Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Covering The Community Presented By Swallows Insurance

Rock 93-7 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.

Covering Your Community is presented by Swallows Insurance. The Swallows Agencies is a Tennessee Multi-Lines Independent Insurance Agency dedicated to serving families, individuals, and businesses throughout our region.

 

Feb
26
Thu
Tennessee Tech Hosts Eating Disorder Awareness Fair
Feb 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tennessee Tech invites you to an Eating Disorder Awareness Fair on Thursday, February 26 from 11 am to 1 pm and from 4 to 5 pm in the Fitness Center lobby. There will be free eating disorder screenings and free body composition scale, along with other activities.

For more information, please visit link .

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library supports Tennessee Promise Scholars
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library supports the Tennessee Promise initiative by offering community service hours. From January 22 to February 26, TNPromise scholars can complete their 8 hours of community service as volunteers at the Justin Potter Library on Thursdays between 3 and 5 pm. For more information, please call (615) 597-4359.

Crossville’s TCAT Hosts Social Media Workshop
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy a Social Media Workshop at Crossville’s Tennessee College of Applied Technology on Tuesday and Thursday, February 24 and 26 and March 3 and 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm nightly.

To register, please call (931) 484-7502 ext. 121.

Allardt’s Kitchen of Hope Open
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Allardt’s Kitchen of Hope is now open for a free supper each Thursday at Unity Baptist Church beginning at 5 pm. The kitchen is on Unity Church Road. For more information, please call (931) 879-4904.

Cane Creek Recreation Center of Cookeville Hosts Beginning Photography
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Enjoy Beginning Photography Classes through the Cane Creek Recreation Center weekly on Thursday from January 22 through February 26. The class will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and the cost is $65 per participant.

This course will cover camera operation, principles of image capture, composition and subject matter. Areas of artistic expression will also be explored in addition to the organization of images and applications such as e-mail, print and storage. All types of digital cameras are welcome including smartphones, electronic tablets, point and shoot cameras and iPods. Gift certificates are available for this class and can be purchased at the Cane Creek Recreation Center or the Leisure Services Administrative office in City Hall. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Split Decision Band
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

If you’re 40 or older, you’re invited to enjoy the music from the Split Decision Band every Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Cookeville Senior Citizens Center. The cost is $5 and for more information, please call (931) 526-9318.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Alumni Corey Prince
Feb 26 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Tennessee Tech hosts screening of Alumni Corey Prince’s movie “Lyfe’s Journey” on Thursday, February 26 at 6:45 pm in Johnson Hall. The movie was created for Uplifting Entertainment network. Popcorn and soft drinks will be served at the screening.

Prince will speaking to a number of College of Business classes throughout the day on Thursday. For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Tech Hosts Table Tennis Tournament
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tennessee Tech hosts a Table Tennis Tournament on Thursday, February 26 from 7 to 9 pm at the TTU Fitness Center. The cost is $2 per person, and can be paid on the date of the tournament.

You must fill out a the form at the following link to be eligible to play. link .

Tennessee Tech’s University Orchestra Concert
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech’s Wattenbarger Auditorium on Thursday, February 26 at 7:30 pm for the University Orchestra Concert. For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Tech Hosts AllSing
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Phi Delta Theta is bringing back AllSing, one of Tech’s oldest traditions, on Thursday, February 26 from 8 to 10 pm in the Derryberry Auditorium. The theme this year is Disney acapella.

The deadline to register, along with a $20 entry fee, is February 11. For more information, or if you’re interested in registering, please contact Matthew Phillips at (615) 336-7864 or email mdphillips43@students.tntech.edu.

Feb
27
Fri
Cookeville’s Prescott South Middle School Hosts 5th Annual Used Book Sale
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cookeville’s Prescott South Middle School invites you to help the 5th Annual Used Book Sale. They’re requesting gently used children and young adult books to be donated for the sale. All proceeds will be donated directly to the Prescott South Middle School Library.

Books will be accepted through Friday, March 13. The Used Book Fair will be held Friday, March 20 through Thursday, April 2 from 8 am to 3 pm daily. Extended hours will be available on Tuesday, March 31 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The community is welcome to come and shop. For more information, please contact Bree Wheeler, PSMS Librarian, at (931) 520-2008.

Sparta’s Findlay Elementary School Hosts “1/2 Pints for Life” Blood Assurance Blood Drive
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by Sparta’s Findlay Elementary School on Friday, February 27 from 12 noon to 5 pm for the “1/2 Pints for Life” Blood Assurance Blood Drive. The homeroom with the most donors will receive ice cream, compliments of Blood Assurance.

For more information, please call (931) 738-2412.

