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Feb
20
Mon
Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center hosts Open Studio
Feb 20 @ 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.

Relieve Arthritis Pain And Increase Flexibility With Tai Chi In Crossville
Feb 20 @ 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.

Life Recovery at Byrdstown Community Center
Feb 20 @ 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.

Feb
21
Tue
Middle Tennessee Federal Credit Union Hosts Blood Drive
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Middle Tennessee Federal Credit Union is hosting a Blood Drive at their main location at 1255 E Spring Street, Cookeville between 8am and 2:30pm. All donations will go to support Blood Assurance. All members of the community are encouraged to join in and donate. To schedule an appointment, call 931-528-9400.

Crochet Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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.

Ballroom Dance Classes at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Feb 21 @ 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.

Roane State Community College Naval Aviation Presentation
Feb 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Roane State Community College And the Cumberland Business Incubator Center For Lifelong Learning will host a naval aviation presentation featuring ex-Naval Attack Pilots. The presentation will feature actual plane parts, and questions and answers with the pilots. For more information, or to register, call 931-456-4910, or click here.

Catch Up With Old Colleges At The Livingston Academy Alumni Association Meeting
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Livingston Academy Alumni Association would like to invite everyone to help plan a Livingston Academy Alumni Gathering for April 22. This meeting will go over plans for food, music, silent auction, and more with the goal of organizing gatherings every year for the alumni of Livingston Academy.

Learn How To Pass Property & Estates To Others With The Livingston Chamber Of Commerce
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Livingston-Overton County Chamber Of Commerce is hosting an estate planning workshop for anyone interested in learning how to pass/bequeath property and estates to others.

There is a $10 registration fee for the workshop. For more information, call 931-823-2735.

Feb
22
Wed
Support The Overton County 4-H Program And Decorate Your Home With The 4-H Basket Fundraiser
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Overton County’s 4-H Program wants to help decorate your home for spring with the 4-H Basket Fundraiser. Hanging Baskets of Petunias, Geraniums, Sweet Potato, and more are on sale for $15, and 2 gallon baskets of Knockout Roses for $20. All donations go to benefit Overton County’s 4-H Program.

Orders due by March 1st, and may be placed at the Overton County Extension Office at 317 East University Street, Suite 16 in Livingston. For questions or more information call 931-823-2735.

Putnam County Library Story Time
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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.

Learn To Dance With The Cookeville Swing Club
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 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.

Feb
24
Fri
Celebrate The Monterey Depot Museum’s 5th Anniversary
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the Monterey Depot Museum’s 5th Anniversary on Friday, February 24 from 10 am to 5 pm.

For more information, please call (931) 839-2111.

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

TTU Women’s Club Hosts Annual Scholarship Chili Supper And Silent Auction
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The TTU Women’s Club invites you to the annual Scholarship Chili Supper And Silent Auction for a night of good food, silent and live auctions, and a night full of fun.The even will take place beginning at 5pm in the Tennessee Tech Multi-Purpose Room in the Roaden University Center. All proceeds for the event go to awarding scholarships to local Upper Cumberland women. Tickets for the event are $10 for adults, and $6 for children age 12 and under. To purchase tickets, or for more information, email jeanniesmith@tntech.edu.

CPAC Performs Encore Performance Of Award Winning Play “The Gospel”
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

CPAC will perform two encores of Scott Carter’s award winning play “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord” on Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25. In “The Gospel,” a founding father, a Victorian novelist, and a Russian revolutionary come together for a battle of wits.

Tickets are $10, or $5 for students. For more information, please contact CPAC at 931-528-1313, or Cookeville Leisure Services at 931-520-4386.

Feb
25
Sat
Take Part And Plant A Tree During 100K Tree Day @ TDEC
Feb 25 all-day

The Tennessee Environmental Council is offering 100,000 free tree seedlings for volunteers, home planters, and community planting location across the state. All tree are offered at no cost to Tennessee residents and organizations. If you want to help improve the environment, register at www.tecttn.org/100ktreeday, and vow to plant a tree on February 25th. Click here to find your nearest local distribution center.

Enroll Your Student In The American Legion Shooting Program
Feb 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.

Historic Clay County Courthouse Hosts Clay County Opry
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 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.

CPAC Performs Encore Performance Of Award Winning Play “The Gospel”
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

CPAC will perform two encores of Scott Carter’s award winning play “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord” on Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25. In “The Gospel,” a founding father, a Victorian novelist, and a Russian revolutionary come together for a battle of wits.

