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Covering Your Community Presented by Swallows Insurance

Covering Your Community Presented by Swallows Insurance

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.

Covering Your Community is presented by Swallows Insurance. The Swallows Agencies is a Tennessee Multi-Lines Independent Insurance Agency dedicated to serving families, individuals, and businesses throughout our region.

Nov
26
Wed
Algood’s 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive
Nov 26 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Drop off canned food, toys and coats for the 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive to Cash Express in Algood. Donations will be taken through December 15. For more information, please call (931) 537-9883.

Kids Draw at Putnam County Library
Nov 26 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 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.

Upper Cumberland Development District Asking for Volunteers
Nov 26 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Are you tired of hearing about Medicare losing billions of dollars each year to fraud? Tired of not understanding your Medicare benefits? You can join the fight against healthcare fraud and learn about Medicare benefits by becoming a SHIP/SMP Volunteer.

To learn about volunteering in your area, call 866-836-7677 or visit tnmedicarehelp.com. The SMP is funded by the Administration for Community Living and administered by the Upper Cumberland Development District through Tennessee’s Area Agencies on Aging and Disability.

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Nov 26 @ 11:30 pm – Nov 27 @ 12:00 am

The Pickett County Sheriff’s Office introduces a new telephone service that is designed to better serve the elderly or home-bound individuals inside Pickett County. The “Are You OK?” service is free and is designed to contact elderly or home-bound individuals on a daily basis to reassure their well-being and to provide them with a better feeling of security.

The automated system calls each individual in the morning at a pre-arranged time and asks the person if they are okay today, and then the person will answer with the press of a button. For more information, or to sign up, please call the Pickett County Sheriff’s Department at (931) 864-3210.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Nov 26 @ 11:30 pm – Nov 27 @ 12:00 am

If you’re thinking about adopting a pet this holiday season, please think it through. This is a 10-17 year commitment. If you’re not sure, think about making “Gift Vouchers” for dog walking or pet sitting for friends and family that already have dogs.

This way, you and your family can enjoy the experience of having a dog without the full time job of owning one. For more information, please find us on Facebook under the White County Animal Shelter, or visit link .

Nov
27
Thu
Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Nov 27 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

The Monterey Police Department asks you to drop off toys and clothes for the kids in Monterey. The collection is through Friday, December 19 and the delivery will be on Monday, December 22. For more information, please call (931) 839-2323.

DeKalb County Angel Tree 2014
Nov 27 @ 12:30 am – 1:00 am

The 2014 Angels on the DeKalb County Angel Tree are now available for adoption. Stop by any bank location in Smithville or Alexandria and adopt your angel by December 5. If you don’t have time to shop, tax deductible donations are accepted as well.

For more information, please call Laura Stone at (615) 464-7135.

Putnam County Imagination Library
Nov 27 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

Reading to your children is the best way to help them get a good start in Kindergarten. The Putnam County Imagination Library can help by offering free books to Putnam County preschool children from birth to their 5th birthday.

The books are sent by mail and have been selected by a panel of experts to be appropriate for their age. All you have to do is register your child at the Putnam County Library on Broad Street in Cookeville or online at the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. For more information, please contact Joanne White at (931) 858-4022.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office’s Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin
Nov 27 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 am

Bring your unwanted medications to the Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Items accepted will include prescriptions, over the counter medications, pet medications, medicated ointments, liquid medications in leak-proof containers, inhalers, and pills in any packaging.

Items not accepted include illegal drugs and narcotics (although police will accept these items if placed in the containers), sharps/needles, blood sugar equipment, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, and personal care products. For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Nov 27 @ 1:30 am – 2:00 am

Tennessee Tech’s Honors Program invites you to bring your gently used coats to the TTU Jacket Drive to help your neighbors in need. The collection is through November 30. Drop your coats off at the Roaden University Center on Tech campus.

The coats will be delivered to the Quawanas Coat Drive Project at the Cookeville “Teens Need Training” Center and the Cookeville Community. For more information, please call Chelsea Wattenbarger at (931) 200-5749 or email Dr. Theresa Ennis at Tennis@tntech.edu.

Well Child and Dental Exam of Cumberland County
Nov 27 @ 1:30 am – 2:00 am

Schedule your Well-Child and Dental Exam, then bring proof from your physician or the Cumberland County Health Department now until December 22 and you’ll receive a free gift bag and a chance to win an iPod Shuffle. For more information, or to schedule your appointment, please contact the Cumberland Medical Center at (931) 484-6196.

Shop Local in November
Nov 27 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

You’re asked to “Shop Local” this November to help the Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Compassionate Care Foundation. 100% of funds collected by Shop Local partners will help meet the charitable needs of patients right here in our community.

For more information, please visit link .

