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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.

 

Apr
19
Sun
Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ Hosts Free Food Giveaway
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

Apr
20
Mon
Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum Hosts Messy Mondays
Apr 20 @ 12:30 am – 1:00 am

The Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum invites you to bring kids age 2.5 to 4 from 10 am to 10:30 am pm to Messy Mondays. There is a different theme each week.

Messy Mondays is free to members or with admission. For more information, please call 931-979-PLAY or visit link .

Cumberland County Pre-K Registration
Apr 20 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cumberland County School invite you to sign your pre-kindergarteners and kindergarteners up on Monday, April 20 between 7 am and 5 pm at their zoned school. Please bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, social security card, shot record, and proof of physical.

Pre-K children must be 4 years old on or before August 15. Kingergarten children must be 5 years old on or before August 15. For more information, please call (931) 484-6135.

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Apr 20 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am

You’re invited to the Monterey Farmer’s Market everyday except for Sunday in Monterey. Bring any produce and set up for free beginning at 7 am daily. This year there is also an opportunity for up to 8 yard salers to set up at a cost of $5 per person on Saturday only. Local artisans may bring their wares, anything from yard ornaments to painted gourds to aprons. For more information, please call Julie Bohannon at (931) 839-2111.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library’s Public Internet Lab
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville has a Public Internet Lab in the lower level of the building with 8 computers for public use. The library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 7 pm and Wednesday and Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm.

Parking is available in the back, and the public is encouraged to take advantage of this free service offered by the library. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit artcirclelibrary.info .

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Senior Walking Club
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Join the Senior Walking Club at Obed River Park in Crossville every Monday at 9 am. John Dawson is leading the walks. For more information, please contact Fair Park Senior Center at (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center hosts Open Studio
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visitors are welcome at the Open Studio at the Plateau Creative Arts Center in Crossville on Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be no formal instruction. It is an informal sharing of ideas and conversation. Supplies are available for most mediums for a small fee.
For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Learn What You Can Do on an iPad at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Confused about how to use your iPad? Look no further than the beginner and intermediate level classes with Kaye Randolph every Monday 1-2:30pm and Wednesdays from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. Basic classes are for those not familiar with iPad features, functions and settings or those who want to learn more about their iPad.
Classes are designed for those who own an Apple iPad. Other tablets will not be covered in this class. Bring your fully charged iPad. It is recommended that you take the beginner level class before taking the intermediate level.
Class size limited. All participants must register for the class. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 241 or visit ArtCircleLibrary.info .

Co. Starters Classes at Crossville’s Cumberland Business Incubator
Apr 20 @ 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 CumberlandIncubator.com .

Life Recovery at Byrdstown Community Center
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Life Recovery will meet every Monday at 6 pm at the Byrdstown Community Center. Please enter through the side door. For more information, contact Brother Eric Thoman at (931) 650-1077.

Cookeville and Baxter Drama and Chorus Teams Present “Guys and Dolls JR”
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to enjoy Upperman High School and Cornerstone Middle School’s Drama and Chorus Teams performing “Guys and Dolls JR” beginning Friday, April 17. Tickets are $6 per person. You may get tickets at Upperman High School.

The performances will be on Friday, April 17 at 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday April 18 and 19 at 4 pm, Saturday, April 25 at 11 am and 4 pm, and Sunday, April 26 at 4 pm. All performances will be held at Upperman High School in Baxter. For more information, please contact Nancy Landis at (931) 858-3112 or email nancy.landis@pcsstn.com.

Cookeville’s Mt. View Baptist Church Hosts Revival
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cookeville’s Mt. View Baptist Church on Brotherton Mountain Road invites you to Revival Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24 at 7 pm nightly. Mike Kirby and Josh England will preach. Everyone is welcome.

Apr
21
Tue
Cookeville’s Community Writers Workshop
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy Cookeville’s Community Writers Workshop on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 1 to 3 p at Foxleaf Bookstore. The workshops are led by History Professor Troy D. Smith, a national award-winning historical novelist.

This workshop is open and free to the public. For more information, please call (931) 525-1340.

