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Healthy DeKalb’s Healthier TN Community November Activities

Nov 3, 2016

Healthy DeKalb’s Healthier TN Community November Activities

Thursday, Nov. 3rd & 17th at 4 - 6 pm – Healthy DeKalb Town Hall Discussion in the Art Room, DeKalb County Complex

Saturday, Nov. 12th at 9 am (registration) – Turkey Trot Walkathon at Green Brook Park; 10 am start – 11:30 am, 11:45 am prizes; participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items to benefit the Back Pack Program

Thursday Nov. 17th – Great American Smokeout: When trying to quit, support can make all the difference - TN Tobacco QuitLine at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

Tuesday, Nov. 29th at 11:00 am – Healthy DeKalb Meeting in the UT Extension Room, DeKalb County Complex

For more information, call DeKalb Prevention Coalition at 615-580-9290 or Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359

"Love Lights a Tree" Campaign Seeks Support

Oct 26, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016

The American Cancer Society invites you to make a special donation in honor or in memory of a loved one during the Christmas holiday season through "Love Lights a Tree". A special memory board will be erected on the south side of the courthouse that will list the names of loved ones being honored and remembered.

The DeKalb County Unit of the American Cancer Society seeks your support in the "Love Lights a Tree" fundraising campaign to raise money for research to find a cure as well as cancer education and patient services. Donations may be made throughout the holiday season. The persons you honor or remember do not necessarily have to have suffered from cancer.

The names are in "honor of" and in "memory of" for a donation of five-dollars per name. Forms may be obtained at the local banks. For more information, contact Ivadell Randolph at 615- 597-5296, Lynda Luna at 615- 597-5837, Renee Cantrell at 615-684-2688, or Gail Taylor 615-597-5936.

LBJ & C Smithville Head Start Center Open House

Oct 28, 2016
1-4 p.m.
118 Kimberly Lane

The LBJ & C Smithville Head Start Center will have an Open House on Friday, October 28 from 1-4 p.m. at 118 Kimberly Lane. The staff and parents are looking forward to showing their center and the children's arts and crafts. Head Start provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. Please plan to attend Open House.

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for November

Nov 2, 2016
Smithville Elementary

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for November 2016

Wednesday, November 2
Candy Fundraiser Begins
3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday, November 3
3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Friday, November 4
9:30am Veteran's Day Program: all veterans are invited to attend as our honored guests for this program
Tuesday, November 8
In School Banking – 7:00 am

Wednesday, November 9
3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday, November 10
3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Monday, November 14-Friday November 18
Book Fair in the library all week

Wednesday, November 16
Candy Fundraiser Ends
3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday, November 17
3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Tuesday, November 22
In School Banking – 7:00 am

Wednesday, November 23-Friday, November 25
Thanksgiving Break

DeKalb Co. Young Farmers and Ranchers Meeting

Nov 7, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Smithville Farm Bureau Office

DeKalb Co. Young Farmers and Ranchers Meeting will be Monday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Smithville Farm Bureau Office
YF&R is open to anyone 18-35 who has an interest in agriculture. There will be food, fellowship, and we will discuss upcoming events. You are
welcome to bring a friend or the whole family. Call 615-597-7751 for more information.

Haunted Drive-Thru to Benefit DCHS Project Graduation

Oct 29, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Old Snow Hill Road

You can get scared out of your wits while helping the DCHS Class of 2017 for Project Graduation on Saturday, October 29.

“Your Worst Nightmare Haunted Drive-Thru” will be held from 7 p.m. til 10 p.m. on the Old Snow Hill Road.

“The haunted drive thru is going to be October 29, the Saturday before Halloween. It will start at the top of Trapp Lane and we will go about three miles down Old Snow Hill Road. We’ll have about 25 or 30 seniors spread out over those three miles scaring people as they drive their own cars down the road. You can buy tickets for $4.00 each from any high school senior or you can pay $4.00 per person in the car once you get there that night,” said Bailey Redmon, member of the Class of 2017.

