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Aug
1
Sat
White County Hosts Backpack Assist Ministries Distribution
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

B.A.M. (Backpack Assist Ministries) hosts a free backpacks and school supplies distribution on Saturday, August 1 at the White County Agricultural Building from 8 to 10 am.

This is presented by area churches, businesses and more. For more information, please call (931) 260-3586.

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
Aug 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 .

Tennessee Tech’s TTU Sports Night at the Putnam County Fair
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stop by the Tennessee Tech booth at the Putnam County Fair on Saturday, August 1 for TTU Sports Night. Beginning at 12 noon, the TTU athletes and coaches will be available for autographs and giveaways.

For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Cookeville’s Doll Museum
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to Cookeville’s Doll Museum each Saturday from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free and the museum is located on West Broad Street. For more information, please call (931) 520-0042.

Cumberland County’s Christian Counseling Center Hosts Free Depression Screening
Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cumberland County’s Christian Counseling Center provides free depression screenings daily through Thursday, August 20. The screening takes 30 minutes and all you do is answer a few questions. A counselor evaluates the questionnaire and give feedback.

To schedule a screening or to talk to a counselor, please call (931) 707-8200.

Red Boiling Springs’ Armour Hotel Hosts Ice Cream Social
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stop by Red Boiling Springs’ Armour Hotel on Saturday, August 1 for an Ice Cream Social, Cake Walk, and Auction. The ice cream contest begins at 5 pm, with a cake walk at 6 pm and the auction at 7:30 pm.

All proceeds will benefit the RBS Heritage Museum. For more information, please call (615) 388-3046 or email vision2020@nctc.com.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Aug 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.

Cookeville Senior Center Keith Logan and the Kool Country Band
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Stop by the Cookeville Senior Center to enjoy music by Keith Logan and the Kool Country Band on Saturday, August 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Admission is $5.

The Kool Country Band has played with Jim Ed Brown, Blake Shelton, Jean Shepard, and more. This event is open to ages 18 and over. For more information, please call (931) 526-9318.

Rugby Roots
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy Rugby Roots with Mike and Betty Roe on Saturday, August 1 at 7 pm. Mike and Betty have been traveling and telling stories for over 16 years. Come listen to tall tales, folklore and legends.

For more information, please visit HistoricRugby.org.

Aug
2
Sun
Tennessee Tech’s Agriculture & Human Ecology Night at the Putnam County Fair
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by the Tennessee Tech booth at the Putnam County Fair for Agriculture and Human Ecology Night on Sunday, August 2 from 4 to 10 pm. A model cow will be available to show fairgoers the milking process.

College of Agriculture and Human Ecology representatives will have additional games, posters and visuals. For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Aug
3
Mon
DeKalb County Students Register for School
Aug 3 @ 7:45 am – 8:45 am

DeKalb County students will register for school on Monday, August 3 at 7:45 am at their school. Tuesday, August 4 ins an administrative day. The first full day of school will be on Wednesday, August 5.

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Aug 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
Aug 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. .

Tennessee Tech’s STEM Center Night at the Putnam County Fair
Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech’s booth at the Putnam County Fair on Monday, August 3 from 4 to 10 pm for STEM Center Night. TTU representatives will demonstrate several five-minute Science, Technology, Education and Math activities to introduce fairgoers to these fields of study.

For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Crossville’s Cornerstone Baptist Church Hosts Hunter’s Safety Class
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Crossville’s Cornerstone Baptist Church invites you to the Hunter’s Safety Course Monday through Friday, August 3-7 from 6 to 9 pm nightly. Pre-register at TWRA.com.

For more information, please call the TWRA office at (931) 484-9571.

Cookeville Community Band’s Concert Series 2015
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy the Cookeville Community Band’s Concert Series on every other Monday at the Dogwood Performance Pavilion at 7:30 pm. This is a series of free summer concerts in the park.

For more information, please visit CookevilleCommunityBand.org.

Aug
4
Tue
Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
Aug 4 @ 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 show every Tuesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room for free.

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

Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services Presents “Kids Matter Program”
Aug 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. .

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum’s After School Creative Kids Club
Aug 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 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 .

Tennessee Tech’s Alumni Night at the Putnam County Fair
Aug 4 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech’s booth at the Putnam County Fair on Tuesday, August 4 from 4 to 10 pm for Alumni Night. Representatives from TTU’s Foundation Board of Directors will be present to speak with fairgoers about the direction and future of the university.

For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Putnam County Fair
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Putnam County Fair 2015 has been scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Saturday, August 8. Gate admission will be $5 and those 6 and under get in free. For more information, please visit link .

