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Jan
19
Wed
Crossville – Access The Tennessee Electronic Library For Free – Art Circle Public Library
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Enhance your research and learning experience with TEL – The Tennessee Electronic Library! Use this convenient comprehensive resource for homework help, test prep, career tools, genealogical resources, general interest information, & more! Visit http://artcirclelibrary.info to access TEL free of charge – anytime, anywhere!

Crossville – Enroll A Child In The Imagination Library
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Cumberland County Imagination Library and the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation are committed to enrolling every child from birth to age five in Tennessee’s statewide Imagination Library. This program is FREE and open to all eligible-age children in Tennessee – at no cost to families and regardless of income.The books in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are selected by a blue ribbon committee of childhood education experts. If you would like to enroll your child, you may fill out a registration form at the Art Circle Public Library.

Crossville – Free Access To Heritage Hub – Art Circle Public Library
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. Heritage Hub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover potentially unknown family members. The archive includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7 through www.artcirclelibrary.info .

Crossville – FREE Online Books Available – Art Circle Public Library
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Art Circle Public Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s an unlimited and FREE online collection of e-books for children. There are over 250 animated, talking picture books (including some in Spanish and French), read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, exciting games, and puzzles. To access the login info, visit https://artcirclelibrary.info .

Crossville – Invest in the Art Circle Public Library Foundation – Art Circle Public Library
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Art Circle Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide financial support for the Art Circle Public Library. All donations to the Foundation are tax exempt to the extent of the law. Send donations or inquiries to the ACPL Foundation at 3 East Street, Crossville TN, 38555.

Cookeville – Suicide Prevention Resources and Information Presented Presented by the TN Suicide Prevention Network
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The TN Suicide Prevention Network has FREE resources available if yourself or someone you know needs help. Reach out NOW. The state wide crisis line is 1-855-CRISIS or you can text 741741 to connect to the crisis text line. This state organization is working tirelessly to eliminate the stigma around suicide. Get more information and gain knowledge on the warning signs of suicide at TSPN.org.

COVID-Related Mortgage Help Offered!
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The TNHAF program was established to provideassistance to income-eligible Tennessee homeowners who are experiencingfinancial hardship associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Recipients may applyfor and receive assistance up to $40,000 per household for past due mortgagepayments, property taxes, insurance premiums, HOA fees and other specifiedhousing costs.

TNHAF funds will be used to eliminate or reduce pastdue payments and other delinquent amounts, including payments under aforbearance plan.

Tennessee residents who wish to apply for the TNHAFprogram can visit thda.org/HAF to access the online portal and begin theapplication process. 

Sparta – Job Search Hosted By Clean Hearts Veterans Outreach
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sparta – Job Search Hosted By Clean Hearts Veterans Outreach for all Veterans from 9am-1pm every first and third Wednesday of each month. If you are a veteran in need of a job, want to write a resume, or seek job counseling, contact Steve Colquitt at 931-837-5050.

Spencer – Commodities Distribution Presented By UCHRA
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

There will be a Commodities Distribution Presented By UCHRA January 6th from 9am – 11am at Van Buren County Civic Center (Burritt College). Sign up will be available at the site. The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities.

Crossville – “Ewe Can Knit” Presented By The Art Circle Public Library
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Ewe Can Knit” classes are presented By The Art Circle Public Library Each Wednesday from 10:00am-12pm. Bring your work in progress or current project. The crochet divas are welcome, too. For more information, call 931-558-8684.

Crossville – Stamp Collecting Meeting
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A meeting of stamp collectors will be held from 10am-12pm on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Art Circle Public Library. Stamp collecting is a hobby suitable for all ages. Join a group of enthusiastic collectors! For more information, contact Lance at 931.248.6148.

Cookeville – Everyone Loves Ceramics!
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

How can you resist the opportunity to paint your very own ceramic figurine? Reach out to Cookeville Art Studio & Gallery (931-526-2424) to register and obtain pricing.

Crossville – Cumberland County Caregiver Support Group
Jan 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join the Relative Caregiver Program as they support their community by hosting a Support Group on January 13th from 12:30pm-1:30pm. Location subject to change. For more info, please contact Melissa Allison at 931-432-4111.

