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May
25
Wed
Crossville – Access The Tennessee Electronic Library For Free – Art Circle Public Library
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Enhance your research and learning experience with TEL – The Tennessee Electronic Library! Use this convenient comprehensive resource for homework help, test prep, career tools, genealogical resources, general interest information, & more! Visit http://artcirclelibrary.info to access TEL free of charge – anytime, anywhere!

Crossville – Enroll A Child In The Imagination Library
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Cumberland County Imagination Library and the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation are committed to enrolling every child from birth to age five in Tennessee’s statewide Imagination Library. This program is FREE and open to all eligible-age children in Tennessee – at no cost to families and regardless of income.The books in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are selected by a blue ribbon committee of childhood education experts. If you would like to enroll your child, you may fill out a registration form at the Art Circle Public Library.

Crossville – Free Access To Heritage Hub – Art Circle Public Library
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. Heritage Hub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover potentially unknown family members. The archive includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7 through www.artcirclelibrary.info .

Crossville – FREE Online Books Available – Art Circle Public Library
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Art Circle Public Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s an unlimited and FREE online collection of e-books for children. There are over 250 animated, talking picture books (including some in Spanish and French), read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, exciting games, and puzzles. To access the login info, visit https://artcirclelibrary.info .

Crossville – Invest in the Art Circle Public Library Foundation – Art Circle Public Library
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Art Circle Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide financial support for the Art Circle Public Library. All donations to the Foundation are tax exempt to the extent of the law. Send donations or inquiries to the ACPL Foundation at 3 East Street, Crossville TN, 38555.

COVID-Related Mortgage Help Offered!
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The TNHAF program was established to provideassistance to income-eligible Tennessee homeowners who are experiencingfinancial hardship associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients may applyfor and receive assistance up to $40,000 per household for past due mortgagepayments, property taxes, insurance premiums, HOA fees and other specifiedhousing costs.

TNHAF funds will be used to eliminate or reduce pastdue payments and other delinquent amounts, including payments under aforbearance plan.

Tennessee residents who wish to apply for the TNHAFprogram can visit thda.org/HAF to access the online portal and begin theapplication process. 

UCAAAD Offers SNAP Assistance @ ucaaad
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (UCAAAD) isnow offering application assistance with SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program foradults 60 and over or individuals with a disability.

The USDA created SNAP to provide eligibleindividuals with monthly benefits to buy food.

Applicants 60 and over or an individual with a disability can now call the UCAAAD SNAP BenefitsCoordinator at (931) 432-4111 for free and confidential application assistance.

Cookeville – Open Maker Lab Hosted By The Imagine Foundry
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Open Maker Lab is 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.

May
26
Thu
Crossville – Trace Your Ancestors
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Trace your ancestors at the Cumberland County Archives & Family Heritage Center Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 9am-4pm at 95 East 1st St Crossville, TN 38555. Call (931) 456-2006 for details.

Van Buren County – Commodities Distribution – Presented By UCHRA
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

There will be a Commodities Distribution presented by UCHRA on May 26th from 9am – 11am at the Van Buren County Civic Center (Burritt College). Sign up will be available at the site.

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities.

Crossville – FREE Class On Building A Retirement Income Plan – Art Circle Public Library
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Come on out to the Art Circle Public Library and learn how to help protect your retirement income from the 6 key retirement risks.

Kerma T. Headrick and Renee Oleson are leading this FREE class on Thursday, May 26th at 9:30am.

Call 865-251-5119 or email kerma.headrick@nm.com for more information and to register.

UCHRA SCSEP Program Provides Part-Time Jobs To Older Americans
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans.

SCSEP provides income-eligible unemployed individuals age 55 and over with paid part-time job training positions within organizations or host agencies.

For more information, reach out to Judy Randolph at 931-528-1127 or visit www.uchra.org

Cookeville – Experience Tai Chi
May 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Experience "meditation in motion" through this minimal stress, low-impact Tai Chi class.

The class takes place on Tuesdays May 10 – June 14 and Thursdays May 12 – June 16, and the cost is $32 per six-week session.

For more information, call 931-526-7393.

Crossville – FREE Teen Game Night – Art Circle Public Library
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Calling all teens to a FREE video and board game night!

This fun-filled event will take place Thursday, May 26th from 4-6:00pm at the Art Circle Public Library.

No registration required! Call 931-484-6790 or visit www.artcirclelibrary.info for more information.

Crossville – Cumberland County Chess Club Meet
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Cumberland County Chess Club meet at the RE/Max building at 24 Oak Road each Thursday at 6pm. This is a weekly event and is free to the public. It’s a great way to make new friends!

Cookeville – Round Trip: Cookeville Goes To War
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An original production, “Round Trip: Cookeville Goes To War” by Larry Slaboda, will be showing at the depot at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 each.

For questions or more information, call 931-520-5455.

May
27
Fri
Cookeville – Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament – Sponsored By T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc.
May 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The ever-popular Chamber Annual Golf Tournament will return to the Golden Eagle Golf Club this spring! Grab your buds and register today for the best golf tournament around.
First shotgun is at 8am, lunch is at 12pm, and second shotgun is at 1pm.
Entry is $450 for a team of 4.
For entry or information, email kreel@cookevillechamber.com.

