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Cumberland County Schools will be CLOSED on Monday August 21. Students and staff will be offered a pair of viewing glasses to watch the Great American Eclipse with their families. Christian Academy of the Cumberlands Closed, Monday, August 21 - Crossville Christian School Closed Monday, August 21 - Bledsoe County School on Monday, August 21 - Fentress County Schools will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 21 - Morgan County Schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. ET, Monday, August 21 - Putnam County Schools Closed on Monday, August 21 - Rhea County Schools Closed Monday, August 21 - Roane County Schools Closed Monday, August 21 - Listen to Win tickets to Splash Country, Dollywood, Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discover Museum, IMAX Theater and More!

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The Stephens Center Parent-Child Connection Class will be held at the Exchange Club/Stephens Center Healthier Beginnings office in Crossville on Thursday, August 17th from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. This is the second session of the 2017 Fall Series I. The topic will be ?Understanding and Expressing Anger?. For more information call The Stephens Center at (931) 823-6432 or 1-800-635-5199 or locally at 484-8923.

The Cumberland County Fair Association Fair Idol Tryouts will be held Friday, August 18, at the Palace Theater in downtown Crossville. Registration begins at 5:30, with tryouts beginning at 6:00 in the Junior (17 and under) and Senior (18 and older) divisions. There is no entry fee; but you must be a Cumberland County resident and you must tryout on Friday. For information please contact Linda Bottoms 931-248-6998.

Cumberland County United Fund invites you to their 7th Annual Golf Tournament, Saturday, August 19, at Fairfield Glade's Dorchester Golf Course for a fun and rewarding event. Entry fee is just $240.00 per team for this four person scramble. The Tournament will have a 1:00 pm shot-gun start and will include prizes for the top three teams, door prizes, a mulligan package and a hamburger cookout following the golf tournament. Your team registration will be used to help support 33 local non-profits; helping them meet the needs in our community. Learn more or register today by calling 931-484-4082 or register on-line at www.cumberlandunitedfund.org

7 year old Addie Mae was recently diagnosed with a fatal brain cancer called Diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG). This is a 100% fatal brain cancer found mostly in middle-school aged children. Her doctors have given her at minimum 6 weeks left to live, or if treatment is successful, 6-9 months. A Cut-A-Thon will be hosted at Antebellum Salon 8654 Highway 127 North in her honor. It is on August 19th from 8am-9pm, or until there are no more hairs to cut. There will also be a silent auction going on that entire week, ending at the end of the Cut-A-Thon. Proceeds from this event go toward helping little Addie Mae make the most out of the days she has left.

The Cornerstone Baptist Church at the corner of Miller Avenue and Tenth Street in Crossville invites you to Family Day, Sunday, August 20. Bring the whole family! Sunday School begins at 10:00 am, Morning Worship at 11:00 am with dinner on the grounds after the service. Then at 2:00 pm it's a special Evening Service. Guest speaker Brother Gary Barnes with special singing by the Barnes Family.

ARE YOU RAISING A RELATIVE CHILD OR NEED HOUSING ASSISTANCE?
For more information on assistance and support, please contact Melissa Allison at the Upper Cumberland Development District toll free at 1-877-275-8233. A support group meeting for relatives that are caring for relative children will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, from 12:00 ? 1:00 pm, at the Cumberland County Health Department, Crossville, TN. For housing assistance while caring for relative child, contact Myra Walker at 931-432-4111.

The Stephens Center Parent-Child Connection Class will be held at the Exchange Club/Stephens Center Healthier Beginnings office in Crossville on Thursday, August 24th from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. This is the third session of the 2017 Fall Series I. The topic will be ?Nurturing as a Lifestyle?. For more information call The Stephens Center at (931) 823-6432 or 1-800-635-5199 or locally at 484-8923.