Livingston – Wednesdays Parent Support Group
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Stephens Center is offering Parent-Child connection courses on Wednesdays from 1pm-2:30pm.

Each session will have a different topic.
January 5th – Orientation
January 12th – Why Parents Spank
January 19th – Doing This for Your Own Good
January 26th – This Hurts Me More Than You
February 2nd – My Way or the Highway
February 9th – Self Esteem
February 16th – Supporting Your Partner
February 23rd – 10 Things Every Child Needs
March 2nd – Make-up Session

There is no charge for these sessions and certificates will be awarded to parents who attend eight sessions between January 5th – March 2nd. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call 931-823-6432.

Cookeville – Open Maker Lab Hosted By The Imagine Foundry
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Open Maker Lab is hosted by The Imagine Foundry every Wednesday from 2:00pm-7:00pm. Join the open maker lab experience! Let your creativity lead you in their makerspace – experience stations such as woodworking, building, crafting, sewing, and more! Imagine, design, and create with tools, materials, and professionals in the maker labs. $5 per maker per day.

Cookeville – Oratorical Contest With Scholarships
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For high school students, there is a way to actually talk your way into college. Each year, The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program awards $203,500 in scholarships for speech. Contact American Legion Post 46 at 360-393-1147 for details.

Jan
20
Thu
Crossville – Trace Your Ancestors
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Trace your ancestors at the Cumberland County Archives & Family Heritage Center Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 9am-4pm at 95 East 1st St Crossville, TN 38555. Call (931) 456-2006 for details.

Cookeville – Free Child Development Services
Jan 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

L.B.J.&C. Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3-5 years of age in a full day program. This program focuses on school readiness and the well-being of the children. Children with disabilities are accepted. Virtual and traditional options available. For more information, contact 931-372-8021.

Jamestown – Fentress County Caregiver Support Group
Jan 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join the Relative Caregiver Program as they support their community by hosting a Support Group on January 20th from 1:30pm-2:30pm. Location subject to change. For more info, please contact Melissa Allison at 931-432-4111.

Cookeville – Ed Tincher Paintings On Display
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Cookeville Performing Arts Center offers more than performing arts. It’s also a place to view artwork. January’s art exhibit features paintings by Cookeville artist Ed Tincher. Viewers can expect to see surreal abstract landscapes with a fairytale feel, ranging from dark and moody to bright and colorful. The exhibit continues through Jan. 31 in the CPAC lobby, which is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. To learn more, call (931) 528-1313.

Cookeville Junior Woman’s Club Monthly Meeting
Jan 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Cookeville Junior Woman’s Club monthly meeting every third Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. The club serves dinner at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 6 p.m. There is baby sitting available on the premises. For more information, go to the clubs Facebook.

Crossville – Cumberland County Chess Club Meet
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Cumberland County Chess Club meet at the RE/Max building at 24 Oak Road each Thursday at 6pm. This is a weekly event and is free to the public. It’s a great way to make new friends!

Jan
21
Fri
Upper Cumberland – Caregiving and Housing Assistance Offered
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll-free at 1-877-275-8233.

A support group meeting will be held for relatives that are caring for relative children during this month. Please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127, if you are interested in attending this meeting.

For housing assistance while caring for a minor child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.

Cookeville – “Train Tales” Presented By The Cookeville Depot Museum
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

“Train Tales” hosted by The Cookeville Depot Museum will be presented every Friday from 10:30 am – 11am. Parents and preschool children can enjoy this free activity and story every Friday. Afterwards, be sure to explore the cabooses and train cars! Admission is free -for more information call 931-520-5455.

Legal Aid Society Providing Free Legal Services To Low-Income Individuals In The Upper Cumberland
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you in need of legal representation? The Legal Aid Society is a nonprofit law firm providing free legal services to low-income individuals in the Upper Cumberland. They do not handle any criminal cases, just civil cases, which include issues such as representing victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, tenants with landlord/tenant disputes, people with debt problems who are having collection agencies contact them or sue them, consumers who have purchased goods and have issues with the product not working or questions with the financial agreements, homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgage and are in fear of foreclosure, people who are trying to get or keep public benefits, workers who have been discriminated against, children with disabilities who are trying to get appropriate educational services from school systems or DCS placements, taxpayers who have controversies with the IRS, and seniors over the age of 60 with any of the above problems but also who may be exploited by family members or friends. If you are in need of these services, call 931-528-7436.