White County Animal Shelter In Need
Nov 27 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

White County Animal Shelter asks you for supplies to keep the dogs healthy, clean, warm, and dry. To donate, drop off supplies at Compugeeks in Sparta or at the White County Animal Shelter on Gum Spring Mountain Road. For more information, please call (931) 761-3647, email wcanimalshelterspartatn@gmail.com, find us on Facebook, or visit link .

Supplies for the dogs that are needed include dog crates, dog food, creamy peanut butter, collars, leashes, Kong and other toys, dog treats, blankets, towels, newspapers, kiddie pools, large metal food and water bowls, and shampoo. Medical supplies needed include anti-fungal cream, Vitamin E capsules, cranberry supplements, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, q-tips, cotton balls, gauze, pro-biotics (Acidophilus), latex gloves (all sizes), vitamin C tablets, and fish oil capsules. Clean supplies needed include liquid laundry detergent, clorox clean up, disinfectant bleach wipes, dish soap, floor squeegees, brooms, dust pans, windex, garbage bags (33 gallons or larger), kitchen trash bags (20 gallon), hand sanitizer, 3M dust remover (canned air), paper towels, hand soap, toilet paper, and plastic grocery bags. Miscellaneous supplies include duct tape, zip ties, zip lock bags, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrow, pitch fork, hay/straw bales, radio, large medium to heavy duty tarps, water hoses, adjustable spray nozzles for water hoses, baby gates and an x-pen.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urging Motorists to be Cautious
Nov 27 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging motorists to exercise caution on the road ways at this time of year due to deer mating and hunting season, which puts deer on the move. Last year, 2 people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways.

In Tennessee, there were over 6,000 deer related crashes in 2013. That’s an increase of 3.2% from the previous year. If you’re involved in an accident, please call 911 immediately.

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry in Crossville
Nov 27 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 am

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry is open every Thursday from 4 to 5:15 pm at the Place of Refuge Church in Crossville. The only requirement is that there is a need. For more information, please call (931) 707-8114.

Concerned Person’s Support Group of Cookeville
Nov 27 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 am

Concerned Persons Support Group meets every Thursday from 5 to 6 pm at Bradford Health Services on Neal Street in Cookeville. This is a free and confidential support meeting that provides guidance, information, referrals, literature and other useful resources to persons who have a loved one suffering from addiction.

You will find answers to questions, such as behavior issues, legal troubles, strategies for intervening, how to set limits and enforce consequences. This meeting is free and welcome to all who need support and answers. For more information, please call (931) 528-6803 or visit link .

Monterey Lions Club Monthly Meetings
Nov 27 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

The Monterey Lions Club will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6 pm at the Bill Hall Lions Club Building, located next to the railroad tracks in Monterey. These meeting times exclude holidays. For more information, please call (931) 537-9487.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Split Decision Band
Nov 27 @ 4:00 am – 4:30 am

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.

Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Monthly Chronic Pain Anonymous
Nov 27 @ 4:30 am – 5:00 am

Chronic Pain Anonymous invites you to the meeting every Thursday night at 7 pm in Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Algood Room. This is the Upper Cumberland’s only support group for individuals living with chronic pain.

Both sufferers of chronic pain and their supportive friends and family are welcome. For more information, please call (931) 349-2054.

Cookeville’s Life Church Hosts After School for High School Students
Nov 27 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 am

Life Church of Cookeville invites High School Students to enjoy free after school activities each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 to 5:30 pm. Activities include basketball and volleyball tournaments, rock climbing, zip line, wiffle ball, hot fresh food, and lots of great indoor activites when weather is an issue.

For more information, please call (931) 526-6900.

Salvation Army Hosts Gobble Wobble in Crossville
Nov 27 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Enjoy the “Gobble Wobble” a Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk on Thursday, November 27 at the Cumberland County Community Complex. Registration begins at 7 am with the race to begin at 8 am.

The cost is $25 per person and will include a long sleeve dry tech t-shirt and medals for winners in each age category. All proceeds will benefit the local Salvation Army. For more information, please contact Kenny Kilgore at (931) 200-7380 or Kelli Bottoms at (931) 787-0749.

Thanksgiving Closings
Nov 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The following will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday:

The Art Circle Public Library and the Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 27-29. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790.

DeKalb County Court House, Complex County Offices, Smithville Senior Center, and Clerk’s Office closed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 27-29. For more information, please call (615) 597-5177.

Millard Oakley Public Library in Livingston will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28. For more information, please call (931) 823-1888.

The Smithville City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28. For more information, please call (615) 597-4163.

First United Methodist Church of Crossville Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner @ Crossville First United Methodist Church
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The First United Methodist Church of Crossville invites you to Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 27 from 11 am to 1 pm. Hams, turkeys, desserts and volunteers are needed.

