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106-9 Kicks Country 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.

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Mar
22
Wed
Learn To Dance With The Cookeville Swing Club
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 23 @ 12:00 am

The Cookeville Swing Club invites you to join their weekly lesson and dance sessions! All ages and experience levels are welcome, and no partners or experience are needed. Lessons begin at 7pm with dancing until 10pm.

Admission is $5, or $3 for Cookeville Swing Club members. For more information, head to the Cookeville Swing Club website.

Mar
23
Thu
Learn How To Help Those With Alzheimer’s With Caring And Coping Caregiver Training In Crossville
Mar 23 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.’s Caregiver Training series is coming to Crossville. The purpose of this program is to educate professional and family caregivers on Alzheimer’s disease and give useful information concerning dementia care. The program will be hosted by Mary Ann Drummond, RN, DCP, CADDCT, and CEO of Angel Tree Consulting, and Chet Gentry, MD.

Registration is required for the program. Conference fees are $20 for family care partners, and $45 for professional care partners. To register, please visit the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc. website, or call 931-526-8010 for more information.

Celebrate Lent In Sparta With Rising Up Together
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Sparta Area Community Lenten Services invite you to celebrate Lent across Sparta. All are welcome to attend services at different locations across Sparta to begin the celebration and recognition of the Easter season.

All services begin at 12pm.

Mar
24
Fri
Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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 TNTech.edu/STEM.

Wilder Mountain Wrestling Presents The Tiffanie Davis Memorial Championship
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Wilder Mountain Wrestling invites you to the Tiffanie Davis Memorial Championship. This event will see local wrestlers taking part in the Tiffanie Leann Davis Memorial Battle Royal for the Memorial Championship followed by The Hoodrich Brothers taking on 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Inductees Rock N Roll Express.

Admission is $10. Children age 5 and under are free. All proceeds go to the Tiffanie Leann Davis Memorial. Meet & Greets will take place beginning at 5:30pm, and matches will begin at 7:30pm.

Mar
25
Sat
Join The 6th Annual Daniel Seal Suicide Prevention 5K Run And Raise Awareness
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Come join the 6th Annual Daniel Seal Suicide Prevention 5K Run and raise awareness in your community. Everyone is invited whether you are a serious runner, or just want to come out and have fun. This will be a timed run with prizes awarded to the top three finishers in each age division.

Pre-Registration is available now for $20 individual, or $60 for family (4 max). Registration day of will be $30 for individual, or $80 for family (4 max). To register online, or for more information, please visit the Daniel Seal Suicide Prevention website.

Discover The Wildflowers Of Spring At Edgar Evins State Park
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Enjoy a 1.5 mile hike on the Highland Rim Nature Trail and discover what wildflowers are blooming on the Highland Rim. Ranger Mark Taylor will guide the hike, and offer information regarding the varies wildflowers of the Upper Cumberland.

Please wear sturday, closed-toe shoes, and bring a snack and water. Cameras are encouraged so that you may document your wildflower finds along the way. Please meet at the Edgar Evins State Park Office.

Enroll Your Student In The American Legion Shooting Program
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

American Legion Post 46 invites all students between ages 12 through graduation from high school to take part in the American Legion Shooting Program. Attendees will learn gun safety, and marksmanship during the program with the goal of Juniors becoming able to join and compete on the Collegiate Shooting Team.

All equipment will be provided. Lessons take place Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm at Veterans Hall in Cookeville. For more information, please call Marty Goodman at 931-349-9438, or click here to view the American Legion’s website.

Prepare Your Children For The Future With Parenting For The Launch At Prescott South Middle School
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to prepare your children for the real world with Parenting For The Launch. Learn how to build leadership qualities, affirm personal values and uniqueness, and prepare them for decision-making. Regardless of the ages of your children, it’s never too soon to start preparing them for the challenges of adulthood.

This workshop is free for all parents. Refreshments and childcare for age infant to 6th grade is provided. Reservations for childcare are required. To reserve yoru spot, please call 931-881-8846.

