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On Thursday, April 23, at 6pm., Senator Paul Bailey along with other government officials will be hosting a live Tele-Town Hall. This event is free and open to anyone that wants to dial-in. Participants can listen to the live town hall meeting and engage in the discussion. During this forum, they will be touching on key topics like the current state of public education, help for small businesses, and unemployment. We'd like to encourage all members of the community to join this dicussion, so please help get the word out.

If you would like to participate in the Tele-Town Hall, all you have to do is dial in. The attendee phone number is 931-236-2877. 

For those unable to dial in, you can liten to a recap of the discussion from the Backroads & Backstories podcast. 

Want to win $600??
With everyone taking a hit from COVID-19, lets help support our local businesses during this difficult time and have a little fun while doing so!
We have focused this Bingo game on local restaurants and bakeries in town!
(Who here is tired of their own cooking??)
We have created a BINGO contest!
The contest will run from Monday April 20th- Sunday May 3rd.
Every time you get a “Bingo” your name will go into a drawing that will be held May 5th to win the GRAND Prize which is a $25 gift certificate from EVERY business on the board!! That is $600 worth of free food!!
Some other lucky winners will be awarded prizes on behalf of agents at Weichert- Realtors, The Webb Agency!
Contest RULES:
Make at least 5 purchases among the businesses on the
board to get a BINGO
Purchases must be made between 4/20-5/3 2020.
SAVE YOUR RECEIPT! -must have to verify winner
Screenshot this BINGO card and use the mark-up tool on
your phone to check off your BINGOs
Make a BINGO in any direction- Horizontal, Vertical,
Diagonal, and you are eligible to win!
1 entry per BINGO with a max of 12 entries per person if
you fill the entire board!
Use the “Freebie Your Choice” box to eat at ANY local
restaurant/bakery! Either on the board or not.
Submit your marked cards via email to
sarahthehousehunter@gmail.com by the end of day
Sunday, May 3rd. Please include your first and last name
and number to contact. You will be emailed a confirmation
of entry.
To reiterate, winners’ BINGOs must be verified by receipt of purchase. If unable to verify, a new winner will be drawn.
Of course, none of this would be possible without our AMAZING businesses willing to offer up even more money through these gift cards. Please, let’s support them 10-fold with this fun game and help them out!!
I’d like to also mention some other businesses that have reached out wanting to participate but our board was full. Please consider purchasing through them when you want to fill up your “freebie”: Sweet Tooth Bakery and Sweet Shoppe, La Costa, Marketplace Café and Bakery, Blairstone Bakery, Crossville Domino’s, Chestnut Hill Winery, Sweet Treats by Jennifer. And you can still order delivery from We Deliver Crossville!

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Are you stuck at home eating too many potato chips and missing the gym? Even though we can not leave our homes and physically go to the gym, we can bring the gym to our living rooms! Both of these gyms are offering online workout routines that you can do from the comfort of your own home. We can still get our bodies ready for summer! Click on the links below to see more information in regards to the at home workouts. 

Workout Anytime 

65 Cumberland Drive

Crossville, TN 38555

(931) 250-5348

https://workoutanytime.com/

Planet Fitness

171 Highland Square 

Crossville, TN 38555

(931) 250-4205

https://www.planetfitness.com

Even though the coronavirus is upon us, there are still somethings going on around town to get you out of the house. Every place is taking precautions to make sure everyone is as safe as possible. March 16th-22nd.

-Medic Regional Blood Center (March 16, 2020)

MEDIC Regional Blood Center will continue to have immediate and critical need to supply products to regional hospitals. Without donors, our region (and nation) may be facing unprecendented blood shortage. There is no substitute for blood or blood products. Please visit the donor center located at 79 South Main Street, Crossville today to donate blood. Every little bit matters. If you are interested in donating at a drive, please check out the website for future blood drives coming to your area http://www.medicblood.org

-Learn Tai Chi (March 16, 2020)

If you're looking for a gentle way to relieve arthritis pain, increase flexiblity and balance, and reduce stress consider joining our Tai Chi classes. Angelita and Katherine will conduct these free classes at the library in the Cumberland Meeting Room on Mondays. Limited registration is available so please call Wayne @ 931-484-6790 ext. 240 or email w.schobel@artcirclelibrary.info the class will run from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Art Circle Public Library is located at 3 East Street, Crossville. 