To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Carolyn Boyle at (847) 334-6427 or email carolynboyle@att.net.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum’s After School Creative Kids Club
Nov 27 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Kids ages 5 to 11, come enjoy the Tuesday and Thursday After School Creative Kids Club at the Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum. The kids will get art and science enrichment as well as a snack from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

The cost is $30 for 6 sessions for members and or $40 for 6 sessions for non-members. For more information, please call (931) 979-7529 or visit link .

Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers
Nov 27 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bell Ringers are needed for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. To volunteer, please visit link or call (931) 788-3414.

Findlay Elementary School’s Holiday Food Drive
Nov 27 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Findlay Elementary School of Sparta is collecting canned and other-non perishable food items for the Holiday Food Drive. Place items in the shopping cart in the main hall of the school. For more information, please call (931) 738-2412.

Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
Nov 27 @ 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The Avalon Center in Crossville is in need of a few physically fit volunteers who can help with the pick up of larger household items from community donors. The pick up is possibly one or two days a week. Having a truck is helpful, but not necessary. For more information, please call Nancy at (931) 456-0747.

Be a Santa to A Senior in the Upper Cumberland
Nov 27 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

You’re invited to share the holiday spirit with the Be a Santa to a Senior service program through Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville. This is a way to brighten the lives of lonely or isolated seniors in the Upper Cumberland. Last year alone, this program touched the lives of 800 Seniors right here in our community. How YOU can help: Locate one of our Santa to a Senior Christmas trees or wreaths at area retailers, take an ornament, purchase a gift from suggestions on the ornament, and place the gift and attached ornament in the designated gift collection area.

If you would like to participate but are unable to travel to a ornament pick up location, donations are greatly appreciated. Donations help cover gifts for seniors as well as wrapping supplies. This is a tax deductible donation. You time is also as valuable, be a Wrapping Party volunteer and be a part of the magic. Trees and wreaths will go up and out on Monday, November 3rd. All gift donations should be returned NO LATER THAN FRIDAY DECEMBER 5TH. The Wrapping Party will be held on Tuesday, December the 9th and gifts will be delivered immediately following. For more information, please call Kori Edgington at Home Instead Senior Care- (931) 526-1127

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Nashville State Community College Hosts “Holiday with a Heart”
Nov 27 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and Nashville State Community College hosts “Holiday with a Heart” now through December 7. This is a toy donation program to help disadvantaged children in our community. If you would like to donate a toy or gift, drop it off at the Sheriff’s Office or Nashville State.

The Sheriff’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. The Sheriff’s Office is closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28. For more information, please call Tiffany Phillips (931) 584-0214.

Algood’s 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive
Nov 27 @ 11:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Drop off canned food, toys and coats for the 10th Annual Toy and Coat Drive to Cash Express in Algood. Donations will be taken through December 15. For more information, please call (931) 537-9883.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Nov 27 @ 11:30 pm – Nov 28 @ 12:00 am

If you’re thinking about adopting a pet this holiday season, please think it through. This is a 10-17 year commitment. If you’re not sure, think about making “Gift Vouchers” for dog walking or pet sitting for friends and family that already have dogs.

This way, you and your family can enjoy the experience of having a dog without the full time job of owning one. For more information, please find us on Facebook under the White County Animal Shelter, or visit link .

Nov
28
Fri
Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Nov 28 @ 12:00 am – 12:30 am

The Monterey Police Department asks you to drop off toys and clothes for the kids in Monterey. The collection is through Friday, December 19 and the delivery will be on Monday, December 22. For more information, please call (931) 839-2323.

DeKalb County Angel Tree 2014
Nov 28 @ 12:30 am – 1:00 am

The 2014 Angels on the DeKalb County Angel Tree are now available for adoption. Stop by any bank location in Smithville or Alexandria and adopt your angel by December 5. If you don’t have time to shop, tax deductible donations are accepted as well.

For more information, please call Laura Stone at (615) 464-7135.

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Nov 28 @ 1:00 am – 1:30 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.

Crossville’s Time4Paws Hosts Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Nov 28 @ 1:30 am – 2:00 am

You’re invited to bring your used shoes of any kind to a Time4Paws on West Avenue in Crossville. The shoes will go to Soles4Souls through December 31, 2014. For more information, please contact Tracy Swack at tracys@soles4souls.org.

Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.

Tennessee Tech Honors Program Hosts TTU Jacket Drive
Nov 28 @ 1:30 am – 2:00 am

Tennessee Tech’s Honors Program invites you to bring your gently used coats to the TTU Jacket Drive to help your neighbors in need. The collection is through November 30. Drop your coats off at the Roaden University Center on Tech campus.

The coats will be delivered to the Quawanas Coat Drive Project at the Cookeville “Teens Need Training” Center and the Cookeville Community. For more information, please call Chelsea Wattenbarger at (931) 200-5749 or email Dr. Theresa Ennis at Tennis@tntech.edu.

