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Mar
1
Wed
Sign Your Kids Up For The Livingston Youth Baseball, Slow Pitch Softball, And Diaper League
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Signups are underway for the Youth Baseball, Slow Pitch Softball, And Diaper League at Livingston City Park. Anyone interested may signup at Livingston City Hall, or online at the Livingston City Park website. The deadline for registering is March 8th.

The signup fee for Baseball is $30, $25 for Softball, and $15 for the Diaper League. For more information, please contact Michael Hayes at 931-823-1269.

Step Up To The Plate And Register To Play Putnam County Youth Baseball
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Putnam County Youth Baseball is accepting sign ups for the 2017 Spring baseball season. Players aged 9-12 can register at Sports House on Willow Avenue in Cookeville. Player evaluations will take place on March 6th at 6pm. All registered players are required to attend.

To register your child, or for more information, please stop by Sports House on Willow Avenue in Cookeville, or visit the Putnam County Youth Baseball website to learn more.

Support The Overton County 4-H Program And Decorate Your Home With The 4-H Basket Fundraiser
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Overton County’s 4-H Program wants to help decorate your home for spring with the 4-H Basket Fundraiser. Hanging Baskets of Petunias, Geraniums, Sweet Potato, and more are on sale for $15, and 2 gallon baskets of Knockout Roses for $20. All donations go to benefit Overton County’s 4-H Program.

Orders due by March 1st, and may be placed at the Overton County Extension Office at 317 East University Street, Suite 16 in Livingston. For questions or more information call 931-823-2735.

Donate Blood To The 6th Annual Carmen Burnette Blood Drive In Cookeville
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Blood Assurance invites the community to the 6th Annual Blood Drive in memory of the late Carmen Burnette. Visitors are invited to be a local hero to patients in need by making a blood donation. All donors will receive a complimentary t-shirt, snack, and beverage.

The blood drive will begin Monday, February 27, and last all week until Friday, March 3. The donor center is open from 8:30am until 5pm. For questions or more information, please call 931-526-3462.

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Hosts Wednesday Noon Concerts
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Enjoy a free Noon Concert each Wednesday at Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library. The concerts feature local talent. For more information, please visit ArtCircleLibrary.info.

Crossville’s Fair Park Senior Center Hosts Dog Training Classes
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Bring your dog to learn new tricks at the Dog Training Classes at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The classes are held on Wednesdays and the schedule is as follows:
6 pm – Beginning Obedience – A class to teach your dog the basics.
7 pm – Drop-in Conformation – Come as you need or want to.
8 pm – Rally – A “nicer” form of obedience. You must take Basic Obedience first.

The obedience and rally class series is 10 weeks in length. Drop-In Conformation classes are $5 per dog per night. Most classes are $100 for the 10 week sessions. All “first-time” students are given a $10 discount on their first series of classes except Conformation Drop-In. For more information, please call (931) 788-1478.

Learn To Dance With The Cookeville Swing Club
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 12:00 am

The Cookeville Swing Club invites you to join their weekly lesson and dance sessions! All ages and experience levels are welcome, and no partners or experience are needed. Lessons begin at 7pm with dancing until 10pm.

Admission is $5, or $3 for Cookeville Swing Club members. For more information, head to the Cookeville Swing Club website.

Crossville’s Fair Park Seniors Center Hosts Readers Theater
Mar 1 @ 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Seniors who enjoy acting, drama, jokes and laughter should join the Reader’s Theater at Fair Park Senior Center on Wednesday from 3 to 4 pm. No need to memorize your lines, everyone reads with expression. Actor Terry Burgess will be leading this fun hour every Wednesday.

Mar
2
Thu
Donate Blood To The 6th Annual Carmen Burnette Blood Drive In Cookeville
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Blood Assurance invites the community to the 6th Annual Blood Drive in memory of the late Carmen Burnette. Visitors are invited to be a local hero to patients in need by making a blood donation. All donors will receive a complimentary t-shirt, snack, and beverage.

The blood drive will begin Monday, February 27, and last all week until Friday, March 3. The donor center is open from 8:30am until 5pm. For questions or more information, please call 931-526-3462.

Cookeville Beekeepers Monthly Meetings
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

All beekeepers and those interested in bees are invited to the Cookeville Beekeepers monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Collegeside Church of Christ in Cookeville.

For more information, please call President David Laferney at (931) 261-7211, Secretary David Fox at (931) 260-3970, or visit CookevilleBeekeepers.com .

Mar
3
Fri
Learn About Historic Preservation At McMinnville’s Magness Library
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Main Street McMinnville will host a Historic Preservation Conference on Friday, March 3. This conference will include speakers and panelists from Tennessee Historical Commission, Tennessee Main Street and Tennessee Downtown Programs, Upper Cumberland Development District, and USDA. Topics will include historic preservation and downtown revitalization.

