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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.

Sep
22
Mon
FCE Clubs in Putnam County
Sep 22 all-day

FCE stands for Family Community Education. There are 7 FCE Clubs in Putnam County and their goal is to provide a continuing education program for adults in areas such as nutrition, food safety, health, family living, financial management, leadership development and community service.

The 7 Club Meetings are as follows:
Friendship: 2nd Monday – 1 pm
Twin Oak: 2nd Tuesday – 10 am
Jere Whitson: 2nd Wednesday – 9:30 am
Northeast: 2nd Thursday – 9:30 am
Southern Hospitality: 3rd Monday – 12:30 pm
Young Homemakers: 3rd Tuesday – 6 pm
Monterey: 4th Monday – 6:30 pm

Activities include monthly meetings, quarterly county council meetings, cultural arts/fashion revue competition, awards day/picnic, camp, special interest meetings, district and state meetings, reading program, volunteer program (CVU), Habitat for Humanity lunches/Cooking on the Square, animal shelter, pregnancy center, kindergarten school supplies, helping hands, and various club supported activities and service projects.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

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 .

Crossville’s Time4Paws Hosts Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

Cookeville High School Offering PSAT Testing
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Cookeville High School offers the PSAT at 8:30 am on Saturday, October 18 and students may register through Monday, September 22 in the counseling center. The cost is $20 per student.

The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is the qualifying exam for high school juniors for the National Merit Scholarship Cooperation. This is open to all underclassmen. For more information, please call (931) 520-2114.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Sep 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 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.

Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion’s Club Forming LEO Service Clubs at SMHS and CCHS
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion’s Clubs are forming LEO Service Clubs at Stone Memorial High School and Cumberland County High School. The LEO Club is an international organization that encourages student participation in service activities in the community. For more information, please contact Lion’s Club LEO Chairman Bob Seabrook at (931) 484-3041.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center hosts Open Studio
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visitors are welcome at the Open Studio at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville on Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be no formal instruction. It is an informal sharing of ideas and conversation. Supplies are available for most mediums for a small fee.
For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Monterey’s Cumberland Cove Quilters Monthly Meeting
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Cumberland Cove Quilters meet at the Cumberland Cove Welcome Center in Monterey the 4th Monday of each month at 10 am. There are are 16 members, and yearly dues are $15 each. Each person donates 16 fat quarters a year and each person gets a bag of fat quarters for their birthday.

Current projects include lap quilts in a red, white and blue friendship star for the Habitat for Humanity Homes. Classes are scheduled throughout the year. For more information, or to join the group, please contact Joanna Walker by email at jwquilts@frontiernet.net.

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your project with or without problems to the Open Beading Class on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at The Art Guild in Crossville from 10 am to 12 noon. You will receive lots of compassion and conversation during this class. There is a $5 fee for non-members for studio use.
For more information, please call (931) 484-3722.

White County’s Stitch ‘N Knit Club
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Stitch ‘N Knit Club meets every Monday from 10:30 am until 12 noon at the White County Library. Everyone is welcome! Please bring size 8 needles and yarn. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 836-3613.

Crossville’s Art Guild Hosts Life Drawing Class
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Expand your art interestes 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.

Learn What You Can Do on an iPad at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Confused about how to use your iPad? Look no further than the beginner and intermediate level classes with Kaye Randolph every Monday 1-2:30pm and Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. Basic classes are for those not familiar with iPad features, functions and settings or those who want to learn more about their iPad.
Classes are designed for those who own an Apple iPad. Other tablets will not be covered in this class. Bring your fully charged iPad. It is recommended that you take the beginner level class before taking the intermediate level.
Class size limited. All participants must register for the class. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 241 or visit http://www.artcirclelibrary.info/.

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands is looking for volunteers, doctors, PA’s, nurse practitioners, nurses and nursing techs to help in the clinic, which cares for uninsured and under-insured residents of Cumberland, White and Putnam Counties. For more information, please call (931) 261-8861 or (931) 287-0237.

Gainesboro and Shiloh Head Start Accepting Applications
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

LBJ&C Gainesboro and Shiloh Head Start centers are taking applications. We provide FREE services to children 3 & 4 years of age. Services are also offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. For more information, please contact Gainesboro (931) 268-3312 or Shiloh (931) 268-2759.

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friends of Animals (FOA) of Gainesboro has special funding to spay/neuter large dogs, but it won’t last forever. FOA also has funding to help fix small dogs and cats too. For more information, please contact FOA at (931) 268-1866.

