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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.

 

Jan
27
Tue
Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce invites you to Business Before Hours on Tuesday, January 27. This a networking opportunity with a light breakfast and coffee for attendees. For more information, please call (931) 526-2211.

Red Boiling Springs School Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Stop by Red Boiling Springs School on Tuesday, January 27 between 10 am and 3 pm for an American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, please visit link .

DeKalb County’s 4-H Sewing Club
Jan 27 @ 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.

Highlands Residential Services Hosts Free Quit Smoking Class
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join a free, no obligation Quit Smoking class on the second Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 4 to 5 pm at the Highlands Residential Services office in Cookeville. Learn what you need to make the decision to quit smoking.

Sponsored by Highlands Residential Services and UC Anti-Tobacco Coalition in conjunction with Quit 4 Life and Power of Putnam. For more information, please call Kathy at (931) 526-9793 ext. 212.

Stone Memorial High School Hosts Rhea County High School
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Stone Memorial High School Panthers host the Rhea County Golden Eagles in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 5 pm with the boys to follow.

Tennessee Tech Hosts “So You Want to be an Entrepreneur” Seminar
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

Tennessee Tech’s Tennessee Small Business Development Center invites you to the free seminar “So You Want to be an Entrepreneur” on Tuesday, January 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The seminar will be held in Johnson Hall, room 208.

The seminar will be led by Assistant Director of the TSBDC John Woodard and will address topics of interest to individuals considering entrepreneurship. Registration is required for the seminar. For more information, or to register, please visit link or call (931) 372-3648.

Bangham Community Center Hosts Meeting
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Bangham Community Center will host a meeting on Tuesday, January 27 at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome and asked to bring a covered dish.

The meeting will be canceled if there is no school. For more information, please call (931) 854-1352.

Cumberland County High School Visits Cookeville High School
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Cumberland County High School Jets will visit the Cookeville High School Cavaliers in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls will tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Monterey High School Visits Clarkrange High School
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Monterey High School Wildcats visit the Clarkrange High School Buffaloes in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Smith County High School Visits Livingston Academy
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Smith County High School Owls visit the Livingston Academy Wildcats in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. This is Livingston Academy’s Pink Out Game. Shirts will be available for $12 and proceeds will benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

The Homeless Advocacy for Rural Tennessee Continuum of Care Hosts a Homeless Point-In-Time Count
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 5:00 am

The Homeless Advocacy for Rural Tennessee Continuum of Care asks for your help in getting an unsheltered count of homeless persons in our area through a “Homeless Point-In-Time Count” from sunset Tuesday, January 27 through sunrise Wednesday, January 28.

Your information can be left anonymously. Here is the contact information for your area:

Cumberland County – Crab Orchard City Hall – 338 Hebbertsberg Road – (931) 484-2815 – 5 to 11 pm, Meals and More, 608 West Ave., Crossville, Cumberland Mountain Mental Health Center, 4325 U.S. 127, Crossville
Clay County – OC Building (Across from City Hall) – 145 Cordell Hull Drive – (931) 243-2161 – 5 pm to 7 am
Jackson County – New Hope Baptist Church – (931) 268-9888 – 5 to 9 pm

Guests will receive warm blankets and a few items given to them. Participants will also have a chance to speak with staff members while escaping the cold.

Upperman High School Hosts Murfreesboro Central Magnet High School
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Upperman High School Bees host the Murfreesboro Central Magnet Tigers in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

White County High School Hosts Warren County High School
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The White County High School Warriors host the Warren County High School Pioneers in basketball on Tuesday, January 27. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Seatbelt Checkpoint
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Seatbelt Checkpoint on Tuesday, January 27 on State Route 146 at mile marker 6 in DeKalb County.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Guest Pianist and Soprano Performance
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enjoy guest performances by soprano Gail Robinson-Oturu and pianist-composer Roland Carter on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:30 pm at Tennessee Tech’s Wattenbarger Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit link .

Jan
28
Wed
White County Health Department Offers Free Flu Shots
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop by the White County Health Department from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday for a free Flu Shot. The shots are available by appointment or by walk-in. The health department is located on Walker Street in Sparta. For more information, please call (931) 836-2201.

Putnam County Library Story Time
Jan 28 @ 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.

Tennessee Tech Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech University of Cookeville on Wednesday, January 28 for an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville Hosts Free Arthritis Exercise
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 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
Jan 28 @ 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.

