Saturday, April 29, 2017
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Apr
29
Sat
Check Out Classic Cars At The Doyle Car Show And Cruise In
Apr 29 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy browsing classic cars, and looking for good finds at the Doyle Car Show and Cruise In and City Wide Yard Sale. Make sure to bring the kids to check out the petting zoo, and so the family can enjoy live music.

Gates open at 7am with $10 registration fee. All vendors and yard sales are welcome with a $25 charge for a 20×20 space. Portion of proceeds will go to The Wounded Warrior Foundation. Event may be cancelled between April 26th and 29th if heavy rain.

Brighten Up Your Home With The Putnam County Master Gardeners’ 6th Annual Plant Sale
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Putnam County Master Gardeners invite you to support the local gardening community with their 6th Annual Plant Sale at the UT Extension Building in Cookeville – 900 S. Walnut Avenue. Brighten up your home with annuals, perennials, native plants, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and more! Interested in improving your gardening skills? Classes will be offered to help you become a better gardener.

For a complete listing of plants, and a class schedule, please visit pcmg-tn.org. All proceeds will be used for community education, display gardens, scholarships, and local projects.

Support The Cookeville Rescue Mission With The Upper Cumberland Gospel Music Fun-Run/Walk
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cookeville Rescue Mission invites you to the Upper Cumberland Gospel Music Fun-Run/Walk. Enjoy gospel music from local gospel musicians while exercising to support the Cookeville Rescue Mission.

Registration begins at 8am. Tickets are $35 day of, or $25 for pre-registered. All proceeds support the Cookeville Rescue Mission. Race starts at 8:30am. Click here for more information, or to pre-register.

4th Annual Kids Muddy Mile
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 4th Annual Kids Muddy Mile is the only mud run of its kind in the Upper Cumberland Region. Children ages 5-14 will be eligible to run the one mile, obstacle filled course on the campus of the Putnam County Family YMCA. The Muddy Mile is a part of Healthy Kids Day, featuring interactive activities for the whole family. Register between today and April 1st. Register online at pcfymca.org/events, or call 931-528-1133 for more information.

Enjoy A Day Outdoors At The Big South Fork Annual Spring Planting And Music Festival
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Big South Fork National river And Recreation Area, along with the Knoxville Track club, will hold three trail runs on the scenic Oscar Blevins Nature Trail during the 17th annual spring Planting and Music Festival. The three run program includes a one mile kids fun-run at 9am, followed by a 4 and 7 mile run at 10am. After the run, enjoy a wide array of activities at the park’s annual festival celebrating Appalachian life and music.

Registration is free the morning of the race. Click here to pre-register, and recieve a free shirt for participating.

Clean Up Your Home Of Dangerous Or Unwanted Medication With The National Drug Take Back Initiative
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Overton County Anti-Drug Coalition along with the Overton County Sheriff’s Department, and the Livingston Police Department invite you to clean your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs with the National Drug Take Back Initiative. Bring your medications for disposal to the parking are of R&M Pharmacy in Livingston.

This service is free, and anonymous, no questions askeds. Please do not bring syringes or liquids.

Reduce Stress With World Tai Chi And Qiqong Day In Cookeville
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn the ancient Chinese traditions of Tai Chi and Qiqong with World Tai Chi and Qiqong Day at Cane Creek Recreation Center. Award-winning martial arts instructor Nikki Desch will lead Tai Chi demonstrations showcasing a gentle form of exercise to reduce stress and improve balance. Qiqong demonstrations will include physical posture and breathing techniques which help promote focused attention.

Admission is free for all interested. Participants may observe or participate. For more information, please call 931-520-5286, or visit WorldTaiChiDay.org.

Give Hope To A Child At The Putnam County Blue Ribbon Ceremony
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Give hope to a child, and add your voice to those willing to speak out against child abuse and neglect at The Putnam County Blue Ribbon Ceremony. Learn child safety tips from local law enforcement, and have fun with games, prizes, dancing, and more.

This event is free for families to attend.

Enjoy A Good Meal At The Overton County Rescue Squad’s Dinner Fundraiser
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Overton County Rescue Squad invites you to their Ribeye Steak Sandwich and Chicken Strip Dinner Fundraiser. Your choice of a ribeye steak sandwwich or chicken strips with fries, a roll, dessert, and a drink. All plates purchased have a chance to win a stay in the Smokey Mountains and two tickets to Dollywood.

Plates are $10. For more information, please call Kaylee Masiongale at 931-644-3919.

Studen Council For Exceptional Children Hosts 4th Annual Family Respite Event
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tennessee Tech University’s Student Council For Exceptional Children (SCEC) invites parents of school-age children with special needs to the 4th annual Family Respite Event. Children will be able to enjoy a movie, games, and crafts. Popcorn and other appropriate snacks will be provided, but parents are welcome to bring their child’s dinner. Siblins ages 5 and older may also attend as space allows.