Cookeville – Open Maker Lab Hosted By The Imagine Foundry
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Open Maker Lab is hosted by The Imagine Foundry every Friday from 2:00pm-7:00pm. Join the open maker lab experience! Let your creativity lead you in their makerspace – experience stations such as woodworking, building, crafting, sewing, and more! Imagine, design, and create with tools, materials, and professionals in the maker labs. $5 per maker per day. Stop in and see what inspires you to create!

Cookeville – Oratorical Contest With Scholarships
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For high school students, there is a way to actually talk your way into college. Each year, The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program awards $203,500 in scholarships for speech. Contact American Legion Post 46 at 360-393-1147 for details.

Livingston – Night Of Country Music And Dancing
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the fun with the Quittin’ Tyme band at the American Legion on January 21st from 7pm until 10pm for a fun filled night. The post is located at 121 S. Church St. in Livingston. Come enjoy an evening of country music and dancing. All dances are family friendly and open to the public (membership not necessary). Concessions will be available.

Jan
22
Sat
Spencer – Fire Dept. Benefit Breakfast
Jan 22 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Fall Creek Falls Fire Department will host a breakfast from 7am – 10am on Jan. 22. The meal will include biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, pancakes with fruit toppings, bacon, sausage, country ham, fried bologna, fruit, orange juice, coffee, milk, and water.
$7 for adults. Children 10 years and under eat free.

Crossville – Trace Your Ancestors
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Trace your ancestors at the Cumberland County Archives & Family Heritage Center Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 9am-4pm at 95 East 1st St Crossville, TN 38555. Call (931) 456-2006 for details.

Sparta – American Legion Canned Food Drive
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

American Legion Post 99 presents: The Veteran Non-perishable Canned Food Drive! January 15th, 2022 through February 15th 2022, donations will be accepted at the The American Legion Building located behind the Courthouse, next to the Oldham Theater. Any and every little bit helps!

If you know of a veteran in need, or if you know of a homeless veteran, please contact our Post Commander, Ron Lapierre at (931)256-5023.

Crossville – FREE Beginner Guitar Classes – Art Circle Public Library
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

FREE Guitar Lessons hosted By The Art Circle Public Library held every Saturday! Beginner classes meet at 10:00am, Intermediates meet at 10:30am, and Advanced classes meet at 11:30am. Bring your own guitar! Call 931-484-6790 ext. 241 for details.

Crossville – FREE Intermediate Guitar Classes – Art Circle Public Library
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

FREE Guitar Lessons hosted By The Art Circle Public Library held every Saturday! Beginner classes meet at 10:00am, Intermediates meet at 10:30am, and Advanced classes meet at 11:30am. Bring your own guitar! Call 931-484-6790 ext. 241 for details.

Crossville – FREE Advanced Guitar Classes – Art Circle Public Library
Jan 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

FREE Guitar Lessons hosted By The Art Circle Public Library held every Saturday! Beginner classes meet at 10:00am, Intermediates meet at 10:30am, and Advanced classes meet at 11:30am. Bring your own guitar! Call 931-484-6790 ext. 241 for details.

Jan
23
Sun
Allons – Hummel Chapel Church Service – Presented by Hummel Chapel Church
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hummel Chapel Church services are held every Sunday at 10am. Come worship alongside a non-demonational church. Preacher Joe Lee invites everyone to join his congregation every Sunday. For more information, call 931-261-5606

Jan
24
Mon
Cookeville – Volunteer Recruiting – Presented By the Upper Cumberland Habitat For Humanity
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Upper Cumberland Habitat relies on Volunteers to keep their ministry strong, and not just on the job site. They use volunteers in their basic daily operations, from ReStore volunteers to office volunteers and all the work in between. Volunteers ages 16 and up are utilized in many capacities, 18 and over in all capacities. If you and your family want to donate your time, you can email: tisha@uchabitat.org.