Historic Clay County Courthouse Hosts Clay County Opry
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stop by the Historic Clay County Courthouse to enjoy the Clay County Opry the fourth Saturday of each month beginning at 12 noon. There will be local and regional talent to include country, blues, gospel, bluegrass, jazz and southern rock.

The event is free to the public with donations to performers accepted. For more information, please call Diane at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce at (931) 243-3338.

Quebeck-Walling Community Club Hosts Potluck
Mar 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Quebeck-Walling Community Club invites you to a Potluck on the fourth Saturday of each month at 6 pm at the Quebeck Community Center. Bring a dish to share.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. For more information, please call (931) 657-1009.

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans Host Country Music
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans invite you to enjoy country music by The Buckner Brothers every Saturday from 7 to 10 pm at the DAV Building on Old Sparta Highway. For more information, please call (931) 210-7400.

Mar
26
Sun
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Invites Adults To Be Rewarded For Reading
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library invites adults to be rewarded for reading in the Adult Winter Reading Club 2017 through March 31. For every book, e-book, or audio book you completely enjoy, your name will be entered into a weekly prize drawing.

All titles will be kept on file and entered into a final drawing for the Grand Prize at the end of the program. The more you read, the more entries you’ll have towards the drawings. For more information, or to register, please contact Margo Brown at (931) 484-6790 ext. 235.

Celebrate 72 Years Of Worship With Trinity Missionary Baptist Church
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Cookeville in celebrating their 72nd Chruch Anniversary. Rev. C. David Randolph, pastor of Greater Beech Hill M. B. Church in Hartsville and his church family will join in the celebration with the 3pm afternoon message, and music rendered by his church choir.

A covered dish dinner will be served prior to the 3pm service.

Support Upperman High School’s Project Graduation With A Tea Party With Your Family
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a tea party with your kids at Upperman High School’s Princess Tea Party. The Tea Party will include finger sandwiches, desserts, sweet tea, fruit punch, crafts, and party favors.

This event will cost $15 for 1 adult and 1 child plus an additional $5 for each additional child that the parent is responsible for. You may register at The Nannies of Cookeville on 125 E Stevens Street in Cookeville. All proceeds will go to support Upperman High School’s Project Graduation. For more information, please contact Charlene Allen at 931-261-8900.

Mar
27
Mon
Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Mar 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 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.

Get Your Homeschooler The Exercise They Need At Cane Creek Gymnasium
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bring Your Homeschoolers to Cane Creek Gymnasium to enjoy a drop-in fitness and sports class every Monday. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to join an instructor on Corut 2 of the Gymnasium. Three sections are offered including an explanation of daily concentration, warm-ups focusing on flexibility and aerobic activity, and a sport or physical fitness activity.

Entry is only $1 per student. Classes are held every Monday with an instructor between 12-2pm. Homeschool students under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent.

Crossville’s Art Guild Hosts Life Drawing Class
Mar 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Expand your art interests 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.

Relieve Arthritis Pain And Increase Flexibility With Tai Chi In Crossville
Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tai Chi is a gentle way to relieve arthritis pain, increase flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Certified Instructor Angie Bedard will lead two Tai Chi classes Monday, February 20th. The intermediate class begins at 2pm, and the beginner’s class begins at 3pm.

Admission is free. For more information, call 931-484-6790.

Mar
28
Tue
Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy Tuesdays at the Movies at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library at 2 pm. A different movie is shown every Tuesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room for free.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Charlie at (931) 484-6790 ext. 223.

DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

Highlands Residential Services Hosts Free Quit Smoking Class
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join a free, no obligation Quit Smoking class on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 2 to 3 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.

Mar
29
Wed
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a free Noon Concert each Wednesday at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library. The concerts feature local talent. For more information, please visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Crossville Hosts Free Arthritis Exercise
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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.

Learn To Dance With The Cookeville Swing Club
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 30 @ 12:00 am

The Cookeville Swing Club invites you to join their weekly lesson and dance sessions! All ages and experience levels are welcome, and no partners or experience are needed. Lessons begin at 7pm with dancing until 10pm.

Admission is $5, or $3 for Cookeville Swing Club members. For more information, head to the Cookeville Swing Club website.

