Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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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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Sep
1
Tue
Cookeville’s West End Park Neighborhood Revitalization
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Stop by Cookeville’s West End Park for the Neighborhood Revitalization on Tuesday, September 1 from 8 am to 2:30 pm. The revitalization will kick off on August 20 with a $35,400 grant from Lowe’s to the Putnam County Habitat.

Teams of volunteers will help add a pavilion, picnic tables, benches and fencing for the existing baseball diamond. For more information, please contact Morgan Coffey with the Putnam County Habitat for Humanity at (931) 528-1711 or email morgan@pchabitat.org.

Celina United Methodist Church Hosts Hiring Event
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join at the Celina United Methodist Church for a hiring event on Tuesday, September 1 from 10 am to 2 pm. A representative will be present for the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development to aid you in applying for the several thousand jobs available.

For more information, please call (931) 243-3739 or (931) 261-8470 or email pastorjoshnewberry@gmail.com.

Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
Sep 1 @ 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”
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 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 Small Business Development Center Hosts “Small Business Insurance” Seminar
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech’s Small Business Development Center for a “Small Business Insurance” seminar on Tuesday, September 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The seminar will be led by James Massengille from the Swallows Insurance Agency and will cover the basics of insurance all small businesses should consider carrying. For more information, please visit TNTech.edu.

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 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.

Sep
2
Wed
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 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.

Highalnds Residential Services “Seed Fork of the Highlands Sun Seed and Soil” Program Seeking Donations
Sep 2 @ 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 Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 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, 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
Sep 2 @ 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.

Sep
3
Thu
Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 3 @ 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.

Sep
5
Sat
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Writer’s Club for Military Veterans
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Veterans, you’re invited to Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library on Saturday, September 5 from 10 to 11 am for Writer’s Club for Military Veterans. Veterans of all eras and branches of service are invited to join retired COL Terry J. Mitchell to discuss the formation of a Veterans’ Writings Club that would meet once a month at the library to write and share experiences.

Writing has been shown to be therapeutic in expressing ones feelings and attitudes that resulted from military service and it is also helpful in organizing ones thoughts. Bring a writing tablet, pencil, or laptop computer. Mr. Mitchell will provide writing prompts and general guidance for those interested in writing about Military experiences for family members, to submit for commercial or self-publication, or for personal satisfaction. For more information, for more information, please contact Terry J. Mitchell at (315) 559-1739 or email tjmitch@live.com.

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
Sep 5 @ 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 .

Red Boiling Springs Hosts Annual “Adopt a Duck” Duck Race
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Red Boiling Springs’ Lions Club invites you to the annual “Adopt A Duck” Duck Race on Saturday, September 5 from 10 am to 2 pm. This is a fun-filled family event and everyone is welcome.

There will be a silent auction, food, drink, games, crafts, and prizes. The ducks will “race” at 2 pm. The 1st place prize is $100 and the last place “lame duck” is $50. Tickets for the race may be purchased from Lions Club Members. All proceeds go to the Red Boiling Springs Lions Club. For more information, please call Glenda Cohen at (615) 699-3500.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts “Write Away” Program
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stop by Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library for the “Write Away” Program on Saturday, September 5 from 11 am to 12 noon. Crossville resident Nancy Mitchell will introduce and conduct a library program for new and established writers. Each month writers will meet and have an opportunity to read something they have created.

Fiction and non-fiction, poetry, short stories, and essays are welcome. Following readings, a discussion will be held offering suggestions and critiques by members of the group. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Paranormal Meet and Greet in Red Boiling Springs
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You’re invited to a Paranormal Meet and Greet on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6 at the Thomas House of Red Boiling Springs. The meet and greet is from 12 noon to 6 pm, with the investigation to follow.

For more information, or to sign up, please email jeslssabin@gmail.com.

Cookeville’s Doll Museum
Sep 5 @ 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.

Putnam County’s Habitat for Humanity Hosts Tool Box Bash
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Putnam County’s Habitat for Humanity invites you to the Tool Box Bash on Saturday, September 5 from 5 to 10 pm at Dogwood Park. There will be a free concert, free food, and a family fun zone.

Bring a donation of a tool – new or used. For more information, please visit PCHabitat.org.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Sep 5 @ 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.

Standing Stone State Park Hosts 15th Annual Campers Night Light Contest
Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Standing Stone State Park in Hilham invites you to the 15th Annual Campers Night Light Contest on Saturday, September 5 beginning at 6:30 pm. You’re asked to decorate your campsite with a creative selection of lights.

1st place prize is 1 week of free camping at Standing Stone. 2nd place is 2 days/nights of free camping at Standing Stone. Judging will begin at dark. A camping fee is required to participate. For more information, please contact Ranger Shawn Hughes at (931) 823-6347.

Sep
6
Sun
Algood Church of Christ Hosts Gospel Meeting
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Stop by the Algood Church of Christ for a Gospel Meeting September 6-11. The Bible teacher will be Sidney White. Sunday, September 6, the services will include “The Best People on Earth” at 9 am, “A Pattern pf Departure from God” at 10 am, and “Of What Does Life Consist?” at 6 pm.

The meetings begin at 7 pm Monday through Friday. The topics are as follows: Monday “No Condemnation,” Tuesday “Living a Godly Life in an Ungodly World,” Wednesday “Jesus’ Counsel,” Thursday “God’s Precious Promises,” and Friday “Encouragement from the Past.”

Sep
7
Mon
Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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. .

Labor Day Closings
Sep 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Because of Labor Day, garbage routes in Cookeville usually collected on Monday, September 7 will be picked up on Tuesday, September 8.

Sep
8
Tue
St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic of Crab Orchard
Sep 8 @ 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.

