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Plans for Cross Roads School Reunion

Sep 22, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014
Cross Roads

Anyone interested in a Cross Roads School reunion for all years please contact Wanda Wallace at 615-684-5278. Please leave message if no answer. I would like to have volunteers to help organize and any pictures anyone can bring.

Off the Beaten Path Tour

Oct 24, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014
10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
DeKalb and Cannon County

Every fall, on the last full weekend in October, when the colors are breathtaking and there is a crispness in the air, the artists of the Off the Beaten Path Tour in DeKalb and Cannon Counties of Middle Tennessee open their studios to the public for a free, three day event.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the tour has grown to include 14 stops with 25 participating artists.

Visitors can download a map detailing directions to each studio as they make their way through the countryside while also following the bright yellow signs posted along the way.

Visitors will find artists demonstrating their craft as they welcome you to their studios and you will have the unique shopping opportunity of buying hand-crafted work directly from the artist.

The Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour had it's beginnings 15 years ago when Louis and Christine Columbarini, potters and owners of Stella Luna Gallery, hatched a plan to bring together artists in DeKalb and Cannon Counties and to invite the public to their studios for demonstrates, sales and a get to know you kind of experience. From that first small handful of innovative artists the tour has grown from a two-day event into a much loved and anticipated three-day long autumn weekend.

At each stop along the tour visitors will find beautifully made contemporary and traditional fine crafts, many made by award-winning artists. Look for wood fired and rake pottery, shaker boxes, hand-blown glass, functional and sculptural ceramics, handmade paper, handbound books, reclaimed jewelry, custom designed jewelry in semi-precious stones and sterling silver, woven wearables, custom designed handbags, stained glass, furniture, large scale pulp-painted canvases, ethnic inspired dolls, artist boxes inspired by original stories, traditional face jugs, large scale one-of-a-kind wood sculpture, original paintings and more.

The Studio Tour attracts local and regional visitors each year as well as Cultural Heritage travelers and many guests from around the country who plan vacations to the area during the Tour.

Whether it's a weekend getaway or a family outing, the tour offers something for everyone. Pack a picnic lunch, get a map and enjoy this once a year event!

For more details about the artists at each of the 14 stops and to download your map of the tour, visit www.offthebeatenpathtour.com and see you in October!

"Healing Families" Family/Friend Support Group

Sep 25, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Haven of Hope office

DeKalb County Drug Court and Haven of Hope of DeKalb County are offering a free and open to the public family/friend support group, "Healing Families", for those concerned about someone struggling with the disease of addiction. The group meets at the Haven of Hope office, 612S Congress Blvd, from 5:30 to 6:30 Thursday evenings. Childcare is provided. Call 597-4673 for more information.

Paislee's Foundation's 1st Annual Craft and Home Show

Oct 18, 2014
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
DeKalb County Fairgrounds

Paislee's Foundation's 1st Annual Craft and Home Show will be October 18 at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds from 10am till 4pm. Free Admission / Free Parking. (donations accepted).

ALL things handmade - Quilts, Sewing, Woodworking, Fine Arts, Jewelry and more!
Booths available: ($25 - 10x10 or 8x8 and $20 6x4) We are still looking for VENDORS!! Demonstrations are Welcome!!!

ALL PROCEEDS go directly to Paislee's Foundation, a 501c-3 NON-profit organization to benefit families dealing with still birth and infant loss (up to 3 years of age).

Find us and LIKE us on Facebook!

For more information or to book your booth space contact: Darcie Cripps @ 615-464-5139 (cel) or 615-529-2387 (home)
email: kdcripps@dtccom.net or paisleesfoundation@gmail.com

Smithville Senior Center to Host "Art on Heart" Workshop

Sep 29, 2014
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Smithville Senior Citizens Center

The Smithville Senior Center is hosting an evidence based program called "Art on Heart" by Eileen Wallach on Monday, September 29 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Wallach holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and helps people facilitate expressive emotional healing through art, using sponges and cotton swabs to create, because paintbrushes might be intimidating. According to Wallach, its not about the finished product, it's about the process. This unique alternative to traditional talk therapy inspires through paint colors in letting go of painful emotions so wounded hearts can heal. This is not a traditional art class and no talent is required. The cost for anyone 60 or older to attend is being absorbed by a funding agency. The cost for anyone younger than age 60 is $30.00. Cancellations must be made within 48 hours of the program. Don't miss this one-time opportunity.