Crossville’s Police Department Hosts Senior Police Academy
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Senior, the City of Crossville Police Department invites you to the Senior Police Academy beginning on Wednesday, January 14. This is a 4 week class from 1 to 4 pm at the City Police Station. The classes are free and will cover several topics.

Topics covered will include crime scene investigation, firearms, tactical response team, K-9 demonstration, and more. To sign up, or for more information, please contact the Fair Park Senior Center at (931) 484-7416.

Jan
29
Thu
Cookeville’s Nashville State Hosts Stalking Awareness Seminar
Jan 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Stop by Cookeville’s Nashville State Campus for a Stalking Awareness Seminar on Thursday, January 29 beginning at 1:30 pm. January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and this seminar is open to the community.

Speakers will include Bobby Anderson, Tara Bates, Bill Gibson, Marlene Hall, Dana Looper and Jennifer White. The campus is on Neal Street in Cookeville. For more information, please call (931) 520-0551 ext. 113.

Smithville’s Justin Potter Library supports Tennessee Promise Scholars
Jan 29 @ 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.

Cookeville Regional Medical Center Hosts Pelvic Floor Disorders Seminar
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm

Cookeville Regional Medical Center invites you to a Pelvic Floor Disorders Seminar on Thursday, January 29 at 5:30 pm in the CRMC Education Rooms 2 and 3.

Urologist Sara Wells, M.D., will join other specialists for expert advice about signs, symptoms and treatment options, along with exercised and tips on how to strengthen your pelvic floor. Register with Amy Mahan at amahan@crmchealth.org or by calling (931) 783-2039.

Byrdstown’s Good Neighbors Theatre Hosts Annual Meeting and Reception
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you’re interested in the activities of Byrdstown’s Good Neighbors Theatre, stop by the Annual Meeting and Reception on Thursday, January 29 at 6 pm. The evening will include a tour of the theatre and a reception of self-serve hors d’ oeuvres and beverages.

For more information, please email sgracem@twlakes.net.

Cumberland County High School Hosts Knoxville Halls High School
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Cumberland County High School Jets host the Knoxville Halls High School Red Devils in basketball on Thursday, January 29. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Talk about ISIS and Kurds
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stop by Tennessee Tech University to hear a Talk about ISIS and the Kurds on Thursday, January 29 at 7 pm in the Derryberry Hall Auditorium.

Nahra Zagros and Tyler Fisher of Soran University in Iraqi Kurdistan will both be speaking. This talk is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (931) 372-6328 or email lshull@tntech.edu.

Jan
30
Fri
Alexandria’s Liberty State Bank Hosts Chili and Soup Lunch
Jan 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Stop by Alexandria’s Liberty State Bank on Friday, January 30 beginning at 10:30 am for a Chili and Soup Lunch. There will be chili or vegetable soup, homemade Pimento cheese sandwiches, crackers and a drink for $6. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. For more information, please call (615) 529-2375.

Crossville Hosts Veterans Luncheon
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

World War II and Korean War Veterans are invited to a Luncheon on Friday, January 30 at 11 am at the Shoney’s Restaurant of Crossville. Veterans and their families are invited to commemorate these significant conflicts.

If you plan to attend, or need more information, please contact Bill and Nancy Oehlecker at (931) 788-6222 or Ed Lewis at (931) 335-8879.

Clay County High School Hosts Gordonsville High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Clay County High School Bulldogs host the Gordonsville High School Tigers in basketball on Friday, January 30. The ladies tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Crossville’s Stone Memorial High School Hosts Basketball Homecoming
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Homecoming at Stone Memorial High School has been set for Friday, January 30. In addition, Senior Night will be Saturday, February 7. Both game times are 6 and 7:30 for varsity.

For more information, please call (931) 484-5767.

Cumberland County High School Visits Rhea County High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Cumberland County High School Jets visit the Rhea County High School Golden Eagles in basketball on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Monterey High School Hosts Jackson County High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Montery High School Wildcats host the Jackson County High School Blue Devils on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Smith County High School Hosts DeKalb County High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Smith County High School Owls host the DeKalb County High School Tigers on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

White County High School Visits Stone Memorial High School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The White County High School Warriors visit the Stone Memorial High School Panthers in basketball on Friday, January 30. The girls tip off at 6 pm with the boys to follow.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Sobriety Checkpoint
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have a Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, January 30 in Cumberland County on Highway 70 at Browntown Road.

