Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Oct
21
Sat
Walk With a Doc @ Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am

Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Each Saturday, Cookeville Regional Medical Center invites you to Walk With A Doc. Get educated and get healthy. They meet each Saturday at 9am in front of Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s main lobby.  Walk With A Doc is going on now through October.

Live Music, Crafts, Fresh Veggies, And More At The Downtown Green Market
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am

The Cookeville Community Folk Orchestra, led by Kat Starr will be performing at the Downtown Green Market at 20 North Dixie Avenue in Cookeville on Saturday, October 21 at 9:30 am. Come to the Green Market for crafts, fresh veggies and more, and listen to music while you shop.

Crossville’s Guitar Lessons at the Art Circle Public Library
Oct 21 @ 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.

Authentic Food, Music, and More At Crossville’s 27th Annual Oktoberfest
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

Rated one of the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area Crossville’s 27th annual Oktoberfest is the place to be! Continuous entertainment is provided by 3 German/Polka bands. Two floors are provided for your dancing pleasure. German dinners are available consisting of bratwurst, knackwurst, Weisswurst, chicken schnitzel or pork schnitzel with sides of sauerkraut, spaetzle and red cabbage.  Desserts of cheesecake or German chocolate cake are also provided.  Tickets are $7.50 per person, and children under 14 are free.

Show Your Car Off At The Monthly Sparta Cruise In
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Show your car off at the monthly Sparta Cruise In every 3rd Saturday through October from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Liberty Square.

For more information, please call Junior Jones at (931) 738-3029 or Bill or Kathy Saylors at (931) 761-8687.

Live Music and Craft Beer At Blues and Brews
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The 5th Annual Blues and Brews Festival is right around the corner! This year Blues and Brews will be hosting over 60 breweries from around the country. There will also be live blues music during the entirety of the festival. For tickets and more information click here!

Celebrate Halloween At Flynn’s Lick Spooky Hollow
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Prepare yourself for thrills and chills at Flynn’s Lick Spooky Hollow a combination haunted house and hayride happening Friday and Saturday throughout October.  Tickets are $10 and tickets are sold from 5:30-10:30pm. For more information click here!

Monterey’s Woodcliff Baptist Church Hosts Singing
Oct 21 @ 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.

Support Cedar Grove Fire Department At The Haunted Trail
Oct 21 @ 6:43 pm – 7:43 pm

The Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department of Rock Island invites you to the Haunted Trail on Miller’s Farm each Friday and Saturday in October. This 1 mile walk of horror takes you into the opening of Cedar Mine.

Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. The trail opens at dark and continues until 11 pm. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 and children under 5 are free. For more information, please visit Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.

Oct
22
Sun
Food And Fun At The Annual Bacchanal
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s time for the annual Bacchanal! Scheduled October 22, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Spankies Restaurant in Cookeville, Bacchanal 2017 features a live art auction, extensive selection of wine and beer, delectable hors d’oeuvres, fellowship and fun with friends! Reservations are $50 in advance and available at tntech.edu/bacchanal.

Celebrate Rev. Thirman L Bulluck’s 15 Years of Service At Pentecostal Temple Church Of God In Christ
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm

Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ is hosting a celebration honoring Rev. Thirman L. and First Lady Yvonne Bullock and their 15 years of service. Special guest speaker Rev. Dr. Bishop Dickerson L. S. Wells of Memphis will be presiding, and there will be fellowship and refreshments after the service. Come worship and celebrate with us!

Oct
23
Mon
Putnam County Youth Basketball Leauge Sign-Ups
Oct 23 all-day

Get your children off the couch and onto the court with the Putnam County Youth Basketball League. Sign-ups are now through October 27th. The league offers divisions for boys and girls ages 5-13. You can register online here or at the Sports House at 55 S Willow Ave in Cookeville.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Seniors, sign up now for Yoga for Seniors at the Cookeville Senior Citizens Center. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 to 9:15 am. The cost is $2 per class. There are no floor exercises involved. For more information, please call (931) 526-9318.

Crossville’s Art Guild Hosts Life Drawing Class
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Expand your art interests and develop your talents at the Art Guild’s Life Drawing Class on every 4th Monday from 1 to 4 pm in Crossville. A live model well be available. Please bring your sketch pad and camera to capture the post.

The cost is $5 per participant for the model fee. For more information, please call (931) 484-3722.

