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Aug
4
Tue
Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy Tuesdays at the Movies at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library at 2 pm. A different movie is show every Tuesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room for free.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Charlie at (931) 484-6790 ext. 223.

Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services Presents “Kids Matter Program”
Aug 4 @ 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 HighlandsRS.com. .

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum’s After School Creative Kids Club
Aug 4 @ 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’s Alumni Night at the Putnam County Fair
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech’s booth at the Putnam County Fair on Tuesday, August 4 from 4 to 10 pm for Alumni Night. Representatives from TTU’s Foundation Board of Directors will be present to speak with fairgoers about the direction and future of the university.

For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Putnam County Fair
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Putnam County Fair 2015 has been scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Saturday, August 8. Gate admission will be $5 and those 6 and under get in free. For more information, please visit link .

“So, You Want to Be an Entrepreneur” Seminar at Tennessee Tech
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come listen to the “So, You Want to Be an Entrepreneur” free seminar on Tuesday, August 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Johnson Hall on Tennessee Tech campus. This seminar will be led by the Assistant Director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center John Woodard.

The seminar will address topics of interest to individuals considering entrepreneurship. The seminar will also cover what personality traits make good entrepreneurs, building a support team, integrating business ownership with your life, and more. Admission is free, and registration is required. To register, please visit TSBDC.org/TTU or call (931) 372-3648.

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Aug 4 @ 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
Aug 4 @ 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.

Aug
5
Wed
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville will host Stories, Music and Puppets for ages 1-101 every Wednesday during Quackers Story Time at 10 am. Parents and caregivers, please stay with your child during these fun programs which will take place in the Cumberland Meeting Room. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit ArtCircleLibrary.info .

Monterey Branch Library Hosts Preschool Story Time
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

The Monterey Library invites all preschool and home school students to Preschool Story Time every Wednesday at 11 am. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 839-2103 or visit PCLibrary.org .

Crossville’s Brown Elementary Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Aug 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Crossville’s Brown Elementary invites you to a Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 5 at Lake Tansi Golf Course. The tournament is a 1 pm shotgun start. The format is a 4 person scramble.

Men will hit from the white tees, ladies will hit from the red tees, and seniors 65 and over will hit from the gold tees. Teams may be all men, ladies, or mixed. The cost is $65 per person or $260 per team. This includes green fees, cart, lunch, mulligan and prizes. Each flight will have a 1st place $300 winner and 2nd place $150 winner. Lunch will start at 11:30 am.For more information, please contact Lee Houston at (931) 261-9109.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a free Noon Concert each Wednesday at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library. The concerts feature local talent. For more information, please visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Crossville’s Brown Elementary School Hosts Golf Tournament
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Crossville’s Brown Elementary School invites you to a golf tournament on Wednesday, August 5 at 1 pm at Lake Tansi. The format is a 4-person scramble, with either all men, all women, or co-ed.

Men will tee off from the white tees, with women from the red and seniors 65 and older from the gold. There will be 2 flights of 16 teams or more. First place receives $300 and second place wins $150. The entry fee is $65 per player or $260 per team. That includes the green fees, cart, lunch, mulligans, and prizes. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am. Hole sponsors are available for $100. For more information, please contact Lee Houston at (931) 261-9109.

Highalnds Residential Services “Seed Fork of the Highlands Sun Seed and Soil” Program Seeking Donations
Aug 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Highlands Residential Services is asking for your help with the Seed Fork of the Highlands “Sun, Seed and Soil” Program. The program seeks to bring plants and people together for healing, health, rehabilitation and education.

The land, water and plants have been donated. Now, Highlands is asking for tomato stakes, bean poles, 50 foot soaker hoses, gardening tools, rain barrells, tin pie plates, and some special adaptive tools for disabilities. If you would like to donate, or for more information, please call (931) 526-9793 or visit HighlandsRS.com.

Tennessee Tech’s Nursing Night at the Putnam County Fair
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech’s booth at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 5 from 4 to 10 pm for Nursing Night. Representatives from the TTU Whitson-Hester School of Nursing will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate how they use technology to prepare students for saving lives.