Cumberland Business Incubator of Crossville Hosts Speed Networking
Sep 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Increase your business contacts at the Speed Networking event on Monday, September 22 from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Cumberland Business Incubator in Crossville. You will get to exchange 60 second elevator pitches with all attendees. Schedule follow up appointments and learn more about how to work together.

All business are welcome, and this event is free. For more information, please call (931) 456-4910, visit link , or email cbi@roanestate.edu.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Senior Walking Club
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the Senior Walking Club at Obed River Park in Crossville every Monday at 9 am. John Dawson is leading the walks. For more information, please contact Fair Park Senior Center at (931) 484-7416.

Life Recovery at Byrdstown Community Center
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Life Recovery will meet every Monday at 6 pm at the Byrdstown Community Center. Please enter through the side door. For more information, contact Brother Eric Thoman at (931) 650-1077.

Cookeville’s Plateau Eat Righters Host Eat Right for Your Blood Type
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Plateau Eat Righters invite you to the “Eat Right for you Blood Type” class each Monday at 6:30 pm through October 13. Each blood type is divided into 4 parts. The schedule is as follows:
August 11 – Part Three, Week Two “Type A”
August 18 – Part Three, Week Three “Type A”
August 25 – Part Three, Week Four “Type A”
September 1 – no class “Labor Day”
September 8 – Part Five, Week One “Type AB”
September 15 – Part Five, Week Two “Type AB”
September 22 – Part Five, Week Three “Type AB”
September 29 – Part Two, Week One “Type O”
October 6 – Part Two, Week Two “Type O”
October 13 – Part Two, Week Three “Type O”

The class is held across from the Dinner Bell and Dollar General in Cookeville. For more information, please call Ethel Anderson at (931) 261-4901 or email ea@ethelanderson.com.

Sep
23
Tue
Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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.

The Stephens Center of Putnam County Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Stephens Center invites you to Parent-Child Connection, a parent’s support group, to the Fall 2014 Series 1 on Tuesdays in Putnam County from 9 to 10:30 am through September 23. The curriculum being taught is Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families.

Sessions are held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Cookeville. Certificates will be awarded to parents attending eight sessions within this series. There is no charge for the classes. Everyone is welcome. For more information or to find out the class schedule, please call 800-635-5199.

UCHRA Hosts Commodities Distribution in Clay County
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency invites you to the commodities distribution for Clay County on Tuesday, September 23 from 9 am to 11 am at theClay County Community Center.

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards, please call (931) 243-3674. The UCHRA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

Crossville’s Eat Righters Hosts Eat Right for your Blood Type
Sep 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Plateau Eat Righters invite you to the “Eat Right for you Blood Type” class each Tuesday at 9:30 am through November 11. Each blood type is divided into 4 parts. The schedule is as follows:
August 12 – Part Four, Week One “Type B”
August 19 – Part Four, Week Two “Type B”
August 26 – Part Four, Week Three “Type B”
September 2 – Part Three, Week One “Type A”
September 9 – Part Three, Week Two “Type A”
September 16 – Part Three, Week Three “Type A”
September 23 – Part Three, Week Four “Type A”
September 30 – Part Five, Week One “Type AB”
October 7 – Part Five,Week Two “Type AB”
October 14 – Part Five, Week Three “Type AB”
October 21 – no class
October 28 – Part Two, Week One “Type O”
November 4 – Part Two, Week Two “Type O”
November 11 – Part Two, Week Three “Type O”

The class is held in the building on Dr. Gray’s parking lot at the back of his building on West Avenue in Crossville. For more information, please call Larry Nesbit at (931) 456-9245 or email er4yt@frontiernet.net.

Art Circle Public Library Presents KidBits Story Time
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Art Circle Public Library presents KidBits Pre-School Story Time with Miss Patty in the Children’s Library Carousel on Tuesdays at 10 am. Children ages 0 to 5 along with their parents/caregivers are invited to join in for the reading of some old and new stories, singing silly songs and doing fun crafts. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 228.

Crochet Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Janet Olinger will teach Crochet Classes every Tuesday at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville from 1 to 2 pm.
For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

UCHRA Hosts Commodities Distribution in Pickett County
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency invites you to the commodities distribution for Clay County on Tuesday, September 23 from 1 to 3 pm at the Byrdstown Community Center.

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards, please call (931) 864-3652. The UCHRA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Chances are, you or someone you know has age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. Millions are losing their sight to AMD, but you don’t have to. That’s why you should visit your eye doctor and learn the warning signs. The Foundation Fighting Blindness provides free AMD information kits with everything you need to know about preventing and managing the disease. Call 1-800-632-2005 to request your kit today.

