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The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville is offering a free program that will allow children the opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading to a therapy dog. Each child who signs up will be assigned a trained and licensed therapy dog for a 15-minute supervised session. Children may bring a blanket and their own reading materials or choose a book from the Children’s Library. To register your child, call the Library at 931-484-6790 ext. 243. The dates are Monday’s October 10th and October 24th from 4 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday’s October 11th and October 25th from 2 to 3 p.m. The therapy dog reading sessions are free.
The Art Circle Public Library in Crossville Teen Halloween Costume Party will be October 25, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. PG13 friendly costumes only, please. Enjoy open mic, games and hot drinks.
The Cumberland County Playhouse will present selections from “The Addams Family” on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Art Circle Public Library in Crossville. Admission to the Library presentation is free.
The Crossville Noon Rotary Club will be presenting its 2nd annual Halloween 5K and One Mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8 am beginning at the historic Crossville Depot in downtown Crossville. There will be prizes for the best costumes in addition to awards for the winning runners in multiple categories. Contact any Crossville Rotary club member or visit www.crossvillerotary5k.org .Register online at www.reg2run.com .
Pat Roper, President of the Crossville Noon Rotary Club, and Steve Douglas, Race Chairman, have announced the 2nd Annual Halloween Costume 5K and Fun Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, October 29th beginning at 8:00 A.M. (Central Time) with the start and finish lines at the Historic Crossville Depot, located at 169 North Main Street, Crossville, TN 38555.
President Roper says to “Put on your running (or walking) shoes and your favorite Halloween costume and join us as our ghosts and goblins run (or walk) through Historic Downtown Crossville. All proceeds will be used to support local Rotary projects, including scholarships for graduating seniors, dictionaries for all local 3rd graders, our “character counts” project for all local 4th graders, blue jeans for local needy students, Christmas Food Boxes for the needy, and more.”
Race applications can be downloaded from our website at www.crossvillerotary5k.org or you can register online at www.reg2run.com . Hard copies are available at the CMC Wellness Centers located at Woodmere Mall and Fairfield Glade, the Chamber of Commerce, Crossville Trophy and Gifts, the Fairfield Glade Conference Center, the Big South Fork Welcome Center, and the Brikhouse Gym.
Individual Entry fees are $20 for registrations received on or before October 14th and $25 for registrations received after October 14th. The entry fee for teams of five or more runners is $15 per runner if received on or before October 14th and $20 per runner for team entries received after October 14th.
Tee shirts will be provided to all runners registered by October 14th and to late registered runners as long as supplies last.
Trophies will be awarded for the Best Costume for Ages 15 and under and Ages 16 and over.
Winner’s trophies will be awarded for male and female in the following categories (Trophy Winners are not eligible for age division awards):
1) Top Overall
2) First Place Masters (40+)
3) First Place Grand Master (50+)
4) First Place Veterans (60+)
Medals will be awarded to male and female first and second place winners in the following age divisions:
14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+
Fun Runners/Walkers will receive Participation Certificates.
Race Timing will be provided by Race Day Events.
The Church of God at Crossville is having a bake sale. All proceeds from the bake sale will go toward October World Missions. Saturday, October 29 from 8am to 2pm at the Food City in Crossville.
Gospel International Missions Drama Team will be at Sand Springs Baptist Church on October 30th at 10 am CDT. For more info, contact Tony Phipps at 931-839-7599.
In honor of Halloween, “Ghostly Tales” will be presented at the Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center on Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m. CT. Experience stories of ghosts, spirits and folklore from our region. The program is free and everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. . For directions or additional information, please call Crossville Visitor Center at (931) 787-1755. The Crossville-Cumberland County Visitor Center, Gateway to the Big South Fork, is located at 176 River Otter Drive in Crossville. It is located just north of I-40 off of Genesis Road (by Stonehaus Winery, across from Stone Memorial High School).
Crab Orchard Christian Church invites you to the Community Trunk or Treat, Sunday, October 30th, starting at 5:00 PM. Refreshments, Hot Cider, Treats and Sweets, Prizes and Games, and Candy galore! Dress up and join in the fun. This event will be held rain or shine at Crab Orchard Christian Church 217 Wheeler Lane – take Exit 329 off I-40.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cumberland County Justice Center located at 60 Justice Center Drive in Crossville. Bring the kids for a safe, fun and candy filled evening.
The Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church Trunk or Treat & Fall Festival will be Saturday, October 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. Enjoy face painting, hay rides, refreshments and fun for all.
Come join us for the "Make America Great Again" Thanksgiving celebration sponsored by the Cumberland County Republican Party. The event will take place November 1st at 6:00 pm at the Community Complex Fairgrounds. Tickets are $8.00 in advance (Oct. 31 is deadline for advanced tickets) and $10.00 at the door. A traditional Thanksgiving Turkey dinner with all the fixins' will be served. The Republicans Ladies are busy making many of their famous special dishes and desserts and you don't want to miss that. For tickets call 931-456-4414 and our office is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We welcome anyone who would like to join us in a Trump victory.
The Cumberland County Republican Women's Club will have their monthly meeting October 6 at 5:00 pm at the Republican Headquarters located at 539 West Ave. Crossville, Tn. 38555. We will finalize our contributions to the Thanksgiving Dinner on November 1.Our guest speaker is Rev. Bev Talbott, founder of the Salt and Light movement in Cumberland County.The goal of this movement is to show compassion and that one person can make a difference in a child's life. The Salt and Light program provides money to classroom teachers, who then designate those children in her/his room with the greatest needs and provide them with support ie. field trips, yearbooks, school supplies, etc. $100.00 can support a classroom for one year. Anyone wishing to volunteer or contribute call Bev at 456-8312. Any conservative lady wishing to make a difference in our county is welcome to come by for a visit during our meeting. We welcome you. You can find out more about us and the Republican Party at cctngop.org or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cumberlandcountygop/ Our phone number is 931-456-4414.
