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Smithville Christmas Parade

Dec 5, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Smithville Elementary School

The Smithville Christmas Parade is set for Saturday,December 5th and will start from Smithville Elementary School at 1:00 pm.

Line up will begin at 11:00 am and the floats and vehicles need to enter from Walker Drive

Antique vehicles, or horse riders do not have to enter, they just need to unload at the Bill Page Ball park and come down Bryant Street before the parade starts.

To enter Floats, Kings, Queens, and other groups call Captain Jeff Wright at 615-597-6750 or Lieutenant John Poss at 615-597-1135

DeKalb County Senior Angel Tree Seeks Support

Nov 15, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015
DeKalb Florist

As we prepare our hearts for this holiday season and the demands of our time stretch us thin, please consider helping one of our precious seniors to have a happy Christmas.

DeKalb County Senior Angel Tree partners with NHC each year to provide gifts to seniors who may not otherwise receive a gift.

Senior Angel Trees are up at DeKalb Florist as well as Creative Styles Hair Salon and Headlines Hair Salon. Please consider helping.

After Thanksgiving Day Hike- Millennium Trail

Nov 27, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Edgar Evins State Park

An after Thanksgiving Day Hike- Millennium Trail will be Friday, November 27 at 9:00 a.m. at Edgar Evins State Park. Feeling stuffed after the holiday eating binge? Don't feel like joining the crowds at the malls or stores? Then join Ranger Taylor on a 2.5 mile hike on the Millennium Trail to burn off those calories and avoid the masses! This is a good time to spend with your family, learning about and enjoying the outdoors, and is also a great alternative to shopping among the masses. The weather should be crisp and cool, so plan on wearing layers. Don’t forget to wear a sturdy pair of boots. Meet at the Millennium Trail parking area.

DeKalb Retired Teachers Association Meeting

Dec 3, 2015
11:30 a.m.
Northside Elementary School

The DeKalb Retired Teachers Association Meeting will be Thursday, December 3 at Northside Elementary School at 11:30 a.m. First Bank will be the sponsor and host the luncheon. All retired teachers and paraprofessionals residing in DeKalb County are invited. The program will include a candlelight ceremony to honor deceased members who passed away this year. Members are asked to bring items for the auction to benefit DRTA Scholarship to be awarded to a DeKalb County High School senior majoring in education. Members are encouraged to bring school supplies and a package of Payday "snack" size candy bars for the PAYDAY service project.

Free Computer Classes

Nov 9, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
County Complex

Free Computer Classes - contact Justin Potter Library at 615-597-4359 to reserve a seat

•Computer Basics – Monday, November 9th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Motlow classroom)
•Online Genealogy Workshop - Tuesday, November 12th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm (Justin Potter Library)
•Word Basics – Monday, November 16th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Motlow classroom)
•Tablet/Phone/READS Workshop - Monday, December 7th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm (Motlow classroom) ; TN Promise students can earn community service hours by attending

Zentangle - Wednesday, December 2nd 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Harness and Nurture Your Creativity with Zentangle in the DeKalb Community Center Art Room

TN Promise Scholars and Student Council Volunteer Opportunity – contact the library at 615-597-4359 for more details

Town of Liberty Christmas Parade

Dec 6, 2015
2:00 p.m.

The Town of Liberty Christmas Parade will be on Sunday December 6, at 2:00 p.m. Staging will be at Salem Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m.. For more information please call 615-536-5419. Lots of fun for all ages, so start your Santa wish list now, and see you at the parade.

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents Trip to New Orleans

Apr 17, 2016 to Apr 23, 2016
New Orleans

Wanda's Traveling Friends Presents a trip to New Orleans Sunday through Saturday, April 17-23. Seven days, six nights. $679.00. Departure from the Smithville City Hall, 104 East Main Street, Smithville at 8:00 a.m. The price includes:

*Motorcoach transportation
*6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the New Orleans area
*10 meals, 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners
*guided tour of a Louisiana Plantation
*relaxing Riverboat Cruise on the Mississippi River
*Gaming at fabulous Harrah's Casino
*visit to the National World War II Museum
*guided tour of New Orleans

$75.00 due upon signing. Price per person, based on double occupancy. Add $240 for single occupancy. Final payment due February 10, 2016. For more information and reservations contact Wanda Poss at 615-597-4172.

Smithville Lions Club Annual Holiday Pecan Sale

Nov 1, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015
Smithville Lions Club

Smithville Lions Club annual 2015 Holiday Pecan sale is here. This year we are offering Mammoth whole pecan halves in the 16 ounce bag. They will be sold for $10 a bag. The pecans will be available from November thru January. Pecans can be ordered at the following businesses in Smithville: Dr. Starla Meigs, Vester Parsley, and Jackie Smith (State Farm Insurance), or by contacting any of our Lions Club members or by contacting Wendy Bottomley at 615-390-3567. All of our fundraising proceeds are used to support DeKalb county residents for sight and hearing services, other non-profit organizations and community needs.

Co-Parenting Classes

Nov 3, 2015
5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
612 South Congress Boulevard

Co-parenting classes will be on Tuesday nights starting November 3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Haven of Hope office located at 612 South Congress Boulevard, Smithville next door to the Big Bounce. "One Heart Two Homes" workbooks and DVD's will help parents or caregivers find common ground for the benefit of the child. These classes will be taught by counselor, Samanthia Curtis. Special thanks to the Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District "Hometown Help" grant for making it possible for offering these free of charge. Call 615-597-4673 for more information.

Fire Season Begins October 15

Oct 15, 2015
Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry

Tennessee’s fire season begins October 15th and the Tennessee Division of Forestry wants to remind everyone that they must obtain a burning permit before doing any open burning. This allows homeowners to legally burn plant residues grown on the property (such as brush, leaves, and grass) as well as untreated or unpainted lumber. Burning permits can be obtained from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday by calling the DeKalb County office of the Division of Forestry at 615-765-7373. In Smithville phone 615-215-3000. Burning permits can be obtained after hours and on weekends by visiting Think before you burn.


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