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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.

 

Nov
21
Fri
Clarkrange High School Hosts Boston Butt Fundraiser
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Clarkrange High School’s Softball Team is hosting a Boston Butt Fundraiser to help pay for their uniforms. The Boston Butts are $35 each on November 21 and 22. For more information, please contact Assistant Coach Phillip Dixon at (931) 704-1368.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 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.

Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Monterey Police Department asks you to drop off toys and clothes for the kids in Monterey. The collection is through Friday, December 19 and the delivery will be on Monday, December 22. For more information, please call (931) 839-2323.

Tennessee Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Nov 21 @ 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.

Tennessee Tech’s Society for Technical Communication Hosts Food Drive
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Help Tennessee Tech’s Society for Technical Communication in a canned food drive from November 3 to December 9 to benefit the TTU Food Pantry. The goal is to collect enough food to stock the pantry through winter break so it can remain open to the TTU community. Donation bins will be located on the first floor lobby of the Roaden University Center.

For more information, please email Samantha Conley at smconley42@students.tntech.edu or Talisa Cantrell at tmcantrell42@students.tntech.edu or by phone at (615) 604-5145. There is a list of donation drop-off times at link or by calling (931) 372-6143.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Nov 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you’re thinking about adopting a pet this holiday season, please think it through. This is a 10-17 year commitment. If you’re not sure, think about making “Gift Vouchers” for dog walking or pet sitting for friends and family that already have dogs.

This way, you and your family can enjoy the experience of having a dog without the full time job of owning one. For more information, please find us on Facebook under the White County Animal Shelter, or visit link .

Art Circle Public Library’s Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Part D
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Part D for 2015 plans will be at the Art Circle Public Library of Crossville on Friday, November 21 from 9 am to 3 pm. To schedule your appointment, please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044.

Crossville’s Lake Tansi Annual Christmas Craft Show
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Crossville’s Lake Tansi Annual Christmas Show will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 21 and 22 at the Thunderbird Recreation Center from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be arts and crafts, and breakfast and lunch will be available from the Tansi Family Community Education (FCE).

Live music will be available along with door prizes. Admission is free. The event will benefit the Lake Tansi Recreational Department. For more information, please call (931) 788-6721.

Plateau Creative Arts Center’s The Artist Attic
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Find one-of-a-kind art pieces at “The Artist’s Attic” in the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville. There are paintings, jewelry, photographs, prints, pottery, sculptures and more. All items are under $100.

The attic will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm through December 5. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Operation Christmas Child Drop Off of Smithville
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

November 17-24 is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. The drop-off/relay center for this area is at the Indian Creek Baptist Church on Hurricane Ridge Road in Smithville.

The center will be open the following times:
November 17-21: 4 to 6 pm
Saturday, November 22 – 11 am to 1 pm
Sunday, November 23 – 3 to 6 pm
Monday, November 24 – 11 am to 1 pm

For more information, please contact Sue Puckett at (615) 597-7370, (615) 597-7325, or (615) 464-7700 or by email at suepuckett@dtccom.net.

American Red Cross Hosts Holiday Mail for Heroes
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 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.

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 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 .

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Nov 21 @ 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.

Be a Santa to A Senior in the Upper Cumberland
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

You’re invited to share the holiday spirit with the Be a Santa to a Senior service program through Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville. This is a way to brighten the lives of lonely or isolated seniors in the Upper Cumberland. Last year alone, this program touched the lives of 800 Seniors right here in our community. How YOU can help: Locate one of our Santa to a Senior Christmas trees or wreaths at area retailers, take an ornament, purchase a gift from suggestions on the ornament, and place the gift and attached ornament in the designated gift collection area.

If you would like to participate but are unable to travel to a ornament pick up location, donations are greatly appreciated. Donations help cover gifts for seniors as well as wrapping supplies. This is a tax deductible donation. You time is also as valuable, be a Wrapping Party volunteer and be a part of the magic. Trees and wreaths will go up and out on Monday, November 3rd. All gift donations should be returned NO LATER THAN FRIDAY DECEMBER 5TH. The Wrapping Party will be held on Tuesday, December the 9th and gifts will be delivered immediately following. For more information, please call Kori Edgington at Home Instead Senior Care- (931) 526-1127

Exxon Express Market & Deli in Jamestown hosts Cruise-In and Bike Nights
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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/.