Crochet Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Janet Olinger will teach Crochet Classes every Tuesday at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville from 1 to 2 pm.
For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Hawaiian Hula Lessons
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and join as dance instructor Noelani DeRossett gives Hawaiian Hula Lessons on Tuesdays from 2 to 3 pm at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. For more information or to sign up, please contact Tina at (931) 484-7416.

Ballroom Dance Classes at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Apr 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn the basis of Ballroom Dancing with Cheron and David every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The cost is $5 per person or per couple.
For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Cookeville’s Avery Trace Middle School Choir Hosts Spring Carnival Blowout
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cookeville’s Avery Trace Middle School Choir invites you to the Spring Carnival Blowout on Tuesday, April 21 from 3 to 5 pm. There will be booths, games, concessions that will include face painting, dunk tank, and karaoke.

The cost is $1 per ticket, or 12 tickets for $10. For more information, please call (931) 520-2200.

Veteran’s Honor Guard – April is Recruiting Month
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

April is Recruiting Month. The Veteran’s Guard is asking for your help in providing military funeral honors to fellow veterans. If you can spare a few hours a week, you will be provided with uniforms and training.

Help honor those who served. For more information, please call (931) 303-1296, (931) 644-1648, or (931) 516-3207.

Cookeville’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center Hosts Marketing 101
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm

Cookeville’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center invites you to the “Marketing 101″ Seminar on Tuesday, April 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. This free seminar will provide you with a more clear understanding of the components of marketing, and will provide you with a marketing plan workbook to ensure that the skills you acquire can be put to good use.

Although admission is free, registration is required. For more information, or to register, please visit TSBDC.org/TTU, or call (931) 372-3648.

Crossville’s FCA Annual Fundraising Banquet
Apr 21 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Crossville’s First Baptist Church hosts the 2015 FCA Annual Fundraising Banquet on Tuesday, April 21 at 5:45 pm. Former University of Tennessee offensive lineman Steve Robinson will be the guest speaker.

There will be a silent auction at 5 pm that will include several items including an autographed football from Johnny Majors and an autographed Memphis Grizzlies basketball from Mike Conley. For more information, or to make your reservation, please contact Deana Persson at (931) 373-2123 or email dpersson@fca.org.

Apr
22
Wed
Putnam County Library Story Time
Apr 22 @ 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 Plateau Creative Art Center Hosts Paint with Pastels
Apr 22 @ 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.

Cookeville’s UCDD Hosts Adult Brief Drive
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Upper Cumberland Development District is hosting an Adult Brief Drive for the month of April. You’re asked to give the gift of freedom and help a senior remain social and independent.

Donations are requested of size M, L or XL briefs or pull-ups and disposable bed pads. For more information, please call Clare Farless at (931) 476-4143 or email cfarless@ucdd.org.

Cookeville’s Girl Scout Troop 100 Hosts Teddy Bears for Love
Apr 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Mercedes of Cookeville’s Girl Scout Troop 100 asks for your help in her Bronze Award Project, Teddy Bears for Love. Boxes will be at Freeman Tires, Save A Lot, Prescott South Middle School, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church through April 30 for stuffed animals to be dropped off.

These stuffed animals will be given out by EMS or the Police to children who witness their caregiver in a stressful situation. The stuffed animals must be new or clean like new, and must fit in a gallon size zip lock bag.

Cookeville and Baxter Drama and Chorus Teams Present “Guys and Dolls JR”
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to enjoy Upperman High School and Cornerstone Middle School’s Drama and Chorus Teams performing “Guys and Dolls JR” beginning Friday, April 17. Tickets are $6 per person. You may get tickets at Upperman High School.

The performances will be on Friday, April 17 at 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday April 18 and 19 at 4 pm, Saturday, April 25 at 11 am and 4 pm, and Sunday, April 26 at 4 pm. All performances will be held at Upperman High School in Baxter. For more information, please contact Nancy Landis at (931) 858-3112 or email nancy.landis@pcsstn.com.

Apr
23
Thu
Cumberland County’s Stephens Center Hosts Parent-Child Connection Classes
Apr 23 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

Cumberland County’s Stephens Center invites you to Parent-Child Connection Classes, a parent’s support group, on Thursdays from 3 to 4:30 pm.The curriculum being used is “Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families.”

