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Feb
22
Thu
Putnam County Girl Scouts Cookie Sales Cookeville
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 12:00 am

It’s cookie fix-time! Putnam County Girl Scouts cookies will be at various store locations around Cookeville and sales end March 4. There are eight cookies to choose from: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-di-dos, Trefoils and Savannah Smiles are $3.50 a box; Toffee-tastic and S’mores are $5 a box. You can locate the girl scouts at Lowe’s, Walmart, Save A Lot, Old Navy, Tractor Supply, Kroger, IGA and the Algood Walmart. Be sure to show your support before they sell out. For more information, call 931-526-4925.

Feb
23
Fri
Cookeville Senior Center “Pickleball” @ Cookeville Senior Center
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seniors are you looking for a fun new sport to join then head over to the Cookeville Senior Center for “Pickleball” January 5 at 10 am. It’s a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. This sport is offered every Tuesday and Friday. For more information, call 931-526-9318.

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Feb 23 @ 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.

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater at Oakley STEM Center @ TTU STEM Center
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by and check out the Virtual Theater at the TTU STEM Center February 23 from 4 – 4:30 pm in Cookeville. This program occurs 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, call 931-372-3101.

Feb
24
Sat
Cummins Mills Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10 K/5K @ Cummins Falls State Park
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Attention all runners come join the 2018 Cummins Falls Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K February 24 at Cummins Falls State Park from 8 am – 1 pm. These four races are very scenic with the marathon, half marathon, and 10K routes following the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River for a good portion of the route. The race is a chip timed race, all runners receive a race t-shirt and music is allowed.  Prices range from $30 to $105 depending on event registration. The event will raise funds to help purchase additional land that is needed to protect Cummins Falls State Park. For more information, call 931-261-3471.

Cookeville Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Training @ Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Want to learn to save lives and get certified in CPR and First Aid at the same time? Then enroll in the Cookeville Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Training February 24 from 9 am -1:30 pm in the CRMC Education room 2. The instructor-led course is taught by Nickole Andreson. Cost is $45 for First Aid, $45 for CPR or First Aid combined with CPR with AED for $60. For more information, email gnanderson@crmchealth.org or call 931-783-2370.

Interfaith Peace Project Fundraiser @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cookeville
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Everyone is invited to the Interfaith Peace Project February 24 from 1 – 6:30 pm. There will be a Silent Art Auction plus Book and Bake Sale. The sale opens, and bidding begins at 1 pm and ends at 5 pm. Refreshments/celebration begins at 5pm. You can pick up your purchased art, books, and baked goods until 6:30 pm. This event is to help raise the funds needed to award deserving young people of the region with the prizes they will earn by participating in the 2018 IPP writing and art contest. For more information, call 931-528-2555.

Dekalb Chapter 488 Order of the Eastern Star Catfish/Chicken Tender Supper @ Smithville Liberty Lodge
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come and enjoy some home cooking at the DeKalb Chapter 488 Order of the Eastern Star Catfish/Chicken Tender Supper on February 24 from 2-6 p.m. at the Lodge in Liberty just off Highway 70. The supper includes your choice of catfish or chicken tenders, your choice of white, pinto, or green beans, your choice of homemade veggies, or cole slaw, French fries, homemade hush puppies, dessert, and drink. The price is $12 per plate. Come on out for a time of fellowship and tasty food. All are welcome. For more information, call 615-597-4245.

McMinnville HAWC’s 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off @ McMinnville Moose Lodge 2851
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Helping Animals of Warren County’s at the 3rd Annual Chili cook-off February 24 from 5 – 7 pm at the Moose Lodge 2851. It is all you can eat chili for $6 for adults & $5 for kids. Desserts and drinks will be available. If you want to enter the competition, it is $8 and includes your ticket to eat. There will be trophies for first, second and third place price along with a prize for People’s Choice Award. A silent auction & door prizes complete the cook-off. All proceeds go to the spay/neuter program. For more information, call 931-668-9995.

Quebeck-Walling Community Club Hosts Potluck
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Quebeck-Walling Community Club invites you to a Potluck on the fourth Saturday of each month at 6 pm at the Quebeck Community Center. Bring a dish to share.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. For more information, please call (931) 657-1009.

