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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.

 

Apr
27
Mon
Crossville’s Art Guild Hosts Life Drawing Class
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Expand your art interestes and develop your talents at the Art Guild’s Life Drawing Class on every 4th Monday from 1 to 4 pm in Crossville. A live model well be available. Please bring your sketch pad and camera to capture the post.

The cost is $5 per participant for the model fee. For more information, please call (931) 484-3722.

Health Care Insurance Marketplace Special Enrollment Period
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

There will be a special Health Care Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Period through April 30. Those eligible will be those who do not have health insurance for 2015, paid the fee for not having health coverage in 2014 when they filed their tax return this year, and/or first understood the implications of the Shared Responsibility Payment after the end of open enrollment in connection with preparing their 2014 income taxes.

If you would like to take part in this, please visit Healthcare.gov, or call 1-(800)-318-2596.

Upperman High School Hosts Baxter Seminary-Upper High Alumni Banquet
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You’re invited to the Baxter Seminary-Upperman High Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 2 at Upperman High School. Registration begins at 5 pm, with dinner at 6 pm. The cost is $20 per person.

For reservations, please call Connie 858-3020 or e-mail winelllee@twlakes.net by April 27th.

Co. Starters Classes at Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator
Apr 27 @ 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 CumberlandIncubator.com .

Monterey’s Hilltop Chorale Performs
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy the Monterey Hilltop Chorale under the direction of Frances Eldridge with practice every Monday evening at the Monterey United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 pm.

Apr
28
Tue
Tennessee Tech Hosts College of Engineering Seminar
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tennessee Tech invites you to the College of Engineering Seminar on Tuesday, April 28 from 11 am to 12 noon. Volodymyr Brodin of mathematics and computer science at Middle Tennessee University will present a seminar on “A Green’s Function Approach to Inverse Potential Problems Occurring in Thin Shell Structures of Irregular Configuration.”

The seminar will be held in Brown Hall 241. For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you’re in the 4th – 12th grade and would like to learn to sew, join the 4-H Sewing Club the second Tuesday of each month at the UT Extension office in the DeKalb County Community Center. The meetings are from 3 to 5 pm.

Due to the expense of supplies, there is a $40 fee. For more information, please call (615) 597-4945.

Highlands Residential Services Hosts Free Quit Smoking Class
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join a free, no obligation Quit Smoking class on the second Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 4 to 5 pm at the Highlands Residential Services office in Cookeville. Learn what you need to make the decision to quit smoking.

Sponsored by Highlands Residential Services and UC Anti-Tobacco Coalition in conjunction with Quit 4 Life and Power of Putnam. For more information, please call Kathy at (931) 526-9793 ext. 212.

Veteran’s Honor Guard – April is Recruiting Month
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

April is Recruiting Month. The Veteran’s Guard is asking for your help in providing military funeral honors to fellow veterans. If you can spare a few hours a week, you will be provided with uniforms and training.

Help honor those who served. For more information, please call (931) 303-1296, (931) 644-1648, or (931) 516-3207.

Apr
29
Wed
Crossville Hosts Free Arthritis Exercise
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Cumberland County UT Extension Agent Kelli Bottoms invites you to a 6 week Free Arthritis Exercise program each Wednesday at 1 pm at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. Learn the healthy way to deal with the problem, and be able to cut down on the pain medicine.

This class is free and for more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Apr
30
Thu
Cumberland County’s Stephens Center Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
Apr 30 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Cumberland County’s Stephens Center invites you to Parent-Child Connection Classes, a parent’s support group, on Thursdays from 3 to 4:30 pm.The curriculum being used is “Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families.”

Sessions are held at The Exchange Club/Stephens Center-Healthier Beginnings office in the Crossville Commons Complex on Birchwood Lane. Certificates will be awarded to parents attending eight sessions out of the nine sessions in this series. The classes are free. For more information, please call (931) 484-8923 or 1-(800)-635-5199.

Peachtree Avenue in Cookeville Closed
Apr 30 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Peachtree Avenue running through Tennessee Tech’s campus will be closed on Thursday, April 30 from 7 am to 2 pm for a College of Business event. For more information, please visit TNTech.edu/COB.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Dog Days
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get some unconditional love and support before finals with Dog Days at Tennessee Tech on Tuesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 30 from 11 am to 1 pm. De-stress and visit with a sweet group of canine friends of all shapes and sizes.

