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Monterey Historical Depot Society’s 2015 Membership Drive “Clickity Clack – Making Tracks” is going on now through March 11. The annual membership fee is $20.
This fee receives one voting right for a business, family or individual. Meetings are each month on the third Thursday at 6 pm at the Monterey Depot. The depot has over 2,500 items on display telling the story of railroad, coal mining, Monterey’s people, businesses, schools, and culture treasures. The Depot is open Monday through Saturday for free from 9 am to 4 pm. For more information, please call (931) 839-2111.
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.
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.
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.
Crossville’s Youth Baseball and Softball Association has begun registration for the upcoming spring season. Registration forms are available at the Crossville Parks and Recreation Office on Industrial Boulevard. Boys must be 5-13 as of May 1, 2015 and girls must be 5-15 as of January 1, 2015.
The fee is $55 each with a $150 maximum per family. Evaluations will be Saturday, February 7 at Stone Memorial High School’s gymnasium from 8 am to 12 noon. For more information, please call (931) 456-6598.
Enjoy a Mental Health Seminar at the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County on Monday, January 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. This is the last session of the three part seminar, and it will concentrate on mental health for young children, school age children and pre-teens.
The seminar will be held in the Plateau Conference Room. You’ll be able to learn about the warning signs that can indicate a problem that often go undetected. For more information, please visit link .
Join Cookeville’s Leisure Services for a Quilting Class each Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The cost is $45 per person. Participants will learn to cut fabric, read a pattern, and sew it all together to create a Log Cabin Quilt.
Please bring the book “Quilt In A Day: Log Cabin Pattern” by Eleanor Burns, a sewing machine, thread, fabric, a rotary cutter, self-healing mat and scissors. The class if for those 18 and older. For more information, please visit link .
Jamestown Regional Medical Center will host the Relay for Life Team Meeting on Monday, January 26 at 6 pm in the conference room. For more information, please call (931) 752-5762.
Enjoy the Monterey Hilltop Chorale under the direction of Frances Eldridge with practice every Monday evening at the Monterey United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 pm.
The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce invites you to Business Before Hours on Tuesday, January 27. This a networking opportunity with a light breakfast and coffee for attendees. For more information, please call (931) 526-2211.
Stop by Red Boiling Springs School on Tuesday, January 27 between 10 am and 3 pm for an American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, please visit link .
If you’re in the 4th – 12th grade and would like to learn to sew, join the 4-H Sewing Club the second Tuesday of each month at the UT Extension office in the DeKalb County Community Center. The meetings are from 3 to 5 pm.
Due to the expense of supplies, there is a $40 fee. For more information, please call (615) 597-4945.
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.
The Stone Memorial High School Panthers host the Rhea County Golden Eagles in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 5 pm with the boys to follow.
Tennessee Tech’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center invites you to the free seminar “So You Want to be an Entrepreneur” on Tuesday, January 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The seminar will be held in Johnson Hall, room 208.
The seminar will be led by Assistant Director of the TSBDC John Woodard and will address topics of interest to individuals considering entrepreneurship. Registration is required for the seminar. For more information, or to register, please visit link or call (931) 372-3648.
The Bangham Community Center will host a meeting on Tuesday, January 27 at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome and asked to bring a covered dish.
The meeting will be canceled if there is no school. For more information, please call (931) 854-1352.
The Cumberland County High School Jets will visit the Cookeville High School Cavaliers in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls will tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.
The Monterey High School Wildcats visit the Clarkrange High School Buffaloes in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.
The Smith County High School Owls visit the Livingston Academy Wildcats in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. This is Livingston Academy’s Pink Out Game. Shirts will be available for $12 and proceeds will benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.
The Homeless Advocacy for Rural Tennessee Continuum of Care asks for your help in getting an unsheltered count of homeless persons in our area through a “Homeless Point-In-Time Count” from sunset Tuesday, January 27 through sunrise Wednesday, January 28.
Your information can be left anonymously. Here is the contact information for your area:
Cumberland County – Crab Orchard City Hall – 338 Hebbertsberg Road – (931) 484-2815 – 5 to 11 pm, Meals and More, 608 West Ave., Crossville, Cumberland Mountain Mental Health Center, 4325 U.S. 127, Crossville
Clay County – OC Building (Across from City Hall) – 145 Cordell Hull Drive – (931) 243-2161 – 5 pm to 7 am
Jackson County – New Hope Baptist Church – (931) 268-9888 – 5 to 9 pm
Guests will receive warm blankets and a few items given to them. Participants will also have a chance to speak with staff members while escaping the cold.
The Upperman High School Bees host the Murfreesboro Central Magnet Tigers in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.
The White County High School Warriors host the Warren County High School Pioneers in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Seatbelt Checkpoint on Tuesday, January 27 on State Route 146 at mile marker 6 in DeKalb County.
Enjoy guest performances by soprano Gail Robinson-Oturu and pianist-composer Roland Carter on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:30 pm at Tennessee Tech’s Wattenbarger Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit link .
Stop by the White County Health Department from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday for a free Flu Shot. The shots are available by appointment or by walk-in. The health department is located on Walker Street in Sparta. For more information, please call (931) 836-2201.