War in the Dark: The Face of Trench Warfare at Night @ Alvin C. York State Historic Park of War
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us in the trenches at Alvin C. York State Historic Park for War in the Dark: The Face of Trench Warfare at Night February 24 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. This immersive living history program is designed to offer visitors a tangible experience which allows them to walk in the footsteps of Tennesseans who fought in the First World War. Participants are provided with an array of equipment that would have been worn by American soldiers. Visitors will experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a forward American trench during WWI. The cost is $15, and spots are limited. For more information, call 931-879-6456.

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans Host Country Music
Feb 24 @ 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.

DeKalb Performing Arts Company presents “Steel Magnolias” @ McMinnville Park Theater
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come take a journey with us back to the 80’s at Park Theatre February 24 as the Dekalb Performing Arts Company presents “Steel Magnolias” from 7 – 10 pm. Steel Magnolias is about the bond a group of women share in a small-town Southern community, and how they cope with the death of one of their own. This interpretation of this classic will also feature live musical performances. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 931-506-2787.

Feb
25
Sun
Historic Clay County Courthouse Hosts Clay County Opry @ Clay County Courthouse
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Local and regional talent take the stage February 27 at the Historic Clay County Courthouse for the Clay County Opry at 12 pm. The Opry features country, blues, gospel, bluegrass, jazz and southern rock. The Opry takes places every fourth Saturday. The event is free to the public with donations to performers accepted. For more information, please call Diane at (931) 243-3338.

Feb
26
Mon
Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Feb 26 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am

Fresh produce and artisans’ wares are ready for purchase at the Monterey Farmer’s Market beginning February 19 from 7 – 7:30 am. Bring any produce and set up for free beginning at 7 am daily. This year, up to 8-yard sellers can set-up at a cost of $5 per person on Saturday only. The market features not only home grown produce but homemade, handmade crafts. Cash and EBT/SNAP accepted. The market is open every day except for Sunday. For more information, please call Julie Bohannon at (931) 839-2111.

Crossville Medic Blood Drive @ Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Give the gift of life at the Medic Blood Drive at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Crossville February 26 from 8 am – 2 pm. Donors will receive a coupon for a free appetizer from Texas Roadhouse and a free t-shirt. Go to student services to reserve a spot. For more information, call 931-484-7502.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Feb 26 @ 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 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Expand your art interests 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 Cumberland Plateau Vietnam Veteran’s meeting @ Senior Citizens of Cumberland County building
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

All Vietnam Era Veterans are welcomed to the attend the Cumberland Plateau Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1015 meeting January 29 at 5 pm at the Senior Citizens of Cumberland County building. The meeting social hour includes snacks followed by the meeting at 6 pm. The group meets the last Monday of each month. For more information, call Jim Ernst at 931-778-1457 or Bob Opthof at 973-670-5804.

Make A Better Future For Yourself With A High School Equivalency Diploma
Feb 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

It’s time for you to take control of your future by getting your High School Equivalency Diploma! The program is completely free, college scholarships are available for graduates! Morning classes are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:30-11;30am and evening class is Tuesday from 5-8pm. So what are you waiting for? Call 931-879-3802 for more information!

Feb
27
Tue
Art Circle Public Library Coloring Class @ Crossville Art Circle Public Library
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come color and relax with us at the Art Circle Public Library Coloring class February 27 from 10 am – 12 pm. The library will provide free coloring pages, bookmarks, placemats, regular & watercolor colored pencils and gel pens. Free snacks and coffee will be available. This class is for ages 13 and up. For more information, call Wayne Schobel at 484-6790 ext. 240.

Cookeville Senior Center “Pickleball” @ Cookeville Senior Center
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seniors, are you looking for a fun, new sport to join? Then head over to the Cookeville Senior Center for “Pickleball” January 9 at 10 am. It’s a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. This sport is offered every Tuesday and Friday. For more information, call 931-526-9318.

Upper Cumberland Women’s Club @ Progressive Savings Bank
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

If you are a professional or retired women then come join the Upper Cumberland Women’s Club Luncheon February 27 at Progressive Savings Bank from noon – 2 pm. This month’s luncheon features guest speaker Melissa Garrett from Genesis House. Cost is $15 payable. For more information, call 931-372-2265.

Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
Feb 27 @ 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 shown every Tuesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room for free.

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

DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club
Feb 27 @ 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.

DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club @ Dekalb Community Center
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Calling all Fourth – twelfth graders interested in learning to sew here’s your chance to join the 4-H Sewing Club February 27 from 3- 5 pm. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the UT Extension office in the DeKalb County Community Center. Due to the expense of supplies, there is a $40 fee. For more information, please call (615) 597-4945.

First Baptist Church of Livingston After School Adventures @ First Baptist Church of Livingston
Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm

After School Adventures for Overton County students starts January 30 at the First Baptist Church of Livingston from 3:30 – 5:45 pm. The program is for students in third to six grades. Transportation will be provided from area schools to the church. This will run for 6 weeks and is free. Parents will need to pick up children no later than 5:45 pm. Register at our website, cedarlakecamp.org. For questions or to register by phone, call 931-823-5656.

Highlands Residential Services Hosts Free Quit Smoking Class
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join a free, no obligation Quit Smoking class on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 2 to 3 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.

Cinema Kitsch December: “Santa Clause Conquers the Martians” @ Putnam County Library
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come join the fun at the Cinema Kitsch at the Putnam County Library February 27 from 7 – 9 pm. The cinema is a monthly movie series focusing on cheesy flicks, with encouragement to make some good-natured jokes while we watch. We will also have tables and drawing supplies for those who want to sketch along with the on-screen antics. This event is recommended for ages 16 and up and is free. For more information, call 931-526-2416.

Feb
28
Wed
Cookeville Property Tax Deadline @ Cookeville Putnam County Trustee office
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Property tax payment deadline for the 2017 tax year is February 28 at the Putnam County Trustee office from 8 am – 4 pm. It must be paid in full to avoid interest chargers and a drop- box on Broad Street at the courthouse is another place to pay. Other place to pay are at banks in Monterey, 1st Volunteer and Bank of Putnam also in Baxter Bank of Putnam County and 1st Mercantile Bank. The unpaid 2016 taxes will be turned over to the clerk and master office on 4/2/2018, to avoid this, 2016 taxes must be paid in the trustee’s office on 3/29/2018 by noon. NO POST MARK can be accepted for the 2016 after 3/26/2018. For more information, call 931-526-8845.

Cookeville Project IGuardian @ Collegeside Church of Christ
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Every wonder who is online when your kids are online? Learn how to protect your children at Collegeside Christ of Church Project IGuardian presentation February 28 from 10 am – 12 pm. The guest speaker is Special Agent Jonathan A. Hendrix U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Project iGuardian is an HSI initiative “designed to inform youths, parents, and educators about the risks that children face in the online environment.” For more information, call 931-526-2611.

Putnam County Library Story Time
Feb 28 @ 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.

Monterey Preschool Story Time @ Monterey Library
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your preschooler to Monterey Library Preschool story time every Wednesday at 11 am. This weekly event is open to preschool age and home-schooled students every Wednesday. For more information, call 931-839-2103.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Feb 28 @ 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.

Cookeville Cane Creek Gymnasium Home School Fitness class @ Cane Creek Gymnasium
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Home school students looking for fun sports to play come join the Home School Physical Fitness class at Cane Creek Gymnasium January 10 from 1-2 pm. This will allow students to receive extra physical fitness and education. Grades 4-8 learn to play sports such as basketball, volleyball and pickleball. Grades K-3 play games like kickball and dodgeball. Cost is $40 for 13-week session or $5 per class for drop-ins. Classes will continue every Wednesday through March 28. For more information, call 931-526-9767.

Crossville Hosts Free Arthritis Exercise
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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 28 @ 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.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Life Drawing Class @ Crossville Plateau Arts Center
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us February 28 for the Life drawing class at the Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center from 2 – 4 pm. A live model will be available for artists to sketch. Bring your sketch pad, media of choice, and camera to capture the pose. The facilitator is Angel Fernandez. Cost is $5. For more information, call 931-707-7249.

