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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.

Dec
18
Thu
American Red Cross Blood Drive at Crossville Blood Donation Center
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm

Stop by the American Red Cross’s Crossville Blood Donation Center on Thursday, December 18 from 11 am to 6 pm. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville Central High’s Class of ’63 Monthly Meeting
Dec 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cookeville Central High’s Class of ’63 meets at Dipsy Doodle every third Thursday on West Broad Street in Cookeville at 11:30 am for lunch. For more information, please contact Linda Swack King at (931) 651-1175.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Gingerbread House Decorating
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm

Bring the kids to the Art Circle Public Library on Thursday, December 18 for Gingerbread House Decorating. The program is from 4 to 6 pm and is completely free.

Registration is required, and space is limited to 75 children. Younger children may need extra help so plan to bring an extra adult or teen along if bringing multiple children. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 228.

Standing Stone’s Church of Christ Hosts Free Food Giveaway
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm

Monterey’s Standing Stone Church of Christ hosts a food giveaway on Thursday, December 18 at 5 pm. For more information, please visit link .

Bean & Bailey Perform in Cookeville
Dec 18 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Enjoy dinner, entertainment and celebration at the Celebration for Non-Profits on Thursday, December 18 at 6:15 at the Leslie Town Center in Cookeville. Entertainment will be Bean and Bailey, a comedy duo.

Tickets are $30 or $200 for a table of 8. For more information, please contact Dean Hutson at (931) 528-5200 or email dean@commonsensemediagroup.net. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling CASA at (931) 520-9540 or (931) 267-6559.

Jackson County High School’s Band Performance
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jackson County High School’s Band will perform on Thursday, December 18 at 7 pm. For more information, please visit link .

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum’s After School Creative Kids Club
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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.

Cookeville’s Planet Fitness Hosts Clothing Drive
Dec 18 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Drop off a donation of warm winter clothing now through December 20 to Planet Fitness of Cookeville. Planet Fitness is located in the Cookeville Mall Shopping Center.

The donations will be donated to local residents through Pacesetters of Cookeville. For more information, please call (931) 284-4552.

Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
Dec 18 @ 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.

Hidden Hollow Park of Cookeville Hosts Christmas Light Drive Thru Spectacular
Dec 18 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy a Christmas Light Drive Thru Spectacular each Thursday through Sunday through January 3 at Hidden Hollow Park of Cookeville. There will be Santa visits, a full snack bar, and bonfires. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for kids. For more information, please call (931) 526-4038.

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library Supports Tennessee Promise Initiative
Dec 18 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library supports the Tennessee Promise initiative by offering computers and space on Thursdays through January 15 from 3 to 5 pm to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the students’ college applications.

From January 22 to February 26, TNPromise scholars can complete their 8 hours of community service as volunteers at the Justin Potter Library on Thursdays between 3 and 5 pm. For more information, please call (615) 597-4359.

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission Needs Bell Ringers
Dec 18 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 19 @ 12:00 am

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission asks you to take part in the Annual Bell Ringing Fundraiser this Christmas season. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact Margaret Ridley at (931) 529-3651 or (931) 520-7003.

To volunteer a team from your business or organization, please contact Lisa Eldridge at (931) 265-0272. Please visit link .

Open Enrollment for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace
Dec 18 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 19 @ 12:00 am

The second annual Open Enrollment Period for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace is now through February 15, 2015. Every American Citizen is required to have Health Insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Law, also known as Obamacare.

You and your familiy can apply for healthcare coverage online at link or by telephone at 1-800-318-2596. You can also receive assistance from Tennessee Health Care Campaign for the Upper Cumberland on South Madison Avenue in Cookeville. Call them at (931) 528-8422 for an appointment.

White County Animal Shelter – Adopting a Pet
Dec 18 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 19 @ 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 .

Dec
19
Fri
Monterey Police Department Collecting Toys and Clothes
Dec 19 @ 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.

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Dec 19 @ 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 .

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts the Art of Stained Glass
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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.

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Dec 19 @ 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 .