The event will be held on the Quad. In the case of rain, the event will be held in Memorial Gym. Sponsored by the College of Education and the Pet Therapy program through Cookeville Regional Medical Center. For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Crossville’s One Step Beyond Hosts Luncheon
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Crossville’s One Step Beyond invites you to a luncheon on Thursday, April 30 at Boston’s Restaurant at 12 noon. The club is open to all singles over 50 years of age, and they meet monthly in a local restaurant for lunch. For more information, please contact Ron Hockheiser at (931) 210-4393, or Jane Webb at (931) 210-8841.

Cookeville’s Nashville State Campus Hosts Sexual Assault Awareness Event
Apr 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

In honor of April being Sexual Assault Awareness month, Cookeville’s Nashville State Campus invites you to a Sexual Assault Awareness event on Thursday, April 30 at 2:30 pm. The event will be held in the Noble Cody Hall.

Speakers will be Tara Bates from Genesis House, Marlene Hall from Tennessee Tech, Dana Looper from APD and Jennifer White from PCSD. For more information, please call (931) 520-0551.

Tennessee Tech’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center Hosts “Going to the Bank? Get Ready, Get Set, Get Prepared to GO!” Seminar
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center invites you to the “Going to the Bank? Get Ready, Get Set, Get Prepared to GO” seminar on financing on Thursday, April 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The seminar will be held in Johnson Hall 411 on North Peachtree Avenue. The seminar will be led by TSBDC Director Jen Dangelo, and will adress various lending considerations for small business owners and what lenders look for in their applications. Commercial lenders will be on hand to meet participants and to discuss lending options. Admission is free, but all participants are required to register. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 372-3648 or visit TSBDC.org/TTU.

May
1
Fri
Monterey’s Catch the Leprechaun Festival
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join the fun at the Catch the Leprechaun Festival on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2 in Downtown Monterey. The 2 day event will include a 5K race, car show, motorcycle show, swap meet, food and live music.

For more information, or to register for any of the events, please visit MontereyCatchTheLeprechaunFestival.com .

Overton County’s Cattlemen’s Cookout
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

You’re invited to the Overton County Cattlemen’s Cookout on Friday, May 1 at 10:30 am. The cookout will be held in the lot next to Hardee’s on Main Street in Livingston. For more information, please call (931) 445-7898.

Clay County’s 2015 Relay for Life
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – May 2 @ 12:00 am

Stop by Clay County’s Recreational Center on Friday, May 1 for the 2015 Relay for Life. The event is from 6 pm to 12 am. For more information, please email dianne.ledbetter@cancer.org, or visit link .

Crossville HEARTS Host Prom
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – May 1 @ 10:00 pm

Crossville HEARTS (Home Educators Always Ready to Serve) host a prom for all area home-educated students, church youth groups, private schools and their guests in the 7th-12th grades on Friday, May 1 from 6 to 10 pm at the Cumberland County Community Complex.

The cost is $20 each or $35 per couple in advance, or $25 each at the door. Photo CD’s can be purchased at the door for an additional $10 per person plus a small mailing fee. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please email crossville-hearts@hotmail.com.

Tennessee Tech’s Engineers Without Borders Hosts 2nd “The Final Run 5K”
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – May 1 @ 7:30 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Engineers Without Borders invite you to the 2nd “The Final Run 5K Race” on Friday, May 1. The race begins at 6:30 pm and will start and end in front of Prescott Hall. Participation is free to all TTU students.

T-shirts and dinner will be sold to student runners for $18. Non-student registration fee is $35, which includes race registration, dinner, and a T-shirt. All proceeds go to the TTU chapter’s design and implementation of an international service project. For more information, or to sign up, please visit RaceRoster.com.

May
2
Sat
Cookeville’s BB&T Legge Insurance Hosts Relay For Life Team Yard Sale
May 2 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

You’re invited to help out Relay for Life and find some great treasures at the BB&T Legge Insurance Relay for Life Team’s Yard Sale on Saturday, May 2 from 7 am to 12 noon. The Legge Agency is located on Neal Street near Highway 70 in Cookeville.

