Monday, October 20, 2014
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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.

 

Oct
20
Mon
FCE Clubs in Putnam County
Oct 20 all-day

FCE stands for Family Community Education. There are 7 FCE Clubs in Putnam County and their goal is to provide a continuing education program for adults in areas such as nutrition, food safety, health, family living, financial management, leadership development and community service.

The 7 Club Meetings are as follows:
Friendship: 2nd Monday – 1 pm
Twin Oak: 2nd Tuesday – 10 am
Jere Whitson: 2nd Wednesday – 9:30 am
Northeast: 2nd Thursday – 9:30 am
Southern Hospitality: 3rd Monday – 12:30 pm
Young Homemakers: 3rd Tuesday – 6 pm
Monterey: 4th Monday – 6:30 pm

Activities include monthly meetings, quarterly county council meetings, cultural arts/fashion revue competition, awards day/picnic, camp, special interest meetings, district and state meetings, reading program, volunteer program (CVU), Habitat for Humanity lunches/Cooking on the Square, animal shelter, pregnancy center, kindergarten school supplies, helping hands, and various club supported activities and service projects.

Monterey Farmer’s Market
Oct 20 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 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
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

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 link .

Crossville’s Time4Paws Hosts Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

You’re invited to bring your used shoes of any kind to a Time4Paws on West Avenue in Crossville. The shoes will go to Soles4Souls through December 31, 2014. For more information, please contact Tracy Swack at tracys@soles4souls.org.

Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance, and holds a four-star rating with Charity Navigator.

Cookeville Senior Citizens Center Hosts Yoga for Seniors
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:15 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.

Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center Hosts Fall Boot Camp
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

You’re invited to the Cane Creek Recreation Center for Fall Boot Camp each Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The class is from 5:30 to 6:30 pm each Monday and Thursday, and at 9 am on Saturday.

This is your chance to take your fitness to the next level with instructors Tiffany Lollar and Darla Richardson. No pre-registration is required. A punch pass will be issued and incentives will be offered for excellent attendance. Classes are $6 each. For more information, please call (931) 526-7393.

Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion’s Club Forming LEO Service Clubs at SMHS and CCHS
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion’s Clubs are forming LEO Service Clubs at Stone Memorial High School and Cumberland County High School. The LEO Club is an international organization that encourages student participation in service activities in the community. For more information, please contact Lion’s Club LEO Chairman Bob Seabrook at (931) 484-3041.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center hosts Open Studio
Oct 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.

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Oct 20 @ 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.

White County’s Stitch ‘N Knit Club
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Stitch ‘N Knit Club meets every Monday from 10:30 am until 12 noon at the White County Library. Everyone is welcome! Please bring size 8 needles and yarn. For more information, please contact the library at (931) 836-3613.

Engineers Without Borders Hosts Pumpkin Sale at Tennessee Tech
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Engineers Without Borders at Tennessee Tech ask you to help them raise funds at the Pumpkin Sale October 20-24. Each pumpkin is $5. The times of the sale are from 2 to 5 pm on October 20, 22 and 24, and from 11 am to 2 pm on October 21 and 23.

The sale will be in front of MS Cooper Hall across from the Roaden University Center on Tech Campus in Cookeville. All proceeds will go to the chapter with helping local and international services and projects. For more information, please visit link .

Learn What You Can Do on an iPad at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 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 http://www.artcirclelibrary.info/.

Crossville’s Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands Seeking Help
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands is looking for volunteers, doctors, PA’s, nurse practitioners, nurses and nursing techs to help in the clinic, which cares for uninsured and under-insured residents of Cumberland, White and Putnam Counties. For more information, please call (931) 261-8861 or (931) 287-0237.

Edgar Evins State Park Hosts Annual History Hayride
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Enjoy the Annual History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park each night through October 29th. The Hay Wagon will make 10 stops in the park where costumed re-enactors will reveal the history of the park and area. The wagons will make a 1.5 to 2 hour circuit from the Visitors Center approx. every 30 minutes beginning at 2 pm.