Crossville’s Elks Lodge Hosts Fundraiser
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Crossville’s Elks Lodge #2751 invites you to a Fundraiser on Friday, January 30. The Big Band Orchestra will perform at the Palace Theatre from 7 to 9 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the Palace Theatre or by calling (931) 484-6133.

Funds will go to pay for the Cumberland County “Hoop Shoot” contests. These funds for the participants shirts, plaques, gasoline for shooters who advance to the next level, and physical education equipment for all elementary schools who competed in this year’s competition, which is 2,221 students.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Hosts Seatbelt Checkpoint
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will host a Seatbelt Checkpoint in Warren County on Yager Road, south of Pinewood Lane on Friday, January 30.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Guest Flutist Bart Feller
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tennessee Tech will host guest Flutist Bart Feller on Friday, January 30 for a free concert at 7:30 pm. The concert will be in Wattenbarger Auditorium. For more information, please visit link .

Jan
31
Sat
Tennessee Tech Hosts Quidditch Tournament
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tennessee Tech Quidditch invites you to a one day tournament on Friday, January 31 on Tech’s intramural fields. Teams from Michigan State, Ohio State, BGSU and others will be in attendance. For more information, please visit link .

Crossville’s Habitat for Humanity Hosts Chili Open Golf Tournament
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Crossville’s Habitat for Humanity Chili Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, January 31 at 12 noon at Heatherhurst Golf Course on Peavine Road in Crossville. There will be free chili following the event.

This is a 9 hole scramble with 2-person teams. The cost is $40 per person, prizes and chili to be served after play at the Fairfield Glade Community Church on Snead Drive. You can also enjoy lunch for $5 if you don’t wish to play. For more information, or to obtain an entry form, please call (931) 484-4565 or email vanessa.habitat@frontier.com.

Tennessee Tech Hosts Rugby vs Western Kentucky
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tennessee Tech will face Western Kentucky in Rugby on Saturday, January 31 beginning at 1 pm. The field is located between Foundation Hall and Washington Place apartments. For more information, please visit link .

February State Writing Assessment for DeKalb County
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm

If you have an Independent Home Schooled Student in DeKalb County and are interested in your children taking the February State Writing Assessment, please notify your local school with your child’s name, grade, and demographic information to be set up in the MIST Testing Portal by the end of January.

The specific testing dates for each grade will be:
February 2-6 – grades 3, 6 and 9
February 9-13 – grades 4,7 and 10
February 16-20 – grades 5 and 11

Practice assessments can be found at link or you can call the district office at (615) 215-2107 to be set up in the MIST practice portal.

Sutton General Store Hosts Sutton Ole Time Music Hour
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stop by the Sutton General Store for Sutton Ole Time Music Hour each Saturday evening. Dinner begins at 5 and 6:30 pm.

The schedule for January:
January 3 – Blue Gras Solutions
January 10 – TN & KY Blue Grass
January 17 – John Tomlin & Co
January 24 – Michael Faegan
January 31 – The Lone Mountain Band

For more information, please call (931) 653-4151.

Cookeville’s Breakfast Rotary Club Presents International Night
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm

Enjoy International Night celebrating France with the Cookeville Breakfast Rotary Club on Saturday, January 31 at the Leslie Town Centre. The night will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner, drinks, a cash bar, special guests, live entertainment, a silent auction, and cultural activities.

The cost is $25 per person. For more information, please visit link .

Feb
1
Sun
Tennessee Highway Patrol on Super Bowl Sunday @ Tennessee
Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, and no matter what team you’re pulling for, we want you to be the winner. Enjoy your Super Bowl parties and events, just don’t get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking. Have a backup plan for Super Bowl Sunday. Don’t get flagged and penalized. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out there defending our roadways. PLEASE, don’t drink and drive.

Cookeville Hosts Class of 1954 Reunion
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cookeville High School invites those of the class of 1954 to the annual Super Bowl Party at the Holiday Inn Express at 4 pm on Sunday, February 1. Bring a covered dish and come visit and watch the game. For more information, please call (931) 432-7155.

Wags and Whiskers of Crossville Hosts “Spay-Ghetti” Fundraiser
Feb 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 .

Feb
2
Mon
Monterey Historical Depot Society Presents “Clickity Clack – Making Tracks”
Feb 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.

Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Feb 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.