Livingston – American Legion Boston Butt Fundraiser – Presented By Bohannon American Legion Post 4 and Auxiliary Unit 4
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Boston butt fundraiser held by the Livingston Bohannon American Legion Post 4 and Auxiliary Unit 4. 

Tickets cost $35 each and can be purchased by calling Norm Osburn at 931-403-3380 before March 25th.

Pickup is Saturday, April 9th, from 8am-12p at 121 S Church St. Call Norm (931-403-3380) for details.

Upper Cumberland – Caregiving and Housing Assistance Offered
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll-free at 1-877-275-8233.

A support group meeting will be held for relatives that are caring for relative children during this month. Please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127, if you are interested in attending this meeting.

For housing assistance while caring for a minor child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.

Cookeville – “Train Tales” Presented By The Cookeville Depot Museum
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

“Train Tales” hosted by The Cookeville Depot Museum will be presented every Friday from 10:30 am – 11am. 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.

Cookeville – Men’s Summer Softball
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all men to a summer softball league with a twelve game regular season followed by a single elimination tournament!

Games will be Monday’s, June 6 – July 11 and rosters and fees are due by May 27.

For more information, call 931-520-5224.

Legal Aid Society Providing Free Legal Services To Low-Income Individuals In The Upper Cumberland
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you in need of legal representation? The Legal Aid Society is a nonprofit law firm providing free legal services to low-income individuals in the Upper Cumberland. They do not handle any criminal cases, just civil cases, which include issues such as representing victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, tenants with landlord/tenant disputes, people with debt problems who are having collection agencies contact them or sue them, consumers who have purchased goods and have issues with the product not working or questions with the financial agreements, homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage and are in fear of foreclosure, people who are trying to get or keep public benefits, workers who have been discriminated against, children with disabilities who are trying to get appropriate educational services from school systems or DCS placements, taxpayers who have controversies with the IRS, and seniors over the age of 60 with any of the above problems but also who may be exploited by family members or friends. If you are in need of these services, call 931-528-7436.

Cookeville – Open Maker Lab Hosted By The Imagine Foundry
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Open Maker Lab is 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 – Round Trip: Cookeville Goes To War
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An original production, "Round Trip: Cookeville Goes To War" by Larry Slaboda, will be showing at the depot at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 each.

For questions or more information, call 931-520-5455.

May
28
Sat
Cookeville – Summer Camps Registration OPEN – Leisure Services
May 28 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 pm

Registration is NOW OPEN for Leisure Services Summer Camps! They offer a wide variety of day camps, sports camps, craft camps, and more!

Registration is open for the following:

Recreational Day Camp, May 31-July 29, All Sports Camp, June 13-17, June 20-June 24, July 11-15; Basketball Camp, June 27-July 1, July 25-29; and Volleyball Camp, June 6-10.

For more information, call 931-526-7393. Registration must be completed onsite at 180 CC Camp Road.

Crossville – Trace Your Ancestors
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Trace your ancestors at the Cumberland County Archives & Family Heritage Center Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 9am-4pm at 95 East 1st St Crossville, TN 38555. Call (931) 456-2006 for details.

Crossville – FREE Beginner Guitar Classes – Art Circle Public Library
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

FREE Guitar Lessons hosted By The Art Circle Public Library held every Saturday! Beginner classes meet at 10:00am, Intermediates meet at 10:30am, and Advanced classes meet at 11:30am. Bring your own guitar! Call 931-484-6790 ext. 241 for details.

Crossville – FREE Beginner Guitar Classes – Art Circle Public Library
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

FREE Guitar Lessons hosted By The Art Circle Public Library held every Saturday! Beginner classes meet at 10:00am, Intermediates meet at 10:45am, and Advanced classes meet at 11:20am. Bring your own guitar! Call 931-484-6790 ext. 241 for details.

Crossville – FREE Intermediate Guitar Classes – Art Circle Public Library
May 28 @ 10:45 am – 11:15 am

FREE Guitar Lessons hosted By The Art Circle Public Library held every Saturday! Beginner classes meet at 10:00am, Intermediates meet at 10:45am, and Advanced classes meet at 11:20am. Bring your own guitar! Call 931-484-6790 ext. 241 for details.

Crossville – FREE Advanced Guitar Classes – Art Circle Public Library
May 28 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am

FREE Guitar Lessons hosted By The Art Circle Public Library held every Saturday! Beginner classes meet at 10:00am, Intermediates meet at 10:45am, and Advanced classes meet at 11:20am. Bring your own guitar! Call 931-484-6790 ext. 241 for details.

Sparta – Salute To The Troops – Sponsored By The City Of Sparta
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come show your support for our troops at the City of Sparta Amphitheater May 28th.

There will be music by SHATTERED and a time to reflect and show gratitude to those who serve our country.

Cookeville – Round Trip: Cookeville Goes To War
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An original production, "Round Trip: Cookeville Goes To War" by Larry Slaboda, will be showing at the depot at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 each.

For questions or more information, call 931-520-5455.