Tickets are $15 per person. You can make reservations by visiting link or by calling President of Friends of Edgar Evins State Park Fount Bertram at (615) 765-5357. Reservations may be made for a group or an individual and must be made in advance. This is NOT a Halloween themed event and is not recommended for small children or those who cannot sit still for 1.5 to 2 hours.

Gainesboro and Shiloh Head Start Accepting Applications
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

LBJ&C Gainesboro and Shiloh Head Start centers are taking applications. We provide FREE services to children 3 & 4 years of age. Services are also offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. For more information, please contact Gainesboro (931) 268-3312 or Shiloh (931) 268-2759.

Gainesboro’s Friends of Animals Offering Large Dog Sterilization
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friends of Animals (FOA) of Gainesboro has special funding to spay/neuter large dogs, but it won’t last forever. FOA also has funding to help fix small dogs and cats too. For more information, please contact FOA at (931) 268-1866.

Cookeville’s Life Church Hosts After School for High School Students
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Life Church of Cookeville invites High School Students to enjoy free after school activities each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 to 5:30 pm. Activities include basketball and volleyball tournaments, rock climbing, zip line, wiffle ball, hot fresh food, and lots of great indoor activites when weather is an issue.

For more information, please call (931) 526-6900.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Asian Cooking with Rita Wang
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn how to make dumplings at Asian Cooking with Rita Wang at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville on Monday, October 20 or Thursday, October 30 at 5 pm. The class will be held in the Cumberland Meeting Room, side B. Ingredients and instructions will be provided free of charge.

Participants are asked to bring their own utensils, including a sharp knife. The class is limited to 12 each time. Interested adults and teens need to register by calling (931) 484-6790 ext. 240.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Senior Walking Club
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

SEWFun at Cookeville’s Cane Creek Recreation Center
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm

Youth ages 8 to 13 are invited to SEWFun each Monday through November 24 to learn how to use a sewing machine and learn other sewing skills at Cane Creek Recreation Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Each participant should bring their own sewing machine and will take home a finished garment. The class will conclude with a fashion show. Instructor Peggy Barrociere is an exerienced Seamstress. Registration is $25 with a materials fee of $50. For more information, please call (931) 526-7393.

Knights Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Revival
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Knights Chapel Free Will Baptist Church invites all to the Revival Sunday, October 19 through Wednesday, October 22. Services will begin at 7 pm nightly and at 6 pm on Sunday.

Preaching is by Brother Dan Horton. The church is in Cookeville and for more information, please call (931) 526-3148.

Life Recovery at Byrdstown Community Center
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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.

Rickman Fire Department Presents Asylum Hill
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 12:00 am

You’re invited to take on Asylum Hill at the Rickman Fire Department on Stockton Lane. The cost is $10 a person for the hay ride and haunted woods. Come see the escaped patients of Asylum Hill, as they run through the woods living their nightmares.

Asylum Hill will be open October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. For more information, please call (931) 544-0607.

Salem United Methodist Church and Summerfield United Methodist Church Hosts Fall Revival
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Salem United Methodist Church and Summerfield United Methodist Church of Cookeville are teaming up for a Fall Revival October 19-22. The schedule is as follows. Sunday, October 19 Brother Jim Rogers will preach at Salem at 6 pm. Monday, October 20 Brother Mike Womack will preach at Summerfield at 7 pm. Tuesday, October 21 Brother Ron Dyer will preach at Salem at 7 pm. Wednesday, October 22 Brother Danny Whitson will preach at Summerfield at 7 pm.

For more information, please call (931) 526-2588.

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Fall Revival
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Cookeville host Fall Revival Monday through Friday, October 20-24 at 7 pm nightly. There will be special singing each night, and a different preacher each night. Brother Clayton Lee Jr. will preach Monday, Brother Johnny Wayne Sullivan will preach Tuesday, Brother Rich Stone will preach Wednesday, Brother Avery Brown will preach Thursday, and Brother Allen Wayne Sullivan will preach Friday.

For more information, please call (931) 739-8584.

