Community Calendar

Friendship & Encouragement Greetings Workshop will be held at the Art Circle Public Library on Monday, January 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon and Wednesday, January 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join us in the Art Circle Public Library Cumberland Meeting Room to create Warm Winter Wishes Greetings. Fee is $5.00 which includes all supplies. Please bring your favorite adhesive and snips if you have them. To reserve your space visit the Adult Services Desk on the second floor or call the library at 931-484-6790 ext. 234.

The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting January 16 at 6:00 pm at the Community Complex at the Fairgrounds. John Rose, who is running for Congress from the 6th District, will be the guest speaker.

Free flu vaccines are now available at the Cumberland County Health Department and Community Health Center. Patients may walk in to request a flu vaccine any time during regular clinic hours. For more information about the flu and free flu vaccines, call the Cumberland County Health Department and Community Health Center at 931-484-6196.

"Welcome to Medicare" class will be held at the Plateau Conference Room in the Art Circle Public Library on Thursday, January 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call SHIP for a reservation today at 1-877-801-0044.

The Tennessee Department Of Transportation will hold a community meeting regarding the Hwy 127 North project on Thursday, January 18th at 5:00 p.m. at North Cumberland Elementary in the cafeteria. Everyone is welcome to come.

The Elementary Sweetheart Pageant will be on Saturday, January 20th at the Palace Theater for young ladies from any CCHS feeder school. Entry fee is $25.00 per contestant and forms should be returned to your school office for pick up on January 15th. For questions call Kiley Allen at 931-484-6194.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office will be offering a Basic Handgun Safety and Familiarization Class on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. This class will be for people who are beginners with handguns or interested in handgun safety and knowledge. To register for the class, call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 931-484-6176. Do not bring any firearms to the facility.

Art Circle Public Library hosts "Saturday Morning Cartoons" which will happen on Saturday, January 20th at 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. For more information contact the library at 931-484-6790.

Would you like to develop your writing skills and meet others who share your writing interests? The Art Circle Public Library is hosting a writing class. Each month writers will meet at the Plateau Conference Room in the Art Circle Public Library and have an opportunity to read something they have created. Fiction and non-fiction, poetry, short stories, and essays are welcome. Following readings, a discussion will be held offering suggestions and critiques by members of the group. The next meeting is on Saturday, January 20th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. For more information contact the library at 931-484-6790.

The Art Circle Public Library hosts a "Family Game Night" on Monday, January 22nd from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Cumberland Meeting Room. They will have games for all ages, and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact the library at (931) 484-6790.

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will hold their monthly meeting Monday January 22, 2018 6:00 PM at the Crossville Housing Authority 67 Irwin Ave. Crossville, TN. All Cumberland County Voters are welcome to attend.

Crossville First United Methodist Church invites everyone to their Wednesday Night Live Kick-Off Talent Cabaret. Join us for a wonderful night of fun, food, fellowship, games, prizes, music, and other amazing talent on January 24th, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. We will have a meal together followed by fun to be had by all! We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, contact the church at 931-484-3537 or find us on the web at www.crossvillefumc.com or on Facebook.

Attention Golfers! Don't miss the Habitat for Humanity Chili Open Golf Tournament, Saturday, January 27th at the Heatherhurst Golf Course. It's a 9-hole scramble with two person teams and the cost is just $45.00 per person; with lots of prizes and chili to be served after play at the Fairfield Baptist Church behind Food City. For entry forms contact Vanessa at 931-484-4565 or email vanessa.habitat@frontier.com. Proceeds benefit Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity's Building Fund.

Friday, January 26th at 7:00 PM Grinder House Coffee Shop joins the Avalon Center to Celebrate: JJ Thomas Birthday Bash with special guest, Jason Adams. JJ Thomas Birthday Celebration and Benefit Honoring a true American Singer Songwriter. Suggested donation at the door is $10.00 - all proceeds go to the Avalon Center.

Art Circle Public Library hosts a "Family Classic Cinema" on Friday, January 26th at 4:00 P.M. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. For more information contact the library at (931) 484-6790.

North Cumberland Talent Education 1st Beginning Class Recital will be January 27th at 1:00 P.M. at the Cumberland Meeting Room in the Art Circle Public Library. Reception will follow recital. For more information contact the library at (931) 484-6790.