Mar
30
Thu
Learn More About Medicare At The White County Public Library
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you, or someone you know, turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices? The State Health Insurance Assistance Program will conduct a free “Welcome to Medicare” class to cover Parts A through D of Medicare coverage as well as other helpful topics.

This event is free for all interested. To reserve a seat, please call 931-432-4150.

Celebrate Lent In Sparta With Rising Up Together
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Sparta Area Community Lenten Services invite you to celebrate Lent across Sparta. All are welcome to attend services at different locations across Sparta to begin the celebration and recognition of the Easter season.

All services begin at 12pm.

Mar
31
Fri
Learn About The Dangers Of Underage Drinking With The Power Of Putnam
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Power Of Putnam will host a Putnam County Town Hall Meeting concerning social hosting and underage drinking. Come and learn about the dangers of underage drinking, and local laws regarding social hosting and underage consumption.

This event is free, however dinner will be provided for a $2 donation to benefit your local Thrive Ambassadors. The meeting will tkae place in the County Commission Meeting Room, upstairs in the old Court House.

Come Together To End Human Trafficking With Break Every Chain In Cookeville
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Take a stand against human sex trafficking, and attend Break Every Chain at Life Church’s Cookeville Campus. Special guest speaker Rhonda Philips, founder of Pink Door, as well as speakers from Thistle Farms and End Slavery TN will discuss the misconceptions of human and sex trafficking, and ways that we as a community can combat this growing epidemic.

Tickets are $15 for both events, and free for youth through college. Please visit Life Church’s website to register.

Apr
1
Sat
Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and America Legion Post 4 Hosts Have Coffee with a Veteran
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and American Legion Post 4 invite you to Have Coffee with a Veteran on the first Saturday of each month from 8 to 11 am at the VFW Post building on Henson Street in Livingston.

All are invited, especially those who have served or who are currently serving in our armed forces, to come and have coffee, conversation, and enjoy the comradeship of our veterans. For more information, please call (931) 403-4003.

Come Together To End Human Trafficking With Break Every Chain In Cookeville
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Take a stand against human sex trafficking, and attend Break Every Chain at Life Church’s Cookeville Campus. Special guest speaker Rhonda Philips, founder of Pink Door, as well as speakers from Thistle Farms and End Slavery TN will discuss the misconceptions of human and sex trafficking, and ways that we as a community can combat this growing epidemic.

Tickets are $15 for both events, and free for youth through college. Please visit Life Church’s website to register.

Enroll Your Student In The American Legion Shooting Program
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

American Legion Post 46 invites all students between ages 12 through graduation from high school to take part in the American Legion Shooting Program. Attendees will learn gun safety, and marksmanship during the program with the goal of Juniors becoming able to join and compete on the Collegiate Shooting Team.

All equipment will be provided. Lessons take place Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm at Veterans Hall in Cookeville. For more information, please call Marty Goodman at 931-349-9438, or click here to view the American Legion’s website.

Bring Your Basket To Monterey’s Community Easter Egg Hunt And Easter Bonnet Parade
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Bring your basket to Monterey’s Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1 at 10 am on Whittaker Park. There will be prize eggs for each age group. Toddlers to age 4 will be in the T-ball filed, ages 5-8 will be at Whittaker Park, and ages 9-12 at Standing Stone Monument Park at the Monterey Library.

The Easter Bonnet Parade will begin at 11 am. The parade starts at the Monterey Library, continues down walking trail to the Monterey Farmers Market. Wear your bonnets and funny hats. For more information, please call (931) 839-2111 or visit MontereyTN.com.

Enjoy The Appalachian Center For Craft’s Smithville Campus Open House
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Bring your family to the Appalachian Center For Craft’s open house to enjoy a day of creativity and fun. Enjoy live music, craft demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages!

For more information on this free event, head to the Appalachian Center For Craft’s website to learn more.

Monterey Community Easter Egg Hunt At Whitaker Park
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bring your kids to the Monterey Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 1 at 10am at Whitaker Park. There will be prize eggs for each age group with toddlers-age 4 at T-Ball Field, 5-8 at Whitaker Park, and 9-12 at Standing Stone Monument Park. Be sure to bring your own basket!