-KidBits (March 17, 2020)

Pre-School story time with Miss Patty. Children ages 0-5 & their parent/caregiver are invited to join us as we read, sing and craft! 10:00am-11:00am every Monday at the Art Circle Public Library located at 3 East Street, Crossville. Admission is free. 

-Roane State/CBI Open House (March 17, 2020)

Roane State will be having their Open House on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Roane State Campus located at 2567 Cook Road, Crossville Tn. Everyone is welcome! Here is a list of what to expect: tours, meet faculty and staff, academic programs information, TN Promise and TN Reconnect information, Cumberland Business Incubator, Information on Verizon STEM camp for girls, maker space demos, information on Center for Life Long Learning. If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Bonnie at 931-456-4910 or email her at moedanobm@ronestate.edu. Admission is Free. 

-Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops (March 18, 2020)

The Crossville Housing Authority will be hosting Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops provided by the Cumberland County Health Department. Enjoy healthy food that tastes great from 11:00am-12:00pm at the Crossville Housing Authority located at 67 Irvin Avenue, Crossville TN. Admission is free, if you have any questions please contact Rachael Nichols: 931-456-1707 to RSVP. 

-American Job Center Hiring Fair (March 19, 2020)

Wise Staffing Group will be interviewing every Thursday in March at the Crossville American Job Center! Hours will be from 9:00am-3:00pm. They are located at 60 Ridley Street, Suite 101, Crossville Tn. Give them a call or take a look online for more information 931-484-7456 or http://jobs4tn.gov

-Plateau Origami People (March 20, 2020)

Bring your folding paper and join us or just come and watch. 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Art Circle Public Library located at 3 East Street, Crossville TN 38555. This event takes place every Friday of the month.

-Kayley Hill Live "In The House"  (March 20, 2020)

Singing ever since she could speak, Kayley feels like music chose her and not the other way around. Her scope of musical inspiration starts with Brooks and Dunn, when their music prompted her to dance around the living room as a little girl, and spreads as far as Gershwin dared to venture with those melodies of his that she sang while at The Boston Conservatory. The time spent singing all the harmony lines to Relient K albums, snappping her fingers to Michael Buble, and wondering how Alison Krauss and Union Station could make music sound so good were all precious moments helping her to understand how she wanted to deliver her own sound. When listening to Kayley's music, you'll be able to sense the impact of rootsy bluegrass and rockabilly, you'll gather lyrics reflecting Dolly Parton and Miranda Lambert, and you will expereince a sassy yet inviting vocal that will leave you wanting more. 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Grinder House Coffee Shop on Main Street. Admission is Free. 

-Rachel Lipsky @Spike's Sports Grille (March 20, 2020) 

Rachel Lipsky @Spike's Sports Grille. 6:00pm-9:00pm (4568 Peavine Road, Crossville TN 38558) Always family friendly and non-smoking. 

-Free Guitar Lessons (March 21, 2020)

Free Guitar Lessons with talented Guitarist & Entertainer: Tom Fincher! Saturdays, at the Art Circle Public Library. Beginners @ 10:00 a.m. Intermediates @ 10:30 a.m, and Advanced @ 11:30 a.m.. Bring your own guitar! Beginners: TJ will help you to play 2 to 3 songs with just 1 or 2 lessons by using a new method! Intermediates: You will learn different chords, old rock or boogie beat, blues and Johnny Cash's Luther Perkins's beat!

-Chess Class with Alan Kantor (March 21, 2020)

One of the premier chess instructors in the country, Mr. Kantor has been teaching chess to all ages for over 20 years. Having patience, he understands what it takes to improve and will work with you to make your move to the next level. 10:00am-12:00pm at Art Circle Public Library (3 East Street, Crossville TN 38555) Every Saturday of the month. 

