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Edgar Evins State Park Schedule of Upcoming Activities and Events

Jun 28, 2017
Edgar Evins State Park

Edgar Evins State Park Schedule of Upcoming Activities and Events

Wednesday, June 28th
7:00 a.m. Good morning Fish n’ Float- Meet up at the Courtesy Dock to head out on the water to look for some fish. We will be heading out by Kayak to hit a few coves early in the morning to see what is biting. Be prepared for sun exposure with sunscreen and a hat. A TN fishing license is required for adults. Sign up online(http://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/edgar-evins/#/?park=edgar-evins) or at the park office, 931-858-2114. Kayak rental fee of $5 required unless you bring your own kayak. Limit 10 kayak rentals for this fishing trip.
If you are bringing your own kayak, you do not have to register.

Thursday, June 29th
7:00 a.m. Good morning Fish n’ Float- Meet up at the Courtesy Dock to head out on the water to look for some fish. We will be heading out by Kayak to hit a few coves early in the morning to see what is biting. Be prepared for sun exposure with sunscreen and a hat. A TN fishing license is required for adults. Sign up online (http://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/edgar-evins/#/?park=edgar-evins) or at the park office, 931-858-2114. Kayak rental fee of $5 required unless you bring your own kayak. Limit 10 kayak rentals for this fishing trip.

If you are bringing your own kayak, you do not have to register.

6:30 p.m. History of Edgar Evins- Walk up the tower and look out over Center Hill Dam as we talk about the history of the park Edgar Evins and the dam. Meet at the Park Office.

Friday, June 30th
6:30 p.m. Sunset Cruise: Meet at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people. $5 per person. Please sign up at the Visitor’s Center, online or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry no children under 3 years of age.

6:30 p.m. - Fishing- Come join us at Boat Ramp 1 to do some fishing whether you are a novice or a professional, all are welcome.

8:30 p.m. - Night sky-Meet Sarah at Boat Ramp 1 and bring a flashlight. We will talk about the night sky and the legends of the stars.

Saturday, July 1st

1:30 p.m. -Skins and Skulls: Meet at the Interpretative Center for an informative presentation on our native animals.

2:30 p.m. -Nature Bingo!: Meet at the Interpretative Center for a fun spin on bingo!

3:30 p.m. –Reptiles: Meet Sarah at the Interpretive Center for a fun presentation on a few of our reptilian friends. You will have a chance to touch live animals.

5:30 p.m. -Tag your Native: Come join us at the Peninsula by the Courtesy Dock to learn about native and invasive plants, and how they compete with each other for resources.

6:30 p.m. Sunset Cruise: Meet at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people. $5 per person. Please sign up at the Visitor’s Center, online or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry no children under 3 years of age.

7:00 p.m. -Woodland Hazards: Meet Sarah at the Interpretive Center for an informative presentation on being safe in the woods.

8:30 p.m. -Tennessee Ghost Stories: Gather in the Fire Circle at the campground for some good, old fashioned tells of the past.

DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club Meeting

Jun 29, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Cannon County High School

A meeting of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club will be held on Thursday, June 29th , 2017 - 6:30 PM at the Cannon County High School, 1 Lion Drive - Room 115, Woodbury, TN 37190. All local amateur radio operators and those interested in amateur radio are invited to attend.

Amateur radio operators also called “hams” communicate with other operators in the local area, statewide, nationally, and even worldwide. Hams also aid during times of emergencies with vital communication links. The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is an affiliated club of the American Radio Relay League. Call 615-597-9563 for more information or check out the club's webpage at http://www.dccarc.org.

DeKalb Emergency Services Association Conducting Membership Drive

Jun 20, 2017 to Jun 30, 2017

The DeKalb Emergency Services Association is having a membership drive until June 30. The Association involves all emergency services in DeKalb County and focuses on community services and professionalism. If you are interested in becoming a member of the DeKalb Emergency Services Association please contact President Blake Cantrell at 615-390-0189, Vice President Justin Bass at 931-303-6795, or Secretary Kristie Johnson at 615-598-0075.

County Commission to Meet

Jun 26, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Courthouse

The DeKalb County Commission will meet in regular session on Monday June 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs courtroom of the DeKalb County courthouse.

June Activities at Edgar Evins State Park

Jun 19, 2017
Edgar Evins State Park

Below is the list of programs through the rest of the month starting from June 19th at Edgar Evins State Park.

Monday, June 19th
3:30 p.m. Trees- Join us at the Interpretive Center as we look at trees and how they grow.

Friday, June 23rd
8:00 p.m. - S’moring around- Meet at the Fire Circle at the Campground for s’mores and riddles.
8:30 p.m. Scorpion Hunt- Meet the Ranger at the first Picnic area at the boat ramps to look for these elusive nocturnal creatures! Bring a flash light.

Saturday, June 24th
8:00 a.m. – TN Promise Day: Join Park Staff on this TN Promise Day to help with some of our trail maintenance. Meet up at the Park Office at 8:00 AM, where we will head off to the trail we will be working on. Please wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and sturdy boots. If you have gloves or your own tools, you are welcome to bring those as well. The park will have some tools available for use. Bring water and snacks as this will be a half-day event. This will count as 4 hours towards TN Promise.

11:30 a.m.- Woodland Hazards- Meet Sarah at the Interpretive Center for an informative presentation on being safe in the woods.

1:30 p.m. - What’s in the box?- Go to the Interpretive Center for a guessing game on what’s in the box!

2:30 p.m. - Drawing with Nature- Meet Sarah at the Camp Store for an interactive program with chalk and nature we can find.

3:30 p.m. - Nature hike- Meet at the Evins Ridge Trail near the Interpretive Center for a short hike on this ½ mile loop.

