Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Feb
11
Thu
The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry in Crossville
Feb 11 @ 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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts “Welcome to Medicare” Class
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you’re turning 65 and are confused about what your choices with Medicare will be, join the UCDD’s SHIP program “Welcome to Medicare” Class on Thursday, February 11 from 1 to 4 pm at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library.

The class will explain in detail what benefits and rights you are entitled to. The class is held in the Plateau Conference Room. For more information, or to register, please call SHIP at 1-(800)-801-0044.

Cookeville Crimestoppers
Feb 11 @ 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.

Feb
12
Fri
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 46 Hosts Annual Poppy Poster Contest
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 46 invites you students in grades 2-12 to participate in the Annual Poppy Poster Contest. The posters theme this year is “Flanders FIeld Red Poppy” and are due to the Putnam County Board of Education by Friday, February 12.

The posters must be on an 11×14 poster board, and the words “American Legion Auxiliary” and a picture of the Flanders Field Poppy must be used in the design. For more information, please call (931) 933-5037 or visit Auxiliary46.org/Posters.

Crossville Recreation Youth Soccer Association Spring Registration
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Crossville Recreation Youth Soccer Association Spring Registration is going on through Monday, February 29. Any player who turned 4 years old after August 1, 2015 and was not 15 before August 1, 2015 is invited to play CRYSA this spring. The season runs from March to the end of May.

The cost per player is $50, and that includes the uniform (jersey, shorts and socks), trophy, and insurance through TnSoccer. You may register online at TN-CRYSA.AffinitySoccer.com. If you’re planning to coach this season, the cost is $225 per team. For more information, please contact Angie at (931) 248-1616 or angiespitler@yahoo.com.

Crossville’s First National Bank Relay for Life Team Hosts Bake Sale
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

You’re invited to the First National Bank of Tennessee’s Relay for Life Team Bake Sale on Friday, February 12 beginning at 8 am. The locations hosting will be on North Main Street in Crossville and on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.

The sale will continue until all the items are sold. For more information, please call (931) 707-3588.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts the Art of Stained Glass
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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
Feb 12 @ 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.

Progressive Savings Bank Hosts 6th Annual Have a Heart for Habitat
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Support Putnam County’s Habitat for Humanity at the 7th Annual Have a Heart for Habitat Fundraiser Luncheon on Friday, February 12 at Progressive Savings Bank between 11 am and 1 pm. The cost is $10 per person, and that includes sandwich, chili, dessert, and drink.

You’re welcome to join at the bank to eat and register for door prizes as well as bid in the silent auction, and they will also offer free delivery to any business. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. For more information, or to order, please call Emilee Wilson at (931) 372-2265. Please have your orders in by February 12.

Cookeville’s TTU STEM Center Hosts “I Love STEM” FAB Friday
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tennessee Tech’s STEM Center invites students grades 5th – 12th to the “I Love STEM” FAB Friday event on Friday, February 12 from 6 to 8 pm. Students will enjoy exploring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with a concentration on human health and the biological world.

Each FAB Friday offers different hands-on activities related to the event’s theme. Students at this event will learn the science behind blood typing and DNA. They will also explore how an electrocardiogram checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart, why physicians take blood pressure, and how they test lung strength with spirometers. This event is free. An adult family member or guardian must attend the event with their child. For more information, please visit TNTech.edu/STEM/FAB-Fridays.

Feb
13
Sat
Cookeville’s Community Options Hosts Cupid’s Chase
Feb 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Community Options, Inc invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in the annual Cupid’s Chase 5K on Saturday, February 13. Registration begins at 8 am with the race to begin at 10 am.

The race will begin at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium parking lot. For more information, or to pre-register, please visit Community Options Cookeville Cupid’s Chase 5K Website.

Monterey VFW Post 6277 Hosts Open House
Feb 13 @ 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.

Cookeville Depot Museum Hosts WestSide Scavenger Hunt
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cookeville Leisure Services invites you to the 4th Annual WestSide Scavenger Hunts at the Cookeville Depot Museum on Saturday, February 13 from 10 am to 2 pm. Participants will get entry forms featuring 6 to 8 thumbnail images with rhyming clues that lead them to various items in and around partnering WestSide businesses.

This is a free event. For more information, please visit CookevilleDepot.com.

Edgar Evins State Park Hosts Millennium Trail Nature Hike
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Edgar Evins State Park Ranger for a 2.5 mile Millenium Trail Nature Hike on Saturday, February 13 at 10 am. Spring is just around the corner and spring wildflowers may be starting to pop out.

Make sure to wear sturdy boots and dress appropriately for the weather. For more information, please call (931) 858-2446.

Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft Hosts Second Saturday Craft Days
Feb 13 @ 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.