Cookeville – Free Child Development Services
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

L.B.J.&C. Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3-5 years of age in a full day program. This program focuses on school readiness and the well-being of the children. Children with disabilities are accepted. Virtual and traditional options available. For more information, contact 931-372-8021.

Crossville – Beginner Tai Chi Classes – Art Circle Public Library
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn Tai Chi for arthritis relief and overall health at The Art Circle Public Library with beginner classes starting at 10am (registration is limited) and intermediate classes starting at 11am. Call 931-484-6790 ext. 241 for details.

Crossville – Intermediate Tai Chi Classes – Art Circle Public Library
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn Tai Chi for arthritis relief and overall health at The Art Circle Public Library with beginner classes starting at 10am (registration is limited) and intermediate classes starting at 11am. Call 931-484-6790 ext. 241 for details.

Smithville – DeKalb County Caregiver Support Group
Jan 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join the Relative Caregiver Program as they support their community by hosting a Support Group on January 24th. For times and more info, please contact Melissa Allison at 931-432-4111.

Cookeville – Ed Tincher Paintings On Display
Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Cookeville Performing Arts Center offers more than performing arts. It’s also a place to view artwork. January’s art exhibit features paintings by Cookeville artist Ed Tincher. Viewers can expect to see surreal abstract landscapes with a fairytale feel, ranging from dark and moody to bright and colorful. The exhibit continues through Jan. 31 in the CPAC lobby, which is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. To learn more, call (931) 528-1313.

Crossville – FREE Family Games Night
Jan 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meet in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Art Circle Public Library on January 10th from 4:30pm-6:30pm for family game night! Lots of your favorite games for ALL ages. Light refreshments served. Call 931-484-6790 to register.

Cookeville – Oratorical Contest With Scholarships
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For high school students, there is a way to actually talk your way into college. Each year, The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program awards $203,500 in scholarships for speech. Contact American Legion Post 46 at 360-393-1147 for details.

Livingston – Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings – Hosted By The Overton County Chamber of Commerce
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings hosted by the Overton County Chamber of Commerce meet every Monday evening at 7:00pm. These meetings are FREE and open to whomever needs help.

Jan
25
Tue
Cookeville – All Veterans, Enjoy Free Coffee every Tuesday – Sponsored By American Legion Post 46
Jan 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Veterans, have a great cup of coffee for free at Big O’s Donuts every Tuesday morning and enjoy great conversations with your fellow Veterans. All veterans are welcome.

Sponsored by American Legion Post 46 and VFW Post 6296 Cookeville, TN.

Crossville – Trace Your Ancestors
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Trace your ancestors at the Cumberland County Archives & Family Heritage Center Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 9am-4pm at 95 East 1st St Crossville, TN 38555. Call (931) 456-2006 for details.

Sparta – American Legion Canned Food Drive
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

American Legion Post 99 presents: The Veteran Non-perishable Canned Food Drive! January 15th, 2022 through February 15th 2022, donations will be accepted at the The American Legion Building located behind the Courthouse, next to the Oldham Theater. Any and every little bit helps!

If you know of a veteran in need, or if you know of a homeless veteran, please contact our Post Commander, Ron Lapierre at (931)256-5023.

Upper Cumberland – Caregiving and Housing Assistance Offered
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are you raising a relative child or need housing assistance? For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll-free at 1-877-275-8233.

A support group meeting will be held for relatives that are caring for relative children during this month. Please contact Melissa Allison at 931-476-4127, if you are interested in attending this meeting.

For housing assistance while caring for a minor child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.

Crossville – Kid Bits Preschool Storytime
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Art Circle Public Library January 11th at 10am in the Cumberland Meeting Room for preschool storytime. There is a limit of 20 children per session. Registration will begin January 3rd in the Children’s Library. Call 931-484-6790 for info.

Cookeville – Dip Your Brush Into Watercoloring
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Reach out to Cookeville Art Studio & Gallery (931-526-2424) to register for this exciting watercoloring class and to obtain pricing.