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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.

Oct
1
Wed
Borrowing Books from Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library
Oct 1 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
Oct 1 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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 Southern Acoustic
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville invites you to a concert by Don Sadler on the Guitar, Fiddle and Dobro “Southern Acoustic on Wednesday, October 1 at 12 noon. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790.

Cookeville’s Mastersingers
Oct 1 @ 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
Oct 1 @ 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 Hosts Arthritis Tai Chi Class
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come relieve your arthritis pain at the Arthritis Tai Chi Class on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The art of Tai Chi is thousands of years old.

Angi Bedard and Mike Pesce are certified instructors by the National Arthritis Foundation to teach Arthritis Tai Chi. The cost is $2 per class. For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Oct 1 @ 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’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Oct 1 @ 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.

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seniors who enjoy acting, drama, jokes and laughter should join the Reader’s Theater at Fair Park Senior Center on Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. No need to memorize your lines, everyone reads with expression. Actor Terry Burgess will be leading this fun hour every Wednesday.

The Stephens Center of Overton County Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

Sessions are held at The Stephens Center in Livingston. 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 (931) 823-6432.

Kids Draw at Putnam County Library
Oct 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 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.

Odometer Fraud – THP
Oct 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

How many times have you thought to yourself that something sounded too good to be true? The last time you bought a used vehicle at a great deal, did you think this might be the case? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted research and discovered more than 350,000 vehicles are sold each year with false odometer readings, costing American car buyers more than $1 billion annually.

Additional research indicates that in Tennessee alone, there are roughly 10,000 vehicles on Tennessee roadways with altered odometers, costing Tennessee consumers over $38 million. The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Criminal Investigation Division is dedicated to helping Tennesseans if they discover they have been a victim of odometer fraud. For more information, contact your local THP district office. Don’t be a victim, think before you buy. This message is brought to you by the Tennessee Highway Patrol Auto Theft unit.

Livingston’s Industry Appreciation Day
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

You’re invited to celebrate Industry Appreciation Day with the Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 1. For more information, please visit link .

Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland – Top 10 Needs
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland is asking for your help. They have a list of the Top 10 greatest needs for the organization.

The list is as follows:
$3,500 for installation of fire hydrant
$600 for new tires for van
New vacuum cleaner
Weed killer concentrate
Copy paper
$2,700 for water line
Gas hedge trimmer
Display racks for Thrift Store
25 foot outdoor extension cord
2 picnic tables

For more information about Teen Challenge, please visit link .

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your dog to learn new tricks at the Dog Training Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The classes are held on Wednesdays and the schedule is as follows:
6 pm – Beginning Obedience – A class to teach your dog the basics.
7 pm – Drop-in Conformation – Come as you need or want to.
8 pm – Rally – A “nicer” form of obedience. You must take Basic Obedience first.

The obedience and rally class series is 10 weeks in length. Drop-In Conformation classes are $5 per dog per night. Most classes are $100 for the 10 week sessions. All “first-time” students are given a $10 discount on their first series of classes except Conformation Drop-In. For more information, please call (931) 788-1478.

Oct
2
Thu
29th Annual Rollercoaster Yard Sale
Oct 2 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to the 29th Annual Rollercoaster Yard Sale October 2-4. The yard sale will cover Celina/Clay County, Livingston/Overton County, Cumberland County, and Byrdstown/Pickett County. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
Oct 2 @ 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.

Livingston Academy Hosts College and Career Fair
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Livingston Academy invites you to the College and Career Fair on Thursday, October 2 from 8:30 am to 12 noon in the gymnasium. Breakfast will be provided by Livingston Academy Foods and Nutrition class. For more information, please call (931) 823-5911.

Crossville’s “Reasons to be Bullish” – Fall Awareness Series
Oct 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

You’re invited to the “Reasons to be Bullish”, part of the Fall Awareness Series, on Thursday, October 2 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Fairfield Glade Community Club & Conference Center in Crossville.

This event is free and lunch is provided. RSVP to Branch Liaison Debra Galbraith at (865) 560-2608 or by email at debra.galbraith@wfadvisors.com. For more information, please contact Tres Baucum at (931) 260-7115.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Artist Trading Cards Workshop
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

You’re invited to an Artist Trading Cards Workshop on Thursday, October 2 at 1 pm in the Art Circle Public Library’s Cumberland Room in Crossville. This is an exciting way to share your art, connect with other artists and collect art through the art of creating and swapping artist trading cards.

Mary Pollard will lead in the Art of Paper and Mixed Media. The class is free with materials provided by Friends of the Library. Bring your own embellishments or copies of photos if you would like. For more information, or to sign up, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 235.

Make a Diamond Dazzle Bracelet at Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You’re invited to make a Diamond Dazzle Bracelet on Thursday, October 2 from 1 to 3 pm at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville. The cost is $17 for members and $22 for non-members plus a supply cost.

For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

The Stephens Center of Cumberland County Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Stephens Center invites you to Parent-Child Connection, a parent’s support group, to the Fall 2014 Series 1 on Thursdays in Cumberland County from 3 to 4:30 pm through October 9. The curriculum being taught is Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families.