Ladies in Cumberland County, age 60-plus, are encouraged to register for the Ms. Senior Cumberland County pageant, which will be held on August 25, 2017 at Stone Memorial High School. According to the Crossville Chronicle, contestants will have a brief judges interview, state their philosophy of life and participate in the evening gown portion of the pageant. Awards will be given for fourth, third, second, first runner up and Ms. Congeniality, along with the crowning of Ms. Senior Cumberland County 2017. The new queen will be honored at Senior Day, August 30 at the Cumberland County Fair and will represent seniors at the fair and official functions during the coming year. Applications for the ?Age of Elegance? Ms. Senior Pageant are available at Fair Park Senior Center at 1433 Livingston Rd. For more information about the pageant, call pageant coordinator Frances Brooks at 248-1988, or Ms. Senior Cumberland County 2016 Ruth Lucas at 248-2487 or Fair Park Senior Center at 484-7416.

The Prettiest Baby and Tiny Tot contest will be held on Saturday August 26th. Ages newborn to 7 months will be at 9:30, 8-19 mos at 10:30, 19-30 mos at 11:30, 31-40 mos at 12:30, 41-50 mos at 1:00, and 51-60 mos at 1:30. You are asked to have your child at the Stone Memorial High School at least 15 m inutes before his/her category begins. Send your application along with the $15 entry fee to Doreen Hatler, 761 Hatler Road, Crossville, TN 38555. For more information, call Mamie Lou Cox at 931-484-2663 or 931-510-4915.

The Prettiest Baby and Tiny Tot contest will be held on Saturday August 26th beginning at 9:30 am at Stone Memorial High School. Ages are newborn-60 months. Applications are available at the Fair Office, in the Crossville Chronicle, and the Cumberland County Fair Association web page. Call Mammie Cox at 9314842663 or 9315104915 fir more information.

Learn ?Tai Chi? for Arthritis Relief & Overall Well Being. Classes are Free!
Beginning Monday, August 28th

Intermediate Tai Chi
Mondays - 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Beginner Tai Chi
Mondays - 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

If you're looking for a gentle way to relieve arthritis pain, increase flexibility & balance, and reduce stress, consider joining our Tai Chi (TIE-CHEE) classes. Angelita Bedard, who has taught tai chi for ten years, will conduct these free classes at the library in the Cumberland Meeting Room on Mondays. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, now-a-days, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Participants will need to come dressed in loose fitting clothing. Limited registration ? please call Wayne @ 484-6790 ext. 240 or e-mail: w.schobel@artcirclelibrary.info.
Please Note:
Although tai chi is generally safe, women who are pregnant or people with joint problems, back pain, fractures, severe osteoporosis or a hernia should consult their health care provider before trying tai chi. Modification or avoidance of certain postures may be recommended.
Art Circle Public Library ? 3 E. St., Crossville, TN 38555 ? 931-484-6790 www.artcirclelibrary.info

TTYSL Basketball (TeensTARGETED Youth Sports League) is taking registrations Aug. 28 for a co-ed youth basketball program. Our aim is to provide a fun, instructive, and affordable recreational basketball league for the youth of Crossville, ages 4-17. Registration cost is $50 and parents can register online, by phone, or at the Cumberland County Fair (for a $5 discount). Web address is TTYSL.ORG and phone number is 931-287-9683.

Back to School Coloring Contest!

Design and color your own Backpack for a chance
to win a movie pass (good for one full admission for a 2D or 3D movie) from
Rocky Top 10 Cinema.
There will be Four winners: one for ages (0-6), one for ages (7-11), one for
ages (12-17), and one for Ages (18+).
Entries are due no later than 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 30 and should
be turned in to the Children?s department at the Art Circle Public Library.
Winners will be contacted on Tuesday, September 5.

What if we stopped making excuses? We could stop sexual violence in our community! SEE SOMETHING! DO SOMETHING! TN Bystander Project. For more information go to the TNBlue.org website or call the Avalon Center 931-456-0747

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is offering "Active Shooter, Civilian Response Training" to your organization at no cost to you. The program is approximately 2 hours long and is put on by specially trained officers. If you are interested, please contact garyhoward911@gmail.com or bkollros@ccsheriffs.org for more information or to schedule a date.

