Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

November 26, 2012

Sounds of hammered dulcimers to fill the air

CROSSVILLE — Are you familiar with the sound of music that is unique to the hammered dulcimer? Many find it is simply beautiful and soothing. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, at noon, talented and entertaining musicians Phyllis Brown and Joyce Stewart will be performing on these instruments while their counterpart, Mark Reda, accompanies them on the guitar. Brown will have her fabulous CDs for sale after the show, which could make for great holiday gifts.

Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins and Walter Matthau star in the romantic comedy I.Q. at Tuesday’s at the Movies, starting at 10 a.m. Nov. 27. That afternoon at 2 p.m., Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn will play a hilarious duo in the 1987 comedy Overboard. On Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m., the all-time favorite film by humorist Jean Sheperd, A Christmas Story will be shown, portraying a nostalgic and witty remembrance of a time gone by. Then that same afternoon at 2 p.m., we will show A Christmas Carol, the classic story by Charles Dickens of a stingy and embittered miser, Ebenezer Scrooge (Reginald Owen), which is handsomely brought to screen with splendid period settings. All movies are free, open to the general public and are shown in the Cumberland Meeting Room.

Would you like to learn how to use Microsoft Word Pad? Then plan to attend the next free computer workshop conducted by Alan Baker from the Plateau PC Users Group, Inc., on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Plateau conference room. Topics included will be "What is Word Pad?" Come learn what one can do with it, the user interface, using help, creating and saving a document, finding a saved document, etc. Class size is limited. To register, visit the adult services desk on the library’s second floor or call 484-6790 ext. 235.

There are only two remaining Chris Rayis Signature Concerts, which feature extraordinary fine talent from the Cumberland County Playhouse. Be sure not to miss the one scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m., which is titled “Chris Rayis Writes!,” in the Cumberland Meeting Room.

Do you know of a teen or adult who would like to learn how to draw and sketch from a professional artist for free? The library is sponsoring a Beginner’s Drawing and Sketching Workshop, taught by artist Vicken Chikbourkian Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. A separate orientation session is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. in the Cumberland Meeting Room. Participants will learn basic drawing techniques in a relaxed and informal setting, using pencil, charcoal and pastels. All materials will be provided free of charge, compliments of the Friends of the Library volunteer organization.

If you are interested, please register at the second floor adult services desk or call 484-6790, ext. 235. Chikbourkian has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specializing in landscape and abstract design. He has taught art to grades one through 10 for seven years. He also taught gifted and talented students of all ages for seven years. The library is very proud and pleased to present Chikbourkian.

Information Tip of the Week

What makes the entire world melt away, gives you butterflies in your stomach and makes your heart giddy with desire? Kissing provides a range of health benefits, from increased metabolism to a longer life. During a kiss, the brain releases dopamine, which is responsible for feelings of desire and bonding, said Dr. Yael Varnado, founder of Get Checked 4 Life. The chemicals released from a kiss heal not only physical but also emotional ‘boo-boos,’ and can keep you healthy and build up your immunity. So pucker up and share a smooch with your sweetheart!

Quackers Joke of the Week

Q. What is Santa’s favorite sandwich?

A. Peanut butter and JOLLY!

For more information, contact the Art Circle Public Library of Cumberland County at 484-6790, online at www.artcirclelibrary.info, by email at admin@artcirclelibrary.info or sue.randleman@artcirclelibrary.info. The library, 3 East St., is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cumberland County Archives and Heritage Center, 95 East First St., is open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1
Text Only
Lifestyles
  • FFG Resident Services Painting.jpg FFG Resident Services presents painting to the Pat Summitt Foundation

    A dramatic portrait of Pat Summitt, painted by Chuck Jensen, was presented to the Pat Summitt Foundation by Fairfield Glade Resident Services at its Community Information Event on memory care.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 127 seniors JosephZarolla-W6.jpg Zarola entertains 127 Seniors

    The members of the 127 South Senior Center met Friday, July 25, for bingo and Mexican Train domino game. Conversation, along with coffee and sweets, was enjoyed by all. Helen Lord called the bingo numbers, and the prizes were furnished by Eye Centers of Tennessee. Life Care Center checked everyone's blood pressures.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marriage licenses (Published July 30, 2014)

    July 29, 2014

  • Habitat-Group photo-Crisp Dedication .jpg Habitat celebrates 55th home dedication

    Anne Crisp is excited that she and her two daughters have a home to call their own. Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) dedicated the 55th home to be built in partnership with low-income families. Crisp put more than 500 hours of "sweat equity" into her home and has completed 50 hours of self-improvement, where she attended classes on budgeting, home maintenance and good neighbor among others.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Gypsy Rose to visit Fair Park

    The Cumberland County Playhouse is currently performing the award-winning Broadway play “Gypsy.” A great American story set during the 1920s fading vaudeville circuit, "Gypsy" portrays the rise of famed burlesque performer and stage mother Gypsy Rose Lee as she journeys across the country with her mother and sister during a time when Vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. The complex character of Rose could be described as bold and brassy, as she steamrolls everyone in her way to turn her daughters June and Louise into child stars.

    July 28, 2014

  • plateau gardening-springBlooms4361.jpg Match August garden tasks to plant biology

    During all seasons in temperate climates like ours the greenery around us is changing. New shoots appear and leaves pop out of swollen buds after spring rains.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pleasant Hill Ramblings.jpg Landis reunites with Japanese teacher

    There is a special lady living in Pleasant Hill who spent 42 years of her life in Sendai, Japan, teaching English at a Japanese Christian school and as a missionary with the United Church of Christ Board for World Ministries.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lion of Year.jpg Lions Club recognizes Lion of the Year

    Charles Loveday, charter member of the Crossville Lions Club, was recognized as the Lion of the Year at the annual installation of officers picnic July 8. Loveday earned this award for his service as first vice president, membership chairman, eye glass chairman and his help with fundraisers and other matters where needed. From left are Loveday and President Gary Laura.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 8-8 counseling center-play with dolls.jpg Christian Counseling Center celebrating 12 years

    Help the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County (C5) celebrate 12 years of community service. Dine at Ruby Tuesday of Crossville Aug. 8, 9 or 10. Print the flyer from the center’s website, www.cccotp.org, and give it to the server.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • A Time 4 Paws collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls in fight against global poverty

    Attention anyone with a closet! Those shoes no longer wanted are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.

    July 24, 2014