Tickets are $10, or $5 for students. For more information, please contact CPAC at 931-528-1313, or Cookeville Leisure Services at 931-520-4386.

Feb
26
Sun
Putnam County YMCA Hosts The Tinman Triathlon
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Putnam County YMCA presents the Tinman Triathlon, a 50 minute timed race where your distance covered in each timed section determines your score. The farther you go, the higer you will place. All participants will receive a triathlong t-shirt and car decal. Register today at the Putnam County YMCA Welcome Center. For questions, call 931-528-1133, or email Mandy at mandy@pcfymca.org, or Jenny at jenny@pcfymca.org.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Invites Adults To Be Rewarded For Reading
Feb 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.

Feb
27
Mon
Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Feb 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.

Crossville’s Art Guild Hosts Life Drawing Class
Feb 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.

Learn How To Fight Addiction At Livingston’s First Baptist Church
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn about the disease of addiction, how it affects families across the Upper Cumberland, and the steps that can be taken to prevent it with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services’ new program.

This free program takes place at First Baptist Church in Livingston Monday, February 27 from 7-9pm. Click here to register for the event. For more information call Pastor Tim McLauchlin at 888-688-0470, or Dr. Monty Burks at 615-770-1783.

Feb
28
Tue
Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 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
1
Wed
Sign Your Kids Up For The Livingston Youth Baseball, Slow Pitch Softball, And Diaper League
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Signups are underway for the Youth Baseball, Slow Pitch Softball, And Diaper League at Livingston City Park. Anyone interested may signup at Livingston City Hall, or online at the Livingston City Park website. The deadline for registering is March 8th.

The signup fee for Baseball is $30, $25 for Softball, and $15 for the Diaper League. For more information, please contact Michael Hayes at 931-823-1269.

Support The Overton County 4-H Program And Decorate Your Home With The 4-H Basket Fundraiser
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Overton County’s 4-H Program wants to help decorate your home for spring with the 4-H Basket Fundraiser. Hanging Baskets of Petunias, Geraniums, Sweet Potato, and more are on sale for $15, and 2 gallon baskets of Knockout Roses for $20. All donations go to benefit Overton County’s 4-H Program.

Orders due by March 1st, and may be placed at the Overton County Extension Office at 317 East University Street, Suite 16 in Livingston. For questions or more information call 931-823-2735.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 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.

Learn To Dance With The Cookeville Swing Club
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 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.

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Mar 1 @ 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.

Mar
2
Thu
Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
Mar 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 CookevilleBeekeepers.com .

Mar
3
Fri
Get Great Home Ideas At The Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show In Cookeville
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s the annual Home & Garden Show. Find great ideas for building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping for your home! Enjoy barn sales, seminars, a cooking stage, exhibits, shopping, and more all weekend long.

The Home & Garden Show will be held on Friday, March 3 from 4-8pm, Saturday, March 4 from 9am-6pm, and Sunday, March 5 from 12-4pm at the TTU Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. Admission is $5. For more informatino, call 931-528-7472, or visit the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland’s website.

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

Enroll Your Student In The American Legion Shooting Program
Mar 4 @ 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.

Get Great Home Ideas At The Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show In Cookeville
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

It’s the annual Home & Garden Show. Find great ideas for building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping for your home! Enjoy barn sales, seminars, a cooking stage, exhibits, shopping, and more all weekend long.

The Home & Garden Show will be held on Friday, March 3 from 4-8pm, Saturday, March 4 from 9am-6pm, and Sunday, March 5 from 12-4pm at the TTU Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. Admission is $5. For more informatino, call 931-528-7472, or visit the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland’s website.

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
Mar 4 @ 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 .

Putnam County Library Friends Coffee With An Author
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Coffee With An Author on March 4th at 10:30 a.m. at the Upper Cumberland Builder’s Association’s Home and Garden Show. The Putnam County Library Friends present Timothy Charles Davis, author of The Hot Chicken Cookbook: The Fierfy History and Red-Hot Recipes of Nashville’s Beloved Bird. Coffee and refreshments provided. Entry is free with paid admission to the Home Show.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Mar 4 @ 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.

Cookeville Rotary Sunset 2017 Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Cookeville Rotary Club for a fun night of dinner and a murder mystery to raise money for their 2017 projects including donating to the Cookeville Children Museum. Tickets and more information can be found here.