All money raised goes to Relay for Life. For more information, please call (931) 526-2191.

Cookeville’s 6th Anual Dogapalooza
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy the 6th Annual Dogapalooza on Saturday, May 2 at Dogwood Park in Cookeville. The day will consist of various animal demonstrations, an off-leash play area, an agility course, pet-related vendors, activities for owners and dogs, educational areas, and a Kid’s Show.

There will also be a silent auction with all proceeds going to benefit the Cookeville Putnam County Animal Shelter. For more information, please visit cookeville-tn.org/ls/special-events/dogapalooza-at-dogwood-park .

Monterey Hosts Spring on the Mountain
May 2 @ 8:00 am – May 2 @ 8:00 pm

You’re invited to Monterey’s Spring on the Mountain on Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9 am in downtown Monterey. There will be an excursion train ride, and several craft and food vendors mostly around the Monterey Depot Museum.

For more information, or to become a craft and food vendor, please call (931) 839-2111.

Monterey’s Catch the Leprechaun Festival
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join the fun at the Catch the Leprechaun Festival on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2 in Downtown Monterey. The 2 day event will include a 5K race, car show, motorcycle show, swap meet, food and live music.

For more information, or to register for any of the events, please visit MontereyCatchTheLeprechaunFestival.com .

Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad Hosts Ham Breakfast
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Smithville-DeKalb County Rescue Squad invites you to a Ham Breakfast on Saturday, May 2 from 8 to 10 am at the DeKalb County Complex. The cost is $7 per person.

For more information, please contact Dustin Johnson at (615) 598-2080 or any squad member.

Livingston Exchange Hosts Home and Garden Show
May 2 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Livingston Exchange invites you to the Home and Garden Show on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3 at the Overton County Fairgrounds. The show will be open from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday and from 12 noon to 5 pm on Sunday.

The cost is $2 per person, and those 10 and under get in free. For more information, please call Sheree LeGro at (931) 823-2222.

Fentress County Hosts Hopefest
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Fentress County invites you to Hopefest on Saturday, May 2 from 9 am to 11 pm at the Fentress County Fairgrounds. There will be a pageant, live entertainment, a color run, activities, games, food, vendors, and more.

All proceeds go to the Fentress Hope Foundation, which is a non-profit organization with the purpose of being “servants of Humanity providing HOPE for Fentress County.” For more information, please visit FentressHopeFoundation.com.

Cookeville History Museum Hosts “Handed Down: Stories of Family Treasures”
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free. For more information, please visit CookevilleHistoryMuseum.com .

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Twice Told Tales Bookstore is a used book sale hosted by The Friends of the Library is open the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm at the Putnam County Library. For more information, please call (931) 526-2416 or visit www.pclibrary.org .

Sparta’s Northfield Elementary 2nd Annual PTO 5K Color Run and 1 Mile Fun Run
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sparta’s Northfield Elementary invites you to the 2nd Annual PTO 5K Color Run and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 2. The event will be held at White County High School with the fun run beginning at 8:30 am and the 5K to begin at 9 am.

For more information, or to register, please call (931) 761-7979.

Cookeville’s 1st Official Miss Relay for Life Pageant
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Putnam County Relay for Life invites you to the 1st Official Miss Relay for Life Pageant on Saturday, May 2 at Tennessee Tech’s Roaden University Center. The first breakdown will begin at 12 noon and will include 0-11 months: Baby Miss Relay, 1-2 years: Toddler Miss Relay, 3-4 years: Tiny Miss Relay, and 5-6 years: Mini Miss Relay. The second breakdown will begin at 3 pm and will include 7-8 years: Little Miss Relay, 9-10 years: Young Miss Relay, 11-12 years: Junior Miss Relay, 13-15 years: Teen Miss Relay, and 16-20 years unmarried Miss Relay.

There will be winners in each division will receive a crown and sash. Runners up will receive trophies, side awards for hair, eyes, smile, etc. will receive medals, all others will receive participation awards. Winners will have appearance opportunities at Relay for Life on May 8 and crown next year. There will be 2 Relay Ambassador Queens (receiving sash and large crown) which will go to the girl in each breakdown above that collects the most money for Relay. All money must be turned in by your breakdown’s start time listed above on the day of the pageant. Entry fee is $75 the day of from 10 to 11 am. For more information, please call Shannon at (931) 644-5853 or email nolablue@yahoo.com.

