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Feb
14
Sun
Crossville’s Ridgedale Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Free Meal
Feb 14 @ 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.

Feb
15
Mon
Monterey Farmer’s Market
Feb 15 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am

You’re invited to the Monterey Farmer’s Market everyday except for Sunday in Monterey. Bring any produce and set up for free beginning at 7 am daily. This year there is also an opportunity for up to 8 yard salers to set up at a cost of $5 per person on Saturday only. Local artisans may bring their wares, anything from yard ornaments to painted gourds to aprons. For more information, please call Julie Bohannon at (931) 839-2111.

Cane Creek Recreation Center of Cookeville Hosts Spring Break Camp
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration for the Cookeville Leisure Services Spring Break Camp at Cane Creek Recreation Center is now open. Space for the camp is limited. This camp is patterned after the popular summer camp program with a few minor changes to better accommodate you during this short time period.

Camp begins Monday, March 28 and goes through Friday, April 1. Camp is designed for those in kindergarten through 12 years of age. Tuition is $70 per week. A sibling discount is available. For more information, please contact Jen Webb or Cara Sheets at (931) 526-7393 or visit Cookeville-TN.gov/LS/Camps.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Closed for President’s Day
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 15 for President’s Day. The library will re-open on Tuesday, February 16 at 8 am.

For more information, please visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

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 artcirclelibrary.info .

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Senior Walking Club
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Join the Senior Walking Club at Obed River Park in Crossville every Monday at 9 am. John Dawson is leading the walks. For more information, please contact Fair Park Senior Center at (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center hosts Open Studio
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visitors are welcome at the Open Studio at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville on Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be no formal instruction. It is an informal sharing of ideas and conversation. Supplies are available for most mediums for a small fee.
For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Learn What You Can Do on an iPad at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Confused about how to use your iPad? Look no further than the beginner and intermediate level classes with Kaye Randolph every Monday 1-2:30pm and Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. Basic classes are for those not familiar with iPad features, functions and settings or those who want to learn more about their iPad.
Classes are designed for those who own an Apple iPad. Other tablets will not be covered in this class. Bring your fully charged iPad. It is recommended that you take the beginner level class before taking the intermediate level.
Class size limited. All participants must register for the class. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 241 or visit ArtCircleLibrary.info .

Life Recovery at Byrdstown Community Center
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Life Recovery will meet every Monday at 6 pm at the Byrdstown Community Center. Please enter through the side door. For more information, contact Brother Eric Thoman at (931) 650-1077.

Feb
16
Tue
Manna Hana Riding Center Trades Donations for Afghans
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Through March of 2016, for every person who donates $75 to Manna’s Hana Riding Center’s special equine care will receive a hand-crocheted afghan of their choice of colors.

Manna’s Hana offers therapeutic horses for individuals with special needs. Checks can be sent to Manna’s Hana Riding Center, 1285 Brotherton Drive, Cookeville, TN, 38506 or visit MannaHana.com to donate online. For more information, please call Bobbie at (931) 349-8106.

Cookeville’s Jobs4Tn.gov Seminar and Training
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Join the Jobs4TN.gov Seminar and Training on Tuesday, February 16 for employers from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm. This is a dutch treat lunch and program to learn how to use the recruiting and connection tool.

The cost is $10 per person. To reserve your spot, please contact Denise Bright at the Cookeville Chamber at (931) 526-2211 or email dbright@cookevillechamber.com.

Crochet Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Janet Olinger will teach Crochet Classes every Tuesday at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville from 1 to 2 pm.
For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
Feb 16 @ 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.

Ballroom Dance Classes at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn the basis of Ballroom Dancing with Cheron and David every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The cost is $5 per person or per couple.
For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Cookeville’s Cane Creek Gymnasium Hosts Ladies’ Night
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ladies, stop by Cane Creek Gymnasium on Tuesdays for Ladies’ Night on Tuesdays at 7 pm. A portion of the gym will be dedicated to ladies for a chance to play basketball together.

Entrance to the gym is $1. For more information, please visit Cookeville-TN.gov/LS/CCGym.

Feb
17
Wed
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Feb 17 @ 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.

Kids Draw at Putnam County Library
Feb 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Putnam County Library will host Kids Draw on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 526-2416.

Feb
18
Thu
Highland Rim Academy of Cookeville Hosts Open House
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

You’re invited to the Highland Rim Academy in Cookeville on Thursday, February 18 from 4 to 6:30 pm for an Open House. Open enrollment will begin in late February.

For more information, please call (931) 526-4472.

Feb
19
Fri
Crossville Recreation Youth Soccer Association Spring Registration
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Crossville Recreation Youth Soccer Association Spring Registration is going on through Monday, February 29. Any player who turned 4 years old after August 1, 2015 and was not 15 before August 1, 2015 is invited to play CRYSA this spring. The season runs from March to the end of May.

The cost per player is $50, and that includes the uniform (jersey, shorts and socks), trophy, and insurance through TnSoccer. You may register online at TN-CRYSA.AffinitySoccer.com. If you’re planning to coach this season, the cost is $225 per team. For more information, please contact Angie at (931) 248-1616 or angiespitler@yahoo.com.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center hosts Senior Self Defense Class
Feb 19 @ 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.