Tennessee Tech’s Society for Technical Communication Hosts Food Drive
Nov 28 @ 1:30 am – 2:00 am

Help Tennessee Tech’s Society for Technical Communication in a canned food drive from November 3 to December 9 to benefit the TTU Food Pantry. The goal is to collect enough food to stock the pantry through winter break so it can remain open to the TTU community. Donation bins will be located on the first floor lobby of the Roaden University Center.

For more information, please email Samantha Conley at smconley42@students.tntech.edu or Talisa Cantrell at tmcantrell42@students.tntech.edu or by phone at (615) 604-5145. There is a list of donation drop-off times at link or by calling (931) 372-6143.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Nov 28 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 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 link .

Shop Local in November
Nov 28 @ 2:00 am – 2:30 am

You’re asked to “Shop Local” this November to help the Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s Compassionate Care Foundation. 100% of funds collected by Shop Local partners will help meet the charitable needs of patients right here in our community.

For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urging Motorists to be Cautious
Nov 28 @ 2:30 am – 3:00 am

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging motorists to exercise caution on the road ways at this time of year due to deer mating and hunting season, which puts deer on the move. Last year, 2 people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways.

In Tennessee, there were over 6,000 deer related crashes in 2013. That’s an increase of 3.2% from the previous year. If you’re involved in an accident, please call 911 immediately.

Plateau Creative Arts Center’s The Artist Attic
Nov 28 @ 3:00 am – 3:30 am

Find one-of-a-kind art pieces at “The Artist’s Attic” in the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville. There are paintings, jewelry, photographs, prints, pottery, sculptures and more. All items are under $100.

The attic will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm through December 5. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts the Art of Stained Glass
Nov 28 @ 5:00 am – 5:30 am

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center presents The Art of Stained Glass on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 am. This is a beginner Stained Glass Class taught by instructor Sara Senft. The cost is $51 for members of the Art Guild and $66 for non-members. The supplies needed for this workshop will be provided by the instructor. Bring 2-3 days of old newspapers to class. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center hosts Senior Self Defense Class
Nov 28 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 am

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.

American Red Cross Hosts Holiday Mail for Heroes
Nov 28 @ 6:00 am – 6:30 am

The American Red Cross invites you to take part in the Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign. You’re asked to either purchase or make a holiday card that will be given to Tennessee service members, veterans, and their families.

Drop your card off at your local Red Cross Chapter office. Volunteers will sort the cards and make sure they get to heroes in Tennessee. Please don’t put money, photos, personal information or glitter in the cards. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Nov 28 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

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 link .

Fairfield Glade Hosts Holiday Craft Show
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to the Holiday Craft Show at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29 in Crossville. The show is from 8 am to 4 pm daily.

For more information, please contact Jill Barnes at (931) 707-2061 or jbarnes@fairfieldglade.cc.

Tennessee State Parks Offer Free, Guided Hikes
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Tennessee State Parks offer After Thanksgiving Hikes, which are free, guided hikes on Friday, November 28. The hikes will be held at each of the 55 state parks. Some hikes will be approximately one mile in length and tailored for novice hikers, while others are lengthier and geared toward more experienced hikers.

For a more in-depth look into the planned hikes in your area, please visit link .

Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft’s Annual Holiday Festival
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy Holiday Festival 2014 at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville Friday through Sunday, November 28-30. There will be several activities, including meeting the artists in the Goldenrod Gallery, creating handmade ornaments in the Craft Academy, Photos with Santa, Demonstrations, Studio Tours, and many workshops.

For more information, please call (615) 597-6801 or visit link .

DeKalb County’s First Re-Gifting Event
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join Patch Work’s 1st Community Outreach event “Re-gifting Event” on Friday, November 28 from 11 am to 3 pm at the DeKalb County Complex in Smithville. This is an opportunity to let your child 4-11 experience the joy of Christmas gift giving with the hope they learn the value of helping with community events in the future.

Each child must be accompanied by an adult to pick out Christmas Presents for the parents or caregivers. They will purchase the gift by agreeing to donate their time on a future community outreach project or event. Donations are still needed. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please call Kim Walker at (931) 212-7567 or Kristin Cook at (615) 440-7104.

Rugby Hosts Thanksgiving Marketplace Mini Class: Needle-felt Christmas Ornaments
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

You’re invited to the Thanksgiving Marketplace Mini Class: Needle-felt Christmas Ornaments workshop on Friday, November 28 at 12 noon and 2:30 pm. Participants will use wool, a cookie cutter, and a very sharp barbed needle to make unique Christmas ornaments.

Children should be accompanied by an adult and must be at least 10 years old. The workshop fee is $10. For more information, please visit link .