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Lite Rock 95.9 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.

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Dec
2
Thu
Crossville – Child Find FREE Disability Screenings – Presented By The Cumberland County Schools
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Crossville – Child Find FREE Disability Screenings – Presented By The Cumberland County Schools – If your child is struggling in schools bring them for a FREE Screening to rule out or create a plan to help with a learning disability. A individual education plan will be created if needed. Fore more info call 931-484-3301 ask for Marlene Holton.

Crossville – Parent Child Connection Classes – Presented By The Stephens Center
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Crossville – Parent Child Connection Classes – Presented By The Stephens Center Thursdays from 2:00-3:30 in the Crossville Commons Complex. Classes are designed to offer Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families. For more information call 931-484-8923

Dec
3
Fri
Cookeville – Open Maker Lab Hosted By The Imagine Foundry
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cookeville – Open Marker Lab Hosted By The Imagine Foundry every Friday from 2:00pm-7:00pm. Join the open maker lab experience! Let your creativity lead you in their makerspace – experience stations such as woodworking, building, crafting, sewing, and more! Imagine, design, and create with tools, materials, and professionals in the maker labs. $5 per maker per day ~ stop in and see what inspires you to create!

Byrdstown – Christmas Marketplace
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come on out to the Pickett County Library December 3rd from 3pm – 7pm for the Christmas Marketplace! There will be a Tree Lighting event that evening.

Algood – Gingerbread House Contest
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Get in the spirit with the first ever Algood Gingerbread House Contest!
There are 3 age groups who may submit: 0-5; 6-11; and 12-17. Simply make a Gingerbread House and turn it into Algood City Hall on December 3rd by 4pm.

Submissions will be judged by the public and a prize will be given to the winner in each category.

Crossville – Free Winter Clothes – Crossville Lions Club, Cumberland County Schools Family Resource Center and TCAT Crossville
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Anyone who needs warm clothing may select free items at TCAT Crossville Building 1 on December 3rd from 4pm – 7pm AND on December 4th from 10am – 2pm.

Call Charles at 931-287-6847 for more information.

Algood – Vendor Market And Tree Lighting
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come do some Christmas shopping with local vendors at the Algood Market Event and Tree Lighting. The market will open from 5-8pm on December 3rd with a tree lighting ceremony at 6pm. The market will re-open on December 4th from 10am-6pm with guests Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

Crossville – Friday at the Crossroads and Winter Wonderland – Downtown Crossville Inc.
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas in Downtown Crossville! The city will host their annual tree lighting at the Crossville Depot beginning at 5pm. There will be music and entertainment including dancing by the Sweet T Cloggers. If you have a group interested in caroling at the event, contact Brooke at bshaffer@cumberlandcountytn.gov.

Baxter – “A Tennessee Christmas” Parade
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come out to the Baxter Depot to enjoy their “A Tennessee Christmas” parade. The festivities will start at 7pm on December 3rd with free refreshments and santa visits provided by the Depot after the parade. For more information, call 931-858-5931.

Dec
4
Sat
Smithville – Regifting Event
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please join Patch Work in its 7th annual regifting event on November 26th from 8am to 1pm, or until all gifts are gone. Children ages 4-12 shop FREE for an adult in their life and help assemble Blessing Bags for local inmates. You can register at the event or preregister to be eligible to win a door prize by emailing patchworkuc@outlook.com . For info, contact Amber at 615-684-5798 from 6am-8pm.

Algood – Vendor Market And Tree Lighting
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Come do some Christmas shopping with local vendors at the Algood Market Event and Tree Lightin.! The market will open from 5-8pm on December 3rd with a tree lighting ceremony at 6pm. The market will re-open on December 4th from 10am-6pm with guests Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

Cookeville – Blood Assurance Blood Drive
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come support your community by donating blood December 4th from 10am-2pm in the parking lot of the Office Max on Jefferson St. To schedule an appointment, contact Richard at 239-340-9856 or email cwouscg@hotmail.com. Remember to eat a good meal, drink additional water, avoid energy drinks, and bring a photo ID! Donors will receive a long sleeve “Adventure Awaits” shirt and be entered to win a 2021 Side by Side.