Gordonsville’s Logger Appreciation Breakfast
Dec 19 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am

Clark Lumber Company hosts a Logger Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, December 19 from 6 to 9 am at the Gordonsville Facility. For more information, please call (615) 699-3497.

American Red Cross Blood Drive at Crossville Blood Donation Center
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Crossville Blood Donation Center for an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, December 19 from 9 am to 4 pm. The center is on East First Street in Crossville. For more information, please visit link .

Centre School of Dance Hosts Winter Dance Concert at Cookeville Performing Arts Theater
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy the Centre School of Dance’s Winter Dance Concert on Friday and Saturday, December 19 and 20. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, please visit link .

Baxter Senior Center Hosting Bake Sale
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Baxter Senior Center is hosting a Bake Sale on Friday, December 19 from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be cakes, pies, cookies, candies and jellies. For more information, please call (931) 858-5657.

The Polar Express at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library invites you aboard the Polar Express on Friday, December 19. Wear your pajamas to the library at 1 pm for this free program.

Light refreshments will be served. Children must be accompanied by their Parent/Caregiver. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 228.

Monterey Branch Library’s Home School Hangout
Dec 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The Monterey Branch Library is the Home School Hangout on every Friday. For more information, please call (931) 839-2103 or visit the Monterey Branch Library’s Facebook page.

Cornerstone Baptist Church of Crossville Hosts Christmas Cantata
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy the Christmas Cantata at Cornerstone Baptist Church of Crossville on Friday, December 19 at 6 pm, and on Sunday, December 21 at 6:30 pm. The church is located on the corner of 10th Street and Miller Avenue.

For more information, please call (931) 484-8476.

Crab Orchard Christian Church of Crossville Hosts Scenes of Christmas
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Crab Orchard Christian Church on Friday, December 19 at 6:30 pm for “Scenes of Christmas.” There will be live animals, actors, and a Heavenly Choir made up of local churches.

This is a ‘ride thru’ event, and admission, parking and treats are free. There will be hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes, as well as a Santa Corner for kids complete with live reindeer. For more information, please contact Danny Smith at (931) 335-5145.

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Dec 19 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 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.

Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers
Dec 19 @ 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.

Cookeville’s Planet Fitness Hosts Clothing Drive
Dec 19 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Drop off a donation of warm winter clothing now through December 20 to Planet Fitness of Cookeville. Planet Fitness is located in the Cookeville Mall Shopping Center.

The donations will be donated to local residents through Pacesetters of Cookeville. For more information, please call (931) 284-4552.

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Dec 19 @ 10:00 pm – 10:30 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.

Hidden Hollow Park of Cookeville Hosts Christmas Light Drive Thru Spectacular
Dec 19 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Enjoy a Christmas Light Drive Thru Spectacular each Thursday through Sunday through January 3 at Hidden Hollow Park of Cookeville. There will be Santa visits, a full snack bar, and bonfires. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for kids. For more information, please call (931) 526-4038.

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library Supports Tennessee Promise Initiative
Dec 19 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library supports the Tennessee Promise initiative by offering computers and space on Thursdays through January 15 from 3 to 5 pm to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the students’ college applications.

From January 22 to February 26, TNPromise scholars can complete their 8 hours of community service as volunteers at the Justin Potter Library on Thursdays between 3 and 5 pm. For more information, please call (615) 597-4359.

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission Needs Bell Ringers
Dec 19 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 20 @ 12:00 am

Cookeville’s Rescue Mission asks you to take part in the Annual Bell Ringing Fundraiser this Christmas season. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact Margaret Ridley at (931) 529-3651 or (931) 520-7003.

To volunteer a team from your business or organization, please contact Lisa Eldridge at (931) 265-0272. Please visit link .

Open Enrollment for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace
Dec 19 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 20 @ 12:00 am

The second annual Open Enrollment Period for the Health Care Insurance Marketplace is now through February 15, 2015. Every American Citizen is required to have Health Insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Law, also known as Obamacare.

You and your familiy can apply for healthcare coverage online at link or by telephone at 1-800-318-2596. You can also receive assistance from Tennessee Health Care Campaign for the Upper Cumberland on South Madison Avenue in Cookeville. Call them at (931) 528-8422 for an appointment.

