Monday, July 6, 2015
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Jul
6
Mon
Cookeville’s YMCA Hosts Animal Week Camp
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Kids ages 5 to 12 are invites to Animal Week at the Putnam County Family YMCA daily July 6-10. Campers will learn fascinating facts and information about various different animals. For more information, please email mlphillips@ymcamidtn.org or call (931) 528-1133.

Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center Hosts Art Camp
Jul 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Kids ages 7 to 12 are invited to Cane Creek Recreation Center’s Art Camp Monday through Friday, July 6 – 10 from 8:30 to 11:30 am daily. This week campers will tap into their artsy side.

They will be learning and creating a variety of different arts with an emphasis on painting. For more information, or to register, please visit Cookeville-TN.gov/LS.

West View Baptist Church of Cookeville Hosts Giveaway
Jul 6 @ 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. .

Cookeville/Putnam Co. Animal Shelter Hosts ‘Feline Frenzy’
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter is asking for your help during June’s “Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat” month with Feline Frenzy. Adoption fees are reduced and covers the spay/neuter cost on every cat and kitten.

The adoption fee for a kitten 8 weeks to 5 months is $20, a cat 6 months to 2 years is $20, and the 2nd cat, or a cat 3 years and over is free. The goal is to have 100 cats/kittens adopted during the month of June. The adoption center is open from noon to 6 pm Monday through Saturday on Gainesboro Grade in Cookeville. For more information, please call (931) 526-3647 or visit Cookeville-TN.gov and click on Animal Shelter.

DeKalb County Fair Seeks Exhibit Entries
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

DeKalb County’s Fair released the catalog of premium rules for exhibit entries for this year’s “Grandpa Fair of the South” Monday through Saturday, July 20-25 in Alexandria. This year’s theme is “Country Scenes and Beauty Queens.” Entries will be taken on Saturday, July 11 and Saturday, July 18.

For more information, please visit DeKalbCountyFairTN.com.

Crossville’s Fairfield Glade Hosts Blues Band and Cookout
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Crossville’s Fairfield Glade Resort invites you enjoy a Blues Band performance by Soul Fissh at the Mirror Lake Blast on Monday, July 6 from 5 to 7 pm. The cookout begins at 5 pm with the concert to begin at 5:45 pm.

For more information, please call (931) 484-3722.

Cookeville Community Band’s Concert Series 2015
Jul 6 @ 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.

Jul
7
Tue
Cumberland County’s School Nutrition Program Hosts 2015 Summer Food Service Program
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Crossville’s Bible Baptist Church invites you to the Cumberland County School Nutrition Program’s 2015 Summer Food Service Program.

The schedule is each Wednesday evening through July 22, supper is served from 5:30 to 6 pm and a snack is served from 6 to 6:30 pm. Each Sunday through July 25, lunch is served from 12 to 12:15 pm, and a snack is served from 12:15 to 12:30 pm.

Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services Presents “Kids Matter Program”
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 7 @ 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 .

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Jul 7 @ 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
Jul 7 @ 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.

Jul
8
Wed
Highalnds Residential Services “Seed Fork of the Highlands Sun Seed and Soil” Program Seeking Donations
Jul 8 @ 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.

Crossville’s Cumberland Fellowship Church Hosts Church on the Square
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Crossville’s Cumberland Fellowship Church invites you to Church on the Square each Wednesday through July 29 from 6 to 7 pm at the Downtown Crossville Amphitheater.

Bring your family, lawn chairs, and friends. Bouncies will be set up for the kids, along with snacks, desserts, and more. For more information, please call (931) 707-1883.

Jul
9
Thu
White County’s Public Library Hosts Hometown Hero Fair
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

White County’s Public Library invites you to the 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program. Stop by for the Hometown Hero Fair on Thursday, July 9 at 10 am. For more information, please call (931) 836-3613.

Cookeville Crimestoppers
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cookeville’s Crimestoppers meet at 5:30 pm the second Thursday of each month at the Cookeville Police Department on East Broad Street. For more information, please call (931) 526-2125.

Jul
10
Fri
Cookeville’s Leisure Services Hosts Train Tales
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bring your preschooler to Cookeville Leisure Services every Friday at 10:30 am for Train Tales. They’ll enjoy a train book each week and talk about life for our railroad friends. For more information, please visit cookeville-tn.org/ls .