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Feb 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 link .

Tennessee Tech Hosts TWC Club Chili Supper and Auction
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Women’s Club invites you to a Chili Supper and Auction Friday, February 27 at 5 pm at the Roaden University Center’s multipurpose room. All proceeds go to fund scholarships for non-traditional female students.

For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville’s Washington Avenue Baptist Church Hosts Sportsman’s Night with Hank Parker
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 27 @ 8:30 pm

Calling all sportsmen and sportswomen, enjoy Sportsman’s Night with Hank Parker on Friday, February 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Cookeville’s Washington Avenue Baptist Church.

Enjoy hearing Hank’s story, as well as dinner and giveaways for $10 per person. A limited number of tickets are available. For more information, or to order tickets, please call (931) 526-1917.

Livingston Hosts CASA Community Awareness Event
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm

Stop by Livingston’s First Christian Church for the CASA Community Awareness Event on Friday, February 27 at 5:30 pm. Refreshments will be available and time for casual greetings and entertainments. The cost is an $8 donation.

Children’s Cabinet assistant director and young child wellness coordinator for the Office of the Governor of the State of Tennessee Twany R. Spinelli will be the guest speaker. For more information, please visit link .

Cookeville’s Leisure Services Presents Father Daughter Dance 2015
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a Father Daughter Date Night on Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21 or 27 and 28 at Cookeville’s Leisure Services. Tickets are $27.50 each and must be pre-ordered.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please call Cara Sheets at (931) 520-5297 or visit link to order your tickets.

Feb
28
Sat
DeKalb County’s Football Country Ham Breakfast
Feb 28 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

DeKalb County Football invites you to the Country Ham Breakfast on Saturday, February 28 at 6 am at the Community Complex. Breakfast will be served until 10 am for $6 each.

DeKalb County Youth Baseball Signups
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kids ages 7 to 12 are invited to sign up for DeKalb County Youth Baseball on Saturdays, February 21, 28 and March 7 from 8 am to 12 noon in the DeKalb Middle School cafeteria. The divisions will be machine pitch for ages 7-8, kid pitch for ages 9-10 and 11-12.

You’re asked to please bring a copy of birth certificate and proof of residence. For more information, please call (615) 597-7987.

Smithville’s Blue Springs Community Center Seeking Donations
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Smithville’s Blue Springs Community Center is in the process of being updated, and they need your help. The updates will include the wiring, lighting, plumbing, floors, painting, blinds, and other cosmetic improvements.

If you would like to donate, please contact Reed Miller at (615) 215-7938 or by mail to 414 South College Street, Smithville, TN.

Crossville’s Homestead Methodist Church Distributing Goods
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Crossville’s Homestead Methodist Church on Highway 68 will be distributing boxes of nonperishable food to those in need on Saturday, February 28 from 9 to 11 am. If you have any questions, please call (931) 484-7996 or (931) 510-1922.

Cookeville’s Leisure Services Hosts Step Dance Class
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Enjoy Step Dance Class every Saturday through March 21 from 10 to 11 am at Cookeville Leisure Services. The cost is $40 per person. The class is designed for ages 12 to 17.

The class will be taught by Tennessee Tech’s Director of Minority Affairs Dr. Robert Owens. For more information, please visit link .

Pacesetters Hosts Job Fair in Algood
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

You’re invited to a Pacesetters Job Fair on Saturday, February 28 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Church on the Hill in Algood. Direct care positions are available.

For more information, please visit link .

Tennessee Tech Hosts TTU Dance Team Spring Tryout Clinics
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The TTU Dance Team Spring Tryout Clinics will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 10 am to 2 pm and on Saturday, March 21 from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be a short pom and hip-hop routine taught at the first clinic and the TTU Fight Song and a short jazz routine will be taught at the second clinic.

Clinics are not mandatory for trying out, but they are recommended. There will be a $25 fee for one clinic or $40 for both, and both will be held at the Tennessee Tech Fitness Center. Tryouts will be April 18 and 19, times are TBA.For more information, please visit link .

White County Animal Shelter Hosts Volunteer Information and Orientation Meeting
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

If you’ve ever thought about or wanted to volunteer to help homeless dogs get adopted, then join the White County Animal Shelter’s Pals of the Pooches for a Volunteer Information and Orientation Meeting on Saturday, February 28 at 10 am at the White County Courthouse in the 2nd floor multipurpose room.

There will be an overview of the shelter, list of volunteer opportunities, description of training, and discussion of volunteer responsibilities. Volunteers may offer for two blocks of time as little as 2 hours or as much as they like. Sign ups will be after the event. For more information, please contact Mary Johnson at (931) 316-5618 or email mj@mjaia.com.