Sessions are held at The Exchange Club/Stephens Center-Healthier Beginnings office in the Crossville Commons Complex on Birchwood Lane. Certificates will be awarded to parents attending eight sessions out of the nine sessions in this series. The classes are free. For more information, please call (931) 484-8923 or 1-(800)-635-5199.

Cookeville’s 9th Annual Tee It Up For the Cure Golf Classic
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The 9th Annual Tee It Up For The Cure Golf Classic benefiting Susan G. Komen Upper Cumberland will be Friday, April 24. The tournament will be held at the Cookeville Golf Club.

The tournament also includes a player’s reception and silent and live auction held on Thursday, April 23. For more information, please visit KomenUpperCumberland.org.

Allardt’s Kitchen of Hope Open
Apr 23 @ 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.

Cookeville’s Heavenly Host Lutheran School Hosts Community Wide Open House
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm

Cookeville’s Heavenly Host Lutheran School invites you to a Community Wide Open House on Thursday, April 23 from 5 to 7 pm. They offer classes for ages 6 weeks to 8th grade. For more information, please visit HHLS.org.

Cookeville’s Hometown Champions Night
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 23 @ 8:30 pm

You’re invited to the Cookeville-Putnam County Sports Council Hosts Hometown Champions Night on Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 pm at the Leslie Town Centre. The evening will honor local champions who have excelled in athletics.

Former UT Vol Inky Johnson will be the keynote speaker with the Voice of the Vols Bob Kesling emceeing for the evening. For more information, or to order your tickets, please visit HometownChampions.EventBrite.com.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Split Decision Band
Apr 23 @ 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.

Apr
24
Fri
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Friends of the Library Book Sale
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library invites you to the Friends of the Library Book Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. The sale will be from 9 am to 5:30 pm on Friday and from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday.

Saturday is stuff a bag for $1 day. The sale will be held in the Cumberland Meeting Room. All proceeds will benefit the library. For more information, please visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Cookeville’s TTU Stem Center Virtual Theater @ Oakley STEM Center
Apr 24 @ 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.

Rugby Roots – Appalachian Arts with a British Beat
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy the first “Rugby Roots: Appalachian Arts with a British Beat” event featuring Katie Hoffman and Brett Tiller in concert on Friday, April 24 at 7 pm (eastern). The concert will include ballads, folk and bluegrass from the duo out of Jonesborough, Tennessee.

The event will be held in the Rebecca Johnson Theatre in Rugby. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For more information, please visit HistoricRugby.org .

Cookeville and Baxter Drama and Chorus Teams Present “Guys and Dolls JR”
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to enjoy Upperman High School and Cornerstone Middle School’s Drama and Chorus Teams performing “Guys and Dolls JR” beginning Friday, April 17. Tickets are $6 per person. You may get tickets at Upperman High School.

The performances will be on Friday, April 17 at 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday April 18 and 19 at 4 pm, Saturday, April 25 at 11 am and 4 pm, and Sunday, April 26 at 4 pm. All performances will be held at Upperman High School in Baxter. For more information, please contact Nancy Landis at (931) 858-3112 or email nancy.landis@pcsstn.com.

Cumberland County Community Chorus Performs at Palace Theatre
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy the Cumberland County Community Chorus performing at Crossville’s Palace Theatre on Friday, April 24 at 7 pm. This is part of the 2015 Spring Concert Series. For more information, please visit link .

Apr
25
Sat
Sparta’s 6th Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Race and Fragrant Mushroom Time Trial
Apr 25 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Join the 6th Annual Aaron Shafer Memorial Bike Race and Fragrant Mushroom Time Trial on Saturday, April 25 in Sparta. Registration begins at 7 am at Oldham’s Theater on Liberty Square.

The race is to benefit the Aaron Shafer Memorial Foundation. The race usually brings around 300 races to Sparta each year. This is a Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association Division 1 Race. For more information, or to register, please contact Chris and Danny Green at (931) 209-7884.

Cookeville’s Major Michael Shipley Memorial Spay/Neuter Clinic Hosts Rabies Clinics
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cookeville’s Major Michael Shipley Memorial Spay/Neuter Clinic hosts Rabies Clinics on Saturday, April 25 from 8 am to 12 noon. The one year vaccines are $8 each and cats and dogs are welcome, from any county.