Art Circle Public Library of Crossville Hosts Tuesdays at the Movies
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You’re invited to Tuesdays at the Movies at 2 pm at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. These movies are free and will be shown in the Cumberland Meeting Room. For more information, please call Charlie at (931) 484-6790 ext. 223.

The schedule is as follows:
September 2: Non-Stop
September 9: Winter’s Tale
September 16: Divergent
September 23: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
September 30: Premium Rush

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Hawaiian Hula Lessons
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and join as dance instructor Noelani DeRossett gives Hawaiian Hula Lessons on Tuesdays from 2 to 3 pm at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. For more information or to sign up, please contact Tina at (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts Walk-In Painting Class
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Walk-In Painting Class will be on Tuesday, June 10 from 2 to 4 pm at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville. The class is $17 for members of the Art Guild and $22 for non-members. No registration is required.

The class is conducted by Eric Buechel. Eric’s class will be conducted with oil or acrylic mediums, and each student will choose their own landscape painting image. Instruction sketching, composition, and technique will all be worked out before beginning the final painting. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Monterey Branch Library Hosts Book Club
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Monterey Branch Library invites you to the Book Club on Tuesday, September 23 at 2 pm. Stop by the library to get your copy of this month’s book club book. For more information, please call (931) 839-2103 or visit link .

Ballroom Dance Classes at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Sep 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn the basis of Ballroom Dancing with Cheron and David every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The cost is $5 per person or per couple.
For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Monterey Branch Library Hosts Pinterest Crafting for Adults
Sep 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Adults, come try your hand at your favorite Pinterest craft on Tuesday, September 23 at the Monterey Branch Library. The crafting class will begin at 3:30 pm. For more information, please visit the Monterey Branch Library Facebook page or call (931) 823-2103.

Algood Headstart Accepting Applications
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Algood Headstart is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for 3-5 year olds. For more information, please contact the center at (931) 537-9057.

Crossville’s Homestead Elementary Hosts Alumni Reception
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Homestead Elementary invites you to their Alumni Reception on Tuesday, September 23 before the homecoming game. This is the 75th Anniversary of Homestead Elementary and all alumni are invited. You’re asked to arrive by 4 pm with the football game to begin at 4:30 pm. You will be recognized at half time. For more information, please call (931) 456-8344.

Highlands Residential Services Hosts Free Quit Smoking Class
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join a free, no obligation Quit Smoking class on the second Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 4 to 5 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.

Upper Cumberland Development District Asking for Volunteers
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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.

Sparta’s Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center Hosts Monthly Meetings
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center invites you to the monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. For more information, please call (931) 277-3044.

Sep
24
Wed
Borrowing Books from Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library
Sep 24 all-day

Hey Kids! You’re invited to come borrow books for free from the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. There are books for all ages, dvd’s and audio books, computers, story time programs, crafts, puppet shows, and movies. You can even get your own free library card by contacting the Art Circle Public Library.

Cookeville Children’s Theatre Seeking Donations
Sep 24 all-day

The Cookeville Children’s Theatre is seeking donations. The Cumberland County Playhouse is joining with the Cookeville Children’s Theatre to raise funds so that the CCT can put on several performances in 2014. If you’d like to become a sponsor or more information, please contact Jim Crabtree.

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Sep 24 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 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 Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

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 .

Crossville’s Time4Paws Hosts Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Sep 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 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 Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville will host Stories, Music and Puppets for ages 1-101 every Wednesday during Quackers Story Time at 10 am. Parents and caregivers, please stay with your child during these fun programs which will take place in the Cumberland Meeting Room. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit http://www.artcirclelibrary.info/.

Putnam County Library Story Time
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 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 Branch Library Hosts Preschool Story Time
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Monterey Library invites all preschool and home school students to Preschool Story Time every Wednesday at 11 am. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 839-2103 or visit link .

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Terri Utsey
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville invites you to a concert by Terry Utsey on Wednesday, September 24 at 12 noon. She is a Palace Singer/Entertainer. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790.

Cookeville’s Mastersingers
Sep 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

You’re invited to enjoy the lively concerts by the Mastersingers, Cookeville’s Community Chorus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for 18 and under, and season tickets are only $25 per person. Membership is also open to anyone interested.

For more information, please visit link or email cookevillemastersingers@yahoo.com.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Art Center Hosts Paint with Pastels
Sep 24 @ 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.