Cookeville – Christmas Forest
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate all things merry and bright at the Cookeville History Museum Christmas Forest December 4 – January 4 from 10am – 3pm. For more info, call 931-520-4386.

Cookeville – Depot Christmas Open House
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come on out to the Cookeville Depot Museum and enjoy their Christmas open house on December 4th from 10am – 3pm. For more info, call 931-520-4386.

Cookeville – Make-n-Take Christmas – Presented by Imagine Foundry
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On December 4th & 5th from 10a-4p, Bring the whole family to the Imagine Foundry for a day of fun! Make, wrap, & take two free hand-crafted gifts, enjoy complimentary sweets and cocoa, play games, win prizes, and take holiday photos! There will be a cake walk & silent auction.

As space is limited, you must purchase admission for this event. During this fun-filled family event, you will get tickets to use for participation in each activity. Your tickets will “pay” for make ‘n take gifts, snacks & drinks, games, photos, cake walk, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle. You can purchase more tickets on the day of the event.

Tickets and info availible at https://imaginefoundry.org/special-events-registration/ .

Crossville – Free Winter Clothes – Crossville Lions Club, Cumberland County Schools Family Resource Center and TCAT Crossville
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Anyone who needs warm clothing may select free items at TCAT Crossville Building 1 on December 3rd from 4pm – 7pm AND on December 4th from 10am – 2pm.

Call Charles at 931-287-6847 for more information.

Byrdstown – Star Spangled Christmas Parade
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Byrdstown Star Spangled Christmas Parade will begin at 1pm starting at Pickett County High School!

Smithville – Christmas Parade
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Smithville Christmas Parade will be celebrated on December 4th at 4pm starting at the New Life Connection Center. The parade will travel onto S Congres Blvd to the Downtown Smithville Square. Parade lineup begins at 3pm.

Immediately after the parade, please stay to enjoy Christmas on the Square! The fun will begin in downtown Smithville at 5pm with activities at City Hall, the DeKalb County Courthouse, and the Justin Potter Library.

Sparta – Winter Wonderland Pageant
Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Come dazzle the competition at the Winter Wonderland Pageant held in the White County Ag. Complex on December 4th! Entry is $40 until November 22 and $50 after. Girls aged 0 to 21 years old in any county may enter. Multiple awards for each age division!
For more information, contact Renee at 931-224-7403.

Smithville – Christmas on the Square
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber invites everyone to Christmas on the Square! The fun will begin in downtown Smithville at 5pm with activities at City Hall, the DeKalb County Courthouse, and the Justin Potter Library.

Gainesboro – Christmas Parade
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

We encourage everyone to come out to the Gainesboro Downtown to enjoy this year’s Christmas Parade. The parade will begin at 300 Birch St and take a right up Hull Ave. It will then circle the courthouse, continue down Main St, and continue back to its original starting point.

If you are interested in entering a float in the parade, email Chamber Executive Director Hope Vargas at director@gainesborochamber.org

Dec
5
Sun
Allons – Hummel Chapel Church Service – Presented by Hummel Chapel Church
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Allons – Hummel Chapel Church Service – Presented by Hummel Chapel Church A Non Demonational church inviting everyone to come hear preacher Joe Lee every Sunday starting at 10:00am. For more information call 931-261-5606

Cookeville – Bob Ross Painting Workshop
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join WCTE and Tennessee Arts Commission to paint “happy little trees” with a Bob Ross certified instructor on December 5th from 2pm-4pm at The Biz Foundry. The full experience is $50, which includes a Bob Ross paint kit, adult beverages, and refreshments. Virtual attendance with a Bob Ross paint kit can be purchased for $40. Virtual attendance without a kit is $25. For more information, visit WCTE.org/events/bob-ross .

Gordonsville – Join Us In Honoring Our WWII Veterans!
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us for a Community-Wide Church Potluck and Service at the National Guard Armory on December 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm as we honor the “Greatest Generation”. Military Chaplains and Ministers will officiate.

WWII Veterans and Widows will be honored!

Carthage – AL-ANON Presented By Smith County Drug Prevention
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Carthage – AL-ANON Presented By Smith County Drug Prevention Sundays starting at 7:00pm at the Spot.

