Community Calendar

Haven of Hope Grief Support Group Meeting

Oct 20, 2014
6:00 p.m.
612 S. Congress Blvd

Haven of Hope is offering a weekly grief support group on Monday nights at 6 pm during October and November. It will meet at the Haven of Hope office located at 612 S. Congress Blvd. The group is free and open to the public. Call 597-4673 for more information.

FBLA Hosting Children's Book Drive

Oct 6, 2014 to Oct 17, 2014
DCHS

The DCHS Future Business Leaders of America club is hosting a Children's Book Drive. It is a joint effort between the local FBLA Chapter and the “Read 20” initiative. The FBLA chapter is competing with all other FBLA chapters in the state. All books will be handed out to local children at home football games. Gently used children's books will be collected with reading levels from Pre-K to 5th grade. Send your donated books to school with your child. His/her teacher will know what to do with them. The drive will be from Oct. 6th -17th. The FBLA chapter will provide $50 for the winning school’s library! If you have any questions, you may contact me at DCHS or email at mroberts2@k12tn.net

DCHS Class of 1984 Reunion.

Oct 25, 2014
2:00 p.m.
County Complex

The DCHS Class of 1984 will have a Reunion in the History Room of the County Complex on October 25 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Bring a covered dish. Look them up on facebook. The DeKalb County High School Class of 1984.

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

Oct 16, 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

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.

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.

Early Voting Set for November 4 Elections

Oct 15, 2014 to Oct 30, 2014
Courthouse

The DeKalb County Election Commission has announced dates and times for Early Voting for the November 4 Tennessee General Election and the Smithville Municipal Liquor Referendums.

Early voting will begin October 15 and run through October 30.

In order to make it as convenient as possible for all voters, the election commission voted to set the following hours:
Mondays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to Noon.

All Early Voting will be in the first floor courtroom of the courthouse.

Tennessee voters will elect a Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressmen, State Representatives, and State Senators.

The General Election Ballot also includes four proposed Tennessee Constitutional amendments.

Amendment #1 inserts constitutional language empowering the legislature to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion.

Amendment #2 empowers the Governor to appoint judges subject to confirmation by the General Assembly

Amendment # 3 prohibits the legislature from levying or permitting any tax upon payroll or earned personal income

Amendment #4 empowers the legislature to permit lotteries for events that benefit 501 (c)(3) or 501(c)(19) organizations.

The City of Smithville has two referendums on the ballot on November 4.

The Retail Package Store Referendum asks city voters to either vote "To permit retail package stores to sell beverages in Smithville" or "not to permit retail package stores to sell alcoholic beverages in Smithville".

The Consumption on the Premises Referendum asks city voters to either vote "for legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in Smithville" or "against legal sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises in Smithville."

WJLE's Fearless Forecasters Each Thursday

Sep 4, 2014
4:30 p.m.
WJLE

Listen for WJLE's "Fearless Forecasters" Thursday afternoon's at 4:30 p.m.

This season's regulars are Dewain Hendrixson, Scott Brown, Chad Kirby, Jeff James, Ricky Atnip, John Pryor, Joe Goodwin, Darvin Gill, and Darrell Gill. A different special guest will make an appearance each week.

The "Fearless Forecasters" pick who they believe will win in fifteen of the biggest or most interesting college football games of the week.

They also make an underdog selection each week, picking a team they think will win, even though that team is not favored to win.

The program is sponsored by Liberty State Bank, DTC Communications, DeKalb County Ace Hardware, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, DeKalb County Insurance, DeKalb Tire and Service, Pizza Hut, and the Charles D. Atnip Realty & Auction Company.

Catch the "Fearless Forecasters" LIVE on WJLE Thursday's at 4:30 p.m.

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