Don't miss the 11th Annual Lunch on the Lawn event hosted by Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity Friday, September 8th, from 11:00am-1:30pm at the Courthouse Lawn. This unforgettable event includes: hand-painted bowls, Bob the Builder, live music from "The Relics" and home-made food favorites from over 30 local vendors. Lunch of the Lawn has become a Cumberland County tradition and benefits Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity - Building Strength, Stability and Self Reliance.

THE BREAD OF LIFE RESCUE MISSION IS HOLDING THEIR

BENEFIT DINNER, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH AT 5:30 PM,

AT THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COMPLEX

CARTERED DINNER SERVED BUFFET STYLE. COME JOIN IN THE

FESTIVITIES, FOOD, AND FELLOWSHIP, LEARN ABOUT THE

ONLY MINISTRY IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY THAT COVERS THE

COMPLETE NEEDS OF THE HOMELESS. VISIT WITH STAFF AND

VOLUNTEERS TO SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP. FREE WILL

OFFERING FOR DINNER. R.S.V.P BY SEPTEMBER 8TH CALL

707 0503 THAT IS 707- 0503 ? 707-0503 GIVING A HAND UP, NOT A

HAND OUT

Rat Run on the Mountain, hosted by the Foster Adoptive Parent Association of the Upper Cumberland Region will be held September 30th from 10-2 at the fairgrounds. There is a $1 admission fee. There will be vendor booths available for shopping. All proceeds from this event go toward bettering the lives of children.

A new veterans' advocacy group is coming to Crossville! Rolling Thunder, Inc. is a class 501(C)(3)tax exempt non-profit organization that consists 100% of volunteers; this group advocates for prisoners of war (POW) and persons missing in action (MIA), as well as the rights of veterans past, present, and future. This organization is open to men, women, veterans, non-veterans, motorcycle riders and non-riders. Rolling Thunder, Inc. is opening a new chapter in Crossville, and new members are greatly welcomed! Meetings are held the 1st Saturday of every month at 2:30 pm at the Shoney's Restaurant in Crossville. If you would like more information about the advocacy group, visit their website at www.rollingthunder1.com. If you have any questions about local membership, contact Ronald J. Hawkins, BT1(SW), USN(Ret), President of Rolling Thunder, Inc., TN at 931-788-6450.

Ever wanted to be in the audience of a reality show but you just couldn?t afford a trip to New York or Hollywood? Well you can attend one at the Historic Palace Theater downtown Crossville for only $10.00. Yes, it?s Crossville?s Got Talent, based on the TV reality show America?s Got Talent, and boy does Crossville Have Talent. Nineteen finalist who survived the judges audition cut on August 11 will compete for first place winner on Friday, September 29, at 7:00 pm at the Palace Theater. A runner up, and 3rd place winner will also be chosen. The event is a benefit for Fair Park Senior Center, and all ages from Crossville are in the competition. The finalist will be judged on (3) categories: stage presence, actual talent, and the audience?s response to their performance. The contestants need your support in the audience, and Fair Park Center needs your support by buying tickets to the event. Tickets can be purchased for only $10.00 each at Fair Park Seniors or by calling 248-2487. They are already selling, so make sure to get yours before they are all gone. Show is hosted by Donna and D.J. Garrison and sponsored by Mayberry?s Furniture, Cloudland Dental, East Tennessee Dodge, New Hope Ministries, STAR Recording studio, Cumberland County Playhouse, Cracker Barrel, Tennessee Aquarium, McDonalds, and Subway.

The Cumberland County Sheriff?s Office will be hosting the 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 28, 2017 from 5 pm until 8 pm. We always enjoy a huge turnout and we are asking for the communities help with candy donations. New, unopened, un-expired bags of candy can be dropped off at the Cumberland County Sheriff?s Office anytime between now and October 27, 2017.

Have you ever heard of the The 3 D's. Sometimes it can be as simple as Be Direct! Distract! Delegate! WE CAN stop making excuses and STOP sexual violence in our community! For more information see the TN Bystander Project on the TNBLUE.org website or call the Avalon Center 931-456-0747.

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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