The Family Respite Event will take place at Matthews-Daniel Hall on the TTU Campus. Please come to the back of the building, and signs will direct you from there. For more information, or to reserve a spot, please call Amy Callender at 931-372-3550.

Livingston National Guard Hosts The 2017 Father-Daughter Dance
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Due to popular demand, the Livingston National Guard will host two Father-Daughter Dances on Friday, April 28 and Staurday, April 29. Enjoy appearances by Disney themed princesses while you dance.

Tickets for the dance are $15 per person, and will be available at The Livingston Enterprise beginning Saturday, March 25, and at E.B. Gray Jewelry beginning Monday, March 27. Your ticket will include dinner and dancing to the DJ. Commemorative photos available separately.

May
1
Mon
Learn How To Grow Your Small Business With A Small Business Week Workshop In Livingston
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Are you a small business owner looking to grow and improve? Join The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at the Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce for a free workshop on ways to improve your small business’s digital presence as well as how to better reach millennials and other audiences.

This event is free for small business owners. Lunch will be provided by American Bank & Trust of the Cumberlands. For more information, or to register for this event, please click here.

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 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. .

May
2
Tue
Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 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.

May
3
Wed
Support Your Local Nonprofit Organizations With The Big Payback
May 3 @ 12:00 am – 11:30 pm

Your can help your local nonprofit organization with The Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event focused on raising funds to help local Middle Tennessee nonprofits continue their work and directly improving the community around them.

The Big Payback begins at midnight on Wednesday, May 3, and runs 24 hours. To donate to your local nonprofit organization, please go to TheBigPayback.org.

Help A Child Read And Improve Literacy With The Summer Slide Book Drive
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Putnam County School System encourages you to assist in increasing children’s reading proficiency over the summer with the Summer Slide Book Drive. Promote reading by donating new or nearly new children’s books. Reading can not only prevent summertime boredom, but can help keep reading skills up over the summer going into the next school year.

Donate your new or nearly new books at your neighborhood elementary school or the Putnam County Board of Education Office between now and the end of May.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library hosts Quacker’s Story Time
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 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 Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
May 3 @ 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.

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
May 3 @ 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.

May
4
Thu
Come Together For The Putnam County National Day Of Prayer Service
May 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Take part in the National Day Of Prayer with your community at the Putnam County Courthouse’s South Lawn. Praise and worship will be held Thursday, May 4th at 11:30am with prayer at 12pm.

In the event of rain, this event will take place on the 3rd floor of the Courthouse County Commission Chambers. Click here to learn more about the National Day Of Prayer.

Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
May 4 @ 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 .

May
5
Fri
Help Raise Money For Local Groups At The Overton County Cattlemen’s Cookout
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Help raise money for local groups at the Overton County Cattlemen’s Cookout on Friday, May 5 in the lot next to Hardee’s in Livingston. The cookout begins at 10:30 am and will go until they’re sold out.

This is a Ribeye Dinner. For more information, please contact Hughie Oakley at (931) 445-7898.

May
6
Sat
Heavenly Host Lutheran School Invites You To The “In His Footsteps” 5K Run/Walk
May 6 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am

Heavenly Host Lutheran School in Cookeville invites you to come out and take part in the “In His Footsteps” 5K Run/Walk. This race will start and finish at the Heavenly Host Lutheran Church and School. This race is open to the entire community.

Registration is $30 per person, or $100 for a family of four or more. Registration day of will take place at 6:15am. The race will begin at 7am. To pre-register, or for more information, please call 931-520-3766. All proceeds will benefit the Heavenly Host Lutheran School Scholarship Fund.

Join The Clay County Anti-Drug Coalition In The 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run
May 6 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

The Clay County Anti-Drug Coalition invites you to the 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run. Help instill teens in your community with the knowledge to help them lead long and healthy, drug-free lives. The Walk/Run will begin at the Clay County Community Center in Celina. Walking distance is approximately 3 miles. Come early to participate in health booths for chances to win prizes!

Registration and health booths will be from 7:30-9am. The Walk/Run will begin at 9am. For participant forms, questions, or additional information, please contact the Clay County Anti-Drug Coalition at 931-243-3334.

Join Monterey’s Spring On The Mountain
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join Monterey’s Spring on the Mountain on Saturday, May 6. There will be food, arts, crafts, music, a cruise-in downtown, and a train excursion ride.

This is an all day event. For more information, please visit MontereyTN.com.

Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and America Legion Post 4 Hosts Have Coffee with a Veteran
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and American Legion Post 4 invite you to Have Coffee with a Veteran on the first Saturday of each month from 8 to 11 am at the VFW Post building on Henson Street in Livingston.

All are invited, especially those who have served or who are currently serving in our armed forces, to come and have coffee, conversation, and enjoy the comradeship of our veterans. For more information, please call (931) 403-4003.