Registration for the conference is free. Breakfast, break, and lunch are available for $10. To register, or for more information, please call 931-506-5335.

Donate Blood To The 6th Annual Carmen Burnette Blood Drive In Cookeville
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Blood Assurance invites the community to the 6th Annual Blood Drive in memory of the late Carmen Burnette. Visitors are invited to be a local hero to patients in need by making a blood donation. All donors will receive a complimentary t-shirt, snack, and beverage.

The blood drive will begin Monday, February 27, and last all week until Friday, March 3. The donor center is open from 8:30am until 5pm. For questions or more information, please call 931-526-3462.

Get Great Home Ideas At The Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show In Cookeville
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s the annual Home & Garden Show. Find great ideas for building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping for your home! Enjoy barn sales, seminars, a cooking stage, exhibits, shopping, and more all weekend long.

The Home & Garden Show will be held on Friday, March 3 from 4-8pm, Saturday, March 4 from 9am-6pm, and Sunday, March 5 from 12-4pm at the TTU Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. Admission is $5. For more informatino, call 931-528-7472, or visit the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland’s website.

See Your Favorite Fairy Tales Performed At Upperman High School’s The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Upperman High School’s drama club presents Don Zolidis’ The Brothers Grimm Sectaculaton! These aren’t your Disney Fairy Tales…watch as all 209 Brothers Grimm tales are combined into one play for your enjoyment.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please contact Nancy Landis at 931-858-3112.

Mar
4
Sat
Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and America Legion Post 4 Hosts Have Coffee with a Veteran
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and American Legion Post 4 invite you to Have Coffee with a Veteran on the first Saturday of each month from 8 to 11 am at the VFW Post building on Henson Street in Livingston.

All are invited, especially those who have served or who are currently serving in our armed forces, to come and have coffee, conversation, and enjoy the comradeship of our veterans. For more information, please call (931) 403-4003.

Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and America Legion Post 4 Hosts Have Coffee with a Veteran
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Livingston’s VFW Post 5062 and American Legion Post 4 invite you to Have Coffee with a Veteran on the first Saturday of each month from 8 to 11 am at the VFW Post building on Henson Street in Livingston.

All are invited, especially those who have served or who are currently serving in our armed forces, to come and have coffee, conversation, and enjoy the comradeship of our veterans. For more information, please call (931) 403-4003.

Donate Blood To The 6th Annual Carmen Burnette Blood Drive In Cookeville
Mar 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Blood Assurance invites the community to the 6th Annual Blood Drive in memory of the late Carmen Burnette. Visitors are invited to be a local hero to patients in need by making a blood donation. All donors will receive a complimentary t-shirt, snack, and beverage.

The blood drive will begin Monday, February 27, and last all week until Friday, March 3. The donor center is open from 8:30am until 5pm. For questions or more information, please call 931-526-3462.

Enroll Your Student In The American Legion Shooting Program
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

American Legion Post 46 invites all students between ages 12 through graduation from high school to take part in the American Legion Shooting Program. Attendees will learn gun safety, and marksmanship during the program with the goal of Juniors becoming able to join and compete on the Collegiate Shooting Team.

All equipment will be provided. Lessons take place Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm at Veterans Hall in Cookeville. For more information, please call Marty Goodman at 931-349-9438, or click here to view the American Legion’s website.

Get Great Home Ideas At The Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show In Cookeville
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

It’s the annual Home & Garden Show. Find great ideas for building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping for your home! Enjoy barn sales, seminars, a cooking stage, exhibits, shopping, and more all weekend long.

The Home & Garden Show will be held on Friday, March 3 from 4-8pm, Saturday, March 4 from 9am-6pm, and Sunday, March 5 from 12-4pm at the TTU Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. Admission is $5. For more informatino, call 931-528-7472, or visit the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland’s website.

Putnam County Library’s Twice Told Tales Bookstore
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Twice Told Tales Bookstore is a used book sale hosted by The Friends of the Library is open the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm at the Putnam County Library. For more information, please call (931) 526-2416 or visit www.pclibrary.org .

Putnam County Library Friends Coffee With An Author
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Coffee With An Author on March 4th at 10:30 a.m. at the Upper Cumberland Builder’s Association’s Home and Garden Show. The Putnam County Library Friends present Timothy Charles Davis, author of The Hot Chicken Cookbook: The Fierfy History and Red-Hot Recipes of Nashville’s Beloved Bird. Coffee and refreshments provided. Entry is free with paid admission to the Home Show.