Sessions are held at The Exchange Club/Stephens Center-Healthier Beginnings office in the Crossville Commons Complex. 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 (931) 484-8923 or 1(800) 635-5199.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts After-School Adventures
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring your kids ages 7 to 11 to After School Adventures at the Art Circle Public Library each Thursday in October. Each day, a new exciting science experiment will be available for the kids to help in.

These sessions are free and open to kids ages 7 to 11 and their Parent/Caregiver. Registration is required to provide materials for all attending. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 228.

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry in Crossville
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

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.

Cookeville Crazy Quilters Monthly Meeting
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Cookeville Crazy Quilters meet at 5 pm on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Putnam County Library on the first floor. This group is an organization of local quilters who share a passion for the creative art of making quilts.

The current group has approximately 52 members who are active in all aspects of the process of sharing and learning about quilts. Cookeville Crazy Quilters are members of the Tennessee Valley Quilters organization. Activities include community projects, classes, quilt retreats, and hosting a quilt show. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville Hosts Business After Hours
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

You’re invited to Business After Hours on Thursday, October 2 from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Palace Theatre in Crossville. Tickets are $10 for members and $25 for non-members. Come spin the wheel for your chance at many prizes, with a drawing at 6 pm.

For more information, or to RSVP, please call (931) 484-8444, email debra.greer@crossville-chamber.com or visit link .

Crossville’s Plateau Corvette Club Monthly Meeting
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Plateau Corvette Club invites all area Corvette owner to its monthly meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Crossville Outlet Mall. The meeting room is on the north side of the outlet. Join and meet new people as events are planned that all Corvette owners can enjoy. For more information, please contact Coy Watson at (931) 459-4976 or visit link .

Cumberland Business Incubator Hosts Co. Starters
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Cumberland Business Incubator in Crossville invites you to Co. Starters every Thursday through November 13 from 6 to 9 pm. Co. Starters is a process designed to turn your business idea into action. It is for existing businesses looking to grow as well as new business ideas.

Class will not be held on October 16 and November 13. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (931) 456-4910.

Monterey Lions Club Monthly Meetings
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

Putnam County 4-H Chick-Chain Poultry Show and Sale
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm

You’re invited to the Putnam County 4-H Chick-Chain Poultry Show and Sale on Thursday, October 2 at 6 pm at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Poultry Barn. The sale will immediately follow the show.

Pens of three pullets, locally raised Rhode Island Red and Black Star chickens, will be auction. For more information, please call (931) 526-4561.

Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
Oct 2 @ 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 link .

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Split Decision Band
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

Oct
3
Fri
29th Annual Rollercoaster Yard Sale
Oct 3 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to the 29th Annual Rollercoaster Yard Sale October 2-4. The yard sale will cover Celina/Clay County, Livingston/Overton County, Cumberland County, and Byrdstown/Pickett County. For more information, please visit link .

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Oct 3 @ 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.

White County High Schools Students Host Yard Sale
Oct 3 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

You’re invited to a yard sale to benefit scholarships for White County High School students and local charities at the 1st Community Church of Sparta on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4.

The sale will include baby and kids items, housewares, furniture, home decor, sewing supplies and fabric, holiday items, bedding, personal mobility/medical supplies, sports equipment, electronics, music, movies and more. For more information, please call (931) 836-3214.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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.

Bank of Overton County Hosts Annual Birthday Celebration
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Bank of Overton County invites you to the Annual Birthday Celebration on Friday, October 3 from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be food and refreshments. For more information, please call (931) 823-3355.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts “Let’s Polka!”
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

“Let’s Polka!” at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville on Friday, October 3 from 9:30 am to 11 am. The Old Time Plateau German Band will perform to start October off.

They will be playing lively, fun, dancing music. This event is free. For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts the Art of Stained Glass
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 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.

Cookeville Hosts Blood Assurance Blood Drive
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

You’re invited to a Blood Assurance Blood Drive in memory of Pat Brown on Friday, October 3 from 10 am to 6 pm at the First Christian Church in Cookeville. Walk-ins are welcome, but you may also make an appointment for the blood drive by calling (931) 526-4241.

For more information about donating blood, please call 1-800-962-0628 or visit link .

Gainesboro’s Arts in the Appalachians Art Walk
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Come enjoy the 2nd Annual Arts in the Appalachians Art Walk in Gainesboro on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4. The walk will be held from 3 to 7 pm on Friday, and from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday. Artisans will be located in Gainesboro’s historical buildings throughout the town, offering their wares as well as demonstrating their crafts.

Demonstrations will include pottery, painting, portraiture, weaving, flameworking, jewelry making, and woodworking to name a few. The year’s walk features 16 artisans in 9 locations. For more information, please call (931) 397-9779 or (931) 310-4699.

Livingston Hosts the 2nd Annual Chili Challenge
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

You’re invited to the 2nd Annual Chili Challenge on Friday, October 3 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Livingston Town Square. The cost is $10 per bowl with all proceeds going to benefit the Teen Challenge of the Upper Cumberland.

For more information, please contact Teen Challenge at (888) 688-0470.