Generations Skylar House Invites You To Stamp Out The Stigma
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join Generations Skylar House Saturday, May 6th and Stamp Out The Stigma on a walk for mental health awareness. 100% of funds raised will go to benefit the residents of Skylar House. First 25 people to register will get a free t-shirt.

Registration for the walk is $25. To register, please contact Sarah Presley at 931-854-9220.

Enjoy The Taste Of The South With The Historic Granville Cornbread And Moonshine Bash
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Granville invites you enjoy a day of food and fun at the Cornbread And Moonshine Bash. Walk through Cornbread Lane and enjoy a pioneer meal of pinto beans with ham, turnip greens, cobbler, and of course, fresh cornbread! Watch local craftsmen demonstrate their heritage skills, and enjoy live music from the Tex R Cana Band.

For more information, please call 931-653-4151, or click here to head to Granville’s website.

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
May 6 @ 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 .

Enjoy A Day Outside With Your Dog At Dogapalooza In Cookeville
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Get your leashes and treats ready for a day outside with your dog! It’s Dogapalooza at Dogwood Park in Cookeville. Enjoy an off-leash play area, pet-related vendors, and a kids’ dog show. There will also be plenty of adoptable pets available if you’re looking for a new friend to take home.

Dogapalooza is free for dogs and the people who love them. Children ages 16 and under who wish to compete in the dog show must register by 2:15pm. The contest begins at 2:30pm. For more information, please call Cookeville Leisure Services at 931-520-4386.

Reconnect With Former Classmates At The Baxter Seminary-Upperman High Alumni Banquet
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Revisit your alma mater at the Baxter Seminary-Upperman High Alumni Banquet. Enjoy a night reconnecting with former classmates and teachers over dinner.

Registration begins at 4pm, dinner at 5pm. Tickets are $20 per person. For reservations, please call 931-858-3020 by May 4th.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
May 6 @ 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.

May
8
Mon
Monterey Senior Center Hosts Weekly Games
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Monterey Senior Center invites you to fitness classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 am. There will also be Bingo every Thursday at 10 am, and Bridge every Monday and Thursday at 1 pm.

For more information, please call (931) 839-8053.

May
9
Tue
St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic of Crab Orchard
May 9 @ 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.

Livingston’s Millard Oakley Public Library Hosts Crafter’s Club
May 9 @ 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.

Putnam County Family Caregiver Support Program
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The National Family Caregiver Support Program is offering a monthly support group for family caregivers. The goal is to assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems related to their caregiving role. Putnam County meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11am at the Upper Cumberland Development District, 1225 South Willow Avenue, Cookeville. For more information, call 931-432-4111.

Overton And Pickett County Family Caregiver Support Program
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The National Family Caregiver Support Program is offering a monthly support group for family caregivers. The goal is to assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems related to their caregiving role. Overton and Pickett County meetings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month from 1-2pm at Millard Oakley Library, 107 E Main St, Livingston. For more information, call 931-432-4111.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts Walk-In Painting Class
May 9 @ 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.

Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
May 9 @ 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 shown every Tuesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room for free.

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

May
10
Wed
Help A Child Read And Improve Literacy With The Summer Slide Book Drive
May 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Putnam County School System encourages you to assist in increasing children’s reading proficiency over the summer with the Summer Slide Book Drive. Promote reading by donating new or nearly new children’s books. Reading can not only prevent summertime boredom, but can help keep reading skills up over the summer going into the next school year.

Donate your new or nearly new books at your neighborhood elementary school or the Putnam County Board of Education Office between now and the end of May.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
May 10 @ 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 Hosts Arthritis Tai Chi Class
May 10 @ 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
May 10 @ 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.

May
11
Thu
The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry in Crossville
May 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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
May 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.

Learn How Your Congregation Can Assist Those Dealing With Addiction At Life Church
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services invites you and your congregation or faith based organization to join in the fight against addiction and substance abuse. Learn how your congregation can assist those struggling with addiction, and about the resources available to help out. You will also have the opportunity to apply as a Certified Recovery Church, or Faith-Based-Organization in Tennessee.

This event is free to attend. Click here to register for the event. For more information, please call Jennifer Matthews at 731-217-1299, Nathan Payne at 865-266-9764, or Monty Burks at 615-770-1783.

May
12
Fri
The Women’s Center Gives Back With Mams 4 Moms
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Women’s Center At Cookeville Regional Medical Center has a spot reserved just for momns on Friday, May 12 for the seventh annual Mams 4 Moms event. Mothers may schedule an appointment for a mammogram, free bone density heel screening, refreshments, and take home a gift.

For more information about Mams 4 Moms, or to schedule an apointment, please call 931-783-2222. An appointment is required as well as an order from a physician.