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Crossville’s Avalon Center Needs Volunteers
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Avalon Center in Crossville is in need of a few physically fit volunteers who can help with the pick up of larger household items from community donors. The pick up is possibly one or two days a week. Having a truck is helpful, but not necessary. For more information, please call Nancy at (931) 456-0747.

UCHRA Hosts Commodities Distribution in Overton County
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency invites you to the commodities distribution for Overton County/Livingston on Tuesday, October 21 from 9 am to 12 noon at the Livingston Church of Christ.

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards, please call (931) 823-7323. The UCHRA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

UCHRA Hosts Commodities Distribution in Overton County
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency invites you to the commodities distribution for Overton County on Tuesday, October 21 from 9 am to 12 noon at the Livingston Church of Christ.

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards, please call (931) 823-7323. The UCHRA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.

Crossville’s Eat Righters Hosts Eat Right for your Blood Type
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Plateau Eat Righters invite you to the “Eat Right for you Blood Type” class each Tuesday at 9:30 am through November 11. Each blood type is divided into 4 parts. The schedule is as follows:
August 12 – Part Four, Week One “Type B”
August 19 – Part Four, Week Two “Type B”
August 26 – Part Four, Week Three “Type B”
September 2 – Part Three, Week One “Type A”
September 9 – Part Three, Week Two “Type A”
September 16 – Part Three, Week Three “Type A”
September 23 – Part Three, Week Four “Type A”
September 30 – Part Five, Week One “Type AB”
October 7 – Part Five,Week Two “Type AB”
October 14 – Part Five, Week Three “Type AB”
October 21 – no class
October 28 – Part Two, Week One “Type O”
November 4 – Part Two, Week Two “Type O”
November 11 – Part Two, Week Three “Type O”

The class is held in the building on Dr. Gray’s parking lot at the back of his building on West Avenue in Crossville. For more information, please call Larry Nesbit at (931) 456-9245 or email er4yt@frontiernet.net.

Art Circle Public Library Presents KidBits Story Time
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Art Circle Public Library presents KidBits Pre-School Story Time with Miss Patty in the Children’s Library Carousel on Tuesdays at 10 am. Children ages 0 to 5 along with their parents/caregivers are invited to join in for the reading of some old and new stories, singing silly songs and doing fun crafts. For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 ext. 228.

Scott’s Hair Studio & Gifts of Livingston Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’re invited to an Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Scott’s Hair Studio & Gifts on Tuesday, October 21 at 10 am in Livingston. For more information, please call (931) 403-2665 or email scottsgifts@twlakes.net.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Invites You to Meet Author Larry E. Matthews
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

You’re invited to Meet Author Larry E. Matthews for a Program and Book Signing on Tuesday, October 21 at 11 am in the Carol Darling Reading Room of the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville.

Mr. Matthews’s book is titled “Caves of Grassy Cove.” For more information, please call (931) 484-6790 or visit link .

Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity Hosts Bake Sale at Tennessee Tech
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

You’re invited to Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity’s Bake Sale on Tuesday, October 21 from 11 am to 12 noon in the Brown Hall Lobby on Tennessee Tech’s Campus in Cookeville.

Most items will be just a dollar.

Crochet Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Oct 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.

Foundation Fighting Blindness
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Chances are, you or someone you know has age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. Millions are losing their sight to AMD, but you don’t have to. That’s why you should visit your eye doctor and learn the warning signs. The Foundation Fighting Blindness provides free AMD information kits with everything you need to know about preventing and managing the disease. Call 1-800-632-2005 to request your kit today.

Art Circle Public Library of Crossville Hosts Tuesdays at the Movies
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

You’re invited to Tuesdays at the Movies at 2 pm at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. These movies are free and will be shown in the Cumberland Meeting Room. For more information, please call Charlie at (931) 484-6790 ext. 223.

The schedule is as follows:
October 7: Larry Crowne
October 14: Dan in Real Life
October 21: Blended
October 28: Quiet Ones

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Hawaiian Hula Lessons
Oct 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.

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts Walk-In Painting Class
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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.