Dec
6
Mon
Cookeville – Youth Volleyball League Registration
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Cookeville Leisure Services is gearing up for a new youth volleyball league for girls and boys ages 7-15! Registration will be open from December 6 – January 22. Games will be played on Saturday mornings in February and March at Cane Creek Gymnasium. For more information, or to sponsor the league, call 931-526-9767.

Cookeville – Volunteer Recruiting – Presented By the Upper Cumberland Habitat For Humanity
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Upper Cumberland Habitat relies on Volunteers to keep our ministry strong, and not just on the job site.  We use volunteers in our basic daily operations, from ReStore volunteers to Office volunteers, and in-between. Volunteers ages 16 and up are utilized in many capacities, 18 and over in all capacities. If you and your family want to donate your time and help You can email: tisha@uchabitat.org

Spencer – Book Sale
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Friends of Burritt Memorial Library are hosting a Book Sale November 9th from 9am – 5pm at the Burritt Memorial Library. Donations may be dropped off any time prior to the sale.

Crossville – Learn Tai Chi Hosted By The Art Circle Public Library
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Crossville – Learn Tai Chi Hosted By The Art Circle Public Library will take place on Mondays with intermediate classes starting at 2 pm and beginner classes starting at 3 pm.

Cookeville – American Legion Meetings Hosted by the American Legion
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cookeville – American Legion Meetings Hosted by the American Legion 1st Monday of every moth at the Veterans Building starting at 6:00pm.  
American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Auxilliary, and the Legion Riders hold their regular meetings together on the 1st Monday of every month at the Veterans Building at 90 E Spring St in Cookeville at 6pm. 
All groups are actively seeking new membership and invite veterans, and those whose parents are veterans to attend. 
The Legion Riders is for members of any American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, or American Legion Auxilliary group that also ride motorcycles and want to do so as a part of charity events.
Livingston – Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings – Hosted By The Overton County Chamber of Commerce
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Livingston – Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings – Hosted By The Overton County Chamber of Commerce Every Monday evening at 7:00pm. After more than 30 years the Livingston Alcoholics Anonymous meetings will be changing locations and meeting. These meetings are FREE and open to whomever need help.

Dec
7
Tue
Sparta – Let’s Play Basketball – Register Soon!
Dec 7 all-day

The Y Adult Basketball League holds weekly 4 on 4, full court games. The season will end with a playoff tournament. Ages 14+. Cost $30.

Key Dates:
Registration ends December 6th – Games being January 7th, Playoffs begin March 4th.

Sponsored by the Sparta/White County Family YMCA. Please call Gin Skinner at 931-836-3330 or email to gin.spartaymca@gmail.com.

Cookeville – All Veterans, Enjoy Free Coffee every Tue
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Have a great cup of coffee free at Big O’s Donuts every Tuesday morning and enjoy great conversations with your fellow Veterans. All Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan Veterans are welcome.

Sponsored by American Legion Post 46 and VFW Post 6296 Cookeville, TN

Crossville – Christmas Ornament Sale – Beat the Rush!
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Woodturners Christmas Ornament Sale will take place at Village Green on Fairfield Glade December 7th thru the 23rd 8am-12pm Tuesday through Friday.

Cookeville – Dip Your Brush Into Watercoloring
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Reachout to Cookeville Art Studio & Gallery (931-526-2424) to register for this exciting watercoloring class and to obtain pricing.  

Cookeville – Foster Parent Online Info Session
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The need for foster parents is more critical than ever. Tennessee’s children need YOU! Join Tii Cares for a free online information session with no obligations on December 7th at 5:30pm. Register at TiiCares.Com/Informational-Sessions .

Dec
8
Wed
Cookeville – Suicide Prevention Resources and Information Presented Presented by the TN Suicide Prevention Network
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cookeville – Suicide Prevention Resources and Information Presented Presented by the TN Suicide Prevention Network. The TN SuicidePrevention Network has FREE recourses available if you or you know a personneeding help. Reach out NOW for help. The state wide crisis line is1-855-CRISIS or you can text 741741 to connect to the crisis text line forhelp. This state organization is working tirelessly to eliminate the stigma ofsuicide. The goal is to create awareness about the numbers of suicide thrufactual education. Gain knowledge on the warning signs of suicide. Get more information TSPN.org.

