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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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Dec
18
Mon
Monterey Farmer’s Market
Dec 18 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 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 Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Dec 18 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 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 artcirclelibrary.info .

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Senior Walking Club
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

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.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center hosts Open Studio
Dec 18 @ 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.

Dekalb County Complex Senior Citizens Center Blood Drive @ Dekalb County Complex Senior Citizens Center
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Give blood and get a free “Oh What Fun It Is To Give” T-shirt at the Blood Assurance Blood Drive December 18 from 11 am – 6 pm at the county complex senior citizens center inside the bloodmobile. Please remember to eat a good meal, drink additional water, and bring a photo ID.  To schedule an appointment, go to: bloodassurance.org/Dekalb or contact Trudy Cody at 931-239-9411 or TrudyCody@bloodassurance.org.

Putnam County Library Elves Workshop @ Putnam County Library
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Children are offered a fun way to create gifts for their loved ones at the Elves’ Gift-Making Workshop at the Putnam County Library December 15 from 3 – 5 pm. School aged children are encouraged to attend this fun program. For more information, call 931-526-2416.

Cookeville Hometown Christmas Concert @ Bryan Fine Arts Building
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Angelic voices will be heard at the Hometown Christmas Concert at the TTU Bryan Fine Arts Building December 18 at 6 pm. The concert will feature the Algood Elementary and Middle School Choirs’. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family all money will be donated to local CRMC Pediatric Patients. For more information, call 931-537-6141.

Life Recovery at Byrdstown Community Center
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 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.

Dec
19
Tue
Crochet Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Dec 19 @ 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.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Hawaiian Hula Lessons
Dec 19 @ 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 Tuesdays at the Movies
Dec 19 @ 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.

Ballroom Dance Classes at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Dec 19 @ 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.

Make A Better Future For Yourself With A High School Equivalency Diploma
Dec 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

It’s time for you to take control of your future by getting your High School Equivalency Diploma! The program is completely free, college scholarships are available for graduates! Morning classes are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:30-11;30am and evening class is Tuesday from 5-8pm. So what are you waiting for? Call 931-879-3802 for more information!

Dec
20
Wed
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Dec 20 @ 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.

Kids Draw at Putnam County Library
Dec 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 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.

Dec
21
Thu
Cookeville Senior Citizens Center dinner @ Cookeville Senior Citizens Center
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come for a night of festive food and dancing at the Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Christmas Celebration December 21 from 4 – 7 pm. Dinner features soup/chili, desserts and hot chocolate from 4 – 5 pm. The dancing and fun begins 5 – 7 pm. Tickets are $10 and not tickets at the door. For more information, call 931-526-9318.

Dec
22
Fri
Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Dec 22 @ 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.

Dec
23
Sat
Show Off Your Skills At The Standing Stone Shooting Match
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am

Old-fashioned shooting match starts at 10 a.m., Highway 70N, 2.2 miles west of I-40 300 exit/Monterey, near Parker Rd. bridge. Watch for signs. Scopes or open sites, 12 ga./680 choke guns. Fresh meat, hams, turkeys and other prizes. Contact Jack Looper, 931-445-2050 or Rooster Barnes, 931-510-2211 for more info. Sponsored by Capt. Champ Ferguson-Standing Stone Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Historic Clay County Courthouse Hosts Clay County Opry
Dec 23 @ 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
Dec 23 @ 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
Dec 23 @ 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.

Dec
25
Mon
Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Dec 25 @ 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.

Crossville’s Art Guild Hosts Life Drawing Class
Dec 25 @ 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.

Dec
26
Tue
DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club
Dec 26 @ 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.

Make A Better Future For Yourself With A High School Equivalency Diploma
Dec 26 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

It’s time for you to take control of your future by getting your High School Equivalency Diploma! The program is completely free, college scholarships are available for graduates! Morning classes are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:30-11;30am and evening class is Tuesday from 5-8pm. So what are you waiting for? Call 931-879-3802 for more information!

Dec
27
Wed
Putnam County Library Story Time
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 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.

Crossville Hosts Free Arthritis Exercise
Dec 27 @ 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.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Art Center Hosts Paint with Pastels
Dec 27 @ 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.

Jan
1
Mon
Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Jan 1 @ 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
Jan 1 @ 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. .

Jan
2
Tue
Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
Jan 2 @ 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.

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Jan 2 @ 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
Jan 2 @ 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.

Make A Better Future For Yourself With A High School Equivalency Diploma
Jan 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

It’s time for you to take control of your future by getting your High School Equivalency Diploma! The program is completely free, college scholarships are available for graduates! Morning classes are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:30-11;30am and evening class is Tuesday from 5-8pm. So what are you waiting for? Call 931-879-3802 for more information!

Jan
3
Wed
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 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 .

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Jan 3 @ 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’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 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.

Jan
4
Thu
Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
Jan 4 @ 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 CookevilleBeekeepers.com .

Jan
6
Sat
Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and America Legion Post 4 Hosts Have Coffee with a Veteran
Jan 6 @ 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.

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
Jan 6 @ 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 .

Show Off Your Skills At The Standing Stone Shooting Match
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am

Old-fashioned shooting match starts at 10 a.m., Highway 70N, 2.2 miles west of I-40 300 exit/Monterey, near Parker Rd. bridge. Watch for signs. Scopes or open sites, 12 ga./680 choke guns. Fresh meat, hams, turkeys and other prizes. Contact Jack Looper, 931-445-2050 or Rooster Barnes, 931-510-2211 for more info. Sponsored by Capt. Champ Ferguson-Standing Stone Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Jan 6 @ 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.

Jan
8
Mon
Monterey Senior Center Hosts Weekly Games
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Monterey Senior Center invites you to fitness classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 am. There will also be Bingo every Thursday at 10 am, and Bridge every Monday and Thursday at 1 pm.

For more information, please call (931) 839-8053.

Jan
9
Tue
St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic of Crab Orchard
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic will be at the Crab Orchard Care Center on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 9 am to 3 pm. All patients must be registered by 2 pm. Appointments may be made by calling (931) 337-2981 but walk-ins are welcome.

Livingston’s Millard Oakley Public Library Hosts Crafter’s Club
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Bring your project with you and enjoy the company of other crafters at Crafter’s Club the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Millard Oakley Public Library in Livingston. For more information, please call (931) 823-1888.

Putnam County Family Caregiver Support Program
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The National Family Caregiver Support Program is offering a monthly support group for family caregivers. The goal is to assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems related to their caregiving role. Putnam County meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11am at the Upper Cumberland Development District, 1225 South Willow Avenue, Cookeville. For more information, call 931-432-4111.

Overton And Pickett County Family Caregiver Support Program
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Family Caregiver Support Program is offering a monthly support group for family caregivers. The goal is to assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems related to their caregiving role. Overton and Pickett County meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 1-2pm at Millard Oakley Library, 107 E Main St, Livingston. For more information, call 931-432-4111.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts Walk-In Painting Class
Jan 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.