Crossville’s Avalon Center Hosts “Dating Abuse: Tools for Talking to Teens Training”
Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Crossville’s Avalon Center invites you to “Dating Abuse: Tools for Talking to Teens Training” on Tuesday, February 23 at 6 pm. We tell them not to drink and drive. We tell them to stay away from drugs. What do we tell them about dating? Come and hear about the tools for talking to teens about dating abuse.

In one hour you will learn how easily and often dating abuse happens, how to recognize the warning signs and how to have the potentially life-saving conversations with teens. The training is free, but you will need to reserve a seat. Please contact Maria Halbert or Nicky LaBarge at (931) 456-0747 for more information or to reserve a seat. Enrollment ends Friday, February 19 at 4:30 pm.

Cookeville’s Father Daughter Date Night at Leslie Town Centre
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fathers, take your daughters out for Father/Daughter Date Night at the Leslie Town Centre in Cookeville. Hi, this is Cara Sheets. Father Daughter Date Night will be February 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th at 6 pm. The cost is $27.50 per ticket.

There is a 10 ticket maximum per purchase. The tickets will be mailed to you. For more information, or to get your ticket, please visit Cookeville-TN.gov/LS and click on the Register Now link.

Feb
20
Sat
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts “Write Away” Program
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Stop by Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library for the “Write Away” Program on Saturday, February 20 from 10 to 11 am. Crossville resident Nancy Mitchell will introduce and conduct a library program for new and established writers. Each month writers will meet and have an opportunity to read something they have created.

Fiction and non-fiction, poetry, short stories, and essays are welcome. Following readings, a discussion will be held offering suggestions and critiques by members of the group. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Crossville’s Guitar Lessons at the Art Circle Public Library
Feb 20 @ 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.

Edgar Evins State Park Hosts Couch to 5K Training Program
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Park Ranger Brad Halfacre at Edgar Evins State Park for the Couch to 5K Training Program on Saturday, February 20 at 10 am. You’ll be given an information packet regarding the upcoming 5k race on April 30.

Participants will meet every Saturday at the park until race day to exercise and get in shape for the run. For more information, please call (931) 858-2446.

Edgar Evins State Park Hosts Highland Rim Nature Hike
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Edgar Evins State Park Ranger invites you to the Highland Rim Nature Hike on Saturday, February 20 at 10 am. This will be a 2 mile hike on the Highland Rim Nature Trail.

With spring just around the corner, spring wildflowers may be starting to pop out. Make sure to wear sturdy boots and dress appropriately for the weather. For more information, please call (931) 858-2446.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunt
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunts each Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. Bring your cell phone or digital camera and get your entry form with photos and clues at the museum before you head out.

When you’re finished, bring your camera back to the Depot and be put into a drawing for a gift basket. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Free Health Seminar “Heartburn and GERD: Stomach Acid – Friend or Foe?”
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join a free Health Seminar at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library on Saturday, February 20 at 2 pm. The seminar is titled “Heartburn and GERD: Stomach Acid – Friend or Foe?”

The seminar will be led by Kristine L. Soly, MD, FACC of the Holistic Cardiology Learning Center. The seminar is free, but reservations are required. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 456-5900.

Monterey Civitan Club Hosts First Annual Chili Cook-Off
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Monterey Civitan Club’s First Annual Chili Cook Off on Friday, February 20 at 4 pm at Monterey United Methodist Church. Anyone that would like to enter the cook off is welcome. All you have to do is show up with your pot of chili and you’re entered.

There is no entry fee for cookers. Tickets for the public to test will be $8, and that will include chili with condiments, a drink and dessert. There will be a $100 cash prize to the best chili. All proceeds will be for Whittaker Park playground equipment. For more information, please visit MontereyCivitan.com.

Monterey’s Woodcliff Baptist Church Hosts Singing
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to a singing on the third Saturday of each month at the Woodcliff Baptist Church in Monterey at 6 pm. Snacks will be served after the singing. For more information, please call (931) 839-8465.

Feb
21
Sun
Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ Hosts Free Food Giveaway
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ in Gainesboro is hosting a free food giveaway the first and third Sunday of each month. The food will be handed out from 3 to 4:30 pm. For more information, please visit Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ Facebook Page .

Feb
22
Mon
Cane Creek Recreation Center of Cookeville Hosts Spring Break Camp
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration for the Cookeville Leisure Services Spring Break Camp at Cane Creek Recreation Center is now open. Space for the camp is limited. This camp is patterned after the popular summer camp program with a few minor changes to better accommodate you during this short time period.

Camp begins Monday, March 28 and goes through Friday, April 1. Camp is designed for those in kindergarten through 12 years of age. Tuition is $70 per week. A sibling discount is available. For more information, please contact Jen Webb or Cara Sheets at (931) 526-7393 or visit Cookeville-TN.gov/LS/Camps.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Seniors, sign up now for Yoga for Seniors at the Cookeville Senior Citizens Center. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:15 am. The cost is $2 per class. There are no floor exercises involved. For more information, please call (931) 526-9318.