“So, You Want to Be an Entrepreneur” Seminar at Tennessee Tech
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come listen to the “So, You Want to Be an Entrepreneur” free seminar on Tuesday, August 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Johnson Hall on Tennessee Tech campus. This seminar will be led by the Assistant Director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center John Woodard.

The seminar will address topics of interest to individuals considering entrepreneurship. The seminar will also cover what personality traits make good entrepreneurs, building a support team, integrating business ownership with your life, and more. Admission is free, and registration is required. To register, please visit TSBDC.org/TTU or call (931) 372-3648.

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Aug 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
Aug 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.

Aug
5
Wed
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Aug 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
Aug 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 .

Crossville’s Brown Elementary Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Aug 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Crossville’s Brown Elementary invites you to a Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 5 at Lake Tansi Golf Course. The tournament is a 1 pm shotgun start. The format is a 4 person scramble.

Men will hit from the white tees, ladies will hit from the red tees, and seniors 65 and over will hit from the gold tees. Teams may be all men, ladies, or mixed. The cost is $65 per person or $260 per team. This includes green fees, cart, lunch, mulligan and prizes. Each flight will have a 1st place $300 winner and 2nd place $150 winner. Lunch will start at 11:30 am.For more information, please contact Lee Houston at (931) 261-9109.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Aug 5 @ 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 Brown Elementary School Hosts Golf Tournament
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Crossville’s Brown Elementary School invites you to a golf tournament on Wednesday, August 5 at 1 pm at Lake Tansi. The format is a 4-person scramble, with either all men, all women, or co-ed.

Men will tee off from the white tees, with women from the red and seniors 65 and older from the gold. There will be 2 flights of 16 teams or more. First place receives $300 and second place wins $150. The entry fee is $65 per player or $260 per team. That includes the green fees, cart, lunch, mulligans, and prizes. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am. Hole sponsors are available for $100. For more information, please contact Lee Houston at (931) 261-9109.

Highalnds Residential Services “Seed Fork of the Highlands Sun Seed and Soil” Program Seeking Donations
Aug 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Highlands Residential Services is asking for your help with the Seed Fork of the Highlands “Sun, Seed and Soil” Program. The program seeks to bring plants and people together for healing, health, rehabilitation and education.

The land, water and plants have been donated. Now, Highlands is asking for tomato stakes, bean poles, 50 foot soaker hoses, gardening tools, rain barrells, tin pie plates, and some special adaptive tools for disabilities. If you would like to donate, or for more information, please call (931) 526-9793 or visit HighlandsRS.com.

Tennessee Tech’s Nursing Night at the Putnam County Fair
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech’s booth at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 5 from 4 to 10 pm for Nursing Night. Representatives from the TTU Whitson-Hester School of Nursing will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate how they use technology to prepare students for saving lives.

For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
Aug 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.

Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville Presents Monthly Webinars
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Home Instead Senior Care of Cookeville invites you to take part in the free continuing education credits through webinars. All web seminars are scheduled at 12 noon central time. Please pre-register by 9 pm PST the day before by emailing info@aging.org or calling (415) 974-9600. The 2015 schedule is as follows.

Wednesday, August 12: Home Safety for Seniors
Wednesday, September 9: Understanding the Scams Seniors Face
Wednesday, October 7: Hospital to Home Preparation for Seniors
Wednesday, November 11: Understanding the Emotional Aspects of Caregiving
Wednesday, December 2: Helping Seniors with Loss of Independence

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Aug 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.

Aug
6
Thu
Cumberland County Master Gardener Presents Plateau Discovery Gardens
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stop by Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library to hear Cumberland County Master Gardener Nancy Christopherson present the wonder of the Plateau Discovery Gardens on Thursday, August 6. Bring your lunch at 12 noon to the Cumberland Meeting Room to enjoy the presentation.

The Plateau Discovery Gardens is recognized as one of the three botanical gardens for the state of Tennessee. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Tennessee Tech’s Baja Team Car Night at the Putnam County Fair
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech’s booth at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Thursday, August 6 from 4 to 10 m for Baja Team Car Night. The TTU Baja team will be on hand to discuss their recent international competitions and explain their process of designing, building, and racing off-road vehicles.

For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Cookeville’s Girl Scout Recruiting Event
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Girls ages 5 to 18 and adults ages 18 and over are invited to the Dogwood Performance Pavilion on Thursday, August 6 from 5 to 7 pm to sign up to become a member of Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee.

The Girl Scouts of Putnam County will be set up with some informational and fun stations. The recruiting event is for anyone in Putnam County or any of the surrounding counties. For more information, please visit GSMidTN.org.