Justin Potter Library Supports Tennessee Promise Initiative

Sep 25, 2014
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

In support of the Tennessee Promise initiative, Justin Potter Library will commit to the following actions:

1. Starting Sept 25 through Oct. 30, Justin Potter Library will provide computers and quiet space each Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. for our high school seniors to go online at www.TNPromise.gov to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, for adults to sign up as mentors and or community members for find out more information about this initiative.

2. Dec. 4 through Jan 15, those computers and space can be used Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the students' college applications.

3. Starting Jan 22 through Feb 26, TNPromise scholars can complete their eight hours of community service as volunteers at Justin Potter Library on Thursdays between the hours of 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

DCHS Financial Aid/College Planning Night and Pre-FAFSA Workshop

Sep 29, 2014
5:00 P.M.
DCHS Cafeteria

All Students: The DCHS counseling department is hosting a Financial Aid/College Planning Night and Pre-FAFSA Workshop on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:00PM in the DCHS Cafeteria. Sam Mullins from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation will be here to discuss the lottery scholarship and other types of financial aid from the state. Ann Massa with TN Achieves will discuss the TN Promise program that allows students to attend community college tuition free.

DCHS students grades 9-12 and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend in order to receive important information concerning college/technical school application, financial aid, and scholarships including the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship.

Mr. Mullins will also conduct a Pre-FAFSA workshop during this event. Students and parents have to fill out the FAFSA in January of their senior year in order to apply for state and federal financial aid including the lottery scholarship. This workshop is designed to help students and parents prepare for FAFSA filing

DCHS to Host College Application Week

Sep 29, 2014 to Oct 3, 2014
DCHS

DeKalb County High School will host College Application Week Sept. 29-October 3. All seniors who have not already applied to college or technical school are urged to do so during that week. If you need assistance, please visit the counseling office.

Monday Sept. 29 – College Planning / Financial Aid Information Night – 5:00PM Cafeteria
Students from all grade levels, bring your parents to this event. We will have guest speakers discussing college admissions, financial aid and scholarships, and TN Promise.

Tuesday – September 30 – Scholarship / College Essay Lab - Mrs. Walteen Parker’s Classroom – 1st, 3rd, and 5th Blocks
Any senior who needs assistance with a scholarship or college essay is invited to come to Mrs. Parker’s room during 1st, 3rd, and 5th blocks this day. Students, your counselors have read hundreds of scholarship essays over the years and can assure you that essays submitted by students who have had a teacher proofread and assist with are more polished and well thought out. A well written essay greatly increases your chances of winning a scholarship and admission. Please take advantage of this assistance. If you are not enrolled in Mrs. Parker’s class this semester, please sign up in the counseling office so that it is known how many students are expected each block. A mobile lab will be available, but feel free to bring your own computer.

Wednesday - October 1 – College Applications Lab - Counseling Office – 1-5th Blocks
The counselors will set up a college applications lab in the counseling office. Students may come to the lab during the school day for assistance with college applications. In order to provide better service to students and gage how many volunteers are needed, you are asked to come to the counseling office and sign up for a time-slot. If anyone needs assistance with the TN Promise Application, you can be helped at this time. A mobile lab will be available, but feel free to bring your own computer. Also, students and teachers feel free to wear your favorite college shirt on this day to support College Applications Week!

Liberty Senior Center to Host "Art on Heart" Workshop

Sep 30, 2014
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Liberty Senior Center

Liberty Senior Center is hosting an evidence based program called "Art on Heart" by Eileen Wallach on Tuesday, September 30 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Wallach holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and helps people facilitate expressive emotional healing through art, using sponges and cotton swabs to create, because paintbrushes might be intimidating. According to Wallach, its not about the finished product, it's about the process. This unique alternative to traditional talk therapy inspires through paint colors in letting go of painful emotions so wounded hearts can heal. This is not a traditional art class and no talent is required. The cost for anyone 60 or older to attend is being absorbed by a funding agency. Seating is limited but anyone interested may call Nancy Goad at the Liberty Senior Center at 615-536-5422 by no later than September 18. Don't miss this one-time opportunity.

Open House at Smithville Head Start Center

Oct 24, 2014
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
118 Kimberly Lane

The LBJ & C Smithville Head Start Center will have an Open House on Friday, October 24 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 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. Everyone is invited to attend Open House.

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