The Putnam County Library will host Story Time on Wednesdays at 10 am. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 526-2416.
Stop by Tennessee Tech University of Cookeville on Wednesday, January 28 for an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, please visit link .
Enjoy the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Queen Pageant to benefit the Genesis House on Saturday, February 28 at 12 noon. The event will take place in the multipurpose room of the Roaden University Center on Tennessee Tech’s campus.
The pageant is open to girls ages 0 to 18 and is coordinated by Pageants With Purpose. The entry fee is $50 and contestants will also collect items to donate to the women and children served by The Genesis House. February 14 is the deadline to enter. Spectators may watch the event for $5 per person. Kids 5 and under are free. Every girl will receive an award, no one leaves empty handed. For more information, please call Shannon at (931) 644-5853 or visit link .
Cumberland County UT Extension Agent Kelli Bottoms invites you to a 6 week Free Arthritis Exercise program each Wednesday at 1 pm at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. Learn the healthy way to deal with the problem, and be able to cut down on the pain medicine.
This class is free and for more information, please call (931) 484-7416.
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.
Senior, the City of Crossville Police Department invites you to the Senior Police Academy beginning on Wednesday, January 14. This is a 4 week class from 1 to 4 pm at the City Police Station. The classes are free and will cover several topics.
Topics covered will include crime scene investigation, firearms, tactical response team, K-9 demonstration, and more. To sign up, or for more information, please contact the Fair Park Senior Center at (931) 484-7416.
Stop by Cookeville’s Nashville State Campus for a Stalking Awareness Seminar on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 1:30 pm. January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and this seminar is open to the community.
Speakers will include Bobby Anderson, Tara Bates, Bill Gibson, Marlene Hall, Dana Looper and Jennifer White. The campus is on Neal Street in Cookeville. For more information, please call (931) 520-0551 ext. 113.
Smithville’s Justin Potter Library supports the Tennessee Promise initiative by offering community service hours. 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 Regional Medical Center invites you to a Pelvic Floor Disorders Seminar on Thursday, January 29 at 5:30 pm in the CRMC Education Rooms 2 and 3.
Urologist Sara Wells, M.D., will join other specialists for expert advice about signs, symptoms and treatment options, along with exercised and tips on how to strengthen your pelvic floor. Register with Amy Mahan at email@example.com or by calling (931) 783-2039.
If you’re interested in the activities of Byrdstown’s Good Neighbors Theatre, stop by the Annual Meeting and Reception on Thursday, January 29 at 6 pm. The evening will include a tour of the theatre and a reception of self-serve hors d’ oeuvres and beverages.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cumberland County High School Jets host the Knoxville Halls High School Red Devils in basketball on Thursday, January 29. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.
Stop by Tennessee Tech University to hear a Talk about ISIS and the Kurds on Thursday, January 29 at 7 pm in the Derryberry Hall Auditorium.
Nahra Zagros and Tyler Fisher of Soran University in Iraqi Kurdistan will both be speaking. This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (931) 372-6328 or email email@example.com.
Stop by Alexandria’s Liberty State Bank on Friday, January 30 beginning at 10:30 am for a Chili and Soup Lunch. There will be chili or vegetable soup, homemade Pimento cheese sandwiches, crackers and a drink for $6. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. For more information, please call (615) 529-2375.
The Clay County High School Bulldogs host the Gordonsville High School Tigers in basketball on Friday, January 30. The ladies tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.
Homecoming at Stone Memorial High School has been set for Friday, January 30. In addition, Senior Night will be Saturday, February 7. Both game times are 6 and 7:30 for varsity.
For more information, please call (931) 484-5767.
The Cumberland County High School Jets visit the Rhea County High School Golden Eagles in basketball on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.
The Montery High School Wildcats host the Jackson County High School Blue Devils on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.
The Smith County High School Owls host the DeKalb County High School Tigers on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.
The White County High School Warriors visit the Stone Memorial High School Panthers in basketball on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, January 30 in Cumberland County on Highway 70 at Browntown Road.
Crossville’s Elks Lodge #2751 invites you to a Fundraiser on Friday, January 30. The Big Band Orchestra will perform at the Palace Theatre from 7 to 9 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the Palace Theatre or by calling (931) 484-6133.
Funds will go to pay for the Cumberland County “Hoop Shoot” contests. These funds for the participants shirts, plaques, gasoline for shooters who advance to the next level, and physical education equipment for all elementary schools who competed in this year’s competition, which is 2,221 students.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Seatbelt Checkpoint in Warren County on Yager Road, south of Pinewood Lane on Friday, January 30.
Tennessee Tech will host guest Flutist Bart Feller on Friday, January 30 for a free concert at 7:30 pm. The concert will be in Wattenbarger Auditorium. For more information, please visit link .
Join Crossville’s Habitat for Humanity Chili Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, January 31 at 12 noon at Heatherhurst Golf Course on Peavine Road in Crossville. There will be free chili following the event.
This is a 9 hole scramble with 2-person teams. The cost is $40 per person, prizes and chili to be served after play at the Fairfield Glade Community Church on Snead Drive. You can also enjoy lunch for $5 if you don’t wish to play. For more information, or to obtain an entry form, please call (931) 484-4565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.