Offers Free Flu Shots
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop by the White County Health Department from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday for a free Flu Shot. The shots are available by appointment or by walk-in. The health department is located on Walker Street in Sparta. For more information, please call (931) 836-2201.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts Kiwanis Kids Snow Camp
Feb 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 .