Learn "Tai Chi" for arthritis relief & overall well being. Classes are Free! Classes will be held on January 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. Intermediate Tai Chi classes are on Mondays from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. Beginner Tai Chi classes are on Mondays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. There is a Limited registration, so please call Wayne at 484-6790 ext. 240 or e-mail: w.schobel@artcirclelibrary.info.

KidBits, a Pre-School Story Time with Miss Patty, is happening on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM in the Children?s Library at the Art Circle Public Library. Children ages 0-5 & their Parent/Caregiver are invited to join us as we READ, SING & CRAFT!

Every Wednesday evening for the month of January, Homesteads Baptist will be providing a free meal starting at 5 p.m. in our gymnasium. Everyone welcome. Bible Study follows at 6 p.m. Come join us at 4427 Highway 127 S, across the street from the state park.

The "Hoop Shoot Fundraiser" will be at the Elks Lodge #2751 located at 1145 Genesis Rd. The "Hoop Shoot Fundraiser will be on Friday, February 2nd from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. The price is $7.00 for a full meal. All proceeds will go to the 2017-18 Hoop Shoot Program. The program is used for purchasing shirts, plagues, and physical education equipment for the nine elementary schools. The public is welcome.

The "Heart to Heart" 6th Annual Father/Daughter Dance will be Saturday, February 10th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Cumberland County Community Complex. They will have complimentary flowers, and photos with a photo booth available. Advance Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at any of the following locations until February 9th: Cumberland County Bank (Main Office), Crossville Chronicle, Chamber of Commerce, Crossville Housing Authority, Progressive Savings Bank, Crossville Trophy, and FirstBank. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 per person while supply lasts. This event is sponsored by the Crossville Rotary Club. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact 931-456-3723 or 931-260-4558.

The Crossville-Cumberland County E-911 Emergency Dispatch Center is currently creating an eligibility list for people interested in becoming an E-911 Dispatcher. No full-time openings for this position exist at this time. E-911 Dispatchers take emergency and non-emergency calls from the public requesting assistance for law enforcement, fire, and medical services. In addition, the dispatchers use radio dispatch to provide information to the above mentioned service providers. An application and job description can be picked up at the Crossville-Cumberland County E-911 Emergency Dispatch Center located at 42 Southbend Drive, in Crossville. The deadline for returning the application is February 2nd at 3:30 PM. Following the deadline, applicants that are successful in the application process will be considered and scheduled for further testing. For any questions contact the Dispatch Center Director, Rod Shoap, at 931-484-0211.

Are you curious about your Ancestry? Have you been told there is someone famous in your family tree? The Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center is hosting a beginning Genealogy Classes that will start Saturday, January 13th and end Saturday, February 17th at The Cumberland County Archives. All classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 noon. Class registration will be limited to 20 Participants! Call (931) 456-2006 to register!

CASA of Cumberland County will present the 1st Annual "Mr. Cumberland County" womanless beauty pageant on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in downtown Crossville. Tickets are $15. Fun for the entire family. Men who would like to be in the Pageant should call Bonita Harger at 865-310-0397. For tickets call Ronny Hill at the Palace Theatre at 931-484-6133. Proceeds benefit CASA of Cumberland County, which supports court appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children.

Due to the influx of recent counterfeit currency reports, the Crossville Police Department is offering area merchants free training on how to detect counterfeit currency. Classes on how to identify your monetary notes are available upon request by contacting the Crossville Police Department at 931-484-7231; ask for Detective Danny Harris. Learn how to quickly spot bogus bills and what to do if someone tries to pass counterfeit money at your business.

The Art Circle Public Library Adult Winter Reading Club is happening now thru March 31st. For every book, e-book, or audio book you completely enjoy, your name will be entered into a weekly prize drawing! Register at the Adult Services Desk or call (931) 484-6790 ext. 235.

Auditions for the 7th annual "Gone" show will be held on Friday, March 9th, 5:00 PM at Fair Park Senior Center. If you have a wild and zany act, juggling act, silly dance, comedy routine, just about anything crazy that has made people laugh, then you definitely need to try out for this show. Prizes include cash, show tickets, aquarium tickets, food, gift baskets and more. Deadline to signup for auditions is Friday, March 1st. The final show will be on March 30, 2018 7:00 pm at The Palace Theater. Call 484-7416 or 248-2487 to get your act in the competition for the wildest and craziest show around.