Sparta – Job Search Hosted By Clean Hearts Veterans Outreach
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Sparta – Job Search Hosted By Clean Hearts Veterans Outreach for all Veterans from 9am-9:30am every first and third Wednesday of each month. If you are a veteran in need of a job, want to write a resume, or seek job counseling, contact Steve Colquitt at 931-837-5050.

Cookeville – Everyone Loves Ceramics!
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

How can you resist the opportunity to paint your very own ceramic figurine? Reach out to Cookeville Art Studio & Gallery (931-526-2424) to register and obtain pricing.

Upper Cumberland – Donations Needed – Genesis House Domestic Violence Shelter
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Upper Cumberland – Donations Needed – Genesis House Domestic Violence Shelter serves the counties of Putnam, Clay, White, Macon, Jackson, DeKalb, Smith, Pickett and Overton. They are in need of donations of diapers and personal hygiene items to help with all Upper Cumberland Shelters. To Donate please call 931-526-5197 to arrange donation drop off. Monetary donations can be mailed to PO Box 1180 Cookeville, TN 38503

Livingston – Parent Child Connection Classes – The Stephens Center
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The fifth installment of the Fall 2021 Parent Child Connection Classes will be presented By The Stephens Center on November 17th starting at 1pm in the Exchange Club/Holland J Stephens Center. Classes are designed to offer nurturing parenting skills. This class is titled “My Way or the Highway.” For more information, call 931-484-8923

Cookeville – Open Maker Lab Hosted By The Imagine Foundry
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Open Marker Lab Hosted By The Imagine Foundry every Wednesday from 2:00pm-7:00pm. Join the open maker lab experience! Let your creativity lead you in their makerspace – experience stations such as woodworking, building, crafting, sewing, and more! Imagine, design, and create with tools, materials, and professionals in the maker labs. $5 per maker per day.

Dec
9
Thu
Crossville – Parent Child Connection Classes – Presented By The Stephens Center
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Crossville – Parent Child Connection Classes – Presented By The Stephens Center Thursdays from 2:00-3:30 in the Crossville Commons Complex. Classes are designed to offer Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families. For more information call 931-484-8923

Sparta – Single and Mingle
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Located at Northfield Vineyards. RSVP to 931-836-3552
info@spartatnchamber.com $10 admission.

Dec
10
Fri
Chapel Hill – Cly Co. Child Christmas Gift Assistance Donations Due
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Support children in need in Clay County by stopping by the Women’s Building under the Henry Horton Bridge and picking up a mitten to buy gifts for a child this Christmas. Please return gifts to the Women’s Building on December 10th from 10am-12pm or from 3pm-6pm.

Cookeville – “Train Tales” Presented By The Cookeville Depot Museum
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Cookeville – “Train Tales” Presented By The Cookeville Depot Museum will be every Friday from 10:30 am – 11 am at the Cookeville Depot Museum. Parents and preschool children can enjoy this free activity and story every Friday. Afterwards, be sure to explore the cabooses and train cars! Admission is free, for more information call 931-520-5455.

Crossville – “Plateau Origami People” Hosted By The Art Circle Public Library
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Crossville – “Plateau Origami People” Hosted By The Art Circle Public Library each Friday from 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Obed River Room 112. This is a FREE session to watch and learn the Art of Origami from talented origamists in the community. Bring your own folding paper, open to high school age or older.

Cookeville – Open Maker Lab Hosted By The Imagine Foundry
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cookeville – Open Marker Lab Hosted By The Imagine Foundry every Friday from 2:00pm-7:00pm. Join the open maker lab experience! Let your creativity lead you in their makerspace – experience stations such as woodworking, building, crafting, sewing, and more! Imagine, design, and create with tools, materials, and professionals in the maker labs. $5 per maker per day ~ stop in and see what inspires you to create!

Cookeville – Santa House
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come enjoy the Christmas cheer at Santa’s House in Dogwood Park December 10th, 17th, 18th, and 20th from 5pm-8pm as well as December 12th and 19th from 3pm – 6pm. For more info, call 931-520-4386.

Jamestown – Fentress County Sheriff’s Office Toy Drive
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Fentress County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Toy Drive for new, un-opened toys. To sign up a child in need or for information regarding donating, please call 931-879-8142. No donation deadline has been established yet – please bring toys as early as possible.