-Fairfield Glade Community Church Presents the East Valley Three (March 22, 2020)

Join us for an enjoyable afternoon by this acoustic trio with rich vocals and exceptional harmonies. They utilize acoustic guitars and a cello to perform Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, and Jim Croce hits in addition to their own compositions. The performace will be from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Fairfield Glae Community Church located at 521 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade TN. Free Admission with a will offering.  

Are you looking for something to do this week? Take a look at what is happening around the area from March 11th-15th. 

-Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops (March 11, 2020)

The Crossville Housing Authority will be hosting Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops provided by the Cumberland County Health Department. Enjoy healthy food that tastes great from 11:00am-12:00pm at the Crossville Housing Authority located at 67 Irvin Avenue, Crossville TN. Admission is free, if you have any questions please contact Rachael Nichols: 931-456-1707 to RSVP. 

- Civil War Round Table Presents Gordon Rhea (March 11, 2020)

Gordon Rhea, National Civil Scholar and Preservantionist presents Dodging Bullets! The Overload Campaign of 1864.  This event will be located at Christ Lutheran Church at 481 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN from 6:00pm-7:30pm. 

-Business After Hours (March 12, 2020) 

Business After Hours is sponsored by Fortes on the Square and Stone CPA with support from Stonehaus Winery and Budwieser. $10 entry cover appetizers, two drinks, and a chance to to win lucky prizes. The event will be held at the Upper Room @ Fortes on the Square from 5:00pm-7:00pm with the prize drawings at 6:30pm. Please register online at www.crossville-chamber.com or by calling 931-484-8444 by email to melanie.graham@crossville-chamber.com

-Plateau Origami People (March 13, 2020)

Bring your folding paper and join us or just come and watch. 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Art Circle Public Library located at 3 East Street, Crossville TN 38555. This event takes place every Friday of the month.

-Cumberland County Homebuilders 2020 Spring Home Show (March 13, 2020)

Cumberland County Homebuilders 2020 Spring Home Show will be held from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Community Complex located at 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville TN. $2 admission to benefit the rescue squad. 

-Towne Live "In The House"  (March 13, 2020)

Nashville, Tennessee-based indie-folk trio TOWNE consists of longtime singer/songwriter collaborators Steevie Steeves, Jon Decious and guitarist Luke Marshall. Like Steeves, who cut her teeth singing in Pittsburgh's riverboat and cover band scene, Decious spent the years prior pursuing a career in songwriting, leaning on his poetically simple, "Kentucky talk", style of writing to land songs on albums of up-and-coming roots and Americana artists cush as; Caitlin Rose, Anderson East, and most recently, Lucette. 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Grinder House Coffee Shop on Main Street. Admission is Free. 

-Melissa Ellis @Spike's Sports Grille (March 13, 2020) 

Melissa Ellis @Spike's Sports Grille. 6:00pm-9:00pm (4568 Peavine Road, Crossville TN 38558) Always family friendly and non-smoking. 

-Trash & Treasure Sale (March 14, 2020)

Trash and Tresure Sale from 8:00am-1:00pm at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center located at 128 Stonehenge Drive, Crossville TN 38558. If you have any questions please contact the main desk at 931-484-3673. 

-Cumberland County Homebuilders 2020 Spring Home Show (March 14, 2020)

Cumberland County Homebuilders 2020 Spring Home Show will be held from 9:00am-6:00pm at the Community Complex located at 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville TN. $2 admission to benefit the rescue squad. 

-Chess Class with Alan Kantor (March 14, 2020)

One of the premier chess instructors in the country, Mr. Kantor has been teaching chess to all ages for over 20 years. Having patience, he understands what it takes to improve and will work with you to make your move to the next level. 10:00am-12:00pm at Art Circle Public Library (3 East Street, Crossville TN 38555) Every Saturday of the month. 

