Community Calendar

THE BREAD OF LIFE RESCUE MISSION IS HOLDING THEIR 17th ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY AND OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH STARTING AT 10 A.M. ? 5 P.M. AT 281 4TH ST. (RAIN OR SHINE) A SECTION OF 4TH ST. IN FRONT OF THE MISSION WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9 A.M. ? 6 P.M. BY CITY OF CROSSVILLE POLICE (FROM EVELYN ST TO SCHOOL ST.). COME JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES: GOSPEL SINGING, FOOD AND DRINKS, KIDS GAMES, AND
FELLOWSHIP. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS. LEARN MORE 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. 707 0503 THAT IS 707- 0503 ? 707-0503 GIVING A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT.

Due to today's rain on Thursday, June 22, 2017 , the last day of CCHS Baseball Camp today has been canceled. With tomorrow's forecast just as bad and the next two weeks being the TSSAA mandated dead period for high school athletics, there will be no makeup date. Coach Dave Prichard said there was a record number of campers this year and he hopes everyone learned and had a great time over that last two days!

Gateway Baptist church VBS starts Monday June 24 thru Wednesday the 26 530-8 pm. A meal will be served all 3 nights at 530. Family night Wednesday. Everyone is invited

Gateway Baptist church VBS starts Monday June 24 thru Wednesday the 26 530-8 pm. A meal will be served all 3 nights at 530. Family night Wednesday. Everyone is invited

Organizers of the annual 4th of July Pro-Troop Rally have announced this year?s program will be held on Tuesday July 4th from 9-1 at the Cumberland County Courthouse. The celebration will include interesting and informative speakers, plus talented entertainers. The program will include a parade on Main Street sponsored by the local DAR chapter, as well as other attractions. A flag-folding ceremony and recognition of all military ranches will also take place. Free food, soft drinks, and water will be available, donated by local merchants. Limited seating is available, but attendees are encouraged to bring chairs. For more information about this event, please call coordinator Debbie Towns at 931-248-1562, or Ed Lewis at 931-335-8879.

Crossville's 4th of July Celebration will once again take place at Centennial Park this year! Concessions and kid's inflatables will be available starting at 5 pm, music by Carrie Hassler & Soul Survivor beginning at 6:30 pm, and the fireworks will go off at 9 pm.

Cumberland County Community Chorus will hold a Summertime Concert July 4th at 11 am (weather permitting) at Crossville Downtown Amphitheatre.

It's the July 4th Community Celebration at Cumberland Worship Center, 145 Interstate Drive in Crossville. Enjoy free Hot Dogs and Drinks, Popcorn and More! Water Slide Inflatables and Face Painting for the Kids! Live Music! And a great view of the City Fireworks Show! Tuesday, July 4th, from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. For information call 931-707-9855.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT)-Crossville will host a high school to college open house from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 17, for area high school students to learn more about available training programs, dual enrollment opportunities, and admissions.
During open house, students in grades 9-12 and parents may come to TCAT Crossville at 910 Miller Ave, between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to tour the campus, learn more about available training programs, and meet instructors.
The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology serve as the premier suppliers of workforce development throughout the State of Tennessee. For more information about TCAT-Crossville programs, visit https://tcatcrossville.edu/ or call Jena DeMars at 931-484-7502.

The annual Blue Bash celebration for rising Cumberland County High School freshmen and their parents will be held on Thursday July 27th. Student registration begins in the gym lobby at 1:15. Student events begin in the gymnasium promptly at 2. Parents should register between 4:30 and 5 in the gym lobby to join their students for the remainder of the evening. The Class of 2021 will receive their schedules, meet many of their new teachers, and have the chance to locate their classrooms. Students SHOULD be in dress code and plan to stay for the entire event, which will end around 7:00 pm. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Anna Pickard at 931-484-6488, or at 931-248-3096.

The Quackers & Friends Puppet Show scheduled for June and July at the Art Circle Public Library has been cancelled due to illness.

The Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency is accepting nominating petitions for the 2017 County Committee Election. This year?s election is being held in Local Administrative Area No. 2 which includes Cumberland County areas of Rinnie, Woody, Bakers Crossroads, Creston, Pomona, Taylors Chapel, Lantana, Vandever, Linary, Jewett, and Grassy Cove. Petitions are available at the local office and must be postmarked or received by August 1, 2017. The office is located just north of the Crossville Post Office.

Farmers are reminded August 1, is the final date they can complete 2017 crop base contracts at the Cumberland/Bledsoe County Farm Service Agency. Anyone having questions about this deadline, or needs the contract mailed to them, is urged to call the office at 931-484-6520 or toll free at 855-216-2802.

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

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.

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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