5:00 p.m. - Photogenic nature- Meet Sarah at the Park Office for a walk around the office and Highland Rim Trail to see our beautiful flora and fauna. Wear sturdy shoes for this 2 mile hike.

6:30 p.m. Sunset Cruise: Meet at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people. $5 per person. Please sign up at the Visitor’s Center, online or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry no children under 3 years of age.

Sunday, June 25th
8:30 a.m. Tag your Native- Come join us in the Campground by the playground to learn about invasive plants and native plants. How they compete with each other for resources.

Wednesday, June 28th
7:00 a.m. Good morning Fish n’ Float- Meet up at the Courtesy Dock to head out on the water to look for some fish. Bring your own rod or use one of the park rods. We will be heading out by Kayak to hit a few coves early in the morning to see what is biting. Be prepared for sun exposure with sunscreen and a hat. A TN fishing license is required for adults. Sign up online (http://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/edgar-evins/#/?park=edgar-evins) or at the park office. Kayak rental fee of $5 required unless you bring your own kayak. Limit 10 kayak rentals for this fishing trip. If you are bringing your own kayak, you do not have to register.

Thursday, June 29th
7:00 a.m. Good morning Fish n’ Float- Meet up at the Courtesy Dock to head out on the water to look for some fish. Bring your own rod or use one of the park rods. We will be heading out by Kayak to hit a few coves early in the morning to see what is biting. Be prepared for sun exposure with sunscreen and a hat. A TN fishing license is required for adults. Sign up online (http://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/edgar-evins/#/?park=edgar-evins) or at the park office. Kayak rental fee of $5 required unless you bring your own kayak. Limit 10 kayak rentals for this fishing trip. If you are bringing your own kayak, you do not have to register.

6:30 p.m. History of Edgar Evins- Walk up the tower and look out over Center Hill Dam as we talk about the history of the park Edgar Evins and the dam. Meet at the Park Office.

Friday, June 30th
6:30 p.m. Sunset Cruise: Meet at Edgar Evins Marina for a relaxing tour of Center Hill Lake at sunset by pontoon boat. Limit 12 people. $5 per person. Please sign up at the Visitor’s Center, online or call (931) 858-2114. Will depart promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Sorry no children under 3 years of age.

6:30 p.m. - Fishing- Come join us at Boat Ramp 1 to do some fishing whether you are a novice or a professional, all are welcome.

8:30 p.m. - Night sky-Meet Sarah at Boat Ramp 1 and bring a flashlight. We will talk about the night sky and the legends of the stars.

Signups for Tiger Pride Football Camp and Jr Pro Football Season

Jun 24, 2017
8:00 a.m.
UT Extension Office of the County Complex

Signups for both the Tiger Pride Football Camp and the 2017 Jr. Pro Football Season will be on Saturday June 24th from 8:00am to 12:00pm in the UT Extension Office of the County Complex. Registration fees are: $20 for camp and $40 for the season

June Health Adventures

DeKalb County Complex

FREE community activities sponsored by Saint Thomas DeKalb and the DeKalb Prevention Coalition:

Healthy Adventures in the DeKalb County Complex:

·Walking Club – Mon-Fri, 8:00 am

·Chair Volleyball – Mon & Wed, 9:00 am

·Art Classes – Wed, sign up through library

·Martial Arts (kids 8-12) – Mon & Wed, 1:15 – 2:15 pm

·Martial Arts (teens 13-18) – Mon & Wed, 2:30 – 3:45 pm

·Gentle Yoga – Wed, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

·Martial Arts (adults/families) – Mon & Wed, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

·Power Yoga – Wed, 6:45 – 7:45 pm

·Farmers Market demos - Saturday, June 17th starting at 10:00 am

For more info, contact Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359

19th annual Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run Set for July 1

Jul 1, 2017
7:00 a.m.
Downtown Smithville

The 19th annual Fiddler 5K and One Mile Fun Run, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County will be Saturday, July 1. All proceeds from the race will be used in building another Habitat for Humanity home in DeKalb County.

(CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW REGISTRATION FORM)
http://www.fiddler5k.com/pdf/2017Fiddler5KRegistrationForm.pdf

The race will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. RAIN OR SHINE. The course will continue along the same path as last year beginning and ending on Church Street in Downtown Smithville.

Anybody who is interested in participating either in the one mile fun run or the 5K may go to www.fiddler5k.com where you'll find a printable registration form that provides all the details of registration and a link to online registration.

The deadline for online pre-registration is Wednesday, June 28 and paper registrations must be submitted no later than Monday, June 26.

Participants may sign up on race day but it costs a little more. The cost of race day registration is $30 and $25 for those age 18 and younger. For early registration it's $25 for adults age 19 and older and for youth its $20 for ages 18 and younger.

"For our awards, we give an overall male award and a female award for the fastest runners. We also give a Masters award which is for the fastest male and female age 40 and older. We present the top three awards in the age categories of nine and younger, and then go up from there in five year increments. We give ribbons for those categories. For the Fun Run, we only give awards for children who are age twelve and younger. We give overall awards for male and female and then we do the top three. Everybody gets a nice ribbon and the overall winners get medals," said Race Director Tecia Puckett- Pryor.

The course is certified, chip timed, and professionally managed. Pre-registered participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Funds raised through the Fiddler 5K support Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County. "This of course is a benefit for Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County. This is one of the main fund raisers for Habitat all year and we hope lots of people will come out and support us”.

American Red Cross Community Blood Drive

Jul 6, 2017
1:30 p.m.
Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church

The American Red Cross will have a Community Blood Drive Thursday, July 6 from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the fellowship hall at 201 South College Street. To schedule an appointment log onto redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Smithville 19. Walk-ins welcome!

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