Putnam County Fair
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Putnam County Fair 2015 has been scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Saturday, August 8. Gate admission will be $5 and those 6 and under get in free. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
Aug 6 @ 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 .

Cookeville’s Eat Right for Your Type Classes
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy an Eat Right for Your (Blood) Type class each Thursday evening at 6:30 pm at Art Trends in Cookeville. This is a new series and the class is limited to 20 people.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Larry Nesbit at (931) 456-9245 or er4yt@frontiernet.net or Ethel Anderson at (931) 261-4901 or ea@appisolutions.com.

Aug
7
Fri
Tennessee Tech’s Formula Car Nights at the Putnam County Fair
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech’s booth at the Putnam County Fair on Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8 from 4 to 10 pm for Formula Car Night. Representatives from TTU Motorsports, TTU’s Formula SAE Team, will be available to discuss their vehicle and the recent trip to Washington D.C. for President Obama’s Maker Faire.

For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Cookeville’s Race for the Park 8K
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Cookeville’s Dogwood Park hosts the Race for the Park on Friday, August 7. The kids’ race starts at 7:30 pm and will finish in the park. The road race will begin at 8:08 pm. The kids’ race is for children ages 4 to 12 and the 8K run is from ages 13 and up.

The race routs will feature luminaries along the spine of the figure 8 down Historic Dixie Avenue. The nonrefundable fee is $35 per person. There is no fee for the kids’ race. For more information, please visit AfterDarkSeries.com.

Aug
8
Sat
Cookeville’s First Presbyterian Church Hosts Downtown Green Market
Aug 8 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cookeville’s First Presbyterian Church invites you to the Downtown Green Market each Saturday from 7 am to 12 noon. There are local farmers, artisans, and craftsmen vendors. For more information, please contact Randy Dodson at (931) 267-9242.

Cookeville’s Walk Like Madd
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cookeville’s Dogwood Park hosts Walk Like MADD on Saturday, August 8 from 8 am to 12 noon. This event supports mothers against drunk driving.

You may sign up, make a donation, and enjoy being a part of the fun virtually or in person. For more information, or to sign up, please visit WalkLikeMADD.org/UpperCumberland or call (865) 522-5008.

Monterey VFW Post 6277 Hosts Open House
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Monterey VFW Post 6277 invites veterans and their families to an open house the second Saturday of each month from 8 to 10 am at the VFW Post on South Poplar Street. Coffee and donuts will be served. For more information, please call James McCracken at (931) 839-7830.

Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft Hosts Second Saturday Craft Days
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville invites you to the Second Saturday events each month from 9 am to 4 pm. Children and adults are invited to immerse themselves in art and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for artists and techniques.

Workshops are open to anyone. For more information, please call (931) 372-6891.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Remember the Fallen 5K
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’re invited to take part in the Remember the Fallen 5K on Saturday, August 8 at 10 am at Tennessee Tech. The cost is $25 before race day or $35 the day of.

There will also be a corn hole tournament with an entry fee of $25 per team. The day will include live music, bounce houses, a dunking booth, and more. Shirts will be on sale for $14 and the gate fee is $2. All proceeds will go to the Chattanooga Marines and Sailor who lost their lives in a recent shooting. For more information, please visit the Remember the Fallen 5K Facebook.

Putnam County Library Hosts Certified Therapy Dog Story Time
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Students and parents, you’re invited to enjoy a story with certified therapy dogs from the local Pet Therapy Program at 10:30 am on the second Saturday of the month at the Putnam County Library. For more information, please call (931) 526-2416.

Cumberland County High School Cheerleaders Host 6th Annual Golf Tournament
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cumberland County’s High School Cheerleaders host the 6th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 8 with at shotgun start at 1 pm at Bear Trace Golf Course of the Cumberland. The format is a 4 person scramble. Men will be at the white tees with ladies at the red tees. Seniors 65 and older will be at the gold tees.

Teams may be all men, all ladies, or co-ed. The tournament will be full at 36 teams. There will be 2 flights with prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Registration begins at 10:30 am with a lunch at 11 am. The cost is $65 per player or $260 per team. The cost includes green fees, cart, lunch and door prizes. All proceeds go to support the CCHS Cheerleading program. For more information, please call (931) 707-1640 or Missy Kerley at (931) 261-3273.

Gainesboro’s 2015 DQ Classic Cruz N
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to Gainesboro’s 2015 DQ Classic Cruz N the second Saturday of each month beginning at 3 pm through November. The classes include Pre 1980, Classics, Antiques, Rat Rods, Customs, and more.

Shine em up and bring em out. For more information, please visit DQ Classic Cruz N Facebook.