The Easter Bonnet Parade will begin at 11am. The parade will start at the Monterey Library, and continue down walking trail to the Monterey Farmers Mark. Wear your bonnets and funny hats! For more information call 839-2111, or visit www.montereytn.com.

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Twice Told Tales Bookstore is a used book sale hosted by The Friends of the Library is open the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm at the Putnam County Library. For more information, please call (931) 526-2416 or visit www.pclibrary.org .

Celebrate Boy Scout Troop 175’s 70th Year In Sparta
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come out and celebrate with Sparta’s Troop 175 for their 70th year as a Troop. Any all scouts and scout leaders are welcome. Former Troop 175 members are encouraged to bring pictures and videos of past camp outs or events for everyone to enjoy.

This celebration will also be a pot luck, bringing a covered dish is encouraged. For more information, please call Joe Johnson at 931-256-0807.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Saturday night Tom Fincher and the Southern Pride Band are playing live for everyone who enjoys a good dance at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville from 6 to 8 pm. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Tom Fincher at (931) 484-6790.

Apr
3
Mon
Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Apr 3 @ 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.

West View Baptist Church of Cookeville Hosts Giveaway
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

West View Baptist Church encourages you to stop by the free clothing giveaway the first and third Monday of each month from 11 am to 1 pm. The church is located on Laurel Avenue in Cookeville. For more information, please call (931) 526-7220 or visit WestViewCookeville.org. .

Get Your Homeschooler The Exercise They Need At Cane Creek Gymnasium
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bring Your Homeschoolers to Cane Creek Gymnasium to enjoy a drop-in fitness and sports class every Monday. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to join an instructor on Corut 2 of the Gymnasium. Three sections are offered including an explanation of daily concentration, warm-ups focusing on flexibility and aerobic activity, and a sport or physical fitness activity.

Entry is only $1 per student. Classes are held every Monday with an instructor between 12-2pm. Homeschool students under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent.

Apr
4
Tue
Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services Presents “Kids Matter Program”
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring your kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade to the Highlands Residential Service “Kids Matter Program.” The new reading program is held every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 4:45 pm.

On Tuesdays, we meet at the TNT Center of the Police Substation on Pine Avenue. On Thursdays, we meet at the HRS main office on West Jackson Street. For more information, please visit HighlandsRS.com. .

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to Silver Point Community Center’s weekly Dance and Country Music Event every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9 pm. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

Concessions will be available. For more information, please call (931) 858-5671 or (931) 261-4830.

Upper Cumberland’s Barbershop Chorus Weekly Singing
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to sing with the Upper Cumberland Barbershop Chorus each Tuesday at 7 pm at J&S Construction in Cookeville. Enter through the kitchen in the back. For more information, please call (931) 525-1880.

Apr
5
Wed
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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 ArtCircleLibrary.info .

Monterey Branch Library Hosts Preschool Story Time
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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 PCLibrary.org .

Celebrate Alcohol Awareness Month With The DeKalb County Recovery Court Art Exhibit And Reception
Apr 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the DeKalb County Recovery Court Program in celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month by recognizing the work of participants, and the programs that help them be successful. Recovery court participants across Tennessee will gather to share their experience, strength, and hope through art during the exhibit.

The DeKalb County Recovery Court Art Exhibit And Reception will open at 3pm April 5 with a reception at 5pm. The Exhibit will remain open on April 6 from 8am-9pm, and April 7 8am-1pm.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 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.

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Apr 5 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 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.

Apr
6
Thu
Celebrate Alcohol Awareness Month With The DeKalb County Recovery Court Art Exhibit And Reception
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Join the DeKalb County Recovery Court Program in celebrating Alcohol Awareness Month by recognizing the work of participants, and the programs that help them be successful. Recovery court participants across Tennessee will gather to share their experience, strength, and hope through art during the exhibit.

The DeKalb County Recovery Court Art Exhibit And Reception will open at 3pm April 5 with a reception at 5pm. The Exhibit will remain open on April 6 from 8am-9pm, and April 7 8am-1pm.