Crossville’s Art Guild Hosts Life Drawing Class
Feb 22 @ 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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Game Night
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

You’re invited to Game Night at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Libary on Monday, February 22 from 4 to 6:30 pm. The games will be in the Cumberland Room.

This event is open to teens and games will include table top gaming, PS3, Magic: The Gathering, Wii, and Pokemon DS Meet Ups. Snacks will also be available. For more information, please visit Facebook.com/ACPLTeens.

Edgar Evins State Park Hosts Snow Moon Hike
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to a Snow Moon Hike at Edgar Evins State Park on Monday, February 22 at 7 pm. Night hikes in the winter are much different than in the summer. With no leaves on the trees, the moon’s light is able to penetrate through the forest canopy, illuminating the winter landscape.

Join the park ranger for a 2.5 mile night hike by the light of the second full moon of the year. Meet at the Millennium Trailhead and remember to dress appropriately and wear warm boots. Don’t foget to bring a flashlight or headlight. For more information, please call (931) 858-2446.

Feb
23
Tue
DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club
Feb 23 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 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.

Feb
24
Wed
Putnam County Library Story Time
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

The Putnam County Library will host Story Time on Wednesdays at 10 am. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 526-2416.

Crossville Hosts Free Arthritis Exercise
Feb 24 @ 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.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Art Center Hosts Paint with Pastels
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Beverly Olin offers a three session Paint with Pastels class on techniques for pastel painting on Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 pm at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Fairfield Glade. The cost is $51 for members and $66 for non-members. Students are asked to bring a selection of photographs as reference material for their painting.

There are several supplies that students should also bring including a selection of pastels (soft pastels, Nupastels (harder), and pastel pencils), papers foam core board and tape, acetate sheet or was paper, paper towels, and a old towel. A complete list of supplies will be available at registration. A selection of papers will be available to purchase from the instructor for $1 to $4 per sheet. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Feb
25
Thu
Allardt’s Kitchen of Hope Open
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Allardt’s Kitchen of Hope is now open for a free supper each Thursday at Unity Baptist Church beginning at 5 pm. The kitchen is on Unity Church Road. For more information, please call (931) 879-4904.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Split Decision Band
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

If you’re 40 or older, you’re invited to enjoy the music from the Split Decision Band every Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Cookeville Senior Citizens Center. The cost is $5 and for more information, please call (931) 526-9318.

Feb
26
Fri
Crossville Recreation Youth Soccer Association Spring Registration
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Crossville Recreation Youth Soccer Association Spring Registration is going on through Monday, February 29. Any player who turned 4 years old after August 1, 2015 and was not 15 before August 1, 2015 is invited to play CRYSA this spring. The season runs from March to the end of May.

The cost per player is $50, and that includes the uniform (jersey, shorts and socks), trophy, and insurance through TnSoccer. You may register online at TN-CRYSA.AffinitySoccer.com. If you’re planning to coach this season, the cost is $225 per team. For more information, please contact Angie at (931) 248-1616 or angiespitler@yahoo.com.

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 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 TNTech.edu/STEM.

Feb
27
Sat
Cummins Falls State Park of Jackson County Hosts Cummins Falls Marathon
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

You’re invited to the 2016 Cummins Falls Marathon on Saturday, February 27 at Cummins Falls State Park. There will be a marathon, 1/2 marathon, 10K and 5K. The races will cover rural back roads of Jackson County.

The marathon and 1/2 marathon will begin at 8 am and the 10K and 5K will begin at 9 am. Proceeds from the event will go toward purchasing additional land that is needed to protect Cummins Falls State Park. For more information, or to sign up, please visit the Cummins Falls Marathon Facebook.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunt
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunts each Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. Bring your cell phone or digital camera and get your entry form with photos and clues at the museum before you head out.

When you’re finished, bring your camera back to the Depot and be put into a drawing for a gift basket. For more information, please visit link .

Historic Clay County Courthouse Hosts Clay County Opry
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stop by the Historic Clay County Courthouse to enjoy the Clay County Opry the fourth Saturday of each month beginning at 12 noon. There will be local and regional talent to include country, blues, gospel, bluegrass, jazz and southern rock.

The event is free to the public with donations to performers accepted. For more information, please call Diane at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce at (931) 243-3338.

Putnam County YMCA Presents Go Pink Zumbathon at Avery Trace Middle School
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Putnam County YMCA invites you to the Go Pink Zumbathon on Saturday, February 27 from 1 to 3 pm at Avery Trace Middle School in Cookeville. You may pre-register for $10 online at PCFYMCA.org , or register for $15 the day of.

For more information, please call (931) 528-1133.

Crossville’s Eat Right for your Type Classes
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy Crossville’s Eat Right for Your (Blood) Type Classes each Saturday at 2 pm at 61 Calloway Drive in Crossville. This is a new series and the class is limited to 8 people.

For more information, please contact Larry Nesbit at (931) 456-9245 or er4yt@frontiernet.net.