Putnam County Library Hosts Certified Therapy Dog Story Time
Feb 13 @ 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.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunt
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunts each Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. Bring your cell phone or digital camera and get your entry form with photos and clues at the museum before you head out.

When you’re finished, bring your camera back to the Depot and be put into a drawing for a gift basket. For more information, please visit link .

Smithville Senior Citizens Center Valentine Dance and Supper
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Smithville Senior Citizens Center invites you to the Valentines Dance and Supper on Saturday, February 13 at 6 pm. The covered dish supper is first, with the dance to begin at 7 pm.

Everyone is invited to join the fun. For more information, please call (615) 597-7575.

DelMonaco Winery and Vineyards Host Wine Pairing Valentine’s Dinner
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to the Wine Pairing Valentine’s Dinner at DelMonaco Winery and Vineyards to benefit the Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance 4 Course on Saturday, February 13 from 6:30 to 8 pm.

For more information, please visit PickTNConference.com.

Feb
14
Sun
Crossville’s Ridgedale Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Free Meal
Feb 14 @ 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.

Feb
15
Mon
Monterey Farmer’s Market
Feb 15 @ 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.

Cane Creek Recreation Center of Cookeville Hosts Spring Break Camp
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration for the Cookeville Leisure Services Spring Break Camp at Cane Creek Recreation Center is now open. Space for the camp is limited. This camp is patterned after the popular summer camp program with a few minor changes to better accommodate you during this short time period.

Camp begins Monday, March 28 and goes through Friday, April 1. Camp is designed for those in kindergarten through 12 years of age. Tuition is $70 per week. A sibling discount is available. For more information, please contact Jen Webb or Cara Sheets at (931) 526-7393 or visit Cookeville-TN.gov/LS/Camps.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Closed for President’s Day
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 15 for President’s Day. The library will re-open on Tuesday, February 16 at 8 am.

For more information, please visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Feb 15 @ 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
Feb 15 @ 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
Feb 15 @ 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.

Life Recovery at Byrdstown Community Center
Feb 15 @ 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
16
Tue
Manna Hana Riding Center Trades Donations for Afghans
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Through March of 2016, for every person who donates $75 to Manna’s Hana Riding Center’s special equine care will receive a hand-crocheted afghan of their choice of colors.

Manna’s Hana offers therapeutic horses for individuals with special needs. Checks can be sent to Manna’s Hana Riding Center, 1285 Brotherton Drive, Cookeville, TN, 38506 or visit MannaHana.com to donate online. For more information, please call Bobbie at (931) 349-8106.

Cookeville’s Jobs4Tn.gov Seminar and Training
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm

Join the Jobs4TN.gov Seminar and Training on Tuesday, February 16 for employers from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm. This is a dutch treat lunch and program to learn how to use the recruiting and connection tool.

The cost is $10 per person. To reserve your spot, please contact Denise Bright at the Cookeville Chamber at (931) 526-2211 or email dbright@cookevillechamber.com.

Crochet Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Feb 16 @ 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 16 @ 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
Feb 16 @ 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 Cane Creek Gymnasium Hosts Ladies’ Night
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ladies, stop by Cane Creek Gymnasium on Tuesdays for Ladies’ Night on Tuesdays at 7 pm. A portion of the gym will be dedicated to ladies for a chance to play basketball together.

Entrance to the gym is $1. For more information, please visit Cookeville-TN.gov/LS/CCGym.

Feb
17
Wed
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Feb 17 @ 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
Feb 17 @ 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.

Feb
18
Thu
Highland Rim Academy of Cookeville Hosts Open House
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

You’re invited to the Highland Rim Academy in Cookeville on Thursday, February 18 from 4 to 6:30 pm for an Open House. Open enrollment will begin in late February.

For more information, please call (931) 526-4472.

Feb
19
Fri
Crossville Recreation Youth Soccer Association Spring Registration
Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Crossville Recreation Youth Soccer Association Spring Registration is going on through Monday, February 29. Any player who turned 4 years old after August 1, 2015 and was not 15 before August 1, 2015 is invited to play CRYSA this spring. The season runs from March to the end of May.

The cost per player is $50, and that includes the uniform (jersey, shorts and socks), trophy, and insurance through TnSoccer. You may register online at TN-CRYSA.AffinitySoccer.com. If you’re planning to coach this season, the cost is $225 per team. For more information, please contact Angie at (931) 248-1616 or angiespitler@yahoo.com.

Crossville’s Avalon Center Hosts “Dating Abuse: Tools for Talking to Teens Training”
Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Crossville’s Avalon Center invites you to “Dating Abuse: Tools for Talking to Teens Training” on Tuesday, February 23 at 6 pm. We tell them not to drink and drive. We tell them to stay away from drugs. What do we tell them about dating? Come and hear about the tools for talking to teens about dating abuse.