See Your Favorite Fairy Tales Performed At Upperman High School’s The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Upperman High School’s drama club presents Don Zolidis’ The Brothers Grimm Sectaculaton! These aren’t your Disney Fairy Tales…watch as all 209 Brothers Grimm tales are combined into one play for your enjoyment.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please contact Nancy Landis at 931-858-3112.

Crossville’s Saturday Night Dances at the Fair Park Senior Center
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every Saturday night Tom Fincher and the Southern Pride Band are playing live for everyone who enjoys a good dance at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville from 6 to 8 pm. The cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Tom Fincher at (931) 484-6790.

Cookeville Rotary Sunset 2017 Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Cookeville Rotary Club for a fun night of dinner and a murder mystery to raise money for their 2017 projects including donating to the Cookeville Children Museum. Tickets and more information can be found here.

See Your Favorite Fairy Tales Performed At Upperman High School’s The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Upperman High School’s drama club presents Don Zolidis’ The Brothers Grimm Sectaculaton! These aren’t your Disney Fairy Tales…watch as all 209 Brothers Grimm tales are combined into one play for your enjoyment.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please contact Nancy Landis at 931-858-3112.

Mar
5
Sun
Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library Invites Adults To Be Rewarded For Reading
Mar 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Crossville’s Art Circle Public Library invites adults to be rewarded for reading in the Adult Winter Reading Club 2017 through March 31. For every book, e-book, or audio book you completely enjoy, 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. The more you read, the more entries you’ll have towards the drawings. For more information, or to register, please contact Margo Brown at (931) 484-6790 ext. 235.

Get Great Home Ideas At The Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show In Cookeville
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s the annual Home & Garden Show. Find great ideas for building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping for your home! Enjoy barn sales, seminars, a cooking stage, exhibits, shopping, and more all weekend long.

The Home & Garden Show will be held on Friday, March 3 from 4-8pm, Saturday, March 4 from 9am-6pm, and Sunday, March 5 from 12-4pm at the TTU Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion. Admission is $5. For more informatino, call 931-528-7472, or visit the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland’s website.

See Your Favorite Fairy Tales Performed At Upperman High School’s The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Upperman High School’s drama club presents Don Zolidis’ The Brothers Grimm Sectaculaton! These aren’t your Disney Fairy Tales…watch as all 209 Brothers Grimm tales are combined into one play for your enjoyment.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please contact Nancy Landis at 931-858-3112.

Mar
6
Mon
Open Beading Class at The Art Guild in Crossville
Mar 6 @ 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.

West View Baptist Church of Cookeville Hosts Giveaway
Mar 6 @ 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 WestViewCookeville.org. .

Get Your Homeschooler The Exercise They Need At Cane Creek Gymnasium
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Bring Your Homeschoolers to Cane Creek Gymnasium to enjoy a drop-in fitness and sports class every Monday. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to join an instructor on Corut 2 of the Gymnasium. Three sections are offered including an explanation of daily concentration, warm-ups focusing on flexibility and aerobic activity, and a sport or physical fitness activity.

Entry is only $1 per student. Classes are held every Monday with an instructor between 12-2pm. Homeschool students under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent.

Relieve Arthritis Pain And Increase Flexibility With Tai Chi In Crossville
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tai Chi is a gentle way to relieve arthritis pain, increase flexibility and balance, and reduce stress. Certified Instructor Angie Bedard will lead two Tai Chi classes Monday, February 20th. The intermediate class begins at 2pm, and the beginner’s class begins at 3pm.

Admission is free. For more information, call 931-484-6790.

Mar
7
Tue
Cookeville’s Highlands Residential Services Presents “Kids Matter Program”
Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bring your kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade to the Highlands Residential Service “Kids Matter Program.” The new reading program is held every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 4:45 pm.

On Tuesdays, we meet at the TNT Center of the Police Substation on Pine Avenue. On Thursdays, we meet at the HRS main office on West Jackson Street. For more information, please visit HighlandsRS.com. .

Silver Point Community Center’s Weekly Dance and Music
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to Silver Point Community Center’s weekly Dance and Country Music Event every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9 pm. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

Concessions will be available. For more information, please call (931) 858-5671 or (931) 261-4830.

Upper Cumberland’s Barbershop Chorus Weekly Singing
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to sing with the Upper Cumberland Barbershop Chorus each Tuesday at 7 pm at J&S Construction in Cookeville. Enter through the kitchen in the back. For more information, please call (931) 525-1880.

Mar
8
Wed
Sign Your Kids Up For The Livingston Youth Baseball, Slow Pitch Softball, And Diaper League
Mar 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Signups are underway for the Youth Baseball, Slow Pitch Softball, And Diaper League at Livingston City Park. Anyone interested may signup at Livingston City Hall, or online at the Livingston City Park website. The deadline for registering is March 8th.