Pickett County Sheriff’s Office Presents “Are You OK?” Telephone Reassurance Program
Dec 19 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 20 @ 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 .

Dec
20
Sat
Upper Cumberland Regional Airport’s Monthly Fly-In Breakfast
Dec 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

You’re invited to Upper Cumberland Regional Airport’s Monthly Fly-In Breakfasts the third Saturday of each month beginning at 8 am on England Drive in Sparta. For more information, please call (931) 739-7000.

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Historic Park Hosts Christmas in the Park
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join park staff for Christmas in the Park at Cordell Hull Birthplace State Historic Park to celebrate the holidays the way they were enjoyed in the late 19th century on Saturday, December 20 from 9 am to 4 pm.

This is a holiday open house to include refreshments and season decorations in the restored birthplace cabin. For more information, please call (931) 864-3247.

Appalachian Center for Craft of Smithville Hosts Five Days ‘Til Christmas Sale
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm

Stop by the Five Days ‘Til Christmas Sale at Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft’s Goldenrod Gallery on December 20 from 10 am – 6 pm. The center has partnered with the DeKalb Animal Coalition for the Humane Treatment of Animals.

In exchange for donations of pet food, leashes, dog beds, the Goldenrod Gallery at the Appalachian Center for Craft will offer a 10% discount on your entire purchase. TTU employees receive an additional 5% discount. There will be demonstrations, Santa, more. For more information, please visit link .

Help Riverbank Books at White County Public Library Book Signing
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Authors Koko Nervelli and Doris Rouse invite you to a book signing at the White County Public Library on Saturday, December 20. The signing will be from 10 am to 2 pm and donations will be taken for Riverbank Books, which was recently destroyed by fire.

The library will also be accepting gently used books for Riverbank. Other drop off locations for used books are Cash Now Advance and Polished Nail Salon. For more information, please visit link or call (931) 836-3613.

White County Fairgrounds Hosts Benefit for Larry Johnson (Bubba)
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ravenscroft Church of God is hosting a Benefit for Larry Johnson (Bubba) on Saturday, December 20 beginning at 11 am at the Agriculture Building at the White County Fairgrounds. There will be special singing by Nathan Hawkins, The Church Singers, and Yielded Vessels. Also, there will be an auction, activities, a cake walk, yard sale, and plenty of good food throughout the day.

For more information, please contact Cindy Rogers at (931) 935-0010 or Brother Peter at (931) 935-5866..

Clay County’s 2014 Christmas Parade
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Clay County invites you to the 2014 Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 20 at 2 pm. For more information, please visit link .

DeKalb County’s 5th Annual Christmas Toy Drive
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Take part in the 5th Annual Christmas Toy Drive on Saturday, December 20 at the DeKalb County Complex Auditorium. Doors open at 4 pm with singing to begin at 6 pm. Admission is 1 unwrapped small toy per person or 1 unwrapped large toy per family.

Right On Time will perform with preaching to follow with Bro. Josh Hale.

Monterey’s Woodcliff Baptist Church Hosts Singing
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to a singing on the third Saturday of each month at the Woodcliff Baptist Church in Monterey at 6 pm. Snacks will be served after the singing. For more information, please call (931) 839-8465.

White County High School Baseball Team Hosts Father/Daughter Dance
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fathers, bring your daughters out for a special evening of refreshments and dancing at the White County High School baseball team’s Father/Daughter Dance on Saturday, December 20. The dance will be held at the Old Middle School Gym on East Bronson Street in Sparta.

The cost is $20 per ticket. Pictures will be available for purchase for $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, please contact Shaun Floyd at shaun.floyd@whitecoschools.net.

Putnam County Senior Citizens Host Big Christmas Dance
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Those 18 and older, enjoy the Big Christmas Dance on Saturday, December 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Putnam County Senior Citizens Center on Walnut Street. Admission is $5. Bring a dessert, and coffee will be furnished.

Surprises are in store. For more information, please call (931) 526-9318 or visit link .