Chili And Soup Dinner To Support The Upperman High School Band
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

There will be a Chili, Soup and Dessert Fundraiser for the Upperman High School Band on Monday, October 23rd from 6 to 8pm in the UHS Cafeteria. Your ticket gets you unlimited chili and soup plus one drink and one dessert. Tickets are only 8 dollars in advance or 10 dollars at the door. This will help provide funds for our trip to Georgia for the small band finals competition and other needed items concerning the Upperman High School Band. For more information or tickets contact Kyle Netherton at 931-858-3112 or netheretonk@pcsstn.com

Oct
24
Tue
Crossville’s Tuesdays at the Movies
Oct 24 @ 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.

DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you’re in the 4th – 12th grade and would like to learn to sew, join the 4-H Sewing Club the second Tuesday of each month at the UT Extension office in the DeKalb County Community Center. The meetings are from 3 to 5 pm.

Due to the expense of supplies, there is a $40 fee. For more information, please call (615) 597-4945.

Oct
25
Wed
Putnam County Library Story Time
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

The Putnam County Library will host Story Time on Wednesdays at 10 am. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 526-2416.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Oct 25 @ 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 Free Arthritis Exercise
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cumberland County UT Extension Agent Kelli Bottoms invites you to a 6 week Free Arthritis Exercise program each Wednesday at 1 pm at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. Learn the healthy way to deal with the problem, and be able to cut down on the pain medicine.

This class is free and for more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Art Center Hosts Paint with Pastels
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Beverly Olin offers a three session Paint with Pastels class on techniques for pastel painting on Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 pm at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Fairfield Glade. The cost is $51 for members and $66 for non-members. Students are asked to bring a selection of photographs as reference material for their painting.

There are several supplies that students should also bring including a selection of pastels (soft pastels, Nupastels (harder), and pastel pencils), papers foam core board and tape, acetate sheet or was paper, paper towels, and a old towel. A complete list of supplies will be available at registration. A selection of papers will be available to purchase from the instructor for $1 to $4 per sheet. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Help The Monterey Lions Club With Their Puerto Rico Relief Efforts
Oct 25 @ 3:56 pm – 4:56 pm

The Monterey Disaster Response Team has been on the ground in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. It is our goal to help this team with their rescue efforts as much as possible. Just text the word ASSIST to 404-03 and you can help the Monterey Lions Club Disaster Response Team. You will have options to give amounts listed or you can enter your own amount. Once again text ASSIST to 404-03 to help, mobile processing fees may apply.

Oct
26
Thu
Putnam County Youth Basketball Leauge Sign-Ups
Oct 26 all-day

Get your children off the couch and onto the court with the Putnam County Youth Basketball League. Sign-ups are now through October 27th. The league offers divisions for boys and girls ages 5-13. You can register online here or at the Sports House at 55 S Willow Ave in Cookeville.

Make A Better Future For Yourself With A High School Equivalency Diploma
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

It’s time for you to take control of your future by getting your High School Equivalency Diploma! The program is completely free, college scholarships are available for graduates! Morning classes are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:30-11;30am and evening class is Tuesday from 5-8pm. So what are you waiting for? Call 931-879-3802 for more information!

Haunted Trail And Hay Ride To Support Monterey High School’s Project Graduation
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come out to Holpp’s Lake October 26 from 6-10pm and October 27-28th from 6-12pm for a haunted hay and trail ride to support Monterey High School’s Project Graduation. Concessions will be offered and tickets are $5, children under 5 are free.

Oct
27
Fri
Visit The Historic Granville Scarecrow Walk
Oct 27 all-day

Enjoy the creative and diverse folk art historic characters and traditional scarecrows that tell the story of events that shaped the 1940’s. These traditional scarecrows and life sized characters line the streets, lurk about in buildings, and appear in unexpected places. A printed Scarecrow Walk Guide is available to assist these characters in telling the story of a rural riverboat farming community through the decades. Special Section for Children featuring Bambi, Pinocchio, Dumbo and Wizard of Oz.

18th Annual Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Every fall, on the last full weekend in October, when the color is breathtaking and there is a certain crispness in the air, the artists of Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour in beautiful DeKalb and Cannon Counties of Middle Tennessee open their studios for a free three day open studio event. Celebrating its 18th year, the tour has grown to include 14 stops with 30 participating artists.  Artists will be demonstrating their craft mediums and offering handcrafted shopping opportunities at every stop on the tour. For more information, and tour list click here!

See The Odd & Mildly Disturbing At The Cookeville History Museum
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Cookeville History Museum is hosting “Picking the Unique and Mildly Disturbing” exhibit opening with a reception Oct. 6th from 5:30-7pm and running through Nov 4th. The exhibit contains some of the oddest, creepiest, and mildly disturbing pieces ever to be displayed at the Cookeville History Museum. Admission is free and the museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm so don’t miss this unique event!