The signup fee for Baseball is $30, $25 for Softball, and $15 for the Diaper League. For more information, please contact Michael Hayes at 931-823-1269.

Crossville Hosts Arthritis Tai Chi Class
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come relieve your arthritis pain at the Arthritis Tai Chi Class on Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville. The art of Tai Chi is thousands of years old.

Angi Bedard and Mike Pesce are certified instructors by the National Arthritis Foundation to teach Arthritis Tai Chi. The cost is $2 per class. For more information, please call (931) 484-7416.

Buffalo Valley Library Pot Luck Dinner
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Everyone is invited to the Pot Luck Dinner at the Buffalo Valley Library on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.
For more information, please call (931) 858-1403 or (931) 858-5127.

Learn To Dance With The Cookeville Swing Club
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 9 @ 12:00 am

The Cookeville Swing Club invites you to join their weekly lesson and dance sessions! All ages and experience levels are welcome, and no partners or experience are needed. Lessons begin at 7pm with dancing until 10pm.

Admission is $5, or $3 for Cookeville Swing Club members. For more information, head to the Cookeville Swing Club website.

Mar
9
Thu
The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry in Crossville
Mar 9 @ 2:30 am – 3:30 am

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry is open every Thursday from 4 to 5:15 pm at the Place of Refuge Church in Crossville. The only requirement is that there is a need. For more information, please call (931) 707-8114.

Cookeville Crimestoppers
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cookeville’s Crimestoppers meet at 5:30 pm the second Thursday of each month at the Cookeville Police Department on East Broad Street. For more information, please call (931) 526-2125.

Mar
10
Fri
Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center Hosts the Art of Stained Glass
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Crossville’s Plateau Creative Arts Center presents The Art of Stained Glass on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 am. This is a beginner Stained Glass Class taught by instructor Sara Senft. The cost is $51 for members of the Art Guild and $66 for non-members. The supplies needed for this workshop will be provided by the instructor. Bring 2-3 days of old newspapers to class. For more information, please call (931) 707-7249.

Cookeville’s Leisure Services Hosts Train Tales
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bring your preschooler to Cookeville Leisure Services every Friday at 10:30 am for Train Tales. They’ll enjoy a train book each week and talk about life for our railroad friends. For more information, please visit cookeville-tn.org/ls .

Monterey Branch Library’s Home School Hangout
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Monterey Branch Library is the Home School Hangout on every Friday. For more information, please call (931) 839-2103 or visit the Monterey Branch Library’s Facebook page.

Mar
11
Sat
Help The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation Bring Medical Care To Those In Need
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation is collecting funds to bring a Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic to the Upper Cumberland. RAM Clinics provide basic, free preventative medical, dental, and vision care to mostly working-poor, impoverished, uninsured individuals and families.

For every $30 donated, one patient can be helped at the clinic. The current goal is to reach $10,000, and 100% of all donations go to reaching this goal. Click here to donate to the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation, or click here for more information.

Monterey VFW Post 6277 Hosts Open House
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

The Monterey VFW Post 6277 invites veterans and their families to an open house the second Saturday of each month from 8 to 10 am at the VFW Post on South Poplar Street. Coffee and donuts will be served. For more information, please call James McCracken at (931) 839-7830.

Enroll Your Student In The American Legion Shooting Program
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

American Legion Post 46 invites all students between ages 12 through graduation from high school to take part in the American Legion Shooting Program. Attendees will learn gun safety, and marksmanship during the program with the goal of Juniors becoming able to join and compete on the Collegiate Shooting Team.

All equipment will be provided. Lessons take place Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm at Veterans Hall in Cookeville. For more information, please call Marty Goodman at 931-349-9438, or click here to view the American Legion’s website.

Puzzle Lovers, Stop By Cookeville’s Depot Museum For The WestSide Scavenger Hunt
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Puzzle Lovers, stop by Cookeville’s Depot Museum for the WestSide Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, March 11 from 10 am to 2 pm. Grab an entry form, find each image using clues, replicate it with a camera or cell phone, and return completed forms to the depot.

For more information, please visit Facebook.com/CookevilleDepot.

Smithville’s Appalachian Center for Craft Hosts Second Saturday Craft Days
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville invites you to the Second Saturday events each month from 9 am to 4 pm. Children and adults are invited to immerse themselves in art and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for artists and techniques.

Workshops are open to anyone. For more information, please call (931) 372-6891.

The Gathering Place Church Of McMinnville Invites Those In Need To A Food Give-Away
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Gathering Place Church of McMinnville invites those in need to a food giveaway from 10 am to 2 pm at the Go Extreme Building.

Food items will vary weekly. There is also a food give-away on the second Tuesday of the month. For more information, please call (931) 808-3957.