Cookeville’s Dyer Funeral Home Hosts GriefShare
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Cookeville’s Dyer Funeral Home hosts GriefShare each Tuesda through December 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. GriefShare is a grief support program that offers help and encouragement after the loss of a loved one.

Often, friends and family want to help you, but they don’t know how. Here, meeting weekly for 13 sessions is where you find understanding, caring people who have also experienced a loss and can help you on the path toward healing and hope for the future. For more information, please contact First United Methodist Church at (931) 526-2177.

Livingston’s Millard Oakley Public Library Hosts Crafter’s Club
Sep 8 @ 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.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts Walk-In Painting Class
Sep 8 @ 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.

Sep
9
Wed
Cookeville’s Magnolia House Hosts GriefShare
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cookeville’s Magnolia House hosts GriefShare each Wednesday through December 2 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. GriefShare is a grief support program that offers help and encouragement after the loss of a loved one.

Often, friends and family want to help you, but they don’t know how. Here, meeting weekly for 13 sessions is where you find understanding, caring people who have also experienced a loss and can help you on the path toward healing and hope for the future. For more information, please contact First United Methodist Church at (931) 526-2177.

Crossville Hosts Arthritis Tai Chi Class
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come relieve your arthritis pain at the Arthritis Tai Chi Class on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The art of Tai Chi is thousands of years old.

Angi Bedard and Mike Pesce are certified instructors by the National Arthritis Foundation to teach Arthritis Tai Chi. The cost is $2 per class. For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Buffalo Valley Library Pot Luck Dinner
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Everyone is invited to the Pot Luck Dinner at the Buffalo Valley Library on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.
For more information, please call (931) 858-1403 or (931) 858-5127.

Sep
10
Thu
The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry in Crossville
Sep 10 @ 3:30 am – 4:00 am

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry is open every Thursday from 4 to 5:15 pm at the Place of Refuge Church in Crossville. The only requirement is that there is a need. For more information, please call (931) 707-8114.

Cookeville Crimestoppers
Sep 10 @ 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.

Tennessee Tech’s Small Business Development Center Hosts QuickBooks Workshop
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

If you’re interested in learning more about QuickBooks, Tennessee Tech’s Small Business Development Center will host a workshop on Thursday, September 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in Johnson Hall room 218.

This workshop is designed for those who have had at least 90 days of QuickBooks Desktop experience. The class will be led by David Maher, a QuickBooks advisor and owner of G & G Technologies. This class will cover editing chart of accounts, advanced preferences, sales tax, customers, loans, credit cards, fixed assets and bank accounts. The workshop is $75. Only 10 people will be admitted to the program. To sign up, please visit OA.TSBDC.org/QuickBooks.

Sep
11
Fri
Cookeville’s American Job Center Hosts Hiring Event
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cookeville’s American Job Center will be hosting a Hiring Event on Friday, September 11 from 9 am to 3 pm. For more information, please email Gary.Hanna@tn.gov.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts the Art of Stained Glass
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center presents The Art of Stained Glass on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 am. This is a beginner Stained Glass Class taught by instructor Sara Senft. The cost is $51 for members of the Art Guild and $66 for non-members. The supplies needed for this workshop will be provided by the instructor. Bring 2-3 days of old newspapers to class. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Cookeville’s Leisure Services Hosts Train Tales
Sep 11 @ 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 .

Monterey Branch Library’s Home School Hangout
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Monterey Branch Library is the Home School Hangout on every Friday. For more information, please call (931) 839-2103 or visit the Monterey Branch Library’s Facebook page.

Sep
12
Sat
Putnam County’s UT Extension Office Hosts FCE Yard and Craft Sale
Sep 12 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy the FCE (Family Community Education) Yard and Craft Sale on Saturday, September 12 from 7 am to 2 pm, rain or shine, at the Putnam County UT Extension Office on South Walnut Avenue.

Vendors, reserve your 9×16 space for $20. For more information, please call (931) 526-4561.

Monterey VFW Post 6277 Hosts Open House
Sep 12 @ 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.

Clay County’s Doug Smith Memorial 5K Walk/Run
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

You’re invited to the Doug Smith Memorial 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, September 12 at 8:30 am at the Celina City Hall. Mr. Smith lost his life in 2011 to a hard-fought battle with cancer, and all proceeds from the 5k will be donated to the Relay for Life in his honor.

Registration is $20 for individuals or $50 for a family with children under 18 living in the same household. Packet pick-up will begin at 7:30 am on race day. For more information, or to register, please call (800) 231-3695 or visit HonestAbe.com.

Cookeville’s Fall Fun Fest
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Enjoy Cookeville’s Fall Fun Fest on Saturday, September 12 from 10 am to 5 pm. This is a free event for the family that will include hands-on activities, music, dancing, meet-n-greet with PBS characters, and more.

For more information, please call (931) 528-2222.

Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft Hosts Second Saturday Craft Days
Sep 12 @ 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.

Cane Creek Recreation Center of Cookeville Hosts Comic Drawing
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Enjoy Comic Drawing at Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center beginning Saturday, September 12 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The cost is $35 per person, and the course will run each Saturday through October 17.

This course is designed or youth ages 14-17 and will include demonstrations from the instructor and hands-on instruction, including anatomy drawings of human head, arms, legs, torso and chest; homework assignments and critiques from the instructor, learning about perspectives, learning how to draw a scene, learning how to set up a scene with panels and learning how to draw the “Marvel Way.” Paper and pencils will be furnished, but students should bring a sketch book or sketch diary. Instructor Kevin Steward is a freelance illustrator/graphic designer/comic artist with a Bachelor’s Degree in interactive graphic design. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please visit Cookeville-TN.gov/LS.