-Free Guitar Lessons (March 14, 2020)

Free Guitar Lessons with talented Guitarist & Entertainer: Tom Fincher! Saturdays, at the Art Circle Public Library. Beginners @ 10:00 a.m. Intermediates @ 10:30 a.m, and Advanced @ 11:30 a.m.. Bring your own guitar! Beginners: TJ will help you to play 2 to 3 songs with just 1 or 2 lessons by using a new method! Intermediates: You will learn different chords, old rock or boogie beat, blues and Johnny Cash's Luther Perkins's beat!

-Cards Created with Unique Paints (March 14, 2020)

You will be using Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint and other unique paints to create 2 totally different handmade cards. You will learn the use of diecuting and Xyron machine to make life easier in the world of cardmaking. All materials will be provided for you. Pre-registration and payment are required in order to reserve your seat. This class will be held at FACS: For Art, Crafts & Sports located at the Crossville Outlet Center, Ste 122, 228 Interstate Drive, Crossville Tn. This class will be held from 10:30am-12:30pm.  You can register at facs.store@gmail.com. $25.00 will all supplies provided. 

-Cumberland County Homebuilders 2020 Spring Home Show (March 15, 2020)

Cumberland County Homebuilders 2020 Spring Home Show will be held from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Community Complex located at 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville TN. $2 admission to benefit the rescue squad. 

-Learn Tai Chi (March 16, 2020)

If you're looking for a gentle way to relieve arthritis pain, increase flexiblity and balance, and reduce stress, consider joining our Tai Chi classes. Angelita and Katherine will conduct these free classes at the library in the Cumberland Meeting Room on Mondays. Limited registration-please call Wayne @ 931-484-6790 or emamil w.schobel@artcirclelibrary.info. Art Circle Public Libray located at 3 East Street, Crossville TN from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Admission is free.

 

Cupcake Wars!!

Fairfield Glade Community Club hosted its anhnual Cupcake Wars on February 12th. Our Fairfield Glade office competed in this event and one of our agents, Karen Bertram won!!

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Check out these events going on February 17th-24th! 

-Ewe Can Knit Needle Workers Group Meeting (February 19, 2020)

Bring your current work or you work in progress and join us. Crochet divas are welcome too! 10:00am-12:00pm at the Art Circle Library (3 East Street, Crossville TN 38555). Group meets each Wednesday of the month. 

-Stamp Collecting (February 19, 2020)

Join a grou of ethusiastic collectors dedicated to all facits and interests of stamp collecting. 11:00am-12:00pm at the Art Circle Library (3 East Street, Crossville TN 38555). Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. 

-Walk Stonehenge (February 20, 2020)

For those of you living in Fairfield or those of you who enjoy walking and the great outdoors, take a walk along the cart paths at Stonehenge Golf Club. They meet every Thursday morning at the clubhouse at 8:45am for a departure at 9:00am. Make sure you bring your comfy walking shoes and meet on the front sidewalk. Admission is free so bring along a friend or two. 

-TCAT National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day (February 20,2020)

We invite you to participate in a very special event that celebrates the value of a technical education. TCAT Crossville is hosting National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day from 10:00 am until noon on Thursday, February 20, 2020, in building 1 at 910 Miller Avenue. Recruits will begin signing their letters of intent at 10:00 am and continue until all program divisions are complete.

-Sierra Hull @ The Palace Theatre (February 20, 2020)

Sierra Dawn Hull is an American bluegrass singer-songwriter, mandolinist, and guitarist. Hull was signed to Rounder Records at the age of 13 and released her debut vocal album, Secrets, in 2008 at the age of 16. The show starts at 7pm and will last until about 9pm. $50 for the first row, $37 for the rest of the theatre. You can purchase tickets online http://www.palacetheatre-crossville.com

-Plateau Origami People (February 21, 2020)

Bring your folding paper and join us or just come and watch. 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Art Circle Public Library located at 3 East Street, Crossville TN 38555. This event takes place every Friday of the month.

-Les Kerr Live "In The House"  (February 21, 2020)

Les Kerr is a songwriter, recording artist and performer who brings blues, New Orleans music, Zydeco, Rock and Bluegrass together to creat his "hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock & Roll". A Nashville resident since 1987, Kerr was born in Louisiana and raised in Mississippi. 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Grinder House Coffee Shop on Main Street. Admission is Free. 