Crossville Fair Park Senior Center Dog Training Classes @ Crossville Fair Park Senior Center
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring your dog to learn new tricks at the Dog Training Classes at the Crossville Fair Park Senior Center February 7 from 6 – 8 pm depending on the class. The classes are Wednesdays as follows: 6 pm – Beginning Obedience; 7 pm – Drop-in Conformation class and 8 pm – Rally class, you must take Basic Obedience first. The obedience and rally classes are $100 for the 10 weeks. Drop-In Conformation classes are $5 per dog per night. All “first-time” students are given a $10 discount on their first series of classes except Conformation Drop-In. For more information, call 931-788-1478.

Mar
1
Thu
Cumberland County Republican Women’s meeting @ Crossville Republican Headquarters
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club meeting March 1 at 5 pm at the Republican Headquarters. The meeting will include discussion on future fund-raising and volunteers for projects. The group meets every first Thursday of the month. For more information, call 931-456-4414.

Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
Mar 1 @ 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 .

Mar
2
Fri
Cookeville Senior Center “Pickleball” @ Cookeville Senior Center
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Seniors are you looking for a fun new sport to join then head over to the Cookeville Senior Center for “Pickleball” January 5 at 10 am. It’s a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. This sport is offered every Tuesday and Friday. For more information, call 931-526-9318.

Upper Cumberland Home and Garden Show @ Hyder Burks AG Pavilion
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for the annual Home and Garden Show March 2 at Hyder-Burks Pavilion from 4 – 8 pm. There will be several vendors and cooking demonstrations every hour. Admission is $5 with a Friday night special, 2 – 1 admission. Saturday hours are 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday from 12- 4 pm. For more information, call 931-528-7472.

Mar
3
Sat
Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and America Legion Post 4 Hosts Have Coffee with a Veteran
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and American Legion Post 4 invite you to Have Coffee with a Veteran on the first Saturday of each month from 8 to 11 am at the VFW Post building on Henson Street in Livingston.

All are invited, especially those who have served or who are currently serving in our armed forces, to come and have coffee, conversation, and enjoy the comradeship of our veterans. For more information, please call (931) 403-4003.

Byrdstown Beginning Irish Pennywhistle Class
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interested in Irish music and culture then stop by Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park for the Beginning Irish Pennywhistle class March 3 from10 am – 12 pm. Instructor Reagan DeBrusk will teach you beginning technique, theory and traditional Irish music. Cost is $30 and includes a new whistle. For more information, call 931-864-3247.

Cookeville Yoga at the Silo @ Red Silo Brewing Company
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Strike a pose! Join the community members for Yoga at the Silo March 3 from 10- 11 am. Instructors Laura and Nicole are eager to spend a fun-filled our with you. Tickets are still required to attend the event and will be available at Red Silo during business hours. Recommend ticket donation is $10. All proceeds will go back into our community benefiting a non-profit organization. For more information, call 931-651-2333.

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Twice Told Tales Bookstore is a used book sale hosted by The Friends of the Library is open the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm at the Putnam County Library. For more information, please call (931) 526-2416 or visit www.pclibrary.org .

Cookeville Children’s Museum “1940 Blitz Ball” @ Upper Cumberland Regional Airport
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us for the annual Cookeville Children’s Museum dinner & dancing Auction March 3 from 6 – 11 pm at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. This year will be a 1940s theme. Mark your calendars now as spring events always fill up fast. Tickets $75 single, $125 couples and $500 for a table for 8 at eventbrite.com . For more information, call 931-979-7529.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Mar 3 @ 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.

Mar
5
Mon
Monterey Farmer’s Market @ Monterey Farmer's Market
Mar 5 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am

Fresh produce and artisans’ wares are ready for purchase at the Monterey Farmer’s Market beginning February 19 from 7 – 7:30 am. Bring any produce and set up for free beginning at 7 am daily. This year, up to 8-yard sellers can set-up at a cost of $5 per person on Saturday only. The market features not only home grown produce but homemade, handmade crafts. Cash and EBT/SNAP accepted. The market is open every day except for Sunday. For more information, please call Julie Bohannon at (931) 839-2111.