Sparta hosts Bluegrass on the Square
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Nov
22
Sat
Clarkrange High School Hosts Boston Butt Fundraiser
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Clarkrange High School’s Softball Team is hosting a Boston Butt Fundraiser to help pay for their uniforms. The Boston Butts are $35 each on November 21 and 22. For more information, please contact Assistant Coach Phillip Dixon at (931) 704-1368.

Crossville’s Obed Watershed Run for Clean Water 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join the Obed Watershed Run for Clean Water 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, November 22 at the Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville. Registration forms may be picked up at the park office or from the Obed Watershed website.

Registration is also available on race day beginning at 8 am. For more information, please call (931) 484-6138.

Demolition Dolls of Cookeville Hosts Bake Sale
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Demolition Dolls, Cookeville’s Roller Derby Team, invite you to a Bake Sale on Saturday, November 22 from 8 am to 12 noon at Tractor Supply on Jefferson Avenue in Cookeville.

Part of the proceeds will go to the Genesis House of the Upper Cumberland. For more information, please visit link .

Livingston Academy Hosts FCE Holiday Bazaar
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

You’re invited to the FCE Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 22 from 8 am to 3 pm at Livingston Academy High School. There will be gifts, crafts, holiday decor, jewelry, hot food, baked goods, canned foods, and more. For more information, please contact Jean Russell at (931) 498-4038.

Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Monterey Police Department asks you to drop off toys and clothes for the kids in Monterey. The collection is through Friday, December 19 and the delivery will be on Monday, December 22. For more information, please call (931) 839-2323.

Sparta’s Jackson Hewitt Tax Services Hosts Job Fair
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jackson Hewitt Tax Services invite you to a Job Fair on Saturday, November 22 from 10 am to 6 pm at the White County Public Library. Receptionists and tax preparers are needed. Training will be provided. For more information, please contact Tina Clouse at 1-855-500-1040.

Tennessee Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Nov 22 @ 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.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you’re thinking about adopting a pet this holiday season, please think it through. This is a 10-17 year commitment. If you’re not sure, think about making “Gift Vouchers” for dog walking or pet sitting for friends and family that already have dogs.

This way, you and your family can enjoy the experience of having a dog without the full time job of owning one. For more information, please find us on Facebook under the White County Animal Shelter, or visit link .

Shop Local in November
Nov 22 @ 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 .

Cookeville Tennis Association’s Recycle for Racquets in Cookeville
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Save your cans and scrap metals to Recycle for Racquets with the Cookeville Tennis Association. On Saturday, November 22 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 link .

Crossville’s First United Methodist Church Hosts Garden Club Fall Clean Up @ Crossville First United Methodist Church
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The First United Methodist Church of Crossville’s Garden Club will host a Fall Clean Up on Saturday, November 22 from 9 to 11 am. Please bring your leave rakes and trimmers to help beautify the church grounds. For more information, please visit link .

Cumberland Cove Welcome Center’s Christmas Extravaganza
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Cumberland Cove’s Welcome Center of Monterey is hosting a Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday, November 22 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. There will be lots of Christmas craft vendors. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville’s Family Care Counseling Services Offers Abuse Help
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get out and stay out of abusive relationships through free meetings each Saturday through December 20 from 10 to 11 am at the FamilyCare Counseling Services on North Washington Avenue in Cookeville.

Recognize abusive behavior, get out of an abusive relationship, tips to keep safe, receive support and encouragement and community resources. Day care is available upon request. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 372-9915.

Crossville’s Guitar Lessons at the Art Circle Public Library
Nov 22 @ 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.

Fairfield Glade Hosts Well by Nature Health Expo
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy the Well by Nature Health Expo on Saturday, November 22 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Convention and Event Center of the Cumberlands on Peavine Road in Crossville. There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes, hourly health talks, and natural health info and samples.

Admission is free and the list of things available include acupressure, alkaline water, body wraps, chiropractic, cold laser, clean air, essential oils, foot detox, healthy cookies, healthy detergent, juice plus, massage therapy, muscle response testing, nutrition, reflexology, reiki, permaculture, pilates, scar relief, and yoga.

Operation Christmas Child Drop Off of Smithville
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

November 17-24 is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. The drop-off/relay center for this area is at the Indian Creek Baptist Church on Hurricane Ridge Road in Smithville.

The center will be open the following times:
November 17-21: 4 to 6 pm
Saturday, November 22 – 11 am to 1 pm
Sunday, November 23 – 3 to 6 pm
Monday, November 24 – 11 am to 1 pm

For more information, please contact Sue Puckett at (615) 597-7370, (615) 597-7325, or (615) 464-7700 or by email at suepuckett@dtccom.net.