Baxter Youth Baseball Signups and Tryouts
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Baxter Youth Baseball invites you to sign up your 9-12 year old for the Spring season. Fees are for one player ages 9-12: $60 or for 2+ players ages 9‐12: $45.

Tryouts will beSaturday, February 28 behind the Baxter Fire Station on Elm Street. 9 and 10 year olds will try out at 11 am and 11 and 12 year olds will try out at 12 noon. For more information, please visit link .

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunt
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum hosts February Fun West Side Scavenger Hunts each Saturday in February 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 .

Historic Clay County Courthouse Hosts Clay County Opry
Feb 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.

Tennessee Tech Hosts 2015 Mardi Gras Queen Pageant
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Girls ages 0 to 18 are invited to compete in the 2015 Mardi Gras Queen Pageant on Saturday, February 28 at 1 pm at Tennessee Tech. The pageant will be held in the multipurpose room of the Roaden University Center with the pageants to begin at 1 pm.

This pageant is to benefit the Genesis House. The entry fee is $50 per contestant, with a $10 sibling discount for second and subsequent siblings. The girls will be divided into 7 different age categories with a max of 12 girls per category. For more information, please call (931) 644-5853 or visit link .

Crossville’s Eat Right for your Type Classes
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy Crossville’s Eat Right for Your (Blood) Type Classes each Saturday at 2 pm at 61 Calloway Drive in Crossville. This is a new series and the class is limited to 8 people.

For more information, please contact Larry Nesbit at (931) 456-9245 or er4yt@frontiernet.net.

Putnam County Property Taxes Due
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The last day to pay your 2014 property taxes without penalty and interest is Saturday, February 28 at the Putnam County Trustee office on East Spring Street. Office hours are from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Post mark the 28th will be accepted.

For more information, please call (931) 526-8845.

Cookeville’s Poplar Grove Community Center Hosts Chili Supper/Bake Sale
Feb 28 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm

Enjoy a Chili Supper/Bake Sale/Silent Auction on Saturday, February 28 from 4 to 8 pm at Cookeville’s Poplar Grove Community Center. There will also be entertainment, local singing and more.

This is a benefit to cover funeral costs for Sylvia “Kay” McCloud. If you can’t attend, but would still like to donate, you may do so at link . For more information, please call (931) 529-4194.

White County Humane Society and Friends of White County Animals Host “All You Can Eat Chili Dinner”
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

The White County Humane Society and the Friends of White County Animals invite you to a World Spay Day event – an All You Can Eat Chili Dinner on Saturday, February 28 from 5 to 7:30 pm. The dinner will be at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church on Valley View Road.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Your ticket will include chili and trimmings, cornbread, dessert, and a drink. Tickets are available from any member of the White County Humane Society or the Friends of White County Animals, as well as at Compugeeks on Bockman Way, Sparta Veterinary Clinic, and the Fragrant Mushroom. All proceeds will be used to fund spay/neuter surgeries in White County. For more information, please call (931) 761-3647.

Cookeville’s Leisure Services Presents Father Daughter Dance 2015
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a Father Daughter Date Night on Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21 or 27 and 28 at Cookeville’s Leisure Services. Tickets are $27.50 each and must be pre-ordered.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please call Cara Sheets at (931) 520-5297 or visit link to order your tickets.

Jamestown’s Rotary Club Hosts Father-Daughter Date Night
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jamestown’s Rotary Club invites you to a Father-Daughter Date Night on Saturday, February 28 at 6 pm at Jamestown’s National Guard Armory. The purpose is for fathers and father figures to set an example and a standard for how their daughters should be treated on a date.

Tickets are available at the Southeast Bank on East Central Avenue in Jamestown. The cost is $50 per couple, and $25 for each additional person. Proceeds will benefit the Jamestown Rotary Club Scholarship Program. For more information, please call (931) 879-7007.

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans Host Country Music
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans invite you to enjoy country music by The Buckner Brothers every Saturday from 7 to 10 pm at the DAV Building on Old Sparta Highway. For more information, please call (931) 210-7400.

Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s MuseumHosts Mad Hatter’s Ball
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join the 7th Annual Mad Hatter’s Ball on Saturday, February 28 at 7 pm at the Del Monaco Winery in Baxter. Enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing and an auction. Tickets are $55 before February 14 and $70 after.

For more information, please visit link or call (931)979-7529.

Monterey’s Free Movie Saturdays
Feb 28 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

The Town of Monterey with the Monterey Civitan Club offer free movies on the fourth Saturday of each month during fair weather at Monterey’s Farmer’s Market. The movie will begin at dusk or around 8:15 pm. Bring a lawn chair, although some seating is provided.