-Jason Howard @Spike's Sports Grille (February 21, 2020)

Jason Howard @Spike's Sports Grille. 6:00pm-8:00pm (4568 Peavine Road, Crossville TN 38558) Always family friendly and non-smoking. 

-Chess Class with Alan Kantor (February 22, 2020)

One of the premier chess instructors in the country, Mr. Kantor has been teaching chess to all ages for over 20 years. Having patience, he understands what it takes to improve and will work with you to make your move to the next level. 10:00am-12:00pm at Art Circle Public Library (3 East Street, Crossville TN 38555) Every Saturday of the month. 

-Free Guitar Lessons (February 22, 2020)

Free Guitar Lessons with talented Guitarist & Entertainer: Tom Fincher! Saturdays, at the Art Circle Public Library. Beginners @ 10:00 a.m. Intermediates @ 10:30 a.m, and Advanced @ 11:30 a.m.. Bring your own guitar! Beginners: TJ will help you to play 2 to 3 songs with just 1 or 2 lessons by using a new method! Intermediates: You will learn different chords, old rock or boogie beat, blues and Johnny Cash's Luther Perkins's beat!

-St Spike's Day (February 22, 2020)

Carla and team will be making Irish Stew. Serving between 5-8pm. Be entertained by The Def Leprechaun Band. Spikes Sports Grille (4568 Peavine Road, Crossville TN 38555). 

-The Primitives @ The Palace Theatre (February 22, 2020)

The Primitive Quartet has been traveling and singing gospel music for forty six years and they count it a joy and privlilege to spread the gospel through song. Our ultimate goal is to see saints blessed and encouraged to have a closer walk with God and to help lead souls to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. The show starts at 7pm and will last until about 9pm. $33 for the first  five rows, $25 for the rest of the theatre. You can purchase tickets online http://www.palacetheatre-crossville.com

Cumberland County Playhouse 

In 1963, Crossville, Tennessee was a town you passed through on the way to other places. Located in Cumberland County, the town and surrounding Appalachian region was economically depressed. Resort and recreational development was in its infancy. High unemployment and poverty was normal. Paul and Mary Crabtree fell in love and started a small community theatre that contributed to the education and economy of the area. 

In fact, the Cumberland County Playhouse is the only non-profit professional performing arts organization in Tennessee that wholly owns and operates its own major performance facility.

The Playhouse is committed to the arts as an indigenous, homegrown part of rural America—not a commodity imported from urban centers. The Playhouse regularly produces new works based upon Tennessee and Southeastern history and culture, plus state and regional premieres and revivals of works with Appalachian themes.

The Playhouse also strives to stretch its audiences with programming which includes major elements of opera, dance, and challenging dramatic works. The Playhouse features nearly 500 performances and 1600 classes in theatre, music and dance annually.

The Cumberland County Playhouse provides arts opportunities to a vast region under-served by other arts resources, including rural East and Middle Tennessee, North Georgia, Southern Kentucky, and Northern Alabama, as well as metropolitan Knoxville, Nashville and Chattanooga.

In 1984, the Cumberland County Playhouse was the recipient of one of the Governor's Awards in the Arts for the state of Tennessee.

With an annual budget of over $1,800,000, the Playhouse is among Tennessee's most sufficient arts institutions. Since its opening in 1965, 78 - 85% of all revenues have been from earned income, including funding of the construction of the original facility.

The Playhouse operates on a balanced budget and has no accumulated deficit. Construction of a 27,000 square foot expansion to the original facility has recently been completed, making the Playhouse a four-theater complex featuring proscenium, black box and outdoor arena spaces.

Combining a resident professional company and a staff of 16 with more than 100 visiting professionals and a large volunteer corps, the Playhouse draws professionals from across the country and volunteers from a dozen Tennessee counties. Over 50% of all revenues are expended for professional artist compensation.

The Playhouse has been managed and directed by two generations of the Crabtree family since 1965.

Click below to see this year's lineup. 

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