McMinnville’s Main Street Live
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to Main Street Live in McMinnville every Friday through July 31 at 7 pm. The concerts are free and will be held next to Security Federal Savings Bank on West Main Street. For more information, please visit MainStreetMcMinnville.org.

White Couny Hosts Benefit For Kim Judd
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stop by the White County Ag Building on Friday, July 10 for a Benefit for Kim Judd. Doors open at 5 pm, with the show to start at 7 pm. Adley Stump, Shattered, and A.J. Carter will perform.

Tickets are $15 per person, and BBQ plates will be for sale for $8. Half of all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, please call (931) 316-2246.

Jul
11
Sat
Cookeville’s First Presbyterian Church Hosts Downtown Green Market
Jul 11 @ 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.

Earl and Carol’s 20th Annual Fun Run Car Show of Cookeville
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy Earl and Carol’s 20th Annual Fun Run car show on Saturday, July 11 from 8 am to 5 pm in Cookeville. The show is held on the farm at 3742 Hilham Road.

Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 vehicles. There will be oldies music and free hotdogs and cokes and fun for the whole familiy. No alcoholic beverages allowed. For more information, please call Carl Mason at (931) 528-1879 or (931) 265-7585.

Prescott South Elementary School Hosts 2nd Soaring Eagles Family 5K Run/Walk
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join the 2nd Soaring Eagles Family 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 11 at Prescott South Elementary in Cookeville. The event kicks off at 8 am and proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 170.

The cost is $25 per individual or $50 for a family of up to 4. This price includes a t-shirt. For more information, please call (931) 644-2171 or visit Active.com to sign up.

Tennessee Tech’s Smoked BBQ Chicken Class
Jul 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tennessee Tech invites you to a Smoked BBQ Chicken class on Saturday, July 11 from 9 am to 1 pm. The cost is $50 and you’ll be taking home one smoked chicken. The instructor will be a Kansas City Barbecue Society member who will teach through a combination of hands-on and demonstration.

Topics will include basics from safety and equipment, food preparations, cooking techniques and meat selection. All supplies including meat and grill will be provided. To register, please visit epay.tntech.edu. For more information, please contact Sharon at sstevenson@tntech.edu or (931) 372-3306.

Jamestown’s East Fork Stables Host Ed Wiley’s 13th Annual Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cookoff
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Enjoy Ed Wiley’s 13th Annual Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cookoff on Saturday, July 11 from 10 am to 6 pm, rain or shine, at Jamestown’s East Fork Stables. The event will include bluegrass bands and a classic car show.

There is a $1,000 grand prize for Best BBQ. Proceeds will benefit organizations of the Cumberland Plateau. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 879-1176 or email tom@allardtland.com.

Putnam County Library Hosts Certified Therapy Dog Story Time
Jul 11 @ 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.

Gainesboro’s 2015 DQ Classic Cruz N
Jul 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You’re invited to Gainesboro’s 2015 DQ Classic Cruz N the second Saturday of each month 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.

Cumberland County’s Christian Counseling Center Hosts Free Depression Screening
Jul 11 @ 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.

Overton County Cruise-In
Jul 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy the Overton County Cruise-In the second Saturday of each month around 4 pm on the square. All makes and models are welcome and admission is free.

Parking is first come, first served. For more information, please call Tommy Turner at (931) 397-5099 or Jimmy Turner at (931) 397-1130.

Cookeville’s Backpack Benefit Concert
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cookeville’s Peachtree Learning Center invites you to the Backpack Benefit Concert on Saturday, July 11 beginning at 6 pm. The concert will feature Wick, the band and The Mockingbirds.

Admission is free, with a suggested $5 donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the Backpack Program of Putnam County Schools, which aids in feeding over 900 deserving school children. For more information, please call (931) 528-7216.

Tennessee Tech’s Mommy and Me Date Night
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to Mommy and Me Date Night on Saturday, July 11 from 6 to 9 pm at Tennessee Tech’s Roaden University Center. The theme is Summer Night and dress is semi-formal.