May
29
Sun
Allons – Hummel Chapel Church Service – Presented by Hummel Chapel Church
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hummel Chapel Church services are held every Sunday at 10am. Come worship alongside a non-demonational church. Preacher Joe Lee invites everyone to join his congregation every Sunday. For more information, call 931-261-5606

Sparta – Blood Assurance Blood Drive
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come support your community by donating blood in the front parking lot of Life Church Sparta!

Remember to eat a good meal, drink additional water, avoid energy drinks, and bring a photo ID.

Donors will receive a Blood Assurance “Be Brave” T-shirt and be entered to win a trip to Walt Disney World!

To schedule an appointment, call Kristy Adams at (931) 349-0211 or email kadams@livelife.com.

Spencer – Blood Assurance Blood Drive
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come support your community by donating blood in the front parking lot of the Life Church in Spencer!

Remember to eat a good meal, drink additional water, avoid energy drinks, and bring a photo ID.

Donors will receive a Blood Assurance “Be Brave” T-shirt and be entered to win a trip to Walt Disney World!

To schedule an appointment, call Kristy Adams at (931)349-0211 or email kadams@livelife.com.

May
30
Mon
Cookeville – Darwin Dash 5k & 1 Mile Family Fun Run – Presented By Darwin School
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Come out and run in the Darwin Dash 5k & 1 Mile Family Fun Run, a fundraising event to benefit the Darwin School Reunion Celebration!

Preregistration is $25 and day of the race the fee is $30.

For a registration form, please contact Lori Strode at strodel1@icloud.com or Monica Reynolds at thewestendconnection@gmail.com

Cookeville – Volunteer Recruiting – Presented By the Upper Cumberland Habitat For Humanity
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Upper Cumberland Habitat relies on Volunteers to keep their ministry strong, and not just on the job site. They use volunteers in their basic daily operations, from ReStore volunteers to office volunteers and all the work 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, you can email: tisha@uchabitat.org.

Crossville – Beginner Tai Chi Classes – Art Circle Public Library
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn Tai Chi for arthritis relief and overall health at The Art Circle Public Library with beginner classes starting at 10am (registration is limited) and intermediate classes starting at 11am. Call 931-484-6790 ext. 241 for details.

Crossville – Intermediate Tai Chi Classes – Art Circle Public Library
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn Tai Chi for arthritis relief and overall health at The Art Circle Public Library with beginner classes starting at 10am (registration is limited) and intermediate classes starting at 11am. Call 931-484-6790 ext. 241 for details.

Oneida – Annual Photo Contest Presented By Big South Fork
May 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Oneida – Annual Photo Contest Presented By Big South Fork is now taking entries for the 2020 Big South Fork photography contest. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, July 31st at 3:30 pm.. For more information on the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, please call (423) 286-7275.

Cookeville – Karate For Kids – Presented by Cane Creek Recreation Center
May 30 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Kids ages 7-12 are invited to take Karate for Kids, a karate class that teaches a Mu-Gen style of karate!

The class is being offered on Mondays May 9- June 6 and Tuesdays May 10 -June 7, and the cost is $25 per four-week session.

For more information, call 931-526-7393.

Crossville – FREE Family Games Night
May 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meet in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Art Circle Public Library on January 10th from 4:30pm-6:30pm for family game night! Lots of your favorite games for ALL ages. Light refreshments served. Call 931-484-6790 to register.

Livingston – Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings – Hosted By The Overton County Chamber of Commerce
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings hosted by the Overton County Chamber of Commerce meet every Monday evening at 7:00pm. These meetings are FREE and open to whomever needs help.

May
31
Tue
Cookeville – All Veterans, Enjoy Free Coffee every Tuesday – Sponsored By American Legion Post 46
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Veterans, have a great cup of coffee for free at Big O’s Donuts every Tuesday morning and enjoy great conversations with your fellow Veterans. All veterans are welcome.

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

Cookeville – ReBoot Camp
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cane Creek’s three-month (re)boot camp, to be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 5-June 30, will take you out of your comfort zone and push you to be your best. This program incorporates body weight exercises, cardio and strength training. Space is limited. Register by March 25 for an early bird special of $75. For more information, call 526-7393.

Crossville – Trace Your Ancestors
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Trace your ancestors at the Cumberland County Archives & Family Heritage Center Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 9am-4pm at 95 East 1st St Crossville, TN 38555. Call (931) 456-2006 for details.

Upper Cumberland – Caregiving and Housing Assistance Offered
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll-free at 1-877-275-8233.

A support group meeting will be held for relatives that are caring for relative children during this month. Please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127, if you are interested in attending this meeting.

For housing assistance while caring for a minor child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.

Cookeville – Dip Your Brush Into Watercoloring
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

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

Upper Cumberland – Donations Needed – Genesis House Domestic Violence Shelter
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Cookeville – Experience Tai Chi
May 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Experience “meditation in motion” through this minimal stress, low-impact Tai Chi class.

The class takes place on Tuesdays May 10 – June 14 and Thursdays May 12 – June 16, and the cost is $32 per six-week session.

For more information, call 931-526-7393.