For more information, please visit HumaneSocietyofPutnamCounty.org.

Cookeville’s TTU Army ROTC Golden Eagle Country Run
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join the 2015 TTU Army ROTC Golden Eagle Country Run on Saturday, April 25 at Tennessee Tech of Cookeville. Admission is $30 per person, or $53 for a buddy team. Prices will increase April 2. The run will kick off at 8 am for the 10K race, or at 8:05 am for the 5K race.

You may sign up at the ROTC office or online at the link below. Race day registration and packet pickup will be in the stadium parking lot from 6:30 to 7:30 am. For more information, please visit link .

DeKalb Middle School Hosts “Chrome Concert” Car, Truck and Bike Show
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Enjoy “The Chrome Concert” Car, Truck and Bike Show on Saturday, April 25 at DeKalb Middle School in Smithville. Registration is $10 per vehicle from 8 am to 12 noon. You may also purchase a 10×10 vendor space for $10. The show is from 12 noon to 2 pm with awards to follow.

Awards will include Top 50, Best of Show, Band Choice, Best GM, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Bike, Best Rat Rod, and Best Shop Truck. Dash Plaques will be given for the first 100 entries. Concessions will be available, along with a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. The fundraiser will help the DeKalb County High School band and boosters. Proceeds will go towards equipment repairs and purchases for the band. For more information, please visit link .

Genesis House of Cookeville Presents Golf Scramble
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Enjoy the 2015 Genesis House 4-Man Golf Scramble at River Watch Golf Club on Saturday, April 25. The entry fee will be $70 per player and will include lunch, mulligan and white tee. Start time will begin at 8:30 am.

For more information, please call (931)526-5197 or email info@genesishouseinc.com.

Nashville’s Gun Club Hosts 2015 Shoot for the Cure
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Nashville’s Gun Club invites you to the 2015 Shoot for the Cure on Saturday, April 25 with registration beginning at 8:30 am. This is a sporting clays event with prizes up for grabs and lunch will be served.

The event will benefit the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the local MDA Chapter. For more information, please visit MDA.org/Office/Nashville.

Cookeville’s 2nd Annual Storyfest in the Park
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Enjoy Cookeville’s 2nd Annual Storyfest in the Park on Saturday, April 25 from 9 am to 6 pm at Dogwood Park. There will be stories, songs and tale telling opportunities. Admission is free.

For more information, please call (931) 520-5455.

Monterey’s VFW Post 6277 Hosts Motorcycle and Car Run
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Monterey’s VFW Post 6277 invites you to a Motorcycle and Car Run on Saturday, April 25 beginning at 9 am. This will be a 110 mile route through the Upper Cumberland countryside. Prizes will be awarded.

The cost is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger. Pre-registration is available. The first 100 registered will receive a rally pin. All proceeds go to help area veterans. For more information, please call (931) 839-3006.

Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center Participates in World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’re invited to take part in World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on Saturday, April 25 at 10 am at Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center. This is an annual event held the last Saturday of April each year to promote the related disciplines of Tai Chi and Qigong in nearly 8 countries since 1999.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day also acts as an information source on medical research and finding classes in those disciplines. Enjoy a free demo. For more information, please visit link .

Historic Clay County Courthouse Hosts Clay County Opry
Apr 25 @ 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.

Crossville’s Eat Right for your Type Classes
Apr 25 @ 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.

Smithville’s Mother Daughter Banquet
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy the 2nd Annual Mother/Daughter Banquet on Saturday, April 25 from 4 to 7 pm at the DeKalb County Community Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids up to 12 years of age. The banquet includes a meal, a guest speaker, and an evening of fun.

This event is sponsored by the Smithville Business and Professional Women’s Club. Tickets are available from any BPW club member and at the Smithville Review. Seating is limited. For more information, please call (615) 597-5485.

Rugby’s Appalachian Writers Series: Poet Jane Hicks
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm

You’re invited to kick off the 4th year of the Appalachian Writers’ Series in Rugby with Poet Jane Hicks on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 pm (eastern). The event will be held in the Rebecca Johnson Theatre.

Admission is free. For more information, please visit HistoricRugby.org .

Crossville’s Disabled American Veterans Host Country Music
Apr 25 @ 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.