Habitat Of Dekalb County Chili Cook Off & Bake Sale
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Who makes the best chili in DeKalb County? Find out on Friday, October 27th when Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County hosts its 14th annual Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale. Chili will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the DeKalb Courthouse Lawn. In case of bad weather, the event will be moved to the DeKalb County Complex. For a cash donation, eat all the chili you want and vote for your favorite chili and the best decorated booth. Ceramic bowls with the event’s logo are available for $20.00. Delicious baked goods prepared by members of local churches will be for sale. For more information on the Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale, contact Tecia Pryor at 615-597-7370.

Cajun Cooking At It Finest At Cooking On The Square
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Cookeville’s historic downtown square is transformed into a Cajun culinary destination with live music and more than 75 teams preparing gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice. $20 provides a handmade ceramic bowl, all you can eat lunch and funds for Putnam County Habitat for Humanity.

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Check out the Virtual Theater at the TTU STEM Center in Cookeville every Friday at 4 pm and 4:30 pm, and tour the universe. It’s a free adventure for you and your kids! For more information, please visit TNTech.edu/STEM.

Celebrate Halloween At Flynn’s Lick Spooky Hollow
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Prepare yourself for thrills and chills at Flynn’s Lick Spooky Hollow a combination haunted house and hayride happening Friday and Saturday throughout October.  Tickets are $10 and tickets are sold from 5:30-10:30pm. For more information click here!

Haunted Trail And Hay Ride To Support Monterey High School’s Project Graduation
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come out to Holpp’s Lake October 26 from 6-10pm and October 27-28th from 6-12pm for a haunted hay and trail ride to support Monterey High School’s Project Graduation. Concessions will be offered and tickets are $5, children under 5 are free.

Support Cedar Grove Fire Department At The Haunted Trail
Oct 27 @ 6:43 pm – 7:43 pm

The Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department of Rock Island invites you to the Haunted Trail on Miller’s Farm each Friday and Saturday in October. This 1 mile walk of horror takes you into the opening of Cedar Mine.

Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. The trail opens at dark and continues until 11 pm. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 and children under 5 are free. For more information, please visit Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.

Oct
28
Sat
Support White County Volunteer Emergency Services At Everyday Heroes
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am

Help support local volunteer fire and rescue services through an event called Everyday Heroes. It will be Saturday, October 28th at 8am at the White County Fair Grounds and Ag Complex.  It’s a family fun day and you’ll find craft vendors with jewelry, wood working, baked goods, unique treasures, face painting and balloons for the kids. 100% of the proceeds will support the White County Volunteer Emergency Services of Sparta. Don’t miss this family fun day and help our first responders.

Support Cookeville Youth Wrestling at The Halloween Hustle
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am

Run, Walk, Crawl, Float, or Fly over to Algood Elementary Saturday October 28th for the Halloween Hustle to support Cookeville Youth Wrestling! The Halloween Hustle is a 5k race for adults and a 1 mile fun run for kids. Costumes are encouraged and there will be prizes for best costumes. Prices are $30 for the 5k and $10 for the kids fun run. All participants will receive a t-shirt, and there will be prizes for divisional winners and overall best male and female racer. For more information call 931-252-0989

Walk With a Doc @ Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am

Walking for as little as 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Each Saturday, Cookeville Regional Medical Center invites you to Walk With A Doc. Get educated and get healthy. They meet each Saturday at 9am in front of Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s main lobby.  Walk With A Doc is going on now through October.

18th Annual Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Every fall, on the last full weekend in October, when the color is breathtaking and there is a certain crispness in the air, the artists of Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour in beautiful DeKalb and Cannon Counties of Middle Tennessee open their studios for a free three day open studio event. Celebrating its 18th year, the tour has grown to include 14 stops with 30 participating artists.  Artists will be demonstrating their craft mediums and offering handcrafted shopping opportunities at every stop on the tour. For more information, and tour list click here!

Car Show To Support Sparta’s Fire & Rescue Services
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Head on out to the White County Fairgrounds October 28th from 10-2 for a car show to benefit the fire and rescue services of Sparta. There will be prizes, live music, great food, and the coolest cars, trucks, and motorcycles the Upper Cumberland has to offer. Admission is free to the public, so come on out and show your support for this great cause!

Fun For Everyone At The Baxter Harvest Festival
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fall is here and it’s time to bring the family out to the Baxter Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 28th from 10am to 4pm on the square in Baxter. There will be children’s activities and fun for adults, too, like a pumpkin carving contest, scarecrow contest, food, crafts and the train will be pulling in at 11! Enjoy music and see the antique car show. Jeb from the Dukes of Hazard will be there, the vehicles from Hazard Life and Chico from the show Moonshiners.