All movies are rated suitable for family entertainment. The Civitan Club will sale popcorn, snow cones and soft drinks. For more information, please call (931) 839-6241.

Mar
1
Sun
Crossville’s Fairfield Glade Community Church Hosts The Piedmont College Singers
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Crossville’s Fairfield Glade Community Church invites you to a performance by The Piedmont College Singers on Sunday, March 1 at 3 pm. The concert is free and open to the public.

The church is located on Snead Drive. For more information, please call (931) 484-7412 or visit link .

Wags and Whiskers of Crossville Hosts “Spay-Ghetti” Fundraiser
Mar 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy a “Spay Ghetti” dinner at Genesis Italian Grill in Crossville to help Wags and Whiskers during the month of February. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the restaurant.

The ticket covers spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and a drink. Proceeds benefit the low cost spay/neuter program. For more information, please visit link .

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church Hosts Revival
Mar 1 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church invites you to Revival Services nightly Sunday through Wednesday, March 1-4. Services will be at 11 am and 5:45 pm on Sunday, and at 5:45 pm nightly Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dr. Randy Davis, Executive Director/Treasurer of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, will preach at each service. Special music will be from 5:45 to 6:15 pm each evening. Sunday will be by the Heartstrings, Monday will be Noteworthy and the Kirby Quartet, and Tuesday will be Scott Andrews. The church is located on East Central Avenue in Jamestown. For more information, please visit link .

Mar
2
Mon
Monterey Historical Depot Society Presents “Clickity Clack – Making Tracks”
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Monterey Historical Depot Society’s 2015 Membership Drive “Clickity Clack – Making Tracks” is going on now through March 11. The annual membership fee is $20.

This fee receives one voting right for a business, family or individual. Meetings are each month on the third Thursday at 6 pm at the Monterey Depot. The depot has over 2,500 items on display telling the story of railroad, coal mining, Monterey’s people, businesses, schools, and culture treasures. The Depot is open Monday through Saturday for free from 9 am to 4 pm. For more information, please call (931) 839-2111.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts “Trying Not to Lose Your Memory” Workshop
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library invites you to the “Trying Not to Lose Your Mind” Workshop on Monday, March 2 at 10 am in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Business Development Director from the Life Care Center of Crossville is conducting the free, informational workshop.

Immediately following the workshop, participants may request a free, private and brief memory screening conducted by the trained staff from the Life Care Center of Crossville. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. For more information, or to sign up, please call Kristen at (931) 484-6790 ext. 242 or email k.tabor@artcirclelibrary.info.

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Mar 2 @ 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.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Adult Winter Reading Club 2015
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Art Circle Public Library of Crossville invites you to take part in the Adult Winter Reading Club 2015. For every book, e-book or audio book you complete, your name will be entered into a weekly prize drawing.

All titles will be kept on file and entered into a final drawing for the Grand Prize at the end of the program March 31. For more information, please contact the Adult Services Desk at (931) 484-6790 ext. 235.

West View Baptist Church of Cookeville Hosts Giveaway
Mar 2 @ 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 link .

Crosville’s Babe Ruth Sign Ups
Mar 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Boys ages 13 to 16, you’re invited to play Babe Ruth Baseball this year in Crossville. Sign ups are going on through March 2, and applications are available at the Parks and Recreation Office on Industrial Boulevard.

The cost is $45 per player with a $135 maximum per family. There will be a total of 45 players and a few coaches are needed. For more information, please contact League Organizer Gaylord Harrison at (931) 484-3554.

Cookeville’s Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Stop by Cookeville’s Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ on Monday, March 2 between 1 and 5 pm for an American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, please visit link .

Co. Starters Classes at Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Turn your business idea into action at Co. Starters at Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator. The 9 weeks class is held from 5:30 to 8:30 pm each Monday night. The cost is $150.

Before the final session, you’ll have the tools, framework and momentum you need to make your vision a reality. For more information, or to register, please call (931) 456-4910 or visit link .

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church Hosts Revival
Mar 2 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Jamestown’s First Baptist Church invites you to Revival Services nightly Sunday through Wednesday, March 1-4. Services will be at 11 am and 5:45 pm on Sunday, and at 5:45 pm nightly Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dr. Randy Davis, Executive Director/Treasurer of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, will preach at each service. Special music will be from 5:45 to 6:15 pm each evening. Sunday will be by the Heartstrings, Monday will be Noteworthy and the Kirby Quartet, and Tuesday will be Scott Andrews. The church is located on East Central Avenue in Jamestown. For more information, please visit link .