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News Talk 94.1 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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Nov
30
Tue
Sparta – Let’s Play Basketball – Register Soon!
Nov 30 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.

Crossville – Christmas Ornament Sale – Beat the Rush!
Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Woodturners Christmas Ornament Sale will take place at First National Bank November 30th thru December 30th, Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.

Cookeville – Dip Your Brush Into Watercoloring
Nov 30 @ 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.  

Livingston – Overton County Support Group
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the Relative Caregiver Program as they support their community by hosting an Overton County Support Group on November 24th from 1pm-2pm. For more info, please contact Melissa Allison at 931-432-4111.

Crossville – Donate To Coats for the Cold – Crossville Lions Club, Cumberland County Schools Family Resource Center and TCAT Crossville
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The 23rd Annual Coats for the Cold drive will accept donations of new and gently used coats, jackets, and sweaters from November 1st-30th.

Drop off locations include: Cumberland County Fire Department at the Fairgrounds, Donald Hooie DDS, One Bank, and Weichert Realtors-The Webb Agency among many others.

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

Donations are greatly appreciated.

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

Dec
1
Wed
Crossville – Book Folding Virtual Workshop – Friends Of The Library
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Come get a kit to learn book folding with a virtual class! Instructions for accessing the virtual class will be included with the kits. Kits are available December 1st through 20th but quantities are limited so call to reserve yours soon: 931-484-6790.

Crossville – Free Access To Heritage Hub – Art Circle Public Library
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Explore your family history with the premier collection ofU.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogicalresearch from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easilyidentify relatives, uncover new information andpotentially unknown family members. Includes deepcoverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from themid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access isavailable 24/7.Available through www.artcirclelibrary.info .

Crossville – Make Christmas Cards For Seniors – Friends Of The Library
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

We are making cards for area senior living facilities andare inviting YOU to come take a free Christmas card kit,take it home and make it, and return it to the Christmas Card Mailbox at the Library by December 10th! Call 931-484-6790 for more info.

Byrdstown – Head Start Registration – Presented by the Byrdstown Head Start
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Byrdstown – Head Start Registration – Presented by the Byrdstown Head Start  Now accepting applications for students. Free, local high quality education program to held prepare pre-school age children who are income eligible toward school readiness. For more information call 931-864-3575

Cookeville – Everyone Loves Ceramics!
Dec 1 @ 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 1 @ 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

Crossville – FREE Noon Concert: Plaid Tidings by The Cumberland Co Playhouse
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cumberland County Playhouse is presenting “Plaid Tidings” at Art Circle Public Library December 1st at 12pm. Come hear your holiday favorites! FREE admission. Call 931-484-6790 for more info.

Livingston – Parent Child Connection Classes – The Stephens Center
Dec 1 @ 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 1 @ 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.

Cookeville – Christmas Tree Lighting and Celebration
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come start your holiday season merry and bright as the city of Cookeville celebrates a tree-lighting ceremony in Dogwood Park on December 1st at 6pm. For more info, call 931-520-4386.

Cookeville – Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Start the holiday season with the City of Cookeville’s 7th annual Christmas in the Park Tree-Lighting Ceremony. Santa will light the 40 foot tall Christmas Tree at 6pm in Dogwood Park. There will then be a Christmas Celebration Service featuring an acapella concert by The Voices of Lee and a performance by Jake Hoot! The event will be live streamed for those who cannot attend.

Dec
2
Thu
Crossville – Book Folding Virtual Workshop – Friends Of The Library
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Come get a kit to learn book folding with a virtual class! Instructions for accessing the virtual class will be included with the kits. Kits are available December 1st through 20th but quantities are limited so call to reserve yours soon: 931-484-6790.

Crossville – Make Christmas Cards For Seniors – Friends Of The Library
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

We are making cards for area senior living facilities andare inviting YOU to come take a free Christmas card kit,take it home and make it, and return it to the Christmas Card Mailbox at the Library by December 10th! Call 931-484-6790 for more info.

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
Crossville – Book Folding Virtual Workshop – Friends Of The Library
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Come get a kit to learn book folding with a virtual class! Instructions for accessing the virtual class will be included with the kits. Kits are available December 1st through 20th but quantities are limited so call to reserve yours soon: 931-484-6790.

Crossville – Make Christmas Cards For Seniors – Friends Of The Library
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

We are making cards for area senior living facilities andare inviting YOU to come take a free Christmas card kit,take it home and make it, and return it to the Christmas Card Mailbox at the Library by December 10th! Call 931-484-6790 for more info.

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
Crossville – Book Folding Virtual Workshop – Friends Of The Library
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Come get a kit to learn book folding with a virtual class! Instructions for accessing the virtual class will be included with the kits. Kits are available December 1st through 20th but quantities are limited so call to reserve yours soon: 931-484-6790.

Crossville – Make Christmas Cards For Seniors – Friends Of The Library
Dec 4 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

We are making cards for area senior living facilities andare inviting YOU to come take a free Christmas card kit,take it home and make it, and return it to the Christmas Card Mailbox at the Library by December 10th! Call 931-484-6790 for more info.

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!

Algood – White Plains Christmas Open House
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas at White Plains on December 4th from 10am to 4pm. The historic home will be decorated beautifully including a model train running through the house. Lots of history, stories, and treats to share!

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
Crossville – Book Folding Virtual Workshop – Friends Of The Library
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Come get a kit to learn book folding with a virtual class! Instructions for accessing the virtual class will be included with the kits. Kits are available December 1st through 20th but quantities are limited so call to reserve yours soon: 931-484-6790.

Crossville – Make Christmas Cards For Seniors – Friends Of The Library
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

We are making cards for area senior living facilities andare inviting YOU to come take a free Christmas card kit,take it home and make it, and return it to the Christmas Card Mailbox at the Library by December 10th! Call 931-484-6790 for more info.

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.