Show Off Your Skills At The Standing Stone Shooting Match
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am

Old-fashioned shooting match starts at 10 a.m., Highway 70N, 2.2 miles west of I-40 300 exit/Monterey, near Parker Rd. bridge. Watch for signs. Scopes or open sites, 12 ga./680 choke guns. Fresh meat, hams, turkeys and other prizes. Contact Jack Looper, 931-445-2050 or Rooster Barnes, 931-510-2211 for more info. Sponsored by Capt. Champ Ferguson-Standing Stone Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Support A Local Family In Need At Axles for Axl
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Axles for Axl is a scavenger hunt benefit ride to help, Axl Heady, a local child who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in June. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Vanderbilt Children Hospital. Registration will begin at First National Bank of Sparta at 10-11am. Tickets are $25 for individuals or $40 for couples, and can be purchased day of or at any First National Bank of TN. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers. First place will be awarded a Kraken 15.5 Kayak, Second Place a 65 Quart Orion Cooler, and Third Place a Wooden Flag by The American Flag Company. After the ride the fun will continue with giveaways, live music, and food from Templeton’s BBQ. For more information contact Christy McCaleb (931)739-9721 or (931)273-9897 or Kenya Reed (931)739-9715 or (931) 212-7889

Shopping For A Cause At Handbags For Hope
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am

Grab some girlfriends and grab a new purse during Handbags For Hope to benefit Genesis House Of The Upper Cumberland. It’s Saturday, October 28th at 10:30 in Sparta at Duck Pond Manor. We will have plenty of handbags to choose from, some brand new designer bags, some slightly used, but all will be awesome. They will be filled with jewelry, scarves, gift certificates and more! Proceeds go to Genesis House to support victims of domestic violence.

Historic Clay County Courthouse Hosts Clay County Opry
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stop by the Historic Clay County Courthouse to enjoy the Clay County Opry the fourth Saturday of each month beginning at 12 noon. There will be local and regional talent to include country, blues, gospel, bluegrass, jazz and southern rock.

The event is free to the public with donations to performers accepted. For more information, please call Diane at the Clay County Chamber of Commerce at (931) 243-3338.

Trick Or Treat At Livingston’s 3rd Annual Fall-O-Ween
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Trick or treat at Livingston’s 3rd Annual Fall-O-Ween on Saturday, October 28 from 12 noon to 4 pm at the Livingston Town Square. There will be costume/pet contests for all ages, hay/wagon rides, petting zoo, bouncy houses, games, face painting, dig for money/prizes, fall photo booth, and more.

Kids can trick or treat at booths set up by local businesses, churches, and organizations, and at local shops. This event is free to the public. For more information, please contact the Livingston/Overton County Chamber of Commerce at (931) 823-6421, email rita@overtonco.com, or visit Facebook.com/LOChamber.

Celebrate Halloween At Flynn’s Lick Spooky Hollow
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Prepare yourself for thrills and chills at Flynn’s Lick Spooky Hollow a combination haunted house and hayride happening Friday and Saturday throughout October.  Tickets are $10 and tickets are sold from 5:30-10:30pm. For more information click here!

Quebeck-Walling Community Club Hosts Potluck
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Quebeck-Walling Community Club invites you to a Potluck on the fourth Saturday of each month at 6 pm at the Quebeck Community Center. Bring a dish to share.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. For more information, please call (931) 657-1009.

Haunted Trail And Hay Ride To Support Monterey High School’s Project Graduation
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come out to Holpp’s Lake October 26 from 6-10pm and October 27-28th from 6-12pm for a haunted hay and trail ride to support Monterey High School’s Project Graduation. Concessions will be offered and tickets are $5, children under 5 are free.

Support Cedar Grove Fire Department At The Haunted Trail
Oct 28 @ 6:43 pm – 7:43 pm

The Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department of Rock Island invites you to the Haunted Trail on Miller’s Farm each Friday and Saturday in October. This 1 mile walk of horror takes you into the opening of Cedar Mine.

Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. The trail opens at dark and continues until 11 pm. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 and children under 5 are free. For more information, please visit Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.

“Night of the Living Dead” At Cookeville Depot’s Halloween Cinema
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

See “Night of the Living Dead” during “Boo, Ya’ll Halloween Cinema’ on October 28th at 7pm at the Cookeville Depot. Bring a chair and blanket for this free, spooky movie under the stars. Popcorn and Drinks will be available for $1 each.