Cookeville’s Doll Museum
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Upperman High School Alumni Hosts Annual Dinner
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Baxter Seminary – Upperman High School Alumni are invited to the annual dinner on Saturday, May 2 at Upperman High School. This year the 50th and 25th class will be honored.

The dinner proceeds go to fund scholarships for Upperman seniors, and has done so since 1973. For more information, or to make your reservations, please call Connie Gentry at (931) 858-3020 or (931) 858-3078.

Upperman High School Hosts Baxter Seminary-Upper High Alumni Banquet
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You’re invited to the Baxter Seminary-Upperman High Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 2 at Upperman High School. Registration begins at 5 pm, with dinner at 6 pm. The cost is $20 per person.

For reservations, please call Connie 858-3020 or e-mail winelllee@twlakes.net.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
May 2 @ 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.

May
3
Sun
Livingston Exchange Hosts Home and Garden Show
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Livingston Exchange invites you to the Home and Garden Show on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3 at the Overton County Fairgrounds. The show will be open from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday and from 12 noon to 5 pm on Sunday.

The cost is $2 per person, and those 10 and under get in free. For more information, please call Sheree LeGro at (931) 823-2222.

Byrdstown’s Red Hill Church of Christ Hosts Gospel Meeting
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Byrdstown’s Red Hill Church of Christ invites you to a Gospel Meeting Sunday through Thursday, May 3-6 with Minister Steve Brown. The services will be held at 10 am, 11 am and 6 pm on Sunday, and at 7 pm nightly from Monday to Thursday.

Sparta Hosts Pennies for Pennie Benefit Motorcycle Ride
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’re invited to Pennies for Pennie, a benefit motorcycle ride, on Sunday, May 3. Kick stands up at 10 am with lunch at 12 noon. The ride will begin and end at the Spring Street Barber Shop in Sparta.

The cost is $20 per biker, or $5 for non-bikers to have lunch. Everyone is invited for food, fellowship and cornhole after the ride. All proceeds will be donated to local cancer fighters. For more information, please call Tiffany Shelby at (931) 252-0989.

Sparta’s Coal Mine History Fair
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enjoy Sparta’s Annual Coal Mine History Fair on Sunday, May 3 beginning at 1 pm at BonDeCroft Elementary. For more information, please call (931) 935-2359.

Cookeville’s Tennessee Tech Hosts Mastersingers Concert
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to the Mastersingers “Just Desserts” concert on Sunday, May 3 at 3 pm at Tennessee Tech’s Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit link .

May
4
Mon
Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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 .

Co. Starters Classes at Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator
May 4 @ 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 CumberlandIncubator.com .

Cookeville’s One Eleven Fellowship Hosts Dr. Milton Worthington
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – May 4 @ 7:30 pm

Cookeville’s One Eleven Fellowship invites you to hear Dr. Milton Worthington’s expository sermons from Ayden, North Carolina Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8 beginning at 6:30 pm each evening.

For more information, please visit 111Fellowship.com.

May
5
Tue
Murfreesboro’s Regional Adult Abuse Awareness Conference
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:15 pm

You’re invited to the first ever Regional Adult Abuse Awareness Conference in Murfreesboro’s Lane Agri-Park on Tuesday, May 5 from 8 am to 4:15 pm. The conference will bring together dynamic speakers to address issues of vulnerable adults.

The day includes lunch and break refreshments. Each participant will receive one free World Elder Abuse Awareness Day t-shirt and will be entered into the drawing for door prizes. For more information, or to register, please visit UCDD.org.

Putnam County’s Stephens Center Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
May 5 @ 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’s International Business Association Collecting Books
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Tennessee Tech’s International Business Association is working with BetterWorldBooks to collect books for those in need through May 8. Donate your used textbooks, fiction, nonfiction and children’s books.

You can drop off books at the RUC Information Help Desk or in the box located outside the College of Business Student Success Center. You may also contact Alex Neblett at adneblett42@students.tntech.edu or (615) 863-3928 if you want to arrange a pick-up. For more information, please visit the IBA Facebook Page.

Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services Presents “Kids Matter Program”
May 5 @ 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
May 5 @ 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 .