Standing Stone State Park’s Big Foot Scramble 5 Mile Run
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Standing Stone State Park’s Big Foot Scramble 5 Mile Run on Saturday, November 22 at 11 am. For pre-registration, the cost is $20 with a t-shirt or $8 without a t-shirt. Race day registration is $15, but only pre-registered runners will receive a shirt.

Headphones or strollers are not permitted on this course. For more information, please contact Lynn Burnett at (931) 823-6124 or email live2run@live.com.

Alexandria Fire Department Chili Supper and Coat Drive
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm

Stop by the Alexandria Fire Department on Saturday, November 22 from 12 to 7 pm for a Chili Supper and Coat Drive. For more information, please visit link .

New Beginning Assembly of God Hosts Bost Butt Sale
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stop by the New Beginning Assembly of God on West Broad Street in Cookeville on Saturday, November 22 by 12 noon for your Thanksgiving Boston Butt. The cost is $30 each. Call and reserve yours at (931) 528-1371.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urging Motorists to be Cautious
Nov 22 @ 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.

Cookeville’s Doll Museum
Nov 22 @ 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.

DeKalb Middle School Hosts Chili Supper and Auction
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

DeKalb Middle School invites you to a Chili Supper and Auction on Saturday, November 22 beginning at 4 pm. The cake walk will begin at 4:30 pm. You are welcome to eat at the school, or the chili is available for take-out as well.

Tickets are $6 each. For more information, please call (615) 597-7987 or visit link .

Avery Trace Middle School Hosts Football Banquet at Tennessee Tech
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm

Avery Trace Middle School reminds football parents that the Football Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 22 at 5 pm at Tennessee Tech’s Multipurpose Room in the Roaden University Center. The ATMS booster club will cover the cost of the player’s meal and there will be a $12 charge per family member.

All money and number of guests attending should be turned in to Coach Rivers or Mary Farris. For more information, please contact Kellie Nash at (931) 261-2878.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Driver License Check Point in Crossville
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Driver’s License Checkpoint Enforcement on Saturday, November 22 at Highway 127 at mile marker 26 in Crossville. For more information, please visit link .

Be a Santa to A Senior in the Upper Cumberland
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

You’re invited to share the holiday spirit with the Be a Santa to a Senior service program through Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville. This is a way to brighten the lives of lonely or isolated seniors in the Upper Cumberland. Last year alone, this program touched the lives of 800 Seniors right here in our community. How YOU can help: Locate one of our Santa to a Senior Christmas trees or wreaths at area retailers, take an ornament, purchase a gift from suggestions on the ornament, and place the gift and attached ornament in the designated gift collection area.

If you would like to participate but are unable to travel to a ornament pick up location, donations are greatly appreciated. Donations help cover gifts for seniors as well as wrapping supplies. This is a tax deductible donation. You time is also as valuable, be a Wrapping Party volunteer and be a part of the magic. Trees and wreaths will go up and out on Monday, November 3rd. All gift donations should be returned NO LATER THAN FRIDAY DECEMBER 5TH. The Wrapping Party will be held on Tuesday, December the 9th and gifts will be delivered immediately following. For more information, please call Kori Edgington at Home Instead Senior Care- (931) 526-1127

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Nov 22 @ 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.

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans Host Country Music
Nov 22 @ 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.

DelMonaco Winery of Baxter Hosts Charity Black Tie Ball
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come Shoot for the Stars at the Charity Black Tie Ball on Saturday, November 22 from 7 to 10 pm at DelMonaco Winery of Baxter. Tickets are $50 per person and will benefit Open Heart Rescue, Inc.

If you purchase a gown valued above $299 at Ready Set Grow, you will receive a complimentary ticket. For more information, please email openheartrescueinc@yahoo.com or call (931) 319-9359.

Monterey’s Free Movie Saturdays
Nov 22 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

The Town of Monterey with the Monterey Civitan Club offer free movies on the fourth Saturday of each month during fair weather at Monterey’s Farmer’s Market. The movie will begin at dusk or around 8:15 pm. Bring a lawn chair, although some seating is provided.

All movies are rated suitable for family entertainment. The Civitan Club will sale popcorn, snow cones and soft drinks. For more information, please call (931) 839-6241.

Nov
23
Sun
Borrowing Books from Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library
Nov 23 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.