For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Bring your dog to learn new tricks at the Dog Training Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The classes are held on Wednesdays and the schedule is as follows:
6 pm – Beginning Obedience – A class to teach your dog the basics.
7 pm – Drop-in Conformation – Come as you need or want to.
8 pm – Rally – A “nicer” form of obedience. You must take Basic Obedience first.

The obedience and rally class series is 10 weeks in length. Drop-In Conformation classes are $5 per dog per night. Most classes are $100 for the 10 week sessions. All “first-time” students are given a $10 discount on their first series of classes except Conformation Drop-In. For more information, please call (931) 788-1478.

Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville Presents Monthly Webinars
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville invites you to take part in the free continuing education credits through webinars. All web seminars are scheduled at 12 noon central time. Please pre-register by 9 pm PST the day before by emailing info@aging.org or calling (415) 974-9600. The 2015 schedule is as follows.

Wednesday, August 12: Home Safety for Seniors
Wednesday, September 9: Understanding the Scams Seniors Face
Wednesday, October 7: Hospital to Home Preparation for Seniors
Wednesday, November 11: Understanding the Emotional Aspects of Caregiving
Wednesday, December 2: Helping Seniors with Loss of Independence

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Aug 5 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Seniors who enjoy acting, drama, jokes and laughter should join the Reader’s Theater at Fair Park Senior Center on Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. No need to memorize your lines, everyone reads with expression. Actor Terry Burgess will be leading this fun hour every Wednesday.

Aug
6
Thu
Cumberland County Master Gardener Presents Plateau Discovery Gardens
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stop by Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library to hear Cumberland County Master Gardener Nancy Christopherson present the wonder of the Plateau Discovery Gardens on Thursday, August 6. Bring your lunch at 12 noon to the Cumberland Meeting Room to enjoy the presentation.

The Plateau Discovery Gardens is recognized as one of the three botanical gardens for the state of Tennessee. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Tennessee Tech’s Baja Team Car Night at the Putnam County Fair
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech’s booth at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Thursday, August 6 from 4 to 10 m for Baja Team Car Night. The TTU Baja team will be on hand to discuss their recent international competitions and explain their process of designing, building, and racing off-road vehicles.

For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Cookeville’s Girl Scout Recruiting Event
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Girls ages 5 to 18 and adults ages 18 and over are invited to the Dogwood Performance Pavilion on Thursday, August 6 from 5 to 7 pm to sign up to become a member of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee.

The Girl Scouts of Putnam County will be set up with some informational and fun stations. The recruiting event is for anyone in Putnam County or any of the surrounding counties. For more information, please visit GSMidTN.org.

Putnam County Fair
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Putnam County Fair 2015 has been scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Saturday, August 8. Gate admission will be $5 and those 6 and under get in free. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

All beekeepers and those interested in bees are invited to the Cookeville Beekeepers monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Collegeside Church of Christ in Cookeville.

For more information, please call President David Laferney at (931) 261-7211, Secretary David Fox at (931) 260-3970, or visit CookevilleBeekeepers.com .

Cookeville’s Eat Right for Your Type Classes
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy an Eat Right for Your (Blood) Type class each Thursday evening at 6:30 pm at Art Trends in Cookeville. This is a new series and the class is limited to 20 people.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Larry Nesbit at (931) 456-9245 or er4yt@frontiernet.net or Ethel Anderson at (931) 261-4901 or ea@appisolutions.com.

Aug
7
Fri
Tennessee Tech’s Formula Car Nights at the Putnam County Fair
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech’s booth at the Putnam County Fair on Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8 from 4 to 10 pm for Formula Car Night. Representatives from TTU Motorsports, TTU’s Formula SAE Team, will be available to discuss their vehicle and the recent trip to Washington D.C. for President Obama’s Maker Faire.

For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Cookeville’s Race for the Park 8K
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cookeville’s Dogwood Park hosts the Race for the Park on Friday, August 7. The kids’ race starts at 7:30 pm and will finish in the park. The road race will begin at 8:08 pm. The kids’ race is for children ages 4 to 12 and the 8K run is from ages 13 and up.