In one hour you will learn how easily and often dating abuse happens, how to recognize the warning signs and how to have the potentially life-saving conversations with teens. The training is free, but you will need to reserve a seat. Please contact Maria Halbert or Nicky LaBarge at (931) 456-0747 for more information or to reserve a seat. Enrollment ends Friday, February 19 at 4:30 pm.

Cookeville’s Father Daughter Date Night at Leslie Town Centre
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fathers, take your daughters out for Father/Daughter Date Night at the Leslie Town Centre in Cookeville. Hi, this is Cara Sheets. Father Daughter Date Night will be February 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th at 6 pm. The cost is $27.50 per ticket.

There is a 10 ticket maximum per purchase. The tickets will be mailed to you. For more information, or to get your ticket, please visit Cookeville-TN.gov/LS and click on the Register Now link.

Feb
20
Sat
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts “Write Away” Program
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Stop by Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library for the “Write Away” Program on Saturday, February 20 from 10 to 11 am. 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.

Crossville’s Guitar Lessons at the Art Circle Public Library
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Here’s your chance to learn to play the guitar. Every Saturday beginning at 10 am, Guitarist and Entertainer Tom Fincher teaches Beginners at 10 am and Intermediates at 11 am. Remember to bring your own guitar to the Art Circle Public Library of Crossville.
Beginners, TJ will help you to play 2-3 songs with just 1-2 lessons by using a new method. Intermediates, learn different chords, old rock, or boogie beat, blues and Johnny Cash’s Luther Perkin’s beat.

Edgar Evins State Park Hosts Couch to 5K Training Program
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Park Ranger Brad Halfacre at Edgar Evins State Park for the Couch to 5K Training Program on Saturday, February 20 at 10 am. You’ll be given an information packet regarding the upcoming 5k race on April 30.

Participants will meet every Saturday at the park until race day to exercise and get in shape for the run. For more information, please call (931) 858-2446.

Edgar Evins State Park Hosts Highland Rim Nature Hike
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Edgar Evins State Park Ranger invites you to the Highland Rim Nature Hike on Saturday, February 20 at 10 am. This will be a 2 mile hike on the Highland Rim Nature Trail.

With spring just around the corner, spring wildflowers may be starting to pop out. Make sure to wear sturdy boots and dress appropriately for the weather. For more information, please call (931) 858-2446.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunt
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunts each Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. Bring your cell phone or digital camera and get your entry form with photos and clues at the museum before you head out.

When you’re finished, bring your camera back to the Depot and be put into a drawing for a gift basket. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Free Health Seminar “Heartburn and GERD: Stomach Acid – Friend or Foe?”
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join a free Health Seminar at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library on Saturday, February 20 at 2 pm. The seminar is titled “Heartburn and GERD: Stomach Acid – Friend or Foe?”

The seminar will be led by Kristine L. Soly, MD, FACC of the Holistic Cardiology Learning Center. The seminar is free, but reservations are required. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 456-5900.

Monterey Civitan Club Hosts First Annual Chili Cook-Off
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Monterey Civitan Club’s First Annual Chili Cook Off on Friday, February 20 at 4 pm at Monterey United Methodist Church. Anyone that would like to enter the cook off is welcome. All you have to do is show up with your pot of chili and you’re entered.

There is no entry fee for cookers. Tickets for the public to test will be $8, and that will include chili with condiments, a drink and dessert. There will be a $100 cash prize to the best chili. All proceeds will be for Whittaker Park playground equipment. For more information, please visit MontereyCivitan.com.

Monterey’s Woodcliff Baptist Church Hosts Singing
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to a singing on the third Saturday of each month at the Woodcliff Baptist Church in Monterey at 6 pm. Snacks will be served after the singing. For more information, please call (931) 839-8465.

Feb
21
Sun
Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ Hosts Free Food Giveaway
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ in Gainesboro is hosting a free food giveaway the first and third Sunday of each month. The food will be handed out from 3 to 4:30 pm. For more information, please visit Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ Facebook Page .

Feb
22
Mon
Cane Creek Recreation Center of Cookeville Hosts Spring Break Camp
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration for the Cookeville Leisure Services Spring Break Camp at Cane Creek Recreation Center is now open. Space for the camp is limited. This camp is patterned after the popular summer camp program with a few minor changes to better accommodate you during this short time period.

Camp begins Monday, March 28 and goes through Friday, April 1. Camp is designed for those in kindergarten through 12 years of age. Tuition is $70 per week. A sibling discount is available. For more information, please contact Jen Webb or Cara Sheets at (931) 526-7393 or visit Cookeville-TN.gov/LS/Camps.