Dr. Schaman will present an innovative program at Adshead Hall on the lower level of Fletcher House for Assisted Living on the Uplands Village campus in Pleasant Hill on Friday evening, November 4. He originated H.E.L.P - Harmonica Exercise for Lung Program to provide lungs with the exercise they may well be lacking due to ageing. A potluck at 5:30 pm (bring table setting and dish to share) will be followed by Dr. Schaman’s presentation at 6:30 pm. Adshead Hall is on the lower level of Fletcher House for Assisted Living on the Uplands Village campus at 40 Fletcher Drive off Church St. across from the Pleasant Hill Post Office on Main Street. Call 931-277-3968 for more information.
The Obed Watershed Community Associations is sponsoring a 5K race "Keep It Clean" beginning at the Rec Center at Cumberland Mountain State Park at 9 a.m., Saturday, November 5, 2016. There will be prizes awarded for the overall male and female finishers and top 3 finishers both male and female in 5 different age groups This will be followed by a fun run-walk at 10.
The CCHS band has been invited to perform at the 2016 Autozone Liberty Bowl. This experience is only available by invitation. The scouts check out bands of all sizes and invite the programs that exude musicianship and distinction. The CCHS band members will have the opportunity to march in the Autozone Liberty Bowl parade and the half time show. To make the trip a reality, the squad needs to raise money to cover expenses. Donation are currently being accepted at Cumberland County High School. For more information call 484-6709 or email CCHS Band Director Tony Hibbard at thibbard.ccschools.k12tn.net
Two Cumberland County locations will serve as collection sites, November 14th through the 21st for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual project is a favorite of many local residents, families, churches and groups, who help spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and notes of encouragement. For many of these children, a gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. The Cumberland County Collection Sites: Crab Orchard Christian Church and Cumberland Fellowship Church…for times visit samaritanspurse.org
The Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency in Crossville, reminds area farmers they can no longer wait until July 15 of each year to file a report of the acreage they use for hay and pasture in the current crop year. The final reporting date for 2017 hay and pasture is now November 15, 2016. Anyone having questions about crop reporting is urged to call the office at 931-484-6520 or toll free at 855-216-2802.
Downtown businesses got together to discuss the idea of doing a 'first Friday' type event. What came of that meeting was a steering committee that would head up the project and get the ball rolling to develop a consistent event that the entire community would be invited out to. The first Friday of every other month, this type of event will be taking place and with a different theme each time. Each business is going to be open from 4-8 p.m. that evening and many of them are doing a special or something special for that day. The whole idea is to have a place for families and couples and friends to do something in our town on a Friday night. These events will be called “Fridays at the Crossroads” on June 3, August 5, October 7 & December 2 from 4-8 pm. The stores participating are as follows: Bob's Feed Store: display at Scarlett's, Mikkis Frame Shop: Postit Note war, Muse Cosmetics: $, Gigi's, Scarlett's Auto Sales: bluegrass band, Mayberry's Furniture, The Funky Farmhouse, Library: free hotdogs, drinks and chips while supplies lasts, The Grinder House. Fortes, Social Brew: allowing PitStop order in, BB's, Civil War Museum, Best One Tire: cornhole tournament, FOCCAS, Hilltoppers Thrift Store, Musicians Pick, Cahoots, Crossville Trophy, Merle Norman, Thrifty Own, Star Recording, Victory Preowned, Bread of Life, Belissime, Bible Book Store, Little Angels, Loose Cannon, Fusion, Villa Del Funk.
Nar-Anon is a group to support families and friends of addicts. We believe that sharing our experiences, strength and hope, we can learn from each other how to deal with the pain and heartbreak that comes with loving people with addictions. They will be holding a meeting every Wednesday from, 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M at OFI Baptist Church (250 10th Street, Crossville, TN). For more information, please call Lynette at (931)-787-5079.
2016-2017 Crossville Leaf Pick Up Schedule
If you trash pick up is on Thursday or Friday, your leaf collection will be Oct 31-Nov 4 and Dec 12-16.
If your trash pick up is on Wednesday, your leaf collection will be Nov 7-11 and Dec 19-23.
If your trash pick up is on Tuesday, your leaf collection will be Nov 14-18 and Jan 2-6
If your trash pick up is on Monday, your leaf collection will be Nov 28-Dec 9 and Jan 9-13.
*Their will be no leaf collection November 21-25 and December 26-30.
Rules for leaf pick up:
• YOU MUST HAVE YOUR LEAVES AT THE CURB BY 7AM ON THE MONDAY OF YOUR SCHEDULED WEEK . Due to scheduling and time constraints, we will only service each street once per scheduled week. If you miss you first scheduled week, we will not return until the next scheduled week.
• Leaves must be within 6 feet of the curb in order for our vacuum truck to reach them.
• Leaves must be free of limbs, branches, trash, etc.
We will do everything possible to stay on schedule, however, weather plays a huge factor in the amount of time it takes to collect the leaves. Please feel free to call CWD at 931-456-2434 if you have any questions regarding the schedule or rules.
The schedule is available online at www.crossvilletn.gov.
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.