"Tuesdays at the Movies" is hosted by the Art Circle Public Library. A different movie is shown every Tuesday in the Cumberland Meeting Room at 2:00 P.M. for FREE! All are welcome. For more information, call (931) 484-6790.

Free Guitar Lessons with talented guitarist & entertainer Tom Fincher. Lessons will be on Saturday's at the Art Circle Public Library. Beginners start at 10:00 a.m. Intermediate starts at 11:00 a.m. Bring your guitar! For more information contact the Art Circle Public Library at (931) 484-6790.

Join the "Ewe Can Knit" needle workers in the Art Circle Public Library Plateau Conference Room every Wednesday from 10 AM to 12 noon. Bring your work in progress or current project and join us. Crochet diva's are welcome too. For more information, contact Linda at (931) 250-1141.

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The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) by reminding citizens that burn permits are required by law from October 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018. If you are burning a leaf or brush pile that is smaller than 8 feet by 8 feet in size, log on to www.BurnSafeTN.org for approval. For a larger burn, apply for a free permit by calling your local Division of Forestry burn permit phone number Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone numbers can be found by visiting www.BurnSafeTN.org. Burning without a permit is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine. Wildfires caused by arson are a class C felony punishable by 3 to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14) by reminding citizens that burn permits are required by law from October 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018. If you are burning a leaf or brush pile that is smaller than 8 feet by 8 feet in size, log on to www.BurnSafeTN.org for approval. For a larger burn, apply for a free permit by calling your local Division of Forestry burn permit phone number Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone numbers can be found by visiting www.BurnSafeTN.org. Burning without a permit is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and/or a fine. Wildfires caused by arson are a class C felony punishable by 3 to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

The Cumberland County School System offers an anonymous bully hotline at 456-6461, or students can send texts to report instances of bullying anonymously at 255-1055.

The Boys Scouts of America Troop #174 meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM at the Scout Hut on City Lake Road. The Venture Crews, an offshoot of the Boy Scouts, meet Thursday nights at 7 PM at the same location. For information call Troop Master David Dial at 788-5066.

Home Away From Home Head Start is currently accepting applications to provide free comprehensive child development services to children 3 to 5 years old. The program is for low-income families and is a full day-full year program. For more information on the educational and health services provided, call 484-3238.

The Cumberland Adult Reading Council provides free, one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to learn to read, write, and improve math skills. To learn more about their services, contact the Cumberland Adult Reading Council at 337-5809

The Art Circle Public Library offers free public internet access, with 21 computers for public use. The library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to take advantage of this free service offered by the library.

The Bread of Life Rescue Mission is in need of donations of non-perishable food such as dry rice or beans, instant potatoes, canned foods, peanut butter, and Jello and Kool-Aid mixes. You may drop off donations at the mission located at 281 W. Fourth Street, or call 707-0503.

The Disabled American Veterans, located behind Kroger on Old Sparta Highway, will have country music every Saturday evening from 7-10 PM, featuring The Buckner Brothers. For information, call 210-7400.

Glade Creek Community and Senior Citizen Center holds monthly meetings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend; call 277-3044 for more information.

The Mana from Heaven Food Pantry is open each Thursday from 4:00 to 5:15 PM at the Place of Refuge Church at 164 Oak Road. The only requirement is that there is a need. For more information call the church at 707-8114.

If you are pregnant and scared, please don't hurt or abandon your baby. Mothers may take unwanted newborns to hospitals, birthing centers, and health clinics with three days of birth. Mother's following Tennessee's Safe Haven Law are assured of secrecy and immunity. For more information, call the confidential Helpline at 1 866 699-SAFE or visit www.secretsafeplacetn.org.

Fair Park Senior Center will hold "Game Day" Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with team games, card games, darts, movies, crafts and other activities. Refreshments will be available and all Seniors are welcome.

The Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lion's Clubs are forming LEO Service Clubs at Stone Memorial and Cumberland County High Schools. The LEO Club is an international organization encourages student participation in service activities in the community. For details call Bob Seabrook, the Lion's Club LEO Chairman, at 484-3041.

Kids On The Rise is looking for mentors for children in Cumberland County. A mentor is a caring and positive role model. To give your time and make a difference, call 459-2388 for more information.

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