Decorations will lean toward a beach summers night. Finger foods will be provided, along with pictures, games, and of course, dancing. T-shirts will be available for purchase for $10 each. The colors to choose from include black, dark heather, mint green, sapphire, and purple. You may either order your shirt before or the night of the dance. All proceeds go to Susan G. Komen of the Upper Cumberland. For more information, please contact Tiffany Capps at (931) 854-7325 or email tcapps@cookeville-tn.org.

Jul
12
Sun
Tennessee Tech’s Appalachian Center for Craft Hosts Student and Alumni Summer Exhibition
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eight Tennessee Tech University students and alumni invite you to view their art on display at the Appalachian Center for Craft Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm through July 12.

The artists represent each of the 5 media taught at the center: Beth Bradford and Jessica Hagar, fiber; Katherine Smith, clay; Kate Haigney, glass; and Cameron Ringenberg, Josh Gibbs and Daniel Warden, metals. This display is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit TNTech.edu/CraftCenter.

Crossville’s Ridgedale Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Free Meal
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ridgedale Free Will Baptist Church of Crossville invites you to a meal after the regular worship service at 2 pm on the second Sunday of each month. The church is located at Red Road and for more information, please call (931) 788-5853.

White County High School’s Warriorette Volleyball Camp
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

White County High School’s Warriorette Volleyball Camp will be held for those entering 3rd through 8th grade on Thursday through Saturday, July 16-18 from 9 to 11 am each day. The cost is $35 per player.

Preregistration will be held on Sunday, July 12 from 2 to 3 pm in the gym. For more information, please contact Coach Danielle Hillis at danielle.hillis@whitecoschools.net.

Crossville’s First United Methodist Church hosts “G-Force” Vacation Bible School @ Crossville First United Methodist Church
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kids PreK through 6th grade are invited to Crossville First United Methodist Church’s “G-Force” Vacation Bible School nightly Sunday, July 12 through Thursday, July 16. VBS is from 5 to 8 pm.

For more information, or to register, please visit CrossvilleFUMC.com, or call (931) 484-3537.

Jul
13
Mon
Cookeville’s YMCA Hosts Superhero Week Camp
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to the Putnam County Family YMCA’s Superhero Week July 13-17. Children will get the opportunity to engage in different superhero activities including making a superhero cape and mask. For more information, please contact mlphillips@ymcamidtn.org or call (931) 528-1133.

Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator Hosts MAKE Camp
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator invites you to MAKE Camp on Monday through Friday, July 13-17. The camp is open to ages 8 to teens from 9 am to 3 pm daily. The cost is $120.

The camp will include crafts, embroidery, sewing, woodworking, laser etching, and vinyl projects. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 456-4910.

Smith County Ag Center Hosts Community Kids Choir Music Day Camp
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Smith County’s Ag Center invites everyone ages 1st through 6th grade to the Community Kids Choir Music Day Camp July 13-17. The camp is from 9 am to 3 pm each day.

Registration is $50 for the first child in the family and $25 for each additional child. This cost includes a cd, craft supplies, snacks and a t-shirt. For more information, please call (615) 489-2296.

Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center Hosts Power of 10 Walking Program
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center invites participants to join the Power of Ten Walking Program. The challenge is walking 100 miles in ten weeks. Register for the power of 10 program and walk 2 miles per day, 5 days per week and you will have walked 100 miles in 10 weeks.

You’re invited to walk at the Leisure Services Recreation Center, or you may choose to walk on a treadmill or walking outdoors. Keep track of your miles and drop off your progress at the Cane Creek Recreation Center after you’ve walked 100 miles. For more information, please call (931) 526-7393.

Cookeville/Putnam Co. Animal Shelter Hosts ‘Feline Frenzy’
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter is asking for your help during June’s “Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat” month with Feline Frenzy. Adoption fees are reduced and covers the spay/neuter cost on every cat and kitten.

The adoption fee for a kitten 8 weeks to 5 months is $20, a cat 6 months to 2 years is $20, and the 2nd cat, or a cat 3 years and over is free. The goal is to have 100 cats/kittens adopted during the month of June. The adoption center is open from noon to 6 pm Monday through Saturday on Gainesboro Grade in Cookeville. For more information, please call (931) 526-3647 or visit Cookeville-TN.gov and click on Animal Shelter.

American Red Cross Hosts Leaders Save Lives Program
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This summer, high school and college students are eligible to win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive through August 31, 2015. The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16 to 24 year olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months.

Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card. A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded via drawing to students who achieve 100% of their blood drive collections goal. All students who achieve the designated blood drive goal will receive an electronic gift card to giftcertificates.com. For more information, or to register to host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive, please visit RedCrossBlood.org/LeadersSaveLives.

Jul
14
Tue
Crossville’s Stone Memorial High School Hosts Boys’ 2015 Panther Basketball Camp
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Crossville’s Stone Memorial High School invites boys entering grades 2nd through 8th to the 2015 Panther Basketball Camp Tuesday through Thursday, July 14-16. The camp will be from 8 to 11 am each day with a cost of $50 per camper, $45 if more than one camper is from the same household.

Make checks payable to SMHS Basketball Booster Club. There will be instruction in ball handling, rebounding, passing, offensive concepts, shooting, guard play, post play, and defensive concepts. Coaches Neil Capps, Jess Raby, and current and former Panther players will lead the camp. For more information, please contact Coach Capps at (931) 484-5767 or email nacapps33@yahoo.com.

Cumberland County’s School Nutrition Program Hosts 2015 Summer Food Service Program
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Crossville’s Bible Baptist Church invites you to the Cumberland County School Nutrition Program’s 2015 Summer Food Service Program.

The schedule is each Wednesday evening through July 22, supper is served from 5:30 to 6 pm and a snack is served from 6 to 6:30 pm. Each Sunday through July 25, lunch is served from 12 to 12:15 pm, and a snack is served from 12:15 to 12:30 pm.

Smith County Fair Hosts Alumni Flag Football Game
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Smith County Fair invites you to a Smith County vs. Gordonsville High School Alumni Flag Football Game on Wednesday, July 29 at 7 pm in the main arena. Registration forms are available at the Smith County Property Assessor’s office, or by emailing jimwetsp@gmail.com.

You must be at least 21 years of age and a graduate of Smith County or Gordonsville to play. The last day to register is Friday, July 17. For more information, please call (931) 735-2927.

Jul
15
Wed
Cumberland County’s Playhouse Hosts 50th Birthday Party
Jul 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cumberland County’s Playhouse invites you to the 50th Birthday Party on Wednesday, July 15 from 4 to 6 pm. There will be cake, refreshments, music and entertainment, with special guests and surprises. The party is free, and for more information, please call (931) 484-4324.

Crossville’s Cumberland Fellowship Church Hosts Church on the Square
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Crossville’s Cumberland Fellowship Church invites you to Church on the Square each Wednesday through July 29 from 6 to 7 pm at the Downtown Crossville Amphitheater.

Bring your family, lawn chairs, and friends. Bouncies will be set up for the kids, along with snacks, desserts, and more. For more information, please call (931) 707-1883.

Jul
16
Thu
White County High School’s Warriorette Volleyball Camp
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

White County High School’s Warriorette Volleyball Camp will be held for those entering 3rd through 8th grade on Thursday through Saturday, July 16-18 from 9 to 11 am each day. The cost is $35 per player.

Preregistration will be held on Sunday, July 12 from 2 to 3 pm in the gym. For more information, please contact Coach Danielle Hillis at danielle.hillis@whitecoschools.net.

White County’s Public Library Hosts Joyce Carroll – Ventriloquist Extraordinaire
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Stop by the White County Public Library for the 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program. Enjoy Joyce Carroll – Ventriloquist Extraordinaire on Thursday, July 16 at 10 am. For more information, please call (931) 836-3613.

Jul
17
Fri
Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator Hosts Maker Mania
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator invites you to Maker Mania on Friday, July 17 from 3 to 7 pm. Makers of all ages are invited to display their latest inventions, creations, and hacks.

There will be 3D printed objects, jewelry, woodworking, paintings/sculptures, rockets and electronics, baked goods, fabric arts and everything in between. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 456-4910.

McMinnville’s Main Street Live
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to Main Street Live in McMinnville every Friday through July 31 at 7 pm. The concerts are free and will be held next to Security Federal Savings Bank on West Main Street. For more information, please visit MainStreetMcMinnville.org.

Sparta’s Monthly Bluegrass Concert
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a monthly Bluegrass Concert on the 3rd Friday beginning at 7 pm at Sparta’s Amphitheater. For more information, please visit Sparta-Chamber.net .