The race routs will feature luminaries along the spine of the figure 8 down Historic Dixie Avenue. The nonrefundable fee is $35 per person. There is no fee for the kids’ race. For more information, please visit AfterDarkSeries.com.

Aug
8
Sat
Cookeville’s First Presbyterian Church Hosts Downtown Green Market
Aug 8 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cookeville’s First Presbyterian Church invites you to the Downtown Green Market each Saturday from 7 am to 12 noon. There are local farmers, artisans, and craftsmen vendors. For more information, please contact Randy Dodson at (931) 267-9242.

Cookeville’s Walk Like Madd
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cookeville’s Dogwood Park hosts Walk Like MADD on Saturday, August 8 from 8 am to 12 noon. This event supports mothers against drunk driving.

You may sign up, make a donation, and enjoy being a part of the fun virtually or in person. For more information, or to sign up, please visit WalkLikeMADD.org/UpperCumberland or call (865) 522-5008.

Monterey VFW Post 6277 Hosts Open House
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Monterey VFW Post 6277 invites veterans and their families to an open house the second Saturday of each month from 8 to 10 am at the VFW Post on South Poplar Street. Coffee and donuts will be served. For more information, please call James McCracken at (931) 839-7830.

Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft Hosts Second Saturday Craft Days
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville invites you to the Second Saturday events each month from 9 am to 4 pm. Children and adults are invited to immerse themselves in art and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for artists and techniques.

Workshops are open to anyone. For more information, please call (931) 372-6891.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Remember the Fallen 5K
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’re invited to take part in the Remember the Fallen 5K on Saturday, August 8 at 10 am at Tennessee Tech. The cost is $25 before race day or $35 the day of.

There will also be a corn hole tournament with an entry fee of $25 per team. The day will include live music, bounce houses, a dunking booth, and more. Shirts will be on sale for $14 and the gate fee is $2. All proceeds will go to the Chattanooga Marines and Sailor who lost their lives in a recent shooting. For more information, please visit the Remember the Fallen 5K Facebook.

Putnam County Library Hosts Certified Therapy Dog Story Time
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Students and parents, you’re invited to enjoy a story with certified therapy dogs from the local Pet Therapy Program at 10:30 am on the second Saturday of the month at the Putnam County Library. For more information, please call (931) 526-2416.

Cumberland County High School Cheerleaders Host 6th Annual Golf Tournament
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cumberland County’s High School Cheerleaders host the 6th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 8 with at shotgun start at 1 pm at Bear Trace Golf Course of the Cumberland. The format is a 4 person scramble. Men will be at the white tees with ladies at the red tees. Seniors 65 and older will be at the gold tees.

Teams may be all men, all ladies, or co-ed. The tournament will be full at 36 teams. There will be 2 flights with prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Registration begins at 10:30 am with a lunch at 11 am. The cost is $65 per player or $260 per team. The cost includes green fees, cart, lunch and door prizes. All proceeds go to support the CCHS Cheerleading program. For more information, please call (931) 707-1640 or Missy Kerley at (931) 261-3273.

Gainesboro’s 2015 DQ Classic Cruz N
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to Gainesboro’s 2015 DQ Classic Cruz N the second Saturday of each month beginning at 3 pm through November. The classes include Pre 1980, Classics, Antiques, Rat Rods, Customs, and more.

Shine em up and bring em out. For more information, please visit DQ Classic Cruz N Facebook.

Cumberland County’s Christian Counseling Center Hosts Free Depression Screening
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cumberland County’s Christian Counseling Center provides free depression screenings daily through Thursday, August 20. The screening takes 30 minutes and all you do is answer a few questions. A counselor evaluates the questionnaire and give feedback.

To schedule a screening or to talk to a counselor, please call (931) 707-8200.

Overton County Cruise-In
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy the Overton County Cruise-In the second Saturday of each month around 4 pm on the square. All makes and models are welcome and admission is free.