All proceeds will go toward Project Graduation.


Habitat Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale Friday!

Oct 28, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Courthouse Lawn

Who makes the best chili in DeKalb County? Find out on Friday, October 28th when Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County hosts its 13th annual Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale.

Chili will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the DeKalb Courthouse Lawn. In case of bad weather, the event will be moved to the DeKalb County Complex. For a cash donation, eat all the chili you want and vote for your favorite chili and the best decorated booth. Ceramic bowls with the event’s logo are available for $20.00. Delicious baked goods prepared by members of local churches will also be for sale. Take out is also available.

“We are looking forward to another great day of good food and fellowship at the chili cook-off,” said Chad Driver, president of Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County. “The proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will be used towards building the next house, so we hope everyone will come out and eat lots of chili for a great cause!”

At press time, the teams competing in the Chili Cook-off are: “Cheese Wagon Chili” from DeKalb Transportation Department; “The Bean Counters” from Janney & Associates; “No Liability Chili” from the DeKalb County Bar Association; “Hot Checks Chili” from Wilson Bank & Trust; “The Courthouse Gang” from the DeKalb County Officials; and “Savvy Chili” from Savvy Scrubs/Professional Testing Services. Also competing will be teams from DeKalb County Board of Education, H&R Block, and Middle Tennessee Natural Gas.

Last year, “Wonderland Chili” from the DeKalb County Board of Education won the “Best Chili” award, and “The Courthouse Gang” from the DeKalb County Officials followed in second place. In the decorating contest, the DeKalb County Officials won first place honors with their M*A*S*H themed booth, and the DeKalb County Board of Education came in second place with their Wonderland theme. The 2015 event raised $4,500 for Habitat. A “Golden Spoon” award again be given for the team that collects the most extra cash for Habitat at their booth.

Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with volunteers and families in need, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

For more information on the Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale, contact Tecia Pryor at 615-597-7370. To contact Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, call 615-215-8181.

Smithville Jr Pro Basketball Signups

Oct 27, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Northside Elementary School Cafeteria

Smithville Jr Pro Basketball Signups will be Thursday, October 27 at the Cafeteria of Northside Elementary School from 3-6 p.m.

The final date to sign up will be Saturday, October 29 at the Northside Elementary School gym. You will need to arrive before your age divisions try out. If the child is in kindergarten to 1st grade there is no try out. Just sign up between 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on October 29 or on Thursday, October 27 from 3-6 p.m. Anyone wanting to coach a team should call 615-684-5786.

Try-Out times Saturday, October 29 are as follows:
2nd-3rd grade girls: 10 a.m.
2nd-3rd grade boys: 11 a.m.

4th-5th grade boys: noon
4th-5th grade girls: 1 p.m.

6th-8th grade boys: 2 p.m.
6th-8th grade girls: 3 p.m.

Any child participating on a school basketball team is not eligible to participate. The cost is $40 for the first child and $10 for each additional sibling. If you have questions call 615-684-5786.

DeKalb County Scottish Rite Club Meeting

Oct 27, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Patty's Restaurant

The DeKalb County Scottish Rite Club will meet Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. at Patty's Restaurant on West Broad Street, Smithville. All members are urged to attend.

DeKalb History Washington, D.C. Trip

Nov 15, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Smithville Elementary School Cafeteria

A meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov 15th at 6:00p.m. at the Smithville Elementary School Cafeteria to discuss the DeKalb History Trip to Washington D.C. for 7th through 10th graders students and/or parents set for June 5th-June 10th, 2017. Participants will tour George Washington and Thomas Jefferson’s Homes as well as the Capitol and surrounding historic monuments. They will visit the U.S. Holocaust Museum and the Smithsonian Museums. At this informative meeting, Anita Puckett will have tentative itineraries/schedules. She will be collecting deposits as well as answering any questions you may have. If you have any questions, feel free to contact her after 5:00 pm at 597-2574.


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