Ballroom Dance Classes at Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville
Oct 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 Life Church Hosts After School for High School Students
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Life Church of Cookeville invites High School Students to enjoy free after school activities each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 to 5:30 pm. Activities include basketball and volleyball tournaments, rock climbing, zip line, wiffle ball, hot fresh food, and lots of great indoor activites when weather is an issue.

For more information, please call (931) 526-6900.

Algood Headstart Accepting Applications
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Algood Headstart is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for 3-5 year olds. For more information, please contact the center at (931) 537-9057.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Minecraft
Oct 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library invites kids and teens to play Minecraft on Tuesday, October 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

To register or for more information, please contact the Children’s Library at (931) 484-6790.

Upper Cumberland Development District Asking for Volunteers
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Are you tired of hearing about Medicare losing billions of dollars each year to fraud? Tired of not understanding your Medicare benefits? You can join the fight against healthcare fraud and learn about Medicare benefits by becoming a SHIP/SMP Volunteer.

To learn about volunteering in your area, call 866-836-7677 or visit tnmedicarehelp.com. The SMP is funded by the Administration for Community Living and administered by the Upper Cumberland Development District through Tennessee’s Area Agencies on Aging and Disability.

Knights Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Revival
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Knights Chapel Free Will Baptist Church invites all to the Revival Sunday, October 19 through Wednesday, October 22. Services will begin at 7 pm nightly and at 6 pm on Sunday.

Preaching is by Brother Dan Horton. The church is in Cookeville and for more information, please call (931) 526-3148.

NARFE Cookeville Chapter 1956 Hosts Monthly Meeting at Shoney’s
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

The National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1956 invites you to their monthly meeting on Tuesday,September 16 at Shoney’s of Cookeville. The meal begins at 6 pm with the meeting at 6:45 pm.

The speaker this month will be someone from the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Cardiac Care Department. All current and retired federal employees and their spouses are invited to attend. Feel free to bring a friend who might benefit from this presentation. For more information, please contact Roy Byrd at (931) 252-2973.

Rickman Fire Department Presents Asylum Hill
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 12:00 am

You’re invited to take on Asylum Hill at the Rickman Fire Department on Stockton Lane. The cost is $10 a person for the hay ride and haunted woods. Come see the escaped patients of Asylum Hill, as they run through the woods living their nightmares.

Asylum Hill will be open October 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31. For more information, please call (931) 544-0607.

Salem United Methodist Church and Summerfield United Methodist Church Hosts Fall Revival
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Salem United Methodist Church and Summerfield United Methodist Church of Cookeville are teaming up for a Fall Revival October 19-22. The schedule is as follows. Sunday, October 19 Brother Jim Rogers will preach at Salem at 6 pm. Monday, October 20 Brother Mike Womack will preach at Summerfield at 7 pm. Tuesday, October 21 Brother Ron Dyer will preach at Salem at 7 pm. Wednesday, October 22 Brother Danny Whitson will preach at Summerfield at 7 pm.

For more information, please call (931) 526-2588.

Sparta’s Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center Hosts Monthly Meetings
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center invites you to the monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. For more information, please call (931) 277-3044.

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Hosts Fall Revival
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gentry’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church of Cookeville host Fall Revival Monday through Friday, October 20-24 at 7 pm nightly. There will be special singing each night, and a different preacher each night. Brother Clayton Lee Jr. will preach Monday, Brother Johnny Wayne Sullivan will preach Tuesday, Brother Rich Stone will preach Wednesday, Brother Avery Brown will preach Thursday, and Brother Allen Wayne Sullivan will preach Friday.

For more information, please call (931) 739-8584.

Up Against the Taliban Filming at Tennessee Tech
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to hear Sonia Nassery Cole speak in Derryberry Hall on the Tennessee Tech Campus in Cookeville on Tuesday, October 21 at 7 pm. After the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Sonia came to live in the U.S. At the age of 16, she wrote to President Reagan on behalf of her home country and his response encouraged her to organize on behalf of the Afghan people.

Today, she works with the Afghanistan World Foundation and produces films that tell stories of her home country. Her latest film, The Black Tulip, required a great deal of personal sacrifice and courage to film in Afghanistan. This is a Center Stage event hosted by the Women’s Center. For more information, please visit link .