Parking is first come, first served. For more information, please call Tommy Turner at (931) 397-5099 or Jimmy Turner at (931) 397-1130.

Cookeville’s Zion Hill United Methodist Church Hosts Christian Fellowship and Singing
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to Zion Hill United Methodist Church of Cookeville’s Christian Fellowship and Singing on Saturday, August 8 at 6 pm. Singing will be by The Joylanders of Trenton, Tennessee.

The church is located on Windle Community Road in Cookeville. For more information, please email mckinzie.rose@gmail.com.

Overton County’s Relay for Life
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 9 @ 12:00 am

Overton County’s Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, August 8 from 6 pm to midnight at Livingston Academy. For more information, please visit RelayForLife.org/OvertonTN.

Aug
9
Sun
Crossville’s Ridgedale Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Free Meal
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ridgedale Free Will Baptist Church of Crossville invites you to a meal after the regular worship service at 2 pm on the second Sunday of each month. The church is located at Red Road and for more information, please call (931) 788-5853.

Aug
10
Mon
Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center Hosts Power of 10 Walking Program
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center invites participants to join the Power of Ten Walking Program. The challenge is walking 100 miles in ten weeks. Register for the power of 10 program and walk 2 miles per day, 5 days per week and you will have walked 100 miles in 10 weeks.

You’re invited to walk at the Leisure Services Recreation Center, or you may choose to walk on a treadmill or walking outdoors. Keep track of your miles and drop off your progress at the Cane Creek Recreation Center after you’ve walked 100 miles. For more information, please call (931) 526-7393.

Aug
11
Tue
St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic of Crab Orchard
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic will be at the Crab Orchard Care Center on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 9 am to 3 pm. All patients must be registered by 2 pm. Appointments may be made by calling (931) 337-2981 but walk-ins are welcome.

Livingston’s Millard Oakley Public Library Hosts Crafter’s Club
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Bring your project with you and enjoy the company of other crafters at Crafter’s Club the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Millard Oakley Public Library in Livingston. For more information, please call (931) 823-1888.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts Walk-In Painting Class
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Walk-In Painting Class will be on Tuesday, June 10 from 2 to 4 pm at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville. The class is $17 for members of the Art Guild and $22 for non-members. No registration is required.

The class is conducted by Eric Buechel. Eric’s class will be conducted with oil or acrylic mediums, and each student will choose their own landscape painting image. Instruction sketching, composition, and technique will all be worked out before beginning the final painting. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Aug
12
Wed
Crossville Hosts Arthritis Tai Chi Class
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come relieve your arthritis pain at the Arthritis Tai Chi Class on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The art of Tai Chi is thousands of years old.

Angi Bedard and Mike Pesce are certified instructors by the National Arthritis Foundation to teach Arthritis Tai Chi. The cost is $2 per class. For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Buffalo Valley Library Pot Luck Dinner
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Everyone is invited to the Pot Luck Dinner at the Buffalo Valley Library on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.
For more information, please call (931) 858-1403 or (931) 858-5127.

Aug
13
Thu
The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry in Crossville
Aug 13 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry is open every Thursday from 4 to 5:15 pm at the Place of Refuge Church in Crossville. The only requirement is that there is a need. For more information, please call (931) 707-8114.

Cookeville Crimestoppers
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cookeville’s Crimestoppers meet at 5:30 pm the second Thursday of each month at the Cookeville Police Department on East Broad Street. For more information, please call (931) 526-2125.

Aug
14
Fri
Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts the Art of Stained Glass
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center presents The Art of Stained Glass on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 am. This is a beginner Stained Glass Class taught by instructor Sara Senft. The cost is $51 for members of the Art Guild and $66 for non-members. The supplies needed for this workshop will be provided by the instructor. Bring 2-3 days of old newspapers to class. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Cookeville’s Leisure Services Hosts Train Tales
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bring your preschooler to Cookeville Leisure Services every Friday at 10:30 am for Train Tales. They’ll enjoy a train book each week and talk about life for our railroad friends. For more information, please visit cookeville-tn.org/ls .

Monterey Branch Library’s Home School Hangout
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 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.